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Minor League Mondays: Desmond Lindsay Makes His Pro Debut
August 31st, 2015 at 10:36 AM
The New York Mets raised a few eyebrows when they selected high school outfielder Desmond Lindsay with their first draft pick this season. Lindsay, who Mets' brass described as a "offensive machine", wasn't even ranked inside MLB Network's top 100 prospects at the time due to a hamstring injury in...

Steven Matz Looks Sharp in Latest Rehab Start
August 27th, 2015 at 10:07 AM
The New York Mets want to get starting pitcher Steven Matz back in their rotation soon. Matz, who has been out since mid-July with a lat injury, should help the Mets stretch out their rotation once he is activated from the disabled list. The Mets currently have Matz out on...

David Wright Looks Good in First Game Off Disabled List
August 25th, 2015 at 7:43 AM
The expected big story of the day last night was lost in the shuffle of an offensive outburst for the New York Mets. Third baseman David Wright, who had been out since April 14th with an assortment of injuries, finally made his return to the lineup. Mets' manager Terry Collins...

New York Mets Re-Acquire Eric Young Jr from Atlanta Braves
August 22nd, 2015 at 6:24 PM
The playoff run is well underway for the New York Mets, and General Manager Sandy Alderson is still looking for ways to improve his ballclub. Alderson pulled off a minor trade to augment the roster, and it has brought a familiar face back to Flushing. The Mets re-acquired outfielder Eric...

New York Mets’ Bullpen Appears Perilously Thin at Crucial Time
August 20th, 2015 at 7:09 PM
Once a defined strength of the New York Mets, the club's bullpen has eroded over the last few weeks. The addition of Tyler Clippard looked to be a move to fortify a strong unit back in late July, but Clippard merely replaced Jenrry Mejia after the latter was suspended for...

David Wright Won’t Play Every Day When He Returns on Monday
August 20th, 2015 at 2:37 PM
David Wright finally can see the light at the end of the tunnel in his rehab. After playing a full game for the second straight night, Wright is now 6 for 20 with 5 walks in five games with the Port St. Lucie Mets. Wright is slated to continue his...

New York Mets May Skip Matt Harvey’s Start on Sunday
August 20th, 2015 at 10:35 AM
A big part of the New York Mets' loss last night was the decision to pull reliever Logan Verrett early. Verrett only threw six pitches in the sixth inning against the Baltimore Orioles, but he was pulled for Hansel Robles in the seventh with the Mets clinging to a 4-3...

New York Mets Will Likely Skip Some Starts for Young Pitchers in September
August 19th, 2015 at 8:47 AM
For a while, the New York Mets have indicated that they are planning to ensure their young starting pitchers will be available for postseason play and critical games down the stretch. The Mets have also indicated they want their young starters, particularly Matt Harvey and Noah Syndergaard, to get some...

Minor League Mondays: Wuilmer Beccera Rising for Savannah
August 17th, 2015 at 1:22 PM
The New York Mets have pulled off some shrewd trades over the years under the guidance of General Manager Sandy Alderson. Alderson's masterstroke appears to be the 2012 swap of R.A. Dickey and two catchers to the Toronto Blue Jays for Travis d'Arnaud, Noah Syndergaard, John Buck and Wuilmer Beccera....

New York Mets Concerned About Bobby Parnell’s Recent Struggles
August 17th, 2015 at 11:37 AM
The New York Mets' bullpen, considered one of the team's strengths, was a major letdown this weekend. The unit gave up the game in extra inning affairs on Friday and Saturday and was torched for seven runs yesterday afternoon. The main culprit in two of those outings was Bobby Parnell,...

David Wright Could Be Back at End of Next Week
August 15th, 2015 at 9:04 AM
With the New York Mets playing well and opening today's action 4.5 games in front of the Washington Nationals, things are looking up. The Mets look to be on the fast track to October baseball, and their captain wants to get in on the fun. David Wright, who has only...

New York Mets Try to Balance Innings Limits and Playoff Chase
August 13th, 2015 at 7:15 PM
The New York Mets find themselves all alone in first place tonight thanks in large part to their strong starting rotation. The rotation has seen a starter pitch at least seven innings 52 times in 113 games, Rockies' beat reporter Danny Knobler reports. Those strong starts have helped save the...

David Wright Plays in First Rehab Game with Port St. Lucie
August 11th, 2015 at 10:30 AM
For the first time in nearly four months, David Wright played in a baseball game last night. Wright, who hasn't played for the New York Mets since April 14th, was the designated hitter for High-A Port St. Lucie in the first game of his rehab assignment. The assignment started off...

Minor League Mondays: Josh Smoker Making Push to Contribute to Major League Bullpen
August 10th, 2015 at 1:32 PM
Its no secret that the New York Mets have been searching for a left handed reliever that can get lefties out for much of the season. Jerry Blevins started the season as a lights out fit in the role, but he had his forearm fractured on a line drive in...

Noah Syndergaard’s Home/Road Splits Should Concern New York Mets
August 9th, 2015 at 11:49 AM
While everyone has sung Noah Syndergaard's praises for the past few weeks, there has been a bit of an alarming trend for him. That trend continued last night, when the Tampa Bay Rays beat up Syndergaard to the tune of five runs in just four innings pitched. This came just...

Michael Cuddyer Nearing Return for New York Mets
August 8th, 2015 at 6:05 AM
With all the buzz around the New York Mets of late, it is easy to forget that they are still missing some key pieces to their team. The guy closest to a return right now appears to be outfielder Michael Cuddyer. Cuddyer has been on the disabled list since July...

Terry Collins Challenges Rafael Montero to Get Back on Field
August 6th, 2015 at 3:32 PM
The New York Mets could really use Rafael Montero in their rotation down the stretch to help save a few innings for the other starting pitchers. Montero almost was in the rotation at the beginning of the season, and made one start in April before going down with a shoulder...

Yoenis Cespedes Likely Just a Rental for New York Mets
August 6th, 2015 at 11:05 AM
The New York Mets paid a big price to acquire Yoenis Cespedes for two months from the Detroit Tigers. In order to add Cespedes to their lineup, the Mets had to part with top pitching prospect Michael Fulmer and another young prospect. Fulmer has the potential to be another star...

Mets 101 Met of the Month, July 2015: Noah Syndergaard
August 4th, 2015 at 7:29 AM
When it came time to choose our Met of the Month winner for July, it was a bit of a difficult choice. Lucas Duda nearly stole the award with his showstopping end to July, and he actually hit eight homers and 12 RBI's for the month. The thing that cost...

Minor League Mondays: Amed Rosario Could Be New York Mets’ Future Shortstop
August 3rd, 2015 at 7:14 PM
The New York Mets were very active at the trade deadline, trading away five minor league pitchers to try and bolster themselves for a playoff run. While pitching prospect Michael Fulmer was sacrifice to acquire outfielder Yoenis Cespedes, one prospect who was reportedly untouchable for the Mets is 19 year...