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METS RUMORS & GOSSIP

Memo To Harvey: Shut Up And Pitch

Matt Harvey said he wasn’t making excuses for his performance Saturday as the Mets lost in Los Angeles. But, that’s what it came across at for Princess Matt when he blamed the six-man rotation for his control issues. HARVEY: Acting like he’s still in college. (UNC) “With that much time off in-between starts, throwing once a week, I found a rhythm in the bullpen and then...
Via New York Mets Report
4 hours ago  |  Discuss

Six-Man Rotation: Collins Says Harvey Needs To “Get Over It”

Matt Harvey told reporters that he still doesn’t like pitching on extra rest following the Mets’ 4-3 loss in Los Angeles on Saturday. “With the six-man and then the day off, throwing last Saturday and then pitching this Saturday was tough,” Harvey told reporters after game. “We’re all having to deal with it. It’s not an excuse why things didn’t go well today. I just...
Via Mets Merized Online
5 hours ago  |  Discuss

New York Mets trade rumors: Chicago Cubs edition

The New York Mets and the Chicago Cubs may be done facing off on the field in 2015, but it doesn’t mean they can’t still match up. The Mets and Cubs have long been reported to be one of the best fits for a trade; the Mets have excess pitching while the Cubs have excess young infielders. On paper this is the perfect fit, especially considering the Mets’ urgent need to for a...
Via isportsweb.com
7 hours ago  |  Discuss

Don’t Count Out Michael Fulmer

Steven Matz’s record setting debut had Met fans abuzz last weekend. Pre-game press stories hyping the event called Matz’s Citi Field ascendency ‘the final call up of the crop of Met ‘uber-pitching prospects,’ the last piece of Sandy Alderson’s Met pitching puzzle. Certainly, the highly touted cadre of young Met pitching prospects made being a Binghamton Met baseball...
Via Mets Merized Online
11 hours ago  |  Discuss

Gut Reaction: Dodgers 4, Mets 3 (7/4/15)

“Saturday. In the park. I think it was the Fourth of July.” That blissful song was in my head as I watched the Mets play at Dodgers Stadium a few hours ago. I wasn’t expecting much. I figured since Matt Harvey and Zach Grienke were pitching it would be a light offensive affair, and for the most part it was. Harvey didn’t give up a tremendous amount of hard hit balls. He did...
Via Mets360.com
19 hours ago  |  Discuss

MMO Game Recap: Dodgers 4, Mets 3

The Dodgers defeated the Mets by a score of 4-3 in tonight’s game at Dodger Stadium. Offense: The Mets’ lineup wasn’t able to muster any offense tonight against Zack Greinke, who allowed only four hits in seven dominant innings. They had much better luck against the Dodgers’ bullpen, but their comeback attempt fell just short. New York rallied for two runs in the 8th with...
Via Mets Merized Online
21 hours ago  |  Discuss

Collins Gets Confidence Vote; Pressure Squarely On Alderson Now

Mets GM Sandy Alderson gave beleaguered manager Terry Collins a “vote of confidence,’’ which traditionally is rarely a good sign. If the clock hadn’t been ticking on Collins yet, it is now. Traditionally, that’s how these things go. ALDERSON: Spares Collins for now. (AP) What winning Friday accomplished was give the Mets a winning record (41-40) at the halfway point,...
Via New York Mets Report
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Gut Reaction: Mets 2, Dodgers 1 (7/3/15)

The Mets got great pitching and just enough hitting to eke out a 2-1 win over Dodgers ace Clayton Kershaw Friday night. Noah Syndergaard did his best Zack Wheeler impersonation, going six innings and allowing just one run before having to be removed for a high pitch count. The Mets rallied for the win off Dodgers closer Kenly Jansen. With a two-strike count against Duda, Jansen...
Via Mets360.com
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Mets' flight made emergency landing in Detroit after Howie Rose got sick

The New York Mets' charter flight was diverted to Detroit last night due to a medical issue with Howie Rose. WOR, the Mets' radio station, released the following statement:The Mets flight en route to Los Angeles yesterday landed in Detroit to allow WOR Mets radio play by play voice Howie Rose to see a doctor after feeling ill on board. Although he is feeling better, due to the lengthy...
Via Bob's Blitz
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Mets coach on slump: The only thing left is human sacrifice

The New York Mets have been in a downward spiral of futility for what is going on several months now. Manager Terry Collins, at a loss at what’s been ailing the team, has tried just about anything and everything to help pull the team out of its tailspin. So much so, in fact, that he...Read More The post Mets skipper’s solution to break slump: ‘The only thing left is human...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Collins Will Take Hit From Failures By Alderson And Ownership

The Mets’ Terry Collins isn’t a great manager, but far from a terrible one. The hitting slump continued today as the Mets scored only one run in being swept by the Chicago Cubs, which erased any positive thoughts garnered from sweeping the Reds. April’s 11-game winning streak is forgotten; archived in Mets’ trivia. ALDERSON: His manager is on the hot seat. (AP) With the...
Via New York Mets Report
3 days ago  |  Discuss

The New York Mets…there’s nothing to say anymore

Speechless. Just speechless. The New York Mets are simply beyond pathetic. This team can’t hit. This team can’t score runs. The only hope for this team are the pitchers, who conveniently are the ones providing what little offense this team actually has. This is absolutely brutal to watch. For nearly ten years, fans have been trying to advise the team as best they can in regards...
Via isportsweb.com
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Mets to adorn Citi Bikes with logo for summer sweepstakes

The New York Mets are getting ready for an amazin' ride this summer — at least on bicycles they are. In a first, 50 Citi Bikes will be decked out with Mets logos to kick off a month-long sweepstakes which will allow one lucky winner to throw out the first pitch at Citi Field against the Washington Nationals on Aug. 2. Mets outfielder Curtis Granderson will announce...
Via The Other Paper
4 days ago  |  Discuss

New York Mets: replacing Michael Cuddyer

New York Mets outfielder Michael Cuddyer was removed from Tuesday’s game with a sore left knee. He will go for an MRI Wednesday to learn more about the extent of the injury. Cuddyer is reportedly “definitely concerned” about the results of the examination. Of course we can’t know anything until he is examined but it’s always prudent to expect the worst and hope for the...
Via isportsweb.com
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Worst Contract in Baseball: Bobby Bonilla Gets Paid Today

Once a professional athlete retires, his primary source of income is typically eliminated. However, former New York Mets outfielder and 16-year pro Bobby Bonilla is an exception. Every year on July 1, Bonilla is due $1,193,248.20, per ESPN’s Adam Rubin. According to Baseball-Reference.com, Bonilla played his final Major League game on October 7, 2001, but these $1.2 million payments...
Via Sportsnaut
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Ex-player Bobby Bonilla gets $1.2M annual payday from Mets

  America will do plenty of celebrating on Fourth of July weekend. For Bobby Bonilla, though, the party already has started.   July 1 marks a special day for the former MLB slugger, as it’s the day he receives his annual $1.2 million check from the New York Mets. Yes, you read that right. Bonilla retired in 2001, but he still earns more than $1 million per year...
Via NESN.com
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Prospect Pulse: Meet the Matz!

Steven Matz has now been freed from his desert exile and is where he belongs with the New York Mets.  Before making his first start in the major leagues this past Sunday, Matz had been plying his trade in the Pacific Coast League for the Las Vegas 51s. He didn’t disappoint going 7.2 IP, striking out six batters and allowing two earned runs earning a win against the Cincinnati...
Via Baseball Professor
4 days ago  |  Discuss

July 1: The day the New York Mets dread and Bobby Bonilla loves

Hey, New York Mets, it’s July 1, and you know what that means. Yes, it is time to pay Bobby Bonilla is annual check of $1,193,248.20. Due to a deferral clause leftover from when the Mets bought out the finally year of Bonilla’s contract before the 2000 season, Bonilla has been getting that amount since 2011 and will continue to do so until the year 2035. Yeah, you read that right...
Via OutsidePitchMLB
4 days ago  |  Discuss

New York Mets’ offensive woes are holding them back from being a playoff contender

This was supposed to be the year everything would come together for the New York Mets. Fans have been waiting for 2015 for about three to four years now. Well, someone forgot to tell their hitters that, because they have not looked like a lineup that can compete anywhere near the playoffs. The Mets had another tough loss in their most recent outing against the Chicago Cubs. They...
Via OutsidePitchMLB
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Which pitchers has Sandy Alderson actually drafted or signed?

What do Matt Harvey, Zack Wheeler, Jacob deGrom, Noah Syndergaard, and Steven Matz all have in common? Besides the fact that they are all on the Mets, none of them have actually been drafted by Sandy Alderson. Matz was drafted by Omar Minaya in one of the deepest left-handed starting pitching drafts ever (2009), Harvey and deGrom were part of the last draft class by Minaya ...
Via Mets360.com
5 days ago  |  Discuss

The Mets Are Still Paying Bobby Bonilla A Ton Each Year, And The Reason Why Is Rather Weird

Bobby Bonilla's yearly Mets salary is pretty wild. Here's how much he is being paid in comparison to pitchers on the roster.
Via Gamedayr
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Mets’ Steven Matz has hero named after him at Long Island deli (pics)

Steven Matz has been something of a local hero in Long Island for some time now. Growing up as a highly touted pitching prospect at Ward Melville High School in Stony Brook, the New York Mets’ newest phenom has been on the locals’ radar for years. The pitcher, in fact, has been such a known figure...Read More The post Mets’ Steven Matz has hero named after him at Long Island...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Baseball Professor: The Matz Hysteria

Submit a question to be answered on the show! In Episode 227, Professors Adam Nodiff (@ANodbaseball) and Dan Marcus (@DanMarcus3) talk about some trending hitters and pitchers. Topics include: Thoughts on Steven Matz’s debut start Whether Collin McHugh can be trusted again Chase Anderson’s rest of season prognosis Why Mitch Moreland is a top waiver wire add Real or Fake...
Via Baseball Professor
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Mets quietly move Wilmer Flores from shortstop to second base

With all the attention on a spectacular debut from starter Steven Matz on Sunday, the New York Mets managed to slip a position change under the radar. For the first time this season, manager Terry Collins penciled in shortstop Wilmer Flores at second base, where he plans to keep him at least until third baseman David Wright returns from the disabled list. Flores struggled defensively...
Via Fox Sports
5 days ago  |  Discuss
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