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New York Mets Cruise to 7-2 Spring Win Over New York Yankees
March 25th, 2015 at 4:57 PM
The New York Mets swept the spring version of the Subway Series today by winning 7-2 over the New York Yankees in Tampa. This comes just three days after Matt Harvey led the Mets to a 6-0 win over the Yankees in Port St. Lucie. Rafael Montero was the starter...

Tensions Rising Between Terry Collins and Sandy Alderson?
March 25th, 2015 at 11:44 AM
Looking for their first postseason birth since 2006, tensions are running high in New York Mets camp, especially between manager Terry Collins and GM Sandy Alderson. A recent report by John Harper of the Daily News details the growing friction between the two, as the clash in each's managerial styles...

Houston Astros Rally for 4-3 Spring Win Over New York Mets
March 24th, 2015 at 4:20 PM
The New York Mets got off to a good start in their spring training contest with the Houston Astros, jumping to a 3-1 lead early on. The hot hitting stopped there for the Mets, however, who collected only two hits over the course of the afternoon. That would prove to...

New York Mets Cruise to 12-3 Win Over Miami Marlins
March 23rd, 2015 at 5:16 PM
The New York Mets continued their hot Grapefruit League play in Jupiter today, cruising to a 12-3 win over the Miami Marlins. While Mets' starter Jacob deGrom got roughed up a bit in the first inning, he was able to settle down and gave up only two runs on four...

New York Mets Will Name Bartolo Colon Opening Day Starter
March 23rd, 2015 at 10:47 AM
With just two weeks to go before the start of the regular season, New York Mets' skipper Terry Collins has finally decided on his Opening Day starter. That honor will go to 41 year old righty Bartolo Colon, organization sources told ESPN New York's Adam Rubin. Colon will face off...

New York Mets Ride Matt Harvey, Long Ball to 6-0 Spring Win
March 22nd, 2015 at 5:49 PM
The New York Mets looked locked and loaded in their spring training tuneup against the New York Yankees Sunday afternoon at Tradition Field. Matt Harvey looked dominant, tossing 5.2 shutout innings, and the Mets got four different players to hit homers in the game. The final result was a very...

New York Mets Fall to Detroit Tigers 6-4 in Exhibition Action
March 21st, 2015 at 6:12 PM
The New York Mets fell to the Detroit Tigers 6-4 in spring training action in Lakeland, Florida. The game was the final spring start for Steven Matz, who was sent to minor league camp after the game. Matz pitched well again, giving up only one run in 2.2 innings of...

New York Mets Defeat St. Louis Cardinals 5-4 in Spring Training Action
March 20th, 2015 at 7:30 PM
The New York Mets got some solid contributions from their offensive stars in a 5-4 exhibition victory over the St. Louis Cardinals at Tradition Field. Michael Cuddyer, David Wright, and Curtis Granderson all delivered positive offensive performances for the Amazin's. The game also ended on a dramatic note, as Kirk...

Zack Wheeler Will Be Out Until June 2016 Following Tommy John Surgery
March 20th, 2015 at 12:17 PM
The New York Mets officially announced that Zack Wheeler will undergo Tommy John surgery next week. According to a report from ESPN New York's Adam Rubin, Wheeler is expected to be sidelined for 14 months following the procedure. That would knock Wheeler out of action until at least June 1,...

New York Mets Sweep Split Squad Games
March 19th, 2015 at 7:34 PM
After a rare day off in the spring, the New York Mets got back to action in a big way today. The Mets swept a pair of split squad contests, winning 7-2 over the St. Louis Cardinals on the road and 3-1 over the Houston Astros at Tradition Field. Both...

New York Mets Exploring Trade Market for Lefty Relievers
March 19th, 2015 at 11:55 AM
With Josh Edgin set for Tommy John surgery, the New York Mets are in a pinch for lefty relievers. The Mets have four other lefties in camp: Sean Gilmartin, Scott Rice, Jack Leathersich, and Dario Alvarez. None of them has looked good, and things have gotten so bad that manager...

Terry Collins Still Deciding on Opening Day Starter
March 18th, 2015 at 8:27 PM
The Major League Baseball season kicks off on April 6th in Washington for the New York Mets, but manager Terry Collins is still figuring out who will be on the mound that afternoon. The Mets had already ruled out Matt Harvey after he missed all of the 2014 season, and...

Jacob DeGrom Looks Dominant in Latest Spring Turn
March 17th, 2015 at 4:40 PM
Matt Harvey looked strong in his third outing of the spring yesterday, tossing four shutout innings against the Boston Red Sox and allowing only three hits and a walk while striking out three. Jacob deGrom was up today and managed to make Harvey's outing look pedestrian. Facing the Miami Marlins,...

Dillon Gee Will Rejoin Rotation After Zack Wheeler’s Injury
March 17th, 2015 at 11:11 AM
With Zack Wheeler staring down Tommy John surgery, the New York Mets now have an unexpected vacancy in their rotation. That opening will be filled (at least initially) by Dillon Gee, according to manager Terry Collins. Gee, who was on the outside looking in at the beginning of spring training,...

Matt Harvey Tosses Four Scoreless Innings in Third Spring Tuneup
March 16th, 2015 at 4:34 PM
On a day when the New York Mets got terrible news about Zack Wheeler, Matt Harvey was able to provide a little bit of positivity in Fort Myers. Harvey made his third start of the spring against the Boston Red Sox, and was set to face his biggest test yet....

Bartolo Colon Struggles as New York Mets Fall to Tampa Bay Rays
March 15th, 2015 at 6:44 PM
Bartolo Colon had a rough outing for the New York Mets in Port Charlotte. Colon gave up five runs on seven hits in just two innings of work as the Mets fell 8-4 against the Tampa Bay Rays. This spring has been a rough one for Colon, whose Grapefruit League...

New York Mets Assign Three Players to Minor League Camp
March 14th, 2015 at 6:51 PM
***PHOTO1*** The New York Mets made their first round of cuts Friday afternoon by assigning three players to minor league camp. There were no real surprises in the group, which saw OF Brandon Nimmo, SS Gavin Cecchini, and C Xorge Carillo re-assigned. Cecchini and Nimmo are notable names as they...

New York Mets Roll to 13-4 Win Over Washington Nationals
March 14th, 2015 at 5:36 PM
For a second straight day, the New York Mets got some explosive offense in spring training. Like yesterday's game with the Atlanta Braves, the Mets scored early and often against the Washington Nationals. The big blow came early as a three run homer from David Wright put the Mets up...

Zack Wheeler Scratched from Start with Blister, Elbow Tenderness
March 13th, 2015 at 9:40 PM
The New York Mets announced that Zack Wheeler, who was scheduled to start tomorrow's contest against the Washington Nationals, will be scratched from his start. The reason for the late scratch comes because Wheeler has a blister and a tender pitching elbow. The Mets believe that it is elbow tendonitis,...

New York Mets Roll Over Atlanta Braves in Final Spring Meeting
March 13th, 2015 at 6:37 PM
The New York Mets wrapped up their spring meetings with the Atlanta Braves this afternoon, and ended the spring series in style. The final score was a 13-2 rout, with the Mets jumping out offensively early in the action. The Mets scored five runs in the first inning and were...