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Kirk Nieuwenhuis back with Mets after circuitous route

Outfielder Kirk Nieuwenhuis has traveled across the country this season, but he's right back where he started: with the New York Mets. Nieuwenhuis was recalled by the Mets on Monday, a few weeks after the club claimed him off waivers from the Los Angeles Angels. The 27-year-old is no stranger to New York. He played the last four seasons with the Mets before being traded to the Angels...
Via Fox Sports
3 hours ago  |  Discuss

Collins expecting Mejia to address Mets upon return

The New York Mets have assured they will accept reliever Jenrry Mejia with open arms when he returns from his 80-game PED suspension, but manager Terry Collins finds it important that Mejia reach out to his teammates upon his arrival on Tuesday. "I think it's important for him to just basically say we're moving forward, I'm helping to move forward," Collins said, per NJ.com. "He...
Via Fox Sports
3 hours ago  |  Discuss

Mets' deGrom 'really honored' to be named to first All-Star team

Jacob deGrom was selected Monday for the first of what will likely be many All-Star appearances for the New York Mets righty. The 2014 National League Rookie of the Year was very grateful to have been voted onto the team by his peers. "It's been unbelievable," deGrom said. "I would have never imagined it. I'm just thankful for the opportunity that I've had. I just found out, and...
Via Fox Sports
3 hours ago  |  Discuss

Collins Lays Down Law With Harvey

The other day I suggested the Mets’ Matt Harvey “just shut up and pitch.” Evidently, manager Terry Collins has similar thoughts, but was less colorful than me. Anyway, the bottom line is Collins and GM Sandy Alderson want to do the right thing with Harvey and the other starters to protect their arms. Of course, had Alderson developed a definitive plan coming out of spring training...
Via New York Mets Report
9 hours ago  |  Discuss

Addison Russell Should Be New York Mets’ Biggest Priority Going Into Trade Deadline

The MLB trade deadline of July 31st is rapidly approaching, and with the New York Mets holding steady in second place of the NL East, they need to make a few moves before time runs out. The Mets could certainly use a relief pitcher or two, but in order to boost their chances of playing baseball in October, they need to find a replacement for shortstop Wilmer Flores. His inconsistencies...
Via The Camel Clutch Blog
10 hours ago  |  Discuss

New York Mets Offense Shows Out in Win

New York Mets shortstop Wilmer Flores breaks his bat as he hits a single during the fourth inning of a baseball game against the Los Angeles Dodgers, Sunday, July 5, 2015, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill) In what has been a season of struggles for the New York Mets offense, they showed up in a big way on Sunday as the Mets beat the Los Angeles Dodgers by a score of 8-0...
Via The Sports Journal
16 hours ago  |  Discuss

Mets Minors: Milton Ramos and the Kingsport Mets

Rookie ball is not a league that most fans follow.  Players in this league are generally below the legal drinking age in the United States and face a minimum of 3-5 years of sustained healthy/productive play to reach the majors.  Today I will focus on the Kingsport Mets because I’ve never seen them quite this good. The Mets have known they’ve had issues with Shortstop.  Wilmer...
Via Mets360.com
20 hours ago  |  Discuss

Mets Minor League Recap: Mejia With Save, Brosher Has Seven RBI

  Las Vegas (47-37) 3, Albuquerque 2 In the battle of two former Mets starters Dillon Gee out-dueled  Aaron Laffey pitch up his 2nd win in three starts for Las Vegas. Gee went 7 innings giving up two runs on six hits and a walk while striking out four. Dillon lost his shutout in the 6th inning and needed only 90 pitches (62 strikes) while lowering his ERA to 8.82. Lefty Chase...
Via Mets Merized Online
22 hours ago  |  Discuss

Wilmer Flores Comes Through For Mets In LA

Mets infielder Wilmer Flores has had an up and down 2015 season. Early in the year, Flores was struggling with his defense at shortstop, but Flores was hitting at times and as long as he hit, the Mets could deal with his defensive deficiencies. Lately he has been fielding better especially since the Mets moved him to second base, but for most of June, Flores has struggled with his...
Via Mets Merized Online
22 hours ago  |  Discuss

I … I Believe In … I Believe In Steven Matz

It’s hard not to see pitching performances like we saw from Noah Syndergaard on Friday and Steven Matz on Sunday and not think that this could be the next Gooden, Darling, Fernandez, Ojeda, and Cone. But this isn’t 1988 where the Mets could have a staff five deep (which they lucked into when Cone all of a sudden went from dud to stud), and where they didn’t have to trade one...
Via Metstradamus
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Sandy Alderson’s outfield gambles have not paid off

For the past two offseasons, Sandy Alderson has focused on improving the outfield any way possible. The 2013 season was not a great one for the Mets, and Alderson knew his prospects were on their way to being promoted, creating a need for the Mets to make moves during the offseason, and get more offensive production from the outfield. Obviously hindsight is 20/20, but Alderson could...
Via Mets360.com
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Memo To Harvey: Shut Up And Pitch

Matt Harvey said he wasn’t making excuses for his performance Saturday as the Mets lost in Los Angeles. But, that’s what it came across at for Princess Matt when he blamed the six-man rotation for his control issues. HARVEY: Acting like he’s still in college. (UNC) “With that much time off in-between starts, throwing once a week, I found a rhythm in the bullpen and then...
Via New York Mets Report
1 day ago  |  Discuss

New York Mets trade rumors: Chicago Cubs edition

The New York Mets and the Chicago Cubs may be done facing off on the field in 2015, but it doesn’t mean they can’t still match up. The Mets and Cubs have long been reported to be one of the best fits for a trade; the Mets have excess pitching while the Cubs have excess young infielders. On paper this is the perfect fit, especially considering the Mets’ urgent need to for a...
Via isportsweb.com
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Don’t Count Out Michael Fulmer

Steven Matz’s record setting debut had Met fans abuzz last weekend. Pre-game press stories hyping the event called Matz’s Citi Field ascendency ‘the final call up of the crop of Met ‘uber-pitching prospects,’ the last piece of Sandy Alderson’s Met pitching puzzle. Certainly, the highly touted cadre of young Met pitching prospects made being a Binghamton Met baseball...
Via Mets Merized Online
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Gut Reaction: Dodgers 4, Mets 3 (7/4/15)

“Saturday. In the park. I think it was the Fourth of July.” That blissful song was in my head as I watched the Mets play at Dodgers Stadium a few hours ago. I wasn’t expecting much. I figured since Matt Harvey and Zach Grienke were pitching it would be a light offensive affair, and for the most part it was. Harvey didn’t give up a tremendous amount of hard hit balls. He did...
Via Mets360.com
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Collins Gets Confidence Vote; Pressure Squarely On Alderson Now

Mets GM Sandy Alderson gave beleaguered manager Terry Collins a “vote of confidence,’’ which traditionally is rarely a good sign. If the clock hadn’t been ticking on Collins yet, it is now. Traditionally, that’s how these things go. ALDERSON: Spares Collins for now. (AP) What winning Friday accomplished was give the Mets a winning record (41-40) at the halfway point,...
Via New York Mets Report
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Mets' flight made emergency landing in Detroit after Howie Rose got sick

The New York Mets' charter flight was diverted to Detroit last night due to a medical issue with Howie Rose. WOR, the Mets' radio station, released the following statement:The Mets flight en route to Los Angeles yesterday landed in Detroit to allow WOR Mets radio play by play voice Howie Rose to see a doctor after feeling ill on board. Although he is feeling better, due to the lengthy...
Via Bob's Blitz
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Mets coach on slump: The only thing left is human sacrifice

The New York Mets have been in a downward spiral of futility for what is going on several months now. Manager Terry Collins, at a loss at what’s been ailing the team, has tried just about anything and everything to help pull the team out of its tailspin. So much so, in fact, that he...Read More The post Mets skipper’s solution to break slump: ‘The only thing left is human...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
3 days ago  |  Discuss

The New York Mets…there’s nothing to say anymore

Speechless. Just speechless. The New York Mets are simply beyond pathetic. This team can’t hit. This team can’t score runs. The only hope for this team are the pitchers, who conveniently are the ones providing what little offense this team actually has. This is absolutely brutal to watch. For nearly ten years, fans have been trying to advise the team as best they can in regards...
Via isportsweb.com
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Mets to adorn Citi Bikes with logo for summer sweepstakes

The New York Mets are getting ready for an amazin' ride this summer — at least on bicycles they are. In a first, 50 Citi Bikes will be decked out with Mets logos to kick off a month-long sweepstakes which will allow one lucky winner to throw out the first pitch at Citi Field against the Washington Nationals on Aug. 2. Mets outfielder Curtis Granderson will announce...
Via The Other Paper
5 days ago  |  Discuss

New York Mets: replacing Michael Cuddyer

New York Mets outfielder Michael Cuddyer was removed from Tuesday’s game with a sore left knee. He will go for an MRI Wednesday to learn more about the extent of the injury. Cuddyer is reportedly “definitely concerned” about the results of the examination. Of course we can’t know anything until he is examined but it’s always prudent to expect the worst and hope for the...
Via isportsweb.com
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Worst Contract in Baseball: Bobby Bonilla Gets Paid Today

Once a professional athlete retires, his primary source of income is typically eliminated. However, former New York Mets outfielder and 16-year pro Bobby Bonilla is an exception. Every year on July 1, Bonilla is due $1,193,248.20, per ESPN’s Adam Rubin. According to Baseball-Reference.com, Bonilla played his final Major League game on October 7, 2001, but these $1.2 million payments...
Via Sportsnaut
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Ex-player Bobby Bonilla gets $1.2M annual payday from Mets

  America will do plenty of celebrating on Fourth of July weekend. For Bobby Bonilla, though, the party already has started.   July 1 marks a special day for the former MLB slugger, as it’s the day he receives his annual $1.2 million check from the New York Mets. Yes, you read that right. Bonilla retired in 2001, but he still earns more than $1 million per year...
Via NESN.com
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Prospect Pulse: Meet the Matz!

Steven Matz has now been freed from his desert exile and is where he belongs with the New York Mets.  Before making his first start in the major leagues this past Sunday, Matz had been plying his trade in the Pacific Coast League for the Las Vegas 51s. He didn’t disappoint going 7.2 IP, striking out six batters and allowing two earned runs earning a win against the Cincinnati...
Via Baseball Professor
5 days ago  |  Discuss

New York Mets’ offensive woes are holding them back from being a playoff contender

This was supposed to be the year everything would come together for the New York Mets. Fans have been waiting for 2015 for about three to four years now. Well, someone forgot to tell their hitters that, because they have not looked like a lineup that can compete anywhere near the playoffs. The Mets had another tough loss in their most recent outing against the Chicago Cubs. They...
Via OutsidePitchMLB
6 days ago  |  Discuss
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