METS RUMORS & GOSSIP

Juan Lagares Will Have Thumb Surgery, Out 6-8 Weeks

Update – July 29 As expected, outfielder Juan Lagares has been placed on the disabled list and will undergo surgery to repair the partially torn ligament in his left thumb. Lagares is expected to miss 6-8 weeks, so there’s a good chance he will return late this season, barring any setbacks. Original Post – July 28 As first reported by MMO’s own Michael Mayer, the Las Vegas...
Via Mets Merized Online
34 minutes ago

Mets Now More Interested in a Bat

According to Mike Puma of the New York Post, while the Mets still believe they are more likely to add a reliever at the trading deadline, the Mets now are more inclined to pursue a bat due to Juan Lagares‘ injury. According to ESPN’s Jerry Crasnick, the Mets are interested in Tampa Bay Rays’ Steve Pearce, but they have found the asking price to be too high. Earlier reports...
Via Mets Merized Online
1 hour ago

What Happened to Jeurys Familia’s Splitter?

The Mets have been scuffling for quite a while now. After posting an impressive 15-7 record in April, they have gone 38-41 since May 1st and currently sit in third place behind the Nationals and Marlins. They’re still very much alive in the playoff race — our playoff odds give them a 32.8% chance of making it at least as far as the wild-card game — but, to state the obvious...
Via Fangraphs
2 hours ago  |  Discuss

Mets May Not Acquire Starter Before Monday’s Deadline

According to Chris Cotillo of MLBDailyDish.com on Twitter, the asking price for starting pitching is very high right now, and it may dissuade the Mets from making a trade before Monday’s deadline, instead choosing to rely on internal options such as Logan Verrett and Zack Wheeler. Verrett, pictured above, has had mixed success this year as a spot starter, but has been more efficient...
Via Mets Merized Online
2 hours ago

Looking back one year after Wilmer Flores' 'Crying Game'

It was awkward, and touching, and a lot of different things at once.For those who watched Wilmer Flores find out, essentially in real-time, that the Mets had traded him to the Milwaukee Brewers for Carlos Gomez, the whole thing was surreal and emotional.The tears...the ovations...that part at the end where the Mets did not trade this man at all...Flores' non-trade game was incredible...
Via FOX Sports
3 hours ago

MMN Midseason Mets Top 50 Prospects: #40-31

Photo Courtesy of Al Rabon We now get into the second portion of our Top 50 Mets Midseason prospects and as you will read it’s stacked heavily with players the Mets drafted this year. #40 RHP Tyler Bashlor HT: 5’11”  WT: 195  Level: Full Season Low-A Columbia B/T: R/R  Age: April 16, 1993 (23) Age Dif: 1.1 Acquired: Drafted by the NY Mets in the 11th round of the...
Via MetsMinor.net
3 hours ago

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,...
Via The Sports Daily
7 hours ago  |  Discuss

Mets in catch-22 with Michael Conforto

Conforto needs at-bats vs. lefties to succeed, but the Mets simply can't afford to make that happen. Watch video NEW YORK -- When you think about the future of the Mets offense, Michael Conforto's development is essential. If the 2017 and 2018 lineups at Citi Field are going to be more productive than the 2016 version, the 23...
Via NJ.com
7 hours ago

The Mets’ season rests on their aces’ shoulders

With the trade deadline looming, Mets’ GM Sandy Alderson seems focused on adding a bullpen arm if anything at all. You could easily make the argument that the Mets and their feeble offense are more in need of a bat than an arm, but that’s easier said than done as every position in the field is spoken for by either a clear starter or several serviceable veterans in a platoon....
Via Mets360.com
7 hours ago

Terry Collins won't ask Mets front office for trade help

The Mets manager is going to leave trade decisions up to Sandy Alderson. Watch video NEW YORK -- With the Mets struggling, it's pretty clear that Terry Collins' club can use help. But don't expect Collins to go to general manager Sandy Alderson with any demands--or even ideas--as the days count down until the Major League Baseball...
Via NJ.com
8 hours ago

Mets minor league report: The latest on Amed Rosario, Dominic Smith, Brandon Nimmo

News from the farm. Watch video
Via NJ.com
9 hours ago

Mets rob fans coming and going in the name of ‘convenience’

Dear New York State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman: Given that you and your office have shown recent interest in ridding the inside-dealing and systemic price-gouging that regularly — and for years — have made the purchase of concert tickets a matter of fleecing the public, check this one out. It’s going on right now as,...
Via New York Post
16 hours ago

Mets plan weekend of tributes for Mike Piazza at Citi Field

Less than a week after being enshrined in Cooperstown, Mike Piazza will return to Citi Field this weekend to have his number retired by the Mets. After crushing losses the past two days, perhaps they should put the old catcher in the lineup. For now, though, the plan is for his Hall of Fame plaque...
Via New York Post
17 hours ago

Source: Mets to recall Nimmo, DL Lagares

The Mets will recall outfielder Brandon Nimmo from Triple-A Las Vegas for Friday's game against the Rockies, with outfielder Juan Lagares likely to go on the disabled list with a thumb injury, a source confirmed to MLB.com's Anthony DiComo. The club has not confirmed either move.
Via Mets.com
18 hours ago

Terry Collins let Mets manage him in second straight ugly loss

On second thought, Terry Collins should have stuck with his first thought. Should have managed the Mets instead of allowing his players to manage him. Sound familiar? For after stating — or at least strongly suggesting — Wednesday night in the aftermath of Jeurys Familia’s first blown save of the season that he would not...
Via New York Post
21 hours ago

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...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Mets' Reyes strains side, expected to miss couple of games

NEW YORK (AP) Mets third baseman Jose Reyes is expected to miss a couple of games after straining his side during a doubleheader split against St. Louis. Reyes went 1 for 5 in the opener, then didn't play in a 3-1 win Tuesday night. After the second game, New York manager Terry Collins said Reyes had gone to the hospital with a Grade 1 intercostal strain on his left side. Collins...
Via Associated Press
2 days ago  |  Discuss

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.
Via SNY
2 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...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
3 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Sandy Alderson looks at reliever market, not "steak and sizzle"

New York Mets GM Sandy Alderson talks about the state of the franchise and some potential moves the team might make before the trade deadline.
Via SNY
3 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...
Via Hall of Very Good
3 days ago  |  Discuss

QUIZ: Name every player on the roster of the 1969 Miracle Mets

In their eighth season of existence, the New York Mets won the World Series. This was somewhat unexpected as the franchise started out with seven straight losing seasons never finishing better than ninth out of ten in the National League. But in 1969, they beat the Baltimore Orioles in the World Series and earned the nickname, the Miracle Mets. Can you name every player on the roster...
4 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Mike Piazza talks Hall of Fame and Mets memories

SNY's Michelle Yu catches up with new Hall of Famer and New York Mets legend Mike Piazza to talk about his illustrious career and his memorable Induction Weekend in Cooperstown.
Via SNY
4 days ago  |  Discuss

New York Mets: Jonathan Lucroy edition

The New York Mets come off a crucial series win against the Miami Marlins, who are currently leading them by a half of game in the wild card standings, with a major question remaining unanswered. What will the team do about the struggling offense? Will they hope they get out of their funk or will they make a move? Even after the additions of of James Loney, Jose Reyes, and Kelly...
Via isportsweb.com
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Mike Piazza honors 9/11 victims during Hall of Fame speech

Mike Piazza became emotional several times during his Hall of Fame induction speech on Sunday. One such time was when the subject of Sept. 11 came up. Piazza got choked up remembering the day itself and remembering those who lost their lives. An emotional Mike Piazza talks about 9/11 pic.twitter.com/sd1ZdHItxu — SportsBlogNewYork (@SportBlogNYC) July 24, 2016 Obviously the...
Via Sportsnaut
5 days ago  |  Discuss
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