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Terry Collins jokes about Steven Matz’s bull shark encounter

Conventional wisdom would suggest the New York Mets organization couldn’t have been too happy about Steven Matz’s recent fishing excursion when he got up close and personal with a gigantic bull shark.But to hear it from Mets general manager Sandy Alderson and skipper Terry Collins — not to mention some social media activity from the team — the potentially dangerous encounter...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
1 hour ago  |  Discuss

Mets Considered Favorites To Sign Two Top Dominican Prospects

Photo Credit – DPL Baseball According to a report by Baseball America’s Ben Badler, the Mets are the team most likely to sign two young amateurs from the Dominican Republic. Ronny Mauricio, 15, and Adrian Hernandez, 16, have both been linked to the team, and will likely command signing bonuses of at least $1,000,000 this summer, Badler says. Both players will be on display...
Via MetsMinor.net
1 hour ago

Wheeler stays on track in latest 'pen session

For the second time since elbow tenderness created a snag in his throwing program, Zack Wheeler climbed atop a mound Wednesday for a bullpen session, the highlight of a rain-shortened day at Mets camp. Manager Terry Collins called it "a real big step forward for him," noting that Wheeler mixed breaking balls into his repertoire for the first time in over a week.
Via Mets.com
2 hours ago

WATCH: Mets' Noah Syndergaard, Matt Harvey and Zack Wheeler throw bullpens

Mets ace Noah Syndergaard got in bullpen work today and continues to tell Terry Collins that his arm feels great on the reduced throwing program. Watch video PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. -- Now in the second week of spring training, the Mets are still on a reduced throwing program. The starting pitchers throw bullpen sessions every other...
Via NJ.com
2 hours ago

Collins Eyes Wheeler For First Game Action On March 8th

Terry Collins spoke with reporters today and said that Zack Wheeler‘s bullpen today was the best he’s seen since his surgery. Wheeler threw 30 pitches at about 85-90% effort and incorporated curveballs. Collins also mentioned that Wheeler could pitch in a Spring Training game on March 8th, after a day off. The rest of the “Fab Five” could start appearing in games on March...
Via Mets Merized Online
3 hours ago

Terry Talk: Hope Springs For Mets

Perhaps no team dealt with as much adversity as Terry Collins and the Mets did in 2016. But that didn't phase them. Now that Spring Training is here, Collins is more than ready for another long season, because it never gets old.
Via Sports On Earth
4 hours ago

Mets pitcher Steven Matz hooks gigantic shark on fishing trip (pic)

New York Mets pitcher Steven Matz now has a whopper of a fishing tale to tell his teammates during spring training. With Mets camp kicking into high gear, the left-hander nevertheless managed to spend some free time fishing off the Florida coast. And to say Matz hooked a monster fish during the outing would be an understatement, as he posted evidence to Twitter that he landed a sizeable...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
5 hours ago  |  Discuss

Walker, Granderson, Cabrera Will Be Considered As Leadoff Options

David Wright is expected to start a lot of games at third base this season, and with Asdrubal Cabrera and Neil Walker manning shortstop and second base respectively, Jose Reyes remains as the odd man out. Collins recently told the NY Post that Walker, Cabrera, and Granderson will be considered as leadoff options, so let’s take a close look at those guys and see if anyone else should...
Via Mets Merized Online
5 hours ago

Mets Wednesday: MLB's new walk rule

MLB has a new walk rule and the Mets are leaving guys back from their first Grapefruit League game of the season.
Via NJ.com
6 hours ago

David Wright To DH In Games Until Mid-March

Terry Collins spoke to reporters yesterday and mentioned that David Wright will likely DH in spring training games until mid-March. “He’s not going to play a lot of third base,” Collins said. “He is going to get a ton of ground balls, as much as we can get him, but he probably won’t play a lot until we make sure his arm is right, so he is going to DH and go to the minor...
Via Mets Merized Online
6 hours ago

David Wright won’t start playing third until at least mid-March

PORT ST. LUCIE — David Wright’s buildup to playing third base in an exhibition game could take about three weeks. The Mets captain played catch for the second time this spring Tuesday and is expected to see action at DH over the weekend in the Grapefruit League. But manager Terry Collins pinpointed mid-March as the...
Via New York Post
14 hours ago

Live Look At Mets Camp From Tradition Field: Thoughts and Pics

Photo By Ernest Dove Today I had the pleasure of being at Tradition Field in Port St. Lucie throughout the morning to watch the Mets in camp. There was a great mix of youth and veterans all in attendance on the day with all pitchers and position players now participating. I wanted to share a few of my thoughts and lots of pictures for you at MetsMinors. I hope you guys enjoy. As...
Via MetsMinor.net
20 hours ago

WATCH: Mets Video Recap: Feb. 21 - Conforto, Lagares, Nimmo, and Duda

MetsBlog's Matt Cerrone and SNY Mets analyst Nelson Figueroa discuss the day's events at New York Mets Spring Training in Port St. Lucie, Florida, including an up close look at Michael Conforto, Juan Lagares, Brandon Nimmo, and Lucas Duda.
Via SNY
22 hours ago  |  Discuss

Why is Mets' David Wright throwing in secret?

Mets' third baseman David Wright is finally playing catch again, but no one has seen it happen. Why have his throwing sessions been held in secret? Watch video PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. -- It's a day ending in the letter Y, so it must be time to ask the question: Did David Wright throw today?  Today, the answer is yes, the Mets'...
Via NJ.com
23 hours ago

Gorzelanny hoping to find niche in Mets' 'pen

It was midway through the 2015 season when Tom Gorzelanny's ERA first spiked over 7.00, scoreboards across the Major Leagues blaring out that truth. Roughly a month shy of his 33rd birthday, Gorzelanny was considering his baseball mortality when then-Tigers pitching coach Jeff Jones suggested a change. Rather than continue using a standard delivery, the left-handed Gorzelanny should...
Via Mets.com
23 hours ago

Rosario Headlines MLB Pipeline’s Top 30 Mets Prospects

  MLB Pipeline released their list of the top 30 prospects in the Mets organization in anticipation of the 2017 season on Tuesday. It should come as a surprise to no one that Amed Rosario leads the group, but here’s how the rest of the list shakes out: SS Amed Rosario 1B Dominic Smith RHP Justin Dunn LHP Thomas Szapucki RHP Robert Gsellman OF Desmond Lindsay SS Gavin Cecchini...
Via MetsMinor.net
1 day ago

The impact of Jose Reyes on the 2017 Mets

The 2016 Mets were heading into the middle of 2016 season with a record of 40 wins and 33 losses.  Their already anemic offense had suffered the losses of first baseman Lucas Duda and third baseman David Wright, then they signed former team hero Jose Reyes.  Reyes was coming off a disappointing season split between the Rockies and the Blue Jays in which he hit for a disappointing...
Via Mets360.com
1 day ago

WATCH: Addison Reed talks preparing for New York Mets closer's role

New York Mets relief pitcher Addison Reed joins SNY's Mets Hot Stove to discuss his outlook for the 2017 season, and his preparation to start the year as the team's closer, with a likely suspension looming for Jeurys Familia.
Via SNY
1 day ago  |  Discuss

The Mets: What Will “All In” Look Like?

On paper, the Mets are a very deep team. They have an excess number of starting pitchers, multiple relief options and a bench so strong that several guys that could start for other teams might begin this season in the minors. They are also a battle-tested bunch, with everyone on the roster having been either through a playoff push or having gone deep into the post season. Their...
Via MetsToday.com
1 day ago

WATCH: Mets Video Recap - Feb. 20: Neil Walker and Amed Rosario

SNY's Steve Gelbs and Marc Carig of Newsday cover Monday at Mets camp, including Neil Walker contract rumors and a close look at shortstop prospect Amed Rosario.
Via SNY
1 day ago  |  Discuss

GM Alderson excited about Mets this spring

PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. (AP) After watching his club go through all kinds of injury struggles last year yet make the postseason, New York Mets general manager Sandy Alderson improved the team by making a pair of major signings. He sent a message to the rest of the National League. ''We're all-in here. I think it's a credit to ownership that our payroll is as high as it is now, given...
Via Associated Press
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Mr. Met outwits Noah Syndergaard in Valentine’s Day Twitter exchange

Noah Syndergaard probably should have just let this social media troll-job slide.The New York Mets ace on Tuesday got hilariously trolled by none other than Mr. Met on Twitter. And to make matters worse, when Syndergaard tried to fire back at the mascot, he got burned even harder.It all started when Mr. Met issued a Valentine’s Day-themed tweet about Syndergaard which featured...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
7 days ago  |  Discuss
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