Mets Rumors & News

  • The MLBPA continues to shoot itself in the foot regarding PEDs

    Hardball Talk "Most players are adamantly anti-PEDs now. Unlike their complicit or passive predecessors, today’s players don’t, for the most part, accept PEDs as just part of the game. They’re competitors and they see PED use as their competition cheating. They consider these guys to be taking money and service..." April 29

  • Walker homers again as Mets sweep Reds

    The Sports Xchange "NEW YORK -- It took three weeks, but the New York Mets are finally meeting preseason expectations. Unfortunately for the Cincinnati Reds, the same thing can be said about them. Neil Walker continued his torrid April by homering and finishing with two RBIs on Wednesday night as the Mets..." April 27

  • Mets storm past Reds

    The Sports Xchange "NEW YORK -- Spokesperson Jay Horwitz stepped out of a back room inside the New York Mets clubhouse Tuesday night and delivered the news to the two dozen or so reporters milling about waiting to talk to Yoenis Cespedes. "He left," Horwitz said. Turns out Cespedes had nothing left to say..." April 26

  • Travis d'Arnaud set for shoulder exam; Rene Rivera pulled at Triple-A

    ESPN "Catcher Travis d'Arnaud departed Monday's game with shoulder soreness, and the Mets already are making contingency plans for a potential disabled list stint. Major league veteran Rene Rivera was pulled after one at-bat from Triple-A Las Vegas' game against Albuquerque on Monday night,..." April 26

  • Mets place Travis d’Arnaud on the DL with a rotator cuff strain

    Hardball Talk "Mets catcher Travis d'Arnaud left last night’s agem against the Reds with shoulder soreness after attempting to throw out one of the Reds’ many base stealers. He had a full exam today and the news is not good: d’Arnaud has been placed on the 15-day DL with a right rotator cuff strain. The Mets..." April 26

  • Walker's latest home run keeps Mets rolling

    The Sports Xchange "NEW YORK -- Daniel Murphy left some big shoes to fill for his replacement at second base by hitting seven homers in 14 postseason games as the New York Mets reached the World Series last fall. But as Neil Walker has learned, hitting eight homers in his first 18 regular season games is a..." April 25

  • Mets hope Cespedes can avoid DL after having leg drained

    ESPN "New York Mets outfielder Yoenis Cespedes had "a lot" of fluid drained from his upper right leg on Monday and remains unavailable, manager Terry Collins said. Cespedes was examined by team doctors now that the Mets have returned from their three-city road trip. He aggravated an existing..." April 25

  • Mets complete sweep of Braves

    The Sports Xchange "ATLANTA -- The New York Mets did not need to continue their home run blitz to make Jacob deGrom a winner in his return to the mound Sunday. DeGrom worked into the sixth inning and the Mets won for the seventh straight time at Turner Field, completing the weekend sweep and 7-2 road trip with..." April 24

  • Mets' Collins concerned about limping Cespedes

    The Score "The New York Mets were without slugger Yoenis Cespedes on Saturday after the Cuban slugger took a day off to continue to rest his bruised upper right leg, and there's a chance he won't return to action until after the weekend. Manager Terry Collins spoke with reporters prior to his club's..." April 24

  • Jacob deGrom’s baby would stop breathing when he fell asleep, Mets pitcher reveals

    New York Daily News "Jacob deGrom has had about half a dozen MRIs throughout his baseball career, but never in that tube was he as stressed out or nervous as waiting for his newborn son Jaxon to come through one last week. With doctors looking for the reason the baby would stop breathing while asleep in the first few..." April 24

  • Matz helps Mets continue mastery of Braves

    The Sports Xchange "ATLANTA -- Steven Matz continues to pitch like a veteran rather than a guy who has had only nine starts in his major league career. The left-hander scattered nine hits over seven innings and the New York Mets won their seventh straight game at Turner Field with an 8-2 victory over the..." April 23

  • Timing of Matt Harvey’s plunge may be most baffling of all

    New York Post "Welcome to Matt Harvey’s new reality. He’s no longer the Mets’ ace. There is much work to be done for Harvey. Yes, he snuck away with the victory in the Mets’ 6-3 win over the pitiful Braves on Friday night at Turner Field, but he had to use every ounce of energy to make it through five innings..." April 23

  • Granderson's grand in Mets' victory over Braves

    The Sports Xchange "ATLANTA -- While the New York Mets were in the midst of an offensive surge, Curtis Granderson has been struggling. But his performance Friday showed why manager Terry Collins kept writing the veteran right fielder's name in the lineup. Granderson, who entered the game hitting .175,..." April 23

  • Mets' Yoenis Cespedes aggravates leg injury in Friday's win

    ESPN New York "New York Mets outfielder Yoenis Cespedes may be out of the starting lineup on Saturday. Cespedes departed Friday’s game in the eighth inning with a recurrence of discomfort in his right leg. He aggravated an existing injury when he slid into second base on a double the previous..." April 23

  • Terry Collins not seriously injured after he was passenger in taxi accident

    Newsday "Mets manager Terry Collins suffered a cut on his face and another on the side of his head in a taxi accident on Thursday night in downtown Atlanta. Collins, who managed the Mets in their 6-3 victory over the Braves on Friday, said he was injured when his face hit the partition between the back..." April 23

  • Phillies slip past Mets in 11 innings

    The Sports Xchange "PHILADELPHIA -- Peter Bourjos batted ninth in the Philadelphia Phillies' lineup Wednesday against the New York Mets, behind starting pitcher Jeremy Hellickson. As it turned out, it was exactly where Bourjos needed to be, as far as the Phillies were concerned. Bourjos drove in the..." April 21

  • Rob Manfred says MLB expansion coming 'in the longer term'

    Sporting News "While acknowledging that having 32 teams in Major League Baseball would make scheduling easier than the current 30-team setup in which daily interleague play is required, commissioner Rob Manfred is being careful not to get anyone’s hopes up too high that a new team soon will be coming to their..." April 21

  • ‘He looks like Nolan Ryan’: Noah Syndergaard’s meteoric rise

    New York Post "Ryan Howard went to the plate Monday with maybe the only sensible plan for facing a pitcher with Noah Syndergaard’s arsenal. The Phillies first baseman would hunt for a fastball in his first at-bat and just hope to receive one he could handle. Howard found a fastball — registering 99 mph — and..." April 20

  • Power. Power. Power. New York Mets Re-Establish Themselves as World Series Threat with HR Barrage "17 home runs in their last five games. 2 home runs in their first eight games. Which one of these doesn’t belong? After demolishing the Phillies Tuesday night to the tune of 11-1, the residents of “Panic City” can officially go back into hibernation mode. Michael Conforto, who homered..." April 20

  • Six homers power Mets past Phillies

    The Sports Xchange "PHILADELPHIA -- After a slow start, the New York Mets have begun to hit. And their new second baseman has joined right in. Neil Walker, acquired from Pittsburgh in an offseason trade, hit two of the Mets' six home runs as they battered the Philadelphia Phillies 11-1 Tuesday night...." April 19

  • Jacob deGrom scheduled to pitch Sunday as Mets play Braves in Atlanta

    New York Daily News "Jacob deGrom will rejoin the Mets in Atlanta and pitch the series finale Sunday against the Braves at Turner Field. It will be deGrom's first start since April 8 and since the medical scare with his newborn son. DeGrom threw a simulated game Tuesday in Port St. Lucie. The righthander threw 71..." April 19

  • MLB remains unbalanced as female umpires strike out

    The Sports Quotient "In 2015, the NFL introduced its first female referee into the league and joined the NBA as the only two major professional sports with women officiating regular-season games. Although female participation in all levels of professional sports has increased since the passing of Title IX almost 40..." April 19

  • Trades MLB Teams Should Already Be Thinking About for 2016

    Bleacher Report "Though they're rare, trades in the first few weeks of an MLB season do occasionally take place. We need only look back to last season for evidence, as Atlanta traded All-Star closer Craig Kimbrel to San Diego just a few games after Opening Day. So it's never too early to start looking at..." April 19

  • It's time to put Mets' Noah Syndergaard in elite class of pitchers

    Newark Star-Ledger "Baseball rankings and lists are fickle, especially when it comes to starting pitchers. One injury or off year can change perception, and consistent excellence is so hard to come by. That's why declarations about any arm—especially one that's just 23 years old—can be a fool's errand. But Mets..." April 19

  • Wright's first two homers of season lift Mets

    The Sports Xchange "PHILADELPHIA -- David Wright always feels comfortable in Citizens Bank Park. Noah Syndergaard is beginning to look comfortable everywhere. Syndergaard pitched seven strong innings and Wright hit his first two home runs of the season as the New York Mets beat the Philadelphia Phillies 5-2..." April 18

  • Matz's masterpiece helps Mets blank Indians

    The Sports Xchange "CLEVELAND -- Steven Matz's first start this season was a disaster, but his second start was a masterpiece. Matz pitched seven scoreless innings and combined with three relievers on a three-hit shutout to lead the New York Mets to a 6-0 victory over the Cleveland Indians Sunday at Progressive..." April 17

  • Collins: DeGrom's son 'is doing better'

    Sporting News "The health of Mets pitcher Jacob deGrom's newborn son has improved to the point where the right-hander feels comfortable enough to commute 2 1/2 hours from his home in DeLand, Fla. to throw a bullpen session in Port St. Lucie. "Last night I talked to him," manager Terry Collins said Sunday,..." April 17

  • Mechanics to blame for Matt Harvey's troubles?

    CBS Sports "Mets starter Matt Harvey is off to a pretty poor start to the 2016 season. After Saturday's 7-5 loss in Cleveland, Harvey is now 0-3 with a 5.71 ERA. He's only struck out nine while having walked seven. In all, that looks bad, but the Mets believe they know what's going on with him. Pitching..." April 17

  • Mets place Jacob deGrom on family medical emergency list, team says it’s related to newborn son

    New York Daily News "Jacob deGrom has been placed on the MLB bereavement/family medical emergency list. The Mets confirmed it is related to deGrom's son who was born Monday. Mets manager Terry Collins said Saturday that there were "complications" with deGrom's son and that the pitcher needed to stay in Florida for..." April 17

  • Indians rough up Harvey in win over Mets

    The Sports Xchange "CLEVELAND -- For four innings, Matt Harvey dominated the Cleveland Indians. For two innings, the Indians dominated Harvey, and the Indians' dominance prevailed as they beat Harvey and the New York Mets 7-5 on Saturday afternoon at Progressive Field. "For four innings that guy was carving us..." April 16

  • Mets offense comes alive in win over Indians

    The Sports Xchange "CLEVELAND -- The New York Mets' dormant offense finally came to life Friday night, and they needed every run. The Mets hit four home runs, including three in the span of seven batters in a five-run fifth inning, to beat the Cleveland Indians 6-5 at Progressive Field. Michael Conforto,..." April 16

  • Which manager is the likeliest to get fired?

    MLB Daily Dish "As the season gets underway, an inevitable outcome is that various teams don't meet their expectations. That can mean a number of different things such as a subpar record, or young players failing to take the next step. Regardless of what the exact reason is, failing to meet predetermined goals..." April 16

  • Mets' Jacob deGrom throws bullpen, DL decision coming Sunday

    Newark Star-Ledger "Jacob deGrom threw a 25-pitch bullpen Friday in Port St. Lucie and is scheduled to throw again Sunday, at which point the Mets will decide whether or not to place the 27-year-old right-hander on the disabled list. "He's a big piece of the puzzle, so he needs to do a little bit more of a full..." April 15

  • Mets fans spend big to rescue Piazza 9/11 jersey as museum piece

    New York Post "The 9/11 Mike Piazza jersey is coming home. Home to New York. Home to the fans. Even home to the Mets, who made a colossal mistake selling the jersey in a private sale three years ago. Anthony Scaramucci, Tony Lauto and an anonymous third business partner, all of them huge Mets fans, came to..." April 14

  • How do these MLB finales rank vs. Kobe's last game?

    The Score "On Wednesday night, after spending the preceding six months negotiating his own mortality on an exhausting farewell tour, Kobe Bryant - the ferocious, indelible five-time NBA champion - gave everyone one more evening of the Black Mamba, dropping 60 points before an incredulous crowd at Staples..." April 14

  • Report: Johan Santana to attempt a mid-year comeback

    Hardball Talk "MLB Network’s Jon Heyman reports that pitcher Johan Santana will attempt a mid-year comeback. Heyman adds that Santana has milestones as well as comfort and familiarity “in mind,” leading him to speculate a return to the Twins or Mets. The last we heard of Santana, last month, indicated that he..." April 14

  • Mr. Met didn't get a ring for NL championship, and he's not happy

    CBS Sports "Unverified message-board speculation posits that the Mets in 2015 won the National League pennant. This, of course, entitles them to a magnificently appointed Jostens ring, which is useful for impressing strangers and punching one's way out of tight spots. Speaking of those rings, the Mets..." April 13

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    Adam Rubin @AdamRubinESPN

    Terry Collins said Jacob deGrom will rejoin the Mets in Cleveland for the weekend series. If the lat issue...

  • Baseball's 100 Miles Per Hour Club

    Men's Journal "It's one of those brilliant Florida mornings that baseball fans jones for during the last days of February's brutal slog. And what better fix for seasonal affective disorder than a dose of pure heat being doled out daily at the New York Yankees training complex in Tampa? Three of the game's most..." April 13

  • Marlins pull out victory over Mets

    The Sports Xchange "NEW YORK -- Upon being told he was responsible for the longest at-bat in the history of the Florida/Miami Marlins, Dee Gordon grinned. "Probably the most strikeouts (in a game), too," he said. He was right, but the first four-strikeout game of Gordon's career was a lot easier to take..." April 12

  • Fast start helps Marlins rout Mets

    The Sports Xchange "NEW YORK -- The Miami Marlins staked Jarred Cosart to a big lead Monday night -- too big a lead, as it turned out. Giancarlo Stanton's two-run homer capped the Marlins' seven-run second inning, but Cosart could not last through the fifth inning of what ended up being a 10-3 win for Miami..." April 12

  • Baseball's slide rule isn't changing anytime soon, and players need to accept it

    Yahoo! Sports "Baseball's new sliding rules are not changing. Deep down, players know this. Already, teams have been told this. And though no one in the commissioner's office or the union's headquarters cares to publicly acknowledge it, sources told Yahoo Sports all parties are in agreement: None of the three..." April 12

  • MLB's New 'Utley Rule' Proving to Be Mistake in Need of Quick Fix

    Bleacher Report "Today, we're going to talk about takeout slides, the so-called Utley Rule and why it needs fixing posthaste. You've got opinions. We've got opinions. Everyone's got opinions. First, though, a fact: Major League Baseball had to do something. After the Pittsburgh Pirates' Jung Ho Kang went..." April 11

  • Hellickson helps Phillies beat Mets

    The Sports Xchange "NEW YORK -- Jeremy Hellickson is having a far better April than usual for the Philadelphia Phillies, who just might have a much better month than they or anyone else could have expected a few days ago. Hellickson threw 5 2/3 solid innings on Sunday afternoon to earn his first victory for the..." April 10

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    Anthony DiComo @AnthonyDiComo

    UPDATE: #Mets will skip Jacob deGrom in the rotation. "It's improved, but not enough."

  • The simple fix MLB immediately must make to the new slide rules

    Fox Sports "Proactive and progressive. These are the two best adjectives to describe Major League Baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred. In his second year leading our game, he needs to step in and make an immediate change to the disaster the new slide rules have become. The new slide rules instituted this..." April 09

  • Mets beat Phillies in home opener

    The Sports Xchange "NEW YORK -- The New York Mets finished celebrating their trip to the 2015 World Series on Friday afternoon -- and then went out and produced a victory that mirrored their pennant-winning season. The Mets started slowly but finished fast Friday, when they scored twice in the sixth and four..." April 08

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    Adam Rubin @AdamRubinESPN

    Friday #Mets vs. #Phillies:
    Granderson RF
    Wright 3B
    Cespedes CF
    Duda 1B
    Walker 2B
    Conforto LF
    Cabrera SS
    d'Arnaud C
    deGrom RHP

  • With wife expecting, deGrom exits game with lat tightness

    The Score "Jacob deGrom took to the mound against the Philadelphia Phillies with a lot on his mind in the New York Mets' home opener on Friday. Unlike his wife, he delivered. Prior to making the start, Mets manager Terry Collins announced he won't hesitate to remove deGrom from the home opener if his wife..." April 08

  • Mets' Jacob deGrom will leave Friday start if his wife goes into labor

    CBS New York "Jacob DeGrom might get the hook early Friday during the New York Mets home opener, not because he’s getting shelled, but because he’s about to be a father for the first time. CSB2’s Otis Livingston reported Thursday that the ace’s wife, Stacey DeGrom, is in Florida and expecting their son any..." April 08