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New York Mets and New York Yankees Will Play in Spring Training
October 21st, 2014 at 12:15 PM
In what is a rare occasion these days, the New York Mets and New York Yankees will square off at the end of spring training next season. The news was revealed when the Yankees released their spring training schedule yesterday, and it featured two dates against the Mets. The Yankees...

Jacob DeGrom Named Sporting News’ National League Rookie of the Year
October 20th, 2014 at 12:19 PM
Jacob deGrom is currently the favorite for baseball's Rookie of the Year Award in the National League. While the results for that award aren't revealed until the middle of November, deGrom can make room on his mantle for another piece of hardware. deGrom was named the Sporting News' National League...

Houston Astros Hire Ex-Mets Batting Coach Dave Hudgens
October 19th, 2014 at 7:00 PM
The only coaching casualty of the 2014 season came in May for the New York Mets, when hitting coach Dave Hudgens was fired. Hudgens didn't take his firing well, going on a media campaign and blasting the team for not giving GM Sandy Alderson enough money to work with. In...

New York Mets Reach Out to Dave Magadan About Hitting Coach Vacancy
October 16th, 2014 at 12:41 PM
***PHOTO1*** The New York Mets will certainly be thorough in their search for a new batting coach. Early candidates included former Mets Bobby Abreu and Edgardo Alfonzo, while reports late last week have indicated that the Mets have reached out to former New York Yankees' hitting coach Kevin Long. The...

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...

Mets Looking at Rotation Crunch Heading into 2015
October 14th, 2014 at 10:27 PM
With Matt Harvey pegged to return to the New York Mets rotation for Opening Day 2015, the Amazins are going to have to move a starter, with no fewer than six big league arms currently in the rotation. In addition to Harvey, Zack Wheeler, Jonathon Niese, Dillon Gee, Bartolo Colon...

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...

Former New York Mets’ Coach Chip Hale Named Arizona Diamondbacks’ Manager
October 13th, 2014 at 12:26 PM
***PHOTO1*** A coach with New York Mets' ties has a new job description. Chip Hale, who was the Mets' third base coach in 2010 and 2011, has been named the new manager of the Arizona Diamondbacks according to multiple reports (including this one from ESPN). Hale was once considered for...

Kevin Long Could Be in Mix for Hitting Coach Job
October 11th, 2014 at 5:26 PM
The New York Mets are in need of a new batting coach after re-assigning Lamar Johnson and Luis Natera a few weeks ago. While some popular internal candidates include former Mets Bobby Abreu and Edgardo Alfonzo, the Mets could still look outside the organization to fill the role. One name...

Jeremy Hefner Will Undergo Second Tommy John Surgery
October 9th, 2014 at 12:50 PM
New York Mets' starting pitcher Jeremy Hefner underwent Tommy John Surgery in August of 2013, and was on track to return at the end of 2014. Hefner rehabbed throughout the 2014 season before getting injured again, and the news wasn't good. Hefner suffered a forearm fracture and re-tore his ulnar...

Who’s on the New York Mets Trading Block?
October 7th, 2014 at 10:34 PM
Coming off a sixth-straight losing season, the New York Mets will certainly be under a microscope this offseason as GM Sandy Alderson looks for ways to make the Amazins contenders again in the NL East. A stockpile of young starting pitching, a dearth of offensive talent, and a self-imposed salary...

Rafael Montero Will Throw in Winter League
October 5th, 2014 at 12:34 PM
The New York Mets have chosen to allow righty Rafael Montero to pitch winter ball in the Dominican Republic this year, ESPN New York's Adam Rubin reports. Montero will pitch for Escogido this winter, a club in Montero's home country, the Dominican Republic. Montero is expected to begin his winter...

Jenrry Mejia and Travis D’Arnaud Undergo Successful Surgeries
October 4th, 2014 at 1:55 PM
Two key players for the New York Mets in 2015 underwent surgery in the last week to get ready for next year. Catcher Travis d'Arnaud underwent surgery on Wednesday to remove bone spurs from his right elbow, while Jenrry Mejia went through a sports hernia surgery yesterday. Both surgeries were...

Wally Backman Won’t Join Big League Staff Next Season
October 4th, 2014 at 7:45 AM
The New York Mets have a vacancy on their coaching staff following the re-assignment of hitting coach Lamar Johnson. That vacancy won't be filled by Wally Backman, the popular former Met who currently manages the Triple-A Las Vegas 51's. Despite making an appearance with the club for their final nine...

Mets 101 Season in Review: Coaching Staff
October 2nd, 2014 at 11:26 PM
The New York Mets 2014 season is over, and as part of our offseason coverage we will take a look back at how the Mets performed in each phase of the game this past season. Over the next several days we will review the Mets' offense, starting pitching, and bullpen....

New York Mets not Expected to Offer Big Deal to Yasmani Tomas
October 2nd, 2014 at 1:34 PM
The New York Mets need power in their outfield, and one of the more intriguing power bats on the market is Cuban outfielder Yasmani Tomas. Tomas, who will turn 24 in November, held a showcase event recently and the Mets were among the teams with a large contingent present. Despite...

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...

Jacob DeGrom Named National League Rookie of Month
October 1st, 2014 at 7:23 AM
Jacob deGrom might have to build himself an awards case after his rookie season. deGrom, the presumptive favorite for the National League Rookie of the Year Award, was named the National League Rookie of the Month winner for September. deGrom, whose strong September also earned him our Met of the...

New York Mets Expected to Change Hitting Coach Next Season
September 29th, 2014 at 8:21 PM
After firing Dave Hudgens back in May, the New York Mets named Lamar Johnson their interim hitting coach. Johnson, who has worked in the organization for years, did a good job helping the Mets' young hitters improve over the course of the season. In spite of his good work, Johnson...

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...