Mets Rumors & News

  • Baseball Working to Help Spanish-Speaking Players Express Themselves

    New York Times "When Jose Pirela, a 25-year-old Venezuelan utility player for the Yankees, sat on a dugout bench last Tuesday to speak with more than a dozen reporters about the concussion he sustained two days earlier from crashing into an outfield wall, he did not feel comfortable speaking in English to a..." March 31

  • Duda, Mets have been talking, but they have deadline of Opening Day

    CBS Sports Fantasy News "Lucas Duda and the Mets have been discussing a possible long-term deal, but the negotiations will be cut off Opening Day so Duda can concentrate on the season. So they have basically a week to try to get something done. Duda is to make $4.2 million, but the Mets have interest in extending him..." March 30

  • Mets add another lefty, acquire Jerry Blevins from Nationals

    Hardball Talk "Apparently the Mets were in the market for more than one left-handed reliever, because a few hours after acquiring lefty Alex Torres from the Padres they’ve picked up lefty Jerry Blevins from the Nationals in exchange for outfielder Matt den Dekker. Blevins spent one season in Washington after..." March 30

  • Padres acquire RHP Cory Mazzoni from the New York Mets in exchange for LHP Alex Torres "The San Diego Padres today announced that they have acquired right-handed pitcher Cory Mazzoni and a player to be named later from the New York Mets in exchange for left-handed pitcher Alex Torres. Executive Vice President/General Manager A.J. Preller made the announcement. Mazzoni, 25, pitched..." March 30

  • Mets still open to trading Dillon Gee

    ESPN New York "Despite losing Zack Wheeler to a ligament tear that required Tommy John surgery, the New York Mets still may trade right-hander Dillon Gee within the month, an organization source told Gee is expected to open the season in the Mets' rotation, although there are dissenters among..." March 30

  • Mets discuss contract extension with Duda

    New York Post "This is the first time Lucas Duda will be compared to Corey Kluber, but bear with me a second. The Mets and Duda are discussing a long-term contract extension, The Post has learned, and some of the elements that are complicating the Indians’ negotiations with Kluber are in play with Duda and..." March 29

  • Bobby Parnell likely to be ready in mid-April

    ESPN New York "Although the New York Mets are providing cautious return-date estimates involving Bobby Parnell, including labeling May 1 as a potential target, the ex-closer is expected to be activated from a season-opening disabled-list stint within a couple of weeks of Opening Day. Parnell, who started..." March 28

  • Mets now labeling Daniel Murphy DL candidate

    ESPN New York "After expressing optimism only a few days earlier, New York Mets officials now sound like Daniel Murphy is more likely to open the season on the disabled list. "Look, any hamstring is typically a minimum of a couple of weeks," general manager Sandy Alderson said. "For him to come back sooner..." March 28

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    Adam Rubin @AdamRubinESPN

    Alex Castellanos and Chasen Bradford sent to minor league camp. #mets

  • 3d
    Adam Rubin @AdamRubinESPN

    Vic Black (shoulder) returns to a mound today. 20 pitches.

  • Mets now labeling Daniel Murphy DL candidate

    ESPN New York "After expressing optimism only a few days earlier, New York Mets officials now sound like Daniel Murphy is more likely to open the season on the disabled list. Murphy pulled his right hamstring eight days ago. "Look, any hamstring is typically a minimum of a couple of weeks," general manager..." March 27

  • Mets Drastically Cut Security at Citi Field Despite Concerns, Records Show

    DNA Info "The New York Mets dramatically cut security staff at Citi Field in recent years despite concerns the moves would lead to increased response times for emergencies and fights as well as longer wait times at ticket gates, internal documents show. Budget cuts between 2009 and 2013 led management to..." March 26

  • Mets scouting Dodgers, Rockies' lefty relievers

    ESPN New York "The New York Mets are actively scouting left-handed relievers from the Colorado Rockies and Los Angeles Dodgers, according to's Mark Saxon. A Mets official told ESPN during the winter meetings that the club liked Rockies reliever Rex Brothers, who is earning $1.4 million this season..." March 26

  • Jon Niese works to get stride right "Jonathon Niese spent a simulated game Thursday trying to get his mechanics back in order. Niese said he noticed in his last bullpen session that his right leg was stepping toward the first-base side -- not directly at the plate -- as he landed. That caused him to throw across his body and, he..." March 26

  • Rehabbing Bobby Parnell takes big step closer to rejoining Mets

    New York Post "Bobby Parnell won’t begin the season with the Mets, but Wednesday cleared another hurdle in his rehab from Tommy John surgery. The right-hander pitched a scoreless inning in Port St. Lucie against Triple-A New Orleans in his first game action in nearly a year. According to reports, Parnell’s..." March 26

  • Would David Wright move out of his No. 3 spot in Mets lineup?

    Newark Star-Ledger "On April 26 and 27 of the 2013 season, something irregular occurred: David Wright did not bat in the No. 3 spot in the order. It was a two-game blip. As he has taken over the mantle of being the Mets' franchise player and its face, Wright has also found a comfortable place in the lineup. He is..." March 26

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    Mike Puma @NYPost_Mets

    Collins is still deciding between Lagares and Granderson for leadoff duties. The Mets' statistical analysis says it should be Granderson.

  • Mets SP Zack Wheeler undergoes Tommy John surgery

    CBS Sports Fantasy News "The Mets announced that pitcher Zack Wheeler underwent surgery for ulnar collateral ligament reconstruction. Wheeler's flexor pronator tendon was also operated on by Dr. David Altchek Wednesday, according to Newsday. Wheeler was diagnosed with a torn ulnar collateral ligament after he was..." March 25

  • Cuddyer has been the perfect solution for Mets’ outfield curse

    New York Post "Michael Cuddyer might want to save a few for the regular season. The veteran outfielder arrived to the Mets this winter with a track record for hitting home runs, and his start to this Grapefruit League season has only underscored that potential, when healthy. “I feel good,” said Cuddyer,..." March 25

  • The Mets Are Holding Back Matt Harvey To Sell More Tickets "Let's argue about some stupid shit, because c'mon, that's the most fun thing about baseball. And the Mets will never let us down when it comes to providing the stupid shit. The Mets have named Bartolo Colon their opening day starter, seemingly an odd choice for a team that's spent years hyping..." March 24

  • Flores ditches walking boot, says he'll be set for opener "Shedding his walking boot on Monday morning, Mets shortstop Wilmer Flores expressed confidence that he will be ready for Opening Day despite fouling a ball off his left foot Sunday. X-rays taken later that day revealed only a bruise; by Monday, Flores had graduated from a walking boot to a simple..." March 23

  • Wilmer Flores not worried about missing Opening Day "Wilmer Flores continued to walk gingerly Monday morning, but the New York Mets shortstop said he did not believe he would miss Opening Day on April 6. Flores fouled a ball off the top of his left foot on Sunday. X-rays were negative and he was diagnosed with a bruise. "I'm not worried at..." March 23

  • Bartolo Colon, Jacob deGrom to get opening honors

    ESPN New York "Bartolo Colon will start for the New York Mets on Opening Day against the Washington Nationals in D.C., with Jacob deGrom slated to get the home opener a week later, organization sources told The Mets plan to announce their full rotation on Monday. However, sources told" March 23

  • Bartolo Colon, Jacob deGrom to get opening honors

    ESPN New York "Bartolo Colon will start for the New York Mets on Opening Day against the Washington Nationals in D.C., with Jacob deGrom slated to get the home opener a week later, organization sources told The Mets plan to announce their full rotation on Monday. However, sources told" March 22

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    Marly~ESPN Deportes @MarlyRiveraESPN

    Wilmer Flores wearing boot; hurt left fool on foul ball, will undergo X-rays now

  • 8d
    Adam Rubin @AdamRubinESPN

    Terry Collins says Duda will be every day vs. lefties to start season.

  • 9d
    Adam Rubin @AdamRubinESPN

    Vic Black (shoulder) says his last day of taking anti-inflammatory medication actually is today. So he has not resumed throwing yet.

  • Mets feared elbow would scuttle offseason Wheeler trade

    New York Post "Teams such as the Giants would inquire about the availability of Zack Wheeler during the offseason, and the Mets would not even entertain discussions. The perception they gave to the industry was Wheeler was part of a group of protected players who were not going to be dealt. In reality, the..." March 22

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    Adam Rubin @AdamRubinESPN

    Bobby Parnell threw 20 pitches in a minor-league intrasquad game. He gave up 2 hits. Suppose that's sort of his 1st game since TJ surgery.

  • 10d
    Adam Rubin @AdamRubinESPN

    #Mets sent 1B Brandon Allen to minor league camp

  • Daniel Murphy has hammy pull "New York Mets second baseman Daniel Murphy has a pulled right hamstring and could open the season on the disabled list, general manager Sandy Alderson said Friday. Murphy departed Thursday's Grapefruit League game against the St. Louis Cardinals after singling and scoring on a sacrifice fly in..." March 21

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    Marc Carig @MarcCarig

    MRI showed pulled hammy for Murphy. Down a week at least. Muno and Reynolds are options if not ready by Opening Day.

  • 11d
    Adam Rubin @AdamRubinESPN

    Zack Wheeler will have TJ surgery Tuesday or Wednesday. Altchek will perform

  • Source: Zack Wheeler also was dealing with torn tendon

    Newsday "Before a torn ulnar collateral ligament wiped out Zack Wheeler's season, the Mets worried about a different issue in his troublesome right elbow: a torn tendon. The tendon tear, a source told Newsday, is what prompted Wheeler to undergo platelet-rich plasma therapy twice this offseason. Doctors..." March 19

  • Mets' Gee: I'd rather pitch out of bullpen than have Wheeler injured

    The Score "Dillon Gee wanted a spot in the New York Mets' rotation - just not like this. Following the news Monday that Zack Wheeler is set to undergo Tommy John surgery and miss the season, manager Terry Collins said that Gee would be moved back into the rotation. "I talked to Zack yesterday," Gee..." March 17

  • Mets turn to Gee

    North Jersey "The worst fear about Zack Wheeler’s elbow became a reality. Wheeler’s season is likely over as he’s believed to have a full tear of the ulnar collateral ligament in his right elbow, and will probably have to undergo Tommy John surgery. The Mets will now turn to Dillon Gee to fill Wheeler’s..." March 16

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    Anthony DiComo @AnthonyDiComo

    Terry Collins confirms that Dillon Gee will replace Wheeler in the rotation. "That's why we've got him. He'll be the guy." #Mets

  • Zack Wheeler diagnosed with torn elbow ligament; Tommy John surgery “likely” "The Mets announced on Monday that starting pitcher Zack Wheeler has a torn ulnar collateral ligament and is leaving Florida for New York to discuss his next steps with team doctors, which could likely result in Tommy John surgery, per Baseball Insider Jon Heyman. Wheeler was..." March 16

  • Mets “have been scouting” Orioles lefty Brian Matusz

    Hardball Talk "Unhappy with their in-house options among left-handed relievers the Mets “have been scouting” Orioles southpaw Brian Matusz, according to Dan Martin of the New York Post. Josh Edgin undergoing Tommy John elbow surgery leaves the Mets especially lacking in lefty reliever candidates and Matusz..." March 16

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    Joel Sherman @Joelsherman1

    Alderson on Wheeler MRI: "At this point we believe it is a full tear” #Mets

  • 16d
    Adam Rubin @AdamRubinESPN

    Zack Wheeler's MRI will be reviewed by team doctor David Altchek in New York.

  • Mets monitoring the left-handed reliever market

    ESPN New York "Other teams' leftovers may not be an upgrade over what the Mets already have in camp. But there should be at least limited left-handed relief help available late in spring training if the Mets feel compelled to go outside the organization. Sources told that Cardinals..." March 15

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    Kristie Ackert @Ackert_NYDN

    Edgin to have Tommy John surgery. #mets

  • 16d
    Marc Carig @MarcCarig

    Black will rest for a day. MRI showed no structural damage, team says. So, his initial read proved correct.

  • 17d
    Adam Rubin @AdamRubinESPN

    Lucas Duda making his 2015 Grapefruit League debut, at DH, after overcoming intercostal strain.

  • 17d
    Mike Puma @NYPost_Mets

    Wheeler has a elbow "tenderness" according to Collins and a blister. Will miss his Saturday start. No MRI.

  • MLB approves external padding on pitchers' caps

    The Score "Major League Baseball has approved a revised product for pitcher's head protection that it hopes will be user-friendly enough to trigger widespread use. The league introduced a padded cap for the first time last season, but San Diego Padres lefty Alex Torres was the only pitcher to use it in a..." March 14

  • 17d
    Anthony DiComo @AnthonyDiComo

    Zack Wheeler getting scratched from tomorrow's start with a blister on his finger and a "tender" elbow. #Mets

  • Mets settle civil lawsuit with fired female VP

    ESPN New York "The New York Mets have settled a lawsuit filed by a senior vice president who was fired by the team during last season. Leigh Castergine, who oversaw ticket sales for the Mets, was fired on Aug. 26, 2014, after nearly four years of employment. She alleged in a civil lawsuit filed in U.S...." March 13

  • Mets bullpen crusher: Josh Edgin likely needs Tommy John

    New York Post "Josh Edgin will decide in the next 1-2 days whether to undergo Tommy John surgery after tests revealed the Mets reliever has a stretched ligament in his left elbow. If Edgin decides against the season-ending surgery, he will need several weeks of rehab and almost certainly open the season on..." March 12