The Mets claimed there were “numerous inaccuracies” with a DNAinfo.com article stating they have slashed their security staff in recent years. (Matt Ehalt)
“There are numerous inaccuracies as to what’s been reported,” the Mets said in a statement. “While the details of our security are by their very nature confidential, the security of all who enter Citi Field...
A look at what's happening around spring training in Florida and Arizona on Friday:
Mets ace Matt Harvey aims for another sharp start when he faces St. Louis in Jupiter, Florida. He pitched two-hit ball for 5 2-3 shutout innings against the Yankees in his previous outing. Harvey missed last season while recovering from Tommy John surgery.
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The Mets defeated the Washington Nationals by a score of 8-3 at Space Coast Stadium this evening.
Matt Reynolds went 2-for-2 with a home run, a sacrifice fly and three RBI’s after coming off the bench in the 7th inning. Reynolds is hitting a robust .378 so far this spring.
Juan Lagares added a solo home run of his own, after him and Reynolds went back-to-back. Lagares...
Why do the Mets insist on going the mystery route when it comes to announcing roles in its pitching staff?
When Zack Wheeler was lost for the season it was announced Dillon Gee would assume his spot in the rotation. Manager Terry Collins said as such, but at the same time pitching coach Dan Warthen said it was an open competition between Gee and Rafael Montero.
GEE: C’mon, make...
Opening Day is almost upon us, meaning it is time once again to do some bold predictions for the upcoming season, a season that hopefully provides more promise than we’ve seen in the past few years. In looking at the New York Mets here are four predictions to look for in 2015.
1. At least three prospects will make their debuts
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The New York Mets travel to Viera, Fla. to take on the Washington Nationals at 5:05 PM. Matthew Bowman faces left-hander Gio Gonzalez.
Jon Niese, who was originally slated to start this game, will pitch in an Intrasquad game today instead. The decision was based on weather related issues.
As previously reported, Wilmer Flores returns to the starting lineup for the first time since...
Mike Vorkunov of the NJ.com asked the question today, “Would David Wright move out of his No. 3 spot in Mets lineup?”
While Wright has pretty much owned the No. 3 spot over the last five years, the Mets captain is not averse to making a switch if that’s what the team wants.
Wright has batted their three times this spring. But an occasional migration from the No. 3 spot in...
Braves catcher and ex-Met John Buck announced his retirement on Thursday, so he can spend more time with his family, the Braves announced.
The one-time All Star had spent 11 years in the Major Leagues, playing for the Royals, Marlins, Mets, Angels, Pirates, Mariners and Blue Jays. He had signed this season with the Braves and was hitting .320 in the spring before the announcement...
According to a new report by DNAinfo, the New York Mets dramatically cut security staff at Citi Field in recent years despite concerns the moves would lead to increased response times for emergencies and fights as well as longer wait times at ticket gates, internal documents show.
The report claims budget cuts between 2009 and 2013 led management to pare down the number of security...
Wright, who describes deGrom as “one of my favorite people to be around,” praises his teammate for being serious but not taking himself seriously: “[Jacob] stays loose and you can get on him in a joking way and is very receptive to learning and getting better and that’s what you want out of a teammate, someone who isn’t complacent about winning the Rookie of the Year and...
New Jersey Governor Chris Christie appeared with Matthew White on NJ 101.5 FM to talk Mets baseball, Matt Harvey and Opening Day.
“Listen, I’m hopeful we’re an over .500 team this year, and then we’ll worry about the playoffs after that,” Christie replied.
“Mets Opening Day is like a National Holiday in the Christie household.”
Last year, during an appearance on WFAN...
It wasn’t long ago that we were referring to Rafael Montero as “The Dominator” here at MMO, as his pitching performances often left us with our mouths hanging open, and each performance seemed to get better and better.
Then he was called up to make a few starts with the Mets last year, and all the hype caught up to him. He didn’t look like the same guy that we watched dominate...
Bobby Parnell continues to make progress in his recovery from Tommy John surgery. In his second rehab appearance yesterday behind Tradition Field in Port St, Lucie, Parnell pitched one inning, and did not allow a run.
Dave Lennon of Newsday analyzed Parnell’s fastball velocity from his appearance using PITCHf/x data. He also included some good quotes from Parnell.
“At his peak...
Baseball is a game of adjustments. Players adjust to the league. The league adjusts in response to a player
s success. The constant strategy is endless. No where is this statement any truer than in the batter’s box. Expert analysts break down every pitch as if it had championship aspirations riding on them. Often, they do.
For the 2015 New York Mets, adjustments will be a major...
I wonder all the time about whether this rebuild that the Mets have been on for years and years and years has been for real or whether it will turn out to be all a mirage. I don’t think any of us really know. But we will one day … and one day soon. And the key to unlock the answer lies within Matt Harvey.
I’ve long thought that Harvey was the litmus test for this regime coming...
The Mets beat the Yankees again Wednesday, which undoubtedly will lead to a myriad of columns in tomorrow’s papers stating New York City is up for grabs and the Mets are in better position to win sooner.
Easy does it folks.
METS: Wishing and hoping.
The Mets’ two victories this spring over their crosstown rivals – in light of many bookmakers having the teams ranked even heading...
Here we go again. According to Joel Sherman of the New York Post, Terry Collins is once again toying with the idea of batting the pitcher eighth.
When you first here it you’re like, “what, huh, so what…” Until you realize it means batting Juan Lagares ninth and then you’ve like, “what the **** is he crazy!?!?!?”
This lame brained scheme is coming as Lagares, who was...
New York and national media is up in arms over annexation of Matt Harvey’s rightful duty to start Opening Day.
Instead of yielding to the Dark Knight, GM Sandy Alderson and Manager Terry Collins have the unmitigated audacity to announce they will pit Bartolo Colon against Nationals ace Max Scherzer at Nationals Park April 6.
And there’s no problem with that.
Opening Day at...
The New York Mets beat the New York Yankees by a score of 7-2 on Wednesday at Gearge M. Steinbrenner Field.
What can I say about future All Star Juan Lagares that I haven’t said already? Wow, another great game from Lagares who went 2-for-3 with a double, home run, two runs scored, two RBI, and a stolen base. he’s batting .395 with a 1.102 OPS. Some kind of Juan-derful...
In somewhat of a surprise, manager Terry Collins announced today Michael Cuddyer would play left field and Curtis Granderson would be in right.
The decision is somewhat of a surprise because the presumption was Cuddyer – with 854 career games in right and just three in left – would play the position where he was most comfortable.
However, this makes sense in the respect right...
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A new report by Forbes valued the New York Mets at $1.35 billion dollars, the seventh most valuable franchise in baseball behind the Yankees, Dodgers, Red Sox, Giants, Cubs and Cardinals.
Forbes estimates the Mets have an annual revenue stream of $263 million and a $25 million operating income.
The Mets also posted baseball’s third-largest average local television audience in...
The Mets announced that Zack Wheeler underwent successful Tommy John surgery on Wednesday to repair the flexor pronator tendon and reconstruct the ulnar collateral ligament in his right elbow.
The surgery was performed by Dr. David Altchek and he is expected to make a full recovery.
Wheeler will miss all of 2015 and is expected to return about June of 2016 or approximately 14...
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) New York Mets pitcher Zack Wheeler has had Tommy John surgery, which likely will sideline him until late next spring.
The Mets said team medical director Dr. David Altchek operated in New York on Wednesday to reconstruct the 24-year-old right-hander's ulnar collateral ligament and repair the flexor pronator tendon.
Wheeler was 11-11 with a 3.54 ERA and 187 strikeouts...
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