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Neil Walker is Tied for the Major League Lead in Home Runs
April 28th, 2016 at 4:29 PM
One of the biggest surprises of the season for the New York Mets has been the power surge from second baseman Neil Walker. Walker, who the Mets acquired in the offseason to replace Daniel Murphy, had never hit more than 23 home runs in a season and hit only 16...

Neil Walker Making It Easier for New York Mets’ Fans to Move on from Daniel Murphy
April 22nd, 2016 at 8:12 AM
Last October, Daniel Murphy became the unexpected star of the New York Mets' postseason run. Murphy's incredible streak of seven consecutive games with a home run helped the Mets reach the World Series and earned Murphy a cover appearance on Sports Illustrated. The streak did little to change the Mets'...

Chase Utley’s Suspension for Playoff Takeout Slide Overturned
March 6th, 2016 at 3:02 PM
Major League Baseball changed a rule this offseason to protect middle infielders after Chase Utley's takeout slide broke Ruben Tejada's leg during Game 2 of the National League Division Series. The rule change is a positive, but the New York Mets and their fans may still be feeling peeved after...

Major League Baseball Announces Rule Change for Slides at Second
February 25th, 2016 at 1:27 PM
One of the most controversial plays in the 2015 postseason came in Game 2 of the National League Division Series between the New York Mets and Los Angeles Dodgers. In the seventh inning, with the Mets clinging to a 2-1 lead and the Dodgers having runners on the corners with...

Dilson Herrera Will Play in WBC Qualifiers for Colombia
February 21st, 2016 at 10:00 AM
New York Mets' second baseman Dilson Herrera will leave camp for a few days in March to compete for Colombia in World Baseball Classic qualifying games, MetsBlog.com reports. Herrera, who is slated to begin the season in the minor leagues, will play with Colombia beginning on March 17th to try...