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New York Mets Expected to Pass on Cuban SS Yoan Moncada
January 21st, 2015 at 9:04 AM
The New York Mets still have a hole at shortstop. One of the biggest names remaining on the market is Cuban shortstop Yoan Moncada, a 19 year old whose talent has major league scouts drooling. Moncada's big drawback is that he is an amateur free agent, so teams who spent...

WPIX Will Carry Both Yankees and Mets Games Next Season
January 20th, 2015 at 2:35 PM
For years, the New York Mets have had an over the air contract agreement to broadcast 25 games a year with WPIX. The Mets have never shared the same broadcast home as their crosstown rivals, the New York Yankees, but the two sides did swap homes in the late 90's....

New York Mets Settle Arbitration Cases with Ruben Tejada and Dillon Gee
January 16th, 2015 at 2:33 PM
The New York Mets conducted a little bit of business Friday, locking in two players' salaries for the 2015 season. The Mets settled arbitration cases with shortstop Ruben Tejada and starting pitcher Dillon Gee, ESPN New York's Adam Rubin reports. Tejada will earn 1.8 million dollars in 2015, while Gee...

Were the Mets Right to Pass on Ian Desmond?
January 14th, 2015 at 1:39 AM
Earlier this week, it was reported the New York Mets were in the mix for long-time Washington Nationals shortstop Ian Desmond, as a three-team deal was discussed that would have also included Tampa Bay. Ultimately, Mets GM Sandy Alderson would not pull the trigger on a deal, refusing to add...

New York Mets Still Have Teams Interested in Dillon Gee Trade
January 13th, 2015 at 5:31 AM
After actively trying to move Dillon Gee at the Winter Meetings, the New York Mets made it clear they wanted to deal a pitcher before spring training. Mets' GM Sandy Alderson indicated at the team's holiday party that he would probably deal a pitcher in January. January has arrived, and...

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...

The Latest on the Mets Shortstop Situation
January 10th, 2015 at 1:04 PM
With Spring Training less than five weeks away, Mets 101 takes a look at the most recent updates on the New York Mets search for a shortstop. Japanese shortstop Takashi Toritani will not be making the jump to the MLB this season, opting to remain with the Hanshin Tigers per...

Kickstarter Succeeds for Billboards Promoting New York Mets’ Ownership Change
January 9th, 2015 at 9:49 PM
A few weeks ago, we told you about New York Mets' fan George Palumbo's Kickstarter campaign to erect billboards near Citi Field in hopes of an ownership change. While it looked shaky for the campaign for a while, the Kickstarter campaign finally succeeded. Thanks to some last minute support from...

Report: Major League Baseball Working on New Domestic Violence Policy
January 4th, 2015 at 1:56 PM
In the wake of the domestic violence sagas that plagued the NFL this season, Major League Baseball appears to be set to take proactive measures. According to a report from Fox Sports' Jon Morosi, the league and the player's union are meeting to discuss a new domestic violence policy. The...

Jonathon Niese Began Offseason Throwing Program Two Weeks Ago
December 30th, 2014 at 10:09 PM
It's certainly been an interesting offseason for New York Mets' left handed Jonathon Niese. Niese, who is under contract through 2016 with two more option years after that, has found himself on the trade block as the Mets look to clear up a logjam in their starting rotation. There was...

David Wright Reaches Out to Sons of Slain NYPD Officer
December 27th, 2014 at 4:25 PM
Just days before Christmas, one of the big stories in the country was the killings of New York City Police Officers Rafael Ramos and Wenjian Liu by an unstable man. The man claimed the killings to be revenge for police brutality in the Eric Garner case before taking his own...

Disgruntled New York Mets’ Fan Runs Kickstarter Campaign for Billboards Encouraging Wilpons to Sell Team
December 26th, 2014 at 8:26 AM
The idea of fans of a professional sports team working together to affect the team's decision makers has had little momentum over the years. While fans complain about how their team can't make good personnel decisions or ownership is too cheap, talks of boycotting home games leads to little success....

New York Mets’ Prospect L.J. Mazzilli Suspended 50 Games for Positive Drug Test
December 24th, 2014 at 3:39 PM
One of the more popular prospects among New York Mets' fans is second baseman L.J. Mazzilli. Mazzilli, the son of former Met Lee Mazzilli, was drafted by the team in 2012 and had a strong 2014 season. The Mets chose him as one of their prospects to participate in the...

New York Mets Could Start Brandon Nimmo at Triple-A Las Vegas
December 23rd, 2014 at 4:15 PM
The New York Mets have yet to see a prospect drafted by Sandy Alderson reach the major leagues. Despite having an impressive collection of talent, Alderson's Mets have slowly stocked the lower levels in the early years of his tenure. That started to pay dividends at the end of the...

New York Mets Have 25-1 Odds to Win World Series
December 21st, 2014 at 6:43 PM
As we near the end of 2014, a lot of the big chips have already fallen in Hot Stove season. With very few big ticket free agents left on the market, most teams won't look too different in the spring than they do right now. This makes it an interesting...

Mike Piazza Optimistic About Hall of Fame Chances
December 13th, 2014 at 1:28 PM
Former New York Mets catcher Mike Piazza has faced a long road to induction into Cooperstown. Despite being considered by some as the greatest offensive catcher of all time, Piazza has failed to gain entry to the Hall of Fame in his first two years of eligibility. After being included...

New York Mets Add John Mayberry Jr on One Year Deal
December 11th, 2014 at 3:07 PM
It took a few days, but the New York Mets have a new acquisition from the Winter Meetings. The move isn't a marquee one like a trade for Dillon Gee or adding a shortstop, but will help to solidify the Mets' bench. The Mets have inked outfielder John Mayberry Jr...

Should the Mets Deal Syndergaard for a Shortstop?
December 9th, 2014 at 11:38 PM
It seems every time trade rumors and the Mets are brought up, Syndergaard's name is in the mix as the Mets continue to shop for offensive help. With seven starters already on the roster and six under the age of 30, it doesn't seem likely that he would factor into...

New York Mets Hire Pat Roessler as Assistant Hitting Coach
December 7th, 2014 at 11:20 AM
The New York Mets rounded out their coaching staff when they announced the hiring of Pat Roessler as the assistant hitting coach. Roessler, 55, previously served as the New York Yankees' Director of Player Development for the last decade. The Yankees also used Roessler as a field coordinator and as...

New York Mets are Interested in John Mayberry Jr.
December 5th, 2014 at 11:17 AM
The New York Mets shed themselves of one outfielder earlier in the week when they non-tendered Eric Young Jr. They may look to replace EY with another Jr, courtesy of the new wave of free agents that arose after the non-tender deadline on Tuesday. Marc Carig of Newsday is reporting...