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Mets 101 Flashback: David Wright’s Major League Debut
July 21st, 2014 at 9:45 AM
We don't flash back too often here at Mets 101, but when we do it is for a special occasion. A couple of years ago we flashed back to the 10th anniversary of Mike Piazza's first home run in the first professional sporting event in New York City after the...

Mets 101 First Half MVP: Daniel Murphy
July 16th, 2014 at 11:40 AM
The New York Mets have had an interesting first half to say the least. The Mets came out of the gates strong in April, struggled mightily in May and June, but appeared to find their way right before the All Star Break. While the Mets dealt with injuries and inconsistent...

Report: New York Mets are Getting Calls on Bartolo Colon
July 14th, 2014 at 2:58 PM
The New York Mets are in a tricky position at the All Star Break. While many would have pegged the Mets as sellers just 10 days ago, an 8-2 stretch to end the first half has given the team a new lease on life. The Mets have a pulse right...

Minor League Mondays: Kevin Plawecki and Noah Syndergaard Represent New York Mets at Futures Game
July 14th, 2014 at 10:24 AM
MLB's annual Futures Game took place yesterday afternoon at Target Field in Minneapolis. The Futures Game is baseball's annual showcase of the top minor league talent in the game, and the New York Mets had two players representing them in the contest. Starting pitcher Noah Syndergaard made his second consecutive Futures...

What Does Daniel Murphy’s All-Star Selection Mean for His Mets Future?
July 13th, 2014 at 8:33 PM
When Daniel Murphy was named to his first MLB All-Star team this past week, it marked a high point in a season that has been a bit tumultuous away from the field for the Mets second baseman. From public criticism for missing Opening Day while on paternity leave, to rampant...

Scott Boras: Tommy John Rehab Should Take 14-16 Months
July 12th, 2014 at 10:41 PM
The New York Mets and Matt Harvey have had a disagreement for a few weeks about how quickly the star pitcher should rehab from his surgery. Harvey wanted to throw off a mound last month, aiming to make 5-7 starts with the Mets before the season concluded. The Mets and...

Chicago Cubs, New York Mets Could Discuss Starlin Castro Deal in Offseason
July 8th, 2014 at 10:20 AM
The Chicago Cubs made big waves last week when they dealt two starting pitchers, including ace Jeff Samardzija, to the Oakland A's in exchange for a package of prospects headlined by shortstop Addison Russell. This created a glut at shortstop for the Cubs, who have 24 year old All Star...

Minor League Mondays: 2013 First Rounder Dominic Smith Holding His Own with Savannah Sand Gnats
July 7th, 2014 at 8:19 AM
One of the more highly touted first round picks in years for the New York Mets was made last season. The pick, which was expected to be highly scrutinized since General Manager Sandy Alderson refused to part with it to sign Michael Bourn, resulted in high school first baseman Dominic Smith...

Daniel Murphy Sole Representative for New York Mets at All Star Game
July 6th, 2014 at 8:00 PM
The 2014 All Star Game rosters were announced tonight, and the New York Mets will have only one player representing them. This year's game, which will be played at Minnesota's Target Field on July 15th, In a somewhat surprising turn of events, the Mets' lone All Star representative will be...

Matt Harvey Expected to Throw Off Mound After All Star Break
July 5th, 2014 at 9:41 AM
Matt Harvey was making rapid progress in his rehab from Tommy John Surgery earlier this season. The New York Mets and their medical staff were concerned that Harvey was moving too quickly, and as such slowed down his rehab in early June. Harvey had been slated to throw off a...

Mets 101 Met of the Month, June 2014: Bartolo Colon
July 2nd, 2014 at 1:40 PM
This month's Met of the Month pick was actually a very easy one. The New York Mets went 11-17 in the month of June, something that was hard to fathom considering that they got strong performances from a number of players. Daniel Murphy, Curtis Granderson, and Lucas Duda all delivered...

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...

Minor League Mondays: Steven Matz Moves up to Binghamton
June 30th, 2014 at 10:54 AM
Earlier this season, Mets 101's Minor League Mondays took a look at the progress of talented young left hander Steven Matz. Matz, a 2009 second round draft pick, has had a slow start to his career due to undergoing Tommy John surgery in 2011. Matz has slowly worked his way...

David Wright Has Bruised Rotator Cuff That Will not Require Surgery
June 29th, 2014 at 9:53 AM
The New York Mets received some good news about third baseman David Wright's injured left shoulder. Wright has missed the last two games after aggravating the injury trying to tag out former Met Ike Davis Thursday night, and it is believed he originally injured the shoulder sliding into second base...

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...

Mets 101 Player Spotlight: Grading Zack Wheeler’s Season
June 27th, 2014 at 11:00 AM
Sixteen starts into his sophomore campaign, Zack Wheeler has found himself a ways behind where many envisioned he would be thirty-plus starts into his MLB career. A former first round pick taken sixth overall by San Francisco in 2009, Wheeler was the prized return in the Carlos Beltran deal at...

New York Mets Will Have Rotation Decision When Dillon Gee Returns
June 24th, 2014 at 12:21 PM
Dillon Gee is closing in on a return to the New York Mets. Gee is expected to pitch in a rehab game today with the Gulf Coast League Mets, and will likely need one more rehab start before rejoining the Mets' rotation next week. When Gee returns, the New York...

Travis D’Arnaud Expected to Be Recalled During Oakland Series
June 23rd, 2014 at 4:11 PM
Travis d'Arnaud has responded well to his demotion to the minor leagues, mostly by tearing the cover off the ball. d'Arnaud has destroyed Triple-A pitching, hitting .444 with six home runs and 16 RBI's during his two weeks with the Las Vegas 51's. The Mets are extremely pleased with his...

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...

New York Mets Should Pursue Defected Cuban Outfielder This Winter
June 21st, 2014 at 8:22 PM
Cuban position players have taken the baseball world by storm again. Yoenis Cespedes was the first to have big league success with the Oakland A's, and Yasiel Puig broke out in a big way with the Los Angeles Dodgers last season. Another highly touted import came over last season, and...