Terry Collins: Jeurys Familia, based on recent success, will remain closer at least initially when Parnell and Black return.
New York Post "Who the hell are these guys, and what have they done with the Mets? Lockdown starting pitching, clutch hitting, crisp play — 12 games into the season the Mets look nothing like the team that has inhabited Citi Field the last several years. Behind Jacob deGrom’s seven innings of shutout ball..." April 19
ESPN New York "New York Mets reliever Alex Torres, the only major leaguer to wear the first MLB-approved padded pitcher's cap last year, on Saturday became the first to receive and wear the new approved version with the padding on the outside, according to the manufacturer. Torres, a lefty, entered Saturday..." April 19
Terry Collins says he plans to rest Michael Cuddyer one game this weekend.
ESPN.com "Rafael Montero's demotion to the minor leagues will only last 10 days, New York Mets manager Terry Collins said. The Mets plan to briefly stretch Montero out at Triple-A Las Vegas, then bring him back for a spot start on April 28 against the Miami Marlins. The objective is to give the other..." April 18
New York Post "The scary part is the Mets won’t unveil their big guns until Saturday and Sunday. It’s Jacob deGrom and Matt Harvey in succession for the Mets, and suddenly it seems likely the Marlins will be fortunate to find a win in this four-game series after getting leveled by Bartolo Colon on..." April 18
Danny Muno wearing No. 16
Hardball Talk "Rafael Montero competed for a spot in the Mets’ rotation during spring training, began the season in their bullpen, and is now heading back to Triple-A. Montero appeared in four games as a reliever, striking out seven of the 22 batters he faced, but the Mets wanted some added infield depth with..." April 17
New York Post "This Dude is turning lefties into leftovers. Lucas Duda’s biggest flaw during his breakout 2014 season was an inability to handle left-handed pitching, but try stopping him now. The slugging Mets first baseman is tormenting all comers, and Thursday night it happened to be Mike Dunn’s..." April 17
New York Post "On the day the Mets put David Wright on the disabled list — from general manager Sandy Alderson to manager Terry Collins on down — they claimed they wouldn’t feel sorry for themselves, wouldn’t let a pity party derail their momentum. Then they went out and built on that momentum with a fourth..." April 16
New York Post "In the absence of David Wright, the Mets may have to adopt an all-hands-on-deck mantra to replace the offense provided by their injured captain. Just don’t tell Lucas Duda that. He has designs on carrying the Mets all by himself. On Wednesday night, the Mets’ first baseman continued his..." April 16
The Score "New York Mets third baseman David Wright was placed on the 15-day disabled list Wednesday after an MRI revealed a mild strain of his right hamstring. The Mets said Wright received a cortisone injection following Wednesday's tests and will be restricted from all activities for at least two..." April 15
New York Daily News "This particular Harvey Day started with fans chanting Matt Harvey’s name before he’d even thrown a pitch. But the lingering image of the Mets’ 6-5 victory Tuesday night over the Phillies was not from Harvey’s return to the Citi Field mound. It came afterward in the Met clubhouse, where David..." April 15
Larry Brown Sports "Curtis Granderson remains concerned about the lack of black players in professional baseball. The New York Mets outfielder spoke with “HuffPost Live” on Jackie Robinson Day and said the lack of black players in MLB is “definitely a big problem.” “We consider baseball the American pastime,”..." April 15
New York Post "Either the Mets were faking it or they are fully prepared to go on without their captain. Rap music blared as the clubhouse doors opened, and while the atmosphere wasn’t boisterous following Tuesday night’s 6-5 win over the Phillies at Citi Field in which David Wright likely was lost for the..." April 15
Mets label it bruise on left hand. X-rays negative for Michael Cuddyer.
New York Daily News "Jeurys Familia let out a little roar and David Wright smiled to himself. In the excitement at Citi Field, nobody seemed to notice. A record crowd had jumped to its feet to celebrate Familia finishing off a double-play and it was anticipating the closer getting the final out of the Mets’ 2-0 win..." April 14
Washington Post "Fans attending Major League Baseball games are being greeted in a new way this year: with metal detectors at the ballparks. Touted as a counterterrorism measure, they’re nothing of the sort. They’re pure security theater: They look good without doing anything to make us safer. We’re stuck with..." April 14
New York Post "Laugh all you want, but this was serious business. Bartolo Colon getting a hit is usually just a novelty item, good for chuckles and maybe the blooper reel. But the Mets held Colon’s first hit of the season in higher regard Sunday. It only helped them beat the Braves. “I just remember the..." April 13
ESPN.com "Top prospect Noah Syndergaard is not due to start for Triple-A Las Vegas until the club's fifth game of the season, on Monday at Sacramento. New York Mets manager Terry Collins said team officials were just being cautious in waiting until the end of the first turn through the Pacific Coast..." April 12
Fox Sports Southwest "Here are some detailed takes from the Braves' 5-3 victory over the New York Mets on Saturday -- Atlanta's third consecutive win by a two-run spread. Oh, and the Braves are now 5-0 on the season. 1. IT'S ALMOST AN INSULT TO CHARACTERIZE THE BRAVES' 5TH-INNING SURGE AS SMALL BALL Three..." April 12
MLB.com "Mets closer Jenrry Mejia has received an 80-game suspension without pay after testing positive for Stanozolol, a performance-enhancing substance, Major League Baseball announced Saturday. Mejia, 25, is currently on the disabled list battling right elbow inflammation. He posted a 3.65 ERA last..." April 12
Fox Sports South "The Braves' rich past was on display, from Hank Aaron to Chipper Jones, as franchise luminaries took part in a pregame celebration of 50 years in Atlanta. As for the present, the expectations haven't been quite as joyous as what played on the jumbotron -- but the reality is a different thing..." April 11
ESPN.com "Major League Baseball and the players' association have agreed to a deal that forbids players from playing in daily fantasy baseball games that involve a prize, but still allows them to endorse these companies. Earlier this week, at the IMG World Congress in California, commissioner Rob Manfred..." April 11
New York Post "Plenty of green space is still available across from the White House if the people want to erect a monument for Matt Harvey. In case there was any wonderment if Harvey’s spring training dominance was a mirage, the Mets ace marked his return to real baseball following Tommy John surgery with a..." April 10
Sportsnaut "Former Major League Baseball player Bobby Bonilla hasn’t played in a professional game since 2001. He’s 52 years old and last stepped on a baseball diamond less than a year after George W. Bush moved into the White House. He’s also set to receive a $1.2 million paycheck from the New York Mets..." April 10
New York Post "Matt Harvey’s Citi Field return isn’t scheduled until Tuesday, but the Mets already consider it a success. According to Lou DePaoli, the team’s executive vice president and chief revenue officer, the Mets have already sold upward of 30,000 tickets for Harvey’s first home start since August..." April 10
Washington Post "With two diving plays from Ryan Zimmerman and one powerful swing of his bat, these Washington Nationals showed how different they already are from last year’s version. Those Nationals led the National League in wins and claimed a division title despite Zimmerman missing more than 100 games to..." April 09
Deadspin.com "This offseason, MLB instituted a handful of new rules aimed at speeding up games. Less than a week into the season, the league seems to be making an effort to stay on top of the enforcement of these new rules. The new rules require batters to keep at least one foot in the batter’s box..." April 09
Amazin' Avenue "The Mets released their lineup for their second game of the season, predominantly sticking to Opening Day's formula with one small alteration: starting pitcher Jacob deGrom will hit in the eighth, and shortstop Wilmer Flores has droped to the bottom of the order. Here's the lineup: Curtis..." April 08
New York Daily News "He may have a trophy proving he is no longer a rookie, but Jacob deGrom was not hiding the fact he felt like one on Monday. The 26-year-old righthander and the 2014 National League Rookie of the Year was all smiles as he walked around the clubhouse. “Opening Day. My first one,” he said. “I..." April 08
Terry Collins just confirmed pretty concretely that Jeurys Familia will close for #Mets, though he could go matchup with lefties as well.
New York Post "Jenrry Mejia is hurting, but not down for the count. The Mets closer received relatively good news Tuesday, when an MRI exam on his right elbow showed significant swelling in the triceps, but no structural damage, according to a baseball source. Mejia was expected to receive a cortisone shot..." April 07
New York Post "You know how these things happen, right? An umpire can’t pull the trigger on strike three. A second baseman can’t finish the relay to first to finish off the inning-ending double play. Two infielders stare helplessly at a baseball tumbling out of a high, late-afternoon sky, and instead of..." April 07
New York Post "Josh Edgin. Zack Wheeler. Vic Black. Bobby Parnell. All four pitchers are on the disabled list for the Mets. And now there is fear over the health of Jenrry Mejia. “We’re wearing out that MRI machine,” general manager Sandy Alderson said Monday after the Mets’ 3-1 season-opening victory over the..." April 07
Mejia heading to Nyc in morning for MRI #Mets
ESPN New York "A relatively favorable diagnosis still landed New York Mets closer Jenrry Mejia on the disabled list Tuesday. Mejia experienced stiffness and pain in his right elbow and was unable to enter Monday's 3-1 win against the Washington Nationals. He was dispatched to New York on Tuesday. MRI,..." April 07
Sporting News "More than 4 million people attended MLB spring training games this year, the league announced Tuesday. The attendance total of 4,034,708 over 481 games breaks down to an average 8,388 per game. The total and average are new records for MLB; the previous marks were an 8,078 average last year and..." April 07
Familia could be shifted to closer, according to Collins.
Mets TV broadcast says Jenrry Mejia's elbow was barking, rendering him unavailable.
#Mets Opening Day lineup: Granderson RF, Wright 3B, Duda 1B, Cuddyer LF, Murphy 2B, Lagares CF, d'Arnaud C, Flores SS, Colon RHP.
Yahoo Politics "One of the top sluggers in Cuban baseball says it is his “dream” to come to the United States and play in the major leagues for his favorite team, the New York Yankees. But Yulieski Gourriel, star third basemen for the powerhouse Havana Industriales and for years a highly regarded prospect by..." April 06
ESPN.com "The New York Mets and Lucas Duda's representatives have shelved talks about a multiyear contract, allowing the first baseman to concentrate on the upcoming season without the negotiations as a distraction. The sides previously had agreed they would end discussions if no deal was reached by..." April 06
Gilmartin and Carlyle are on the team. Murphy no DL.
Curtis Granderson in lineup day after knee injury
MLB.com "As recently as two days ago, the Mets were pessimistic that Daniel Murphy would play on Opening Day, wondering aloud whether Matt Reynolds, Danny Muno or Ruben Tejada would take his place at second base. But Murphy's progress in Minor League and intrasquad games now has the Mets encouraged that he..." April 03
CBSSports.com "The Mets did a nice job extending young center fielder Juan Lagares, and while they're trying to do the same with slugging first baseman Lucas Duda, there was said to be limited progress on that front. So a potential new deal for Duda remained uncertain as the Opening Day deadline..." April 03
ESPN.com "Matt Harvey's dazzling spring training performance as he returns from Tommy John surgery is complete. Harvey tossed four scoreless innings Thursday against the St. Louis Cardinals as the New York Mets wrapped up the Florida portion of their exhibition schedule and prepared to fly to..." April 02
Hear mets and duda aren't especially close to deal at moment, but they're working and there's still time before opening day