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Jenrry Mejia and Travis D’Arnaud Undergo Successful Surgeries
October 4th, 2014 at 1:55 PM
Two key players for the New York Mets in 2015 underwent surgery in the last week to get ready for next year. Catcher Travis d'Arnaud underwent surgery on Wednesday to remove bone spurs from his right elbow, while Jenrry Mejia went through a sports hernia surgery yesterday. Both surgeries were...

Wally Backman Won’t Join Big League Staff Next Season
October 4th, 2014 at 7:45 AM
The New York Mets have a vacancy on their coaching staff following the re-assignment of hitting coach Lamar Johnson. That vacancy won't be filled by Wally Backman, the popular former Met who currently manages the Triple-A Las Vegas 51's. Despite making an appearance with the club for their final nine...

Mets 101 Season in Review: Bullpen
October 3rd, 2014 at 7:05 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....

Jonathon Niese Could Be Most Valuable Trade Chip for New York Mets
October 3rd, 2014 at 1:36 PM
While the New York Mets aren't expected to be very active in free agency once again, they are expected to be heavily involved in trade discussions. The Mets, under GM Sandy Alderson, have stockpiled a lot of starting pitching depth and could use some of it to acquire a bat...

Mets 101 Season in Review: Coaching Staff
October 2nd, 2014 at 11:26 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....

New York Mets not Expected to Offer Big Deal to Yasmani Tomas
October 2nd, 2014 at 1:34 PM
The New York Mets need power in their outfield, and one of the more intriguing power bats on the market is Cuban outfielder Yasmani Tomas. Tomas, who will turn 24 in November, held a showcase event recently and the Mets were among the teams with a large contingent present. Despite...

Mets 101 Season in Review: Starting Pitching
October 2nd, 2014 at 1:24 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....

New York Mets Will Pick 15th in 2015 MLB Draft
October 1st, 2014 at 7:31 PM
The New York Mets have valued their draft picks under General Manager Sandy Alderson. The Mets once refused to sign free agent outfielder Michael Bourn to a deal for fear of losing their first round pick. That pick turned into first baseman Dominic Smith, who looks as if he could...

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 Expected to Change Hitting Coach Next Season
September 29th, 2014 at 8:21 PM
After firing Dave Hudgens back in May, the New York Mets named Lamar Johnson their interim hitting coach. Johnson, who has worked in the organization for years, did a good job helping the Mets' young hitters improve over the course of the season. In spite of his good work, Johnson...

Report: New York Mets Payroll Could Be Around 100 Million Dollars in 2015
September 29th, 2014 at 4:09 PM
Much of the speculation surrounding the New York Mets' offseason activities always centers on their payroll. The Mets have reduced payroll in each of the four years that GM Sandy Alderson has run the ship, with payroll bottoming out at around 85 million dollars this season. Earlier speculation, guided by...

Mets 101 Minor League Mondays Affiliate Review: Gulf Coast Mets
September 29th, 2014 at 1:06 PM
Now that the 2014 season is over, Mets 101's Minor League Mondays will take a look back at each of the New York Mets' minor league affiliates and review their seasons. Over the course of the next several weeks, we will review how each club performed this season, spotlight some...

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...

New York Mets Close Out 2014 Season with 8-3 Win
September 28th, 2014 at 4:47 PM
New York-The 2014 season was a trying one at times for the New York Mets (79-83), who had their hot and cold stretches throughout the year. Even though they finished out of the playoffs for a sixth straight year, the Mets showed a lot of promise over the season's final...

Mets 101 Game Preview: Houston Astros at New York Mets
September 28th, 2014 at 10:49 AM
Lucas Duda's walk off homer last night gave the New York Mets (78-83) a walkoff 2-1 win over the Houston Astros (70-91). The Mets have now achieved a high water mark under skipper Terry Collins, with their 78 wins this season being the most in a single year since he...

Lucas Duda’s Walk Off Homer Helps New York Mets to 2-1 Win
September 27th, 2014 at 10:56 PM
New York-With a nearly full house thanks to a post game Austin Mahone concert, the New York Mets (78-83) played in front of one of their biggest crowds of the season. They nearly sent those fans home disappointed thanks to a putrid offensive showing through the first eight innings. The...

Mets 101 Game Preview: Houston Astros at New York Mets
September 27th, 2014 at 5:37 PM
With the season winding down, the New York Mets (77-83) simply want to get out of it without suffering any more injuries. Over the last several weeks, the Mets have seen seven players go down with season ending injuries. Jonathon Niese was the latest one last night, who saw his...