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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...

MLB Adds Pace of Play Initiatives for 2015 Season
February 21st, 2015 at 5:36 PM
One of the biggest items on new commissioner Rob Manfred's agenda is improving the pace of play in baseball. While the other major sports all have a ticking clock to move the action along, there is no clock in baseball. The problem is that baseball games tend to drag due...

New York Mets Have Seven Prospects on Baseball America’s Top 100 List
February 20th, 2015 at 5:30 PM
The New York Mets' farm system is very well regarded throughout the game. A lot of the team's best players, such as Matt Harvey and Jacob deGrom, are products of that farm system. Thanks to GM Sandy Alderson's choices to hold onto his collection of talented youngsters instead of overpaying...

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...

New York Mets Will Keep Dillon Gee for Now
February 15th, 2015 at 2:52 PM
With the return of Matt Harvey this spring, the New York Mets were going to have six starting pitchers for five rotation spots. The Mets spent much of the winter trying to trade starting pitcher Dillon Gee to clear the logjam, but they didn't find an offer to their liking....

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...

Rob Manfred Has Faith in Wilpons’ Financial Situation
February 10th, 2015 at 4:20 PM
New York Mets' fans have gotten used to low payrolls over the past several years. After the Madoff scandal put a significant dent in owner Fred Wilpon's finances, the Mets have cut payroll from over 140 million in 2010 to just over 83 million last season under GM Sandy Alderson....

Matt Harvey Arrives in Port St. Lucie Feeling Good
February 9th, 2015 at 11:05 AM
The report date for pitchers and catchers is still over a week away for the New York Mets, but one prominent member of the pitching staff made his way to Port St. Lucie early. Matt Harvey arrived in spring training today and told SNY that he is feeling healthy and...

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...

Rob Manfred Urges Hall Voters not to Speculate on Steroid Use in Balloting
February 6th, 2015 at 6:33 PM
One of the biggest problems with the Steroid Era in Hall of Fame Voting is that voters have been given little guidance on how they should view players from the era. With little evidence available to define who was on steroids and plenty of rumors abounding about dirty players, Hall...

Sandy Alderson Believes New York Mets are Capable of 10 Win Improvement
February 4th, 2015 at 1:04 PM
Sandy Alderson generated a lot of headlines last spring when he predicted that the New York Mets were capable of winning 90 games. The 2014 Mets fell well short of that mark, winning 79 games and falling out of the playoff chase by August. Alderson isn't making a 90 win...

Terry Collins Could Feel Heat If New York Mets Start Slowly
February 3rd, 2015 at 3:42 PM
The heat is on for the New York Mets, and not just in Port St. Lucie where pitchers and catchers are just weeks away from reporting for the new season. The Mets, and in particular manager Terry Collins, have been pumping up their fans with talk that this year will...

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...