METS RUMORS & GOSSIP

In Miami, Mets' solidarity 'deeper than just baseball'

The significance of the night outweighed the importance of one regular-season game, and that sentiment came to light at Marlins Park before the first pitch of Monday's 7-3 Marlins win over the Mets was thrown.
Via Mets.com
2 hours ago

Noah Syndergaard’s next start up in air thanks to crazy wild card

MIAMI — Noah Syndergaard will get the ball Tuesday night and then wait and see. The Mets ace, who was skipped Saturday because of a strep throat infection, is healthy according to manager Terry Collins and ready to face the Marlins. Ideally for the Mets, it would be Syndergaard’s last regular-season start. But that will...
Via New York Post
3 hours ago

After tragedy, the Marlins honor Jose Fernandez in a pitch-perfect way

How on earth do you play a game after something like that happens?How do you keep it together?How do you hit a baseball, throw a baseball or catch a baseball when emotions are that raw and the pain that deep?You do it the way the Miami Marlins did it Monday night.Giancarlo Stanton keeps waiting for the big reveal — the moment where Jose Fernandez, his friend and teammate, walks...
Via FOX Sports
3 hours ago

WATCH: W.B. Mason Post Game Extra - 09/26/16 - Mets lose to Marlins on emotional night in Miami

On an emotional night in Miami following the death of star pitcher Jose Fernandez, the Marlins defeated the Mets, 7-3.
Via SNY
3 hours ago  |  Discuss

Mets can't help but feel ripples of jarring loss

Bartolo Colon stood immobile on the pitcher's mound, a foot or two from the rubber, gazing into the Marlins' dugout. He looked stoic as the Marlins celebrated something bigger and grander and more impactful than a pennant chase, the blistering first note of a 7-3 win over the Mets. Inside, a man who has seen so much over a quarter-century in baseball was melting.
Via Mets.com
3 hours ago

Gut Reaction: Marlins 7, Mets 3 (9/26/16)

No one knew how both teams were going to handle the emotions around tonight’s game. The Marlins seemed to use theirs in the best possible way. They jumped on top early and cruised to a 7-3 win. Terry Collins indicated prior to the game that the Mets had the best possible starter given the circumstances, with super veteran Bartolo Colon on the hill. In a way, it was a tiny...
Via Mets360.com
5 hours ago

Mets Re-Sign Alberto Baldonado

According to Baseball America, the Mets have re-signed LHP Alberto Baldonado to a minor league contract. The 23-year-old spent the 2016 season with the Binghamton Mets and the St. Lucie Mets. After joining his native Colombia for the World Baseball Classic qualifiers in March, Baldonado opened the regular season with St. Lucie of the Florida State League, and posted a stellar 0...
Via MetsMinor.net
6 hours ago

Marlins’ Dee Gordon emotional after lead-off HR

The Miami Marlins are playing the New York Mets on Monday with Jose Fernandez on everyone’s mind. So, when Dee Gordon — a friend of Fernandez who was visibly overtaken with grief on Sunday — led off Monday’s game with a home run, it felt right. Understandably, Gordon’s return to the Miami dugout was quite emotional. Marlins dugout after Dee Gordon's HR. Surreal. pic...
Via Sportsnaut
9 hours ago  |  Discuss

A Tough Night Ahead As Mets and Marlins Mourn Jose Fernandez

Sitting in Section 135, you get the opportunity to look into the Mets dugout.  While watching the game, I could only make out that the Mets had hung something up on the dugout wall.  As I would discover after the game, Yoenis Cespedes hung a Jose Fernandez Mets #16 jersey to honor his fellow countryman, defector, and baseball player: His manager, Terry Collins was right there...
Via Mets Merized Online
14 hours ago

Mourning the loss of Jose Fernandez who truly dominated the Mets

The baseball world was shocked and saddened to learn of the death of Marlins young ace Jose Fernandez. The Marlins had just adjusted their rotation so that Fernandez would face them in the upcoming series. You hear so much about how Player X performs well against the Mets. This was certainly case with Fernandez. To honor what a tremendous talent Fernandez was, let’s look back...
Via Mets360.com
15 hours ago

Bartolo Colon: 2016 N.L. Gold Glove Winner?

Bartolo Colon has given New York Mets fans plenty to cheer about during his three-year tenure in Queens. He’s started at least 31 games each season, has double-digit victories in each year, and has provided the Mets a durable, rubber-arm every fifth day on the mound. We even got to witness Colon’s first major league home run this season, a shot to left off RHP James Shields...
Via Mets Merized Online
15 hours ago

3 Up 3 Down: Mets Take Three of Four In Final Home Series

3 Up  1.  Cabby Comes Through  It looked as though the Mets were going to get off on the wrong foot in the start of the series on Thursday night. After Jose Reyes tied it at six with his two-run home run in the bottom of the 9th, the Mets again trailed 8-6 heading into the bottom of the 11th. Cabrera changed that with his game winning three-run home run to right center. He...
Via Mets Merized Online
16 hours ago

How The Mets 2016 Draft Picks Fared

Anthony Kay With Daniel Murphy signing the Washington Nationals, the Mets had two first round draft picks for the first time since 2012. That was the year Jose Reyes signed with the Florida Marlins, and the Mets used their first round compensation pick to draft Kevin Plawecki. The Mets focus in the draft this year was collegiate arms.  Six of the first 10 players the Mets drafted...
Via MetsMinor.net
19 hours ago

MLB GM: Bidding for Mets' Yoenis Cespedes could reach $200 million

If the Mets want to keep Yoenis Cespedes, it's going to cost a ton. As the final week of the regular season arrives, here's a thought no Mets fan probably wants to acknowledge: Yoenis Cespedes could be playing his final games for the club. Yes, Cepedes is signed through 2018. But an opt-out clause after this season allows the slugger the right...
Via NJ.com
19 hours ago

Mets’ 2017 catching plans limited by market and internal needs

On ESPN, Mark Simon discussed one of the more understated aspects to catching – framing – how it is measured and why the New York Mets trio of 2016 catchers, Travis d’Arnaud, Rene Rivera and Kevin Plawecki, have excelled at it. You can also see the 2016 statistics for framing here. Criticism for the Mets’ […] The post Mets’ 2017 catching plans limited by market and internal...
Via Today's Knuckleball
20 hours ago

Robert Gsellman breaks through, just when Mets needed

The patchwork quilt that has become the Mets’ rotation because of surgeries, stiffness, strains, spurs and whatever else has befallen in biblical plague fashion, needed — and will need — length from one of the fill-in surprises, Robert Gsellman. And that was exactly what he delivered Sunday with seven innings and 107 pitches during the...
Via New York Post
1 day ago

Cabrera, Reyes help Mets rout Phils 17-0 in home finale

NEW YORK (AP) Asdrubal Cabrera hit a grand slam, Jose Reyes drove in four runs and the New York Mets overwhelmed the Phillies 17-0 Sunday in the largest shutout victory in team history to maintain the NL wild-card lead. On an afternoon when batters circled the bases like the cartoon Gashouse Gorillas, the Mets romped in their final regular-season game at Citi Field. Reyes batted...
Via Associated Press
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Mets Full Season Minor League Pitching Leaders

Photo courtesy of Al Rabon Judging from the past month, most Mets fans will tell you Seth Lugo and Robert Gsellman have had the best year of any of the pitchers that have come through the Mets farm system. What is interesting about them is that while they have found success in the majors, success did not come as easily for them in the minor leagues. That is a promising sign for...
Via MetsMinor.net
1 day ago

Syndergaard throws, Matz gets clean MRI as Mets try to mend

NEW YORK (AP) Lengthy medical updates have become a part of Mets manager Terry Collins' daily routine. Not exactly what New York needs during its final push for a return to the postseason, but that's the reality facing the reigning NL champions. Rather than making his scheduled start Saturday against the Philadelphia Phillies, ace Noah Syndergaard was scheduled to throw a bullpen...
Via Associated Press
2 days ago  |  Discuss

I Picked Up Conforto Before It Was Cool

Mets outfielder Michael Conforto was 2-for-3 last night, scoring two runs with his 12th home run, and three RBI. Could this be the start of something big? Who's Conforto, you ask? Lol, you pleb--Don’t you know anything? He's just an uber prospect for the New York Mets.  *Sips cold brew coffee, adjust horn rimmed glasses, strokes beard* Sigh. You’ve probably never heard...
Via Razzball
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Mets ace Syndergaard scratched because of strep throat

NEW YORK (AP) The playoff-contending New York Mets say star pitcher Noah Syndergaard has been scratched from his start Saturday night against Philadelphia because of strep throat. Manager Terry Collins made the announcement before playing the Phillies on Friday night. Reliever Sean Gilmartin will make his first start of the season, taking Syndergaard's place. Collins said Syndergaard...
Via Associated Press
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Five sports stadiums that should be renamed

What’s in a stadium name? For the past two decades, usually millions of sponsorship dollars, self-created nicknames no one uses and some hubris when a shady company goes belly-up in the name of fraud. The wide majority of major league sports venues are named after corporations big and small, with a good chunk of them having to be renamed over the years because of company mergers...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: W.B. Mason Post Game Extra - 09/22/16 - Cabrera walk-off homerun wins it in extras

Asdrubal Cabrera a belted a walk-off three-run homer in the bottom of the 11th inning to give the Mets a dramatic 9-8 win over the Phillies.
Via SNY
4 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Asdrubal Cabrera delivers huge bat flip after walk-off HR

Asdrubal Cabrera delivered a walk-off home run in the 11th to give the New York Mets a 9-8 win over the Philadelphia Phillies on Thursday night, and he may have topped his performance at the plate with the amazing bat flip he delivered. Take a look at this flip, which traveled almost halfway to first base: Think Asdrúbal knew it was gone? His #walkoff HR gives @Mets .5 game...
Via Larry Brown Sports
4 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: W.B. Mason Post Game Extra - 09/20/16 - Braves put damper on Mets playoff run..again

The Mets staged a late rally but came up a run short, losing to Braves, 5-4 on Tuesday night.
Via SNY
6 days ago  |  Discuss
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