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Mets To Present Sterling Award Winners

The Mets will honor their Sterling Award winners pregame on Monday. Lefthander Steven Matz was named the minor-league pitcher of the year and second baseman Dilson Herrera as the minor-league position player of the year. In addition, they will honor an outstanding player at each level of their minor-league system. Those selected were: Matt Reynolds, SS — Las Vegas Kevin Plawecki...
Via Mets Merized Online
9 hours ago  |  Discuss

Concerns Over Vic Black Arise In Loss To Nationals

Vic Black entered Saturday nights game as one of the brightest spots in a very bland season. Known for his blazing 95+ mile per hour fastballs, Black’s heat reached just 92.86 on average Saturday night according to FanGraphs. “Something didn’t feel right. It doesn’t hurt, it’s just like an ache and it feels weak, so we’ll see” Black said about his shoulder after the...
Via Mets Merized Online
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Reactions to Jenrry Mejia’s Celebration are Overstated

New York Mets closer Jenrry Mejia’s famous post-game celebrations have officially sparked controversy. The 24-year-old closer struck out Washington Nationals 2B Danny Espinosa to record his 26th save of the year last night, and proceeded to celebrate in dynamic fashion. Mejia, known for his energetic foot stomp, added a fishing motion last night. Many on social media have theorized...
Via Around Citi
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Mets Injury Update: Daniel Murphy back in lineup

Mets All-Star Daniel Murphy is back in the lineup for Saturday night's game against the Washington Nationals, as reported by Eric Simon of AmazinAvenue.com. Murphy exited early after being hit by a pitch in Thursday's game against the Nats. He will again play third base, as regular third baseman David Wright is out for the season.Daniel MurphyMurphy, who returned on...
Via Sports Injury Alert
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Mejia Gesture Not Classy

Count me among those not enamored with the post-game celebration of New York Mets closer Jenrry Mejia, who went over the top with his reel-him-in gesture after striking out Ian Desmond to end last night’s game. Watching Mejia was watching any NBA player thump his chest and mug for the camera’s after dunking on a defender. It was watching almost any receiver or cornerback in the...
Via New York Mets Report
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Steven Matz Concludes Dominant Season In Binghamton

It took 20 years but the Binghamton Mets have finally won another Eastern League title. Steven Matz, one of the Mets top prospects helped to get them to the championship game and then sealed his season with an incredible pitching performance last night. Matz got the start for the B-Mets, and took a no-hitter into the 8th inning. His final line included 11 strikeouts, a single earned...
Via Mets Merized Online
2 days ago  |  Discuss

New York Mets: remembering the September 2001 home run

This isn’t going to be a typical article. I’m not going to talk about what’s currently going on with the New York Mets, even if they have won 6 of 8 and four of the last five. Because despite those aforementioned numbers, it isn’t fun for any of us to discuss the scraping and clawing that this team needs to do just to reach .500 or hold off the last place Phillies. Instead...
Via isportsweb.com
3 days ago  |  Discuss

The New York Mets Embarrassed Themselves on Thursday

The New York Mets dropped their 12th consecutive home game against the Washington Nationals on a violent Thursday evening in Major League Baseball. 41-year-old SP Bartolo Colon allowed six earned runs in 3+ IP, including two, two-run home runs to Adam LaRoche and Anthony Rendon. The veteran starter hit each of the proceeding batters following the home runs, and was ejected after...
Via Around Citi
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Leigh Castergine says Mets fired her for being single and pregnant

New York Mets co-owner Jeff Wilpon is facing a discrimination lawsuit from a former employee. Leigh Castergine, who served as the Mets’ senior vice president for several years, claims she was fired from her position of overseeing ticket sales last month because Wilpon was “morally opposed” to her being single and pregnant. According to the […]
Via Larry Brown Sports
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Rafael Montero earns the right to keep pitching as a starter

Earlier this month, Terry Collins announced that Rafael Montero would get at least one more start in the majors this year. True to his word, Collins gave the rookie a start Wednesday night and Montero rewarded his manager with 5.1 scoreless innings and he picked up the win as the Mets swept the Rockies with a 2-0 triumph in the series finale. In his last two starts, Montero has...
Via Mets360.com
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Don’t Buy Into Thinking Wright Injury Could Pave Way For Murphy Trade

My first question stemming from the Mets’ shutting down David Wright for the remainder of the season is: What took them so long, especially considering his propensity for playing through pain and injury? Seriously, Wright has had a sore left shoulder for weeks. He’s played through worse. Last night, Sandy Alderson said Wright “did what captains do,’’ and he “preserved...
Via New York Mets Report
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Ex-Mets exec says she was fired for being 'pregnant and single'

Just when you think things are looking up for the New York Mets, a story like this one breaks that makes you weep for humanity. Former New York Mets SVP of marketing and ticket sales Leigh Castergine was fired last month, and is alleging that her firing came about because Mets COO Jeff Wilpon was “morally opposed” to her becoming pregnant while single. Oh boy. Here’s what...
Via The Outside Corner
5 days ago  |  Discuss

New York Mets: David Wright out for season

The New York Mets have announced on Tuesday that captain David Wright will be shut down for the remainder of the season. Wright has been dealing with shoulder soreness for much of the season, which has likely had an impact on his production. Wright was held out of Tuesday’s game for more tests which revealed inflammation in his left rotator cuff. Surgery is not needed at this point...
Via isportsweb.com
5 days ago  |  Discuss

What do the Mets have in Dillon Gee?

When speaking about the future of the Mets pitching rotation, a lot of names get thrown around. Dillon Gee‘s name usually gets mentioned as a possible fourth or fifth starter, or perhaps even trade bait to help get a left fielder or shortstop. Gee has had an up-and-down year in 2014, partially to blame by a strained lat muscle that saw him miss the second half of May all the way...
Via Mets360.com
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Questions The Mets Might Have Already Answered

Let’s begin the Mets’ salvage operation for September by seeing how they answered the most significant questions facing them as they entered spring training. Q: Can the Mets finish with a winning record? A: Mathematically, it’s possible as Sunday’s victory in Cincinnati has them seven games under with 19 to play. They are six games behind in the wild-card standings, but need...
Via New York Mets Report
7 days ago  |  Discuss
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