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  1. Report: Mets balked at Ian Desmond deal

    Adam Rubin

    Ian Desmond #20 SS Washington Nationals 2014 STATS GM154 HR24 RBI91 R73 OBP.313 AVG.255 The Mets were the stumbling block in a potential three-team trade that would have landed Ben Zobrist in Washington and Ian Desmond with the Mets, Fox...

    Blog | January 11, 2015
  2. Rapid Reaction: Mets 7, Phillies 1

    Adam Rubin

    NEW YORK -- Don't break up this juggernaut! In his final start before the non-waiver trade deadline, Bartolo Colon took a scoreless effort into the eighth inning and the Mets routed on-the-block A.J. Burnett and the Philadelphia Phillies with a 7-...

    Blog | July 28, 2014
  3. Mets won't block plate regardless of rule

    Adam Rubin

    Adam RubinSandy Alderson meets with Mets catchers Friday to offer new instructions on blocking the plate.PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. -- Sandy Alderson met with Mets catchers on Friday morning, trying to explain the new ban on blocking the plate that may, or...

    Blog | February 21, 2014
  4. Morning briefing: J-Wilp preaches patience

    Adam Rubin

    Julie Scheidegger/US PresswireBack in 2010, the Mets selected Matt Harvey with the seventh overall pick.WASHINGTON FIRST PITCH: Gavin Cecchini won't be the new kid on the block much longer. Paul DePodesta and crew begin drafting the 2013 class ...

    Blog | June 06, 2013
  5. Mets to d'Arnaud: Don't block the plate

    Adam Rubin

    Marcio Jose Sanchez/Associated Press Buster Posey's 2011 plate collision has organizations rethinking having valuable catchers block the plate. PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. -- The Mets have decided catching prospect Travis d'Arnaud is too valuable to be bl...

    Blog | February 27, 2013
  6. Wright made recruiting pitch to Bourn

    Adam Rubin

    Significant issues such as contract demands and draft-pick compensation are stumbling blocks, but David Wright did make a recruiting call to free-agent outfielder Michael Bourn. "I just wanted to let him know that he would be a great addition here...

    Blog | February 05, 2013
  7. Seven Mets shares close ... or not

    Adam Rubin

    The Mets have completed the sale of seven $20 million minority ownership blocks, Newsday reports. The report was immediately disputed. Brian Costa of The Wall Street Journal wrote via Twitter: "Firm commitments, but $ not yet in hand. Mets want to...

    Blog | February 22, 2012
  8. Now, late February for new minority owners

    Adam Rubin

    Newsday reports Tuesday the latest in a series of revised estimates about when the Mets may close on minority ownership shares. Sources tell the paper the Mets expect to raise $200 million -- 10 blocks at $20 million apiece -- by the end of Februa...

    Blog | January 31, 2012
  9. Jeff Wilpon: Sale not fans' business

    Adam Rubin

    Chief operating officer Jeff Wilpon said Monday that the sale of small blocks of the team to minority investors is "going very well," but he declined to offer any specifics about the progress. The Wilpons are seeking multiple small shareholders to...

    Blog | October 31, 2011
  10. Report: Mets nix Yankees affiliate in Newark

    Adam Rubin

    The Yankees wanted to have their Triple-A team play in Newark for one season while renovations occur at the team's existing Scanton/Wilkes-Barre (Pa.) ballpark. But the temporary move was rejected by the Mets, who can block such moves within their sh...

    Blog | September 26, 2011
  11. Source: Small blocks, no one partner

    Adam Rubin

    With David Einhorn out as prospective minority partner, the Mets no longer are looking to sell one chunk of the team for $200 million or more. Instead, sources familiar with the organization's plans said Fred Wilpon and family will sell small blocks ...

    Blog | September 01, 2011
  12. Carlos Beltran of New York Mets won't rule out trade but wants NL...

    Adam Rubin

    Carlos Beltran wasn't ruling out a trade, but he made it clear that he'd prefer to stay in the NL and wouldn't want to be used as a designated hitter.

    Story | Conversation | July 24, 2011