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2017 Schedule
70-92, 4th in NL East
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Lobaton, Mets agree to a minor league contract

Catcher Jose Lobaton and the New York Mets have agreed to a minor league contract. The switch-hitting 33-year-old played the past three seasons for the Nationals.

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Newest Met Anthony Swarzak had a 2.33 ERA in 70 appearances in 2017. He'll bolster a Mets bullpen that ranked in the bottom 3 in ERA, WHIP and opponents' OPS in 2017. Swarzak got off to a hot start- 19 2/3 innings with 0 earned runs and 4 hits allowed through May 15. He had a 3.12 ERA and 1.28 WHIP the rest of the season.

Jerry Crasnick ESPN Senior Writer 

Mets manager Mickey Callaway isn't ready to commit to Jeurys Familia or anyone else as the team's principal closer in 2018. When asked if a club can succeed over 162 games without a dedicated closer, Callaway said, "Yeah, I think it can if you're having pitchers face the guys they're supposed to face."

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Mets GM inclined to keep, not trade, Harvey

Mets GM Sandy Alderson said Tuesday that new manager Mickey Callaway and pitching coach Dave Eiland told him that they want Matt Harvey on the roster in 2018.

Enrique Rojas ESPNdeportes 

El mayor atractivo de la jornada del martes en las Reuniones Invernales del béisbol en Disney serán las apariciones ante la prensa nacional de los nuevos managers Aaron Boone, de New York Yankees; Mickey Callaway, de New York Mets; Alex Cora, de Boston Red Sox, y Gabe Kapler, de Philadelphia Phillies. También hablarán hoy los últimos ganadores de la Serie Mundial, Joe Maddon, de Chicago Cubs, y AJ Hinch, de Houston Astros. #WinterMeetings

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Report: Mets willing to deal former ace Harvey

The Mets have talked to at least two teams about trading right-hander Matt Harvey, who was 5-7 with a 6.70 ERA in 18 starts last season after returning from surgery for thoracic outlet syndrome that cut his 2016 season short.

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25dBradford Doolittle

Hot stove stock watch: Mets

The New York Mets have some upside if the likes of Noah Syndergaard, Steven Matz and Jacob deGrom are present and productive.

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26dTravis Sawchik, Special to ESPN.com

One key move for the Mets this offseason

The Mets are in search of bullpen help, but it's also not clear that Dominic Smith is the answer at first base. A certain free agent is a potential impact bat at a bargain price

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Santana among 19 Hall of Fame ballot newcomers

Johan Santana is among 19 first-time candidates on the Baseball Writers' Association of America ballot for the Hall of Fame. Ballots are due Dec. 31, and results will be announced Jan. 24.

Marly Rivera ESPN Writer 

Carlos Beltrán and Alex Cora being honored today in Puerto Rico.

Adam Rubin

Backman to manage independent league club

The New Britain Bees announced Thursday that former Mets infielder and minor league skipper Wally Backman has been hired as the club's second manager.

Marly Rivera ESPN Writer 

Carlos Beltrán me dijo en exclusiva que estaría interesado en la vacante de dirigente de los Yankees. A continuación la cita de nuestra entrevista uno a uno después de anunciar oficialmente su retiro: "Yo personalmente pienso ese es un puesto fenomenal; un puesto de impacto increíble. No solamente para los peloteros que ya yo tuve la oportunidad de compartir con ellos, sino para uno seguir haciendo cosas positivas. Al final del día, sí. Uno tiene que escuchar, porque no todos los días esa vacante está disponible para buscar manager en las Grandes Ligas. Imagínate, Joe (Girardi) estuvo ahí 10 años. Uno nunca sabe, las oportunidades que Dios nos brinda, y si tengo (la oportunidad de entrevistar), no la voy a descartar."

Marly Rivera ESPN Writer 

Carlos Beltran told me that he would be interested in interviewing for the Yankees manager position. Here's Beltran's quote from our exclusive one-on-one interview after officially announcing his retirement: "I personally think that's a great job; a position with an incredible impact ... it's not every day that there are vacancies available for managing in the Major Leagues. Just think of this, Joe Girardi was there for 10 years. You never know, there are opportunities that God gives us, and if I get an opportunity (to interview) I will not rule it out."

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Team Stats

  • Pitching
  • Batting
Earned Run Average5.0128th
Quality Starts62Tied-24th
Batting Average.25019th
On Base Percentage.32018th
Slugging Percentage.43411th