Mets Rumors & News

  • Mets can live with this latest version of Matt Harvey

    New York Post "This was no vintage 2013 or 2015 Matt Harvey, the guy who stared down big moments and possessed the confidence of a thousand hedge-fund managers. It wouldn’t be surprising if we never saw that guy again. No matter. At PNC Park on Sunday night, this looked like a Matt Harvey the Mets could get..." May 29

  • Yoenis Cespedes Suffers Setback in Recovery from Quad Injury

    Bleacher Report "The New York Mets ruled out outfielder Yoenis Cespedes until at least Tuesday as he recovers from a quad injury, the New York Post's Mike Puma reported Saturday. Cespedes hasn't played since the Mets' April 27 defeat to the Atlanta Braves. MLB.com's Anthony DiComo reported Friday Cespedes..." May 28

  • How many more gut punches can the Mets take?

    New York Post "The script has flipped, our perspective of the Mets tilted until further notice. It no longer makes sense to wonder whether every win will be the one to catapult this beleaguered team back to respectability. Instead, you question whether each loss, every single one of which appears to be of the..." May 28

  • David Wright still battling to return on one-year anniversary of his last game

    New York Daily News "Saturday was an anniversary that no one in the Mets organization wanted to acknowledge. The front office talked around it and Terry Collins said it just made him sad. Jose Reyes was shocked. Saturday marked one year since David Wright had last played a game. “That’s hard to believe,” said..." May 28

  • Mets Steven Matz throws five perfect innings in rehab start

    Fanrag Sports "New York Mets starting pitcher Steven Matz pitched five perfect innings during his rehab start for Triple-A Las Vegas on Sunday, striking out eight batters, according to Minor League Baseball’s official Twitter account. The 25-year-old Matz has not pitched a game with New York this season after..." May 28

  • Collins 'out of explanations' after Mets' bullpen implodes again

    Newsday "Terry Collins leaned back in his chair Saturday night, the exasperation bubbling in his chest forcing him to let out a deep breath. As if by reflex, he extended his arms and turned his palms upward, a signal of momentary surrender. “I’m out of explanations,” the Mets’ manager said as he..." May 28

  • Yoenis Cespedes hitless in first rehab game for Class A St. Lucie

    ESPN "New York Mets left fielder Yoenis Cespedes, who has been out since April 28 because of a left hamstring strain, began his minor league rehab assignment Friday night, going 0-for-2 with a walk and a run scored for the Class A St. Lucie Mets. Cespedes, 31, also played six innings in left field..." May 27

  • Mets ownership still supports Terry Collins — for now

    Newsday "With the steadfast support of a longtime ally in Fred Wilpon, Terry Collins remains entrenched as manager of the Mets, with multiple sources telling Newsday that ownership has given no indication of making a change in the near future despite the team’s struggles. Though the Mets have muddled..." May 27

  • Mets legend Tom Seaver says pitchers should 'learn to pitch' or they won't age well

    New York Daily News "The early morning sun had just completed its rise over the top of Diamond Mountain when the three-time Cy Young award pitcher, clippers in hand and clad in his dusty boots, overalls and long sleeved, plaid cotton shirt, spotted me at the foot of his vineyard. “Well, well,” said Tom Seaver,..." May 27

  • Mets add Pill from Triple-A Las Vegas upon demoting Montero

    Fanrag Sports "The New York Mets have officially selected the contract of right-handed pitcher Tyler Pill from Triple-A Las Vegas, the club announced on Friday afternoon. In what has become a corresponding roster move, the Mets have elected to option fellow right-hander Rafael Montero down to the same..." May 26

  • Yoenis Cespedes to begin minor league rehab assignment with St. Lucie on Friday

    New York Daily News "Yoenis Cespedes is scheduled to play a rehab game with St. Lucie on Friday night. The Mets slugger is batting third for the Class-A Mets. Cespedes has been on the disabled list since April 28 with a strained left hamstring." May 26

  • Mets' Terry Collins: Trying not to look like 'an idiot' with injury timelines

    ESPN "New York Mets manager Terry Collins attempted Thursday to clarify comments he had made the day before about his role in relaying injury news to reporters. Collins had said Wednesday he was "not at liberty" to discuss right fielder Jay Bruce's injury situation, an apparently new restriction for..." May 26

  • Mets scratch deGrom with rain threatening NY

    MLB.com "Concerned that rainy Queens weather would impact his start, the Mets scratched Jacob deGrom from his Thursday outing against the Padres at Citi Field. Rafael Montero will start in deGrom's place. DeGrom has no physical issues, according to manager Terry Collins. But the team did not want him to..." May 25

  • Mets are reportedly silencing Terry Collins to avoid injury criticism

    New York Daily News "And after exhaustive study, thought and consideration, the Mets have decided the best way to improve their oft-criticized handling of injuries is to put a gag order on their manager. Actually, let’s hope they’ve drawn more substantive conclusions, but they did tell Terry Collins, in so many..." May 25

  • Is this the game that leads to a Lucas Duda breakout?

    New York Post "To say Mets first baseman Lucas Duda has struggled since his return from the disabled list would be on par with saying the bridges and tunnels around New York get congested at rush hour. Entering the Mets’ 9-3 romp over the Padres on Tuesday at Citi Field, Duda was hitting .206 overall and a..." May 24

  • Mets’ Jay Bruce exits early with back tightness, replaced by Juan Lagares

    New York Daily News "It never ends with the Mets. Jay Bruce left Tuesday night's game after the fifth inning with what the team announced as "back tightness." The right fielder said his left lower back had been tight on him all day and he could not get it to loosen. Bruce, however, said he was hopeful that this is..." May 24

  • Mets recall Josh Smoker and ship Hansel Robles to Triple-A

    Fanrag Sports "The New York Mets have officially recalled left-handed relief pitcher Josh Smoker from Triple-A Las Vegas, the club announced on Tuesday afternoon. In what has become a corresponding roster move, the Mets have elected to option struggling right-handed relief pitcher Hansel Robles down to the same..." May 23

  • Don't think the Mets will promote Tim Tebow? Here's why it could happen soon

    CBS Sports "NFL quarterback-turned-Mets outfield prospect Tim Tebow smacked his third home run of the season for the low Class A Columbia Fireflies. It was Tebow's first home run since April 9, the third game of the season. The 29-year-old Tebow went 2 for 4 with the home run, a double and two strikeouts,..." May 23

  • Tim Tebow ties Michael Jordan's home run total

    Sporting News "Tim Tebow hit his third home run of the year on Sunday with the Mets’ Class-A Columbia Fireflies. The blast snapped his 31-game home run drought. The 29-year-old now shares the same home run total as Michael Jordan, according to ESPN Stats and Info:" May 22

  • Zack Wheeler’s innings limit could affect pitching-thin Mets

    Newsday "Back in mid-February, when the Mets first floated the idea of a 125-inning limit on Zack Wheeler for 2017, it didn’t feel like such a monumental concern. Wheeler, coming off a complicated two-year rehab from Tommy John surgery, had yet to earn a rotation spot. There even was serious discussion..." May 21

  • The Mets almost decided to walk Mike Trout with the bases loaded

    MLB.com "The Angels fell to the Mets on Saturday, 7-5, but it wasn't without some late drama. The Angels put together a bit of a ninth-inning rally with three singles and two walks, transforming a previous 7-2 deficit into a dicier 7-4 score with Mike Trout due up with the bases loaded. For anybody not..." May 21

  • The 15 best MLB players who could be traded this summer

    Fox Sports "The MLB trade deadline is a ways away — it's not until July 31. But a quarter of the way through the MLB season, it's clear that some teams are evaluating their options to buy or sell this summer. Selling is not a decision that comes easy and no team already finds itself in a position to..." May 20

  • Mets COO 'meddles' in team affairs

    ESPN "BEFORE Noah Syndergaard registered his first triple-digit radar gun reading this season or Yoenis Cespedes launched his first light-tower home run, the New York Mets stars pushed their bodies to the limit in the weight room. Syndergaard opened a window into his offseason workout program in an..." May 20

  • Yoenis Cespedes may not need rehab games

    Yardbarker "Yoenis Cespedes’ return to the Mets could be accelerated if it’s determined he doesn’t need any rehab games. Cespedes has been out with a hamstring injury and began a running program this week. Manager Terry Collins was optimistic about Cespedes’ return, saying the New York outfielder could..." May 19

  • Tim Tebow boosting Mets affiliate's attendance by over 30 percent

    ESPN "The line stretches from the end of the dugout past the third base bag, all the way to the left field foul pole. Fans in a collection of jerseys from Florida Gators and Denver Broncos blues to Jets and Eagles greens, all with the same name on the back: TEBOW. They're all hoping for the chance at an..." May 19

  • Tim Tebow's airmailed warmup throw hit a fan in the family jewels

    New York Post "Tim Tebow brought new meaning to the phrase “play ball” during Tuesday night’s outing against the Lakewood Blue Claws. The God-fearing athlete — who is now playing for the Mets’ Single-A team, the Columbia Fireflies — threw a baseball that accidentally hit a New Jersey man right in the family..." May 19

  • Mets have tricky 2018 options if this season keeps spiraling

    New York Post "What’s done is done, the bed is made, and you probably have accepted by now that the 2017 Mets’ only hope calls for them to play much better and avoid more injuries while their currently injured players slowly return. No firing or trade magically will change this, and the Mets themselves know..." May 19

  • 2017-18 MLB Free Agent Power Rankings

    MLB Trade Rumors "About 24% of the MLB regular season is in the books. The Astros, Yankees, and Nationals currently reign supreme. Familiar names Mike Trout, Bryce Harper, and Chris Sale top the WAR leaderboards. Though we’re only in mid-May, there’s a subset of players who can’t help but look ahead: those..." May 18

  • Diamondbacks hand Mets sixth straight loss

    The Sports Xchange "PHOENIX -- The Arizona Diamondbacks have a double steal in their playbook. But in the third inning, that more luck than strategy. Yasmany Tomas hit his eighth homer and Zack Greinke won his fourth straight, but Paul Goldschmidt's steal of home on a broken play capped a four-run third inning..." May 17

  • Phrase ‘we’re all in’ has taken on a very different meaning for free-falling Mets

    New York Daily News "I'd love to tell Sandy Alderson how to fix the Mets, who have crashed and burned in rather spectacular fashion in recent days, but the truth is the most sensible move he can make is sit on his hands and pray that his team doesn’t get completely buried before Memorial Day. Simply put, he has a..." May 17

  • Diamondbacks hand Mets fifth straight loss

    The Sports Xchange "PHOENIX -- Down an integral part of their lineup, the Arizona Diamondbacks didn't miss a beat Monday night. It just took until the eighth inning for their offense to fire up, the way it has so often at home this season. Yasmany Tomas hit a three-run home run, and the Diamondbacks broke open..." May 16

  • Meet the Mets’ first try to rescue their bullpen

    New York Post "Sandy Alderson has seen enough. The Mets are bringing in reinforcements for their beleaguered bullpen, signing Neil Ramirez on Tuesday to a major league contract, The Post’s Joel Sherman confirmed. A roster spot opened when the Mets placed shortstop Asdrubal Cabrera on the 10-day disabled..." May 16

  • Terry Collins bemoans ‘pissed off’ baseball gods as Mets continue to crumble

    Sportsnaut "The New York Mets are currently sitting in second place in the National League East. That doesn’t seem so bad, but they are holdin on to a 16-21 record (.432) and are eight games behind the Washington Nationals. The team has been plagued by injuries. Reliever Jeurys Familia is out for a few..." May 16

  • Yoenis Cespedes could return to Mets in a week

    Larry Brown Sports "Yoenis Cespedes may not be away from the New York Mets for too much longer. The Mets outfielder is set to begin a running program this week and could be ready to return from his hamstring injury in a week. Newsday’s Marc Carig reported on Monday that Mets assistant GM John Ricco says the..." May 16

  • Mets' Neil Ramirez: Inks major-league deal with Mets

    CBS Sports "Ramirez signed a major-league deal with the Mets on Tuesday, Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports reports. He elected free agency when he was designated for assignment by the Blue Jays last week, and that decision paid off. Ramirez has a career 3.72 ERA, 1.34 WHIP and 27.7 percent strikeout rate in 92..." May 16

  • What’s killing the Mets is a plague across MLB contenders

    New York Post "Curtis Granderson and Jose Reyes have played old, Yoenis Cespedes has not played enough and the collective work of the now-Jeurys Familia-less bullpen has played like something arrested by an arson squad. The 2017 Mets have been disjointed, disappointing and disabled. Yet, if their rotation..." May 15

  • Asdrubal Cabrera confirms he has torn ligament in thumb, may land on disabled list

    New York Daily News "Asdrubal Cabrera was out of the lineup Sunday and he is doubtful for Monday with a sore and swollen left thumb. The veteran shortstop said Sunday that he will have to wait and see how the thumb feels Monday before talking to the Mets about possibly taking a turn on the disabled list. "It..." May 15

  • Shaw's homer, 8-run fifth propel Brewers past Mets

    The Sports Xchange "MILWAUKEE -- The Milwaukee Brewers' offense can bludgeon opponents with home runs or they can run up a pitcher's pitch count with a string of singles, doubles and small-ball. On Saturday night, they did both in one big inning. Milwaukee loaded the bases with a string of singles and then..." May 14

  • Weary teammate not amused by Tim Tebow’s late-night photo on team bus

    Sportsnaut "Tim Tebow is pretty much always in a fantastic mood. He’s pretty much the real-life embodiment of Chris Traeger from Parks and Recreation. So it’s not surprising whatsoever that he’s soaking in the joys of late-night road trips as a member of the Columbia Fireflies. Here’s Tebow smiling like..." May 14

  • Mets hope Familia can return in 3-4 months following surgery

    12 Up "The ​New York Mets have been riding the struggle bus like no other through the start of the season. There are have already been 11 players added to the disabled list this season, and it's the pitching that's taken the hardest hit. Of the Mets' three All-Star pitchers from 2016 still with the..." May 14

  • Brewers pound Mets, Harvey

    The Sports Xchange "MILWAUKEE -- Eric Sogard spent all of the 2016 season on the sidelines, rehabbing from surgery on his left knee so when he finally got his call back to the big leagues Friday with the Milwaukee Brewers, he certainly made the most of his opportunity. Sogard drew a pair of walks and belted a..." May 13

  • Tim Tebow says he was taking batting practice when Eagles reached out in 2015

    SI "Tim Tebow was playing baseball in Florida when Chip Kelly called him in 2015 to discuss coming to Philadelphia, the quarterback told Tim Rohan of the MMQB. Tebow, who is currently playing baseball in the New York Mets organization as an outfielder on the Single-A Columbia Fireflies, joined the..." May 13

  • Mets closer Jeurys Familia out 'several months' after having surgery today

    MLB Trade Rumors "Mets closer Jeurys Familia underwent surgery this afternoon, GM Sandy Alderson told reports including Mike Puma of the New York Post (links via Twitter) and Marc Carig of Newsday (Twitter links). The club announced yesterday that surgery was possible after Familia was diagnosed with an arterial..." May 12

  • Mets considering giving Tim Tebow a promotion

    New York Post "Tim Tebow’s recent surge at Single-A Columbia — he has a .849 OPS over his last 16 games — hasn’t gone unnoticed by team officials. According to a club source, there has been discussion about moving the former Heisman Trophy winner to a higher level within the minors, but such a jump likely..." May 12

  • Jeurys Familia Diagnosed With Arterial Clot In Shoulder

    MLB Trade Rumors "Mets closer Jeurys Familia has been diagnosed with an “arterial clot” in his right shoulder, per a club announcement. He’ll head for a visit with Dr. Robert Thompson, with a surgical option considered possible. Obviously, we don’t yet know whether surgery is likely. But it seems squarely on the..." May 11

  • Matt Harvey’s ex-girlfriends seemingly take shots at him on Instagram

    Larry Brown Sports "Matt Harvey returned from a three-game suspension this week that was handed out after he violated team rules, and it doesn’t appear the women the New York Mets pitcher has dated in the past are feeling any sympathy for him. Adriana Lima, who briefly dated Harvey after she broke up with NFL star..." May 11

  • Juice the ball. Or don't juice it. Just tell us!

    ESPN "I was at a sabermetric conference in Cambridge last August watching a physics professor, Alan Nathan, give a presentation on the possibility of a juiced ball in major league baseball, when around Slide 16, I found myself in a near-frenzy of intrigue and excitement. Nathan, perhaps the world's..." May 11

  • How Michael Conforto has rejuvenated the Mets offense

    New York Post "Michael Conforto has obviously found his stroke. And the Mets have clearly found their leadoff hitter. It’s no coincidence the Mets’ offense has taken off since about the time Conforto solidified the troublesome leadoff spot. And he helped lead them again Tuesday, this time to a 6-1 win over..." May 10

  • Twins claim Adam Wilk off waivers from the Mets

    Hardball Talk "The Twins announced on Wednesday that the club claimed pitcher Adam Wilk off waivers from the Mets. Wilk, 29, started on Sunday for the Mets against the Marlins in place of Matt Harvey, who had been suspended by the team for three games. The lefty went 3 2/3 innings, giving up six runs (five..." May 10

  • Arroyo's 3-run double in ninth rallies Giants past Mets

    The Sports Xchange "NEW YORK -- Even their biggest ninth-inning comeback in years wasn't enough for the San Francisco Giants to quell the impending sense of doom that's permeated the team this season. Christian Arroyo's three-run, tie-breaking double capped a four-run rally in the top of the ninth Wednesday..." May 10