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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...

Noah Syndergaard Motivated by Snub at End of 2014 Season
February 26th, 2015 at 5:58 PM
Noah Syndergaard entered last season as the New York Mets' top pitching prospect. Almost every pundit expected Syndergaard to make his major league debut during the 2014 season, but after struggling with Triple-A Las Vegas the Mets passed on a promotion. The snub came as a bit of a surprise...

Terry Collins Denies Retirement Talk, Looking Forward to 2015 Season
February 25th, 2015 at 5:52 PM
New York Mets' manager Terry Collins denied talk that he could retire at the end of the season, Fox Sports' Ken Rosenthal reports. Rosenthal's report was initially informed by discussions with a friend of Collins who suggested the Mets' skipper could retire at season's end. Collins, who turns 66 in...

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...

Dillon Gee not Thrilled About Potential Bullpen Move
February 23rd, 2015 at 11:43 AM
After failing to trade Dillon Gee this winter, the New York Mets are prepared to keep him around as a member of their bullpen in 2015. Gee appears to be the odd man out in the Mets' rotation with Matt Harvey set to return from Tommy John surgery, and GM...

Terry Collins Plans on Using Matt Harvey in First Week of Season
February 22nd, 2015 at 5:02 PM
For a few weeks now, the New York Mets have indicated they wanted to hold out Matt Harvey for the first week of the season. GM Sandy Alderson told reporters a few weeks ago that the team was planning on holding out Harvey until April 13th, which will be Opening...

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...

Matt Harvey Arrives in Port St. Lucie Feeling Good
February 9th, 2015 at 11:05 AM
The report date for pitchers and catchers is still over a week away for the New York Mets, but one prominent member of the pitching staff made his way to Port St. Lucie early. Matt Harvey arrived in spring training today and told SNY that he is feeling healthy and...

New York Mets Lacking Solid Option for Second Lefty in Bullpen
January 23rd, 2015 at 6:33 PM
The New York Mets may need Josh Edgin to get loose very often this season. Edgin is the sole lefty in the bullpen at the moment, and the odds indicate that may remain the case on Opening Day. The Mets let Dana Eveland walk as he signed a one year...

John Franco to Serve as Guest Instructor During Spring Training
January 11th, 2015 at 4:13 PM
Last year, former New York Mets' Mike Piazza visited spring training as a guest instructor. Piazza's presence greatly helped young catcher Travis d'Arnaud, who took a big step forward in 2014. While Piazza hasn't confirmed if he will come back as an instructor this spring, one of his former teammates...

Two More Teams Will Move Closer to New York Mets’ Spring Training Site
January 8th, 2015 at 3:03 PM
One of the problems for the New York Mets' spring training site in Port St. Lucie is the lack of teams nearby it. The Mets, along with the Cardinals, Marlins, and Nationals are the only four teams to train on the eastern coast of Florida. That means the Mets usually...

New York Mets Announce Report Dates for Spring Training
November 25th, 2014 at 12:25 PM
It may be about to snow in New York, but it's never too soon to think about baseball. The New York Mets will have a lot to look forward to in 2015, and they announced when they will start their playoff journey. The Mets announced their report dates for spring...

New York Mets Release Spring Training Schedule
October 28th, 2014 at 12:44 PM
The New York Mets announced their 2015 spring training schedule yesterday. The Mets will play 33 spring training games beginning on March 4th with a game against the Atlanta Braves in Orlando. The Mets' first home contest of the spring will be on Friday, March 6th against the Detroit Tigers...

New York Mets and New York Yankees Will Play in Spring Training
October 21st, 2014 at 12:15 PM
,The New York Mets and New York Yankees will square off at the end of spring training next season in something of a rare spectacle. The news was revealed when the Yankees released their spring training schedule yesterday, a schedule that featured two dates against the Mets. The Yankees...

New York Mets Name Jenrry Mejia Fifth Starter
March 29th, 2014 at 9:14 PM
In what can only be described as a comeback, Jenrry Mejia has earned himself a spot on the New York Mets' Opening Day roster. In spite of yielding ground to Daisuke Matsuzaka early in camp, Mejia will be the team's fifth starter. That news was reported by Mets GM Sandy Alderson...

Mets Drop Grapefruit League Finale to Nationals 4-0
March 27th, 2014 at 9:49 PM
The New York Mets (14-14) wrapped up their 2014 Grapefruit League season Thursday afternoon with a 4-0 loss to their NL East rival Washington Nationals (15-13). Jordan Zimmerman (2-0, 0.50) shut the Mets down for five innings, allowing no runs on four hits and no walks with three strikeouts in...

Vic Black Will Start Season in Minors
March 26th, 2014 at 12:21 PM
Vic Black's rough spring has come back to haunt him. Black entered the spring as the favorite to land the setup job behind closer Bobby Parnell, but he got roughed up to the tune of a 5.79 ERA. Black allowed 13 hits and 10 walks in 9.1 innings. In what...

New York Mets Won’t Name Fifth Starter Until Weekend
March 25th, 2014 at 12:27 PM
The New York Mets were expected to announce their fifth starter today, when Daisuke Matsuzaka was due a $100,000 dollar retention bonus to prevent him from opting out his contract. Matsuzaka had been the favorite to win the fifth starter's job, and a strong performance yesterday seemed to clinch the deal...

Wilmer Flores Re-Assigned to Minor League Camp
March 24th, 2014 at 12:31 PM
***PHOTO1*** The shortstop battle appears to be over for the New York Mets. The dark horse at the position, Wilmer Flores, was one of four players sent to minor league camp today, MetsBlog.com reports. Flores had hit .238 in 42 at bats during the course of the spring, and he will...

Kyle Farnsworth Opts Out of Contract
March 24th, 2014 at 12:15 AM
A few days ago, we broke down the bullpen competition for the New York Mets. One man who figured to be losing his battle for a roster spot was Kyle Farnsworth. Farnsworth was competing with Jose Valverde to fill LaTroy Hawkins' role as primary setup man for closer Bobby Parnell...