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METS RUMORS & GOSSIP

Morning Briefing: Mets Begin 10-Game Road Trip

Good Morning, Mets fans! Matt Harvey‘s (0-1, 4.80 ERA) last few starts haven’t been that encouraging, but he’ll hope to reverse that trend against a third-place Braves team today. The Braves scheduled starter, Anibal Sanchez, suffered a hamstring injury yesterday and they have not announced his replacement yet. In yesterday’s game, Tanner Roark quieted the Mets for the first six...
Via Mets Merized Online
12 minutes ago

Peterson, Brodey among prospect performers

Mets prospects David Peterson and Quinn Brodey were among top performers on Wednesday.
Via Mets.com
5 hours ago

Mets score nine runs in eighth inning to stun Nationals

The Mets ended their home stand on a high note with an 11-5 rout of the Nationals. The tables have turned for the New York Mets on Wednesday night. Just two days after being stumped by a late Nationals comeback, the team produced a massive rally of its own to take the series finale by a score of 11-5. After being beaten by the Nationals in the past two games at home, this was an...
Via Amazin' Avenue
5 hours ago
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Final Score: Mets 11, Nationals 5—Grand Victory

The Mets avoided a sweep at the hands of the Nationals in the series finale. The Mets’ two-game losing streak against Washington was snapped in dramatic fashion tonight in their 11-5 victory over the Nats. After falling victim to a late comeback in the first game of the series, the Mets had some magic of their own in the form of a nine run eighth inning. Steven Matz started the...
Via Amazin' Avenue
7 hours ago

Yo's slam caps Mets' 9-run 8th, comeback win

Coming into this week's series against the Nationals, the Mets held a distinct and relatively unfamiliar edge over their National League East rivals. Their six-game NL East lead spoke volumes about their hot start, giving them an opportunity to press their advantage against the two-time defending division champions.
Via Mets.com
8 hours ago

Callaway Says Six-Man Rotation Possible When Vargas Returns

Today, New York Mets’ manager Mickey Callaway alluded to the possibility of using a six-man rotation whenever Jason Vargas returns from the disabled list. In a quote from Tim Britton of The Athletic, Callaway said, “It’s one of the many decisions we have to make when looking at it,” referring to the possibility of simply adding Vargas to the current Mets’ rotation. If the team were...
Via Mets Merized Online
13 hours ago

Zack Wheeler and the 100-pitch barrier

Zack Wheeler followed up his strong first start with an outing that’s a little tough to categorize. The final line shows it as a bare minimum Quality Start (6 IP, 3 ER) with a Bill James Game Score of 45. My opinion is that Wheeler pitched better than what that might imply and while he struggled some with his usual issue of nibbling, he was beat more by bloops and bleeders than...
Via Mets360.com
16 hours ago

Q&A: Bruce talks return to NY, bond with Dusty

In a recent sit-down with MLB.com at Citi Field, Mets outfielder Jay Bruce answered 20 questions on subjects ranging from new Mets manager Mickey Callaway to the club's fast start.
Via Mets.com
17 hours ago

Brandon Nimmo is a really nice problem to have

Do the Mets really have an outfield logjam? The late blooming Brandon Nimmo has looked fantastic this season and really seems to be rounding into a strong player and a very effective leadoff hitter. Problem is, the Mets have three clear starting outfielders in Yoenis Cespedes, Jay Bruce and Michael Conforto, not to mention a gold glove reserve in Juan Lagares. Teams have been inquiring...
Via Mets360.com
19 hours ago

Steven Matz’s starts have been a bit of a mixed bag so far in 2018

Matz has a decent ERA and some interesting peripherals in this young season. Coming off what was easily his worst major league season to date, Steven Matz has fared much better in his first three starts of 2018, at least judging by his 3.77 ERA. That’s not vintage Matz, the version of him that showed up in 2015 and lasted through several months of the 2016 season before his performance...
Via Amazin' Avenue
20 hours ago

MMN Recap: Dunn Struggles, Columbia Moves to 8-4

Justin Dunn Photo by Ed Delany) Fresno (10-3) 11, Las Vegas (4-9) 4 Box Score RHP AJ Griffin (0-2, 48.00 ERA): 0.2 IP, 4 H, 7 ER, 3 BB RHP Kevin McGowan (0-1, 3.86 ERA): 3.1 IP, 6 H, ER, 4 K LHP Matt Purke (0-0, 9.45 ERA): 2 IP, 2 K LHP Kyle Regnault (0-1, 9.82 ERA): 2 IP, 2 H, ER, 3 K, HR RHP Colton Plaia: 1 IP, H, 2 R (0 ER), BB Griffin had a pretty bad start for Vegas his...
Via MetsMinor.net
21 hours ago

WATCH: Cadillac Post Game Extra - 04/17/18 - Nats top Mets again

Gary Cohen, Ron Darling and Keith Hernandez break down the Mets' 5-2 loss to the Nationals
Via SNY
1 day ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Bryce Harper hits broken bat home run

Just how much strength and power does Bryce Harper have? Enough to hit a home run despite breaking his bat.Harper went yard in his first at-bat against the New York Mets on Monday night. Jacob deGrom tried to jam him inside and was able to break Harper’s bat around the handle, but Harper still got enough of the pitch to send it into the bullpen for a dinger. Harper is now up to eight...
Via Larry Brown Sports
2 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Let's Play Some New York Mets Citi Field Trivia!

On SNY's Baseball Night in New York, the panel plays a game of Citi Field Trivia, delving into New York Mets history at the ballpark.
Via SNY
2 days ago  |  Discuss

The New York Mets have recent history to uphold

Mickey Callaway‘s tenure as a big league manager couldn’t have gotten off to a much better start, right?The first-year skipper has seen his change in philosophy help steer the New York Mets to a 12-2 record, which is the best 14-game start to a season in franchise history. As we all know, though, this kind of streak may only stand out so much solely because it’s happening at the...
Via The Sports Daily
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Twitter reacts to Noah Syndergaard dominating Brewers Sunday

New York Mets pitcher Noah Syndergaard dominated early in Sunday’s start against the Milwaukee Brewers. Thor had a no-hitter through the first four innings. He also struck out eight consecutive batters, challenging the mark of 10 set by Hall of Famer and fellow Met, Tom Seaver, in 1970.Hernan Perez ended both the K streak and the no-no bid with a clean single to lead off the fifth...
Via Sportsnaut
3 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: What's up with New York Mets pitcher Matt Harvey?

SNY's Baseball Night in New York crew breaks down Matt Harvey's performance in the New York Mets' 5-1 loss to the Milwaukee Brewers on Saturday night.
Via SNY
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Will Mets be able to pry JT Realmuto from Marlins?

According to a recent report, the New York Mets have inquired about trading for Miami Marlins catcher J.T. Realmuto. The Mets have been bitten by the injury bug at the catcher position, to put it mildly. The team has lost Travis d’Arnaud to a UCL injury for the season, and Kevin Plawecki has a hairline fracture in his hand and is expected to miss two-to-three weeks. Even though it...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
3 days ago  |  Discuss

NL Notes: Harvey's struggles; Forsythe's injury; Murphy's extended spring training

Mets right-hander Matt Harvey opened the season with five scoreless innings of one-hit ball back on April 3, but the former ace hasn’t fared nearly as well in two starts since then. Harvey yielded four earned runs in five frames in each of those outings – including in a loss to the Brewers on Saturday – and now there’s some question as to whether he’s a lock to remain in the team...
Via MLB Trade Rumors
3 days ago  |  Discuss

How have the New York Mets gotten off to their hot start?

The New York Mets had an abysmal 2017 season. A year after making the NL Wild Card game, the team finished 70-92, good for fourth place in the NL East. In 2018, the Mets could not have asked for a much better start, as they find themselves winners of 11 of their first 12 games. How has a team with a very similar roster to last season’s been able to turn things around so quickly?...
Via isportsweb.com
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Mets interested in J.T. Realmuto to fill catching void

The New York Mets are dealing with an injury-induced catcher crisis and could be forced into making a big trade to fix it.Regular starter Travis d’Arnaud needs Tommy John surgery, while his backup, Kevin Plawecki, just landed on the disabled list with a broken hand. That has left the Mets in a very difficult spot.According to Mike Puma of the New York Post, the Mets have reached...
Via Larry Brown Sports
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Mets C Travis d’Arnaud will undergo Tommy John Surgery

The New York Mets announced on Friday that starting catcher Travis d’Arnaud will in fact undergo Tommy John Surgery after being diagnosed with a partial tear of the UCL in his throwing elbow. The injury first revealed itself during a throwing session earlier in the week. d’Arnaud, 29, felt some discomfort and ultimately decided to head to a specialist in New York City. From there...
Via Sportsnaut
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Mets, Marlins discussing J.T. Realmuto

The New York Mets (10-1) are off to the hottest start in baseball. And, they are doing it all on both sides of the ball. But not even the Mets can avoid the bad luck. And within 24 hours, they would lose both catchers—Travis d’Arnaud and Kevin Plawecki—to major injuries. d’Arnaud is out with a torn UCL while Plawecki has a broken hand. And while the latter may only miss 2-3 weeks...
Via The Sports Post
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Kevin Plawecki reportedly has broken hand

In a staggering stroke of bad luck, the Mets look to have lost their top two catchers in a span of just two days. Mike Puma of the New York Post reports that just a day after Travis d’Arnaud was diagnosed with a partially torn ulnar collateral ligament in his right elbow, Kevin Plawecki has been diagnosed with a fractured left hand after being hit by a pitch in Wednesday night’s...
Via MLB Trade Rumors
5 days ago  |  Discuss

New York Mets: How should they replace Travis d’Arnaud?

The New York Mets own the best record in baseball, coming into their off day Thursday sitting at 10-1. It seemed as though not much could put a damper on the team’s scorching hot start to the new year. That was until they were hit with the injury bug, as catcher Travis d’Arnaud was diagnosed with a partially torn ulnar collateral ligament in his right elbow on Wednesday. The injury...
Via isportsweb.com
6 days ago  |  Discuss
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