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Dillon Gee Cleared Air with Terry Collins in Pre-Game Meeting
April 23rd, 2015 at 9:46 AM
Dillon Gee has been the subject of trade talks since last winter. The New York Mets essentially listened to any offer they could get for him, and Gee played the part of good soldier throughout the process. While it looked as if Gee received a rotation spot for good after...

New York Mets Attendance up Significantly So Far
April 22nd, 2015 at 8:52 AM
If you've been to a game at Citi Field so far this season, you might have noticed the lines for food and the restrooms might be a little longer. The park has also looked much more full on television. The New York Mets have certainly helped the cause by winning...

New York Mets Receive Injury Updates on Several Players
April 20th, 2015 at 5:13 PM
The New York Mets knew they would be without Jerry Blevins and Travis d'Arnaud for a while. After the two players visited the Manhattan Hospital for Special Surgery today, the Mets now have an initial timetable for how long they will be out. They also received the MRI results for...

New York Mets Will Add Kevin Plawecki and Hansel Robles to Roster
April 19th, 2015 at 5:47 PM
With Jerry Blevins and Travis d'Arnaud staring at extended absences, the New York Mets already have chosen the first fill ins. After their win over the Miami Marlins, Mets' General Manager Sandy Alderson spoke to reporters and revealed that Kevin Plawecki and Hansel Robles will be added to the roster...

Vic Black Could Be Back Within a Week
April 19th, 2015 at 7:54 AM
The New York Mets' bullpen, which has already performed well in the early going, may be about to get some reinforcements. Vic Black, who has been sidelined since the middle of spring training with a shoulder issue, is currently out on rehab. ESPN New York's Adam Rubin is reporting that...

New York Mets Planning on Using Six Man Rotation at Least Once
April 18th, 2015 at 8:01 AM
When the New York Mets recalled Danny Muno from the minor leagues, many expected reliever Erik Goeddel to be sent back to the Las Vegas 51's. It came as a bit of a surprise, however, when Rafael Montero was demoted instead. Montero had been working as a middle reliever in...

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...

Lucas Duda Will Get a Day Off in Atlanta
April 10th, 2015 at 8:23 AM
The new lineup for the New York Mets has proven to be successful so far, helping the Mets take two out of three against the Washington Nationals. The lineup will get its first temporary tweak sometime in the next two days. Manager Terry Collins told reporters that Lucas Duda will...

New York Mets Extend Player Development Contract with Binghamton
April 8th, 2015 at 1:55 PM
The New York Mets announced on Tuesday that they are extending their player development contract with the Binghamton Mets. The B-Mets, the franchise's AA affiliate, had a deal that was set to expire after the 2016 season. The new four year deal with keep the Mets' AA team in Binghamton...

New York Mets, Lucas Duda Shelve Contract Talks for Now
April 6th, 2015 at 9:15 AM
The New York Mets and Lucas Duda were unable to reach agreement on a long term extension before the season began. As a result, both sides have chosen to shelve the talks for now, ESPN New York's Adam Rubin reports. The talks were halted so that Duda could focus on...

New York Mets Considering Eight Man Bullpen
April 4th, 2015 at 9:07 AM
The New York Mets are in Texas for their final exhibition game of the spring today, and there are still a few questions left about the Opening Day roster. The biggest area that needs to be addressed is the construction of the bullpen, which was shaken up this week by...

Daniel Murphy Could Be Ready for Opening Day
April 2nd, 2015 at 8:29 AM
In a surprising turn of events, it appears that Daniel Murphy might be ready to go on Opening Day after all. Kristie Ackert of the New York Daily News is reporting that the Mets believe Murphy will be ready to go on Opening Day. If Murphy can't go, the Mets...

New York Mets, Juan Lagares Close to Four Year Extension
April 1st, 2015 at 10:44 AM
The New York Mets had been rumored to be discussing a long term deal with Lucas Duda earlier in the week. The team instead is closing in on a long term deal with another key young player that has come seemingly out of nowhere. The Mets and outfielder Juan Lagares...

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...

New York Mets Will Name Bartolo Colon Opening Day Starter
March 23rd, 2015 at 10:47 AM
With just two weeks to go before the start of the regular season, New York Mets' skipper Terry Collins has finally decided on his Opening Day starter. That honor will go to 41 year old righty Bartolo Colon, organization sources told ESPN New York's Adam Rubin. Colon will face off...

New York Mets Exploring Trade Market for Lefty Relievers
March 19th, 2015 at 11:55 AM
With Josh Edgin set for Tommy John surgery, the New York Mets are in a pinch for lefty relievers. The Mets have four other lefties in camp: Sean Gilmartin, Scott Rice, Jack Leathersich, and Dario Alvarez. None of them has looked good, and things have gotten so bad that manager...

Terry Collins Still Deciding on Opening Day Starter
March 18th, 2015 at 8:27 PM
The Major League Baseball season kicks off on April 6th in Washington for the New York Mets, but manager Terry Collins is still figuring out who will be on the mound that afternoon. The Mets had already ruled out Matt Harvey after he missed all of the 2014 season, and...

Dillon Gee Will Rejoin Rotation After Zack Wheeler’s Injury
March 17th, 2015 at 11:11 AM
With Zack Wheeler staring down Tommy John surgery, the New York Mets now have an unexpected vacancy in their rotation. That opening will be filled (at least initially) by Dillon Gee, according to manager Terry Collins. Gee, who was on the outside looking in at the beginning of spring training,...

New York Mets Assign Three Players to Minor League Camp
March 14th, 2015 at 6:51 PM
***PHOTO1*** The New York Mets made their first round of cuts Friday afternoon by assigning three players to minor league camp. There were no real surprises in the group, which saw OF Brandon Nimmo, SS Gavin Cecchini, and C Xorge Carillo re-assigned. Cecchini and Nimmo are notable names as they...

Zack Wheeler Scratched from Start with Blister, Elbow Tenderness
March 13th, 2015 at 9:40 PM
The New York Mets announced that Zack Wheeler, who was scheduled to start tomorrow's contest against the Washington Nationals, will be scratched from his start. The reason for the late scratch comes because Wheeler has a blister and a tender pitching elbow. The Mets believe that it is elbow tendonitis,...