Jacob DeGrom Throws 20 Pitch Bullpen

New York Mets starter Jacob deGrom threw a regular bullpen on Friday in Port St. Lucie. He threw 20 pitches as he works his way towards his first spring outing of 2018. He had thrown a modified bullpen on Wednesday just two days after reportedly dealing with back stiffness that has held him out of Grapefruit League action. DeGrom had no setbacks in the bullpen and hopes to pitch...
Via Mets Merized Online
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Mets are cured: Jacob deGrom throws, plus Yoenis Cespedes, Juan Lagares in lineup vs. Nats

Jacob deGrom threw a 20-pitch bullpen and the next step will be game action early next week. PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. -- It's a miracle.  Maybe it's the presence of Tim Tebow, who will bat cleanup in the Mets' first game of the day. Or maybe all those Mets injuries from earlier in the week really were just minor.  Whatever it is, the Mets are getting...
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Breaking Down the Mets’ Defense by Position

Of the Mets’ many deficiencies last season, defense may have been the most underlooked. Whereas the team’s deficiencies at third base, in the bullpen, and in the rotation have received varying degrees of scrutiny from the front office and fans alike, the fielding aspect of the team has gone somewhat under the radar. Last year, the Mets held the tenth-lowest team fielding percentage...
Via Mets Merized Online
3 hours ago

MMN Roundtable: Deepest Position In Mets Farm System

Earlier this offseason, we saw the Mets bring back 2010 fifth round draft pick Matt den Dekker on a minor league deal. The decision was partially driven by the team having insufficient outfield depth, especially at the upper levels of the minor leagues. While the Mets do have a lack of outfield depth, the organization is quite deep at a number of other positions.  In this week’s...
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Bobby Cox: “Looked Like the Old Matt Harvey For Me”

New York Mets pitcher Matt Harvey made his 2018 spring debut on Wednesday against the Atlanta Braves allowing one run in two innings and striking out two. The outing impressed former long-time Braves manager and now special adviser to the GM, Bobby Cox. Cox talked Kevin Kernan of the New York Post about what he saw from Harvey, “The velocity and where he put the ball on the black...
Via Mets Merized Online
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What to know about the Mets today: Jason Vargas looks back on doomed year, Mets look ahead to outfield

Former Met and current Met Jason Vargas remembers his last start in a Mets uniform a decade ago.
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Jason Vargas gets feeling of ‘déjà vu’ in spring training debut

PORT ST. LUCIE — Jason Vargas’ teammates the last time he had pitched for the Mets included Carlos Delgado, Pedro Martinez and Billy Wagner, and Citi Field was still under construction. Back then Vargas was a kid with a sore hip trying to make an impression on club officials. Now he’s an established pitcher with...
Via New York Post
8 hours ago

Mets may have found themselves a leadoff hitter

PORT ST. LUCIE — Asdrubal Cabrera keeps getting opportunities at leadoff for the Mets and producing. The veteran infielder is a possibility for that spot to start the season, manager Mickey Callaway said Thursday, as the search continues for the ideal leadoff candidate. Callaway has been inserting Cabrera at leadoff primarily to get him more...
Via New York Post
9 hours ago

It's a pivotal year for the Mets' Matt Harvey

Harvey looked strong in his first outing of the spring
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Jim Duquette talks Matt Harvey and oft-criticized Mets spending

SiriusXM analyst and former Mets GM Jim Duquette talks with The Post’s Justin Terranova about Mickey Callaway behind the scenes, Matt Harvey possibilities and whether the fan base treats this team fairly. Q: What is your experience with Callaway that led you to believe he’d be a good manager? A: We talked as much off...
Via New York Post
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Juan Lagares and Yoenis Cespedes will both play in the outfield Friday

Both had been nursing minor injuries. Juan Lagares is ready to return to action after dealing with a “tight” left leg, which had been keeping him out of the Mets’ Grapefruit League lineup. The Mets described his injury as a “strained left hamstring” and listed him as day-to-day. There has been much anticipation in camp surrounding Lagares, with both coaches and fans eager to see...
Via Amazin' Avenue
16 hours ago

Vargas debuts, talks 'deja vu' in orange & blue

When Jason Vargas last left the home clubhouse at First Data Field -- back then it was called Tradition Field -- the room looked completely different. A block of lockers took up the majority of space in the center of the room, rather than the lunch tables that populate it today.
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Mets' injury updates: Jacob deGrom throws, Tim Tebow hits

Updates on all seven injured Mets.
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WATCH: Mets pitcher Matt Harvey happy with outcome of first spring start

New York Mets pitcher Matt Harvey talks about his first start of Spring Training, in which he tossed two innings of one-run ball.
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WATCH: Mets pitcher Jacob deGrom threw side session Wed, feels fine

New York Mets starting pitcher Jacob deGrom threw a side session on Wednesday in Port St. Lucie, then told the media that his back felt fine afterwards.
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Mets' injury list already massive and it’s only spring training

The Mets were decimated by injuries last season — especially on its pitching staff, which was shuffled around throughout their 2017 campaign.Unfortunately for them and their fans, 2018 isn’t off to a good start, not at all. The Mets pitching staff is looking better, but the position players are already dropping like flies. It’s hard to see where their run support will come from,...
Via The Sports Daily
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NL East Notes: Joseph, Fedde, deGrom, Marlins

Despite the fact that he’s left without a clear role on the Phillies, Tommy Joseph turned away “serious interest” from teams in Japan and Korea this offseason, reports Jim Salisbury of NBC Sports Philadelphia. Joseph consulted with his former teammate, Darin Ruf, who spent the 2017 season playing with the Samsung Lions of the Korea Baseball Organization and raked at a .315/.396/...
Via MLB Trade Rumors
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WATCH: Mets pitcher Noah Syndergaard shirtless and dominant

New York Mets starter Noah Syndergaard meets the media after his outing Monday against the Houston Astros, saying that it's too hot for a shirt, and that everything felt normal as 11 of his 22 pitches hit 100 MPH or more on the radar gun.
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Mets reportedly sign A.J. Griffin to minor league deal

The Mets are in agreement with free-agent right-hander A.J. Griffin on a minor league deal, tweets James Wagner of the New York Times. He’ll report to Major League camp with the team shortly. Griffin is represented by the Legacy Agency.Grffin, 30, has spent the past two seasons in the Rangers organization, where he’s soaked up 196 1/3 innings over the course of 41 games (38 starts...
Via MLB Trade Rumors
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New York Mets: Bullpen Outlook

The back end of games should be in good hands for the New York Mets in 2018. Management made it a priority to improve their struggling bullpen following their lackluster 2017 campaign. The season was a learning experience, we saw some young arms prove themselves as others struggled. Strong seasons from multiple arms helped the team to playoff appearances in 2015-16 and time will...
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New York Mets would benefit greatly from aggressive approach to baserunning

The New York Mets have made several moves this offseason to ensure the team will not lack power hitting in 2018. However, in order for the Mets to truly benefit from the power provided by the heart of the order, the team’s philosophy regarding baserunning needs to change. As a young and inexperienced team with no real aspirations of making a playoff run, the Mets of the beginning...
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East Notes: Red Sox Martinez contract and more, Phillies' Middlebrooks, Mets and Jay Bruce

A “medical matter” has prevented the Red Sox from finalizing the five-year, $110MM agreement they reached with free agent J.D. Martinez on Monday. Former big leaguer J.D. Drew can relate, having agreed to a five-year, $70MM deal with the BoSox in 2007 that took seven weeks to become official because they had concerns with his right shoulder. Drew – who, like Martinez, had agent Scott...
Via MLB Trade Rumors
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Tim Tebow suffers ankle injury because of sprinkler head

Many New York Mets fans will tell you that their team can never seem to do anything right, and that apparently includes properly hiding the sprinkler heads in their outfield grass.According to Mike Puma of the New York Post, Tim Tebow suffered an ankle injury over the weekend at spring training because of a sprinkler head. Fortunately, the injury is believed to be minor.Tebow was...
Via Larry Brown Sports
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New York Mets: The Continued Saga of Dominic Smith

Mets’ youngster Dominic Smith has found himself in the spotlight once again. Friday, the 22-year old found himself on the wrong side of an embarrassing incident. The rookie was benched for being tardy to a team meeting before Friday’s first Spring Training game. Mickey Callaway had these remarks regarding the incident. “We have expectations for guys,” Callaway said. “And if they...
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Twitter reacts to Tim Tebow hitting shed on HR during BP

Tim Tebow can hit the ball a long way. His power is one of the biggest reasons why New York Mets general manager Sandy Alderson thinks the former NFL quarterback will play in the majors one day.On Thursday morning, Tebow once again showed off that power during batting practice.Anthony DiComo, a Mets beat writer for, posted a tweet to let people know Tebow hit a shed beyond...
Via Sportsnaut
8 days ago  |  Discuss

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