Steven Matz and Zack Wheeler took a step back Wednesday in the Mets' 15-9 loss to the Miami Marlins, a shaky sign for New York with opening day less than two weeks away.
The New York Mets will conclude their spring training schedule with exhibition games against the Las Vegas 51's, their Triple-A Affiliate, and Army, MetsBlog.com reports. The game against the 51's will be held on March 30th in Port St. Lucie while Army will visit Citi Field on March 31st, a shift in venue after last week's snowstorm resulted in poor field conditions at West Point.
Former New York Mets' manager Dallas Green passed away today at the age of 82, MetsBlog.com reports. Green posted a record of 229-283 as Mets' manager from 1993-1996.
The New York Mets have some options to consider when they decide on their bench for the Opening Day roster. Three spots appear to be locked in, but the other two may be influenced by whether or not the Mets choose to bring Michael Conforto north or leave him in the minors to get regular playing time.
The New York Mets have re-assigned five more players to minor league camp, including infielders Gavin Cecchini and Matt Reynolds. After the cuts the Mets have 42 players remaining in major league camp.
The Mets originally were scheduled to play the Black Knights at West Point on March 31. But the snowstorm that slammed the Northeast last week affected Army's diamond and forced the switch of fields.
The New York Mets' pitching staff struggled mightily in a 15-9 loss to the Miami Marlins this afternoon. Steven Matz (five runs in four innings) and Zack Wheeler (four runs in three innings) both had off days for the Mets.
Mets 101's Sizing Up The Competition Series continues with a look at the Miami Marlins. The Marlins are in a bit of limbo right now as they have a talented lineup but a questionable pitching staff.
Sports Illustrated has predicted that the New York Mets will lose to the Chicago Cubs in the National League Division Series this season. The magazine's baseball preview issue predicts that the Los Angeles Dodgers will defeat the Cleveland Indians in the World Series.