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It was Rookie Dress Up Day for many MLB teams Sunday and, with LaTroy Hawkins in charge as the designated best man, the Mets rookies had to dress up as a bridal party in purple dresses for the trip to Cincinnati. Zack Wheeler earned the honor of being the bride.
The bride for #Mets 2013 Rookie dress up. @Wheelerpro45 pic.twitter.com/s5VohN8KOZ
— LaTroy Hawkins (@LaTroyHawkins32) September 22, 2013
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When it comes to injuries, will the New York Mets ever learn? Zack Wheeler has been shut down for the season after complaining of shoulder stiffness last weekend in Philadelphia.
However, Wheeler was examined only by an on-call doctor at the park in Philly, and as of now hasn’t been examined by Mets’ doctors. So far, no MRI.
After what happened with Matt Harvey, who...
This was an interesting season for the St. Lucie Mets. In the first half they finished in second place, eight games out of first and missed making the playoffs. In the second half, they fought and nearly pulled off a miracle at the end before running out of time. It was a very good season for a team with some talented hitters.
One of those hitters, outfielder Dustin Lawley...
If you are statistically inclined, and check FanGraphs religiously, you would know that they rolled out some new features on the site a couple of days ago. They added new statistics called “offense” and “defense,” which try to answer the questions like: Who is the best offensive player in the game? Or: Who is the best defensive player in the game? The offense stat is calculated...
The Mets announced on Sunday that they were shutting down rookie pitcher Zack Wheeler for the rest of the season with stiffness…
This week in Mets baseball: not too shabby! Barely scraping out a win with 4 runs in the 9th, the Mets avoided what would have been a sweep against San Francisco to start the week. Determined to end divisional play on a positive note, they promptly swept the Phillies in three games (thanks in part to the rain) to regain the slightest lead for third place. As the season dwindles down...
After last night’s 3-2 loss to the Reds, the Mets remain in a four-way tie for the eighth worst record. The teams with the 10 worst records get their first round picks protected in the 2014 Draft. If it comes down to a tie breaker to determine the ten worst teams, the higher draft pick goes to the team that finished with a lower winning percentage in the previous season.
Matt Harvey may appear in the Arizona Fall League as a way to gauge whether he can avoid Tommy John surgery Sandy Alderson told reporters Monday.
Harvey is trying rehab and a throwing program over the next six to eight weeks in the hope a surgical procedure which would cost him all of 2014 will not be necessary.
Major leaguers frequently rehab with minor league teams during the...
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Prior to his start on May 30 against the Yankees, Dillon Gee was on the verge of losing his place in the starting rotation. The Texas native was 2-6 with a 6.34 ERA and was hearing Zack Wheeler’s footsteps as the über-prospect was just weeks away from being called up for his first taste of big league action.
But everything changed for Gee with that late-May...
As MMN continues to shift into winter mode, we welcome another weekly feature, called Prospect Face-Off. Each week, our writers will be given a match-up of two Mets minor league prospects, and will have to state their case as to why they prefer one over the other. In our inaugural edition, our staff was posed with this question:
Who would you rather have start the season in the Mets’...
Whether Ruben Tejada fans like it or not, the man has played his way out of the starting role next season. There are few internal options but many external options that the Mets could explore. Here are the starting shortstops from each organization (FA= free agent after the season T= only eligible through trade NPA= Not Physically Available):
Arizona Diamondbacks: Didi Gregorius...
Mets (71-85) at Reds (90-67) • 7:10 p.m.
LHP Jon Niese (7-8, 3.81) vs. RHP Mike Leake (14-6, 3.21)
Eric Young Jr., LF
Daniel Murphy, 2B
David Wright, 3B
Lucas Duda, 1B
Juan Lagares CF
Mike Baxter RF
Travis d’Arnaud C
Wilfredo Tovar SS
Jon Niese P
The Mets lost the game in extras last night as possible future Met Choo had the walk-off hit. Jon Niese gets...
1:30 PM Update:
Sources: #Mets GM Alderson with team in Cincinnati. First meeting with Collins regarding extension expected today.
— Ken Rosenthal (@Ken_Rosenthal) September 23, 2013
Original Post 9:30 AM
Sandy Alderson and Terry Collins are expected to meet during the team’s upcoming series in Cincinnati against the Reds, a source told Adam Rubin of ESPN...
Aaron Harang returns to pitch against his longtime team as the Mets look to play spoiler to the Reds, who are playing for home-field advantage in the Wild Card round of the playoffs. Another exciting playoff race brought to you by the second wild card. First pitch is scheduled for 7:10 p.m.
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The way the Phillies were building momentum, they might have won Saturday night had the rain not gotten in their way.
David Wright and Daniel Murphy hit solo home runs and the New York Mets beat Philadelphia 5-4 Saturday night in a game called in the top of the seventh inning because of rain.
''It's a tough way to take a loss, a rain-shortened game,'' Philadelphia...