Mets Rumors & News

  • Mets Interested In Jonathan Lucroy, Offering Travis D’Arnaud In Return

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Mets are interested in Brewers catcher Jonathan Lucroy, and current Mets catcher Travis d’Arnaud seems to be part of any potential package the Amazins could send to Milwaukee, Kristie Ackert of the New York Daily News reports. The Brewers rejected a straight one-for-one offer of Lucroy for..." July 25

  • Matz pitches six scoreless innings as Mets blank Marlins

    The Sports Xchange "MIAMI -- This could have gone terribly wrong for New York Mets left-hander Steven Matz. With runners on the corners and two outs in the fifth inning, Matz faced Miami Marlins slugger Giancarlo Stanton, who had hit five homers in the past three games against the Mets. Stanton, a..." July 24

  • Mets, Rangers, Indians interested in Jonathan Lucroy

    MLB Daily Dish "New York joins Cleveland and Texas as teams known to be interested in Brewers catcher Jonathan Lucroy, according to Kristie Ackert of The New York Daily News. The Mets are attempting to remain engaged in trade talks involving Lucroy, although progress between the two clubs will be based on the..." July 24

  • Zack Wheeler in battle against clock of Mets’ playoff hopes

    New York Post "Zack Wheeler threw 30 pitches during a bullpen session Friday at Marlins Park, but the right-hander remains unsure when he will be able to make his first rehab start in his long recovery from Tommy John surgery. Despite having now thrown multiple sessions, Wheeler — throwing fastballs,..." July 23

  • Fernandez wins again at home, Stanton homers for Miami

    The Sports Xchange "MIAMI -- Speed kills, and whether it was Jose Fernandez's 99-mph fastballs or Giancarlo Stanton's 100-plus-mph line drives, the Miami Marlins knocked out the New York Mets on Saturday night. They even boxed in the dugout to celebrate. Fernandez improved his Marlins Park record to 26-1,..." July 23

  • Familia joins elite club with 50th straight save

    Yahoo! Sports "It hasn’t necessarily been pretty this week, but New York Mets closer Jeurys Familia continues getting the job done at a remarkable rate. In Friday’s 5-3 win against the Marlins, the first-time All-Star recorded his 50th consecutive regular season save dating back to July 30 of last season...." July 23

  • Reyes ignites Mets in victory over Marlins

    The Sports Xchange "MIAMI -- Pitcher Logan Verrett knows exactly what leadoff hitter and recent acquisition Jose Reyes brings to the New York Mets. "He's like a can of Red Bull balled up into a human being," said Verrett, who started for New York on Friday. "That's something we were lacking. He brings that..." July 22

  • Mets’ biggest trade need might not be so easy to get

    New York Post "A little extra bullpen help would be a relief to the Mets. Even with the rotation showing signs of wear and tear, the team’s primary focus heading toward the Aug. 1 non-waiver trade deadline remains another reliever, according to a person with knowledge of the organization’s..." July 22

  • MLB eyes limits on relief pitchers, which doesn't make much sense

    Sporting News "Rob Manfred has been vocal about several changes he's looking to negotiate during his tenure as commissioner of Major League Baseball. Add "relief pitcher restrictions" to that list. On Thursday's episode of ESPN's "Mike and Mike," Manfred said MLB has been "talking a lot internally" about..." July 21

  • Rizzo, Hendricks propel Cubs past Mets

    The Sports Xchange "CHICAGO -- Kyle Hendricks said that when things are going well even some bad pitches will often have no ill effects. At least that was the case on Wednesday as the rebounding Chicago Cubs breezed to a 6-2 victory over the New York Mets in the finale of a three-game Wrigley Field series. The..." July 20

  • The MLB home run explosion of 2016: Are juiced baseballs to blame?

    ESPN "The day before the All-Star Game, Max Scherzer was in a good mood. He talked about University of Missouri football, how the curveball he developed in 2013 took his game to the next level and the new cutter he's starting to throw. Then he was asked about the home run spike across the..." July 20

  • How every team in the National League looks going into the MLB trade deadline

    CBS Sports "The August 1 non-waiver trade deadline is just two weeks away, meaning the clock is ticking for teams to complete trades that will either help position themselves for a playoff push this year or set themselves up for a brighter future. Last week, we looked at all 15 American League teams,..." July 20

  • Michael Conforto might play center field for the Mets soon

    Amazin' Avenue "The Mets are considering having Michael Conforto play center field against right-handed starters as soon as this week, partly to accommodate the wishes of Yoenis Cespedes. Conforto, who has never played a game in center field as a professional, seems open to the idea, as he told the Bergen..." July 19

  • Familia, Mets hold off Cubs

    The Sports Xchange "CHICAGO -- Rene Rivera had full confidence that reliever Jeurys Familia could pitch the New York Mets out of a ninth-inning, bases-loaded jam. Just to be sure, the Mets catcher went out for a chat with his teammate as New York tried to maintain its 2-1 lead over the Chicago Cubs on..." July 19

  • Cubs finally find way to beat Mets

    The Sports Xchange "CHICAGO -- There may have been a handful of pitches that Jon Lester didn't care for but he's not about to complain about Monday's result. The Chicago Cubs left hander returned to late spring form with an efficient 7 2/3 inning outing while Anthony Rizzo clubbed his 22nd home run of the..." July 18

  • Trades the Cubs and Mets need to make to get back to the NLCS

    ESPN "On the morning of May 11, the Chicago Cubs woke up with a 25-6 record and an .806 winning percentage courtesy of a remarkable run differential of plus-103 runs. The New York Mets woke up with a 20-12 record and a dominating starting rotation. A rematch in the National League Championship Series..." July 18

  • Rage against the machines: MLB stars don't want to see robot umps

    Sporting News "When you follow a game on Major League Baseball’s website, it’s there. When you watch a local broadcast, there’s a good chance you’ll see it. When you see an ESPN broadcast, it’s part of the live picture. Graphics showing the strike zone, telling viewers immediately whether a pitch is good, are..." July 18

  • Report: Shortened MLB schedule gaining momentum

    Sportsnaut "Major League Baseball has used a 162-game schedule for more than 50 years. When it comes time to negotiate the new Collective Bargaining Agreement, the MLB schedule might be changing. “The idea of returning to a 154-game regular season has gained momentum recently,” per David Lennon of New York..." July 18

  • Yoenis Cespedes misses fourth straight game as quad injury lingers

    New York Daily News "Yoenis Cespedes ran in the outfield and did high steps and side steps before Saturday night’s game against the Phillies, but the Mets slugger could not work his way back into the lineup. Cespedes was out of the starting lineup for the fourth straight game with a strained right quad. Terry..." July 17

  • Mets' deGrom tosses one-hit gem to shut out Phillies

    The Sports Xchange "PHILADELPHIA -- The New York Mets and Jacob deGrom decided the right-hander's All-Star break would be better spent relaxing than joining the National League squad in San Diego earlier in the week. "As he showed, the rest did him good," Mets manager Terry Collins said of deGrom, who recorded..." July 17

  • Walker's 3-run homer helps Mets top Phillies

    The Sports Xchange "PHILADELPHIA -- The injury-plagued New York Mets are playing short-handed, but Bartolo Colon and Neil Walker continue to hold the fort. Walker hit a three-run homer and the 43-year-old Colon won for the fifth time in his last six decisions as the Mets opened their second half of their season..." July 16

  • Mets could bring back Jonathon Niese

    Newsday "Pirates lefthander Jonathon Niese may not be in high demand, especially after his own general manager, Neal Huntington, took to the airwaves Friday to express buyer’s remorse. But with the dearth of starting pitchers in the trade market at a time when the Mets could use reinforcements, team..." July 16

  • Darryl Strawberry Claims He Had Sex In The Middle Of Games

    Uproxx "ESPN’s latest 30 for 30 “Doc & Darryl” will tell the story of Doc Gooden and Darryl Strawberry. The two former New York Mets stars rose to fame in the 1980s before entering into a downward spiral — fueled by alcohol and drug addiction — that would last for decades. Prior to its premiere on..." July 14

  • Mets ready to go fishing for bullpen help on trade market

    New York Post "The Mets will consider most options heading toward the Aug. 1 non-waiver trade deadline, but their primary target is another bullpen arm. Of course, the Mets still may need another bat, and the rotation is missing a piece — at least in the short term — with Matt Harvey finished for the season..." July 14

  • Mets' Collins makes sure his own guys rest in All-Star Game

    Sporting News "Those who’ve followed the Mets over the last six years have grown accustomed to seeing curious in-game decisions by Terry Collins when managing his personnel. Tuesday’s All-Star Game probably didn’t surprise many of them. Collins’ Mets were the only National League team to not have a player..." July 13

  • 2016 MLB All-Star Game ratings and viewership are record lows

    Awful Announcing "There was a time when the MLB All-Star Game could boast that it was a mid-summer ratings and viewership draw. But in this day and age of internet, fragmented cable universe and so many other alternatives, the All-Star Game can no longer make that claim. While the American League can feel good..." July 13

  • Noah Syndergaard to throw off mound

    MLB Daily Dish "Noah Syndergaard was, in fact, in San Diego for the MLB All-Star Game, though you couldn’t be blamed for missing him, since manager Terry Collins didn’t get him into the game and there was only an impostor of him available at All-Star FanFest. Not exactly what you’d expect for the top pitcher..." July 13

  • Rob Manfred: PEDs not behind surge in homers

    Newsday "The day after Giancarlo Stanton’s personal fireworks display lit up Petco Park in the Home Run Derby, commissioner Rob Manfred faced a volley of questions about Major League Baseball’s sudden power surge, and what might be behind it. Stanton is one of the strongest players in the sport, at a..." July 13

  • MLBPA head: Pitchers' Derby will be considered for 2017

    The Score "Those slugging pitchers might get their wish next season. Major League Baseball and the Players' Association are going to discuss incorporating pitchers into the Home Run Derby for as soon as next season, MLBPA executive director Tony Clark told Jayson Stark of ESPN on Monday. The union leader..." July 12

  • Giancarlo Stanton wins MLB Home Run Derby

    USA Today "Marlins slugger Giancarlo Stanton won the 2016 MLB Home Run Derby on Monday night at Petco Park in San Diego, setting a record with 61 total home runs in a single Derby. Stanton defeated defending champion Todd Frazier of the Chicago White Sox in the final, hitting 20 homers to Frazier's 13. Of..." July 12

  • Banned Jenrry Mejia plans to sue MLB, alleges years of 'corrupt mob-like activity'

    CBS Sports "Back in February, former Mets right-hander Jenrry Mejia was banned from baseball for life after failing a third performance-enhancing drug test. It was his third failed PED test in less than a calendar year, amazingly. Mejia is the first and so far only player to banned under the league's PED..." July 11

  • The Home Run Derby is Trash

    Complex "There was a time when I used to get psyched for the Home Run Derby. But there was also a time when I used to get psyched for Adam Sandler movies. You get a little older, you revaluate a few things in your life, among them what you waste your time watching. And baseball’s gimmicky exhibition of..." July 11

  • Nationals' Murphy homers, haunts Mets again

    The Sports Xchange "NEW YORK -- The Washington Nationals exited the final series of the first half with a healthy division lead and a sense things could get even better in the coming weeks. The New York Mets were left to rely on the hope that history will repeat itself. Daniel Murphy remained a thorn in the..." July 10

  • Mets don't anticipate Thor, Yo being out for long "Noah Syndergaard and Yoenis Cespedes will not participate in the 2016 All-Star Game presented by MasterCard at Petco Park in San Diego on Tuesday, but the Mets do not anticipate that the duo will miss much more time than that. Mets manager Terry Collins said Saturday that Syndergaard will not..." July 10

  • Nationals top Mets; Strasburg goes to 12-0

    The Sports Xchange "NEW YORK -- One storyline in a juicy pitching matchup between Washington right-hander Stephen Strasburg and New York Mets right-hander Noah Syndergaard disappeared hours before first pitch Friday night, when the Nationals announced Strasburg would not start or pitch for the National League in next..." July 09

  • Murphy carries Nationals with four RBIs against former team

    The Sports Xchange "NEW YORK -- When it comes to trying to put Daniel Murphy's first half of the season into context, even his Washington Nationals teammates are resorting to answering a question with a question. "Oh my gosh, how many superlatives can you say?" Nationals pitcher Max Scherzer said Saturday night..." July 09

  • Should Mets fans be rooting for Jose Reyes?

    SI "The promise of self-driving cars has given ethicists a question with which to grapple: If one of these autonomous vehicles is headed for a fatal collision, should it be programmed to kill as few people as possible or to save the driver no matter what? A 2015 study by the Toulouse School of..." July 09

  • Lenny Dykstra hit with lawsuit over new tell-all

    Page Six "Bad boy former Met Lenny Dykstra is being sued over his new best seller. Noah Scheinmann of No Regrets Entertainment claims Dykstra hired him in May to promote his “House of Nails” memoir, and that things were going so well, Dykstra, 53, praised Scheinmann in e-mails to HarperCollins as “the..." July 09

  • Mets are completely helpless as World Series dream crumbles

    New York Post "You know what? You’d be excused at this point for believing the Mets had sold their soul to the Devil in order to win last year’s pennant and all suddenly have transformed from young and heroic Joe Hardys into old and broken down Joe Boyds. Damned Mets. If David Wright’s career-threatening..." July 09

  • A Trump presidency raises concerns among Major League Baseball players

    USA Today "As part of its All-Star Week celebration in San Diego, Major League Baseball will dedicate a new sporting complex in neighboring Tijuana on Monday, with Commissioner Rob Manfred in attendance. It’s a continuation of MLB’s efforts to expand its foothold in Mexico, which began with Manfred’s trip to..." July 09

  • Mets' Noah Syndergaard, Yoenis Cespedes leave game early with ailments

    Sporting News "Mets pitcher Noah Syndergaard and outfielder Yoenis Cespedes both left Friday night's game early against the Nationals, but for different health-related reasons. Cespedes, who leads the Mets with 21 home runs and 52 RBIs, departed after three innings with a strained right quadriceps muscle and..." July 09

  • Flores, Mets win HR derby over Nationals

    The Sports Xchange "NEW YORK -- Like a lot of summertime sequels, the July 2016 edition of a New York Mets-Washington Nationals series hosted by the Mets was missing a lot of ingredients from the original. However, with the star still in place, people still exited the theatre -- or, in this case, Citi Field --..." July 08

  • Bartolo Colon replaces Madison Bumgarner on the All-Star team

    Hardball Talk "Mets pitcher Bartolo Colon was named to the NL All-Star roster today as a replacement for San Francisco Giants pitcher Madison Bumgarner, who is scheduled to start for the Giants on Sunday and thus won’t be available to pitch Tuesday." July 08

  • Boras: Harvey to undergo season-ending surgery

    The Score "New York Mets right-hander Matt Harvey will undergo surgery to address his thoracic outlet syndrome, effectively ending his season, his agent Scott Boras told ESPN. Harvey was placed on the 15-day disabled list earlier this week, and shortly after it was found that he has TOS, which is a..." July 08

  • Nats GM Mike Rizzo, umpire share heated postgame exchange

    New York Daily News "Nationals president and GM Mike Rizzo got into a heated shouting match with second base umpire and crew chief Jim Joyce in the hallway between the two clubhouses at Citi Field Thursday night, moments after the Mets won, 9-7. “You blew it,” Rizzo said as he passed Joyce and the rest of the..." July 08

  • Mets' Zack Wheeler still isn't throwing off mound, not a viable option to replace Matt Harvey right now

    New York Daily News "Don’t expect Zack Wheeler to fill the Matt Harvey void anytime soon. Wheeler, working his way back from Tommy John surgery, recently experienced a setback with sensory nerve irritation in his elbow and still isn’t throwing off a mound. “He threw 90 feet today, he has thrown up to 120,” GM..." July 08

  • 3 MLB 1st-round picks are unsigned with a week to go

    SB Nation "The MLB Draft was roughly a month ago, which means the deadline to sign its selections is coming up. Friday, July 15 is the final day to sign any picks from the 2016 draft, which shouldn’t be a huge problem for the vast majority of teams or selections. With one week to go, though, there are three..." July 08

  • Werth sounds off on slide rule after controversial finish

    The Score "Add Jayson Werth to the list of players who are unhappy with baseball's new slide rules. The Washington Nationals outfielder was bitten by the rule Thursday when he was judged to have interfered with New York Mets second baseman Neil Walker on his ninth-inning slide, giving the Mets a double..." July 08

  • Home Run Derby contestants announced

    SB Nation "The 2016 Home Run Derby contestants were announced on Thursday evening, and the eight participants in Monday's power display include the host team's lone All-Star as well as the major league leader in home runs. ESPN will televise the Home Run Derby on Monday beginning at 8 p.m. ET live from..." July 07

  • Matt Harvey considering season-ending surgery for thoracic outlet syndrome

    Sporting News "Matt Harvey's season could be over. The Mets pitcher is considering surgery on his shoulder to deal with symptoms consistent with thoracic outlet syndrome, which would mean he's done for 2016, GM Sandy Alderson said on Thursday. The problem causes discomfort due to pressure on blood vessels..." July 07

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