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David Wright Planning to Begin Baseball Activities Tomorrow
April 26th, 2015 at 8:54 PM
The New York Mets got some good news on the injury front this evening. David Wright, who has been sidelined since April 15th with a strained right hamstring, is set to resume baseball activities tomorrow. The plan, according to manager Terry Collins, is for Wright to run and throw tomorrow...

Bobby Parnell Shut Down for Week with Forearm Soreness
April 25th, 2015 at 9:10 AM
Just like fellow reliever Vic Black, Bobby Parnell's rehab assignment has been temporarily halted. Parnell had his elbow examined after complaining of forearm soreness, ESPN New York's Adam Rubin reports. The exam came back clean, so right now the plan of action is to shut Parnell down for a week...

Dillon Gee Cleared Air with Terry Collins in Pre-Game Meeting
April 23rd, 2015 at 9:46 AM
Dillon Gee has been the subject of trade talks since last winter. The New York Mets essentially listened to any offer they could get for him, and Gee played the part of good soldier throughout the process. While it looked as if Gee received a rotation spot for good after...

Mets 101 Bio Blast: Hansel Robles
April 21st, 2015 at 11:06 AM
When Jerry Blevins went down with a forearm injury Sunday, the New York Mets knew they would need to add an arm to their bullpen. The top lefty in their system, Jack Leathersich, has pitched well to start the season. With two other lefties in the bullpen, however, the Mets...

New York Mets Will Add Kevin Plawecki and Hansel Robles to Roster
April 19th, 2015 at 5:47 PM
With Jerry Blevins and Travis d'Arnaud staring at extended absences, the New York Mets already have chosen the first fill ins. After their win over the Miami Marlins, Mets' General Manager Sandy Alderson spoke to reporters and revealed that Kevin Plawecki and Hansel Robles will be added to the roster...

Vic Black Could Be Back Within a Week
April 19th, 2015 at 7:54 AM
The New York Mets' bullpen, which has already performed well in the early going, may be about to get some reinforcements. Vic Black, who has been sidelined since the middle of spring training with a shoulder issue, is currently out on rehab. ESPN New York's Adam Rubin is reporting that...

New York Mets Planning on Using Six Man Rotation at Least Once
April 18th, 2015 at 8:01 AM
When the New York Mets recalled Danny Muno from the minor leagues, many expected reliever Erik Goeddel to be sent back to the Las Vegas 51's. It came as a bit of a surprise, however, when Rafael Montero was demoted instead. Montero had been working as a middle reliever in...

Settling Bullpen Roles Key to New York Mets’ Season
April 17th, 2015 at 3:43 PM
The New York Mets' bullpen looks a lot different now than it did just two months ago when pitchers and catchers reported to spring training. Its top lefty reliever, Josh Edgin, is out for the season with Tommy John surgery. Bobby Parnell and Vic Black, two relievers who figured to...

New York Mets Will Need Lucas Duda to Keep Hitting with David Wright Out
April 16th, 2015 at 9:59 AM
One of the New York Mets' hottest hitters at the start of the season has been first baseman Lucas Duda. Entering Wednesday night's game with the Philadelphia Phillies, Duda was hitting .345 to lead the team. Duda also has driven in five runs even though he has yet to homer,...

Report: Nothing Guaranteed for Jenrry Mejia After Steroid Suspension
April 14th, 2015 at 1:47 PM
The New York Mets had a bomb dropped on them over the weekend when Major League Baseball announced that Jenrry Mejia was suspended for 80 games due to a positive steroid test. Mejia, who was already on the disabled list with an elbow problem, was originally supposed to be sidelined...

Minor League Mondays: Steven Matz Starts at Top of Las Vegas Rotation
April 13th, 2015 at 8:32 PM
The New York Mets have gained a reputation around baseball for their collection of talented young pitchers. While a few of them have graduated to the big leagues, a bunch more remain in the minor leagues as they continue to develop. One guy who has developed rather quickly over the...

Jenrry Mejia Suspended 80 Games for Positive PED Test
April 11th, 2015 at 6:24 PM
The New York Mets' bullpen situation went from bad to worse thanks to a drug test. Prior to tonight's contest with the Atlanta Braves, Major League Baseball announced that Mets' closer Jenrry Mejia has been suspended for 80 games without pay. The suspension is due to a positive test for...

Lucas Duda Will Get a Day Off in Atlanta
April 10th, 2015 at 8:23 AM
The new lineup for the New York Mets has proven to be successful so far, helping the Mets take two out of three against the Washington Nationals. The lineup will get its first temporary tweak sometime in the next two days. Manager Terry Collins told reporters that Lucas Duda will...

New York Mets Get Good News About Jenrry Mejia
April 7th, 2015 at 3:28 PM
It appears as if the New York Mets dodged a bullet with closer Jenrry Mejia. Mejia couldn't get loose in yesterday's game with the Washington Nationals and complained of elbow pain, leading to an MRI today. The MRI results revealed only that Mejia had elbow inflammation, Mike Puma of the...

Jenrry Mejia Will Undergo MRI on Elbow
April 7th, 2015 at 11:31 AM
While the New York Mets picked up an Opening Day win over the Washington Nationals yesterday, this is the second straight year the Mets have left their first game with a huge question mark in the back of the bullpen. Jenrry Mejia couldn't get loose in yesterday's game, reporting that...

New York Mets, Lucas Duda Shelve Contract Talks for Now
April 6th, 2015 at 9:15 AM
The New York Mets and Lucas Duda were unable to reach agreement on a long term extension before the season began. As a result, both sides have chosen to shelve the talks for now, ESPN New York's Adam Rubin reports. The talks were halted so that Duda could focus on...

New York Mets Finalize Opening Day Roster
April 4th, 2015 at 4:52 PM
The New York Mets finalized their Opening Day roster on Saturday afternoon, and it featured few surprises. During their final exhibition game against the Texas Rangers, the Mets announced their final cuts. ESPN New York's Adam Rubin is reporting that infielders Matt Reynolds, Danny Muno, and Eric Campbell, pitchers Zack...

New York Mets Considering Eight Man Bullpen
April 4th, 2015 at 9:07 AM
The New York Mets are in Texas for their final exhibition game of the spring today, and there are still a few questions left about the Opening Day roster. The biggest area that needs to be addressed is the construction of the bullpen, which was shaken up this week by...

Matt Harvey Will Be Handled with Care in April Starts
April 3rd, 2015 at 6:39 AM
Matt Harvey looked like a guy ready to burst into action this spring. After tossing another four scoreless innings in his final spring tuneup, Harvey finished the spring season with a tidy ERA of 1.17. Harvey has also displayed impeccable control, walking only one batter in 22 spring training innings...

Daniel Murphy Could Be Ready for Opening Day
April 2nd, 2015 at 8:29 AM
In a surprising turn of events, it appears that Daniel Murphy might be ready to go on Opening Day after all. Kristie Ackert of the New York Daily News is reporting that the Mets believe Murphy will be ready to go on Opening Day. If Murphy can't go, the Mets...