Live Look At Mets Camp From Tradition Field: Thoughts and Pics

Photo By Ernest Dove Today I had the pleasure of being at Tradition Field in Port St. Lucie throughout the morning to watch the Mets in camp. There was a great mix of youth and veterans all in attendance on the day with all pitchers and position players now participating. I wanted to share a few of my thoughts and lots of pictures for you at MetsMinors. I hope you guys enjoy. As...
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All-Star catcher Mets shrugged at is now their problem

PORT ST. LUCIE — The Mets’ challenge of finishing ahead of the Nationals this season seemingly got more difficult Tuesday. Not only did their NL East rivals agree to terms with free-agent catcher Matt Wieters, Washington also could be in line to add bullpen help thanks to a surplus of backstops. Wieters spent longer than expected on...
Via New York Post
3 hours ago

Why is Mets' David Wright throwing in secret?

Mets' third baseman David Wright is finally playing catch again, but no one has seen it happen. Why have his throwing sessions been held in secret? Watch video PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. -- It's a day ending in the letter Y, so it must be time to ask the question: Did David Wright throw today?  Today, the answer is yes, the Mets'...
3 hours ago

Gorzelanny hoping to find niche in Mets' 'pen

It was midway through the 2015 season when Tom Gorzelanny's ERA first spiked over 7.00, scoreboards across the Major Leagues blaring out that truth. Roughly a month shy of his 33rd birthday, Gorzelanny was considering his baseball mortality when then-Tigers pitching coach Jeff Jones suggested a change. Rather than continue using a standard delivery, the left-handed Gorzelanny should...
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Rosario Headlines MLB Pipeline’s Top 30 Mets Prospects

  MLB Pipeline released their list of the top 30 prospects in the Mets organization in anticipation of the 2017 season on Tuesday. It should come as a surprise to no one that Amed Rosario leads the group, but here’s how the rest of the list shakes out: SS Amed Rosario 1B Dominic Smith RHP Justin Dunn LHP Thomas Szapucki RHP Robert Gsellman OF Desmond Lindsay SS Gavin Cecchini...
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MMO Exclusive: Talkin’ Mets With Dan Szymborski of ZiPS Fame

Dan Szymborski was kind enough to answer a few questions for me about the recently released 2017 ZiPs Projections for the New York Mets, which you can view on FanGraphs. Joe D. – One of the first things that jumped out at me when I sifted through the recently released Mets projections was the very optimistic view on Michael Conforto, and then of course the sobering reality hits...
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MMN Exclusive Interview: Lefty Relief Prospect Ben Griset

  Ben Griset is a left-handed reliever in the New York Mets organization. The 24-year old had a very good under the radar season for the St. Lucie Mets in 2016. Griset was drafted by the Tampa Bay Rays in 2013 as a 13th round draft pick. During his time with the Rays organization he was primarily a starter. He pitched to a 3.41 ERA in the NYPL for the Hudson Valley Renegades after...
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Mets' confidence in d'Arnaud speaks volumes

When Matt Wieters reportedly agreed to terms Monday on a two-year contract with the Nationals, it stamped out any lingering speculation that Wieters could, despite all evidence to the contrary, join the Mets.
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Breaking down the Mets' Top 30 Prospects

It had appeared like the top prospects had all graduated to the big leagues. After all, how could there be more impactful talent after the likes of Noah Syndergaard, Jacob deGrom and Steven Matz graduated off of the Mets' Top 30 list? Well, sometimes looks can be deceiving.
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So You Think You Know The Mets: Enemy Combatants

So who do you think of when you read the term “Mets Killers” which players come to mind? That particular information will serve you useful today as we veer into a new lane of traffic in today’s So You Think You Know The Mets quiz. Think of all those players who so often crushed our hearts with a late inning blast or one of those mammoth tape measure jobs that would end the...
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Long Time Mets Director Bill Webb Not Returning Full Time to SNY

Neil Best of Newsday reports long time Mets director, Fox Sports director, and Sportscasting Hall of Fame member Bill Webb will not be returning full time to SNY for the 2017 season.  This will mark the first time in the history of SNY Webb has not been the full time director of Mets games. Sadly, this move does not come as a surprise as the 64 year old Webb has been battling stage...
Via Mets Merized Online
8 hours ago

The impact of Jose Reyes on the 2017 Mets

The 2016 Mets were heading into the middle of 2016 season with a record of 40 wins and 33 losses.  Their already anemic offense had suffered the losses of first baseman Lucas Duda and third baseman David Wright, then they signed former team hero Jose Reyes.  Reyes was coming off a disappointing season split between the Rockies and the Blue Jays in which he hit for a disappointing...
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WATCH: Addison Reed talks preparing for New York Mets closer's role

New York Mets relief pitcher Addison Reed joins SNY's Mets Hot Stove to discuss his outlook for the 2017 season, and his preparation to start the year as the team's closer, with a likely suspension looming for Jeurys Familia.
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Mets' Brandon Nimmo faces a crowded outfield. How will he stand out?

Brandon Nimmo is confident that he's ready to play every day in the big leagues, but he knows how many quality outfielders are ahead of him on the depth chart. PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. -- Brandon Nimmo is unfailingly positive.  When the Mets outfielder with humble roots in Cheyenne, Wyo., talks to you, he's genuine. And genuinely happy. And this...
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Mets Tuesday: Which prospect won the home run derby?

Two of the Mets' top prospects decided to have their own home run derby. Manager Terry Collins hopes it was a sign of times to come. Also, Fernando Salas will be a setup man again and Brandon Nimmo explores his family history.
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The Mets: What Will “All In” Look Like?

On paper, the Mets are a very deep team. They have an excess number of starting pitchers, multiple relief options and a bench so strong that several guys that could start for other teams might begin this season in the minors. They are also a battle-tested bunch, with everyone on the roster having been either through a playoff push or having gone deep into the post season. Their...
13 hours ago

Former Mets fan favorite says his tumor has shrunk

You would have no idea former Mets pitcher Anthony Young is dealing with an inoperable brain tumor the way he’s approaching his recovery. Young, a fan favorite during his six-year career for taking his baseball misfortune lightheartedly, has brought that same level of optimism to his grueling treatment schedule. The 51-year-old, who revealed his diagnosis at Mets fantasy...
Via New York Post
22 hours ago

Mets see $3M bargain as immediate eighth-inning ‘answer’

PORT ST. LUCIE — Nerves were taking their toll on Fernando Salas. As a first-time free agent, the righty reliever wasn’t quite sure what to expect during the offseason, but arriving in late January without a job was eye-opening to say the least. Salas ultimately received a one-year deal worth $3 million for a return...
Via New York Post
23 hours ago

WATCH: Mets Video Recap - Feb. 20: Neil Walker and Amed Rosario

SNY's Steve Gelbs and Marc Carig of Newsday cover Monday at Mets camp, including Neil Walker contract rumors and a close look at shortstop prospect Amed Rosario.
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Keeping Jay Bruce could work out well for Sandy Alderson

Most of baseball agrees that trading Dilson Herrera for Jay Bruce in 2016 was a mistake by Sandy Alderson and the Mets front office. For one, some argue that Herrera could have still been viewed as the team’s “Second Baseman of the Future” and that the Mets sold low on a prospect. For another the Mets had an overcrowded outfield with Yoenis Cespedes, Curtis Granderson...
1 day ago

GM Alderson excited about Mets this spring

PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. (AP) After watching his club go through all kinds of injury struggles last year yet make the postseason, New York Mets general manager Sandy Alderson improved the team by making a pair of major signings. He sent a message to the rest of the National League. ''We're all-in here. I think it's a credit to ownership that our payroll is as high as it is now, given...
Via Associated Press
2 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: New York Mets GM Sandy Alderson: "We're all in here"

New York Mets GM Sandy Alderson says that the team is "all in" to win a World Series in 2017, and is willing to add payroll to do so.
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Mr. Met outwits Noah Syndergaard in Valentine’s Day Twitter exchange

Noah Syndergaard probably should have just let this social media troll-job slide.The New York Mets ace on Tuesday got hilariously trolled by none other than Mr. Met on Twitter. And to make matters worse, when Syndergaard tried to fire back at the mascot, he got burned even harder.It all started when Mr. Met issued a Valentine’s Day-themed tweet about Syndergaard which featured...
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6 days ago  |  Discuss

Matt Harvey shares scary details of last season's struggles and surgery

Health will be a major storyline in Mets camp this spring, with Steven Matz, Jacob deGrom, David Wright, Neil Walker and Zack Wheeler among the key contributors returning from injuries. But most of the attention will be focused squarely on Matt Harvey.Harvey, who missed the 2014 season because of Tommy John surgery, was limited to 17 starts last season – none after July 4 – because...
Via FOX Sports
7 days ago

Noah Syndergaard announces spring training arrival with Thor video

Noah Syndergaard brilliantly announced his arrival in Florida on Sunday for spring training with a nod to his nickname and superhero alter-ego.The New York Mets pitcher, a known social media provocateur who ranks among the best professional athletes on Twitter, posted video of Thor — as portrayed by Chris Hemsworth onscreen in the Marvel movies — slamming hammer Mjolnir into...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
8 days ago  |  Discuss

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