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Bad Met Trades: Daniel Vogelbach

On July 22, 2022, the New York Mets acquired Daniel Vogelbach in a trade with the Pittsburgh Pirates, with the Mets sending Colin Holderman to the Pirates in exchange. Vogelbach made his first appearance with the Mets on July 24, going 1-for-3 with a walk. Vogelbach’s notable moment with the…


Manfred says Mets sale from Wilpons to Cohen is off

Baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred says talks have ended over the proposed sale of a controlling share of the New York Mets from the families of Fred Wilpon and Saul Katz to hedge fund manager Steven Cohen. The Mets said Dec. 4 the contemplated deal between Sterling Partners and Cohen would…


Mets make it official, announce Rojas as their new manager

The Mets made it official, hiring Luis Rojas as their manager to replace Carlos Beltrán. New York announced the move Thursday, a week after Beltrán departed without managing a game. Rojas, who had been the Mets quality control coach, was given a multiyear contract. “I will work tirelessly to help…


New Mets manager Beltrán out amid sign-stealing scandal

Carlos Beltrán, called out on a curveball again. So for the second time since they last threw a pitch, the New York Mets are in the market for a new manager. Sign of the times. Beltrán’s 2 1/2-month tenure as Mets manager ended Thursday before he spent a single game…



Mets, Betances agree to 1-year deal with 2021 player option

The New York Mets have reached an agreement with free-agent reliever Dellin Betances on a one-year contract with a player option for 2021. The Mets announced the deal with the four-time All Star on Tuesday. Betances is guaranteed $10.5 million under the contract. The 31-year-old, who is from New York,…


AP Exclusive: Céspedes base pay cut from $29.5M to $6M

Yoenis Céspedes’ base salary next year was cut to $6 million from its original $29.5 million as part of an amended contract with the New York Mets that avoided a grievance hearing, according to details obtained by The Associated Press. The oft-injured outfielder, however, would raise his pay to $11…



Porcello, Mets agree to $10 million, 1-year deal

Former AL Cy Young Award winner Rick Porcello and the New York Mets have agreed to a $10 million, one-year contract, a person with knowledge of the negotiations told The Associated Press. The person spoke on condition of anonymity Thursday because the agreement had not been announced.