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Mets | NY closer to getting Jay Bruce

Fri, 31 Jul 2015 08:57:36 -0700

Cincinnati Reds OF Jay Bruce is closer to being traded to the New York Mets in exchange for SP Zack Wheeler Friday, July 31. The two teams are reviewing medical information. Bruce is hitting .257 with 17 home runs and 59 RBI in 350 at-bats and will make $12.5 million next year with a team option for $13 million for 2017.

Fantasy Tip: The Mets could surely use a power boost that Bruce ($5,200, 10.4% of cap) would give them. Bruce's fantasy value might take a small hit moving to a more pitcher-friendly environment in Citi Field, although his power can play anywhere.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: ESPNNewYork.com - Adam Rubin

Mets | Jay Bruce an option for Mets?

Thu, 30 Jul 2015 17:14:36 -0700

The Cincinnati Reds are willing to trade OF Jay Bruce to the New York Mets for SP Zack Wheeler now.

Fantasy Tip: A move away from the hitter-friendly environment of Great American Ballpark to the more pitching-friendly venue of Citi Field would cause Bruce's ($5,200, 10.4% of cap) to drop a little bit. However, he has power that plays anywhere, so it probably wouldn't be a drastic shift.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: ESPN - Buster Olney

Mets | Carlos Gomez deal falls through

Wed, 29 Jul 2015 20:09:41 -0700

Updating a previous report, Milwaukee Brewers OF Carlos Gomez is staying put, as the previously agreed upon deal for 2B Wilmer Flores and SP Zack Wheeler has fallen through. General manager Sandy Alderson said Wednesday, July 29, "there is no trade" for Gomez and that a deal "will not transpire."

Fantasy Tip: So much for that. Gomez ($5,400, 10.8% of cap) is still a risky FantasyScore play in the coming days, as he is clearly on the trade block and could be dealt. He could be late scratch or early removal from a game, costing FantasyScore players.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: FOXSports.com - Ken Rosenthal

Mets | Carlos Gomez acquired from MIL

Wed, 29 Jul 2015 18:36:52 -0700

Updating a previous report, the New York Mets have acquired OF Carlos Gomez from the Milwaukee Brewers, in exchange for SP Zack Wheeler and SS Wilmer Flores.

Fantasy Tip: Gomez ($5,400, 10.8% of cap) returns to the Big Apple for his second tour of duty with the Mets. He is likely to serve as the regular left fielder while Michael Cuddyer ($3,200, 6.4% of cap) is on the DL and could move over to center field when he returns to action. Wheeler, who is recovering from Tommy John surgery, was expendable due to the team's excess of quality starting pitching. Ruben Tejada ($3,400, 6.8% of cap) or Juan Uribe ($2,800, 5.6% of cap) could see regular playing time at shortstop due to Flores' departure, with Uribe being the slightly better FantasyScore option.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: Newsday - Marc Carig

Brewers | Carlos Gomez traded to NYM

Wed, 29 Jul 2015 18:28:47 -0700

Updating a previous report, the Milwaukee Brewers have acquired SP Zack Wheeler and SS Wilmer Flores from the New York Mets, in exchange for OF Carlos Gomez, according to multiple sources.

Fantasy Tip: Wheeler is currently recovering from Tommy John surgery and is not expected to resume pitching at the major league level until after the 2016 All-Star break. Flores ($3,800, 7.6% of cap) is batting .249 with 10 home runs and 40 RBIs in 92 games this season. He could slide over to second base or third base due to the presence of SS Jean Segura ($3,500, 7.0% of cap) at shortstop.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: Newsday - Marc Carig

Mets | NY wants to add another bat

Wed, 29 Jul 2015 12:17:58 -0700

The New York Mets want to add another big bat at the trading deadline, and they have their sights set on San Diego Padres OF Justin Upton, Colorado Rockies OF Carlos Gonzalez, Milwaukee Brewers OFs Carlos Gomez and Gerardo Parra and Cincinnati Reds OF Jay Bruce. The Padres and Mets didn't agree on a prospect package for Upton, but the talks could be rekindled. Gonzalez's price tag would be high, as he is heating up this summer. The Reds are showing interest in SP Zack Wheeler in exchange for Bruce. Reds OF Marlon Byrd could be a fallback option for the Mets.

Fantasy Tip: The Mets surely could use a boost on the offensive side, and any of these bats would do just fine. A move to New York for any of these names is unlikely to drastically affect their fantasy value, although some of those names would be leaving fine hitting environments.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: CBSSports.com - Jon Heyman

Mets | Zack Wheeler throws Monday

Mon, 27 Jul 2015 12:22:22 -0700

New York Mets SP Zack Wheeler (elbow) threw on flat ground Monday, July 27, for the first time since undergoing Tommy John surgery in March. Wheeler said he did not have any pain during the session and that his elbow felt strong. He said he hopes to be back pitching next June or July.

Fantasy Tip: Wheeler has just started his recovery from surgery, so he will not be an option for owners this season. Owners should monitor his progress over the next year because he could be a fantasy option when he returns next season.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: MLB.com - Anthony DiComo

Reds | CIN had interest in Zack Wheeler

Sat, 25 Jul 2015 10:14:53 -0700

The Cincinnati Reds are one of several teams that had expressed interest in trading for New York Mets SP Zack Wheeler, although no deal appears imminent, according to multiple major league sources.

Fantasy Tip: Wheeler is expected to be sidelined until the middle of the 2016 season as he recovers from Tommy John surgery but could be used by the Mets as trade bait for offensive help, given their starting pitching depth. He is worth stashing in deep keeper and dynasty fantasy leagues.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: New York Daily News - Andy Martino and Kristie Ackert

Mets | Zack Wheeler available?

Sat, 25 Jul 2015 08:30:22 -0700

New York Mets SP Zack Wheeler is a player the Mets have discussed with other teams during trade negotiations this month, but the team is unlikely to trade him, according to sources.

Fantasy Tip: Wheeler is recovering from Tommy John surgery and will not be able to pitch until sometime next season. Owners should monitor his situation to have a better idea of when he will be able to pitch again.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: New York Daily News - Andy Martino and Kristie Ackert

Mets | Zack Wheeler updated timeline

Fri, 19 Jun 2015 14:04:57 -0700

New York Mets SP Zack Wheeler's (elbow) target return date is June/July 2016.

Fantasy Tip: Wheeler is worth stashing in cavernous keeper/dynasty leagues. While it is obviously difficult to project ahead to 2016, Wheeler should be treated similarly to the way Jose Fernandez was this past draft season. Although, Wheeler doesn't have the same upside and should be targeted later in drafts.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: The Star-Ledger - Mike Vorkunov