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The magic number Mets should aim for to get back on track

You Gotta Believe. Straw and Doc. The Dark Knight and Thor. Plus-81. No, these 2017 Mets so far don’t quite compare to their champion predecessors when it comes to mantras and colorful characters. Why would they? At 18-24, the best thing they have going for them at the moment is that they’ll resume their homestand...
Via New York Post
43 minutes ago

Matt Harvey needs to show Mets everything is back to normal

The Mets’ battered and beleaguered pitching staff should be getting help soon. Steven Matz and Seth Lugo, two “pretty good” guys according to manager Terry Collins, are scheduled to make minor league rehab starts Tuesday. But Collins might get back a bigger piece. Matt Harvey. When he faces the Padres at Citi Field on Tuesday...
Via New York Post
44 minutes ago

The Mets’ good catcher problem still must be solved

It is a true luxury to have a backup catcher who not only handles a pitching staff well, but controls runners and contributes a batting average over .300. The Mets have that. They may not have it for long, however. That’s because Rene Rivera may not be the depth-chart backup when Rene Rivera returns from...
Via New York Post
3 hours ago

Who should start at catcher for the New York Mets?

New York Mets catcher Travis d’Arnaud continued his rehab assignment with Triple-A Vegas on Sunday, recording a pair of doubles, an RBI and a run scored. With d’Arnaud expected to return from the disabled list in the coming weeks, the Mets will unexpectedly have to make a choice of who should take over the starting backstop duties. Rene Rivera, thrust into the starting lineup...
Via isportsweb.com
5 hours ago  |  Discuss

Mets Considering PCL ERA-Leader Tyler Pill As Alternative To Milone

After lefty Tommy Milone served up eight runs (seven earned) in less than two innings on Sunday, the Mets have begun to search for alternatives. According to Mike Puma of the New York Post, one of the names that has come up is Tyler Pill. Pill, a 26 year-old righty, has been in the Mets organization since 2011. This season, after not allowing an earned run in two starts for Double...
Via Mets Merized Online
7 hours ago

Zack Wheeler Creeping Towards Innings Limit

With injuries to Seth Lugo and Steven Matz, the Mets were forced to plug Zack Wheeler into the starting rotation coming out of spring training. Then once Noah Syndergaard went down with a torn lat, Wheeler’s spot was cemented. However, a dilemma is quickly approaching: His innings limit. Before the season started, Sandy Alderson stated that Wheeler’s innings limit coming back...
Via Mets Merized Online
7 hours ago

Examining the Reasons Behind Conforto’s Success

With Michael Conforto’s continuing success, perhaps it is time to examine why he has been so good this year for the Mets. Last season, Conforto’s April was other worldly. His soft contact rate was 16.7%. May was a different story and thus began his oft-talked about struggles – His soft contact rate in May was 17.5%. The big drop off was his hard contact rate which went from...
Via Mets Merized Online
8 hours ago

5 reasons the Mets should deal for a starting pitcher now

The Mets biggest problem continues to be pitching and it can all be traced back to the starting staff. The Mets' league-worst ERA didn't get too much better this weekend. Yes, they got seven shutout innings by Jacob deGrom but Zack Wheeler was shaky at best and asked for another day of rest. Tommy Milone didn't even last two innings and Hansel...
Via NJ.com
8 hours ago

Mets Minors: Both sides of the Amed Rosario argument

“Are you kidding me?  The Mets have been garbage and we’re keeping this kid in AAA to see Jose Reyes start?  That’s a joke, right?”   “You want to bring a kid up and ask him to carry the team?  You want to sacrifice a year of service just to make a roll of the dice that he’s ready?”   Amed Rosario’s 2017 batting line looks tantalizingly good, even with him playing...
Via Mets360.com
9 hours ago

Mets could activate Steven Matz after tomorrow's rehab start

Via FOX Sports
10 hours ago

WATCH: JR Sport Brief: What is David Wright's legacy?

In the latest installment of JR Sports Brief on SNY.tv, JR discusses the legacy of Mets third baseman David Wright.
Via SNY
12 hours ago  |  Discuss

Inbox: How will Mets handle busy outfield?

A reeling Mets team showed signs of life last weekend at Citi Field, taking two of three from the Angels to shed some of the bad vibes of the previous road trip. But much work remains.
Via Mets.com
13 hours ago

Terry Collins, Mets need to find way to relieve strain on bullpen

Via FOX Sports
14 hours ago

MMN Recap: d’Arnaud With Three Hits In 51s Victory, Mazeika Hits Grand Slam

Las Vegas 51s (19-25) 7, New Orleans Baby Cakes (14-29) 3  Box Score Gavin Cecchini SS: 2 for 5, 2 R, 2B, 2 RBI, .249/.305/.347 Travis d’Arnaud C: 3 for 5, R, 2 2B, RBI, .500/.500/.833 Amed Rosario 3B: 2 for 5, R, 2 2B, 2 RBI, K, .360/.398/.537 Dominic Smith 1B: 1 for 5, 2B, RBI, 2 K, .320/.379/.478 D’Arnaud made his second rehab appearance with Las Vegas and collected...
Via MetsMinor.net
15 hours ago

Mets prospect watch from A to Z: Who's hot and who's not

A look at some key minor leaguers in the Mets' system.
Via NJ.com
18 hours ago

Time for New York Mets season to turn around

After losing seven games in a row, the New York Mets were finally able to win some games against the Los Angeles Angels this weekend. After taking the first two games of the series, the pitching faltered not giving them any chance of completing a sweep. This has been the biggest difference between this year and past teams as the Mets have not been able to complete sweeps after winning...
Via isportsweb.com
1 day ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Tim Tebow finally blasts third HR of season

Well, it took a while, but he’s finally done it. Tim Tebow hit his first two home runs as a pro in his first week (and his first on his first at-bat) playing with the Columbia Fireflies, but it wasn’t until Sunday that he finally broke through with his third.Here’s the blast, in all its glory. Showing exceptional opposite-field power, Tebow torpedoed that ball well over the...
Via Sportsnaut
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Terry Collins considered walking Trout with bases loaded

How good has Mike Trout been in his seventh MLB season and throughout his entire career? So good that at least one opposing manager has considered intentionally walking him with the bases loaded.The New York Mets held a 7-4 lead over the Los Angeles Angels in the ninth inning Saturday when Trout strolled to the plate. The bases were loaded, and Mets manager Terry Collins said after...
Via Larry Brown Sports
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Harvey in spotlight as Mets open set vs. Padres

If the Mets are to rise back up the National League East standings, they will need Matt Harvey to become a consistent rotation contributor once again. Harvey will look to take advantage of a free-falling Padres team when the Mets and Friars open a three-game set Tuesday at Citi Field.
Via Mets.com
1 day ago

WATCH: Mets GM Sandy Alderson talks medical protocol changes

New York Mets GM Sandy Alderson discusses changes to the team's medical protocols in a press conference before the game against the Angels on Friday, as injuries continue to mount for the Mets.
Via SNY
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Fan claims errant Tim Tebow throw hit him in the family jewels

Tim Tebow’s Minor League Baseball career may be drawing fans at record numbers, but at least one fan is second guessing his trip to see Tebow play.According to Kirsten Fleming of the New York Post, Doug Brustman — a New Jersey man — “brought his 13-year-old daughter to see her idol play.” And that trip may well mean that said daughter will not get any future brothers or...
Via Sportsnaut
3 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Are the New York Mets babying Matt Harvey?

On SNY's Loud Mouths, Jon Hein and Dan Graca debate the effectiveness of the New York Mets handling of Matt Harvey.
Via SNY
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Yoenis Cespedes may not need rehab games

Yoenis Cespedes’ return to the Mets could be accelerated if it’s determined he doesn’t need any rehab games.Cespedes has been out with a hamstring injury and began a running program this week. Manager Terry Collins was optimistic about Cespedes’ return, saying the New York outfielder could return to the team next week.In an article about the team published on Thursday, MLB...
Via Larry Brown Sports
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Tebow doubling Minor League Baseball attendance by himself

Tim Tebow is a draw. We know this. He was a draw at Florida, for the Denver Broncos and at every subsequent NFL stop. People care about him.His career as a Minor League Baseball player has been no different. His draw has been compared to what Minor League teams experienced in 1994 with Michael Jordan (more on that here).But what do the actual numbers show?ESPN’s Darren Rovell reported...
Via Sportsnaut
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Yoenis Cespedes could return to Mets in a week

Yoenis Cespedes may not be away from the New York Mets for too much longer.The Mets outfielder is set to begin a running program this week and could be ready to return from his hamstring injury in a week.Newsday’s Marc Carig reported on Monday that Mets assistant GM John Ricco says the running program could take 5-6 days to complete. He also said that Cespedes might only need a...
Via Larry Brown Sports
7 days ago  |  Discuss
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