Mets News & Notes

Josh Smoker Had a Long Road to the Majors

An article by posted on February 10, 2017 0 Comments
Josh Smoker Had a Long Road to the Majors

The Mets’ excitable left-handed reliever, Josh Smoker, had traveled quite the path before making his Major League debut on August 19th, 2016 in San Francisco against the Giants. A first-round pick of the Washington Nationals back in 2007, Smoker struggled with shoulder issues over the years before finally finding his health and making it to […]

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Syndergaard Adds 17 Pounds of Muscle Before Camp

An article by posted on February 9, 2017 0 Comments
Syndergaard Adds 17 Pounds of Muscle Before Camp

One of the most common baseball cliches this time of year is the old “best shape of his life” descriptor. Sometimes it’s true and sometimes it’s all hype to feed an otherwise empty news cycle. In a detailed profile of Noah Syndergaard written by Ben Reiter of Sports Illustrated, it is revealed that the old […]

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Mets Designate Ty Kelly For Assignment

An article by posted on February 9, 2017 0 Comments
Mets Designate Ty Kelly For Assignment

The Mets announced on Thursday that infielder Ty Kelly has been designated for assignment in order to make room on the 40-man roster for lefty Jerry Blevins, whose one-year deal became official today. Kelly, 28, was originally drafted by the Baltimore Orioles in the 13th round of the 2009 first-year player draft, but didn’t break […]

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Asdrubal Cabrera Upset Over WBC Roster Exclusion

An article by posted on February 9, 2017 0 Comments
Asdrubal Cabrera Upset Over WBC Roster Exclusion

Asdrubal Cabrera had been training for the past few weeks with Team Venezuela for the upcoming WBC in March. Manager Omar Vizquel told him that he would likely play some shortstop and third base. New York Mets shortstop Cabrera found out on social media that he would not be on the official WBC roster for […]

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Mets Officially Re-Sign Jerry Blevins

An article by posted on February 9, 2017 0 Comments
Mets Officially Re-Sign Jerry Blevins

The New York Mets have now officially re-signed left-handed reliever Jerry Blevins according to Jon Heyman of Fan Rag Sports. The deal is for one year at $5.5 million dollars, but includes a a team option for 2018 at $7 million that has a $1 million buyout. He can also earn $100,000 in incentives each each year as […]

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National League East Offseason Standings

An article by posted on February 9, 2017 0 Comments
National League East Offseason Standings

Every team’s 2017 roster is almost set with pitchers and catchers coming next week. So that means that most of the offseason moves have been done, and we can finally start completely evaluating how well teams have done during the offseason. There was no marquee acquisition in the National East this offseason, but it was […]

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Alderson: Conforto Could Start Season In Minors With Current Outfield Situation

An article by posted on February 8, 2017 0 Comments
Alderson: Conforto Could Start Season In Minors With Current Outfield Situation

Sandy Alderson was a guest on Baseball Night in New York and was asked if he sees a chance for Michael Conforto to get consistent at bats this year the way the team is built right now. Alderson replied: “I think he has the potential to be a very versatile player and a good offensive […]

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One Prediction For Each MLB Team: NL West

An article by posted on February 8, 2017 0 Comments
One Prediction For Each MLB Team: NL West

Baseball fans love predictions. They look at ZiPS, Fangraphs, and all kinds of sources to see what people are predicting about the upcoming season. While most of these predictions are based on mathematical algorithms, few are based on good old fashioned gut feelings. Of course, there needs to be a mix of statistics and actually […]

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Wilmer Flores Felt Undervalued By Mets In Arbitration Process

An article by posted on February 8, 2017 0 Comments
Wilmer Flores Felt Undervalued By Mets In Arbitration Process

In an interview with NJ.com‘s Brendan Kuty, Wilmer Flores said he felt he was being low-balled by the Mets in the arbitration process. The Mets, who offered $1.8 million, and Flores, who filed at $2.2 million, could not reach an agreement before Sandy Alderson’s deadline. Flores won the arbitration case and will make $2.2 million in […]

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Zack Wheeler is Skeptical of Bullpen Stint

An article by posted on February 8, 2017 0 Comments
Zack Wheeler is Skeptical of Bullpen Stint

Zack Wheeler aims to return to the New York Mets’ starting rotation in 2017 after being sidelined for the past two seasons due to Tommy John surgery. It has been talked about within the organization that Wheeler will likely start the season in the bullpen, something he is not too keen on as he told Kevin […]

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