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Frank Viola Released from Hospital After Heart Surgery
April 9th, 2014 at 11:31 AM
The Las Vegas 51's have been missing a key contributor for the beginning of the 2014 season. While they have a relatively healthy roster, the team has been without pitching coach Frank Viola. Viola underwent open heart surgery six days ago after a routine exam in spring training detected a...

New York Mets’ Pitching Coach Dan Warthen Caught in Racial Slur Controversy
March 13th, 2014 at 11:57 AM
The New York Mets have tried their best to stay out of the headlines for negativity in the last couple of years. The Mets seemed to find their way onto the back pages of the tabloids with all sorts of crazy stories during Omar Minaya's reign as GM, including damning material...

Terry Collins Considering Batting Pitchers Eighth in His Lineup
March 6th, 2014 at 12:45 PM
The New York Mets have been offensively challenged for a few seasons now. While the Mets made strides to improve their lineup in the offseason by adding outfielders Curtis Granderson and Chris Young, they still have a number of questions offensively. With the prospect of a major addition before the...

Wally Backman Expected to Return to New York Mets Organization in 2014
October 20th, 2013 at 1:29 PM
One of the unresolved questions for the New York Mets' coaching staff in the 2014 season was the future of Triple-A Manager Wally Backman. Backman, a popular figure with fans for his role on the 1986 World Champions, has managed the Mets' Triple-A affiliates for the last two years. After...

Mets 101 Season Review: Coaching Staff
October 6th, 2013 at 3:13 PM
Now that the 2013 season has concluded, Mets 101 will be taking a look at how the New York Mets performed in the 2013 season. Over the next three days we will look at how the offense, starting pitching, and bullpen performed over the course of the season. Today we...

New York Mets Officially Extend Manager Terry Collins
September 30th, 2013 at 12:31 PM
At a noon press conference today, the New York Mets announced that they have agreed to a contract extension with manager Terry Collins. Collins, who has gone 225-261 in three seasons with the Mets, signed a two year contract with an option for the 2016 season. Collins is very popular...

Mets to Extend Terry Collins on Monday
September 28th, 2013 at 8:11 PM
According to multiple sources the New York Mets are set to announce a two-year contract extension for manager Terry Collins on Monday. The Amazins skipper is in the final year of a three-year deal he signed in November, 2010. It also appears the Mets will not offer Wally Backman a...

Sandy Alderson Meeting with Terry Collins in Cincinnati
September 23rd, 2013 at 11:54 AM
After the New York Mets swept the Philadelphia Phillies over the weekend, one question that most did not expect to come up was the job security of manager Terry Collins. Collins, whose contract expires at the conclusion of the regular season, has been widely expected to return for the 2014...

Report: Terry Collins Will Return as Manager If Team Finishes Strong
August 10th, 2013 at 11:05 AM
A few short months ago, New York Mets' manager Terry Collins appeared to be a dead man walking. Collins' squad had played in a malaise throughout April and May, and the fans and media were critical of Collins and the Mets following consecutive weekend sweeps by the Miami Marlins in...

New York Mets Pitcher Bobby Parnell Puts It All Together in 2013
June 8th, 2013 at 10:51 AM
When Bobby Parnell made it to the majors, it was clear what the New York Mets had on their hands: a power-pitching reliever who threw the ball in excess of 99 MPH.   His control and secondary pitches were behind in his development, but when you have a guy that throws...

Will the New York Mets’ Struggles Doom Manager Terry Collins?
May 23rd, 2013 at 11:38 AM
The 2013 New York Mets season has been a big disappointment to say the least. The Mets are currently limping through May in a similar manner to the way they finished the 2012 campaign. There are only four players on the whole team (Matt Harvey, David Wright, Daniel Murphy, and...

How Big is 2013 for New York Mets Manager Terry Collins?
February 9th, 2013 at 5:41 PM
 ***PHOTO1*** Could this be the most important season of manager Terry Collins career? New Year, new faces, same manager....well, not so much on the new faces part as we'll have to wait until around mid-season to see some movements to the majors. This season, however, will be a very important one for...

Mets 101 Seven in Seven Series: Most Offbeat Personalities #2-Bobby Valentine
February 5th, 2013 at 12:38 PM
Just in time for the New Year, Mets 101's Seven in Sevenseries returns as our gift to you. Each week, the Mets 101 staff will begin a countdown of topics related to the New YorkMets (i.e. best third baseman, worst defeat, etc.). We will begin our countdowns with the number seven and work all...

Is Terry Collins the Long Term Solution for the New York Mets?
November 25th, 2012 at 8:45 AM
Entering the third and last year of the his contract with the New York Mets, is skipper Terry Collins still the one to right the ship?  ***PHOTO1*** After two years at the helm of the Mets, manager Terry Collins has experienced two losing seasons.  Both ending in quite the same fashion.  Impressive...

Mets 101 News and Notes: Option Day is Coming Due for David Wright, R.A. Dickey
October 30th, 2012 at 7:56 AM
First and foremost, here's to hoping that all of our readers who are impacted by Hurricane Sandy are doing alright. Between the arrival of "Frankenstorm" and the 24/7 news coverage of it, it would be understandable if you haven't heard that the 2012 season is over. After the San Francisco...

Wally Backman to Return as Triple-A Manager in 2013
October 25th, 2012 at 6:51 PM
After some speculation about his future, it appears that Wally Backman will remain in the New York Mets organization after all. Backman will move with the team's Triple-A Affiliate and become the manager of the Las Vegas Area 51's next season, ESPN New York's Adam Rubin reports via Twitter. Backman,...

Mets 101 News and Notes: Winds of Change are Coming to Flushing
October 3rd, 2012 at 9:21 AM
Today marks the final day of the 2012 regular season for the New York Mets, and it will come not a moment too soon for the team's fans and players. A once promising 2012 campaign got sunk by a miserable start to the season's second half, which exposed a lot...

Terry Collins Playing with Fire by Questioning Team’s Effort
September 22nd, 2012 at 7:33 AM
The New York Mets' second half collapse has upset just about everyone surrounding the team, from the fans all the way up to ownership. One man who had kept his emotions in check pretty well was Manager Terry Collins, who had done everything he could to dodge questions about whether...

Mets 101 News and Notes: Terry Collins’ Job is Safe for Now
August 29th, 2012 at 10:12 AM
The New York Mets have managed a slight turn around in the last several days. When the club was in the midst of its tailspin, including a six game losing streak lowlighted by a four game home sweep from the Colorado Rockies, rumors began to swirl about the future of...

Mets 101 News and Notes: Could Johan Santana Be Done for the Season?
August 22nd, 2012 at 10:46 AM
As the New York Mets continue their slow march to the end of the regular season, one troubling trend that can't be ignored is the sudden decline of Mets starter Johan Santana. Santana, who delivered what looks to be the apex of the 2012 season with his no hitter on...