METS RUMORS & GOSSIP

Mets Manager: Daisuke Matsuzaka Could Be Converted To Closer

Let’s face it: Daisuke Matsuzaka’s days as a top-flight major league starter are a thing of the past. The former All-Star could still make an impact in a different role, though, according to his manager. New York Mets skipper Terry Collins told reporters Wednesday that Matsuzaka is a candidate to become the Mets’ closer this season. “No question about it,” Collins said...
Via NESN.com
9 hours ago  |  Discuss

Brooklyn Cyclones pretty darn proud of their Darth Maul ‘Star Wars’ jerseys (photos)

The Brooklyn Cyclones, the Class-A affiliate New York Mets, announced Thursday morning that the team will be holding a “Star Wars Night” at MCU Park in June. Of course, “Star Wars Nights” have become all-too-common at minor league ballparks over the years. In fact, one could make the argument that the bit has been played […] The post Brooklyn Cyclones pretty darn proud...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
9 hours ago  |  Discuss

Mets cut down tying run, hold off Cardinals 3-2

NEW YORK -- Lucas Duda hit a long home run and the New York Mets threw out the potential tying run at the plate in the ninth inning to hold off the St. Louis Cardinals 3-2 Wednesday night with a stiff wind whipping through Citi Field. Jonathon Niese earned his first win of the season, and shortstop Ruben Tejada cut down Matt Carpenter for the second out of the ninth on a strong relay...
Via Fox Sports Midwest
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Mets First Baseman Lucas Duda Crushes A Home Run To The Shea Bridge (GIF)

In a game that has seen wind gusts around 40 miles per hour, Mets First Baseman Lucas Duda crushed a solo home run against St. Louis Cardinals reliever Seth Maness in the sixth inning that landed right in the front of the Shea Bridge. That folks is one of the reasons why the Mets did feel comfortable trading away Ike Davis. Now this one AB does not mean that the trade was the right...
Via The Daily Stache
1 day ago  |  Discuss

New York Mets: Solving the Ruben Tejada Problem

Ruben Tejada has struggled to regain his 2012 form Ask any New York Mets fan what the biggest issues are with the team and there is a good likelihood they will say the shortstop. Following the departure of Jose Reyes, Ruben Tejada was pegged as “the guy” to replace him. The fact that the team didn’t even make an offer to Reyes shows the confidence they had in Tejada. In his...
Via isportsweb.com
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Ruben Tejada and time for a change

This is not anything new. Ruben Tejada is struggling. All Mets fans thought it would only be a matter of time before Stephen Drew was signed or a trade was made. Well Stephen Drew is still in a beach house in Florida and the only trade the Mets made was to ship Ike Davis off to Pittsburgh. Now with April almost over the Mets sit at 10-10, better than most expected but not playing...
Via Mets360.com
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Playing Eric Young Everyday Hasn’t Improved His Performance

Eric Young Jr. is not an ideal leadoff hitter. He is the best candidate on the New York Mets, but that is not saying much. Once Juan Lagares returns, Young Jr. should not even be in the conversation as an everyday player. Since Young Jr. made his MLB debut in 2009, he only exceeded 100 games once (in 2013). Last year he posted an underwhelming .249/.310/.336 slash line. Young Jr...
Via Mets Merized Online
1 day ago  |  Discuss

The interesting case of Curtis Granderson

“Real New Yorkers are Mets fans,” are the most remembered words by Mets new outfielder Curtis Granderson during his press conference this past offseason.  Granderson entered 2014 with high expectations, and has seemed to fail each and every one of them.  Granderson has a batting average well below .200 after playing in 19 of the Mets first 20 games.  Of course, there is still...
Via Mets360.com
1 day ago  |  2 Comments

Why can’t the Mets win at Citi Field?

In 2009, the long awaited Citi Field became the new home of the New York Mets. With the vast improvements over beloved Shea Stadium, Mets fans now had a stadium they could be proud to come to each game. Citi Field boasts many more clubs and restaurants, a much improved menu of food items, and various kid oriented games and attractions beyond the center field wall. The off field amenities...
Via NYMetsLife
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Matt Harvey’s Twitter account is no more

Matt Harvey's Twitter account was deleted shortly after the ace posted a picture of himself giving the middle finger salute.
Via Gamedayr
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Happy Anniversary? Matt Harvey posts pic of himself giving the finger (photo)

On Oct. 22, 2013, Matt Harvey went under the knife and had Tommy John surgery performed on his right elbow. The New York Mets pitcher elected to commemorate the six-month anniversary of the significant surgical procedure on Tuesday by posting a photo of himself in a hospital bed giving the camera the finger. An odd […] The post Happy Anniversary? Matt Harvey posts pic of himself...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Matt Harvey celebrates surgery anniversary with middle finger

Tuesday marked the sixth month anniversary of New York Mets pitcher Matt Harvey undergoing Tommy John surgery. The 25-year-old righthander acknowledged the milestone on Twitter with a somewhat inappropriate picture that he quickly deleted. We can understand why Harvey thought better of leaving the photo on his Twitter page, but everyone should also be able […]
Via Larry Brown Sports
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Granderson is Veering Toward the Precipice

Precipice: prec·i·pice noun : A point where danger, trouble, or difficulty begins We’re closing in on the end of the first month of the season and right fielder Curtis Granderson is batting .121 with just eight hits and a .451 OPS in 76 plate appearances. It’s that time of the year when statisticians drum up things like “Granderson will need to bat .375 the rest of this season...
Via Mets Merized Online
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Is more Anthony Recker a good thing?

Anthony Recker is a big man with a ton of natural power. When he crushes a home run over the left field wall, it can be easy to think a guy like that needs more playing time. Add in that he’s improved himself into a very well-rounded defensive backstop while Travis d’Arnaud has struggled both at and behind the plate this year, and the case for Recker getting more playing time...
Via Mets360.com
2 days ago  |  Discuss

The New York Mets Need To Give Daniel Murphy A Contract Extension Now

For some reason, there has been this vibe around the New York Mets that second baseman Daniel Murphy is all but a lock to be traded in the off season because “he’ll cost too much”. According to Cot’s Baseball Contracts, the Mets only have $54 million committed to next year’s roster, not including raises to arbitration eligible players such as Lucas Duda, Bobby Parnell,...
Via The Daily Stache
3 days ago  |  Discuss
MORE STORIES >>

Evaluating the future stars of the WWE

If sports fans made honest signs...

MLB hitters to start worrying about

10 must-see NFL games in 2014

Gallery: The best of Blair O'Neal

NFL teams with the biggest adjustments to make

10 of our favorite pitches by Baseball Prospectus

Best bargain NFL free agents still available

What your stadium food choice says about you

10 biggest misses by NFL Draft experts

Leanna Decker power ranks the NBA playoffs

Hockey fights of the year

Five ways to improve the NFL draft

Video: Stanley Cup celebrations since '49

Updated NBA Draft early entries list

BARKER BEAUTIES
WANT MORE?
FOLLOW YARDBARKER:
Youtube_32 Twitter_32 Facebook_32 Rss_32 Email_32
Today's Best Stuff
For Bloggers

Join the Yardbarker Network for more promotion, traffic, and money.

Company Info
Help
What is Yardbarker?

Yardbarker is the largest network of sports blogs and pro athlete blogs on the web. This site is the hub of the Yardbarker Network, where our editors and algorithms curate the best sports content from our network and beyond.