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 (Reinhold Matay)
(Reinhold Matay)

The Mets have reshaped their roster over the last year and change, saying goodbye to some familiar faces (some beloved, some not) in the process. Every week, we'll take a look at how some of those former Mets are performing with their new teams...


Anthony Kay, Blue Jays

Kay had an impressive big league debut on Saturday night for the Jays, allowing two runs on four hits in 5.2 innings while walking three and striking out eight.

After the game, Kay took a swipe at how the Mets handled him once he reached Triple-A

Tags: Adeiny Hechavarria, Anthony Kay, Asdrubal Cabrera, Curtis Granderson, Jay Bruce, Kevin Plawecki, Travis d'Arnaud, Wilmer Flores
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(Joe Camporeale)

The Mets have reshaped their roster over the last year and change, saying goodbye to some familiar faces (some beloved, some not) in the process. Every week, we'll take a look at how some of those former Mets are performing with their new teams...


Wilmer Flores, Diamondbacks

Mets fans know that when Wilmer Flores gets hot, he's an awfully tough out, and that's exactly what he's been for the D-backs of late. The former Mets infielder is 13-for-26 in his last seven games, compiling a robust slash line of .500/.536/.846 with two homers and seven RBI. All of this despite a nagging back issue which is forcing him in and out of the Arizona lineup.

Tags: Adeiny Hechavarria, Asdrubal Cabrera, Curtis Granderson, Jay Bruce, Kevin Plawecki, Travis d'Arnaud, Wilmer Flores
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Aug 24, 2019; New York City, NY, USA; Atlanta Braves shortstop Adeiny Hechavarria (24) throws to first base against the New York Mets during the seventh inning of an MLB Players' Weekend game at Citi Field. Mandatory Credit: Andy Marlin-USA TODAY Sports (Andy Marlin)
Aug 24, 2019; New York City, NY, USA; Atlanta Braves shortstop Adeiny Hechavarria (24) throws to first base against the New York Mets during the seventh inning of an MLB Players' Weekend game at Citi Field. Mandatory Credit: Andy Marlin-USA TODAY Sports (Andy Marlin)

The Mets have reshaped their roster over the last year and change, saying goodbye to some familiar faces (some beloved, some not) in the process. Every week, we'll take a look at how some of those former Mets are performing with their new teams...


Adeiny Hechavarria, Braves

After being released by the Mets earlier this month, the Braves signed Hechavarria to provide a stopgap at shortstop while Dansby Swanson recovers from an injury. He contributed in a big way against his former team on Friday, doubling in the go-ahead run in the 14th inning to give the Braves a 2-1 lead and the eventual win. 

Tags: Adeiny Hechavarria, Asdrubal Cabrera, Curtis Granderson, Jay Bruce, Kevin Plawecki, Travis d'Arnaud, Wilmer Flores
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 (Geoff Burke)
(Geoff Burke)

The Mets have reshaped their roster over the last year and change, saying goodbye to some familiar faces (some beloved, some not) in the process. Every week, we'll take a look at how some of those former Mets are performing with their new teams...


Asdrubal Cabrera, Nationals

Cabrera has had a relative resurgence since joining the Nationals, going 9-for-26 with five RBI in eight games. He singled in his only at-bat on Sunday and added two multi-hit games to his ledger in the past week. 

Tags: Asdrubal Cabrera, Curtis Granderson, Jay Bruce, Kevin Plawecki, Travis d'Arnaud, Wilmer Flores
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Jul 16, 2019; Minneapolis, MN, USA; New York Mets shortstop Amed Rosario (1) celebrates with New York Mets second baseman Robinson Cano (24) after defeating the Minnesota Twins at Target Field. Mandatory Credit: Jesse Johnson-USA TODAY Sports (Jesse Johnson)
Jul 16, 2019; Minneapolis, MN, USA; New York Mets shortstop Amed Rosario (1) celebrates with New York Mets second baseman Robinson Cano (24) after defeating the Minnesota Twins at Target Field. Mandatory Credit: Jesse Johnson-USA TODAY Sports (Jesse Johnson)

The Mets (43-51, 14 GB in NL East, 5.5 GB of second Wild Card) wrap up their two-game set with the Twins on Wednesday afternoon at 1:10 on SNY. 

Here's what happened on Tuesday, in case you missed it...


In the Mets' 3-2 win over the Twins, Michael Conforto notched four hits and the bullpen tossed 5.0 scoreless innings -- with Edwin Diaz escaping a bases loaded jam in the ninth >> Read more

Tags: Edwin Diaz, Michael Conforto, Noah Syndergaard, Travis d'Arnaud, Zack Wheeler, Danny Abriano
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Doug Williams and Andy Martino drop an all-new Shea Anything, and they re-examine the trade options for the Mets after the news came out that Zack Wheeler has hit the injured list. They also look into the future for potential moves involving Noah Syndergaard, while looking back at the past to judge previous moves made on Travis d'Arnaud and Jacob deGrom.

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Tags: Jacob deGrom, Noah Syndergaard, Travis d'Arnaud, Zack Wheeler
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Jul 15, 2019; Bronx, NY, USA; Tampa Bay Rays catcher Travis d'Arnaud (37) rounds the bases after hitting a home run against the New York Yankees in the first inning at Yankee Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Noah K. Murray-USA TODAY Sports (Noah K. Murray)
Jul 15, 2019; Bronx, NY, USA; Tampa Bay Rays catcher Travis d'Arnaud (37) rounds the bases after hitting a home run against the New York Yankees in the first inning at Yankee Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Noah K. Murray-USA TODAY Sports (Noah K. Murray)

With Rays catcher Travis d'Arnaud belting three homers on Monday night against the Yankees in the Bronx, it gave the Mets' self-loathing fan base (of which I am a member) an excuse to launch another "woe-is-us" campaign. To chalk this up as another "LOLMets" moment. But it wasn't one.

Were the Mets wrong to tender d'Arnaud a contract in the offseason only to DFA him after only 10 games and 25 plate appearnaces as he returned from Tommy John surgery? Yes. The smart move would've been to non-tender him in order to not waste that money.

Most expected the Mets to move on from d'Arnaud after they signed Wilson Ramos to be their starting catcher and added Devin Mesoraco on a minor league deal. For some reason, they didn't.

Tags: Travis d'Arnaud, Danny Abriano
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Jul 15, 2019; Bronx, NY, USA; Tampa Bay Rays catcher Travis d'Arnaud (37) celebrates after hitting a home run against the New York Yankees in the first inning at Yankee Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Noah K. Murray-USA TODAY Sports (Noah K. Murray)
Jul 15, 2019; Bronx, NY, USA; Tampa Bay Rays catcher Travis d'Arnaud (37) celebrates after hitting a home run against the New York Yankees in the first inning at Yankee Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Noah K. Murray-USA TODAY Sports (Noah K. Murray)

Travis d'Arnaud nearly missed the team bus to Yankee Stadium on Monday, and the Yankees probably wish he had. 

The Tampa Bay Rays catcher has suddenly emerged as a new Yankee-killer in the past month. D'Arnaud has four home runs in his last eight at-bats against the Yankees, which include a walk-off home run and a ninth inning, three-run go-ahead shot on Monday night that doomed the Bombers in a 5-4 loss. 

D'Arnaud was responsible for driving in all five of Tampa Bay's runs, with two solo home runs off James Paxton, finishing the night 3-for-3 with a walk. He became the first catcher to hit three home runs in a game out of the leadoff spot, per Elias Sports Bureau.  

 

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Jul 15, 2019; Bronx, NY, USA; Tampa Bay Rays catcher Travis d'Arnaud (37) celebrates after hitting a home run against the New York Yankees in the first inning at Yankee Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Noah K. Murray-USA TODAY Sports (Noah K. Murray)
Jul 15, 2019; Bronx, NY, USA; Tampa Bay Rays catcher Travis d'Arnaud (37) celebrates after hitting a home run against the New York Yankees in the first inning at Yankee Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Noah K. Murray-USA TODAY Sports (Noah K. Murray)

Travis d'Arnaud nearly missed the team bus to Yankee Stadium on Monday, and the Yankees probably wish he had. 

The Tampa Bay Rays catcher has suddenly emerged as a new Yankee-killer in the past month. D'Arnaud has four home runs in his last eight at-bats against the Yankees, which include a walk-off home run and a ninth inning, three-run go-ahead shot on Monday night that doomed the Bombers in a 5-4 loss. 

D'Arnaud was responsible for driving in all five of Tampa Bay's runs, with two solo home runs off James Paxton, finishing the night 3-for-3 with a walk. He became the first catcher to hit three home runs in a game out of the leadoff spot, per Elias Sports Bureau.  

 

Tags: Aroldis Chapman, James Paxton, Tampa Bay Rays, Travis d'Arnaud
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May 10, 2019; New York City, NY, USA; New York Mets shortstop Amed Rosario (1) rounds the bases after hitting a grand slam home run against the Miami Marlins during the first inning at Citi Field. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports (Brad Penner)
May 10, 2019; New York City, NY, USA; New York Mets shortstop Amed Rosario (1) rounds the bases after hitting a grand slam home run against the Miami Marlins during the first inning at Citi Field. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports (Brad Penner)

The Mets (18-20, 3.5 games behind the Phillies in the NL East) finally woke up at the plate and erupted for 11 runs, including an eight-run first inning for an 11-2 win over the Miami Marlins on Friday night. They face the Marlins again on Saturday at 7:10 p.m. at Citi Field. 

Here's what went down on Friday, in case you missed it:


Six takeaways plus highlights from the Mets' offensive explosion over the Marlins on Friday night behind the pitching of Zack Wheeler. >> Read more

 

Tags: Amed Rosario, Dominic Smith, Todd Frazier, Travis d'Arnaud, Zack Wheeler
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New York Mets catcher Travis d'Arnaud during spring training at First Data Field. (Steve Mitchell/USA TODAY Sports)
New York Mets catcher Travis d'Arnaud during spring training at First Data Field. (Steve Mitchell/USA TODAY Sports)

Travis d'Arnaud is on the move once again.

After signing with the Dodgers following his release from the Mets, the catcher is being dealt to the Rays in exchange for cash considerations, according to the Tampa Bay Times

The Mets designated d'Arnaud for assignment on April 28, and he was officially released on May 3. He signed with the Dodgers on Sunday and made one appearance with the club, grounding out in the fifth inning Thursday as a pinch-hitter before being removed from the game.

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May 5, 2019; Milwaukee, WI, USA; Milwaukee Brewers pitcher Josh Hader (71) shows emotion as he strikes out the last New York Mets batter in the ninth inning at Miller Park. Milwaukee Brewers won 3-2. The Milwaukee Brewers won 3-2. Mandatory Credit: Michael McLoone-USA TODAY Sports (Michael McLoone)
May 5, 2019; Milwaukee, WI, USA; Milwaukee Brewers pitcher Josh Hader (71) shows emotion as he strikes out the last New York Mets batter in the ninth inning at Miller Park. Milwaukee Brewers won 3-2. The Milwaukee Brewers won 3-2. Mandatory Credit: Michael McLoone-USA TODAY Sports (Michael McLoone)

The Mets (16-18, 3.5 games behind the Phillies in the NL East) were swept out of Milwaukee as they fell two games under .500 for the first time this season. They open a three-game series with the Padres in San Diego on Monday night at 10:10 on SNY.

Here's what went down on Sunday, in case you missed it:


In the Mets' loss to the Brewers, they once again had trouble scoring runs and once again played terrible defense >> Read more

Tags: Jason Vargas, Steven Matz, Travis d'Arnaud, Danny Abriano
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Sep 25, 2017; New York City, NY, USA; New York Mets catcher Travis d'Arnaud (18) is congratulated by first baseman Kevin Plawecki (26) after hitting the game winning home run against the Atlanta Braves during the eighth inning at Citi Field. Mandatory Credit: Andy Marlin-USA TODAY Sports (Andy Marlin)
Sep 25, 2017; New York City, NY, USA; New York Mets catcher Travis d'Arnaud (18) is congratulated by first baseman Kevin Plawecki (26) after hitting the game winning home run against the Atlanta Braves during the eighth inning at Citi Field. Mandatory Credit: Andy Marlin-USA TODAY Sports (Andy Marlin)

It appears Travis d'Arnaud has already landed on his feet. 

The former Mets catcher was in the Dodgers' clubhouse Sunday in San Diego. The Mets announced last Sunday they designated him for assignment and he was formally released later in the week. 

d'Aarnaud underwent Tommy John surgery in April 2018 and the Mets tendered him a contract worth more than $3 million for this season. But his time as Wilson Ramos' backup ended -- along with his six-year tenure in New York -- when he began the season in a 2-for-25 slump and the Mets' desire to move Tomas Nido into the backup role. 

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New York Mets catcher Travis d'Arnaud during spring training at First Data Field. (Steve Mitchell/USA TODAY Sports)
New York Mets catcher Travis d'Arnaud during spring training at First Data Field. (Steve Mitchell/USA TODAY Sports)

Travis d'Arnaud's time with the Mets officially came to an end on Friday when he was released from his contract. 

After seven years with the Mets it was time to say goodbye and he posted a heartfelt message thanking the fans on his Instagram Saturday morning. 

"It's been an amazing journey to be a Met," he said. "All the highs and lows have made me into the person I am today. Thank you for welcoming a California kid into your city and treating me like family. I hope nothing but the best for the organization, staff, fans, and most importantly my teammates. Thank you for everything. I will forever be grateful."

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Apr 29, 2019; New York City, NY, USA; New York Mets starting pitcher Zack Wheeler (45) reacts as he talks to catcher Wilson Ramos (40) during the second inning against the Cincinnati Reds at Citi Field. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports (Brad Penner)
Apr 29, 2019; New York City, NY, USA; New York Mets starting pitcher Zack Wheeler (45) reacts as he talks to catcher Wilson Ramos (40) during the second inning against the Cincinnati Reds at Citi Field. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports (Brad Penner)

The Mets (14-14, 2.0 games behind the Phillies for first place in NL East) face the Reds on Tuesday at 7:10 p.m. on SNY.

Here's what went down on Monday in case you missed it...


In the Mets' 5-4 loss to the Reds, Edwin Diaz allowed a tie-breaking solo homer to Jesse Winker in the top of the ninth inning >> Read more

After the game, Diaz spoke confidently about how he expected this kind of outcome to be a rarity >> Read more

Tags: Jacob deGrom, Noah Syndergaard, Robinson Cano, Travis d'Arnaud, Wilson Ramos, Zack Wheeler, Danny Abriano
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There's a hole in our aces 00:01:02
On the Shea Anything podcast, Doug Williams and Andy Martino discuss Jacob deGrom and Noah Syndergaard's pitching struggles this season.

Doug Williams and Andy Martino "Make your Monday" with an all-new Shea Anything.

This week, they look into the recent struggles of star pitchers Jacob deGrom and Noah Syndergaard. Could there be something with the baseball or possibly a bigger issue?

Click below to listen...

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New York Mets' Devin Mesoraco stands at the on-deck circle in the sixth inning of a baseball game against the Cincinnati Reds, Wednesday, May 9, 2018, in Cincinnati. (AP Photo/John Minchillo) (John Minchillo/AP)
New York Mets' Devin Mesoraco stands at the on-deck circle in the sixth inning of a baseball game against the Cincinnati Reds, Wednesday, May 9, 2018, in Cincinnati. (AP Photo/John Minchillo) (John Minchillo/AP)

It is becoming increasingly more likely that Devin Mesoraco will not play for the Mets again.

Despite the Mets' decision to designate catcher Travis d'Arnaud for assignment on Sunday, nothing appears to have changed for Mesoraco, who intends to stay on the restricted list even though the Mets have one fewer catcher, according to SNY's Andy Martino. 

The Mets had signed Mesoraco to a minor-league deal this winter but he did not make the 25-man roster out of Spring Training and refused to report to the Mets' minor-league camp. 

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Mets avoid sweep, top Brewers 00:01:32
The Mets got clutch hits late from J.D. Davis and the just-recalled Tomas Nido to help the Mets top the Brewers, 5-2, avoiding a sweep

The Mets avoided the sweep -- and going under .500 -- by defeating the Brewers, 5-2, at Citi Field on Sunday. >> Box score 

Five things to know about Sunday's game...

1) Steven Matz was brilliant for six-plus innings and only faltered at the end of his outing. He'd delivered six scoreless frames before Mike Moustakas took him deep to right-center field for a two-out, two-run blast that evened the game at 2. The lefty struck out four and didn't issue a walk. He now sports a 3.68 ERA, but aside from his debacle in Philadelphia, Matz has yielded six earned runs across his other five starts (29 1/3 innings). 

Tags: Amed Rosario, Edwin Diaz, Milwaukee Brewers, Pete Alonso, Robinson Cano, Seth Lugo, Steven Matz, Travis d'Arnaud
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New York Mets catcher Travis d'Arnaud during spring training at First Data Field. (Steve Mitchell/USA TODAY Sports)
New York Mets catcher Travis d'Arnaud during spring training at First Data Field. (Steve Mitchell/USA TODAY Sports)

Andy Martino, SNY.tv | Twitter |

The Mets surprised us with their timing in designating catcher Travis d'Arnaud for assignment on Sunday, but the d'Arnaud era was already essentially over in Queens.

For a while now, the team has seen Tomas Nido as its long-term answer at backup catcher. The Mets wanted to see what d'Arnaud had to offer after returning from Tommy John surgery, but did not expect to keep him beyond this season.

Tags: Noah Syndergaard, Travis d'Arnaud, Andy Martino
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Apr 27, 2019; New York City, NY, USA; New York Mets catcher Travis d'Arnaud (18) is tagged out at second base by Milwaukee Brewers second baseman Mike Moustakas (11) trying to stretch a single into a double during the seventh inning at Citi Field. Mandatory Credit: Andy Marlin-USA TODAY Sports (Andy Marlin)
Apr 27, 2019; New York City, NY, USA; New York Mets catcher Travis d'Arnaud (18) is tagged out at second base by Milwaukee Brewers second baseman Mike Moustakas (11) trying to stretch a single into a double during the seventh inning at Citi Field. Mandatory Credit: Andy Marlin-USA TODAY Sports (Andy Marlin)

Travis d'Arnaud entered the season on a short leash while his recovery from Tommy John surgery served as a constant hurdle. 

The Mets have acted on that thinking, designating the catcher for assignment Sunday and recalling Tomas Nido from Triple-A Syracuse to take over backup duties behind the plate.

d'Arnaud came to the Mets in 2012 in the trade that sent R.A. Dickey to Toronto. He was the key piece in that swap, with Noah Syndergaard actually serving as the additional piece in the package. 

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Apr 27, 2019; New York City, NY, USA; New York Mets first baseman Pete Alonso (20) hits a three run home run against the Milwaukee Brewers during the seventh inning at Citi Field. Mandatory Credit: Andy Marlin-USA TODAY Sports (Andy Marlin)
Apr 27, 2019; New York City, NY, USA; New York Mets first baseman Pete Alonso (20) hits a three run home run against the Milwaukee Brewers during the seventh inning at Citi Field. Mandatory Credit: Andy Marlin-USA TODAY Sports (Andy Marlin)

Pete Alonso homered in the seventh inning to make things interesting but the Mets could not overcome an early 5-1 deficit as they fall to the Brewers, 8-6, Saturday at Citi Field.  >> Box score

Five things to know about Saturday's game...

1) Noah Syndergaard's start to the season has been less than ideal and those struggles continued on Saturday. The right-hander allowed five runs on 10 hits and three walks over five innings. He has now allowed at least four earned runs in five of his six starts this season and has not made it past the fifth inning in his last three. 

Tags: Amed Rosario, Jeff McNeil, Jeurys Familia, Milwaukee Brewers, Noah Syndergaard, Pete Alonso, Travis d'Arnaud
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Apr 12, 2019; Atlanta, GA, USA; New York Mets third baseman Jeff McNeil (6) doubles to score two runs against the Atlanta Braves during the fourth inning at SunTrust Park. Mandatory Credit: Dale Zanine-USA TODAY Sports (Dale Zanine)
Apr 12, 2019; Atlanta, GA, USA; New York Mets third baseman Jeff McNeil (6) doubles to score two runs against the Atlanta Braves during the fourth inning at SunTrust Park. Mandatory Credit: Dale Zanine-USA TODAY Sports (Dale Zanine)

The Mets (10-7, second place in NL East) face the Phillies (10-6, first place in NL East) on Wednesday in Philadelphia at 1:05 p.m. on SNY.

Mets Notes

In the rubber game of this three-game set, the Mets will try to win their first series since April 1-3, when they swept the Marlins. Since then, they lost a series to the Nationals and split series with the Twins and Braves. ... Jeff McNeil takes the leadoff spot with Brandon Nimmo sitting because of a stiff neck. Keon Broxton draws the start in center. ... Travis d'Arnaud is behind the plate for the matinee after Wilson Ramos caught Tuesday night. ... The Mets' eight road wins are tied with Seattle for most in the majors.

Tags: Brandon Nimmo, Jeff McNeil, Philadelphia Phillies, Travis d'Arnaud, Zack Wheeler
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New York Mets first baseman Pete Alonso celebrates in the dugout after hitting a three run homer in the ninth inning against the Miami Marlins at Marlins Park. (Steve Mitchell/USA TODAY Sports)
New York Mets first baseman Pete Alonso celebrates in the dugout after hitting a three run homer in the ninth inning against the Miami Marlins at Marlins Park. (Steve Mitchell/USA TODAY Sports)

The Mets (9-4, first place in NL East) face the Braves (7-6, third place in NL East) on Saturday night in Atlanta at 7:20 p.m. on SNY.

Mets Notes

The Mets have won three games in a row for the second time this season and have the best winning percentage (.692) in the National League. ... The Mets are 23-12 in their last 35 games in Atlanta. ... Jason Vargas has a 2.72 ERA over his last nine starts (49.2 innings) dating back to Aug. 14, 2018. ... All six of Pete Alonso's homers have come off relievers in the seventh inning or later. 

Tags: Amed Rosario, Jason Vargas, Jeff McNeil, Juan Lagares, Michael Conforto, Pete Alonso, Travis d'Arnaud, Danny Abriano
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New York Mets catcher Travis d'Arnaud during spring training at First Data Field. (Steve Mitchell/USA TODAY Sports)
New York Mets catcher Travis d'Arnaud during spring training at First Data Field. (Steve Mitchell/USA TODAY Sports)

The Mets activated catcher Travis d'Arnaud from the injured list prior to Sunday's game at Citi Field against the Nationals, optioning catcher Tomas Nido to Triple-A Syracuse to make room on the 25-man roster.

D'Arnaud, who has not played in the majors for roughly a year after undergoing Tommy John surgery, had been playing rehab games with High-A St. Lucie, where he went 2-for-7 with one walk in two games.

With d'Arnaud back, the Mets are two players (Todd Frazier and Jed Lowrie) away from being at full strength. Frazier, who has been out since Feb. 26 due to a strained oblique, has also been playing rehab games with St. Lucie and is expected to return soon. Lowrie (knee) is a bit further away. 

Tags: Todd Frazier, Travis d'Arnaud, Wilson Ramos, Danny Abriano
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Feb 18, 2019; Port St. Lucie, FL, USA; New York Mets third baseman Todd Frazier (21) throws during drills at First Data Field. Mandatory Credit: Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports (Steve Mitchell)
Feb 18, 2019; Port St. Lucie, FL, USA; New York Mets third baseman Todd Frazier (21) throws during drills at First Data Field. Mandatory Credit: Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports (Steve Mitchell)

The Mets are another step closer in getting two veterans back to their roster. 

Third baseman Todd Frazier and catcher Travis d'Arnaud both said on Tuesday that the will begin rehab assignments with High-A St. Lucie on Thursday. 

The two injured veterans, who have been rehabbing in Port St. Lucie, showed up at Marlins Park in Miami before the Mets' game. 

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New York Mets catcher Devin Mesoraco plays during a spring training game against the Atlanta Braves at First Data Field. (Jasen Vinlove/USA TODAY Sports)
New York Mets catcher Devin Mesoraco plays during a spring training game against the Atlanta Braves at First Data Field. (Jasen Vinlove/USA TODAY Sports)

Andy Martino, SNY.tv | Twitter |

In a somewhat unique situation, catcher Devin Mesoraco plans to retire because the Mets refuse to grant his release.

The Mets have the right to expect Mesoraco will honor his minor league contract, but agent B.B. Abbott says his client would prefer a situation in which he has a better chance to play in the majors.

After falling behind Tomas Nido in spring training, particularly on defense, Mesoraco slid to fifth on the depth chart, behind Wilson Ramos, Travis d'Arnaud, Nido and the newly-signed Rene Rivera.

Tags: Jacob deGrom, Rene Rivera, Travis d'Arnaud, Wilson Ramos, Zack Wheeler, Andy Martino
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New York Mets' Devin Mesoraco stands at the on-deck circle in the sixth inning of a baseball game against the Cincinnati Reds, Wednesday, May 9, 2018, in Cincinnati. (AP Photo/John Minchillo) (John Minchillo/AP)
New York Mets' Devin Mesoraco stands at the on-deck circle in the sixth inning of a baseball game against the Cincinnati Reds, Wednesday, May 9, 2018, in Cincinnati. (AP Photo/John Minchillo) (John Minchillo/AP)

The Mets are getting closer to finalizing their 25-man roster for Opening Day, but it will not include Devin Mesoraco

The 30-year-old catcher was informed on Saturday that he did not make the major-league roster and is now assessing his options, the team announced. 

Per Mike Puma of The Post, Mesoraco has told the Mets he refuses to go to Triple-A and is pushing for the club to release him. 

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Mar 11, 2019; West Palm Beach, FL, USA; New York Mets first baseman Pete Alonso (20) connects for a double against the Houston Astros during a spring training game at FITTEAM Ballpark of the Palm Beaches. Mandatory Credit: Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports (Steve Mitchell)
Mar 11, 2019; West Palm Beach, FL, USA; New York Mets first baseman Pete Alonso (20) connects for a double against the Houston Astros during a spring training game at FITTEAM Ballpark of the Palm Beaches. Mandatory Credit: Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports (Steve Mitchell)

Danny Abriano, SNY.tv | Twitter |

With Opening Day one week away, things are starting to come into focus for the Mets. Here's how we see things shaking out in our 25-man Roster Prediction 3.0...

Starting Rotation (5)

  1. Jacob deGrom, RHP
  2. Noah Syndergaard, RHP
  3. Zack Wheeler, RHP
  4. Steven Matz, LHP
  5. Jason Vargas, LHP
Tags: Amed Rosario, Brandon Nimmo, Dominic Smith, Drew Smith, Edwin Diaz, Jacob deGrom, Jacob Rhame, Jason Vargas, Jeff McNeil, Jeurys Familia, Juan Lagares, Justin Wilson, Michael Conforto, Noah Syndergaard, Paul Sewald, Peter Alonso, Robert Gsellman, Robinson Cano, Seth Lugo, Steven Matz, Todd Frazier, Travis d'Arnaud, Tyler Bashlor, Wilson Ramos, Zack Wheeler, Danny Abriano
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New York Mets catcher Travis d'Arnaud during spring training at First Data Field. (Steve Mitchell/USA TODAY Sports)
New York Mets catcher Travis d'Arnaud during spring training at First Data Field. (Steve Mitchell/USA TODAY Sports)

As the Mets continue to work out their catching situation, most of the attention has centered around the competition between Travis d'Arnaud and Devin Mesoraco to back up Wilson Ramos -- but Tomas Nido remains in camp as well.

The Mets have long seen Nido as a potential long-term solution as a backup catcher. No one is deluded about his offensive potential, but Nido is an excellent defender in a role that requires it.

D'Arnaud has also made himself more central to the team's plans this year. He is making progress in his return from Tommy John surgery, and the Mets like what they are seeing from his on-field performance.

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Pete Alonso hits vs. Cardinals 00:00:30
New York Mets first base prospect Pete Alonso hits two singles against the St. Louis Cardinals.

The Mets tied the Cardinals. 1-1, on Thursday >> Box score

Five things to know about Thursday's game...

1) Zack Wheeler was dominant for a second-straight start, firing 5.1 shutout innings while allowing two hits, walking none, and striking out four. His ERA is down to 2.25.

Tags: Jeff McNeil, Jeurys Familia, Peter Alonso, Travis d'Arnaud, Zack Wheeler, Danny Abriano
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Mar 12, 2019; Jupiter, FL, USA; New York Mets starting pitcher Jacob deGrom (48) throws against the Miami Marlins during a spring training game at Roger Dean Chevrolet Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports (Steve Mitchell)
Mar 12, 2019; Jupiter, FL, USA; New York Mets starting pitcher Jacob deGrom (48) throws against the Miami Marlins during a spring training game at Roger Dean Chevrolet Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports (Steve Mitchell)

The Mets had trouble generating any offense against the Marlins in an 8-1 loss on the road on Tuesday afternoon. >> Box score

Five things to know about Tuesday's game...

1) Jacob deGrom got another spring start, and it was a pretty good one for the Mets' ace. The only blip on his line was a two-run homer allowed to Brian Anderson in the bottom of the third inning. Overall, he allowed those two earned runs on six hits while striking out six and walking none over five innings of work.

Tags: Drew Smith, Jacob deGrom, Miami Marlins, Travis d'Arnaud, Tyler Bashlor, Wilson Ramos
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Mets shine behind Matz 00:01:30
Steven Matz pitched four strong innings for the Mets against the Cardinals and the Mets bats start to heat up winning 9-1.

The Mets beat the Cardinals, 9-1, on Sunday afternoon at First Data Field in Port St. Lucie. >> Box score

Six things to know about Sunday's game

1. As the first base battle raged on, Pete Alonso (who was the DH) went 1-for-3 with a walk (his OPS is 1.297)., and Dominic Smith (who started at first base) went 1-for-3 with a run scored (his OPs is 1.060)...

Tags: Amed Rosario, Dominic Smith, Edwin Diaz, Jeff McNeil, Jeurys Familia, Justin Wilson, Peter Alonso, Robert Gsellman, Robinson Cano, Steven Matz, Travis d'Arnaud, Danny Abriano
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Danny Abriano, SNY.tv | Twitter |

With Opening Day three weeks away, the Mets are dealing with injuries to Jed Lowrie and Todd Frazier, getting terrific Spring Training production from a refreshed Dominic Smith, and slowly working Travis d'Arnaud back into the swing of things. Here's how we see things shaking out in our 25-man Roster Prediction 2.0...

Starting Rotation (5)

  1. Jacob deGrom, RHP
  2. Noah Syndergaard, RHP
  3. Steven Matz, LHP
  4. Zack Wheeler, RHP
  5. Jason Vargas, LHP
Tags: Amed Rosario, Brandon Nimmo, Dominic Smith, Drew Smith, Edwin Diaz, Jacob deGrom, Jacob Rhame, Jason Vargas, Jeff McNeil, Jeurys Familia, Juan Lagares, Justin Wilson, Michael Conforto, Noah Syndergaard, Paul Sewald, Peter Alonso, Robert Gsellman, Robinson Cano, Seth Lugo, Steven Matz, Todd Frazier, Travis d'Arnaud, Tyler Bashlor, Wilson Ramos, Zack Wheeler, Danny Abriano
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New York Mets catcher Travis d'Arnaud during spring training at First Data Field. (Steve Mitchell/USA TODAY Sports)
New York Mets catcher Travis d'Arnaud during spring training at First Data Field. (Steve Mitchell/USA TODAY Sports)

Mets catcher Travis d'Arnaud said he was "emotional" in playing his first game in almost a year in his spring training debut on Sunday.

"I was jittery, nervous," d'Arnaud said. "But once I put my foot in between the foul lines, I was pretty excited and glad to get back out there."

D'Arnaud, who last played in a game on April 8, 2018, went 1-for-3 with an RBI in Sunday's 10-8 win over the St. Louis Cardinals in Jupiter, Florida.

Tags: Travis d'Arnaud, Wilson Ramos
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Travis and Zack on Mets win 00:01:08
Travis d'Arnaud comments on his spring training debut while Zack Wheeler talks about his lack of command in today's outing vs. the Cards

The Mets beat the Cardinals, 10-8, on Sunday afternoon in Jupiter >> Box score

Five things to know about Sunday's game

1. Dominic Smith, battling for a spot on the Opening Day roster -- and potentially the starting job at first base -- had a huge game, going 3-for-4 (including a mammoth three-run homer he hit to right field. He is hitting .500 this spring. 

2. Zack Wheeler struggled in what was his second spring start, allowing three runs on four hits while walking two and striking out one in 1.2 innings.

Tags: Dominic Smith, Juan Lagares, Travis d'Arnaud, Zack Wheeler, Danny Abriano
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Feb 26, 2019; Port St. Lucie, FL, USA; New York Mets starting pitcher Zack Wheeler (45) delivers a pitch in the first inning against the Detroit Tigers during the spring training game at First Data Field. Mandatory Credit: Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports (Jasen Vinlove)
Feb 26, 2019; Port St. Lucie, FL, USA; New York Mets starting pitcher Zack Wheeler (45) delivers a pitch in the first inning against the Detroit Tigers during the spring training game at First Data Field. Mandatory Credit: Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports (Jasen Vinlove)

The Mets (4-4-1) travel to face the Cardinals (3-3) on Sunday at 1:10 p.m. at Roger Dean Stadium in Jupiter.

Mets Notes...

Travis d'Arnaud will be the DH in what will be his first game action since having Tommy John surgery last season. ... Zack Wheeler takes the hill in what is his second start of Spring Training. 

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Feb 28, 2019; Jupiter, FL, USA; New York Mets catcher Wilson Ramos (40) connects for a base hit against the St. Louis Cardinals at Roger Dean Chevrolet Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports (Steve Mitchell)
Feb 28, 2019; Jupiter, FL, USA; New York Mets catcher Wilson Ramos (40) connects for a base hit against the St. Louis Cardinals at Roger Dean Chevrolet Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports (Steve Mitchell)

The last time the Mets had a proven, reputable, everyday catcher was 2007 and 2008, when Paul LoDuca, who hit .297 with 14 HR and 103 RBI in 243 games.

In the subsequent 11 years, the Mets have run through more than 25 catchers, including Brian Schneider, Omir Santos, Rod Barajas, Josh Thole, John Buck, Kevin Plawecki and Devin Mesoraco.

The most recent player to get consistent playing time is Travis d'Arnaud, who entered each of the past five seasons considered the team's starting catcher. However, during that time, despite hype, expectations and sporadic production, he missed roughly half of the team's games due to a variety injuries.

Tags: Travis d'Arnaud, Wilson Ramos, Matthew Cerrone
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As he left his position as prominent agent and head of baseball at CAA, Brodie Van Wagenen entered his new job as General Manager of the Mets surrounded by countless questions. However, while some people continue to wonder about his preparedness and potential conflicts of interest, one thing is clear, he isn't short on confidence. 

"I think 84 wins is light," Van Wagenen told WFAN's Mike Francesa on Monday. "If we do the things we're capable of, we're going to win. We're not afraid of the competition outside of the division, and we're certainly not afraid of the teams inside the division. We will and should be a playoff team."

The confidence emitting from Van Wagenen isn't just limited to fans, players and media, but is also being noticed by rival executives. 

Tags: Brandon Nimmo, Todd Frazier, Travis d'Arnaud, Matthew Cerrone
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Jul 24, 2018; New York City, NY, USA; New York Mets catcher Devin Mesoraco (29) hits a three-run double against the San Diego Padres during the first inning at Citi Field. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports (Brad Penner)
Jul 24, 2018; New York City, NY, USA; New York Mets catcher Devin Mesoraco (29) hits a three-run double against the San Diego Padres during the first inning at Citi Field. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports (Brad Penner)

The Mets have signed Devin Mesoraco to a minor league deal with an invitation to major league spring training, th e team announced Thursday.

"Devin is greatly respected among our pitching staff and is extremely well prepared," Mets GM Brodie Van Wagenen said in a statement. "We are hopeful he can contribute in 2019."

The signing of Mesoraco gives the Mets tremendous depth at catcher, since he currently projects as someone who would open the season with Triple-A Syracuse.

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Syndergaard ready for 2019 00:01:02
New York Mets pitcher Noah Syndergaard was an early arrival at Spring Training and is excited to work with his newly acquired teammates.

He's early, but Mets RHP Noah Syndergaard couldn't be any happier to be back in Port St. Lucie for another spring training.

"I couldn't be more pumped to be down in Port St. Lucie right now and get things started," Syndergaard said at the Mets' facility on Wednesday. "It's just a great feeling seeing a few of my brothers around. I can't wait for the new batch to come in and meet those guys and start meshing with them."

As Syndergaard mentioned, he isn't the only Mets players getting a headstart on the new season. Players like Todd Frazier have also made the early trip to Florida to get prepared for the long grind ahead. 

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Andy Martino, SNY.tv | Twitter |

The slow free agent market has left many quality players available in February, and the Yankees and Mets remain engaged with agents, looking for ways to improve.

While both teams have likely completed the bulk of their offseason work and are happy with their respective rosters, both continue to monitor the market for starting pitching depth.

Neither Brian Cashman nor Brodie Van Wagenen is wired to sit back and disengage, when potential upgrades remain available.

Tags: CC Sabathia, Domingo German, Jason Vargas, Luis Cessa, Seth Lugo, Travis d'Arnaud, Andy Martino
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Andy Martino, SNY.tv | Twitter |

The slow free agent market has left many quality players available in February, and the Yankees and Mets remain engaged with agents, looking for ways to improve.

While both teams have likely completed the bulk of their offseason work and are happy with their respective rosters, both continue to monitor the market for starting pitching depth.

Neither Brian Cashman nor Brodie Van Wagenen is wired to sit back and disengage, when potential upgrades remain available.

Tags: CC Sabathia, Domingo German, Jason Vargas, Luis Cessa, Seth Lugo, Travis d'Arnaud, Andy Martino
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New York Mets catcher Travis d'Arnaud is seen during the second inning of an exhibition spring training baseball game against the Houston Astros Tuesday, Feb. 27, 2018, in Port St. Lucie, Fla. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)  (Jeff Roberson/AP)
New York Mets catcher Travis d'Arnaud is seen during the second inning of an exhibition spring training baseball game against the Houston Astros Tuesday, Feb. 27, 2018, in Port St. Lucie, Fla. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson) (Jeff Roberson/AP)

Although they recently traded Kevin Plawecki, the Mets are open to trading Travis d'Arnaud as well, reports SNY's Andy Martino.

According to Martino, if the Mets deal d'Arnaud, they could look to sign a different backup catcher. However, Martino also notes that minor leaguer Tomas Nido is also on their radar when it comes to a potential answer as a backup.

The 29-year-old d'Arnaud was a non-tender candidate earlier this offseason, but the Mets ultimately decided to offer him arbitration -- with the two sides agreeing to a one-year deal worth $3.515 million...

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New York Mets catcher Travis d'Arnaud (18) hits a three run home run against the Washington Nationals during the fourth inning at Nationals Park. (Brad Mills-USA TODAY Sports)
New York Mets catcher Travis d'Arnaud (18) hits a three run home run against the Washington Nationals during the fourth inning at Nationals Park. (Brad Mills-USA TODAY Sports)

The Mets and C Travis d'Arnaud have avoided arbitration, as New York settled with a one-year, $3.515 million deal for 2019, according to USA TODAY's Bob Nightengale.

SNY's Andy Martino noted the Mets planned to stick with d'Arnaud, who they tendered, after signing free-agent C Wilson Ramos to a two-year deal. They view Kevin Plawecki as expendable, and they are moving forward with trying to trade him. 

D'Arnaud only played four games last season, as he was shut down following Tommy John surgery to repair a torn UCL in his right elbow. He was projected to receive $3.7 million through arbitration this season. 

Tags: Kevin Plawecki, Travis d'Arnaud
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New York Mets catcher Travis d'Arnaud is seen during the second inning of an exhibition spring training baseball game against the Houston Astros Tuesday, Feb. 27, 2018, in Port St. Lucie, Fla. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)  (Jeff Roberson/AP)
New York Mets catcher Travis d'Arnaud is seen during the second inning of an exhibition spring training baseball game against the Houston Astros Tuesday, Feb. 27, 2018, in Port St. Lucie, Fla. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson) (Jeff Roberson/AP)

After the Mets agreed to a deal with catcher Wilson Ramos and took themselves out of the J.T. Realmuto sweepstakes, the Mets plan to stick with Travis d'Arnaud and explore a trade of Kevin Plawecki, a source told SNY.tv's Andy Martino.

The Mets are still looking for a center fielder and a left-handed reliever, according to Fancred's Jon Heyman, and with Ramos and d'Arnaud, Plawecki is expendable.

Plawecki, 27, hit .210/.315/.370 with seven home runs and 30 RBIs in 79 games for the Mets last year, however Ramos is a significant upgrade to the lineup.

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Philadelphia Phillies catcher Wilson Ramos looks to the dugout against the Washington Nationals at Citizens Bank Park. (Eric Hartline/USA TODAY Sports)
Philadelphia Phillies catcher Wilson Ramos looks to the dugout against the Washington Nationals at Citizens Bank Park. (Eric Hartline/USA TODAY Sports)

While the Mets have showed interest in free-agent catchers Wilson Ramos and Yasmani Grandal, they appear to have competition in the Los Angeles Angels.

Ramos, with whom the Mets met earlier in the week, is the Angels' No. 1 catching target, according to Jerry Crasnick, while the Los Angeles Times' Maria Torres reports they are also pursuing Grandal.

Though Mets GM Brodie Van Wagenen expressed his confidence in the catching tandem of Travis d'Arnaud and Kevin Plawecki, he has not shied away at upgrades at the position, including a potential trade for Marlins All-Star catcher J.T. Realmuto.

Tags: Kevin Plawecki, Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim, Travis d'Arnaud
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Sep 18, 2018; Miami, FL, USA; Miami Marlins catcher J.T. Realmuto (11) singles in a run in the fifth inning against the Washington Nationals at Marlins Park. Mandatory Credit: Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports (Jasen Vinlove)
Sep 18, 2018; Miami, FL, USA; Miami Marlins catcher J.T. Realmuto (11) singles in a run in the fifth inning against the Washington Nationals at Marlins Park. Mandatory Credit: Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports (Jasen Vinlove)

Brodie Van Wagenen promised the first move wouldn't be the Mets' last one this off-season. 

So what's the new GM's next move? 

Maybe we'll find out during baseball's Winter Meetings, which begin Monday in Las Vegas, also known as Bryce Harper's hometown. The game's annual gathering is a prime opportunity for futher roster reshaping, beyond the Mets acquisitions of Robinson Cano and Edwin Diaz.

Tags: Andrew Miller, Brandon Nimmo, David Robertson, Dominic Smith, Michael Conforto, Travis d'Arnaud, Anthony McCarron
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Sep 19, 2017; Miami, FL, USA; Miami Marlins catcher J.T. Realmuto (11) rounds the bases after hitting a walk off solo home run in the tenth inning against the New York Mets at Marlins Park. Mandatory Credit: Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports (Jasen Vinlove)
Sep 19, 2017; Miami, FL, USA; Miami Marlins catcher J.T. Realmuto (11) rounds the bases after hitting a walk off solo home run in the tenth inning against the New York Mets at Marlins Park. Mandatory Credit: Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports (Jasen Vinlove)

The Mets continue contacting the Marlins about All-Star catcher J.T. Realmuto.

The catcher and his agent have been vocal about wanting to be traded from the rebuilding Marlins to a winning team that could be interested in signing him to a long-term contract extension. He is likely to earn a combined $15-20 million the next two seasons, after which he'll be a free agent at age 29.

The Fish, who have traded away most of their assets under the new ownership that includes former Yankee captain Derek Jeter, have made it clear they would want a king's ransom of prospects and players in return.

Tags: Amed Rosario, Asdrubal Cabrera, Brandon Nimmo, Kevin Plawecki, Michael Conforto, Travis d'Arnaud, Matthew Cerrone
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The One Where We Say Goodbye 00:00:20
It's time to say goodbye to good "friend" Wilmer Flores, as the Mets decided to non-tender the infielder on Friday.

This one might be a tearjerker for Mets fans.

The Mets announced they non-tendered INF Wilmer Flores' contract ahead of the 8 p.m. deadline on Friday. Flores was arbitration-eligible this season before becoming a free agent in 2020.

A swiss-army knife in the infield and powerful hitter against left-handers, Flores will likely find another home in the MLB. However, he has always been a fan-favorite, especially after the 2015 trade fiasco.

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Mets have questions at catcher 00:01:55
SNY's Mets Hot Stove panel discusses the deadline for the Mets to offer a contract to Travis d'Arnaud, and the team's future at catcher.

The non-tender deadline is Friday, with the Mets having nine arbitration-eligible players. 

Among those players, six -- Jacob deGrom, Noah Syndergaard, Zack Wheeler, Michael Conforto, Steven Matz, and Kevin Plawecki -- are locks to be offered arbitration.

One (Rafael Montero) is a near-lock to get non-tendered, and questions swirl around the other two -- Wilmer Flores and Travis d'Arnaud...

Tags: Travis d'Arnaud, Wilmer Flores, Danny Abriano
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