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Minor League Mondays: Desmond Lindsay Makes His Pro Debut
August 31st, 2015 at 10:36 AM
The New York Mets raised a few eyebrows when they selected high school outfielder Desmond Lindsay with their first draft pick this season. Lindsay, who Mets' brass described as a "offensive machine", wasn't even ranked inside MLB Network's top 100 prospects at the time due to a hamstring injury in...

New York Mets Re-Acquire Eric Young Jr from Atlanta Braves
August 22nd, 2015 at 6:24 PM
The playoff run is well underway for the New York Mets, and General Manager Sandy Alderson is still looking for ways to improve his ballclub. Alderson pulled off a minor trade to augment the roster, and it has brought a familiar face back to Flushing. The Mets re-acquired outfielder Eric...

Minor League Mondays: Wuilmer Beccera Rising for Savannah
August 17th, 2015 at 1:22 PM
The New York Mets have pulled off some shrewd trades over the years under the guidance of General Manager Sandy Alderson. Alderson's masterstroke appears to be the 2012 swap of R.A. Dickey and two catchers to the Toronto Blue Jays for Travis d'Arnaud, Noah Syndergaard, John Buck and Wuilmer Beccera....

Michael Cuddyer Nearing Return for New York Mets
August 8th, 2015 at 6:05 AM
With all the buzz around the New York Mets of late, it is easy to forget that they are still missing some key pieces to their team. The guy closest to a return right now appears to be outfielder Michael Cuddyer. Cuddyer has been on the disabled list since July...

Yoenis Cespedes Likely Just a Rental for New York Mets
August 6th, 2015 at 11:05 AM
The New York Mets paid a big price to acquire Yoenis Cespedes for two months from the Detroit Tigers. In order to add Cespedes to their lineup, the Mets had to part with top pitching prospect Michael Fulmer and another young prospect. Fulmer has the potential to be another star...

New York Mets Land Yoenis Cespedes from Detroit Tigers Prior to Trade Deadline
July 31st, 2015 at 4:18 PM
The New York Mets received a boatload of criticism after nixing a deal for Carlos Gomez Wednesday night. They rectified that in a big way just prior to the trade deadline. The Mets agreed to a deal with the Detroit Tigers to acquire outfielder Yoenis Cespedes in exchange for two...

Carlos Gomez Trade Falls Apart Over Physicals
July 30th, 2015 at 7:53 AM
It appeared that the New York Mets had landed their big bat last night when news of a deal with the Milwaukee Brewers broke on Twitter. The deal would have sent Carlos Gomez to the Mets in exchange for rehabbing right hander Zack Wheeler and infielder Wilmer Flores. The strange...

New York Mets Promote Michael Conforto After Finally Placing Michael Cuddyer on Disabled List
July 24th, 2015 at 3:58 PM
After about two weeks of haggling, the New York Mets finally made the roster move fans and some pundits have been begging for. The Mets announced this morning that they have placed outfielder Michael Cuddyer on the 15 day disabled list and promoted outfielder Michael Conforto from AA Binghamton to...

Three Simple Ways to Improve New York Mets’ Offense
July 24th, 2015 at 10:05 AM
The New York Mets have had a lot of trouble scoring runs this season, which is no secret to them or their fans. Despite having a great pitching staff, the Mets are barely over .500 due to an offense that ranks near the bottom of the major leagues in most...

Michael Conforto Watch Underway as New York Mets Mull Promotion for Top Prospect
July 23rd, 2015 at 10:02 AM
For weeks and weeks now, local media has been buzzing for the New York Mets to promote top outfield prospect Michael Conforto to the big league roster. Conforto has done his part this season, hitting .301 with 12 homers and 54 RBI's over two levels of minor league ball this...

New York Mets Need to Figure Out Michael Cuddyer Situation Soon
July 21st, 2015 at 1:04 PM
The New York Mets played short again last night as Michael Cuddyer was out of the starting lineup. Cuddyer, the team's big ticket acquisition in the offseason, has been slowed the last several weeks with a bone bruise under his left knee. The Mets have tried rest, but it has...

Minor League Mondays: Michael Conforto and Brandon Nimmo Shine in Futures Game
July 13th, 2015 at 10:04 AM
The All Star Break is here, and the festivities kicked off yesterday with the Futures Game. The Futures Game, which was held at Cincinnati's Great American Ball Park, is held on the Sunday of All Star week as a showcase for the game's future stars. The New York Mets had...

Michael Cuddyer Diagnosed with Bone Bruise
July 11th, 2015 at 6:11 PM
The New York Mets got some more clarification on Michael Cuddyer's knee issue today. A second examination of the knee revealed that the 36 year old Cuddyer is dealing with a bone bruise under his patella, ESPN New York's Adam Rubin reports. The issue will likely linger for Cuddyer, who...

Juan Lagares May Have Ligament Tear in Elbow
June 20th, 2015 at 3:30 PM
For the better part of nine months now, Juan Lagares has been dealing with elbow soreness. The issue shut Lagares down at the end of 2014, when the Mets had nothing to play for, but it has resurfaced again early this season. While Lagares has continued to play, some scouts...

Minor League Mondays: Michael Conforto Promoted to Binghamton
June 1st, 2015 at 7:49 AM
After obliterating Florida State League pitching, Michael Conforto has earned himself a promotion. The New York Mets' top draft pick in 2014, Conforto got off to a fantastic start for the Port St. Lucie Mets. In 46 games for St. Lucie, Conforto hit .283 with 12 doubles, seven homers, and...

Michael Cuddyer Finally Heating up for New York Mets
May 29th, 2015 at 2:35 PM
When the New York Mets signed outfielder Michael Cuddyer to a two year deal this winter, many were hoping he would provide a missing right handed power presence in the middle of the batting order. That hasn't happened just yet, as Cuddyer has struggled a bit to adjust to his...

Minor League Mondays: Knee Injury Slows Brandon Nimmo’s Season
May 18th, 2015 at 8:47 AM
While several of Sandy Alderson's draftees have made their major league debuts this season, his first draft pick still hasn't gotten there. To be fair, Brandon Nimmo has needed a long developmental period. Nimmo never played high school baseball, so it has taken him a while, but he finally broke...

Minor League Mondays: Michael Conforto is Demolishing Single-A Pitching
April 27th, 2015 at 12:29 PM
The New York Mets are finally starting to see some of their young hitters catch up to the talented pitchers in their farm system. Catcher Kevin Plawecki made his major league debut this past week in place of the injured Travis d'Arnaud. The most talented hitter the Mets have, however,...

New York Mets, Juan Lagares Close to Four Year Extension
April 1st, 2015 at 10:44 AM
The New York Mets had been rumored to be discussing a long term deal with Lucas Duda earlier in the week. The team instead is closing in on a long term deal with another key young player that has come seemingly out of nowhere. The Mets and outfielder Juan Lagares...

New York Mets Continue Lefty Overhaul by Trading for Jerry Blevins
March 30th, 2015 at 4:09 PM
The New York Mets made some news earlier today when they traded for lefty Alex Torres from the San Diego Padres. Torres was expected to fill the primary lefty role in the Mets' bullpen that had come available following the loss of Josh Edgin to Tommy John surgery. The Mets...