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Bobby Parnell to Miss Remainder of Season and Undergo Tommy John Surgery
April 7th, 2014 at 10:40 AM
In a piece of news that wasn't entirely unexpected, the New York Mets announced last night that relief pitcher Bobby Parnell will undergo Tommy John surgery. Parnell, who had one ineffective outing on Opening Day, underwent an MRI earlier in the week that revealed he had a partially torn medial...

Lucas Duda Has Opportunity to Seize First Base Job for Good
April 5th, 2014 at 9:56 PM
When the New York Mets named Lucas Duda their starting first baseman, there was a collective groan from fans and pundits alike. While neither Duda or his competition, Ike Davis, was going to be a popular choice, some felt that Duda was being shoehorned into the position despite defensive deficiencies....

WFAN Hosts Criticize Daniel Murphy for Paternity Leave
April 3rd, 2014 at 9:41 PM
Daniel Murphy rejoined the New York Mets today after missing two games for paternity leave. Murphy's wife gave birth to their first child, a boy named Noah, on Monday. Murphy missed the Mets' first two games of the 2014 season, both resulting in Mets' losses. While no one can blame...

New York Mets to Add Kyle Farnsworth and Wilmer Flores Wednesday
April 1st, 2014 at 1:50 PM
The New York Mets announced that they will be adding a pair of players to their roster on Wednesday. The Mets will promote Kyle Farnsworth from Triple-A Las Vegas to replace Bobby Parnell on the roster. Farnsworth will likely become the Mets' primary set up man as Jose Valverde assumes...

Bobby Parnell Has Partial MCL Tear in Pitching Elbow
April 1st, 2014 at 12:39 PM
One of the more concerning aspects of yesterday's loss for the New York Mets was the performance of closer Bobby Parnell. Parnell struggled while blowing a save in a 9-7 Mets loss, and his velocity was down as well. The loss of velocity and lack of movement on some pitches...

New York Mets Add Bobby Abreu on Minor League Deal
April 1st, 2014 at 10:28 AM
The New York Mets caught lightning in a bottle last season when they added Marlon Byrd on a minor league deal. Byrd, who is now with the Philadelphia Phillies, made the team out of camp and had a career year while essentially becoming the Mets' cleanup hitter. The Mets are...

Mets 101 2014 Season Preview Roundtable
March 30th, 2014 at 4:54 PM
With the 2014 regular season set to kick off tomorrow afternoon, the New York Mets are facing an interesting year. 2014 was eyed by the Mets as a year to move back towards contention after three years of rebuilding under general manager Sandy Alderson's watch. The Mets certainly made a few...

New York Mets Name Jenrry Mejia Fifth Starter
March 29th, 2014 at 9:14 PM
In what can only be described as a comeback, Jenrry Mejia has earned himself a spot on the New York Mets' Opening Day roster. In spite of yielding ground to Daisuke Matsuzaka early in camp, Mejia will be the team's fifth starter. That news was reported by Mets GM Sandy Alderson...

Mets Add Reliever Jose Valverde to 40-Man Roster
March 27th, 2014 at 12:49 AM
The New York Mets announced Wednesday that they have added veteran relief pitcher Jose Valverde to the 40-man roster, indicating he'll make the 2014 Opening Day roster. Valverde, 36, was signed to a minor league deal in February and has made the most of his camp invite, going 1-0 with...

Vic Black Will Start Season in Minors
March 26th, 2014 at 12:21 PM
Vic Black's rough spring has come back to haunt him. Black entered the spring as the favorite to land the setup job behind closer Bobby Parnell, but he got roughed up to the tune of a 5.79 ERA. Black allowed 13 hits and 10 walks in 9.1 innings. In what...

Dillon Gee Officially Named Opening Day Starter for New York Mets
March 25th, 2014 at 12:40 PM
The New York Mets confirmed what everyone was expecting yesterday. Manager Terry Collins told reporters that Dillon Gee would be the team's Opening Day starter, filling in for the injured Jonathon Niese. This will be the first Opening Day assignment in Gee's career, and it will be a well deserved...

New York Mets Won’t Name Fifth Starter Until Weekend
March 25th, 2014 at 12:27 PM
The New York Mets were expected to announce their fifth starter today, when Daisuke Matsuzaka was due a $100,000 dollar retention bonus to prevent him from opting out his contract. Matsuzaka had been the favorite to win the fifth starter's job, and a strong performance yesterday seemed to clinch the deal...

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...

Kyle Farnsworth Opts Out of Contract
March 24th, 2014 at 12:15 AM
A few days ago, we broke down the bullpen competition for the New York Mets. One man who figured to be losing his battle for a roster spot was Kyle Farnsworth. Farnsworth was competing with Jose Valverde to fill LaTroy Hawkins' role as primary setup man for closer Bobby Parnell...

New York Mets Split Final Split Squad Games of Spring
March 23rd, 2014 at 6:18 PM
One of the unique quirks of spring training is the split squad game. The split squads allow major league teams to split their teams in half, giving them the opportunity to create more at bats and innings for players fighting to make the roster to show what they can do....

Ike Davis and Lucas Duda Return in 9-1 Victory for New York Mets
March 21st, 2014 at 5:44 PM
The expected first base battle for the New York Mets was slowed this spring due to injury. Prior to Friday's game, Ike Davis and Lucas Duda had totaled 13 combined at bats while battling injuries. Duda had missed time with a hamstring injury, while Davis dealt with a calf issue....

Dillon Gee Could Be Named New York Mets’ Opening Day Starter
March 20th, 2014 at 12:15 PM
When Matt Harvey tweeted last fall that he planned on being the team's Opening Day starter, it was met with skepticism since he would likely have to undergo Tommy John surgery. While Harvey did undergo surgery later on, the Mets still needed to find a new Opening Day starter. Jonathon...

New York Mets’ Bullpen Starting to Take Shape
March 19th, 2014 at 3:44 PM
One hallmark of Sandy Alderson's tenure as New York Mets general manager has been to avoid overspending for bullpen help. After a couple of big signings for the unit blew up in his face in 2012, Alderson cut back his spending last season and produced one of the more efficient...

Jonathon Niese Likely to Open Season on Disabled List
March 17th, 2014 at 6:24 PM
Jonathon Niese's spring training has been slowed to a crawl by injuries. Niese underwent an MRI early in the spring after complaining of a dead arm, but after things checked out Niese started pitching again. Niese was ineffective in several spring starts before being undergoing another exam on his elbow....

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...