Francisco Lindor says he’s open to discussing long-term deal with New York Mets

The New York Mets have been searching for years for a superstar position player. They now have one in Francisco Lindor, and the big question on everyone’s mind: Will he sign a long-term deal with the Mets? Lindor, eligible for free agency after the 2021 season, said during a video call Monday that he’s certainly open to discussing […]

Mets, catcher James McCann closing in on four-year contract, per report

After weeks of courting via the MLB rumor mill, a deal is reportedly close to getting finished between the Mets and free agent catcher James McCann. McCann is nearing a four-year deal with New York, reports Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic. McCann, 30, hit .289/.360/.536 (144 OPS+) with seven homers and 15 RBI in 31 games last season for […]

3 issues to fix after Mets drop first series

As much as the opening week of a baseball season always provides optimism, so too can it plant the seeds of doubt. For the first time this weekend, Major League teams tested themselves against other clubs trying their hardest to win. That can expose a flaw or two that might not have been visible amidst […]

Mets mailbag: Citi Field could make for messy spring training

From the players’ perspective, there is the obvious incentive of getting paid a fraction of their salaries as compared to the $300,000 veteran maximum if the season is scrapped entirely. Players also have concerns about how a missed calendar year would affect their skills. It’s one thing to work out independently and quite another to […]

Mets Moving Away From the Inside Fastball

By ANDREW KYNE In 2018, the New York Mets strongly emphasized an inside-pitching philosophy, with pitching coach Dave Eiland wanting his staff to be more aggressive. Eventual Cy Young winner Jacob deGrom was among several Mets who increased his usage of inside fastballs from 2017 to 2018, as we wrote about last summer. By Baseball Info Solutions’ pitch charting, […]

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