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Matt Harvey Expected to Throw Off Mound After All Star Break
July 5th, 2014 at 9:41 AM
Matt Harvey was making rapid progress in his rehab from Tommy John Surgery earlier this season. The New York Mets and their medical staff were concerned that Harvey was moving too quickly, and as such slowed down his rehab in early June. Harvey had been slated to throw off a...

Mets 101 Met of the Month, June 2014: Bartolo Colon
July 2nd, 2014 at 1:40 PM
This month's Met of the Month pick was actually a very easy one. The New York Mets went 11-17 in the month of June, something that was hard to fathom considering that they got strong performances from a number of players. Daniel Murphy, Curtis Granderson, and Lucas Duda all delivered...

Subpar June Leaves New York Mets Close to Having Worst Record in Baseball
July 1st, 2014 at 10:11 AM
When we took a look at how the New York Mets fared in May, we noted that the Mets would be facing a lot of contending teams and would need to play very well to play .500 baseball in June. The Mets, aside from one stretch in the middle of...

Minor League Mondays: Steven Matz Moves up to Binghamton
June 30th, 2014 at 10:54 AM
Earlier this season, Mets 101's Minor League Mondays took a look at the progress of talented young left hander Steven Matz. Matz, a 2009 second round draft pick, has had a slow start to his career due to undergoing Tommy John surgery in 2011. Matz has slowly worked his way...

David Wright Has Bruised Rotator Cuff That Will not Require Surgery
June 29th, 2014 at 9:53 AM
The New York Mets received some good news about third baseman David Wright's injured left shoulder. Wright has missed the last two games after aggravating the injury trying to tag out former Met Ike Davis Thursday night, and it is believed he originally injured the shoulder sliding into second base...

New York Mets Put Themselves in a Tight Spot Thanks to Poor Roster Management
June 28th, 2014 at 8:56 AM
The New York Mets were extremely short handed in the infield last night thanks to an injury to David Wright. Wright missed last night's game with the Pittsburgh Pirates to undergo an MRI in New York on his left shoulder, which he injured sliding into second base Thursday night. The...

Mets 101 Player Spotlight: Grading Zack Wheeler’s Season
June 27th, 2014 at 11:00 AM
Sixteen starts into his sophomore campaign, Zack Wheeler has found himself a ways behind where many envisioned he would be thirty-plus starts into his MLB career. A former first round pick taken sixth overall by San Francisco in 2009, Wheeler was the prized return in the Carlos Beltran deal at...

New York Mets Will Have Rotation Decision When Dillon Gee Returns
June 24th, 2014 at 12:21 PM
Dillon Gee is closing in on a return to the New York Mets. Gee is expected to pitch in a rehab game today with the Gulf Coast League Mets, and will likely need one more rehab start before rejoining the Mets' rotation next week. When Gee returns, the New York...

Travis D’Arnaud Expected to Be Recalled During Oakland Series
June 23rd, 2014 at 4:11 PM
Travis d'Arnaud has responded well to his demotion to the minor leagues, mostly by tearing the cover off the ball. d'Arnaud has destroyed Triple-A pitching, hitting .444 with six home runs and 16 RBI's during his two weeks with the Las Vegas 51's. The Mets are extremely pleased with his...

Report: Chris Young’s Days with New York Mets are “Numbered”
June 23rd, 2014 at 12:08 PM
***PHOTO1*** With Juan Lagares set to be activated from the disabled list on Thursday barring a setback, the New York Mets will need to make a roster move. The logical choice would be to send Kirk Nieuwenhuis back to Las Vegas, but Nieuwenhuis has played well in his latest stint with...

New York Mets Should Pursue Defected Cuban Outfielder This Winter
June 21st, 2014 at 8:22 PM
Cuban position players have taken the baseball world by storm again. Yoenis Cespedes was the first to have big league success with the Oakland A's, and Yasiel Puig broke out in a big way with the Los Angeles Dodgers last season. Another highly touted import came over last season, and...

Dillon Gee on Comeback Trail for New York Mets
June 20th, 2014 at 5:16 PM
Dillon Gee was off to a fantastic start for the New York Mets before he was felled by a lat injury in the middle of May. Gee was initially expected to be out for only a start or two, but the injury has been slow to heal and his absence...

Travis D’Arnaud Hitting Well with Triple-A Las Vegas
June 17th, 2014 at 11:30 AM
The New York Mets demoted catcher Travis d'Arnaud to Triple-A Las Vegas last week to try and get him hitting again. d'Arnaud, 25, hit only .180 with three home runs and nine RBI's over his first 39 games before being demoted to the minor leagues. d'Arnaud has hit very well with...

Minor League Mondays: New York Mets Add Lefty Blake Taylor to Complete Ike Davis Trade
June 16th, 2014 at 9:57 AM
After the New York Mets dealt Ike Davis to the Pittsburgh Pirates back in April, the return seemed somewhat underwhelming. The Mets initially received minor league reliever Zack Thornton, who has been pitching with Triple-A Las Vegas but could end up profiling as a AAAA player. The Mets also announced...

Eric Young Jr Nearing a Return for New York Mets
June 13th, 2014 at 5:52 PM
***PHOTO1*** The New York Mets' depleted outfield should be getting a key player back soon. Eric Young Jr, who has been sidelined since May 25th with a right hamstring strain, is currently on a rehab assignment. Young is scheduled to play with AA Binghamton tonight, and manager Terry Collins told reporters...

New York Mets Slow Down Matt Harvey’s Rehab
June 12th, 2014 at 8:16 AM
Matt Harvey has been progressing rapidly through his rehab from Tommy John surgery this season. It appears he was moving too quickly for the New York Mets' liking. GM Sandy Alderson addressed Harvey's rehab when he spoke to reporters earlier this week, and he confirmed what the team has been...

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...

Paul Lo Duca Suggests New York Mets Should Start Over, Trade David Wright
June 9th, 2014 at 12:37 PM
It seems like everyone has an opinion on what's wrong with the New York Mets these days. A lot of suggestions have been flying around social media about how to improve the struggling franchise, including everything from acquiring more hitters to building a better bullpen and even moving Citi Field's...

New York Mets Demote Travis D’Arnaud to Triple-A Las Vegas
June 8th, 2014 at 9:32 AM
With the New York Mets in desperate need of offense, the team has demoted highly touted young catcher Travis d'Arnaud to Triple-A Las Vegas. d'Arnaud has struggled mightily this season, hitting .180 with just three home runs and nine RBI's in 145 plate appearances. This comes after d'Arnaud got off ot...

Noah Syndergaard Hurts Non-Throwing Shoulder in Return from Injury
June 6th, 2014 at 6:14 PM
The New York Mets dodged a bullet with talented young right hander Noah Syndergaard a few weeks ago. Syndergaard was shut down with elbow soreness, but an MRI revealed that he did not tear his ulnar collateral ligament, the sign that Tommy John surgery would be required. Syndergaard rested and...