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Minor League Mondays: Michael Conforto is Demolishing Single-A Pitching
April 27th, 2015 at 12:29 PM
The New York Mets are finally starting to see some of their young hitters catch up to the talented pitchers in their farm system. Catcher Kevin Plawecki made his major league debut this past week in place of the injured Travis d'Arnaud. The most talented hitter the Mets have, however,...

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...

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...

New York Mets Extend Player Development Contract with Binghamton
April 8th, 2015 at 1:55 PM
The New York Mets announced on Tuesday that they are extending their player development contract with the Binghamton Mets. The B-Mets, the franchise's AA affiliate, had a deal that was set to expire after the 2016 season. The new four year deal with keep the Mets' AA team in Binghamton...

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...

Bobby Parnell Continues Rehab in Minor League Game
March 26th, 2015 at 9:29 AM
Bobby Parnell has often been the forgotten man in the New York Mets' bullpen. Just over a year ago, Parnell appeared to be firmly entrenched as the Mets' closer of the future. That lasted until Opening Day, when a poor outing and mysterious velocity dip led the Mets to send...

New York Mets Assign Three Players to Minor League Camp
March 14th, 2015 at 6:51 PM
***PHOTO1*** The New York Mets made their first round of cuts Friday afternoon by assigning three players to minor league camp. There were no real surprises in the group, which saw OF Brandon Nimmo, SS Gavin Cecchini, and C Xorge Carillo re-assigned. Cecchini and Nimmo are notable names as they...

Noah Syndergaard Motivated by Snub at End of 2014 Season
February 26th, 2015 at 5:58 PM
Noah Syndergaard entered last season as the New York Mets' top pitching prospect. Almost every pundit expected Syndergaard to make his major league debut during the 2014 season, but after struggling with Triple-A Las Vegas the Mets passed on a promotion. The snub came as a bit of a surprise...

New York Mets Have Seven Prospects on Baseball America’s Top 100 List
February 20th, 2015 at 5:30 PM
The New York Mets' farm system is very well regarded throughout the game. A lot of the team's best players, such as Matt Harvey and Jacob deGrom, are products of that farm system. Thanks to GM Sandy Alderson's choices to hold onto his collection of talented youngsters instead of overpaying...

New York Mets’ Prospect Suspended 80 Games for Steroid Use
February 11th, 2015 at 8:54 AM
Major League Baseball has announced an 80 game suspension for New York Mets' minor league prospect Tim Peterson. Peterson, who is currently affiliated with the Single A Port St. Lucie Mets, tested positive for a metabolite of Trenbolone. Trenbolone is a banned substance under the Minor League Drug Prevention and...

New York Mets Add Lefty Duane Below on Minor League Deal
February 7th, 2015 at 4:54 PM
The New York Mets made another minor league move today, adding lefty pitcher Duane Below to a minor league deal. The signing, as reported by ESPN New York's Adam Rubin, does not include an invitation to spring training. Below has major league experience with the Marlins and Tigers, and spent...

Dilson Herrera and Dominic Smith Also Rank in Top 10 of MLB.Com Positional Rankings for Prospects
January 27th, 2015 at 3:32 PM
MLB.com has been releasing their positional rankings for minor league prospects over the past week and a half as they get ready for the 2015 season. As we reported earlier in the week, three Mets prospects (Noah Syndergaard, Steven Matz, and Kevin Plawecki) ranked inside the top 10 at their...

New York Mets Have Three Prospects in Top 10 of MLB.Com Position Rankings
January 24th, 2015 at 6:34 PM
The New York Mets have seen their farm system grow leaps and bounds under GM Sandy Alderson's watchful eye. The system, which decayed towards the end of Omar Minaya's tenure, now ranks as one of baseball's best. While the Mets have already gotten some tremendous talent from the farm such...

New York Mets Lacking Solid Option for Second Lefty in Bullpen
January 23rd, 2015 at 6:33 PM
The New York Mets may need Josh Edgin to get loose very often this season. Edgin is the sole lefty in the bullpen at the moment, and the odds indicate that may remain the case on Opening Day. The Mets let Dana Eveland walk as he signed a one year...

New York Mets Re-Sign Buddy Carlyle on Minor League Deal
January 7th, 2015 at 9:53 AM
The New York Mets made a minor move to address their bullpen yesterday, and it involved a familiar face. The Mets re-signed veteran right hander Buddy Carlyle to a minor league contract, MetsBlog.com reports. Carlyle, who went 1-1 with a 1.45 ERA in 27 appearances for the Mets last season,...

New York Mets’ Prospect L.J. Mazzilli Suspended 50 Games for Positive Drug Test
December 24th, 2014 at 3:39 PM
One of the more popular prospects among New York Mets' fans is second baseman L.J. Mazzilli. Mazzilli, the son of former Met Lee Mazzilli, was drafted by the team in 2012 and had a strong 2014 season. The Mets chose him as one of their prospects to participate in the...

New York Mets Could Start Brandon Nimmo at Triple-A Las Vegas
December 23rd, 2014 at 4:15 PM
The New York Mets have yet to see a prospect drafted by Sandy Alderson reach the major leagues. Despite having an impressive collection of talent, Alderson's Mets have slowly stocked the lower levels in the early years of his tenure. That started to pay dividends at the end of the...

Josh Satin Signs Minor League Contract with Cincinnati Reds
November 24th, 2014 at 12:24 PM
After being waived by the New York Mets last month, Josh Satin has found a new home. Satin signed a minor league deal with the Cincinnati Reds as he looks to latch on somewhere else. In 300 career plate appearances, Satin hit .243 with the Mets as a matchup first...

New York Mets Add Six Players to 40 Man Roster
November 23rd, 2014 at 6:13 PM
The New York Mets made some 40 man roster moves this past week. With the Rule V deadline on Thursday, the Mets needed to add any eligible prospects they wanted to protect onto their 40 man squad. The Mets made their choices, adding some slam dunk talent to their roster...