Newark Star-Ledger "As Jacob deGrom whipsawed through the Cardinals lineup, he did not consider just how simple it was. Or the ease with which he pitched on this day. As he stood on the mound at Citi Field, he had no knowledge of his achievement. That by the time he walked back into the Mets dugout one last time,..." May 22
St. Louis Post-Dispatch "When Cardinals manager Mike Matheny started drafting his lineup the night before for Wednesday’s game against Bartolo Colon and the Mets, he weighed where to place Matt Adams. The first baseman had been mired in a slump that merited down-order consideration, but Matheny saw an opportunity to..." May 21
New York Daily News "The Mets made a move to increase run production Tuesday when Kirk Nieuwenhuis was designated for assignment and Darrell Ceciliani was called up from Triple-A Las Vegas to become the team’s fourth outfielder. Nieuwenhuis was 3-for-38 this season; when the lefthanded hitter struck out against righty..." May 20
St. Louis Post-Dispatch "It was already close to midnight when Monday’s game, after 14 innings, one disappointing loss, and his five strikeouts, let go of Cardinals rookie Randal Grichuk. It took hours before he could let go of it. His role in the Cardinals’ late-night loss followed him back to the hotel, into his..." May 20
New York Post "Sandy Alderson’s search for more offense stops at the disabled list. With his team struggling to score, the Mets general manager said Tuesday he views the eventual returns of David Wright and Travis d’Arnaud — both of whom are on the DL — as a more ideal fix to the lineup than external..." May 20
New York Post "When your ace pitches like, well, an ace, you have to find a way to win. Too many times, the Mets have wasted good, solid starting efforts in a still young season. On Monday, they got another such game as Matt Harvey pitched like, well, Matt Harvey. “We’ve had some pretty good pitching..." May 19
Bleacher Report "Concocting trades is fun, but it isn't easy, even from the outside looking in. There are any number of challenging factors that need to be weighed—from talent to finances to timing to need—in order to try to come up with a swap, especially one that actually makes some sense for both..." May 19
Alderson says Wright did baseball activity today, everything except swinging. TDA cleared to swing today as well.
New York Post "Thor brought the hammer and the lightning fastball. The Mets’ bats threw in some thunder. And by the time their 5-1 win over Milwaukee was over, their recent skid seemed a little further in the rearview mirror. In his first Citi Field start, Noah Syndergaard got his first major league win — and..." May 18
ESPN.com "New York Mets captain David Wright thought he would miss minimal time when he pulled himself from an April 14 game with right hamstring discomfort. More than a month later, Wright remains absent. Still, there is a light at the end of the tunnel. Manager Terry Collins said he spoke with..." May 17
Dillon Gee will get another minor league start -- 100 pitches -- according to Terry Collins.
New York Daily News "Eric Campbell’s return to the Mets came with an immediate impact. Summoned from Triple-A Las Vegas — where he had been since being sent back down on May 5 — to take the roster spot of the injured Dilson Herrera, Campbell made big plays at the plate, on the bases and in the field to help the..." May 17
New York Post "If ever a team needed a mental health win, it was these Mets. Five straight times, they had come up losers. They felt they could have won the series last week at the Cubs — and lost all four games. Then they came home and were shut out by the Brewers, the worst team in the NL. Oh, and when they..." May 17
Per SNY, Dilson Herrera has a fractured tip of his right middle finger and will go on the DL.
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel "No better way to open a 10-game road trip than with a total team effort. Ryan Braun hit a pair of home runs, Kyle Lohse pitched an eight-inning gem and the defense did its part as well as the Milwaukee Brewers shut out the New York Mets, 7-0, Friday night at Citi Field. Braun homered in the..." May 16
Chicago Sun-Times "Shortstop Starlin Castro leaned back in his clubhouse chair, relaxing with a postgame beverage, smiling and talking with teammates, one leg propped on the chair at the next locker after the Cubs finished off a four-game sweep of the New York Mets on Thursday. He looked up just in time to catch..." May 15
Deadspin.com "U.S. District Court judge Shira Scheindlin yesterday granted plaintiffs’ motion to certify class action status in an antitrust lawsuit against MLB and the NHL, a case that threatens to demolish the decades-old blackout system in sports media. Scheindlin’s decision, which you can read here,..." May 15
Hardball Talk "Via Phil Hecken of Uni Watch, the caps for the 2015 MLB All-Star Game have apparently been leaked. Check them out below: This year’s All-Star Game is set to take place in Cincinnati. Just in case it wasn’t obvious, these caps were inspired by the pillbox hat of Reds mascot Mr. Redlegs. The..." May 15
Vice Sports "Emilio Bonifacio of the Chicago White Sox cracked a home run Saturday against the Cincinnati Reds and made a big show of flipping his bat. He saluted the gods, rounded the bases with his arms out as if he were an airplane, and when he crossed home? He leaped into the crowd, giving fans a chance to..." May 15
CSN Chicago "Joe Maddon sat down at the table inside Wrigley Field’s interview room/dungeon and a reporter asked if the Cubs manager could lead Wednesday night’s postgame news conference with Matt Harvey. “Let’s start with Jason Hammel,” Maddon said, getting a few laughs after a 2-1 walk-off win over the..." May 14
ESPN New York "The New York Mets have not yet written off range-challenged Wilmer Flores as their No. 1 shortstop, although Ruben Tejada recently has started to chip away at least modestly at Flores’ playing time. Flores, in fact, has a team-leading four home runs. Still, the consensus among in-the-know..." May 14
Buddy Carlyle "most likely" headed to the DL, per Terry Collins. Yesterday, he mentioned Leathersich, Bradford, Thornton as potential subs.
5/13 @Mets lineup vs Cubs Granderson RF Murphy 3B Cuddyer LF Duda 1B Flores SS Plawecki C Nieuwenhuis CF Herrera 2B Harvey P
Chicago Tribune "As one of several former top prospects in the Baltimore Orioles’ system, Jake Arrieta knows about the hype and expectations for the New York Mets’ Noah Syndergaard. Arrieta came way very impressed with Syndergaard in his major league debut, but it was Arrieta who stood out in a more dominant..." May 13
ESPN New York "New York Mets captain David Wright's lower-back pain has turned out to be a bigger deal than originally suspected. Wright continued to get therapy on the back Tuesday, but has not yet resumed baseball activity. He halted his return from a right hamstring strain nearly a week ago and was..." May 12
Chicago Sun-Times "Jon Lester isn’t exactly pitching the way he expects to pitch seven starts into the season. “I stink,” he said. But it smelled like a win to the Cubs, who beat the New York Mets 4-3 in the opener of a seven-game homestand Monday, as the Cubs opened much of the Wrigley Field bleachers for the..." May 12
Chicago Sun-Times "The Mets need hitting — in particular, a hitting shortstop. The Cubs like the Mets’ young pitching. A lot. Obviously, there’s a deal waiting to happen, right? As former Cub manager Dale Sveum might say, “kind of a no-brainer.” Cubs general manager Jed Hoyer acknowledged as much as the Cubs’..." May 12
david Wright treatment. No activities yet. Reassess tomorrow. #Mets
Rafael Montero still feeling something in shoulder, so on slow track.
D'Arnaud cleared to do everything but hit. Parnell pitching tonight. Vic Black three bullpen #Mets.
New York Post "There is a whole other world outside the NL East, and the Mets are about to find out if they can compete in it. After beating up on the Phillies, Braves and Marlins and surviving the Nationals over this first month-plus, the Mets now begin a 14-game stretch against the NL Central and some fresh..." May 11
Travis d'Arnaud's exam to shed soft cast and be cleared for baseball activity is Tuesday in New York.
Gee had shot yesterday. Will head back to NYC then to PSL for rehab. #Mets
New York Post "A little suspense to increase the heart rate can be a good thing. For better or worse, the Mets largely have avoided late-inning craziness this season, but Saturday night there was enough to keep everybody satisfied for a while. A twist here, a turn — of a double play — there, and the Mets..." May 10
CBS Sports Fantasy News "Mets starter Dillon Gee was diagnosed with a slight groin strain, per NJ.com. He was scratched from Sunday's start and placed on the 15-day disabled list. " May 09
CSN Philly "Ace vs. ace. The Dark Knight of Gotham vs. Clark Kent. Call it what you want, but Matt Harvey vs. Cole Hamels did not disappoint Friday night at Citizens Bank Park. And while both pitchers kept the offense in check, it was the Phillies’ slugger who broke through to win it, 3-1. Ryan..." May 09
#Mets announce Wright is progressing with hamstring injury but has had lower back pain in past few days. No structural damage, per MRI.
New York Post "You want the good news or the bad news? The Mets updated David Wright’s medical condition on Friday with the announcement that the hamstring injury that has sidelined him since April 14 appears to be doing better. However, the third baseman is now experiencing lower back pain. An MRI exam on..." May 08
Sporting News "Noah Syndergaard may be the next top prospect to be called up, especially if the pitcher keeps dominating as he did Thursday for the Mets' Triple-A affiliate in Las Vegas. Syndergaard had a day to remember on the mound and at the plate. He allowed two runs on five hits and struck out eight over..." May 08
New York Post "After two straight performances that were simply for de birds, a certain Mets right-hander snapped back into form Wednesday. This time Jacob deGrom stuck it to the Birds. DeGrom’s fastball hummed, but his offspeed pitches were equally precise, keeping the Orioles off balance for seven..." May 07
Sporting News "In his first year as commissioner, Rob Manfred already has overseen an improvement in pace of play on the field. Might he be up for shortening the length of the season, too? Manfred certainly appears open to the possibility. At a news conference Wednesday night in Houston, Manfred indicated..." May 07
CBS Sports Fantasy News "You know all about Noah Syndergaard by now. Last week, I called him the minor-league pitcher most worth stashing in Fantasy, and it's not any less true after his seven shutout innings, complete with 10 strikeouts, Saturday. But I can't say with complete certainty he'll be the first Mets..." May 06
New York Post "Happy sink O’s de mayo. After a torturous weekend against the Beltway’s other team, the Mets welcomed a change of opponent Tuesday with the Orioles’ arrival and a few runs to break the tension that had begun to envelop Citi Field. The Mets snapped a scoreless streak that had reached 21 innings..." May 06
New York Post "David Wright’s return remains uncertain. The Captain, out since April 15 with a hamstring injury, is at the team’s minor-league complex in Port St. Lucie, Fla., working to get back, but he’s still not at 100 percent, general manager Sandy Alderson told The Post. “It’s just hard to say,”..." May 05
Hearing earliest David Wright might return is middle of next week at Chicago, but more likely may be back home at Citi Field vs. Brewers.
Washington Post "The Washington Nationals began this 10-game trip in awful fashion, losing four in a row to complete a six-game skid and dip six games below .500 in late April. But after winning five of the past six games, including a 1-0 win Sunday to clinch a series win against the first-place New York Mets, the..." May 04
Arizona Republic "Major League Baseball informed clubs last week of a rules change regarding trading recently drafted players, an adjustment that allows teams to deal players the day after the end of the World Series rather than having to wait until a year after they sign. Agent Scott Boras welcomes the change,..." May 04
New York Post "David Wright has been on the disabled list since April 15, but even though he’s eligible to come off the DL, the Mets admit the hamstrung third baseman probably won’t be ready to return even a week from now. “Right now, that seems a little aggressive,’’ said general manager Sandy Alderson, who..." May 03