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Zack Wheeler Wants to Remain with New York Mets in 2015
August 28th, 2014 at 12:10 PM
Zack Wheeler was the subject of trade rumors earlier in the summer. Wheeler's name came up in potential deals between the New York Mets and Chicago Cubs a few weeks ago. Reports indicated that the Cubs wanted Wheeler in a potential deal for Starlin Castro in the winter. Wheeler, for...

Bartolo Colon Clears Waivers, Several Teams Could Be Interested in Trade
August 26th, 2014 at 4:43 PM
As expected, Bartolo Colon cleared revocable trade waivers yesterday afternoon. The trade market for Colon is now expected to heat up over the next few days as the Mets look to get a good return for Colon's services. Andy Martino of the New York Daily News reports that the Los...

New York Mets Place Bartolo Colon on Revocable Trade Waivers
August 24th, 2014 at 11:13 AM
A few days ago, we discussed the potential reasons why the New York Mets had not placed starting pitcher Bartolo Colon on trade waivers. That discussion is now rendered moot. The Mets placed Colon on revocable trade waivers yesterday afternoon, Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports reports. Colon, who is scheduled...

Los Angeles Dodgers Shuffle Rotation Prior to Series with New York Mets
August 22nd, 2014 at 2:14 PM
The New York Mets may have caught a huge break before they even begin their three game series with the Los Angeles Dodgers tonight. The Dodgers pushed back starting pitcher Zack Greinke two days to rest a tender right elbow. Greinke is now lineup to face Jacob deGrom on Saturday...

Dillon Gee Has Struggled Mightily Since Return from Disabled List
August 21st, 2014 at 7:00 AM
Dillon Gee was one of the New York Mets' best starting pitchers in the first month and a half of the season. After being named the Opening Day Starter for the first time in his career, Gee showed more of the strong form that he finished the 2013 season with....

Minor League Mondays: Michael Fulmer Having Tough Transition in St. Lucie
August 18th, 2014 at 8:26 PM
Besides the big three of Matt Harvey, Noah Syndergaard, and Zack Wheeler, one of the more intriguing arms in the New York Mets' farm system is MIchael Fulmer. Fulmer, a 2011 draftee of Sandy Alderson, has a tremendous fastball and slider combo that led some to believe he could be...

Jacob DeGrom Eyes Return to Rotation in Los Angeles
August 17th, 2014 at 7:38 PM
Jacob deGrom appears to be on track for a very quick return from the disabled list. After reporting no problems throwing from flat ground yesterday, deGrom threw a 20 pitch bullpen session prior to this afternoon's game with the Chicago Cubs. deGrom threw all fastballs and appears to be all...

Daisuke Matsuzaka and Jacob DeGrom Both Set to Throw Today
August 16th, 2014 at 11:06 AM
The New York Mets have a lot of injured pitchers on the mend, but it looks as if two are very close to returning. Daisuke Matsuzaka and Jacob deGrom are both set to take the next steps in their rehab today, ESPN New York's Adam Rubin reports. Matsuzaka is set...

Terry Collins Unhappy Matt Harvey Threw a Bullpen Session Wednesday
August 14th, 2014 at 2:27 PM
Yesterday we reported that the New York Mets were considering slowing down Matt Harvey's rehab from Tommy John surgery after Jeremy Hefner re-injured his ulnar collateral ligament. It appears as if the Mets definitely decided to slow Harvey down just a bit, but the news didn't reach Harvey to prevent...

New York Mets May Slow Down Matt Harvey’s Rehab After Jeremy Hefner Re-Injury
August 13th, 2014 at 1:00 PM
The New York Mets received bad news on starting pitcher Jeremy Hefner the other day. Hefner suffered a forearm fracture and re-tore his ulnar collateral ligament, meaning he is facing down a second Tommy John surgery if he ever wants to pitch in the majors again. Hefner's plight is truly...

Rafael Montero Has Big Opportunity in Front of Him
August 12th, 2014 at 3:21 PM
Rafael Montero entered this season as the New York Mets' second best pitching prospect behind Noah Syndergaard. Expectations were high when Montero made his major league debut in the Subway Series on May 14th, and Montero didn't quite live up those expectations. Montero's four starts were a mixed bag, and he...

Jacob DeGrom Headed to Disabled List with Rotator Cuff Tendonitis
August 11th, 2014 at 4:23 PM
The MRI results for Jacob deGrom are in, and it appears the New York Mets dodged a bullet. The exam revealed that deGrom has rotator cuff tendonitis in his right shoulder, which deGrom reported as sore while playing catch last Friday. While there is no structural damage to the shoulder,...

Jacob DeGrom Scratched from Next Start with Shoulder Soreness
August 10th, 2014 at 3:45 PM
The New York Mets have scratched starting pitcher Jacob deGrom from his scheduled start on Tuesday night against the Washington Nationals at Citi Field. deGrom will be snt back to New York for an exam on his right shoulder tomorrow, ESPN New York's Adam Rubin reports. deGrom first reported soreness...

Matt Harvey Declares First Session Off Mound a Success
August 6th, 2014 at 11:51 AM
Matt Harvey took a very important step forward in his rehab yesterday. Harvey threw 20 pitches off a mound in Port St. Lucie yesterday, and it went very well. Harvey went on to declare the session a success, ESPN New York's Adam Rubin reports. Harvey described his arm by saying...

Jacob DeGrom Named National League Rookie of the Month for July
August 5th, 2014 at 11:42 AM
Jacob deGrom is on an absolutely incredible run, leading some to speculate whether he is making a push for the National League's Rookie of the Year Award. While it is early to speculate on that award with two months left in the season, deGrom is definitely on the radar now....

Minor League Mondays: New York Mets Non-Committal to Noah Syndergaard Call-Up
August 4th, 2014 at 8:14 PM
The New York Mets' best group is their starting rotation. The Mets' starting pitching has been strong all season, as the starters have given the Mets a chance to win games nearly every night. The group is so solid that it is tough to break in. With Bartolo Colon remaining...

Jacob DeGrom Could Be National League Rookie of the Year
August 1st, 2014 at 7:27 AM
The New York Mets didn't have Jacob deGrom highly rated on their organizational depth chart headed into the season. deGrom was in the competition for the fifth starter's job in spring training, but was realistically the fourth choice behind Jenrry Mejia, Rafael Montero, and Noah Syndergaard. deGrom has not only...

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...