Mets Rumors & News

  • Mets' Steven Matz: Won't be ready for start of season

    CBS Sports "Matz (elbow) won't be ready for the start of the season,'s Anthony DiComo reports. He went for an MRI on his elbow Wednesday and regardless of the result, DiComo says Matz won't be ready for the start of the season, meaning he will start the year on the disabled list. Manager Terry..." March 29

  • Mets closer Jeurys Familia suspended 15 games for domestic violence arrest

    New York Daily News "The Mets need to implement their Plan B for the closer position now that Jeurys Familia will be sidelined with a suspension. Familia, the Mets’ closer, received a 15-game ban without pay from baseball commissioner Rob Manfred on Wednesday as a result of the Dominican righthander violating MLB..." March 29

  • Mets offense should be better with Jay Bruce, Lucas Duda tandem wearing on pitchers down in the lineup

    New York Daily News "Adam Wainwright was working hard to escape trouble, pounding Jay Bruce with sliders down and in until finally, on the seventh pitch of the at-bat, he struck him out swinging at an inside fastball. Now, with two outs and runners still on first and second, Wainwright approached Lucas Duda in a..." March 29

  • Jeurys Familia leaves MLB offices, Mets expect less than 30-game suspension announced this week

    New York Daily News "Mets closer Jeurys Familia was in Manhattan Monday, meeting with Major League Baseball officials at the league’s Park Avenue offices, but a decision on his expected suspension for an alleged domestic violence incident last October will come Tuesday at the earliest, according to sources. While..." March 28

  • Why MLB will likely not join the NHL and NFL and move a team to Las Vegas

    CBS Sports "On Monday afternoon, National Football League owners approved the relocation of the Oakland Raiders to Las Vegas. The move is at least two years away, possibly three, but it has been agreed to. Owners voted 31-1 in favor of the move . Whenever the Raiders do move, they will become the second..." March 27

  • Suspension looming? Mets' Jeurys Familia meeting with MLB commissioner Rob Manfred

    Newark Star-Ledger "The Mets could soon have clarity on Jeurys Familia's availability to start the season. According to Mike Puma of the New York Post, the star closer headed back to New York to meet with MLB commissioner Rob Manfred. The likely reason for the spring visit to see baseball's leader: Discussion..." March 27

  • Rob Manfred Wants MLB to 'Own the Next Generation' of Sports Fans

    Bleacher Report "Long before the first batter stepped into the box at the start of his tenure as the 10th commissioner in baseball history, Rob Manfred threw out his own first pitch: Chief among his priorities would be to captivate the next generation of sports fans in a way that he was captivated when his parents..." March 27

  • Mets' Matz scratched from start with elbow discomfort

    New York Daily News "Steven Matz has been scratched from his scheduled Monday start with "tenderness" and "irritation" in his surgically repaired left elbow. Sandy Alderson said that the Mets lefty has not yet been sent for an MRI on the elbow, but that he has been examined by team doctors. The Mets GM added that..." March 26

  • Jacob deGrom sets sights on 200 innings "Jacob deGrom looked to his left and to his right, down a row of lockers reserved for Noah Syndergaard, Matt Harvey, Steven Matz and Zack Wheeler. "It's not easy to go out there and throw 200 innings -- I don't think anybody here has, not including playoffs," deGrom said, nodding toward the..." March 25

  • Juan Lagares suffers oblique strain and now Mets have more outfield questions

    CBS Sports "Lagares exited Saturday's spring training game with a left oblique strain, Marc Carig of Newsday reports. John Mora came on to replace Lagares after the gold glover strained his oblique early in Saturday's contest. " March 25

  • Why Travis d’Arnaud should never catch Noah Syndergaard

    New York Post "Let’s start with the easy part: Pair up Noah Syndergaard with Rene Rivera on Opening Day. On Memorial Day. On Columbus Day. Every day. Just like last year, the Mets’ ace, because his ability to prevent opponents’ running games is hindered by his size, should work regularly with the defensively..." March 25

  • Yoenis Cespedes: MLB would grow if they played with Latin culture

    Larry Brown Sports "Cuban slugger Yoenis Cespedes has a message for American baseball players and fans. The New York Mets outfielder recorded a video shared by “We are Mitu” on Facebook in which he explained the difference between the Latin and American cultures of baseball. He said that Latin players celebrate..." March 23

  • Zack Wheeler has a week to prove where he stands with Mets

    New York Post "Sunny day. Cloudy forecast. What’s next for Zack Wheeler? A Grapefruit League start Monday. And after that, the great unknown for the man whose future has been on hold for two years now. The long-inactive right-hander threw three up-and-down relief innings for the Mets on Wednesday, taking..." March 23

  • Mets’ Bruce Digs In to Data to Find the Right Swing

    New York Times "Even though he is moving toward the start of the 2017 season, Mets outfielder Jay Bruce wanted a concrete answer as to why he struggled last August. At the time, he was having what he thought was the most consistent season of his career and he had just been acquired by the Mets, who hoped he could..." March 22

  • Study: MLB broadcast booths lack diversity

    Hardball Talk "At SB Nation’s Phillies blog The Good Phight, David S. Cohen compiled the demographics of the broadcast booths across baseball and found that it does not reflect the population of baseball nor of the United States. Of 164 announcers in 30 teams’ booths, 148 (90.2 percent) are white men. Only..." March 22

  • Michael Conforto 'paying his dues' as Mets outfielder fights for spot on major-league roster

    New York Daily News "The key is getting a good seat near the window in a quiet section of the bus. Michael Conforto made the mistake of driving with friends to Lakeland the last time. Two and a half hours on mostly two-lane backroads through the rural middle of Florida. “Just a whole lot of trees and cows,”..." March 22

  • When minor-league teams attack: Red Sox affiliate blasts Tim Tebow in Twitter rant

    CBS Sports "On Monday, the New York Mets announced where Tim Tebow would begin his minor-league career -- in Class A, with the Columbia Fireflies . It didn’t take long for people to make jokes -- because Tebow can’t walk down the road without someone making a joke. Yet the noteworthy thing is who was..." March 21

  • Tim Tebow to be assigned to Columbia Fireflies, Mets’ low-A affiliate

    Newsday "Tim Tebow’s baseball odyssey will continue in South Carolina with the Columbia Fireflies, the Mets’ low Class-A affiliate in the South Atlantic League, where he will play every day as he attempts his transition from quarterback to corner outfielder. “Sending him to a full season club is what..." March 20

  • Gsellman doesn’t give an inch as Mets’ starter battle gets tight

    New York Post "Robert Gsellman still isn’t swinging a bat, but the rest of his game is right where the Mets want it heading to the home stretch of spring training. In the battle for the fifth spot in the Mets rotation, it’s Gsellman, Zack Wheeler and Seth Lugo, all of whom are showing enough to create an..." March 19

  • Wilmer Flores crying over lack of set role with Mets

    New York Daily News "This isn’t exactly what Wilmer Flores wanted. The Mets’ infielder, who broke into tears at the thought of being traded out of the organization two years ago, is not comfortable with his role, or more precisely, his lack of a consistent role. “It’s gonna be hard if you don’t play for three days..." March 18

  • Collins says Tebow may stick around for a few more spring games

    Newark Star-Ledger "Don't look now, but guess who has a three-game hitting streak? The most famous minor leaguer to ride the bus since Michael Jordan, the Mets' own Tim Tebow, that's who. Terry Collins has twice said that Tebow was done playing with the major leaguers, only to change his mind and decide to..." March 18

  • Mets again using Tim Tebow in major league game

    USA Today "It seems like the New York Mets can’t get enough of Tim Tebow. After saying twice this spring training that Tebow’s stint in big-league camp was over, they have reversed course. Again. Tebow is slated to play left field and bat seventh for the Mets today when they visit the St. Louis..." March 18

  • David Wright sheds light on laborious shoulder rehab process

    New York Post "David Wright shed some light Friday on his rehab from neck surgery and the sharp pain in his right shoulder when he throws. “I’ve got to finish the shoulder program that our team doctors have given me to complete,’’ Wright told The Post at First Data Field on St. Patrick’s Day as the Mets..." March 18

  • Suddenly an electric Zack Wheeler in April seems possible

    New York Post "Zack Wheeler wore the smile of somebody who could skip the team bus and just ride Cloud 9 back to Port St. Lucie. In a statement outing Thursday, the right-hander fired his fastball mostly in the 94-96 mph range — hitting 97 on a few occasions — to impress Mets officials over 2 ¹/₃ innings..." March 17

  • Adriana Lima dating Matt Harvey after breakup with Julian Edelman

    New York Daily News "Matt Harvey has a new set of lips in his rotation. The Mets pitcher — who boasts a long history of scoring supermodels — was spotted kissing and getting cozy with Victoria's Secret Angel Adriana Lima at Miami's swanky River Yacht Club on Wednesday, sources told the Daily News. "They were..." March 17

  • Tony Pena defends his usage of closer Jeurys Familia in WBC

    ESPN "Dominican Republic manager Tony Pena on Thursday defended his usage of closer Jeurys Familia in the World Baseball Classic over a report that some New York Mets officials felt Pena had overused Familia during the team's opening games. Though Mets manager Terry Collins has said he is fine with..." March 17

  • Mets can trust Granderson in center because he’s no diva

    New York Post "To understand the challenge facing Curtis Granderson, consider this: In their history, the Mets have had just two players 36 or older play center field for more than 35 games in a season. Granderson turned 36 Thursday. Brett Butler played 90 games in center at the age of 38 in 1995. Then..." March 17

  • MVP, Cy Young odds: Oddsmakers release favorites for 2017 MLB season

    CBS Sports "The 2017 season approacheth! Mostly, that means our attention will be locked on the various playoff races from the very start. However, we’ll also make time to eyeball the individual awards derbies from time to time. So to get us in that mindset, let’s have a look at these preseason MVP and Cy..." March 16

  • Doc Gooden says he’ll never speak to Darryl Strawberry again

    Hardball Talk "In the minds of most baseball fans of a certain age, Doc Gooden and Daryl Strawberry are joined at the hip. They each won a World Series ring with the Mets, each were part of the mid-late 90s Yankee dynasty at the end of their careers and, unfortunately, each had a good deal of their promise as..." March 16

  • Dwight Gooden on Darryl Strawberry: He is not my friend

    Sporting News "Dwight Gooden and Darryl Strawberry once seemed like the future for the New York Mets. Now, they couldn't be any further apart. In an interview with the New York Post, "Doc" shared why he and former teammate Strawberry likely won't be on friendly terms ever again. “I’m tired of him taking..." March 14

  • Mets' Jose Reyes sued by model ex-girlfriend over love child

    New York Daily News "Jose Reyes' legal problems just got a little more complicated, less than a year after the Mets' infielder finished serving a 52-game suspension for violating Major League Baseball's domestic violence policy. According to the lawyer for Christina Sanchez, a model and TV host, she has filed suit..." March 14

  • Mets' Noah Syndergaard has had bronchitis for six weeks, the Mets say

    CBS Sports "Mets ace Noah Syndergaard has been getting in his work on the mound this spring, but he hasn’t been feeling 100 percent. In fact, he’s got a mysterious illness that has baffled his doctor. In terms of the Mets, Syndergaard is the ace who finished eighth in Cy Young voting last season, despite..." March 14

  • Mets unhappy with amount Jeurys Familia is pitching in World Baseball Classic

    New York Daily News "Officially, the Mets said that Jeurys Familia pitching three times in the last four days is acceptable and within the rules of the World Baseball Classic. But let’s just say that privately the Mets weren’t thrilled when they saw Familia closing out the Dominican Republic’s 10-3 11-inning win over..." March 14

  • Tim Tebow gets another shot with Mets, will play left field Monday

    New York Daily News "Tim Tebow is back. Three days after the Mets said there were no immediate plans for their most infamous minor leaguer to make another appearance in big league camp, the Heisman Trophy winner and former NFL quarterback was back in the lineup for a Grapefruit League game on Monday. Tebow was..." March 13

  • Zack Wheeler can’t exhale — or get his past off his mind

    New York Post "Each day another hurdle is cleared. Each day Zack Wheeler lets out a big sigh of relief. Wheeler pitched Friday against the Braves and came through his initial two-inning stint fine, but it was the next two days that really concerned him, Wheeler told The Post on Sunday. “How I did the other..." March 12

  • Mets like Matt Harvey’s progress, despite no radar gun

    New York Post "The radar gun was turned off at First Data Field. So much for that data. For Matt Harvey, it’s not about speed right now. He believes that will come. Tim Tebow was the sideshow. Matt Harvey was the main attraction Friday. Scouts registered Harvey’s fastball at 91-92 in the first inning and..." March 11

  • Tim Tebow’s hitless Grapefruit League audition with the Mets has come to an end

    Fox Sports "The stage was set for Tim Tebow: two runners on and the Mets rallying in the eighth inning. “Gosh, try to hit a dinger and win it,’’ Tebow said, via the New York Post. “That’s what I wanted to do.’’ What he didn’t want to do is strike out – but that’s what he did. And thus ended the Tim..." March 11

  • Mets' Tim Tebow on arrested stalker: I hope 'she gets the help she needs'

    CBS Sports "Mets farmhand and everyone’s favorite former Heisman Trophy winner Tim Tebow completed his second big-league game of the spring Friday. He went 0 for 4 with a strikeout, meaning he has gone 0 for 7 with three strikeouts in his two scheduled big-league spring games. It’s not all too surprising,..." March 11

  • Mets teammate: Tim Tebow is ‘so far behind on the nuances of the game’

    Sportress of Blogitude "Tim Tebow’s major-league debut at spring training Wednesday was inauspicious at best, an utter disaster at worst. One of Tebow’s New York Mets teammates, in reaction to his underwhelming performance, put it plainly when explaining what exactly went wrong. “He’s so far behind on the nuances of..." March 10

  • Tim Tebow stalked by woman at Mets camp

    New York Daily News "Tim Tebow’s baseball adventures in Port St. Lucie took a scary turn the day before he held a press conference with the media about his breaking camp with the Mets. According to a Port St. Lucie police incident/investigation report, the 29-year-old Tebow was stalked by a Colorado female named..." March 10

  • David Cone: Tim Tebow didn’t earn his spot this spring

    New York Post "Yankees announcers Ken Singleton and David Cone wish the best for Mets project Tim Tebow … but view the former Broncos and Jets quarterback’s baseball chances as fourth-and-long. “Here’s my deal, and this goes for the fans, and everybody who watches games on TV — the only reason baseball looks..." March 10

  • Cespedes: I want to be the 1st Mets player to win MVP

    New York Post "Since joining the Mets, Yoenis Cespedes has been instrumental in two playoff runs, guaranteed himself $137.5 million in salary and become a larger star. He wants to add to that résumé. Yoenis Cespedes is eyeing an MVP trophy. “That’s what I want,” Cespedes told The Post through a..." March 10

  • Red Sox pitcher Rick Porcello thought Tim Tebow was a ball boy

    CBS Sports "Mets outfielder and former football-ist Tim Tebow was in the lineup for the big-league club in Grapefruit League play against the Red Sox on Wednesday. As noted in this very space, he was not especially successful : Teebs went struck out three times, hit into a 4-6-3, and then was picked off first..." March 09

  • Tim Tebow's Mets debut: Two strikeout, double play - and a baserunning gaffe

    USA Today "Even when he got on base, Tim Tebow couldn't avoid looking like an athlete who has not played competitive baseball for a long, long time. Tebow, the telegenic former Heisman Trophy winner making a run at a baseball career, struck out on four pitches against reigning American League Cy Young..." March 09

  • MLB commish Rob Manfred admits it's unlikely MLB players will play in Olympics

    CBS Sports "The 2017 World Baseball Classic is underway and we’ve already seen some dramatic games. The tournament continues over the next two weeks and will culminate with the Championship Game on March 22 at Dodger Stadium. Here is the full WBC schedule . In three years, baseball and softball will return..." March 08

  • Top eight most annoying MLB players

    Sportsnaut "Most of the time when it comes to favoring a team, certain MLB players won’t deter you from standing a few extra minutes in line waiting for an autograph. Even if that player’s makeup isn’t exactly warm and uplifting. On the other hand, there are some players that have a tendency (or three) to..." March 08

  • MLB teams focusing on improved rest to help their players perform better

    CBS Sports "Long before Moneyball came along, the game of baseball embraced numbers and statistical analysis. Every single team in baseball has a stats department. The ways and means have certainly changed, but the goal remains the same: use numbers to find a competitive advantage. These days..." March 08

  • Noah Syndergaard would respect a bat flipped in his face

    New York Post "Thor will defend his territory if he must. But he won’t take offense to a little enemy excitement. When I spoke recently with Noah Syndergaard about his desire to make baseball fun again, he brought up a non-Mets incident that generated much debate throughout the game. “And in terms of..." March 07

  • MLB approves device to measure biometrics of players

    ESPN "Major League Baseball has approved the use of a continuous biometric monitor that can be worn by players during games. The device, made by a company called WHOOP, is the first of its kind approved by any of the major American sports leagues to be worn during competition. Teams cannot force..." March 06

  • Matt Harvey: First start since surgery 'a good first step'

    ESPN "New York Mets starter Matt Harvey called his first outing back from surgery a "good first step" -- even if his pitching line failed to reflect it. Harvey, who underwent surgery last summer to address thoracic outlet syndrome, allowed four runs in 1 2/3 innings in the Mets' 14-11 loss to the..." March 06

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