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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...

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 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...

Curtis Granderson Homers Twice in New York Mets Victory
March 4th, 2014 at 5:25 PM
The biggest offseason acquisition by the New York Mets was outfielder Curtis Granderson. Granderson, who switched boroughs by signing a four year, 60 million dollar contract in the offseason, was added in hopes of providing a much needed power infusion to the Mets' abysmal outfield. Even though it is only...

Mets 101 Camp Battles Series: Center Field
February 25th, 2014 at 8:12 PM
This week at Mets 101, we are going to give you a look at some of the most important positional battles at training camp this season. While the New York Mets did upgrade their team by adding key free agents like Curtis Granderson and Bartolo Colon, they didn't find a true answer...

Mets 101 Seven in Seven: Top Mets Prospects #7-OF Brandon Nimmo
February 9th, 2014 at 9:52 AM
Mets 101's Seven in Series returns in time for 2014. 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 from number seven and work our way to number one...

Mets 101 Seven in Seven Series: Best Bargains #3 – Marlon Byrd
January 27th, 2014 at 8:56 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...

Mets 101 Seven in Seven Series: Best Bargains #5-Endy Chavez
January 25th, 2014 at 12:02 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 YorkMets ( i.e. best third baseman, worst defeat, etc.). We will begin our countdown on Tuesdays with the number seven and work all...

Mets 101 Seven in Seven Series-Famous Faces to Play in Both Boroughs #2-Darryl Strawberry
December 28th, 2013 at 5:10 PM
Just in time for the holiday season, Mets 101's Seven in Seven series returns 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 Sundays with the number seven and work all...

Carlos Beltran Critical of Treatment from New York Mets
December 21st, 2013 at 10:10 PM
Carlos Beltran, who was with the New York Mets for nearly seven years, hit the free agent market again this winter. Beltran, who was traded away for pitcher Zack Wheeler in 2011, left open the idea of a return to Flushing when addressing reporters in August. The Mets passed on...

Mets 101 Position Review Roundtable: Outfield
December 20th, 2013 at 5:28 PM
The outfield has been an area of concern for the New York Mets over the last several years. The outfield play had gotten so bad that prior to the 2013 season, General Manager Sandy Alderson addressed reporters questions by responding "what outfield?" The Mets have dramatically improved their outfield situation this...

Josh Satin Learning to Play the Outfield
December 15th, 2013 at 3:05 PM
One thing that the New York Mets have valued under GM Sandy Alderson's watch is versatility. Alderson's approach to roster building is all about maximum flexibility, and players who can fill multiple roles give Alderson multiple options to improve the team. Josh Satin has taken his GM's approach to heart...

Curtis Granderson Signing a Good Start for New York Mets
December 6th, 2013 at 6:04 PM
***PHOTO1*** After days of negotiations and speculation, New York Mets' General Manager Sandy Alderson made a big splash. The Mets agreed to terms with outfielder Curtis Granderson on a four year deal worth 60 million dollars, Joel Sherman of the New York Post reports on Twitter. The deal was sealed when Alderson guaranteed...

Mets Sign Outfielder Curtis Granderson to Four-Year, $60M Deal
December 6th, 2013 at 1:03 PM
The New York Mets and GM Sandy Alderson made their first big splash of the 2013 offseason Friday afternoon, coming to terms with free agent outfielder Curtis Granderson on a four-year, $60M contract. ***PHOTO1*** The 32-year old spent the last four seasons with the Yankees, batting .245 with 115 homers and 307...

Reports: New York Mets Negotiating with Outfielder Curtis Granderson
December 4th, 2013 at 4:39 PM
The hot stove season has taken on a life of its own in the last 24 hours. Multiple trades have been made and the New York Yankees made a huge splash by signing one of the top free agents, outfielder Jacoby Ellsbury, to a seven year contract worth 153 million...

Report: Sandy Alderson Met with Curtis Granderson on Sunday
December 3rd, 2013 at 1:02 PM
***PHOTO1*** When the New York Mets added outfielder Chris Young, many were skeptical that the Mets would pursue a top tier free agent. Recent reports of the team's low budget and skyrocketing prices fed that reality. That has not stopped GM Sandy Alderson from looking to improve his roster. While...

Mets 101 Player Review Series: Eric Young Jr
November 28th, 2013 at 10:25 AM
Now that the 2013 season has concluded for the New York Mets, we have taken a look at overall breakdowns for the offense, starting pitching, and bullpen this past season. We will now take a look at every player on the roster from A (David Aardsma) to Y (Eric Young Jr)...

New York Mets Sign Outfielder Chris Young to One Year Deal
November 22nd, 2013 at 9:48 AM
The New York Mets insisted that they would be more active in the free agent market this season than last winter, when the team didn't sign a free agent until January. They lived up to their word today when they made their first signing of the offseason, adding free agent...

Mets 101 All-Star Memories: Carlos Beltran (2005-07, 2009, 2011)
November 19th, 2013 at 12:44 AM
After years of less-than stellar outfield production, the New York Mets added some star power to the lineup in prior to the 2005 season when they signed playoff hero Carlos Beltran to a seven-year, $119 million contract. Beltran was a Met for the majority of that contract, rewarding the franchise...

Mets 101 Player Review Series: Kirk Nieuwenhuis
November 13th, 2013 at 8:46 PM
Now that the 2013 season has concluded for the New York Mets, we have taken a look at overall breakdowns for the offense, starting pitching, and bullpen this past season. We will now take a look at every player on the roster from A (David Aardsma) to Y (Eric Young Jr) as...