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Mets 101 Game Preview: New York Mets at Los Angeles Angels
April 12th, 2014 at 6:14 PM
After suffering a 5-4 extra inning loss last night, the New York Mets will look to bounce back. The Mets (4-6) will try to win the middle game of their three game set with the Los Angeles Angels tonight at 9:05 pm. The Mets will send lefty Jonathon Niese (0-1,...

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...

New York Mets ‘Underwhelmed’ by Ruben Tejada; May Explore Alternatives
February 25th, 2014 at 12:12 PM
When the New York Mets failed to add a new shortstop during the offseason, shortstop Ruben Tejada was expected to inherit the job. Tejada spent a large portion of the offseason at a team sponsored fitness camp to improve his conditioning, which was a problem last year when he showed up to...

New York Mets Expected to Bring Ike Davis to Spring Training
January 6th, 2014 at 11:28 AM
Much of General Manager Sandy Alderson's mission this winter has been to find a new home for first baseman Ike Davis. Davis, who is coming off a subpar season, has been shopped by the New York Mets for the last several weeks to little success. Given the dwindling days before spring...

New York Mets May Be Forced to Turn Back to Ruben Tejada at Shortstop Next Season
December 18th, 2013 at 7:05 PM
The New York Mets have made no secret of the fact that they are looking to upgrade at the shortstop position. After Ruben Tejada had a major regression in 2013, the Mets looked towards the free agent market in hopes of an upgrade. The Mets were interested in Jhonny Peralta before...

The Latest on the Ike Davis Market
December 16th, 2013 at 4:41 PM
Ike Davis trade rumors seem to be popping up every day for the New York Mets. The Mets have been actively shopping Davis throughout the winter, and seem to have at least some interest from several teams. The two teams who reportedly had the strongest interest in Davis were the...

New York Mets Come Away from Winter Meetings as Winners
December 13th, 2013 at 5:22 PM
Baseball's annual Winter Meetings have wrapped up at the Dolphin Hotel at Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando yesterday, and the New York Mets have to feel good about what they accomplished. The Mets entered the meetings fresh off completing their contract with outfielder Curtis Granderson, and walked out of...

Mets 101 News and Notes: 2013 Winter Meetings Edition, Day 2
December 10th, 2013 at 7:40 PM
The rumor mill is in full swing as the second day of the Winter Meetings is underway. The Mets have been active throughout the day, as rumors of new acquisitions and potential targets have circulated throughout the Twitterverse. Here at Mets 101, we will catch you up on all the...

New York Mets Figure to Be Busy at Winter Meetings
December 9th, 2013 at 4:02 PM
Baseball's Winter Meetings kicked off today at the Walt Disney Swan and Dolphin hotels in Orlando, Florida and there figures to be a flurry of activity. After some big dominoes fell in both free agency and the trade market last week. baseball executives will look to shape the rest of...

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...

Report: New York Mets May Trade Ike Davis or Lucas Duda at Winter Meetings
December 8th, 2013 at 1:16 PM
The New York Mets officially kicked off their offseason with a major splash on Friday, signing outfielder Curtis Granderson to a four year contract worth 60 million dollars. That puts the team in position to upgrade other areas of their roster at this week's Winter Meetings, which are set to kick...

Mets 101 Roundtable: 2014 Offseason Predictions
November 15th, 2013 at 10:30 PM
Now that the GM Meetings have concluded in Orlando, the real offseason work will begin for the New York Mets. With the team freeing up a boatload of cash in expiring contracts this winter, General Manager Sandy Alderson has his work cut out for him to improve his ballclub. With...

Report: Troy Tulowitzki and Giancarlo Stanton Likely Staying Put This Winter
November 4th, 2013 at 8:57 AM
Two of the most popular trade targets this winter appear to be Colorado Rockies' shortstop Troy Tulowitzki and Miami Marlins' outfielder Giancarlo Stanton. The two players appeared to be on the market for one reason: the team's finances. Tulowitzki signed a lucrative contract extension recently, and the Rockies were believed...

Jeff Wilpon: Only Four Players Locks for 2014
October 30th, 2013 at 1:54 PM
Many pundits and scribes have attempted to figure out the core players for the New York Mets. The list has varied over the course of the 2013 season, but the core (at least for 2014) has finally been identified by a key organization official. Jeff Wilpon, son of owner Fred...

Mets 101 Position Review Roundtable: Infield
October 26th, 2013 at 7:21 PM
As free agency approaches rapidly, the New York Mets will have a lot of work to do to improve their team. One area where the Mets should focus a significant amount of attention is their infield. The infield really only has one star player, third baseman David Wright, while second...

New York Mets Need to Show Fans Commitment to Spending Money This Winter
October 11th, 2013 at 8:54 AM
For nearly three years now, the New York Mets have circled 2014 on their calendar as their time to make a significant improvement to their roster. The Mets used the previous three seasons to improve their farm system, evaluate the current prospects in the system, and clear out burdensome contracts...

New York Mets Should Be Active in Trade Market This Winter
October 8th, 2013 at 11:35 AM
The New York Mets will have a lot of work to do if they plan on improving their team this winter. The Mets front office plans to spend money to upgrade the team's offense, and as such the Mets are expected to dive into the free agent market. While there...

Mets 101 Season in Review: Offense
October 1st, 2013 at 12:42 PM
Now that the 2013 season has concluded, Mets 101 will be taking a look at how the New York Mets performed in the 2013 season. Over the next three days we will look at how the offense, starting pitching, and bullpen performed over the course of the season. Today we...

New York Mets Have a Lot of Work to Do in 2014
September 17th, 2013 at 10:48 AM
With only two weeks left in the 2013 regular season, the New York Mets are not going to the playoffs. The team looked a whole lot more competitive a few weeks ago, but the last month of action has exposed some of the team's uglier flaws for all to see....

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...