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Jenrry Mejia Likely to Become Setup Man After Suspension Ends
June 18th, 2015 at 11:26 AM
It's hard to believe there was actually a point this season when Jeurys Familia wasn't the New York Mets closer. That period extended from spring training until Opening Day, when Jenrry Mejia couldn't get loose and was placed on the disabled list with an elbow injury. A few days later,...

Minor League Mondays: Akeel Morris Gets Surprising Call to Majors
June 15th, 2015 at 11:26 AM
***PHOTO1*** Of the New York Mets' pitching prospects, one of the ones on the rise in the past few years has been 22 year old righty Akeel Morris. Morris, who has been in the organization since 2010, originally started as a starting pitcher but ran into difficulty in his second...

New York Mets Set to Get Three Injured Players Back This Week
June 8th, 2015 at 2:44 PM
The New York Mets have had more than their fair share of injuries this season, as 13 different players have hit the disabled list since spring training. Of those 13, only Dillon Gee has come back from the DL and the Mets weren't thrilled to get him back. That will...

Minor League Mondays: Duane Below Tosses Back to Back Complete Games
May 26th, 2015 at 12:35 AM
***PHOTO1*** The New York Mets have been lauded throughout baseball for their incredible pitching depth. The big names have garnered the most hype, like Matt Harvey, Jacob deGrom, and the recently promoted Noah Syndergaard. The key to that depth, however, is having an arsenal of arms in the minor leagues...

Bobby Parnell and Vic Black Moving Rehab to Las Vegas
May 14th, 2015 at 8:42 AM
The New York Mets could use some reinforcements in the bullpen. The unit has struggled of late, particularly in the middle innings. While the bullpen's 2.67 ERA is strong, they have benefitted from being hidden by strong starting pitching. The group has pitched the fewest innings in the major leagues...

Alex Torres’ Control is a Big Problem for New York Mets
May 13th, 2015 at 12:00 PM
When Jerry Blevins went down with a broken forearm, the New York Mets turned to Alex Torres for an expanded role. Torres struggled early in the season with his control, but he appeared to right the ship. Despite a low ERA (3.18) through his first 16 appearances, Torres has a...

Mets 101 Met of the Month, April 2015: Jeurys Familia
May 3rd, 2015 at 9:38 AM
The competition for the first Met of the Month award for 2015 was fierce. With the Mets off to a 15-8 start and having an 11 game winning streak in April, there were a lot of key contributors. Starting pitchers Bartolo Colon (4-1, 3.31 ERA) and Matt Harvey (4-0, 3.04...

Bobby Parnell Shut Down for Week with Forearm Soreness
April 25th, 2015 at 9:10 AM
Just like fellow reliever Vic Black, Bobby Parnell's rehab assignment has been temporarily halted. Parnell had his elbow examined after complaining of forearm soreness, ESPN New York's Adam Rubin reports. The exam came back clean, so right now the plan of action is to shut Parnell down for a week...

Mets 101 Bio Blast: Hansel Robles
April 21st, 2015 at 11:06 AM
When Jerry Blevins went down with a forearm injury Sunday, the New York Mets knew they would need to add an arm to their bullpen. The top lefty in their system, Jack Leathersich, has pitched well to start the season. With two other lefties in the bullpen, however, the Mets...

New York Mets Will Add Kevin Plawecki and Hansel Robles to Roster
April 19th, 2015 at 5:47 PM
With Jerry Blevins and Travis d'Arnaud staring at extended absences, the New York Mets already have chosen the first fill ins. After their win over the Miami Marlins, Mets' General Manager Sandy Alderson spoke to reporters and revealed that Kevin Plawecki and Hansel Robles will be added to the roster...

Vic Black Could Be Back Within a Week
April 19th, 2015 at 7:54 AM
The New York Mets' bullpen, which has already performed well in the early going, may be about to get some reinforcements. Vic Black, who has been sidelined since the middle of spring training with a shoulder issue, is currently out on rehab. ESPN New York's Adam Rubin is reporting that...

Settling Bullpen Roles Key to New York Mets’ Season
April 17th, 2015 at 3:43 PM
The New York Mets' bullpen looks a lot different now than it did just two months ago when pitchers and catchers reported to spring training. Its top lefty reliever, Josh Edgin, is out for the season with Tommy John surgery. Bobby Parnell and Vic Black, two relievers who figured to...

Report: Nothing Guaranteed for Jenrry Mejia After Steroid Suspension
April 14th, 2015 at 1:47 PM
The New York Mets had a bomb dropped on them over the weekend when Major League Baseball announced that Jenrry Mejia was suspended for 80 games due to a positive steroid test. Mejia, who was already on the disabled list with an elbow problem, was originally supposed to be sidelined...

Jenrry Mejia Suspended 80 Games for Positive PED Test
April 11th, 2015 at 6:24 PM
The New York Mets' bullpen situation went from bad to worse thanks to a drug test. Prior to tonight's contest with the Atlanta Braves, Major League Baseball announced that Mets' closer Jenrry Mejia has been suspended for 80 games without pay. The suspension is due to a positive test for...

New York Mets Get Good News About Jenrry Mejia
April 7th, 2015 at 3:28 PM
It appears as if the New York Mets dodged a bullet with closer Jenrry Mejia. Mejia couldn't get loose in yesterday's game with the Washington Nationals and complained of elbow pain, leading to an MRI today. The MRI results revealed only that Mejia had elbow inflammation, Mike Puma of the...

Jenrry Mejia Will Undergo MRI on Elbow
April 7th, 2015 at 11:31 AM
While the New York Mets picked up an Opening Day win over the Washington Nationals yesterday, this is the second straight year the Mets have left their first game with a huge question mark in the back of the bullpen. Jenrry Mejia couldn't get loose in yesterday's game, reporting that...

New York Mets Considering Eight Man Bullpen
April 4th, 2015 at 9:07 AM
The New York Mets are in Texas for their final exhibition game of the spring today, and there are still a few questions left about the Opening Day roster. The biggest area that needs to be addressed is the construction of the bullpen, which was shaken up this week by...

New York Mets Continue Lefty Overhaul by Trading for Jerry Blevins
March 30th, 2015 at 4:09 PM
The New York Mets made some news earlier today when they traded for lefty Alex Torres from the San Diego Padres. Torres was expected to fill the primary lefty role in the Mets' bullpen that had come available following the loss of Josh Edgin to Tommy John surgery. The Mets...

New York Mets Trade for Lefty Alex Torres from San Diego Padres
March 30th, 2015 at 1:01 PM
After apparently being unsatisfied with the candidates they had in camp, the New York Mets have made a move. The Mets acquired left handed reliever Alex Torres from the San Diego Padres, Fox Sports' Ken Rosenthal reports. According to multiple media reports, the Mets will be sending back pitching prospect...

Bobby Parnell Continues Rehab in Minor League Game
March 26th, 2015 at 9:29 AM
Bobby Parnell has often been the forgotten man in the New York Mets' bullpen. Just over a year ago, Parnell appeared to be firmly entrenched as the Mets' closer of the future. That lasted until Opening Day, when a poor outing and mysterious velocity dip led the Mets to send...