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Learning Center Field Has Hurt Michael Conforto Immensely

The Mets have a gem in their possession and they should do everything they can not to tarnish it. I’m talking about Michael Conforto, who came up to the Major Leagues as a left fielder amidst overwhelmingly negative reviews from scouts regarding his defense. In fact, in an exclusive interview with MMO shortly before his MLB debut, we asked Michael about those negative scouting...
Via Mets Merized Online
30 minutes ago

The return of Robert Gsellman and what to watch

Robert Gsellman returns to the majors tonight in a fitting way for the 2017 Mets, replacing an injured starter. Gsellman himself is returning from a hamstring strain but at least this was a little different than the other injuries to Mets pitchers this year as Gsellman hurt himself running, rather than pitching. It just goes to show that if there’s a way to get injured, the...
Via Mets360.com
2 hours ago

7 Mets gunning for bigger roles next season

With the eye on 2018, these seven are using the rest of the current season to show that they deserve bigger roles.
Via NJ.com
4 hours ago

MMN Recap: Bautista Picks Up Save, Hits 101 MPH

Photo by Ed Delany Las Vegas 51s (47-76) 6, Fresno Grizzlies (69-54) 5 Box Score Gavin Cecchini 2B: 2 for 5, Run, 3B, K Matt Reynolds SS: 2 for 4, Run, RBI, BB, 2 K Xorge Carrillo C: 2 for 4, Run, HR, 4 RBI, K Gavin continues to hit. In his last 10 games, he’s hitting .310 with six walks to four strikeouts. Time to give him a look at second base. Carrillo hit a grand slam...
Via MetsMinor.net
5 hours ago

Mets' Robert Gsellman: 'I don't really care' that Sandy Alderson wants him to pitch better

The Mets' right-hander shrugged off suggestions that he needed to pitch better when he returns to the big leagues on Wednesday night. NEW YORK -- With Seth Lugo set to miss at least a turn or two through the rotation, the Mets decided to activate right-hander Robert Gsellman from the disabled list to take his Wednesday start against the Yankees...
Via NJ.com
5 hours ago

Terry Collins not helping rookies by removing them in big spots

These can’t be easy times for Terry Collins, especially if these turn out to be the last six weeks of his career as the Mets manager, which would almost certainly make them the last six weeks of his career as anybody’s manager at age 68. Collins waited his whole baseball life, all the way back...
Via New York Post
9 hours ago

Rosario, Smith give glimpse into future with HRs

Amed Rosario crouched and coiled, priming his body to react to mankind's fastest pitch. No one throws harder than Aroldis Chapman, author of the 18 fastest fastballs in the Majors this season. Pitchers in the Pacific Coast League don't throw 103 mph.
Via Mets.com
10 hours ago

Amed Rosario won over Mets’ clubhouse but can he ever walk?

One thing stands out, especially, for manager Terry Collins about Amed Rosario in the Mets’ clubhouse: Amed Rosario doesn’t stand out. The heralded rookie shortstop is more old school than millennial in his approach and demeanor. Putting the physical gifts aside, that businesslike conduct says a lot. “There are certain guys who think they are...
Via New York Post
15 hours ago

Noah Syndergaard loves new workout routine

Noah Syndergaard, with a new workout regimen in place, still has his eyes on 2017. The stud right-hander realizes he won’t be returning to help the Mets clinch a playoff berth, but nonetheless deems it important to pitch again for the club before this season concludes. On Tuesday, he threw from a bullpen mound (20...
Via New York Post
16 hours ago

Mets' injury updates: Seth Lugo hits the DL, Noah Syndergaard throws off mound

The Mets got good news from one of their injured pitchers on Tuesday, but lost another one.
Via NJ.com
16 hours ago

Gsellman Starting Wednesday Instead Of Injured Lugo, Salas Released

Mets starting pitcher Seth Lugo has been placed on the 10-day disabled list (retroactive to August 11) with a right shoulder impingement. Robert Gsellman, who has been rehabbing a hamstring injury, will start Wednesday in his stead. Lugo, 27, has had an up-and-down season for the Mets as he heads to the disabled list for the second time in 2017. In 12 games he’s gone 5-3 with a...
Via Mets Merized Online
16 hours ago

LIVE Color Feed: Mets vs. Yankees

Video highlights, Statcast info, analysis, tweets, key updates, the latest news and more from the Gameday Color Feed.
Via Mets.com
17 hours ago

WATCH: Tim Tebow makes grandmother's day

New York Mets minor league outfielder and former NFL quarterback Tim Tebow is a fan-favorite across the country. One fan in particular is Grandma Margaret whose grandson Danny Terp met up with Tebow at a baseball game in Tampa Bay.Danny puts Tebow on camera and asks him to say hi to Miss Margaret. The smile on Danny’s grandmother’s face was priceless after the exchange. This...
Via Sportsnaut
22 hours ago  |  Discuss

Harvey Will Make Second Rehab Start In Brooklyn Tomorrow

The New York Mets have announced Mets pitcher Matt Harvey will make his second rehab start with the Brooklyn Cyclones tomorrow night. Harvey is rehabbing from a stress reaction in his right shoulder. While he was being examined, doctors discovered Harvey’s muscles in his right shoulder had atrophied and were smaller than the ones in his non-throwing shoulder. Harvey’s previous...
Via MetsMinor.net
1 day ago

Tim Tebow makes elderly woman’s day with personal message

It’s videos like these that have helped make Tim Tebow a beloved figure. Tebow was signing autographs for fans where his St. Lucie Mets play and received a special request. One fan asked Tebow to give a shoutout to an ailing grandmother, and the former football player more than complied: The best part was seeing the grandmother’s reaction. Tim Tebow really does have special powers...
Via Larry Brown Sports
1 day ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: New York Mets GM Sandy Alderson explains Neil Walker trade

New York Mets general manager Sandy Alderson discusses the reasoning behind the team's trade of Neil Walker to the Milwaukee Brewers.
Via SNY
1 day ago  |  Discuss

New York Mets: As the fire sale continues, what does the future look like?

2017 has not been kind to the New York Mets after coming off back to back seasons making postseason appearances. With the team virtually out of contention, the Mets shipped several of their key players over the past couple of weeks as they look to rebuild. Among the names that were traded includes Addison Reed, Lucas Duda, Jay Bruce and most recently Neil Walker. With the Mets throwing...
Via isportsweb.com
2 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Mets pitcher Matt Harvey talks after rehab start for Brooklyn Cyclones

Injured New York Mets starting pitcher Matt Harvey discusses how he felt after his rehab assignment with the Brooklyn Cyclones on Saturday afternoon.
Via SNY
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Brewers to acquire Neil Walker

The Milwaukee Brewers, still right in the thick of the NL Central race, are reportedly shoring up for the stretch run.According to reports, the Brewers will acquire second baseman Neil Walker from the New York Mets. The 31-year-old Walker is a career .272 hitter. He’s at .264 with 10 home runs in 2017, though he’s only a year removed from a campaign in which he slugged 23 home...
Via Larry Brown Sports
3 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: New York Mets 1B prospect Dominic Smith makes major league debut

New York Mets 1B prospect Dominic Smith reacts to being promoted to the big leagues, and SNY's Gary Apple and Jim Duquette break down what to expect from the rookie.
Via SNY
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Can Chris Archer Put it all Together Against Cleveland?

It’s another lean-ish slate as we roll through a dog-days weekend. But, the three aces we’ve isolated are pretty sturdy. Check ’em out! Aces in Isolation RHP Chris Archer (TBR) versus Cleveland RHP Mike ClevingerArcher was brilliant last time out in a no-decision—Rays win—against the Brewers. He tossed six innings of three-hit ball with one earned run, seven strikeouts...
Via The Sports Post
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Jacob deGrom only has triceps bruise after being hit by line drive

Jacob deGrom left his start for the New York Mets against the Philadelphia Phillies on Thursday after being hit by a comebacker. Luckily he seems to have escaped without serious injury.DeGrom was throwing a shutout through 6.2 innings against the Phillies when he was struck by a line drive in the side. The ball left Nick Williams’ bat at 99 mph, which means it could have easily...
Via Larry Brown Sports
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Yankees and Mets officials trade barbs ahead of Subway Series

With less than a week before their annual Subway Series, it’s safe to say that the New York Yankees and New York Mets aren’t exactly on the best of terms.This particular beef centers around the Mets trading Jay Bruce to the Cleveland Indians. New York received Ryder Ryan for Bruce. Prospects often pan out in unexpected ways, but Ryan was a 30th-round draft pick in 2016. He...
Via Sportsnaut
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Tim Tebow leaves on-deck circle to greet autistic boy, hits homer

The Legend of Tim Tebow took another heartwarming turn recently when his kindhearted act lifted the spirits of a young fan with autism.During a game between the St. Lucie Mets and the Charlotte Stone Crabs on July 29, Tebow left the on-deck circle during the top of the 7th inning to greet and shake hands with Seth Bosch, then 9, who was standing behind the backstop netting.And to...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
6 days ago  |  Discuss

New York Mets: Bruce traded to Indians

The New York Mets had an underwhelming non-waiver trade deadline before July 31st. With a plethora of veterans on the last year of their deals, it was expected that more than Lucas Duda and Addison Reed would be shipped. That changes as the Mets made their first waiver trade by sending Jay Bruce to the Cleveland Indians in exchange for minor league reliever, Ryder Ryan. This move...
Via isportsweb.com
6 days ago  |  Discuss
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