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Youth Movement Finally Taking Hold for New York Mets
August 9th, 2014 at 4:01 PM
The New York Mets have wanted to be taken seriously as contenders for a few weeks now, but the team's inability to get back to .500 hurts their credibility. The Mets are all but mathematically out of the playoff chase right now, so it would be good for their future...

Wilmer Flores Has 22 Game Hitting Streak with Las Vegas 51′s
July 22nd, 2014 at 2:32 PM
The New York Mets demoted Wilmer Flores to the Las Vegas 51's last month to try and find him regular playing time. Flores had been added to the big league roster in May to supplant Ruben Tejada at shortstop, but it somehow never materialized. Tejada hit well enough to maintain...

Chicago Cubs, New York Mets Could Discuss Starlin Castro Deal in Offseason
July 8th, 2014 at 10:20 AM
The Chicago Cubs made big waves last week when they dealt two starting pitchers, including ace Jeff Samardzija, to the Oakland A's in exchange for a package of prospects headlined by shortstop Addison Russell. This created a glut at shortstop for the Cubs, who have 24 year old All Star...

Minor League Mondays: Gavin Cecchini Having All Star Season with Savannah Sand Gnats
June 9th, 2014 at 6:53 PM
The New York Mets added their fourth first round pick of the Sandy Alderson regime last Thursday, when the team added outfielder Michael Conforto to the organization. Alderson's first round picks have drawn various levels of hype, with 2011 draftee Brandon Nimmo making the Futures Game last season and 2013 draftee...

Ruben Tejada Will Receive Bulk of Playing Time at Shortstop
May 18th, 2014 at 11:41 AM
It turns out getting sick with the New York Mets can cost you your job. Wilmer Flores was brought up from Triple-A Las Vegas to give the team an offensive boost at shortstop on May 8th, and played in two games at short before getting sick after the game Saturday...

New York Mets Place Dillon Gee on 15 Day Disabled List
May 14th, 2014 at 4:15 PM
The New York Mets made their roster move to add Rafael Montero to the 25 man roster this afternoon, and it wasn't the move many people expected. The Mets placed starting pitcher Dillon Gee on the 15 day disabled list with a lat injury. Gee only threw 81 pitches in...

Minor League Mondays: Wilmer Flores Moves Back to Shortstop
April 21st, 2014 at 9:37 AM
Every Monday, Mets 101's Minor League Mondays will highlight a young player or affiliate in the New York Mets' farm system. This week's edition catches up with a player who has already had a cup of coffee in the major leagues, Wilmer Flores. Flores came up after David Wright was...

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...

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 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...

New York Mets ‘Underwhelmed’ by Ruben Tejada; May Explore Alternatives
February 25th, 2014 at 12:12 PM
When the New York Mets failed to add a new shortstop during the offseason, shortstop Ruben Tejada was expected to inherit the job. Tejada spent a large portion of the offseason at a team sponsored fitness camp to improve his conditioning, which was a problem last year when he showed up to...

New York Mets Remain in Hunt for Stephen Drew
February 21st, 2014 at 9:43 PM
***PHOTO1*** In spite of General Manager Sandy Alderson dubbing another free agent signing "unlikely", the rumor mill continues to link the New York Mets with shortstop Stephen Drew. Drew, who remains unsigned after rejecting Boston's 14.1 million dollar qualifying offer last fall, is currently working out at a camp sponsored by...

New York Mets Still in Play for Stephen Drew
February 7th, 2014 at 4:38 PM
The New York Mets are still looking to improve their roster as spring training is closing in. The Mets do have a glaring hole at shortstop, where they currently have Ruben Tejada slotted in as their starter. There is an upgrade available on the free agent market in the form of...

Report: Scott Boras Trying to Get New York Mets in on Stephen Drew and Kendrys Morales
December 22nd, 2013 at 4:27 PM
The New York Mets have been relatively quiet since signing Curtis Granderson and Bartolo Colon two weeks ago. The Mets have indicated they are probably done with big ticket free agent purchases, instead focusing their efforts on the trade market. While the Mets have been busy trying to deal Ike...

New York Mets May Be Forced to Turn Back to Ruben Tejada at Shortstop Next Season
December 18th, 2013 at 7:05 PM
The New York Mets have made no secret of the fact that they are looking to upgrade at the shortstop position. After Ruben Tejada had a major regression in 2013, the Mets looked towards the free agent market in hopes of an upgrade. The Mets were interested in Jhonny Peralta before...

Report: New York Mets Appear to Be Out on Stephen Drew
December 12th, 2013 at 3:29 PM
***PHOTO1*** The New York Mets left the winter meetings still in need of a shortstop, and for a few days it appeared that they were interested in free agent shortstop Stephen Drew. Drew, who rejected a qualifying offer from the Boston Red Sox, is represented by Scott Boras and has seen...

New York Mets Plan to Scout Cuban Shortstop
December 5th, 2013 at 2:40 PM
***PHOTO1*** Shortstop is clearly an area of concern for the New York Mets. The Mets, who have only Ruben Tejada and Wilfredo Tovar on their 40 man roster, have been looking for external help at the position. After Jhonny Peralta signed a four year deal with the St. Louis Cardinals, the Mets...

Mets 101 All Star Memories: Jose Reyes (2006-2007, 2010-2011)
November 26th, 2013 at 10:11 AM
The New York Mets have had a lot of All Stars throughout their history, but not many have come from the shortstop position. Prior to the 2006 season, Bud Harrelson was the only shortstop in franchise history to be selected to an All Star team. That changed in 2003, when...

New York Mets’ Target Jhonny Peralta Signs Four Year Deal with St. Louis Cardinals
November 25th, 2013 at 11:39 AM
One of the main targets for the New York Mets this winter was shortstop Jhonny Peralta. Peralta, who hit .303 with 11 home runs and 55 RBI's for the Detroit Tigers last season, was someone the Mets were hoping to buy low. Peralta was coming off a 50 game steroid...

Mets 101 Player Review Series: IF Justin Turner
November 24th, 2013 at 11:07 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...