MMO Game Recap: Nationals 5, Mets 4

John Mayberry homered for his new club on Thursday The Mets (1-1) lost 5-4 to the Nationals (1-0) at Space Coast Stadium on Thursday. Bartolo Colon got the start for the Mets and looked good (well, he pitched nicely), tossing two perfect innings. But Hansel Robles gave up 2 runs on 2 hits and a hit batsman in his inning of work, and Gabriel Ynoa allowed a run on 2 hits and a walk...
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Mets Matters: Colon Perfect In Loss To Nats

Bartolo Colon was perfect in his first exhibition start, retiring all six hitters in the Mets’ 5-4 loss Thursday to the Nationals. “I felt pretty good today, but I’m not quite there yet – season-ready,’’ Colon told reporters. “I didn’t throw everything I needed to throw. It was my first time facing batters. But I was pretty happy with what I did. I had good control...
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LEADING OFF: Harvey takes mound for New York Mets

A look at the highlights of what's happening all around spring training in Florida and Arizona on Friday: --- MATT'S BACK Mets ace Matt Harvey pitches in a game for the first time since Aug. 24, 2013, when New York hosts Detroit in Port St. Lucie, Florida. After losing to Max Scherzer and the Tigers on that summer weekend and falling to 9-5 with a 2.27 ERA, Harvey was diagnosed with...
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Nipping LOLMets In The Bud

You would think the Mets’ new attitude would preclude potential PR disasters, but these are the Mets, after all. This week isn’t even over yet, and three potential storms have arisen. The wags on Twitter have taken notice… Wright/Syndergaard sandwich dispute, Murphy doesn’t like gays, fan buys anti-Wilpon billboard… This Mets season is off to a splendid start – Twitter...
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Gay Mets Fan Pens Open Letter To Daniel Murphy

Dear Mr. Murphy, As a gay man, life-long Mets fan, and father of a budding Mets fan, I feel compelled to reach out to you, as you have certainly reached me with your feelings regarding my family. To me, you are a great baseball player who has demonstrated commitment and determination when faced with adversity. I have followed you in your quest to become an All-Star second baseman...
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MMO Game Thread: Mets vs Nationals, 5:05 PM

Bartolo Colon makes his 2015 Grapefruit League debut today as the Mets take on the Washington Nationals in Viera. Colon will oppose Max Scherzer, who signed a seven-year, $210 million contract in the offseason to join an already talented Washington rotation. Other Mets pitchers that are expected to get some work in today’s contest include Gabriel Ynoa, Cory Mazzoni and Josh Edgin...
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Bartolo Colon, Opening Day Starter?

The decision of who starts Opening Day is not a big deal. Really, it’s just a title (and perhaps an honor) and nothing more. In the end, everyone will start the same amount of games whether he pitches in Game 1 or Game 5 of the season (barring an injury of course). With that being said, it’s disappointing to read Adam Rubin’s latest report that the Mets are strongly considering...
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Mets' Harvey set to make return from Tommy John surgery

PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. -- It's hard to know which opponent will be more challenging for Matt Harvey on Friday - the Detroit Tigers or his own competitive nature. The New York Mets' ace is set to pitch in his first game in 18 months and the outing will be anything but the usual March start. Harvey's All-Star season was cut short after a loss to the Tigers on Aug. 24, 2013, when it was...
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Mets' Matt Harvey set to make return from Tommy John surgery

PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. (AP) It's hard to know which opponent will be more challenging for Matt Harvey on Friday - the Detroit Tigers or his own competitive nature. The New York Mets' ace is set to pitch in his first game in 18 months and the outing will be anything but the usual March start. Harvey's All-Star season was cut short after a loss to the Tigers on Aug. 24, 2013, when it...
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Kevin Long’s Job Is To Keep Granderson From Becoming Jason Bay

Kevin Kernan of the New York Post says that the main reason the Mets brought in new hitting coach Kevin Long is because they are betting he can get Curtis Granderson to be the explosive hitter he once was with the Yankees during the 2011 and 2012 seasons when he crushed 84 home runs, drove in 225 runs and scored 238 runs. They are pulling all the plugs to keep Granderson from becoming...
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Murphy, Bean To Debate On ESPN

Well, that lasted a long time. On the day after the Mets announced Daniel Murphy will keep his religious comments to himself, he is scheduled to appear on ESPN’s Outside the Lines along with Billy Bean today at 3 p.m.
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Mets Are Doing Right By Their Top Prospects

As most of you know bt now, Kristie Ackert of the Daily News reported on an incident regarding David Wright and top prospect Noah Syndergaard during an intrasquad game on Tuesday, Mets captain Wright noticed the 21 year old eating by himself in the clubhouse.  The veteran third basemen promptly and “intently” instructed Syndergaard to join his teammates on the bench for the...
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Enter for a chance to win New York Mets tickets!

Thanks for helping us reach 1,000 followers on Twitter! We are giving away a pair of Mets tickets! Contest rules and how to enter are below. Good luck and Let’s Go Mets! There are 3 ways to enter: 1. Follow us on Twitter AND retweet our Tweet that contains #NYMetsLifeGiveAway (will be tweeted on Friday, March 6th at approximately 11AM) ( 2. Like...
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Baseball Chronicles: Mets camp, Matt Harvey and expectations

Metstradamus Blog’s John Coppinger joined Around Citi’s “Baseball Chronicles” to discuss Mets camp, Matt Harvey’s celebrity and expected performance, and how many home runs he expects David Wright to hit. Subscribe with iTunes
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Lay Off Daniel Murphy

Unfortunately, things developed as I anticipated for Mets second baseman Daniel Murphy after his response to a reporter’s question of potentially having a gay teammate. The topic arose when GM Sandy Alderson invited former major leaguer Billy Bean to address the Mets on inclusion. Bean admitted after his career he was gay.   MURPHY: Honest answer. As a reporter, I welcome it...
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Mets Today: Colon Goes Against Nats

The Mets play at Washington, Thursday (5:05 p.m.), with Bartolo Colon getting the start. COLON: Goes tonight. Colon, whom the Mets hoped to trade in the offseason, is under consideration to be the Opening Day starter. The 41-year-old Colon won 15 games last season with the Mets and logged 202.1 innings. Colon averages 216 innings pitched during his 17-year career. Colon has pitched...
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Duda Swings A Bat For First Time In Weeks

Some good news out of Port St. Lucie as first baseman  Lucas Duda finally hit off a batting tee on Wednesday. It was the first time he’s swung a bat in almost four weeks since straining an intercostal muscle near his rib cage. Duda received a cortisone shot for the strain, which he dealt with once before during the 2013 season. The Mets first baseman is expected to participate...
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Today In Mets History: Staub Ends Holdout

On this date in 1973, outfielder Rusty Staub ended a holdout and signed a three-year contract for $100,000 a season. Staub played nine years with the Mets spanning two stints (1972-75 and 1981-85). He retired after the 1985 season with 2,716 career hits, including 709 with the Mets. He is the only player having at least 500 hits for four different teams (Mets, Montreal, Detroit...
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Who Are These Swagger-iffic 2015 New York Mets?

“You know, for years and years, you used to watch those teams that won all of the time, they had an air about them. You used to play the Braves and they’d walk out there and, they weren’t cocky, but they were confident. They weren’t overbearing, they knew how to play, they knew what they had to do to win games.” ~ Terry Collins Swagger is a funny word. When I hear it for...
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Mets Win Their Spring Training Opener

The New York Mets defeated the Atlanta Braves 8-2 in their 2015 spring training opener Wednesday in Lake Buena Vista, Florida. Overall, it was an impressive first game for the Amazins’ to start a season with increased expectations from the past few years. Dillon Gee, who is likely slated for the bullpen in 2015, started for the Mets, allowing two runs in two innings. After Gee...
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Daniel Murphy Speaks; Billy Bean Responds

New York Mets OF Daniel Murphy had some words of exclusion for MLB’s Ambassador of Inclusion, Bill Bean. Bean, who came out of the closet and admitted his homosexuality after his career ended in 1994, has been making the rounds of MLB training camps this spring, and was visiting the Mets’ yesterday at the invitation of GM Sandly Alderson. Hired last year, Bean’s mission...
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Mets Matters: Nieuwenhuis Has Big Day

As far as first impressions go, Kirk Nieuwenhuis had a great one going 4-for-4 with a RBI in the Mets’ 8-2 rout of Atlanta. Nieuwenhuis, who is out of options, is competing Matt den Dekker for a reserve outfield spot. Not having options gives Nieuwenhuis an edge. “He’s out of options, so it’s nice to see him have a big day,’’ manager Terry Collins told reporters. “He’s...
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No Worries As Gee Has Rocky Start

The day was for the Mets to showcase Dillon Gee, and the impression wasn’t a good one for either. GEE: Rough start. Gee got into immediate trouble when the Braves loaded the bases with no outs before giving up two runs in a 28-pitch first inning. Gee settled down to throw a 1-2-3 seven-pitch second inning. The second is what Gee will take out of his outing, and hopefully he...
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Dice-K begins comeback bid, makes first start in Japan

  Daisuke Matsuzaka is making a comeback.   The former Boston Red Sox pitcher made his first start Wednesday with the Fukuoka SoftBank Hawks of Japan’s Pacific League. Matsuzaka had two strikeouts, two walks and allowed four hits on 57 pitches over three scoreless innings in the team’s 3-0 win over the Hanshin Tigers. “It’s been a long time since I pitched...
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MMO Game Recap: Mets 8, Braves 2

Photo: @Mets The Mets (1-0) beat the Braves (0-1) by a score of 8-2 in Wednesday’s Grapefruit League opener at Champion Field. Dillon Gee (he’s still here) got the start for the Mets and pitched two innings. Profar Gee allowed 2 runs on 2 hits and 2 walks in the first inning, before settling down to finish his outing with a 1-2-3 frame in the second. Gee turned the ball over...
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1 day ago  |  Discuss
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