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Minor League Mondays: Michael Fulmer Latest Pitching Prospect to Rise in New York Mets’ System
July 20th, 2015 at 11:46 AM
Now that Steven Matz has made his big league debut, there are no top pitching prospects on the horizon for the New York Mets. The starting rotation for the Triple-A Las Vegas 51's features Dillon Gee, Logan Verrett, Matt Bowman, Darin Gorski, and Tyler Pill. None of those players figure...

New York Mets not Planning Return to Six Man Rotation in Second Half
July 19th, 2015 at 7:28 AM
When Steven Matz joined the New York Mets' rotation at the end of June, the team announced they were planning to go with a six man rotation for the remainder of the season. The plan looked good as the starters all pitched pretty well in that stretch, but Matz suffered...

Rafael Montero on Mend for New York Mets
July 15th, 2015 at 12:28 PM
It seems like a whole other season where Rafael Montero was a factor for the New York Mets. Montero actually began the campaign in the bullpen before being sent to Triple-A Las Vegas to stretch back out as a starter. The Mets gave Montero a spot start in Miami back...

Noah Syndergaard Will Start Second Half for New York Mets
July 12th, 2015 at 3:03 PM
The New York Mets announced their plans for their rotation after the All Star Break prior to today's game against the Arizona Diamondbacks. Mets' Manager Terry Collins told reporters that Noah Syndergaard will kick off the second half on Friday in St. Louis, MetsBlog.com reports. After Syndergaard, Bartolo Colon and...

Jacob DeGrom Named to National League All Star Team, Jeurys Familia in Final Vote Mix
July 6th, 2015 at 10:31 PM
In the end, most figured that the only two All Star candidates the New York Mets really had were starting pitcher Jacob deGrom and closer Jeurys Familia. Mets' skipper Terry Collins stumped for both of his players' candidacies over the weekend, although he noted he has no control over the...

Mets 101 Met of the Month, June 2015: Jacob DeGrom
July 3rd, 2015 at 10:02 AM
Unlike in April and May, there wasn't much competition for the Met of the Month Award in June. The offense's nose dive into oblivion forced us to disqualify anyone from that side of the ball, so Curtis Granderson's hot finish to June didn't factor into our decision. The pitchers fared...

Trade Market Beginning to Develop for Jonathon Niese
June 29th, 2015 at 12:09 PM
The New York Mets have acknowledged they are actively searching for help on offense before the trade deadline. The offense has been absolutely atrocious, as the Mets went through a stretch where they scored 15 runs in 10 games recently. Not surprisingly, the Mets lost seven of those 10 games....

Mets 101 Bio Blast: Steven Matz
June 28th, 2015 at 9:07 AM
The New York Mets have been a factory for elite young pitching prospects over the last several years. Matt Harvey and Zack Wheeler started the trend in 2012 and 2013 respectively, with Jacob deGrom making a surprise entrance last season. Noah Syndergaard joined the big club this season, and now...

New York Mets Will Move Back to Six Man Rotation Starting Sunday
June 26th, 2015 at 4:55 PM
General Manager Sandy Alderson confirmed the world's worst kept secret at a press conference this afternoon. The New York Mets are planning on promoting Steven Matz to the major leagues on Sunday, where he will make his major league debut against the Cincinnati Reds. Alderson elaborated on Matz's arrival, however,...

New York Mets Might Call Steven Matz up Tomorrow
June 25th, 2015 at 5:51 PM
The New York Mets finally got a win today, defeating the Milwaukee Brewers 2-0 to snap a seven game losing skid. There may be more positive news on the way. According to a report from Fox Sports' Ken Rosenthal, the Mets are calling up top pitching prospect Steven Matz tomorrow....

Dillon Gee on Waivers After New York Mets Fail to Trade Him
June 21st, 2015 at 6:22 PM
The New York Mets placed Dillon Gee on waivers this afternoon, ESPN New York's Adam Rubin reports. Gee, who was designated for assignment last Monday, actually drew some interest from other teams. The Mets, however, failed to reach a deal and placed Gee on outright waivers. If Gee is not...

Dillon Gee’s Next Step Unclear After DFA by New York Mets
June 17th, 2015 at 12:21 PM
The clock officially struck midnight on Dillon Gee's tenure with the New York Mets at approximately 4:00 on Monday, when the team designated him for assignment. Gee had been in limbo the whole season as the sixth and unwanted starter in the Mets' rotation. The Mets started him out in...

Dillon Gee to Start Sunday as New York Mets Go to “Light” Six Man Rotation
June 12th, 2015 at 6:26 PM
The New York Mets made a big buzz going to a six man rotation a few weeks ago, then quickly abandoned it after one turn. The situation, which ended with Dillon Gee being shunted to the bullpen, was absolutely ridiculous and irritated nearly every member of the rotation to some...

Minor League Mondays: Steven Matz Shouldn’t Be in Minors for Much Longer
June 8th, 2015 at 7:04 PM
The most impressive minor league performer for the New York Mets this season has been lefty Steven Matz. Matz, who has been pitching for the Las Vegas 51's this season, has absolutely annihilated a hitter friendly Pacific Coast League. In 74.1 innings for the 51's this season, Matz is 6-4...

Terry Collins Indicates Six Man Rotation is Dead
June 6th, 2015 at 6:05 PM
The six man rotation era was fun while it lasted. After comments last week from pitching coach Dan Warthen indicated the New York Mets were going to ride a six man rotation into mid-August, the Mets appear to have reversed course. Prior to last night's game with the Arizona Diamondbacks,...

New York Mets Considering Skipping Dillon Gee’s Next Start
June 4th, 2015 at 9:56 AM
The new six man rotation for the New York Mets may not be as set in stone as we first thought. Dillon Gee kicked off the six man rotation era with a resounding thud last night, giving up seven runs in four plus innings of work as the Mets fell...

Terry Collins Concerned About Jonathon Niese’s Struggles
May 31st, 2015 at 8:17 PM
The New York Mets are going to a six man rotation this week, but one of those six starters is really struggling. That man is lefty Jonathon Niese, who has looked awful for his last four starts. In those four outings, Niese has pitched 20 innings and given up 22...

Report: New York Mets Planning to Stick with Six Man Rotation Through August
May 27th, 2015 at 6:29 PM
After much hubbub, the New York Mets will finally start their six man rotation next week. Dillon Gee will make one more minor league start this week before re-entering the rotation in San Diego on Tuesday. While many assumed the six man rotation would be a temporary fix until someone...

Minor League Mondays: Duane Below Tosses Back to Back Complete Games
May 26th, 2015 at 12:35 AM
***PHOTO1*** The New York Mets have been lauded throughout baseball for their incredible pitching depth. The big names have garnered the most hype, like Matt Harvey, Jacob deGrom, and the recently promoted Noah Syndergaard. The key to that depth, however, is having an arsenal of arms in the minor leagues...

New York Mets Planning on Use of Six Man Rotation
May 24th, 2015 at 10:30 AM
Noah Syndergaard pitched very well Friday night, and after the game New York Mets' manager Terry Collins declared Syndergaard was going nowhere. That raised some questions as to what the Mets would do with Dillon Gee, who is ready to be activated from the disabled list. Gee had pitched very...