NEW YORK (AP) — John Ricco is staying with the New York Mets and has been promoted to the new position of senior vice president and senior strategy officer.
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Sandy Alderson is returning to the Oakland Athletics as a senior adviser to baseball operations after previously working 17 seasons with the club in various capacities.
Alderson led the A's when they won three straight AL pennants from 1988-90 and a sweep of the earthquake-interrupted 1989 World Series against the San Francisco Giants. He was general manager between stints as team president from 1993-95 and 1997-98.
NEW YORK (AP) — Former Kansas City general manager Allard Baird is joining the New York Mets as vice president and assistant general manager of scouting and player development.
The Mets announced the move Wednesday. The 57-year-old Baird was the Royals' general manager from June 2000 to May 2006.
NEW YORK (AP) — J.P. Ricciardi is leaving the New York Mets after eight seasons.
The Mets announced his decision Friday, a day after the end of the annual general managers' meetings and 11 days after hiring Brodie Van Wagenen to succeed Sandy Alderson as general manager.
NEW YORK (AP) — David Price has won the Babe Ruth award as postseason MVP in voting by the New York chapter of the Baseball Writers' Association of America.
After pitching the Boston Red Sox to their World Series title, Price will be honored along with other award winners at the chapter's 96th annual dinner on Jan. 26 in Manhattan.
NEW YORK (AP) — When the New York Mets went looking for a general manager, they found one in a peculiar place.
On the other side of the bargaining table.
Longtime baseball agent Brodie Van Wagenen is switching roles to become GM of the Mets, the team announced Monday evening. Contract details were not disclosed.
If hired as general manager of the New York Mets, Doug Melvin likely would keep Mickey Callaway as manager.
The former Texas and Milwaukee GM has his second interview Tuesday with the Mets, meeting with owner Fred Wilpon and his son, chief operating officer Jeff Wilpon. Agent Brodie Van Wagenen and Tampa Bay senior vice president of baseball operations Chaim Bloom are also finalists for the job.
NEW YORK (AP) — Agent Brodie Van Wagenen interviewed Monday to switch sides and become general manager of the New York Mets and is among three finalists along with former Milwaukee GM Doug Melvin and Tampa Bay senior vice president of baseball operations Chaim Bloom.
The 44-year-old Van Wagenen has been co-head of CAA Baseball since 2010 and is familiar to the Mets as the representative for Yoenis Cespedes and others.
NEW YORK (AP) — On the final day of an emotionally draining season, Mickey Callaway knew exactly how to describe what he just went through with the New York Mets.
"It's been a roller-coaster ride," the rookie manager said. "There definitely were highs and lows."
New York said goodbye to captain David Wright, general manager Sandy Alderson and former ace Matt Harvey.
Jacob deGrom delivered a Cy Young-caliber performance that went to waste.
NEW YORK (AP) — Mets assistant general manager John Ricco says he fully anticipates rookie skipper Mickey Callaway coming back next year despite New York's disappointing season.
NEW YORK (AP) — Late last month, when the New York Mets were on the road, a display case at Citi Field went up in flames.
Just like their 2018 season.
Nobody got hurt in the fire, which was extinguished by an automatic sprinkler system, and damage was minimal, according to the team.
If only it were that simple to fix the product on the field.
A look at what's happening around the majors today:
NEW YORK (AP) — His voice quavering at an unexpected news conference, Sandy Alderson revealed what he had just told his team moments before.
His cancer has returned, he's taking a leave of absence — and his up-and-down tenure as New York Mets general manager is essentially over.
NEW YORK (AP) — Desperate to win after an emotional day at Citi Field, the New York Mets sent just the right man to the plate in the 10th inning.
Wilmer Flores singled home the decisive run and the Mets stopped their seven-game losing streak Tuesday night, beating the Pittsburgh Pirates 4-3 hours after general manager Sandy Alderson stepped down because his cancer has returned.
A look at what's happening around the majors Wednesday:
NEW YORK (AP) — The struggling New York Mets made a couple of roster changes Friday, cutting Hansel Robles and demoting fellow reliever Paul Sewald to the minor leagues.
Right-hander Drew Smith and outfielder Kevin Kaczmarski were called up from Triple-A Las Vegas before the opener of a three-game series against the Los Angeles Dodgers.
NEW YORK (AP) — Sandy Alderson all but said "tick, tick, tick."
Mets players are running out of time to turn around their season, and New York's general manager took the blame as the person in charge of assembling the roster.
A look at what's happening around the majors Wednesday:
A look at what's happening around the majors Wednesday:
NEW YORK (AP) — Mets slugger Yoenis Cespedes was out of the lineup Tuesday night because of a strained right hip flexor and could be headed to the disabled list.
A precautionary MRI showed a mild strain, the team said. Brandon Nimmo was set to play left field in Cespedes' place against the Toronto Blue Jays in a game delayed by rain at the start.
Cespedes was available to pinch-hit, but New York manager Mickey Callaway said he would only use him in "an obvious chance to win the game."
NEW YORK (AP) — Matt Harvey was formally designated for assignment Saturday by the New York Mets, who replaced him on the pitching staff by recalling reliever Hansel Robles from Triple-A Las Vegas.
The move was made before the Mets hosted the Colorado Rockies, just as general manager Sandy Alderson said. Alderson announced Friday the team had decided to cut Harvey from its roster after the struggling former ace refused a minor league assignment.
NEW YORK (AP) — The New York Mets said nighty-night to the Dark Knight.
Matt Harvey, once regarded as a premier pitcher who could have joined Tom Seaver and Dwight Gooden among the Mets' greats, refused a minor league assignment and will be designated for assignment Saturday.
The 29-year-old right-hander lost his spot in the rotation last month after four starts, and he had a 10.50 ERA in four relief appearances.
NEW YORK (AP) — Mets catchers can't avoid catching a break. Or a tear.
Catcher Kevin Plawecki will be sidelined for three-to-four weeks with a broken left hand and went on the disabled list Friday as New York announced Travis d'Arnaud will have season-ending Tommy John surgery.
PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. (AP) — Tim Tebow arrived at the New York Mets spring training camp on Sunday, and the attention immediately turned to whether the quarterback who became an outfielder could make it all the way to Citi Field in the future.
Guess what? Mets general manager Sandy Alderson votes yes.
"Somebody asked me if thought he'd be a major league player at some point. I think he will play in the major leagues. That's my guess," Alderson said.
PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. (AP) — The way the New York Mets look at it, they have two catchers good enough to start in the majors.
Some might say they have none.
While the Mets focused on filling other holes this offseason, one thorny area where they didn't make a big move to mask their warts was behind the plate. They're still counting on once-touted prospects Travis d'Arnaud and Kevin Plawecki — or at least one of them — to solidify the position.
NEW YORK (AP) — By the end of last season, the New York Mets' vaunted pitching staff was broken. So they brought in rookie manager Mickey Callaway as Mister Fix-it.
The former Cleveland Indians guru begins his first managerial job at any level next week when New York opens spring training in Port St. Lucie, Florida. The primary task for Callaway and first-year Mets pitching coach Dave Eiland: rebuild the same rotation with their own set of tools.
NEW YORK (AP) — Todd Frazier stood a few feet away, wearing the No. 21 Mets jersey of Cleon Jones, Carlos Delgado and Lucas Duda. New York general manager Sandy Alderson smiled.
In a depressed free-agent market, Alderson added the third baseman to New York's offseason haul with a $17 million, two-year contract. For a commitment of just $72 million, the Mets brought in Frazier, outfielder Jay Bruce and reliever Anthony Swarzak while retaining shortstop Jose Reyes.
LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — Free-agent reliever Anthony Swarzak is reuniting with Mickey Callaway, the new manager of the New York Mets.
The 32-year-old right-hander and the Mets have agreed to a $14 million, two-year contract, a person with knowledge of the negotiations told The Associated Press. The person spoke on condition of anonymity Wednesday at the winter meetings because the agreement has not been announced and is subject to successful physical.
LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — Baltimore Orioles star Manny Machado could be on the move.
To a new position — or a new team.
Big names emerged in trade talk Tuesday, with Machado, New York Mets pitcher Matt Harvey and Detroit pitcher Michael Fulmer heating up the winter meetings.
And no surprise, the busy New York Yankees are looming, looking to boost a ballclub getting more formidable by the day.
For the moment, no deals for that trio of All-Stars.
LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — Now that Shohei Ohtani and Giancarlo Stanton picked their new places to play, baseball bosses checked into the winter meetings primed to make moves that had been bottled up for weeks.
The market for relievers quickly warmed Sunday, even before many teams got down to business.
Luke Gregerson found a spot in the St. Louis bullpen, and Brandon Morrow could be closing for the Cubs. Still available: free agents Wade Davis, Greg Holland and Brandon Kintzler.
NEW YORK (AP) — The Mets exercised an $8.25 million option on infielder Asdrubal Cabrera and a $7 million option of left-hander Jerry Blevins, preventing them from becoming free agents.
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NEW YORK (AP) — Once the New York Mets talked to Mickey Callaway, there was no need for a second round of interviews.
They had found their man.
Callaway was introduced Monday as the 21st manager in franchise history. General manager Sandy Alderson said he started with a list of more than 35 names for the job, but the process accelerated once he spent some time with Callaway.
NEW YORK (AP) — It appears the New York Mets have settled on their choice for a manager.
Several media outlets are reporting the team has offered the job to Cleveland Indians pitching coach Mickey Callaway. The New York Post was the first to report the Mets were in talks with Callaway, saying a deal is being finalized.
When contacted Sunday, multiple Mets officials declined to comment.
NEW YORK (AP) — Following a painful season, the injury-riddled New York Mets are making changes to their coaching staff and medical department.
Two days after Terry Collins stepped down as manager, the team announced Tuesday that longtime pitching coach Dan Warthen will not return in that role next year but was offered another job in the organization. He hadn't responded yet, general manager Sandy Alderson said.
NEW YORK (AP) — By the time April was over, Noah Syndergaard and Yoenis Cespedes were already hurt.
Five months later, the New York Mets are in the market for a manager.
A season that started with such promise finally crawled to its merciful end Sunday when the depleted and diminished Mets — fittingly — were routed 11-0 by last-place Philadelphia. Moments after the game ended, an emotional Terry Collins confirmed he was stepping down as skipper and accepting a job in the front office.
NEW YORK (AP) — The Mets plan to have ace Noah Syndergaard make a one-inning start Saturday in his first major league game in nearly five months.
Syndergaard has been out since April 30 because of a partially torn lat muscle on his right side. He will pitch against the NL East champion Washington Nationals.
An All-Star last year, the 25-year-old right-hander was 1-2 with a 3.29 ERA in five starts this season when he was hurt. Syndergaard pitched twice in the minors during his rehabilitation.
ATLANTA (AP) — The Atlanta Braves have made two additions to their front office, hiring Adam Fisher as assistant general manager and Perry Minasian as director of player personnel.
General manager John Coppolella announced the moves Wednesday. Both will officially join the Braves next week.
WASHINGTON (AP) — The New York Mets placed outfielder Yoenis Cespedes on the 10-day disabled list Saturday with what could be a season-ending hamstring injury.
Cespedes strained his right hamstring running the bases in the first inning Friday night against the Nationals. General manager Sandy Alderson said Cespedes' "season is in jeopardy."
WASHINGTON (AP) — Even when the New York Mets win this season, they end up losing.
Jacob deGrom had 10 strikeouts in 7 2/3 innings against Washington's makeshift lineup, and the Mets beat the Nationals 4-2 on Friday night.
However, New York lost outfielder Yoenis Cespedes in the first inning with a right hamstring strain that could prove season ending based on the schedule, general manager Sandy Alderson said after the game.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Oft-injured New York Mets outfielder Yoenis Cespedes could be done for the year after straining his right hamstring while running the bases Friday night.
"I'd say (his) season is in jeopardy," general manager Sandy Alderson said after the Mets beat Washington 4-2.
Alderson said the injury is "similar in location and severity to the one on the left side" Cespedes suffered in April. That setback put Cespedes on the disabled list April 29 and the slugger didn't return until June 10.
NEW YORK (AP) — Mets rookie pitcher Robert Gsellman says he apologized to Sandy Alderson for publicly dismissing a recent assessment by the general manager.
Gsellman was on the disabled list and struggling in his rehab assignment at Double-A Binghamton when Alderson said the right-hander needed to pitch better. After throwing six shutout innings in his final rehab appearance, Gsellman was activated Tuesday and asked by a reporter about Alderson's comment.
NEW YORK (AP) — The Mets are bringing up top shortstop prospect Amed Rosario and say the 21-year-old will be in the starting lineup Tuesday night at Colorado in his major league debut.
New York general manager Sandy Alderson said timing was decided on about six weeks ago and the team wanted to get past Monday's trade deadline before bringing up Rosario, who is hitting .328 with seven homers, 58 RBIs and 19 steals in 94 games at Triple-A Las Vegas.
PORT ST. LUCIE, Florida (AP) — The New York Mets do not have a game-ending home run this season. And there hasn't been a single Met in 2017 to post a hitting streak exceeding 11 games.
PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. (AP) — The New York Mets do not have a game-ending home run this season. And there hasn't been a single Met in 2017 to post a hitting streak exceeding 11 games.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The New York Mets say they wanted a reunion with Bartolo Colon, but Big Sexy has opted for a new home.
The 44-year-old Colon agreed to terms Friday on a minor league deal with the Minnesota Twins, who would be his 10th major league team over a 20-year career.
"You know he's been around a long time if I've faced him," Twins manager Paul Molitor joked, adding he vaguely remembers getting a hit off Colon in his final game in 1998.
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Tim Tebow's final week with Columbia Fireflies was much like most of the others — a few promising moments interspersed among struggles at the plate.
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Tim Tebow is moving up and heading south — to some very familiar territory.
Tebow has been promoted to the New York Mets' high Class A affiliate in St. Lucie, Florida. The 29-year-old Tebow led the University of Florida to two national championships and won the 2007 Heisman Trophy during his stellar football career with the Gators.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Activated from the disabled list and inserted into the New York Mets' starting lineup at second base rather than shortstop, Asdrubal Cabrera said he wants to be traded.
The 31-year-old, a two-time All-Star and a veteran of 11 big league seasons, had not started at second since Sept. 28, 2014. The Mets started Jose Reyes at shortstop against San Francisco on Friday night and Wilmer Flores at third.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The ailing New York Mets lost a third member of their rotation when right-hander Zack Wheeler was put on the 10-day disabled list Wednesday because of biceps tendinitis.
Wheeler joined starters Noah Syndergaard and Matt Harvey on the DL. Closer Jeurys Familia, shortstop Asdrubal Cabrera, second baseman Neil Walker, outfielder Juan Lagares and third baseman David Wright are among other Mets now sidelined.