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Youth Movement Finally Taking Hold for New York Mets
August 9th, 2014 at 4:01 PM
The New York Mets have wanted to be taken seriously as contenders for a few weeks now, but the team's inability to get back to .500 hurts their credibility. The Mets are all but mathematically out of the playoff chase right now, so it would be good for their future...

Left Field is a Major Problem for New York Mets
August 3rd, 2014 at 8:29 PM
After some initial confusion regarding their outfield situation in May, the New York Mets seem to have figured out 2/3 of the equation. Center field has been capably manned by Juan Lagares, who is playing Gold Glove caliber defense while hitting a respectable .276. Right field belongs to Curtis Granderson,...

Brandon Nimmo Struggling to Adapt to AA
July 23rd, 2014 at 10:35 PM
When Brandon Nimmo was promoted from Single-A St. Lucie to AA Binghamton nearly one month ago, the former first-round pick was tearing the cover off the ball, batting .322 with 73 hits through the first 62 games of his season. Since, the 21-year old hasn't been able to find that...

Report: Chris Young’s Days with New York Mets are “Numbered”
June 23rd, 2014 at 12:08 PM
***PHOTO1*** With Juan Lagares set to be activated from the disabled list on Thursday barring a setback, the New York Mets will need to make a roster move. The logical choice would be to send Kirk Nieuwenhuis back to Las Vegas, but Nieuwenhuis has played well in his latest stint with...

New York Mets Should Pursue Defected Cuban Outfielder This Winter
June 21st, 2014 at 8:22 PM
Cuban position players have taken the baseball world by storm again. Yoenis Cespedes was the first to have big league success with the Oakland A's, and Yasiel Puig broke out in a big way with the Los Angeles Dodgers last season. Another highly touted import came over last season, and...

Eric Young Jr Nearing a Return for New York Mets
June 13th, 2014 at 5:52 PM
***PHOTO1*** The New York Mets' depleted outfield should be getting a key player back soon. Eric Young Jr, who has been sidelined since May 25th with a right hamstring strain, is currently on a rehab assignment. Young is scheduled to play with AA Binghamton tonight, and manager Terry Collins told reporters...

New York Mets Will Add Andrew Brown to Roster Thursday
June 4th, 2014 at 4:16 PM
After carrying four bench players and 13 pitchers for a few days, the New York Mets are set to go back to having a normal bullpen tomorrow. Andrew Brown is on his way to join the team in Chicago from Las Vegas, and would join the club as its fifth...

New York Mets Need to Play Juan Lagares Every Day
May 20th, 2014 at 10:01 AM
One unintended side effect of the New York Mets' outfield rotation was that the best defender of the bunch, Juan Lagares, seemed to be getting the short end of the stick. After Eric Young Jr had a good run at the beginning of last week, manager Terry Collins kept putting...

Angry Terry Collins Says Juan Lagares was Never “Benched”
May 19th, 2014 at 8:44 AM
Manager Terry Collins has come under heightened scrutiny over the last week over his lineup management for the New York Mets. The Mets have gone 5-11 so far in May, falling off after a strong April. The Mets have had their problems offensively, getting shut out four times in their...

New York Mets Planning Outfield Rotation After Juan Lagares’ Return
April 30th, 2014 at 11:20 AM
***PHOTO1*** When outfielder Juan Lagares returns from the disabled list on Thursday, the New York Mets will have a unique problem on their hands. Lagares, who has missed the last two weeks with a hamstring injury, is on track to return from the DL when he is first eligible in Colorado....

Curtis Granderson’s Struggles Could Eventually Hurt New York Mets
April 23rd, 2014 at 10:07 AM
***PHOTO1*** The New York Mets' big offseason acquisition was outfielder Curtis Granderson. Granderson signed a four year, 60 million dollar contract with the Mets in the offseason to provide a power boost to the Mets' outfield. The Mets have struggled for power over the last few seasons, so Granderson's track record of...

Eric Young Jr’s Role with New York Mets is Tough to Quantify
April 18th, 2014 at 9:51 AM
Since his arrival last June, Eric Young Jr has become a fan favorite for the New York Mets. Young's hustle and effort won him over to the Citi Field faithful. Many fans even compared him to a poor man's version of Mookie Wilson. Young's arrival also infused some serious energy...

Bobby Abreu’s Hot Start with Las Vegas Could Force New York Mets’ Hand
April 17th, 2014 at 1:16 PM
When the New York Mets signed outfielder Bobby Abreu to a minor league deal on April 1st, not much was made of the signing. Abreu has been a great player in the past, but at the age of 40 expectations were low for the veteran. Abreu has surprised at Triple-A Las...

Juan Lagares Placed on Disabled List with Hamstring Injury
April 15th, 2014 at 3:33 PM
***PHOTO1*** When the New York Mets saw both Juan Lagares and Curtis Granderson leave last night's game with injuries, most assumed that Lagares' injury was worse than Granderson's. The Mets essentially confirmed that today when they placed Lagares on the 15 day disabled list. Lagares pulled his right hamstring running to...

Chris Young Could Return Next Week for New York Mets
April 12th, 2014 at 2:02 PM
***PHOTO1*** One of the most expensive free agent signings for the New York Mets this winter has barely taken the field. Outfielder Chris Young signed a one year, 7.5 million dollar contract in the offseason and was expected to be a starter in the outfielder. Injuries derailed the start of Young's...

New York Mets Add Bobby Abreu on Minor League Deal
April 1st, 2014 at 10:28 AM
The New York Mets caught lightning in a bottle last season when they added Marlon Byrd on a minor league deal. Byrd, who is now with the Philadelphia Phillies, made the team out of camp and had a career year while essentially becoming the Mets' cleanup hitter. The Mets are...

Curtis Granderson Homers Twice in New York Mets Victory
March 4th, 2014 at 5:25 PM
The biggest offseason acquisition by the New York Mets was outfielder Curtis Granderson. Granderson, who switched boroughs by signing a four year, 60 million dollar contract in the offseason, was added in hopes of providing a much needed power infusion to the Mets' abysmal outfield. Even though it is only...

Mets 101 Camp Battles Series: Center Field
February 25th, 2014 at 8:12 PM
This week at Mets 101, we are going to give you a look at some of the most important positional battles at training camp this season. While the New York Mets did upgrade their team by adding key free agents like Curtis Granderson and Bartolo Colon, they didn't find a true answer...

Mets 101 Seven in Seven: Top Mets Prospects #7-OF Brandon Nimmo
February 9th, 2014 at 9:52 AM
Mets 101's Seven in Series returns in time for 2014. Each week, the Mets 101 staff will begin a countdown of something related to the New York Mets (i.e. best third baseman, worst defeat, etc.). We will begin our countdown from number seven and work our way to number one...

Mets 101 Seven in Seven Series: Best Bargains #3 – Marlon Byrd
January 27th, 2014 at 8:56 PM
Mets 101's Seven in Seven series returns in 2014 as our gift to you. Each week, the Mets 101 staff will begin a countdown of something related to the New York Mets ( i.e. best third baseman, worst defeat, etc.). We will begin our countdown on Tuesdays with the number...