The Mets would owe veteran first baseman Adrian Gonzalez just $545,000, with Atlanta paying the rest.
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From top-flight starting rotations, bullpens and defenses to lineups that won't quit, there are only a handful of teams in it to win it in 2018.
The New York Mets have reached one-year deals with starters Jacob deGrom, Noah Syndergaard and Matt Harvey and settled with five other players.
Jerry Crasnick ESPN Senior Writer
Matt Harvey avoided a salary arbitration hearing when he reached agreement on a one-year, $5.625 million deal with the New York Mets. That's a $500,000 increase over Harvey's salary in 2017, when he went 5-7 with a 6.70 ERA in 19 appearances.
Aaron Judge and Giancarlo Stanton put the Big in the Big Apple. Is it a clown question to ask if both rank ahead of Bryce Harper in right field?
Teams weren't going to avoid big deals forever, but the Mets re-signing their former right fielder is just the first answer to many offseason needs.
Jay Bruce is rejoining the Mets, as the two sides have agreed to a three-year, $39 million deal, according to sources.
William Weinbaum ESPN
NY City Council Member Rafael Espinal lauded the Mets & Yankees Wed. & said he hopes "all teams nationwide will make the right call" and install expanded safety netting, after a Yankees announcement that they're adding partially retractable netting and coverage well past and above each dugout.
The Cardinals landed a big Fish for their outfield, while other top performers -- including last year's No. 1 -- sunk.
Suspended reliever Jenrry Mejia and the New York Mets have agreed to a one-year contract worth $1,729,000, money the pitcher will not receive because of his three positive drug tests.
It's already January, but there are aces and sluggers looking for new homes. We find the best bet -- and a dark horse -- for the top available names.
The pace of this offseason has been positively glacial. We examine the reasons so many free agents are still unsigned -- and make predictions for the coming thaw.
Big-ticket moves have been few and far between this offseason, but that hasn't stopped some clubs from helping their playoff chances, while others have fallen behind the pack.
There are fewer frontline starters than ever before, but the ones who still lord over the game are something special. So which one is No. 1?
Greg Wyshynski ESPN
The view from the last row in Section 520 at Citi Field, during the first period of the 2018 Winter Classic between the New York Rangers and the Buffalo Sabres. It's covered in shadow on this 20-degree day, and the wind whips through chain link fences at the top of the stairs. The face value for tickets here was $159. These seats, for NY Mets opening weekend against the Cardinals? They sell for $19.
Now that we've laid out the criteria for what makes a baseball season memorable, we put 2017 to the test.
From the very first World Series to the Cubs' first title in more than a century, we look back through the lens of history to list the stories, teams, players and plays that made their mark on MLB forever.
Omar Minaya has joined the Mets' front office for a third time, as the former general manager will now be the special assistant to current GM Sandy Alderson.
He's one of the few star hitters on the free-agent market, but the list of teams in need of a franchise first baseman is shrinking fast. Through the process of elimination, we found the best fits for Hosmer's services are ...
The 12th GM in Mets history, Sandy Alderson has helped the team reach the World Series in 2015 and the NL wild-card game the following year before slumping to 70-92 during an injury-filled 2017 season.
The Mets are looking for a short-term fill-in at first base, with youngster Dominic Smith currently penciled in as the starter. Adrian Gonzalez has just one year left on his deal.
Catcher Jose Lobaton and the New York Mets have agreed to a minor league contract. The switch-hitting 33-year-old played the past three seasons for the Nationals.
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Newest Met Anthony Swarzak had a 2.33 ERA in 70 appearances in 2017. He'll bolster a Mets bullpen that ranked in the bottom 3 in ERA, WHIP and opponents' OPS in 2017. Swarzak got off to a hot start- 19 2/3 innings with 0 earned runs and 4 hits allowed through May 15. He had a 3.12 ERA and 1.28 WHIP the rest of the season.
The Mets added a piece to the bullpen, agreeing to a two-year deal with right-handed reliever Anthony Swarzak.
Buster Olney talks to SNY's Steve Gelbs about New York's plans with Matt Harvey, Mickey Callaway's potential impact on the club's pitching staff and more.