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The Importance of Mets Final Homestand Before All-Star Break
July 4th, 2014 at 12:47 PM
When the New York Mets take the field on Friday night to kick off a Fourth of July weekend series with the Texas Rangers, they will open up a ten-game homestand which will represent their last chance to turn things in the right direction before heading into the All-Star Break...

Former New York Mets’ General Manager Frank Cashen Passes Away at 88
June 30th, 2014 at 5:29 PM
The New York Mets lost a member of their baseball family today when former General Manager Frank Cashen passed away at the age of 88. The team announced the news in a statement. No cause of death was specified but Cashen did pass away while at Memorial Hospital in Easton,...

Mets 101 Player Spotlight: Grading Zack Wheeler’s Season
June 27th, 2014 at 11:00 AM
Sixteen starts into his sophomore campaign, Zack Wheeler has found himself a ways behind where many envisioned he would be thirty-plus starts into his MLB career. A former first round pick taken sixth overall by San Francisco in 2009, Wheeler was the prized return in the Carlos Beltran deal at...

Mets 101 Minor League Update: Dilson Herrera
June 26th, 2014 at 11:59 PM
Promoted to the AA Binghamton Mets last week, middle infield prospect Dilson Herrera has quickly moved up the Mets minor league ranks since coming to the organization less than a year ago. Acquired by the Mets in the trade that sent Marlon Byrd and John Buck to Pittsburgh in August...

Lucas Duda a Long Way Away from Earning an Extension
June 23rd, 2014 at 12:29 AM
The next three-plus months will be huge for New York Mets first baseman Lucas Duda, who will be playing for his Mets future with contract negoitations coming up at season's end. The 28-year old Duda will be arbitration eligible, something the Mets will want to avoid, should his performance warrant...

Is It Time for the Mets to Cut Ties with Chris Young?
June 15th, 2014 at 11:00 AM
As the Mets continue to seek anything resembling offensive consistency from their lineup, Chris Young may have played his way out of the Majors 68 games into the season. The veteran outfielder has fallen short of all expectations thus far, hitting .196 with four homers and 15 RBI through his...

New York Mets Will Add Andrew Brown to Roster Thursday
June 4th, 2014 at 4:16 PM
After carrying four bench players and 13 pitchers for a few days, the New York Mets are set to go back to having a normal bullpen tomorrow. Andrew Brown is on his way to join the team in Chicago from Las Vegas, and would join the club as its fifth...

Mets 101 Met of the Month, May 2014: David Wright
June 3rd, 2014 at 11:36 PM
It's no secret the New York Mets have struggled to score runs to start the season, ranking near the bottom of the National League in most offensive categories. It ended up costing hitting coach Dave Hudgens his job and put the lineup on blast as the shuttle to Las Vegas...

Mejia Settling into Closers Role for Mets
May 29th, 2014 at 2:39 AM
For the past few seasons, Jenrry Mejia has been something of a question mark for the Mets, as the highly talented hurler has struggled to stay healthy and stick with the big club over parts of four seasons. After making the team as a starter out of Spring Training, Mejia...

New York Mets, Arizona Diamondbacks Wiped Out by Rain Friday Night
May 24th, 2014 at 1:01 PM
The rain that has been plaguing the New York area for the past several days finally affected the New York Mets last night. The Mets and Arizona Diamondbacks saw their game get postponed by rain after only four innings of play. The game was delayed for more than two hours...

How Can the Mets Fix the Bullpen?
May 17th, 2014 at 12:07 AM
It's been a busy week for the New York Mets' transaction wire, as nine players have been either called up or sent down in the past seven days. Change was imminent, as the ballclub has been struggling mightily in May, posting a 4-11 record following Friday night's loss to Washington....

A Closer Look at Dillon Gee’s Hot Start
May 9th, 2014 at 2:45 PM
Through seven starts this season, Dillon Gee has done his part to fill the void left by the injured Matt Harvey at the top of the Mets rotation. Along with Jonathon Niese, Gee has anchored the staff, going 3-1 with a 2.51 ERA while averaging 6.2 innings per start. In...

Has Daniel Murphy Earned an Extension from the Mets?
May 8th, 2014 at 11:38 PM
Following the 2014 season, longtime Mets infielder Daniel Murphy will once again be arbitration eligible and in need of a new contract heading into his seventh MLB season. One of the steadiest Mets in the lineup over the past few seasons, "Murph" has been an excellent number 2 hitter, setting...

Mets-Phillies Game Postponed Due to Rain
April 30th, 2014 at 2:04 PM
As expected, rain has washed out the series finale between the New York Mets and Philadelphia Phillies tonight. The game was called around 1:45 pm, nearly five hours before the scheduled 7:05 pm first pitch at Citizen's Bank Park. This marks the first rainout of the 2014 season for the...

Minor League Mondays: Steven Matz Update
April 28th, 2014 at 10:52 PM
In recent seasons, starting pitching prospect Steven Matz has become a bit of an afterthought as fellow hurlers Matt Harvey, Zack Wheeler and Noah Syndergaard have rocketed up the organizational depth chart. A second round pick of the Mets in 2009, Matz suffered multiple setbacks due to injuries early in...

Kevin Burkhardt Leaving SNY After 2014 Season
April 27th, 2014 at 9:09 AM
One of the staples for the New York Mets' coverage on SNY over the past seven years has been field reporter Kevin Burkhardt. Burkhardt, who took over for Chris Cotter in 2007 as SNY's Mets' beat reporter, has seen his star rise in the broadcasting world over the last year. Burkhardt...

How Long is the Mets Leash on Ruben Tejada?
April 18th, 2014 at 1:05 AM
After a disasterous 2013 season  for Ruben Tejada, it looked like the once promising shortstop's days as a Met were numbered. While rumors swirled all offseason about potential replacements, including free agent Stephen Drew, but the Mets never pulled the trigger on any deals or signings and instead decided to...

Minor League Mondays: Noah Syndergaard Update
April 14th, 2014 at 7:54 PM
This week, Mets 101 takes a look at top Mets pitching prospect Noah Syndergaard, as part of our weekly series "Minor League Mondays." The towering righty hurler is looking to build on an impressive 2013 season, his first year in the Mets organization, that included stops in St. Lucie (A)...

New York Mets Announce Special 1964 Ticket Prices for Easter Weekend Series
April 13th, 2014 at 12:06 PM
2014 marks the 50th anniversary of when Shea Stadium was opened. Shea Stadium opened back in 1964 and served as the home of the New York Mets for 45 years before the team moved into Citi Field in 2009. The Mets have special events planned to honor Shea this season,...

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...