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  • Mets' Jacob deGrom makes history at the plate and on the mound

    CBS Sports "Following his start on April 26, Mets right-hander Jacob deGrom was lugging around an ERA of 4.85 for the season. Coming off a legendary 2018 season and then a $137.5 million contract extension, it was a disappointing and worrisome start to the year. DeGrom, though, quickly found his..." August 24

  • 6 Players We Still Can't Believe Weren't Traded at the MLB Deadline

    12 Up "We know how boring this MLB trade deadline was even with the Zack Greinke deal. There was a surprising amount of inaction from fringe contenders who decided to stand pat rather than sell. Plenty of players who should have gotten a change of scenery didn't, but these are the six players we..." August 23

  • The Future Star Who Got Away From Each MLB Team

    The Ringer "Gio Urshela spent the past few weeks showing his previous employers what they’re missing. In four games against the Blue Jays, for whom Urshela played 46 uneventful games last year, the Yankees third baseman tallied six hits, including three home runs; in four games against..." August 23

  • How players are using uniform numbers to break MLB's unwritten rules

    ESPN "For more than two years, Mallex Smith didn't tell anyone on his team why he wore No. 0. Back in January 2017, Smith found himself in a whirlwind of trades in one day, going from the Braves to the Mariners -- for all of 77 minutes ("Some of the best 77 minutes of my..." August 23

  • Mets Upcoming Schedule is Brutal With Playoff Hopes on the Line

    The Big Lead "Mets fans are feeling themselves right now. They just swept the Indians at home and have won five games in a row. They’re 1.5 games back of the second Wild Card spot and 3 games back from having home-field advantage in the Wild Card game. There’s only one problem:..." August 23

  • MLB Players Will Wear Cleats Designed By Little League World Series Teams This Weekend

    Uproxx "One of the many highlights of the Little League World Series in Williamsport is a collaboration between the World Series and Major League Baseball, where two MLB teams play in the tiny Pennsylvania town and give kids a personal look at the big leagues. With that event in the books and..." August 23

  • Robinson Cano ramps up activity while Jeff McNeil begins rehab assignment

    New York Daily News "Robinson Cano snuck in a round of batting practice ahead of the Mets’ series finale against the Indians on Thursday. He was also scheduled to run the bases as part of a mapped-out plan to ramp up his activity on the field. The veteran second baseman is rehabbing from a torn left..." August 23

  • Mets Sign Nick Rumbelow

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Mets signed right-handed reliever Nick Rumbelow out of the independent Atlantic League this week, per an announcement from his now-former team: the Sugar Land Skeeters. He’ll head to New York’s Triple-A affiliate in Syracuse and give the club some additional depth in..." August 23

  • Marcus Stroman says he will not miss start with hamstring issue

    Larry Brown Sports "Marcus Stroman was forced to leave Wednesday night’s game between the New York Mets and Cleveland Indians after four innings due to a hamstring injury, but it is not one the right-hander expects to force him to miss any time. Stroman told reporters on Thursday that he is going..." August 22

  • The Mets found a real hitter in J.D. Davis

    MLB.com "J.D. Davis waited years for the at-bat he had against Indians closer Brad Hand on Wednesday. His teammates had scratched and clawed their way to a game-tying run in the 10th, leaving Davis with a chance for his first walk-off hit. Hand and his devastating slider stood as the obstacle,..." August 22

  • Mets DFA Ruben Tejada, Recall Chris Flexen

    Mets Merized Online "The return for Ruben Tejada was short-lived as the Mets designated him for assignment on Thursday according to Tim Healey of Newsday. To take his place, the Mets are calling up right-hander Chris Flexen from Triple-A Syracuse. Tejada, somehow still only 29,..." August 22

  • Luis Castillo’s lawyer demands apology after drug trafficking sting

    New York Post "A lawyer for ex-Mets infielder Luis Castillo has demanded his client receive an apology from authorities in the Dominican Republic after he was implicated in a massive, international drug-trafficking ring. Darren Heitner has insisted that the former MLBer did not have any..." August 22

  • Marcus Stroman (hamstring) leaves start early

    TSN "Marcus Stroman was pitching well through four innings against the Cleveland Indians Wednesday night but was removed from the game after four innings. It was initially thought Stroman may have been dealing with some sort of finger issue but the Mets announced soon after his removal was..." August 21

  • MLB warns sexual enhancers may include PEDs

    ESPN "Major League Baseball in a memo warned about the "very real risk" of over-the-counter sexual-enhancement pills after at least two players this year were suspended for performance-enhancing drugs and claimed the banned substances found in their urine came from the unregulated products,..." August 21

  • The Mets bullpen is … helping now? How a historically bad unit has improved

    SNY TV "When Steven Matz noticed Mickey Callaway striding towards him with two on and one out in the seventh inning on Tuesday night, the lefty shook his head and cursed. His reaction was a reasonable one: The last time Callaway removed Matz from a tight game, Seth Lugoblew a..." August 21

  • Tim Tebow appears likely to play in Triple-A again in 2020

    Larry Brown Sports "Tim Tebow looks likely to play another year in the New York Mets’ organization, likely at the same level he played at in 2019. According to Lindsay Kramer of syracuse.com, Tebow intends to play another year of professional baseball with the Mets. His destination, once..." August 21

  • Garbage time, all the time: MLB sees historic spike in position players pitching

    USA Today "For years, it was perhaps the noblest surrender in sports, a rare raising of the white flag that mixed comedy, camaraderie and selflessness. Now, the sight of a position player climbing the mound to record the final outs of a lopsided major league game is an almost routine occurrence,..." August 21

  • Mets Robert Gsellman Unlikely To Return This Season

    MLB Trade Rumors "Robert Gsellman is likely done for the season after a source revealed he has suffered a partial lat tear, per Andy Martino of SNY.tv (via Twitter). Gsellman was placed on the 10-day injured list retroactive to Wednesday with what was classified at the time as tight right triceps. The..." August 20

  • Several home run records will fall this season

    Beyond The Boxscore "51 was a foreign number to me. At the age of seven, an emboldened 51 on the back of a baseball card simply didn’t belong in the home run column. It was absurd and grotesque. Hitting 50 bombs was something I read about in baseball history books (yeah, I was a weird second grader). It..." August 20

  • Home cooking could be New York Mets' key to success

    The Sports Daily "The New York Mets haven’t been a great road team this season. After going 3-3 on their latest trip to Atlanta and Kansas City, the Mets are just 30-39 in games away from Citi Field this season. The good news is that the Mets only have to play 12 more road games during the rest of the..." August 20

  • Each MLB Team's Most Boneheaded Decision of 2019

    Bleacher Report "With trade season over and the postseason still a good distance in the future, now is a perfect time to second-guess decisions Major League Baseball teams have made in 2019. Specifically, we've attempted to pinpoint each team's most boneheaded choice since the season properly..." August 20

  • 10 active MLB players who would make great managers after they retire

    CBS Sports "It's no secret that active managers and coaches are getting younger each and every year. Most recently, front-offices have become more open to hiring recently retired players to lead their clubs. With a higher reliance on analytics and less dependency on the Xs and Os, the..." August 20

  • The Best Young Starters Of 2019

    MLB Trade Rumors "We’re nearing the end of the 2019 regular season, a campaign which has featured plenty of valuable contributions from young starters. By my count, no fewer than 10 starters age 25 or younger have excelled this year. Several of them could continue helping their teams’ causes once the..." August 20

  • How Mets shortstop Amed Rosario has transformed from question mark to impact player

    SNY TV "In the span of two years, Mets shortstop Amed Rosario has gone from the top prospect in baseball to a defensive liability who could be moved to center field, to back to being a young star on the rise. "My confidence has been at an all-time high," Rosario..." August 20

  • How Joe Panik turned his career around with Mets

    New York Post "If Joe Panik had played to his career numbers on the back of his baseball card, the Giants likely wouldn’t have released him this month. Only nine games into his Mets career, the second baseman has rediscovered some of the bat control that made him a tough out at the start of..." August 20

  • Boos, flat sliders and spotty command: The tale of Edwin Diaz's regression

    Yahoo! Sports "With each hit, walk and homer, the aura of invincibility that once surrounded Edwin Diaz has eroded, turning a former relief ace into a giant question mark. When the Mets acquired Diaz last December, team officials boasted about the acquisition. Nine months later, it looks like they..." August 19

  • It seems Jacob deGrom is already lined up to start potential Wild Card game for Mets

    SNY TV "The Mets are in the thick of the Wild Card race -- 2.0 games out of the second spot with 38 games to go. And if they make it to the do-or-die play-in game, it seems that Jacob deGrom is already lined up to start it. The rotation right now in order has deGrom at the top,..." August 19

  • MLB lifers decry the state of the modern baseball: 'Unwatchable'

    USA Today "The game is still played with the pitchers’ mound 60 feet, 6 inches from home plate, the bases 90 feet apart, three outs per half inning and nine innings in a regulation game. Those are about the only constants resembling the game of baseball as we once knew..." August 19

  • Mets' Jeff McNeil may need rehab games before returning from IL

    SNY TV "If you've been following the Mets this year, you know that they've become highly reluctant to publicize estimated timetables on when injured players will return. That said, we hear that Jeff McNeil, eligible to come off the injured list Aug. 24, might need to play in..." August 19

  • Amed Rosario saving Mets in ‘panic situation’ is another sign

    New York Post "Baseball is a crazy game. Especially when you play a terrible team. The bottom of the seventh began with shortstop Amed Rosario in left field for the Mets, and although that was a nervous moment for Rosario, who had never played outfield in a game before in his life, the Mets were not..." August 19

  • Robert Gsellman To Injured List With Triceps Injury

    New York Post "Robert Gsellman’s barking right triceps were still an issue Saturday, leaving the Mets with little choice but to place him on the injured list. Walker Lockett arrived from Triple-A Syracuse before the Mets faced the Royals at Kauffman Stadium and was added to the roster as..." August 18

  • Juan Lagares is heating up at the right time for the New York Mets

    The Sports Daily "When Jeff McNeil went down with an injury, it appeared to create a big problem for the New York Mets’ offense. McNeil is contending for the batting title, and his ability to play the outfield on a regular basis allowed the Mets to avoid using Juan Lagares out there as more than a..." August 18

  • Mets' Pete Alonso breaks new rookie record, one away from tying franchise record

    North Jersey " Pete Alonso has not stopped making history.  On Sunday, he launched his 40th home run of the season, giving him the record for most homers by a National League rookie. Cody Bellinger hit 39 in 2017, and Alonso tied that mark days ago in Atlanta.  The home run..." August 18

  • Mariano Rivera thinks Derek Jeter should be unanimous Hall of Famer

    New York Post "Mariano Rivera’s Hall of Fame celebration tour concluded with a pre-game ceremony, and first pitch, Saturday at Yankee Stadium. It capped off a summer in which the greatest closer of all-time hit an inside-the-park home run on Old Timers’ Day, had a parade thrown in his honor in New..." August 18

  • Mets certainly aren’t the Yankees in one crucial category

    New York Post "From the moment the Mets’ lineup was posted, this looked like trouble. This is why the Mets’ ride will be a roller-coaster the rest of the way. They have not shown the ability to take care of business when they must take care of business and they are a little short with..." August 17

  • Mets outfielder Brandon Nimmo gets back into the batter's box...for St. Lucie

    Newsday "Brandon Nimmo’s nearly three-month stay on the injured list is closer than ever to ending. Nimmo began a rehabilitation assignment Friday, batting second as the DH for advanced Class A St. Lucie, a positive development for Nimmo and for a Mets team that could really use the..." August 17

  • Edwin Diaz isn't being put in positions to succeed

    The Sports Daily "The New York Mets have to get Edwin Diaz right if they have any hope of making something happen down the stretch, but they aren’t exactly doing a good job of fixing their broken closer. Diaz was asked to handle an impossible situation last night, entering down a run with the bases loaded..." August 17

  • Those prospects the Mets dealt in the Robinson Cano-Edwin Diaz deal? They're thriving for Seattle

    ESPN "Maybe Mets fans can take solace in the idea that perhaps Justin Dunn was never destined to pitch for their team anyway. Dunn grew up in Freeport, Long Island, 23 miles from Citi Field and attended games as a kid there and at old Shea Stadium. When the Mets drafted Dunn in the first round out of..." August 17

  • Amed Rosario continues to shine for the New York Mets

    The Sports Daily "The biggest star of the New York Mets’ big win last night was Pete Alonso, who had a career night. Alonso had five hits, including a big three run homer, and drove in six runs to help the Mets top the Atlanta Braves 10-8. Lost in the shuffle of Alonso’s brilliance was the fact that..." August 17

  • Braves Considering Signing Adeiny Hechavarria

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Braves are contemplating a move to sign veteran shortstop Adeiny Hechavarria, according to Jon Heyman of MLB Network (via Twitter). Hechavarria evidently cleared release waivers earlier this afternoon. It’s not surprising that Hechavarria was not claimed. He was earning..." August 16

  • Each MLB Team's Worst Bang-for-Your-Buck Star in 2019

    Bleacher Report "As we head into the dog days of summer and toward the MLB stretch run, it's as good a time as any to examine every team's worst bang-for-your-buck star. This isn't an exact science. But we'll consider each player's 2019 salary (per Spotrac) versus..." August 16

  • Minor league options can be a major league headache, but it beats the alternative

    SB Nation "Watch any major league game these days, and you’ll probably see both managers make several trips out to the mound to make a pitching change. Heavy reliance on relief pitchers lends itself to roster churn, a near-constant replenishing of bullpen arms. It’s created a class..." August 16

  • 12 Pitchers Whose Saves Tallies Will Drive 2020 Earnings

    MLB Trade Rumors "The ability to handle late-inning pressure still has value to teams. But the accumulation of saves, standing alone, isn’t generally the driver of open-market bullpen salaries that it once was. For arbitration, however, saves tallies pay big, opening the door to significant earning..." August 16

  • 6 Extended Players Who Have Improved In 2019

    MLB Trade Rumors "There was a well-documented run on contract extensions prior to this season, which bled into the current campaign in multiple instances. All told, 30 players inked multiyear pacts with their clubs between January and April. We highlighted five last week who’ve disappointed this..." August 16

  • There’s suddenly hope Mets’ Jed Lowrie can play this season

    New York Post "Jed Lowrie is forgotten (almost), but not gone. The veteran infielder — who still hasn’t appeared in a game for the Mets after arriving on a two-year contract worth $20 million last offseason — has increased his workouts to the point he’s running, fielding and..." August 15

  • Mickey Callaway Keeps Screwing Over the Mets and Something Needs to Be Done in the Offseason

    12 Up "The New York Mets were one swing away in the ninth inning that would make this a bit of a moot point, but manager Mickey Callaway's decision to remove starter Steven Matz after six innings of domination was insane. The left-hander was at 79 pitches, had retired 14 straight..." August 15

  • Predicting 2020 Landing Spots for Each Top MLB Free Agent Post-Trade Deadline

    Bleacher Report "Now that the Major League Baseball trade deadline has come and gone, up next on the list of things to look forward to are the stretch run of the regular season and, of course, the postseason. But let's skip right past those and look ahead to free agency. We have fresh..." August 15

  • Every MLB contender's most important player for the playoff race

    USA Today "With just six weeks left in the regular season, baseball's playoff races are heating up. Several divisions are still in play, which trickles down to the wild-card races, particularly in the National League with seven teams within 4 ½ games. Here's a..." August 15

  • Those prospects the Mets dealt in the Robinson Cano-Edwin Diaz deal? They're thriving for Seattle

    ESPN "Maybe Mets fans can take solace in the idea that perhaps Justin Dunn was never destined to pitch for their team anyway. Dunn grew up in Freeport, Long Island, 23 miles from Citi Field and attended games as a kid there and at old Shea Stadium. When the Mets drafted Dunn in the first round out of..." August 15

  • Ruben Tejada still has not spoken to Chase Utley since infamous NLDS slide

    Larry Brown Sports "Nearly four years have passed since the notorious play where Chase Utley broke Ruben Tejada’s leg, but the bad blood still apparently remains. Addressing the media Tuesday after being called up by the Mets, the veteran infielder Tejada was asked about Utley’s takeout..." August 15