Terry Collins on retirement, Cespedes, Harvey, Wright, Conforto's future
The Mets had the talent to compete in 2017, but no team could ever overcome the number of games they played this past season without their best players, former Mets manager Terry Collins told WFAN's Mike Francesa this past weekend at an event in New York. "It was hard, Mike, it really got to be tough," Collins admitted. "You can handle it if they're only out two weeks, but they were out four months," he continued. "To ask guys to fill in for the Syndergaards and Harveys it was just a lot to ask. And, we just couldn't bounce back from it. Then when we lost Cespedes for a long time, which is a pretty big whole to fill." Following seven seasons as manager of the Mets, Collins stepped down this past
Mets have players to trade, but will it be enough to get what they need?
The Mets appear most willing to deal Wilmer Flores, Brandon Nimmo, Kevin Plawecki, Seth Lugo, Robert Gsellman, Rafael Montero, Dominic Smith, and most of their top prospects, according to what MLB insiders told me at the end of this week's GM Meetings. However, though they may all have "value," SNY contributor Andy Martino wrote earlier this week that the Mets remain reluctant to move most of the above names. According to multiple reports, Sandy Alderson is aiming to add a new second baseman, back-end reliever, a first baseman that can play outfield, and possibly, a reliable veteran starting pitcher. However, he may have only $30-40 million to spend on acquisitions, which would mean possibly
Guillorme among four prospects Mets protect from Rule 5 Draft
Mets infielder Luis Guillorme is among four prospects the team added to its 40-man roster to protect from the Rule 5 Draft. The Mets also added RHPs Tyler Bashlor, Gerson Bautista and Corey Oswalt to the 40-man roster, which stands at 39. The team did not protect Jhoan Urena from the Rule 5 Draft, which takes place Dec. 14. Prospects who have been part of a team's organization for five seasons are eligible to be drafted through the Rule 5 process if they are not on the 40-man roster.  Guillorme, 23, is considered the 11th-ranked prospect in the Mets organization, according to MLB.com. He hit .283/.376/.331 with one home run and 43 RBIs in 128 games with Double-A Binghamton last season, his fifth
Mets reportedly have preliminary trade talks with Tigers regarding Kinsler
The Mets had the talent to compete in 2017, but no team could ever overcome the number of games they played this past season without their best players, former Mets manager Terry Collins told WFAN's Mike Francesa this past weekend at an event in New York. "It was hard, Mike, it really got to be tough," Collins admitted. "You can handle it if they're only out two weeks, but they were out four months," he continued. "To ask guys to fill in for the Syndergaards and Harveys it was just a lot to ask. And, we just couldn't bounce back from it. Then when we lost Cespedes for a long time, which is a pretty big whole to fill." Following seven seasons as manager of the Mets, Collins stepped down this past
Collins opens up about Harvey and Game 5 of the 2015 World Series
With the Mets down 3-1 in the 2015 World Series, Matt Harvey took the hill for New York looking to extend the series.  Harvey was spinning a career defining performance, and through eight innings hadn't given up a run with eight strikeouts. The Mets were winning 2-0. Terry Collins talked to Mike Francesa, Live at the Tilles Center, about how Harvey fought to remain in the game. "The toughest part was he had an eight-pitch 8th inning, and so he comes off the mound in the 8th inning and he walks in the dugout and I said as he walks by me I said, "That's it." He went over to grab his jacket and he stopped and came back and said, "You got to let me go out there. This is my night, this is my game!
Deadline to add Rule 5-eligible players to 40-man roster is today
The deadline to add Rule-5 eligible players to 40-man rosters is tonight at 8 p.m. ET. Eligible players left off the roster can be selected by another organization during the Rule 5 Draft, which is held each year at the MLB Winter Meetings in early-December. According to MLB.com, the Mets have five players from their Top 30 Prospect list that are eligible, including Luis Guillorme, Jhoan Urena, Gerson Bautista, and Corey Oswalt. Michael Mayer of MMO believes the team would be wise to also protect 24-year-old RHP Tyler Bashlor, who, though he is not ranked on MLB.com's top prospect list, struck out 84 batters in 49 innings between Double- and Single-A last season. The team's current 40-man roster
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