Mets' Bartolo Colon pitching through foot injury, report says

Colon is reportedly dealing with a tendon issue in his foot. Bartolo Colon hasn't been immune from the wave of injuries that has engulfed the Mets' starting rotation this season.  The 43-year-old right-hander is dealing with a tendon issue in his foot, according to a report from Mike Puma of the New York Post. Manager Terry Collins told the...
2 hours ago

Mets' Tim Tebow crushes home run in 1st at-bat (PHOTOS)

Tim Tebow didn't waste any time impressing the Mets in instructional league play. The former NFL quarterback hit a home run on the first pitch he saw on Wednesday in Florida. Tebow signed with the Mets last month with the hope of becoming a left-handed slugger. That didn't take long. Tim Tebow hit a home run in his first at-bat with the Mets...
3 hours ago

Newspaper runs insensitive headline following Mets win

There are editors for a reason. Most papers also has specific headline writers for a reason. It’s all part of the process. A process that includes providing quality content and making sure all your I’s are dotted and T’s are crossed. Unfortunately, mistakes are sometimes made. The idea of formulating a sexy headline also plays a role in this often. Whatever the reason, the...
Via Sportsnaut
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WATCH: Mets’ Tim Tebow belts homer in first professional at bat

Let Tebow-Mania 2.0 officially begin. In New York Mets outfielder Tim Tebow’s first at bat as a professional baseball player, in fact, on the first pitch he saw, he belted an opposite field home run to left center field: . BOOM! @TimTebow hits a homer during instructional league game! — Katie Johnson (@Katie_Johnson_) September […] The post WATCH...
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4 hours ago

Watch Tim Tebow homer on his first swing as a professional baseball player

Say what you want about Tim Tebow's pursuit of a career in baseball, but the man's career could not have gotten off to a hotter start than it did on Wednesday.In his first instructional league game with the New York Mets, the 29-year-old Tebow swung at the first pitch he saw ... and he went deep. Check out the dinger below and watch the crowd go nuts! (But not really.)It's a dream...
Via FOX Sports
4 hours ago

Explaining Fernando Salas’ Dominance

Last season, on the eve of September, Sandy Alderson went out and obtained Addison Reed from the Arizona Diamondbacks. Up until that point in the season, Reed was having a poor year that included a demotion to AAA. In his 38 appearances with the Diamondbacks, he was 2-2 with a 4.20 ERA and a 1.500 WHIP while only striking out 7.5 batters per nine innings. When Reed joined the Mets...
Via Mets Merized Online
6 hours ago

Mets Minors Intrasquad Notes; Tebow Singles Twice, Planck Pitches

Yesterday in Port St. Lucie, the Mets had their second instructional league intrasquad game with the most reported news being that Tim Tebow had his best day as a pro. Tebow had two singles at the plate, both to opposite field, and a sliding catch in left field. More importantly for the Mets going for forward were two of the guys that took the mound; righties Marcos Molina and Cameron...
7 hours ago

Mets surprised by Lucas Duda's productivity after long layoff

Duda is hitting .417 (5-for-12) with two doubles, four RBI and four walks over his last four games. MIAMI -- The Mets weren't sure what they'd be getting from first baseman Lucas Duda when he rejoined the club on Sept. 18 after missing most of the season with a stress fracture of the lower back.  Duda hadn't faced major-league pitching in...
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Mets nearing a goal via crazy circuitous route

Our older readers may fondly remember the TV game show “Password”. It was very popular during the 1960s and 70s. For those who do not know how it is played basically a contestant and a celebrity (often Betty White) team up with one giving the other one word clues until the partner says the given password. As a semi-retired optometrist here’s the exchange that has always stayed...
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Bruce and Duda Make Presence Felt with Big Nights

Jay Bruce and Lucas Duda put together great nights at the plate in Tuesday’s 12-1 victory over Miami, as both look to be back in a big way. With just four games left in the regular season, Bruce and Duda flexed some muscle Tuesday night. Bruce was 2-for-5 on the night with a game changing two-run bomb and two RBI. “I think we got back to business as usual a little bit,” Bruce...
Via Mets Merized Online
10 hours ago

Bartolo Colon the latest Mets pitcher who is banged-up

MIAMI — Bartolo Colon has answered the bell regularly for the Mets this season, but is battling his own aches and pains. The veteran right-hander has a tendon issue in his right foot — an injury manager Terry Collins says Colon sustained running the bases in the past two weeks. But Collins said the Mets...
Via New York Post
15 hours ago

Duda playing way back into everyday role

When Lucas Duda returned to the Mets this September following a four-month absence, there was a chance he would not be of much use to them. There was a chance Duda's timing at the plate would never reemerge, considering his complete lack of rehab at-bats against even Minor League pitching.
17 hours ago

WATCH: W.B. Mason Post Game Extra - 09/27/16 - Mets offense breaks out in rout of Marlins

The Mets pounded out 19 hits, including homers from Jay Bruce and Yoenis Cespedes as they routed the Marlins, 12-1, on Tuesday night.
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Lugo starts as Mets try to maintain WC edge

The 19th and final meeting between the Mets and Marlins will also mark the final home game for Miami in 2016. For the first time since Marlins Park opened in 2012, meaningful games were played in Miami deep into September.
18 hours ago

Flores unlikely to return this season

Continued pain in Wilmer Flores' right wrist should spell the end of the infielder's season. Flores attempted to swing a bat on Monday, but he was forced to stop due to wrist pain. The Mets subsequently shut him down from all baseball activity through Thursday's off-day, essentially ending his regular season.
22 hours ago

Mets' Matz to have elbow surgery and miss rest of season

MIAMI (AP) New York Mets left-hander Steven Matz will undergo surgery next week to remove bone spurs in his pitching elbow and will miss the rest of the season. Matz, who has not pitched since Aug. 14, is expected to be ready for spring training. The news Tuesday before the Mets' game at Miami was the latest blow for a team riddled this year by injuries but still in contention...
Via Associated Press
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Gordon: Mets 'first class' over handling of Fernandez tribute

The New York Mets were put in a tough position Monday by being the first team the Miami Marlins had to face after the tragic death of Jose Fernandez over the weekend. But Dee Gordon praised the Mets for how classy they handled themselves as the Marlins paid tribute to their fallen teammate, who tragically died along with two other men in a boating accident early Sunday morning...
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After tragedy, the Marlins honor Jose Fernandez in a pitch-perfect way

How on earth do you play a game after something like that happens?How do you keep it together?How do you hit a baseball, throw a baseball or catch a baseball when emotions are that raw and the pain that deep?You do it the way the Miami Marlins did it Monday night.Giancarlo Stanton keeps waiting for the big reveal — the moment where Jose Fernandez, his friend and teammate, walks...
Via FOX Sports
1 day ago

WATCH: W.B. Mason Post Game Extra - 09/26/16 - Mets lose to Marlins on emotional night in Miami

On an emotional night in Miami following the death of star pitcher Jose Fernandez, the Marlins defeated the Mets, 7-3.
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Marlins’ Dee Gordon emotional after lead-off HR

The Miami Marlins are playing the New York Mets on Monday with Jose Fernandez on everyone’s mind. So, when Dee Gordon — a friend of Fernandez who was visibly overtaken with grief on Sunday — led off Monday’s game with a home run, it felt right. Understandably, Gordon’s return to the Miami dugout was quite emotional. Marlins dugout after Dee Gordon's HR. Surreal. pic...
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Cabrera, Reyes help Mets rout Phils 17-0 in home finale

NEW YORK (AP) Asdrubal Cabrera hit a grand slam, Jose Reyes drove in four runs and the New York Mets overwhelmed the Phillies 17-0 Sunday in the largest shutout victory in team history to maintain the NL wild-card lead. On an afternoon when batters circled the bases like the cartoon Gashouse Gorillas, the Mets romped in their final regular-season game at Citi Field. Reyes batted...
Via Associated Press
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Syndergaard throws, Matz gets clean MRI as Mets try to mend

NEW YORK (AP) Lengthy medical updates have become a part of Mets manager Terry Collins' daily routine. Not exactly what New York needs during its final push for a return to the postseason, but that's the reality facing the reigning NL champions. Rather than making his scheduled start Saturday against the Philadelphia Phillies, ace Noah Syndergaard was scheduled to throw a bullpen...
Via Associated Press
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Five sports stadiums that should be renamed

What’s in a stadium name? For the past two decades, usually millions of sponsorship dollars, self-created nicknames no one uses and some hubris when a shady company goes belly-up in the name of fraud. The wide majority of major league sports venues are named after corporations big and small, with a good chunk of them having to be renamed over the years because of company mergers...
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5 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: W.B. Mason Post Game Extra - 09/22/16 - Cabrera walk-off homerun wins it in extras

Asdrubal Cabrera a belted a walk-off three-run homer in the bottom of the 11th inning to give the Mets a dramatic 9-8 win over the Phillies.
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WATCH: Asdrubal Cabrera delivers huge bat flip after walk-off HR

Asdrubal Cabrera delivered a walk-off home run in the 11th to give the New York Mets a 9-8 win over the Philadelphia Phillies on Thursday night, and he may have topped his performance at the plate with the amazing bat flip he delivered. Take a look at this flip, which traveled almost halfway to first base: Think Asdrúbal knew it was gone? His #walkoff HR gives @Mets .5 game...
Via Larry Brown Sports
5 days ago  |  Discuss

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