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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...

Ex-Mets GM Omar Minaya Could Land in New York Yankees’ Front Office
October 15th, 2014 at 7:57 AM
The New York Yankees are discussing whether or not to add former New York Mets' General Manager Omar MInaya to their front office, Erik Boland of Newsday reports. Minaya previously served as the Mets' General Manager from 2005 until 2010, when he was fired for putting the Mets in a...

Mets Looking at Rotation Crunch Heading into 2015
October 14th, 2014 at 10:27 PM
With Matt Harvey pegged to return to the New York Mets rotation for Opening Day 2015, the Amazins are going to have to move a starter, with no fewer than six big league arms currently in the rotation. In addition to Harvey, Zack Wheeler, Jonathon Niese, Dillon Gee, Bartolo Colon...

New York Mets Will Move Fences in at Citi Field After World Series
October 14th, 2014 at 12:53 PM
The New York Mets had hinted earlier in the offseason that they were toying with moving the fences in at Citi FIeld. The Mets confirmed those plans today, according to Kristie Ackert of the New York Daily News. The Mets plan to begin construction on moving the walls in shortly...

Former New York Mets’ Coach Chip Hale Named Arizona Diamondbacks’ Manager
October 13th, 2014 at 12:26 PM
***PHOTO1*** A coach with New York Mets' ties has a new job description. Chip Hale, who was the Mets' third base coach in 2010 and 2011, has been named the new manager of the Arizona Diamondbacks according to multiple reports (including this one from ESPN). Hale was once considered for...

Kevin Long Could Be in Mix for Hitting Coach Job
October 11th, 2014 at 5:26 PM
The New York Mets are in need of a new batting coach after re-assigning Lamar Johnson and Luis Natera a few weeks ago. While some popular internal candidates include former Mets Bobby Abreu and Edgardo Alfonzo, the Mets could still look outside the organization to fill the role. One name...

Jeremy Hefner Will Undergo Second Tommy John Surgery
October 9th, 2014 at 12:50 PM
New York Mets' starting pitcher Jeremy Hefner underwent Tommy John Surgery in August of 2013, and was on track to return at the end of 2014. Hefner rehabbed throughout the 2014 season before getting injured again, and the news wasn't good. Hefner suffered a forearm fracture and re-tore his ulnar...

Who’s on the New York Mets Trading Block?
October 7th, 2014 at 10:34 PM
Coming off a sixth-straight losing season, the New York Mets will certainly be under a microscope this offseason as GM Sandy Alderson looks for ways to make the Amazins contenders again in the NL East. A stockpile of young starting pitching, a dearth of offensive talent, and a self-imposed salary...

Rafael Montero Will Throw in Winter League
October 5th, 2014 at 12:34 PM
The New York Mets have chosen to allow righty Rafael Montero to pitch winter ball in the Dominican Republic this year, ESPN New York's Adam Rubin reports. Montero will pitch for Escogido this winter, a club in Montero's home country, the Dominican Republic. Montero is expected to begin his winter...

Jenrry Mejia and Travis D’Arnaud Undergo Successful Surgeries
October 4th, 2014 at 1:55 PM
Two key players for the New York Mets in 2015 underwent surgery in the last week to get ready for next year. Catcher Travis d'Arnaud underwent surgery on Wednesday to remove bone spurs from his right elbow, while Jenrry Mejia went through a sports hernia surgery yesterday. Both surgeries were...

Wally Backman Won’t Join Big League Staff Next Season
October 4th, 2014 at 7:45 AM
The New York Mets have a vacancy on their coaching staff following the re-assignment of hitting coach Lamar Johnson. That vacancy won't be filled by Wally Backman, the popular former Met who currently manages the Triple-A Las Vegas 51's. Despite making an appearance with the club for their final nine...

Mets 101 Season in Review: Coaching Staff
October 2nd, 2014 at 11:26 PM
The New York Mets 2014 season is over, and as part of our offseason coverage we will take a look back at how the Mets performed in each phase of the game this past season. Over the next several days we will review the Mets' offense, starting pitching, and bullpen....