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WATCH: Matt Harvey looked fantastic for the Mets on Friday

Matt Harvey got the start for the Mets in their game on Friday against the Tigers, and he looked like the Matt Harvey that took the National League by storm in 2013, striking out three over two perfect innings. 98 on the black? An 84 mph hammer? Welcome back, Matt. The post Matt Harvey looked fantastic for the Mets on Friday appeared first on The Outside Corner.
Via The Outside Corner
4 hours ago  |  Discuss

New York Mets: backup outfielders off to fast start

After two spring games for the New York Mets, two of the more noticable contributions came from backup outfielders. More specifically, the two guys projected to be 4th and 5th on the depth chart. It began with Kirk Nieuwenhuis. Nieuwenhuis was my early favorite to earn the 5th outfielder/left-handed batter off the bench job and he went a long way towards solidifying that in game...
Via isportsweb.com
6 hours ago  |  Discuss

David Wright, Mets host families of slain NYPD officers (photos)

It was reported earlier this week that the New York Mets would be welcoming the families of Rafael Ramos and Wenjian Liu, the two NYPD officers slain execution-style in their squad car in December, to spring training this weekend. David Wright, whose father was a cop, discussed how much it meant to him personally to...Read More The post David Wright, Mets host families of slain...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
7 hours ago  |  Discuss

Lay Off Daniel Murphy

Unfortunately, things developed as I anticipated for Mets second baseman Daniel Murphy after his response to a reporter’s question of potentially having a gay teammate. The topic arose when GM Sandy Alderson invited former major leaguer Billy Bean to address the Mets on inclusion. Bean admitted after his career he was gay.   MURPHY: Honest answer. As a reporter, I welcome it...
Via New York Mets Report
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Mets Today: Colon Goes Against Nats

The Mets play at Washington, Thursday (5:05 p.m.), with Bartolo Colon getting the start. COLON: Goes tonight. Colon, whom the Mets hoped to trade in the offseason, is under consideration to be the Opening Day starter. The 41-year-old Colon won 15 games last season with the Mets and logged 202.1 innings. Colon averages 216 innings pitched during his 17-year career. Colon has pitched...
Via New York Mets Report
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Daniel Murphy Speaks; Billy Bean Responds

New York Mets OF Daniel Murphy had some words of exclusion for MLB’s Ambassador of Inclusion, Bill Bean. Bean, who came out of the closet and admitted his homosexuality after his career ended in 1994, has been making the rounds of MLB training camps this spring, and was visiting the Mets’ yesterday at the invitation of GM Sandly Alderson. Hired last year, Bean’s mission...
Via Baseball Hot Corner
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Dice-K begins comeback bid, makes first start in Japan

  Daisuke Matsuzaka is making a comeback.   The former Boston Red Sox pitcher made his first start Wednesday with the Fukuoka SoftBank Hawks of Japan’s Pacific League. Matsuzaka had two strikeouts, two walks and allowed four hits on 57 pitches over three scoreless innings in the team’s 3-0 win over the Hanshin Tigers. “It’s been a long time since I pitched...
Via NESN.com
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Mets: Murphy will no longer discuss his religious beliefs

The New York Mets on Wednesday announced through a team spokesman that Daniel Murphy will stick with talking baseball and the future and no longer will discuss his religious beliefs, according to a report from ESPN New York’s Adam Rubin. The Mets second baseman caused waves with comments made following the team’s meeting on Tuesday...Read More The post Mets announce Daniel Murphy...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
2 days ago  |  Discuss

An anti-Mets billboard has gone up in Port St. Lucie

It’s no secret that the New York Mets ownership group is loathed by Mets fans. But a group of Mets fans raised a significant amount of money on Kickstarter to show their displeasure with the ownership on billboards, and one of those billboards went up today near the Mets Spring Training home in Port St. Lucie on I-95. SB I95 in PSL after exit 129, come see glorious Anti-Wilpon...
Via Bloguin Best
2 days ago  |  Discuss

The Frightening Prospect of a Good Matt Harvey Curveball

Matt Harvey hasn’t been featured in these digital pages since the illustrious David Temple pointed out in early August that the Mets right-hander was throwing again after 2013 Tommy John surgery. With his coming start on Friday against the Tigers in the Grapefruit League, Harvey is about to be pitching again to major league hitters; […]
Via Fangraphs
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Mets prospect Noah Syndergaard apologizes for eating lunch in clubhouse

The New York Mets clubhouse on Tuesday was the sight of quite the row sparked by an ignominiously ill-advised decision by pitching prospect Noah Syndergaard having the audacity of eating lunch in the clubhouse during the team’s intrasquad game. In clear violation of the so-called “unwritten rules” that pervade MLB clubhouses, Syndergaard’s lunch was promptly...Read More ...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
2 days ago  |  Discuss

David Wright called out prospect for eating during scrimmage

New York Mets pitching prospect Noah Syndergaard retreated into the clubhouse to enjoy his lunch during an intrasquad scrimmage on Tuesday. The 22-year-old may have just been hungry, but David Wright was quick to remind him that it was not lunch time. Wright felt that Syndergaard should have been in the dugout watching the game...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Murphy disagrees with Billy Bean’s homosexual 'lifestyle'

New York Mets infielder Daniel Murphy was open to interacting with Billy Bean when the former MLB player came to Mets camp on Tuesday, but he said afterwards that he does not agree with the homosexual man’s lifestyle. Bean, who played with three teams during his six-year career, publicly announced he was gay in 1999,...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
2 days ago  |  Discuss

David Wright Scolds Noah Syndergaard: Story and Reactions

Kristie Ackert of the Daily News broke the story that Mets captain David Wright had to lay down the law Tuesday afternoon when he spotted prospect Noah Syndergaard eating lunch in the clubhouse while the Mets’ Intrasquad game was taking place. “Wright had just finished his work in the scrimmage and ran into the clubhouse where starting pitcher Zack Wheeler was talking to reporters...
Via Mets Merized Online
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Lagares Says His Elbow Is Fine

Mike Vorkunov of NJ.com followed up on comments made by Terry Collins on Sunday about the team having concerns with the elbow injury that shutdown Juan Lagares last season. Collins told reporters that Lagares was going to be monitored this spring and during the season to make sure that his right elbow is without issue. However the center fielder said Monday that all is right with...
Via Mets Merized Online
3 days ago  |  Discuss

New York Mets: Collins considering shift in outfield positioning

When the New York Mets first acquired Michael Cuddyer, it was widely believed that he would play right field, moving Curtis Granderson over to left field. Now reports are surfacing that Terry Collins may have other ideas. While he said that Cuddyer and Granderson with each play both corner outfield positions in the spring, he is currently leaning towards keeping Granderson in right...
Via isportsweb.com
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Why not use Wilfredo Tovar?

Last season, the Mets were hoping that Ruben Tejada would bounce back into a .280 hitter and a solid defensive player. The defense was not terrible, as he had a .984 fielding percentage, and was posted a 3 in defensive runs saved above average according to baseballreference.com. Sadly, the offensive side did not improve by much, as Tejada hit .237. Manager Terry Collins is trying...
Via Mets360.com
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Sunday Spring Notes: Opening Day, Lagares Leading Off, Granderson Staying In RF

There was quite a bit of Mets news and notes from Port St. Lucie today especially considering it was a Sunday. Here’s what we’ve learned. With the Grapefruit League schedule kicking off on Wednesday, don’t expect to see David Wright, Daniel Murphy, Michael Cuddyer and Curtis Granderson until next weekend. Terry Collins reiterated that all four will sit out the first two games...
Via Mets Merized Online
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Sights and sounds from Port Saint Lucie

Following a rain-shortened day, the New York Mets returned outside to take cuts against pitchers for the first time this spring. Michael Cuddyer, Curtis Granderson, Daniel Murphy and David Wright -“The core four, or whatever”, according to Matt Harvey, is sticking together in camp. The group alternates taking batting practice, and did so against farmhands Erik Goeddel and Cory...
Via Around Citi
5 days ago  |  Discuss

The career paths of Brandon Nimmo and Michael Conforto

In the pre-video age we used to play board games. On such was “The Game of Life” or just “Life.” In this game you had the option to go to college or start working right away. The Mets have their own version of this quandary with Brandon Nimmo and Michael Conforto, two players born less than a month apart. Nimmo turned pro after high school while Conforto went to college...
Via Mets360.com
5 days ago  |  Discuss

New York Mets: Matt Harvey impresses in first action

The Mets hope that Matt Harvey returns to his 2013 form after 18 months of rest and rehab from elbow surgery April is right around the corner, and hope is in the air. Around this time, most MLB teams are gearing up for another season. A lot of projections and things of that nature are coming out right about now. However, everyone is 0-0, so everyone has a reason to be optimistic...
Via isportsweb.com
5 days ago  |  Discuss

There may still be hope for Ruben Tejada

Ex-Met shortstop Jose Reyes made a small bit of news this week when he was critical of Ruben Tejada‘s inability to lock down the starting shortstop job. Specifically, Reyes insinuated that perhaps Tejada simply had not put in the required work to hold it down long-term. This is mostly of note because Reyes isn’t very critical of anybody publicly. It also wasn’t that long...
Via Mets360.com
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Collins: Den Dekker and Nieuwenhuis will battle for outfield spot

The New York Mets roster will be comprised of the organizations best 25 players, Terry Collins told the media Friday afternoon. That means the battle to determine the team’s fifth outfielder between Matt den Dekker and Kirk Nieuwenhuis should theoretically be based on skill; however, Nieuwenhuis is out of minor league options and will need to clear waivers if he does not make the...
Via Around Citi
7 days ago  |  Discuss

What is Matt Harvey’s kryptonite?

New York Mets ace Matt Harvey’s bullpen session sparked cheers from a fan base that has endured eight consecutive playoff-less seasons – but does he have a weakness? Harvey’s 36 dominant Major League starts have made him the undisputed ace of the team, but the Dark Knight will need to adapt to overcome one blemish on an otherwise pristine resume: His ability to pitch effectively...
Via Around Citi
7 days ago  |  Discuss

2015 season preview: New York Mets

The Mets moved decisively early in the offseason, adding a much-needed bat to the outfield in Michael Cuddyer. Unfortunately, general manager Sandy Alderson did little else, as it quickly became once again clear that team ownership wasn’t going to significantly increase payroll. Dreams of trading for a franchise shortstop kept fans warm throughout the winter, but the front office...
Via The Outside Corner
8 days ago  |  Discuss
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