19 hrs ago
Curtis Granderson agrees to four-year deal with Mets
In a departure from the deflating austerity that has marked the franchise's recent history, the Mets struck a deal Friday with free-agent outfielder Curtis Granderson, a three-time All-Star whose bat has the potential to instantly invigorate a lineup in need of some punch.
Fri Dec 06, 2013
Signing Curtis Granderson Is a Mistake Unless the New York Mets Stay Aggressive
Curtis Granderson will soon be hitting home runs and flying around the bases in Queens, but alone he is not enough to vault the Mets into playoff contention.
Faith and Fear in Flushing
Better Player, Better Team?
Faith and Fear in Flushing made its debut on Feb. 16, 2005, the brainchild of two longtime friends and lifelong Met fans.
Thu Dec 05, 2013
Twins finalize $24M deal with RHP Phil Hughes
"He probably wouldn't be sitting here if he had an average year. So maybe this is a good omen for us," Twins general manager Terry Ryan said, adding: "We've got hopes that with a change of scenery that we're going to get him going in the right direction."
MLB Hot Stove: Mets, free agent outfielder Curtis Granderson remain in talks
Curtis Granderson could be Sandy Alderson's first major free-agent signing since he became Mets general manager in October 2010.
Tue Dec 03, 2013
New York Post
Granderson isn't perfect, but neither are the Mets
MADE FOR EACH OTHER: Curtis Granderson, hitting a home run at Citi Field as a member of the Yankees, may not be the ideal free-agent outfielder for the Mets, but they aren't exactly an ideal team, either, writes The Post's Ken Davidoff.
New York Mets and Tampa Bay Rays Could Make Great Trade Partners
With the MLB Winter Meetings less than a week away, the baseball offseason is about to get kicked into full gear.
Mon Dec 02, 2013
New York Post
Beware the Cubs challenging the Yankees for Tanaka
The Yankees and Dodgers have long been viewed as the teams likely to be most aggressive in trying to win the negotiating rights for Masahiro Tanaka when a new posting system is finalized between Major League officials and their Japanese counterparts.
Ranking the Minnesota Twins' Top 10 Prospects Heading into 2014
If you rank the top minor league systems in all of Major League Baseball , the Minnesota Twins will usually find themselves at the top of that list.
South Florida Sun-Sentinel
New York Mets - TeamReport
MLB Team Report - New York Mets - INSIDE PITCH Though the Mets never admitted it, 2013 was always supposed to be a transition year for the franchise.
Sun Dec 01, 2013
The Times Leader
Source: Twins sign Phil Hughes
Phil Hughes probably needed to leave hitter-friendly Yankee Stadium, and the Minnesota Twins were desperate for proven arms to strengthen a woeful rotation.
New York Mets Should Bring Back Johan Santana
Way back in the 2008 offseason, the New York Mets traded for Johan Santana . Back then Santana was considered one the league's best pitchers.
The St Paul Journal
Person with knowledge of deal to AP: Phil Hughes, Twins agree to 3-year, $24 million deal
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Sat Nov 30, 2013
Righthander Hughes next up to join Twins
Ex-Yankee Phil Hughes is expected to receive $24 million for three years from the Twins, who are also making progress to bring back A.J. Pierzynski.
Report: Mets, starter Arroyo will meet next week
Arroyo, 36, is said to be seeking a multiyear contract worth upwards of $14 million per year.
Tue Nov 26, 2013
The Good Phight
Who? A look at the Rule 5 Draft
I would argue that the Rule 5 Draft is more scouting intensive than any other player acquisition format.
David Wright expects Mets to spend this offseason, just as he was told
David Wright looks on from the dugout late in a game against the Milwaukee Brewers at Citi Field.
Mon Nov 25, 2013
With Overpriced Free Agent Market, Sandy Alderson Should Build With Creative Trade Proposals
With the start of the Hot Stove season in full motion, teams are already looking for ways to improve their respective teams.
Palladino: Same Old Yankees, Same Old Mets This Offseason
The Mets, seeking some pop in their lineup, signed former All-Star outfielder Chris Young to a one-year, $7.25 million deal Friday.
Sat Nov 23, 2013
New York Post
If Mets aren't spending big, they must be better bargain hunters
You can understand. They have all the accouterments of a big-market team - rabid Northeast fan base, relatively new stadium, own TV network - yet they behave as, at best, a middle-market club.