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Zack Wheeler Emerging as Top Line Starter for New York Mets
July 30th, 2014 at 7:36 PM
Since he came to the New York Mets in the Carlos Beltran trade a few years ago, expectations have been sky high for Zack Wheeler. Wheeler was widely expected to team with Matt Harvey to form a dynamic 1-2 punch in the Mets' starting rotation. Expectations for Wheeler skyrocketed when...

Minor League Mondays: Cory Mazzoni Finally Makes It to Las Vegas
July 28th, 2014 at 3:04 PM
The Las Vegas 51's rotation was expected to be a stellar one at the beginning of the season. The New York Mets had already committed Jacob deGrom, Rafael Montero, and Noah Syndergaard to that rotation. Cory Mazzoni, a 2011 second round pick out of North Carolina State, was supposed to...

Report: New York Mets are Getting Calls on Bartolo Colon
July 14th, 2014 at 2:58 PM
The New York Mets are in a tricky position at the All Star Break. While many would have pegged the Mets as sellers just 10 days ago, an 8-2 stretch to end the first half has given the team a new lease on life. The Mets have a pulse right...

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...

Scott Boras: Tommy John Rehab Should Take 14-16 Months
July 12th, 2014 at 10:41 PM
The New York Mets and Matt Harvey have had a disagreement for a few weeks about how quickly the star pitcher should rehab from his surgery. Harvey wanted to throw off a mound last month, aiming to make 5-7 starts with the Mets before the season concluded. The Mets and...

Matt Harvey Expected to Throw Off Mound After All Star Break
July 5th, 2014 at 9:41 AM
Matt Harvey was making rapid progress in his rehab from Tommy John Surgery earlier this season. The New York Mets and their medical staff were concerned that Harvey was moving too quickly, and as such slowed down his rehab in early June. Harvey had been slated to throw off a...

Mets 101 Met of the Month, June 2014: Bartolo Colon
July 2nd, 2014 at 1:40 PM
This month's Met of the Month pick was actually a very easy one. The New York Mets went 11-17 in the month of June, something that was hard to fathom considering that they got strong performances from a number of players. Daniel Murphy, Curtis Granderson, and Lucas Duda all delivered...

Minor League Mondays: Steven Matz Moves up to Binghamton
June 30th, 2014 at 10:54 AM
Earlier this season, Mets 101's Minor League Mondays took a look at the progress of talented young left hander Steven Matz. Matz, a 2009 second round draft pick, has had a slow start to his career due to undergoing Tommy John surgery in 2011. Matz has slowly worked his way...

Mets 101 Player Spotlight: Grading Zack Wheeler’s Season
June 27th, 2014 at 11:00 AM
Sixteen starts into his sophomore campaign, Zack Wheeler has found himself a ways behind where many envisioned he would be thirty-plus starts into his MLB career. A former first round pick taken sixth overall by San Francisco in 2009, Wheeler was the prized return in the Carlos Beltran deal at...

New York Mets Will Have Rotation Decision When Dillon Gee Returns
June 24th, 2014 at 12:21 PM
Dillon Gee is closing in on a return to the New York Mets. Gee is expected to pitch in a rehab game today with the Gulf Coast League Mets, and will likely need one more rehab start before rejoining the Mets' rotation next week. When Gee returns, the New York...

Dillon Gee on Comeback Trail for New York Mets
June 20th, 2014 at 5:16 PM
Dillon Gee was off to a fantastic start for the New York Mets before he was felled by a lat injury in the middle of May. Gee was initially expected to be out for only a start or two, but the injury has been slow to heal and his absence...

Minor League Mondays: New York Mets Add Lefty Blake Taylor to Complete Ike Davis Trade
June 16th, 2014 at 9:57 AM
After the New York Mets dealt Ike Davis to the Pittsburgh Pirates back in April, the return seemed somewhat underwhelming. The Mets initially received minor league reliever Zack Thornton, who has been pitching with Triple-A Las Vegas but could end up profiling as a AAAA player. The Mets also announced...

New York Mets Slow Down Matt Harvey’s Rehab
June 12th, 2014 at 8:16 AM
Matt Harvey has been progressing rapidly through his rehab from Tommy John surgery this season. It appears he was moving too quickly for the New York Mets' liking. GM Sandy Alderson addressed Harvey's rehab when he spoke to reporters earlier this week, and he confirmed what the team has been...

Noah Syndergaard Hurts Non-Throwing Shoulder in Return from Injury
June 6th, 2014 at 6:14 PM
The New York Mets dodged a bullet with talented young right hander Noah Syndergaard a few weeks ago. Syndergaard was shut down with elbow soreness, but an MRI revealed that he did not tear his ulnar collateral ligament, the sign that Tommy John surgery would be required. Syndergaard rested and...

Matt Harvey and Jeremy Hefner Scheduled to Throw Off Mound Next Week
June 6th, 2014 at 12:28 PM
The rehab of New York Mets' starting pitchers Matt Harvey and Jeremy Hefner is continuing to progress. Both pitchers underwent Tommy John surgery last year and are expected to miss most, or all (in Harvey's case) of the 2014 season. Rehab from these injuries can be complicated and it is...

Jacob DeGrom up to Big League Challenge
June 5th, 2014 at 11:59 AM
***PHOTO1*** The New York Mets promoted two highly touted young arms to the major leagues a few weeks ago. One, Rafael Montero, was uneven and was sent back to Las Vegas to work on his command. The other, Jacob deGrom, seized his opportunity and has kept a spot in the starting...

Minor League Mondays: Gabriel Ynoa Settling in with St. Lucie
June 2nd, 2014 at 9:12 AM
The New York Mets have been riding a wave of young pitching for the past two seasons. Matt Harvey started the wave back in 2012, and he was followed to the big leagues by Zack Wheeler, Rafael Montero, and Jacob deGrom. Noah Syndergaard is the next in line, but that...

Bartolo Colon Could Become Trade Candidate at Deadline
May 31st, 2014 at 11:58 AM
***PHOTO1*** On the heels of his spectacular performance against the Pittsburgh Pirates Wednesday, New York Mets' starter Bartolo Colon looks like he could be ready to heat up this summer. Colon is 4-5 with an unsightly 4.73 ERA, although that ERA has been inflated due to a couple of subpar outings...

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...

Noah Syndergaard Placed on Minor League Disabled List with Elbow Issue
May 26th, 2014 at 3:30 PM
The last thing New York Mets fans want to hear is injury news surrounding another young pitcher. When Matt Harvey suffered a torn ulnar collateral ligament last August, it was a dark day for Mets fans. The alarm bells have already begun to sound in Mets' fans minds after the...