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Travis d’Arnaud can’t do one simple thing, and it’s killing Mets

PORT ST. LUCIE — In his quest to throw out base runners this spring, the Mets’ starting catcher is still Travis d’Ar-Nope. A rough spring for d’Arnaud throwing the ball was underscored Friday, when the Astros were successful in all four of their stolen base attempts against Noah Syndergaard and d’Arnaud in the Mets’ 2-0...
Via New York Post
2 hours ago

SBs continue to haunt d'Arnaud, Syndergaard

In combining with Noah Syndergaard to allow four stolen bases in the Mets' 2-0 loss to the Astros on Friday, Travis d'Arnaud fell to 0-for-12 throwing out runners this season.
Via Mets.com
9 hours ago

Mets Prospects To Watch in 2017: RHP Andrew Church

When you select someone in the second round of the MLB Draft, you are looking at someone who is one of the best young players in all of baseball. If that player is a starting pitcher, you expect them to have the stuff to dominate the lower levels of the minor leagues. In reality, you’re looking at that player to perform well throughout each level of the minor leagues en route to...
Via Mets Merized Online
10 hours ago

Syndergaard fans five in next-to-last start

Derek Fisher stole three bases and scored the Astros' first run off Noah Syndergaard on Friday, leading Houston to a 2-0 win over the Mets at First Data Field.
Via Mets.com
11 hours ago

Spring Training Recap: Mets Waste Strong Start By Syndergaard, Lose 2-0

The New York Mets were shutout 2-0 by the Houston Astros on Friday at First Data Field. Pitching Noah Syndergaard pitched six strong innings of one-run ball. He gave up four hits and no walks. He also struck out five Astros. Syndergaard lowered his spring ERA from 3.52 to 2.63. He now has 11 strikeouts in 13.2 innings. Fernando Salas came in seventh after Syndergaard’s day was...
Via Mets Merized Online
11 hours ago

Lugo returns, has sights on rotation spot

Their hair still uniformly bleached in a sign of team unity, Seth Lugo, T.J. Rivera and Rene Rivera returned to Mets camp Friday following Puerto Rico's World Baseball Classic finals loss to Team USA.
Via Mets.com
12 hours ago

Jay Bruce Tries to Improve Q-Rating in Queens

Jay Bruce is not going to win any popularity contests in New York’s largest borough when the season opens next month. Through no fault of his own, the Mets exercised his $13 million option this winter, ostensibly as insurance in case Yoenis Cespedes fled elsewhere. With the return of Cespedes, though, Bruce is now regarded primarily as an impediment to promising young outfielder...
Via Fangraphs
15 hours ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Who will be the 5th starter for the New York Mets in 2017?

On SNY's Mets Talk Live, Jonas Schwartz, Nelson Figueroa, and Todd Zeile discuss the competition between Robert Gsellman, Seth Lugo, and Zack Wheeler for the fifth spot in the New York Mets starting rotation.
Via SNY
16 hours ago  |  Discuss

Can the Mets get off to a hot start again?

Over the course of a 162-game season, the first 25 games can make a big difference. The first month of six sets the tone, particular this coming season for the Mets, when the league has made all eight series against NL East rivals. For three straight years now the Mets have gotten off to strong starts, going 15-7 last year, 15-8 the year prior, and 15-10 in 2014. Let’s hope we...
Via Mets360.com
18 hours ago

MMN Exclusive Interview: Mets Top Outfield Prospect Desmond Lindsay

Photo by Ed Delany Desmond Lindsay is one of the best prospects in the New York Mets system and quickly rising as he begins to show off his five tool potential. Here at MMN, we had Lindsay ranked as our #5 prospect in the Mets farm system. The Mets took Lindsay in the second round of the 2015 draft, their first pick in that draft after losing their first round pick with the free...
Via MetsMinor.net
19 hours ago

Good, bad and ugly of Mets spring training (so far)

A lot of the Mets' top hitters are doing well this spring, some of their key pitchers aren't, they're still missing their star third baseman and there's been some controversy. Here's the good, bad and ugly of Mets' spring training ... so far.
Via NJ.com
20 hours ago

What Mets' Asdrubal Cabrera said to get ejected, why he decided to get even with ump

Mets shortstop explains what happened that led to a rare spring training ejection, and then the comedy that followed. Watch video WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. -- Mets shortstop Asdrubal Cabrera can only laugh now over his dispute Thursday with plate umpire Angel Hernandez. There was no cursing or arguing from Cabrera's end, just a one...
Via NJ.com
20 hours ago

Unlikely contender making push for Mets’ bullpen job

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. — Paul Sewald could leave the Mets with a difficult choice for the final bullpen spot. As the Mets prepare for the likelihood Jeurys Familia will be suspended following his arrest last offseason on domestic violence charges, the right-handed Sewald is making a claim for that potential opening. Sewald’s primary competition...
Via New York Post
23 hours ago

New York Mets: Opening Day roster projection

Opening Day is less than two weeks away and the final roster is coming into shape for the New York Mets. There were very few roster spots available but some bench and bullpen questions do remain. Despite there still being a week and a half to go, here is a projection of what the Opening Day roster will be. Outfielders Left field: Yoenis Cespedes Never in doubt. Cespedes is...
Via isportsweb.com
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Why Mets are set to make Robert Gsellman their No. 5 starter

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. — Robert Gsellman won the Mets’ confidence late last summer and has done nothing to relinquish it this spring. With a week remaining in the exhibition season, the competition for the fifth spot in the team’s rotation is officially open, but signs point to Gsellman on the brink of getting the...
Via New York Post
1 day ago

WATCH: Asdrubal Cabrera gets ejected from Mets spring training game

New York Mets shortstop Asdrubal Cabrera explains his argument with umpire Angel Hernandez which led to his ejection from Thursday's Mets/Nationals game.
Via SNY
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Yoenis Cespedes: MLB would grow if they played with Latin culture

Cuban slugger Yoenis Cespedes has a message for American baseball players and fans.The New York Mets outfielder recorded a video shared by “We are Mitu” on Facebook in which he explained the difference between the Latin and American cultures of baseball. He said that Latin players celebrate because it’s part of the culture and not a sign of disrespect. He also said he thinks...
Via Larry Brown Sports
1 day ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: What will the New York Mets lineup look like on Opening Day?

SNY's Doug Williams and Marc Carig of Newsday discuss the potential New York Mets Opening Day lineup, the make up of the team's bench, and Michael Conforto status to start the season.
Via SNY
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Michael Irvin: Texans won’t take over Texas if they land Tony Romo

Even if the Texans land Tony Romo in a trade, the Cowboys will always own the state of Texas. At least that’s the opinion of Michael Irvin.Irvin was on The Dan Patrick Show and expressed confusion as to why Houston had not been more aggressive in its pursuit of Romo. That led to Patrick asking the Dallas legend if dealing Romo within the state would cut into the Cowboys’ fanbase...
Via Sportsnaut
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Ex-76ers star and broadcaster Steve Mix is now an usher at Mets spring training games

If you happen to buy a ticket behind home plate at First Data Field, Spring Training home of the New York Mets, you just might be helped to your seat by a 6-foot-7 former NBA All-Star who’s buddies with Julius Erving.Steve Mix played 13 NBA seasons, mostly with the Philadelphia 76ers, averaged 10.6 points per game on his career, made the 1975 All-Star Game and roomed with Dr....
Via The Comeback
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Tim Tebow heading to Mets Class A team: Columbia Fireflies

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) Tim Tebow is joining the Columbia Fireflies. The former two-time Heisman Trophy winner and NFL quarterback will start his pro baseball season with the Mets Class A franchise in Columbia. New York Mets manager Terry Collins announced the move Monday. The 29-year-old Tebow has been in spring training with the Mets and is hitting .235 with four hits in 17 at...
Via Associated Press
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Tim Tebow has learned his post-spring training fate

Tebowmania could be headed to a minor-league stadium near you.That is, if you live somewhere along the Atlantic coastline between New Jersey and Georgia.The next installment of the Tim Tebow baseball experiment will take the former Heisman Trophy winner to South Carolina for a stint with the Columbia Fireflies, the Mets' low Class-A affiliate in the South Atlantic League.Mets general...
Via FOX Sports
4 days ago

Tebow to be assigned to low Class-A Mets affiliate

Tim Tebow has officially been assigned to a team after ‘Tebowmania’ took over spring training.The former quarterback turned outfielder will be reporting to the low Class-A affiliate of the Mets, the Columbia Fireflies. He will be playing in South Carolina, and general manager Sandy Alderson feels comfortable with his landing spot.“Sending him to a full season club is what we...
Via Sportsnaut
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Salas returns, Montero impresses in Mets' bullpen

PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. (AP) While Mets reliever Rafael Montero keeps pushing hard to make the club's final roster out of spring training, one vital piece of the bullpen returned to the New York's clubhouse on Sunday as Fernando Salas arrived for the second time in camp. Salas reported in February, did his work and left to pitch for Team Mexico in the World Baseball Classic before...
Via Associated Press
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Matt Harvey dating Adriana Lima after her breakup with Pats' Edelman

Adriana Lima has wasted no time getting back into the athlete dating pool after her breakup with Julian Edelman.The supermodel is now dating New York Mets pitcher Matt Harvey. Both the New York Post and New York Daily News reported on Thursday that Harvey was out on a date with Lima in Miami on Wednesday night. The Post’s Page Six even included a photo of the two kissing.The two...
Via Larry Brown Sports
8 days ago  |  Discuss
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