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  • Mets shutting down resurgent Wheeler for rest of season

    The Score "The New York Mets are shutting down right-hander Zack Wheeler for the rest of 2018. Nearing a career high in innings pitched (182 2/3) after his latest outing, Mets manager Mickey Callaway said Wheeler's spike in workload is a big reason for the shutdown, according to Tim Britton..." September 19

  • After watching Wilson Ramos with Phillies, Mets need to sign him this winter

    SNY TV "Phillies C Wilson Ramos will be a free agent after this season and I want him to be on the Mets in 2019, when he'll still be just 31 years old. The Mets are set up to again have a dominant starting rotation next year, with or without Jason Vargas. My hunch is no one..." September 19

  • Michael Conforto proving he's a solution for Mets, not a problem

    SNY TV "Mets outfielder Michael Conforto is showing signs that he has picked up where he left off before dislocating his shoulder during the second half of last season. He's been especially on fire since September 4, hitting .345 with five doubles, six HR and 20 RBI during 12..." September 18

  • Tim Tebow expected back with the Mets in 2019

    Newsday "Tebow Time isn’t over. The Mets are expecting outfielder Tim Tebow back in 2019 for a third season of professional baseball, assistant general manager John Ricco said, adding that the former NFL quarterback — and current ESPN college football analyst — hasn’t..." September 18

  • Jay Bruce wants this Mets audition to mean something

    New York Post "Even as the ball explodes off his bat with more frequency, Jay Bruce just wants this season to end. The Mets aren’t playing for the postseason, and Bruce — despite five homers and 14 RBIs in 18 games since returning from the disabled list, entering Saturday —..." September 17

  • Mets' Wright given piece of Fenway scoreboard from Pedroia "Unlike superstars Mariano Rivera, Derek Jeter and David Ortiz, who announced their retirements a full season in advance, David Wright did not reveal that 2018 will be his last in the Majors until just this week. That robbed him of what Rivera, Jeter and Ortiz experienced: coast-to-coast..." September 16

  • Mets plan to use Wright as pinch hitter before final start

    New York Post "David Wright’s last scheduled game is Sept. 29, but that doesn’t mean the Mets captain will be inactive until then. On Friday, manager Mickey Callaway indicated he plans to use Wright in a pinch-hitting role, as needed, upon his activation from the disabled list on Sept...." September 15

  • Marlins manager Don Mattingly reunites with fan 30 years after cancer diagnosis

    CBS Sports "Friday night, the Phillies pounded the Marlins (PHI 14, MIA 2) thanks to two home runs from Aaron Altherr. Philadelphia remains alive in the postseason race, though they are a long shot at this point. Prior to Friday's game Marlins manager Don Mattingly met with a fan named Jay..." September 15

  • Ticket prices surge for David Wright's final start with the Mets

    Newsday "David Wright's announcement on Thursday that he would start one last game for the Mets on Sept. 29 has caused a spike in asking prices on the ticket resale market for an otherwise meaningless game against the Marlins. Before the announcement, the average asking price for that game..." September 14

  • MLB Must End Teams Purposely Keeping Out Baseball's Biggest Phenoms

    Bleacher Report "One of Major League Baseball's latest controversies calls to mind a bit from the 2009 Star Trek, in which Dr. McCoy offers words of wisdom to Mr. Spock. "You know, back home we have a saying: 'If you're gonna ride in the Kentucky Derby, you don't leave your..." September 14

  • Activating David Wright for a Few Days Will Cost the Mets a Fortune

    12 Up "David Wright must truly be a special guy if he's convinced the Mets to put money aside in such a prominent way here. New York Mets captain David Wright made an emotional announcement during a press conference Thursday, announcing that after much consideration, he'll be..." September 14

  • Mets did right by David Wright

    New York Post "In the end, David Wright’s goodbye cameo comes down to just a little more money than the Mets are paying Michael Conforto for the entire 2018 season. The fourth-year outfielder Conforto is earning $605,090, a hearty bargain, for what has turned into a nice recovery season from..." September 14

  • Mets To Activate David Wright For Final Homestand; Wright Unlikely To Play Beyond 2018

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Mets announced this afternoon that they’ll activate third baseman David Wrightfrom the 60-day disabled list for the final homestand of the 2018 season. Wright will come off the disabled list on Sept. 25, though he won’t return to a regular role. Wright is..." September 13

  • Mets to make major announcement on David Wright as source says team captain still hopes to return

    New York Daily News "The Mets and David Wright are expecting to announce Thursday their plans for the team captain’s attempted comeback. The Mets’ third baseman has not played in a major league game since May 2016, but has said he is ready to play in a game before the end of the..." September 13

  • The David Wright insurance mess is a perfect reason why Mets fans deserve better from ownership

    CBS Sports "As the 2018 Major League Baseball regular season steers toward its conclusion, we're often left reflecting on what went wrong for non-contending teams. Here, specifically, the Mets enter Wednesday 65-78 and will soon miss the playoffs for the second straight year in what was supposed to be..." September 12

  • David Wright plays in second simulated game, says he's 'satisfied' with progress so far

    New York Daily News "David Wright was back on the field Tuesday, albeit a soggy and muddy field that prevented him from taking grounders. But the Captain was out there nonetheless, donning an NYPD cap on September 11th, and taking the next step in his quest to make a big-league return for the Mets by..." September 12

  • Mets' deGrom breaks 108-year-old record with latest quality start

    The Score "In case you hadn't realized, Jacob deGrom is pretty good at pitching. The New York Mets right-hander went seven innings against the Miami Marlins on Tuesday night, striking out nine and allowing two runs on three hits. With this outing, he broke a..." September 12

  • Mets' deGrom will only start on short rest for unlikely playoff push

    The Score "New York Mets ace Jacob deGrom will only get four more starts in 2018 unless he's used on short rest. For that to happen, it would take a minor miracle. Mets manager Mickey Callaway said the only way deGrom will pitch under that circumstance is if the team makes a late push for..." September 11

  • Of course the Mets are interested in Mark Shapiro

    Hardball Talk "The New York Mets are in the process finding a permanent head of baseball operations. In the past couple of days Mark Shapiro, the current president and CEO of the Toronto Blue Jays, has emerged as a top candidate. You know this because the other day Shapiro took the step to say that..." September 11

  • How Mets' rainout could hurt Jacob deGrom's Cy Young chances

    SNY TV "Due to rain and decision making by the Mets, Cy Young contender Jacob deGrom will likely start only four games between now and the end of the season instead of five.  The Mets scratched deGrom from Sunday's start against the Phillies at Citi Field due to the concern..." September 11

  • The internal war brewing over Mets’ GM search

    New York Post "A civil war of sorts of could be unfolding at the Mets’ highest level, with team owner Fred Wilpon and COO Jeff Wilpon disagreeing on a path to follow in hiring Sandy Alderson’s replacement to lead the front office. As The Post reported last month, the elder Wilpon favors..." September 11

  • Marlins-Mets rainout could have a big impact on Jacob deGrom's Cy Young chances

    CBS Sports "Thanks to Mother Nature, the Mets and Marlins will not begin their four-game series at Citi Field as scheduled on Monday. Heavy rain in New York has postponed Monday's series opener. The two teams will play a single-admission doubleheader on Wednesday. Both the Mets and Marlins..." September 10

  • MLB, MLBPA announce Japan All-Star Series participants

    Hardball Talk "For over 100 years, off and on — more off than on, actually — major leaguers have traveled to Japan for all-star barnstorming series of one form or another. The tradition will continue this November and this morning MLB and the MLBPA announced many of the participants in the series,..." September 10

  • David Wright thinks he'll return this season; denies rift with Mets

    The Score "David Wright believes he'll be back in the majors in short order. The New York Mets third baseman participated in a simulated game Saturday and hit an opposite-field home run, according to The Associated Press. Wright told reporters afterward that despite a plethora of..." September 09

  • Mets youngster becoming a solid offensive force

    New York Post "After a roller-coaster ride of a season, Amed Rosario is finally showing the Mets the kind of consistency that matches the expectations placed upon him. The second-year shortstop went 17-for-36 (.472) over eight games against the Cubs, Giants and Dodgers on the last road trip to..." September 07

  • New prediction on when David Wright could play for Mets this season

    SNY TV "The Mets have yet to firm up plans for David Wright's return to the major leagues, according to people with direct knowledge of the process. Those sources said that not only does Wright expect to participate in a simulated game on Saturday afternoon, but plans several sim games during..." September 07

  • The names on radar in Mets’ complex, intriguing GM search

    New York Post "The Mets’ rough timeline for naming a general-manager successor to Sandy Alderson is to have a list of roughly 10 to 12 candidates by the end of this month, then pare that further to perhaps a half-dozen to be interviewed and have someone in place prior to the Nov. 4-8 GM..." September 06

  • Diamondbacks Acquire Patrick Kivlehan

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Diamondbacks announced that they have acquired utilityman Patrick Kivlehan from the Mets. Cash considerations will head to New York in return. Kivlehan will head onto the MLB roster, the D-Backs also announced. To create 40-man roster space, the club shifted outfielder Jarrod..." September 06

  • David Wright set to take another step in Mets rehab

    New York Daily News "For once, a meaningful Mets game in September at Citi Field. David Wright’s next step in rehab from multiple back, neck and shoulder surgeries will include a workout Friday and a simulation game at Citi Field on Saturday, manager Mickey Callaway told reporters after..." September 06

  • Seth Lugo is too versatile for his own good

    New York Post "Seth Lugo’s desire to become a starting pitcher remains offset by his success in the Mets bullpen. The right-hander entered Tuesday tied for sixth in the NL with 68 relief innings this season, a testament to manager Mickey Callaway’s faith in his ability. Lugo entered 3-3..." September 05

  • Mets' Todd Frazier may or may have not tricked an umpire into thinking he made an incredible diving catch

    CBS Sports "So Mets third baseman Todd Frazier made a highlight catch earlier this week against the Dodgers. The highlight-worthiness of it flows from the fact that the he ranged into the Dodger Stadium seats to make the snare Good stuff, right? Evocative of Derek Jeter..." September 05

  • Jacob deGrom Ties MLB Record With 25th Straight Start of Three or Fewer Runs Allowed

    SI "Jacob deGrom continued his brilliant 2018 campaign Monday night, throwing six innings and allowing just one run in the Mets' 4-2 win over the Dodgers. The Cy Young candidate tied an MLB record in the victory, becoming the first pitcher in the modern era to allow three or..." September 04

  • 10 MLB managers who may not return for 2019

    Larry Brown Sports "As the playoff race heads to the final stretdch, teams on the other end of things are facing other concerns. A number of managers must be feeling their seats getting warmer, be it because their contracts are coming to an end with no guarantee of renewal or because their struggling teams have..." September 03

  • MLB rumors: Omar Minaya as next Mets general manager?

    Newark Star-Ledger "When it doubt, dance with what (once) brought you? For the Mets, the impending general manager search could be about old school vs. new school. Or it could simply be about comfort and going back to what worked (for a time) last decade: Omar Minaya. Yes,..." August 31

  • Jerry Blevins Clears Revocable Trade Waivers

    MLB Trade Rumors "Mets left-hander Jerry Blevins has cleared revocable trade waivers and is eligible to be dealt to any team, reports Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic (via Twitter). It’s unclear whether Blevins only recently passed through waivers unclaimed or it happened earlier this month, but any..." August 30

  • Backlash rightfully growing over service time manipulation by MLB teams

    CBS Sports "The subject of service time manipulation is one we've been talking about for years. The biggest case in recent memory was Kris Bryant with the Cubs in 2015. Remember? Bryant was sent to Triple-A Iowa to start the 2015 season, despite all the evidence in the..." August 30

  • David Wright will join the Mets in San Francisco to continue his rehab with team's training staff

    New York Daily News "David Wright is returning to the Mets. But the Mets captain is not ready to play. The Mets announced Thursday that Wright will join the team in San Francisco to continue his rehab under the watch of the team's training staff. He will remain on the disabled..." August 30

  • We asked David Wright if he would play for Mets this year: 'The simple answer to that is yes'

    SNY TV "Sitting in the dugout of the Mets' Triple-A affiliate two hours before Wednesday's game, I asked David Wright the question on everyone's mind: Bottom line, do you expect to play in the major leagues this year? Wright did not hesitate to answer in the..." August 30

  • Mets likely to retain Jerry Blevins and Devin Mesoraco due to limited interest

    North Jersey "The Mets are not optimistic they will trade Jerry Blevins and Devin Mesoraco prior to Friday's deadline for postseason eligibility, according to a source. The two have drawn limited interest at best. Blevins has pitched well since the break, but has struggled against..." August 30

  • Top Mets prospect Gimenez turning heads, could shift to second base

    SNY TV "Despite being just 19 years old, Mets SS prospect Andres Gimenez says because of Juan Soto (19),Ronald Acuna Jr. (20) and Ozzie Albies (21), he knows it's possible to reach the Mets as a teenager. "Those players motivate me," Gimenez..." August 29

  • Mets want insurance to continue paying David Wright’s salary

    Hardball Talk "On Tuesday, the Mets moved third baseman David Wright‘s rehab to Triple-A, but assistant GM John Ricco said not to expect Wright to appear in a major league game by the end of the season, Mike Puma of the New York Post reports. Ricco said, “It’s unrealistic to think..." August 29

  • Peter Alonso’s agents upset client won’t be promoted to majors this year

    Hardball Talk "Mets first base prospect Peter Alonso, currently rated the No. 2 prospect in the organization and No. 61 in baseball by MLB Pipeline, won’t be called up this season, assistant GM John Ricco said on Tuesday, per James Wagner of the New York Times. Alonso’s agents,..." August 29

  • Mets sending Wright to Triple-A Las Vegas, but don't expect activation "any time soon"

    SNY TV "Mets captain David Wright is heading to Triple-A Las Vegas to continue his rehab, but John Ricco said Tuesday that the jump from High-A St. Lucie has as much to do with keeping Wright on his rehab schedule than his progress or performance. Ricco added that Wright hasn't..." August 28

  • Mets trade Jose Bautista to Phillies

    New York Post "With minutes to spare, the Mets completed a Jose Bautista trade. The 37-year-old outfielder is heading to the Phillies, with the deal being completed shortly before the 1 p.m. deadline a day after Philadelphia claimed him on waivers, The Post’s Joel Sherman reported. " August 28

  • Thor on recent struggles: 'I'm kind of wasting my ability to throw a baseball'

    The Score "It's been a tough campaign for New York Mets flamethrower Noah Syndergaard. Through 19 starts, the lanky righty has pitched a career-high 3.51 ERA with a career-low 9.3 strikeouts per nine innings. For most, those numbers would be just fine, but by Thor's..." August 28

  • After long winter, slow starts, MLB's frozen-out free agents still mad: 'It was ridiculous'

    USA Today "Alex Cobb and Lance Lynn are well-paid Major League Baseball players, a group that prides itself on accountability and generally loathes excuse-making. Yet the two right-handed starting pitchers also are unwilling members of a fraternity formed last winter, when baseball’s free..." August 28

  • Time running out on Mets to decide next David Wright step

    New York Post "David Wright remains on a clock of sorts, but that is unlikely to dictate how the Mets proceed with the rehabbing third baseman in the coming days. Though Wright’s 20-day window to complete a minor league rehab assignment expires Friday, club officials have been discussing..." August 28

  • Mets' Jacob deGrom talks Cy Young race, contract situation

    SNY TV "Jacob deGrom has been the subject of Cy Young talk as he continues to dominate opposing hitters, but he is not focusing on that -- at least not while he's pitching. "I am not thinking about it when I am out there," deGrom said in an interview with Joel Sherman of..." August 27

  • Phillies Claim Jose Bautista On Revocable Waivers; No Agreement Reached Yet

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Phillies have claimed Mets outfielder Jose Bautista on revocable trade waivers, reports Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic (via Twitter). The two sides are discussing a deal and have until tomorrow to complete a swap, Rosenthal adds. Of course, the Mets could also just let Bautista go..." August 27

  • MLB power shift has managers' salaries in free fall

    USA Today "Joe Maddon helped lead the Chicago Cubs to the Holy Grail of sports, with a consistent level of success they haven’t seen in a century, but there are whispers his job could be in jeopardy if they don’t play deep into October.  Houston..." August 27