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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
31 minutes ago  |  Discuss

Mets' Wright apologizes for scolding prospect near media

PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. -- New York Mets captain David Wright apologized for scolding pitching prospect Noah Syndergaard on Tuesday in the clubhouse while reporters were nearby. ''I didn't notice the media was within earshot,'' Wright said Wednesday morning. ''So that's what I apologized to Noah for. Now he has to answer questions, I have to answer questions, (manager) Terry (Collins...
Via AP on Fox
4 hours 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
5 hours 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
6 hours 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
8 hours 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
8 hours 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
8 hours 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
22 hours ago  |  Discuss

Wright Flashes Captain’s Bars To Syndergaard

David Wright gets it and always has. Now let’s see if the same can be said for Noah Syndergaard. The Mets’ captain reprimanded the young pitcher Tuesday for being in the clubhouse eating lunch instead of being on the bench for the intrasquad game. Without getting in Syndergaard’s face, Wright let it be known Syndergaard’s place was in the dugout, not in an air-conditioned...
Via New York Mets Report
1 day 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
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Mets to host families of slain NYPD officers at spring training

The New York Mets will welcome the families of slain NYPD officers Rafael Ramos and Wenjian Liu as honored guests over the weekend at the team’s spring training site in Port St. Lucie, Fla. Ramos and Liu were the police officers who were ambushed and killed execution-style in their squad car by Ismaaiyl Brinsley in...Read More The post New York Mets to host families of slain NYPD...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Will the Mets and Rangers match for Gee, Profar?

The New York Mets and Texas Rangers may match for a deal that will send Dillon Gee and, “additional pieces,” to the Rangers for Jurickson Profar, reports MLB Daily Dish’s Chris Cotillo. The Mets were looking to deal Gee this offseason, but the team was unable to complete a trade in an oversaturated pitching market. Gee, 28, is set to serve as a long-man out of the bullpen...
Via Around Citi
1 day 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
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Mets Matters: Looking At Harvey, Left Field And Other Issues

It is way too early for rave reviews, but the first impression of Matt Harvey have been positive. Harvey threw to hitters – who swung this time – Monday morning and the reaction has been good. Curtis Granderson especially liked Harvey’s command, telling reporters: “The big thing is he went to both sides of the plate really consistently and accurately and effectively. If...
Via New York Mets Report
2 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
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Kevin Long Says Batting Title Is Within Daniel Murphy’s Grasp

After his first Mets press conference here, Kevin Kernan of the New York Post pulled Kevin Long aside and asked him what Mets hitter has the best chance to become better this season. Long didn’t hesitate. “Murphy,’’ he said. “A batting title is not out of his grasp.” “He’s got a lot of pop and a lot of potential. There is more ability in there and we are going to...
Via Mets Merized Online
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Further Proof Tejada Doesn’t Get It

My guess is this will be Ruben Tejada’s last season with the Mets. That is, if he lasts that long. Manager Terry Collins has called into question Tejada’s work ethic in the past, and now players are doing so. Former teammate Jose Reyes, whose own attitude has been doubted, said Tejada failed in his opportunity to seize the Mets’ shortstop job. Once off-season workout buddies...
Via New York Mets Report
3 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
3 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
3 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
3 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
4 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
4 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
5 days ago  |  Discuss

New York Mets: does Colon have inside track for Opening Day start?

In a perfect world, the New York Mets would be starting Matt Harvey on Opening Day against Max Scherzer (probably) and the Washington Nationals. But this world isn’t perfect and the Mets, in trying to limit Harvey’s innings, will be holding the superstar out until the home opener. So, now we need to ask, who does get the ball on Opening Day? There are basically 5 options. First...
Via isportsweb.com
5 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
6 days ago  |  Discuss
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