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Matt Harvey Deletes Twitter Account After Photo Controversy
April 22nd, 2014 at 3:48 PM
There are certain athletes who capture the New York spotlight after they arrive on the scene. The tabloid headlines seemed to follow star athletes such as Joe Namath and Derek Jeter in their primes, and New York Mets' pitcher Matt Harvey appears to be heading towards that class. Harvey, whose...

Jenrry Mejia Quietly Becoming Most Valuable Member of New York Mets’ Rotation
April 22nd, 2014 at 9:58 AM
Back in spring training, there was a good chance Jenrry Mejia was not going to make the Opening Day roster. Mejia was locked in a three way battle with Daisuke Matsuzaka and John Lannan for the final spot in the New York Mets' starting rotation. Given Manager Terry Collins' preference...

Minor League Mondays: Noah Syndergaard Update
April 14th, 2014 at 7:54 PM
This week, Mets 101 takes a look at top Mets pitching prospect Noah Syndergaard, as part of our weekly series "Minor League Mondays." The towering righty hurler is looking to build on an impressive 2013 season, his first year in the Mets organization, that included stops in St. Lucie (A)...

New York Mets’ Pitching Staff Giving up Home Runs at Alarming Rate
April 14th, 2014 at 11:54 AM
***PHOTO1*** One of the lowlights of yesterday's 14-2 loss to the Los Angeles Angels was the number of home runs the New York Mets' pitching staff allowed. Starter Bartolo Colon surrendered four home runs on the day, including three consecutive homers in the first inning. Reliever John Lannan gave up the...

Mets 101 Minor League Mondays: Rafael Montero Gets Off to a Good Start
April 7th, 2014 at 2:43 PM
Throughout the 2014 season, Mets 101 will be sure to keep our readers up to date on the progress of some of the top prospects for the New York Mets. On Mondays, our Minor League Mondays column will spotlight a key prospect or affiliate and catch you up on what...

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...

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...

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....

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...

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....

John Lannan Makes Final Start of Spring in 6-4 Loss to St. Louis Cardinals
March 12th, 2014 at 5:10 PM
The battle for the final spot in the New York Mets' starting rotation looked to be a three man competition between Jenrry Mejia, John Lannan, and Daisuke Matsuzaka. The battle has taken an interesting twist, however, given the Mets' first round of cuts in the bullpen. The Mets re-assigned four...

New York Mets Get Strong Outing from Zack Wheeler in Sping Win Over Atlanta Braves
March 9th, 2014 at 6:22 PM
New York Mets' pitcher Zack Wheeler certainly isn't shy in confidence. Wheeler told reporters when he arrived at spring training that he was aiming to be the team's Opening Day starter. Even though the Mets are very unlikely to give Wheeler a shot at the Opening Day gig, he will...

Terry Collins: Daisuke Matsuzaka and John Lannan Front Runners for Final Rotation Spot
March 2nd, 2014 at 7:05 PM
One of the more intriguing spring training camp battles has been the battle for the fifth starter's spot. The New York Mets have at least five pitchers competing for that spot in camp, and each of them has their own merits towards winning the job. Manager Terry Collins made his...

Jonathon Niese Sent to New York for MRI on Left Shoulder
February 26th, 2014 at 4:35 PM
The New York Mets have been unlucky with injuries over the last several seasons. The Mets have seen far too many players go down with injuries, including losing starting pitcher Jonathon Niese last season due to a partially torn rotator cuff. Niese did not undergo surgery and was able to...

Mets 101 Camp Battle Series: Fifth Starter
February 26th, 2014 at 12:09 PM
This week at Mets 101, we are going to give you a look at some of the most important positional battles at training camp this season. While the New York Mets did upgrade their team by adding key free agents like Curtis Granderson and Bartolo Colon, they didn't find a true answer...

Matt Harvey Throws for First Time Since Tommy John Surgery
February 22nd, 2014 at 4:00 PM
Matt Harvey's recovery from Tommy John surgery will be one of the biggest off the field storylines for the New York Mets this season. Even though the Mets tend to be low key with their injury updates, it will be difficult for them to keep the media's eyes off the...

Matt Harvey Cleared to Begin Throwing Program
February 20th, 2014 at 1:43 PM
Matt Harvey has been aggressive with his rehab from Tommy John Surgery. Harvey, who boldly proclaimed a few weeks ago that he wanted to pitch at the end of the 2014 season, has done everything in his power to meet that goal. Harvey had surgery back in October, and he...

Mets 101 Seven in Seven Series: Top New York Mets Prospects #1-Noah Syndergaard
February 17th, 2014 at 12:39 PM
Mets 101's Seven in Seven series returns in time for 2014. Each week, the Mets 101 staff will begin a countdown of something related to the New YorkMets (i.e. best third baseman, worst defeat, etc.). We will begin our countdown from number seven and work our way to number one over the course...

Mets 101 Seven in Seven Series: Best Bargains #1 – R.A. Dickey
January 30th, 2014 at 9:24 PM
Mets 101's Seven in Seven series returns in 2014 as our gift to you. Each week, the Mets 101 staff will begin a countdown of something related to the New York Mets ( i.e. best third baseman, worst defeat, etc.). We will begin our countdown on Tuesdays with the number...