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Trade Market Beginning to Develop for Jonathon Niese
June 29th, 2015 at 12:09 PM
The New York Mets have acknowledged they are actively searching for help on offense before the trade deadline. The offense has been absolutely atrocious, as the Mets went through a stretch where they scored 15 runs in 10 games recently. Not surprisingly, the Mets lost seven of those 10 games....

Wilmer Flores Switches to Second Base for New York Mets
June 29th, 2015 at 9:49 AM
Before the New York Mets' second game with the Cincinnati Reds yesterday, manager Terry Collins snuck a positional switch into his lineup. After nearly three months of starting Wilmer Flores as his shortstop, Flores found himself at second base by 4:30 pm. Ruben Tejada moved back to shortstop, his natural...

Mets 101 Bio Blast: Steven Matz
June 28th, 2015 at 9:07 AM
The New York Mets have been a factory for elite young pitching prospects over the last several years. Matt Harvey and Zack Wheeler started the trend in 2012 and 2013 respectively, with Jacob deGrom making a surprise entrance last season. Noah Syndergaard joined the big club this season, and now...

Daniel Murphy Racks up Four Hits in Rehab Game
June 27th, 2015 at 9:40 AM
The New York Mets are in major need of offensive help. They won their second straight game last night, but only recorded two hits in the process. Daniel Murphy, playing in a rehab game with Port St. Lucie last night, got four hits by himself in that game. Playing eight...

New York Mets Will Move Back to Six Man Rotation Starting Sunday
June 26th, 2015 at 4:55 PM
General Manager Sandy Alderson confirmed the world's worst kept secret at a press conference this afternoon. The New York Mets are planning on promoting Steven Matz to the major leagues on Sunday, where he will make his major league debut against the Cincinnati Reds. Alderson elaborated on Matz's arrival, however,...

New York Mets Might Call Steven Matz up Tomorrow
June 25th, 2015 at 5:51 PM
The New York Mets finally got a win today, defeating the Milwaukee Brewers 2-0 to snap a seven game losing skid. There may be more positive news on the way. According to a report from Fox Sports' Ken Rosenthal, the Mets are calling up top pitching prospect Steven Matz tomorrow....

Minor League Mondays: Dominic Smith Improving for Port St. Lucie
June 22nd, 2015 at 2:31 PM
As another top draft pick joined the system this weekend, Mets 101 thought it would be a good time to check up on another top draft pick in the Sandy Alderson era. With everyone being inundated of stories about how Michael Conforto is tearing up the minors (he's hitting .377...

Dillon Gee on Waivers After New York Mets Fail to Trade Him
June 21st, 2015 at 6:22 PM
The New York Mets placed Dillon Gee on waivers this afternoon, ESPN New York's Adam Rubin reports. Gee, who was designated for assignment last Monday, actually drew some interest from other teams. The Mets, however, failed to reach a deal and placed Gee on outright waivers. If Gee is not...

Juan Lagares May Have Ligament Tear in Elbow
June 20th, 2015 at 3:30 PM
For the better part of nine months now, Juan Lagares has been dealing with elbow soreness. The issue shut Lagares down at the end of 2014, when the Mets had nothing to play for, but it has resurfaced again early this season. While Lagares has continued to play, some scouts...

Jenrry Mejia Likely to Become Setup Man After Suspension Ends
June 18th, 2015 at 11:26 AM
It's hard to believe there was actually a point this season when Jeurys Familia wasn't the New York Mets closer. That period extended from spring training until Opening Day, when Jenrry Mejia couldn't get loose and was placed on the disabled list with an elbow injury. A few days later,...

Dillon Gee’s Next Step Unclear After DFA by New York Mets
June 17th, 2015 at 12:21 PM
The clock officially struck midnight on Dillon Gee's tenure with the New York Mets at approximately 4:00 on Monday, when the team designated him for assignment. Gee had been in limbo the whole season as the sixth and unwanted starter in the Mets' rotation. The Mets started him out in...

Minor League Mondays: Akeel Morris Gets Surprising Call to Majors
June 15th, 2015 at 11:26 AM
***PHOTO1*** Of the New York Mets' pitching prospects, one of the ones on the rise in the past few years has been 22 year old righty Akeel Morris. Morris, who has been in the organization since 2010, originally started as a starting pitcher but ran into difficulty in his second...

Dilson Herrera Making Bid to Stay at Second Even After Daniel Murphy Returns
June 14th, 2015 at 8:05 PM
With the rash of injuries the New York Mets have suffered on offense this season, it has created opportunities for younger players to step up. One guy who is taking full advantage of his chance is second baseman Dilson Herrera. Herrera looked poised to run away with the second base...

Dillon Gee to Start Sunday as New York Mets Go to “Light” Six Man Rotation
June 12th, 2015 at 6:26 PM
The New York Mets made a big buzz going to a six man rotation a few weeks ago, then quickly abandoned it after one turn. The situation, which ended with Dillon Gee being shunted to the bullpen, was absolutely ridiculous and irritated nearly every member of the rotation to some...

New York Mets’ Approach to Building Offense is Flawed
June 10th, 2015 at 9:55 AM
Much hoopla has been made over the fact the New York Mets got no hit by San Francisco Giants' rookie right hander Chris Heston last night. Heston, a pitcher who had an ERA of 4.29 entering the game, managed to no hit the Mets with mediocre stuff and excellent locations....

Minor League Mondays: Steven Matz Shouldn’t Be in Minors for Much Longer
June 8th, 2015 at 7:04 PM
The most impressive minor league performer for the New York Mets this season has been lefty Steven Matz. Matz, who has been pitching for the Las Vegas 51's this season, has absolutely annihilated a hitter friendly Pacific Coast League. In 74.1 innings for the 51's this season, Matz is 6-4...

New York Mets Set to Get Three Injured Players Back This Week
June 8th, 2015 at 2:44 PM
The New York Mets have had more than their fair share of injuries this season, as 13 different players have hit the disabled list since spring training. Of those 13, only Dillon Gee has come back from the DL and the Mets weren't thrilled to get him back. That will...

Report: New York Mets Interested in Trade for Aramis Ramirez or Jean Segura
June 8th, 2015 at 9:37 AM
The New York Mets' offense has been pitiful without a slew of injured regulars the past two months. The biggest absence is that of third baseman David Wright, who has been dealing with spinal stenosis and has no timetable for a return. The depressing returns have led Mets' GM Sandy...

Terry Collins Indicates Six Man Rotation is Dead
June 6th, 2015 at 6:05 PM
The six man rotation era was fun while it lasted. After comments last week from pitching coach Dan Warthen indicated the New York Mets were going to ride a six man rotation into mid-August, the Mets appear to have reversed course. Prior to last night's game with the Arizona Diamondbacks,...

Daniel Murphy Heads to Disabled List with Strained Quad
June 5th, 2015 at 5:23 PM
The hits just keep on coming for the New York Mets offense. Already down two regulars to injury, the Mets lost a third to injury last night. Daniel Murphy, who moved to third base to fill in for the already injured David Wright, pulled his quad muscle and was forced...