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Rubin: Tejada, Brown, Young Jr. May Be Non-Tendered

According to a report from Adam Rubin (ESPN), Sandy Alderson spoke about the future of the 40-man roster on Monday. His conclusion is that the GM cannot protect all of the players he’d like to because he needs to add several prospects to protect them from the Rule 5 Draft. Prospects that are not protected (on the 40-man) can be claimed by other teams in the Rule 5 draft. Those...
Via Mets Merized Online
19 hours ago  |  Discuss

Collins Blowing Smoke; It’s Flores’ Job To Lose

Terry Collins insists shortstop will be wide open next spring, but what else can he say? Even after Wilmer Flores homered twice and drove in six runs Tuesday night in a 9-1 rout of the Marlins, and has driven in 10 runs over the last four games, Collins is dancing the politically correct line. He has to. FLORES: Should get job. (Getty) He can’t give the job to Flores outright,...
Via New York Mets Report
23 hours ago  |  Discuss

Mets Card of the Week: 1980 Pete Falcone

1980 TOPPS PETE FALCONE The Mets record book is one part strict classicism and two parts dark magic. Most of the canonical season and career records are held by your Seavers and Strawberries and such. But many of the more obscure and occasional marks belong to short timers and journeymen. Take, for example, the team record for most consecutive strikeouts to start a game. Just this...
Via Mets360.com
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Can We Really Trust Lucas Duda?

On August 1st, Lucas Duda was batting .263. He had driven in 61 runs and had 20 home runs under his belt. Since that date, his numbers have slipped drastically. This morning he wakes up to a .248 batting average and has added 7 more home runs. The numbers tell the story of an emerging slugger at first base. The eye test tells a slightly different tale. Since Duda went on his home...
Via Mets Merized Online
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Mets Injury Update: Juan Lagares exits after hurting elbow

New York Mets centerfielder Juan Lagares came out of Tuesday's win with what was described as a hyperextended right elbow on the team's official Twitter account:Lagares left tonight's game with a hyperextended right elbow. #Mets— New York Mets (@Mets) September 17, 2014According to ESPN's Adam Rubin, Lagares hurt his elbow making a throw in the fourth inning to...
Via Sports Injury Alert
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Flores De Los Metos

Yesterday, Wilmer Flores went 3-for-4, 2 runs, 6 RBIs with his 5th and 6th homers. With David Wright hurt, Flores has been playing every day. The Mets are thankfully still able to get Ruben Tejada into their lineup. The Mets said, "We've wanted to drop Tejada, send down Tejada or trade Tejada for a nickel on a dollar, but since we can't figure out the paperwork, we...
Via Razzball
1 day ago  |  Discuss

New York Mets: Jacob deGrom makes history

It seems that even when the New York Mets are terrible, there is still one player who makes people want to continue watching. In 2011, it was Jose Reyes going on to win the National League batting title. In 2012, it was R.A. Dickey and his quest for 20 wins. In 2013, Matt Harvey burst onto the scene, earning a start in the All Star Game. In 2014, it has been Jacob deGrom. The rookie...
Via isportsweb.com
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Mets Injury Update: Matt Harvey throws sim game

With 11 games remaining in the 2014 season, the New York Mets are sitting at 72-79, fourth in the National League East. A bright spot has been the pitching staff, ranked a respectable 12th in the Major Leagues in ERA at 3.57. The numbers are even more impressive considering the Mets have been without reliever Bobby Parnell for all but one appearance and starter Matt Harvey for the...
Via MLB Injury News
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Forget the Draft- The New York Mets Should Win Now

The New York Post’s Joel Sherman today wrote how the New York Mets can salvage their season: By losing out. Sherman believes the Mets tanking is an “unappetizing thought”-but the reality is one of a loser’s mentality. Every team in the Mets’ situation should be thinking about tanking, as unappetizing as that thought is. There are two places you want to finish: as one of...
Via Around Citi
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Wilmer Flores: Not a Disaster at Shortstop Yet

The footage embedded above comes from an August 22nd game between the Mets and the Dodgers and depicts Wilmer Flores acting out what is essentially the baseball equivalent of a first-day-of-school anxiety dream. With two outs and runners at first and second, Yasiel Puig batted a mostly harmless ground ball to Flores. Instead of converting […]
Via Fangraphs
1 day ago  |  Discuss

It All Hinges On Granderson and Wright

Gary Cohen brought up an interesting and sensitive point during Friday night’s broadcast, asking Ron Darling if he thought Curtis Granderson and David Wright would rebound next year. It was a lively conversation that I thought would be worth discussing on MMO so I went ahead and transcribed it. Gary Cohen: Granderson missed most of last year and hasn’t had a great year. But I...
Via Mets Merized Online
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Las Vegas 51s – 2014 Season Recap

The Mets wanted their farm teams to experience winning in the postseason. So New York was judicious with September 1st call-ups, opting to promote only infielder Josh Satin and pitcher Erik Goeddel... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
Via MetsMinor.net
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Jacob deGrom starts game with eight strikeouts, tying MLB record (Video)

Your browser does not support iframes.New York Mets rookie pitcher Jacob deGrom tied a major league record by striking out eight consecutive batters to start Monday night's game against the Miami Marlins.The streak was broken up by a base hit in the bottom of the third, but deGrom got a well-deserved hand from the Citi Field crowd.Unfortunately, deGrom didn't get the win...
Via Holdout Sports
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Harvey Throws Simulated Game; Mets To Be Commended For Handling Difficult Injury

It wasn’t what he had in mind, but Matt Harvey did get on Citi Field’s mound in 2014. Several times during the season Harvey chirped about wanting to return in September, and the Mets are to be commended for not giving in to his ardent posturing. For a team hurting at the gate and playing better than expected, it could have been tempting to acquiesce to Harvey, who made things...
Via New York Mets Report
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Ex-Mets exec says she was fired for being 'pregnant and single'

Just when you think things are looking up for the New York Mets, a story like this one breaks that makes you weep for humanity. Former New York Mets SVP of marketing and ticket sales Leigh Castergine was fired last month, and is alleging that her firing came about because Mets COO Jeff Wilpon was “morally opposed” to her becoming pregnant while single. Oh boy. Here’s what...
Via The Outside Corner
7 days ago  |  Discuss
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