October 25, 1986: Oh, What A Night!

Every generation has its defining moment. People who grew up in the 1960s know exactly where they were when President Kennedy and Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. were assassinated. In the 1980s, every American knows where they were when the Space Shuttle exploded. It’s no different for Mets fans. People who grew up rooting for the Mets remember every detail of the 1969 Miracle Mets’...
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Molina & Roseboom Roughed Up in Scorpions Blowout Loss

After playing a couple of close games of late, the Tom Goodwin led Scottsdale Scorpions were blown out by the Glendale Desert Dogs due in part to the struggles of Mets pitchers.  Here is a a review of how the Mets prospects performed: POSITION PLAYERS Gavin Cecchini 0-3, R, 2 BB Tim Tebow 0-4, K While Cecchini’s hot hitting seems to have cooled off a bit, he still drew two walks...
8 hours ago

MLB insider: Mets have no urgency to chase Yoenis Cespedes

The Mets don't seem to be worried about Yoenis Cespedes entering the free-agent market this offseason. Watch video This is quite the approach from the Mets. Instead of doing everything possible to convince Yoenis Cespedes not to use his opt-out clause or offering extra years on his deal right now, the Mets seem to be very willing...
8 hours ago

Sandy Alderson and Mets Moneyball

“Moneyball” was written in 2003 by Michael Lewis. The book was about how general manager Billy Beane used advanced sabermetrics to build the Oakland A’s with a limited budget. Sandy Alderson was Beane’s predecessor in Oakland. When the Mets hired him after the 2010 season, Alderson brought two of Beane’s disciples Paul DePodesta and J.P. Ricciardi with him. DePodesta has...
9 hours ago

Mets Minors: Top 5 Offensive Performances

The Mets minor league system entered 2016 in the middle of the pack in terms of farm rankings, however, several prospects had standout years for their respected affiliates, adding even more hype around several of their top talents. Ranking the top five offensive performers in the Mets’ system was a challenging one, as there were several candidates that wavered around the number...
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9 hours ago

Mets' Noah Syndergaard will appear as Thor in 'Kevin Can Wait' cameo

Syndergaard will make a guest appearance on Mets superfan Kevin James' new CBS sitcom. Mets ace Noah Syndergaard will channel his inner Thor in an upcoming guest appearance on the CBS sitcom "Kevin Can Wait." The Mets revealed that Syndergaard will make a cameo on superfan Kevin James' new show, posting photos on Monday of the 24-year-old fireballer...
12 hours ago

1974: That Post-Championship Season–A Harbinger of Things to Come?

So, when the smoke clears from this year’s World Series, the Mets will have taken one step closer to an infamous distinction. The conclusion of the Fall Classic will vault the Mets into the top five of teams with the longest wait in between world championships. Along with the 2016 Series’ loser, you will have Pittsburgh (1979), Baltimore (1983), Detroit (1984) and then the Mets...
1 day ago

Mets360 2016-17 GM Project

For the third year in a row, we did a project where 30 people took over the roles as the 30 MLB GMs and conducted the offseason in a week. We did arbitration, made trades and signed free agents. At the end of the week, we were supposed to submit 25-man rosters and budgets and that information will be posted here. This project cannot ever hope to replicate results in the real world...
1 day ago

Mets Want To Bring Back Bartolo Colon, We Say Lets Do It!

According to Jon Heyman of Knuckleball the Mets would like to keep the Major Leagues’ sexiest pitcher in New York for the 2017 season.  Bartolo Colon, 43, surpassed everyone’s expectations in 2016, going 15-8 with a 3.43 ERA. He tossed 191.2 innings, striking out 128 and walking only 32. In a year plagued with injuries, he was truly the stalwart the Mets rotation needed. However...
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1 day ago

The Top 5 Offensive Performances From 2016

Photo Credit: Rick Nelson/ The Mets minor league system entered 2016 in the middle of the pack in terms of farm rankings, however, several prospects had standout years for their respected affiliates, adding even more hype around several of their top talents. Ranking the top five offensive performers in the Mets’ system was a challenging one, as there were several candidates...
1 day ago

The Mets' offseason outlook at second base

Here's a look at where things stand with the Mets' second basemen.
1 day ago

The Mets do not need Kenley Jansen

Speculation and outright encouragement regarding the New York Mets pursuing a top-tier closer has been rampant as the postseason moves forward and relief pitching is proving itself to be a decisive factor as to which teams win and lose. With the manner in which said closers have been utilized in the 2016 postseason differing from the longtime conventional deployment, the entreaties...
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1 day ago

Mets had all good choices with Daniel Murphy-Ben Zobrist-Neil Walker decision

The World Series is now set with a matchup of the Cubs and Indians, meaning a team that hasn’t won it all since at least 1948 will be champion. For a lot of people that will be the story of the 2016 MLB season. But one thing that perhaps shouldn’t be forgotten is how this was the year of elite second baseman. There were seven guys who played primarily second base in 2016 who...
2 days ago

New York Mets: What to do at second base?

The New York Mets have plenty of decisions to make going into the offseason, one of the bigger ones is what to do about second base. This past year Neil Walker had a tremendous year, when healthy, hitting for his highest average since 2010 and tying a career high in home runs. What makes this even more remarkable is that he did it all in only 113 games. When Walker was hot he was...
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Reyes to return to Mets for 2017 season

The Mets plan to bring back infielder Jose Reyes next season and will part ways with pitcher Jonathon Niese, according to MLB Network's Jon Heyman.
4 days ago

The New York Mets should pursue Kenley Jansen

The New York Mets relief pitchers let them down this postseason, as their usual dominant closer Jeurys Familia blew their chance of moving past the wild-card game against the San Francisco Giants. Familia is a fantastic closer, do not make a mistake about that, but he has yet to show that he is a pitcher his team can rely on in the playoffs.  Familia and Addison Reed, who is under...
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Tim Tebow is 0-for-12 in Arizona Fall League

Remember when New York Mets prospect Tim Tebow hit a home run in his first swing in an instructional league a couple weeks back? It’s been all down hill since. Tebow is 0-for-12 in the Arizona Fall League so far, which Tim Tebow strikes out in the seventh. Now 0-for-12 with 5 Ks in the Arizona Fall League. — Adam Rubin (@AdamRubinESPN) October 18, 2016 Honestly, I cannot...
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7 days ago  |  Discuss

ESPN writer unloads on 'washed-up' Tim Tebow, Mets

Tim Tebow made his debut in the Arizona Fall League on Tuesday, and those who have seen him play believe he has no business being there. One longtime baseball writer is downright angry about it. ESPN senior writer Keith Law, a former MLB and minor league scout, unloaded on Tebow Friday, calling him “an impostor pretending to have talent he does not possess.” Law referred to...
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11 days ago  |  Discuss

Terry Collins: Next season may be my last with Mets

Terry Collins is the oldest manager in MLB at 67, and it sounds like his age and physical condition may lead him to retire in the near future. Collins, who has been the manager of the Mets since 2011, told ESPN’s Adam Rubin that he will consider retirement after next year. “I just need to reevaluate at the end of this coming year what’s going on, where I am, how I’m feeling...
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12 days ago  |  Discuss

Bill Buckner’s 1986 World Series glove up for auction

One of the most recognizable plays in MLB history is Bill Buckner’s error in Game 6 of the 1986 World Series against the New York Mets. The Boston Red Sox first baseman allowed a ground ball off the bat of Mookie Blaylock to go in between his legs, which in turn allowed the Mets to win Game 6 when Ray Knight scored from second base. Then, of course, the Mets went on to win...
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17 days ago  |  Discuss

New York Mets: 2016 was a success

Hopefully by now, Mets fans are letting it sink in that the season is officially over. Despite the early exit, this season was a success for the New York Mets, and here’s why. This team was decimated by injuries. At on point, the Mets had an all-star team on the disabled list. David Wright, Matt Harvey, Lucas Duda, Neil Walker, Juan Lagares, Jacob deGrom, Steven Matz, Zach Wheeler...
18 days ago  |  Discuss

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