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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...

New York Mets Split Final Split Squad Games of Spring
March 23rd, 2014 at 6:18 PM
One of the unique quirks of spring training is the split squad game. The split squads allow major league teams to split their teams in half, giving them the opportunity to create more at bats and innings for players fighting to make the roster to show what they can do....

New York Mets Look Sharp in 10-2 Exhibition Win Over Miami Marlins
March 22nd, 2014 at 7:16 PM
***PHOTO1*** With the season less than 10 days away, the New York Mets are looking to get their regular contributors more time to get ready for the season. The Mets faced off with the Miami Marlins today with a chance to measure up against the division rivals early in the year....

Ike Davis and Lucas Duda Return in 9-1 Victory for New York Mets
March 21st, 2014 at 5:44 PM
The expected first base battle for the New York Mets was slowed this spring due to injury. Prior to Friday's game, Ike Davis and Lucas Duda had totaled 13 combined at bats while battling injuries. Duda had missed time with a hamstring injury, while Davis dealt with a calf issue....

Dillon Gee Could Be Named New York Mets’ Opening Day Starter
March 20th, 2014 at 12:15 PM
When Matt Harvey tweeted last fall that he planned on being the team's Opening Day starter, it was met with skepticism since he would likely have to undergo Tommy John surgery. While Harvey did undergo surgery later on, the Mets still needed to find a new Opening Day starter. Jonathon...

New York Mets’ Bullpen Starting to Take Shape
March 19th, 2014 at 3:44 PM
One hallmark of Sandy Alderson's tenure as New York Mets general manager has been to avoid overspending for bullpen help. After a couple of big signings for the unit blew up in his face in 2012, Alderson cut back his spending last season and produced one of the more efficient...

New York Mets Re-Assign Eight to Minor League Camp
March 18th, 2014 at 2:59 PM
With the season less than two weeks away from kicking off, the New York Mets have begun the process of trimming their roster. The Mets will have to cut their roster to 25 players before the season opener on March 31, and the process usually begins when prospects get re-assigned...

Jonathon Niese Likely to Open Season on Disabled List
March 17th, 2014 at 6:24 PM
Jonathon Niese's spring training has been slowed to a crawl by injuries. Niese underwent an MRI early in the spring after complaining of a dead arm, but after things checked out Niese started pitching again. Niese was ineffective in several spring starts before being undergoing another exam on his elbow....

New York Mets Could Have Competition in Shortstop Market
March 16th, 2014 at 2:29 PM
A lot of the attention surrounding the New York Mets this spring has been at the shortstop position. Many fans were disappointed the team failed to bring in a true upgrade over incumbent Ruben Tejada, and Tejada's struggles this spring have done little to instill confidence in the embattled young...

New York Mets Win Exhibition Matchup in Las Vegas
March 15th, 2014 at 8:29 PM
The New York Mets got a break from the typical Grapefruit League action when they scheduled a pair of exhibition split squad games against the Chicago Cubs in Las Vegas. The Mets have suffered from their location in spring training, as they are relatively isolated in Port St. Lucie and...

New York Mets’ Pitching Coach Dan Warthen Caught in Racial Slur Controversy
March 13th, 2014 at 11:57 AM
The New York Mets have tried their best to stay out of the headlines for negativity in the last couple of years. The Mets seemed to find their way onto the back pages of the tabloids with all sorts of crazy stories during Omar Minaya's reign as GM, including damning material...

John Lannan Makes Final Start of Spring in 6-4 Loss to St. Louis Cardinals
March 12th, 2014 at 5:10 PM
The battle for the final spot in the New York Mets' starting rotation looked to be a three man competition between Jenrry Mejia, John Lannan, and Daisuke Matsuzaka. The battle has taken an interesting twist, however, given the Mets' first round of cuts in the bullpen. The Mets re-assigned four...

First Base Battle Disrupted by Injuries for New York Mets
March 10th, 2014 at 12:50 PM
One of the big headlines for the New York Mets this spring has been the battle for the first base job. Lucas Duda and Ike Davis were expected to spend much of the spring competing for that job, with manager Terry Collins even vowing to get Davis 100 at bats...

New York Mets Get Strong Outing from Zack Wheeler in Sping Win Over Atlanta Braves
March 9th, 2014 at 6:22 PM
New York Mets' pitcher Zack Wheeler certainly isn't shy in confidence. Wheeler told reporters when he arrived at spring training that he was aiming to be the team's Opening Day starter. Even though the Mets are very unlikely to give Wheeler a shot at the Opening Day gig, he will...

New York Mets to Give Wilmer Flores a Shot at Shortstop Soon
March 7th, 2014 at 10:29 PM
***PHOTO1*** The New York Mets have been holding an open competition at shortstop throughout spring training. While Ruben Tejada has been viewed as the favorite to win the job due to the lack of competition, he hasn't blown away Mets' officials. The Mets continue to be linked to external candidates like Stephen...