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Mets Minors: Gavin Cecchini impresses early

Regardless of everything else going on in the world, the Mets are playing baseball and, that much, makes us happy. Taking things with a grain of salt, let’s take a look at how some of the key prospects are looking in the early going. Gavin Cecchini, 2B/SS – You may have noticed that the Mets have made the switch and that Cecchini is playing second instead of shortstop. This...
Via Mets360.com
26 minutes ago

MLB trade rumors: Mets nearly dealt Michael Conforto for Tigers star

Michael Conforto is the talk of Mets spring training. He was nearly dealt in the offseason. Sometimes it's the trades you don't make that turn out best. For the Mets, it's still to early to predict greatness and a bounce-back year for outfielder Michael Conforto. But if the young lefty swinger does have a big impact on the 2017 team, we'll look...
Via NJ.com
36 minutes ago

MMN Exclusive Interview: Right-Handed Pitcher Corey Oswalt

The Mets selected right-hander Corey Oswalt in the 7th round of the 2012 MLB Draft out of James Madison High School in San Diego, California. Throughout high school, Oswalt was primarily a position player, playing third base and shortstop. He had committed to play at UC Santa Barbara as a position player, however, he attracted attention on the mound prompting the Mets to select the...
Via MetsMinor.net
1 hour ago

Jay Bruce Fielded Grounders At First Base On Sunday

Before the Mets defeated the Tigers 5-2 on Sunday, Jay Bruce fielded grounders at first base for the first time since he arrived to camp in Port St. Lucie. Manager Terry Collins was on hand to watch Bruce perform and talked about it after the game. “I liked everything I saw today. It looks like he’s got the athleticism, he’s got the hands, he’s got the arm angle,” Collins...
Via Mets Merized Online
2 hours ago

How does Mets' Terry Collins feel about Tim Tebow?

Like many people, Mets manager Terry Collins isn't convinced that Tim Tebow can play baseball. But he is convinced that his clubhouse is mature enough to handle the distraction. PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. -- A few weeks ago, I asked ESPN analyst Keith Law what Tim Tebow's next step should be. He drew a long pause, cleared his throat, and delivered...
Via NJ.com
3 hours ago

Mets Monday: It's Tebow Time

After one day with their glorious mustaches, Noah Syndergaard, Matt Harvey and Jacob deGrom sadly shaved them off over the weekend. Only Steven Matz's remains. Also, Tim Tebow reports to Mets camp to join the minor leaguers.
Via NJ.com
3 hours ago

Mets Morning Report: Conforto’s Early Spring Success Continues

Good Morning everyone. Michael Conforto continues to have a hot start to his spring as he went 2-for-3 in Sunday’s 5-2 victory over the Detroit Tigers. The 23-year-old outfielder hit his second homer of the spring and scored two runs in another promising early performance. Conforto, who is currently fighting to push the Mets hand in placing him on the opening day roster knows that...
Via Mets Merized Online
4 hours ago

Tim Tebow Heads to Spring Training

Just when you thought it was safe to watch baseball again, he’s back. Heisman Trophy winner-turned-NFL bust Tim Tebow is set to hit camp with the New York Mets on Monday. The former quarterback is hitting Port St. Lucie a week early to participate in the team’s STEP camp, which is reserved for New York’s most intriguing prospects. Suffice it to say, Mets brass is expecting...
Via Hall of Very Good
8 hours ago  |  Discuss

Neil Walker Felt Good After First Game Since Back Surgery

New York Mets second baseman Neil Walker said he was feeling great after making his first appearance in a game on Sunday for first time since undergoing season-ending back surgery last September. “I can tell as soon as I wake up in the morning, anything that I dealt with for basically four years is completely gone. That’s one part. Then you get to the field, do your routine...
Via Mets Merized Online
11 hours ago

How Jay Bruce convinced Mets of 1st base plan in one day

PORT ST. LUCIE — Lucas Duda’s fragile back has motivated the Mets to formulate a contingency plan at first base for this season. With Duda sidelined after recently receiving a cortisone shot in both hips for what he said are back spasms, the Mets have begun working out Jay Bruce and Neil Walker at first...
Via New York Post
14 hours ago

Chris Carter isn’t thinking about Mets — and job he may have had

TAMPA — Chris Carter saw the news Lucas Duda would be shut down after receiving cortisone shots on Saturday, but said his mind didn’t go toward missing out on a chance to play more. “I pay attention to some of that, but you can’t sit around, waiting for someone to get hurt,” Carter said before...
Via New York Post
15 hours ago

Conforto making case to stick with Mets for the whole season

PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. (AP) New York Mets manager Terry Collins has to figure out this spring which Michael Conforto he has - the outfielder who was a rookie sensation in 2015 or the one who was demoted in the middle of a terrible slump last year. Conforto's five-hit weekend was a nice start. Conforto homered for the second time in exhibition play and also singled Sunday in a 5...
Via Associated Press
16 hours ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Cadillac Post Game Extra - 02/26/17 - Conforto goes deep again

Michael Conforto blasted his second homer of the spring as the Mets defeated the Tigers, 5-2.
Via SNY
17 hours ago  |  Discuss

Out on a Tim: Mets embracing Tebowmania

Once Grapefruit League games begin, crowds at the Mets' Spring Training back fields tend to dwindle, as the organization's biggest stars limit their time to the main stadium. That will change at least temporarily on Monday, when Tim Tebow rolls into Port St. Lucie, Fla., for his first official day of Spring Training.
Via Mets.com
17 hours ago

Mets' Walker relishing playing pain-free

It was not until after undergoing back surgery that Neil Walker realized, truly, the pain that had nagged him for much of the past four years. Before surgery to repair a herniated disc, Walker tiptoed out of bed each day concerned about his body's ability to cooperate. Now, he awakens with no such worries.
Via Mets.com
18 hours ago

With Duda uncertain, Bruce starts 1B drills

Until Sunday, the Mets' plan to try out Jay Bruce or Michael Conforto at first base had been nothing more than idle chatter. The Mets had hoped to spend this spring making several of their players more versatile. But they did not immediately put those plans into action, preferring to let their outfielders focus on what they do best.
Via Mets.com
18 hours ago

What do the Mets have in Brandon Nimmo?

When the Mets selected Brandon Nimmo with the 13th-overall pick of the 2011 Draft, no one was sure what the team was getting, even more so than with most draft picks. With Spring Training games now underway in 2017, in some ways, things haven’t changed much. Can anyone answer the question of what the Mets have with Nimmo? Ideally, they would have someone ready to take over...
Via Mets360.com
1 day ago

Chicago Cubs' Anthony Rizzo leads charge to support badly beaten student

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. – A tweet, that’s all it was. A retweet of an on-line article from ABC 7 Chicago that said, “South Elgin boy, 12, out of coma, after allegedly beaten by classmate.”Cubs first baseman Anthony Rizzo said this: Henry Sembdner’s father, also named Henry, did not see the tweet. At the time, the elder Sembdner did not have a Twitter account. A friend called...
Via FOX Sports
1 day ago

WATCH: Mets manager Terry Collins talks David Wright, Jose Reyes, and more

New York Mets manager Terry Collins chats with SNY's Steve Gelbs about David Wright's return and how the Mets plan on using Jose Reyes this season.
Via SNY
2 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Jose Reyes talks relationships with Wright, Cabrera, and Rosario

New York Mets infielder Jose Reyes talks with SNY's Steve Gelbs on Mets Hot Stove about his relationships with David Wright, Asdrubal Cabrera and Amed Rosario.
Via SNY
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Mets happy to have Yoenis Cespedes back

PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. (AP) When the Mets and Yoenis Cespedes agreed just after Thanksgiving to a $110 million, four-year contract, Mets fans rejoiced that the Cuban slugger was returning to Citi Field. ''He's a very friendly human being, easily approachable,'' said pitcher Jerry Blevins, who will play his fifth season with Cespedes. ''That's rare for a guy with his talent to kind...
Via Associated Press
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Terry Collins jokes about Steven Matz’s bull shark encounter

Conventional wisdom would suggest the New York Mets organization couldn’t have been too happy about Steven Matz’s recent fishing excursion when he got up close and personal with a gigantic bull shark.But to hear it from Mets general manager Sandy Alderson and skipper Terry Collins — not to mention some social media activity from the team — the potentially dangerous encounter...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Mets pitcher Steven Matz hooks gigantic shark on fishing trip (pic)

New York Mets pitcher Steven Matz now has a whopper of a fishing tale to tell his teammates during spring training. With Mets camp kicking into high gear, the left-hander nevertheless managed to spend some free time fishing off the Florida coast. And to say Matz hooked a monster fish during the outing would be an understatement, as he posted evidence to Twitter that he landed a sizeable...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
4 days ago  |  Discuss
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