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Mets 101 Season in Review: Offense
October 1st, 2014 at 4:19 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....

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 Have Considered Daniel Murphy in Left Field Again
September 30th, 2014 at 12:59 PM
The status of Daniel Murphy is a key story to watch for the New York Mets this winter. Murphy is coming off an All Star season and was one of the most productive players on the team for a second straight year. Murphy is, however, due a big raise in...

Mets 101 Met of the Month, September 2014: Jacob DeGrom
September 30th, 2014 at 12:46 PM
The New York Mets finished their season strong, going 15-10 in September to finish in a tie for second place in the National League East. While a lot of players had strong performances to help the cause, only one man can be named as the final Met of the Month...

New York Mets Build Some Hope with Strong September
September 28th, 2014 at 7:00 PM
September usually isn't a month to remember for the New York Mets, especially in the last half decade. With the Mets usually out of playoff contention by the time September begins, previous editions of the team have essentially mailed in the last 30 days of action. That was not the...

Bobby Abreu Retires from Baseball at 40
September 26th, 2014 at 5:12 PM
While much of baseball has made a big deal of Derek Jeter's final games as a member of the New York Yankees, other players retire with far less fan fare. Some players simply retire in a press room or with a statement to the media. That was the case for...

New York Mets Shut Jacob DeGrom Down for Season
September 24th, 2014 at 12:13 PM
***PHOTO1*** The New York Mets made a cautious choice yesterday. Mets' skipper Terry Collins told reporters prior to yesterday's game with the Washington Nationals that Jacob deGrom's rookie season is over, MetsBlog.com reports. deGrom had pitched 178 innings between the major and minor leagues, with the Mets wanting to cap...

Jacob DeGrom Wants One More Start, New York Mets Undecided
September 22nd, 2014 at 11:49 AM
Jacob deGrom boosted his resume for the National League Rookie of the Year yesterday, tossing six innings of two run ball to beat the Atlanta Braves 10-2. deGrom has been fantastic for the New York Mets this season, going 9-6 with a 2.63 ERA in 22 starts this season. In...

New York Mets Likely to Start Rafael Montero During Final Series
September 21st, 2014 at 1:29 PM
The New York Mets will only have six games left this season after they finish their series with the Atlanta Braves this afternoon. They will face their final off day tomorrow before ending with a three game set in Washington and a three game home series against the Houston Astros....

Wilmer Flores is in Mix for Shortstop Job in 2015
September 18th, 2014 at 1:07 PM
The New York Mets decided to give Wilmer Flores a chance to play shortstop every day last month. Flores has long been regarded as a plus hitter without a real defensive position, but the Mets have used the last month to give him regular playing time. Flores had never gotten...

What Would It Cost New York Mets to Acquire Giancarlo Stanton?
September 10th, 2014 at 11:56 AM
The hottest name on the trade market this winter will likely be Miami Marlins outfielder Giancarlo Stanton. Stanton, 24, is hitting .291 with 37 homers and 105 RBI's over his first 142 games. Stanton's mammoth power would play well in any park, and given the Marlins' frugal nature pundits around...

What Has Gone Wrong for Curtis Granderson in the Second Half?
September 5th, 2014 at 12:00 PM
At the end of the first half, Curtis Granderson appeared to be turning his season around. Granderson had moved to the leadoff spot for the New York Mets and ignited the Mets' lineup. Granderson finished the first half hitting .237 with 14 home runs and 43 RBI's, putting him on...

Reviewing Dilson Herrera’s First Week in the Majors
September 4th, 2014 at 3:32 PM
New York Mets' second baseman Dilson Herrera's major league debut was highly anticipated. The Mets recalled Herrera after placing second baseman Daniel Murphy on the disabled list August 28th, and he made his major league debut the very next night. Herrera has had a wild week, but he has shown...

Matt Den Dekker Showing Signs of Life in Latest Big League Stint
September 4th, 2014 at 11:26 AM
After the New York Mets cut Chris Young in August, they promoted Matt den Dekker to replace him. den Dekker, who has always been known as a good glove man, has struggled to hit in the Major Leagues in his previous stints with the Mets. den Dekker had really torn...

Bobby Parnell on Track to Be Ready for Spring Training
September 3rd, 2014 at 11:45 PM
The New York Mets' bullpen has been a strength of the team for much of this season. The unit is poised to get even stronger next season when Bobby Parnell returns. Parnell was lost for the year on March 31st after an MRI revealed he required Tommy John surgery. Parnell...

New York Mets Could Move Travis D’Arnaud to Left Field in Future
August 30th, 2014 at 1:24 PM
New York Mets' catcher Travis d'Arnaud has turned his season around. While d'Arnaud is a key piece of the team's future, there are definite concerns about his durability. d'Arnaud has missed a lot of time with various injuries in the minor leagues, but a bigger concern may be his concussion...

Zack Wheeler Wants to Remain with New York Mets in 2015
August 28th, 2014 at 12:10 PM
Zack Wheeler was the subject of trade rumors earlier in the summer. Wheeler's name came up in potential deals between the New York Mets and Chicago Cubs a few weeks ago. Reports indicated that the Cubs wanted Wheeler in a potential deal for Starlin Castro in the winter. Wheeler, for...

Bartolo Colon Clears Waivers, Several Teams Could Be Interested in Trade
August 26th, 2014 at 4:43 PM
As expected, Bartolo Colon cleared revocable trade waivers yesterday afternoon. The trade market for Colon is now expected to heat up over the next few days as the Mets look to get a good return for Colon's services. Andy Martino of the New York Daily News reports that the Los...

Minor League Mondays: Michael Conforto Starts Strong for Brooklyn
August 25th, 2014 at 12:19 PM
2014 first round pick Michael Conforto was given high praise after the New York Mets selected him 10th overall in the draft. Conforto was rated as the best college hitter available, with some reporters speculating he could start as high as AA Binghamton in the Mets' minor league system. The...

New York Mets Place Bartolo Colon on Revocable Trade Waivers
August 24th, 2014 at 11:13 AM
A few days ago, we discussed the potential reasons why the New York Mets had not placed starting pitcher Bartolo Colon on trade waivers. That discussion is now rendered moot. The Mets placed Colon on revocable trade waivers yesterday afternoon, Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports reports. Colon, who is scheduled...