Adam Rubin, in a post to his blog for the Daily News, says that Tony Bernazard is close to signing with super-agent Scott Boras' agency.

Rubin cites a report from Bill Madden, and Madden says that Bernazard's rapport with Latin players would be an asset to Boras.

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Jul 11, 2018; Trenton, NJ, USA; Binghamton Rumble Ponies outfielder Tim Tebow (15) warms up for batting practice prior to the game at ARM & HAMMER Park. Mandatory Credit: Gregory J. Fisher-USA TODAY Sports (Gregory Fisher)
Jul 11, 2018; Trenton, NJ, USA; Binghamton Rumble Ponies outfielder Tim Tebow (15) warms up for batting practice prior to the game at ARM & HAMMER Park. Mandatory Credit: Gregory J. Fisher-USA TODAY Sports (Gregory Fisher)

Mets OF Tim Tebow has been placed on the disabled list by the Binghamton Rumble Ponies due to right hand/wrist discomfort.

Tebow left Thursday's Rumble Ponies game in the seventh inning after a swing. He went 1-for-2 with a walk and a run before being removed.

The Heisman Trophy winner turned professional baseball player is scheduled to see a hand specialist in New York on Monday to determine the severity of the injury.

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Bobby Wahl (63) Mandatory Credit: Kelley L Cox-USA TODAY Sports (Kelley L Cox)

Mets closer Jeurys Familia has been officially traded to the Athletics, and in turn, New York's return includes two prospects and international bonus money. 

The prospects included in the deal were RHP Bobby Wahl and INF William Toffey. So just how good is this return?

Starting with Wahl, this 26-year-old has been one of the best relievers in the A's farm system before he was sent away. Over 39.2 innings in Triple-A this season, he owns a 2.27 ERA/2.52 FIP with a 0.86 WHIP as well. 

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May 23, 2018; New York City, NY, USA; New York Mets injured left fielder Yoenis Cespedes (52) in the dugout during the fourth inning against the Miami Marlins at Citi Field. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports (Brad Penner)
May 23, 2018; New York City, NY, USA; New York Mets injured left fielder Yoenis Cespedes (52) in the dugout during the fourth inning against the Miami Marlins at Citi Field. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports (Brad Penner)

Mets OF Yoenis Cespedes will see a foot specialist and undergo an MRI next week, the Mets announced. Cespedes was not in the lineup Saturday and is unlikely to play on Sunday for the second consecutive day after returning from the DL on Friday. 

After his return Friday night, Cespedes revealed that he will likely need heel surgery at some point, as calcification in both heels is the root of his other leg injuries.

"I've realized that the cause of my problems are my heels," he said through an interpreter in his postgame interview on Friday. "Because when I feel some pain in my heels, I started to modify my walking way, my running way, or even my standing. That's the main reason why I'm having these problems in my legs."

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Callaway and Matz on Familia 00:00:46
Mickey Callaway and Steven Matz talk about Jeurys Familia being traded to the Oakland Athletics.

The Mets have finalized a trade for RHP Jeurys Familia with the Oakland A's. 

Familia is being sent to the A's for two prospects and $1 million in international slot money. MLB.com's Jane Lee was first to report that the trade went final. SNY's Andy Martino reported Friday night that the A's were likely the landing spot for Familia. 

One of the players the A's are sending the Mets is No. 17 overall prospect 3B Will Toffey, 23, according to MLB.com's Anthony DiComo. The other is 26-year-old RHP Bobby Wahl.

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Matz struggles in Yankee Stadium 00:01:33
Despite a late rally, Steven Matz and the Mets come up short against Aaron Judge and the Yankees, 7-6.

Despite a late rally, Steven Matz and the Mets come up short against Aaron Judge and the Yankees, 7-6.

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Gary, Keith, and Ron on Conforto 00:01:48
Gary Cohen, Keith Hernandez and Ron Darling discuss Michael Conforto's recent improvements following his rough first half of the season.

Down 7-3 heading into the ninth inning, the Mets nearly complete an unexpected comeback but strand a runner at third base in their 7-6 loss to the Yankees.

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

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

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Jul 21, 2018; Bronx, NY, USA; New York Mets starting pitcher Steven Matz (32) pitches against the New York Yankees during the first inning at Yankee Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Andy Marlin-USA TODAY Sports (Andy Marlin)
Jul 21, 2018; Bronx, NY, USA; New York Mets starting pitcher Steven Matz (32) pitches against the New York Yankees during the first inning at Yankee Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Andy Marlin-USA TODAY Sports (Andy Marlin)

After throwing three scoreless innings to start the game, Mets LHP Steven Matz faltered in his second run through the vaunted Yankees' lineup.

Matz's final line: 5.0 IP, 9 H, 5 ER, BB, 3 K. He threw 92 pitches, 62 for strikes.

Across the first three frames, Matz allowed just two baserunners. He may have been lucky when the wind at Yankee Stadium pushed what appeared to be a Brandon Drury home run to the warning track for a flyout. 

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

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

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

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

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Jun 10, 2018; New York City, NY, USA; New York Mets manager Mickey Callaway (36) at Citi Field. Mandatory Credit: Wendell Cruz-USA TODAY Sports (Wendell Cruz)
Jun 10, 2018; New York City, NY, USA; New York Mets manager Mickey Callaway (36) at Citi Field. Mandatory Credit: Wendell Cruz-USA TODAY Sports (Wendell Cruz)

After the Mets beat the Yankees on Friday night in Yoenis Cespedes' return, the slugger dropped a bombshell: He will need surgery on both of his heels at some point and the recovery time is 8-10 months.

Cespedes is not in the lineup Saturday and manager Mickey Callaway said he was unaware of Cespedes' comments from the night prior. 

"I'm not quite exactly sure what he said," Callaway said Saturday prior to the Mets game against the Yankees. "I just know he came in pretty sore today."

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Familia to the Oakland A's 00:01:52
Taylor Rooks and Andy Martino look back at the complicated legacy of Jeurys Familia's Mets tenure.

Andy Martino, SNY.tv | Twitter | The Mets have not finalized a trade of Jeurys Familia, and he will be unavailable to pitch on Saturday for the second straight day. 

The Mets are working to finalize a deal to send Familia to Oakland, according to major league sources. The expectation is that the Mets will get lower level prospects back from Oakland.

The deal has not been finalized, but was advanced enough to keep Familia out of Friday's game. Typically, that means that teams are going through medicals of the players involved...

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New York Mets' Yoenis Cespedes rounds the bases after hitting a three-run home run during the fifth inning of a baseball game against the St. Louis Cardinals Tuesday, April 24, 2018, in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson) (Jeff Roberson/AP)
New York Mets' Yoenis Cespedes rounds the bases after hitting a three-run home run during the fifth inning of a baseball game against the St. Louis Cardinals Tuesday, April 24, 2018, in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson) (Jeff Roberson/AP)

One day after returning from the DL, Mets OF Yoenis Cespedes is not in Saturday's lineup against the Yankees. Asdrubal Cabrera starts at DH instead.

Manager Mickey Callaway said that Cespedes came in 'pretty sore' on Saturday and might be available off the bench.

Cespedes revealed after Friday's win against the Yankees that he will likely need heel surgery at some point, as his heels are the root of his other leg injuries.

"I've realized that the cause of my problems are my heels," he said through an interpreter in his postgame interview...

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

The Mets (40-55) and Yankees (62-34) continue their Subway Series rematch to kick off the second half of the season at Yankee Stadium on Saturday at 1:10 p.m.

Mets Notes...

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Jul 6, 2018; New York City, NY, USA; New York Mets starting pitcher Jacob deGrom (48) pauses before pitching against the Tampa Bay Rays in the first inning at Citi Field. Mandatory Credit: Noah K. Murray-USA TODAY Sports  (Noah K. Murray)
Jul 6, 2018; New York City, NY, USA; New York Mets starting pitcher Jacob deGrom (48) pauses before pitching against the Tampa Bay Rays in the first inning at Citi Field. Mandatory Credit: Noah K. Murray-USA TODAY Sports (Noah K. Murray)

On the latest episode of Shea Anything, Doug Williams and Andy Martino break down the latest rumors surrounding Mets ace Jacob deGrom, and discuss whether he will be traded or offered an extension. Later, the guys move on to the minor leagues to talk about the Mets' system.

Don't forget -- Doug and Andy want to hear from you! Go to SNY.tv/SheaAnything and upload a video or audio clip of your take on the Mets. Keep it to 30 seconds or less, make it good, and you may be on the show!

Click below to listen...

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Noah Syndergaard (34) Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports (Brad Penner)
Noah Syndergaard (34) Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports (Brad Penner)

Before the All-Star break, the Mets got to see if Noah Syndergaard was officially over his strain in his right index finger. He passed the test against the Nationals, allowing just one run over five innings. 

Well, more of the same was seen in Syndergaard's second start since coming off the DL as he shut down the Yankees' high-powered offense on Friday night. However, there was one hiccup.

In the middle of the fifth inning, manager Mickey Callaway came out to the mound with a trainer by his side to assess Syndergaard. The SNY broadcast team noticed Syndergaard looking at his throwing hand, and it was noted that his velocity on his pitches had dropped significantly. Syndergaard was pumping 98 and 99-mph fastballs, and they had dipped to around 94 mph...

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Cespedes could miss 8-10 months 00:00:33
Mets outfielder Yoenis Cespedes talks about his recent injury issues after returning from the disabled list.

Mets OF Yoenis Cespedes made his comeback to the lineup on Friday night in the Bronx, and everything about his return went great. He hit a homer and finished 2-for-4 in the win. 

But his night wasn't all smiles after all.

Cespedes told reporters that the root of all his medical issues this season is in fact calcification in both heels. The veteran outfielder added that surgery is the only way to fix this issue, and the the expected recovery time is 8-10 months. 

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Mets beat Yankees, 7-5 00:01:30
The Mets scored three first-inning runs and held on late as they defeated the Yankees, 7-5, in the Subway Series opener at Yankee Stadium.

The Mets set the tone with three runs in the first inning as they held off the Yankees, 7-5, in the Subway Series opener.

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Post Game Extra: Cespedes 00:01:25
Gary Cohen, Keith Hernandez and Ron Darling discuss how the return of Yoenis Cespedes will impact the likes of Michael Conforto.

The Mets' bullpen faltered a little, but stayed strong to get their first win of the second half over the Yankees, 7-5, in the Bronx Friday night. 

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

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

 

 

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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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There have been lots of memorable moments between the Mets and Yankees since the Subway Series began in 1997. 

Among the well-known moments are Dave Mlicki's shutout during the first-ever meeting, Luis Castillo's dropped pop-up, David Wright's game-winning hit off Mariano Rivera, and El Duque tossing his glove.

Before getting to six obscure moments you might have forgotten, let's give an honorable mention to Dwight Gooden returning to Shea Stadium (and beating the Mets) during the two-stadium doubleheader in 2000, and Mr. Koo's mad dash home after doubling off Randy Johnson at Shea Stadium in 2005. Now on the the obscure moments...

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Get hyped for the Subway Series! 00:00:36
SNY gets ready for tonight's Subway Series stop in the Bronx, as the Mets and Yankees meet again.

The Mets (39-55) and Yankees (62-33) begin a Subway Series rematch to kick off the second half of the season at Yankee Stadium on Friday at 7:10 p.m. on SNY.

Mets Notes...

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Jun 17, 2018; Phoenix, AZ, USA; New York Mets right fielder Jay Bruce (19) reacts after striking out against the Arizona Diamondbacks during the sixth inning at Chase Field. Mandatory Credit: Joe Camporeale-USA TODAY Sports (Joe Camporeale)
Jun 17, 2018; Phoenix, AZ, USA; New York Mets right fielder Jay Bruce (19) reacts after striking out against the Arizona Diamondbacks during the sixth inning at Chase Field. Mandatory Credit: Joe Camporeale-USA TODAY Sports (Joe Camporeale)

Jay Bruce has been out of the Mets' lineup for over a month, and as one would think, frustration has set in. 

Bruce was originally placed on the 10-day DL last month after experiencing a butt/back issue as well as plantar fascitis in his left foot. Most recently, he had a setback after suffering a right hip strain, which forced the Mets to shut him down. 

"This has been a pretty helpless feeling for me," Bruce said prior to Friday's game against the Yankees to kick off the second half of the season.  

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Callaway on Cespedes' health 00:00:32
Mets manager Mickey Callaway discusses the injury status of outfielder Yoenis Cespedes.

The Mets will be "proactive" with Yoenis Cespedes, who was activated from the DL on Friday, and manager Mickey Callaway said to not be surprised if Cespedes is a late scratch from the lineup from time-to-time.

The reason, according to Callaway, is that Cespedes has a new pregame routine, and there might be certain days where the team doesn't think he's in the best spot to stay healthy throughout the game.

The Cespedes at first base experiment also might be on, with Callaway saying he could see some time there -- though he added Cespedes still has some work to do to get fully comfortable at the position...

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Danny Abriano, SNY.tv | Twitter |

Every Friday, we'll be taking a look at how the Mets' top prospects are faring in the minors...


Peter Alonso, 1B, Triple-A Las Vegas -- ETA 2018

The 23-year-old Alonso is in the midst of a rough patch with Triple-A Las Vegas, hitting just .178/.306/.426 in 27 games since being promoted, but he has hit seven homers -- including an inside-the-park homer on Thursday night as he went 2-for-4. With Dominic Smith expected to head back down to the minors Friday night, a door could be opening soon for Alonso at the big league level...

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Jun 24, 2018; New York City, NY, USA; New York Mets relief pitcher Jeurys Familia (27) delivers a pitch during the ninth inning against the Los Angeles Dodgers at Citi Field. Mandatory Credit: Anthony Gruppuso-USA TODAY Sports
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Jun 24, 2018; New York City, NY, USA; New York Mets relief pitcher Jeurys Familia (27) delivers a pitch during the ninth inning against the Los Angeles Dodgers at Citi Field. Mandatory Credit: Anthony Gruppuso-USA TODAY Sports (Anthony Gruppuso)

The Mets have gotten to the point of exchanging names with teams on potential Jeurys Familia trades, reports SNY's Andy Martino.

Martino adds that nothing is imminent but to bet on Familia moving well before the July 31 non-waiver trade deadline.

Seven-to-eight teams have shown varying degrees of interest in Familia, and plenty of scouts will be on hand to see him tonight when the Mets face the Yankees in the Bronx. 

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The Mets lost two of three games to the Yankees in their Subway Series in early June at Citi Field. They look for revenge coming out of the All-Star break in the Bronx.

Though the Mets have the second-worst record in the National League and face the Yankees, who have the second-best record in baseball, whoever wins this weekend's series will be the toast of the town, at least for the weekend.

Here is how each team stacks up for this weekend's three-game series.

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Shea Anything: Jacob deGrom 00:01:50
SNY MLB Insider Andy Martino and Baseball Night in NY host Doug Williams discuss the latest trade rumors surrounding Mets ace Jacob deGrom.

Jacob deGrom's agent fired a shot at the Mets during the All-Star break, basically telling them to trade him now or sign him to a long-term extension. And the whole thing was carefully orchestrated by Team deGrom, SNY's Andy Martino explained Wednesday on SNY's Shea Anything podcast.

DeGrom later said he'd love to stay with the Mets for the rest of his career, but his agent's reveal was carefully planned.

"Jacob deGrom is not somebody who likes to be in the limelight," explained Martino, who detailed how deGrom responded the next day when asked about the timing of his agent's comments, which came minutes before deGrom was set to meet the masses at All-Star media day...

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May 7, 2018; Chicago, IL, USA; Chicago Cubs center fielder Ian Happ (8) high fives Chicago Cubs shortstop Addison Russell (27) after their game against the Miami Marlins at Wrigley Field. The Chicago Cubs won 14-2. Mandatory Credit: Matt Marton-USA TODAY Sports (Matt Marton)
May 7, 2018; Chicago, IL, USA; Chicago Cubs center fielder Ian Happ (8) high fives Chicago Cubs shortstop Addison Russell (27) after their game against the Miami Marlins at Wrigley Field. The Chicago Cubs won 14-2. Mandatory Credit: Matt Marton-USA TODAY Sports (Matt Marton)

Trade rumors have been swirling around Mets All-Star RHP Jacob deGrom long before his agent said Monday that the Mets should "seriously consider" trading his client now if they aren't serious about signing him to a long-term extension.

So, what would it take to convince the Mets to consider trading deGrom? ESPN's Jesse Rogers looked at the question from the Cubs' perspective and sought advice from front office sources across the league.

The consensus was a package surrounding SS Addison Russell, OF Ian Happ and RHP Mike Montgomery...

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Noah Syndergaard (34) Mandatory Credit: Andy Marlin-USA TODAY Sports (Andy Marlin)
Noah Syndergaard (34) Mandatory Credit: Andy Marlin-USA TODAY Sports (Andy Marlin)

After what was the team hoped to be a run at winning the NL East in 2018, the Mets have become sellers ahead of the trade deadline. One name oft-rumored: Noah Syndergaard.

The 25-year-old recently returned from the DL on July 13, after being out since May, and hasn't had a chance for his season to properly get off the ground. Syndergaard's injury misfortunes have played a part in the Mets disappointing season, leading them to evaluate all avenues to improve. One of those routes may be a rebuild...

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Do the Mets need to acquire a first baseman this winter? Or, do they have enough internal options to make the position work in 2019?

Justin Smoak, Matt Adams, Marwin Gonzalez, and Logan Morrison are expected to be the top first basemen available on the free agent market this winter. It's too early to know if anyone better will be available and more affordable in trade.

That said, the Mets have at least five internal options worth considering, though no one candidate is perfect given the team's need to improve its fielding and power at the plate...

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Apr 7, 2018; Washington, DC, USA; New York Mets relief pitcher Jeurys Familia (27) throws to the Washington Nationals during the ninth inning at Nationals Park. Mandatory Credit: Brad Mills-USA TODAY Sports (Brad Mills)
Apr 7, 2018; Washington, DC, USA; New York Mets relief pitcher Jeurys Familia (27) throws to the Washington Nationals during the ninth inning at Nationals Park. Mandatory Credit: Brad Mills-USA TODAY Sports (Brad Mills)

Andy Martino, SNY.tv | Twitter |

After the Padres traded lefthander Brad Hand to Cleveland on Thursday, teams seeking to add or shed relievers expect that market to accelerate rapidly, in ways that will impact both New York teams.

Baltimore's Zach Britton, in whom the Yankees have shown interest, will be traded soon, according to major league sources. Scouts have determined that he is healthy, and the Orioles don't want to wait. As many as 8-10 teams are in on Britton.

Jeurys Familia has slightly less value, in the estimation of many scouts, but will be traded before long. Interested teams consider it unlikely that the Mets will get back a top-ten prospect, but there will be several teams bidding on Familia. Multiple teams will send scouts to Yankee Stadium Friday specifically to see Familia

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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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Coming off a 70-92 season in 2017, the Mets signed a slew of second-tier free agents while gearing up for what they hoped would be a third postseason appearance in four seasons.

The results have been almost impossibly bad, with each of their five key free agent signings having arguably the worst season of their career...

Tags: Anthony Swarzak, Jason Vargas, Jay Bruce, Jose Reyes, Todd Frazier, Danny Abriano
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Noah Syndergaard (34) Mandatory Credit: Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports (Steve Mitchell)
Noah Syndergaard (34) Mandatory Credit: Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports (Steve Mitchell)

Mets RHP Robert Gsellman can finally rejoice -- his Xbox has returned. 

It was Gsellman's birthday on Wednesday, and fellow pitcher Noah Syndergaard decided to gift -- or should I say return -- Gsellman's Xbox to him. Gsellman, though, didn't think it should be considered a gift from Thor.

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Jun 27, 2018; New York City, NY, USA; New York Mets 2018 first round draft pick Jarred Kelenic takes the field for batting practice before a game against the Pittsburgh Pirates at Citi Field. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports (Brad Penner)
Jun 27, 2018; New York City, NY, USA; New York Mets 2018 first round draft pick Jarred Kelenic takes the field for batting practice before a game against the Pittsburgh Pirates at Citi Field. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports (Brad Penner)

Recent Mets first-round pick Jarred Kelenic, who has had pitchers ducking for cover since making his professional debut, has cracked Baseball America's Top 100 Prospects list -- joining two other Mets.

The 18-year-old Kelenic (No. 81 on the list), debuted for the Rookie-level Gulf Coast League Mets last month before a quick promotion to Kingsport.

Kelenic joins High-A St. Lucie SS Andres Gimenez (No. 68), and Triple-A Las Vegas 1B Peter Alonso (No. 77)...

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Will Cespedes play first base? 00:03:00
With Yoenis Cespedes working his way back from injury, the Baseball Night in New York panel wonders if first base could be his future spot.

Yoenis Cespedes recently told the Mets he'd be willing to learn to play first base, and he played nine innings at the position on Wednesday in his third rehab game (while hitting a three-run homer), keeping him on track for a potential return Friday against the Yankees in the Bronx. 

Cespedes had already been taking ground balls at first base, and the situation was addressed last week by Mickey Callaway, who said the expectation was that Cespedes would return as a left fielder. 

I've seen Cespedes often taking ground balls at third base and shortstop during spring training and before games. He's adept with the glove and we know he has a terrific arm. But, I have no idea how he'd handle the unique footwork, stretching and understanding of situational positioning that comes with playing first base...

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deGrom talks All-Star outing 00:00:59
After pitching in the All-Star Game, Jacob deGrom talks to SNY about giving up a HR to Mike Trout, his outing and what's next for the Mets.

Mets RHP Jacob deGrom pitched the third inning and allowed a home run in the MLB All-Star game on Tuesday night at Nationals Park.

DeGrom entered in relief of NL starter Max Scherzer and retired the first two batters to face him before Mike Trout homered to left field. DeGrom struck out J.D. Martinez for the third out.

Playing in his second MLB All-Star game, deGrom threw 15 pitches, 10 of which were strikes. He was replaced in the fourth inning by Braves RHP Mike Foltynewicz.

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deGrom: 'Numbers' are the key 00:00:28
Doug Williams chats with Mets ace Jacob deGrom about the key factors to him signing a long-term deal with the team.

Jacob deGrom's agent said Monday that the Mets should "seriously consider" trading his client now if they aren't serious about signing him to a long-term extension.

DeGrom said Monday that he was open to a long-term deal, and told SNY on Tuesday what he would do if the Mets were to come to him with a proposal.

"That's a tough question," deGrom said. "I'd have to sit down and talk to my family and my agent and stuff and just see what numbers would be right. Like I've said, I love playing here. I've enjoyed my time, and I want to win baseball games for the New York Mets."

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Jul 14, 2018; New York City, NY, USA; New York Mets starting pitcher Zack Wheeler (45) pitches during the first inning against the Washington Nationals at Citi Field. Mandatory Credit: Anthony Gruppuso-USA TODAY Sports
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Jul 14, 2018; New York City, NY, USA; New York Mets starting pitcher Zack Wheeler (45) pitches during the first inning against the Washington Nationals at Citi Field. Mandatory Credit: Anthony Gruppuso-USA TODAY Sports (Anthony Gruppuso)

SNY's Andy Martino recently said Zack Wheeler, Asdrubal Cabrera, and Jeurys Familia are the most likely players to be traded by the Mets before the end of this month.

Teams will almost certainly also have interest in acquiring Jerry Blevins, but that is more likely to happen through waivers during August.

Initially, I thought Todd Frazier and Anthony Swarzak would be attractive through waivers as well, but I'm starting to think they stay put because the Mets will seemingly attempt to contend in 2019...

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Apr 5, 2017; New York City, NY, USA; General view as the sun sets over Citi Field during the second inning between the New York Mets and the Atlanta Braves. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports (Brad Penner)
Apr 5, 2017; New York City, NY, USA; General view as the sun sets over Citi Field during the second inning between the New York Mets and the Atlanta Braves. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports (Brad Penner)

If the players had their way, the DH might come to the NL sooner rather than later. MLBA chief Tony Clark said Tuesday that the idea is "gaining momentum."

"Players are talking about it more than they have in the past," Clark added, per MLB.com's Mark Feinsand

While the players might be open to adding the DH to the NL -- 45 years after the AL adopted it -- MLB commissioner Rob Manfred said there has been a change in thinking but that "the most likely outcome remains the status quo."

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Oakland Athletics general manager Billy Beane during a media conference. (AP)
Oakland Athletics general manager Billy Beane during a media conference. (AP)

If they're going to play Moneyball in New York, why don't the Mets hire A's GM Billy Beane?

To be accurate, Beane is no longer Oakland's GM. Instead, he's their Executive Vice President and oversees David Forst, who has been his GM since 2016.

That said, according to people who know, covered and are friends with Beane, there isn't enough money or freedom a team could offer to get him to leave Oakland. They say he's a casual, laid back guy who comes and goes as he pleases, who loves wearing shorts to work and adores the Bay Area.

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Dwight Gooden and right fielder Darryl Strawberry (18) joke around on the field with boxer Mike Tyson before a game at Shea Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Tony Tomsic-USA TODAY NETWORK (Tony Tomsic)
Dwight Gooden and right fielder Darryl Strawberry (18) joke around on the field with boxer Mike Tyson before a game at Shea Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Tony Tomsic-USA TODAY NETWORK (Tony Tomsic)

The same year he burst on the scene, 19-year-old Mets flamethrower Dwight Gooden made his first All-Star Game appearance. As the youngest person to ever participate in an All-Star Game, Gooden struck out the side at Candlestick Park in San Francisco.

Pitching with future teammate Gary Carter (then with the Expos) behind the plate, Gooden got Lance Parrish swinging at a high fastball for his first strikeout, and got Chet Lemon swinging on a fastball at the belt. Gooden then closed things out by fanning Alvin Davis -- also swinging. 

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All season long, Fios, the 100% fiber-optic network, is bringing superfans closer to their Mets thanever before.

Not only do you get an amazin' HD picture so every game feels like you're in Citi Field, but now, every Tuesday home games, Fios customers can enter for a chance to win Mets tickets, exclusive access and experiences at Citi Field through the SNY Superfan Sweepstakes, courtesy of Fios.

For official rules and to enter, visit sny.tv/fios.  

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Science of Baseball:Amed Rosario 00:00:34
On "The Science of Baseball," The Mets Booth break down and compare the speed of the triples hit by Amed Rosario and pitcher Tanner Roark.

Gary, Keith and Ron take a look at how the triples of Amed Rosario and Tanner Roark compare to one another on Science of Baseball presented by Memorial Sloan Kettering.

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It was five years ago tonight that Matt Harvey got the start for the National League as the All-Star Game was played at Citi Field.

The day before, then-prospect Noah Syndergaard represented the Mets and was the starting pitcher for Team USA during MLB's Futures Game. As expected, Syndergaard looked poised and aggressive on the mound, throwing one scoreless inning.

Brandon Nimmo, who started on the bench for Team USA, went hitless during two at-bats.

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deGrom's agent issues ultimatum 00:01:04
Andy Martino and Jim Duquette discuss the ultimatum given by the agent of Jacob deGrom to the Mets regarding a trade or an extension.

WASHINGTON -- If the Mets and Jacob deGrom do not agree on a contract extension before this winter, deGrom wants to be traded.

That's my takeaway from the situation that unfolded during All-Star workout day, after deGrom's agent Brodie Van Wagenen opened the availability for N.L. players with pointed comments to The Athletic's Ken Rosenthal

So where will this ultimately lead? I asked one well-placed source to predict. "Trade in the offseason," the source said.
What follows is reported from conversations with sources on all sides...

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deGrom wants extension from Mets 00:02:24
SNY MLB Insider Andy Martino chats with Jacob deGrom about the latest news regarding his talks with the team on a contract extension.

Jacob deGrom's agent said Monday that if the Mets aren't serious about signing deGrom to a long-term extension, they should seriously consider trading him now. 

"We have discussed Jacob's future with the Mets at length," CAA's Brodie Van Wagenen told Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic. "Jacob has expressed interest in exploring a long-term partnership that would keep him in a Mets uniform for years to come. If the Mets don't share same interest, we believe their best course of action is to seriously consider trade opportunities now. The inertia of current situation could complicate Jacob's relationship with the club and creates an atmosphere of indecision."

The 30-year-old deGrom is making $7.4 million this season and is arbitration-eligible in 2019 and 2020 before being eligible for free agency after the 2020 season...

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Jun 18, 2018; Denver, CO, USA; New York Mets starting pitcher Jacob deGrom (48) delivers a pitch 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 starting pitcher Jacob deGrom (48) delivers a pitch in the first inning against the Colorado Rockies at Coors Field. Mandatory Credit: Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports (Ron Chenoy)

What was expected for the last few weeks became official on Monday: Mets ace Jacob deGrom will not be starting the All-Star Game for the National League, with the nod going to Nationals ace Max Scherzer instead. 

DeGrom, whose 1.68 ERA is the best in baseball and dwarfs Scherzer's 2.41 ERA, wanted the start. But with the game being at Nationals Park in Washington, D.C., it went to Scherzer -- much like the start at Citi Field in 2013 went to Matt Harvey over Clayton Kershaw.

"Jacob deGrom has had a great first half, but for me I always try to make things bigger than me," NL manager Dave Roberts said, later adding that "for me, the tiebreaker was the ballpark."

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Jacob DeGrom recalls 2015 ASG 00:01:04
Mets pitcher Jacob deGrom recalls his dominant performance during the 2015 All-Star Game.

The season after winning the Rookie of the Year award, the Mets' Jacob deGrom got his first All-Star Game nod. And his one inning of work during the 2015 Midsummer Classic stole the show.

DeGrom came one pitch short of an "immaculate inning" when he struck out the side on 10 pitches at Great American Ball Park in Cincinnati.

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An up close look at Peter Alonso 00:00:34
SNY gets up close and personal with Mets prospect Peter Alonso at the MLB Futures Game, in the batting cage and on the field.

Mets 1B prospect Peter Alonso crushed a homer so high and so hard at the Futures Game on Sunday that it made Statcast records. And it got the attention of Team USA manager Torii Hunter.

"That's unbelievable power," Hunter said, according to Mark Feinsand of MLB.com. "I saw Mark McGwire hit like that; so high and so far. Great at-bat, runner in scoring position, and he wanted to get that hit. He dug deep and battled, fought off some tough pitches until he got the fastball he wanted." 

Alonso's homer sailed high and deep to left field, with a 46 degree launch angle and an exit velocity of 113.6 MPH...

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