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Los Angeles Angels starting pitcher Matt Harvey delivers a pitch to the Texas Rangers during the first inning of a baseball game at Globe Life Park in Arlington. (Jim Cowsert/USA TODAY Sports)
Los Angeles Angels starting pitcher Matt Harvey delivers a pitch to the Texas Rangers during the first inning of a baseball game at Globe Life Park in Arlington. (Jim Cowsert/USA TODAY Sports)

The Mets have reshaped their roster over the last year and change, saying goodbye to some familiar faces (some beloved, some not) in the process. Every week, we'll take a look at how some of those former Mets are performing with their new teams...


Jarred Kelenic, Mariners (minors)

The 19-year-old Kelenic, the prized prospect the Mets included in the Diaz/Cano deal, has cooled off over the last two weeks as his triple slash has dropped from a ridiculously good .340/.441/.630 to a still-impressive .314/.397/.529.

In 39 games this season for Seattle's Low-A affiliate, Kelenic has six homers, 13 doubles, one triple, and seven stolen bases. 

Tags: Asdrubal Cabrera, Curtis Granderson, Jay Bruce, Jenrry Mejia, Matt Harvey, Wilmer Flores, Danny Abriano
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Mar 31, 2019; Seattle, WA, USA; Seattle Mariners first baseman Jay Bruce (32) is congratulated by teammates in the dugout after hitting a solo home run against the Boston Red Sox during the fourth inning at T-Mobile Park. Mandatory Credit: Jennifer Buchanan-USA TODAY Sports (Jennifer Buchanan)
Mar 31, 2019; Seattle, WA, USA; Seattle Mariners first baseman Jay Bruce (32) is congratulated by teammates in the dugout after hitting a solo home run against the Boston Red Sox during the fourth inning at T-Mobile Park. Mandatory Credit: Jennifer Buchanan-USA TODAY Sports (Jennifer Buchanan)

The Mets have reshaped their roster over the last year and change, saying goodbye to some familiar faces (some beloved, some not) in the process. Every week, we'll take a look at how some of those former Mets are performing with their new teams...


Jarred Kelenic, Mariners (minors)

The 19-year-old Kelenic, the prized prospect the Mets included in the Diaz/Cano deal, has cooled off a bit over the last week as his triple slash has dropped from a ridiculously good .340/.441/.630 to .326/.416/.581.

In 33 games this season for Seattle's Low-A affiliate, Kelenic has six homers, 13 doubles, one triple, and six stolen bases. 

Tags: Asdrubal Cabrera, Curtis Granderson, Jay Bruce, Jenrry Mejia, Matt Harvey, Wilmer Flores, Danny Abriano
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Jun 27, 2018; New York City, NY, USA; New York Mets 2018 first round draft pick Jarred Kelenic takes the field for batting practice before a game against the Pittsburgh Pirates at Citi Field. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports (Brad Penner)
Jun 27, 2018; New York City, NY, USA; New York Mets 2018 first round draft pick Jarred Kelenic takes the field for batting practice before a game against the Pittsburgh Pirates at Citi Field. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports (Brad Penner)

The Mets have reshaped their roster over the last year and change, saying goodbye to some familiar faces (some beloved, some not) in the process. Every week, we'll take a look at how some of those former Mets are performing with their new teams...


Jarred Kelenic, Mariners (minors)

The 19-year-old Kelenic, the prized prospect the Mets included in the Diaz/Cano deal, is tearing the cover off the ball for Low-A West Virginia -- where he recently hit four homers in four games. 

Tags: Asdrubal Cabrera, Curtis Granderson, Jay Bruce, Jenrry Mejia, Matt Harvey, Wilmer Flores, Danny Abriano
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Jun 27, 2018; New York City, NY, USA; New York Mets 2018 first round draft pick Jarred Kelenic takes the field for batting practice before a game against the Pittsburgh Pirates at Citi Field. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports (Brad Penner)
Jun 27, 2018; New York City, NY, USA; New York Mets 2018 first round draft pick Jarred Kelenic takes the field for batting practice before a game against the Pittsburgh Pirates at Citi Field. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports (Brad Penner)

The Mets have reshaped their roster over the last year and change, saying goodbye to some familiar faces (some beloved, some not) in the process. Every week, we'll take a look at how some of those former Mets are performing with their new teams...


Wilmer Flores, Diamondbacks

The former fan favorite hasn't been playing much more than if he were still on the Mets, as he's still operating in a bench role primarily. He's batting .219 and lacking significant pop -- he has four doubles and no homers, while driving in just five runs during the first month of the season. 

Tags: Asdrubal Cabrera, Curtis Granderson, Jay Bruce, Matt Harvey, Wilmer Flores
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Apr 11, 2019; Cincinnati, OH, USA; Miami Marlins left fielder Curtis Granderson (21) against the Cincinnati Reds at Great American Ball Park. Mandatory Credit: Aaron Doster-USA TODAY Sports (Aaron Doster)
Apr 11, 2019; Cincinnati, OH, USA; Miami Marlins left fielder Curtis Granderson (21) against the Cincinnati Reds at Great American Ball Park. Mandatory Credit: Aaron Doster-USA TODAY Sports (Aaron Doster)

The Mets have reshaped their roster over the last year and change, saying goodbye to some familiar faces (some beloved, some not) in the process. Every week, we'll take a look at how some of those former Mets are performing with their new teams...


Wilmer Flores, Diamondbacks

Flores is hitting .236 in 17 games. So far, he has no homers and only one RBI with four doubles with his new team. 

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Mar 31, 2019; Seattle, WA, USA; Seattle Mariners first baseman Jay Bruce (32) is congratulated by teammates in the dugout after hitting a solo home run against the Boston Red Sox during the fourth inning at T-Mobile Park. Mandatory Credit: Jennifer Buchanan-USA TODAY Sports (Jennifer Buchanan)
Mar 31, 2019; Seattle, WA, USA; Seattle Mariners first baseman Jay Bruce (32) is congratulated by teammates in the dugout after hitting a solo home run against the Boston Red Sox during the fourth inning at T-Mobile Park. Mandatory Credit: Jennifer Buchanan-USA TODAY Sports (Jennifer Buchanan)

The Mets have reshaped their roster over the last year and change, saying goodbye to some familiar faces (some beloved, some not) in the process. Every week, we'll take a look at how some of those former Mets are performing with their new teams...


Wilmer Flores, Diamondbacks

Flores is struggling in Arizona, hitting just .200/.256/.275 with zero homers and three doubles in 40 at-bats over 12 games. He's been slumping especially badly since April 6, with just three hits in 20 at-bats.

Tags: Asdrubal Cabrera, Curtis Granderson, Jay Bruce, Jenrry Mejia, Matt Harvey, Wilmer Flores, Danny Abriano
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Apr 6, 2019; Phoenix, AZ, USA; Arizona Diamondbacks third baseman Wilmer Flores (41) bats against the Boston Red Sox during the third inning at Chase Field. Mandatory Credit: Joe Camporeale-USA TODAY Sports (Joe Camporeale)
Apr 6, 2019; Phoenix, AZ, USA; Arizona Diamondbacks third baseman Wilmer Flores (41) bats against the Boston Red Sox during the third inning at Chase Field. Mandatory Credit: Joe Camporeale-USA TODAY Sports (Joe Camporeale)

The Mets have reshaped their roster over the last year and change, saying goodbye to some familiar faces (some beloved, some not) in the process. Every week, we'll take a look at how some of those former Mets are performing with their new teams...


Wilmer Flores, Diamondbacks

Most Mets fans miss Wilmer, who the team non-tendered this offseason. So far for the Diamondbacks. Flores is hitting just .227/.292/.318 with no homers in 22 at-bats over six games. 

Tags: Asdrubal Cabrera, Curtis Granderson, Jay Bruce, Jenrry Mejia, Matt Harvey, Wilmer Flores, Danny Abriano
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Apr 10, 2018; Miami, FL, USA; New York Mets left fielder Yoenis Cespedes (52) prior to the game against the Miami Marlins at Marlins Park. Mandatory Credit: Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports (Jasen Vinlove)
Apr 10, 2018; Miami, FL, USA; New York Mets left fielder Yoenis Cespedes (52) prior to the game against the Miami Marlins at Marlins Park. Mandatory Credit: Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports (Jasen Vinlove)

John Harper, SNY.tv | Twitter | : So Omar Minaya went on MLB Radio this week and downplayed expectations that Yoenis Cespedes is being counted on at all by the Mets in 2019.

"If he gives us anything this year, that is gravy," was the way he put it.

Now wait a minute...

Tags: Anthony Swarzak, Asdrubal Cabrera, Jacob deGrom, Jerry Blevins, Matt Harvey, Michael Conforto, Noah Syndergaard, Seth Lugo, Steven Matz, Yoenis Cespedes, Zack Wheeler, John Harper
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New York Yankees relief pitcher Adam Warren (43) delivers in the eighth inning against the Cleveland Indians at Progressive Field. (David Richard-USA TODAY Sports)
New York Yankees relief pitcher Adam Warren (43) delivers in the eighth inning against the Cleveland Indians at Progressive Field. (David Richard-USA TODAY Sports)

With plenty of work cut out for GM Brodie Van Wagenen ahead of Spring Training, the Mets have entered the New Year actively pursuing free agents to add depth to the bullpen and utility pieces, according to SNY's Andy Martino. 

Some of the names that have been sifted through include RHP Adam Warren, LHP Justin Wilson and utility players Asdrubal Cabrera and Marwin Gonzalez

The Mets want to continue to address their depth at bullpen after adding Juerys Familia and trading for Edwin Diaz in December. Both Warren and Wilson would provide that help. Warren sported a 3.14 ERA and struck out 52 batters across 51.2 innings for both the Yankees and Mariners last season, while the Cubs' Wilson finished with a 3.46 ERA. 

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This past Monday, I wrote that I expected Mets GM Brodie Van Wagenen to do the following five things by end of the week's MLB Winter Meetings, which concluded Thursday.

So, what did he do, what didn't he do, and how will he approach the rest of the offseason?

1. Sign a high-end free-agent reliever

Tags: Amed Rosario, Asdrubal Cabrera, Brandon Nimmo, Jeurys Familia, Juan Lagares, Michael Conforto, Noah Syndergaard, Todd Frazier, Zack Wheeler, Matthew Cerrone
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Sep 19, 2017; Miami, FL, USA; Miami Marlins catcher J.T. Realmuto (11) rounds the bases after hitting a walk off solo home run in the tenth inning against the New York Mets at Marlins Park. Mandatory Credit: Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports (Jasen Vinlove)
Sep 19, 2017; Miami, FL, USA; Miami Marlins catcher J.T. Realmuto (11) rounds the bases after hitting a walk off solo home run in the tenth inning against the New York Mets at Marlins Park. Mandatory Credit: Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports (Jasen Vinlove)

The Mets continue contacting the Marlins about All-Star catcher J.T. Realmuto.

The catcher and his agent have been vocal about wanting to be traded from the rebuilding Marlins to a winning team that could be interested in signing him to a long-term contract extension. He is likely to earn a combined $15-20 million the next two seasons, after which he'll be a free agent at age 29.

The Fish, who have traded away most of their assets under the new ownership that includes former Yankee captain Derek Jeter, have made it clear they would want a king's ransom of prospects and players in return.

Tags: Amed Rosario, Asdrubal Cabrera, Brandon Nimmo, Kevin Plawecki, Michael Conforto, Travis d'Arnaud, Matthew Cerrone
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Aug 5, 2018; Philadelphia, PA, USA; Philadelphia Phillies second baseman Asdrubal Cabrera (13) hits a two RBI home run in front of Miami Marlins catcher Bryan Holaday (28) during the eighth inning at Citizens Bank Park. Mandatory Credit: Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports (Bill Streicher)
Aug 5, 2018; Philadelphia, PA, USA; Philadelphia Phillies second baseman Asdrubal Cabrera (13) hits a two RBI home run in front of Miami Marlins catcher Bryan Holaday (28) during the eighth inning at Citizens Bank Park. Mandatory Credit: Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports (Bill Streicher)

The Mets have met with the representative for free agent infielder Asdrubal Cabrera, reports Mike Puma of the New York Post, who says the Mets are seeking a player who can play second base (either as a starter or reserve) while also giving the team a backup shortstop option. The soon-to-be 33-year-old Cabrera hit .262/.316/.458 with 23 homers in 147 games last season split between the Mets and Phillies, who the Mets traded him to for RHP Franklyn Kilome

While the Mets have Jeff McNeil "penciled in" as their second baseman, according to GM Brodie Van Wagenen, they are in need of a backup shortstop since Jose Reyes' Mets career is over.

Danny Abriano, SNY.tv | Twitter | If the Mets are truly interested, a reunion with Cabrera as a jack-of-all-trades who can fill in at second base, shortstop, and third base makes sense. As someone who would potentially start on a team that hopes to contend, it does not...

Tags: Asdrubal Cabrera, Gavin Cecchini, Jose Reyes, Luis Guillorme, Wilmer Flores
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Aug 5, 2018; Philadelphia, PA, USA; Philadelphia Phillies second baseman Asdrubal Cabrera (13) hits a two RBI home run in front of Miami Marlins catcher Bryan Holaday (28) during the eighth inning at Citizens Bank Park. Mandatory Credit: Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports (Bill Streicher)
Aug 5, 2018; Philadelphia, PA, USA; Philadelphia Phillies second baseman Asdrubal Cabrera (13) hits a two RBI home run in front of Miami Marlins catcher Bryan Holaday (28) during the eighth inning at Citizens Bank Park. Mandatory Credit: Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports (Bill Streicher)

Asdrubal Cabrera, who the Mets traded to the Phillies late last month for Franklyn Kilome, hit a mammoth go-ahead homer for Philadelphia in the eighth inning on Sunday as they swept the Marlins.

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The BNNY panel discusses the news that the Mets have traded Asdrubal Cabrera to the Philadelphia Phillies for a Minor League prospect.

The Mets traded infielder Asdrubal Cabrera to the Philadelphia Phillies on Friday, sources told SNY.tv's Andy Martino.

In exchange, the Mets acquired 23-year-old RHP Franklyn Kilome, who is ranked as the Phillies' No. 10 prospect by MLB.com.

Cabrera, 32, was hitting .277 with 18 home runs and 58 RBIs in 98 games this season. He is in the final year of a three-year, $24.75 million deal...

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New York Mets second baseman Asdrubal Cabrera throws to first base to complete a double play against the Pittsburgh Pirates during the seventh inning at PNC Park. (Charles LeClaire/USA TODAY Sports)
New York Mets second baseman Asdrubal Cabrera throws to first base to complete a double play against the Pittsburgh Pirates during the seventh inning at PNC Park. (Charles LeClaire/USA TODAY Sports)

Andy Martino, SNY.tv | Twitter |

Teams engaged with the Mets on trade talks expected on Friday morning that Asdrubal Cabrera will be traded soon.

Cabrera will not bring back much value, but the Mets are likely to move on him before turning full attention to Zack Wheeler, who should net a team's top 10 prospect.

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Jul 14, 2018; New York City, NY, USA; New York Mets second baseman Asdrubal Cabrera (13) has Washington Nationals right fielder Juan Soto (22) out but fails to complete the double play during the eighth inning at Citi Field. Mandatory Credit: Anthony Gruppuso-USA TODAY Sports
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Jul 14, 2018; New York City, NY, USA; New York Mets second baseman Asdrubal Cabrera (13) has Washington Nationals right fielder Juan Soto (22) out but fails to complete the double play during the eighth inning at Citi Field. Mandatory Credit: Anthony Gruppuso-USA TODAY Sports (Anthony Gruppuso)

Mets 2B Asdrubal Cabrera has been oft-involved in trade rumors ahead of the trade deadline on July 31. With the Mets selling, Cabrera's future looms over every at-bat.

In the team's Thursday night over the Pirates Cabrera starred, going 3-5 with a double, home run (18) and four RBI. After the game, Cabrera commented on trade rumors.

"This is my team right now and I'm thinking much about it," Cabrera said. "I just come here and do my job. New York Mets, this is my team. Whatever happens, I can't control that. I just come here and do my best and help the team to win."

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Gary and Keith talk McNeil 00:02:04
Gary Cohen and Keith Hernandez share their early impressions of Jeff McNeil and discuss how he fits the Mets moving forward.

Asdrubal Cabrera homered and drove in a season-high four runs as the Mets defeated the Pirates, 12-6, for their third straight win on Thursday night at PNC Park.

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

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

1) Cabrera snapped an 0-for-16 skid with an RBI double in the third inning and connected on a two-run homer in the fourth, his 18th of the season. He added an RBI groundout during the Mets' three-run seventh and doubled in the ninth.

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Jul 1, 2018; Miami, FL, USA; New York Mets second baseman Asdrubal Cabrera (13) connects for a solo home run in the third inning against the Miami Marlins at Marlins Park. Mandatory Credit: Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports (Jasen Vinlove)
Jul 1, 2018; Miami, FL, USA; New York Mets second baseman Asdrubal Cabrera (13) connects for a solo home run in the third inning against the Miami Marlins at Marlins Park. Mandatory Credit: Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports (Jasen Vinlove)

Mets 2B Asdrubal Cabrera knocks his 18th home run of the season.

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May 8, 2018; Cincinnati, OH, USA; New York Mets shortstop Asdrubal Cabrera (13) against the Cincinnati Reds at Great American Ball Park. Mandatory Credit: Aaron Doster-USA TODAY Sports (Aaron Doster)
May 8, 2018; Cincinnati, OH, USA; New York Mets shortstop Asdrubal Cabrera (13) against the Cincinnati Reds at Great American Ball Park. Mandatory Credit: Aaron Doster-USA TODAY Sports (Aaron Doster)

The Mets have seen consistent interest in infielder Asdrubal Cabrera.

However, I still expect him to get moved through waivers during August instead of before next week's non-waiver trade deadline. The fact is, Cabrera is earning decent money, he's been struggling since early June and there are several other options available for teams in need of an infielder.

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Ricco on trade deadline 00:00:35
Mets assistant general manager John Ricco discusses what the Mets plan to do before the trade deadline after learning about Cespedes injury.

The loss of Yoenis Cespedes for at minimum a significant chunk of next season raises the question of whether the Mets would now be more likely to trade Jacob deGrom and enter a rebuilding phase. But there are too many variables to make that connection.

The Mets don't yet know who their GM will be next season, are remain extremely disinclined to ever trade deGrom, despite his hope to be either extended or relocated. 

My takeaway from reporting on Wednesday morning is that Cespedes' injury is news about Cespedes alone, and everything else with this franchise beyond this month is TBD. Much more pressing is Tuesday's trade deadline, and here's what we know...

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Cabrera gets ejected in fifth 00:00:27
Mets third baseman Asdrubal Cabrera gets called out on a check swing and disagrees with the call, which leads to his ejection.

Mets 2B Asdrubal Cabrera was ejected from the Mets game against the Yankees on Saturday afternoon after spiking his bat in the 5th inning. Cabrera disagreed with the third base umpire's ruling that he went around for strike three on a check swing. 

With the Mets down 4-1, Cabrera was at bat with two runners on base with the chance to claw the team back in the game. With two strikes, Yankees RHP Sonny Gray spun a breaking ball in the dirt and Cabrera attempted to check his swing.

Upon being called out, Cabrera spiked his bat in disagreement near Austin Romine as the catcher worked to retrieve the ball in the dirt. 

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Asdrubal Cabrera (13) Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports (Brad Penner)
Asdrubal Cabrera (13) Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports (Brad Penner)

Coming back from the All-Star break, the Mets began their second half with a Subway Series rematch with the Yankees, this time on the road. And they were the ones to strike first in this one. 

It was Mets 2B Asdrubal Cabrera who stayed on a 1-2 curveball and laced it down the right-field line to score Brandon Nimmo

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Washington Nationals right fielder Juan Soto steals second base with New York Mets second baseman Asdrubal Cabrera missing the throw during the seventh inning of the game at Citi Field. (Gregory Fisher/USA TODAY Sports)
Washington Nationals right fielder Juan Soto steals second base with New York Mets second baseman Asdrubal Cabrera missing the throw during the seventh inning of the game at Citi Field. (Gregory Fisher/USA TODAY Sports)

Despite leaving Sunday's game and undergoing X-rays on his right hand, Mets infielder Asdrubal Cabrera expects to be healthy once the All-Star break ends.

Cabrera left Sunday's game after the seventh inning after he attempted to barehand a wild Anthony Swarzak pickoff throw, though X-rays came back negative.

He said his hand is swollen but believes he will be ready to play on Friday when the Mets open the second half with a three-game series against the Yankees.

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Gary, Keith and Ron talk trades 00:01:47
Gary Cohen, Keith Hernandez and Ron Darling discuss the potential trade values of Asdrubal Cabrera, Jeurys Familia and Jerry Blevins.

Despite three solo homers, the Mets were unable to rally from a three-run deficit and fell to the Nationals, 5-4, on Thursday night at Citi Field.

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

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

1) Steven Matz was charged with three runs on eight hits and two walks with four strikeouts over 6 1/3 innings. He surrendered a two-run homer to Anthony Rendon in the first and a solo shot to the Nats' third baseman in the third. Matz (4-7) allowed three earned runs or fewer for the 11th time in his last 13 starts.

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Zack Wheeler (45) Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports (Brad Penner)
Zack Wheeler (45) Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports (Brad Penner)

Andy Martino, SNY.tv | Twitter |

Zack Wheeler has joined Jeurys Familia and Asdrubal Cabrera as the Mets most likely to be traded this month, although surprises remain possible, and no one is untouchable.

Familia and Cabrera are the obvious trade candidates, because both are free agents at the end of the season. Wheeler has one additional year of control, and teams are showing interest. If the Mets can get, say, a top ten prospect and another depth piece, they will likely move him. Wilmer Flores has less value, but could also go. The Yankees have checked in on Wheeler - but, as always, it's hard to imagine the teams actually working out a deal...

Tags: Asdrubal Cabrera, Jeurys Familia, Zack Wheeler, Andy Martino
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Jul 6, 2018; New York City, NY, USA; New York Mets second baseman Asdrubal Cabrera (13) hits an RBI single against the Tampa Bay Rays in the third inning at Citi Field. Mandatory Credit: Noah K. Murray-USA TODAY Sports  (Noah K. Murray)
Jul 6, 2018; New York City, NY, USA; New York Mets second baseman Asdrubal Cabrera (13) hits an RBI single against the Tampa Bay Rays in the third inning at Citi Field. Mandatory Credit: Noah K. Murray-USA TODAY Sports (Noah K. Murray)

Mest 2B Asdrubal Cabrera is not in the starting lineup on Wednesday night -- a night after leaving Tuesday's game early due to re-aggravating a hyperextended elbow.

Mets manager Mickey Callaway had said Cabrera should be able to play on Wednesday.

Cabrera seemed to be injured after a bang-bang play at second base. During that play, Philadelphia's Nick Williams was attempting to steal the base and Cabrera was applying a tag after a throw from catcher Devin Mesoraco

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Jul 6, 2018; New York City, NY, USA; Tampa Bay Rays third baseman Daniel Robertson (28) is tagged out stealing second base by New York Mets second baseman Asdrubal Cabrera (13) in the fifth inning at Citi Field. Mandatory Credit: Noah K. Murray-USA TODAY Sports  (Noah K. Murray)
Jul 6, 2018; New York City, NY, USA; Tampa Bay Rays third baseman Daniel Robertson (28) is tagged out stealing second base by New York Mets second baseman Asdrubal Cabrera (13) in the fifth inning at Citi Field. Mandatory Credit: Noah K. Murray-USA TODAY Sports (Noah K. Murray)

Mest 2B Asdrubal Cabrera left Tuesday night's game against the Phillies after re-aggravating a hyperextended elbow, according to Mickey Callaway.

Callaway said Cabrera should be able to play on Wednesday.

Cabrera seemed to be injured after a bang-bang play at second base. During that play, Philadelphia's Nick Williams was attempting to steal the base and Cabrera was applying a tag after a throw from catcher Devin Mesoraco

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Jul 6, 2018; New York City, NY, USA; New York Mets second baseman Asdrubal Cabrera (13) hits an RBI single against the Tampa Bay Rays in the third inning at Citi Field. Mandatory Credit: Noah K. Murray-USA TODAY Sports  (Noah K. Murray)
Jul 6, 2018; New York City, NY, USA; New York Mets second baseman Asdrubal Cabrera (13) hits an RBI single against the Tampa Bay Rays in the third inning at Citi Field. Mandatory Credit: Noah K. Murray-USA TODAY Sports (Noah K. Murray)

Mets infielder Asdrubal Cabrera is among several players the Dodgers are looking into acquiring as the July 31 non-waiver trade deadline approaches, according to Yahoo! Sports' Jeff Passan.

The Dodgers are among the teams to strongly pursue Orioles shortstop Manny Machado, but Passan reports they are looking for other players, and that list includes the Reds' Scooter Gennett, the Twins' Brian Dozier and Cabrera, who was hitting .280 with 15 home runs and 49 RBIs entering Monday.

Passan's report comes shortly after The Athletic's Ken Rosenthal reported the Yankees were among the teams to increase their interest in Machado, the 26-year-old four-time All-Star who is hitting .313 with 21 home runs and 60 RBIs.

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Wilmer Flores hit a walk-off home run in the bottom of the 10th inning to lift the Mets past the Phillies, 4-3, in the first game of Monday's doubleheader at Citi Field.

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

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

1) Pinch-hitting for Tim Peterson, Flores connected on his eighth home run and his eighth career walk-off hit and franchise-record 10th walk-off RBI. It marked the fourth walk-off for Flores this season and his second via a homer. It was the Mets' second walk-off homer of the homestand after Jose Bautista's grand slam Friday night.

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Apr 3, 2017; New York City, NY, USA; General view of fans outside Citi Field before a game between the New York Mets and the Atlanta Braves. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports (Brad Penner)
Apr 3, 2017; New York City, NY, USA; General view of fans outside Citi Field before a game between the New York Mets and the Atlanta Braves. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports (Brad Penner)

Asdrubal Cabrera got the Mets on the board with a solo homer on Monday afternoon at Citi Field.

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Jul 6, 2018; New York City, NY, USA; New York Mets right fielder Jose Bautista (11) hits a game winning grand slam in the ninth inning against the Tampa Bay Rays at Citi Field. Mandatory Credit: Noah K. Murray-USA TODAY Sports (Noah K. Murray)
Jul 6, 2018; New York City, NY, USA; New York Mets right fielder Jose Bautista (11) hits a game winning grand slam in the ninth inning against the Tampa Bay Rays at Citi Field. Mandatory Credit: Noah K. Murray-USA TODAY Sports (Noah K. Murray)

Mets RF Jose Bautista hit a walk-off grand slam to win it for the Mets on Friday night.

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Apple and Darling on Mets' win 00:01:46
Gary Apple and Ron Darling discuss Seth Lugo's solid performance out of the bullpen in the Mets' 6-3 win over Toronto.

The Mets had the lead again in Toronto, but this time, they kept it to the end as the split the two-game series with the Blue Jays after a 6-3 victory on Wednesday night. 

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

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

Tags: Asdrubal Cabrera, Corey Oswalt, Jerry Blevins, Jeurys Familia, Michael Conforto, Robert Gsellman, Seth Lugo, Todd Frazier
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Apple and Darling on Mets' win 00:01:46
Gary Apple and Ron Darling discuss Seth Lugo's solid performance out of the bullpen in the Mets' 6-3 win over Toronto.

The Mets had the lead again in Toronto, but this time, they kept it to the end as the split the two-game series with the Blue Jays after a 6-3 victory on Wednesday night. 

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

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

Tags: Asdrubal Cabrera, Corey Oswalt, Jerry Blevins, Jeurys Familia, Michael Conforto, Robert Gsellman, Seth Lugo, Todd Frazier
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Mets 3B Todd Frazier hit an RBI double in the top of the eighth inning to drive in Asdrubal Cabrera.

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The benches and bullpens emptied for the Mets and Pirates on Tuesday night when Josh Harrison's slide in to second baseman Asdrubal Cabrera in the eighth inning broke up a would-be inning-ending double play.

From the mound, Jeurys Familia started screaming at Harrison, who jawed back. And as players rushed in from the dugouts and bullpens, Cabrera's first move was to ... hug Harrison.

Familia left the ballpark without addressing reporters, but Cabrera and Harrison both felt the slide was a good, clean baseball play. And they were right. 

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The Mets will be pitched by teams looking to acquire Jacob deGrom and Noah Syndergaard. However, despite all the buzz, I expect both pitchers will continue being Mets at least through the next two seasons.

Frankly, the only way I see either of these two pitchers being traded is if a new GM and front office takes the wheel. Otherwise, it's ride or die with deGrom and Syndergaard for Sandy Alderson. 

Similarly, while there will be interest in (and it's worth listening to offers for) Seth Lugo and Robert Gsellman, my hunch is Alderson would prefer to keep them as well -- especially given the delicate state of his rotation.

Tags: Asdrubal Cabrera, Jacob deGrom, Jeurys Familia, Noah Syndergaard, Robert Gsellman, Seth Lugo, Todd Frazier, Matthew Cerrone
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Brandon Nimmo hits a two-run homer off Brad Boxberger to give the Mets a 4-3 lead with two outs in the ninth inning in Arizona.

Mets outfielder Brandon Nimmo hit a two-out, two-run go-ahead home run in the top of the ninth inning to key a comeback victory in Sunday's 5-3 win over the Arizona Diamondbacks at Chase Field.

Nimmo's home run off Brad Boxberger turned a 3-2 deficit into a 4-3 lead, and Asdrubal Cabrera followed with a solo homer as the Mets won back-to-back games for the first time since May 18-21, when they won four in a row.

"To come back and get a win like that," manager Mickey Callaway told reporters after the game, "that was something that we were doing early on, feels like three years old, but that was a really good win for us."

Tags: Arizona Diamondbacks, Asdrubal Cabrera, Brandon Nimmo, Jose Reyes
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Brandon Nimmo hits a two-run homer off Brad Boxberger to give the Mets a 4-3 lead with two outs in the ninth inning in Arizona.

Mets outfielder Brandon Nimmo hit a two-out, two-run go-ahead home run in the top of the ninth inning to key a comeback victory in Sunday's 5-3 win over the Arizona Diamondbacks at Chase Field.

Nimmo's home run off Brad Boxberger turned a 3-2 deficit into a 4-3 lead, and Asdrubal Cabrera followed with a solo homer as the Mets won back-to-back games for the first time since May 18-21, when they won four in a row.

"To come back and get a win like that," manager Mickey Callaway told reporters after the game, "that was something that we were doing early on, feels like three years old, but that was a really good win for us."

Tags: Arizona Diamondbacks, Asdrubal Cabrera, Brandon Nimmo, Jose Reyes
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May 24, 2018; Milwaukee, WI, USA; New York Mets second baseman Asdrubal Cabrera (13) hits a double to drive in two runs in the fifth inning during the game against the Milwaukee Brewers at Miller Park. Mandatory Credit: Benny Sieu-USA TODAY Sports (Benny Sieu)
May 24, 2018; Milwaukee, WI, USA; New York Mets second baseman Asdrubal Cabrera (13) hits a double to drive in two runs in the fifth inning during the game against the Milwaukee Brewers at Miller Park. Mandatory Credit: Benny Sieu-USA TODAY Sports (Benny Sieu)

Mets GM Sandy Alderson said the team is planning to play 2B Asdrubal Cabrera on Tuesday night against the Braves in Atlanta. 

Cabrera remained in New York on Monday with the team having left for Atlanta in advance of the series-opener. However, it appears he will be in the lineup after all.

Cabrera, who left Sunday night's 2-0 win against the Yankees before the fourth inning due to a tight left hamstring, was reevaluated Monday before a next step was determined...

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Asdrubal Cabrera Mandatory Credit: Andy Marlin-USA TODAY Sports (Andy Marlin)
Asdrubal Cabrera Mandatory Credit: Andy Marlin-USA TODAY Sports (Andy Marlin)

Mets second baseman Asdrubal Cabrera left Sunday's 2-0 win against the Yankees before the fourth inning with a tight left hamstring, the team announced.

Cabrera grounded out in both of his at-bats. In the first inning, he grabbed the back of his left leg after he slipped while running out of the batter's box.

He stayed in the game for two more innings and changed his cleats before he was replaced by Jose Reyes. Manager Mickey Callaway said Cabrera will be reassessed on Monday, however he added he does not think the injury warrants a stint on the disabled list.

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Jun 9, 2018; New York City, NY, USA; New York Yankees right fielder Aaron Judge (99) hits a home run against the New York Mets during the eighth inning of the game at Citi Field. Mandatory Credit: Gregory J. Fisher-USA TODAY Sports (Gregory Fisher)
Jun 9, 2018; New York City, NY, USA; New York Yankees right fielder Aaron Judge (99) hits a home run against the New York Mets during the eighth inning of the game at Citi Field. Mandatory Credit: Gregory J. Fisher-USA TODAY Sports (Gregory Fisher)

Domingo German turned in a quality start, Aaron Judge supplied the go-ahead home run, and the Yankees eked out a 4-3 win over the Mets on Saturday night at Citi FIeld.

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

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

Tags: Asdrubal Cabrera, Brandon Nimmo, Steven Matz, Todd Frazier
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Mickey Callaway, Steven Matz, Anthony Swarzak and Brandon Nimmo address the mistakes that led to the Mets' 4-3 loss to the Yankees.

Domingo German turned in a quality start, Aaron Judge supplied the go-ahead home run, and the Yankees eked out a 4-3 win over the Mets on Saturday night at Citi FIeld.

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

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

Tags: Asdrubal Cabrera, Brandon Nimmo, Steven Matz, Todd Frazier
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Mets GM Sandy Alderson gets animated and colorful when talking to the media about how the team handles injuries.

Mets GM Sandy Alderson got animated and colorful on Thursday when discussing how the team handles injuries and the recovery process, including the recent approach with Noah Syndergaard, and the fact that Asdrubal Cabrera is playing while not 100 percent. 

"The first time we have a recurrence of an injury, you guys are gonna go nuts," Alderson said to the assembled media. "Ryan Church all over. It's like -- I've been here eight years. I don't even know who Ryan Church is, okay? But I know he's been in the lead sentence on more than one occasion over the last few years." 

Click above for the full video of Sandy. 

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Though disarray has swept the Mets over this eight-game road trip, one positive light has certainly been the play of young SS Amed Rosario.

And his play was more than just great on Wednesday night. It was game-changing.

In the bottom of the eighth with a 3-1 lead, the Mets sent Jeurys Familia to the mound to face the Braves' heart of the lineup. After getting one out, Ozzie Albies and Freddie Freeman had back-to-back hits to put runners on the corners...

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May 29, 2018; Atlanta, GA, USA; New York Mets shortstop Asdrubal Cabrera (13) celebrates a home run with third base coach Glenn Sherlock (53) against the Atlanta Braves in the third inning at SunTrust Park. Mandatory Credit: Brett Davis-USA TODAY Sports
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May 29, 2018; Atlanta, GA, USA; New York Mets shortstop Asdrubal Cabrera (13) celebrates a home run with third base coach Glenn Sherlock (53) against the Atlanta Braves in the third inning at SunTrust Park. Mandatory Credit: Brett Davis-USA TODAY Sports (Brett Davis)

Check back here throughout the game for Mets in-game highlights...

SEE HIGHLIGHTS BELOW

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May 24, 2018; Milwaukee, WI, USA; New York Mets second baseman Asdrubal Cabrera (13) hits a double to drive in two runs in the fifth inning during the game against the Milwaukee Brewers at Miller Park. Mandatory Credit: Benny Sieu-USA TODAY Sports (Benny Sieu)
May 24, 2018; Milwaukee, WI, USA; New York Mets second baseman Asdrubal Cabrera (13) hits a double to drive in two runs in the fifth inning during the game against the Milwaukee Brewers at Miller Park. Mandatory Credit: Benny Sieu-USA TODAY Sports (Benny Sieu)

Mets manager Mickey Callaway said INF Asdrubal Cabrera is slated to play on Sunday after he "tweaked" one of his knees during the Mets' loss to the Brewers on Saturday.

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Cadillac Post Game Extra: 5/21 00:01:42
Gary Cohen, Ron Darling and Keith Hernandez discuss the strong pitching of Jason Vargas and AJ Ramos in the Mets' 2-0 win over the Marlins.

Jason Vargas turned in his best outing of the season, tossing five two-hit innings as the Mets extended their winning streak to four games with a 2-0 win over the Marlins on Monday night at Citi Field.

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

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

1) Vargas (1-3) came into the game having allowed 34 baserunners in 12 1/3 innings over his first three starts. The 35-year-old retired the first nine batters and allowed two hits, walked one and struck out seven to lower his ERA from 13.86 to 9.87. He was pinch-hit for in the bottom of the fifth after tossing 86 pitches -- 51 for strikes.

 

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New York Mets shortstop Amed Rosario is congratulated by left fielder Brandon Nimmo after hitting a solo home run against the Arizona Diamondbacks during the sixth inning. (Andy Marlin/USA TODAY Sports)
New York Mets shortstop Amed Rosario is congratulated by left fielder Brandon Nimmo after hitting a solo home run against the Arizona Diamondbacks during the sixth inning. (Andy Marlin/USA TODAY Sports)

Mets shortstop Amed Rosario hit his first two home runs of the season in Sunday's 4-1 win over the Arizona Diamondbacks at Citi Field.

The 22-year-old Rosario homered to tie the game at 1 in the sixth inning, and after Asdrubal Cabrera's pinch-hit two-run homer in the seventh, Rosario hit his second of the game.

"For me, it's amazing," Rosario told reporters after the game. "It's my first time hitting two homers. I've been waiting for this moment and this opportunity so I'm feeling great."

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Cadillac Post Game Extra: 5/20 00:02:01
Gary Cohen and Keith Hernandez discuss the excellent pitching from Robert Gsellman after Sunday's win over the Arizona Diamondbacks.

Asdrubal Cabrera's pinch-hit homer snapped a 1-1 tie and Amed Rosario homered twice to back Noah Syndergaard as the Mets completed a three-game sweep of the Diamondbacks, 4-1, on Sunday afternoon at Citi Field.

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

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

1) Having been limited to one hit through five innings by Clay BuchholzRosario went deep for the first time in 200 at-bats dating back to last season to tie the game. D-backs reliever Jorge De La Rosa retired the first two batters of the seventh, but Tomas Nido singled and Cabrera followed with his third career pinch-hit homer. Rosario went deep on the next pitch to increase the Mets' lead to 4-1.

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Apr 5, 2018; Washington, DC, USA; New York Mets right fielder Jay Bruce (19) jogs up the firstbase line after hitting a grand slam off Washington Nationals relief pitcher Brandon Kintzler (not pictured) during the seventh inning at Nationals Park. New York Mets defeated Washington Nationals 8-2. Mandatory Credit: Tommy Gilligan-USA TODAY Sports (Tommy Gilligan)
Apr 5, 2018; Washington, DC, USA; New York Mets right fielder Jay Bruce (19) jogs up the firstbase line after hitting a grand slam off Washington Nationals relief pitcher Brandon Kintzler (not pictured) during the seventh inning at Nationals Park. New York Mets defeated Washington Nationals 8-2. Mandatory Credit: Tommy Gilligan-USA TODAY Sports (Tommy Gilligan)

The Mets are in a serious rut, only one game over .500, after scoring just six runs over their last four games. In 11 games this month, they are averaging 2.4 runs per game -- by far the worst rate in baseball -- and gone 2-9 in that span.

There is talent, if not much depth, in the Mets lineup. Yoenis Cespedes, Todd Frazier, and Asdrubal Cabrera are all strong hitters, with Brandon Nimmo showing signs of a real breakout, and Adrian Gonzalez seemingly rescuing his career from the brink. So why has a team that showed a solidly average offensive ability for the first five weeks of the season suddenly fallen off a cliff?

To begin with, they simply are not making solid contact at all this month. Their hard hit rate is under 32 percent -- dead last in MLB -- and their soft hit rate is over 21 percent -- also dead last. They are not using the whole field, which makes them vulnerable to the shift, and are hitting more pop-ups than any other team. In light of this kind of a batted ball profile, their .269 batting average on balls in play for the month of May might even be considered overperforming.

Tags: Adrian Gonzalez, Amed Rosario, Asdrubal Cabrera, Brandon Nimmo, Jay Bruce, Jose Reyes, Juan Lagares, Michael Conforto, Todd Frazier, Yoenis Cespedes, Maggie Wiggin
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