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Sept. 2016: Reyes and Cabrera celebrate scoring a run at Citi Field. Credit: Brad Penner-USA Today
Sept. 2016: Reyes and Cabrera celebrate scoring a run at Citi Field. Credit: Brad Penner-USA Today

It is unlikely that infielders Asdrubal Cabrera and Jose Reyes are both back with the Mets next season, an anonymous team official told Newsday beat reporter Marc Carig.

"Probably unlikely, but possible," the source said.

According to Carig, of the two, Cabrera is more likely to be back than Reyes, though team officials acknowledge that both men could have value next season as utility players.

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 (Brad Penner)
(Brad Penner)

The Mets have two veteran infielders who are having good second halves -- Jose Reyes and Asdrubal Cabrera. With the way the roster is currently constructed, one of them will probably find himself with the team next year, possibly even with a starting role. Which one has the better case?

Asdrubal Cabrera

Cabrera followed up a stellar 2016 campaign as the Mets' starting shortstop with a rough first half of 2017. At the All-Star break, he had just a .736 OPS, and his defense was terrible. Moreover, he had made headlines by asking to be traded after the team asked him to move off shortstop. At the time, it seemed highly unlikely he would remain a Met much longer, despite a team option that would allow him to return in 2018 for just $6.5 million...

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Cadillac Post Game Extra: 9/17 00:02:22
Gary Cohen and Keith Hernandez break down the Mets' 5-1 win over the Atlanta Braves.

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

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

1) Robert Gsellman took a shutout into the seventh inning and finished by allowing an unearned run on three hits and no walks. The right-hander struck out three, didn't walk a batter and fell victim to consecutive errors in the seventh by Amed Rosario which set up the Braves' run.

2) Nori Aoki went 3-for-4 with a triple and a walk and scored the game's opening run on Jose Reyes' first-inning triple. The Mets loaded the bases with one out in the first against Julio Teheran and added a second tally on Rosario's groundout. 

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Cadillac Post Game Extra 00:03:31
Gary Cohen, Ron Darling, and Keith Hernandez break down the Mets' 3-2 loss to the Braves.

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

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

1) Rafael Montero could not escape the fifth inning after allowing two runs and was replaced with the bases loaded and two outs. The 26-year-old was charged with three runs on seven hits and two walks while striking out six during his 108-pitch effort.

2) Asdrubal Cabrera went 3-for-3 with a double, a walk and a run scored. Dominic Smith gave the Mets a 2-1 lead with an RBI double in the third, but he flied out with two runners on in the eighth. Jose Reyes drove in New York's other run with a fielder's choice. Trailing 3-2 in the sixth, New York loaded the bases with one out, but Juan Lagares grounded into an inning-ending double play.

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New York Mets infielder Asdrubal Cabrera (Adam Hunger/USA Today Sports Images)
New York Mets infielder Asdrubal Cabrera (Adam Hunger/USA Today Sports Images)

In his last nine games, Mets infielder Asdrubal Cabrera is batting .500 with six doubles and just one strikeout during 25 plate appearances. He's batting .387 since Aug. 25.

"He's really swinging well right now," Mets manager Terry Collins said after Wednesday night's loss to the Cubs. "He's a good hitter, he's a good baseball player. He's a knowledgeable guy, he's on top of the game. You watch balls in the dirt he seems he gets as good a jump as anybody off the bases."

Prior to his current hot streak, Cabrera hit just .262 during the preceding 51 games, during which he was put at second base for the first time since 2014.

Cabrera reacted to the position switch by telling reporters he would prefer to be traded. However, shortly after, he became open to the switch when realizing it would increase his value to teams interested in possibly acquiring him in trade...

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Cadillac Post Game Extra 00:02:30
Gary Cohen and Ron Darling break down the Mets' 8-3 loss to the Chicago Cubs at Wrigley Field on Tuesday night.

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

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

1) The Mets took a 1-0 lead in the fourth, but it would be short-lived. The Cubs pounced on Robert Gsellman in the bottom half of the inning, scoring four runs -- including a two-out homer by Kris Bryant.

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 (Andy Marlin)
(Andy Marlin)

Asdrubal Cabrera left Sunday's game against the Reds after being hit by a pitch in the right ankle in the sixth inning. The Mets said Cabrera had a contusion and X-rays showed no damage. 

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 (Andy Marlin)
(Andy Marlin)

Mets INF Asdrubal Cabrera will receive an MRI Friday morning after leaving Thursday's game with a tight right hamstring.

"It's not too bad," Cabrera said after the game, according to the Daily News. "I just feel it in that moment and think that I prefer to come out of the game and get checked. I hope it's not a big deal."

Cabrera nearly hit a home run in the game, but it was overturned after review. He had a double and a single in the game, marking the third consecutive time he has had multiple hits in as many games.

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New York Mets infielder Asdrubal Cabrera (Adam Hunger/USA Today Sports Images)
New York Mets infielder Asdrubal Cabrera (Adam Hunger/USA Today Sports Images)

Mets IF Asdrubal Cabrera will likely remain with the Mets through the rest of the season and there is mutual interest in his return next season, reports Anthony DiComo of MLB.com.

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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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Yoenis Cespedes (52), Jose Reyes (7) and Asdrubal Cabrera (13) celebrate a win at Citi Field. Mandatory Credit: Noah K. Murray-USA TODAY Sports
Yoenis Cespedes (52), Jose Reyes (7) and Asdrubal Cabrera (13) celebrate a win at Citi Field. Mandatory Credit: Noah K. Murray-USA TODAY Sports

Mets veterans Jose Reyes, Yoenis Céspedes, and Asdrubal Cabrera led a hitters-only meeting prior to Wednesday night's win against the D-backs at Citi Field, Cespedes told Newsday.

The goal, Cespedes said, was to remind their teammates that every game, every at-bat counts, even if they're unlikely to make the postseason.

"We understand what the team's situation is, and how it's not necessarily our year," Cespedes said. "But these games are very important, because we're here to play, to try to win, and the fans spend their money to see us."

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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."

Tags: Amed Rosario, Asdrubal Cabrera, Brandon Nimmo, Dominic Smith, Jose Reyes, Yoenis Cespedes
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New York Mets shortstop Asdrubal Cabrera makes the throw to first base to complete the double play against Miami Marlins first baseman Tyler Moore in the fifth inning at Citi Field. (Noah K. Murray/USA Today Sports Images)
New York Mets shortstop Asdrubal Cabrera makes the throw to first base to complete the double play against Miami Marlins first baseman Tyler Moore in the fifth inning at Citi Field. (Noah K. Murray/USA Today Sports Images)

Other teams are showing more interest in Mets infielder Asdrubal Cabera, according to Newsday's Marc Carig, as New York continues to sell during the waiver period.

Cabrera, who cleared waivers earlier this month, could be the sixth player traded by the Mets since late July, as New York has also dealt reliever Addison Reed, outfielders Jay Bruce and Curtis Granderson, and infielders Lucas Duda and Neil Walker.

The 31-year-old Cabrera is hitting .261 with nine home runs and 35 RBIs this season. He has an $8.5 million team option for next season with a $2 million buyout.

Excluding the Granderson deal, the Mets have saved more than $11.6 million by becoming sellers.

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New York Mets general manager Sandy Alderson speaks to reporters after the trade deadline before a game against the New York Yankees at Citi Field. (Brad Penner/USA Today Sports Images)
New York Mets general manager Sandy Alderson speaks to reporters after the trade deadline before a game against the New York Yankees at Citi Field. (Brad Penner/USA Today Sports Images)

Mets GM Sandy Alderson was not told by ownership to slash payroll during this season, he said Wednesday at Citi Field.

With the team out of contention, Alderson has traded Lucas Duda, Addison Reed, Jay Bruce, and Neil Walker-- all of whom are eligible for free agency after the season -- over the last few weeks, shedding $11.6 million in salary in the process.

However, the Mets did add $2.3 million in salary when they acquired RHP AJ Ramos -- who is expected to be their setup man in 2018 -- from the Marlins last month.

Tags: Addison Reed, Asdrubal Cabrera, Curtis Granderson, Jay Bruce, Jeurys Familia, Lucas Duda, Matt Harvey, Neil Walker, Noah Syndergaard, Wilmer Flores, Danny Abriano
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 (Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports)
(Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports)

The Mets were set to trade Neil Walker to the Yankees on July 31, but the Yankees backed out of the deal ahead of the deadline because of medicals, sources told Anthony DiComo of MLB.com.

Recently, the Yankees have again expressed interest in trading for Mets INF Neil Walker, reports Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports.

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 (Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports)
(Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports)

The Yankees have expressed interest in trading for Mets INF Neil Walker, reports Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports.

Walker, Asdrubal Cabrera, and Curtis Granderson all cleared waivers earlier this month and are eligible to be traded.

The Mets were in talks with the Yankees regarding a potential trade for Jay Bruce, but opted to instead trade Bruce to the Indians on Wednesday night.

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Asdrubal Cabrera looks into the crowd after flying out in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)
Asdrubal Cabrera looks into the crowd after flying out in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)

Asdurbal Cabrera, Neil Walker, AJ Ramos, and Yoenis Cespedes are the latest Mets to clear waivers, reports Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports.

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 (Andy Marlin)
(Andy Marlin)

The Yankees are not expected to trade for Mets OF/1B Jay Bruce, who can be traded this month if he's placed on and clears waivers.

One Yankees official "shot down any notion" that the team would trade for Bruce, while speaking with Bob Klapisch of NJ.com, citing the fact that owner Hal Steinbrenner has frozen the payroll for the remainder of the season.

The Yankees are currently without first basemen Greg Bird and Tyler Austin, and have primarily been using Chase Headley at first base recently.

Tags: Asdrubal Cabrera, Curtis Granderson, Jay Bruce, Danny Abriano
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 (Andy Marlin)
(Andy Marlin)

The Yankees are not expected to trade for Mets OF Jay Bruce, who can be traded this month if he's placed on and clears waivers.

Bruce has been playing first base for the Mets along with right field.

One Yankees official "shot down any notion" that the team would trade for Bruce, while speaking with Bob Klapisch of NJ.com, citing the fact that owner Hal Steinbrenner has frozen the payroll for the remainder of the season.

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New York Mets shortstop Asdrubal Cabrera (13) chases the ball after committing an error during the second inning against the Milwaukee Brewers at Miller Park. (Jeff Hanisch-USA TODAY Sports)
New York Mets shortstop Asdrubal Cabrera (13) chases the ball after committing an error during the second inning against the Milwaukee Brewers at Miller Park. (Jeff Hanisch-USA TODAY Sports)

The Mets are considering picking up infielder Asdrubal Cabrera's option for the 2018 season, sources told Newsday's Marc Carig.

Carig also reports the Mets are also interested in bringing back outfielder Jay Bruce next year.

In late June, Cabrera had requested a trade from the Mets after the team decided to shift him to second base after he came off of the disabled list. However, since he has moved to third and grown more comfortable at the position, the Mets feel more obligated to keep Cabrera.

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 (Colin E. Brale/AP)
(Colin E. Brale/AP)

According to ESPN.com's Buster Olney, Sandy Alderson and his staff deserve a B- grade for their work prior to Monday's July 31 non-waiver trade deadline.

While the Mets were able deal Lucas Duda and Addison Reed for four pitching prospects, they did not trade away Neil WalkerAsdrubal CabreraJay Bruce, or Curtis Granderson, all of whom are eligible to be free agents at the end of this season.

Bruce, 30, and Walker, 31, are both owed roughly $6 million for the remainder of 2017. Granderson, 36, is due around $5 million, and Cabrera, 31, who has an $8.5 million team option or $2 million buyout for next season, is owed roughly $2.5 million.

While July 31 is considered the "trade deadline," trades can and do happen through August via waivers, and the Mets will be looking to take advantage of this process...

Tags: Addison Reed, Asdrubal Cabrera, Curtis Granderson, Dilson Herrera, Jay Bruce, Lucas Duda, Neil Walker, Wilmer Flores, Yoenis Cespedes, Maggie Wiggin
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Alderson joins Loud Mouths 00:11:14
Mets GM Sandy Alderson joins the show to discuss the decision to finally call up Amed Rosario amongst other various trade deadline moves.

In addition to announcing Amed Rosario will make his major league debut tonight, Mets GM Sandy Alderson also offered the following noteworthy insights about his intentions for the remainder of this season and beyond...

1. Don't discount an August trade

The Mets could deal Asdrubal Cabrera, Curtis Granderson, or Jay Bruce to any team this month provided the player clears waivers. Players with bigger contracts, such as Cabrera, Granderson and Bruce, typically clear waivers, since teams seeking to block a trade are reluctant to put in a claim. After all, if a team claimed a Mets veteran, Alderson conceivably could dump the contract on the claiming team, even if no trade is completed...

Tags: Addison Reed, Asdrubal Cabrera, Brandon Nimmo, Curtis Granderson, Jay Bruce, Jerry Blevins, Jeurys Familia, Juan Lagares, Lucas Duda, Michael Conforto, Yoenis Cespedes
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Alderson joins Loud Mouths 00:11:14
Mets GM Sandy Alderson joins the show to discuss the decision to finally call up Amed Rosario amongst other various trade deadline moves.

In addition to announcing Amed Rosario will make his major league debut tonight, Mets GM Sandy Alderson also offered the following noteworthy insights about his intentions for the remainder of this season and beyond...

1. Don't discount an August trade

The Mets could deal Asdrubal Cabrera, Curtis Granderson, or Jay Bruce to any team this month provided the player clears waivers. Players with bigger contracts, such as Cabrera, Granderson and Bruce, typically clear waivers, since teams seeking to block a trade are reluctant to put in a claim. After all, if a team claimed a Mets veteran, Alderson conceivably could dump the contract on the claiming team, even if no trade is completed...

Tags: Addison Reed, Asdrubal Cabrera, Brandon Nimmo, Curtis Granderson, Jay Bruce, Jerry Blevins, Jeurys Familia, Juan Lagares, Lucas Duda, Michael Conforto, Yoenis Cespedes
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 (Steve Mitchell)
(Steve Mitchell)

Mets shortstop Amed Rosario will be called up from the minors and make his MLB debut on Tuesday against the Colorado Rockies, GM Sandy Alderson said on a conference call on Monday.

The 21-year-old Rosario, who was ranked MLB.com's No. 2 prospect and Baseball America's No. 4 prospect in their midseason top 100 lists, is hitting .328 with seven home runs, 58 RBIs and 19 stolen bases in 94 games with Triple-A Las Vegas this season.

"We wouldn't bring him up to play him on a part-time basis," Alderson said about Rosario.

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Gelbs on Rosario, Reed trade 00:04:46
Steve Gelbs breaks down the Mets' moves at the trade deadline, including sending Addison Reed to Boston for prospects.

The Mets did not trade infielder Asdrubal Cabrera or outfielders Jay Bruce or Curtis Granderson prior to Monday's 4 p.m. non-waiver deadline.

"We really did not come close to moving any of those players," Mets GM Sandy Alderson said on a conference call.

Although the Mets did not trade Cabrera to clear room in the infield, the Mets will call up 21-year-old shortstop prospect Amed Rosario, who is hitting .328 with a .367 OBP and .466 SLG with seven home runs, 19 doubles, seven triples, 66 runs scored, 58 RBIs and 19 stolen bases for Triple-A Las Vegas, on Tuesday.

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12:58 PM: The Mets don't expect to reach a deal involving infielder Asdrubal Cabrera, ESPN.com's Buster Olney tweeted Monday afternoon.


9:55 AM: The Mets are not optimistic about their chance of trading Cabrera, sources told the NY Post's Joel Sherman late Monday morning.

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Asdrubal Cabrera looks into the crowd after flying out in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)
Asdrubal Cabrera looks into the crowd after flying out in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)

Mets infielder Asdrubal Cabrera and outfielder Jay Bruce said they are trying not to focus on trade rumors as Monday's 4 p.m. deadline nears.

"There's nothing I can do," Cabrera said, according to the New York Daily News' Kristie Ackert. "I am not waiting around to find out. If something happens, it happens."

Cabrera and Bruce have been the subject of trade rumors over the past couple of weeks leading up to the non-waiver trade deadline. The Indians and Mariners have reportedly showed interest in Cabrera, while Bruce reportedly hasn't drawn significant interest from teams.

The Mets are off Monday, traveling from Seattle to begin a three-game series against the Colorado Rockies on Tuesday. Bruce admitted he will "probably check more than I should," but added that it doesn't do much for him.

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New York Mets shortstop Jose Reyes turns a double play against the Seattle Mariners during the first inning at Safeco Field. (Joe Nicholson/USA TODAY Sports)
New York Mets shortstop Jose Reyes turns a double play against the Seattle Mariners during the first inning at Safeco Field. (Joe Nicholson/USA TODAY Sports)

X-rays on Mets infielder Jose Reyes' left wrist came back negative after he left Sunday's game against the Seattle Mariners in the fifth inning when he was hit by a pitch.

Reyes was hit by James Paxton's 98 mph fastball and went down in pain, grabbing his forearm in pain. He said he was nervous after he got hit.

"When we did the X-ray, [it revealed] there's nothing broken, so that's good news," Reyes told reporters after the game.

Before Reyes was replaced by Asdrubal Cabrera, Reyes went 1-for-2 in Sunday's 9-1 loss to increase his batting line to .226/.289/.387. Asked if he would play Tuesday against the Colorado Rockies, Reyes said, "we'll see."

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Jay Bruce, Curtis Granderson, Lucas Duda, Addison Reed and Neil Walker, all of whom are eligible to free agents after the 2017 season (Credit: USA Today Sports)
Jay Bruce, Curtis Granderson, Lucas Duda, Addison Reed and Neil Walker, all of whom are eligible to free agents after the 2017 season (Credit: USA Today Sports)

The July 31 non-waiver trade deadline is six days away. And given the Mets still trail by double digits in the division and wild-card races, it's unquestionable they will be sellers.

Who exactly will go? Here's a list of nine contenders, from most to least likely...

Tags: Addison Reed, Asdrubal Cabrera, Curtis Granderson, Jacob deGrom, Jay Bruce, Jerry Blevins, Lucas Duda, Neil Walker, TJ Rivera
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Jul 4, 2017; Asdrubal Cabrera (13) hits at Nationals Park. Credit: Patrick McDermott-USA TODAY Sports
Jul 4, 2017; Asdrubal Cabrera (13) hits at Nationals Park. Credit: Patrick McDermott-USA TODAY Sports

The Mariners and Indians are among the multiple teams interested in acquiring Mets infielder Asdrubal Cabreraa major league source recently told NY Post reporter Mike Puma.

In a July 20 report, Daily News reporter Kristie Ackert said the Mets were seeing only light interest in Cabrera, who can become a free agent at the end of this season.

In late June, Cabrera, 31, began starting games at second base, where he hadn't played on a regular basis since 2014. This past weekend, he started first game ever at third base.

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New York Mets right fielder Jay Bruce hits a three-run home run against the Colorado Rockies during the first inning at Citi Field. (Andy Marlin/USA Today Sports Images)
New York Mets right fielder Jay Bruce hits a three-run home run against the Colorado Rockies during the first inning at Citi Field. (Andy Marlin/USA Today Sports Images)

Outfielder Jay Bruce and infielder Asdrubal Cabrera discussed the possibility they could have played their last games at Citi Field as Mets following Sunday's 3-2 loss to the Oakland Athletics, New York's last home game prior to the July 31 trade deadline.

"The fact being brought up that this could be the last home game for a lot of us here," Bruce said, according to the New York Post's Howie Kussoy, "it's something that's a bit odd, but nothing happens until it happens. We don't know for sure, and we'll just see how it goes."

As the Mets begin a 10-game road trip on Monday -- their next home game is Aug. 4 against the Los Angeles Dodgers -- Bruce and Cabrera have both been the subject of trade rumors as the trade deadline nears.

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 (Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports)
(Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports)

Mets second baseman Neil Walker (hamstring tear) went 1-for-3 in a rehab assignment with Triple-A Las Vegas on Saturday.

Walker could return when the Mets play the Padres in San Diego beginning on Monday, manager Terry Collins said earlier this week.

In Walker's absence, Asdrubal Cabrera has shifted to second base with Jose Reyes at shortstop. Cabrera is expected to get time at third base when Walker returns.

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July, 2017: Cabrera celebrates a win with teammates at Citi Field. Credit: Adam Hunger, USA Today
July, 2017: Cabrera celebrates a win with teammates at Citi Field. Credit: Adam Hunger, USA Today

Several teams, including three American League playoff contenders, are interested in acquiring Mets infielder Asdrubal Cabrerasources told New York Post reporter Mike Puma.

Cabrera, who is due roughly $4 million the rest of this season, will move from second to third base when 2B Neil Walker returns from the disabled list next week. He mostly played shortstop the last 10 years.

Tags: Asdrubal Cabrera, Cleveland Indians, David Wright, Neil Walker, Boston Red Sox, Seattle Mariners, TJ Rivera, Wilmer Flores
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Collins on infield shakeup 00:02:11
Terry Collins says the return of Neil Walker may result in Asdrubal Cabrera being shifted to third base.

Mets infielders Asdrubal Cabrera and Neil Walker will begin taking ground balls at third base, Terry Collins told reporters Thursday. 

Walker (hamstring) will begin practicing at the position once he comes back from the disabled list. However, Cabrera won't play third until Walker returns to the lineup, according to Collins. Cabrera told reporters that he is willing to slide over to third, a position he's only played once in his major league career.

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Sandy Alderson is surrounded by reporters during the 2013 MLB Winter Meetings (Credit: Manning-USA TODAY Sports)
Sandy Alderson is surrounded by reporters during the 2013 MLB Winter Meetings (Credit: Manning-USA TODAY Sports)

It's feeling like the Mets may be missing the moment to make a trade. Admittedly, I started today worried they may botch the July 31 non-waiver trade deadline, end up stuck with pending free agents and lose out on acquiring prospects and players who could help next season.

However, after talking to people around baseball, I'm slightly less pessimistic.

For starters, according to Ken Rosenthal, Mets GM Sandy Alderson and the Mets are willing to include cash in trades to get better prospects back in deals, sources with knowledge of the team's thinking said.

This is good news. It'll help push things through. And, I'm glad Alderson was able to convince ownership of this approach when the front office held a strategy session earlier this week.

Tags: Addison Reed, Asdrubal Cabrera, Curtis Granderson, David Wright, Jacob deGrom, Jay Bruce, Jeurys Familia, Jose Reyes, Lucas Duda, Matt Harvey, Michael Conforto, Neil Walker, Steven Matz, TJ Rivera, Wilmer Flores, Yoenis Cespedes, Zack Wheeler, Matthew Cerrone
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New York Mets first baseman T.J. Rivera (Anthony Gruppuso/USA TODAY Sports)
New York Mets first baseman T.J. Rivera (Anthony Gruppuso/USA TODAY Sports)

The Red Sox are looking to acquire a third baseman and have interest in Mets infielders Wilmer Flores, Asdrubal Cabrera and T.J. Riveraaccording to Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports.

The Sox have also recently been linked in rumor to Martin Prado (Marlins), Jed Lowrie (A's), Yangervis Solarte (Padres), and Josh Harrison (Pirates).

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JRSportBrief: Cabrera-Rosario 00:01:14
In the latest installment of JRSportBrief on SNY.tv, JR discusses the Mets' decision to keep SS Amed Rosario down in AAA.

The Mets have hesitated to call up prospect Amed Rosario from Triple-A Las Vegas because of possible turmoil in the big-league clubhouse stemming from Asdrubal Cabrera's lingering unhappiness, reports Bob Klapisch of The Record, citing one person familiar with management's thinking.

Cabrera is reportedly still upset over the team's decision to move him to second base. He publicly sought a trade in June, but soon backed away from the request. Cabrera seeks another opportunity to play shortstop and wants the team to exercise his option for 2018, but Jose Reyes has played at shortstop in every game he's played since June 13.

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 (Brad Penner)
(Brad Penner)

Though the red-hot Jacob deGrom  threw yet another gem, the Mets bats ran rampant in their 14-2 win over the Rockies Friday. 

The All-Star break must have had the Mets anxious to hit as they put up 19 hits on the board, including three doubles and two home runs. 

The Mets' only All-Star, Michael Conforto, lead the team in RBIs with four after launching a three-run, opposite field homer for his 15th of the year. He finished the night 2-for-4 with two walks as well.

Tags: Asdrubal Cabrera, Jose Reyes, Michael Conforto, TJ Rivera, Yoenis Cespedes
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 (Brad Penner)
(Brad Penner)

Mets GM Sandy Alderson said on Friday that he would be willing to make a trade with the Yankees.

The Mets and Yankees haven't made a player-for-player trade since 2004, when Mike Stanton was traded for Felix Heredia. RH reliever Gonzalez Germen was traded from the Mets to the Yankees in 2014 in exchange for cash considerations.

The Yankees have interest in LH reliever Jerry Blevinsaccording to Joel Sherman of the NY Post, and are reportedly interested in acquring additional late-inning relief help and a first baseman -- even though they just dealt for Brewers minor league 1B Garrett Cooper.

Tags: Addison Reed, Asdrubal Cabrera, Curtis Granderson, Jay Bruce, Lucas Duda, Neil Walker, Danny Abriano
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Where is Amed Rosario? 00:02:22
Jon Hein and Dan Graca wonder why the Mets have yet to call up top prospect Amed Rosario.

The Mets have the worst infield defense in baseball, as measured by Defensive Runs Saved (DRS), tweeted Mark Simon of ESPN.

The Mets' -32 DRS are far worse than the second-worst team on the list (the Padres), who have -22 DRS.

Using the Defensive Runs Saved metric, the Cubs -- with 46 DRS -- have the best infield defense in baseball.

Tags: Asdrubal Cabrera, Jose Reyes, Lucas Duda, Neil Walker, Wilmer Flores
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 (Butch Dill)
(Butch Dill)

Behind the Mets' much-discussed pitching problems this season lie major fielding issues, particularly on the left side of the infield. The outfield, against all odds, has managed to play modestly above average.

The Mets' pitching staff relies heavily on ground balls and lack a plus glove to help convert them into outs. While range is the biggest issue, they also lag behind in errors and double plays.

Shortstop has been the biggest hole for them, with Asdrubal Cabrera and Jose Reyes combining for -15 defensive runs saved, equivalent to about one and a half losses -- the worst in baseball. But third base follows close behind with a combined -11 defensive runs saved, also the worst in baseball. This has led to opponents batting .285 on ground balls hit to the left side -- 40 points above average.

The good news is that Amed Rosarioranked by Baseball Prospectus earlier this week as No. 2 in baseball, is projected to be a defensive star at shortstop. He's the whole package, with the range to cover for slower gloves at second and third base and a plus arm...

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 ( Adam Hunger)
( Adam Hunger)

The Mets offense fueled a key seventh-inning rally on Saturday, scoring four runs to overcome a 6-3 deficit in the team's 7-6 win over the Phillies.

T.J. Rivera led off the seventh with a solo home run and Wilmer Flores hit a pinch-hit RBI single later in the inning. With two runs already in, Asdrubal Cabrera hit the team's second home run of the inning -- a two-run homer -- to give the Mets a 7-6 lead.

Cabrera's home run, his eighth of the year, marked the fifth time this season that he hit a home run that either tied the game or gave the Mets the lead. He also has eight home runs in his 27 games against the Phillies since joining the Mets.

 

Tags: Asdrubal Cabrera, Brandon Nimmo, Jose Reyes, Lucas Duda, TJ Rivera, Wilmer Flores
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Cadillac Post Game Extra: 7/1 00:03:20
Ron Darling and Gary Cohen break down the Mets' 7-6 win over the Philadelphia Phillies.

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

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

1) Asdrubal Cabrera's two-out, two-run homer capped a four-run seventh for the Mets, who began the inning trailing, 6-3. T.J. Rivera started the offensive explosion with a solo home run and Wilmer Flores added an RBI single. Jose Reyes had an RBI double in the second and Lucas Duda gave New York a 3-2 lead with his 14th home run of the year, a solo blast in the fourth. Jay Bruce tied the game with an RBI groundout earlier in the frame.

2) Addison Reed secured four outs for his 14th save in 16 chances, working around a leadoff double in the ninth. He entered the game with a man on first and two outs in the eighth following a 57-minute rain delay.

Tags: Asdrubal Cabrera, Zack Wheeler
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 (Butch Dill)
(Butch Dill)

Triple-A Las Vegas SS Amed Rosario and Double-A Binghamton C Tomas Nido will represent the Mets at the Futures Game during All-Star Weeeknd at Marlins Park in Miami, it was announced Thursday.

Rosario and Nido are set to play for the World Team against the U.S Team (which the Mets have no representatives on) during the game, which takes place on July 9.

Rosario, 21, is hitting .315 with a .356 OBP and .468 SLG with seven HR, 14 doubles, six triples, and 13 steals in 76 games this season for Las Vegas.

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May 13, 2017; Milwaukee, WI, USA; New York Mets shortstop Asdrubal Cabrera (13) chases the ball after committing an error during the second inning against the Milwaukee Brewers at Miller Park. Mandatory Credit: Jeff Hanisch-USA TODAY Sports (Jeff Hanisch)
May 13, 2017; Milwaukee, WI, USA; New York Mets shortstop Asdrubal Cabrera (13) chases the ball after committing an error during the second inning against the Milwaukee Brewers at Miller Park. Mandatory Credit: Jeff Hanisch-USA TODAY Sports (Jeff Hanisch)

Asdrubal Cabrera has had a change of heart and no longer wants to be traded by the Mets, he recently told Mike Puma of the NY Post.

Late last week, Cabrera complained to reporters upon learning that he had been moved to second base after having playing only shortstop during his time with the Mets.

"I always want to be here," Cabrera told Puma. "This is a great team. In that moment when I said that, I wasn't saying I want to get traded. I was just saying it didn't seem like they had a plan for me. ... If they've got a plan, they should tell me."

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Jun 23, 2017; San Francisco, CA, USA; New York Mets right fielder Curtis Granderson (3) is congratulated by third baseman Wilmer Flores (4) after scoring against the San Francisco Giants during the sixth inning at AT&T Park. Mandatory Credit: Neville E. Guard-USA TODAY Sports (Neville E. Guard)
Jun 23, 2017; San Francisco, CA, USA; New York Mets right fielder Curtis Granderson (3) is congratulated by third baseman Wilmer Flores (4) after scoring against the San Francisco Giants during the sixth inning at AT&T Park. Mandatory Credit: Neville E. Guard-USA TODAY Sports (Neville E. Guard)

The Mets tallied 20 hits, two home runs, and seven doubles in an 11-run effort on Friday in San Francisco.

New York's offense immediately came alive with three hits in the first inning, and Wilmer Flores' RBI single yielded the team's first run. In the second inning, the Mets broke out and scored six runs -- including Yoenis Cespedes' two-out, two-run home run to extend New York's lead to 5-1.

Tags: Asdrubal Cabrera, Curtis Granderson, Jose Reyes, Lucas Duda, Michael Conforto, Yoenis Cespedes
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Cabrera unhappy about position 00:03:36
Gary Apple and Jim Duquette react to Asdrubal Cabrera's recent comments regarding his unhappiness in being moved to second base.

Asdrubal Cabrera has asked his agent to help get him traded from the Mets, the infielder told reporters Friday.

"I'm not happy," Cabrera said. "I told them I am not happy."

Fresh off the 10-day disabled list, Cabrera is in the lineup at second base for the Mets' series opener in San Francisco, while Jose Reyes remains at shortstop. Manager Terry Collins had indicated Thursday that the Mets were considering keeping Reyes at shortstop even after Cabrera returned.

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Sep 16, 2016; New York City, NY, USA; New York Mets third baseman Jose Reyes (7) celebrates his solo home run against the Minnesota Twins with shortstop Asdrubal Cabrera (13) during the third inning at Citi Field. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports (Brad Penner)
Sep 16, 2016; New York City, NY, USA; New York Mets third baseman Jose Reyes (7) celebrates his solo home run against the Minnesota Twins with shortstop Asdrubal Cabrera (13) during the third inning at Citi Field. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports (Brad Penner)

The Mets have activated INF Asdrubal Cabrera (thumb) from the disabled list and optioned INF Gavin Cecchini to Triple-A Las Vegas.

The team is considering whether to put Cabrera at second base in order to keep Jose Reyes at shortstop, Terry Collins said Thursday, according to MLB.com's Anthony DiComo.

Cabrera injured his thumb in early June and is expected to return from the disabled list this weekend, Sandy Alderson said earlier this week.

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