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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...

Mets 101 Seven in Seven Series: Top New York Mets Prospects #5-Wilmer Flores
February 12th, 2014 at 6:35 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 York Mets (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...

Daniel Murphy Addresses Trade Rumors at Holiday Party
December 17th, 2013 at 5:38 PM
The New York Mets' holiday party seems to deliver more than just good tidings every year. For several years, the team's holiday party has had an impact on the team going forward. It isn't even the fact that several of the players who have dressed up as Santa Claus have...

Report: Daniel Murphy on Trading Block at Winter Meetings
December 8th, 2013 at 8:28 PM
It looks as if Ike Davis and Lucas Duda may not be the only players on the trade block for the New York Mets. General Manager Sandy Alderson held a press conference at the Winter Meetings in Orlando this evening, and made some comments implying that Eric Young Jr, displaced...

Mets 101 Player Review Series: IF Justin Turner
November 24th, 2013 at 11:07 AM
Now that the 2013 season has concluded for the New York Mets, we have taken a look at overall breakdowns for the offense, starting pitching, and bullpen this past season. We will now take a look at every player on the roster from A (David Aardsma) to Y (Eric Young...

Report: New York Mets Meet with Jay-Z About Robinson Cano
November 19th, 2013 at 11:59 AM
Given the tendency of New York Mets' General Manager Sandy Alderson for financial restraint, it appears as if the Mets will be conservative in the free agent market again this winter. The Mets, however, have been known to pull a rabbit or two out of their hat in the past,...

Mets 101 Player Review Series: Daniel Murphy
November 11th, 2013 at 8:52 PM
Now that the 2013 season has concluded for the New York Mets, we have taken a look at overall breakdowns for the offense, starting pitching, and bullpen this past season. We will now take a look at every player on the roster from A (David Aardsma) to Y (Eric Young...

New Met Dilson Herrera Amongst Organization’s Best Prospects
September 26th, 2013 at 9:48 AM
Now amongst the the New York Mets top prospects, Dilson Herrera was acquired on August 27, 2013 in a trade that sent John Buck and Marlon Byrd to the Pittsburgh Pirates. Ranked amongst the top-ten second base prospects in baseball prior to the season by MLB.com, the 19-year old figures...

Wilmer Flores Trying to Make His Mark with New York Mets
September 1st, 2013 at 8:55 AM
***PHOTO1*** The New York Mets made some headlines earlier this month when they promoted one of their top hitting prospects, third baseman Wilmer Flores, to the major leagues. Flores had torn up the Triple-A level all season with the Las Vegas 51's, batting .321 with 15 home runs and 86 RBI's...

New York Mets Trade John Buck and Marlon Byrd to Pittsburgh Pirates
August 27th, 2013 at 6:25 PM
The New York Mets finally made a trade. After opting to keep their veterans at the trade deadline last month, the Mets traded both Marlon Byrd and John Buck to the Pittsburgh Pirates this afternoon, ESPN New York's Adam Rubin reports. The Pirates claimed both players, meaning the Mets could...

Mets 101 Met of the Month: Daniel Murphy
June 4th, 2013 at 8:44 PM
For the New York Mets, May was certainly a rollercoaster ride, with the Amazins ultimately finishing at 12-15 for the month, leaving them in fourth place in the NL East. After winning four of their first six games in May, the ballclub endured a six-game losing streak, matching their own...

New York Mets 101 All-Star Memories – Ron Hunt (1964)
April 25th, 2013 at 11:57 PM
As the New York Mets and Citi Field prepare for the 2013 MLB All-Star Game, Mets 101 takes a look back the the best Met memories from the past 50 years. Today we begin the series in 1964, with the first and only All-Star Game to be held at Shea Stadium...

Daniel Murphy Avoids Arbitration: Mets 101 News and Notes
January 30th, 2013 at 6:41 PM
Spring training is nearly upon us and the New York Mets are beginning to put the finishing touches on their 2013 roster. After signing Shaun Marcum to fill the hole in their starting rotation, the team has been flirting with the idea of signing free agent outfielder Michael Bourn. There has...

Mets 101 Position Review Roundtable: Infield
October 30th, 2012 at 9:32 PM
The Mets infield likely will look pretty similar in 2013 and with good reason. Once Ike Davis got back on track offensively, they were a solid quartet, both in the field and at the plate. Ruben Tejada was a very productive replacement at shortstop, David Wright was phenomenal and now...

Jordany Valdespin Making a Push for More Playing Time
July 22nd, 2012 at 8:22 PM
The New York Mets have struggled mightily since the All Star Break, dropping seven of eight games to fall all the way back to .500. The team has been dealt some crippling blows in the form of injury (both Dillon Gee and Johan Santana are on the DL) and gut...

Mets 101 Progress Report: Daniel Murphy
July 1st, 2012 at 6:00 PM
Welcome back, welcome back, welcome back Daniel Murphy.  As of late Murph has looked like his old self.  After an extended home run drought, Murphy blasted his first three of the year last week.  Murphy also drove in five runs on Friday.  In addition to that, when looking at how...

Mets Release Carrasco, Recall Egbert and Option Carson
May 25th, 2012 at 3:09 PM
The Mets made a trio of pitching moves Friday afternoon, all affecting the bullpen. The Mets have recalled Rutgers product Jack Egbert from AAA Buffalo. The righty has appeared in 17 games for the Herd this season, going 2-3 with a 2.08 ERA. The 29-year old was claimed by the Mets off...

New York Mets 50th Anniversary: Top Second Basemen in Mets History
May 22nd, 2012 at 7:32 PM
To commemorate the New York Mets 50th anniversary in 2012, Mets 101 continues to take a look at the top Mets by position. Second base has always been a position of high turnover, with many Met squads employing stop-gap, veteran players for a season or two on the backend of their career. Especially In recent years, where players like Jose Valentin, Luis Castillo and Damion Easley were fixtures up...

New York Mets Recall Infielder Jordany Valdespin from Buffalo
April 23rd, 2012 at 12:28 PM
ESPN's Enrique Rojas is reporting via Twitter (@Enrique_Rojas1) that the Mets have recalled second baseman Jordany Valdespin from Buffalo for today's doubleheader.  In 17 games this season with the Bisons, Valdespin is hitting .276 with two home runs and seven RBI. This is his first call-up to the majors since turning pro in 2007 with the Dominican Summer League Mets, and the 24-year old has spent his...