Here is really the most neatly-liked free company and exchange buzz surrounding the Mets…
Nov. 17, 9: 55 p.m.
The Mets reportedly had their grand-anticipated meeting with Japanese pitching superstar, Kodai Senga recently and it went neatly, in step with The Athletic.
SNY’s Andy Martino reported earlier this week that the Mets are forging ahead with a pursuit of Senga.
It wants to be eminent that Mets GM Billy Eppler has wide expertise scouting in Japan, going abet to his time with the Yankees. As the GM who signed Shohei Ohtani in Los Angeles, he carries extra establish recognition in that baseball neighborhood.
Nov. 16, 8: 49 a.m.
Justin Verlander is asking for a deal equivalent to the one Mets ace Max Scherzer signed final offseason, Houston Astros owner Jim Crane urged Brian McTaggart of MLB.com.
The Mets signed Scherzer to a three-year deal price $130 million, which gave him the supreme moderate annual imprint ever for a pitcher at $43.3 million.
Scherzer became 37 years worn when he signed that deal and became 38 this previous July, whereas Verlander will flip 40 in February — about a month earlier than the commence of the 2023 season.
Crane eminent to MLB.com that he hoped the absence of a assert earnings tax in Texas would possibly perchance perchance give the Astros an advantage.
“I know him neatly, so we’ve been rather candid,” Crane urged MLB.com. “He’s having a trace on the comp, which I possess there’s absolute most life like one or two. … J.V.’s doubtlessly bought a couple of years left, and he wishes to impact essentially the most of it. I possess he’s going to examine the market on that.”
Nov. 15, 10: 56 a.m.
The Mets are pondering whether to pursue Verlander, experiences SNY’s Andy Martino, who provides that the premise of signing Verlander to a high moderate annual imprint contract “has been floating around the Mets front office for months.”
Verlander, who will flip 40 years worn earlier than the commence of subsequent season, recently opted out of his contract with the Houston Astros.
The probably pursuit of Verlander comes among the many backdrop of Jacob deGrom‘s free company, with the Mets viewing the Texas Rangers as serious suitors, per Martino.
Martino provides that the Mets remain engaged with deGrom’s camp.
Nov. 15, 9: 17 a.m.
Writing that Justin Verlander appeared handle a “factual guess” to quick re-signal with the Houston Astros, Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic reported that Verlander would possibly perchance perchance also no longer dangle re-upped “perchance due to Verlander sees the capability for lucrative alternatives with the Mets, Yankees, and Dodgers, among others.”
Verlander, who is coming into his age-40 season and is about to preserve shut the 2022 AL Cy Young award, in general is an alternative to Jacob deGrom if deGrom signs in other locations.
As far because the Dodgers, Rosenthal notes that they would possibly perchance pursue Verlander if Tyler Anderson rejects their qualifying provide — or although Anderson accepts.
It appears seemingly that Verlander would be had on a high moderate annual deal for one or two seasons.
Nov. 14, 2: 23 p.m.
The Mets dangle curiosity in signing free agent LHP Andrew Heaney, per extra than one experiences.
In line with Will Sammon of The Athletic, the Mets dangle made initial contact with Heaney’s camp.
Heaney, 31, had a truly solid 2022 season for the Los Angeles Dodgers, with a 3.10 ERA (3.75 FIP) and 1.08 WHIP with 110 strikeouts in 72.2 innings — a whopping 13.6 per 9.
Heaney struggled badly in 2021 with the Los Angeles Angels and Yankees, and had a profession ERA of 4.72 over eight huge league seasons earlier than his turnaround this previous season.
On Nov. 6, SNY listed Heaney among five free agent initiating pitchers the Mets must soundless dangle curiosity in.
Nov. 13, 11: 00 p.m.
The Mets and Rays had been fervent about Tampa Bay’s readily available pitching outdated to Tuesday’s roster-safety time restrict, experiences by MLB Network’s Jon Morosi.
The Chicago Cubs, Cincinnati Reds, and Los Angeles Angels dangle also shared the identical curiosity with the Rays, in step with MLB Network, which added that Tampa Bay became “in developed exchange negotiations.”
“At this level, commercial observers attach an reveal to extra than one trades by the club over the following 48 hours,” Morosi wrote on Twitter.
To guard players who are eligible for different in the Rule 5 Draft on Dec. 7, teams must add players to their 40-man rosters by Nov. 15 at 6 p.m.
Nov. 12, 10: 40 a.m.
Rafael Montero, who became a doable bullpen target this offseason for the Mets, is off the market.
Modern off a World Sequence preserve shut, Montero and the Houston Astros dangle agreed to a three-year, $34.5 million deal, in step with ESPN’s Jeff Passan.
In 68.1 innings over 71 appearances all the scheme thru the neatly-liked-or-garden season, the trusty-hander had a 2.37 ERA (2.64 FIP) and 1.02 WHIP with 73 strikeouts.
Montero made 10 appearances in the postseason, permitting two runs in 9.1 innings (1.93 ERA) with 10 strikeouts and 6 walks.
Nov. 10, 7: 25 p.m.
Jose Abreu is an unrestricted free agent and in step with a brand fresh document or no longer it is seemingly he would possibly perchance perchance also no longer return to the White Sox.
The Fresh York Submit’s Jon Heyman experiences that the White Sox are planning to circulation Andrew Vaughn to his pure role on the commence contemptible. They are, nonetheless, leaving the door commence for Abreu to attain abet, however the “probability appears to be that he’s going to slouch to a brand fresh team.”
With the Mets short of extra energy from the trusty facet to bear their DH role, Abreu would possibly perchance perchance bear that feature. Coming into his age 36 season, Abreu is coming off one more gargantuan year where he hit .304 with 15 dwelling runs and 75 RBI for the disappointing White Sox.
In his 9-year profession, the Cuban native has posted a nick of .292/.354/.506 with 243 profession dwelling runs and 863 RBI.
Nov. 10, 8: 51 a.m.
The Mets are pondering a reunion with free agent OF Michael Conforto, experiences Will Sammon of The Athletic.
As we wrote on Nov. 5, the Mets exploring Conforto is shining — especially in the event that they lose free agent Brandon Nimmo.
The Mets did no longer impact a solid effort to retain Conforto final offseason after extending the qualifying provide (which Conforto rejected). Later on, Conforto by no draw signed with a brand fresh team and neglected your total 2022 season following shoulder surgical operation in April that became a result of his getting injured all the scheme thru offseason workout routines.
Talking on Wednesday, Scott Boras — Conforto’s agent — mentioned there would possibly be gargantuan curiosity in his client. But or no longer it is tricky to see Conforto getting extra than a one-year, level to-it deal.
Nov. 9, 6: 30 p.m.
Mets GM Billy Eppler mentioned Wednesday on the GM Meetings in Las Vegas that the team has declined its mutual option with RHP Mychal Givens.
Givens, 32, became obtained on the exchange time restrict from the Chicago Cubs and pitched to a 4.79 ERA over 19 appearances and 20.2 innings with Fresh York.
Nov. 9, 5: 23 p.m.
The Mets announced that they’ve claimed LHP Tayler Saucedo off waivers from the Toronto Blue Jays on Wednesday.
Saucedo has appeared in 33 most distinguished league games in his profession and has pitched to a 5.40 ERA and 1.38 WHIP. In 28.1 innings pitched, the southpaw has struck out 19, walked 11 and given up four dwelling runs.
The Hawaii native struggled in his short time with the Blue Jays in 2022 however became especially spectacular against lefties in 2021, limiting them to a .139 moderate in 10.1 innings.
Nov. 9, 4: 20 p.m.
Agent Scott Boras spoke to reporters on the GM Meetings in Las Vegas on Wednesday, and mentioned that Mets owner Steve Cohen signing Max Scherzer final season made the team “a championship-stage organization.”
“When Steve Cohen reached out and signed Scherzer, he really raised the flag that we’re right here to be a championship-stage organization,” Boras mentioned.
“And the affect of Max on a team, their depth, the pitching workers, the audience. I possess that it brought really credible illustration to what the fresh Met organization is about. And that had no longer been there for a truly prolonged time, there had no longer been a marquee brought to Citi Field. And I possess bringing that there really changed the belief of players, how they peep on the Mets, what they pause.
“I possess Buck‘s [Showalter] feature in working and facing players has really been one thing in the participant neighborhood that has been an advantage for them. I possess they’re very neatly-bought in the participant neighborhood, no question.”
Nov. 8, 5: 47 p.m.
In line with SNY MLB Insider Andy Martino, there’s been no phrase on a final option by the Mets to preserve shut up the $14 million club option on Carlos Carrasco.
Nonetheless, Martino also reported that the sentiment all the scheme thru the organization is that deciding on up Carrasco’s option “makes fairly quite lots of sense” pondering the team’s rotation uncertainty and plenty openings.
As issues stand, Max Scherzer is absolutely the most life like initiating pitcher on the team that is penciled in for the initiating rotation in 2023.
Nov. 8, 9: 14 a.m.
SNY’s Andy Martino reported from the GM Meetings in Las Vegas that the Mets had been internally discussing Trea Turner “for a truly prolonged time,” hasty-witted that he became about to hit free company.
As far as whether the Mets can fit Turner within their budget, Martino theorizes that if Jacob deGrom leaves, it would possibly perchance perchance perchance impact a Turner deal extra savory for Fresh York — with Martino noting that it would possibly perchance perchance perchance “commence up fairly quite lots of money to total ingenious issues.”
DeGrom is continually wanting for $44 million yearly.
Estimates dangle Turner, 29, receiving a deal in scheme over $30 million or extra yearly.
Nov. 7, 7: 00 p.m.
The Angels will no longer exchange Shohei Ohtani this offseason, general manager Perry Minasian urged reporters.
“Shohei Ohtani would possibly perchance perchance no longer be moved/traded at all this off-season and must soundless commence the 2023 season with the Angels, per Perry Minasian,” Sarah Valenzuela of the Los Angeles Times tweeted.
SNY’s Andy Martino reported Nov. 1 that extra than one teams seen “no appetite” from the Angels to circulation on from Ohtani, who has been considered as a doable Mets target.
Nov. 7, 10: 32 a.m.
As anticipated, both Jacob deGrom and Taijuan Walker opted out of their contracts with the Mets on Monday. DeGrom had made his intentions known since spring coaching.
As far as Walker, opting out became an effortless option, since his participant option for 2023 became for absolute most life like $6 million. The Mets will dangle the option of placing the roughly $20 million qualifying provide on Walker, who will seemingly be wanting for a multiyear deal on the commence market.
Additionally, SNY’s Andy Martino reported that Edwin Diaz — who agreed to an enormous five-year deal on Sunday to attain abet to the Mets — has deferrals in his contract.
Namely, $26.5 million of the $102 million is deferred, which is supposed to lower the Mets’ luxury tax quantity in the approaching years. The quantity is calculated by taking the yearly moderate imprint of the contract.
Nov. 6, 1: 20 p.m.
The Mets are planning to preserve shut up DH/1B Daniel Vogelbach‘s $1.5 million option, in step with Jon Heyman of the Fresh York Submit.
Bought by the Mets in a midseason care for the Pirates, Vogelbach slashed .255/.393/.436 with six dwelling runs and 25 RBI in 183 plate appearances as portion of the Mets’ DH platoon.
Meanwhile, Heyman also experiences that initiating pitcher Chris Bassitt will decline his $19 million mutual option.
Bassitt declining the option has been the anticipated circulation, because the passe will seemingly look a a multiyear deal on the commence market.
Nov. 2, 2: 11 p.m.
The Mets are prioritizing Edwin Diaz and Brandon Nimmo above all other inner free agents, and fix an reveal to to retain commence and constant communique with Diaz when free company begins the morning after the World Sequence ends, experiences SNY’s Andy Martino.
Martino reported on Oct. 10 that the mutual curiosity between the Mets and Diaz about a return became solid, and that the Mets loved Nimmo “both as a participant and as portion of their tradition.”
Mets GM Billy Eppler mentioned Tuesday that the Mets “entirely” need Diaz to attain abet:
“Would we want to dangle him abet? Fully. Are we going in snarl to web one thing worked out? Potentially. But he’s reached a level in his profession where he’s afforded himself the different with the flexibility to peep round if he so chooses, however he knows how we feel about him and we know how he feels about us and how delighted he became this year.
“He expressed that and I’m no longer obvious if he expressed that namely to Buck [Showalter], however I passed it alongside due to when I became talking to his agent, he mentioned that. Edwin can present a huge enhance to the bullpen and handle I mentioned, be outdated in quite lots of roles. But we’ll look what the approaching day and coming weeks offers.”
Nov. 1, 10: 52 a.m.
Justin Turner, who will change into a free agent in the approaching days if the Los Angeles Dodgers decline their $16 million club option on him, would be drawn to a reunion with the Mets.
After Turner permitted the Roberto Clemente Award on Monday evening, he urged Mike Puma of The Fresh York Submit that he’s “in limbo” as he waits for the Dodgers’ option.
When Puma instructed Turner would possibly perchance perchance signal with the Mets if he hits free company, Turner “didn’t loathe the premise,” per Puma.
Turner, who is coming into his age-38 season, hit .278/.350/.438 with 13 homers and 36 doubles in 128 games for Los Angeles this season.
In 9 seasons with the Dodgers, Turner has slashed .296/.375/.490 with 156 dwelling runs whereas taking part in largely third contemptible. In 2022, Turner performed 66 games at third and became the DH in 62 others.
The Mets moved on from Turner following the 2013 season after he hit trusty .256/.326/.370 with eight homers in four seasons with Fresh York.
Oct. 29, 2: 33 p.m.
Reasonably than take a look at the free company market as one in every of the pinnacle third contemptible alternate choices, seven-time All-Star and 9-time Gold Glove winner Nolan Arenado has opted in to the the leisure of his contract with the St. Louis Cardinals, per extra than one experiences.
Arenado, 31, is now under contract with the Cardinals thru the 2027 season.
With Eduardo Escobar struggling for quite lots of of the 2022 season, the Mets would possibly perchance perchance peep to toughen at third contemptible this offseason, with other inner candidates alongside with Brett Baty and Luis Guillorme. Had he opted out, Arenado all however with out a doubt would had been on the Mets’ radar as a doable addition.
Oct. 27, 4: 14 p.m.
The Colorado Rockies dangle Brandon Nimmo on their “preliminary list” of free agent targets, experiences Patrick Saunders of The Denver Submit.
Saunders notes that estimates he has seen predict that Nimmo will ink a five-year deal price roughly $115 or $120 million.
The Mets dangle curiosity in maintaining Nimmo, who has expressed a desire to attain abet.
Nimmo, who is coming into his age-30 season, made $7 million this year all the scheme thru what became his final season of arbitration.
Nimmo hit .274/.367/.433 in 2022 with 16 homers, 30 doubles, and seven triples, and performed a fanciful heart discipline, where he became in the 91st percentile in Outs Above Common.