The daily dose of New York Metsâ€™ rumors, links, and news is here. Steve Cohen was â€œdead stuckâ€ on theÂ Mets according to Reggie Jackson, MLB.com ran a list of the best players of the decade, and the team made some roster moves.
New York Metsâ€™ rumors and links:
NY Post: Hall of Famer Reggie Jackson told the NY Post that Steve Cohen, his friend, only had eyes for the Mets. Over the years, they talked several times about forming a group to own an MLB team.
â€œHe was just dead stuck on the Mets. I have tried to talk to him about the Dodgers and the Aâ€™s and a couple of other teams and he said, â€˜Reggie, I might be interested in the Dodgers, my daughter goes to college in that area, but I live [in Connecticut] and Iâ€™m a Mets fan and that is kind of where my focus is. If there is ever an opportunity, that is where it would be,â€™â€ Jackson said.
MLB.com: The official New York Mets page made a list of the top 10 players of the decade. Several familiar faces are in it, including four active members of the roster. Here is the list:
Top 10 players of the 2010s
- Jacob deGrom
- David Wright
- Noah Syndergaard
- R.A. Dickey
- Matt Harvey
- Daniel Murphy
- Michael Conforto
- Curtis Granderson
- Yoenis CÃ©spedes
- Zack Wheeler
Marc Carig: Ricky Meinhold will join the Mets as minor league pitching coordinator, according to Carigâ€™s sources. His last job was a scout with the St. Louis Cardinals.
Mark Feinsand: Catcher Martin Maldonado agreed to a two-year, $7M deal with the Houston Astros, according to Feinsandâ€™s sources. The defensive specialist would have made a lot of sense for the Mets.
Anthony DiComo: Right-handed pitcher Chris Mazza did not clear waivers, but Stephen Nogosek did. The Mets outrighted the latter to Triple-A Syracuse. The Boston Red Sox claimed the former from waivers, according to Feinsand.