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New York Mets Looking for Second Lefty in Bullpen
November 20th, 2014 at 1:09 PM
One of the more under-reported stories of the 2014 season was the improvement of the New York Mets' bullpen. The unit, which was one of baseball's worst for years, made a dramatic turnaround and ranked inside the top ten in ERA as a group. While a lot of that success...

New York Mets Announce New Dimensions for Citi Field
November 18th, 2014 at 5:57 PM
The New York Mets announced early in the fall that they were planning to modify the dimensions of Citi Field. The dimensional changes were designed to make the park a little more hitter friendly, but still keep Citi as a pitcher's park. Work began shortly after the season ended, and...

Sandy Alderson Wants Matt Harvey to Be Available in September for Mets
November 18th, 2014 at 1:30 PM
Matt Harvey will be back with the New York Mets next season. The big question the Mets have to figure out, though, is how to deal with his innings limits. Reports last week indicated that the Mets were discussing options on how to protect Harvey from re-injury by imposing an...

New York Mets Will Scout Cuban Shortstop Yoan Moncada
November 14th, 2014 at 5:48 AM
The New York Mets sent a contingent to scout Cuban shortstop Yoan Moncada, Ben Badler of Baseball America is reporting. Moncada, 19, is the latest Cuban defector to audition for a job with a major league team. Badler's report describes Moncada, who is 6 feet tall and weighs 200 pounds,...

Mets Sign Outfielder Alex Castellanos to Minor League Deal
November 11th, 2014 at 10:46 PM
The New York Mets announced Tuesday that they have signed free agent outfielder Alex Castellanos to a minor league contract. The deal also includes an invite to spring training as the 28-year old looks to get back to the majors for the first time since 2013. ***PHOTO1*** In 24 career big league...

New York Mets Add Catcher Johnny Monell on Minor League Deal
November 7th, 2014 at 2:17 PM
The New York Mets made their first free agent transaction of 2014 yesterday, although it was at the minor league level. The Mets signed 28 year old catcher Johnny Monell to a minor league contract, NBCSports.com reports. Monell tweeted the news on his personal Twitter account. His deal also includes...

New York Mets Turn Free Agent Attention to Outfielder Michael Morse
November 5th, 2014 at 1:28 PM
With Michael Cuddyer getting a qualifying offer from the Colorado Rockies, the New York Mets have all but dropped out of the running for his services. The Mets aren't keen on surrendering a draft pick for a free agent hitter in this class, likely taking them out of the mix...

Juan Lagares Wins Gold Glove Award
November 4th, 2014 at 10:11 PM
In an outcome that was expected, but still exciting, New York Mets' center fielder Juan Lagares won his first career Gold Glove Award. Lagares beat out Cincinnati Reds' CF Billy Hamilton and Washington Nationals' CF Denard Span to take home the award for the NL's top defensive center fielder. Lagares...

Lucas Duda to Participate in MLB All Star Series in Japan
November 2nd, 2014 at 4:59 PM
Lucas Duda has been chosen to participate in an MLB All Star Series in Japan, according to an announcement by the New York Mets' Twitter handle. Duda will participate as a member of a team of MLB All Stars that will play a five game series in Japan against the...

New York Mets Add Bobby Parnell and Matt Harvey Back to 40 Man Roster
November 1st, 2014 at 10:54 AM
Now that the World Series is over, the offseason is officially underway. The first order of business for the New York Mets was to add injured players Bobby Parnell and Matt Harvey back to the 40 man roster. Once a season ends, players from the 60 day disabled list must...

Daisuke Matsuzaka Has Big Offer from Japanese Team
October 31st, 2014 at 10:02 PM
The New York Mets have only one major league free agent this winter: pitcher Daisuke Matsuzaka. Matsuzaka performed well for the Mets in 2014, but hinted he was open to returning to Japan as a starter. That appears to be a viable option for Dice-K, who has a large offer...

Citi Field Dimensions Will Become More Symmetrical
October 29th, 2014 at 12:47 PM
The construction on Citi Field's new outfield walls is well underway, with the new dimensions aimed at boosting offense for some of the New York Mets' best hitters. Both David Wright and Curtis Granderson suffered hitting at home last season as a lot of fly balls died in the cavernous...

Juan Lagares Named Finalist for National League Gold Glove Award
October 25th, 2014 at 8:24 AM
Juan Lagares is known throughout baseball for his outstanding defense, and he may get recognized for his sterling glove in baseball's awards season. Lagares was named as a finalist for the National League's Gold Glove Award in center field, and he has a one in three shot to get the...

Mets Hire Hitting Coach Kevin Long
October 24th, 2014 at 12:14 AM
The New York Mets announced Thursday that they have hired Kevin Long as their new hitting coach for the 2015 season. Let go by the cross-town rival New York Yankees earlier this month after spending seven seasons in the same position for the Bombers. As we mentioned earlier today, Long...

New York Mets Interview Kevin Long for Hitting Coach Vacancy
October 23rd, 2014 at 6:00 PM
The New York Mets have interviewed their first candidate for their vacant hitting coach position, and it is a familiar name to New Yorkers. The Mets have expressed interest in hiring former Yankees batting coach Kevin Long to fill the same position in Queens, CBS New York's website is reporting....

Mets 101 Player Review Series: Jeurys Familia
October 21st, 2014 at 8:19 PM
Now that the 2014 season has concluded for the New York Mets, we have already taken a look at overall breakdowns for the offense, starting pitching, and bullpen. We will now take a look at every player on the active roster from A (Bobby Abreu) to Y (Eric Young Jr)...

New York Mets and New York Yankees Will Play in Spring Training
October 21st, 2014 at 12:15 PM
,The New York Mets and New York Yankees will square off at the end of spring training next season in something of a rare spectacle. The news was revealed when the Yankees released their spring training schedule yesterday, a schedule that featured two dates against the Mets. The Yankees...

Jacob DeGrom Named Sporting News’ National League Rookie of the Year
October 20th, 2014 at 12:19 PM
Jacob deGrom is currently the favorite for baseball's Rookie of the Year Award in the National League. While the results for that award aren't revealed until the middle of November, deGrom can make room on his mantle for another piece of hardware. deGrom was named the Sporting News' National League...

Houston Astros Hire Ex-Mets Batting Coach Dave Hudgens
October 19th, 2014 at 7:00 PM
The only coaching casualty of the 2014 season came in May for the New York Mets, when hitting coach Dave Hudgens was fired. Hudgens didn't take his firing well, going on a media campaign and blasting the team for not giving GM Sandy Alderson enough money to work with. In...

New York Mets Reach Out to Dave Magadan About Hitting Coach Vacancy
October 16th, 2014 at 12:41 PM
***PHOTO1*** The New York Mets will certainly be thorough in their search for a new batting coach. Early candidates included former Mets Bobby Abreu and Edgardo Alfonzo, while reports late last week have indicated that the Mets have reached out to former New York Yankees' hitting coach Kevin Long. The...