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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...

Minor League Mondays: Michael Conforto Starts Strong for Brooklyn
August 25th, 2014 at 12:19 PM
2014 first round pick Michael Conforto was given high praise after the New York Mets selected him 10th overall in the draft. Conforto was rated as the best college hitter available, with some reporters speculating he could start as high as AA Binghamton in the Mets' minor league system. The...

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...

Report: New York Mets Planning to Use Bobby Parnell as Closer in 2015
August 23rd, 2014 at 3:39 PM
Jenrry Mejia's emergence as a solid closer for the New York Mets has been an unexpected development to say the least. Mejia had long resisted a move to the bullpen, but the Mets believed that Mejia would be more effective and healthier as a reliever. The move paid off in...

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....

Jenrry Mejia’s Performance Since Hernia Injury is a Big Concern
August 19th, 2014 at 1:54 PM
Jenrry Mejia revealed last week that he has been dealing with a sports hernia injury for a few weeks. Mejia insisted he could pitch through the injury and was being prescribed medication to help the condition. Mejia also acknowledged that he will eventually have to undergo surgery, but that he...

New York Mets Have Worst Offense in Baseball Since All Star Break
August 19th, 2014 at 11:28 AM
The New York Mets looked to be righting the ship offensively at the end of the first half. The Mets showed some power and timely hitting as they won eight of 10 at Citi Field, leading some to believe that the team's offensive woes may finally be behind them. After...

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...

David Wright’s Power Production Still Missing in Dog Days of August
August 15th, 2014 at 2:32 PM
Earlier this season, we discussed where New York Mets' star David Wright's power had gone. At the time, David Wright had gotten off to one of the worst power starts of his career, having only one home run and 17 RBI's back on May 5th. The power appeared to be...

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...

Minor League Mondays: Matt Reynolds Could Become First Alderson Draftee to Reach Major Leagues
August 11th, 2014 at 8:59 PM
For all the talk about the Mets' improved farm system under Sandy Alderson, he is still awaiting his first draftee to make the major league roster. All of the team's top young pieces on the major league roster were either drafted by Omar Minaya (Matt Harvey, Jacob deGrom, Jenrry Mejia...

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...

Daniel Murphy Could Lead National League in Hits for 2014 Season
August 10th, 2014 at 1:50 PM
The New York Mets don't usually have offensive players lead the league in many categories. The Mets have been known as a pitching rich franchise since they were established in 1962, and that pitching has helped them win two World Series titles. The Mets' last offensive league leader of note...