METS RUMORS & GOSSIP

Rivera, Ynoa and Taijeron to Represent 51s in Triple-A All-Star Game

T.J. Rivera, Travis Taijeron, and Gabriel Ynoa were named to the 2016 Pacific Coast League All-Star team. Rivera was signed out of Troy University as an undrafted free agent in 2011. This is Rivera’s second year playing in Las Vegas. He has split time between first, second, third, and left field while hitting .361/.400/.521 with seven homers and 52 RBI. He was previously named...
Via Mets Merized Online
28 minutes ago

Granderson To Miss More Time With Calf Strain

Curtis Granderson will continue to be out of the lineup for at least two more games, according to manager Terry Collins. Granderson, 35, had his strained right calf wrapped and will not be available to pinch hit as he continues to recover from the injury. Tough break for the Mets who will play with a short bench for at least the next two days if not more. Original Report – June...
Via Mets Merized Online
52 minutes ago

Mets announcers critical of Nats fans for not supporting Max Scherzer enough

The New York Mets’ TV announcers were oddly critical of Washington Nationals fans for not applauding Max Scherzer enough during Wednesday’s game between the teams. The Nats won the contest 4-2 behind Scherzer’s 7.1 innings of two-hit scoreless ball. Though the fans applauded and gave Scherzer a standing ovation as he came off the field during the eighth when he was removed...
Via Larry Brown Sports
2 hours ago  |  Discuss

Maddon discusses facing Mets for first time since NLCS sweep

The Chicago Cubs get their first crack of the season at facing the New York Mets, the team that swept them out of the playoffs last year in the NLCS. And even though the Mets are in a bit of disarray and dealing with some injuries, Cubs skipper Joe Maddon — whose team has injury issues of its own — isn’t about to underestimate their opponent ing a four-game series beginning...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
3 hours ago  |  Discuss

Matz Was Leaning Toward Surgery Before Meeting With TeamBrass

According to Jon Heyman of Today’s Knuckleball, Mets left-hander Steven Matz was leaning toward surgery to remove the bone spur in his elbow before a recent meeting with team brass. Heyman credits Matz’s courage for pitching through pain since at least May 12, and for going out there again tonight. “It’s a gallant change-of-heart by Matz, the hometown kid who doesn’t...
Via Mets Merized Online
4 hours ago

Cubs have zoomed by Mets since last year's NLCS

An NLCS rematch begins on Thursday night at Citi Field, but Cubs-Mets doesn't feel like that type of series now. When the Mets and Cubs squared off in the 2015 NLCS, it was easy to envision it as the first of many October battles between two win-now teams built on the strength of young stars. Eight months later, last year's National League...
Via NJ.com
6 hours ago

Mets to Promote Seth Lugo

According to Matt Ehalt, the Mets are promoting Seth Lugo. The right-hander is having a tough time in his first full season in the PCL. Lugo has gone 3-4 with a 6.55 ERA in 19 games (13 starts). Lugo was the Mets 34th round pick in the 2011 draft and worked his way up in the organization in recent years. Over his minor league career Lugo has gone 28-22 with a 4.26 ERA. Lugo started...
Via MetsMinor.net
8 hours ago  |  Discuss

Mets remain 'most logical' suitor for Yulieski Gurriel, report says

At least one baseball insider thinks the Mets make the most sense for Cuban third baseman Yulieski Gurriel. Let's play a game of connect the dots. -The Mets desperately need offensive help. -Cuban defector Yuliseki Gurriel might be able to provide some. -Earlier this week, the Mets worked Gurriel out. -Gurriel, a third baseman by trade, could...
Via NJ.com
9 hours ago

Terry Collins and the Mets are in freefall

Your intrepid columnist may have just taken up residence in Panic City. To say this is a tough stretch for New York Mets right now might be the understatement of the year. They were just swept out of Washington, DC and while there’s little shame in falling three times to the current division leaders, the events that have brought the team to this point are disheartening at best...
Via Mets360.com
9 hours ago

No relief in sight as Mets get league-best Cubs next

WASHINGTON — The Mets are the defending NL champions, but that fact could easily go overlooked Thursday when the Cubs arrive at Citi Field to begin a four-game series. These are hardly the same Cubs the Mets hammered in a four-game NLCS sweep last October to earn the franchise’s first World Series appearance since 2001....
Via New York Post
15 hours ago

Mets will be waiting a long time if they want reinforcements

WASHINGTON — The 2015 Mets through 77 games: 40-37 record, 276 runs scored (14th most in the National League). The 2016 Mets through 77 games: 40-37 record, 276 runs scored (14th most in the NL). Deja phew! The difference this time? Yoenis Cespedes already is here, and it’s hard to envision an equivalent arriving by...
Via New York Post
16 hours ago

Mets searching for answers after sweep

One of the most-hyped Mets season in history already peeling back at the edges, manager Terry Collins paused and sighed when asked about the must-win nature of Wednesday's series finale at Nationals Park. The Mets entered the night losers of three straight, two of those against the arch-rival Nats. Additional series loomed against the Cubs, Marlins and Nationals, playoff threats...
Via Mets.com
16 hours ago

Granderson scratched with sore right calf

Optimism turned to realism about an hour before game time Wednesday at Nationals Park, where the Mets scratched outfielder Curtis Granderson due to a sore right calf. Granderson had departed Tuesday's game after a fourth-inning rain delay for the same reason.
Via Mets.com
22 hours ago

Noah Syndergaard uses ‘Game of Thrones’ meme to address injury (vid)

The New York Mets are in relative disarray at the moment, mainly stemming from reported injuries to Noah Syndergaard and Steven Matz, with both starters apparently dealing with bone spurs in their pitching elbows. Syndergaard has been downright defiant over the reports concerning the nature of his injury, denying he has bone spurs in his elbow after his worst start of the season...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
1 day ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Jose Reyes continues to get ready for Mets return at Binghamton

Jose Reyes went 0-for-4 with the Binghamton Mets in his continued trek back to the major leagues with the New York Mets.
Via SNY
1 day ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: W.B. Mason Post Game Extra - 06/28/16 - Mets hitting woes continue in loss to Nats.

The Mets offensive struggles continued in a 5-0 loss to the Nationals on Tuesday night.
Via SNY
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Mets Sign RHP Tyler Herron

The Mets have signed right-hander pitcher Tyler Herron out of the American Association where he led the league with a 0.80 ERA in 56 innings. The Fargo-Moorhead RedHawks starter has gone 5-1 with the sparking ERA, has walked just 12 batters and it’s was holding opponents to a .161 average. He aslo has two complete game shutouts this year. Herron, 29, was a first round pick of...
Via MetsMinor.net
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Finding Nimmo: Projecting the Newest Met

Michael Conforto was supposed to be one of the Mets’ top run producers this year. After storming through the minors last year, the 2014 draftee wound up being a crucial part of his team’s run to the World Series last year. The year 2016 hasn’t been as kind to him, however, which prompted the Mets to send him back to the minor leagues. In his place, they called up another young...
Via Fangraphs
3 days ago  |  Discuss

NERD Game Scores: Noah Syndergaard Against the Unknown

Devised originally in response to a challenge issued by sabermetric nobleman Rob Neyer, and expanded at the request of nobody, NERD scores represent an attempt to summarize in one number (and on a scale of 0-10) the likely aesthetic appeal or watchability, for the learned fan, of a player or team or game. Read more about the components of and formulae for NERD scores here. *** Most...
Via Fangraphs
3 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Jose Reyes talks apologies and New York Mets return

Jose Reyes discusses his debut with the Brooklyn Cyclones, his apologies for his domestic violence arrest, and the expectations for his return to the New York Mets.
Via SNY
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Michael Conforto’s Wrist and the Language of the CBA

On Saturday, the New York Mets announced that the team was demoting struggling outfielder Michael Conforto, optioning him to Triple-A Las Vegas. On the one hand, the Mets’ decision to send Conforto back to the minors wasn’t particularly surprising, as the second-year player had been in the midst of a deep slump, hitting just .148/.217/.303 since May 1st. On the other hand, however...
Via Fangraphs
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Twitter Reacts to Mets Signing Jose Reyes

Desperate times call for desperate measures, right? In need of a third baseman, the New York Mets announced Saturday that, after four seasons away, they’d be bringing Jose Reyes back. But not everyone was excited. And why is that? Let’s re-cap. Not only did the four-time All-Star bolt the Big Apple to join the Miami Marlins back in December 2011…but this past Halloween, Reyes...
Via Hall of Very Good
3 days ago  |  Discuss
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