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Mets swept in Subway Series for first time since '03 | Rapid Reaction

Steven Matz blew up early and the Mets' bats went cold in a 7-5 loss to the Yankees. NEW YORK -- Steven Matz had yet another early implosion on the mound and Curtis Granderson's seventh career grand slam came too late. The Yankees downed the Mets 7-5 at Citi Field on Thursday night, sweeping them in the Subway Series for the first time since...
Via NJ.com
1 hour ago

Mets’ roster shuffle continues as Jose Reyes heads to the DL

The rib cage epidemic that hit the Mets this week landed Jose Reyes on the disabled list Thursday, with Wilmer Flores possibly awaiting an identical fate. Matt Reynolds and Gavin Cecchini were summoned from Triple-A Las Vegas, giving the Mets infield depth a night after Travis d’Arnaud was pressed into starting at third base for...
Via New York Post
3 hours ago

Reyes lands on DL with sore left rib cage

Jose Reyes stood near his locker, as he has so many times throughout his career, discussing an injury that he hopes is only minor. Tweaking his left oblique Tuesday at Yankee Stadium, Reyes landed on the 10-day disabled list two days later with what the Mets called a "sore left rib cage." The team recalled infielders Gavin Cecchini and Matt Reynolds, also optioning reliever Kevin...
Via Mets.com
4 hours ago

Trio of Fireflies Promoted to St. Lucie, Dunn Placed on DL

(Jacob Resnick/Mets Minors) The St. Lucie Mets announced a bevy of roster moves Thursday, ultimately adding three players and subtracting two. The team promoted 2B Jeff McNeil to Triple-A Las Vegas, received RHP Harol Gonzalez, SS Colby Woodmansee, and OF Jacob Zanon from Low-A Columbia, and placed RHP Justin Dunn on the disabled list with an undisclosed injury. McNeil, the Mets’...
Via MetsMinor.net
4 hours ago

Stats show Asdrubal Cabrera, Jose Reyes wreck Mets defense

The Mets’ infield defense B.A.R. – Before Amed Rosario – failed the eye test and we can put numbers to it as well. Baseball Info Solutions sent out an email with its leaders and trailers in Defensive Runs Saved (DRS) and the worst defender according to that metric was San Francisco center fielder Denard Span...
Via New York Post
5 hours ago

Why Mets went with Matt Reynolds over Gavin Cecchini to fill 3B void

Jose Reyes was placed on the disabled list with a strained left oblique and Matt Reynolds was recalled to take his spot. NEW YORK -- The good news is that there will be no catchers playing third base (or second, for that matter). The Citi Field official scorers will not have to work as hard tracking 22 switches between second and third base...
Via NJ.com
5 hours ago

Cecchini and Reynolds Recalled, Reyes on DL, McGowan Optioned

The New York Mets announced that infielders Gavin Cecchini and Matt Reynolds have both been promoted from Triple-A and added to the 25-man roster. Infielder Jose Reyes has been placed on the 10-disabled list with an oblique strain. He was a late scratch from the lineup on Wednesday. The Mets also optioned right-handed pitcher Kevin McGowan to Triple-A Las Vegas. McGowan didn’t...
Via Mets Merized Online
7 hours ago

Finding a Mets third baseman, from status quo to flipping Matz

Sandy Alderson publicly acknowledged the obvious this week — that you cannot assemble a contender with hope and heart. David Wright failed to conquer his spinal stenosis enough to play regularly as a productive third baseman in 2017, and Alderson stated the Mets would not wait around for a baseball miracle in 2018. The Mets...
Via New York Post
8 hours ago

Mets vs. Yankees? America Couldn’t Care Less, New York

The final Subway Series contest of the 2017 season takes place this evening at Citi Field, and if you put on the game, you might get the impression that the Yankees and Mets have a big-time rivalry going. It’s not that way for most baseball fans, however. The numbers show that only a minority actually like one team but not the other, while far more people hold the same opinion...
Via FiveThirtyEight
9 hours ago

Which teams might trade for Curtis Granderson

General Manager Sandy Alderson has done a great job selling the assets of the New York Mets as the team has fallen out of contention. Players that would’ve walked as free agents come this season’s end have been shipped to Tampa Bay, Cleveland, Milwaukee, and Boston, bringing back a solid group of young talent to bolster the farm system. Considering how unappealing infielder Asdrubal...
Via isportsweb.com
9 hours ago  |  Discuss

Four Mets Prospects Make FanGraphs’ Updated Top 100

FanGraphs updated their Top 100 Prospect list today with four New York Mets included with Amed Rosario rated the best at No. 2. Following Rosario is first baseman Dominic Smith at No. 53, shortstop Andres Gimenez at No. 75 and left-handed pitcher David Peterson at No. 81. Earlier this week FanGraphs also released their updated Mets Top 10 which looked like this: Amed Rosario (SS...
Via Mets Merized Online
11 hours ago

WATCH: We Ask Mets Fans...are you happy with the Mets trade deadline moves?

In the latest edition of We Ask Mets Fans presented by StubHub, New York Mets fans discuss whether they liked the team's deals at the trade deadline or not.
Via SNY
11 hours ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Mets GM Sandy Alderson on Robert Gsellman's "I don't care" comment

New York Mets GM Sandy Alderson reacts to pitcher Robert Gsellman's comments saying he doesn't care what Alderson says about him.
Via SNY
11 hours ago  |  Discuss

Harol Gonzalez Promoted To St. Lucie, Will Start Tonight

(Jacob Resnick/MetsMinors.Net) Columbia Fireflies right-handed starter Harol Gonzalez has been promoted to St. Lucie, and he is slated to start tonight’s game against the Clearwater Threshers at 7:00 P.M. Gonzalez has made 20 starts for the Fireflies going 9-8 with three complete games, 3.56 ERA, 1.266 WHIP, and a 6.5 K/9.  While Gonzalez had a rough start to the season, he has...
Via MetsMinor.net
13 hours ago

For the Mets, next year might not be any better

“Wait ‘til next year!” As I’m sure we’re all aware, that was the ancient rallying cry of the Brooklyn Dodger fan after yet another World Series loss to the Yankees. With the Mets being the spiritual brethren to those Dodger teams – with far, far less success, I’ll grant you – it’s been trotted out a time or two by this fan base. Trouble is, this year, we started...
Via Mets360.com
14 hours ago

Harvey, Familia With Scoreless Rehab Appearances

New York Mets right-hander Matt Harvey made his second rehab start last night for the Brooklyn Cyclones and threw three scoreless innings. In those three innings he allowed only one hit, walked nobody and struck out three. He was sitting in the 90-93 MPH range with his fastball and topped out at 94 MPH. He threw 36 pitches with 26 of them being strikes. This was the second rehab...
Via Mets Merized Online
16 hours ago

Takeaways from Mets GM Sandy Alderson's Subway Series press conference: Why he won't push David Wright to retire

Sandy Alderson was vague about future plans for third base and where the salary saved from the trade deadline would go next season.
Via NJ.com
16 hours ago

WATCH: Aaron Judge hits yet another massive homer

Aaron Judge doesn’t simply hit home runs. He pounds the baseballs into oblivion. Robert Gsellman and the rest of the New York Mets found that out the hard way on Wednesday.Judge hit a towering home run off of Gsellman in the third inning, breaking a 1-1 tie between the Mets and his New York Yankees. We can guess that the people sitting up there weren’t expecting to be fielding...
Via Sportsnaut
1 day ago  |  Discuss

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
2 days ago  |  Discuss

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
2 days 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
4 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
4 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
5 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
5 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
7 days ago  |  Discuss
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