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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: 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...

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...

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 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...

New York Mets Planning on Adjusting Citi Field Dimensions Again
September 27th, 2014 at 11:36 AM
The New York Mets never seem to be happy with how their home field plays offensively. The Mets opened Citi Field in 2009 to concerns that the park was too big, damaging David Wright's offensive production. The Mets at the time indicated they wouldn't change the dimensions, but caved after...

Bobby Abreu Retires from Baseball at 40
September 26th, 2014 at 5:12 PM
While much of baseball has made a big deal of Derek Jeter's final games as a member of the New York Yankees, other players retire with far less fan fare. Some players simply retire in a press room or with a statement to the media. That was the case for...

New York Mets Rained Out in Washington
September 24th, 2014 at 7:23 PM
For only the second time this season, the New York Mets have had a game rained out. Tonight's game with the Washington Nationals has been postponed due to rain. It had been raining throughout the day in Washington, D.C. and the forecast calls for rain throughout the evening. This is...

New York Mets Shut Jacob DeGrom Down for Season
September 24th, 2014 at 12:13 PM
***PHOTO1*** The New York Mets made a cautious choice yesterday. Mets' skipper Terry Collins told reporters prior to yesterday's game with the Washington Nationals that Jacob deGrom's rookie season is over, MetsBlog.com reports. deGrom had pitched 178 innings between the major and minor leagues, with the Mets wanting to cap...

ICYMI: Mets Extend Sandy Alderson’s Contract, Bring Back Terry Collins for 2015
September 24th, 2014 at 12:34 AM
The New York Mets COO Jeff Wilpon announced Tuesday afternoon that they have not only picked up the 2015 option on general manager Sandy Alderson's contract, but extended it through the 2017 season. Alderson also announced that manager Terry Collins will also return for the 2015 season, although no further...

Mets 101 Minor League Mondays: Logan Verrett
September 22nd, 2014 at 11:55 PM
Las Vegas 51's starting pitcher Logan Verrett has quietly navigated his way through the ranks of the New York Mets minor league system, becoming something of a sleeper pick to watch in Spring Training 2015. A former third round pick of the Mets out of Baylor University in 2011, Verrett...

Jacob DeGrom Wants One More Start, New York Mets Undecided
September 22nd, 2014 at 11:49 AM
Jacob deGrom boosted his resume for the National League Rookie of the Year yesterday, tossing six innings of two run ball to beat the Atlanta Braves 10-2. deGrom has been fantastic for the New York Mets this season, going 9-6 with a 2.63 ERA in 22 starts this season. In...

New York Mets Likely to Start Rafael Montero During Final Series
September 21st, 2014 at 1:29 PM
The New York Mets will only have six games left this season after they finish their series with the Atlanta Braves this afternoon. They will face their final off day tomorrow before ending with a three game set in Washington and a three game home series against the Houston Astros....

New York Mets Renew Broadcast TV Deal with WPIX
September 18th, 2014 at 10:25 AM
The New York Mets changed radio stations last season. They won't have to change broadcast television channels this year. The Mets announced today that they have renewed their broadcast TV contracts with WPIX in New York and WCCT in Hartford Connecticut, MetsMerized reports. The contracts will be extended for three...

New York Mets Want Jenrry Mejia to Tone Down Celebrations After Saves
September 14th, 2014 at 12:22 PM
***PHOTO1*** Jenrry Mejia is an emotional player, and that emotion has helped him thrive as the New York Mets' closer this season. Mejia has started doing a stomp after he completes saves, a move that has made him popular with fans. Mejia's antics, however, have started to irritate other teams. Manager...

Report: Strong Finish All but Assures Return of Terry Collins in 2015
September 13th, 2014 at 2:19 PM
Just a few weeks ago, the New York Mets appeared to be considering a change in the manager's office. Terry Collins has gotten support from GM Sandy Alderson and the rest of the Mets' front office in the past, but reports had leaked that the Mets had concerns about his...

Mets Shut Down David Wright for Remainder of 2014
September 10th, 2014 at 1:50 AM
The New York Mets announced that captain and third baseman David Wright will be shut down for the remainder of the 2014 season as he looks to recover from shoulder inflammation in preparation for the 2015 MLB season. A press conference took place following Tuesday's 2-0 win over the Colorado...

Mets 101 Minor League Mondays: Ahmed Rosario
September 8th, 2014 at 11:47 PM
Ahmed Rosario has been in the Mets system for just two seasons, but is quickly turning heads in the organization, rapidly moving up the minor league ranks. After spending the majority of the 2014 season with Short-A Brooklyn, the eighteen year old got the call to Single-A Savannah, as part...