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Jacob DeGrom Tosses Dominant Inning in Loss for National League
July 14th, 2015 at 11:52 PM
The 86th edition of the All Star Game wasn't too kind to the National League. The senior circuit would lose 6-3, giving the American League home field advantage in this year's World Series. While the NL lost the game, they did get a record setting performance from New York Mets'...

Mets 101 Game Preview: 2015 All Star Game
July 14th, 2015 at 3:51 PM
The day has finally come for Major League Baseball. Today will mark the 86th edition of the All Star Game, the game's mid-summer showcase of the best stars playing an exhibition contest with postseason implications. The winner of today's affair between the American League and National League will gain the...

Minor League Mondays: Michael Conforto and Brandon Nimmo Shine in Futures Game
July 13th, 2015 at 10:04 AM
The All Star Break is here, and the festivities kicked off yesterday with the Futures Game. The Futures Game, which was held at Cincinnati's Great American Ball Park, is held on the Sunday of All Star week as a showcase for the game's future stars. The New York Mets had...

Jeurys Familia Bringing up Rear in All Star Final Vote
July 9th, 2015 at 10:57 AM
New York Mets' closer Jeurys Familia was snubbed by National League manager Bruce Bochy for the All Star team on Monday. Thanks to a rule requiring all teams be represented at the Mid-Summer Classic, Francisco Rodriguez and Jonathan Papelbon made the team ahead of Familia. Bochy attempted to rectify the...

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...

Jacob DeGrom, Jeurys Familia Likeliest All Stars for New York Mets
July 5th, 2015 at 2:13 PM
With the Major League Baseball All Star Game set to kick off in 11 days, rosters are due to be announced tonight. Unlike previous seasons, the reveal of All Stars will be spread over two nights. Tonight on ESPN, the starters for the American and National Leagues will be announced...

New York Mets Have Several Deserving All Star Candidates
June 2nd, 2015 at 1:26 PM
As the calendar turns to June, that means the Major League Baseball All Star game is just over a month away. The New York Mets usually have trouble getting more than one or two players into the game, but this year could be an exception. The Mets have several players...

New York Mets, Lucas Duda Shelve Contract Talks for Now
April 6th, 2015 at 9:15 AM
The New York Mets and Lucas Duda were unable to reach agreement on a long term extension before the season began. As a result, both sides have chosen to shelve the talks for now, ESPN New York's Adam Rubin reports. The talks were halted so that Duda could focus on...

American League Defeats National League 5-3 in 2014 All-Star Game
July 16th, 2014 at 12:13 AM
The American League All-Stars defeated the National League All-Stars in the 2014 MLB All-Star Game by a score of 5-3 Tuesday night at Target Field in Minneapolis. The AL got out to an early lead and by the fifth inning had scored the decisive run, as the AL bullpen shut...

Mets 101 Game Preview: National League at American League
July 15th, 2014 at 7:53 PM
The best of the National League (43-39-2) and American League (39-43-2) meet for the eighty-fifth time Tuesday night, as Minneapolis' Target Field plays host to the 2014 All-Star Game. First pitch is scheduled for 8:00 PM EST. It will be the final Mid-Summer Classic for Yankees legend Derek Jeter, as...

Minor League Mondays: Kevin Plawecki and Noah Syndergaard Represent New York Mets at Futures Game
July 14th, 2014 at 10:24 AM
MLB's annual Futures Game took place yesterday afternoon at Target Field in Minneapolis. The Futures Game is baseball's annual showcase of the top minor league talent in the game, and the New York Mets had two players representing them in the contest. Starting pitcher Noah Syndergaard made his second consecutive Futures...

What Does Daniel Murphy’s All-Star Selection Mean for His Mets Future?
July 13th, 2014 at 8:33 PM
When Daniel Murphy was named to his first MLB All-Star team this past week, it marked a high point in a season that has been a bit tumultuous away from the field for the Mets second baseman. From public criticism for missing Opening Day while on paternity leave, to rampant...

Daniel Murphy Sole Representative for New York Mets at All Star Game
July 6th, 2014 at 8:00 PM
The 2014 All Star Game rosters were announced tonight, and the New York Mets will have only one player representing them. This year's game, which will be played at Minnesota's Target Field on July 15th, In a somewhat surprising turn of events, the Mets' lone All Star representative will be...

New York Mets Have Few Candidates for All Star Team
May 30th, 2014 at 12:23 PM
Major League Baseball released the first round of voting results for the 2014 All Star Game this week. There were very few New York Mets anywhere to be found on the ballots. Third baseman David Wright was the only Mets player to rank in the top five vote getters (or...

Mets 101 All Star Memories: Matt Harvey (2013)
December 27th, 2013 at 4:48 PM
Throughout 2013, Mets 101 has looked at the tremendous All Star Game history for the New York Mets and their players. This has taken place in our All Star Memories series, where we have looked at the 1964 All Star Game and various All Star appearances by Mets players. We...

Mets 101 All Star Memories: David Wright (2006-2010, 2012-2013)
December 19th, 2013 at 11:19 AM
As our All Star Memories Series winds down we are catching up to the present in the New York Mets' All Star timeline. Today's entry in the series looks at the man who has tied (and will likely break) the franchise record for All Star appearances, third baseman David Wright....

Mets 101 All-Star Memories: R.A. Dickey (2012)
December 13th, 2013 at 11:21 AM
A member of the New York Mets from 2010 to 2012, R.A. Dickey not only re-invented himself as a pitcher, but elevated his game to unforeseen heights, becoming the ace of the Met staff and taking the baseball world by storm with his knuckleball skills. While en route to his...

Mets 101 All Star Memories: Johan Santana (2009)
December 3rd, 2013 at 11:48 PM
***PHOTO1*** When the New York Mets signed starting pitcher Johan Santana prior to the 2008 season, the southpaw had already appeared in three MLB All-Star Games and won two Cy Young Awards. The Mets shelled out a six-year, $137.5 Million contract after acquiring their new ace in a trade with...

Mets 101 All Star Memories: Billy Wagner (2006-2007)
November 28th, 2013 at 8:39 PM
The mid 2000's was a high point for the New York Mets in terms of talent. The Mets became a destination for free agents under General Manager Omar Minaya, and one of the highest profile guys to sign on the dotted line was closer Billy Wagner. The Mets gave Wagner...

Mets 101 Player Review Series: David Wright
November 27th, 2013 at 10:13 AM
Now that the 2013 season has concluded for the New York Mets, we have taken a look at overall breakdowns for the offense, starting pitching, and bullpen this past season. We will now take a look at every player on the roster from A (David Aardsma) to Y (Eric Young Jr)...