Mets Waste Solid Effort From Syndergaard In Loss To CardinalsJhonny Peralta hit a tiebreaking home run in the sixth inning, Lance Lynn outdueled Noah Syndergaard and the St. Louis Cardinals held on for a 3-2 victory over the New York Mets on Friday night.
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Collier: Looking Back, Mets Should Have Gone 6 Years On Jose ReyesLooking at the current market and the cost it takes to acquire available shortstops via free agency or trade -- it may have been best for Sandy Alderson and the Mets to retain Reyes.
D-Backs' Ziegler Tweets 'It Pays To Cheat' After Peralta Lands In St. LouisThe Cardinals' signing drew quite a reaction from some big leaguers: "Thanks, owners, for encouraging PED use," Arizona pitcher Brad Ziegler tweeted.
Report: Mets Shocked By Asking Prices Of Free Agents, Other TeamsThe Mets entered the offseason with the hope of finding cost-effective players that would help fill needs and appease the fans. All they've gotten in return so far for their efforts has been a cold dose of reality.
Heyman: Yankees, Robinson Cano Are Roughly $150 Million ApartAccording to Jon Heyman, the five-time All-Star is still looking for $310 million over 10 years from the Bronx Bombers, while New York is currently offering slightly more than half that.
Report: Yankees Showing Interest In Free Agent Jhonny PeraltaThe way the Yankees see it, Jhonny Peralta could fill many roles. The veteran shortstop apparently has the Bombers' attention.
Report: Ruben Tejada Could File Grievance Against MetsTejada received the team's final call-up from Triple-A Las Vegas on Sept. 10. One day earlier and he would have been eligible for free agency following the 2016 season.
Coleman: Mets Need To Proceed With Caution On Some Free AgentsThis is not the perfect market for the Mets, not the best time to have a ton of money coming off the books, but it does dovetail with the fact that this team has a lot of holes to fill.
Heyman: Mets Fly Under The Radar, Meet Secretly With Veteran Infielder PeraltaOn a day when the mettle of the Mets fan was tested by one discouraging story after another, there was a ray of hope on Wednesday evening.
Mets GM Alderson Jokes About Team's Finances -- AgainSandy Alderson stepped into the hotel lobby at the general managers' meetings and was ready with a quick quip: "I was upstairs stacking our money. Don't get excited. They were all fives."
Report: Mets Reach Out To Free-Agent Shortstop Rafael Furcal As far as free agents go, Stephen Drew and Jhonny Peralta are the cream of the shortstop crop, but they will be in heavy demand and will likely command top dollar. A cheaper option is 36-year-old Rafael Furcal.