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New York Mets Concerned Daniel Murphy Won’t Be Ready for Opening Day
March 28th, 2015 at 8:22 AM
The New York Mets have gotten good news about half of their middle infield as Wilmer Flores has returned to action. Flores has looked just fine after missing a few days with a bone bruise on his right foot. Flores' double play partner, Daniel Murphy, is still missing in action...

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...

New York Mets Have Injury Concerns in Middle Infield
March 23rd, 2015 at 2:53 PM
As the calendar moves closer to Opening Day, teams are starting to finalize how their rosters will look. The New York Mets are doing just that, but their situation has become more complicated due to injuries in the middle infield. Daniel Murphy left Friday's game against the St. Louis Cardinals...

New York Mets Will Name Bartolo Colon Opening Day Starter
March 23rd, 2015 at 10:47 AM
With just two weeks to go before the start of the regular season, New York Mets' skipper Terry Collins has finally decided on his Opening Day starter. That honor will go to 41 year old righty Bartolo Colon, organization sources told ESPN New York's Adam Rubin. Colon will face off...

New York Mets Looking into Baltimore Orioles’ Reliever Brian Matusz
March 22nd, 2015 at 3:16 PM
It's not a secret that the New York Mets need a lefty for their bullpen. Since Josh Edgin went down for the season a few weeks ago, the Mets have auditioned the lefties they have in camp to less than impressive results. The Mets have been monitoring the trade market...

Vic Black Could Open Season on Disabled List
March 21st, 2015 at 12:18 PM
In all the hubbub surrounding Zack Wheeler's impending Tommy John surgery, a pitching injury that has slipped under the radar involves reliever Vic Black. Black hasn't pitched in several weeks and recently underwent an MRI that revealed weakness in his right shoulder. While Black believes he will be ready to...

New York Mets Exploring Trade Market for Lefty Relievers
March 19th, 2015 at 11:55 AM
With Josh Edgin set for Tommy John surgery, the New York Mets are in a pinch for lefty relievers. The Mets have four other lefties in camp: Sean Gilmartin, Scott Rice, Jack Leathersich, and Dario Alvarez. None of them has looked good, and things have gotten so bad that manager...

Terry Collins Still Deciding on Opening Day Starter
March 18th, 2015 at 8:27 PM
The Major League Baseball season kicks off on April 6th in Washington for the New York Mets, but manager Terry Collins is still figuring out who will be on the mound that afternoon. The Mets had already ruled out Matt Harvey after he missed all of the 2014 season, and...

MRI Reveals Zack Wheeler Has Torn Ulnar Collateral Ligament
March 16th, 2015 at 10:39 AM
The New York Mets got some very bad news Monday morning. After initially downplaying the severity of an elbow injury to Zack Wheeler, the team sent him for an MRI exam. The exam came back revealing that Wheeler has a tear in his ulnar collateral ligament, a very significant injury....

Terry Collins Considering Going Without a Lefty in Bullpen
March 12th, 2015 at 8:40 PM
With Josh Edgin's status in doubt with an elbow injury, the left side of the New York Mets' bullpen is very shaky. Edgin has been shut down after complaining of elbow pain earlier in the week, and ESPN New York's Adam Rubin reports that Tommy John surgery is on the...

Josh Edgin Set for MRI on Left Arm
March 10th, 2015 at 1:38 PM
The New York Mets are perilously thin on the left side of their bullpen, and they may have a big problem on their hands now. Josh Edgin, the one lefty assured of a spot in the unit, is set to undergo an MRI on his left arm. ESPN New York's...

Matt Harvey Perfect in Two Innings of Work
March 6th, 2015 at 5:33 PM
Friday afternoon in Port St. Lucie was the first time in nearly a year and a half that New York Mets' fans could celebrate Harvey Day. Matt Harvey missed the entire 2014 season after undergoing Tommy John surgery, making today's exhibition start against the Detroit Tigers his first meaningful action...

New York Mets Planning on Using Michael Cuddyer in Left Field
March 2nd, 2015 at 11:16 AM
***PHOTO1*** The New York Mets added Michael Cuddyer back in November as their big ticket item for the winter. Cuddyer has played right field for nearly his entire career, leading many to speculate he would bump Curtis Granderson over to left field. That speculation has proven to be moot, as...

Jose Reyes Criticizes Ruben Tejada for Blowing Chance at Everyday Job
March 1st, 2015 at 4:12 PM
When the New York Mets let Jose Reyes walk after the 2011 season, the assumption was that Ruben Tejada would be the shortstop of the future. Tejada looked like he would be the man after he hit .280 in 2012 to go along with his trademark excellent defense. That would...

Noah Syndergaard Motivated by Snub at End of 2014 Season
February 26th, 2015 at 5:58 PM
Noah Syndergaard entered last season as the New York Mets' top pitching prospect. Almost every pundit expected Syndergaard to make his major league debut during the 2014 season, but after struggling with Triple-A Las Vegas the Mets passed on a promotion. The snub came as a bit of a surprise...

Dillon Gee not Thrilled About Potential Bullpen Move
February 23rd, 2015 at 11:43 AM
After failing to trade Dillon Gee this winter, the New York Mets are prepared to keep him around as a member of their bullpen in 2015. Gee appears to be the odd man out in the Mets' rotation with Matt Harvey set to return from Tommy John surgery, and GM...

New York Mets Will Keep Dillon Gee for Now
February 15th, 2015 at 2:52 PM
With the return of Matt Harvey this spring, the New York Mets were going to have six starting pitchers for five rotation spots. The Mets spent much of the winter trying to trade starting pitcher Dillon Gee to clear the logjam, but they didn't find an offer to their liking....

Eric Campbell Wants to Learn How to Play Catcher
February 14th, 2015 at 5:58 PM
One storyline that has flown under the radar in the leadup to spring training is the battle for the final spots on the New York Mets' bench. With Ruben Tejada, Anthony Recker, and John Mayberry Jr presumably locks to make the team, there should be only two spots left: a...

Atlanta Braves Add Former Met Eric Young Jr on Minor League Deal
February 13th, 2015 at 5:54 PM
After a few months on the free agent market, former New York Mets' outfielder Eric Young Jr has found a new home. Mets fans might also get a chance to see Young a bit more often than they'd like, since his new home is with an NL East rival. The...

Matt Harvey Arrives in Port St. Lucie Feeling Good
February 9th, 2015 at 11:05 AM
The report date for pitchers and catchers is still over a week away for the New York Mets, but one prominent member of the pitching staff made his way to Port St. Lucie early. Matt Harvey arrived in spring training today and told SNY that he is feeling healthy and...