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Wilmer Flores Has 22 Game Hitting Streak with Las Vegas 51′s
July 22nd, 2014 at 2:32 PM
The New York Mets demoted Wilmer Flores to the Las Vegas 51's last month to try and find him regular playing time. Flores had been added to the big league roster in May to supplant Ruben Tejada at shortstop, but it somehow never materialized. Tejada hit well enough to maintain...

Report: New York Mets are Getting Calls on Bartolo Colon
July 14th, 2014 at 2:58 PM
The New York Mets are in a tricky position at the All Star Break. While many would have pegged the Mets as sellers just 10 days ago, an 8-2 stretch to end the first half has given the team a new lease on life. The Mets have a pulse right...

Minor League Mondays: Kevin Plawecki and Noah Syndergaard Represent New York Mets at Futures Game
July 14th, 2014 at 10:24 AM
MLB's annual Futures Game took place yesterday afternoon at Target Field in Minneapolis. The Futures Game is baseball's annual showcase of the top minor league talent in the game, and the New York Mets had two players representing them in the contest. Starting pitcher Noah Syndergaard made his second consecutive Futures...

New York Mets Sign First Round Draft Pick Michael Conforto
July 10th, 2014 at 9:54 AM
After an unusually long waiting period, the New York Mets finally signed their first round draft pick. The Mets and Oregon State outfielder Michael Conforto agreed to terms on a deal pending a physical, CBS Sports' Jon Heyman reports. The two sides had agreed to a 2.97 million dollar signing bonus...

Minor League Mondays: 2013 First Rounder Dominic Smith Holding His Own with Savannah Sand Gnats
July 7th, 2014 at 8:19 AM
One of the more highly touted first round picks in years for the New York Mets was made last season. The pick, which was expected to be highly scrutinized since General Manager Sandy Alderson refused to part with it to sign Michael Bourn, resulted in high school first baseman Dominic Smith...

Minor League Mondays: Steven Matz Moves up to Binghamton
June 30th, 2014 at 10:54 AM
Earlier this season, Mets 101's Minor League Mondays took a look at the progress of talented young left hander Steven Matz. Matz, a 2009 second round draft pick, has had a slow start to his career due to undergoing Tommy John surgery in 2011. Matz has slowly worked his way...

Travis D’Arnaud Expected to Be Recalled During Oakland Series
June 23rd, 2014 at 4:11 PM
Travis d'Arnaud has responded well to his demotion to the minor leagues, mostly by tearing the cover off the ball. d'Arnaud has destroyed Triple-A pitching, hitting .444 with six home runs and 16 RBI's during his two weeks with the Las Vegas 51's. The Mets are extremely pleased with his...

Travis D’Arnaud Hitting Well with Triple-A Las Vegas
June 17th, 2014 at 11:30 AM
The New York Mets demoted catcher Travis d'Arnaud to Triple-A Las Vegas last week to try and get him hitting again. d'Arnaud, 25, hit only .180 with three home runs and nine RBI's over his first 39 games before being demoted to the minor leagues. d'Arnaud has hit very well with...

Minor League Mondays: New York Mets Add Lefty Blake Taylor to Complete Ike Davis Trade
June 16th, 2014 at 9:57 AM
After the New York Mets dealt Ike Davis to the Pittsburgh Pirates back in April, the return seemed somewhat underwhelming. The Mets initially received minor league reliever Zack Thornton, who has been pitching with Triple-A Las Vegas but could end up profiling as a AAAA player. The Mets also announced...

Minor League Mondays: Gavin Cecchini Having All Star Season with Savannah Sand Gnats
June 9th, 2014 at 6:53 PM
The New York Mets added their fourth first round pick of the Sandy Alderson regime last Thursday, when the team added outfielder Michael Conforto to the organization. Alderson's first round picks have drawn various levels of hype, with 2011 draftee Brandon Nimmo making the Futures Game last season and 2013 draftee...

New York Mets Demote Travis D’Arnaud to Triple-A Las Vegas
June 8th, 2014 at 9:32 AM
With the New York Mets in desperate need of offense, the team has demoted highly touted young catcher Travis d'Arnaud to Triple-A Las Vegas. d'Arnaud has struggled mightily this season, hitting .180 with just three home runs and nine RBI's in 145 plate appearances. This comes after d'Arnaud got off ot...

Noah Syndergaard Hurts Non-Throwing Shoulder in Return from Injury
June 6th, 2014 at 6:14 PM
The New York Mets dodged a bullet with talented young right hander Noah Syndergaard a few weeks ago. Syndergaard was shut down with elbow soreness, but an MRI revealed that he did not tear his ulnar collateral ligament, the sign that Tommy John surgery would be required. Syndergaard rested and...

New York Mets Will Add Andrew Brown to Roster Thursday
June 4th, 2014 at 4:16 PM
After carrying four bench players and 13 pitchers for a few days, the New York Mets are set to go back to having a normal bullpen tomorrow. Andrew Brown is on his way to join the team in Chicago from Las Vegas, and would join the club as its fifth...

Minor League Mondays: Gabriel Ynoa Settling in with St. Lucie
June 2nd, 2014 at 9:12 AM
The New York Mets have been riding a wave of young pitching for the past two seasons. Matt Harvey started the wave back in 2012, and he was followed to the big leagues by Zack Wheeler, Rafael Montero, and Jacob deGrom. Noah Syndergaard is the next in line, but that...

Noah Syndergaard Placed on Minor League Disabled List with Elbow Issue
May 26th, 2014 at 3:30 PM
The last thing New York Mets fans want to hear is injury news surrounding another young pitcher. When Matt Harvey suffered a torn ulnar collateral ligament last August, it was a dark day for Mets fans. The alarm bells have already begun to sound in Mets' fans minds after the...

Minor League Mondays: Kevin Plawecki Heating up for AA Binghamton
May 26th, 2014 at 7:14 AM
On this Memorial Day Monday, the New York Mets already have a catcher on the mend. Travis d'Arnaud is rehabbing with the AA Binghamton Mets, but while he is down there he can meet a man who could push him for playing time very soon if he doesn't improve. That...

Minor League Mondays: Vic Black Making Case for Major League Bullpen
May 19th, 2014 at 3:55 PM
The New York Mets' bullpen has been in a state of flux for the majority of the season. After closer Bobby Parnell went down on Opening Day, the Mets have shuffled relievers all around the bullpen trying to find the right mix of arms. One man who has been forgotten...

How Can the Mets Fix the Bullpen?
May 17th, 2014 at 12:07 AM
It's been a busy week for the New York Mets' transaction wire, as nine players have been either called up or sent down in the past seven days. Change was imminent, as the ballclub has been struggling mightily in May, posting a 4-11 record following Friday night's loss to Washington....

Mets 101 Bio Blast: Jacob DeGrom
May 13th, 2014 at 10:33 AM
Jacob DeGrom has been on the fringe of the major league roster for the last year now. DeGrom has dominated in the Triple-A Las Vegas rotation this season, going 4-0 with a 2.58 ERA in seven starts. DeGrom was widely expected to spend most of the year with Las Vegas...

New York Mets Call up Rafael Montero and Jacob DeGrom
May 13th, 2014 at 10:12 AM
The New York Mets have been working on refining the edges of their roster over the last week and a half to try and improve the team. The Mets started by bringing up Wilmer Flores to play shortstop and swapping out Josh Satin for Eric Campbell in the hopes of...