METS RUMORS & GOSSIP

Mets GM: Help will have to come from within organization

Help for the struggling Mets will have to come from within — from injured players getting healthy to improvements made by currently scuffling starters or possibly even a promotion or two. For those looking for the Mets to make a big splash between now and the Aug. 1 trade deadline, general manager Sandy Alderson didn’t...
Via New York Post
3 hours ago

Matz allays concerns with solid start vs. Cubs

On Thursday, after a week of questions, comments and concerns regarding the bone spur in his elbow, Steven Matz quelled the worry.
Via Mets.com
4 hours ago

Mets ready to move on from absolutely disastrous June

The most vile four-letter word in the Mets’ vocabulary should be “June.” For the second straight year, manager Terry Collins’ crew stopped hitting in June — particularly with runners in scoring position — and watched the equity they built up over the previous two months disappear. July arrives with the Mets hopeful there are answers...
Via New York Post
4 hours ago

Jeurys Familia escapes jam to keep perfect saves record intact

The Mets lineup remains as dangerous as a Chihuahua, but Jeurys Familia is still batting 1.000. The team’s closer pulled off a Houdini act Thursday night, closing out his 27th save in as many opportunities after putting men on second and third with no outs to seal the Mets’ slump-busting 4-3 victory over the Cubs...
Via New York Post
4 hours ago

Nimmo, Mets find joy in stirring comeback

Brandon Nimmo -- a big leaguer for less than a week -- made no attempt to restrain his elation as he rounded third base in the seventh inning, all but floating home with the winning run of the Mets' 4-3 win over the Cubs on Thursday.
Via Mets.com
5 hours ago

Mets’ OF Yoenis Cespedes declines Home Run Derby invitation

According to a report from Mike Puma of the New York Post, New York Mets’ outfielder Yoenis Cespedes will not compete in this year’s Home Run Derby. A former two-time champion of the event, the heralded slugger told Puma that he was invited to participate but opted to decline due to concerns over his ribs. While Cespedes has missed very little time thus far into the 2016 regular...
Via Today's Knuckleball
6 hours ago

Cespedes blasts longest Mets HR of season

With All-Star voting coming to an end on Thursday night, Yoenis Cespedes made one last bid to receive some extra votes.
Via Mets.com
8 hours ago

Mets promote pitcher Seth Lugo from Triple-A

The 26-year-old will get a shot in the majors. The Mets made a roster move and promoted pitcher Seth Lugo from Triple-A Las Vegas. The righty had been starting for the 51s and could presumably be used in the same manner as Sean Gilmartin, as both a starter and a reliever. Gilmartin will be returning to Las Vegas as he has been ineffective since returning to the majors this season...
Via Amazin' Avenue
11 hours ago

2016 Mets draft profile: RHP Christian James

With their 15th selection in the 2016 draft (Round 14, Pick 430), the Mets selected Christian James, a pitcher from Florida. Name: Christian JamesBorn: Tampa, FloridaAge: 18 ( 5/24/98)Height/Weight: 6'4"/195 lbsPosition: RHPBats/Throws: R/RSchool: East Lake High School (Tarpon Springs, Florida) One of the more celebrated high school pitchers in Florida, Christian James has dominated...
Via Amazin' Avenue
12 hours ago

Rivera, Ynoa and Taijeron to Represent 51s in Triple-A All-Star Game

T.J. Rivera, Travis Taijeron, and Gabriel Ynoa were named to the 2016 Pacific Coast League All-Star team. Rivera was signed out of Troy University as an undrafted free agent in 2011. This is Rivera’s second year playing in Las Vegas. He has split time between first, second, third, and left field while hitting .361/.400/.521 with seven homers and 52 RBI. He was previously named...
Via Mets Merized Online
12 hours ago

Granderson To Miss More Time With Calf Strain

Curtis Granderson will continue to be out of the lineup for at least two more games, according to manager Terry Collins. Granderson, 35, had his strained right calf wrapped and will not be available to pinch hit as he continues to recover from the injury. Tough break for the Mets who will play with a short bench for at least the next two days if not more. Original Report – June...
Via Mets Merized Online
13 hours ago

2016 Mets draft profile: C Dan Rizzie

With their 14th selection in the 2016 draft (Round 13, Pick 400), the Mets selected Dan Rizzie, a catcher from Illinois. Name: Dan RizzieBorn: Orland Park, IllinoisAge: 22 ( 11/26/93)Height/Weight: 6'2"/195 lbsPosition: CBats/Throws: R/RSchool: Xavier University (Cincinnati, Ohio) Dan Rizzie entered college as a walk-on to the Xavier baseball team, not having been scouted or recruited...
Via Amazin' Avenue
14 hours ago

Mets announcers critical of Nats fans for not supporting Max Scherzer enough

The New York Mets’ TV announcers were oddly critical of Washington Nationals fans for not applauding Max Scherzer enough during Wednesday’s game between the teams. The Nats won the contest 4-2 behind Scherzer’s 7.1 innings of two-hit scoreless ball. Though the fans applauded and gave Scherzer a standing ovation as he came off the field during the eighth when he was removed...
Via Larry Brown Sports
15 hours ago  |  Discuss

Maddon discusses facing Mets for first time since NLCS sweep

The Chicago Cubs get their first crack of the season at facing the New York Mets, the team that swept them out of the playoffs last year in the NLCS. And even though the Mets are in a bit of disarray and dealing with some injuries, Cubs skipper Joe Maddon — whose team has injury issues of its own — isn’t about to underestimate their opponent ing a four-game series beginning...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
16 hours ago  |  Discuss

Matz Was Leaning Toward Surgery Before Meeting With TeamBrass

According to Jon Heyman of Today’s Knuckleball, Mets left-hander Steven Matz was leaning toward surgery to remove the bone spur in his elbow before a recent meeting with team brass. Heyman credits Matz’s courage for pitching through pain since at least May 12, and for going out there again tonight. “It’s a gallant change-of-heart by Matz, the hometown kid who doesn’t...
Via Mets Merized Online
16 hours ago

Mets to Promote Seth Lugo

According to Matt Ehalt, the Mets are promoting Seth Lugo. The right-hander is having a tough time in his first full season in the PCL. Lugo has gone 3-4 with a 6.55 ERA in 19 games (13 starts). Lugo was the Mets 34th round pick in the 2011 draft and worked his way up in the organization in recent years. Over his minor league career Lugo has gone 28-22 with a 4.26 ERA. Lugo started...
Via MetsMinor.net
20 hours ago  |  Discuss

Noah Syndergaard uses ‘Game of Thrones’ meme to address injury (vid)

The New York Mets are in relative disarray at the moment, mainly stemming from reported injuries to Noah Syndergaard and Steven Matz, with both starters apparently dealing with bone spurs in their pitching elbows. Syndergaard has been downright defiant over the reports concerning the nature of his injury, denying he has bone spurs in his elbow after his worst start of the season...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
1 day ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Jose Reyes continues to get ready for Mets return at Binghamton

Jose Reyes went 0-for-4 with the Binghamton Mets in his continued trek back to the major leagues with the New York Mets.
Via SNY
1 day ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: W.B. Mason Post Game Extra - 06/28/16 - Mets hitting woes continue in loss to Nats.

The Mets offensive struggles continued in a 5-0 loss to the Nationals on Tuesday night.
Via SNY
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Mets Sign RHP Tyler Herron

The Mets have signed right-hander pitcher Tyler Herron out of the American Association where he led the league with a 0.80 ERA in 56 innings. The Fargo-Moorhead RedHawks starter has gone 5-1 with the sparking ERA, has walked just 12 batters and it’s was holding opponents to a .161 average. He aslo has two complete game shutouts this year. Herron, 29, was a first round pick of...
Via MetsMinor.net
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Finding Nimmo: Projecting the Newest Met

Michael Conforto was supposed to be one of the Mets’ top run producers this year. After storming through the minors last year, the 2014 draftee wound up being a crucial part of his team’s run to the World Series last year. The year 2016 hasn’t been as kind to him, however, which prompted the Mets to send him back to the minor leagues. In his place, they called up another young...
Via Fangraphs
3 days ago  |  Discuss

NERD Game Scores: Noah Syndergaard Against the Unknown

Devised originally in response to a challenge issued by sabermetric nobleman Rob Neyer, and expanded at the request of nobody, NERD scores represent an attempt to summarize in one number (and on a scale of 0-10) the likely aesthetic appeal or watchability, for the learned fan, of a player or team or game. Read more about the components of and formulae for NERD scores here. *** Most...
Via Fangraphs
3 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Jose Reyes talks apologies and New York Mets return

Jose Reyes discusses his debut with the Brooklyn Cyclones, his apologies for his domestic violence arrest, and the expectations for his return to the New York Mets.
Via SNY
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Michael Conforto’s Wrist and the Language of the CBA

On Saturday, the New York Mets announced that the team was demoting struggling outfielder Michael Conforto, optioning him to Triple-A Las Vegas. On the one hand, the Mets’ decision to send Conforto back to the minors wasn’t particularly surprising, as the second-year player had been in the midst of a deep slump, hitting just .148/.217/.303 since May 1st. On the other hand, however...
Via Fangraphs
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Twitter Reacts to Mets Signing Jose Reyes

Desperate times call for desperate measures, right? In need of a third baseman, the New York Mets announced Saturday that, after four seasons away, they’d be bringing Jose Reyes back. But not everyone was excited. And why is that? Let’s re-cap. Not only did the four-time All-Star bolt the Big Apple to join the Miami Marlins back in December 2011…but this past Halloween, Reyes...
Via Hall of Very Good
4 days ago  |  Discuss
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