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American League Defeats National League 5-3 in 2014 All-Star Game
July 16th, 2014 at 12:13 AM
The American League All-Stars defeated the National League All-Stars in the 2014 MLB All-Star Game by a score of 5-3 Tuesday night at Target Field in Minneapolis. The AL got out to an early lead and by the fifth inning had scored the decisive run, as the AL bullpen shut...

Mets 101 Game Preview: National League at American League
July 15th, 2014 at 7:53 PM
The best of the National League (43-39-2) and American League (39-43-2) meet for the eighty-fifth time Tuesday night, as Minneapolis' Target Field plays host to the 2014 All-Star Game. First pitch is scheduled for 8:00 PM EST. It will be the final Mid-Summer Classic for Yankees legend Derek Jeter, as...

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...

What Does Daniel Murphy’s All-Star Selection Mean for His Mets Future?
July 13th, 2014 at 8:33 PM
When Daniel Murphy was named to his first MLB All-Star team this past week, it marked a high point in a season that has been a bit tumultuous away from the field for the Mets second baseman. From public criticism for missing Opening Day while on paternity leave, to rampant...

Daniel Murphy Sole Representative for New York Mets at All Star Game
July 6th, 2014 at 8:00 PM
The 2014 All Star Game rosters were announced tonight, and the New York Mets will have only one player representing them. This year's game, which will be played at Minnesota's Target Field on July 15th, In a somewhat surprising turn of events, the Mets' lone All Star representative will be...

New York Mets Have Few Candidates for All Star Team
May 30th, 2014 at 12:23 PM
Major League Baseball released the first round of voting results for the 2014 All Star Game this week. There were very few New York Mets anywhere to be found on the ballots. Third baseman David Wright was the only Mets player to rank in the top five vote getters (or...

Mets 101 All Star Memories: Matt Harvey (2013)
December 27th, 2013 at 4:48 PM
Throughout 2013, Mets 101 has looked at the tremendous All Star Game history for the New York Mets and their players. This has taken place in our All Star Memories series, where we have looked at the 1964 All Star Game and various All Star appearances by Mets players. We...

Mets 101 All Star Memories: David Wright (2006-2010, 2012-2013)
December 19th, 2013 at 11:19 AM
As our All Star Memories Series winds down we are catching up to the present in the New York Mets' All Star timeline. Today's entry in the series looks at the man who has tied (and will likely break) the franchise record for All Star appearances, third baseman David Wright....

Mets 101 All-Star Memories: R.A. Dickey (2012)
December 13th, 2013 at 11:21 AM
A member of the New York Mets from 2010 to 2012, R.A. Dickey not only re-invented himself as a pitcher, but elevated his game to unforeseen heights, becoming the ace of the Met staff and taking the baseball world by storm with his knuckleball skills. While en route to his...

Mets 101 All Star Memories: Johan Santana (2009)
December 3rd, 2013 at 11:48 PM
***PHOTO1*** When the New York Mets signed starting pitcher Johan Santana prior to the 2008 season, the southpaw had already appeared in three MLB All-Star Games and won two Cy Young Awards. The Mets shelled out a six-year, $137.5 Million contract after acquiring their new ace in a trade with...

Mets 101 All Star Memories: Billy Wagner (2006-2007)
November 28th, 2013 at 8:39 PM
The mid 2000's was a high point for the New York Mets in terms of talent. The Mets became a destination for free agents under General Manager Omar Minaya, and one of the highest profile guys to sign on the dotted line was closer Billy Wagner. The Mets gave Wagner...

Mets 101 Player Review Series: David Wright
November 27th, 2013 at 10:13 AM
Now that the 2013 season has concluded for the New York Mets, we have taken a look at overall breakdowns for the offense, starting pitching, and bullpen this past season. We will now take a look at every player on the roster from A (David Aardsma) to Y (Eric Young Jr)...

Mets 101 All Star Memories: Jose Reyes (2006-2007, 2010-2011)
November 26th, 2013 at 10:11 AM
The New York Mets have had a lot of All Stars throughout their history, but not many have come from the shortstop position. Prior to the 2006 season, Bud Harrelson was the only shortstop in franchise history to be selected to an All Star team. That changed in 2003, when...

Mets 101 All-Star Memories: Carlos Beltran (2005-07, 2009, 2011)
November 19th, 2013 at 12:44 AM
After years of less-than stellar outfield production, the New York Mets added some star power to the lineup in prior to the 2005 season when they signed playoff hero Carlos Beltran to a seven-year, $119 million contract. Beltran was a Met for the majority of that contract, rewarding the franchise...

Mets 101 All Star Memories: Pedro Martinez (2005-2006)
November 8th, 2013 at 8:02 PM
After a down period for the New York Mets in the early 2000's, the team was in need of a face lift. General Manager Omar Minaya, who was put in charge of turning the team around, looked to make a splash in the free agent market to excite the fan...

Mets 101 All Star Memories: Tom Glavine (2004, 2006)
November 1st, 2013 at 6:48 AM
One of the more controversial figures in New York Mets' history is left handed pitcher Tom Glavine. Glavine tormented the Mets for years as a member of the Atlanta Braves' starting rotation. Teaming with future Hall of Famer Greg Maddux and John Smoltz, the three formed a dominant starting unit...

Mets 101 All Star Memories: Edgardo Alfonzo (2000)
October 29th, 2013 at 12:38 PM
One of the most popular players on the New York Mets in the late 90's was second baseman Edgardo Alfonzo. Alfonzo, known as "Fonzie" by Mets fans, played with the Mets from 1995 until 2002. Alfonzo played both second and third for the Mets, and he was a key catalyst...

Mets 101 All Star Memories: Al Leiter (2000)
October 17th, 2013 at 10:03 AM
As we hit the 2000's in our All Star Memories series, the New York Mets have sent a lot of different players to the All Star Game in their history. A lot of their representatives have been starting pitching, due to the Mets' history of strong starting pitching. Another starting...

Mets 101 All Star Memories: Mike Piazza (1998-2002, 2004-2005)
October 3rd, 2013 at 9:50 AM
***PHOTO1*** One of the most decorated players in the history of the New York Mets is catcher Mike Piazza. Piazza, who was just inducted into the franchise's Hall of Fame this past Sunday, could end up in the National Baseball Hall of Fame as soon as next July. Piazza was one...

Mets 101 All Star Memories: Todd Hundley
September 26th, 2013 at 12:01 PM
The New York Mets have had a history of strong catchers. The Mets have had six different catchers make the All Star team in their 50+ year history, and the lineage of great Mets catchers seemed to be passed from one generation to another. After Jerry Grote and John Stearns, Gary...