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WFAN Hosts Criticize Daniel Murphy for Paternity Leave
April 3rd, 2014 at 9:41 PM
Daniel Murphy rejoined the New York Mets today after missing two games for paternity leave. Murphy's wife gave birth to their first child, a boy named Noah, on Monday. Murphy missed the Mets' first two games of the 2014 season, both resulting in Mets' losses. While no one can blame...

Mets Fan Starts Campaign to Rename Left Field “Kiner’s Korner”
April 2nd, 2014 at 9:44 AM
A loyal Mets fan took to Twitter last week to start a campaign to rename the left field corner of Citi Field "Kiner's Korner" in tribute to the late Mets broadcaster. Ed Solomon created the handle @MetKinersKorner and states in the account description "Following this account represents petitioning for renaming...

Mets Add Reliever Jose Valverde to 40-Man Roster
March 27th, 2014 at 12:49 AM
The New York Mets announced Wednesday that they have added veteran relief pitcher Jose Valverde to the 40-man roster, indicating he'll make the 2014 Opening Day roster. Valverde, 36, was signed to a minor league deal in February and has made the most of his camp invite, going 1-0 with...

Dillon Gee Officially Named Opening Day Starter for New York Mets
March 25th, 2014 at 12:40 PM
The New York Mets confirmed what everyone was expecting yesterday. Manager Terry Collins told reporters that Dillon Gee would be the team's Opening Day starter, filling in for the injured Jonathon Niese. This will be the first Opening Day assignment in Gee's career, and it will be a well deserved...

Mr. Met Creates a Twitter Account
March 11th, 2014 at 2:15 PM
One of the more beloved aspects of the New York Mets' franchise is its mascot, Mr. Met. Mr. Met has been entertaining the fans at Shea Stadium and Citi Field for over 50 years now, and he is as synonymous with the franchise as Tom Seaver. One area where Mr....

New York Mets Offseason in Review
February 19th, 2014 at 10:23 AM
With the New York Mets back on the field in Port St. Lucie, Mets 101 takes a look at what went down over the offseason in the organization as the franchise looked to continue its rebuild and inch ever closer to competing in 2014 and beyond. Many familiar faces are...

Mets 101 Seven in Seven Series: Top New York Mets Prospects #2 – Rafael Montero
February 16th, 2014 at 10:09 PM
Mets 101's Seven in Seven series returns in time for 2014. Each week, the Mets 101 staff will begin a countdown of something related to the New York Mets (i.e. best third baseman, worst defeat, etc.). We will begin our countdown from number seven and work our way to number...

New York Mets Set to Finalize New Radio Team
February 12th, 2014 at 10:10 AM
With the New York Mets switching from long time radio partner WFAN to WOR this season, there was a lot of speculation that the Mets would look to shake up their radio broadcasts. While veteran play by play man Howie Rose appeared to be a lock to return, the fate of...

Mets 101 Spring Training News and Notes
February 11th, 2014 at 9:48 PM
Throughout Spring Training, Mets 101 will keep an eye on developments coming out of Port St. Lucie, leading up to and through their Grapefruit League opener on February 28 against Washington. We'll keep you posted periodically on player performance, roster moves and injury updates as the Mets prepare for the...

Mets 101 Seven in Seven: Top Mets Prospects #6 – Amed Rosario
February 10th, 2014 at 8:56 PM
Mets 101's Seven in Seven series returns in time for 2014. Each week, the Mets 101 staff will begin a countdown of something related to the New York Mets (i.e. best third baseman, worst defeat, etc.). We will begin our countdown from number seven and work our way to number...

Ralph Kiner Dies at Age 91
February 6th, 2014 at 9:23 PM
New York Mets legend Ralph Kiner died of natural causes Thursday, surrounded by family at his home in California. He was 91 years old. Following an illustrious 10-year MLB career, Kiner took up broadcasting and was part of the first television crew for the expansion Mets in 1962. With colleagues...

Mets Sign Kyle Farnsworth to Minor League Deal
February 3rd, 2014 at 8:14 PM
The New York Mets announced Monday that they have signed veteran reliever Kyle Farnsworth to a Minor League contract with an invite to Spring Training. The Mets represent Farnsworth's eighth MLB team as the 38-year old enters his sixteenth MLB season. The hard-throwing righty has accumulated a 43-63 lifetime record...

Mets 101 Seven in Seven Series: Best Bargains #1 – R.A. Dickey
January 30th, 2014 at 9:24 PM
Mets 101's Seven in Seven series returns in 2014 as our gift to you. Each week, the Mets 101 staff will begin a countdown of something related to the New York Mets ( i.e. best third baseman, worst defeat, etc.). We will begin our countdown on Tuesdays with the number...

Mets 101 Seven in Seven Series: Best Bargains #3 – Marlon Byrd
January 27th, 2014 at 8:56 PM
Mets 101's Seven in Seven series returns in 2014 as our gift to you. Each week, the Mets 101 staff will begin a countdown of something related to the New York Mets ( i.e. best third baseman, worst defeat, etc.). We will begin our countdown on Tuesdays with the number...

Mets 101 Seven in Seven Series: Best Bargains #7 – Fernando Tatis
January 23rd, 2014 at 9:19 PM
Mets 101's Seven in Seven series returns in 2014 as our gift to you. Each week, the Mets 101 staff will begin a countdown of something related to the New York Mets ( i.e. best third baseman, worst defeat, etc.). We will begin our countdown on Tuesdays with the number...

Ed Coleman not Moving to WOR with New York Mets
January 20th, 2014 at 11:23 AM
When the 2014 season kicks off, the New York Mets will have a new radio home with WOR, 710 AM. The Mets announced early on that play by play man Howie Rose will move to WOR and continue in his current role, but there was a lot of speculation about...

New York Mets Sign John Lannan to Minor League Deal
January 18th, 2014 at 8:10 PM
The New York Mets have been looking for rotation depth throughout the winter. With two holes in the rotation after injuries to Matt Harvey and Jeremy Hefner knocked them out for the entire 2013 season, the Mets had to look to free agency to upgrade. The Mets made a big...

Mets 101 Seven in Seven Series: Celebrity Fans #3-Tim Robbins
January 14th, 2014 at 10:48 PM
Mets 101's Seven in Seven series returns in 2014 as our gift to you. Each week, the Mets 101 staff will begin a countdown of something related to the New York Mets ( i.e. best third baseman, worst defeat, etc.). We will begin our countdown on Tuesdays with the number...

David Wright Expects New York Mets to Be More Successful in 2014
January 13th, 2014 at 8:37 PM
While the New York Mets have been busy this winter, one man who has been relatively quiet has been third baseman David Wright. After inking an eight year, 138 million dollar extension with the club last winter, Wright essentially became the face of the franchise. While Wright offered to pitch...

Bobby Parnell Cleared to Resume Baseball Activities
January 12th, 2014 at 1:38 PM
After seeing his breakthough 2013 campaign end early due to a neck injury, there were concerns about New York Mets' closer Bobby Parnell. Parnell, who saved 22 games in 26 opportunities in 2013, underwent surgery on September 10th for a herniated disk in his neck. Parnell had been slow to...