MMO Exclusive: Right-Handed Reliever, Jacob Rhame

Jacob Rhame‘s tenure at the University of Oklahoma was a learning experience. At 19-years-old and gifted with a low-to-mid 90s fastball, the right-hander struggled in his freshman year with the Sooners. Appearing in just 10 innings, Rhame posted lopsided numbers to the tune of a 7.20 ERA and 1.70 WHIP. The velocity that had attracted the attention of the Sooners vanished, topping...
Via Mets Merized Online
2 hours ago

Mets are ready to unleash the rotation dream that seemed dead

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. — The unit was once the Mets’ Fab Five, a collection of arms with seemingly unlimited potential that would lift the organization to new heights. But through it all, Noah Syndergaard, Jacob deGrom, Matt Harvey, Steven Matz and Zack Wheeler have never thrown a pitch in the same rotation, a streak...
Via New York Post
3 hours ago

Amed Rosario’s biggest flaw is still a problem

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. — For several years after the Mets signed him as a 16-year-old out of the Dominican Republic, Amed Rosario was viewed as the next big thing for the organization. Here was a can’t-miss guy. “It’s a blessing to be that person, somebody the organization has faith in, your teammates look at...
Via New York Post
4 hours ago

Long-awaited rotation of Mets' Fab 5 in sight

One by one they arrived in the Majors, their potential plain to see: Matt Harvey, the first-round Draft pick; Jacob deGrom, the unheralded prospect; Zack Wheeler and Noah Syndergaard, the prized returns on trades; Steven Matz, the local prodigy.
5 hours ago

Matz Strikes Out Nine Astros, Solidifies His Rotation Bid

It’s not easy facing the World Series champs six times over the course of the spring. I’ve already grown tired of seeing this Astros lineup myself so I can’t imagine how the Mets must feel. But Steven Matz more than held his own today against that championship lineup. In six innings pitched, Matz only gave up two earned runs and stuck out nine without issuing any walks. In the fifth...
Via Mets Merized Online
6 hours ago

Vargas to have surgery on non-pitching hand

New York Mets left-hander Jason Vargas will have surgery on his non-pitching hand and is unsure whether he will return to New York's starting rotation for the beginning of the regular season.
7 hours ago

Mets' holiday, special event uniforms unveiled

Major League Baseball on Monday unveiled the full lineup of holiday and special event uniforms that will be worn in 2018.
9 hours ago Ranks Mets 21-and-Under Talent 26th

Mark Vientos Photo Credit – Allen Greene Photography Continuing with their rankings of different areas of all the teams’ farm systems, recently ranked the Mets 26th out of the 30 teams in talent under the age of 21. As some of the most notable prospects under 21 that largely led to this ranking, author Alex Kraft mentioned Andres Gimenez, Thomas Szapucki, Mark Vientos,...
9 hours ago

Mets' Jason Vargas fractures non-throwing hand | What it means

Mets' Jason Vargas fractured a bone in his right hand. The injury requires surgery, causing the veteran to miss time. Stop me if you've heard this one before: A Mets pitcher is injured and will miss time in the regular season. Jason Vargas, the veteran free-agent lefty brought in to help stabilize the middle of New York's rotation, fractured...
12 hours ago

Mets Mind Boggler: Stolen base streaks

Can you name every player in Mets history to steal a base in at least four consecutive games? For the tenth and final part of this Mind Boggler series, we’re asking you to name every Met to steal a base in at least four consecutive games. For the last nine weeks, we covered a number of other statistical streaks in team history, including wins, home runs, scoreless starts, times on...
Via Amazin' Avenue
12 hours ago

Mets Minors: Corey Oswalt and other impact prospects for 2018

As the Mets are approaching the regular season the team begins to take shape, despite the unhappy spring training record, it is fit to wonder which of the minor league players might play a significant role in the fortunes of the 2018 Mets. Is there anyone who can save us from Hansel Robles and Adrian Gonzalez? What do we do if Steven Matz, Zack Wheeler or Matt Harvey Struggle...
12 hours ago

Can the Mets Afford to Trade Juan Lagares Right Now?

With Brandon Nimmo thriving in Spring Training, rumors continue to swirl around the possible trade of defensive whiz Juan Lagares. Michael Conforto is working his way back from a serious shoulder injury but is expected to be sidelined until May the earliest, and with Yoenis Cespedes coming off an injury riddled 2017 campaign, can the Mets really afford to make a move? It would surely...
Via Mets Merized Online
13 hours ago

New York Mets Injury Report

Jason Vargas (right hand) sustained a fracture of the hamate bone in his right hand. Vargas is scheduled to get surgery Tuesday at the Hospital for Special Surgery in Manhattan and will involve the removal of the bone. He will look to resume throwing five days later but is very doubtful for the beginning of the season. This gives new life to Steven Matz, Zack Wheeler, Seth Lugo and...
Via Empire Sports Media
13 hours ago

Minor League Week Recap: Guillorme Keeps Getting On Base

Luis Guillorme/Photo by Ed Delany This week, things continued to slow down for most of the minor leaguers in Mets camp as they started to face tougher competition. Many players were also sent to minor league camp, as the Mets started to clear things out for the Major Leaguers. After an off-day on Monday, the Mets got right back into the action on Tuesday with split-squad games....
13 hours ago

Mets might not have to choose between two catching options

SARASOTA, Fla. — If the Mets do indeed use a platoon catching system, manager Mickey Callaway is confident he’ll be comfortable choosing between Travis d’Arnaud or Kevin Plawecki on any day. And on Sunday, d’Arnaud put his credentials on display in a 5-4 spring training win over the Orioles. D’Arnaud slugged a solo homer on...
Via New York Post
21 hours ago

Mets’ Jason Vargas suffers fracture to non-pitching hand

Mets left-hander Jason Vargas suffered a non-displaced fracture of his right hamate bone during his outing Friday, the team announced. It’s unclear how long Vargas will be on the shelf, though Kristie Ackert of the New York Daily News estimates two to six weeks, depending on whether he undergoes surgery. General manager Sandy Alderson told Tim Britton of The Athletic and other reporters...
Via MLB Trade Rumors
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New York Mets: Is the “Dark Knight” Back?

It has been a long time since Matt Harvey’s “Dark Knight” days. Harvey Day was a holiday at Citi Field, Mets fans came expecting a dominant and well-pitched game from their ace. There has not been a Harvey Day since 2015. This was the last time the “Dark Knight” made an appearance at Citi Field. Two years later, Harvey is looking to regain a semblance of his former self. 2018 will...
1 day ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: The Story of Swarzak: Mets reliever talks up and down career

New York Mets reliever Anthony Swarzak talks about overcoming obstacles as he discusses his up-and-down major league career.
3 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: LISTEN IN: New York Mets 1B Adrian Gonzalez gets Mic'd Up in PSL!

New York Mets first baseman Adrian Gonzalez is Mic'd Up up during a recent workout at Spring Training in Port St. Lucie.
5 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Could the New York Mets trade Juan Lagares?

On SNY's Baseball Night in New York, the crew discusses the possibility that the New York Mets might trade outfielder Juan Lagares, considering the strong spring performance of Brandon Nimmo, and the continued interest in the elite defensive outfielder around the league.
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Tim Tebow cut by Mets amid embarrassingly low batting average

The Tim Tebow experiment looked good on paper, but it appears to have run its course.Tebow was released by the Mets on Tuesday, and he was actually one of the first players to be cut. He’s now been sent down to minor league camp, which raises questions about if he’ll even want to keep going this route.The college football season isn’t too far away, and Tebow could return to his job...
Via The Sports Daily
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Mets' Juan Lagares still drawing trade interest

The Mets have received recent trade interest in Juan Lagares and “haven’t ruled out” a trade of the defensively gifted center fielder, reports Mike Puma of the New York Post. Per Puma, at least one AL club has maintained interest in Lagares into the middle portion of spring training.Lagares, who turns 29 on Saturday, is guaranteed $6.5MM in 2018 and $9MM in 2019, plus a $500K buyout...
Via MLB Trade Rumors
6 days ago  |  Discuss

NL East notes: Phillies, Conforto, AGon, Robles

As the Phillies introduce Jake Arrieta today, the organization is now much more clearly in a competitive posture than it was at the outset of the winter. But the pedal won’t be fully pressed down, it seems, despite the presence of a few other notable free agents who’d improve the near-term outlook in Philadelphia. GM Matt Klentak says that he does not anticipate any further additions...
Via MLB Trade Rumors
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Who will win the fifth spot in the New York Mets’ starting rotation in 2018?

The New York Mets have already made decisions on the first four spots in the team’s starting rotation for this upcoming season. With four viable options fighting for the last spot, a decision might not be coming for a while. Jacob deGrom, the staff ace from last season, will combine with a healthy Noah Syndergaard as one of the most fearsome one-two combinations in the league. Additionally...
7 days ago  |  Discuss

New York Mets: Rotation looks good this spring

Spring Training games are not always the best way to determine talent; much smaller sample size, games do not count so the players might not be trying as hard, you end up facing a lot of no-name minor league players and a lot of players are still brushing off their offseason rust. But, it is a good sign to see players performing well in Spring Training. For the case of the New York...
8 days ago  |  Discuss

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