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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...

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 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...

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,...

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...

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,...

Despite Injuries, Mets not Finding Takers for Gee
March 11th, 2015 at 7:44 PM
Despite losing starting pitchers in the opening week of Spring Training, reports say that neither Texas or Toronto appear to be interested in the Mets Dillon Gee. First, Rangers ace Yu Darvish went down with an elbow injury that will require Tommy John surgery, then the Jays' Marcus Stroman tore...

David Wright Scolds Noah Syndergaard for Eating Lunch During Intrasquad Game
March 4th, 2015 at 5:21 PM
On Tuesday, the New York Mets held their intrasquad game as a tuneup before the preseason kicked off today. Usually intrasquad games are nothing to write home about, simply a chance to give players their first taste of game action since the end of last season. This time, however, there...

New York Mets Planning on Using Michael Cuddyer in Left Field
March 2nd, 2015 at 11:16 AM
***PHOTO1*** The New York Mets added Michael Cuddyer back in November as their big ticket item for the winter. Cuddyer has played right field for nearly his entire career, leading many to speculate he would bump Curtis Granderson over to left field. That speculation has proven to be moot, as...

Matt Harvey Slated for Grapefruit League Debut March 6th
February 27th, 2015 at 8:09 PM
While Matt Harvey's regular season return date has yet to be determined, he is set to make his return to the mound very soon. The Mets announced their pitching schedule for the first slate of Grapefruit League games, and Harvey is slated to return to action on March 6th. That...

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...