Mets Rumors & News

  • Sandy Alderson expects Matt Harvey to be back with Mets in 2018

    Larry Brown Sports "The New York Mets are still hoping to find something left in Matt Harvey’s once-vaunted right arm. As Harvey finishes off another poor, injury-plagued campaign, Mets general manager Sandy Alderson said Friday that the team intends to tender him a contract and he expects the right-hander to stay..." September 22

  • Noah Syndergaard to pitch 1 inning Saturday

    Fanrag Sports "The New York Mets have scheduled right-handed starting pitcher Noah Syndergaard to throw one inning of work against the arch rival Washington Nationals on Saturday, according to the National League East ball club. With “Thor” slated to toss just one inning, fellow right-hander Matt Harvey will..." September 22

  • Mets expect Terry Collins to retire at end of 2017 season

    New York Daily News "Terry Collins and the Mets return to Citi Field Friday night to begin the final homestand of the 2017 season with an uncertain future. After seven seasons at the helm, the Mets manager’s contract expires after this season and there have been no talks to extend his tenure. Team sources said..." September 22

  • Report: Alderson Expected To Return To Mets, But Collins’ May Retire

    CBS New York "Mets general manager Sandy Alderson is reportedly expected to return next season. As for manager Terry Collins’ future? That remains murky. Kristie Ackert of the Daily News reported Thursday that multiple sources told her Alderson, 69, whose contract expires after this season, will be back..." September 21

  • Major League Baseball claims it will “redouble its efforts” on expanded netting

    Hardball Talk "Yesterday, during the Minnesota Twins-New York Yankees game at Yankee Stadium, a young girl was injured after a foul ball flew off the bat of Todd Frazier and into the stands along the third base line where she was sitting. In some parks that ball would be stopped because of netting down the..." September 21

  • Yoenis Cespedes plans to run more, lift less this offseason

    Hardball Talk "Yoenis Cespedes plans to be in The Best Shape of His Life next season. He didn’t really say that, but this article in the New York Post features Cespedes doing more or less what those Best Shape of His Life stories are aimed at doing: changing perceptions and/or trying to take the heat off of a..." September 21

  • Sandy Alderson Suggests Mets Will Likely Retain Matt Harvey For 2018

    MLB Trade Rumors "Despite the increasingly worrying health issues and pitching struggles of former Mets ace Matt Harvey, the club isn’t ready to give up on his talent. As GM Sandy Alderson tells Mike Puma of the New York Post, “it’s high unlikely that we’re not going to bring [Harvey] back next year.” Harvey is..." September 21

  • Top five Cy Young contenders in each league

    Larry Brown Sports "Both the American and National League have clear contenders for their respective Cy Young Awards this season, but the outcome of each race is still murky as we head into the final weeks of the season. There’s a lot to consider in the races for both leagues. Here’s a look at the top five..." September 20

  • Noah Syndergaard may not start for Mets again this season

    New York Post "As time runs out on this dismal Mets season, Noah Syndergaard wouldn’t mind bringing a ray of sunshine to the organization. And that entails pitching for the team again this year, preferably with two appearances over the final week of the regular season. The right-hander is again on the..." September 19

  • Matt Harvey says he was ‘terrible all the way around’

    Newsday "There was a time when Matt Harvey might have gotten away with hanging a slider. Even against the most dangerous of hitters, raw stuff buys this kind of leeway. These times, however, are not about the beauty that arises from the blend of an electric arm and an outsized ego. These are times of..." September 19

  • MLB league-wide single season home run record set to fall Tuesday

    Hardball Talk "Giancarlo Stanton‘s smacks, Aaron Judge‘s jolts and all those dizzying long balls helped Major League Baseball move another poke closer to the inevitable. Nearly two decades after the height of the Steroids Era, the sports is on track to break its season record for home runs on Tuesday – and..." September 18

  • NL MVP: Sorting out the crowded field won't be easy

    Sporting News "If you happen to run into a baseball writer who has a 2017 NL MVP vote, give that person a hug. They’ll need it. Trying to sort out this year’s crowded NL MVP race is a nearly impossible task. As many as six players have had seasons worthy of first-place votes, which means you’re going to see..." September 18

  • 2017 MLB season might not feature a 20-win pitcher for first time in nearly 10 years

    CBS Sports "With just two weeks left in the 2017 Major League Baseball season, we can start to take a look at some of the stats and have a good idea where things will end up. On that front, let's glance at the MLB leaderboard for pitcher wins. As noted by Twitter friend Matt Harvey (@halladayfan32), the..." September 18

  • Teams seeking Miguel Sano-like talent at age 13

    Minneapolis Star Tribune "The Twins, like most MLB teams, will send scouts to a showcase in the Caribbean this week for Venezuelan prospects, a chance to measure and evaluate players who will eventually sign contracts to play professionally. But this gathering of baseball talent is unusual — though it reflects the new..." September 18

  • Mets reverse course on Noah Syndergaard, he won’t pitch this weekend

    New York Daily News "Rehab is tedious and Noah Syndergaard is starting to get bored. It’s been four months since he has felt the adrenaline of taking the mound in a major league game pump through him. The Mets righthander has had to settle for bullpen sessions, two minor-league rehab appearances and seemingly endless..." September 17

  • Noah Syndergaard could pitch out of bullpen this weekend for Mets

    New York Daily News "Noah Syndergaard could be back as soon as Sunday — well, partially back. The Mets righthander is ready to pitch an inning or two, pitching coach Dan Warthen said. The tentative plan would be for Syndergaard to next pitch an inning in a game, most likely on Sunday. Robert Gsellman is listed as..." September 16

  • How Tim Tebow became the greatest value in minor league baseball

    ESPN "Tim Tebow contributed to the greatest rise in minor league baseball attendance in 23 years. That number is quite appropriate because only one man, Michael Jordan, has done more for minor league baseball crowds than Tebow did this year. And Jordan -- who wore No. 23 for the NBA's Chicago Bulls..." September 15

  • Major League Baseball: still flailing at front office diversity

    Hardball Talk "We’ve written many times about how Major League Baseball has a diversity problem in its front office and executive ranks. General managers are almost all youngish white dudes from Ivy League institutions and they have hired people in their own image for years. That, combined with astoundingly low..." September 15

  • Mets’ Sandy Alderson gets early jump on crafting a 2018 bullpen

    Newsday "As the Mets begin their efforts to retool for 2018, the bullpen appears to be an area of focus, with a source saying Tuesday that adding another experienced arm will be part of the plans. General manager Sandy Alderson has already gone to work to improve on a leaky relief corps that began the..." September 13

  • 2018 will feature the earliest Opening Day in baseball history

    Hardball Talk "Major League Baseball announced its master schedule for the 2018 season. Opening Day will be Thursday, March 29. It’s the earliest Opening Day in baseball history, with the exception of special international openers like the ones in Japan and Australia. Until now, the earliest opening date for a..." September 12

  • Shohei Otani is coveted by MLB teams and this filthy slider might explain why

    CBS Sports "We take you to Japan, where Shohei Otani of the Nippon Ham Fighters is about to uncork one of the nastiest slide-pieces you've ever beheld ... And the people say: Larduhmercy. If Allen Iverson's crossover were somehow made into a breaking ball, it would look like that, probably. Otani in..." September 12

  • Syndergaard scratched from simulated game with 'general soreness'

    New York Daily News "Due to soreness, Noah Syndergaard will not throw his scheduled simulated innings on Sunday. The Mets described it as "general soreness" after throwing three innings in a minor league rehab start for Brooklyn Thursday. Syndergaard has been on the disabled list since April 30 with a torn right..." September 10

  • Jose Reyes makes case to stick with Mets, but will it be enough?

    New York Post "As teammates were scurrying in and out of the Mets’ clubhouse Friday for pregame workouts, Jose Reyes sat on a stool at his locker. His protégé, Amed Rosario, was sprawled out on the floor by Reyes’ feet, chatting with him in Spanish with breaks for laughter. The two players were tight even..." September 09

  • Mets’ Noah Syndergaard throws 36 pitches in rehab start for Cyclones

    Newsday "Noah Syndergaard stood on the mound for the Brooklyn Cyclones Thursday night, throwing against Class A hitters in the Coney Island stadium that overlooks the beach and the amusement park. But he didn’t look like Coney Island’s finest. He has been out of the Mets’ picture since partially tearing..." September 08

  • Wilmer Flores will not return to Mets this season due to broken nose

    New York Daily News "Wilmer Flores is done for the season, the Mets announced Thursday before their series opener against the Reds. The Mets’ utility infielder broke his nose over the weekend, fouling the ball off it on Saturday, and had not played since. There had been speculation he could return, but doctors were..." September 07

  • David Wright refuses to give up comeback attempt to rejoin Mets

    New York Daily News "David Wright is not going to give up. The Mets captain said that after surgery to repair the rotator cuff in his right shoulder, he feels like he should keep attempting to come back. But he understands that he may not return as the Mets’ third baseman and that the team may need to secure their..." September 07

  • Sandy Alderson and Mets should go all-in on this winter’s free agent market

    New York Daily News "Sandy Alderson offered some enlightening insights into his plans and expectations for the offseason on Tuesday, with the aim to get the Mets back on track following the unexpected and ugly derailment we haven’t been able to avert our eyes from. Barring the typical shadow boxing and..." September 06

  • Mets reverse course, Matt Harvey won't start Wednesday on short rest after all

    New York Daily News "The Mets talked it over, and Matt Harvey will not be pitching on short rest tonight, after all. “We have reconsidered and Matt will not pitch tomorrow. He will pitch on Thursday,” Terry Collins said after the Mets’ 9-1 loss to the Phillies. “Dan (Warthen) and I and Sandy (Alderson) talked about..." September 06

  • Beware Mets fans: Team looks ready to cut payroll in 2018

    New York Post "Relevance in 2018 for the Mets will depend largely on the health of their tattered players, but the elephant in the room with this organization is always the payroll. Owners Fred Wilpon and Saul Katz did just enough last offseason to silence criticisms about thriftiness — giving Yoenis Cespedes..." September 06

  • TJ Rivera to undergo Tommy John surgery

    Fanrag Sports "The New York Mets have officially announced that utility infielder T.J. Rivera will be undergoing Tommy surgery on Tuesday to repair the damage done to his right elbow. Additionally, left-handed relief pitcher Josh Edgin will be undergoing arthroscopic surgery on his left knee on the same..." September 04

  • Mets are inexplicably starting Matt Harvey on short rest in final month of a lost season

    CBS Sports "Earlier on Monday, the New York Mets brought you news that third baseman David Wright would undergo shoulder surgery on Tuesday, effectively ending his season before it ever started. That Wright was one of multiple Mets set to undergo an operation this week presented a somber, if fitting..." September 04

  • David Wright to have rotator cuff surgery Tuesday, Mets announce

    New York Daily News "David Wright is headed back to the operating table. The Mets' captain, who shut down his latest comeback attempt last week due to continued pain in his throwing shoulder, will undergo surgery to repair his right rotator cuff on Tuesday in New York, the Mets announced before Monday's game..." September 04

  • Tim Tebow's minor-league baseball season ends quietly

    USA Today "Tim Tebow went 0 for 3 in his final minor-league game of 2017 on Sunday. The former Heisman Trophy winner finished with a .226 average in his first full year as a professional ballplayer. Tebow had eight home runs, 52 RBIs, 43 walks and 126 strikeouts. " September 04

  • Wilmer Flores exits Mets game after fouling ball off his face

    New York Post "Saturday was a day of the week that ended in “Y,” so naturally the Mets found themselves contending with a new injury. Wilmer Flores, who slugged a grand slam, the fourth of his career in the first game, was forced out of the nightcap when he fouled off a pitch — directly into his face. Flores..." September 03

  • Mets worst fears about Michael Conforto are confirmed

    New York Post "The Mets’ 2018 season is already off to a shaky start. Michael Conforto, who damaged his left shoulder in a freak incident last week, will undergo surgery to repair a tear in the joint’s posterior capsule, the team announced Saturday. The Mets did not provide a timetable for Conforto’s..." September 02

  • Mets sign Nori Aoki

    CBS Sports "Aoki signed with the Mets on Saturday, and will join the team in Houston this weekend, Anthony DiComo of reports. With New York's outfield in a state of flux for the time being as both Michael Conforto (shoulder) and Yoenis Cespedes (hamstring) are going to miss the rest of the season,..." September 02

  • Even Jacob deGrom has hit a rough patch for floundering Mets

    New York Post "Jacob deGrom usually owns the sunlight hours, but maybe the partly cloudy conditions at Great American Ball Park could explain his lackluster Thursday. In a rare daytime misstep, the right-hander scuffled over six innings in the Mets’ 7-2 loss to the Reds. DeGrom, who entered with a career..." August 31

  • Tim Tebow already looking ahead to 2018 baseball season

    USA Today "As Tim Tebow wraps up his first season as a professional baseball player in the New York Mets organization, he has a better idea of how to prepare for 2018. “For me, it will be about training, getting better and trying to show up at spring training ready to go — as ready as I can be,” Tebow..." August 31

  • Astros to host Mets in Houston this weekend starting with Saturday doubleheader

    New York Daily News "The Mets will be headed to hurricane-ravaged Houston this weekend after all. The Astros announced they will host the Mets in a three-game series starting with a doubleheader on Saturday. The two teams will play their regularly-scheduled day game on Sunday. "We feel that the Astros playing..." August 30

  • Why Mets' Jose Reyes is playing left field for the first time in 17 years

    Newark Star-Ledger "The last time Jose Reyes played left field, he was 17 years old. He's practically a grizzled veteran now, at least compared to the rest of the Mets' clubhouse. He's now the oldest on the roster, but the Mets are attempting to teach an old dog new tricks by playing him in left field for the..." August 30

  • Wright terminates rehab assignment as shoulder pain lingers

    North Jersey "David Wright's season is in jeopardy. The Mets announced in a release Monday that Wright, the Mets' captain, has been shut down and will be re-examined in New York later this week. “After playing in a few games, I continued to have shoulder pain," Wright said in a statement. "So I decided..." August 29

  • Jay Bruce is ‘absolutely’ open to coming back to the Mets

    New York Post "Jay Bruce appears to be on his way to the postseason — just not with the team he expected it to be with. And even though he’s in Cleveland, Bruce still is keeping an eye on the Mets — and continues to be stunned by his former team’s misfortune. Asked if he’d ever seen a team so beset by..." August 29

  • Astros to play Rangers, Mets at Tropicana Field

    Bleacher Report "Major League Baseball is reportedly relocating the upcoming Texas Rangers vs. Houston Astros series to Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, Florida amid the devastating flooding in the region. The Associated Press reported the decision, adding the Astros will also play their series with the New..." August 28

  • Matt Harvey is coming back and Mets see one good sign already

    New York Post "Matt Harvey appears ready to give 2017 another whirl. After 2 ½ months on the disabled list and mediocre results in his four rehab starts, the right-hander is expected to return to the Mets rotation this week, tentatively scheduled Friday against the Astros. Whether that game will be played..." August 28

  • Jacob deGrom makes Mets’ history with 200th strikeout

    Hardball Talk "Mets’ hurler Jacob deGrom pitched himself into the history books on Friday, whiffing 10 of 29 batters over 7 2/3 innings against the Nationals. The strong start was a breath of fresh air for the right-hander, whose win snapped a rough two-game losing streak and marked his ninth start with..." August 26

  • Mets' Yoenis Cespedes likely out for season, will he change training methods?

    Newark Star-Ledger "Yoenis Cespedes has now strained both hamstrings, his quad and may or may not have pinched a nerve in his glutes. He's thrown the trainers, the manager and now a massage therapist in Port St. Lucie under the bus, but he's taken none of the blame and laid none on his controversial strength..." August 26

  • Michael Conforto could miss two years with shoulder injury

    Sportsnaut "Star New York Mets outfielder Michael Conforto went down in a ton of pain after a swing and miss against the Arizona Diamondbacks on Thursday. Conforto was forced from the game, and almost immediately afterwards, the Mets diagnosed him with a dislocated shoulder (more on that..." August 25

  • Michael Conforto headed to disabled list with shoulder tear, could require surgery

    Newsday "There have been few bright spots this season for a Mets team that has taken three steps backward for every step forward. Another setback occurred Thursday when All-Star outfielder Michael Conforto dislocated his left shoulder on a hard swing through a pitch from the Diamondbacks’ Robbie Ray in..." August 25

  • Mets reportedly unlikely to bring back Terry Collins after season

    Larry Brown Sports "The New York Mets may be closing the book on the Terry Collins era after a highly disappointing 2017 campaign. Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports reported on Thursday that the Mets seem unlikely to retain Collins beyond this season. The 68-year-old Collins has been manager of the team for the last..." August 24

  • Conforto dislocates shoulder during at-bat

    CBS New York "Mets outfielder Michael Conforto dislocated his left shoulder during an at-bat Thursday against the Arizona Diamondbacks. With the Mets trailing 2-1 in the bottom of the fifth inning, Conforto crumpled to the ground after swinging at a Robbie Ray pitch and immediately reached for his left..." August 24

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