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Lucas Duda Suffers Mild Oblique Strain in Camp
February 24th, 2015 at 1:21 PM
The New York Mets have their first injury issue of the 2015 campaign. First baseman Lucas Duda will get a couple of days off after suffering a strained left oblique, ESPN New York's Adam Rubin reports. Mets' skipper Terry Collins told Rubin that he believes Duda suffered the injury as...

Terry Collins Expected Back in Camp This Weekend
February 19th, 2015 at 5:03 PM
The New York Mets officially reported for work today, but they are without their skipper for the time being. Manager Terry Collins is back home in Michigan after his father, Loren, passed away on Tuesday at the age of 95. While Collins is back with his family, pitchers and catchers...

Dillon Gee Potentially Moving to the Mets Bullpen?
February 18th, 2015 at 11:53 PM
With the news coming earlier this week that the New York Mets were not likely to make a trade involving Dillon Gee before Opening Day, it looks like the 28-year old will begin the 2015 season in an unfamiliar role - out of the bullpen. With Matt Harvey, Zack Wheeler,...

Oddsmakers Peg New York Mets to Win 81 Games This Season
February 17th, 2015 at 11:22 AM
As spring training kicks off for most teams this week, the natural thought process leads pundits and oddsmakers to try and predict how each team will do this season. Las Vegas oddsmaker Bovada released their over/under numbers for the season, predicting how many games each team in Major League Baseball...

SNY Taps Nelson Figueroa to Replace Bob Ojeda for Studio Coverage
February 16th, 2015 at 7:58 PM
SNY, the cable home of the New York Mets, made some news in late January when they failed to agree to a contract extension with studio analyst Bob Ojeda. Ojeda, a popular player from the 1986 Mets, indicated that he and SNY simply couldn't come to terms on financial compensation...

Eric Campbell Wants to Learn How to Play Catcher
February 14th, 2015 at 5:58 PM
One storyline that has flown under the radar in the leadup to spring training is the battle for the final spots on the New York Mets' bench. With Ruben Tejada, Anthony Recker, and John Mayberry Jr presumably locks to make the team, there should be only two spots left: a...

Atlanta Braves Add Former Met Eric Young Jr on Minor League Deal
February 13th, 2015 at 5:54 PM
After a few months on the free agent market, former New York Mets' outfielder Eric Young Jr has found a new home. Mets fans might also get a chance to see Young a bit more often than they'd like, since his new home is with an NL East rival. The...

New York Mets Add Lefty Duane Below on Minor League Deal
February 7th, 2015 at 4:54 PM
The New York Mets made another minor league move today, adding lefty pitcher Duane Below to a minor league deal. The signing, as reported by ESPN New York's Adam Rubin, does not include an invitation to spring training. Below has major league experience with the Marlins and Tigers, and spent...

New York Mets Settle Final Arbitration Case with Lucas Duda
February 2nd, 2015 at 7:23 PM
The New York Mets wrapped up their docket of arbitration cases today when they reached an agreement with first baseman Lucas Duda on a 2015 contract. Duda and the Mets agreed to a one year deal with a salary of 4.2 million dollars, CBS Sports' Jon Heyman reports. The salary...

New York Mets Players Favor Seattle Seahawks in Super Bowl Picks
February 1st, 2015 at 9:14 AM
Today is the NFL's biggest day of the calendar year, Super Bowl XLIX. The game, which will feature the Seattle Seahawks and New England Patriots, has been the subject of two weeks worth of hype. Every pundit and strawman seems to have an opinion on the game, and the New...

New York Mets, Jenrry Mejia Settle Arbitration Case with One Year Deal
January 31st, 2015 at 6:06 PM
With spring training fast approaching, the New York Mets are wrapping up some unfinished business from the winter. While fans are hoping a new shortstop walks through the door, the only thing that appears to be coming is settlements with the team's arbitration eligible players. Jenrry Mejia became the latest...

Bob Ojeda Will not Return to SNY This Season
January 30th, 2015 at 6:05 PM
The New York Mets popular broadcast trio of Gary Cohen, Ron Darling, and Keith Hernandez has made the SNY telecasts much more enjoyable in lean years for the team. While that trio has stayed intact since the Mets founded the network in 2006, the talent around them has changed. Just...

New York Mets Expected to Pass on Cuban SS Yoan Moncada
January 21st, 2015 at 9:04 AM
The New York Mets still have a hole at shortstop. One of the biggest names remaining on the market is Cuban shortstop Yoan Moncada, a 19 year old whose talent has major league scouts drooling. Moncada's big drawback is that he is an amateur free agent, so teams who spent...

WPIX Will Carry Both Yankees and Mets Games Next Season
January 20th, 2015 at 2:35 PM
For years, the New York Mets have had an over the air contract agreement to broadcast 25 games a year with WPIX. The Mets have never shared the same broadcast home as their crosstown rivals, the New York Yankees, but the two sides did swap homes in the late 90's....

New York Mets Settle Arbitration Cases with Ruben Tejada and Dillon Gee
January 16th, 2015 at 2:33 PM
The New York Mets conducted a little bit of business Friday, locking in two players' salaries for the 2015 season. The Mets settled arbitration cases with shortstop Ruben Tejada and starting pitcher Dillon Gee, ESPN New York's Adam Rubin reports. Tejada will earn 1.8 million dollars in 2015, while Gee...

Were the Mets Right to Pass on Ian Desmond?
January 14th, 2015 at 1:39 AM
Earlier this week, it was reported the New York Mets were in the mix for long-time Washington Nationals shortstop Ian Desmond, as a three-team deal was discussed that would have also included Tampa Bay. Ultimately, Mets GM Sandy Alderson would not pull the trigger on a deal, refusing to add...

New York Mets Still Have Teams Interested in Dillon Gee Trade
January 13th, 2015 at 5:31 AM
After actively trying to move Dillon Gee at the Winter Meetings, the New York Mets made it clear they wanted to deal a pitcher before spring training. Mets' GM Sandy Alderson indicated at the team's holiday party that he would probably deal a pitcher in January. January has arrived, and...

John Franco to Serve as Guest Instructor During Spring Training
January 11th, 2015 at 4:13 PM
Last year, former New York Mets' Mike Piazza visited spring training as a guest instructor. Piazza's presence greatly helped young catcher Travis d'Arnaud, who took a big step forward in 2014. While Piazza hasn't confirmed if he will come back as an instructor this spring, one of his former teammates...

The Latest on the Mets Shortstop Situation
January 10th, 2015 at 1:04 PM
With Spring Training less than five weeks away, Mets 101 takes a look at the most recent updates on the New York Mets search for a shortstop. Japanese shortstop Takashi Toritani will not be making the jump to the MLB this season, opting to remain with the Hanshin Tigers per...

Kickstarter Succeeds for Billboards Promoting New York Mets’ Ownership Change
January 9th, 2015 at 9:49 PM
A few weeks ago, we told you about New York Mets' fan George Palumbo's Kickstarter campaign to erect billboards near Citi Field in hopes of an ownership change. While it looked shaky for the campaign for a while, the Kickstarter campaign finally succeeded. Thanks to some last minute support from...