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Mike Piazza thinks of young son during his Mets jersey moment

The previous weekend, Mike Piazza went through the ultimate baseball honor: enshrinement in the Hall of Fame in Cooperstown. Still, there was something special about his uniform No. 31 being retired by the Mets at Citi Field on Saturday. “It’s a tremendous honor,” said Piazza, whose jersey became the fourth uniform number retired by the...
Via New York Post
1 hour ago

WATCH: The New York Mets retire # 31 for Mike Piazza

Hall of Famer Mike Piazza meets the media on the day the New York Mets retired his number 31 at Citi Field.
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Mets Retire Mike Piazza’s Number With Uplifitng Ceremony

The New York Mets officially retired Mike Piazza’s #31 in a special pre-game ceremony on Saturday, July 30 at Citi Field. The Mets have four other retired numbers (#37 for Casey Stengel, #14 for Gil Hodges, #41 for Tom Seaver and #42 retired by every MLB team for Jackie Robinson). Mets players all wore jerseys and hats featuring a special Mike Piazza patch. 2016 Mets Congratulate...
Via Mets Merized Online
2 hours ago

Piazza emotional as Mets retire his No. 31

Before having his No. 31 retired, former Mets star Mike Piazza stood behind a podium and said that he'd try to avoid crying during his pregame speech on Saturday. For insurance, though, the Hall of Fame catcher began his speech in front of a damp, yet eager Citi Field crowd by saying, "With all due respect to Tom Hanks, there is crying in baseball."
Via Mets.com
2 hours ago

WATCH: Here's the tribute video the Mets played before retiring Mike Piazza's No. 31

"With all due respect to Tom Hanks, there is crying in baseball," Piazza said Saturday.   .@mikepiazza31 tribute video. #Piazza31 #Metshttps://t.co/EVaBsOU1ze -- New York Mets (@Mets) July 30, 2016 NEW YORK -- One week after being inducted into the Hall of Fame, Mike Piazza returned to Citi Field to receive yet another honor: Having...
Via NJ.com
3 hours ago

Hall of Famer Mike Piazza has his No. 31 retired by Mets

NEW YORK (AP) Hall of Fame catcher Mike Piazza has gotten his No. 31 retired by the New York Mets in a pregame ceremony at Citi Field. The half-hour tribute Saturday night included his parents, family members, former teammates, friends and a lot of chants and cheers. He ended his 6-minute speech with a shout of ''Let's go, Mets!'' The 47-year-old Piazza was inducted into the baseball...
Via Associated Press
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Rockies-Mets matchup starts in rain delay

A summer rainstorm may not have prevented Mike Piazza's jersey retirement ceremony from taking place, but it did stop Saturday's night's game at Citi Field from starting on time.
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Game Chatter: Jorge De La Rosa vs Bartolo Colon (7/30/16)

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Will rain washout Mets' ceremony for Mike Piazza?

The Mets are retiring Piazza's 31 jersey NEW YORK -- The Mets are planning to honor former catcher Mike Piazza -- a recent Hall of Fame inductee -- by retiring his jersey number (#31) before their game against the Colorado Rockies Saturday night, but a steady rain in Queens is threatening the party. For now batting practice has been canceled...
Via NJ.com
4 hours ago

Mets put Jose Reyes on DL, sign free agent Justin Ruggiano

NEW YORK (AP) The New York Mets have put infielder Jose Reyes on the 15-day disabled list because of a strain in his left ribcage and signed free agent Justin Ruggiano. Ruggiano was in the starting lineup in center field Saturday night against Colorado. He was released by Texas earlier this week. Reyes hurt himself taking a swing during the first game of a doubleheader Tuesday...
Via Associated Press
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Mets place Jose Reyes on disabled list ... Who's his replacement?

The DL stint will be backdated to July 26 NEW YORK -- Mets manager Terry Collins said Saturday the team has placed infielder Jose Reyes on the 15-day disabled list due to a left intercostal strain. The DL stint will be backdated to July 26. "He is unable to swing right-handed," Collins said of his 33-year-old switch hitter, later adding: ...
Via NJ.com
5 hours ago

New York Mets: trade rumors update part 2

As we look at part two of our New York Mets trade rumors, there are position players as well as pitchers who could make a significant difference. The team has shown interest in Jonathan Lucroy and also in a power bat for the outfield. Adding multiple players that the team is interested in can save the season and give them a boost as what happened last year after acquiring Yoenis...
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Steven Matz frustrated, Collins encouraged by same outing

As far as his normal outings go, this one was about as easy for Mets’ lefty Steven Matz as pulling teeth through the back of the neck. “It was a tough outing for sure,” said Matz, who was raked for 10 hits in six innings by the Rockies on Friday at Citi Field. Ten hits,...
Via New York Post
10 hours ago

Which Young Trade Chips Could the Mets Deal?

Photo by Ed Delany Last year, the Mets parted with number of pitching prospects in a drive to make it to the postseason for the first time since 2006. Over the course of this past year, we have seen some of them actually pitching in the major leagues: In 16 starts for the Detroit Tigers, Michael Fulmer is 9-2 with a 2.50 ERA and a 1.089 WHIP. He is the leading candidate for the...
Via MetsMinor.net
11 hours ago

Collins Clawing to Keep Clubhouse ‘Calm’ Amidst Chaotic Chatter

According to Adam Rubin, Terry Collins ordered his club to turn up the tunes in the clubhouse after another disheartening loss where the Mets were only able to muster six hits during their third consecutive debilitating defeat.  Collins is trying to keep the team loose and light, and continues to avoid admitting the sky is falling despite the team performing like Henny Penny with...
Via Mets Merized Online
11 hours ago

Maybe the Mets really are just unlucky

I’m tired of talking about the Mets’ hitting, particularly with runners in scoring position. You’re tired of reading about it. This is where we are, though. Their RISP impotence is no longer some weird quirk in the stat line that the team should just work on improving. It’s essentially a full-blown crisis. Don’t believe me? Take a gander at this Terry Collins quote, courtesy...
Via Mets360.com
12 hours ago

MMN Recap 7/29: Gimenez Homers, St. Lucie Scores 16

AAA – Pacific Coast League Fresno 8, Las Vegas (53-53) 1 Box Score Kevin Plawecki C: 2 for 3, 2B, .303/.357/.528 Gavin Cecchini SS: 2 for 3, RBI, .319/.395/.443 T.J. Rivera 3B: 1 for 2, BB, R, .337/.376/.482 Rivera was pulled from the game in the 7th inning but it’s been said that it’s not related to Jose Reyes most likely going on the disabled list. Darin Gorski LHP: 2...
Via MetsMinor.net
12 hours ago

Sandy Alderson has one mission right now: Find Mets a bat

The nearly full house waited patiently Friday night for something to celebrate other than the free Mike Piazza jerseys, but frustration finally surfaced. Michael Conforto flied out to finish a 1-2-3 seventh inning and boos resonated throughout the ballpark. In the eighth, the Mets received singles from Alejandro De Aza and Curtis Granderson to start...
Via New York Post
21 hours ago

WATCH: W.B. Mason Post Game Extra - 07/29/16 - Rockies top Mets again

Steven Matz pitched six strong innings and James Loney belted a solo homerun but it wasn't enough as the Rockies topped the Mets, 6-1
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Mets OF Lagares expected to miss 6 weeks with sprained thumb

NEW YORK (AP) Mets outfielder Juan Lagares is expected to miss six weeks because of a sprained left thumb that needs surgery. New York put the former Gold Glove winner on the 15-day disabled list before playing Colorado on Friday night. Outfielder Brandon Nimmo was recalled from Triple-A Las Vegas. Lagares first hurt his thumb making a diving catch on June 4 in Miami. He played...
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Mike Piazza’s five greatest Mets moments

May 22, 1998 is a day to remember in New York Mets history. It’s the day Mike Piazza, nearly a week since being dealt from the Dodgers to the Marlins, was en route to the Big Apple. The hope was that his bat would thrust the Mets into championship contention. And for nearly eight seasons, he delivered: four straight years of at least 30 home runs and hitting better than .300,...
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Study finds link on babies named Shea, Mets’ success

A study by the Wall Street Journal has found a correlation between babies being named Shea in the New York, New Jersey and Connecticut area over the past 40-plus years and the success enjoyed on the field by the Mets. The inference is of course that Mets fans named their children after the stadium that the team called home from 1964-2008. Interestingly, the Journal’s research...
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WATCH: W.B. Mason Post Game Extra - 07/26/16 - Colon helps Mets gain doubleheader split

Bartolo Colon pitched 7 strong innings to help the Mets gain a split of a twi-night doubleheader from the Cardinals on Tuesday night.
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

Noah ‘Thor’ Syndergaard denies responsibility for NYC lightning strike (pic)

A mesmerizing bolt of lightning struck the Empire State Building during a storm that halted Monday’s tilt between the New York Mets and St. Louis Cardinals at Citi Field. And Mets electrifying starting pitcher Noah Syndergaard, of course nicknamed Thor, denied any responsibility for it. Syndergaard took to Twitter Monday evening to stress that there were no Mjölnir-based shenanigans...
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4 days ago  |  Discuss

David Wright Names Daughter After Shea Stadium

Reason number 289 why I love/hate the internet. Monday, the New York Mets announced (via Twitter, natch) that David and Molly Wright’s daughter Olivia Shea was born on Saturday. David and Molly Wright welcomed a baby girl, Olivia Shea Wright into the world on Saturday, July 23. #Mets pic.twitter.com/mI9oDPs9TA — New York Mets (@Mets) July 25, 2016 It didn’t take long until...
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5 days ago  |  Discuss
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