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.
The Mets added a piece to the bullpen, agreeing to a two-year deal with right-handed reliever Anthony Swarzak.
Buster Olney talks to SNY's Steve Gelbs about New York's plans with Matt Harvey, Mickey Callaway's potential impact on the club's pitching staff and more.
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."
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
Tracy Stallard, the pitcher who gave up Roger Maris' record 61st home run in 1961, died Wednesday at age 80.
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.
Clubs like the Giants, Cardinals and Cubs have to move on to other key areas for improvement. What positions and players will they prioritize now?
Noah Syndergaard says the weight has not been lifted from his shoulders, just his lat muscle.
The Mets are reportedly eyeing the veteran first baseman, who is coming off a productive season as a part-time player.
There is a lot of unpleasant history for Harvey to overcome in New York. You'd like to see him with a fresh start in a place with a dimmer spotlight and fewer temptations.
The New York Mets have some upside if the likes of Noah Syndergaard, Steven Matz and Jacob deGrom are present and productive.
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
New York and Detroit have reportedly had preliminary talks regarding a deal that would send Ian Kinsler to Queens.
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.
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.
The New York Mets have filled out their coaching staff, adding Gary DiSarcina, Dave Eiland and Ruben Amaro Jr. to the team.
Limits on a possible signing bonus reportedly could prompt the Mets to pursue Japanese two-way star Shohei Otani.
We already know the upside with Syndergaard. Aside from the raw stuff, his ability to limit home runs is a huge positive in this new era of power.
Se despide como jugador tras 20 temporadas en las mayores como un modelo a seguir tanto dentro como fuera del terreno.
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."