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Bobby Abreu’s Hot Start with Las Vegas Could Force New York Mets’ Hand
April 17th, 2014 at 1:16 PM
When the New York Mets signed outfielder Bobby Abreu to a minor league deal on April 1st, not much was made of the signing. Abreu has been a great player in the past, but at the age of 40 expectations were low for the veteran. Abreu has surprised at Triple-A Las...

Juan Lagares Placed on Disabled List with Hamstring Injury
April 15th, 2014 at 3:33 PM
***PHOTO1*** When the New York Mets saw both Juan Lagares and Curtis Granderson leave last night's game with injuries, most assumed that Lagares' injury was worse than Granderson's. The Mets essentially confirmed that today when they placed Lagares on the 15 day disabled list. Lagares pulled his right hamstring running to...

Minor League Mondays: Noah Syndergaard Update
April 14th, 2014 at 7:54 PM
This week, Mets 101 takes a look at top Mets pitching prospect Noah Syndergaard, as part of our weekly series "Minor League Mondays." The towering righty hurler is looking to build on an impressive 2013 season, his first year in the Mets organization, that included stops in St. Lucie (A)...

New York Mets’ Pitching Staff Giving up Home Runs at Alarming Rate
April 14th, 2014 at 11:54 AM
***PHOTO1*** One of the lowlights of yesterday's 14-2 loss to the Los Angeles Angels was the number of home runs the New York Mets' pitching staff allowed. Starter Bartolo Colon surrendered four home runs on the day, including three consecutive homers in the first inning. Reliever John Lannan gave up the...

Chris Young Could Return Next Week for New York Mets
April 12th, 2014 at 2:02 PM
***PHOTO1*** One of the most expensive free agent signings for the New York Mets this winter has barely taken the field. Outfielder Chris Young signed a one year, 7.5 million dollar contract in the offseason and was expected to be a starter in the outfielder. Injuries derailed the start of Young's...

New York Mets to Attend Showcase Event for Reliever Joel Hanrahan
April 11th, 2014 at 4:58 PM
With the loss of Bobby Parnell for the season, the New York Mets are looking to add some depth to their bullpen. Parnell's absence has forced set up man Jose Valverde to become the closer of the moment, but Valverde's recent track record has been spotty to say the least....

New York Mets Need to Stick to First Base Plan
April 10th, 2014 at 12:32 PM
After last night's loss to the Atlanta Braves, manager Terry Collins announced that Ike Davis would get the start at first base Thursday night. It will be Davis' third start of the season, and one that is probably deserved since Davis has done well in limited playing time so far....

Travis D’Arnaud’s Slow Start Should Concern New York Mets
April 8th, 2014 at 11:17 AM
***PHOTO1*** One of the key players for the New York Mets in 2014 is catcher Travis d'Arnaud. d'Arnaud, who is regarded as one of the top catching prospects in baseball, struggled during a month and a half audition with the Mets at the end of 2013. The Mets played d'Arnaud in...

Strikeouts Could Become a Problem for New York Mets’ Offense
April 7th, 2014 at 8:15 PM
***PHOTO1*** When the New York Mets added Curtis Granderson and Chris Young in the offseason, many pundits praised the signings for adding power to the Mets' punchless offense. The Mets only hit 130 home runs as a team last season, which was the sixth worst power production in the majors. Granderson...

Mets 101 Minor League Mondays: Rafael Montero Gets Off to a Good Start
April 7th, 2014 at 2:43 PM
Throughout the 2014 season, Mets 101 will be sure to keep our readers up to date on the progress of some of the top prospects for the New York Mets. On Mondays, our Minor League Mondays column will spotlight a key prospect or affiliate and catch you up on what...

Bobby Parnell to Miss Remainder of Season and Undergo Tommy John Surgery
April 7th, 2014 at 10:40 AM
In a piece of news that wasn't entirely unexpected, the New York Mets announced last night that relief pitcher Bobby Parnell will undergo Tommy John surgery. Parnell, who had one ineffective outing on Opening Day, underwent an MRI earlier in the week that revealed he had a partially torn medial...

Lucas Duda Has Opportunity to Seize First Base Job for Good
April 5th, 2014 at 9:56 PM
When the New York Mets named Lucas Duda their starting first baseman, there was a collective groan from fans and pundits alike. While neither Duda or his competition, Ike Davis, was going to be a popular choice, some felt that Duda was being shoehorned into the position despite defensive deficiencies....

WFAN Hosts Criticize Daniel Murphy for Paternity Leave
April 3rd, 2014 at 9:41 PM
Daniel Murphy rejoined the New York Mets today after missing two games for paternity leave. Murphy's wife gave birth to their first child, a boy named Noah, on Monday. Murphy missed the Mets' first two games of the 2014 season, both resulting in Mets' losses. While no one can blame...

New York Mets to Add Kyle Farnsworth and Wilmer Flores Wednesday
April 1st, 2014 at 1:50 PM
The New York Mets announced that they will be adding a pair of players to their roster on Wednesday. The Mets will promote Kyle Farnsworth from Triple-A Las Vegas to replace Bobby Parnell on the roster. Farnsworth will likely become the Mets' primary set up man as Jose Valverde assumes...

Bobby Parnell Has Partial MCL Tear in Pitching Elbow
April 1st, 2014 at 12:39 PM
One of the more concerning aspects of yesterday's loss for the New York Mets was the performance of closer Bobby Parnell. Parnell struggled while blowing a save in a 9-7 Mets loss, and his velocity was down as well. The loss of velocity and lack of movement on some pitches...

New York Mets Add Bobby Abreu on Minor League Deal
April 1st, 2014 at 10:28 AM
The New York Mets caught lightning in a bottle last season when they added Marlon Byrd on a minor league deal. Byrd, who is now with the Philadelphia Phillies, made the team out of camp and had a career year while essentially becoming the Mets' cleanup hitter. The Mets are...

Mets 101 2014 Season Preview Roundtable
March 30th, 2014 at 4:54 PM
With the 2014 regular season set to kick off tomorrow afternoon, the New York Mets are facing an interesting year. 2014 was eyed by the Mets as a year to move back towards contention after three years of rebuilding under general manager Sandy Alderson's watch. The Mets certainly made a few...

New York Mets Name Jenrry Mejia Fifth Starter
March 29th, 2014 at 9:14 PM
In what can only be described as a comeback, Jenrry Mejia has earned himself a spot on the New York Mets' Opening Day roster. In spite of yielding ground to Daisuke Matsuzaka early in camp, Mejia will be the team's fifth starter. That news was reported by Mets GM Sandy Alderson...

Mets Add Reliever Jose Valverde to 40-Man Roster
March 27th, 2014 at 12:49 AM
The New York Mets announced Wednesday that they have added veteran relief pitcher Jose Valverde to the 40-man roster, indicating he'll make the 2014 Opening Day roster. Valverde, 36, was signed to a minor league deal in February and has made the most of his camp invite, going 1-0 with...

Vic Black Will Start Season in Minors
March 26th, 2014 at 12:21 PM
Vic Black's rough spring has come back to haunt him. Black entered the spring as the favorite to land the setup job behind closer Bobby Parnell, but he got roughed up to the tune of a 5.79 ERA. Black allowed 13 hits and 10 walks in 9.1 innings. In what...