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The Red Sox are most in search of help in the bullpen, that much is clear based on what reports and insiders said of their past week at the MLB Winter Meetings.

However, it has also been reported that they're looking to get younger in their rotation and have interest in a young, hard-throwing, dominant, under-team-control starting pitcher.

This reads very much like Mets RHP Noah Syndergaard, who has been the subject of countless trade rumors dating back to early November.

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The Mets have been aggressive in their efforts to trade for Marlins catcher J.T. Realmuto, who the Marlins are expected to deal. Here's the latest...


Dec. 13, 1:50 PM: 

The Mets' current talks with the Marlins for only Realmuto revolve around either Brandon Nimmo or Michael Conforto as the centerpiece of a deal -- not Amed Rosario, with the Marlins also interested in Mets prospects Andres Gimenez, Ronny Mauricio, and Mark Vientos, reports Tim Healey of Newsday...

Tags: Amed Rosario, Brandon Nimmo, Michael Conforto, Miguel Andujar, Noah Syndergaard, Danny Abriano
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May 16, 2018; New York City, NY, USA; New York Mets center fielder Juan Lagares (12) grimaces after catching a ball in the eighth inning against the Toronto Blue Jays at Citi Field. Mandatory Credit: Noah K. Murray-USA TODAY Sports (Noah K. Murray)
May 16, 2018; New York City, NY, USA; New York Mets center fielder Juan Lagares (12) grimaces after catching a ball in the eighth inning against the Toronto Blue Jays at Citi Field. Mandatory Credit: Noah K. Murray-USA TODAY Sports (Noah K. Murray)

The Mets are "shopping around" Juan Lagares for a potential trade, according to Anthony DiComo of MLB.com.

The 29-year-old Lagares, who is currently playing in the Dominican Winter League, had his 2018 season end in mid-May after toe surgery.

He has one year and $9 million left on his deal, along with a $9.5 million option for 2020 that can be bought out for $500,000. 

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Sep 16, 2018; Bronx, NY, USA; New York Yankees right fielder Andrew McCutchen (26) hits a home run against the Toronto Blue Jays in the first inning at Yankee Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Catalina Fragoso-USA TODAY Sports (Catalina Fragoso)
Sep 16, 2018; Bronx, NY, USA; New York Yankees right fielder Andrew McCutchen (26) hits a home run against the Toronto Blue Jays in the first inning at Yankee Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Catalina Fragoso-USA TODAY Sports (Catalina Fragoso)

Free agent OF Andrew McCutchen has agreed to a three-year deal with the Phillies, according to multiple reports.

The deal will be worth $50 million.

While the Phillies have added an outfielder, it is not expected to take them out of the running for free agent Bryce Harper, who is visiting with teams this week along with agent Scott Boras near the Winter Meetings in Las Vegas. 

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Sep 25, 2018; New York City, NY, USA; New York Mets starting pitcher Noah Syndergaard (34) pitches against the Atlanta Braves during the first inning at Citi Field. Mandatory Credit: Andy Marlin-USA TODAY Sports (Andy Marlin)
Sep 25, 2018; New York City, NY, USA; New York Mets starting pitcher Noah Syndergaard (34) pitches against the Atlanta Braves during the first inning at Citi Field. Mandatory Credit: Andy Marlin-USA TODAY Sports (Andy Marlin)

Andy Martino, SNY.tv | Twitter | LAS VEGAS - As the industry trickles into the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino in advance of Monday's winter meetings, the Mets' highest-profile pursuits have lost a degree of momentum, at least temporarily.

The team is highly motivated to acquire Miami catcher J.T. Realmuto, but the Marlins' steep asking price has left some Mets people feeling less optimistic about a deal getting done. Because nearly half the league wants Realmuto, the Marlins feel justified in asking for two controllable major league pieces, like Amed Rosario and Brandon Nimmo (Michael Conforto has only three years of control remaining before free agency, so he is less of a fit for the rebuilding Marlins).

Despite the tricky fit, expect GM Brodie Van Wagenen to continue to explore every possible way to make a Realmuto deal work.

Tags: Amed Rosario, Brandon Nimmo, Michael Conforto, Noah Syndergaard
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Sep 18, 2018; Miami, FL, USA; Miami Marlins catcher J.T. Realmuto (11) singles in a run in the fifth inning against the Washington Nationals at Marlins Park. Mandatory Credit: Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports (Jasen Vinlove)
Sep 18, 2018; Miami, FL, USA; Miami Marlins catcher J.T. Realmuto (11) singles in a run in the fifth inning against the Washington Nationals at Marlins Park. Mandatory Credit: Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports (Jasen Vinlove)

Brodie Van Wagenen promised the first move wouldn't be the Mets' last one this off-season. 

So what's the new GM's next move? 

Maybe we'll find out during baseball's Winter Meetings, which begin Monday in Las Vegas, also known as Bryce Harper's hometown. The game's annual gathering is a prime opportunity for futher roster reshaping, beyond the Mets acquisitions of Robinson Cano and Edwin Diaz.

Tags: Andrew Miller, Brandon Nimmo, David Robertson, Dominic Smith, Michael Conforto, Travis d'Arnaud, Anthony McCarron
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Nimmo: 'It's great to be wanted' 00:00:49
Brandon Nimmo's name has been brought up in recent trade rumors, the outfielder had an upbeat response of, 'It's great to be wanted.'

Make no mistake: Mets OF Brandon Nimmo is well aware his name is currently thrown around in trade rumors. 

With reports that the Mets are aggressively pursuing Marlins C J.T. Realmuto, Nimmo -- along with Michael Conforto and Amed Rosario -- are names that have come up in potential packages. SNY's Andy Martino says New York's easier option could be to trade an outfielder like Nimmo in the deal, and sign someone like A.J. Pollock to make up for it. 

Even though he may love his current situation, Nimmo doesn't mind hearing his name out there. It means teams, not just the Mets, like what they see.

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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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New York Mets general manager Sandy Alderson speaks during a press conference at CitiField in New York, Wednesday, Feb. 3, 2016, with Yoenis Cespedes after Cespedes signed a $75 million three-year contract with the team. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)  (Kathy Willens/AP)
New York Mets general manager Sandy Alderson speaks during a press conference at CitiField in New York, Wednesday, Feb. 3, 2016, with Yoenis Cespedes after Cespedes signed a $75 million three-year contract with the team. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens) (Kathy Willens/AP)

Andy Martino, SNY.tv | Twitter |: Former Mets GM Sandy Alderson, who stepped aside in June after a recurrence of cancer, could soon be working in the game again.

Alderson's prognosis is good, and he will be at the winter meetings in Las Vegas next week to meet with several clubs about joining a front office. His Mets contract expired on Oct. 31.

Alderson could also return to MLB, where he was head of executive Vice President of baseball operations from 1998-2005. He still remains chair of the MLB's Rules Committee, and is a member of the competition committee.

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John Harper, SNY.tv | Twitter | If Mets fans were looking for a sign of genuine hope on Tuesday, the most significant wasn't the donning of the jerseys by Robinson Cano and Edwin Diaz, but rather the stars in Jeff Wilpon's eyes when he spoke admiringly of his new GM, Brodie Van Wagenen.

Suffice it to say there could be a direct correlation to a higher payroll for 2019.

"Brodie's got his fingers in on everything right now," Wilpon said to reporters at Citi Field. "I haven't seen anybody with this much drive and determination in a long time."

Tags: Brandon Nimmo, David Wright, Juan Lagares, Michael Conforto, Yoenis Cespedes, John Harper
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Aug 11, 2018; Miami, FL, USA; New York Mets center fielder Brandon Nimmo (9) celebrates with teammates after scoring a run in the fourth inning against the Miami Marlins at Marlins Park. Mandatory Credit: Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports (Steve Mitchell)
Aug 11, 2018; Miami, FL, USA; New York Mets center fielder Brandon Nimmo (9) celebrates with teammates after scoring a run in the fourth inning against the Miami Marlins at Marlins Park. Mandatory Credit: Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports (Steve Mitchell)

Andy Martino, SNY.tv | Twitter | With the Mets enthusiastically pursuing a trade for Marlins catcher J.T. Realmuto, the shape of their current plan is becoming more clear.

According to major league sources, the team is more likely to offer Brandon Nimmo or Michael Conforto plus prospects than Amed Rosario. Because the Mets are still not expecting to pursue Manny Machado, it would be easier to acquire Realmuto for an outfielder, then sign A.J. Pollock. Bryce Harper remains an unlikely target.

This represents the team's thinking at this moment, but as talks are ongoing, details are subject to change. It remains to be seen if the Mets will actually have the stomach for moving Conforto. And Rosario is hardly untouchable.

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Nimmo excited for Cano and Diaz 00:00:58
Brandon Nimmo says the Robinson Cano and Edwin Diaz trade sends a message to current players that the Mets are trying to win this year.

Brandon Nimmo is excited about his new teammates. 

The 25-year-old Mets outfielder was at Citi Field for team's holiday party on Tuesday, which coincided with the introduction of Robinson Cano and Edwin Diaz, and Nimmo is certainly looking forward to the impact they could have on the Mets next season. 

"We're gonna try and win next year," he said. "I think that's something Brodie (Van Wagenen) has said from Day 1. ... So I think we have the pitching staff and now, obviously, he's looking at a few more pieces, but Robinson and Edwin, those are two great pieces to add to try and help us win next year."

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Mets GM Brodie Van Wagenen said his big move to land Robinson Cano and Edwin Diaz wasn't the last he would make. His agressive style this offseason will continue, and free-agent CF A.J. Pollock is a name he has shown interest in.

Van Wagenen said he believes Pollock could be a good fit for the Mets, and he has been in touch with Pollock's agent.

One potential red flag with Pollock is his injury history. Aside from 2015, when he played in 157 games, he has been impacted by injuries every season since 2013. He played 75 games in 2014, 12 in 2016, 112 in 2017 and 113 in 2018...

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Seattle Mariners first baseman Robinson Cano hits a three-run homer against the Houston Astros during the eighth inning at Safeco Field. (Joe Nicholson/USA TODAY Sports)
Seattle Mariners first baseman Robinson Cano hits a three-run homer against the Houston Astros during the eighth inning at Safeco Field. (Joe Nicholson/USA TODAY Sports)

Danny Abriano, SNY.tv | TwitterWith pretty much all of the details of the Mets' blockbuster trade with the Mariners now known, let's take a look at how the deal will impact the Mets' payroll in both the short and long-term...

What we know

The Mets will acquire Robinson CanoEdwin Diaz, and $20 million from the Mariners in exchange for Jay Bruce, Anthony Swarzak, Jarred Kelenic, Justin Dunn, and Gerson Bautista.

Tags: Anthony Swarzak, Brandon Nimmo, Jacob deGrom, Jay Bruce, Michael Conforto, Noah Syndergaard, Steven Matz, Danny Abriano
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Corey Kluber (28) Mandatory Credit: Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports (Troy Taormina)
Corey Kluber (28) Mandatory Credit: Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports (Troy Taormina)

The Mets have spoken with the Cleveland Indians about a trade for Corey Kluber, reports Mark Feinsand of MLB.com.

Before the Indians traded catcher Yan Gomes to the Nationals, the Mets had been speaking to Cleveland about trading for Gomes, with SNY's Andy Martino suggesting that with the Indians looking for young outfielders, it might make sense to expand a potential deal to include Brandon Nimmo for Kluber.

Along with Kluber, the Indians have made Trevor Bauer and Carlos Carrasco available...

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Jun 18, 2018; Denver, CO, USA; New York Mets center fielder Brandon Nimmo (9) reacts after his inside the park home run in the first inning against the Colorado Rockies at Coors Field. Mandatory Credit: Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports (Ron Chenoy)
Jun 18, 2018; Denver, CO, USA; New York Mets center fielder Brandon Nimmo (9) reacts after his inside the park home run in the first inning against the Colorado Rockies at Coors Field. Mandatory Credit: Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports (Ron Chenoy)

Mets OF Brandon Nimmo thinks the Mets are "getting the best of both worlds" with agent-turned-GM Brodie Van Wagenen.  

"I think you're gonna get someone who's really in to the analytics -- knows how to read 'em -- but also has that baseball mindset where he's gonna let the analytics kind of help him make baseball decisions and not the other way around," Nimmo said. "So I think we're getting the best of both worlds in that. I'm excited to see what he's gonna do."

Nimmo, who said he has spoken with Van Wagenen, cited his intelligence, but also seemed excited that the new GM had played the game before -- with Nimmo saying Van Wagenen was an injury shy of playing in the pros...

Tags: Brandon Nimmo, Jacob deGrom, Noah Syndergaard, Robert Gsellman, Tim Tebow, Todd Frazier, Yoenis Cespedes, Danny Abriano
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Sep 7, 2018; Pittsburgh, PA, USA; Miami Marlins catcher J.T. Realmuto (11) throws to first base to retire Pittsburgh Pirates starting pitcher Chris Archer (not pictured) during the third inning at PNC Park. Mandatory Credit: Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports (Charles LeClaire)
Sep 7, 2018; Pittsburgh, PA, USA; Miami Marlins catcher J.T. Realmuto (11) throws to first base to retire Pittsburgh Pirates starting pitcher Chris Archer (not pictured) during the third inning at PNC Park. Mandatory Credit: Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports (Charles LeClaire)

The Braves have a "strong offer on the table" to trade for Marlins C J.T. Realmuto, reports Craig Mish of SiriusXM.

Mish, who said the Marlins are operating as though a trade -- to the Braves or elsewhere -- is likely to happen, with the asking price reportedly being a "high-end" young pitching prospect and a position player.

The 27-year-old Realmuto is eligible for arbitration in 2019 and 2020, after which he can be a free agent. MLBTradeRumors projects Realmuto will make $6.1 million in 2019, which would be a ridiculous bargain for whoever he plays for.

Tags: Amed Rosario, Brandon Nimmo, Michael Conforto, Danny Abriano
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New Mets GM Brodie Van Wagenen and other team executives will descend on Carlsbad, California on Monday for MLB's GM meetings, which conclude Thursday.

In addition to voting for and learning about new league business (such as swapping the elimination of trade waivers while moving the trade deadline to mid-August), teams typically use this week as an opportunity to set their plan for the offseason, learn of other organization's wants and needs and basically kick start the Hot Stove Season...

According to reports and his own social media accounts, Van Wagenen has spent the past few days meeting his players and coaching staff, including manager Mickey Callaway, who he essentially said will be back for at least the start of 2019. Here are four storylines to watch this week...

Tags: Amed Rosario, Brandon Nimmo, Jacob deGrom, Jeurys Familia, Michael Conforto, Matthew Cerrone
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The response to and emotions shown to David Wright Saturday after his likely final game with the Mets was a rare occurrence in sports, let alone for the Mets. 

Since they have Todd Frazier, Jay Bruce, Jacob deGrom and others, the Mets will not be without leadership next season just because Wright is gone. The fact is, despite his reputation always hovering above the team, any physical leadership he provided the past few years was done mostly from afar.

That said, despite three other players having the potential to be the next homegrown player that achieves great things, makes us proud and does it only ever wearing a Mets uniform, only one guy has the necessary tools needed to be like Wright...

Tags: Amed Rosario, Brandon Nimmo, David Wright, Jacob deGrom, Jay Bruce, Michael Conforto, Todd Frazier, Matthew Cerrone
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Sep 8, 2018; New York City, NY, USA; New York Mets center fielder Brandon Nimmo (9) hits an RBI single against the Philadelphia Phillies during the sixth inning at Citi Field. Mandatory Credit: Andy Marlin-USA TODAY Sports (Andy Marlin)
Sep 8, 2018; New York City, NY, USA; New York Mets center fielder Brandon Nimmo (9) hits an RBI single against the Philadelphia Phillies during the sixth inning at Citi Field. Mandatory Credit: Andy Marlin-USA TODAY Sports (Andy Marlin)

Mets OF Brandon Nimmo left Saturday's game in the seventh inning with a hamstring strain.

Manager Mickey Callaway said after the game that the strain "looks kind of mild" but that Nimmo will not play in the season finale.

The 25-year-old Nimmo was removed from the game after he singled to right field in the bottom of the seventh. Jack Reinheimer came in to pinch run.

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The guys talk deGrom 00:02:02
Gary and Ron discuss Jacob deGrom's magical season and his ultra-competitiveness on the mound and in the batter's box.

Brandon Nimmo's pinch-hit three-run homer in the ninth snapped a 1-1 tie and lifted the Mets to their first win over the Dodgers in 13 games, 4-2, on Monday night at Dodger Stadium.

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

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

1) Jay Bruce led off the ninth with a double and took third on a sacrifice by Kevin PlaweckiJeff McNeil was hit by a pitch and Nimmo followed with his 16th home run of the season off Kenta Maeda for the Mets' sixth pinch-hit homer and first since Nimmo on July 11 against the Phillies.

 

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Sep 1, 2018; San Francisco, CA, USA; New York Mets catcher Tomas Nido (3) scores during the fifth inning against the San Francisco Giants at AT&T Park. Mandatory Credit: Neville E. Guard-USA TODAY Sports (Neville E. Guard)
Sep 1, 2018; San Francisco, CA, USA; New York Mets catcher Tomas Nido (3) scores during the fifth inning against the San Francisco Giants at AT&T Park. Mandatory Credit: Neville E. Guard-USA TODAY Sports (Neville E. Guard)

Tomas Nido drove in Brandon Nimmo for the Mets' first run on Saturday afternoon.

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New York Mets' Brandon Nimmo rounds the bases after hitting a home ru5 off Colorado Rockies relief pitcher Harrison Musgrave during the seventh inning of a baseball game, Monday, June 18, 2018, in Denver. (AP Photo/Jack Dempsey) (Jack Dempsey/AP)
New York Mets' Brandon Nimmo rounds the bases after hitting a home ru5 off Colorado Rockies relief pitcher Harrison Musgrave during the seventh inning of a baseball game, Monday, June 18, 2018, in Denver. (AP Photo/Jack Dempsey) (Jack Dempsey/AP)

The Mets plan to activate outfielder Brandon Nimmo off the disabled list on Tuesday.

Nimmo, who has been out with a bruised left index finger retroactive to Aug. 17, had a .265/.387/.503 batting line with 15 home runs and 39 RBIs in 109 games prior to going on the DL.

The 25-year-old outfielder suffered the injury when he was hit by a pitch on a check swing. 

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Aug 8, 2018; New York City, NY, USA; New York Mets right fielder Brandon Nimmo (9) hits a two run double against the Cincinnati Reds during the eighth inning at Citi Field. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports (Brad Penner)
Aug 8, 2018; New York City, NY, USA; New York Mets right fielder Brandon Nimmo (9) hits a two run double against the Cincinnati Reds during the eighth inning at Citi Field. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports (Brad Penner)

Mets OF Brandon Nimmo (bruised left index finger) went 1-for-3 with a single and a run scored in a rehab game with Single-A St. Lucie on Saturday.

Nimmo led off and played center field in the same game as David Wright, who played third base as part of his own rehab assignment.

Nimmo walked in the first inning, flied out in the second inning, and singled in the fourth inning. He flied out in the sixth and was eventually replaced in the eighth inning.

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David Wright singles and doubles 00:00:54
Mets captain David Wright went 2-for-4 with a single, a double and an RBI in a rehab game with St. Lucie on Saturday night.

Mets 3B David Wright went 2-for-4 with a single, a double, and an RBI in a rehab game with St. Lucie on Saturday night. 

Wright singled in the first inning and doubled in the second inning. He reached on a fielder's choice in the fourth inning on a play that plated Brandon Nimmo.

Wright and Nimmo were both removed from the game in the top of the eighth inning. Wright's latest game came one day after he went 1-for-4 with a single on Friday during what was his first full game since beginning his rehab assignment.

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It's possible the next GM of the Mets will decide it's best to trade Jacob deGrom and/or Noah Syndergaard for inexpensive, young position players that can start Opening Day next season.

If this happens, though it will initially feel wrong, it should not be viewed as a rebuild because the new additions will be joining an established core of young position players. 

In Michael Conforto, Brandon Nimmo and Amed Rosario, the Mets have three foundational players around which two or three more hitters can create a productive and nimble lineup...

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Aug 4, 2018; New York City, NY, USA; New York Mets starting pitcher Zack Wheeler (45) pitches against the Atlanta Braves during the first inning at Citi Field. Mandatory Credit: Andy Marlin-USA TODAY Sports (Andy Marlin)
Aug 4, 2018; New York City, NY, USA; New York Mets starting pitcher Zack Wheeler (45) pitches against the Atlanta Braves during the first inning at Citi Field. Mandatory Credit: Andy Marlin-USA TODAY Sports (Andy Marlin)

The Mets lost, 2-1, to the Giants in extra innings at Citi Field last night. It was a long, painful game with understandable mistakes and a noteworthy performance on the mound...

Here are three talking points to chew on throughout the day...

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Jun 1, 2018; New York City, NY, USA; New York Mets left fielder Brandon Nimmo (9) hits a two run home run against the Chicago Cubs during the third inning at Citi Field. Mandatory Credit: Andy Marlin-USA TODAY Sports (Andy Marlin)
Jun 1, 2018; New York City, NY, USA; New York Mets left fielder Brandon Nimmo (9) hits a two run home run against the Chicago Cubs during the third inning at Citi Field. Mandatory Credit: Andy Marlin-USA TODAY Sports (Andy Marlin)

Brandon Nimmo has been placed on the 10-day DL (retroactive to Aug. 17) due to the bruised left index finger he suffered last Thursday when he tried to check his swing and was hit by a pitch. 

Mets GM John Ricco said he expects Nimmo to return when eligible on Aug. 27. 

Nimmo had initially been viewed as day-to-day, after he saw two hand specialists and the MRI on his left hand came back clean.

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Aug 14, 2018; Baltimore, MD, USA; New York Mets left fielder Brandon Nimmo (9) scores catcher Kevin Plawecki (not pictured) fifth inning single against the Baltimore Orioles at Oriole Park at Camden Yards. Mandatory Credit: Tommy Gilligan-USA TODAY Sports (Tommy Gilligan)
Aug 14, 2018; Baltimore, MD, USA; New York Mets left fielder Brandon Nimmo (9) scores catcher Kevin Plawecki (not pictured) fifth inning single against the Baltimore Orioles at Oriole Park at Camden Yards. Mandatory Credit: Tommy Gilligan-USA TODAY Sports (Tommy Gilligan)

Mets OF Brandon Nimmo starred in the Mets huge victory over the Orioles on Wednesday, but was removed from their record breaking game one of their double header against the Phillies on Thursday.

Nimmo was hit by a pitch in his finger in the third inning and exited the game. He reacted to it exactly how you might imagine he would.

"Ah, crud!" Nimmo said after the game.

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On Episode 4 of Rain Delay Theater: The Podcast, Steve Gelbs and Wayne Randazzo are joined by Mets third baseman Todd Frazier! There's all kinds of hilarious stories told by the New Jersey native, such as memories of his early job as a carnival barker and how he got a sneaky edge on the way to winning the Little League World Series. The guys also discuss Todd's early days in the majors and playing in New York close to his family.

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Nimmo on his big night at plate 00:00:54
Mickey Callaway and Brandon Nimmo comment on the outfielder's 5-for-5 performance during the New York Mets' rout of the Baltimore Orioles.

He may not have hit the long ball, but Mets OF Brandon Nimmo did everything else on Wednesday night in Baltimore. 

Nimmo notched his first career 5-for-5 night with a triple, two doubles and three RBI. He also was hit by a pitch, making him reach base all six times he went to the plate. 

The 25-year-old brought home his first run of the night with a double in the top of the fourth. And he was part of the Mets' nine-run sixth with a two-run triple for his sixth on the season. 

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The guys talk Nimmo and Wheeler 00:02:02
Wayne Randazzo and Keith Hernandez discuss Brandon Nimmo's 5-for-5 night and Zack Wheeler's sixth straight win in the Mets' lopsided win.

 

The Mets pounded out 19 hits and scored nine times in the sixth inning en route to a 16-5 win over the Orioles on Wednesday night at Oriole Park at Camden Yards.

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

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The guys talk Nimmo and Wheeler 00:02:02
Wayne Randazzo and Keith Hernandez discuss Brandon Nimmo's 5-for-5 night and Zack Wheeler's sixth straight win in the Mets' lopsided win.

 

The Mets pounded out 19 hits and scored nine times in the sixth inning en route to a 16-5 win over the Orioles on Wednesday night at Oriole Park at Camden Yards.

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

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Aug 13, 2018; Bronx, NY, USA; New York Mets starting pitcher Jacob deGrom (48) pitches against the New York Yankees during the third inning at Yankee Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Andy Marlin-USA TODAY Sports (Andy Marlin)
Aug 13, 2018; Bronx, NY, USA; New York Mets starting pitcher Jacob deGrom (48) pitches against the New York Yankees during the third inning at Yankee Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Andy Marlin-USA TODAY Sports (Andy Marlin)

The Mets hit a season-high five homers to back Jacob deGrom, who struck out 12 during an 8-5 win over the Yankees on Monday night at Yankee Stadium.

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

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

1) Amed Rosario started the Mets' home run barrage with his first career leadoff blast. Jose Bautista and Todd Frazier also went deep before Brandon Nimmo and Michael Conforto connected on consecutive homers in the seventh. The Mets entered Monday's game with 10 home runs in 11 games this month. Jeff McNeil added an RBI single in the Mets' two-run opening frame. 

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Mets rock Severino on Monday 00:00:36
Yankees manager Aaron Boone talks about Luis Severino's rough stretch on the mound and why he still has confidence in the team's ace.

Luis Severino and A.J. Cole combined to surrender five home runs as the Yankees lost to the Mets 8-5 on Monday at Yankee Stadium. >> Box score


1) Severino (15-6) allowed a leadoff homer to Amed Rosario and a two-run home run to Jose Bautista, giving up four runs and seven hits in four innings, his shortest outing of the season.

2) Cole, meanwhile, allowed a solo home run to Todd Frazier in the sixth inning and back-to-back home runs to Brandon Nimmo and Michael Conforto in the seventh inning that made it 7-3.

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On Episode 3 of Rain Delay Theater: The Podcast, Steve Gelbs and Wayne Randazzo are joined by former Mets pitcher and Cubs GM Ed Lynch. The guys discuss Ed's time with the Mets in the 1980's, as they became a championship contender, including great stories about Gary Carter and Keith Hernandez. Steve and Wayne also ask Lynch about being traded away from New York during the 1986 season, and about how being a GM has changed since his days in Chicago.

Click below to listen...

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Gary and Ron talk W's for deGrom 00:02:26
Gary Cohen and Ron Darling wonder how much pitcher "wins" matter, as Jacob deGrom continues to dominate without the record to show for it.

Jacob deGrom fanned 10 over six innings and lowered his Major League-best ERA to 1.77 as the Mets took the rubber game of the series from the Reds, 8-0, on Wednesday afternoon at Citi Field.

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

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

1) DeGrom (6-7) snapped a four-game losing streak and picked up his first victory since June 18. The 30-year-old allowed four hits and a walk while recording his sixth double-digit strikeout performance of the season and the 27th of his career. DeGrom's 183 strikeouts are second in the National League behind Washington's Max Scherzer (216). Wednesday marked the first time in five starts he failed to pitch seven innings.

 

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With center field in 2019 and beyond an uncertainty, the Mets have "had some internal conversations" about trying Amed Rosario in center field, reports Kevin Kernan of the New York Post.

According to Kernan, though the Mets have kicked the idea around, putting it into action is "not on the table" at the moment. That's a good thing, since it's a fantastically bad idea. Here are three reasons why...

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On Episode 2 of Rain Delay Theater: The Podcast, Steve Gelbs and Wayne Randazzo are joined by good "Friend" Wilmer Flores. The guys discuss the many Wilmers in Wilmer's family, getting discovered by the Mets, the famous non-trade of 2015, and of course -- the TV show "Friends." Steve and Wayne also test Wilmer to see if he can list all of his career walk off RBI.

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New York Mets assistant general manager John Ricco looks on before facing the Colorado Rockies in the first inning of a baseball game in Denver on Wednesday, Sept. 2, 2009. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)  (David Zalubowski/AP)
New York Mets assistant general manager John Ricco looks on before facing the Colorado Rockies in the first inning of a baseball game in Denver on Wednesday, Sept. 2, 2009. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski) (David Zalubowski/AP)

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It's the calm before the Mets storm. Enjoy it while it lasts. In a few weeks, the conversation around the Mets will quickly turn from hypothesizing about GM candidates to getting real news about where ownership intends to take their franchise and who is going to get them there...

As it stands, assistant John Ricco and advisors Omar Minaya and J.P. Ricciardi are essentially splitting the job after Sandy Alderson stepped down in June due to health issues...

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The guys talk bullpen car 00:01:25
Gary Cohen, Ron Darling and Keith Hernandez discuss the Mets bringing back the bullpen car to Citi Field.

The Mets were limited to six hits en route to their third consecutive loss, 4-2, to the Braves on Thursday night at Citi Field.

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

1) Jason Vargas allowed four runs on six hits and three walks while tying a season-high with seven strikeouts in five innings. The southpaw allowed a run in the first and was betrayed by his defense in the third thanks to a poor throw by Wilmer Flores and a dropped pop up by Kevin Plawecki, which helped Atlanta tacked on three more runs. Vargas (2-7) extended his dubious record of not pitching into the sixth for the 11th consecutive start to begin a season. 

 

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Nimmo's athletic grab 00:00:17
Brandon Nimmo makes an outstanding diving catch robbing Ozzie Albies of a hit in the seventh inning at Citi Field.

Mets OF Brandon Nimmo makes a beautiful diving catch in the seventh inning.

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Jun 1, 2018; New York City, NY, USA; New York Mets left fielder Brandon Nimmo (9) hits a two run home run against the Chicago Cubs during the third inning at Citi Field. Mandatory Credit: Andy Marlin-USA TODAY Sports (Andy Marlin)
Jun 1, 2018; New York City, NY, USA; New York Mets left fielder Brandon Nimmo (9) hits a two run home run against the Chicago Cubs during the third inning at Citi Field. Mandatory Credit: Andy Marlin-USA TODAY Sports (Andy Marlin)

Mets OF Brandon Nimmo blasts a solo home run in the first inning, his 14th of the season, to level the home side with the Braves 1-1.

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Jul 23, 2018; New York City, NY, USA; New York Mets starting pitcher Jacob deGrom (48) reacts as he walks off the field after the top of the eighth inning against the San Diego Padres at Citi Field. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports (Brad Penner)
Jul 23, 2018; New York City, NY, USA; New York Mets starting pitcher Jacob deGrom (48) reacts as he walks off the field after the top of the eighth inning against the San Diego Padres at Citi Field. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports (Brad Penner)

Matthew Cerrone (Twitter | Instagram | About Me): As expected, the Mets did not trade Jacob deGrom or Noah Syndergaard before the trade deadline, despite both pitchers being capable of bringing back a collection of top prospects.

The lack of action could mean the Mets did not see an offer worth accepting. Or, after doing their due diligence, they decided to keep their best two pitchers because they can have them through the 2020 season, sign them to long-term extensions, or look to trade them this winter with more teams involved in the bidding.

During the past few weeks, the Dodgers, Yankees, Padres, Phillies, and Braves were all reportedly looking for an elite starting pitcher under team control. More importantly, all five of the above teams had the necessary prospects required by the Mets. None of them landed a top pitcher, but the Pirates came out of nowhere to trade for No. 2 type starter Chris Archer with about 30 minutes to go before the deadline. 

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In the inaugural episode of Rain Delay Theater: The Podcast, Steve Gelbs and Wayne Randazzo lead off with none other than the "Happiest Man in Baseball," Brandon Nimmo! The guys discuss his new moniker, his struggles at the plate early in his professional career, the power of prayer, and the day he learned he was being called up to the Major Leagues.

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Rain Delay Theater: The Podcast 00:02:08
Steve Gelbs and Wayne Randazzo chat with Mets outfielder Brandon Nimmo about his career in baseball.

On the premiere of Rain Delay Theater: The Podcast, Mets outfielder Brandon Nimmo talked with Steve Gelbs and Wayne Randazzo about being drafted ahead of Jose Fernandez.

The Mets -- and 12 other teams -- passed on the late Fernandez in the 2011 MLB Draft.

"I think what I thought about Fernandez is, if people could have predicted that, he would have gone No. 1 overall," Nimmo said. "I knew that I should be doing better, but I also knew that he was doing abnormally well. He was amazing, right from the start."

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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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Throwback Thursday: Nimmo 00:00:50
In the second installment of Throwback Thursday, Brandon Nimmo talks about how excited he is to be at Citi Field for the 2013 Futures Game.

In the second installment of Throwback Thursday, Mets OF Brandon Nimmo talks about how excited he is to be at Citi Field for the 2013 Futures Game.

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1) Will Jake win dCy Young?

DeGrom has been the best pitcher in baseball up to this point in the season. He should have started for the NL All Star team, but the moment understandably went to Nationals ace Max Scherzer with the game being played in DC's Nationals Park.

That said, as is, deGrom beats Scherzer and Aaron Nola for hardware.

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I don't care if the next GM of the Mets has or doesn't have an MBA. I don't care if he or she did or didn't go to an Ivy League school. I don't care if they're young or old, from the organization or not. I don't care if they did or didn't play baseball. He or she doesn't need to be an expert in statistical and evidence-based analysis and evaluations. And, they don't need to be from New York...

My only requirement is that he or she understands and is willing to meet the demands of the market and fans, that they are open to ideas and 100 percent down for making big moves.

Most important, they need to able to be creative and adaptable enough so he or she can do the above over and over and over again until the team is a perennial postseason team in position to win the World Series every season. To hear me explain this in more detail, as well as discuss why I'm all for Yoenis Cespedes trying to play 1B, how I was so wrong about Brandon Nimmo, and whether Jacob deGrom or Max Scherzer should start next week's All Star Game, click play below...

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