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Alderson On Payroll: “Mets Are All In”

An article by posted on February 19, 2017 0 Comments
Alderson On Payroll: “Mets Are All In”

Mets general manager Sandy Alderson spoke with the media in Port St. Lucie on Sunday and alleviated any payroll concerns despite still having right fielder Jay Bruce on the roster by convincingly asserting that, “the Mets are all in” financially. While there are no ongoing trade discussions at the moment to move Bruce, Alderson said the team is […]

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Niese Signs Minor League Deal With Yankees

An article by posted on February 19, 2017 0 Comments
Niese Signs Minor League Deal With Yankees

According to Joel Sherman on Twitter, the Yankees have signed Jon Niese to a minor league deal after a physical. Sherman also reports that the Yankees had been interested in lefties Boone Logan and Jerry Blevins but they were deemed too expensive. Niese, 30, was ineffective with the Mets and Pirates this season, going 8-7 with a 5.50 […]

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The Curse of the Mets’ Opening Day Starter

An article by posted on February 19, 2017 0 Comments
The Curse of the Mets’ Opening Day Starter

There was little surprise when Terry Collins announced that Noah Syndergaard would be the Mets Opening Day starter for the 2017 season.  And not just because he was the one Met who survived the attrition of the 2016 season; he was dominating throughout the year, and no game was ever too big for him.  While […]

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Familia’s Absence Due To Domestic Violence Case, Will Not Return Until Monday

An article by posted on February 19, 2017 0 Comments
Familia’s Absence Due To Domestic Violence Case, Will Not Return Until Monday

For a second straight day, Mets closer Jeurys Familia was excused from the team’s morning workouts at Tradition Field and left camp early on Saturday due to a personal matter and he is not expected to return until Monday. A report by Mike Puma of the New York Post says that the absence is related to his […]

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Statcast: Mets Pitching Staff Projected To Throw Hardest In MLB

An article by posted on February 18, 2017 0 Comments
Statcast: Mets Pitching Staff Projected To Throw Hardest In MLB

It doesn’t come as a surprise when you have guys like Noah Syndergaard throwing 100 MPH gas with regularity, but the Mets as a whole possess the hardest fastballs in the MLB, according to Statcast. Last season, the Mets averaged 93.6 MPH on their fastballs which ranked third in the MLB. They go into this […]

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David Wright Scheduled To Throw Sunday

An article by posted on February 17, 2017 0 Comments
David Wright Scheduled To Throw Sunday

New York Mets third baseman David Wright is scheduled to play catch on Sunday per multiple reports from Port St. Lucie today. Wright, 34, hasn’t played in a Major League game since last May and hasn’t thrown a ball since last June. Previous Report – Feb 14 Mets third baseman David Wright spoke to reporters […]

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Terry Collins Names Candidates For Final Two Bullpen Spots

An article by posted on February 16, 2017 0 Comments
Terry Collins Names Candidates For Final Two Bullpen Spots

In a report by Mike Puma of the New York Post, Terry Collins said that Addison Reed, Hansel Robles, Jerry Blevins and Fernando Salas are all locked into bullpen spots (Collins seems to be presuming a Jeurys Familia suspension) to begin the season and mentioned the following pitchers as candidates for the final two spots: […]

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That Time Jose Reyes Was Almost Traded For Roberto Alomar

An article by posted on February 16, 2017 0 Comments
That Time Jose Reyes Was Almost Traded For Roberto Alomar

The Roberto Alomar trade stands out as one of the worst in Mets history for a litany of reasons. A classic “He was good until he went to the Mets” player, Alomar had made 11-straight All-Star teams at the time of his trade before the 2002 season. He was the Hall of Fame headliner of […]

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Should Mets Plot New Course For Captain To Help Him Last The Season?

An article by posted on February 15, 2017 0 Comments
Should Mets Plot New Course For Captain To Help Him Last The Season?

Nine at-bats. Over David Wright‘s 13-year career with the Mets, he has only pinch hit nine times. Not shocking for a player that was once a perennial All-Star, but this shows that despite his injury history David Wright either starts or sits. It is no secret that Terry Collins has a tough task ahead in […]

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Is Zack Wheeler’s Future In The Bullpen?

An article by posted on February 15, 2017 0 Comments
Is Zack Wheeler’s Future In The Bullpen?

During Terry Collins‘ first Spring Training press conference, he overtly stated that Zack Wheeler is a starting pitcher. With the Mets publicly considering using Wheeler in the bullpen, at least to start the season, Collins’ statements reminded me of how Bobby Valentine once held a similar opinion about Jason Isringhausen. Back in 1999, the Mets were […]

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