METS RUMORS & GOSSIP

Mets tab Thor in first-place battle with Nationals

A Nationals team battling both injuries and on-field struggles will return home for a three-game series beginning Monday against a Mets club looking to regain control of the National League East. The Mets will start Noah Syndergaard, while the Nationals counter with Joe Ross.
Via Mets.com
1 hour ago

Nimmo unable to jump-start Mets in MLB debut

Brandon Nimmo alone cannot save the Mets, who dropped a 5-2 game to the Braves on Sunday in his Major League debut. Finishing 0-for-4, the club's No. 4 prospect was far from the only non-contributor.
Via Mets.com
2 hours ago

Mets Offense Stifled Again, Braves Take Finale 5-2 To Earn Series Split

The New York Mets (40-34) were defeated by the Atlanta Braves (26-49) by a score of 5-2 at Turner Field Sunday afternoon.  With the loss the Mets will temporarily fall 2.5 games back of the Washington Nationals. Pitching: Bartolo Colon was on the mound today and the wily vet was very good.  Colon went seven innings giving up one run, while walking one, and striking out two. In...
Via Mets Merized Online
3 hours ago

The intersecting and dissecting careers of Brandon Nimmo and Michael Conforto

There is obvious symbolism amid the objective realities that led to the New York Mets demoting Michael Conforto and recalling Brandon Nimmo to take his spot. The different routes they took to reach their destination are notable in that Conforto was selected tenth overall out of Oregon State in the 2014 Major League Baseball amateur draft and was expected, correctly, to be on the...
Via Today's Knuckleball
4 hours ago

Mets injury updates: The latest on Juan Lagares, Zack Wheeler

Both are in Florida rehabbing from injuries. ATLANTA -- Juan Lagares is currently in Florida rehabbing his sprained left thumb and participating in baseball activity, Mets assistant general manager John Ricco said Sunday.  Lagares landed on the disabled list on June 16 and is dealing with a partial ligament tear in his left thumb. Ricco said...
Via NJ.com
6 hours ago

Wheeler ready to restart baseball activities

Mets pitcher Zack Wheeler is due to begin long tossing Monday for the first time since the Mets shut him down last week due to right elbow discomfort. Wheeler, who is rehabbing from Tommy John surgery, was subsequently diagnosed with nerve irritation, but no further structural damage.
Via Mets.com
6 hours ago

Jeff Wilpon Signs Jose Reyes for Mets

After clearing waivers and becoming a free-agent, Jose Reyes immediately returned to his original organization, the New York Mets. He will begin a minor-league assignment with Brooklyn on Sunday, June 26, playing third base. Was the decision to sign Reyes made by Mets GM Sandy Alderson, or owner / wannabe GM Jeff Wilpon? Bringing Jose Reyes back to the Mets looks and smells like...
Via MetsToday.com
7 hours ago

Wilmer, Weaver and Waving Goodbye to De Aza

From 2012 to 2014, Wilmer Flores hit over .300 in whichever level of the Mets minor league system he was in. In 2012 he hit .300 with 18 home runs and an .827 OPS at St. Lucie and Binghamton, two places notoriously known for being pitchers parks and leagues. He was a top 100 prospect during those last three seasons in the minors, mostly because of his bat since we’re all convinced...
Via Mets Merized Online
10 hours ago

I’ll Be Rooting Hard For Michael Conforto

As you know by now, the New York Mets demoted struggling outfielder Michael Conforto to Triple-A Las Vegas on Saturday, and promoted outfielder Brandon Nimmo to the big league team. After rocketing through the system last year and breaking out with 12 doubles, nine home runs and a 132 OPS+ in 56 games, things deteriorated quickly for Conforto after a solid April this season. The...
Via Mets Merized Online
11 hours ago

Mets and Jose Reyes have flipped roles in no-lose reunion

ATLANTA — Jose Reyes was last seen with the Mets bunting for a hit on the final day of the 2011 season and promptly departing the game in the first inning to secure the NL batting title. It all seems like a lifetime ago, for both the player and the organization, who are now reunited....
Via New York Post
18 hours ago

Terry Collins ripping into Alejandro De Aza may be last straw

ATLANTA — Alejandro De Aza’s days with the Mets appear numbered. The veteran outfielder isn’t hitting, and on Saturday, he received an earful from manager Terry Collins after his lack of hustle helped kill an inning. With Wilmer Flores on first base in the 10th inning, De Aza popped up a bunt and slammed his...
Via New York Post
18 hours ago

Gut Reaction: Mets 1, Braves 0 (6/25/16)

The Mets defeated the Braves tonight 1-0 at Turner Field to move within two games of the Nationals for first place in the NL East. Poor Jacob deGrom. It’s ten starts now that he hasn’t had a W. He went eight innings in this one while giving up no runs and striking out six. Maybe next time, Jacob. What happens when two of the lowest scoring teams in baseball meet head-on? Not...
Via Mets360.com
20 hours ago

WATCH: Michael Conforto reacts to trip to Triple A

Michael Conforto talks to the media after getting the news that he's being sent down to Triple-A, and he shares his thoughts on what he will work on in order to get back to the New York Mets.
Via SNY
1 day ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Mets GM Sandy Alderson talks Jose Reyes signing

New York Mets GM Sandy Alderson speaks to the media about the Jose Reyes signing and where he will be playing in the field, and also answers questions about Michael Conforto being optioned to Triple-A.
Via SNY
1 day ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: New York Mets bring back Jose Reyes

Andy Martino of the New York Daily News calls in to SNY to discuss Jose Reyes returning to the New York Mets, and the impact he will have on the club.
Via SNY
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Multiple reports claim slugger Reyes eyeing up a return to the Mets

Jose Reyes is set to return to the place where he started his Major League career. According to ESPN’s Adam Rubin, the New York Mets are set to sign Reyes once he officially becomes a free agent on Saturday. Reyes’s role is yet to be defined. The Mets have an everyday shortstop in Asdrubal Cabrera, but they have a void at third base with David Wright injured, and they may even...
Via Larry Brown Sports
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Mets Need Brandon Nimmo Now

Upon hearing the news that Yoenis Cespedes will not have to go on the disabled list with his sprained wrist, everyone from Terry Collins to Mr. Met to each and every Mets fan breathed a sigh of relief. As soon as everyone realizes that Cespedes is day-to-day and Alejandro De Aza will get more playing time, the trepidation will return. Given that prospect, it might be time to call...
Via MetsMinor.net
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Mets Consider Reyes In Hopes He Can Successfully Switch Hit(ting Balls vs. Women)

Not sure how many of you saw it yesterday, but Terry Collins got heated in a press conference when the Mets' PR guy wanted him to tell the media more about Syndergaard.  Finally, Collins called him a puppy dog and stormed out.  Now, in a move that will be sure to make even the best PR person sweat, the Mets are in final talks to reunite with Jose Reyes.  The news picked up steam...
Via Razzball
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Mets fans petition against team signing Jose Reyes

With the Colorado Rockies set to release Jose Reyes on Saturday, many predict the shortstop will land with his former team, the New York Mets. However, this prospect is upsetting to many Mets fans because in addition to no longer being a very good baseball player, Reyes is an alleged domestic abuser. Reyes was charged with domestic abuse in October following an altercation with...
Via The Comeback
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Mini Noah Syndergaard throws out first pitch at Mets game

Noah Syndergaard: Meet your diminutive doppelganger. A young New York Mets fan nicknamed "Mini Thor" due to a remarkable resemblance to the pitcher nicknamed "Thor, got his moment on a big-league mound when he threw out the ceremonial first pitch Wednesday before his favorite team faced the Kansas City Royals at Citi Field. Ashtin Gerberg, 5, originally garnered attention after...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Terry Collins delivers low blow to Mets PR employee

New York Mets manager Terry Collins delivered a cheap shot at veteran team PR director Jay Horwitz during his postgame media session on Wednesday. Collins was not going to address star pitcher Noah Syndergaard leaving the Mets' 4-3 win over the Royals with an elbow injury until Horwitz apparently made a request for him to do so. Collins reacted negatively to the suggestion and then...
Via Larry Brown Sports
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Collins ‘concerned about’ Cespedes injury

While the New York Mets defeated the Kansas City Royals on Wednesday, it came at a cost. Star slugger Yoenis Cespedes left the game with a wrist injury. “I don’t know what the issue is,” Collins said, per Adam Rubin, ESPN. “I’m certainly concerned about it. Any time when you’re a hitter — and you’re a big hitter — and your hands and your wrists have problems...
Via Sportsnaut
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Tom Seaver's wife 'embarrassed' Mets don’t have statue of him

At the present moment, the New York Mets don’t feature statues to honor any of the franchise’s great players. One person who’s upset with that is Nancy Seaver, wife of Mets’ legend Tom Seaver. She feels that Citi Field should have a statue that honors her husband, as well as the team’s other legends. “I’m embarrassed for (the Mets). I really am,” Nancy said, per...
Via Sportsnaut
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Colon expected to start Sunday for Mets despite thumb injury

NEW YORK (AP) Thumbs up is the word on Bartolo Colon. Mets manager Terry Collins says Wednesday he thinks Colon will be able to make his next scheduled start, one day after the right-hander was hit on his pitching hand by a line drive. The 43-year-old Colon threw four pitches Tuesday night against Kansas City before leaving the game with a bruised right thumb. He was hit by a sharp...
Via Associated Press
4 days ago  |  Discuss

NERD Game Scores: Noah Syndergaard Thought Experiment

Devised originally in response to a challenge issued by sabermetric nobleman Rob Neyer, and expanded at the request of nobody, NERD scores represent an attempt to summarize in one number (and on a scale of 0-10) the likely aesthetic appeal or watchability, for the learned fan, of a player or team or game. Read more about the components of and formulae for NERD scores here. *** Most...
Via Fangraphs
4 days ago  |  Discuss
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