Mets Rumors & News

  • Mets' Gsellman beats Cards in major league debut

    The Sports Xchange "ST. LOUIS -- Robert Gsellman's first major league pitch was smacked to the right-center-field wall. Most of his next 74 turned out a whole lot better. Making an unexpected debut after starter Jonathon Niese departed four batters into the Tuesday night game, Gsellman worked 3 2/3..." August 24

  • Will Yoenis Cespedes walk away from Mets after season?

    North Jersey "Yoenis Cespedes is saying the right things about opting out of his contract after 2016 – he insists he’s not going anywhere. But the Mets should be smart enough to prepare for the worst. The Cuban slugger clearly enjoys playing in New York. Yet every dramatic home run increases the odds that..." August 24

  • Twenty MLB teams to attend Tim Tebow's workout on Aug. 30

    ESPN "Tim Tebow is scheduled to hold a workout for Major League Baseball teams on Aug. 30 in Los Angeles, a source told ESPN's Jerry Crasnick. More than 20 MLB teams are confirmed to attend the workout, a source told ESPN's Adam Schefter. For almost the past year, Tebow has been training in..." August 24

  • Steven Matz is headed to the disabled list as Mets pitcher suffers shoulder woes

    New York Daily News "Just when the Mets felt like things were going their way — Yoenis Cespedes back from the DL and hitting home runs, and Noah Syndergaard pitching like an ace again — the other shoe drops right on them. Steven Matz was placed on the disabled list with tightness in his left shoulder, leaving the..." August 23

  • Yankees pledge to pay for Doc Gooden’s drug treatment — if he accepts

    New York Daily News "Dwight (Doc) Gooden is insisting publicly that he doesn't have a drug problem, yet more and more people want to help him — none more significant than the Yankees, who have reached out to say they'll pay for any treatment he would consider getting. Darryl Strawberry and Ron Dock, Gooden's former..." August 23

  • MLB postseason schedule announced

    MLB.com "Major League Baseball announced its 2016 postseason schedule on Tuesday, opening with the American League Wild Card Game presented by Budweiser on TBS on Tuesday, Oct. 4, and followed by the National League equivalent on ESPN one night later. The 112th World Series on FOX will begin on Tuesday,..." August 23

  • Tim Tebow to hold workout for MLB teams Aug. 30

    SI "Former NFL quarterback Tim Tebow will hold a workout for prospective Major League Baseball teams on Aug. 30 in Los Angeles, reports ESPN.com's Jerry Crasnick. Tebow, who last played baseball in high school in 2005, announced earlier this month that he was planning on pursuing a professional..." August 23

  • Doc Gooden slams Darryl Strawberry: 'I don't do cocaine and have not for years'

    CBS Sports "Sunday night, Mets legend Darryl Strawberry gave an interview to the New York Daily News in which he called former teammate Dwight Gooden a "complete junkie-addict." Gooden said he was hurt by Strawberry's comments Monday afternoon. Monday night, Doc took it one step further and released a..." August 23

  • Mets' Syndergaard calls out MLB Shop for botching last name

    Fox Sports "Another arm of Major League Baseball has goofed on the spelling for New York Mets flamethrower Noah Syndergaard, and the error did not escape the pitcher's notice. Take a look at the post from the 6-foot-6 righty: MLB Shop even got the hard part right there -- the "G-A-A-R-D." With "part..." August 23

  • Syndergaard, Mets blank Giants to split series

    The Sports Xchange "SAN FRANCISCO -- Noah Syndergaard overpowered the San Francisco Giants on Sunday night. Then Yoenis Cespedes took it to another level. Cespedes provided Syndergaard all the offensive support he needed with a two-run home run in the seventh inning as the New York Mets duo combined to..." August 22

  • Mets already have Plan B in case Steven Matz can’t go this week

    New York Post "The Mets will hold their breath on Steven Matz’s expected MRI exam Monday but have Plan B in place for Thursday. If Matz can’t pitch in the series finale against the Cardinals at Busch Stadium, manager Terry Collins indicated he will give the ball to rookie Seth Lugo. With Monday’s scheduled..." August 22

  • Jeurys Familia tried to play fake dog poo prank on Mets clubhouse

    Larry Brown Sports "New York Mets closer Jeurys Familia is doing his part to keep things light in the clubhouse. On Sunday, with the team in San Francisco, Familia showed up in the clubhouse with fake dog poo and made it his mission to try to convince anyone who would listen that it was the genuine article." August 22

  • Gooden denies reports of dire health, lashes out at Strawberry

    USA Today "Dwight Gooden hit the airwaves Monday morning to declare that substance abuse remains an issue in his life, but the former New York Mets ace said he's not anywhere near his deathbed. "I am healthy," Gooden said on The Joe Piscopo Show on WNYM-AM. “I do have a drug problem. I’ve been an addict..." August 22

  • This is how Yoenis Cespedes needs to play for Mets to win

    New York Post "Keep golfing baseballs out of the ballpark, Yo. For six innings Sunday night, the Mets were dead in the water with Jeff Samardzija firing a no-hitter. Then Curtis Granderson doubled, and that golfing demon, Yoenis Cespedes, drove a low pitch high onto the walkway down the left-field line,..." August 22

  • Mets’ Neil Walker stars in return from back issue, but will miss series at Cardinals for birth of first child

    New York Daily News "Neil Walker picked up where he left off. After missing four games with lower-back stiffness, the Mets’ second baseman went 2-for-4 with a double and two runs scored in the Mets’ 9-5 win over the Giants on Saturday. He also made two difficult diving plays that proved to him the back is..." August 21

  • Giants pull away from Mets

    The Sports Xchange "SAN FRANCISCO -- The San Francisco Giants unveiled a new "victory flag" during a birthday party for 90-year-old legendary singer Tony Bennett before Friday's game against the New York Mets. Three hours later, they got a chance to raise it for the first time. Pinch-hitter Ehire Adrianza..." August 20

  • Cespedes: Playing golf 'did not affect' my injury

    CBS Sports "The Mets, prior to Friday's game against the Giants (NYM-SF GameTracker), activated outfielder Yoenis Cespedes from the disabled list, where he'd been since Aug. 4 because of a strained quad. Cespedes had been dealing with that injury for quite a while before he was deactivated, and Mets GM Sandy..." August 20

  • Bumgarner homers as Giants outslug Mets

    The Sports Xchange "SAN FRANCISCO -- Move over, Hal Jeffcoat. Madison Bumgarner is joining you in the record book. Whether he wants to or not. Bumgarner came to his own rescue with a two-run home run to cap a five-run fourth inning Thursday night, helping the San Francisco Giants outslug the New York Mets..." August 19

  • Mets will skip Steven Matz's next start due to shoulder issue

    Newark Star-Ledger "As manager Terry Collins said, "The hits keep coming." Following their 10-7 beatdown at the hands of the San Francisco Giants Thursday, the Mets announced that left-hander Steven Matz will miss his scheduled start Friday due to shoulder discomfort. Rookie right-hander Seth Lugo will start..." August 19

  • Sandy Alderson: Terry Collins staying as manager

    Newsday "One year after storming to the National League pennant, the Mets have languished under the weight of expectations and injuries. Nevertheless, despite growing speculation about the job security of Terry Collins, general manager Sandy Alderson said there are no plans to make a change at..." August 19

  • Yoenis Cespedes needs MVP-like finish or it’s over for Mets

    New York Post "Yo, what you really got? Yoenis Cespedes had better be able to pull a miracle out of his backwards-turned hat, because the collapsing Mets desperately need one after Thursday night’s soul-shattering 10-7 loss to the Giants at AT&T Park. Jacob deGrom instantly gave back a 4-0 lead given to..." August 19

  • D-backs' Weeks, Tomas combine for 11 RBIs

    The Sports Xchange "PHOENIX -- There was a time when Rickie Weeks Jr. would have bristled at being a role player. Fortunately for the Arizona Diamondbacks, those days are long gone. Weeks and Yasmany Tomas each homered twice, and they combined to drive in 11 runs as the Arizona Diamondbacks routed the New York..." August 18

  • Mets shut down Wheeler after flexor strain diagnosis

    The Score "Zack Wheeler will have to wait a little longer before even throwing a ball. The New York Mets shut down the right-hander, as he's set to get a platelet-rich plasma injection that will prohibit him from throwing for two weeks, assistant general manager John Ricco said Wednesday." August 18

  • Rob Manfred wants a pitch clock in MLB in 2017

    The Comeback "In an effort to find ways to speed up the game of baseball, Commissioner Rob Manfred has openly discussed the possibility of adding a pitch clock to Major League Baseball. Manfred is no stranger to discussing innovative ways to improve the game he now sees over. Manfred has brought on the idea..." August 18

  • Curtis Granderson should be benched when Michael Conforto returns

    Amazin' Avenue "Last week, Michael Conforto was demoted to Triple-A Las Vegas for the second time this season. When he returned from his first demotion in July, Conforto continued to struggle, never faced a left-handed pitcher, and was sent back down as the odd man out in a crowded outfield. Since being demoted,..." August 18

  • Syndergaard homers as Mets dump D-backs

    The Sports Xchange "PHOENIX -- Noah Syndergaard is finding his rhythm again. The right-hander threw 5 2/3 innings and added his third homer of the season to help lead the New York Mets past the Arizona Diamondbacks 7-5 Tuesday night. Syndergaard (10-7) allowed four runs -- two earned -- on seven hits and..." August 17

  • The honeymoon phase is over for the new-school general managers

    MLB Daily Dish "Every year at certain points of the season, Mike Bates runs a GM confidence poll in which fans of every major league team are asked—in very simple terms—how confident they are in their favorite team’s front office. The 2016 midseason results just went up, and finding trends has become the new..." August 17

  • Mets will give Jonathon Niese a shot in their rotation

    Newark Star-Ledger "The Mets will turn to veteran left-hander Jon Niese in their rubber game against the Arizona Diamondbacks Wednesday at Chase Field. Niese is slated to make his first start since July 10 when he was a member of the Pittsburgh Pirates. Niese opened the season in Pittsburgh's rotation but then..." August 17

  • “Nothing Devastating Discovered” In Zack Wheeler’s Elbow Exam

    MLB Trade Rumors "Mets righty Zack Wheeler visited Dr. James Andrews recently after experiencing discomfort in his right elbow, which carries a newly-installed ulnar collateral ligament. Fortunately, the examination revealed “nothing devastating” about the 26-year-old’s arm health, per ESPNNewYork.com’s Adam Rubin..." August 17

  • Rob Manfred: Baseball is changing quicker than ever

    ESPN "Baseball is the greatest game in the world. If you need proof, look no further than the fact that baseball, like no other sport, has an amazing capacity to spark genuine and even heated debate. Baseball fans and media like nothing more than to talk about what is good and bad about the game. The..." August 17

  • Six MLB managers in danger of losing their jobs

    Sportsnaut "In Major League Baseball, a team’s performance ultimately falls on its manager. If an MLB team is losing, one can bet that the manager’s job will be in jeopardy. The 2016 season is offering no shortage of managers who are in danger of getting fired. Some are underperforming on teams that was..." August 17

  • Castillo collects 4 of D-backs' 16 hits in win over Mets

    The Sports Xchange "PHOENIX -- A week after his wife gave birth to their second child, Arizona catcher Welington Castillo had quadruplets. Castillo tied a career high with four hits, drove in two runs, and had two of the Diamondbacks' seven doubles in a 10-6 victory over the New York Mets on Monday at Chase..." August 16

  • Masterful performance by Matz lifts Mets past Padres

    The Sports Xchange "NEW YORK -- Terry Collins the baseball fan wanted to see New York Mets left-hander Steven Matz enter the ninth inning Sunday afternoon with a chance at completing a no-hitter against the San Diego Padres. But Terry Collins the manager entrusted with protecting young arms began worrying about such..." August 14

  • Mets' Jon Niese: To join Mets rotation next week

    CBS Sports "Niese (knee) is likely to replace Logan Verrett in the Mets' rotation on Wednesday in Arizona, Newsday's Marc Carig reports. Verrett got roughed up in Friday's start, so the Mets can justify making a change, even though Niese's numbers as a starter this season with Pittsburgh were pretty poor..." August 13

  • Mets snap slide with 11-inning victory

    The Sports Xchange "NEW YORK -- These have not been the best of times for the New York Mets, whose defense of the 2015 National League pennant has been threatened by a spate of injuries and an extended offensive slump. But the Mets are hoping an unexpected break Saturday night will serve as the catalyst for a return..." August 13

  • Mets demote Michael Conforto in roster shakeup

    Larry Brown Sports "Things have not been going well for the New York Mets recently, and Michael Conforto has become a casualty of their struggles. The Mets sent the young outfielder to AAA Las Vegas on Friday a day after Terry Collins went off on his team for their poor play." August 13

  • Hand delivers in Padres' win vs. Mets

    The Sports Xchange "NEW YORK -- The advice San Diego Padres manager Andy Green offered to Brad Hand in the sixth inning Friday night did not come from the profane handbook of Roger Dorn. But Green's simple and G-rated message clearly resonated with Hand and the pair of relievers who followed him. Hand wriggled..." August 12

  • Zack Wheeler to see Dr. James Andrews for elbow discomfort

    Amazin' Avenue "The Mets might have been counting on Zack Wheeler’s return this season, but it seems increasingly unlikely that he’ll actually make it back, as he’s now off to see Dr. James Andrews. The team says he hasn’t been able to throw since his last rehab start because of discomfort. Wheeler’s road back..." August 12

  • Hernandez's 12th-inning blast lifts D-backs past Mets

    The Sports Xchange "NEW YORK -- The game-winning home run Oscar Hernandez hit Wednesday night represented an organization victory for the Arizona Diamondbacks. But as for the ball Hernandez hit? That was all his. Hernandez hit his first major league home run leading off the top of the 12th inning Wednesday as..." August 11

  • Shipley turns in dominant effort as Diamondbacks rout Mets

    The Sports Xchange "NEW YORK -- The most impressive series sweep of the season for the Arizona Diamondbacks came too late to save their playoff hopes. But it might have sent the New York Mets spiraling into a hole from which they won't be able to emerge. Braden Shipley threw seven shutout innings in his best..." August 11

  • Terry Collins goes on an epic rant after the reeling Mets fall to .500

    Fox Sports "The Mets are in a tailspin, and manager Terry Collins clearly has had enough. After the Mets managed just five hits in a 9-0 loss to the last-place Diamondbacks on Thursday to suffer a three-game sweep at Citi Field, Collins ripped his team, its passion and its effort in a monologue that lasted..." August 11

  • Mets have 'open mind' about adding Carlos Gomez

    The Score "The New York Mets might be thinking of making another run at Carlos Gomez. New York nearly acquired Gomez last season from the Milwaukee Brewers, but the trade fell through due to the outfielder's troubling hip, and he was later shipped to the Houston Astros instead." August 11

  • Mets set to talk contract extension with red-hot Neil Walker

    Newsday "For the first time in his life, Neil Walker is set to become a free agent. But will he get a chance to test the market? On Tuesday, Sandy Alderson said the Mets, encouraged by Walker’s recent hot streak at the plate, would be open to negotiating a contract extension before the end of the..." August 10

  • Mets willing to talk to Neil Walker about sticking around

    ESPN "When the New York Mets acquired Neil Walker from the Pirates last December, he was a stop-gap measure. Now the club sounds interested in a more permanent arrangement. Mets general manager Sandy Alderson said Tuesday that he plans to talk to Walker’s representatives about a new contract before..." August 09

  • Bourn triple pushes D-backs past Mets

    The Sports Xchange "NEW YORK -- In order to write Brandon Drury's name on his lineup card Tuesday night, Arizona Diamondbacks manager Chip Hale had to go the old-fashioned route and use "White-Out" to cover up the name of the injured Yasmany Tomas. Drury and the Diamondbacks then went and scratched out another..." August 09

  • Terry Collins could face similar ‘retire or else’ as A-Rod

    Today's Knuckleball "As the Alex Rodriguez release/kick upstairs shows, there are a number of different ways to define the term “retirement.” In some cases, it’s the decision of the individual and the individual alone. In others, it’s due to circumstances. And in still others, it emanates from a gentle (or not so..." August 08

  • After rehab games, Reyes could return next week

    MLB.com "A Mets team gutted by injuries could grow at least a bit healthier by the end of next week. Infielder Jose Reyes is scheduled to play in a simulated game Monday at Port St. Lucie, Fla., and begin a rehab assignment the following day. Reyes, who is recovering from a strained left oblique muscle,..." August 08

  • Walker's two-run blast in ninth lifts Mets past Tigers

    The Sports Xchange "DETROIT -- The New York Mets hope Michael Conforto is on his way back to being Michael Conforto. Neil Walker hit a game-deciding two-run home run off Detroit's closer Francisco Rodriguez with nobody out in the ninth inning Sunday to power the Mets to just their fourth win in 12 games with a..." August 07

  • Is Logan Verrett in danger of losing his spot in the Mets' rotation?

    Newark Star-Ledger "The Mets could be shaking up their starting rotation in the near future. Following Logan Verrett's shelling in the Mets' 6-5 loss to the Detroit Tigers Saturday night at Comerica Park, manager Terry Collins said the club would consider possible alternatives to fill the fifth spot in their..." August 07

  • Hot Tigers chalk up another win

    The Sports Xchange "DETROIT -- The Detroit Tigers got a win and suffered a loss, all in the same game. Miguel Cabrera drove in three runs with a double and a single to reach 74 RBIs and then watched a 6-1 lead slowly shrink away Saturday night before Detroit held on to beat the New York Mets 6-5 for its 10th..." August 06