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Jobs are not in Jeopardy Yet Despite New York Mets’ Struggles
July 3rd, 2014 at 12:28 PM
The New York Mets' front office raised expectations during spring training. General Manager Sandy Alderson stated his belief that the Mets could win 90 games with the talent they added in the offseason. The Mets are no where near a 90 win pace now, carrying a 37-48 record into their...

Subpar June Leaves New York Mets Close to Having Worst Record in Baseball
July 1st, 2014 at 10:11 AM
When we took a look at how the New York Mets fared in May, we noted that the Mets would be facing a lot of contending teams and would need to play very well to play .500 baseball in June. The Mets, aside from one stretch in the middle of...

New York Mets Put Themselves in a Tight Spot Thanks to Poor Roster Management
June 28th, 2014 at 8:56 AM
The New York Mets were extremely short handed in the infield last night thanks to an injury to David Wright. Wright missed last night's game with the Pittsburgh Pirates to undergo an MRI in New York on his left shoulder, which he injured sliding into second base Thursday night. The...

Report: Chris Young’s Days with New York Mets are “Numbered”
June 23rd, 2014 at 12:08 PM
***PHOTO1*** With Juan Lagares set to be activated from the disabled list on Thursday barring a setback, the New York Mets will need to make a roster move. The logical choice would be to send Kirk Nieuwenhuis back to Las Vegas, but Nieuwenhuis has played well in his latest stint with...

Sandy Alderson Deserves Blame for New York Mets’ Poor Roster Construction
June 19th, 2014 at 12:52 PM
With the New York Mets essentially in free fall for the last month and a half, speculation has surfaced regarding the future of manager Terry Collins. Collins is on the hot seat for failing to motivate the Mets to improve over last season after making several pricey free agent acquisitions....

Paul Lo Duca Suggests New York Mets Should Start Over, Trade David Wright
June 9th, 2014 at 12:37 PM
It seems like everyone has an opinion on what's wrong with the New York Mets these days. A lot of suggestions have been flying around social media about how to improve the struggling franchise, including everything from acquiring more hitters to building a better bullpen and even moving Citi Field's...

Bizarre Press Interviews Indicate Growing Dysfunction Within New York Mets’ Front Office
May 28th, 2014 at 7:55 PM
For most teams, firing a hitting coach is a non-event. The team doesn't hit, and the hitting coach is replaced as a move to try and appease fans and generate more offense. The New York Mets, however, have managed to turn firing a hitting coach into an inside look at...

Report: Jeff Wilpon Ordered Firing of Dave Hudgens
May 28th, 2014 at 12:52 PM
The drama surrounding the New York Mets doesn't seem likely to end any time soon. The drama surrounding Dave Hudgens' firing has taken on a life of its own, as he went on a media tour yesterday essentially spilling the beans on the inner workings of the Mets. Then a...

Disconnect Between New York Mets and Fan Base is Alarming
May 27th, 2014 at 1:05 PM
When the New York Mets' front office started to spin 90 win talk during spring training, it was a hard sell for most Mets fans. The Mets did make some splashy additions in the offseason, adding outfielders Curtis Granderson and Chris Young as well as pitcher Bartolo Colon. The sizzle...

New York Mets Accidentally Leak Sandy Alderson’s Credit Card Info to Press
May 17th, 2014 at 7:14 AM
The New York Mets haven't had a very good year on the public relations front, and the team's struggles on the field aren't entirely to blame. The Mets got fans riled up with a fan letter that was sent to season ticket holders, essentially shaming fans who weren't showing up...

How Can the Mets Fix the Bullpen?
May 17th, 2014 at 12:07 AM
It's been a busy week for the New York Mets' transaction wire, as nine players have been either called up or sent down in the past seven days. Change was imminent, as the ballclub has been struggling mightily in May, posting a 4-11 record following Friday night's loss to Washington....

Mike Francesa Accuses New York Mets of Boycotting WFAN
May 13th, 2014 at 4:47 PM
Ever since WFAN and the New York Mets parted ways after the 2013 season, the relationship between the two sides has soured a bit. Mets' second baseman Daniel Murphy was unhappy with the station after multiple talk show hosts accused him of abandoning the team to be with his wife as...

Saul Katz May Sell His Stake in New York Mets
May 13th, 2014 at 2:34 PM
One person in the New York Mets' ownership group who doesn't get talked about too much is Saul Katz. Katz, the brother in law of Mets' owner Fred Wilpon, is the team president and combines with Wilpon to own the majority of the Mets. The team has fallen on hard...

Has Daniel Murphy Earned an Extension from the Mets?
May 8th, 2014 at 11:38 PM
Following the 2014 season, longtime Mets infielder Daniel Murphy will once again be arbitration eligible and in need of a new contract heading into his seventh MLB season. One of the steadiest Mets in the lineup over the past few seasons, "Murph" has been an excellent number 2 hitter, setting...

Matt Harvey Deletes Twitter Account After Photo Controversy
April 22nd, 2014 at 3:48 PM
There are certain athletes who capture the New York spotlight after they arrive on the scene. The tabloid headlines seemed to follow star athletes such as Joe Namath and Derek Jeter in their primes, and New York Mets' pitcher Matt Harvey appears to be heading towards that class. Harvey, whose...

Sandy Alderson Predicts New York Mets Can Win 90 Games
February 27th, 2014 at 11:43 AM
For the first three years of his tenure, General Manager Sandy Alderson has been careful about managing expectations for the New York Mets. Even though Alderson refused to give up on any of the past three seasons, he also didn't go so far as to make any wild guarantees of playoff...

Report: New York Mets’ GM Sandy Alderson Wants to Remain with Team for 2-3 More Years
February 18th, 2014 at 8:48 PM
Since taking over as the New York Mets' General Manager after the 2010 season, Sandy Alderson was given the unenviable task of trying to rebuild the Mets into contenders. While the last three years haven't been easy to watch for Mets fans, Alderson has done a good job getting the team's finances...

Mets Sign Kyle Farnsworth to Minor League Deal
February 3rd, 2014 at 8:14 PM
The New York Mets announced Monday that they have signed veteran reliever Kyle Farnsworth to a Minor League contract with an invite to Spring Training. The Mets represent Farnsworth's eighth MLB team as the 38-year old enters his sixteenth MLB season. The hard-throwing righty has accumulated a 43-63 lifetime record...

New York Mets’ Ownership Group Close to Re-Financing Loans
January 31st, 2014 at 9:39 PM
One thing that has seemed to plague the New York Mets for the last few years is financial problems. The team's owner, Fred Wilpon, was caught up in Bernie Madoff's Ponzi scheme and reportedly lost millions of dollars to the scheme. Since the scheme has unraveled, the team's finances have been...

Mets 101 Seven in Seven Series: Best Bargains #1 – R.A. Dickey
January 30th, 2014 at 9:24 PM
Mets 101's Seven in Seven series returns in 2014 as our gift to you. Each week, the Mets 101 staff will begin a countdown of something related to the New York Mets ( i.e. best third baseman, worst defeat, etc.). We will begin our countdown on Tuesdays with the number...