‘Not all a cakewalk’: Mets face these lingering issues

On the surface all was well for the Mets. Bartolo Colon pitched deep into Friday’s game and won. The offensive slugged four homers in a 9-4 win over the Phillies. But there are issues. Center fielder Justin Ruggiano’s shoulder for example. And Jay Bruce’s slump. “We’ve still got things to make sure we address and...
Via New York Post
2 hours ago

Collins: Colon has kept Mets in playoff race

On a day when the Mets announced that they will skip Jacob deGrom's next start because of mechanical issues, Mets manager Terry Collins couldn't provide enough praise for Friday's starter Bartolo Colon, the lone pitcher in New York's rotation who hasn't dealt with any sort of lingering issue this season.
3 hours ago

Four-es: Wilmer's slam among Mets' 4 HRs in win

In need of another storybook run as they look to scale the National League Wild Card standings, the Mets on Friday turned to a player best known for his flair for the dramatic. Wilmer Flores slugged his third career grand slam, Asdrubal Cabrera and Jose Reyes combined for three additional homers and Bartolo Colon cruised, leading the Mets to a 9-4 win over the Phillies at Citi Field.
5 hours ago

Reyes And Cabrera Go Back-To-Back In Series Opener

The Mets opened up a three-game, weekend series against the division rival Philadelphia Phillies tonight at Citi Field, and the Mets brought thunder early on, as Jose Reyes and Asdrubal Cabrera hit back-to-back jacks to open up the scoring for the Amazin’s. Reyes has been a revelation for the Mets since rejoining the team this year, injecting adrenaline into a barren lineup and...
Via Mets Merized Online
5 hours ago

Mets will skip Jacob deGrom’s next start but swear he’s not hurt

Bad news pretty much has been as much a part of the Mets’ rotation as wins, losses and MRI exam results this season. So when team brass proclaimed Friday that the plan to skip Jacob deGrom in his next start was due to mechanics over health issues, initial reaction included the lighting of candles and...
Via New York Post
6 hours ago

Horse named for Mets' Syndergaard wins Funny Cide Stakes

NEW YORK (AP) Turns out, Syndergaard is awfully fast on the track, too. A horse named after hard-throwing New York Mets pitcher Noah Syndergaard won the $200,000 Funny Cide Stakes at Saratoga on Friday, blowing away the competition by eight lengths. The team made mention of Syndergaard's racing success upstate in its game notes Friday and said the 2-year-old colt is an early favorite...
Via Associated Press
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It’s time for Mets to bench Curtis Granderson

Curtis Granderson will never be confused with Jason Bay or Michael Cuddyer, two big-name disappointments the Mets endured in recent seasons. Without Granderson’s contributions as a force from the leadoff spot last year, the Mets probably wouldn’t have reached the World Series. The team would have been long dead even before Yoenis Cespedes could have...
Via New York Post
8 hours ago

Mets to skip struggling deGrom on Monday vs Marlins

NEW YORK (AP) Trying to make a push in the crowded NL playoff race, the New York Mets plan to skip struggling right-hander Jacob deGrom the next time through the rotation. The team says it hasn't decided who will start in deGrom's place Monday night against Miami, another club in the wild-card hunt. New York manager Terry Collins rattled off five potential candidates Friday: Sean...
Via Associated Press
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Mets Need to Beat the Teams They Should Beat

There are a multitude of reasons why the Mets are only a game over .500 and 3.5 games back of the Cardinals for the second Wild Card. The most popular excuse is injuries. There is some validity there with Matt Harvey, Lucas Duda, and David Wright gone for the year. Yoenis Cespedes was hobbled by a quad injury before he was finally forced to go on the disabled list. Now that...
Via Mets Merized Online
14 hours ago

Champ Stuart, Ty Kelly Among Mets on WBC Qualifier Rosters

The final 2017 World Baseball Classic qualifier will be held from September 22-25 at the home of the Brooklyn Cyclones, MCU Park in Brooklyn. The double elimination tournament between Brazil, Israel, Pakistan and Great Britain will determine the final and 16th team to play in the WBC next year. Earlier this year, former Mets prospect Dilson Herrera and current Columbia Fireflies...
15 hours ago

Can Conforto and Nimmo be “the rabbits?”

So I am watching last night’s series finale against St. Louis and I am thinking that the Cardinals are really a mess right now. At that moment Ron Darling, who to my mind at least, is the realist of the three TV booth guys, makes a similar remark. Moments later a Cardinal infielder boots a grounder, opening the floodgates in what turned out to be a 10-6 Met win. Maybe it’s wishful...
16 hours ago

Mets Prospect Jhoan Urena Leads Hit Parade in St. Lucie Win

Photo By Ernest Dove If you’re a person who likes offense, you would have enjoyed watching the St. Lucie Mets clobber the Charlotte Stone Crabs by a score of 13-0 on Thursday night at Tradition Field. I was lucky enough to have been at the game and I would like to share some of my thoughts, opinions and analysis from the win. The game was out of reach pretty much from the time...
17 hours ago

Alejandro De Aza's career night helps keep Mets' playoff hopes alive

De Aza drove in a career-high five runs Thursday. ST. LOUIS -- Alejandro De Aza entered Thursday sporting a .189 batting average, a vestige of his miserable first-half of the season and a mark that made him a frequent target of derision from Mets fans.   But De Aza came through for the Mets in what was arguably their biggest game of the season...
19 hours ago

The Mets’ wild card chances

After 126 games in 2015, The Mets were 14 games over .500 and had a 6.5 game lead over the Nationals. After 126 games in 2016, the Mets are at .500, 10 games out of first place. The Mets are not going to win the division. The question becomes, what are the chances of winning a wild card berth? The Giants are in the lead for the first wild card with a 68-58 record. The Cardinals...
19 hours ago

WATCH: W.B. Mason Post Game Extra - 08/25/16 - De Aza leads Mets plast Cards

Seth Lugo pitched 5 strong innings and Alejandro De Aza drove in 5 runs as the Mets out-slugged the Cardinals, 10-6 on Thursday night.
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Mike Piazza’s jersey displayed at 9/11 Memorial & Museum

The New York Mets jersey Mike Piazza was wearing when he hit a cahartic game-winning home run in the first professional sporting event played in New York following the terrorist attacks on Sept. 11, 2001 is now on display at the 9/11 Memorial & Museum. A photograph of Piazza’s historic jersey housed behind glass among other items in a “Baseball after 9/11” exhibit...
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Mets leaning toward knee surgery for pitcher Niese

ST. LOUIS (AP) The New York Mets have put pitcher Jonathan Niese on the 15-day disabled list and are leaning to toward knee surgery for the left-hander. Manager Terry Collins said Wednesday the plan had not been finalized. Niese got only one out in his start Tuesday at St. Louis before being forced to leave the game. Right-hander Erik Goeddel was recalled from Triple-A Las Vegas...
Via Associated Press
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Yoenis Cespedes says he will not opt out of Mets contract

Yoenis Cespedes says he is planning to do something that is extremely uncommon for a professional athlete — turn down the opportunity to get a massive raise. Cespedes, who is once again producing big numbers for the New York Mets this season, signed a three-year contract with the team this past winter. The total deal is worth $75 million, but Cespedes has the ability to opt out...
Via Larry Brown Sports
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WATCH: Check out SNY's Gary Cohen with a beard and long hair

During a New York Mets game on SNY, analysts Keith Hernandez and Rod Darling reveal a picture of what play-by-play man Gary Cohen looked like in college with a beard and long hair.
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WATCH: We Ask Mets Fans...Thumbs Up or Down on Jay Bruce Trade? asks New York Mets fans if they give the Jay Bruce trade a thumbs up or a thumbs down.
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Noah Syndergaard calls out MLB Shop site for misspelling name

New York Mets pitcher Noah Syndergaard has had to once again point out how even people who should know how to spell his unique last name can’t seem to get it right. This time around, the egregious spelling gaffe could be found on the Mets page on MLB Shop’s official website. Syndergaard took to Twitter to post a screengrab of the error, which had his last name spelled “SYNEDRGAARD”...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

Noah Syndergaard Showed a Fix

The Giants faced Noah Syndergaard Sunday night, and they tried to steal two bases. Both times, they were unsuccessful. That’s notable because Syndergaard, this year, has been horrible about controlling the running game. It’s been his one drawback — before Sunday, runners in 2016 were 40-for-44 in their attempts. The Giants assumed they’d be able to take advantage of his vulnerability...
Via Fangraphs
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Familia tried to play fake dog poo prank on Mets clubhouse

New York Mets closer Jeurys Familia is doing his part to keep things light in the clubhouse. On Sunday, with the team in San Francisco, Familia showed up in the clubhouse with fake dog poo and made it his mission to try to convince anyone who would listen that it was the genuine article. For whatever it's worth, Jeurys Familia brought fake dog poo to work today and was trying...
Via Larry Brown Sports
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Darryl Strawberry leading fight to save Doc Gooden

Darryl Strawberry and Doc Gooden's good times and were chronicled in a recent "30 for 30."Thirty years after the two helped the New York Mets to the 1986 World Series, they are back in the news. The New York Daily News reported Sunday that Strawberry is worried for his troubled friend, who is battling a drug problem that has plagued him for decades.Per the Daily News:“I have to...
Via FOX Sports
5 days ago

Can the real New York Mets please stand up?

The New York Mets have not had the best luck with injuries this season, but their star players are coming back better than ever. Yesterday evenings game against the San Francisco Giants featured three hits from the Mets premiere hitter, Yoenis Cespedes.  Cespedes had been on the disabled list for what seemed like an eternity, as this lineup is just not the same without him. He hit...
5 days ago  |  Discuss

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