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Trading Murphy Will Usher In the Future of Second Base

In using humor to deflect a question about the Mets capacity to pay top or near top shelf salaries for three players on their roster, Sandy Alderson sent clear signals the financial situation for the New York Mets has not been resolved. Posture and position as he might, the reality is Alderson does not have the payroll flexibility of bringing a third top flight offensive player to...
Via Mets Merized Online
8 hours ago  |  Discuss

The Lucas Duda Experiment

The New York Mets traded Ike Davis to the Pittsburgh Pirates earlier this season, opening up the 1B position full time for Lucas Duda. Today, in a 11-2 beating of the Philadelphia Phillies, Dude hit his 19th home run of the season and picked up his 58th, 59th and 60th run batted in.  It was his 5th HR since the All-Star break, behind just Carlos Santana and tied with Anthony...
Via We Talk Fantasy Sports
11 hours ago  |  Discuss

Panning For Gold: Brandon Nimmo

Happy Wednesday gang!!! The non-waiver trade deadline is now upon us - deals have to be completed and submitted to the Commissioner's Office by 4:00 PM eastern tomorrow, so we should gain a lot of prospect clarity over the next 24 hours. Time for another Panning For Gold: Finding The Prospect Hidden Gems, our weekly look at some of those lesser-known prospects that are beginning...
Via Razzball
12 hours ago  |  Discuss

New York Mets trade rumors: Rockies edition

Questions have been swirling over the past two weeks regarding the Colorado Rockies’ apparent willingness to part with shortstop Troy Tulowitzki and/or outfielder Carlos Gonzalez. The New York Mets have been mentioned in connection to both players as we are slightly more than 24 hours away from the trade deadline. Certainly the Mets have a need for both. Ruben Tejada still has...
15 hours ago  |  Discuss

A Mets game gets delayed by a Sharknado in ‘Sharknado 2′

Yes, MLB’s trade deadline is just a day away, making for one of the most exciting dates on the baseball calendar. However, before the trade deadline comes one of the most anticipated events in recent pop culture history. I probably don’t even need to tell you what that is, but perhaps you’ve been so tuned in to baseball that you didn’t realize that Sharknado 2: The Second...
Via The Outside Corner
16 hours ago  |  Discuss

How Collins Views Wilmer Flores

The following transcript is courtesy of Adam Rubin of ESPN New York. It’s a conversation between reporters and Terry Collins at Citi Field regarding Wilmer Flores. Reporter: ”When you take a look at Wilmer Flores, when he was up here in May, when he played in five consecutive games, he hit. When he plays every other game he doesn’t hit. Is now the time to see what Flores...
Via New York Mets Report
17 hours ago  |  Discuss

Royals Interested in Bartolo Colon

Andy Martino of the New York Daily News is reporting that the Kansas City Royals are interested in New York Met’s starting pitcher Bartolo Colon.  The Royals are looking to add depth to their rotation, but the main question is whether they have the payroll flexibility to take Colon’s remaining contract, which is approximately $14.25 over the next year and remainder of this...
Via Mets Merized Online
18 hours ago  |  Discuss

Mets fan hit in face by foul ball ricochet (Photo)

A New York Mets fan was hit in the face with a foul ball that bounced off an empty seat during Tuesday night's game at Citi Field against Philadelphia.It happened in the bottom of the second as Mets batter Travis d'Arnaud hit a sharp liner foul into the third base stands. Unfortunately, the ball ricocheted off the seat and hit the nearby Mets fan on the left side of his...
Via Holdout Sports
21 hours ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: A 'sharknado' hits Citi Field in 'Sharknado 2'

Watch out Mark McGrath and Ian Ziering!
Via Beer Mug Sports
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Alderson Says Blockbuster Deal Possible, But Wouldn’t Bet On It

Sandy Alderson told reporters at Citi Field that it’s unlikely the Mets make a deal before the Trade Deadline – sort of. “If I had to make a guess, I would say nothing will happen,” Alderson said. “But you never know what’s going to transpire in the next three days or so. Clubs that may be having conversations elsewhere circle back based on what they think their options...
Via Mets Merized Online
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Mets Rumors: New York has 'absolutely nothing' brewing on Bartolo Colon trade talks

The New York Mets defeated the Philadelphia Phillies on Monday by the score of 7-1. The win improved the Mets to 51-55 on the season, fourth in the National League East. Bartolo Colon scattered 10 his over seven innings and struck out six to get his 10th win of the season. The 41-year old is having a good season and with the trade deadline approaching, one would think Colon would...
Via Sports Rumor Alert
1 day ago  |  Discuss

The 2015 shortstop free agent market benefits Ruben Tejada

I can’t believe I’m saying this, but there is a good possibility that Ruben Tejada will be the Mets shortstop in 2015. There is a huge caveat with that statement, and that is the assumption that Wilmer Flores fails to take the position via his superior offensive capabilities, or Matt Reynolds down in Triple-A does not impress. Both could make a strong case either during the...
1 day ago  |  Discuss

With homeruns in 4 of 6, Lucas Duda stays hot (Week 17 MLB Transaction Trends)

After entering the season as Ike Davis‘ backup at first base, Duda has run away with the job and forced Davis’ trade to the Pirates with his breakout year at the plate. He has career highs in home runs, steals, ISO, OBP and SLG%, and is well on his way to setting a new bar for plate appearances, runs and RBI. His HR/FB ratio (15.5%) is a tad high, but the split’s on a steady...
Via Fantasy Sports Locker Room
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Mets giving away cap autographed by 'Sharknado 2' star Ian Ziering (Photo)

The New York Mets are giving away a Mets cap autographed by Ian Ziering, star of the upcoming Syfy movie "Sharknado 2: The Second One".Photo via Twitter/@Mets.Why are the Mets shamelessly promoting a B-movie? Well, "Sharknado 2" takes place in New York City, and one of the scenes in the movie was filmed in Citi Field. The Mets gave director Anthony C. Ferrante...
Via Holdout Sports
2 days ago  |  Discuss

The New York Mets’ Team Colors Were Almost Pink and Black

The New York Mets almost had the most distinct uniforms in baseball but then they unfortunately went with something a little more familiar and conservative. The team’s original owner, Joan Whitney Payson, had kicked around the idea of making the Mets’ jerseys pink and black in honor of the color of the Payson’s family stables. The stables’ silks were a salmon pink with black...
Via Next Impulse Sports
2 days ago  |  Discuss
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