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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 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...

WPIX Will Carry Both Yankees and Mets Games Next Season
January 20th, 2015 at 2:35 PM
For years, the New York Mets have had an over the air contract agreement to broadcast 25 games a year with WPIX. The Mets have never shared the same broadcast home as their crosstown rivals, the New York Yankees, but the two sides did swap homes in the late 90's....

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...

New York Mets Settle Arbitration Cases with Ruben Tejada and Dillon Gee
January 16th, 2015 at 2:33 PM
The New York Mets conducted a little bit of business Friday, locking in two players' salaries for the 2015 season. The Mets settled arbitration cases with shortstop Ruben Tejada and starting pitcher Dillon Gee, ESPN New York's Adam Rubin reports. Tejada will earn 1.8 million dollars in 2015, while Gee...

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...

Were the Mets Right to Pass on Ian Desmond?
January 14th, 2015 at 1:39 AM
Earlier this week, it was reported the New York Mets were in the mix for long-time Washington Nationals shortstop Ian Desmond, as a three-team deal was discussed that would have also included Tampa Bay. Ultimately, Mets GM Sandy Alderson would not pull the trigger on a deal, refusing to add...

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...

The Latest on the Mets Shortstop Situation
January 10th, 2015 at 1:04 PM
With Spring Training less than five weeks away, Mets 101 takes a look at the most recent updates on the New York Mets search for a shortstop. Japanese shortstop Takashi Toritani will not be making the jump to the MLB this season, opting to remain with the Hanshin Tigers per...

Kickstarter Succeeds for Billboards Promoting New York Mets’ Ownership Change
January 9th, 2015 at 9:49 PM
A few weeks ago, we told you about New York Mets' fan George Palumbo's Kickstarter campaign to erect billboards near Citi Field in hopes of an ownership change. While it looked shaky for the campaign for a while, the Kickstarter campaign finally succeeded. Thanks to some last minute support from...

Mike Piazza Finds Out Hall of Fame Fate Tomorrow
January 5th, 2015 at 12:40 PM
***PHOTO1*** The Baseball Hall of Fame will announce its' 2015 Hall of Fame class tomorrow. The class could be a star studded one, as three first time pitchers (Pedro Martinez, Randy Johnson, and John Smoltz) are poised to enter the Hall thanks to a strong base of support. Holdover second...

Report: Major League Baseball Working on New Domestic Violence Policy
January 4th, 2015 at 1:56 PM
In the wake of the domestic violence sagas that plagued the NFL this season, Major League Baseball appears to be set to take proactive measures. According to a report from Fox Sports' Jon Morosi, the league and the player's union are meeting to discuss a new domestic violence policy. The...

Ben Zobrist Should Become Trade Target for New York Mets
January 2nd, 2015 at 8:26 PM
The shortstop market shrunk by one this week when the Tampa Bay Rays signed Asdrubal Cabrera to a one year contract. Cabrera, a former All Star who has struggled in recent years, was someone the New York Mets had been linked to this winter. With Cabrera off the market, it...

New Year’s Resolutions for New York Mets
January 1st, 2015 at 5:15 PM
A big part of the New Year's tradition is the idea of New Years resolutions. While most resolutions don't last long, like almost all of us who resolve to get in better shape for the new year, some actually last throughout the year. With the theme of resolutions in mind,...

The Top Stories of 2014 for the New York Mets
December 31st, 2014 at 3:50 PM
With today being the last day of 2014, a lot of people are looking back at the year that was. For the New York Mets, it was a year of ups and downs. While the Mets ultimately missed the playoffs once again, there were a lot of fascinating storylines surrounding...

Jonathon Niese Began Offseason Throwing Program Two Weeks Ago
December 30th, 2014 at 10:09 PM
It's certainly been an interesting offseason for New York Mets' left handed Jonathon Niese. Niese, who is under contract through 2016 with two more option years after that, has found himself on the trade block as the Mets look to clear up a logjam in their starting rotation. There was...

New York Mets and Miami Marlins Appear to Be Jockeying for Second Place in NL East
December 29th, 2014 at 3:10 PM
With a lot of the offseason's big moves having already taken place, the National League East looks a lot different than it did a few months ago. Not much has changed at the top of the division, as the Washington Nationals have maintained a strong core and remain the favorites...

David Wright Reaches Out to Sons of Slain NYPD Officer
December 27th, 2014 at 4:25 PM
Just days before Christmas, one of the big stories in the country was the killings of New York City Police Officers Rafael Ramos and Wenjian Liu by an unstable man. The man claimed the killings to be revenge for police brutality in the Eric Garner case before taking his own...