What could Mets expect in exchange for Reed, Salas?

One constant at the trade deadline is that pitching is always in demand. Contenders looking to plug rotation holes and bolster bullpens offer far more valuable packages in July than in January. The Mets don't have an especially deep cache of arms to offer up, but there are a few names to watch for. Addison Reed has largely righted his ship after a difficult start to 2017 and now has a 2.59 ERA dating back to 2015. His 4.89 strikeouts-to-walks ratio is the 10th best in baseball over the span and his 2.58 FIP is 13th best. He has never been in the top tier of relief aces alongside such names as Aroldis Chapman and Kenley Jansen, but he has been surprisingly close. As a pending free agent capable

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This post was written by SNY on June 24, 2017

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Cespedes, Duda power Mets over Giants 11-4

Once they took the field, a little bit of controversy didn't seem the bother the New York Mets. On a day when unhappy veteran shortstop Asdrubal Cabrera asked to be traded, the slumping Mets broke out their bats. Yoenis Cespedes had three hits including a two-run homer and Lucas Duda had three hits including a solo blast as the New York Mets defeated the San Francisco Giants 11-4 on Friday night.

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This post was written by The Associated Press on June 24, 2017

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Asdrubal Cabrera ‘not really happy’ with move to 2B, asks to be traded

Veteran shortstop Asdrubal Cabrera said Friday that he has requested a trade from the New York Mets, a decision he made after the team asked him to move to second base. Cabrera, 31, was activated from the 10-day disabled list Friday and went 3-for-6 in an 11-4 win over the San Francisco Giants. He played second base and hit second in the lineup. "Personally, I'm not really happy with that move," Cabrera told reporters after meeting with manager Terry Collins and general manager Sandy Alderson before the game, according to MLB.com. "If they have that plan, they should have told me before I came over here. I just told my agent about it. If they have that plan for me, I think it's time to make a

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This post was written by ABC News on June 24, 2017

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Baseball results

June 24 (Gracenote) - Results from the MLB games on Friday (home team in CAPS) NY Mets 11 SAN FRANCISCO 4 LA DODGERS 6 Colorado 1 SAN DIEGO 1 Detroit 0 SEATTLE 13 Houston

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This post was written by Reuters on June 24, 2017

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Shifted to second base, Asdrubal Cabrera asks Mets for trade

Activated from the disabled list and inserted into the New York Mets' starting lineup at second base rather than shortstop, Asdrubal Cabrera said he wants to be traded. The 31-year-old, a two-time All-Star and a veteran of 11 big league seasons, had not started at second since Sept. 28, 2014. The Mets started Jose Reyes at shortstop against San Francisco on Friday night and Wilmer Flores at third. "I am not happy about it," Cabrera said after meeting with manager Terry Collins and general manager Sandy Alderson. "I got to do my job, no matter what position, try to help my team, my teammates. I have to help them, help my team. I am just playing for my guys, my players, my teammates, I am going

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This post was written by ABC News on June 23, 2017

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Asdrubal Cabrera requests trade from Mets

It’s shortstop or bust for Asdrubal Cabrera, who told reporters Friday that he will request a trade from the Mets after getting bumped to second base (via Newsday’s Marc Carig). Cabrera served as the club’s starting shortstop through the first few months of the 2017 season, but lost the role to Jose Reyes while serving a stint on the 10-day disabled list with a sprained left thumb. The switch was confirmed prior to the Mets’ series opener against the Giants on Friday, prompting Cabrera to announce his trade request before taking the field.

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This post was written by NBC Sports on June 23, 2017

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Game 73: Mets at Giants, 10:15 p.m. on SNY

The Mets (31-41) play the first game of a weekend series against the San Franscisco Giants (27-48) at AT&T Park on Friday at 10:15 p.m. on SNY. New York is coming off a 6-3 loss to the Dodgers on Thursday night in Los Angeles. The Mets have now lost four games in a row. Curtis Granderson homered to lead off the game for the second straight night, good for his ninth home run of the season. Granderson finished 2-for-4 with a walk. Who is starting tonight for the Mets? RHP Seth Lugo (1-1, 2.63 ERA, 1.24 WHIP) will make his third start of the season for the Mets. The 27-year-old took the loss in his last outing against the first-place Washington Nationals at Citi Field. He gave up four runs -- three

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This post was written by SNY on June 23, 2017

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Mets ‘open for business,’ will listen to offers on number of veterans

Buster Olney of ESPN reports that the New York Mets are “open for business,” and that they’re willing to listen to offers for Curtis Granderson, Addison Reed, Jay Bruce and Asdrubal Cabrera. New York is suffering through a nightmare season of injuries and underperformance. Cabrera is signed through 2018, but the Mets could use a lost second half of 2017 to test out prospect Amed Rosario.

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This post was written by NBC Sports on June 23, 2017

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Astros have interest in Jacob deGrom

The Astros are aiming high in their search for a starting pitcher, "and would love to add Mets ace Jacob deGrom," according to Tom Verducci of Sports Illustrated. The 48-24 Astros are leading the A.L. West by 12.5 games. Meanwhile, deGrom has a 3.94 ERA (3.90 FIP) and 1.33 WHIP with 106 strikeouts -- a career-best 10.72 per nine innings -- in 89.0 innings (14 starts) this season. He is arbitration-eligible and under team control through 2020, after which he can file for free agency. Houston's farm system includes RHP Francis Martes (ranked 15th in all of MLB by Baseball America), OF Kyle Tucker (19th), RHP David Paulino (51st), and RHP Franklin Perez (54th). The Mets, who are a season-worst 10

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This post was written by SNY on June 23, 2017

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What’s next for Alderson, whose contract is set to expire?

It seems reasonably likely this will be the final season that Terry Collins is manager of the Mets. Collins acknowledged after last season that if he felt health-wise this coming October like he did last October, he would hang it up. And given his team's woeful performance in 2017 -- even if a decimated roster is the primary culprit -- it seems probable the Mets would make a managerial switch during the offseason and portray it as Collins voluntarily stepping aside. However, it's not just Collins who is in the final year of his current contract. Sandy Alderson's contract is set to expire after the season, too. In recent years, Alderson has battled cancer and he turns 70 in November. So, if the

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This post was written by SNY on June 23, 2017

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