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Mets lock up Lagares

By The Sports Network, 1 year 8 months ago
Port St. Lucie, FL (SportsNetwork.com) - The New York Mets made it official on Thursday, signing outfielder Juan Lagares to a four-year contract with a team option for 2020. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed, but reports on Wednesday said the contract is worth $23 million plus a team option of $9.5 million for his first year of free agency in 2020. "This is a place I want...

Report: Mets extend OF Lagares

By The Sports Network, 1 year 8 months ago
Port St. Lucie, FL (SportsNetwork.com) - The New York Mets have reportedly signed outfielder Juan Lagares to a four-year contract extension. Yahoo! Sports is reporting the deal, citing an unnamed major league source, adding the deal will be official after a Thursday physical. Also according to the report, the deal is worth $23 million, covers his remaining four years of arbitration...

Mets acquire reliever Torres from Padres

By The Sports Network, 1 year 8 months ago
Port St. Lucie, FL (SportsNetwork.com) - The New York Mets acquired left- handed pitcher Alex Torres from the San Diego Padres in exchange for minor league right-hander Cory Mazzoni and a player to be named later on Monday. Torres, 27, went 2-1 with a 3.33 ERA in 70 games with San Diego in 2014, striking out 51 and walking 33 in 54 innings. New York has been looking for left-handed help...

Mets send OF den Dekker to Nats for LHP Blevins

By The Sports Network, 1 year 8 months ago
Port St. Lucie, FL (SportsNetwork.com) - The New York Mets acquired left- handed reliever Jerry Blevins from Washington in exchange for outfielder Matt den Dekker on Monday. After Josh Edgin underwent Tommy John surgery near the start of spring training, the Mets were in need of left-handed pitching out of their bullpen. Earlier on Monday, they acquired lefty Alex Torres from San Diego for...

Mets' Wheeler has successful Tommy John surgery

By The Sports Network, 1 year 8 months ago
Tampa, FL (SportsNetwork.com) - New York Mets pitcher Zack Wheeler underwent successful surgery to repair the flexor pronator tendon and reconstruct the ulnar collateral ligament in his right elbow, the team announced Wednesday. It's expected to take about 14 months for the 24-year-old to be ready to pitch. Wheeler was set to begin his third season in the Mets' rotation. He was 11-11...

Mets' Wheeler has torn UCL

By The Sports Network, 1 year 9 months ago
Port St. Lucie, FL (SportsNetwork.com) - New York Mets pitcher Zack Wheeler has a torn ulnar collateral ligament in his right elbow. The Mets did not disclose the severity of the tear, but the injury most times leads to Tommy John surgery. Doctors, however, could recommend rest and rehab for a partial tear. Wheeler underwent an MRI exam Saturday in Florida and the results were reviewed...

Mets' Edgin to have Tommy John surgery

By The Sports Network, 1 year 9 months ago
(SportsNetwork.com) - New York Mets reliever Josh Edgin will undergo Tommy John surgery and will miss the 2015 season. Edgin was likely going to be the Mets' only left-handed reliever entering the season. He underwent tests earlier this week, revealing a damaged ligament in the elbow. The 28-year-old was quoted on the Mets' website as saying it was the "best decision for my future."...

New York Mets 2015 Preview and Prediction

By Athlon Sports, 1 year 9 months ago
After six consecutive losing seasons, tied with Houston for the longest active streak in the majors, the Mets believe they can finally break the .500 mark — and these days, if you do that, you can contend for a wild card. Anything less would be a bitter disappointment for the Mets. Some of their young players made meaningful strides last season, and their veterans should still have enough...

Recap: Atlanta vs. NY Mets

By The Sports Network, 1 year 9 months ago
Lake Buena Vista, FL (SportsNetwork.com) - Kirk Nieuwenheis went 4-for-4 to help the New York Mets win their spring opener by an 8-2 score over the Atlanta Braves. The Mets broke the game open on Johnny Monell's three-run home run off veteran Jose Veras in a five-run sixth inning. A pair of newcomers helped the Braves scored both of their runs in the first inning against Mets starter...

Ranking the Best and Worst MLB Logos in 2015

By Athlon Sports, 1 year 9 months ago
Brand equity. Brand awareness. Brand image. These are all economic terms that overlap, exist in a nebulous world and don’t directly impact the bean counters.  As the media world has grown over the last half century, so has the understanding of concepts like advertising, marketing and, of course, branding. So things like tag lines — “I’m loving it” or...