Mets Rumors & News

  • Granderson's homer gives Mets walk-off victory

    The Sports Xchange "NEW YORK -- Friends and acquaintances of Curtis Granderson asked the New York Mets right fielder if he could pick them up the 1986 replica jersey handed out to fans at Friday night's game against the Los Angeles Dodgers. Granderson gave them something better: A 1986-esque walk-off win..." May 27

  • Cespedes: 'I could spend the rest of my career' with Mets "The visitors' batting cage at Nationals Park is a spacious area, with colorless walls contrasting with fake green turf, and a bank of white plastic folding chairs off to one side. Throughout the Mets' recent three-game series with the Nationals, the chairs generally sat empty, unused, save for one..." May 27

  • Chase Utley’s family received death threats from Mets fans after controversial slide

    Los Angeles Times "Chase Utley understands what awaits him on Friday in New York. He does not welcome it, but he does not fear it. He accepts the incoming vitriol as penance for a sin he did not intend. Months ago, he identified the broken leg of Ruben Tejada as an unintended byproduct of the spirit that has..." May 27

  • David Wright: Mets don’t agree with Matt Harvey’s media silence

    New York Post "Matt Harvey’s self-imposed gag order wasn’t a big hit in the Mets clubhouse. For now the struggling pitcher has enough to consider, but Mets captain David Wright indicated Wednesday he may eventually talk to Harvey about his decision the previous night to bolt the clubhouse without speaking to..." May 26

  • Matz pitches eight scoreless innings as Mets blank Nationals

    The Sports Xchange "WASHINGTON -- Steven Matz had never gone eight innings in a major league start, so it was a pretty tense moment when Bryce Harper came to the plate as pinch hitter with two outs in the eighth on Wednesday afternoon. The Nationals had two outs and a runner on first base after Clint Robinson,..." May 25

  • Silent Matt Harvey confirms he’s the phony Mets have enabled

    New York Post "The joke, of course, is that any of this would be remotely surprising by now. The Mets have abided by the Harvey Rules from Day 1, have tread lightly around him, have allowed him the kind of leeway and latitude that should never be afforded someone with 75 career starts, no matter how promising he..." May 25

  • Matt Harvey will remain in Mets rotation, manager Terry Collins says

    USA Today "Matt Harvey, mired in the worst three-start stretch of his career, will remain in the New York Mets' rotation, manager Terry Collins announced Wednesday morning, hours after Harvey was hit hard by the division rival Washington Nationals for the second time in less than a week. The erstwhile..." May 25

  • Strasburg improves to 8-0 as Nats top Mets

    The Sports Xchange "WASHINGTON -- Pitching coach Mike Maddux walked slowly to the mound, then was surrounded by his infielders as he talked to right-hander Stephen Strasburg in the top of the seventh inning. The New York Mets had two runners on base with one out and had cut the lead to 5-2. Whatever advice..." May 24

  • Colon, Mets cruise past Nationals

    The Sports Xchange "WASHINGTON -- Bartolo Colon decided before the game Monday that he was going to keep the bat on his shoulder when he was at the plate to be sure he did not aggravate his back. "I am not going to swing," the New York Mets right-hander told Washington Nationals catcher Wilson Ramos after he..." May 24

  • Matt Harvey won't skip start during struggles, proclaims 'I'm not a quitter'

    The Comeback "Matt Harvey has struggled mightily this season. Once the top option amongst the best starting five in baseball, the Mets starter is mired in arguably the worst stretch of his career. Harvey is 3-6 and his ERA has ballooned to 5.77 after he allowed nine runs in 2 2/3 innings in the worst start of..." May 24

  • Report: James Loney’s representatives to contact the Mets

    Hardball Talk "Joel Sherman of the New York Post reports that representatives of Padres first baseman James Loney are expected to contact the Mets, who are in need of first base help after losing Lucas Duda to a back injury on Monday. Loney, 32, has spent the season with the Padres’ Triple-A affiliate in El..." May 24

  • Possible First Base Options for the Mets

    Baseball Essential "The New York Mets now have a hole in their lineup, as first baseman Lucas Duda was placed on the 15-day disabled list with a stress fracture in his lower back. At this point, it is unclear how long Duda will be sidelined with the injury, but with a lack of internal options, the Mets might be..." May 24

  • Mets Have “Some Curiosity About” Padres’ James Loney

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Mets have at least “some curiosity about” Padres first baseman James Loney, per Joel Sherman of the New York Post (Twitter links). Loney’s representatives at the Legacy Agency are expected to contact the club today to see if there’s a fit. While Loney remains under control of the Padres,..." May 24

  • Bartolo Colon told Nats catcher he wouldn’t swing during at-bats

    Sportress of Blogitude "Bartolo Colon halted a personal two-game losing streak on Monday night, going seven innings and allowing one run on five hits while walking two and striking out two in the New York Mets’ 7-1 victory over the Washington Nationals. The stellar pitching performance came one day ahead of Colon..." May 24

  • Duda diagnosed with stress fracture in lower back

    SI "New York Mets first baseman Lucas Duda has been placed on the 15-day disabled list with a stress fracture in his lower back, the team announced Monday. There is no set timetable for his return, but the team expects him to be out four to six weeks. Duda was scratched from this weekend’s games..." May 23

  • Mets 'real concerned' about Lucas Duda's bad back

    Newark Star-Ledger "They won't know anything concrete until Monday, but the outlook for Mets first baseman Lucas Duda doesn't sound good, at least if you let manager Terry Collins say it. "I'm real concerned, there's no question," Collins said Sunday "I'm really concerned that this is going to keep this guy out a..." May 23

  • Judd Apatow to co-direct '30 for 30' on Dwight Gooden, Darryl Strawberry

    Sporting News "Hollywood A-lister Judd Apatow will co-direct an upcoming "30 for 30" documentary on 1980s Mets superstars Dwight Gooden and Darryl Strawberry. ESPN announced last week that the "Trainwreck" director would work with "You Don't Know Bo" director Michael Bonfiglio on "Doc & Darryl," which is set..." May 23

  • Syndergaard pitches Mets past Brewers

    The Sports Xchange "NEW YORK -- For the third time in as many games Sunday, a New York Mets starting pitcher provided enough length to lighten the load on a taxed bullpen. Now the Mets can only hope the other two members of the rotation can follow suit with first place on the line. Right-hander Noah..." May 22

  • Darryl Strawberry uses an emoji to sign his last name in text messages

    SB Nation "The use of emojis these days is either perfect or entirely too much. I guess if my last name was an emoji though, I'd use it too. " May 22

  • Mets slot Harvey in for Tuesday after sim game "As teammates clambered to the top step of the dugout, Matt Harvey took the mound Saturday amid an unusual scene at Citi Field. Throwing multiple innings in a simulated game, Harvey put in the extra work that he hopes will help him begin climbing out of his career-worst funk. A good chunk of the..." May 22

  • Scott Boras Says Mets Not at Fault for any Matt Harvey Struggles

    Fox Sports "When I asked Scott Boras about struggling Mets right-hander Matt Harvey on Friday, he started talking about a pitcher who had a 6.55 ERA last May 30 before going on the disabled list with neck stiffness. “If I gave you those numbers, you would have to say that this pitcher is in the dumps,”..." May 21

  • Matz, Conforto lead Mets past Brewers

    The Sports Xchange "NEW YORK -- Of the 18 questions New York Mets manager Terry Collins was asked during his pregame news conference Friday, 15 had to do with struggling right-hander Matt Harvey, the Opening Day starter who still receives ace-like attention despite producing the third-highest ERA in the National..." May 20

  • NY paper rips 'Super Zero' Matt Harvey

    The Score "Three years ago, Matt Harvey was an All-Star. This season, he could be benched. Following his All-Star season in 2013, Harvey missed the following year after undergoing Tommy John surgery. In his 2015 return he was solid, pitching to a 2.71 ERA, while striking out 8.9 hitters per nine..." May 20

  • Nationals star Bryce Harper ‘feels bad’ for Mets’ Matt Harvey

    New York Daily News "Bryce Harper began Thursday’s game 0-for-20 for his career against Matt Harvey, before extending that personal futility string by flying out in his first bat. But the reigning NL MVP wasn’t in any mood to gloat about breaking that schneid with a single in his next at-bat, nor especially for..." May 20

  • Mets will 'take a look' at skipping struggling Matt Harvey's next turn

    ESPN "Mets right-hander Matt Harvey might not have a chance to redeem himself against the Washington Nationals next week. After Harvey allowed a career-high nine runs in a career-low 2 2/3 innings in a 9-1 rubber-game loss against the Nationals on Thursday night, manager Terry Collins indicated that..." May 20

  • Seven-run inning, Strasburg lift Nats past Mets

    The Sports Xchange "NEW YORK -- Few managers in baseball know the innermost thoughts of a hitter better than Washington Nationals skipper Dusty Baker, who won two Silver Sluggers as an outfielder and spent four seasons as a hitting coach before moving into the manager's office. "You feel good about yourself..." May 19

  • Gonzalez, Nationals shut down Mets

    The Sports Xchange "NEW YORK -- Asked late Wednesday night about his success at Citi Field following yet another impressive start against the New York Mets, Washington Nationals left-hander Gio Gonzalez offered up a well-rehearsed answer in which he thanked the pitchers that followed him, his catchers and the lineup..." May 19

  • A Surprising Lawsuit Claims Bartolo Colon Is A ‘Deadbeat Dad’ To A Secret Family

    Uproxx "Bartolo Colon has become baseball’s lovable big guy over the years. With his teddy bear persona and the occasional surprising displays of Old Fat Guy Athleticism (see here and here), he’s frequently sent the entire baseball world into fits of pure joy. However, the most recent story surrounding..." May 18

  • MLB players confronting realities of smokeless tobacco laws in major cities

    The Comeback "Cities like Boston, Chicago, New York, Los Angeles and San Francisco have all passed bans on the use of smokeless tobacco at ticketed sporting events, leaving teams like the Washington Nationals are beginning to confront a new reality and some big time issues. Player now have to decide whether..." May 18

  • Mets ride Syndergaard to win over Nationals

    The Sports Xchange "NEW YORK -- A night that began with appreciation for reigning National League Championship Series MVP Daniel Murphy ended with New York Mets right-hander Noah Syndergaard providing more evidence that his emergence on the national stage last October was no fluke, either. Syndergaard struck..." May 17

  • Mets GM Sandy Alderson undergoes cancer-related surgery, says procedure was ‘fantastically successful’

    New York Daily News "Mets general manager Sandy Alderson said Tuesday he had surgery "a week ago Wednesday" as part of his treatment for cancer, and that the procedure was "fantastically successful" and had been planned since December when Alderson and the Mets announced his diagnosis with the disease. "There's..." May 17

  • Commissioner Rob Manfred unhappy with length of games

    ESPN "The average time of a nine-inning baseball game is up nearly seven minutes compared with this point last season, and MLB commissioner Rob Manfred isn't happy about it. "We think the single biggest thing we had going for us early in the year [last season] was player focus on the topic," Manfred..." May 17

  • Raburn's pinch homer pushes Rockies past Mets

    The Sports Xchange "DENVER -- The Colorado Rockies signed free agent Ryan Raburn late in the offseason, seeking a right-handed-hitting power threat for their bench. Raburn delivered in a big way Sunday, belting a two-run, pinch-hit homer in the seventh inning that carried the Rockies to a 4-3, comeback win..." May 15

  • Collins: Foul-tip call cost us the game

    The Score "Terry Collins isn't happy about what transpired in Saturday's loss to the Colorado Rockies. When asked about a phantom foul-tip call that saw him get ejected, and paved the way for the Rockies scoring four more runs, the New York Mets' manager didn't mince words. "It's unfair," Collins told..." May 15

  • Rockies ride five-run third to win over Mets

    The Sports Xchange "DENVER -- It's too soon to call it resurgence, but the Colorado Rockies are beginning to show signs of life at Coors Field. The Rockies beat the New York Mets 7-4 on Saturday night to equal a season high with three straight wins. Those victories have come at home, enabling the Rockies..." May 15

  • Gray helps Rockies shade Mets

    The Sports Xchange "DENVER -- Jon Gray won his first career game on Friday night with a dazzling outing at a place where success had been elusive. Gray's strong start helped the Colorado Rockies end a long drought against the New York Mets with a 5-2 victory at Coors Field. The Rockies had lost 11 straight..." May 14

  • Matt Harvey: 'It's just frustrating being out there right now'

    ESPN New York "New York Mets right-hander Matt Harvey has no explanation for his subpar season. "From one start to the next, it doesn't feel the same at all," Harvey said Friday, after allowing five runs on 11 hits in 5 2/3 innings in a 5-2 loss to the Colorado Rockies. "So, for me, it's frustrating. It..." May 14

  • Kershaw gem helps Dodgers down Mets

    The Sports Xchange "LOS ANGELES -- Clayton Kershaw continued to rewrite the record books in his 250th career start with a performance that has become typical of the Los Angeles Dodgers' ace. Kershaw spun a complete game shutout and Yasmani Grandal provided the Los Angeles Dodgers with the big hit in a 5-0 win against..." May 13

  • Wilmer Flores headed to DL with left hamstring injury

    ESPN "The New York Mets plan to place infielder Wilmer Flores on the disabled list with a left hamstring injury before Thursday's series finale against the Los Angeles Dodgers. They will promote left-hander Sean Gilmartin from Triple-A Las Vegas. Flores hurt the hamstring in Monday's series opener..." May 12

  • Syndergaard homers twice in Mets' win at L.A.

    The Sports Xchange "LOS ANGELES -- Noah Syndergaard thought he was dreaming. The first home run of the game was one thing, but the Mets right-hander made history by hitting a second one out of Dodger Stadium in New York's 4-3 win over the Los Angeles Dodgers on Wednesday. Syndergaard was almost sure..." May 12

  • Mets’ Terry Collins: Noah Syndergaard had elbow exam about two weeks ago

    Newsday "Noah Syndergaard had just staged a one-man exhibition of awe-inspiring physical skill. The tall, muscle-bound Mets righthander had just hit two home runs. In a 4-3 win on Wednesday over the Dodgers, Syndergaard knocked in all of his team’s runs and used a fastball that touched 100 mph to..." May 12

  • 5 pitchers next in line for Stephen Strasburg-esque extensions

    MLB Daily Dish "Stephen Strasburg's 7-year, $175 million contract extension has caused quite the conversation, from how big of risk it can be for the Nationals to its impact on the rest of baseball. That impact goes to a number of young pitchers that are looking to cash in on their early success in the majors,..." May 12

  • Mets' Steven Matz to miss next scheduled start with elbow pain

    CBS Sports "The Mets on Wednesday announced that lefty Steven Matz will have his next start skipped because of ongoing elbow discomfort. Matz had been slated to pitch against the Rockies in Coors Field on Saturday. ESPN's Adam Rubin tweets that Matz's elbow bothered him following his last start, which..." May 11

  • Thompson's walk-off homer lifts Dodgers past Mets

    The Sports Xchange "LOS ANGELES -- The Los Angeles Dodgers waited all night for the big hit to come. It took until one out was left in the game, but pinch hitter Trayce Thompson finally delivered with his first-ever walk-off hit, driving Hansel Robles' fastball into the left field bleachers for a walk-off home..." May 11

  • Why MLB’s domestic violence policy does not require a criminal conviction

    Hardball Talk "When Aroldis Chapman was suspended under Major League Baseball’s domestic violence policy, a good number of people — some of them commenters at this site — took issue with it because “hey, he wasn’t charged with a crime.” The same has been said about Jose Reyes and will be said about him again..." May 11

  • Matz wins fifth straight as Mets down Dodgers

    The Sports Xchange "LOS ANGELES -- New York Mets left-hander Steven Matz was the hero on the mound and with the bat on Monday at Dodger Stadium. Matz emerged with his fifth consecutive win, and his RBI double helped the Mets beat the Los Angeles Dodgers 4-2. With two outs and one on in the sixth inning..." May 10

  • Justine Siegal will be first woman to manage independent minor league game

    The Comeback "Justine Siegal continues to break down baseball barriers. The San Rafael Pacifics Baseball Club has announced that Siegal will be the first ever woman to coach at the independent minor league level when she’ll manage the team in late June. The specific event “Women Run the Show” was created..." May 10

  • Chase Utley’s NLDS slide still reverberates in Mets-Dodgers

    Newsday "It has been seven months since the Dodgers’ Chase Utley left the Mets’ Ruben Tejada with a broken leg, the result of a hard takeout slide that would change the way the game is played. When the Mets visited the Dodgers Monday, most traces of ill will from that infamous slide seemed to have..." May 10

  • The scary trend Matt Harvey and other aces are facing

    Yahoo! Sports "The number of frontline starters who have lost a significant amount of fastball velocity compared to the first month-plus of last season is startling. This isn’t just a few stragglers. It’s a half-dozen of the game’s best pitchers and a handful more in the next tier. It’s Cy Young winners and..." May 09

  • Bartolo Colon's HR card shatters sales records of Topps Now

    ESPN "A baseball card of Bartolo Colon's home run shattered sales records of Topps Now, the card manufacturer's new on-demand printing business. The company sold 8,826 cards of the 42-year-old pitcher hitting a home run on Saturday. The card went on sale at 11:30 a.m. ET on Sunday and stopped..." May 09

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