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Reviewing Dilson Herrera’s First Week in the Majors
September 4th, 2014 at 3:32 PM
New York Mets' second baseman Dilson Herrera's major league debut was highly anticipated. The Mets recalled Herrera after placing second baseman Daniel Murphy on the disabled list August 28th, and he made his major league debut the very next night. Herrera has had a wild week, but he has shown...

Daniel Murphy Could Lead National League in Hits for 2014 Season
August 10th, 2014 at 1:50 PM
The New York Mets don't usually have offensive players lead the league in many categories. The Mets have been known as a pitching rich franchise since they were established in 1962, and that pitching has helped them win two World Series titles. The Mets' last offensive league leader of note...

Mets 101 First Half MVP: Daniel Murphy
July 16th, 2014 at 11:40 AM
The New York Mets have had an interesting first half to say the least. The Mets came out of the gates strong in April, struggled mightily in May and June, but appeared to find their way right before the All Star Break. While the Mets dealt with injuries and inconsistent...

What Does Daniel Murphy’s All-Star Selection Mean for His Mets Future?
July 13th, 2014 at 8:33 PM
When Daniel Murphy was named to his first MLB All-Star team this past week, it marked a high point in a season that has been a bit tumultuous away from the field for the Mets second baseman. From public criticism for missing Opening Day while on paternity leave, to rampant...

Daniel Murphy Sole Representative for New York Mets at All Star Game
July 6th, 2014 at 8:00 PM
The 2014 All Star Game rosters were announced tonight, and the New York Mets will have only one player representing them. This year's game, which will be played at Minnesota's Target Field on July 15th, In a somewhat surprising turn of events, the Mets' lone All Star representative will be...

New York Mets Have Few Candidates for All Star Team
May 30th, 2014 at 12:23 PM
Major League Baseball released the first round of voting results for the 2014 All Star Game this week. There were very few New York Mets anywhere to be found on the ballots. Third baseman David Wright was the only Mets player to rank in the top five vote getters (or...

Has Daniel Murphy Earned an Extension from the Mets?
May 8th, 2014 at 11:38 PM
Following the 2014 season, longtime Mets infielder Daniel Murphy will once again be arbitration eligible and in need of a new contract heading into his seventh MLB season. One of the steadiest Mets in the lineup over the past few seasons, "Murph" has been an excellent number 2 hitter, setting...

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...