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Report: New York Mets Planning to Stick with Six Man Rotation Through August
May 27th, 2015 at 6:29 PM
After much hubbub, the New York Mets will finally start their six man rotation next week. Dillon Gee will make one more minor league start this week before re-entering the rotation in San Diego on Tuesday. While many assumed the six man rotation would be a temporary fix until someone...

New York Mets Need to Figure Out Contingency Plan for David Wright
May 26th, 2015 at 12:33 PM
The New York Mets received bad news over the weekend as third baseman David Wright was officially diagnosed with spinal stenosis. The diagnosis terrified Mets' fans, who recalled that former Met Lenny Dykstra was forced to retire at age 35 with the same condition. Wright, 32, now will have to...

Minor League Mondays: Duane Below Tosses Back to Back Complete Games
May 26th, 2015 at 12:35 AM
***PHOTO1*** The New York Mets have been lauded throughout baseball for their incredible pitching depth. The big names have garnered the most hype, like Matt Harvey, Jacob deGrom, and the recently promoted Noah Syndergaard. The key to that depth, however, is having an arsenal of arms in the minor leagues...

New York Mets Planning on Use of Six Man Rotation
May 24th, 2015 at 10:30 AM
Noah Syndergaard pitched very well Friday night, and after the game New York Mets' manager Terry Collins declared Syndergaard was going nowhere. That raised some questions as to what the Mets would do with Dillon Gee, who is ready to be activated from the disabled list. Gee had pitched very...

David Wright Shut Down After Spinal Stenosis Diagnosis
May 23rd, 2015 at 6:04 PM
The David Wright comeback has hit another road bump. Just one day after Wright took batting practice for the first time in weeks, the New York Mets announced that Wright has been shut down for a week. The issue remains with his back, and ESPN New York's Adam Rubin is...

David Wright Takes Batting Practice Friday
May 23rd, 2015 at 8:25 AM
David Wright took a huge step forward towards returning to the New York Mets' lineup on Friday. After resuming baseball activities earlier in the week, Wright's next step was to swing a bat. Wright did that on Friday, when he took batting practice for the first time since being shut...

Noah Syndergaard Can Make Life Difficult for New York Mets with Strong Start Tonight
May 22nd, 2015 at 9:05 AM
Noah Syndergaard has looked impressive for the New York Mets. Since being called up two weeks ago, Syndergaard has looked impressive. In his first start against the Chicago Cubs, Syndergaard cruised through five innings before falling apart in the sixth. Syndergaard fixed that in his second outing against the Milwaukee...

Travis D’Arnaud, David Wright Move Closer to Returns
May 19th, 2015 at 12:03 PM
The New York Mets have held on to first place in the National League East for over a month now. The feat is more impressive when you factor in that they are missing two key bats in their everyday lineup. Third baseman David Wright has been out of action since...

Minor League Mondays: Knee Injury Slows Brandon Nimmo’s Season
May 18th, 2015 at 8:47 AM
While several of Sandy Alderson's draftees have made their major league debuts this season, his first draft pick still hasn't gotten there. To be fair, Brandon Nimmo has needed a long developmental period. Nimmo never played high school baseball, so it has taken him a while, but he finally broke...

Report: New York Mets Weighing Daniel Murphy Trade Before Matt Reynolds Promotion
May 17th, 2015 at 9:24 AM
The New York Mets have been weighing their options to improve their defense at shortstop. Wilmer Flores' offense has been fine thus far as he leads the team in homers (6), including a key grand slam last night. Defense, however, has been another story. Flores leads all shortstops with nine...

Bobby Parnell and Vic Black Moving Rehab to Las Vegas
May 14th, 2015 at 8:42 AM
The New York Mets could use some reinforcements in the bullpen. The unit has struggled of late, particularly in the middle innings. While the bullpen's 2.67 ERA is strong, they have benefitted from being hidden by strong starting pitching. The group has pitched the fewest innings in the major leagues...

Alex Torres’ Control is a Big Problem for New York Mets
May 13th, 2015 at 12:00 PM
When Jerry Blevins went down with a broken forearm, the New York Mets turned to Alex Torres for an expanded role. Torres struggled early in the season with his control, but he appeared to right the ship. Despite a low ERA (3.18) through his first 16 appearances, Torres has a...

Jacob DeGrom is Struggling with His Command
May 12th, 2015 at 10:22 AM
Jacob deGrom struggled with his command last night, getting lit up by the Chicago Cubs early. Fastball location was a big problem for deGrom, as his fastball stayed up in the zone for much of the night. The Cubs made him pay for it early as Kris Bryant and Anthony...

Minor League Mondays: Matt Reynolds Waiting His Turn for Big League Opportunity
May 11th, 2015 at 10:06 AM
The Las Vegas 51's have quite a collection of talent. Despite having the New York Mets constantly mine the team for reinforcements at the big league level, the 51's ripped off a 15 game winning streak. Despite losing top prospects Kevin Plawecki, Dilson Herrera, and Noah Syndergaard to the big...

Dillon Gee Placed on Disabled List, Noah Syndergaard Tapped to Fill In
May 8th, 2015 at 7:23 PM
The buzz around top prospect Noah Syndergaard has reached a fever pitch this week. Syndergaard has been dominating Triple-A hitters this season, but with a full rotation it appeared his debut would have to wait. That has suddenly changed thanks to a groin injury for Dillon Gee. Gee told the...

David Wright Shut Down with Lower Back Pain
May 8th, 2015 at 2:15 PM
The good news for the New York Mets is that David Wright's hamstring is feeling much better. The bad news, however, is that Wright is still nowhere close to a return thanks to a new injury. The Mets confirmed that Wright was examined at the New York Hospital for Special...

Report: Noah Syndergaard Next in Line for Spot Start Duty
May 7th, 2015 at 8:53 PM
New York Mets' prospect Noah Syndergaard has been on fire. Syndergaard was named the Pacific Coast League co-player of the week last week, and is pitching to a sub 2.00 ERA in the hitter friendly PCL. The strong performance has been noticed by Mets' officials, and it could be a...

Report: Terry Collins Unsure Where Kevin Plawecki Fits After Travis D’Arnaud’s Return
May 7th, 2015 at 4:40 PM
The New York Mets have a good problem on their hands. After some early struggles, catcher Travis d'Arnaud started to show off some of his promise in the second half of last season. d'Arnaud looked like he was going to break through in the early portion of this season before...

Dilson Herrera Could Make Things Interesting for New York Mets
May 7th, 2015 at 1:34 PM
With Eric Campbell struggling at the end of last week, the New York Mets called up top prospect Dilson Herrera in hopes of boosting the offense. Herrera, who made his major league debut last season, has been playing second base while Daniel Murphy slid over to third in place of...

Wilmer Flores’ Defense Becoming an Issue for New York Mets
May 6th, 2015 at 11:45 AM
The biggest offensive question mark for the New York Mets entering the season was at shortstop. The Mets declined on many opportunities to upgrade the position in the offseason, instead choosing to roll with Wilmer Flores. While Flores' bat has been potent throughout his minor league career, his defense has...