New York Daily News "There will be no playoffs. There has not been a chance at 90 wins for weeks. The idea of a winning season is still a slim hope. The Mets, however, are adamant they still have plenty to play for in the eight remaining games of the 2014 season. Zack Wheeler went out and proved it Friday night,..." September 20
New York Post "Eight is enough! The Mets can make that next year’s cheesy T-shirt slogan, after their playoff drought was officially extended to eight seasons Friday. Zack Wheeler’s six shutout innings led a 5-0 victory over the Braves at Turner Field, but the Pirates delivered the Mets a wild-card..." September 20
Newsday "The Mets will dispatch three scouts to a showcase for Cuban defector Yasmani Tomas, according to sources. The event is scheduled for Sunday in the Dominican Republic. Tomas, 23, is a corner outfielder who has developed a reputation for powerful swing at the plate and a strong arm in the field...." September 20
ESPN.com "Juan Lagares did not travel with the Mets to Turner Field for the series with the Atlanta Braves. He is not due to rejoin the club for the next stop in D.C., either. So Lagares may be done for the season with a sprained right elbow. " September 19
ESPN.com "Fans may view Wally Backman as their preferred successor to Terry Collins as Mets manager. Instead, Backman could end up on Collins’ staff to open next season. A team insider told ESPNNewYork.com that Backman joining the 2015 staff as a coach is “under discussion.” Regardless, Collins views..." September 19
New York Post "Juan Lagares’ season hasn’t been pronounced over, but time could expire on 2014 before his ailing elbow improves. The Mets center fielder departed Tuesday’s game after feeling discomfort on a throw and said he’s unsure of what is next. An MRI exam on Wednesday revealed he has a right elbow..." September 18
Miami Herald "They saw Giancarlo Stanton crumble to the ground in Milwaukee, lost for the season in a horrific scene. They barely won their only game in Philadelphia, prompting Phillies closer Jonathan Papelbon to grab his crotch in a lewd manner as he walked off the field. They were eliminated from the..." September 18
Juan Lagares says he has elbow sprain. Unsure of return date. Needs to consult with team.
New York Daily News "One of the big questions for the Mets’ coming offseason is how they will fill the shortstop spot. Here in the final days of the season, Wilmer Flores has started to make a case for himself. He continued to be the hottest hitter on the roster Tuesday night with two home runs and six RBI and the..." September 17
New York Daily News "Disgruntled Met fans take heart: Future Hall of Famer Pedro Martinez believes "The Mets have the best nucleus of young pitchers" emerging in the game. "If they're smart and they handle them well," Martinez added, "I think the Mets can really do something." Of course, critics of the Mets'..." September 17
ESPN New York "Eagle-eyed folks on Twitter on Monday spotted a subtle change to the Mets' skyline logo on the team's social media accounts. And Twitter exploded. On the right side of the skyline, the UN Headquarters appeared to be replaced by the Citigroup Center, with its distinctively slanted roof. Of..." September 16
#Mets fans got their wish: Matt Harvey just finished throwing off Citi Field's mound. (Unfortunately, game doesn't start for four hours).
CSN Washington "The Nationals hit the road on Thursday realizing they had a good chance of clinching the NL East title before they return home Sept. 23 for the season's final week. But the way they played all weekend in New York, combined with the Braves' surprising struggles in Texas, has now put them in..." September 15
ESPN.com "Matt den Dekker's left hand is getting better fast. Den Dekker hasn't played since Tuesday, when he was hit by a Yohan Flande pitch in a game against the Colorado Rockies, but New York Mets manager Terry Collins said Sunday that den Dekker may be available to play as soon as Monday night's game..." September 14
New York Daily News "Vic Black’s one inning of work Saturday night raised two red flags for the Mets after the reliever said his shoulder “felt weak” and his velocity took a worrying dip. Black will be examined by a team doctor Sunday morning, Terry Collins said. “We have a few concerns there,” the manager..." September 14
CSN Washington "Bryce Harper homered, Ian Desmond drove in three runs and the Washington Nationals moved a step closer to their second NL East title in three years with a 10-3 victory over the New York Mets on Saturday night. Anthony Rendon added to his huge series with four hits as Washington reduced its..." September 14
Terry says Mejia will tone down his celebration. He said Jenrry is emotional and pitches that way, he is not trying to show up anyone.
Rafael Montero to bullpen.
New York Post "The Mets have retaken Citi Field — for one night, at least. Ending an embarrassing franchise-worst home losing streak, the Mets wrestled back the keys to Citi Field with a 4-3 win over the Nationals on Friday night, giving them their first home win over Washington in 13 games. The victory..." September 13
ESPN New York "Wally Backman will be a major league coach for the final nine games of the season. Backman, who guided the Las Vegas 51s to their second straight division title in the Pacific Coast League, is due to join the Mets in Atlanta next Friday and be with the club for the remainder of the season. " September 12
New York Daily News "There is not much of a battle between the Mets and Nationals these days. Washington has dominated the Mets all season long, and has beaten them 12 straight times at Citi Field dating back to 2013. Now after Thursday night, there will be bruises, too. The Nationals battered Bartolo Colon and..." September 12
New York Post "A year off the mound has done little to change Matt Harvey’s confidence. The Mets ace is itching to face major league hitters, even if he has accepted it won’t happen until next spring. “I’m looking ahead to April 6 and counting [the] Washington Nationals as a ‘W,’” he said Thursday morning..." September 12
New York Daily News "Only the Mets could manage to overshadow their own success. Rafael Montero picked up his first major-league win as the Mets finished off a sweep of the Rockies with a 2-0 win at a nearly empty Citi Field. The Mets won their fourth straight, tying their season-high winning streak. They ended the..." September 11
Newark Star-Ledger "However improbable, the Mets are keeping an eye on two goals: reaching .500 and the final card spot. With their eighth win in 10 games, they have pulled themselves to 71-75 this season, the closest the Mets have been to .500 since Aug. 2. And in their mind, the postseason is not yet out of..." September 11
SI.com "A former New York Mets official has filed a discrimination lawsuit against the team's front office and co-owner Jeff Wilpon, accusing the team of firing her because Wilpon opposed her having a baby without being married. Leigh Castergine, who was promoted to senior vice president for ticket..." September 10
Newsday "When Sandy Alderson mentioned the possibility of bringing in Citi Field's fences for the second time in four years, he played down the potential benefit for specific players already on the roster. "It's not about tailoring the ballpark to a particular player or a particular composition of..." September 10
ESPN New York "David Wright's sore left shoulder has already turned 2014 into the worst season of his 11-year career. Now Wright and the New York Mets want to ensure the injury doesn't damage his 2015 season. Wright was diagnosed Tuesday with persistent inflammation in his rotator cuff, leading the Mets to..." September 10
New York Daily News "Wilmer Flores continues to keep himself in the conversation for 2015. Hours after Sandy Alderson said Flores was a “absolutely,” a viable option for the Mets at shortstop next season, Flores drove in the game-winning run in the Mets 3-2 win over the Rockies at Citi Field. It was Flores’..." September 09
New York Daily News "After waiting for three minutes and eight second, Jenrry Mejia shook off the disbelief and reminded himself he just had to get through it. For the second time in 24 hours, the Mets had a crucial, ninth-inning video review go against them. Mejia was determined that Sunday it would not be the..." September 08
Roster Notes: Bobby Abreu and RHP Gonzalez Germen will join the team during the next homestand.
Terry Collins confirms Rafael Montero on Wednesday and no Noah Syndergaard.
Cincinnati Enquirer "A Johnny Cueto start has been the only decent shot the Reds have had at winning since a long losing slide that began at the All-Star break. Cincinnati is 7-3 since the break when Cueto starts and 9-28 when he doesn't. Cueto served up a Johnny Beisbol gem Saturday to beat the New York Mets..." September 07
Newsday "After spending more than a year living the life of a recovering patient, Mets ace Matt Harvey soon will take a major step back toward normalcy. Though a precise end date has yet to be determined, Harvey soon will wrap up throwing his extended bullpen sessions, the closest he'll come to game..." September 07
New York Post "Travis d’Arnaud may have to settle for knowing he is the National League’s second-half Rookie of the Year, but the real award, for the whole season, is probably headed elsewhere. With the two front-runners for the prize, Billy Hamilton and Jacob deGrom, in the same ballpark Friday night,..." September 06
New York Daily News "The season of Matt Harvey’s discontent is almost over and it will end quietly. The injured righthander, whose return from Tommy John surgery has been played out in the tabloids this season, will end his year without having faced a batter and never being allowed to throw at full strength,..." September 05
Amazin' Avenue "The Mets, despite going 1-for-11 with runners in scoring position, beat the Marlins 4-3 tonight in Miami. Marlins pitcher Tom Koehler held the Mets in check for most of the game. His one miscue came in the top of the fourth, when Kirk Nieuwenhuis's rocket of a two-run homer put the Mets on top..." September 04
New York Post "Curtis Granderson has a simple reason for not breaking bats in frustration over his nosedive. “There’s never been a point in breaking bats — then I’ve got nothing to swing with the next at-bat,” the Mets outfielder said Wednesday. Granderson’s season has progressed in a manner that would..." September 04
Matt Harvey throws a bullpen tomorrow that will be an up/down, meaning he throws, rests 8 minutes, throws, per Warthen. First time.
Newsday "Terry Collins managed Craig Biggio for three seasons with the Astros from 1994 to 1996. In that time, Collins figured it would only be a matter of time until his All-Star second baseman would become a big league skipper. “I always told him, ‘one of these days you’ll be managing in the big..." September 03
New York Post "Outfielder Kirk Nieuwenhuis took a gander at the Mets’ lineup Sunday and a few aspects hit him immediately. There were guys, like himself, who normally don’t play. And overall, most of the lineup members such as Dilson Herrera and Wilmer Flores would be asked for proof of age at a juice..." September 01
Josh Edgin will be "down for a while," Terry Collins said.
CSN Philly "Jerome Williams turned in another strong start and the Phillies finally beat Bartolo Colon in a 7-2 win over the New York Mets at Citi Field on Saturday night. The Phillies have won eight of their last 11, but are still in the NL East basement at 62-73. The Mets are a half-game better in the..." August 31
New York Post "The Mets are bad, but the Phillies are worse. In the epic battle for fourth place in the NL East, the Mets at least caught the routine fly balls Friday night. The same was not true of the Phillies. Left fielder Grady Sizemore dropped Juan Lagares’ fly ball with two outs and the bases loaded..." August 30
New York Post "There is a track record that is much better than Curtis Granderson has shown in his first year in Queens throughout which he has become another example of a Mets’ free-agent signee gone wrong. And, with the Jason Bay fiasco fresh in the New York National League Baseball Team’s collective..." August 30
ESPN.com "Of all the players on the New York Mets' roster, one is hitting .300. And now Daniel Murphy is going on the disabled list. The strained right calf that has kept Murphy out of the lineup all this week wasn't getting better, so the Mets announced after Thursday's 6-1 loss to the Atlanta Braves..." August 29
Atlanta Journal-Constitution "For those still skeptical of Braves pitcher Mike Minor after Friday at Cincinnati, where he took a no-hitter to the eighth inning, his seven-plus innings of four-hit ball Thursday against the Mets should help erase any lingering doubts. It was another impressive outing by the left-hander, who..." August 29
Hardball Talk "Vic Black has emerged as an effective late-inning bridge for the Mets this season, but now he’s headed to the 15-day disabled list with a herniated disk in his neck. According to Matt Ehalt of the Bergen Record, Black is also dealing with bone spurs on his vertabrae. After receiving a cortisone..." August 28
Alderson sounds like Colon isn't getting trade pre-9/1. "I would say right now there's a lot less going on than some people speculate."
Hardball Talk "Mets third baseman David Wright hasn’t played since leaving Sunday’s game due to neck spasms, but he’s back in tonight’s starting lineup against the Braves. In addition to his recent neck issue, Wright confirmed speculation this week that his left shoulder isn’t 100 percent." August 28
Murphy not progressing, will be re examined. Collins is "worried" black had injection today. DL possibility for both. #Mets