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New York Mets third baseman Wilmer Flores during practice drills at First Data Field. (Steve Mitchell/USA TODAY Sports)
New York Mets third baseman Wilmer Flores during practice drills at First Data Field. (Steve Mitchell/USA TODAY Sports)

Mets infielder Wilmer Flores will begin practicing in the outfield in an effort to add to his versatility and find ways to be in the lineup.

"It's not like I'm going to be out there a lot," Flores said, according to Newsday's David Lennon. "Just as an option. I don't want to sit on the bench. I want to play."

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Feb 14, 2018; Port St. Lucie, FL, USA; New York Mets relief pitcher Anthony Swarzak (38) throws to first base during a workout at First Data Field. Mandatory Credit: Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports (Jasen Vinlove)
Feb 14, 2018; Port St. Lucie, FL, USA; New York Mets relief pitcher Anthony Swarzak (38) throws to first base during a workout at First Data Field. Mandatory Credit: Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports (Jasen Vinlove)

Today's sights and sounds from Port St. Lucie. We'll be updating throughout the day, with the most recent updates at the top...

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Feb 14, 2018; Port St. Lucie, FL, USA; A general view of a New York Mets hat and glove on the grass during a workout at First Data Field. Mandatory Credit: Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports (Jasen Vinlove)
Feb 14, 2018; Port St. Lucie, FL, USA; A general view of a New York Mets hat and glove on the grass during a workout at First Data Field. Mandatory Credit: Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports (Jasen Vinlove)

Off-the-field news carried the day, and plenty of other stuff happened at Spring Training. Here's what went down, in case you missed it...


The Mets signed LHP Jason Vargas to a two-year deal. He will have a spot in the rotation, meaning there is an open competition for the two remaining spots. >> Read more

In light of Vargas signing, Mets manager Mickey Callaway said a six-man rotation is not likely. >> Read more

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 (Andy Marlin)
(Andy Marlin)

With the acquisition of Todd Frazier, the Mets' contingent of position players is largely settled. But some questions remain, including one that has plagued the team for several seasons now: who will lead off?

On Friday, new Mets hitting coach Pat Roessler mentioned Frazier, Brandon Nimmo, Asdrubal Cabrera, and Jose Reyes as potential leadoff candidates. And there should be even more candidates than the above. So, who should it be?

The classic "old school" leadoff man is whoever is fastest -- who will steal the most bases? Of the Mets' projected starters, clearly Amed Rosario fits that mold best. He is projected to steal anywhere from 15-to-25 bases in 2018, and his raw speed is clearly elite...

Tags: Amed Rosario, Asdrubal Cabrera, Brandon Nimmo, Jose Reyes, Michael Conforto, Maggie Wiggin
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New York Mets pitcher Matt Harvey, left, talks with pitching coach Dave Eiland during spring training baseball practice Tuesday, Feb. 13, 2018, in Port St. Lucie, Fla. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)  (Jeff Roberson/AP)
New York Mets pitcher Matt Harvey, left, talks with pitching coach Dave Eiland during spring training baseball practice Tuesday, Feb. 13, 2018, in Port St. Lucie, Fla. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson) (Jeff Roberson/AP)

Today's sights and sounds from Port St. Lucie. We'll be updating throughout the day, with the most recent updates at the top...

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Forecasting Rosario's future 00:02:58
The Baseball Night in NY panel discusses Mickey Callaway's comparison of Amed Rosario to Cleveland's All-Star shortstop, Francisco Lindor.

Mets manager Mickey Callaway said SS Amed Rosario's talent is "right on par" with Francisco Lindor's, who was on the 2015-17 Indians teams while Callaway served as pitching coach.

The 24-year-old Lindor is a career .293/.349/.474 hitter with the Indians, and has been a plus defender at shortstop all three seasons.

"I've gotten to see a lot (of Rosario)," Callaway said Wednesday. "Unbelievable athlete. I think, obviously, right on par with (Francisco) Lindor. Extreme athletes can move around really well -- go left, right, good arm. He has all the tools."

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Former WFAN host Mike Francesa says the Mets are open to trading OF Juan Lagares to the Giants for 2B Joe Panik.

"I don't know if they'll keep Lagares or not," Francesa said Tuesday on WOR. "I know the Giants want Lagares. The Mets are interested in Panik." When asked what the Mets would do with Asdrubal Cabrera if they traded for Panik, Francesa said they'd "let him play as a utility-man -- that's all. I know they like Panik a lot."

Danny Abriano, SNY.tv | Twitter | If Panik's defensive struggles last season were a one-year blip -- and if the Mets are comfortable using Nimmo in center field every day until Conforto returns -- dealing Lagares for Panik actually makes sense...

Tags: Amed Rosario, Asdrubal Cabrera, Brandon Nimmo, Dominic Smith, Jay Bruce, Juan Lagares, Michael Conforto, Yoenis Cespedes
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BNNY: Frazier joining Mets 00:06:00
The Baseball Night in New York crew breaks down Todd Frazier signing with the Mets on a two-year deal worth $17 million.

Todd Frazier's new Mets teammates are excited about the acqusition of the third baseman, who agreed to a two-year deal worth $17 million earlier this week.

Amed Rosario, who will share the left side of the infield with Frazier, is eager to learn from him.

"I feel really good because he's a veteran guy and I can learn a lot from him," Rosario said, according to the NY Daily News. "I'm probably going to pick his brain out."

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Aug 6, 2017; New York City, NY, USA; New York Mets shortstop Amed Rosario (1) and infielder Jose Reyes (7) (Wendell Cruz)
Aug 6, 2017; New York City, NY, USA; New York Mets shortstop Amed Rosario (1) and infielder Jose Reyes (7) (Wendell Cruz)

Michelle Ioannou, MetsBlog | Twitter

Well, to no one's surprise (as I've already spoken about), Jose Reyes is back. Obviously, he took to social media to show his gratitude and excitement over staying with his beloved team.

His bestie Amed Rosario also took to social media to show his gratitude that his bffl is back.

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Jose Reyes hitting a home run against the Reds.  (AP)
Jose Reyes hitting a home run against the Reds. (AP)

The Mets signed INF Jose Reyes on Friday and designated LHP Josh Smoker for assignment.

The The deal will be worth $2 million, with Reyes being able to earn an additional $500,000 through incentives, reports Jon Heyman of FanRag.

Smoker, 29, went 4-2 with a 5.02 ERA in 74 games for the Mets between 2016 and 2017. 

Tags: Amed Rosario, Brandon Nimmo, Jose Reyes, Juan Lagares, Kevin Plawecki, Travis d'Arnaud, Wilmer Flores
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BNNY: Mets' payroll 00:06:12
The Baseball Night in New York panel discusses the Mets' payroll and speculates on New York's intentions for the remainder of the offseason.

Earlier today, I wrote that the Mets would be better off signing Mike Moustakas to play third base, while starting rookie Luis Guillorme at second instead of Asdrubal Cabrera.

Here's a more detailed explanation and why I actually think such a swap is possible...

Tags: Amed Rosario, Asdrubal Cabrera, Jay Bruce, Juan Lagares, Matthew Cerrone
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GEICO SportsNite: Mets 00:00:39
Brandon Nimmo made an appearance at the Queens Baseball Convention and addressed the Mets' failed pursuit of Andrew McCutchen.

Michelle Ioannou, MetsBlog | Twitter

It was quite the week for Mets fans. Well, to be more specific, it was quite the weekend for Mets fans, as the Queens Baseball Convention was on Saturday.

For those of you who weren't there, those of us in attendance fell in love with Brandon Nimmo a little bit, myself included...

Tags: Amed Rosario, Jay Bruce, Josh Smoker, Juan Lagares, Noah Syndergaard, Seth Lugo, Wilmer Flores, Yoenis Cespedes, Michelle Ioannou
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New York Mets shortstop Amed Rosario celebrates in the dugout after being driven in on a run in the fifth inning against the Colorado Rockies at Coors Field. (Isaiah J. Downing-USA TODAY Sports)
New York Mets shortstop Amed Rosario celebrates in the dugout after being driven in on a run in the fifth inning against the Colorado Rockies at Coors Field. (Isaiah J. Downing-USA TODAY Sports)

Amed Rosario, who is expected to be the Mets' starting shortstop this coming season, is already in St. Lucie working on improving his strike zone recognition and patience at the plate.

"I've been working hard, steadily, every single day,'' Rosario told The NY Post through translator Melissa Rodriguez. "Coming into this year, I've really been focusing on my strike zone, trying to make that smaller and, of course, trying not to go for some of those bad pitches."

As a 21-year-old in what was his first taste of the majors, Rosario hit .248/.271/.394 with four HR, four doubles, four triples, and seven stolen bases, but walked just three times in 170 plate appearances. He also struck out 49 times -- a rate of 28.8 percent. For comparison, Yankees OF Aaron Judge -- who was challenging the all-time strikeout record last season -- struck out 30.7 percent of the time.

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New York Mets shortstop Luis Guillorme of the Scottsdale Scorpions during the Arizona Fall League Fall Stars game at Salt River Fields. (Mark J. Rebilas/USA TODAY Sports)
New York Mets shortstop Luis Guillorme of the Scottsdale Scorpions during the Arizona Fall League Fall Stars game at Salt River Fields. (Mark J. Rebilas/USA TODAY Sports)

Mets infield prospect Luis Guillorme, who is the team's 10th-best prospect, according to Baseball America, is the second baseman on MLB Pipeline's All Defense team. The 23-year-old Guillorme started 56 games at shortstop and 52 games at second base last season for Double-A Binghamton, while hitting .283/.376/.331 with 20 doubles and one HR.

"He could have challenged for shortstop honors if the presence of Amed Rosario in New York hadn't led the Mets to shift Guillorme to the other side of the bag last June," Jim Callis writes for MLB.com. "He's not the quickest middle infielder, but his hands, reflexes and instincts are as good as anyone's in the Minors. He has solid range and arm strength, and he would have led the Double-A Eastern League in fielding percentage at both second (.983) and short (.968) last year if he had played enough at either position to qualify."

Click below to see Guillorme's defense on display...

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Mets outfielders Yoenis Cespedes and Juan Lagares, and infielders Amed Rosario and Wilmer Flores are working out today at the team's complex in Port St. Lucie, FL.

"Work in silence and let the others make the noise," Lagares wrote as part of his caption on Instagram.

Click below for the picture of Lagares and his teammates

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Mets shortstop Matt Reynolds (15) turns a double play. Mandatory Credit: Scott Rovak-USA TODAY Sports
Mets shortstop Matt Reynolds (15) turns a double play. Mandatory Credit: Scott Rovak-USA TODAY Sports

Once the Mets' three-year deal with free agent OF/1B Jay Bruce is final -- which may not be until next week -- they will have to clear a spot on the already-full 40-man roster for him.

The Mets recently added minor league RHPs Tyler Bashlor (who struck out 84 batters in 49.2 innings last season between High-A St. Lucie and Double-A Binghamton) and Gerson Bautista (who they acquired from the Red Sox last season in the Addison Reed trade) to the 40-man. So it's a safe bet the two of them are safe.

And unless the Mets are dropping a pitcher such as Rafael Montero or Chris Flexen -- which they absolutely should not be doing given their lack of starting pitching depth -- it's hard to see a pitcher being removed from the roster at this point.

Tags: Amed Rosario, Asdrubal Cabrera, Dominic Smith, Gavin Cecchini, Jay Bruce, Matt Reynolds, Rafael Montero, TJ Rivera, Wilmer Flores, Danny Abriano
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Do Mets have enough trade chips? 00:04:07
On Mets Hot Stove, the panel discusses the rumored J.T. Realmuto and Christian Yelich trade the Marlins are floating to suitors.

The Nationals, Braves, and Phillies are all in the mix to trade for Marlins OF Christian Yelich and/or C J.T. Realmuto, reports Joe Frisaro of MLB.com. The Braves made progress on a deal involving Yelich during the Winter Meetings, reports Mark Bowman of MLB.com, who says the Marlins slowed down talks at the time due to fan backlash, but that talks were always expected to resume.

The Marlins have been trying to use a deal for Yelich to also move Martin Prado and his two-year, $28 million contract, MetsBlog's Matthew Cerrone wrote here Dec. 22.

Danny Abriano, SNY.tv | Twitter | The Braves (No. 2) and Phillies (No. 6) have two of the best farm systems in baseball, according to MLB.com's recent list, so they seemingly have the necessary talent to entice the Marlins. However, the Nationals, like the Mets, are viewed as having a farm system that is in the bottom 10 in baseball...

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Figueroa's Mets resolutions 00:04:40
Nelson Figueroa previews the upcoming season by breaking down what his New Year's resolutions are for several key Mets players in 2018.

Nelson Figueroa and Gary Apple preview the upcoming season by breaking down what their New Year's resolutions are for several key Mets players in 2018.

Tags: Amed Rosario, Jeurys Familia, Matt Harvey, Michael Conforto, Noah Syndergaard, Yoenis Cespedes, Zack Wheeler
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Aug 3, 2017; Denver, CO, USA; New York Mets shortstop Amed Rosario (1) motions before the game against the Colorado Rockies at Coors Field. Mandatory Credit: Isaiah J. Downing-USA TODAY Sports (Isaiah J. Downing)
Aug 3, 2017; Denver, CO, USA; New York Mets shortstop Amed Rosario (1) motions before the game against the Colorado Rockies at Coors Field. Mandatory Credit: Isaiah J. Downing-USA TODAY Sports (Isaiah J. Downing)

Amed Rosario's much-anticipated debut was for many Mets fans the lone highlight of an otherwise brutal 2017 season. The former top prospect arrived in Queens on August 1 to sky-high expectations, some of which he met and some of which he did not. Going into 2018, his age-22 season, it may not be fair to anticipate a superstar breakout, but there are a number of ways he can improve and grow.

As many expected prior to his debut, Rosario's bat is still very much a work in progress. His .665 OPS would have been the fourth-worst among shortstops in 2017 if he had enough plate appearances to qualify. It's hard to find a silver lining in his performance, other than the fact that he's still very young and can largely be carried by his glove. Plate discipline, power, and baserunning all need work, even for someone who brings elite defense to the table.

No one was looking for Rosario to be a walk machine at the plate, but the three bases on balls he drew over his two months with the Mets were good for a 1.8 percent walk rate, the lowest in the majors of all 435 players with at least 100 plate appearances. Paired with a strikeout rate close to 30 percent, it's crystal clear that improving his plate discipline needs to be Rosario's top priority in preparing for the new season. He's never going to be Brandon Nimmo up there, and he doesn't need to be, but a swinging strike rate nearly double the league average is a problem...

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Mets Hot Stove: Gelbs & Martino 00:04:08
Steve Gelbs and Andy Martino report from the Winter Meetings and discuss the Mets' options at second base and in the bullpen.

Mets GM Sandy Alderson said he believes infielder Asrubal Cabrera will likely spend most of the 2018 season at third base despite his versatility to play each infield position.

The Mets had eight different players spend time at third base, with Cabrera logging the second-most innings to Wilmer Flores. But while Cabrera has spent most of his MLB career at shortstop and has played a significant amount of time at second base, Alderson said he thinks Cabrera would likely be New York's third baseman.

"I think his versatility gives us the option [to sign a free-agent third baseman], but at the same time, we've kind of zeroed him in at third base and we don't want to move him around, so while he gives us some flexibility, I'm not sure we want to exercise it," Alderson said at the MLB Winter Meetings on Sunday.

Tags: Amed Rosario, Asdrubal Cabrera, Jose Reyes, Matt Reynolds, TJ Rivera, Wilmer Flores
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New York Mets starting pitcher Noah Syndergaard (Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports)
New York Mets starting pitcher Noah Syndergaard (Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports)

Michelle Ioannou, MetsBlog | TwitterCompared to past weeks, this week was a bit quieter in off-the-field Mets land. Noah Syndergaard, as usual, had most of the fun -- at least from the looks of it on social media.

We found out that Thor -- who is now private on Instagram -- not only enjoys Christmas, but is quite the fan of Elf as well. But who isn't?

He went to the tree in Rockefeller Center, quoting the film in his caption: "Well, there are some things you should know. First off, if you see gum on the street, leave it there. It isn't free candy. Second, there are, like, thirty Ray's Pizzas. They all claim to be the original. But the real one's on 11th. And if you see a sign that says 'Peep Show,' that doesn't mean that they're letting you look at the new toys before Christmas."

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Aug 6, 2017; New York City, NY, USA; New York Mets shortstop Amed Rosario (1) and infielder Jose Reyes (7) (Wendell Cruz)
Aug 6, 2017; New York City, NY, USA; New York Mets shortstop Amed Rosario (1) and infielder Jose Reyes (7) (Wendell Cruz)

Mets rookie SS Amed Rosario told reporters Wednesday that, while he has yet to meet Mickey Callaway, he has heard nothing but good things about the team's new manager.

"It seems like he's a really great guy," Rosario added. "I think he's going to be a wonderful manager. He's a young guy and it sounds like we're going to be made to feel really comfortable with him."

According to Rosario, he has continued to talk every day either by phone, text or in person with Jose Reyes, who is a free agent for the first time since rejoining the Mets during June, 2016.

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Day 2 wrap w/ Gelbs and Familia 00:00:54
SNY's Steve Gelbs and Mets closer Jeurys Familia wrap up Day 2 from the Dominican Republic.

SNY's Steve Gelbs recaps his Tuesday from Boca Chica, Dominican Republic, where he's spending some time with Mets SS Amed Rosario, closer Jeurys Familia, and OF Juan Lagares.

Keep an eye on SNY on FacebookTwitter, and Instagram for more from the D.R. this week!

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Aug 3, 2017; Denver, CO, USA; New York Mets shortstop Amed Rosario (1) motions before the game against the Colorado Rockies at Coors Field. Mandatory Credit: Isaiah J. Downing-USA TODAY Sports (Isaiah J. Downing)
Aug 3, 2017; Denver, CO, USA; New York Mets shortstop Amed Rosario (1) motions before the game against the Colorado Rockies at Coors Field. Mandatory Credit: Isaiah J. Downing-USA TODAY Sports (Isaiah J. Downing)

SNY's Steve Gelbs recaps his Monday from Boca Chica, Dominican Republic, where he's spending some time with Mets SS Amed Rosario,closer Jeurys Familia, and OF Juan Lagares.

Keep an eye on SNY on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram for more from the DR this week!

Click below for the video

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New York Mets first baseman T.J. Rivera (54) doubles in a run in the first inning against the Miami Marlins at Marlins Park. (Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports)
New York Mets first baseman T.J. Rivera (54) doubles in a run in the first inning against the Miami Marlins at Marlins Park. (Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports)

Danny Abriano, SNY.tv | Twitter | Mets INF T.J. Rivera, who had Tommy John surgery on his injured right elbow on Sept. 14, is hoping to return around the beginning of next season.

While pitchers usually miss between 12 and 18 months recovering from Tommy John surgery, position players can return in as little as six months.

Mets officials foresee Rivera returning this coming summer, but his goal is to get back sooner...

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LM: You Think This Is a Game? 00:01:39
Marc Malusis and Jon Hein discuss the Mets players who were and were not in attendance at Travis d'Arnaud's recent wedding.

Michelle Ioannou, MetsBlog | TwitterWelcome to the offseason, everyone. Most Mets fans were wishing for this after the injury-riddled 2017 season, and now that we're here, many of us are right back to missing baseball.

But in this time period between the season ending and Spring Training beginning, the Mets are staying busy off the field. Thanks to social media and the internet, all of us get to see what's going on and stay connected to our players (who we hope are also hitting the batting cages). This past weekend for instance was the weekend of Mets weddings. Travis d'Arnaud, Brandon Nimmo, and Mets Minor league knuckleballer Mickey Jannis all walked down the aisle over the weekend, inviting some of their Mets friends.

Click below for lots of pictures from this weekend's Mets adventures...

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Juan Lagares (left) steals second while Dee Gordon waits for the throw during the seventh inning. (AP)
Juan Lagares (left) steals second while Dee Gordon waits for the throw during the seventh inning. (AP)

Orlando, Fla. - Mets GM Sandy Alderson is set to report to these GM meetings Monday morning. Here, he will have his first opportunity of the offseason to chat in person with his counterparts from rival teams and see if he can lay groundwork for trades. However, Mets people know they will have to get creative in order to pull off an impact deal. because the way this roster is constructed, trading won't be easy...

The Mets are seeking a late-inning reliever, a second baseman, a corner infielder or strict first baseman, and possibly a back-end starting pitcher. Free agency will be the easiest route to fill as many of those needs as possible, because the team knows that its farm system lacks the type of high-end trading chips Alderson had a few years ago (and even then he tended to hold onto his prospects).

The Mets have players on their major league roster that would bring back value, but I'm told they are highly reluctant to move most of them...

Tags: Amed Rosario, Dominic Smith, Jacob deGrom, Juan Lagares, Matt Harvey, Robert Gsellman, Steven Matz
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Juan Lagares (left) steals second while Dee Gordon waits for the throw during the seventh inning. (AP)
Juan Lagares (left) steals second while Dee Gordon waits for the throw during the seventh inning. (AP)

ORLANDO, Fla. - With Sandy Alderson set to report to the GM meetings on Monday morning, he will have his first opportunity of the offseason to chat in person with his counterparts from rival teams, and see if he can lay the groundwork for trades. But Mets people know that they will have to get creative in order to actually pull off an impactful deal -- the way this roster is constructed, trading won't be easy.

As detailed in yesterday's column, the Mets are seeking a late-inning reliever, a second baseman, a corner infielder/first baseman, and possibly a back-end starter. Free agency will be the easiest route to fill as many of those needs as possible, because the team knows that its farm system lacks the high-end trading chips of years gone by (and even then, Alderson tended to hold onto his prospects).

The Mets have players on their major league roster that would bring back value, but I'm told that the team is highly reluctant to move most of them. The loss of so many starting pitchers to injury last year spooked the front office, providing yet another reminder that no amount of rotation depth is adequate.

Tags: Amed Rosario, Brandon Nimmo, Dominic Moore, Jacob deGrom, Juan Lagares, Matt Harvey, Noah Syndergaard, Steven Matz, Zack Wheeler
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Aug 6, 2017; New York City, NY, USA; New York Mets shortstop Amed Rosario (1) and infielder Jose Reyes (7) (Wendell Cruz)
Aug 6, 2017; New York City, NY, USA; New York Mets shortstop Amed Rosario (1) and infielder Jose Reyes (7) (Wendell Cruz)

Amed Rosario wants Jose Reyes -- the Mets' only major league free agent -- to return to the team in 2018.

"There's no words to it," Rosario, through an interpreter, told NJAM about his relationship with Reyes. "He's more than a friend, he's a brother and I've learned a lot from him."

"If it's God's will, he will be next year," Rosario added about Reyes being on the Mets.

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 (Adam Hagy)
(Adam Hagy)

Mets RHP Jacob deGrom has gastroenteritis (stomach flu) and will not pitch again this season, the team said on Friday.

He had been scheduled to start on Saturday in Philadelphia. Seth Lugo will start in his place.

DeGrom's start last Friday was pushed to Sunday after he dealt with nausea/an upset stomach on Wednesday. He was treated at the ballpark in Miami before returning to New York with the team.

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 (Seth Wenig/AP)
(Seth Wenig/AP)

The Mets are "nearly certain" to pick up INF Asdrubal Cabrera's $8.5 million option for 2018, according to Anthony DiComo of MLB.com.

The decision is really a $6.5 million one, since the Mets would have to buy out Cabrera for $2 million if they don't pick up his option.

Cabrera and pending free agent Jose Reyes both want to return to the Mets, with Reyes saying after Wednesday night's game at Citi Field that "a lot of stuff went through his head" during it because he was unsure whether it was his final game ever in front of the home fans.

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 (Brad Penner)
(Brad Penner)

Mets 1B Dominic Smith said he is looking forward to coming back stronger and more consistent in 2018 and that it's been "a blast" playing alongside SS Amed Rosario, who he said is his best friend on the team.

Smith, speaking during a Q&A with fans from the Mets' Twitter account, also answered lots of off-beat questions.

He wouldn't weigh in on the "feud" between Noah Syndergaard and Mr. Met -- instead pleading the fifth -- but said Jacob deGrom had the best hair on the team -- beating out Syndergaard and Robert Gsellman.

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 (Andy Marlin-USA TODAY Sports)
(Andy Marlin-USA TODAY Sports)

Mets SS Amed Rosario is back in the lineup on Friday night after being out since Monday due to a stomach ailment.

Rosario, who was treated for gastroenteritis Monday night at University of Miami hospital before returning to the team hotel, stayed at the hotel Tuesday night during the Mets' game against the Marlins and will traveled with the team to New York on Wednesday.

The 22-year-old Rosario was "violently sick" on Monday and had more than just the flu, Mets manager Terry Collins told reporters on Tuesday...

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 (AP)
(AP)

Jacob deGrom's start on Friday will be pushed to Sunday after he dealt with nausea/an upset stomach on Wednesday, the Mets said Thursday.

DeGrom was treated at the ballpark in Miami on Wednesday before returning to New York with the team.

Robert Gsellman wil start in deGrom's place on Friday, with Matt Harvey pitching on Saturday.

Mets SS Amed Rosario was briefly hospitalized earlier this week due to a stomach issue that he said was due to an undercooked meal.

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 (Kamil Krzaczynski)
(Kamil Krzaczynski)

Mets SS Amed Rosario and C Travis d'Arnaud are not in Friday's lineup after both left Thursday night's game against the Cubs in Chicago due to injury.

Both are available off the bench, according to the team.

Rosario, who had a hit in his first at-bat on Thursday, left the game early due to a tight hip flexor.

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Sep 14, 2017; Chicago, IL, USA; Chicago Cubs first baseman Anthony Rizzo (44) scores as New York Mets catcher Travis d'Arnaud (18) waits for the ball during the fourth inning at Wrigley Field. Mandatory Credit: Kamil Krzaczynski-USA TODAY Sports (Kamil Krzaczynski)
Sep 14, 2017; Chicago, IL, USA; Chicago Cubs first baseman Anthony Rizzo (44) scores as New York Mets catcher Travis d'Arnaud (18) waits for the ball during the fourth inning at Wrigley Field. Mandatory Credit: Kamil Krzaczynski-USA TODAY Sports (Kamil Krzaczynski)

Mets C Travis d'Arnaud and SS Amed Rosario left Thursday's game with injuries, reports Anthony DiComo of MLB.com.

D'Arnaud departed the game with a twisted knee, while Rosario suffered a tight hip flexor and left after running out of the batter's box.

D'arnaud hit a solo home run in the third inning and Rosario had a hit.

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Cadillac Post Game Extra: 9/13 00:04:15
Gary Cohen and Ron Darling break down the Mets' 17-5 loss to the Cubs.

For a full box score of the game, click here.

Things you should know about tonight's game...

1) Matt Harvey surrendered seven hits, four walks and two runs in 3 1/3 innings before he was lifted with the bases loaded. Hansel Robles allowed all three inherited runners to score on a walk and a two-run single which closed the book on the Mets' starter, who was charged with five runs as his ERA crept up to 6.14.

2) Jose Reyes homered leading off the game and added finished 2-for-4 with a walk. Dominic Smith slugged a two-run shot -- his fifth -- while Amed Rosario went 3-for-4 with two runs scored and a stolen base. Travis Taijeron chipped in with two hits while Harvey drove in a run with a squeeze bunt in the second.

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Cadillac Post Game Extra: 9/13 00:04:15
Gary Cohen and Ron Darling break down the Mets' 17-5 loss to the Cubs.

For a full box score of the game, click here.

Things you should know about tonight's game...

1) Matt Harvey surrendered seven hits, four walks and two runs in 3 1/3 innings before he was lifted with the bases loaded. Hansel Robles allowed all three inherited runners to score on a walk and a two-run single which closed the book on the Mets' starter, who was charged with five runs as his ERA crept up to 6.14.

2) Jose Reyes homered leading off the game and added finished 2-for-4 with a walk. Dominic Smith slugged a two-run shot -- his fifth -- while Amed Rosario went 3-for-4 with two runs scored and a stolen base. Travis Taijeron chipped in with two hits while Harvey drove in a run with a squeeze bunt in the second.

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Breaking down Rosario's game 00:03:55
Gary Apple, Nelson Figueroa and Jim Duquette discuss how Amed Rosario can improve at the plate and in the field moving forward.

Mets rookie SS Amed Rosario is heating up as he spends his second month in the majors.

Rosario, 21, is hitting .256/.287/.427 with four HR, two doubles, three triples, and 8 RBI in 117 at-bats since making his big league debut last month.

In September, Rosario -- who missed roughly a week recently due to a finger injury -- is hitting .353/.421/.412.

One area where Rosario needs to improve is his two-strike approach, especially when it comes to chasing pitches that are off the plate away.

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New York Mets' Amed Rosario celebrates his home run during the eighth inning of the first baseball game of a split doubleheader against the Washington Nationals, Sunday, Aug. 27, 2017, in Washington. The Mets won 6-5. (AP Photo/Nick Wass) (Nick Wass/AP)
New York Mets' Amed Rosario celebrates his home run during the eighth inning of the first baseball game of a split doubleheader against the Washington Nationals, Sunday, Aug. 27, 2017, in Washington. The Mets won 6-5. (AP Photo/Nick Wass) (Nick Wass/AP)

Mets SS Amed Rosario will play in the series finale on Sunday against the Reds after missing six straight games, according to manager Terry Collins.

Rosario injured his finger swinging a bat last Saturday and remained day-to-day as of Friday. 

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New York Mets shortstop Amed Rosario is hit by a pitch during the fifth inning against the Houston Astros at Minute Maid Park. (Troy Taormina/USA TODAY Sports)
New York Mets shortstop Amed Rosario is hit by a pitch during the fifth inning against the Houston Astros at Minute Maid Park. (Troy Taormina/USA TODAY Sports)

Mets shortstop Amed Rosario will participate in light baseball activity today at Citi Field, the team said.

Rosario will throw today and hit tomorrow, manager Terry Collins said, adding that the team is trying to be cautious.

The 21-year-old Rosario was still experiencing swelling in his bruised right index finger on Thursday as he missed his fourth-straight game, with Collins noting Friday that the finger swelled up so much that Rosario culdn't swing. 

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Alderson watches players take batting practice in Port St. Lucie, Fla (Credit: Jeff Roberson / Associated Press)
Alderson watches players take batting practice in Port St. Lucie, Fla (Credit: Jeff Roberson / Associated Press)

MLB teams are now allowed to promote any player who's on their 40-man roster to the majors. Typically, in the case of non-contending teams like the Mets, organizations wait to promote people until after their minor league affiliates finish their respective seasons.

At that point, teams promote players already on the roster to add depth and guys that will soon have to be added to the 40-man roster due to their Rule 5 Draft eligibility.

Here are 10 players that will be talked about being promoted, only some of which will actually get the call during the next month.

Tags: Amed Rosario, Jose Reyes, Kevin Plawecki, Robert Gsellman, Travis d'Arnaud, Matthew Cerrone
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Cadillac Post Game Extra 00:02:46
Wayne Randazzo and Ron Darling break down the Mets? 7-2 loss to the Cincinnati Reds.

The Mets lost to the Reds, 7-2, on Thursday afternoon in Cincinnati in the finale of their three-game set >> Click here for a full box score of the game

Things you should know about today's game...

1) Jacob deGrom allowed four runs (three earned) on six hits while walking three and striking out five in 6.0 innings. 

2) Amed Rosario's throwing error in the third inning allowed Billy Hamilton to score as the Reds took a 3-2 lead. With one out, Rosario attempted to throw Hamilton out at third base instead of taking the sure out at first base.

3) Jeurys Familia allowed one run -- on a homer to Joey Votto -- in 0.2 innings of work.

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Rosario cracks a solo home run 00:00:50
Rookie Amed Rosario cracks a solo home run to right-center field to break the tie and put the Mets on top, 6-5.

Mets rookie SS Amed Rosario hit a tie-breaking home run in the eighth inning Sunday to help the Mets to a 6-5 win over the Nationals at Nationals Park.

Rosario, 21, is hitting .247 with a .271 OBP. At his current pace, over the course of 550 at-bats for a season, he projects to hit 18 triples with 23 home runs, 23 stolen bases and 3.5 WAR.

"I was looking for the right pitch," Rosario later said. "I came from a league where I wasn't seeing pitches come at me this fast, but as I've adjusted I feel I'm doing better."

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Washington Nationals starting pitcher Edwin Jackson reacts after being tagged out at home plate by New York Mets catcher Travis d'Arnaud at Nationals Park. (Aaron Doster/USA TODAY Sports)
Washington Nationals starting pitcher Edwin Jackson reacts after being tagged out at home plate by New York Mets catcher Travis d'Arnaud at Nationals Park. (Aaron Doster/USA TODAY Sports)

Mets infielders Amed Rosario and Asdrubal Cabrera came up clutch late to lead New York to a 6-5 win over the Washington Nationals in Game 1 of Sunday's doubleheader at Nationals Park.

After Rosario hit a tiebreaking home run in the top of the eighth inning to give the Mets a lead, Cabrera threw out pinch runner Edwin Jackson at the plate to end the game.

Jackson, pinch running after Adam Lind drew a two-out walk off AJ Ramos, tried to score when Daniel Murphy lined a double to right field. Juan Lagares threw to the cutoff man Cabrera, who then threw a laser to catcher Travis d'Arnaud from short right field in time for d'Arnaud to block the plate and tag Jackson out.

"It was a perfect throw from the outfield," Jackson said, according to MLB.com's Jamal Collier. "From I'm guessing the second baseman, to home, perfect throw. Got me out at home."

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Cadillac Post Game Extra 00:01:58
Gary Cohen breaks down the Mets' 6-5 win over the Washington Nationals after Game 1 of a doubleheader.

For a full box score of the game, click here.

Things you should know about today's game...

1) Asdrubal Cabrera fired a perfect strike home to Travis d'Arnaud who applied tag on pinch-runner Edwin Jackson who tried to score from first on Daniel Murphy's single to right-center. Travis Taijeron overran the ball, but Juan Lagares picked it up and fired in to Cabrera who completed the relay home.

2) Amed Rosario hit a two-out solo home run in the eighth inning to give the Mets a 6-5 lead after the Nationals had rallied to tie the game in the bottom of the seventh. Cabrera blasted a three-run homer in the first and Wilmer Flores added a two-run shot in the third which gave the Mets a 5-0 lead. Matt Reynolds, Rosario and Lagares had two hits apiece.

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 (Brad Penner)
(Brad Penner)

Many of the Mets' youngest players played key roles at the plate, on the field, and on the mound in the team's 4-2 win over the Diamondbacks on Wednesday night.

Michael Conforto had two RBI singles to lead the offense, while Dominic Smith hit his third home run and Amed Rosario had two hits and an RBI. Brandon Nimmo hit a double and reached base four times. On the mound, Chris Flexen pitched six innings for the first time in his career and earned his third win of the season. 

"It's fun for me because I played with these guys coming up," Conforto said after the game. "It's cool that now they're here with me. I think right now they're in the part where they're just getting their feet wet... I think they're doing a great job so far and when the time comes I'll give them some knowledge if need be."

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Rosario's solo blast to left 00:01:08
Rookie shortstop Amed Rosario puts the Mets on the board with a solo home run down the left field line in the bottom of the fifth inning.

Mets SS Amed Rosario launched his third homer of the season Tuesday night during the team's 7-4 loss to the Diamondbacks at Citi Field.

Rosario broke D-backs starting pitcher Patrick Corbin's 20 1/3 inning scoreless streak as he sent a hanging breaking ball into the left field seats during the bottom of the fifth inning. He also hit his third triple of the year, which drove in Dominic Smith. 

Rosario, 21, who finished the night 2-for-4 with two RBI, is hitting .326 during his last 43 at-bats.

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Cadillac Post Game Extra 00:03:09
Gary Cohen and Ron Darling break down the Mets' 7-4 loss to the D-backs at Citi Field on Tuesday night.

For a full box score of the game, click here.

Things you should know about tonight's game...

1) Tommy Milone allowed a pair of homers, including a three-run shot to J.D. Martinez in the first, and was charged with six runs -- five earned -- in 4 2/3 innings. The left-hander surrendered five hits, a walk and struck out five in his first start since May 21.

2) Amed Rosario hit a solo homer and tripled in another run in the ninth. His first Major League error allowed the Diamondbacks to take a 4-0 lead in the third.

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 (Jake Roth)
(Jake Roth)

Wilmer Flores seems to have been a Met for a very long time. Since debuting in 2013, he has amassed over 1,500 plate appearances while playing no fewer than 50 games in each of the four infield spots. Along the way, he has collected 54 home runs, 192 RBI, and one dramatic last-minute reprieve from a trade to the Brewers. No wonder it's so easy to forget that he's still just 26 years old.

Despite moving through the Mets system on the strength of his bat, Flores didn't get off to a hot start in the majors, putting up a paltry .675 OPS from 2013-15. But over the past two seasons, coinciding with the end of his experimental shortstop run, he has put together a .272/.318/.478 slash line -- not a dominant offensive performance, but above league average and the kind of line that keeps a hitter in a lineup on a regular basis. It's fairly similar to the numbers Wil Myers has put up in San Diego over the same time period, although Flores has fewer plate appearances.

Flores has seen significant handedness splits over the course of his career, with an .830 OPS against lefties and a .686 OPS against righties. As a result, he has been used largely in a platoon role. But this season, he is showing something new.

Flores' OPS against lefties is almost identical to his career split, but he has made great strides against righties - a .789 OPS along with nine of his 15 home runs. While he is still a dependable hitter against left-handed pitching, he no longer appears to be a liability against right-handers, which would be a big step forward in his development...

Tags: Amed Rosario, Dominic Smith, Neil Walker, Wilmer Flores, Maggie Wiggin
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