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Texas Rangers Could Be Interested in Trade for Dillon Gee
March 3rd, 2015 at 2:21 PM
Dillon Gee has let it be known he isn't thrilled with his likely demotion to the bullpen this spring. While there has been no official word from the New York Mets about Gee's place on the roster, all signs point towards a relief role for Gee barring an injury or...

New York Mets Planning on Using Michael Cuddyer in Left Field
March 2nd, 2015 at 11:16 AM
***PHOTO1*** The New York Mets added Michael Cuddyer back in November as their big ticket item for the winter. Cuddyer has played right field for nearly his entire career, leading many to speculate he would bump Curtis Granderson over to left field. That speculation has proven to be moot, as...

Jose Reyes Criticizes Ruben Tejada for Blowing Chance at Everyday Job
March 1st, 2015 at 4:12 PM
When the New York Mets let Jose Reyes walk after the 2011 season, the assumption was that Ruben Tejada would be the shortstop of the future. Tejada looked like he would be the man after he hit .280 in 2012 to go along with his trademark excellent defense. That would...

New York Mets Don’t Plan on Extension Talks with Daniel Murphy
February 28th, 2015 at 6:27 PM
Daniel Murphy was the New York Mets' lone All Star in 2014. The recognition came as Murphy continued to be one of the most consistent bats in the Mets' lineup, and boosted his profile entering his walk year. Murphy will earn eight million dollars in 2015, after which he will...

Matt Harvey Slated for Grapefruit League Debut March 6th
February 27th, 2015 at 8:09 PM
While Matt Harvey's regular season return date has yet to be determined, he is set to make his return to the mound very soon. The Mets announced their pitching schedule for the first slate of Grapefruit League games, and Harvey is slated to return to action on March 6th. That...

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...

Terry Collins Denies Retirement Talk, Looking Forward to 2015 Season
February 25th, 2015 at 5:52 PM
New York Mets' manager Terry Collins denied talk that he could retire at the end of the season, Fox Sports' Ken Rosenthal reports. Rosenthal's report was initially informed by discussions with a friend of Collins who suggested the Mets' skipper could retire at season's end. Collins, who turns 66 in...

Lucas Duda Suffers Mild Oblique Strain in Camp
February 24th, 2015 at 1:21 PM
The New York Mets have their first injury issue of the 2015 campaign. First baseman Lucas Duda will get a couple of days off after suffering a strained left oblique, ESPN New York's Adam Rubin reports. Mets' skipper Terry Collins told Rubin that he believes Duda suffered the injury as...

Dillon Gee not Thrilled About Potential Bullpen Move
February 23rd, 2015 at 11:43 AM
After failing to trade Dillon Gee this winter, the New York Mets are prepared to keep him around as a member of their bullpen in 2015. Gee appears to be the odd man out in the Mets' rotation with Matt Harvey set to return from Tommy John surgery, and GM...

Terry Collins Plans on Using Matt Harvey in First Week of Season
February 22nd, 2015 at 5:02 PM
For a few weeks now, the New York Mets have indicated they wanted to hold out Matt Harvey for the first week of the season. GM Sandy Alderson told reporters a few weeks ago that the team was planning on holding out Harvey until April 13th, which will be Opening...

MLB Adds Pace of Play Initiatives for 2015 Season
February 21st, 2015 at 5:36 PM
One of the biggest items on new commissioner Rob Manfred's agenda is improving the pace of play in baseball. While the other major sports all have a ticking clock to move the action along, there is no clock in baseball. The problem is that baseball games tend to drag due...

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...

Terry Collins Expected Back in Camp This Weekend
February 19th, 2015 at 5:03 PM
The New York Mets officially reported for work today, but they are without their skipper for the time being. Manager Terry Collins is back home in Michigan after his father, Loren, passed away on Tuesday at the age of 95. While Collins is back with his family, pitchers and catchers...

Dillon Gee Potentially Moving to the Mets Bullpen?
February 18th, 2015 at 11:53 PM
With the news coming earlier this week that the New York Mets were not likely to make a trade involving Dillon Gee before Opening Day, it looks like the 28-year old will begin the 2015 season in an unfamiliar role - out of the bullpen. With Matt Harvey, Zack Wheeler,...

Oddsmakers Peg New York Mets to Win 81 Games This Season
February 17th, 2015 at 11:22 AM
As spring training kicks off for most teams this week, the natural thought process leads pundits and oddsmakers to try and predict how each team will do this season. Las Vegas oddsmaker Bovada released their over/under numbers for the season, predicting how many games each team in Major League Baseball...

SNY Taps Nelson Figueroa to Replace Bob Ojeda for Studio Coverage
February 16th, 2015 at 7:58 PM
SNY, the cable home of the New York Mets, made some news in late January when they failed to agree to a contract extension with studio analyst Bob Ojeda. Ojeda, a popular player from the 1986 Mets, indicated that he and SNY simply couldn't come to terms on financial compensation...

New York Mets Will Keep Dillon Gee for Now
February 15th, 2015 at 2:52 PM
With the return of Matt Harvey this spring, the New York Mets were going to have six starting pitchers for five rotation spots. The Mets spent much of the winter trying to trade starting pitcher Dillon Gee to clear the logjam, but they didn't find an offer to their liking....

Eric Campbell Wants to Learn How to Play Catcher
February 14th, 2015 at 5:58 PM
One storyline that has flown under the radar in the leadup to spring training is the battle for the final spots on the New York Mets' bench. With Ruben Tejada, Anthony Recker, and John Mayberry Jr presumably locks to make the team, there should be only two spots left: a...

Atlanta Braves Add Former Met Eric Young Jr on Minor League Deal
February 13th, 2015 at 5:54 PM
After a few months on the free agent market, former New York Mets' outfielder Eric Young Jr has found a new home. Mets fans might also get a chance to see Young a bit more often than they'd like, since his new home is with an NL East rival. The...

Fred Wilpons’ Madoff Payments Decrease to 75 Million Total
February 12th, 2015 at 3:04 PM
As part of the settlement for the Bernie Madoff Ponzi scheme scandal, New York Mets' owner Fred Wilpon has to help repay money to victims of the scheme since he received some profit from the scheme. One catch that helps Wilpon, who did lose money in the deal as well,...