METS RUMORS & GOSSIP

Mets GM’s trade-deadline view: Chapman deal flattened shot

Don’t expect the Mets to make the same kind of splash they did at last year’s trade deadline. General manager Sandy Alderson said they’d like to add a bridge reliever for the bullpen, and that’s it. No starting pitcher, no impact player like Brewers catcher Jonathan Lucroy, and most important, no elite prospects traded away....
Via New York Post
2 hours ago

Wright welcomes first child, daughter Olivia

David Wright and his wife, Molly, welcomed their first child into the world on Saturday. Fittingly, her middle name is Shea. Olivia Shea Wright weighed in at 8 pounds, 11 ounces, and the Mets said in a statement that "Mom, Dad and Olivia are doing great."
Via Mets.com
3 hours ago

Cards and Mets to play two Tuesday after Monday's rainout

NEW YORK -- The St. Louis Cardinals' game at the New York Mets on Monday night was postponed because of rain and will be made up as part of a doubleheader Tuesday starting at 3:10 p.m.Showers started just before batting practice was scheduled to start, and the rainout was announced just before the scheduled 7:10 p.m. start.Both games Tuesday will be televised on FOX Sports Midwest...
Via Associated Press
4 hours ago  |  Discuss

Cards-Mets rained out; twin bill tomorrow

Monday's series opener between the Mets and Cardinals was postponed due to rain. The teams will play a single-admission doubleheader Tuesday beginning at 4:10 p.m. ET, with the second game beginning immediately after the first.
Via Mets.com
4 hours ago

Mets-Cardinals game rained out; doubleheader up next

The Mets will try again tomorrow — twice. The Mets-Cardinals game on Monday night at Citi Field has been postponed due to weather amid a thunderstorm and flood warnings. It will be made up Tuesday as part of a single-admission doubleheader. The first game will begin at 4:10 p.m. The capper will start approximately 30...
Via New York Post
4 hours ago

Game Chatter: Carlos Martinez vs Noah Syndergaard (7/25/16)

Via Mets360.com
5 hours ago

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
5 hours ago  |  Discuss

Mets unlikely to repeat mega Deadline deal

Nearly one year to the day after altering franchise history with a non-waiver Trade Deadline deal for Yoenis Cespedes, general manager Sandy Alderson said the Mets are unlikely to make a similar type of big-splash move.
Via Mets.com
5 hours ago

Mets trade rumors: Bullpen is the most likely area for an upgrade

Sandy Alderson said a trade for a starting pitcher or a hitter isn’t likely. Speaking to reporters this afternoon, Mets general manager Sandy Alderson said that the team’s most realistic area to get someone in a trade is the bullpen. He also mentioned that the Mets are not likely to acquire a starting pitcher or a position player. The Mets have been rumored to be seeking relief...
Via Amazin' Avenue
6 hours ago

2016 Mets draft profile: OF Jeremy Wolf

With their 32nd selection in the 2016 draft (Round 31, Pick 940), the Mets selected Jeremy Wolf, an outfielder from Arizona. Name: Jeremy WolfBorn: Scottsdale, ArizonaAge: 22 (11/2/1993)Height/Weight: 6'3"/220 lbsPosition: OFBats/Throws: L/RSchool: Trinity University (San Antonio, Texas) A graduate of Chaparral High School in his native Scottsdale, Jeremy Wolf would go on to attend...
Via Amazin' Avenue
7 hours ago

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...
10 hours ago  |  Discuss

Breaking down Mets outfielder Michael Conforto's spectacular catch in center field

Michael Conforto made a pretty sweet diving catch in his first start in center field in Marlins Park. Here are some new-ish defensive metrics. Michael Conforto made a pretty sweet diving catch in his first start in center field in Marlins Park. Here are some new-ish defensive metrics. Statcast, a tracking system that debuted last season, has created new defensive metrics for baseball...
Via Amazin' Avenue
10 hours ago

Mets Minors: Amed Rosario and other talented farmhands

Amed Rosario, SS: At the age of 20, between A+ and AA baseball, Rosario has made tremendous strides for himself in 2016. His OPS for the year is .836 and unlike prospects like Wilmer Flores who may have hit but never fit into the field, he looks like a bonafide shortstop. The biggest flaw in his game continues to diminish as his patience at the plate is improving over time. ...
Via Mets360.com
12 hours ago

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
14 hours ago  |  Discuss

Mets Minors Recap: Nimmo Homers, Szapucki Continues to Dominate

Photo: Allen Greene, Kingsport Mets   Reno 7, Las Vegas (51-49) 4  Box Score Dilson Herrera 2B; 1 for 4, R, BB, .278 Brandon Nimmo CF; 3 for 4, 2 R, HR (7th), RBI, .338 Gavin Cecchini SS; 2 for 4, 2B, RBI, .319 Kevin Plawecki C: 2 for 4, 2B, .307 Brandon Nimmo has been on a absolute tear since returning from a brief major league stint. He has produced four multi-hit games...
Via Mets Merized Online
14 hours ago

Steven Matz Returns To Form With Six Scoreless Innings

Steven Matz had not won a game since May 25th of this season. He had looked like a shell of his former self as he struggles to pitch through a bone spur that will require surgery at season’s end. Matz though regained his form Sunday as the Mets defeated the Marlins by a score of 3-0. The 25-year-old Matz pitched to six scoreless innings. He allowed just four hits while walking...
Via Mets Merized Online
15 hours ago

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
23 hours ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: W.B. Mason Post Game Extra - 07/24/16 - Matz's first win since May leads Mets past Marlins

Steven Matz won his first game since late May, getting just enough offensive help in a 3-0 win over the Marlins on Sunday afternoon.
Via SNY
1 day 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
1 day ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Zack Wheeler meets Mets media in Miami, updates rehab

New York Mets pitcher Zack Wheeler discusses his recovery from Tommy John surgery, and the bullpen session he threw for team brass Friday in Miami.
Via SNY
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Islanders looking at locations to build new arena

According to Newsday, the New York Islanders are examining two locations to build a potential new arena for the team to call home. It’s been long reported that the Islanders – along with their fans – aren’t pleased with their current home in Brooklyn at the Barclays Center and they’re exploring possible options which could take the team to a location near Citi Field...
Via Puck Drunk Love
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Matt Harvey cheers on Mets from hospital bed

Matt Harvey may be in the earliest stages of recovery following a surgical procedure where he had his top rib removed, but the New York Mets ace made sure to let everyone know he’s still well enough to root on his teammates. Harvey on Wednesday tweeted out an image of himself taking in the Mets-Cubs afternoon tilt at Wrigley Field, two days after undergoing surgery to treat...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
4 days ago  |  Discuss

New York Mets: 3 steps to maximizing outfield production

As the trade deadline approaches, the New York Mets find themselves in a tough spot. General Manager Sandy Alderson has said publicly that the team does not plan on adding an impact bat before August 1st. The Mets are currently six and a half games behind the Washington Nationals for first place in the national league east. Their offense has struggled, especially with runners...
Via isportsweb.com
4 days ago  |  Discuss

QUIZ: Name the MLB players who have been an All-Star for 4 or more teams

Only 13 players in MLB history have been an All-Star for 4 or more teams. Can you name all of these prolific journeymen? Clue: Teams/Years to accomplish the feat
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Jeurys Familia goes nuts celebrating after save

New York Mets closer Jeurys Familia entered Tuesday’s game against the Cubs in the ninth inning after the Mets pushed a run across for a 2-1 lead, and did what he has made a habit of doing: flawlessly closing games out. Jeurys Familia's has now converted 49 consecutive save chances, dating back to August 1, 2015.Longest active streak in MLB. — ESPN Stats & Info (@ESPNStatsInfo...
Via The Sports Daily
6 days ago  |  Discuss
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