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Harvey shows off curveball in 2nd batting practice session

PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. (AP) Mets ace Matt Harvey might be returning from elbow surgery with another nasty pitch. Throwing batting practice for the second time this spring, Harvey showed off an impressive curveball that neither David Wright or Curtis Granderson were able to hit. ''I always threw sliders and I don't know where this curveball came from, so it's nice having that develop...
Via AP on Fox
22 hours ago  |  Discuss

Monday Spring Wrap: Wright Sets Things Straight, Harvey Excited After Throwing BP

Here’s a roundup of all the news and notes from Port St. Lucie today. Matt Harvey faced live batters on Monday for the second time this spring as he prepares for his first Grapefruit League start on Friday against the Detroit Tigers. He faced David Wright and Curtis Granderson and threw 26 pitches in all. Four swings and misses, four foul balls, four balls in play, two pitchouts...
Via Mets Merized Online
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Harvey To Throw Batting Practice Monday, Hitters Allowed To Swing

The team announced that Matt Harvey is scheduled to throw live batting practice again on Monday. Unlike last week, the Mets say that hitters will be allowed to swing on Monday. February 27 It was a big day for Matt Harvey who pitched to live batters today at Port St. Lucie for the first time in 18 months. The big righthander let it rip, throwing all four of his pitches with ease...
Via Mets Merized Online
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Sunday Spring Notes: Opening Day, Lagares Leading Off, Granderson Staying In RF

There was quite a bit of Mets news and notes from Port St. Lucie today especially considering it was a Sunday. Here’s what we’ve learned. With the Grapefruit League schedule kicking off on Wednesday, don’t expect to see David Wright, Daniel Murphy, Michael Cuddyer and Curtis Granderson until next weekend. Terry Collins reiterated that all four will sit out the first two games...
Via Mets Merized Online
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Sights and sounds from Port Saint Lucie

Following a rain-shortened day, the New York Mets returned outside to take cuts against pitchers for the first time this spring. Michael Cuddyer, Curtis Granderson, Daniel Murphy and David Wright -“The core four, or whatever”, according to Matt Harvey, is sticking together in camp. The group alternates taking batting practice, and did so against farmhands Erik Goeddel and Cory...
Via Around Citi
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Featured Post: Wright Urges Team To Stop Talking And Start Doing

After months of hearing players, coaches and management boasting about how the Mets are heading to the playoffs, complete with team issued t-shirts emblazoned, Take the Damn Thing, team captain David Wright says enough is enough. “Last time I checked, the team that talks the most doesn’t get any more wins,” Wright said. “Now it’s a matter of getting the work in and starting...
Via Mets Merized Online
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Mets Matters: Harvey Sharp In Throw Session

Matt Harvey threw two 20-pitch sessions to hitters without pain Friday and is on track to start, March 6, against Detroit. Harvey threw to David Wright, Michael Cuddyer, Curtis Granderson and Daniel Murphy, who only tracked pitches and did not swing. Harvey couldn’t be happier. “It was awesome,’’ Harvey told reporters in Port St. Lucie. “You step in the box and you have...
Via New York Mets Report
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Harvey-mania is running wild in Port Saint Lucie

Harvey-mania is running wild. After ESPN yesterday announced an E:60 special will air on April 4, a media blitz followed the New York Mets ace to his first bullpen session of the spring. Following brief warm-ups, Harvey threw an array of pitches -including his slider- to what he dubbed the team’s “core four” of David Wright, Michael Cuddyer, Curtis Granderson and Daniel Murphy...
Via Around Citi
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Wright Urges Team To Stop Talking And Start Doing

After months of hearing players, coaches and management boasting about how the Mets are heading to the playoffs, complete with team issued t-shirts emblazoned, Take the Damn Thing, team captain David Wright says enough is enough. “Last time I checked, the team that talks the most doesn’t get any more wins,” Wright said. “Now it’s a matter of getting the work in and starting...
Via Mets Merized Online
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Wright vs. Reyes – Did the Mets keep the right star?

At the conclusion of the 2011 season, General Manager Sandy Alderson was faced with what still stands as the biggest decision of his Mets tenure. David Wright and Jose Reyes were both 28 years old and set to become free agents. Alderson only had the budget to resign one of the team’s two homegrown, fan-favorite stars. While most Mets fans wanted both the slugging third baseman...
Via Mets360.com
4 days ago  |  Discuss

2015 season preview: New York Mets

The Mets moved decisively early in the offseason, adding a much-needed bat to the outfield in Michael Cuddyer. Unfortunately, general manager Sandy Alderson did little else, as it quickly became once again clear that team ownership wasn’t going to significantly increase payroll. Dreams of trading for a franchise shortstop kept fans warm throughout the winter, but the front office...
Via The Outside Corner
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Taking a Look at Mets Prospects Over Time

It’s that time of year when prospects can find their names on the same jerseys being issued to major league players. Spring Training makes everyone look like a big leaguer, as seasoned veterans and bubble-gum chewing minor leaguers meet under the Florida sun. It’s also that time on the calendar when prospect lists are plentiful. Perhaps the most talked about list being from...
Via Mets Merized Online
5 days ago  |  Discuss

David Wright is Key for the Mets in 2015

The New York Mets are set up for an encouraging season. This could be the first time since 2006 that the Mets might play postseason baseball. A lot of things need to go right for them to attain a playoff spot, however. And it all starts with the Captain, David Wright. Wright had probably the worst year of his career in 2014. He saw his average dip to .267 and had a career low .698...
Via Baseball Essential
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Mets Camp 2015: Walking Soft, Talking Loud

For the first week of spring workouts and meet-and-greets, the excitement factor at the Mets’ Port St. Lucie home-away-from-home ratcheted up fairly quickly. Considering that a good chunk of the team was already there, it should come as no surprise that the annual spring time good timin’ machine was already in full swing when the gates “officially” opened. Matt Harvey “felt...
Via Mets360.com
6 days ago  |  Discuss

David Wright Notes: Health, October Baseball and The Future

Although the Mets position players are not due to report to Port St. Lucie until February 24th, David Wright is already putting in work on the field and talking to the media. He sat down for about 25 minutes today with various members of the media to talk about his shoulder, his expectations for the season, playoff baseball and more. Here are a few key points extracted from his...
Via Mets Merized Online
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Wright’s Comeback Is Key Met Issue; Acknowledges He Must Adjust

Numerous times I’ve said the most pressing issue with the Mets is David Wright’s health – regardless of what happens with Matt Harvey. Wright is entering the third season of an eight-year, $138-million, an award for being the face of the franchise and the promise of what he could bring to the Mets through the 2020 season. When Wright is whole, the Mets have a chance of being...
Via New York Mets Report
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Mets star Wright feeling fine after injury-riddled season

PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. (AP) For all of the statistical analysis used in baseball today, David Wright sees things very simply. ''There's no question in my mind, if I do what I'm capable of doing, we're a better offense,'' the New York Mets star third baseman said Sunday. ''If I do what I did last year, we're going to be not as good of an offense.'' Wright played through an injured...
Via AP on Fox
8 days ago  |  Discuss

The Mets Have Playoff Fever

At first it was just a few guys back in November, right after the Mets signed Michael Cuddyer. The team jumped out of the gate and quickly signed the right-handed bat they were looking for. Suddenly you had David Wright, Terry Collins and Matt Harvey talking “October baseball.” As the weeks and months rolled on others would chime in like Zack Wheeler, Lucas Duda, and Jenrry...
Via Mets Merized Online
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Vote Wright Now!

It’s now been eight years since Mets fans were able to experience a postseason for their Amazins’. The excitement in Queens has been limited, though Mets fans on Twitter seem to be quite alright right now. Why? MLB Network’s “Face of MLB” bracket-style competition. Fans of the orange and blue rallied around their captain last offseason, voting as much as possible. David...
Via Baseball Essential
13 days ago  |  Discuss

The Make Or Break Mets

Mike Puma of the New York Post questions just how big of a window the Mets have to compete given the makeup of the team. “In one sense, they are a team built on exciting young talent — think the power arms of Matt Harvey, Jacob deGrom and Zack Wheeler and Juan Lagares’ explosive legs. But in another sense, these are the Mets of David Wright, Curtis Granderson and Michael Cuddyer...
Via Mets Merized Online
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Top Ten Mets’ Questions Entering Spring Training

The New York Mets open spring training this week with ten key questions that must be answered in the positive to justify the optimism surrounding this team. Of course, several questions are pitching oriented, beginning with the obvious: Q: How healthy is Matt Harvey? A: This is the most important question of the season. The Mets still don’t know how they’ll break down Harvey’s...
Via New York Mets Report
15 days ago  |  Discuss

The Magic Is Back?

As ESPN continues to roll out their Spring Training Power Rankings, lo and behold the Mighty Mets check in at No. 10. They also add that teams ranked in the top 10 (like us) are entering Playoff Territory. Dave Schoenfield pegs the Mets for an 86 win season. ESPN calls Matt Harvey the team’s most intriguing player this season. “Harvey was as good as any pitcher in baseball in...
Via Mets Merized Online
17 days ago  |  Discuss

ESPN writer picks Mets to make the playoffs

I’m picking the Mets to win a wild card! My gut says either the Mets or the Marlins win a wild card, thanks in part to how bad the Phillies and Braves may be. I like the Mets better because of the depth in the rotation. Rookie of the Year Jacob deGrom is the real deal and Zack Wheeler has the arm strength and now the experience to take a leap forward. Obviously, a lot hinges on...
Via Mets360.com
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Mets Batting Order Preview

Spring training is for a lot of things, but I thought I’d save Terry Collins time and suggest a batting order for him. Several slots will automatically fall into place, but where Collins will do his most head scratching will be over the leadoff position. 1. Juan Lagares, CF: He has the speed and at the end of last season proved he could steal a base. However, he needs to get on...
Via Mets Merized Online
19 days ago  |  Discuss

What’s your best 2015 Mets ‘Friday Night’ lineup?

With less than two weeks away from Spring Training it’s time to project your Best 2015 Mets “Friday Night” Lineup.  This is the lineup that will score the most runs, have the most success, and be the “rock solid, Friday night against the Nationals, Max Scherzer is pitching, and we need to kick ass and win a game” lineup. It’s the lineup that you nod your head at and...
Via Mets360.com
24 days ago  |  Discuss
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