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Future bleak for Black after Mets outright reliever to Triple-A

Vic Black was once considered a potential closer-in-waiting for the New York Mets. Now he appears to have zero future with the team.On a day when the National League East-leading Mets promoted seven players from the minors, Black was outrighted to Triple-A Las Vegas after clearing waivers to open a slot on the team's 40-man roster.The 27-year-old Black has struggled mightily at Las...
Via Fox Sports
1 hour ago  |  Discuss

Matz ready for return to Mets after another dazzling rehab start

Rookie left-hander Steven Matz showed he is ready to rejoin the New York Mets starting rotation by wrapping up his rehab assignment with a second straight dominating performance.Matz tossed 5 1/3 scoreless innings of one-hit ball at Double-A Binghamton on Monday night in his final tuneup before the Mets recall him on Tuesday when rosters expand. Matz struck out four and retired the...
Via Fox Sports
7 hours ago  |  Discuss

MMO Mailbag: Extension For Murphy Or Cespedes?

Greg H. asks… If the Mets could keep and sign only one, who would you give an extension to: Daniel Murphy or Yoenis Cespedes? Connor replies… This is a really difficult question when you consider all of the moving pieces involved. Clearly, at least this year, Cespedes has been a drastically more valuable player than […]
Via Mets Merized Online
10 hours ago  |  Discuss

Bartolo Colon > Anthony Recker

Mets pitcher Bartolo Colon drives a single up the middle to record his seventh hit of the season, setting a new career high. CATCHER Anthony Recker? 10.Please follow us on Twitter for exclusive stories, Like us on Facebook, Or return home for award winning writing.
Via Bob's Blitz
12 hours ago  |  Discuss

Curtis Granderson…Moon Landing Truther

In professional sports, it doesn’t take much nowadays to be labeled a “nice guy”…just stay out of the papers and don’t make headlines. To that end, Curtis Granderson is a member of the “nice guy” fraternity. He’s kept his nose clean and a couple years ago, even helped fund a baseball stadium being built in Chicago. So, when asked about his nice guy image, the New...
Via Hall of Very Good
17 hours ago  |  Discuss

Bumping Colon From Playoff Roster Not Good Idea

One of the foregone conclusions of the Mets’ playoff push is that once they get there, they won’t have a role for Bartolo Colon. Conventional wisdom has Matt Harvey, Jacob deGrom, Noah Syndergaard and Jon Niese in the rotation. Although there has been some silliness reported about putting Syndergaard in the bullpen and Steven Matz in the rotation. COLON: Don’t skip him from...
Via New York Mets Report
20 hours ago  |  Discuss

Lucas Duda Will Not Be Activated From DL When Eligible

Terry Collins told reporters today at Citi Field that Lucas Duda is still just tracking pitches and has yet to begin swinging a bat as he continues to rehab in St. Lucie from back pain. According to Collins, it is unlikely that Duda will be activated from the disabled list when he is eligible to […]
Via Mets Merized Online
1 day ago  |  Discuss

JABO: The Mets Bullpen Gains a Pitch(er)

With the news this past weekend that (former) Diamondbacks reliever Addison Reed was headed to the Mets, New York may have finally secured the missing piece to their bullpen: a steady seventh-inning reliever to bridge the gap between the talented starting rotation and the eighth- and ninth-inning guys, Tyler Clippard and Jeurys Familia. This was a forward-looking move by the front...
Via Fangraphs
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Mets Minors: Six reasons to be happy with Desmond Lindsay

The Mets signed Michael Cuddyer in the offseason to a seemingly modest two-year deal that, in turn, cost them their first round pick in the 2015 Amateur Draft.  While Cuddyer hasn’t worked out fantastically, the Mets seem to have made the most out of their second round pick. The Mets selected Desmond Lindsay 53rd overall in this year’s draft and some fans may have scratched...
Via Mets360.com
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Mets Announce First Wave Of September Call-Ups

The New York Mets announced that catcher Kevin Plawecki, infielder Eric Campbell and outfielders Eric Young Jr. and Kirk Nieuwenhuis will join the team on Tuesday from Triple-A Las Vegas when major league rosters expand. Sandy Alderson also said on Friday that RHP Erik Goeddel will be activated from the DL on September 1st. Goeddel pitched very well for the Mets to start the year […]
Via Mets Merized Online
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Big Papi crushes Syndergaard pitch for 494th homer

Noah Syndergaard went 5 2/3 innings without allowing a run Sunday afternoon. That changed in a hurry when David Ortiz stepped to the plate. Ortiz sent a 97-mph Syndergaard fastball screaming off the second deck at Citi Field for a two-run homer. The home run was the 494th of Ortiz’s career. He now sits all alone in 27th on the all-time home runs list and needs six over the...
Via NESN.com
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Terry Collins didn't challenge double out of fear of HR

New York Mets manager Terry Collins decided against challenging David Ortiz’s pinch-hit, ninth-inning double Saturday. Why? Because giving up a double is better than giving up a home run. Collins told reporters Sunday in New York, via ESPN.com, that he was unsure whether Ortiz’s wall-ball two-bagger — which came during a 3-1 win for the Boston Red Sox — actually cleared...
Via NESN.com
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Developing A Plan For The Mets To Keep Yoenis Cespedes

In a final Hail Mary just shy of the trade deadline, Sandy Alderson and the New York Mets pulled off a deal to nab Yoenis Cespedes, who arguably became the most dynamic player to put on a Mets uniform during the Citi Field era.  The Mets drew positive reviews in landing Cespedes without relinquishing major league-ready talent or any of their prized pitchers. However, the...
Via Baseball Hot Corner
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Mets Should Sit Wright Today

I am happy for David Wright and his return to the Mets. In the handful of games he’s played last week, he’s swung the bat well and after an awkward first game in the field his defense has come around. WRIGHT: Should sit today. (Getty) For all he’s gone through and all he’s meant to the Mets, he deserves the opportunity to play in October. That being said, I don’t want...
Via New York Mets Report
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Mets acquire RP Addison Reed from Diamondbacks

THE METS. ARE. GOING. FOR IT! On Saturday, the NL East leaders acquired Addison Reed from the Arizona Diamondbacks, pending a physical. Source: #Mets acquire Addison Reed from #Dbacks pending physical. — Adam Rubin (@AdamRubinESPN) August 29, 2015   The 26-year old Reed has a 4.20 ERA in 40 2/3 innings this year, his second in Arozna, to go along with 34 strikeouts...
Via The Outside Corner
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Gut Reation: Red Sox 3, Mets 1 (8/29/15)

Only three Mets collected hits today, which has been a far cry from how things have been going. Even with a loss yesterday, the Mets still were able to score four runs on eight hits. It was just an unfortunate day where the team couldn’t seem to get anything going against Joe Kelly and the Boston Red Sox, who have been playing rather well of late. To add a little salt on the wound...
Via Mets360.com
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Upon Further Review: Lagares Blew Play

It is totally irrelevant, 100 percent, replays showed Blake Swihart’s drive off the wall that resulted in an inside-the-park home run would have been ruled a conventional homer had it been reviewed. Also irrelevant, and unacceptable, is Juan Lagares’ explanation that he saw the ball go over the line. “One hundred percent,’’ Lagares told reporters. “It hit over the line...
Via New York Mets Report
3 days ago  |  Discuss

New York Mets: injury update

The New York Mets may be leading their division by 6.5 games but it doesn’t mean that they are as strong as they could be. The Mets are still patiently awaiting the return of a few players from the disabled list. With September 1 just a few days away, and with it the expansion of the active roster, next week should see the return of at least some of those players. Steven Matz...
Via isportsweb.com
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Mets make ‘Play of the Year’ on 1-3-1 putout (Video)

The New York Mets pulled off what’s being called the “Play of the Year” after recording a wild 1-3-1 putout in Thursday’s game against the Philadelphia Phillies. Jeff Francouer was batting in the 10th and hit a comebacker to Carlos Torres. The ball ricocheted off Torres’ leg/foot to first baseman Daniel Murphy, who dove for a backhanded stop, then made a no-look toss to...
Via Larry Brown Sports
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Noah Syndergaard Picks up his First Road Win as The Mets Make it Five in a Row

Noah Syndergaard #34 of the New York Mets throws a pitch in the bottom of the first inning against the Philadelphia Phillies on August 25, 2015 at the Citizens Bank Park. (Mandatory Credit:ESPN/Getty Images) The Mets picked up their 5th straight win last night when they topped the Phillies in the second win of the series. Noah Syndergaard also picked up his first road win of the...
Via The Sports Journal
6 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Larry Bowa gets ejected, threatens Mets player

    Philadelphia Phillies bench coach Larry Bowa went ballistic on Tuesday night, and it appears his frustration was at least two days in the making. During the seventh inning of a 6-5 loss to the New York Mets, Phillies outfielder Jeff Francoeur jumped out of the dugout to protest after Mets reliever Hansel Robles tried to quick-pitch Darin Ruf as Ruf was still getting settled...
Via Larry Brown Sports
6 days ago  |  Discuss

How Yoenis Cespedes saved the Mets from themselves

It all seemed to be coming together for the Mets. It looked like they had just traded for the kind of impact bat their lineup so desperately needed in the form of Carlos Gomez and that he would propel the pitching laden Metropolitans to a division championship. And then this happened: This kind of gaffe seemed typical of the Mets of the past ten years. An all-star caliber player...
Via The Sports Quotient
7 days ago  |  Discuss

David Wright surprises Mets with cookies upon return

The New York Mets laid a 16-7 beat down on the Philadelphia Phillies at Citizens Bank Park on Monday, socking out a whopping eight home runs in the comeback win. The big victory marked the celebrated return of superstar David Wright, who was back in  the lineup after nearly four months away from the team and hit a homer himself. And he ingratiated himself to his teammates by surprising...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Mets Minors: Eudor Garcia looking to become the heir to David Wright

Back in 2014, the Mets selected Eudor Garcia in the fourth round of the draft.  Garcia profiled as a first round talent but had flaws that held him from being drafted earlier.  Garcia’s biggest flaw is that he’s 5’11” and 225 Lbs.  He’s not a lithe and graceful infielder nor is he a giant powerful behemoth.  With his body profile the consensus opinion has Garcia shifting...
Via Mets360.com
8 days ago  |  Discuss
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