Mets’ Relationship With Cespedes Getting Stronger After Hot Start

With Yoenis Cespedes off to an excellent start, Kevin Davidoff of the NY Post says the Mets’ relationship with Cespedes appears to be warming up. But Davidoff wonders if this means the two sides will be able to commit to a long term deal. “It’s a little early,” John Ricco, the Mets’ assistant general manager, said. “We really haven’t had discussions about that. It’s...
Via Mets Merized Online
1 hour ago

Getting Eric Campbell’s feeble bat out of the lineup

Let’s not mince words here: Eric Campbell is a very poor excuse for a major league baseball player. Now he may be a wonderful person and a great addition to the locker room environment but players at the top level of the game are expected to have major league tools. Superstars have all five while lesser players have one to four of them. They are: Hit – This is for batting...
1 hour ago

Where Does Matt Harvey Go From Here?

Another outing, another bad ending. Matt Harvey again was unable to put forth a quality start after convincing his manager, Terry Collins and the front office that he still wants the ball and to work through his issues. Five innings, eight hits, five runs, two walks and just one strikeout. That was his line on the night. In what was a very important start for his immediate future...
Via Mets Merized Online
3 hours ago

David Wright’s schedule shifts to get daytime start

WASHINGTON — He is becoming Day-vid Wright. After beginning the season with a schedule that had David Wright resting in day games that followed night games, manager Terry Collins went the opposite route Tuesday for the Mets’ second straight night/day scenario: Wright was on the bench, but will instead start Wednesday afternoon’s series finale against...
Via New York Post
9 hours ago

Mets to discuss when Harvey will start next

The ingredients for Matt Harvey's renaissance were all in place early Tuesday evening and, for a fleeting few moments, Harvey's nightmare narrative seemed ready to dissolve. Amid a gorgeous night at Nationals Park, Harvey was not quite Harvey. But he was better, much better, well on his way.
10 hours ago

WATCH: W.B. Mason Post Game Extra - 05/24/16 - Nats hit Harvey hard again in Met loss

Matt Harvey surrendered three homeruns as his struggles continued in the Mets 7-4 loss tot eh Nationals.
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What will it take for Cespedes, Mets to commit to each other?

WASHINGTON — This was, for all intents and purposes, a (trade deadline) closing-time hookup that never was supposed to last. And yet, by golly, the relationship between Yoenis Cespedes and the Mets is approaching the 10-month anniversary, and their fondness for each other only seems to increase. And that naturally begs the question: Can these...
Via New York Post
10 hours ago

Rehab Update: Wilmer Flores Plays Seven Innings At First Base, Collects Two Hits

Wilmer Flores began his rehab assignment tonight for the Binghamton Mets and went 2-for-3 with a pair of singles while playing seven innings at first base. Flores was placed on the 15-day disabled list on May 12 after he strained his left hamstring. He is eligible to be activated from the DL on Friday. Upon his activation, Flores will see plenty of time at first base with the loss...
Via Mets Merized Online
12 hours ago

Possible First Base Options for the Mets

The New York Mets now have a hole in their lineup, as first baseman Lucas Duda was placed on the 15-day disabled list with a stress fracture in his lower back. At this point, it is unclear how long Duda will be sidelined with the injury, but with a lack of internal options, the Mets might be forced to try to find someone to fill the gap elsewhere to fill the void until Duda is able...
Via Baseball Essential
17 hours ago  |  Discuss

New York Mets: first base help on the way

The New York Mets recently placed first baseman Lucas Duda on the disabled list after discovering that his lingering back pain was caused by a stress fracture. This injury will keep Duda out in the long term and he’s expected to be out for at least 4-6 weeks if not longer. So the Mets have a real problem with filling his spot in the lineup and in the field. The team has been playing...
18 hours ago  |  Discuss

Noah Syndergaard Is an Elite Contact Pitcher, Too

One of the first things taught in any newswriting class is how to craft a compelling lede. You learn about the inverted pyramid, writing concisely, and the importance of employing strong verbs. No professor of mine ever said anything about .gifs, but hey, what’s more compelling than watching Noah Syndergaard pitch? If that doesn’t grab and hold your interest, you’re probably...
Via Fangraphs
22 hours ago  |  Discuss

Matt Harvey won’t skip start during struggles, proclaims “I’m not a quitter”

Matt Harvey has struggled mightily this season. Once the top option amongst the best starting five in baseball, the Mets starter is mired in arguably the worst stretch of his career. Harvey is 3-6 and his ERA has ballooned to 5.77 after he allowed nine runs in 2 2/3 innings in the worst start of his career last time he took the mound. With their star struggling, the Mets front...
Via The Comeback
23 hours ago  |  Discuss

Bartolo Colon told Nats catcher he wouldn’t swing during at-bats

Bartolo Colon halted a personal two-game losing streak on Monday night, going seven innings and allowing one run on five hits while walking two and striking out two in the New York Mets’ 7-1 victory over the Washington Nationals. The stellar pitching performance came one day ahead of Colon celebrating his 43rd birthday on Tuesday, and Father Time has been making his presence...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
1 day ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: #HelloJerry Blevins

New York Mets relief pitcher Jerry Blevins debuts the first installment of #HelloJerry, where he answers Twitter questions from fans that have nothing to do with baseball.
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Nimmo on Fire, Ynoa Loses First Decision

After a successful eight-game road trip during which the Las Vegas 51s (24-19) went 6-2, they returned home to Cashman Field in first place in their division. They sent Gabriel Ynoa to the mound, who at 5-0 has been the ace of the staff this season. But Ynoa struggled early, giving up two first inning runs on a lead off single by Jed Lowrie and then a one-out home run by Renato...
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Lucas Duda out 'at least 4-6 weeks' with stress fracture

The New York Mets will be without their first baseman for a while. Marc Carig of Newsday is reporting that Lucas Duda has a stress fracture in his back. Duda: stress fracture in his lower back — Marc Carig (@MarcCarig) May 23, 2016 ESPN’s Adam Rubin quoted manager Terry Collins, saying that the injury will keep Duda out for at least 4-6 weeks, while Anthony DiComo of MLB...
Via Sportsnaut
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Who is the Mets Ty Kelly?

Some signings make front page news. Others won’t even make the footnotes. When the Mets signed Ty Kelly on November 13, 2015, no alarms sounded. Quietly, though, Kelly has turned himself into one of the top hitters in the Mets’ minor league system. Kelly’s .391 batting average leads all qualified hitters in affiliated baseball, and his .478 on base percentage is first among...
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Mets Minors Player of the Week Award

  We continue our series of Player of the Week with some familiar names, (though Dilson Herrera didn’t hit another half dozen homers this week). Our Pitcher of the Week last week went on to win the award for the PCL. Vegas 51s are the only team over .500 and find themselves in first place in the PCL South. Offensive Player of the Week: T.J. Rivera – Las Vegas 51s All he...
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Noah Syndergaard is the Ace of the New York Mets

In Major League Baseball, the term “ace” is frequently used to describe a teams number one pitcher. The only issue is every team has a number one starter in the rotation, but not every team has an “ace.” An ace is shutdown. An ace is a guy that can take the ball at any given time and dominate. An ace is Noah Syndergaard, and he is taking over as the face of the New York Mets...
Via The Sports Journal
1 day ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: W.B. Mason Post Game Extra - 05/21/16 - Wright's walk-off hit wins it for the Mets

David Wright's RBI single in the bottom of the 9th inning propelled the Mets to a walk-off, 5-4 win over the Brewers.
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Will New York Mets’ Matt Harvey Regain his Groove?

New York Mets pitcher Matt Harvey is off to a disappointing start in 2016 with a 3-6 record and a 5.77 ERA. The Mets and Harvey are not quite sure why Harvey is struggling this much at this point of the season. Mets general manager Terry Collins believes it is a confidence issue with Harvey. “We really think he’s got to get back on the horse, as fast as he can,” Collins said...
Via The Sports Journal
3 days ago  |  Discuss

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