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Mets’ temporary center-field battle too close to call

JUPITER, Fla — Juan Lagares is feeling the best he has at the plate all spring. Brandon Nimmo has slowed down after a blistering start. That’s where the two guys vying to keep the center-field spot warm until Michael Conforto returns stand as the Mets enter the final leg of spring training. Lagares, the righty-hitting...
Via New York Post
2 hours ago

Mets' last roster question: Who completes 'pen?

As some Mets prepared to bus south on Tuesday for a game against the Cardinals, others lingered in street clothes. Victims of the Mets' latest round of roster cuts, 10 players made the short drive to Minor League camp as clubhouse attendants cleared out their lockers.
Via Mets.com
6 hours ago

Matt Harvey looks and sounds ready

JUPITER, Fla. — Matt Harvey’s likely final start of the Grapefruit League season was clearly his best. The next time the Mets right-hander expects to receive the ball in a competitive setting, the Citi Field lights will be shining and the final score will count. So his performance against a full Cardinals lineup on Tuesday...
Via New York Post
6 hours ago

NL East notes: Robles to Triple-A, Swanson looks to improve

Some items from around the NL East… The Nationals optioned outfielder Victor Robles to Triple-A today, a move that came as little surprise given that the club didn’t want to keep Robles on the big league bench rather than gaining valuable everyday experience in the minors.  Robles, a consensus top-six prospect in baseball, bypassed Triple-A entirely last season when he was called...
Via MLB Trade Rumors
6 hours ago  |  Discuss

Harvey handles Cards, ready for regular season

Stretching out to 90 pitches in the Mets' 8-7 win over the Cardinals on Tuesday, Matt Harvey declared himself ready for the regular season -- though his first assignment may not come until the Mets' second series of the year.
Via Mets.com
7 hours ago

New York Mets: Which pitchers will make the final roster

With Opening Day now just nine days away, Spring Training is rapidly coming to a close. Teams must begin to cut down on players in order to fill out the 25-man roster for the regular season. After the New York Mets made their second round of cuts, the Opening Day roster has almost fully taken shape. There are, however, decisions that still must be made before their March 29th opener...
Via isportsweb.com
9 hours ago  |  Discuss

Mets Cut 10 Including Guillorme, Cecchini

Photo By Ernest Dove With Opening Day less than two weeks away, the New York Mets have announced an additional 10 roster cuts from the Major League portion of Spring Training to bring the current Spring Training roster to 34. The 10 players cut from Spring Training were: INF Gavin Cecchini LHP P.J. Conlon OF Matt den Dekker RHP A.J. Griffin INF Luis Guillorme UTIL Ty Kelly...
Via MetsMinor.net
10 hours ago

Mets make second round of roster cuts

The Mets have cut 10 players from the roster with a little over a week remaining in spring training. The Mets announced their latest round of roster cuts today, which include Luis Guillorme and Gavin Cecchini, as well as non-roster invitees Matt den Dekker, Jose Lobaton, Drew Smith, A.J. Griffin, Corey Taylor, Matt Purke, P.J. Conlon, and Ty Kelly. Both Luis Guillorme and Gavin...
Via Amazin' Avenue
11 hours ago

Game Chatter: Mets-Cardinals (3/20/18) arena.im

Via Mets360.com
12 hours ago

WATCH: The Shortstop View: Mets SS Amed Rosario wears an SNY camera

During spring training, New York Mets shortstop Amed Rosario wore an SNY camera to show fans a live infield session from his point of view.
12 hours ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Will the New York Mets finally be able to deal 5 Aces?

With the injury to starting pitcher Jason Vargas leading to hand surgery, SNY's Baseball Night in New York panel looks at the possibility of Noah Syndergaard, Jacob deGrom, Matt Harvey, Steven Matz, and Zack Wheeler starting in rotation for the New York Mets for the very first time.
13 hours ago  |  Discuss

Marcos Molina’s future is clouded

Where does Marcos Molina fit into the Mets’ 2018 plans? Signed in early 2012 out of the Dominican Republic for $100,000, Marcos Molina flew under the radar until 2014, when he made his Brooklyn Cyclones debut. The 19-year-old absolutely tore up the New York-Penn League, posting one of the most statistically dominant pitching seasons in Brooklyn Cyclones history. While the numbers...
Via Amazin' Avenue
14 hours ago

The Mets’ outlook for 2018 and beyond

We take a look at the state of the Mets and what it means for this season and beyond. Since nearly reaching the pinnacle of the sport in 2015, the Mets haven’t been able to duplicate that same level of excellence. They scraped their way into a Wild Card game loss against the Giants in 2016 and suffered a near team-wide collapse in 2017 largely due to injuries. This puts them at a...
Via Amazin' Avenue
15 hours ago

Talkin’ Mets: Tim Healey of Newsday Discusses The Latest From Mets Camp

In this week’s podcast, we are joined by Tim Healey, the Mets beat reporter for Newsday. Tim talks about the injury to Jason Vargas and how it impacts the opening day rotation. Hear his thoughts on Kevin Plawecki, Adrian Gonzalez, Dave Eiland and his book on minor league baseball “Hometown Hardball.” CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD RSS FEED iTunes Stores
Via Mets Merized Online
15 hours ago

The Mets’ outfield depth is looking good

Much has been made of the Mets’ starting pitching depth, and with good reason, with some eight pitchers who have had at least some success starting in MLB. Catching depth is also a strength, with Travis d’Arnaud and Kevin Plawecki having good Springs. The depth of the outfield may not have gotten quite as much attention, but it is shaping up to be very good as well. Jay Bruce...
Via Mets360.com
16 hours ago

New York Mets 40-Man Roster Overview: A.J. Ramos

Before he came to the New York Mets, A.J. Ramos was drafted by the Marlins in the 21st round of the 2009 MLB Draft from Texas Tech University. After four very strong years in the minors he made his Marlins debut in 2012. He only pitched 9.1 innings and allowed four runs. Ramos in his Miami Marlins Years Ramos had a breakout year in 2013 as he pitched 80 innings and has a 3.15 ERA...
Via Empire Sports Media
16 hours ago

Jay Bruce will keep slugging but he’s got some tricks up his sleeve

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. — Don’t worry. Jay Bruce isn’t reinventing himself with the Mets, despite the results of the past few days. On Saturday, the lefty-hitting Bruce beat a shift with a bunt toward third. On Monday, Bruce stole a base giving him a spring training grand total of one. And he got on...
Via New York Post
1 day 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...
Via NJ.com
1 day 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
2 days ago  |  Discuss

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...
Via isportsweb.com
3 days 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.
4 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
7 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
7 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...
Via isportsweb.com
9 days ago  |  Discuss

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