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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...

New York Mets Add Lefty Duane Below on Minor League Deal
February 7th, 2015 at 4:54 PM
The New York Mets made another minor league move today, adding lefty pitcher Duane Below to a minor league deal. The signing, as reported by ESPN New York's Adam Rubin, does not include an invitation to spring training. Below has major league experience with the Marlins and Tigers, and spent...

New York Mets Planning on Debuting Matt Harvey in Home Opener
February 5th, 2015 at 2:51 PM
Matt Harvey's return has been one of the biggest storylines for the New York Mets this winter. After seeing Harvey miss the entire 2014 season while rehabbing from Tommy John surgery, fans have eagerly awaited news of when he will take the mound in a big league game. Harvey has...

New York Mets, Jenrry Mejia Settle Arbitration Case with One Year Deal
January 31st, 2015 at 6:06 PM
With spring training fast approaching, the New York Mets are wrapping up some unfinished business from the winter. While fans are hoping a new shortstop walks through the door, the only thing that appears to be coming is settlements with the team's arbitration eligible players. Jenrry Mejia became the latest...

Dilson Herrera and Dominic Smith Also Rank in Top 10 of MLB.Com Positional Rankings for Prospects
January 27th, 2015 at 3:32 PM
MLB.com has been releasing their positional rankings for minor league prospects over the past week and a half as they get ready for the 2015 season. As we reported earlier in the week, three Mets prospects (Noah Syndergaard, Steven Matz, and Kevin Plawecki) ranked inside the top 10 at their...

Wilmer Flores Focusing on Proving Critics Wrong This Season
January 26th, 2015 at 3:11 PM
The New York Mets have made it clear publicly that they are confident Wilmer Flores can be their starting shortstop. Flores, 23, has been backed by General Manager Sandy Alderson and manager Terry Collins, but their actions in particular have spoken volumes. Alderson has actively tried to find another shortstop,...

New York Mets Lacking Solid Option for Second Lefty in Bullpen
January 23rd, 2015 at 6:33 PM
The New York Mets may need Josh Edgin to get loose very often this season. Edgin is the sole lefty in the bullpen at the moment, and the odds indicate that may remain the case on Opening Day. The Mets let Dana Eveland walk as he signed a one year...

New York Mets Expected to Pass on Cuban SS Yoan Moncada
January 21st, 2015 at 9:04 AM
The New York Mets still have a hole at shortstop. One of the biggest names remaining on the market is Cuban shortstop Yoan Moncada, a 19 year old whose talent has major league scouts drooling. Moncada's big drawback is that he is an amateur free agent, so teams who spent...

New York Mets not Interested in Long Term Deal with Daniel Murphy
January 17th, 2015 at 1:05 PM
The New York Mets settled their arbitration case with second baseman Daniel Murphy yesterday. Murphy will earn an eight million dollar salary in 2015, the final year he is eligible for salary arbitration. With Murphy slated to be a free agent at the end of the season and coming off...

Ken Rosenthal Proposes Daniel Murphy for Ian Desmond Trade for New York Mets
January 15th, 2015 at 12:26 PM
The Ian Desmond trade talks got New York Mets' fans following the Hot Stove again in mid-January, a period that is typically a lull in the action. When reports came out Sunday that the Mets balked at acquiring Desmond in a three team deal that would cost them Noah Syndergaard...

New York Mets Still Have Teams Interested in Dillon Gee Trade
January 13th, 2015 at 5:31 AM
After actively trying to move Dillon Gee at the Winter Meetings, the New York Mets made it clear they wanted to deal a pitcher before spring training. Mets' GM Sandy Alderson indicated at the team's holiday party that he would probably deal a pitcher in January. January has arrived, and...

Report: Mets Refused to Give up Noah Syndegaard in Deal for Ian Desmond
January 12th, 2015 at 1:23 PM
Publicly, New York Mets' General Manager Sandy Alderson has indicated he believes Wilmer Flores will be the team's Opening Day shortstop. Alderson's actions backed up his words so far, as the Mets passed on multiple options at shortstop in free agency and the trade market, feeling as if nothing would...

John Franco to Serve as Guest Instructor During Spring Training
January 11th, 2015 at 4:13 PM
Last year, former New York Mets' Mike Piazza visited spring training as a guest instructor. Piazza's presence greatly helped young catcher Travis d'Arnaud, who took a big step forward in 2014. While Piazza hasn't confirmed if he will come back as an instructor this spring, one of his former teammates...