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Matt Harvey Effect Providing Ticket Boost for New York Mets
April 11th, 2015 at 5:43 AM
The New York Mets raised a few eyebrows when they chose not to start Matt Harvey on either Opening Day or the home opener a week later. By slotting Harvey third in the rotation to start the season, it assured Harvey's first home start would be in the team's second...

Terry Collins Adamant That He Can Choose New York Mets’ Lineup
April 9th, 2015 at 6:11 AM
The New York Mets caused a bit of a stir with their Opening Day lineup, which looked radically different than anything the team assembled in spring training. After spending a whole spring testing Juan Lagares as the leadoff hitter, he suddenly found himself hitting sixth in the lineup. Curtis Granderson...

Fred Wilpon Delivers Positive Speech to New York Mets’ Players
March 31st, 2015 at 9:09 AM
The New York Mets received a rare pep talk on Monday. That talk came from owner Fred Wilpon, who has rarely addressed the players in his tenure as principal owner. The meeting was well received as ESPN New York's Adam Rubin reports that loud applause was heard coming from the...

Report: New York Mets Talking Contract Extension with Lucas Duda
March 29th, 2015 at 5:43 AM
In an interesting development, it appears the New York Mets are willing to discuss a contract extension with first baseman Lucas Duda. The talks, first reported by Joel Sherman of the New York Post, could see the Mets looking to lock Duda up to a contract that will buy out...

Tensions Rising Between Terry Collins and Sandy Alderson?
March 25th, 2015 at 11:44 AM
Looking for their first postseason birth since 2006, tensions are running high in New York Mets camp, especially between manager Terry Collins and GM Sandy Alderson. A recent report by John Harper of the Daily News details the growing friction between the two, as the clash in each's managerial styles...

Fred Wilpons’ Madoff Payments Decrease to 75 Million Total
February 12th, 2015 at 3:04 PM
As part of the settlement for the Bernie Madoff Ponzi scheme scandal, New York Mets' owner Fred Wilpon has to help repay money to victims of the scheme since he received some profit from the scheme. One catch that helps Wilpon, who did lose money in the deal as well,...

Rob Manfred Has Faith in Wilpons’ Financial Situation
February 10th, 2015 at 4:20 PM
New York Mets' fans have gotten used to low payrolls over the past several years. After the Madoff scandal put a significant dent in owner Fred Wilpon's finances, the Mets have cut payroll from over 140 million in 2010 to just over 83 million last season under GM Sandy Alderson....

MLB Defends Choice of Fred Wilpon for Financial Committee
January 25th, 2015 at 8:56 AM
One of commissioner Rob Manfred's first acts after succeeding Bud Selig was to name New York Mets' owner Fred Wilpon as the head of baseball's Financial Committee. The move has drawn a ton of ridicule since, particularly given Wilpon's own shaky financial status. Wilpon got caught in the Madoff Ponzi...

New York Mets’ Owner Fred Wilpon Named Head of MLB Finance Committee
January 18th, 2015 at 12:54 PM
With Major League Baseball Commissioner elect Rob Manfred starting in his new post for the upcoming season, it will be interesting to see what changes he brings to the game. Manfred's first move as commissioner was to re-arrange some of baseball's executive committees. The biggest changes came on the executive...

The Latest on Daniel Murphy and His Mets Future
November 28th, 2014 at 9:13 PM
Daniel Murphy has been one of the names most frequently brought up over the past months in New York Mets trade rumors, but recent comments from GM Sandy Alderson indicate that their second baseman will be in orange and blue come opening day. ***PHOTO1*** Entering his final offseason of arbitration eligibility, Murphy...

Mets Sign Outfielder Alex Castellanos to Minor League Deal
November 11th, 2014 at 10:46 PM
The New York Mets announced Tuesday that they have signed free agent outfielder Alex Castellanos to a minor league contract. The deal also includes an invite to spring training as the 28-year old looks to get back to the majors for the first time since 2013. ***PHOTO1*** In 24 career big league...

Ex-Mets GM Omar Minaya Could Land in New York Yankees’ Front Office
October 15th, 2014 at 7:57 AM
The New York Yankees are discussing whether or not to add former New York Mets' General Manager Omar MInaya to their front office, Erik Boland of Newsday reports. Minaya previously served as the Mets' General Manager from 2005 until 2010, when he was fired for putting the Mets in a...

New York Mets Will Move Fences in at Citi Field After World Series
October 14th, 2014 at 12:53 PM
The New York Mets had hinted earlier in the offseason that they were toying with moving the fences in at Citi FIeld. The Mets confirmed those plans today, according to Kristie Ackert of the New York Daily News. The Mets plan to begin construction on moving the walls in shortly...

Sandy Alderson’s Free Agent Valuations Could Impact Offseason Strategy
October 5th, 2014 at 6:35 PM
The New York Mets are a couple of players away from being a real contender for the playoffs. The Mets have some clear needs, particularly at shortstop and left field. While there are a couple of potential solutions on the free agent market, one thing to keep an eye on...

New York Mets Will Pick 15th in 2015 MLB Draft
October 1st, 2014 at 7:31 PM
The New York Mets have valued their draft picks under General Manager Sandy Alderson. The Mets once refused to sign free agent outfielder Michael Bourn to a deal for fear of losing their first round pick. That pick turned into first baseman Dominic Smith, who looks as if he could...

Report: New York Mets Payroll Could Be Around 100 Million Dollars in 2015
September 29th, 2014 at 4:09 PM
Much of the speculation surrounding the New York Mets' offseason activities always centers on their payroll. The Mets have reduced payroll in each of the four years that GM Sandy Alderson has run the ship, with payroll bottoming out at around 85 million dollars this season. Earlier speculation, guided by...

New York Mets Planning on Adjusting Citi Field Dimensions Again
September 27th, 2014 at 11:36 AM
The New York Mets never seem to be happy with how their home field plays offensively. The Mets opened Citi Field in 2009 to concerns that the park was too big, damaging David Wright's offensive production. The Mets at the time indicated they wouldn't change the dimensions, but caved after...

ICYMI: Mets Extend Sandy Alderson’s Contract, Bring Back Terry Collins for 2015
September 24th, 2014 at 12:34 AM
The New York Mets COO Jeff Wilpon announced Tuesday afternoon that they have not only picked up the 2015 option on general manager Sandy Alderson's contract, but extended it through the 2017 season. Alderson also announced that manager Terry Collins will also return for the 2015 season, although no further...

New York Mets Could Significantly Change 40 Man Roster This Winter
September 19th, 2014 at 1:12 PM
The New York Mets' 40 man roster is in an interesting place right now. The 40 man roster is completely full, but will lose two men for sure once Bobby Abreu and Daisuke Matsuzaka hit free agency. That is offset, however, by the Mets having to move Matt Harvey and...

Bud Selig Supports New York Mets Ownership During Farewell Tour
September 17th, 2014 at 12:29 PM
Outgoing Major League Baseball commissioner Bud Selig visited Citi Field yesterday as part of his farewell tour. Selig took in last night's game, which saw the New York Mets defeat the Miami Marlins 9-1. Prior to the contest, Selig spoke to reporters about the state of the Mets. Selig, who...