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Mets Rumors: New York to manage Matt Harvey's innings next year

Craig Calcaterra of Hardball Talk for NBCSports.com reports that the New York Mets are going to manage the innings for starting pitcher Matt Harvey next season. Harvey had successful Tommy John Surgery in late October of 2013. Before getting injured that year, Harvey pitched to a 2.27 ERA with a .931 WHIP and struck out 191 batters in 26 starts. 2013 was the making of an ace (Harvey...
Via Sports Rumor Alert
2 hours ago  |  Discuss

Will the Mets compete in 2015?

At a recent charity event, 24 year-old Zack Wheeler expressed his optimism for this upcoming New York Mets season. Wheeler explained that, “You look at our staff, and if you’re human, you can only be like, ‘Yeah, they’re going to make it to the playoffs here soon. They need a couple of bats and (will) be ready to go.’ ” It’s hard to argue with that statement. Any team...
Via On-Base Talk
5 hours ago  |  Discuss

Mets Want To Acquire A Lefty Reliever Sooner Rather Than Later

The Mets expect to sign or trade for a left-handed reliever by the end of the Winter Meetings, a team source told Mike Puma of the New York Post. With Josh Edgin already assured of a bullpen role, the Mets are looking for a second lefty to pair with him next season. Reportedly, they are targeting a low cost reliever on a one-year deal and Puma named Phil Coke, Joe Beimel and Craig...
Via Mets Merized Online
15 hours ago  |  Discuss

Mets won’t handle Matt Harvey like Nats did Strasburg in 2012

With an exciting, young starting rotation bolstered by the return of Matt Harvey and what appears to be a solid lineup, the New York Mets could be a contender next season in the NL East. Naturally, we’re early in the offseason and don’t yet know what moves each team in the NL East can still make. But the Braves look as if they’re renovating, while the Phillies are finally...
Via The Outside Corner
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Mets 360 Top 50 Prospects: Players 38-36

Welcome to the fifth edition of our look at the top 50 prospects in the Mets system. If you missed any of the previous installments, you can see them here: 50-48, 47-45, 44-42, 41-39. 38 – John Gant Drafted out of high school in the 21st round of 2011 draft, Gant is the first of several pitchers on the Top 50 list that made names for themselves in the Mets prospect world as a...
Via Mets360.com
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Alderson Is Optimistic About Conforto’s Defense

When the Mets selected Michael Conforto 10th overall in this year’s draft, the main criticism about Conforto was his defense. As an outfielder in Oregon State, Conforto earned a reputation as a liability in the outfield. Since many analysts felt his defense was an issue, he was viewed as a one dimensional player. However, it appears that Conforto’s defense is better than initially...
Via Mets Merized Online
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Mets’ 40 Man Roster After Additions and Subtractions

The Mets announced that right-handers Noah Syndergaard, Cory Mazzoni, Hansel Robles, Gabriel Ynoa and Akeel Morris plus lefty reliever Jack Leathersich have been added to the 40 man roster. Additionally, Jeff Walters, who underwent Tommy John surgery last June, was removed from the roster. Here is what the Mets 40 Man Roster looks like after all is sad and done: Pitchers (23...
Via Mets Merized Online
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Which starting pitcher on the block is most likely to go?

As the New York Mets continue to figure out their trading options this offseason, one position has become abundantly full. After the emergence of the newly crowned Rookie of the Year, Jacob deGrom, the New York Mets have a starting pitcher that they have to place in the starting rotation come next season. That leaves Matt Harvey, Zack Wheeler, deGrom, Bartolo Colon, Jon Niese...
Via Mets360.com
2 days ago  |  Discuss

New York Mets: Daniel Murphy, cornerstone or trade bait?

Since 2012, there is one ballplayer in New York who has hit more consistently than the rest. And he isn’t the player you might guess (although he might be if you read the title.) Yup, the Mets’ Daniel Murphy. Over the past three seasons, he’s played more games and had a better overall batting average than David Wright, and his efficiency blows Lucas Duda and Curtis Granderson...
Via isportsweb.com
3 days ago  |  Discuss

New York Mets: offseason Matt Harvey update

The New York Mets are poised to get their ace back in time for Opening Day 2015. There was little doubt about that. The question that was looming was how cautious would the team be with Matt Harvey as he returns from Tommy John surgery. Well now we have the long awaited answer. Harvey is expected to be able to pitch for as long as the Mets’ season goes, with a small exception....
Via isportsweb.com
4 days ago  |  Discuss

New York Mets Move In Fences At Citi Field For Second Time

NEW YORK — Mired in a streak of six straight losing seasons and hoping to boost offense, the New York Mets are moving in their fences at Citi Field for the second time. The Mets unveiled the new dimensions Tuesday, which bring in the fences 3-to-11 feet in front of the bullpens in right field. Right-center field will be 380 feet, down from 390 the past three years and 415 in the...
Via NESN.com
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Mets move in fences at Citi Field for second time

NEW YORK -- The New York Mets are moving their fences in at Citi Field for the second time. The Mets unveiled the new dimensions Tuesday, which bring in the fences 3-to-11 feet in front on the bullpens in right field and right-center. Mets general manager Sandy Alderson said the team's research projected there would have been 27 additional home runs this year under the new dimensions...
Via AP on Fox
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Will Rafael Montero be on the roster in 2015?

Rafael Montero signed very late compared to most players out of the Dominican Republic. Most kids sign around the age of 16 or 17, but Montero did not sign with the Mets until he was 20 years old. In his first year with the Mets organization he posted a 5-4 record to a tune of a 2.15 ERA. After 2011 he was on a few top prospect lists, but was not many, partially due to how late...
Via Mets360.com
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Michael Cuddyer: An Analysis of Flushing’s Newest Star

The New York Mets inked outfielder Michael Cuddyer to a two-year, $21M deal on Nov.10th, 2014. The Mets were long linked to the two-time All-Star because of their need for offensive production and his longstanding childhood friendship with David Wright. Despite the fit, the move came as a surprise to many who believed the club would shy from Cuddyer following the Coloardo Rockies’...
Via Around Citi
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Niese, Collins got into a war of words during final start

The New York Mets might be shopping starter Jon Niese this winter, and they’re already damning his name…which won’t do a whole lot for his trade value, even though the story itself seems relatively tame. Via the New York Daily News… In the third inning of that Friday night home game against the Astros, after Ruben Tejada had drawn a walk, Collins signaled for his pitcher...
Via The Outside Corner
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Sandy Alderson’s Best Free Agent Signings

The New York Mets under Sandy Alderson have remained conservative in the free agent market. Alderson has acquired value by dealing veteran talent to bolster the team’s farm system. With the Mets now expected to take a great leap forward in 2015, it should be no shock Alderson is taking to the open market. Are there any free agent additions he has added that have been omitted from...
Via Around Citi
10 days ago  |  Discuss
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