New York Post "The general manager and manager are returning, leaving the Mets to address their coaching situation before diving into 2015 roster decisions. With Sandy Alderson and Terry Collins on board for next season, an announcement is expected as soon as Tuesday that hitting coach Lamar Johnson won’t..." October 01
Baseball America "Major League Baseball on Wednesday said it would begin testing some ideas aimed at quickening the pace of game at the Arizona Fall League. AFL games begin Oct. 7 and run through the championship game on Nov. 15. Among the experimental rules are: • Batter’s Box Rule: The batter shall keep..." October 01
d'Arnaud had surgery today to remove bone chips. Mejia will have surgery tomorrow for his sports hernia.
New York Daily News "For a moment, Citi Field was loud. For four years there have been promises about meaningful games in September and talk about the young kids that were going to get the Mets there. On Sunday, the 8-3 win over the Astros was largely meaningless, but there was a moment as the crowd of 34, 897 rose to..." September 29
New York Post "Jacob deGrom was skipped in what was to be his final start of the season, but fellow rookie Rafael Montero did a decent impersonation in his place. Montero, taking the mound instead of the National League Rookie of the Year front-runner, allowed just one run over 5¹/₃ innings and struck out..." September 28
CBSSports.com "On Friday, Mets left-hander Jon Niese was forced to exit his start against the Astros after 5 1/3 innings because of what was later announced as an elevated heart rate (HOU-NYM GameTracker). MLB.com has video of his departure from the game. As Matt Ehalt of the Bergen Record noted on Twitter,..." September 27
Houston Chronicle "Seventy is sweet, and wasn’t promised six months ago. The Astros recorded win No. 70 in their third-to-last try Friday night with a 3-1 win over the Mets. It’s not all that different a number from 69, really. Had the ‘Stros stayed at 69 wins to end the year — they had a three-game losing..." September 27
Newark Star-Ledger "Bobby Abreu's illustrious 18 year career is coming to an end. The Mets outfielder announced today that he will retire. Over the course of his career, Abreu was one of the best hitters in baseball. He's hit .291 in his career with a .395 on-base percentage. This season, only Victor Martinez,..." September 27
Spoke to someone briefed on Travis d'Arnaud who does not believe it's anything that will impact 2015. Doctor visit coming today, though.
New York Daily News "On the televisions in the visiting clubhouse at Nationals Park Thursday afternoon, Washington manager Matt Williams was talking about lining his team’s rotation up for the playoffs while the Mets sat quietly eating between games of a doubleheader and talking about their own future: 2015. As the..." September 26
Sporting News "The Mets were so close but yet so far. On Thursday during a game against the Washington Nationals, MLB.com writer Anthony DiComo wrote the Mets were on the brink of being the first National League team in 15 years to go a full season without a balk. " September 26
ESPN New York "David Wright is one week into a six-week program designed to strengthen his left shoulder. The captain sounded fairly confident he can avoid surgery, but there are no guarantees. Wright, whose season ended after a Sept. 8 appearance due to persistent rotator-cuff inflammation, explained the..." September 25
CSN Washington "The 2014 NL East champions finally returned home tonight, a full week removed from their division clincher in Atlanta, and were given a heroes' welcome from a crowd of 30,714 that looked for every possible opportunity to shower the home team with love. Tanner Roark got a standing ovation as he..." September 24
ESPN New York "The New York Mets will shut down NL Rookie of the Year candidate Jacob deGrom before his final start, an organizational source said. Mets general manager Sandy Alderson is expected to announce the decision Tuesday, with the club imposing an innings cap on the 26-year-old right-hander, the..." September 23
Mets accelerating timetable and will announce Sandy Alderson's extension this afternoon.
CBSSports.com "Mets manager Terry Collins will join Sandy Alderson in returning to the team next year, sources said. It isn't clear whether the Mets will announce the Collins decision at the same time they announce the Alderson extension, which was agreed to Monday. There is no need to make an announcement in..." September 22
CBSSports.com "The Mets and general manager Sandy Alderson have agreed to a three-year contract extension, reports Jon Heyman of CBSSports.com. Alderson, 66, originally signed a four-year deal prior to the 2010 season with an option for the 2015 season. Instead of simply picking up the option, the Mets have..." September 22
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