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Apr 20, 2018; Atlanta, GA, USA; New York Mets relief pitcher Robert Gsellman (65) reacts with shortstop Amed Rosario (1) after scoring the go ahead run against the Atlanta Braves during the twelfth inning at SunTrust Park. Mandatory Credit: Dale Zanine-USA TODAY Sports  (Dale Zanine)
Apr 20, 2018; Atlanta, GA, USA; New York Mets relief pitcher Robert Gsellman (65) reacts with shortstop Amed Rosario (1) after scoring the go ahead run against the Atlanta Braves during the twelfth inning at SunTrust Park. Mandatory Credit: Dale Zanine-USA TODAY Sports (Dale Zanine)

Michelle Ioannou, MetsBlog | TwitterIt was not the best of weeks in Mets Land.

From Monday night's embarrassment to redeeming themselves on Wednesday night to going back to losing in heartbreaking fashion on Saturday night, this week was not the best. I won't get into the nitty gritty as who wants to re-live Wendesday night's horrific eighth inning? Or Saturday night's game where Jeurys Familia pulled a Familia. Jacob deGrom deserved better.

Instead, let's chat about Wednesday night's game. The come-from-behind win. The eighth inning rally. That was a defining moment, as I already discussed (or at least I thought it was before seeing Saturday's game). Wednesday night's game was one that they would not have won last season. Oh, and Yoenis Cespedes showed us that he refused to let the Nationals sweep his team, and hit a grand slam to add on some insurance runs...

Tags: David Wright, Jacob deGrom, Jay Bruce, Jeurys Familia, Jose Reyes, Matt Harvey, Noah Syndergaard, Robert Gsellman, Seth Lugo, Yoenis Cespedes, Michelle Ioannou
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Jose Reyes hitting a home run against the Reds.  (AP)
Jose Reyes hitting a home run against the Reds. (AP)

Jose Reyes is the first Mets position player since Phil Linz in 1968 to open a season hitless in the first 20 at-bats of the season.

Reyes is 0-for-20. Linz went 0-for-25 before getting his first hit. 

Is Reyes at risk of being designated for assignment? Doug Williams and Andy Martino discussed that question on the Shea Anything podcast...

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Gelbs on Jose Reyes' issues 00:02:43
SNY insider Steve Gelbs discusses the ongoing issues that Jose Reyes has been having since the start of this 2018 season.

In spring training, I heard multiple Mets people say Jose Reyes was re-signed mostly to be a mentor to Amed Rosario, while also acting as a hedge against any infield injuries.

So far, there has been no such injury. Rosario looks totally comfortable in the big leagues and is seen spending most of his time before games with Yoenis Cespedes -- not Reyes.

Meanwhile, Reyes, who signed a one-year, $2 million this past winter, entered Wednesday's game hitless in 17 at-bats...

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Feb 26, 2018; West Palm Beach, FL, USA; New York Mets third baseman Jose Reyes (7) walks back to the dugout in the spring training game against the Houston Astros at The Ballpark of the Palm Beaches. Mandatory Credit: Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports (Jasen Vinlove)
Feb 26, 2018; West Palm Beach, FL, USA; New York Mets third baseman Jose Reyes (7) walks back to the dugout in the spring training game against the Houston Astros at The Ballpark of the Palm Beaches. Mandatory Credit: Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports (Jasen Vinlove)

With the Mets trailing by the score of 3-2 in the sixth inning on Tuesday night and runners on first and third with one out, Mickey Callaway turned to Jose Reyes to pinch-hit.

Reyes looked badly overmatched against Nationals reliever LHP Sammy Solis -- who replaced LHP Gio Gonzalez after Reyes was announced -- and was fooled on the 2-2 fastball as he was looking for something off-speed. The result was Reyes taking a feeble, halting swing as he struck out. Along with Reyes, Callaway had Michael Conforto, Brandon Nimmo, Adrian Gonzalez, and Jose Lobaton on his bench and at his disposal in that spot. 

Danny Abriano, SNY.tv | Twitter | Callaway has done a terrific job so far, but going to Reyes on Tuesday night when he had Conforto and Nimmo available was a poor choice -- regardless of Conforto and Nimmo both being left-handed hitters. In that spot, at the very least, you want someone who can hit a sacrifice fly to drive in Juan Lagares from third base. Conforto has been having terrific at-bats all season, and entered Tuesday night having reached base safely in every game he had played in. Nimmo entered the night having reached base at a .481 clip...

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Apr 5, 2018; Washington, DC, USA; New York Mets manager Mickey Callaway (36) walks across the field before the start of the game against the Washington Nationals at Nationals Park. Mandatory Credit: Tommy Gilligan-USA TODAY Sports (Tommy Gilligan)
Apr 5, 2018; Washington, DC, USA; New York Mets manager Mickey Callaway (36) walks across the field before the start of the game against the Washington Nationals at Nationals Park. Mandatory Credit: Tommy Gilligan-USA TODAY Sports (Tommy Gilligan)

Mickey Callaway, new to the Mets and new to managing altogether, arrived to expectations that he would be less inclined towards following the "old-school" guidelines than his predecessor. He is living up to those expectations in a number of ways, most notably in regards to his lineup construction, which he has varied with each of the six games so far.

The most striking way in which he has rejected traditional managerial dogma is in batting the pitcher eighth. This was something Terry Collins dabbled with briefly, but Callaway made a splash early by debuting this construction in his first game, and seems to have a clear strategy for exactly when and how to utilize it.

Callaway has a very clear goal in batting the pitcher eighth and that is to use the young Amed Rosario to his greatest potential. Rosario has the speed of a classic leadoff hitter but his low on base percentage makes him a liability high in the order. Pushing him down to ninth ensures that he sees good pitches ahead of Brandon Nimmo or whoever else is in the leadoff spot and also gives the Mets' potent top of the lineup more opportunities to drive in runs when Rosario does get on...

Tags: Amed Rosario, Brandon Nimmo, Jose Reyes, Kevin Plawecki, Michael Conforto, Travis d'Arnaud, Wilmer Flores, Yoenis Cespedes, Maggie Wiggin
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Aug 6, 2017; New York City, NY, USA; New York Mets shortstop Amed Rosario (1) and infielder Jose Reyes (7) (Wendell Cruz)
Aug 6, 2017; New York City, NY, USA; New York Mets shortstop Amed Rosario (1) and infielder Jose Reyes (7) (Wendell Cruz)

Jose Reyes is starting at shortstop over Amed Rosario for the second time in three games, and Mickey Callaway explained his reasoning before Thursday's game.

"I thought that Reyes vs. Strasburg would probably be a pretty good matchup," he said, calling it one of the "basic reasons" why Reyes is in.

Danny Abriano, SNY.tv | Twitter | Mickey Callaway has spoken about not being seduced by small sample sizes when it comes to setting the lineup. And he's right to take that approach. But starting Reyes over Rosario twice in three games is something that simply shouldn't happen...

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Apr 3, 2018; New York City, NY, USA; New York Mets left fielder Yoenis Cespedes (52) is congratulated in the dugout after scoring in the sixth inning against the Philadelphia Phillies at Citi Field. Mandatory Credit: Wendell Cruz-USA TODAY Sports (Wendell Cruz)
Apr 3, 2018; New York City, NY, USA; New York Mets left fielder Yoenis Cespedes (52) is congratulated in the dugout after scoring in the sixth inning against the Philadelphia Phillies at Citi Field. Mandatory Credit: Wendell Cruz-USA TODAY Sports (Wendell Cruz)

The Mets have a lot to be satisfied with at this early point in the season, with the second-best batting average in baseball and an overall offense in the top third of the league. But behind those numbers are some very different stories -- some good and some not so good.

While it's still early to come to any conclusions, let's take a look at the trends emerging for the 2018 Mets...

The Good

Tags: Amed Rosario, Asdrubal Cabrera, Brandon Nimmo, Jay Bruce, Jose Reyes, Juan Lagares, Maggie Wiggin
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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)

Michelle Ioannou, MetsBlog | Twitter

How pumped are you for Opening Day?! Extremely, right? Well, the players are too, and seeing it has just made me even more excited.

Yesterday, the team left Port St. Lucie to make their return home to New York. Thanks to social media, we were all able to experience this travel with them. Click below for some of the gems for you to see for the first time if you missed it yesterday, or just to relive it and get even more excited for Opening Day against the Cardinals -- Thursday at 1 p.m. on SNY!

Tags: Asdrubal Cabrera, Brandon Nimmo, Jose Reyes, Juan Lagares, Noah Syndergaard, Wilmer Flores, Yoenis Cespedes, Michelle Ioannou
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Syndergaard on Tuesday start 00:02:52
Noah Syndergaard talks about Monday?s start, potentially facing the Astros in the World Series, and quotes ?Forgetting Sarah Marshall.?

Noah Syndergaard was strong and Brandon Nimmo homered as the Mets' split squad lost to the Astros, 6-1, on Tuesday afternoon in Port St. Lucie.

To see the full box score, click here!

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

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Reyes, Rosario debut handshake 00:00:42
It's a new season for Jose Reyes and Amed Rosario and that means a brand new handshake

It's a new season for Jose Reyes and Amed Rosario, and that means a brand new handshake

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Todd Frazier poses at Citi Field following his official introduction by the Mets. (AP)
Todd Frazier poses at Citi Field following his official introduction by the Mets. (AP)

Mets 3B Todd Frazier broke out his dance moves before Tuesday's game, much to the delight of Jose Reyes, who documented it on Instagram.

Click below for the video

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Feb 19, 2018; Port St. Lucie, FL, USA; New York Mets third baseman David Wright (5) during practice drills at First Data Field. Mandatory Credit: Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports (Steve Mitchell)
Feb 19, 2018; Port St. Lucie, FL, USA; New York Mets third baseman David Wright (5) during practice drills at First Data Field. Mandatory Credit: Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports (Steve Mitchell)

David Wright and Jose Reyes are more than a decade removed from their earliest playing days on the Mets, but both of them still reflect back to the time when they were teammates on a squad that reached the NLCS in 2006 and narrowly missed the postseason in 2007 and 2008.

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New York Mets manager Mickey Callaway stands near a batting cage during spring training baseball practice Friday, Feb. 16, 2018, in Port St. Lucie, Fla. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)  (Jeff Roberson/AP)
New York Mets manager Mickey Callaway stands near a batting cage during spring training baseball practice Friday, Feb. 16, 2018, in Port St. Lucie, Fla. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson) (Jeff Roberson/AP)

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

Click below to see

Tags: Asdrubal Cabrera, Jose Reyes, Juan Lagares, Noah Syndergaard, Yoenis Cespedes
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Sights and Sounds: Tuesday 00:01:00
SNY.tv delivers the sights and sounds of Tuesday's Mets workout in Port St. Lucie, with up close looks at Wheeler, Ramos, Reyes and more.

SNY.tv delivers the sights and sounds of Tuesday's Mets workout in Port St. Lucie, with up close looks at Zack Wheeler, AJ Ramos, Jose Reyes and more.

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

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

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

Tags: Amed Rosario, Asdrubal Cabrera, Dominic Smith, Jose Reyes, Wilmer Flores
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Feb 14, 2018; Port St. Lucie, FL, USA; New York Mets relief pitcher Anthony Swarzak (38) throws to first base during a workout at First Data Field. Mandatory Credit: Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports (Jasen Vinlove)
Feb 14, 2018; Port St. Lucie, FL, USA; New York Mets relief pitcher Anthony Swarzak (38) throws to first base during a workout at First Data Field. Mandatory Credit: Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports (Jasen Vinlove)

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

Click below to see

Tags: Amed Rosario, Asdrubal Cabrera, Jose Reyes, Matt Harvey
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 (Andy Marlin)
(Andy Marlin)

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

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

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

Tags: Amed Rosario, Asdrubal Cabrera, Brandon Nimmo, Jose Reyes, Michael Conforto, Maggie Wiggin
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BNNY: Walk-Off 00:01:06
The Baseball Night in New York panel wonders how Jose Reyes and Wilmer Flores might perform in the outfield for the Mets this season.

With their outfield depth on the 40-man roster thin, the Mets will be giving Jose Reyes and Wilmer Flores reps in the outfield during Spring Training, according to the team's beat reporters.

Reyes learned to play the outfield last season, but was only used there twice -- once in center field (for 1 inning), and another time in left field (for 5.1 innings).

Flores has never played anywhere but the infield.

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Noah Syndergaard (Geoff Burke/USA TODAY Sports)
Noah Syndergaard (Geoff Burke/USA TODAY Sports)

RHP Noah Syndergaard, who reported to Spring Training in Port St. Lucie, FL on Wednesday, said the Mets will be "a force to be reckoned with" this season.

"I think we've made some great acquisitions,'' Syndergaard told Kevin Kernan of the NY Post. "We have a great lineup, a force to be reckoned with, solid defense behind us and the pitching staff is going to hold their own so I am really excited to get the ball rolling.

"I think if the staff stays healthy it's going to be a very interesting season. Interesting in a good way.''

Tags: Jay Bruce, Jose Reyes, Matt Harvey, Noah Syndergaard, Steven Matz, Zack Wheeler
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BNNY: Mets trade Josh Smoker 00:00:19
The Mets have traded lefty Josh Smoker to the Pittsburgh Pirates in exchange for 24-year-old Minor League prospect Daniel Zamora and cash.

The Mets have acquired minor league LHP Daniel Zamora and cash considerations from the Pirates in exchange for LHP Josh Smoker.

Smoker had been designated for assignment last week to make room on the 40-man roster for the recently re-signed Jose Reyes.

Zamora, 24, had a 1.86 ERA with 61 strikeouts in 37 games for High-A Bradenton in 2017. He also tossed 3.0 scoreless innings for Double-A Altoona.

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Oct 9, 2017; Frazier during game four of the 2017 ALDS at Yankee Stadium. Credit: Hunger-USA TODAY Sports
Oct 9, 2017; Frazier during game four of the 2017 ALDS at Yankee Stadium. Credit: Hunger-USA TODAY Sports

Danny Abriano, SNY.tv | Twitter | Mets GM Sandy Alderson has placed an emphasis on adding a starting second baseman or third baseman this offseason -- with his stated preference being to bring in a second baseman in order to keep Asdrubal Cabrera at third base. Cabrera recently said he prefers to play second base, but it remains to be seen if his desire will have any impact on what the Mets do.

Here's a look at the players the Mets are reportedly considering...

3B/1B Todd Frazier, free agent

Tags: Asdrubal Cabrera, Brandon Nimmo, Jay Bruce, Jose Reyes, Neil Walker, Danny Abriano
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Aug 6, 2017; New York City, NY, USA; New York Mets shortstop Amed Rosario (1) and infielder Jose Reyes (7) (Wendell Cruz)
Aug 6, 2017; New York City, NY, USA; New York Mets shortstop Amed Rosario (1) and infielder Jose Reyes (7) (Wendell Cruz)

Michelle Ioannou, MetsBlog | Twitter

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

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

Click below for more

Tags: Amed Rosario, Jose Reyes, Juan Lagares, Noah Syndergaard, Wilmer Flores, Michelle Ioannou
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There are exactly two weeks until Mets pitchers and catchers are required to report to Port St. Lucie, Fla., for the official start of Spring Training.

Meanwhile, there are dozens of impact free agents available on the open market and trades that can still be made as the Mets continue their search for a second baseman or third baseman and at least two pitchers willing to accept minor-league deals...

What's on second?

Tags: Asdrubal Cabrera, Brandon Nimmo, Jacob deGrom, Jay Bruce, Jerry Blevins, Jose Reyes, Juan Lagares, Noah Syndergaard, Matthew Cerrone
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Jose Reyes hitting a home run against the Reds.  (AP)
Jose Reyes hitting a home run against the Reds. (AP)

The contract details for Jose Reyes' re-signing with the Mets have been reported. On top of his base salary of $2 million, Reyes can earn another $600,000, according to Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports. For instances, he will earn $100,000 if he wins World Series MVP.

More likely for Reyes, he'll earn $250,000 if he makes 500 plate appearances. On top of that, $50,000 bonuses will be triggered if any of the following are reached: All-Star game, Gold Glove, Silver Slugger, MVP and NLCS MVP. 

Reyes, 34, hit .246/.315/.413 with 15 HR, 25 doubles, seven triples, 24 stolen bases, 75 runs scored, and 58 RBI for the Mets in 145 games last season while primarily playing third base and shortstop.

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

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

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

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

Tags: Amed Rosario, Brandon Nimmo, Jose Reyes, Juan Lagares, Kevin Plawecki, Travis d'Arnaud, Wilmer Flores
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Alderson on re-signing Reyes 00:01:26
On Mets Hot Stove, Mets GM Sandy Alderson gives his thoughts on reports the team is re-signing familiar face Jose Reyes to a one-year deal.

Mets GM Sandy Alderson, speaking generally since the deal with Jose Reyes is not official, weighed in on his potential return during an appearance on Mets Hot Stove on SNY on Thursday night.

"I think what we were looking for is some additional help in the infield positions -- third base, second base, shortstop," Alderson said. "Someone like Jose who could play all of those positions. Somebody who is prepared to take a utility role if that's what was presented. And at the same time, somebody in the clubhouse who brings a lot of energy and enthusiasm to the club."

Michelle Ioannou, MetsBlog | TwitterLet's be real, are any Mets fans actually surprised that Jose Reyes is back on the team? I'm most certainly not. In his comments, Sandy Alderson referred to Reyes as "additional help in the infield positions." Additional help. Not our starting guy. Which is very important...

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Mets GM Sandy Alderson said Wednesday that the team can add another significant contract to fill their infield void. Here are their potential targets...

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Dec 12, 2017; Orlando, FL, USA; New York Mets manager Michey Callaway talks with media during MLB winter meetings at Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Resort. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports (Kim Klement)
Dec 12, 2017; Orlando, FL, USA; New York Mets manager Michey Callaway talks with media during MLB winter meetings at Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Resort. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports (Kim Klement)

This has been one of the strangest Hot Stove seasons I have experienced. It's January and yet there are still so many useful free agents available on the open market.

At the same time, there are multiple, influential players reportedly available in trade, including Manny Machado, Andrew McCutchen, Jason Kipnis, and Cristian Yellich.

Meanwhile, the Mets may have $30 million to spend on new talent, or they may have only $10 million, or maybe it is something in between. I don't know the number, so don't ask. I only know what I see, which is that in the 70 or so days since the markets opened the Mets signed one big-league player, which was a two-year reliever that may or may not be a one-hit wonder. Otherwise, it's been all minor-league deals and rumors that have yet to (and may never) pan out.

Tags: Jay Bruce, Jose Reyes, Matthew Cerrone
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Baltimore Orioles third baseman Manny Machado (13) looks on during an interleague baseball game against the Washington Nationals, Wednesday, May 10, 2017, in Washington. The Nationals won 7-6. (AP Photo/Nick Wass) (Nick Wass/AP)
Baltimore Orioles third baseman Manny Machado (13) looks on during an interleague baseball game against the Washington Nationals, Wednesday, May 10, 2017, in Washington. The Nationals won 7-6. (AP Photo/Nick Wass) (Nick Wass/AP)

The Orioles are shopping 3B Manny Machado, and are seeking two young, controllable starting pitchers in return, reports Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic. However, Machado -- who is set for free agency after the 2018 season -- wants to return to shortstop this season, notes Rosenthal.

The Mets, Phillies, Braves, Giants, and Angels could make up part of the market for Machado, with the Yankees potentially on the periphery, Nick Cafardo of the Boston Globe noted in September. But with Machado now seeking to play shortstop, it's fair to believe his list of potential suitors could be different.

Danny Abriano, SNY.tv | Twitter | Earlier this offseason, while tossing around outside the box Mets ideas with colleagues, one I suggested was 'trade Jacob deGrom for Manny Machado and sign one of the higher-end free agent starting pitchers to replace him.'

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

"The Mets are open to bringing back free-agent infielder Jose Reyes, but they're also examining other possibilities," the NY Post's Mike Puma tweeted Monday afternoon.

Reyes, who is currently a free agent, told the Mets in September that he hoped to return in 2018.

"I want to be here," he told reporters after the team's final game of the season. "We'll see what happens. It's going to be an interesting offseason."

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Sandy Alderson talks with reporters
Sandy Alderson talks with reporters

Andy Martino, SNY.tv | Twitter |

With a new manager in Mickey Callaway and a coaching staff in place, Sandy Alderson can now focus his full attention on the Mets' roster.

This is a significant offseason for the GM, who is in the homestretch of his tenure, and who must return the franchise to the relevance it enjoyed in 2015 and 2016.

Tags: Asdrubal Cabrera, Jay Bruce, Jerry Blevins, Jeurys Familia, Jose Reyes, Wilmer Flores, Yoenis Cespedes
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Aug 6, 2017; New York City, NY, USA; New York Mets shortstop Amed Rosario (1) and infielder Jose Reyes (7) (Wendell Cruz)
Aug 6, 2017; New York City, NY, USA; New York Mets shortstop Amed Rosario (1) and infielder Jose Reyes (7) (Wendell Cruz)

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

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

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

Tags: Amed Rosario, Asdrubal Cabrera, David Wright, Dominic Smith, Gavin Cecchini, Jose Reyes, Matt Reynolds, TJ Rivera, Danny Abriano
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 (Seth Wenig/AP)
(Seth Wenig/AP)

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

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

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

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New York Mets second baseman Jose Reyes (7) reacts after hitting a two run double against the Atlanta Braves during the seventh inning at Citi Field. (Andy Marlin-USA TODAY Sports)
New York Mets second baseman Jose Reyes (7) reacts after hitting a two run double against the Atlanta Braves during the seventh inning at Citi Field. (Andy Marlin-USA TODAY Sports)

Jose Reyes is in the final days of his current contract, but he has expressed interest in re-signing with the Mets this offseason. 

Reyes, who went 2-for-5 with a double and an RBI during Wednesday night's 7-1 win over the Braves, told reporters that he'd like to call Citi Field his home for another season. 

"A lot of stuff went through my head because I don't know if I'm going to be here next year," Reyes told reporters. "I'm a free agent. I want to be here. But to see them cheering my name like that, that was an unbelievable feeling. I appreciate that from the fans, for the love that they showed me. We'll see what happens. It's going to be an interesting offseason."

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

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

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

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

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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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Gary Cohen, Ron Darling and Keith Hernandez break down the Mets' 5-4 loss to the Marlins in Miami on Tuesday night.

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

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

1) J.T. Realmuto hit a walk-off homer against Paul Sewald in the 10th to rally the Marlins past the Mets. AJ Ramos could not hold a 4-1 ninth-inning lead in his first appearance against his former team. The right-hander allowed a homer to Justin Bour, four other hits and a walk to suffer his first blown save as a Met and third in 30 opportunities. 

2) Travis d'Arnaud's went 2-for-4 and hit a go-ahead two-run homer in the sixth inning that gave the Mets a 3-1 lead. Jose Reyes went deep in the first and added an RBI single in the ninth during his first four-hit game since Aug. 30, 2016.

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Jose Reyes discusses passing Darryl Strawberry on the list of total extra-base hits as a Met, and Terry Collins breaks down the 5-1 win.

In his last 22 games, Jose Reyes is hitting .342 with 10 extra base hits, including four home runs, 14 RBI, 13 runs scored and a 1.023 OPS.

"I am going up there looking for my pitch," Reyes said after Sunday's win against the Braves. "The good thing is that I have been taking walks to help me see the ball really good."

His RBI triple in the first inning Sunday moved Reyes past Darryl Strawberry into second place on the franchise's all-time extra-base-hit list with 470.

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 (Eric Hartline)
(Eric Hartline)

Mets INF Jose Reyes is certain that he wants to finish his big league career with the Mets, per The Post's Mike Puma.

Following this season, Reyes will become a free agent as his club option is the last leg of his contract he signed over a year ago. He hopes he can sign another contract with the Mets this offseason as he can see no other place to finish his career. 

"Did I want to come here? For sure," Reyes said. "Do I want to finish my career here? One hundred percent."

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Gary Cohen, Ron Darling, and Keith Hernandez break down the Mets' 5-1 win over the Reds on Friday at Citi Field.

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

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

1) Seth Lugo allowed four hits and a walk while striking out four in six scoreless innings to snap a five-start winless streak. The right-hander recorded three clean frames in his first scoreless outing of the season.

2) Jose Reyes went deep twice and Travis Taijeron hit his first Major League home run to account for four of the Mets' five runs. Reyes drove in three runs while he and Taijeron had two hits apiece.

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

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

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

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

Tags: Amed Rosario, Jose Reyes, Kevin Plawecki, Robert Gsellman, Travis d'Arnaud, Matthew Cerrone
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David Wright and Jose Reyes wait to hit during spring training (Credit: Matthew Cerrone, MetsBlog.com)
David Wright and Jose Reyes wait to hit during spring training (Credit: Matthew Cerrone, MetsBlog.com)

During Spring Training, there was hope that David Wright and Jose Reyes -- who played together with the Mets from 2004 to 2011 -- would reunite on field during games this season.

However, with Wright recently terminating his rehab assignment and Reyes a free agent after this season, that reunion might never happen.

"I wish all the best for him and whatever decision he needs to make I am going to be behind him 100 percent," Reyes said Tuesday, according to Mike Puma of the NY Post.

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 (Jake Roth)
(Jake Roth)

Jose Reyes will make his first-ever start in left field on Tuesday night when the Mets play the Reds in Cincinnati.

Juan Lagares is starting in center field with Brandon Nimmo in right field.

Reyes, who played one inning in center field earlier this year, has started 60 games at shortstop, 31 games at third base, and seven games at second base this season.

The Mets recently lost outfielders Michael Conforto (shoulder) and Yoenis Cespedes (hamstring) for the season. They traded outfielders Jay Bruce and Curtis Granderson earlier this month.

Tags: Brandon Nimmo, Curtis Granderson, Jay Bruce, Jose Reyes, Juan Lagares, Michael Conforto, Yoenis Cespedes
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 (Andy Marlin)
(Andy Marlin)

The Mets have announced they activated SS Jose Reyes from the DL while promoting OF Travis Taijeron and optioning RHP Kevin McGowan.

Manager Terry Collins said that Reyes was going to be an emergency outfielder for the team after Michael Conforto went on the DL. Now with Cespedes making a trip to the DL, Reyes may have to fill the void. 

"Yeah, I think it's important that he does, just to protect us," Collins said about Reyes taking fly balls. "Again, we're tyring to maximize the versatility of all our players. In case things happen in a game, and I have to move guys around, we'll make sure Jose takes some fly balls." 

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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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