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  • deGrom OK after 'pen session, in line for Friday "Sidelined for what the Mets hope will be just a brief stint on the injured list, ace Jacob deGrom completed his bullpen session without issue on Monday. The reigning National League Cy Young Award winner, who has been on the shelf since Friday with a sore right elbow potentially..." April 22

  • Four Solid Landing Spots for Gio Gonzalez

    The Big Lead "Gio Gonzalez opted out of his contract with the Yankees over the weekend, making himself the hottest starting pitcher on the market right now (sorry, Dallas Keuchel). With a career 3.69 ERA, Gonzalez isn’t going to make or break a contender’s chances, but he can come in..." April 22

  • MLB rumors: Mets only interested in Craig Kimbrel under this condition

    Newark Star-Ledger "Craig Kimbrel won’t be closing games for the Mets anytime soon. That doesn’t mean the veteran relief ace won’t be pitching in Queens or suiting up in blue and orange. It just means the Mets won’t be signing Kimbrel to close games. If the ex-Red..." April 22

  • Mets' Noah Syndergaard not making excuses for April struggles

    SNY TV "Mets RHP Noah Syndergaard isn't pitching like the dominant pitcher he has shown capable of being. And he knows he needs to be better. "To be quite honest, the entire beginning of this season, my performances have been unacceptable," Syndergaard told reporters..." April 22

  • Mets’ Amed Rosario mess is only getting worse

    New York Post "Amed Rosario has five errors in his past five games, but the Mets shortstop shouldn’t expect a day off any time soon. “We don’t have another shortstop, so he’s not getting a day,” manager Mickey Callaway said after the Mets fell to the Cardinals 6-4..." April 22

  • Cano exits after HBP on wrist; X-rays negative "Second baseman Robinson Canó exited the Mets' game against the Cardinals at Busch Stadium on Sunday in the seventh inning after getting struck on the right wrist by a pitch from reliever Andrew Miller. X-rays on Cano's wrist came back negative. Cano immediately dropped..." April 21

  • Jacob deGrom may not need MRI on elbow

    Larry Brown Sports "The prognosis on New York Mets pitcher Jacob deGrom may be a bit better than previously thought. deGrom was spotted playing catch in the outfield on Saturday despite an elbow that was bothering him the day before. He was previously set for an MRI, but according to manager Mickey..." April 20

  • Mets have not ruled out Craig Kimbrel, per report

    Sportsnaut "As the New York Mets wait for ace Jacob deGrom to undergo an MRI on his pitching elbow, New York’s front office appears to be considering bringing in one of the top pitchers on the market. According to SportsNet New York’s Andy Martino, the Mets have not ruled out a..." April 20

  • Gio Gonzalez is reportedly expected to opt out of his Yankees contract and could be an option for the Mets

    CBS Sports "The New York Yankees could be losing a well-known name from their organizational depth chart this weekend. Per Jeff Passan of ESPN, veteran southpaw Gio Gonzalez is expected to exercise the opt-out clause in his contract. Once Gonzalez triggers that clause, the Yankees will have two days to add..." April 20

  • Jacob deGrom sent back to New York with elbow discomfort

    North Jersey "Jacob deGrom will be sent back to New York because of some elbow discomfort, as well as fatigue from strep throat, the team said before Friday's game. The Mets rotation is now in flux for the weekend. DeGrom gave up three runs, including two home runs, in five innings in..." April 19

  • Pete Alonso would love to get a crack at Home Run Derby in Cleveland

    Newsday "The question was going to come eventually, so mid-April seems as good a time as any. If the powers-that-be asked him, would Pete Alonso want to participate in the Home Run Derby? “Absolutely,” the Mets’ 24-year-old slugger of a first baseman said this week...." April 19

  • Noah Syndergaard on alleged substance: Balls felt like ice

    New York Post "Noah Syndergaard is well aware of the video that went viral in recent days of him pressing his fingers into his glove for an apparent substance before throwing a pitch. But the Mets right-hander denies there was anything nefarious about his actions. “If I..." April 18

  • MLB rumors: Craig Kimbrel to NL East, but not Phillies or Mets?

    Newark Star-Ledger "MLB Network’s Jon Heyman reports Craig Kimbrel is open to the idea of signing a three-year contract. Heyman lists the Braves, Nationals, Phillies and Brewers as potential landing spots.

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  • deGrom (strep throat) pushed back to Saturday "For nearly a week, Jacob deGrom has battled an illness that he recently discovered is a bout of strep throat. deGrom began taking antibiotics this week and departed Philadelphia feeling better. But as a precaution, the Mets are pushing back his next start from Friday to..." April 17

  • MLB rumors: NL contender ready to beat Phillies, Mets to Craig Kimbrel, Dallas Keuchel

    Newark Star-Ledger "Watch out, NL East contenders. The Milwaukee Brewers are lurking as the team to watch in the sweepstakes for one (or both) of the high-profile free-agent arms still out on the market. According to, the Brewers are still in contact with the agents for..." April 17

  • Steven Matz fiasco just latest dud from Mets rotation

    New York Post "Would you like a humbling statistic to choke down with your corn flakes and your English muffin? Try this one on for size. Remember how much Jason Vargas made you, Mets fans, want to poke pencils in your eyes in 2018 every time he served up an array of tasty meatballs? Jason..." April 17

  • MLB rumors: How Craig Kimbrel to Mets could have pitching domino effect

    Newark Star-Ledger "Almost every team in baseball could use Craig Kimbrel, including the Mets. But beyond adding a dominant late-inning arm to the bullpen, Kimbrel could have a domino effect on the Mets entire pitching staff.’s John Harper laid it out in light..." April 17

  • The Mets seem committed to being dumb with their bullpen

    Hardball Talk "Last night, the Mets were clinging to a one-run lead in the eighth inning. Jeruys Familia didn’t have it. He gave up a single and a walk to put two men on and then lucked into a double play. Then he walked two more guys to load the bases. With the heart of the Phillies order coming to the..." April 16

  • Stunning study shows MLB umps got 32K calls wrong in 2018

    Sportsnaut "If you’re a proponent of robot umps taking over at the MLB level, then a new study put together by graduate students at Boston University will strengthen your stance. The information garnered by this study, which evaluated nearly four million pitches over the span of..." April 16

  • Noah Syndergaard Raises Suspicions About Illegal Substance With Behavior on Mound

    12 Up "The Twitter detectives are back at it again. In an NL East duel between the Mets and Phillies on Monday night, baseball fans noticed some suspicious activity from Noah Syndergaard. Does anyone..." April 16

  • Todd Frazier will not be the Mets everyday starter at third base when he returns from injured list

    New York Daily News "Todd Frazier’s impending activation from the injured list will impact many elements, but the Mets’ recent trend of rotating a different third baseman on any given day will remain the same. Unlike last season, when Frazier started 109 games at third base for the Mets, the..." April 16

  • The Mickey Callaway decision truly worth a second-guess

    New York Post "It worked out. When it works out, you don’t have to wear body armor to the postgame news gathering. When it works out, you don’t have to worry about angry Mets fans storming the Turnpike with pitchforks and blow torches. When it works out you get to exhale and explain yourself with..." April 16

  • While Everyone Was Watching Game of Thrones Jacob DeGrom Got Shelled Again

    The Big Lead "Sunday night brought the world the Game of Thrones season 8 premiere, and everyone rejoiced. Almost two years in the making, the hype was through the roof for the most popular show in the world. Whether or not it lived up to that hype is a matter to be debated until next..." April 15

  • Ron Darling is taking a leave of absence from the Mets’ booth after a large mass was discovered in his chest

    Awful Announcing "SNY analyst Ron Darling won’t be on the network’s Mets broadcasts for a while thanks to health issues. Bob Nightengale of USA Today broke the news Saturday night, citing Darling’s friends. And those friends mentioned this was about health concerns, not the..." April 15

  • Report: Mets again reach out to pitcher Dallas Keuchel

    Yardbarker "The New York Mets could use some help in their rotation, and Dallas Keuchel remains a free agent despite the fact the regular season began more than two weeks ago. The left-hander has been linked to the Mets for quite some time, and there is apparently still interest. Mike Puma of the..." April 14

  • Mets broadcaster Ron Darling to take leave of absence for surgery to remove mass in chest

    USA Today "New York Mets broadcaster Ron Darling, who is being sued by former teammate Lenny Dykstra, announced Saturday that he is taking a leave of absence from his broadcasting duties because of health reasons. Darling, the former Mets’ pitching great who is beginning his 14th..." April 14

  • Tim Tebow struggling at Triple-A

    ESPN "Tim Tebow's new home is an 11,000-seat stadium on Syracuse's gritty north side, set in an industrial area where a freight train rumbles beyond the left-field fence several times a day. The place rocked on April 4, as more than 8,800 watched the opening-day debut of both Tebow and the..." April 13

  • Mets rookie Pete Alonso joins Judge and Stanton in The Big Apple’s Big Hitters club

    New York Daily News "We are now living in a dimension where Pete Alonso’s name is uttered in the same category as Aaron Judge and Giancarlo Stanton. The Mets’ rookie blasted a home run that was equal parts majestic and freakish in the 7th inning of the team’s 6-3 win against the Braves..." April 12

  • The IRS gives baseball teams a break

    Hardball Talk "April 15 is quickly approaching so here’s one for all the tax nerds out there: the IRS issued new guidance today that will give professional sports teams some relief from a new twist presented by the tax law enacted in 2017. The relevant provision related to how businesses are..." April 11

  • Forbes: Yankees remain baseball's most valuable team at $4.6B, $1.3B more than Dodgers

    Yahoo! Sports "The New York Yankees are the most valuable team in Major League Baseball, according to Forbes’ list of team values released Wednesday. If there’s déjà vu you’re feeling, it’s because the Yankees have sat atop the rankings every year Forbes..." April 10

  • Twins end Jacob deGrom’s quality start streak at 26

    Hardball Talk "For the first time in almost a full calendar year, Mets ace Jacob deGrom yielded four-plus runs. The Marlins scored four runs off of him across six innings on April 10 last year. From that point through the end of the season, deGrom would limit the opposition to three runs or fewer en..." April 10

  • Insane Jacob deGrom Stat Shows Just How Dominant He Is

    12 Up "Jacob deGrom won the NL Cy Young award last season, and in 2019, he's looking to repeat that feat. So far this season, deGrom has been just as dominant, and now, a latest statistic proves just how insane he's been throughout his career. According to MLB Stats, the New..." April 10

  • Lenny Dykstra Sues Ron Darling Over Racist Allegations In New Book

    TMZ "Lenny Dykstra has taken his war with ex-Mets teammate, Ron Darling, to court -- suing the former pitcher for painting him as a foul-mouthed racist in his new book.  Darling recently published "108 Stitches: Loose Threads, Ripping Yarns and the Darndest Characters..." April 09

  • The three-batter minimum is coming to MLB in 2020, and some relievers are opposed to the rule change

    CBS Sports "One of baseball's recent true norths -- to invent a plural form -- is that commissioner Rob Manfred will tinker at the margins in order to improve pace of play, at least notionally, and re-calibrate a game that, according to sturdy consensus, has become too infested with..." April 09

  • Trump's scuttling of MLB-Cuba deal means defections, human trafficking will continue

    USA Today "So much for Cuban players not having to defect to play in the majors. When the Trump administration abruptly cancelled Major League Baseball’s landmark agreement with the Cuban Baseball Federation, it guaranteed the dangerous practice will continue. Players..." April 09

  • The Mets' offense is legit, but do they have enough pitching to contend for championship?

    SNY TV "If you've followed the Mets over the past decade or so, you're familiar with an identity common to nearly every season: The team features a world-class rotation and a lineup that doesn't score enough to support it. It's a pattern best personified by that famous game in..." April 09

  • MLB Rumors: How much would Dallas Keuchel costs Mets or Phillies?

    Newark Star-Ledger "Dallas Keuchel could soon be ready to blink. With the 2019 MLB season in full swing, Keuchel remains a free agent. The 31-year-old lefty (along with agent Scott Boras) reportedly came into the winter with a big asking price: Six-to-seven years at $25-30M per..." April 08

  • Scott Boras calls young players’ contract extensions “snuff contracts”

    Hardball Talk "Mid-February marked the beginning of contract extension season in baseball. Since February 13, 25 contract extensions have been signed, notably by many young players including Ronald Acuña Jr., Blake Snell, and Eloy Jiménez. Acuña Jr. and Snell were last year’s..." April 08

  • Mets Activate Travis d’Arnaud, Option Tomas Nido

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Mets have activated catcher Travis d’Arnaud from the injured list and optioned fellow backstop Tomas Nido to Triple-A Syracuse, the team announced. " April 07

  • What Mets' Noah Syndergaard must do to return to dominance

    SNY TV "On a day when he allowed but one hit over six innings and took a loss against the Nationals only because his sleep-deprived teammates couldn't muster any offense, Noah Syndergaard nevertheless sounded downright exasperated that he can't find the feel for his..." April 05

  • Due diligence or not, Mets still in touch with Dallas Keuchel: sources

    SNY TV "The Mets have enjoyed a dynamic start to their season, but it's not Brodie Van Wagenen's style to stop making calls and thinking of ways to tinker with his roster. To that end, the team is still in continued contact with free agent pitcher Dallas Keuchel, multiple major..." April 05

  • Mets flight delayed because Dominic Smith couldn’t pee enough for his drug test

    New York Daily News "The quick turnaround was bad enough, but the Mets had no idea it was about to get worse. On top of playing a Wednesday night game in Miami, prior to hopping on a three-hour flight to Queens for their Thursday afternoon home opener, two Mets players were forced to take drug tests..." April 05

  • Robinson Cano got lost, and it went downhill from there

    New York Post "Robinson Cano was coming home to New York, but struggled to find his way there. The Mets’ new second baseman got back to the clubhouse at Citi Field around 3 a.m. Thursday after the team’s late flight from Miami, then had to drive home. The former Yankee got lost, with one..." April 05

  • Mets' travel for home opener delayed by late-night random drug test

    Newsday "A quick turnaround for the Mets became even quicker when their departure from Miami late Wednesday was delayed by random postgame drug tests. The logistics were a hassle to begin with: a 6 p.m. start Wednesday in South Florida, followed by a plane ride to Queens and a 1 p.m. home..." April 04

  • Ron Darling and Lenny Dykstra are feuding

    Hardball Talk "Former Met and current Mets broadcaster Ron Darling has a new book out. It’s called “108 Stitches: Loose Threads, Ripping Yarns, and the Darndest Characters from My Time in the Game,” and it was released on Tuesday. As you might expect, it has a lot of stories about..." April 04

  • Mets not done plugging holes — that should start with Jason Vargas

    New York Post "Depth wins. Even with a consistently shaky Jason Vargas on the mound. The Mets are off to a 4-1 start because they have more depth this season and that depth came through again in a 6-5 win over the Triple-A MarlinsTuesday night at Marlins Park with Dom Smith getting his first..." April 03

  • Mets in ‘continued contact’ with Dallas Keuchel

    Larry Brown Sports "The New York Mets are, at the very least, still in contact with free agent pitcher Dallas Keuchel. According to Andy Martino of SNY, the Mets are in “continued contact” with the left-hander. Team sources continue to insist that it is due diligence, but it is clear that the..." April 03

  • has inexplicably made it more difficult to find, watch, and share highlights

    Awful Announcing "I was taken aback this week when I attempted to watch highlights on For some reason, they got rid of the damn search bar. It’s absurd. Previously, if you clicked on the videos tab, you would see a page of the most popular recent videos, with an easy to..." April 03

  • Mets’ Brandon Nimmo exits game after hit by pitch, X-rays negative

    New York Daily News "Brandon Nimmo’s fourth season with the Mets is off to a jarring start. The outfielder was hit by a pitch in the seventh inning of Tuesday night’s 6-5 win over the Marlins. Nimmo was clearly in pain after taking a fastball to the outside of his left wrist. He exited the..." April 03

  • Lenny Dykstra responds to Ron Darling's accusation of using racial slurs during 1986 World Series

    CBS Sports "Lenny Dykstra is not taking Ron Darling's accusation of the Mets slugger using racial slurs during the 1986 World Series lying down.  Darling, now an SNY color commentator, claims in a new book that the slugger directed slurs at Dennis 'Oil Can' Boyd, the..." April 02