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Mets Considering PCL ERA-Leader Tyler Pill As Alternative To Milone

After lefty Tommy Milone served up eight runs (seven earned) in less than two innings on Sunday, the Mets have begun to search for alternatives. According to Mike Puma of the New York Post, one of the names that has come up is Tyler Pill. Pill, a 26 year-old righty, has been in the Mets organization since 2011. This season, after not allowing an earned run in two starts for Double...
Via Mets Merized Online
1 hour ago

Zack Wheeler Creeping Towards Innings Limit

With injuries to Seth Lugo and Steven Matz, the Mets were forced to plug Zack Wheeler into the starting rotation coming out of spring training. Then once Noah Syndergaard went down with a torn lat, Wheeler’s spot was cemented. However, a dilemma is quickly approaching: His innings limit. Before the season started, Sandy Alderson stated that Wheeler’s innings limit coming back...
Via Mets Merized Online
1 hour ago

Examining the Reasons Behind Conforto’s Success

With Michael Conforto’s continuing success, perhaps it is time to examine why he has been so good this year for the Mets. Last season, Conforto’s April was other worldly. His soft contact rate was 16.7%. May was a different story and thus began his oft-talked about struggles – His soft contact rate in May was 17.5%. The big drop off was his hard contact rate which went from...
Via Mets Merized Online
2 hours ago

5 reasons the Mets should deal for a starting pitcher now

The Mets biggest problem continues to be pitching and it can all be traced back to the starting staff. The Mets' league-worst ERA didn't get too much better this weekend. Yes, they got seven shutout innings by Jacob deGrom but Zack Wheeler was shaky at best and asked for another day of rest. Tommy Milone didn't even last two innings and Hansel...
Via NJ.com
3 hours ago

Michael Conforto on his secret ambition, new diet and roommate split

Young Mets outfielder Michael Conforto takes a swing at some Q&A with Post columnist Steve Serby. Q: It is so rare for one guy to have his entire career in New York — Derek Jeter had it. Is that something you’ve thought of, spending your entire career as a Met? A: If it all works...
Via New York Post
3 hours ago

Mets Minors: Both sides of the Amed Rosario argument

“Are you kidding me?  The Mets have been garbage and we’re keeping this kid in AAA to see Jose Reyes start?  That’s a joke, right?”   “You want to bring a kid up and ask him to carry the team?  You want to sacrifice a year of service just to make a roll of the dice that he’s ready?”   Amed Rosario’s 2017 batting line looks tantalizingly good, even with him playing...
Via Mets360.com
3 hours ago

Mets could activate Steven Matz after tomorrow's rehab start

Via FOX Sports
4 hours ago

Inbox: How will Mets handle busy outfield?

A reeling Mets team showed signs of life last weekend at Citi Field, taking two of three from the Angels to shed some of the bad vibes of the previous road trip. But much work remains.
Via Mets.com
8 hours ago

MMN Recap: d’Arnaud With Three Hits In 51s Victory, Mazeika Hits Grand Slam

Las Vegas 51s (19-25) 7, New Orleans Baby Cakes (14-29) 3  Box Score Gavin Cecchini SS: 2 for 5, 2 R, 2B, 2 RBI, .249/.305/.347 Travis d’Arnaud C: 3 for 5, R, 2 2B, RBI, .500/.500/.833 Amed Rosario 3B: 2 for 5, R, 2 2B, 2 RBI, K, .360/.398/.537 Dominic Smith 1B: 1 for 5, 2B, RBI, 2 K, .320/.379/.478 D’Arnaud made his second rehab appearance with Las Vegas and collected...
Via MetsMinor.net
9 hours ago

Mets prospect watch from A to Z: Who's hot and who's not

A look at some key minor leaguers in the Mets' system.
Via NJ.com
12 hours ago

Time for New York Mets season to turn around

After losing seven games in a row, the New York Mets were finally able to win some games against the Los Angeles Angels this weekend. After taking the first two games of the series, the pitching faltered not giving them any chance of completing a sweep. This has been the biggest difference between this year and past teams as the Mets have not been able to complete sweeps after winning...
Via isportsweb.com
19 hours ago  |  Discuss

Jose Reyes is proof injuries have officially spooked Mets

Jose Reyes was aching with left rib-cage tightness. But he wanted to play. Manager Terry Collins stared him down. “He said, ‘I think I’ll be OK.’ I said, ‘You haven’t been paying attention to what’s been going on here. Every time we play somebody that’s got a tweak, we end up losing him for three...
Via New York Post
22 hours ago

WATCH: Tim Tebow finally blasts third HR of season

Well, it took a while, but he’s finally done it. Tim Tebow hit his first two home runs as a pro in his first week (and his first on his first at-bat) playing with the Columbia Fireflies, but it wasn’t until Sunday that he finally broke through with his third.Here’s the blast, in all its glory. Showing exceptional opposite-field power, Tebow torpedoed that ball well over the...
Via Sportsnaut
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Mets will continue to roll with Tommy Milone, here's why

The Mets aren't giving up on the lefty after one bad outing. NEW YORK -- The Mets are doing plenty of rotation maneuvering, but they aren't maneuvering Tommy Milone out of it yet.  Zack Wheeler asked for an extra day in between starts and Jacob deGrom may need one for his blister, so like it or not, Milone is here to stay.  His third start...
Via NJ.com
1 day ago

Mets' starter woes becoming systemic issue

The Mets are the only team in Major League Baseball with an ERA over 5.00. It is a significant issue for a club built around pitching -- specifically starting pitching -- and a difficult one to overcome considering the current state of their rotation.
Via Mets.com
1 day ago

Terry Collins considered walking Trout with bases loaded

How good has Mike Trout been in his seventh MLB season and throughout his entire career? So good that at least one opposing manager has considered intentionally walking him with the bases loaded.The New York Mets held a 7-4 lead over the Los Angeles Angels in the ninth inning Saturday when Trout strolled to the plate. The bases were loaded, and Mets manager Terry Collins said after...
Via Larry Brown Sports
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Gut Reaction: Angels 12, Mets 5 (5/21/17)

In a matchup of journeyman starters, the Angels’ hurler didn’t implode in the first inning and the visitors emerged with a 12-5 win. Tommy Milone gave up 8 R in 1.1 IP, including 3 HR. In three starts with the Mets, he’s allowed 14 ER in 12 IP. Maybe he deserves a chance to see how he’d do as a reliever but I don’t want to see him start again. In the search for a positive...
Via Mets360.com
1 day ago

Harvey in spotlight as Mets open set vs. Padres

If the Mets are to rise back up the National League East standings, they will need Matt Harvey to become a consistent rotation contributor once again. Harvey will look to take advantage of a free-falling Padres team when the Mets and Friars open a three-game set Tuesday at Citi Field.
Via Mets.com
1 day ago

WATCH: Mets GM Sandy Alderson talks medical protocol changes

New York Mets GM Sandy Alderson discusses changes to the team's medical protocols in a press conference before the game against the Angels on Friday, as injuries continue to mount for the Mets.
Via SNY
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Fan claims errant Tim Tebow throw hit him in the family jewels

Tim Tebow’s Minor League Baseball career may be drawing fans at record numbers, but at least one fan is second guessing his trip to see Tebow play.According to Kirsten Fleming of the New York Post, Doug Brustman — a New Jersey man — “brought his 13-year-old daughter to see her idol play.” And that trip may well mean that said daughter will not get any future brothers or...
Via Sportsnaut
3 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Mets manager Terry Collins talks Yoenis Cespedes return

SNY's Taylor Rooks talks to New York Mets manager Terry Collins about the team's health, and how the return of Yoenis Cespedes will impact the lineup.
Via SNY
3 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Are the New York Mets babying Matt Harvey?

On SNY's Loud Mouths, Jon Hein and Dan Graca debate the effectiveness of the New York Mets handling of Matt Harvey.
Via SNY
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Yoenis Cespedes may not need rehab games

Yoenis Cespedes’ return to the Mets could be accelerated if it’s determined he doesn’t need any rehab games.Cespedes has been out with a hamstring injury and began a running program this week. Manager Terry Collins was optimistic about Cespedes’ return, saying the New York outfielder could return to the team next week.In an article about the team published on Thursday, MLB...
Via Larry Brown Sports
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Tebow doubling Minor League Baseball attendance by himself

Tim Tebow is a draw. We know this. He was a draw at Florida, for the Denver Broncos and at every subsequent NFL stop. People care about him.His career as a Minor League Baseball player has been no different. His draw has been compared to what Minor League teams experienced in 1994 with Michael Jordan (more on that here).But what do the actual numbers show?ESPN’s Darren Rovell reported...
Via Sportsnaut
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Yoenis Cespedes could return to Mets in a week

Yoenis Cespedes may not be away from the New York Mets for too much longer.The Mets outfielder is set to begin a running program this week and could be ready to return from his hamstring injury in a week.Newsday’s Marc Carig reported on Monday that Mets assistant GM John Ricco says the running program could take 5-6 days to complete. He also said that Cespedes might only need a...
Via Larry Brown Sports
6 days ago  |  Discuss
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