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New York Mets Likely to Start Rafael Montero During Final Series
September 21st, 2014 at 1:29 PM
The New York Mets will only have six games left this season after they finish their series with the Atlanta Braves this afternoon. They will face their final off day tomorrow before ending with a three game set in Washington and a three game home series against the Houston Astros....

Wilmer Flores is in Mix for Shortstop Job in 2015
September 18th, 2014 at 1:07 PM
The New York Mets decided to give Wilmer Flores a chance to play shortstop every day last month. Flores has long been regarded as a plus hitter without a real defensive position, but the Mets have used the last month to give him regular playing time. Flores had never gotten...

What Would It Cost New York Mets to Acquire Giancarlo Stanton?
September 10th, 2014 at 11:56 AM
The hottest name on the trade market this winter will likely be Miami Marlins outfielder Giancarlo Stanton. Stanton, 24, is hitting .291 with 37 homers and 105 RBI's over his first 142 games. Stanton's mammoth power would play well in any park, and given the Marlins' frugal nature pundits around...

What Has Gone Wrong for Curtis Granderson in the Second Half?
September 5th, 2014 at 12:00 PM
At the end of the first half, Curtis Granderson appeared to be turning his season around. Granderson had moved to the leadoff spot for the New York Mets and ignited the Mets' lineup. Granderson finished the first half hitting .237 with 14 home runs and 43 RBI's, putting him on...

Reviewing Dilson Herrera’s First Week in the Majors
September 4th, 2014 at 3:32 PM
New York Mets' second baseman Dilson Herrera's major league debut was highly anticipated. The Mets recalled Herrera after placing second baseman Daniel Murphy on the disabled list August 28th, and he made his major league debut the very next night. Herrera has had a wild week, but he has shown...

Matt Den Dekker Showing Signs of Life in Latest Big League Stint
September 4th, 2014 at 11:26 AM
After the New York Mets cut Chris Young in August, they promoted Matt den Dekker to replace him. den Dekker, who has always been known as a good glove man, has struggled to hit in the Major Leagues in his previous stints with the Mets. den Dekker had really torn...

Bobby Parnell on Track to Be Ready for Spring Training
September 3rd, 2014 at 11:45 PM
The New York Mets' bullpen has been a strength of the team for much of this season. The unit is poised to get even stronger next season when Bobby Parnell returns. Parnell was lost for the year on March 31st after an MRI revealed he required Tommy John surgery. Parnell...

New York Mets Could Move Travis D’Arnaud to Left Field in Future
August 30th, 2014 at 1:24 PM
New York Mets' catcher Travis d'Arnaud has turned his season around. While d'Arnaud is a key piece of the team's future, there are definite concerns about his durability. d'Arnaud has missed a lot of time with various injuries in the minor leagues, but a bigger concern may be his concussion...

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...