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New York Mets Offseason in Review
February 19th, 2014 at 10:23 AM
With the New York Mets back on the field in Port St. Lucie, Mets 101 takes a look at what went down over the offseason in the organization as the franchise looked to continue its rebuild and inch ever closer to competing in 2014 and beyond. Many familiar faces are...

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...

Mets 101 All Star Memories: Johan Santana (2009)
December 3rd, 2013 at 11:48 PM
***PHOTO1*** When the New York Mets signed starting pitcher Johan Santana prior to the 2008 season, the southpaw had already appeared in three MLB All-Star Games and won two Cy Young Awards. The Mets shelled out a six-year, $137.5 Million contract after acquiring their new ace in a trade with...

Mets 101 All-Star Memories: Carlos Beltran (2005-07, 2009, 2011)
November 19th, 2013 at 12:44 AM
After years of less-than stellar outfield production, the New York Mets added some star power to the lineup in prior to the 2005 season when they signed playoff hero Carlos Beltran to a seven-year, $119 million contract. Beltran was a Met for the majority of that contract, rewarding the franchise...

Mets 101 Player Review Series: Johan Santana
November 18th, 2013 at 9:20 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 Jr) as...

New York Mets Set to Decline Johan Santana’s 2014 Option
October 31st, 2013 at 9:38 PM
The first piece of official business for the New York Mets in the offseason should take place in the next few days. The team is expected to decline starting pitcher Johan Santana's 25.5 million dollar option for the 2014 season, ESPN New York's Adam Rubin reports. Santana will instead receive...

New York Mets Could Bring Johan Santana Back in 2014
October 9th, 2013 at 10:44 AM
Johan Santana's 2013 season was done before it even began. Santana, who was expected to be the staff's ace out of spring training, was lost for the season after tearing a capsule in his left shoulder for the second time. It was a big blow for the Mets and for...

Dillon Gee’s Turnaround Gives New York Mets Options
July 28th, 2013 at 8:12 PM
Back in late May, the New York Mets' rotation appeared to be in shambles. Aside from Matt Harvey, no one could seem to do anything right. Chief among the culprits was Dillon Gee, who had struggled mightily since the season opened. Gee entered his May 30th start against the New...

Mets 101 2013 First Half Recap
July 17th, 2013 at 12:26 AM
The New York Mets (40-51) entered the All-Star Break fourth place in the NL East, eleven games behind first place Atlanta. Ninety-one games into the 162 game season have already produced some memorable moments, along with a host of forgettable ones, as the franchise continues to rebuild under GM Sandy...

Harv-tastic! Matt Harvey Near Perfect; New York Mets Beat Chicago White Sox 1-0
May 8th, 2013 at 12:42 AM
Citi Field, New York-  Matt Harvey is as good as they come.  Tonight's game was nothing short of spectacular for the young Mets' pitcher, which didn't include run support, extra innings and a career high in strikeouts.  It came tough and spectacular, but the Mets beat the Chicago White Sox...

Minor League Mondays: is Rafael Montero Pitching Himself into the New York Mets Immediate Future Plans?
April 22nd, 2013 at 4:30 PM
There's a young pitcher on the New York Mets who has been absolutely dominant this regular 2013 season.  Low ERA, baffling opponents, undefeated 3-0 record, and by the way his name is not Matt Harvey.  Nor Zach Wheeler (if the undefeated record didn't give that away).  Even though he's only...

Mets 101 Season Preview Series: What Can the New York Mets Fans Look Forward to in 2013?
April 1st, 2013 at 10:28 AM
Ladies and gentlemen, fans and true believers...welcome to the 2013 season of the New York Mets!  So what is it that you as a fan have to look forward to? Ok, you're probably saying "look forward to?" to which I say Yes.  I know it may look bad right now,...

A Look Back at Johan Santana, the $137.5M Met Ace
March 29th, 2013 at 3:18 PM
Yesterday, news broke regarding Johan Santana's re-injured throwing shoulder, which will once again require surgery and end the lefty's 2013 season before it even begins. Mets 101 has decided to take a look back at his five seasons in a New York Mets uniform, and the highs and lows experienced...

New York Mets’ Johan Santana Likely Lost for Season
March 29th, 2013 at 9:56 AM
The Johan Santana saga has been the dominant storyline surrounding the New York Mets in spring training. Santana entered the spring feeling good and hoped to pitch for Venezuela in the World Baseball Classic. Santana was even tabbed as the Opening Day starter by manager Terry Collins. The trouble started...

New York Mets Injury Report: Johan Santana Will not Break Camp with Team
March 23rd, 2013 at 2:17 PM
In a piece of news that will not come as much of a surprise for fans, the New York Mets announced today that Johan Santana will not break camp with the team. The news (according to MetsBlog.com's report) gets more discouraging from there, as the team is unsure when Santana...

Mets 101 News and Notes: 12 Days to Opening Day
March 20th, 2013 at 9:31 PM
Spring training is nearing it's end and roster decisions are going to start coming soon from the New York Mets.   Injuries have set the tone for the Mets this spring as yet another arm has gone down.  The starting rotation is currently in flux and we do not know who...

Mets 101 News and Notes: Spring Training Edition, Week 5
March 13th, 2013 at 4:13 PM
Spring training is nearing it's end and roster decisions are going to start coming soon from the New York Mets. The club has numerous outfield and bullpen battles to settle and rumors of a certain left handed starter being disgruntled are also floating around camp. This week's edition of Mets...

Mets 101 News, Notes and Injury Updates
February 28th, 2013 at 9:20 PM
As Spring Training continues, the Mets have moved closer to officially naming David Wright captain of the 2013 squad. Manager Terry Collins has been polling players on the subject and is likely to make an official announcement before Wright leaves to represent Team USA at the World Baseball Classic on Friday. ***PHOTO1*** Here's a look...

Mets 101 News and Notes: Spring Training Edition, Week One
February 13th, 2013 at 7:29 AM
As the northeast braces for another six weeks of winter, signs that spring is approaching are starting to appear. Throughout the major leagues, teams are reporting to spring training in Florida and Arizona in advance of the 2013 baseball season. The New York Mets are no different, as Monday marked...

Mets 101 News and Notes: Arbitration, Payroll, and Free Agency Updates
January 19th, 2013 at 6:07 PM
After a quiet stretch following the completion of the R.A. Dickey trade, the New York Mets are starting to resurface in the free agent market as the offseason begins to wind down. With pitchers and catchers due to report in mid February, the Mets still have a lot of holes...