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How Lucas Duda Can Make the Mets’ Lineup Elite

As things stand today, the Mets’ lineup would probably have to be considered middle-of-the-pack.They don’t really have any star hitters outside of Yoenis Cespedes, though guys like Curtis Granderson, Neil Walker, Asdrubal Cabrera and possibly even Jay Bruce are solid supplemental guys. The team’s lineup will probably play second-fiddle to its own best rotation in baseball....
Via Mets Merized Online
5 minutes ago

Las Vegas 51s 2017 Roster Projection

Photo by Ed Delany The first of our full season affiliate roster projection comes with a few caveats. Due to the recent spate of injuries at the Major League level, the task of Triple-A roster projections are best left to the seers and prophets. So while I take on this arduous endeavor, I hope to explain my logic well enough to be understood, yet know that understanding said logic...
Via MetsMinor.net
6 minutes ago

The Amazin’ Metscast: 2017 Season Preview With Ty Kelly And Joe D

We are back for the 2017 season and open up with a huge show as we preview the upcoming year of baseball. Ty Kelly of the NY Mets joins us to discuss his road to the majors, the World Baseball Classic and his hysterical youtube channel with Matt Pare of the San Francisco Giants organization. Our second guest on this episode is no stranger to you as editor-in-chief of MetsMerized...
Via Mets Merized Online
1 hour ago

Who makes the Mets bullpen?

A look at the Mets bullpen without closer Jeurys Familia.
Via NJ.com
1 hour ago

Allowing for excitement with the 2017 Mets

We are here. We made it. The snow is mostly melted and yesterday – March 29 – the New York metro area hit 61 degrees. Not only that, the Mets’ 2017 spring training is essentially over. Today is the last Florida game, a scrimmage against their AAA Las Vegas 51s. Tomorrow, they’ll be at Citi Field, taking on Army for charity. Come Monday, it’ll be alright when the Atlanta...
Via Mets360.com
1 hour ago

Morning Briefing: DeGrom’s Final Spring Tuneup, Montero’s Surprising Resurgence

Good Morning Mets Fans. The Grapefruit League has come to a close as we inch closer to opening day on Monday. The Mets will play against it’s Triple-A affiliate, the Las Vegas 51s today as Jacob deGrom takes the mound in his final tuneup for the regular season. After today’s game the Metropolitans head back to Queens for Friday’s game against Army at Citi Field. LATEST METS...
Via Mets Merized Online
3 hours ago

Mets making plans to go north without Steven Matz

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. — Steven Matz’s chances of beginning the season with the Mets have moved into the “unlikely” category. The Mets lefty was expected to receive an MRI exam on Wednesday, as a follow-up to a checkup last week when the club was made aware of discomfort in his elbow. “It’s unlikely Steven...
Via New York Post
14 hours ago

Mets' will be without Steven Matz to start season, still mulling his replacement

Steven Matz will undergo an MRI on his sore left elbow and will not be on the Mets' opening day roster. PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. -- Steven Matz will not be on the Mets' opening day roster.  Manager Terry Collins said Matz, the left-hander who is coming off of fall bone spur-removal surgery, underwent an MRI on his sore elbow Wednesday, leaving...
Via NJ.com
14 hours ago

Lagares improving, could be ready for opener

Continuing his rapid improvement from a left oblique strain, Mets center fielder Juan Lagares said Wednesday that he expects he'll be ready for Opening Day. That is a reversal from what the team initially feared when Lagares suffered the injury.
Via Mets.com
15 hours ago

Steven Matz Unlikely To Be Ready For Opening Day

Mets lefty Steven Matz isn’t likely to be ready for the Opening Day roster, skipper Terry Collins told reporters including MLB.com’s Anthony DiComo (Twitter links). The southpaw has been dealing with elbow soreness and is headed for an examination — likely an MRI, per the manager — to further determine the root of the problem. At last check, reports on Matz indicated that...
Via MLB Trade Rumors
16 hours ago

Noah Syndergaard’s new repertoire is completely unfair

PORT ST. LUCIE – Noah Syndergaard threw a 1-2 changeup that bore in on poor Wuilmer Becerra’s hands and forced the Mets prospect into a variety of possibilities – swing, don’t swing, dive backward, lean forward. He kind of did them all, offering something both half-hearted and half-swing, and all awkward. This was the 33rd...
Via New York Post
17 hours ago

Former Gamecock Gene Cone assigned to minor leagues in Columbia

Former South Carolina baseball player Gene Cone is playing baseball in Columbia again. The New York Mets outfielder was assigned to play for the Columbia Fireflies. Cone hit .227 with one homer with 17 RBIs and 35 runs scored in his debut season in the minor leagues with the Brooklyn Cyclones. Cone hit .363 in his final season in Columbia with 53 runs scored, 13 doubles, two triples...
Via SEC Country
18 hours ago

2016 MLB playoff teams that won't make it back this season

Last season saw two MLB franchises with historic championship droughts face off in World Series. As you know, the Cubs finally broke through, while the Indians’ championship-less streak continues.Those weren’t the only two teams to play baseball in October, however, and some of 2016’s postseason participants are bound to bow out before the playoffs begin this year. Welcome...
Via Yardbarker
21 hours ago  |  Discuss

deGrom, Harvey to follow Thor in rotation

The Mets announced their opening-series rotation on Wednesday, revealing that Jacob deGrom and Matt Harvey will follow Noah Syndergaard against the Braves at Citi Field.
Via Mets.com
22 hours ago

Asdrubal Cabrera and Neil Walker form a fine middle infield

A strong middle infield has been the key to many successful MLB clubs. The powerhouse Brooklyn Dodgers of the late ’40s and early ’50s had Hall of Famers Pee Wee Reese and Jackie Robinson at short and second base respectively, the go-go White Sox of the ’50s had HOFers Luis Aparicio and Nellie Fox, the big red machine of the mid ’70s had Dave Concepcion and Joe Morgan...
Via Mets360.com
23 hours ago

Mets Minor League Game Notes: Molina Sharp, Evans Homers

The New York Mets farm system played two games in the back fields at First Data field today against the St. Louis Cardinals. I was able to catch bits and pieces of both games and would like to share them with you – Double-A Game Kevin Kaczmarski lead off and played center field for what looked like a good majority of guys that will open up for the Binghamton Rumble Ponies. Kaczmarski...
Via MetsMinor.net
1 day ago

The State of the New York Mets Pitching Staff

Opening day is now just six days away for the New York Mets, with their home, and season opener against the Atlanta Braves on April 3rd. The Mets strength is supposed to be their pitching, with a rotation full of aces. However, that same pitching staff is riddled with question marks from top to bottom. Whether its the health of a starter, or the depth of the bullpen, there is a lot more up...
Via isportsweb.com
1 day ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Zack Wheeler makes case for Mets starting spot with Monday outing

After a good outing on Monday, New York Mets pitcher Zack Wheeler declares himself ready for the 2017 season, and hopes to claim a spot in the team's rotation.
Via SNY
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Scherzer makes Tebow look silly in spring training at-bat

What would it look like if Tim Tebow actually got a shot to play in the majors? Max Scherzer gave us a glimpse of how it might turn out in a spring training game on Monday.Scherzer pitched five innings in the Washington Nationals’ exhibition against the New York Mets, and he got a chance to face Tebow. He put him away on three straight fastballs. Observe: The chances of Tebow ever...
Via Larry Brown Sports
2 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Matt Harvey is up, Steven Matz is down, as Mets rotation shakes out

The starting rotation to start the season for the New York Mets begins to take shape, as Matt Harvey looked strong on Sunday, and Steven Matz was scratched from his next start due to elbow irritation.
Via SNY
2 days ago  |  Discuss

New York Mets: Opening Day roster projection

Opening Day is less than two weeks away and the final roster is coming into shape for the New York Mets. There were very few roster spots available but some bench and bullpen questions do remain. Despite there still being a week and a half to go, here is a projection of what the Opening Day roster will be. Outfielders Left field: Yoenis Cespedes Never in doubt. Cespedes is...
Via isportsweb.com
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Yoenis Cespedes: MLB would grow if they played with Latin culture

Cuban slugger Yoenis Cespedes has a message for American baseball players and fans.The New York Mets outfielder recorded a video shared by “We are Mitu” on Facebook in which he explained the difference between the Latin and American cultures of baseball. He said that Latin players celebrate because it’s part of the culture and not a sign of disrespect. He also said he thinks...
Via Larry Brown Sports
6 days ago  |  Discuss
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