Mets News & Notes

Piazza Offers Cespedes Advice On Handling Pressure and Expectations

An article by posted on February 29, 2016 0 Comments
Piazza Offers Cespedes Advice On Handling Pressure and Expectations

After carrying the Mets to the World Series, Yoenis Cespedes was rewarded with a $75-million contract, and with it, likely 75 million tons of pressure. Expectations are high for the Mets, but there’s no better person to help Cespedes deal with them than Mike Piazza, who’ll be inducted into the Hall of Fame this summer. Unquestionably, the Mets […]

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Rafael Montero and Logan Verrett To Start First Two Grapefruit League Games

An article by posted on February 28, 2016 0 Comments
Rafael Montero and Logan Verrett To Start First Two Grapefruit League Games

Let the games begin. The New York Mets announced their pitching probables for their first two spring training games and Tuesday’s intrasquad game. Tuesday Sean Gilmartin and Robert Gsellman will start and oppose each other in Tuesday’s intrasquad game with Logan Verrett, Zack Thornton, Akeel Morris, Josh Smoker, Paul Sewald, Chase Bradford, Duane Below and Seth Lugo also slated to pitch in that contest. Thursday […]

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Travis d’Arnaud Looking Forward To Working With Mike Piazza Again

An article by posted on February 28, 2016 0 Comments
Travis d’Arnaud Looking Forward To Working With Mike Piazza Again

Former Mets catcher and newly inducted Hall of Famer Mike Piazza will arrive to New York Mets Spring Training camp on Sunday to serve as a guest instructor for a few days. There may be no player more excited to see the former Mets All Star catcher than the current team catcher himself, Travis d’Arnaud. […]

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Erik Goeddel Played Golf With Chase Utley During Offseason

An article by posted on February 28, 2016 0 Comments
Erik Goeddel Played Golf With Chase Utley During Offseason

Mets reliever Erik Goeddel told the Kristie Ackert of the Daily News that he played golf with Dodgers second baseman Chase Utley during the offseason while the two were in Mexico. It wasn’t something that he planned and in fact it was Erik’s brother Tyler who had arranged it. Tyler Goeddel, an outfielder in the Philadelphia system, […]

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Wheeler Throws 10 Pitches, Takes Another Step Forward In Rehab

An article by posted on February 27, 2016 0 Comments
Wheeler Throws 10 Pitches, Takes Another Step Forward In Rehab

Right-hander Zack Wheeler tossed 10 pitches from the slope of the pitcher’s mound at Tradition Field on Saturday in Port St. Lucie. “As small as it was, it’s a big milestone,” Wheeler said. “Even if it was seven throws off the front of the mound, it’s still feet on the dirt, getting back on the slope […]

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Despite Limited Role, De Aza Hopes To Improve On Last Season’s Numbers

An article by posted on February 27, 2016 0 Comments
Despite Limited Role, De Aza Hopes To Improve On Last Season’s Numbers

(Photo: New York Mets) The New York Mets signed outfielder Alejandro De Aza to a one year worth a guaranteed $5.75 million back in December. At the time, it appeared the Mets were no longer pursuing Yoenis Cespedes and that De Aza would give the team a versatile platoon partner for Juan Lagares at center field […]

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Syndergaard Impresses Early At Spring Camp

An article by posted on February 26, 2016 0 Comments
Syndergaard Impresses Early At Spring Camp

Yoenis Cespedes’ flashy array of high end cars might have been the talking point outside Tradition Field in Port St. Lucie, but the mid-90s fastball being tossed effortlessly Thursday morning was the talk inside of camp. Noah Syndergaard’s live batting-practice session was the talk of Mets camp on Thursday, as selected Minor Leaguers stood in […]

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Wright and Collins Discuss Strategy For Playing Time

An article by posted on February 26, 2016 0 Comments
Wright and Collins Discuss Strategy For Playing Time

Mets manager Terry Collins met with David Wright to begin discussing limiting his playing time during spring training and the season. Not surprisingly, a definitive games number was not reached. It will begin by limiting his exhibition at-bats and time in the batting cage. During the season, Wright could sit in an afternoon game after a night game. However, […]

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Brandon Nimmo Still Facing 2-3 Weeks Of Rehab

An article by posted on February 26, 2016 0 Comments
Brandon Nimmo Still Facing 2-3 Weeks Of Rehab

Mets outfield prospect Brandon Nimmo told reporters on Thursday that he still has at least two or three more weeks of rehab left as he works his way back from a posterior tibial tendon tear in his left foot. “The tissue normally needs about six to eight weeks to heal. And this is a tricky spot. It doesn’t […]

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Rejuvenated Lagares Is Ready For 2016 Campaign

An article by posted on February 25, 2016 0 Comments
Rejuvenated Lagares Is Ready For 2016 Campaign

In just one season, Juan Lagares went from the Mets’ starting center fielder and 2014 Gold Glove winner to a platoon player who struggled through injuries that may have inhibited his ability to have the same strong arm he had shown once before. Marc Carig of Newsday spoke with Lagares about his preparation for the […]

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