METS RUMORS & GOSSIP

Rafael Montero Looks Great Early in Camp, Can It Continue?

When the New York Mets re-signed relievers Fernando Salas and Jerry Blevins one of the questions became what will they do to create the two needed spots on the 40-man roster. One of the most talked about options was designating right-handed pitcher Rafael Montero for assignment. Instead, the Mets designated utility guy Ty Kelly for assignment (cleared waivers and returned) and traded...
Via Mets Merized Online
1 hour ago

Mets Position Player Prospects Are 10th Best

Photo by Ernest Dove MiLB.com is running a series ranking the Top 10 organizations within a particular subset of prospect rankings. With respect to position prospects, the Mets organization was ranked 10th with MiLB.com stating: Amed Rosario, MLB.com’s No. 5 overall prospect, and Dominic Smith (No. 63) — both at big league camp — made the 2016 Double-A Binghamton season something...
Via MetsMinor.net
1 hour ago

Mets Sign Right-Handed Starter Wilfredo Boscan

The New York Mets announced they’ve signed right-handed pitcher Wilfredo Boscan to a minor league deal. He will report to minor league spring training camp. Boscan, 26, made his Major League debut last season with the Pittsburgh Pirates with a 6.46 ERA and 1.44 WHIP in 15.1 innings. Boscan made one start and five relief appearances in his first big league action. Boscan pitched...
Via MetsMinor.net
2 hours ago

Talkin’ Mets: Matt Ehalt Joins Us From PSL In A Big Show!

Listen to a rare midweek Talkin’ Mets podcast. Today I am joined by Matt Ehalt of The Record who gives me the first Grapefruit League update of the Spring. Matt talks about Zack Wheeler, Travis d’Arnaud and why he believes this is the Mets’ best chance at winning it all. I also contrast the difference between the Mets this Spring and last year and tell you why it’s important...
Via Mets Merized Online
3 hours ago

Mets Spring Training Home Renamed First Data Field

The New York Mets spring training facility and the home to their Class-A affiliate the St. Lucie Mets has changed it’s name to First Data Field. The complex formerly known as Tradition Field, also serves as the home for the GCL Mets of the Gulf Coast League. A new 10-year deal with First Data was announced by the Mets. First Date is a global payment technologies solutions company...
Via Mets Merized Online
3 hours ago

WATCH: Noah Syndergaard on starting Opening Day for the New York Mets

New York Mets pitcher Noah Syndergaaard joins SNY's Mets Hot Stove from Port St. Lucie to talk about what it means to be the Opening Day starter, and his excitement for the 2017 season.
Via SNY
4 hours ago  |  Discuss

Mets Thursday: Rain doesn't deter pitchers

The Mets made the most of their time before a storm rolled through the Treasure Coast. Matt Harvey, Noah Syndergaard and Jerry Blevins all threw bullpens while batters stood in (video). Also, Jeurys Familia and Fernando Salas ready themselves for the WBC.
Via NJ.com
7 hours ago

Mets spring training: Jeurys Familia working while waiting for possible suspension (PHOTOS)

Mets closer Jeurys Familia is working out at spring training in Port St. Lucie, Fla. However he is expected to be suspended by MLB for his domestic violence arrest last October. Addison Reed should step in as closer if/when Familia is suspended. Watch video The Mets and closer Jeurys Familia are still waiting for word from Major...
Via NJ.com
8 hours ago

Joe Girardi wants MLB to put earpieces in hitters’ helmets

TAMPA — With rule changes being discussed, Joe Girardi offered a radical idea on how to speed up a game some believe needs to be played quicker. “As far as the pace of the game I am a big proponent of trying to introduce some type of communication through headphones like they do in the...
Via New York Post
10 hours ago

Lucas Duda’s make-or-break season starts with a big blast

PORT ST. LUCIE — It always is dangerous to make too much of what happens during spring training, and even more foolish to analyze one home run so soon after workouts have begun. Lucas Duda won’t ignore a reason for optimism, though, no matter how early. Duda crushed a long home run during batting practice...
Via New York Post
11 hours ago

Once-promising prospect trying to save his Mets career

PORT ST. LUCIE — The Mets refuse to give up on Rafael Montero. Once a promising prospect, the 26-year-old righty is trying to show team officials he can throw strikes this spring and be counted upon to provide minor league depth, either in the rotation or bullpen. Montero split most of last season between Double-A...
Via New York Post
14 hours ago

New York Mets injury updates

At the end of last season, the New York Mets were hardly the shining example of perfect health. By the time the Wild Card game came around they were without three and a half Opening Day infielders (David Wright, Neil Walker and Lucas Duda, plus Asdrubal Cabrera was playing with a bad knee), their fourth outfielder (Juan Lagares) and three out of five starting pitchers (Matt Harvey...
Via isportsweb.com
15 hours ago  |  Discuss

Wright working on throws behind the scenes

Throughout the first week of full-squad workouts at the Mets' Tradition Field complex, David Wright has rarely been visible. At times, he has stepped into a batter's box, tracking pitches on a back field. At times, he has fielded fungoes off a coach's bat.
Via Mets.com
21 hours ago

WATCH: Mets Video Recap, Feb 22: Syndergaard, Harvey, and Wheeler

SNY's Steve Gelbs and Anthony DiComo of MLB.com cover the day in Mets camp, including bullpen sessions for Noah Syndergaard, Matt Harvey, and Zack Wheeler.
Via SNY
22 hours ago  |  Discuss

Collins in touch with Classic teams on usage

Mets manager Terry Collins on Thursday backed up Noah Syndergaard's decision to decline Team USA's World Baseball Classic invitation, calling it "the right thing" for Syndergaard's health.
Via Mets.com
22 hours ago

Terry Collins jokes about Steven Matz’s bull shark encounter

Conventional wisdom would suggest the New York Mets organization couldn’t have been too happy about Steven Matz’s recent fishing excursion when he got up close and personal with a gigantic bull shark.But to hear it from Mets general manager Sandy Alderson and skipper Terry Collins — not to mention some social media activity from the team — the potentially dangerous encounter...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
22 hours ago  |  Discuss

Mets Considered Favorites To Sign Two Top Dominican Prospects

Photo Credit – DPL Baseball According to a report by Baseball America’s Ben Badler, the Mets are the team most likely to sign two young amateurs from the Dominican Republic. Ronny Mauricio, 15, and Adrian Hernandez, 16, have both been linked to the team, and will likely command signing bonuses of at least $1,000,000 this summer, Badler says. Both players will be on display...
Via MetsMinor.net
23 hours ago

Wheeler stays on track in latest 'pen session

For the second time since elbow tenderness created a snag in his throwing program, Zack Wheeler climbed atop a mound Wednesday for a bullpen session, the highlight of a rain-shortened day at Mets camp. Manager Terry Collins called it "a real big step forward for him," noting that Wheeler mixed breaking balls into his repertoire for the first time in over a week.
Via Mets.com
1 day ago

Mets pitcher Steven Matz hooks gigantic shark on fishing trip (pic)

New York Mets pitcher Steven Matz now has a whopper of a fishing tale to tell his teammates during spring training. With Mets camp kicking into high gear, the left-hander nevertheless managed to spend some free time fishing off the Florida coast. And to say Matz hooked a monster fish during the outing would be an understatement, as he posted evidence to Twitter that he landed a sizeable...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
1 day ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Mets Video Recap: Feb. 21 - Conforto, Lagares, Nimmo, and Duda

MetsBlog's Matt Cerrone and SNY Mets analyst Nelson Figueroa discuss the day's events at New York Mets Spring Training in Port St. Lucie, Florida, including an up close look at Michael Conforto, Juan Lagares, Brandon Nimmo, and Lucas Duda.
Via SNY
1 day ago  |  Discuss

GM Alderson excited about Mets this spring

PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. (AP) After watching his club go through all kinds of injury struggles last year yet make the postseason, New York Mets general manager Sandy Alderson improved the team by making a pair of major signings. He sent a message to the rest of the National League. ''We're all-in here. I think it's a credit to ownership that our payroll is as high as it is now, given...
Via Associated Press
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Mr. Met outwits Noah Syndergaard in Valentine’s Day Twitter exchange

Noah Syndergaard probably should have just let this social media troll-job slide.The New York Mets ace on Tuesday got hilariously trolled by none other than Mr. Met on Twitter. And to make matters worse, when Syndergaard tried to fire back at the mascot, he got burned even harder.It all started when Mr. Met issued a Valentine’s Day-themed tweet about Syndergaard which featured...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
8 days ago  |  Discuss
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