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  • Is the Mets bullpen already suffering a makeover fail?

    Yardbarker "It’s still too soon to make any conclusive statements on the outcome of the Mets’ offseason roster revamping efforts. Relief pitching, in particular, can turn on a dime. But it’s safe to say that the team’s bullpen makeover is not looking pretty at this..." June 19

  • Zack Wheeler addresses trade rumors: ‘It's something that you don't want to think about’

    Sporting News "Zack Wheeler is trying to focus on the present. The 29-year-old starter is in the final year of his contract and the Mets could reportedly consider moving him if they fall further out of playoff contention. Wheeler addressed the trade rumors when he met with reporters..." June 19

  • Mets manager admits to trying to pad Jacob deGrom’s stats

    Larry Brown Sports "If nothing else, you have to give Mickey Callaway credit for his honesty. New York Mets ace Jacob deGrom threw a gem on Tuesday, going 8.1 innings, striking out 10 batters, and allowing just two earned runs in a 10-2 win over the Atlanta Braves. Callaway, the Mets manager, pulled..." June 19

  • Walker Lockett is Mets’ surprising answer for Noah Syndergaard injury

    New York Post "The Mets will bring in new blood in trying to fill Noah Syndergaard’s vacancy in the rotation. To that end, the team plans to call up right-hander Walker Lockett from Triple-A Syracuse to start Thursday night against the Cubs at Wrigley Field, according to industry sources...." June 19

  • Mets bullpen adds two fresh relievers after Jeurys Familia lands on IL

    New York Daily News "A day after the Mets bullpen coughed up seven runs and manager Mickey Callaway said the Mets have to “re-calibrate” what they’re doing, the team’s relief corps will have a new look. Jeurys Familia towed his 7.81 ERA and sore right shoulder to the 10-day injured..." June 19

  • Mets' Justin Wilson scratched from rehab assignment

    SNY TV "The Mets desperately need bullpen help, but it appears they were dealt another setback in making that happen.  Justin Wilson, who has been on the IL since early May with elbow soreness, was scratched from his rehab assignment on Tuesday due to left elbow tightness, the Mets..." June 19

  • Lenny Dysktra spent Father's Day weekend dumpster-diving for his $80K dentures

    USA Today "Former MLB player Lenny Dykstra has a long history of odd behavior and run-ins with the law, but even by his standards, what happened to him this weekend may have been his weirdest story yet. The former New York Mets and Philadelphia Phillies outfielder chronicled his..." June 19

  • M.L.B. and Players’ Union Set to Begin Early Labor Talks

    New York Times "Top officials from Major League Baseball and the M.L.B. Players’ Association met at the league office on Monday, the first step in a process that the union hopes will result in substantive changes to the sport’s labor agreement. Monday’s meeting was only to discuss..." June 18

  • Mets' Brandon Nimmo shut down from baseball activities for 30 days with neck issue

    Newsday "Brandon Nimmo has been shut down from baseball activities for 30 days as the outfielder deals with a bulging disc in his neck, Mets manager Mickey Callaway said before Tuesday's game in Atlanta. Nimmo received a second epidural from Dr. Robert Watkins in Los..." June 18

  • With flaws exposed and season in precarious spot, can Jacob deGrom help save Mets?

    SNY TV "After an ugly loss in which their all-too obvious flaws were exposed, the Mets suddenly find themselves 8.5 games behind the streaking Braves, and perhaps on the precipice of another lost season. In June. Again. Last year they went 5-21 in June to make the rest of the..." June 18

  • A Mets’ selloff looks inevitable — but is it in the right hands?

    New York Post "The Mets’ Now or Never Tour got off to a pathetic start. No surprise there. These Mets don’t deserve to be on the same field as the Braves. At this rate, there will be lots of changes in player personnel for these much-less-than-mediocre..." June 18

  • Top 50 Trade Candidates For The 2019 MLB Trade Deadline

    MLB Trade Rumors "We’re bringing back our annual series in the run-up to the trade deadline, drawing from our power ranking approach to pending free agents. As the summer trade market develops on a fairly tight timeline, you can expect more regular updates when modifications to the list are..." June 18

  • Brandon Nimmo getting a second opinion on recurring neck inflammation

    New York Daily News "Brandon Nimmo, the Mets outfielder currently out due to a bulging disc in his neck, was on the West Coast while the team embarked on a three-city, 11-game road trip on Monday. Nimmo traveled to California to receive a second opinion from Dr. Robert Watkins on the recurring pain in his..." June 18

  • Mets’ Brandon Nimmo seeking second opinion on neck injury

    Larry Brown Sports "New York Mets outfielder Brandon Nimmo is having major problems coming back from his neck injury. Nimmo halted his rehab assignment on Friday due to neck soreness, and has now gone to Los Angeles in search of a second opinion on his ailing neck. " June 17

  • Nolan Ryan declines to attend Mets’ 50th anniversary celebration of 1969 World Series win

    Sportsnaut "Nolan Ryan made just one World Series appearance in his legendary 27-year career, but he made it count winning the 1969 World Series with the New York Mets. A member of the famed “Miracle Mets,” Ryan played 25 games with the club. Then, he pitched 2 1/3 innings and picked..." June 17

  • Jason Vargas exits with calf cramp after swing "Jason Vargas left Sunday's game against the Cardinals while batting in the fourth inning due to a left calf cramp. At a time when the Mets could ill-afford to lose another starting pitcher to injury -- Noah Syndergaard was placed on the injured list earlier Sunday after straining..." June 16

  • Zack Wheeler Drawing Interest

    MLB Trade Rumors "To state the obvious, this season hasn’t gone according to plan for the Mets. They’re the owners of a 34-36 record, staring at a 5 1/2-game deficit in their division and a five-game mark for the National League’s second wild card. First-time general manager Brodie Van Wagenen..." June 16

  • Mets Place Noah Syndergaard on IL with Hamstring Injury

    Bleacher Report "An injury to Noah Syndergaard will have the New York Mets scrambling to keep pace in the National League East. According to Joel Sherman of the New York Post, Syndergaard left Saturday night's game against the St. Louis Cardinals because of a right hamstring strain. On Sunday, the..." June 16

  • Mets activate Robinson Cano, in lineup vs. Cardinals

    SNY TV "After a stint on the IL with a left quad injury, Robinson Cano has finally returned to the Mets.  Cano has been on a rehab assignment, with his most recent step in Triple-A Syracuse. But, on Saturday, he was seen with the Mets at Citi Field going through workouts in the..." June 16

  • Noah Syndergaard leaves Mets' win over Cardinals with right hamstring strain

    Newsday "Even when the Mets win lately, they lose. They beat the Cardinals, 8-7, on Saturday night, but Noah Syndergaard left in the seventh inning because of a strained right hamstring. Then the Mets’ best relievers — Robert Gsellman, Seth Lugo and Edwin Diaz — combined to..." June 16

  • Mets GM hints team could still buy at trade deadline

    Larry Brown Sports "At 33-36, the New York Mets sit firmly in third place in the NL East, and have failed to generate much momentum this year. Despite it all, they are, perhaps optimistically, refusing to rule out adding pieces at the July 31 trade deadline. General manager Brodie Van Wagenen did not..." June 15

  • Mets acquire Brooks Pounders from Indians

    Hardball Talk "The Mets have acquired right-handed reliever Brooks Pounders from the Indians for cash considerations, the teams reported Saturday. Despite his limited and varied major-league experience, Pounders has put up intriguing numbers at the Triple-A level and is expected to step into a..." June 15

  • The Mets Might Just Need to Cut Ties With Jeurys Familia After Latest Debacle

    12 Up "The Mets blew a late-game lead once again, sound familia? After closer Edwin Diaz let one slip away Thursday night in an eventual Mets loss that carried over into Friday due to suspended play, setup man Jeurys Familia blew his assignment Friday night. He allowed Met killer and..." June 15

  • For Mets, there’s no relief in sight — literally and figuratively

    New York Post "First Edwin Diaz faced the music, as Jeurys Familia waited nearby at his locker. Then it was Familia’s turn. Batter up. “I think for any athlete, sometimes they do have bad seasons,” Familia said through a translator after goating a demoralizing 9-5 loss to the..." June 15

  • Wilson Ramos learns his wife is pregnant while standing in on-deck circle

    Sporting News "Mets catcher Wilson Ramos was having a routine game Thursday night until he was thrown a curveball - figuratively. Ramos was in the on-deck circle in the fourth inning of the Mets' game against the Cardinals when his wife, Yely Ramos, held up a sign from the..." June 15

  • Mets designate struggling Hector Santiago after ERA jumps to 6.75

    Yardbarker "The Mets have designated left-hander Hector Santiago for assignment, according to Anthony DiComo of A former starter for the White Sox, Angels and Twins, the 31-year-old Santiago joined the Mets on a minor league deal over the winter. Santiago didn’t crack the..." June 15

  • Eight MLB players having disappointing seasons

    Larry Brown Sports "We’re over two months into the MLB season, and things are really starting to take shape across the league. While we’ve been delighted by the performances of numerous star players, there are also some big names that have, for whatever reason, simply failed to launch in 2019 and have..." June 14

  • MLB trade rumors: Mets’ Noah Syndergaard or Zack Wheeler to Yankees talk is back

    Newark Star-Ledger "Put those Madison Bumgarner to the Yankees rumors on hold for a minute. With the Yankees in desperate need of a big-time starting pitcher for the stretch run, it’s been easy to connect the dots to Bumgarner, one of the great October performers of all..." June 14

  • Why MLB players are being hit at a historic rate

    NBC Sports Washington "The baseball has been a torture device this season, thumping hitters from shoulder to toe, producing injuries which have altered races. The Nationals know this as well as anyone. Anthony Rendon appeared part of Voodoo get-back when he was hit on the elbow, foot, shin and quad. He’s played..." June 14

  • Jed Lowrie ‘not close’ to playing games, shining light on $20 million deal that’s flopping

    New York Daily News "Mets general manager Brodie Van Wagenen signing Jed Lowrie to become the team’s starting third baseman never really made sense six months ago. It makes even less sense now. Lowrie continues his glacial recovery from a left knee capsule sprain and left hamstring strain in the..." June 14

  • MLB trade deadline: Red Sox, Giants among baseball’s most interesting potential dealmakers

    Sporting News "When the Red Sox fell to 11-17 in late-April with a loss to the Rays, they forced themselves to spend much of the first half playing catch-up in the AL East. Boston has somewhat recovered from the slow start, but it remains 7 1/2 games out of the AL East and in far worse shape than Tampa Bay or..." June 14

  • Brandon Nimmo, Robinson Cano and Justin Wilson play well in rehab assignments

    New York Daily News "For three key players on the Mets crowded injured list, rehab is the name of the game until further notice. Brandon Nimmo (neck inflammation), Robinson Cano (left quad tightness) and Justin Wilson (left elbow soreness) began rehab assignments with Triple-A Syracuse on Tuesday. All..." June 14

  • The quick uniform change that shows Pete Alonso really cares

    New York Post "Pete Alonso will bring 22 home runs to Citi Field on Thursday night when the Mets open a four-game series against the Cardinals. That’s the second-most home runs ever hit by an NL rookie prior to the All-Star break. Cody Bellinger bashed 25 in 2017. It’s the..." June 13

  • MLB Rumor: Major League Baseball Possibly Exploring Las Vegas Expansion

    Total Pro Sports "Las Vegas has been mentioned in the past few years as a possibility for Major League Baseball expansion, with MLB commissioner Rob Manfred stating on The Dan Patrick Show in 2018, “I think Vegas is a viable expansion alternative. I think it’s big enough.” Vegas..." June 13

  • Trump Will Play Ball With MLB On Cuban Players If League Helps With Venezuela

    NPR "President Trump has resumed talks with Major League Baseball owners after his administration blocked a historic agreement that would have allowed Cuban baseball players to join MLB teams without having to defect. But the White House made clear that in exchange for revisiting..." June 13

  • Why Tim Tebow’s Mets ascent hit a brick wall

    New York Post "Tebow Time in Syracuse has been underwhelming, casting doubt upon whether a former Heisman Trophy-winning quarterback will take the final step and complete a journey to the Mets. Tim Tebow entered Wednesday with a .158/.244/.222 slash line with one homer and 14 RBIs for the..." June 13

  • Mets' Noah Syndergaard sent home with strep throat

    Sportsnaut "New York Mets ace Noah Syndergaard could very well make his next start this coming weekend. But he’s not with the team during its current doubleheader against the Yankees in New York. The Mets sent Syndergaard home with a strep throat.

  • Chase Utley: I Hate The New York Mets

    The Big Lead "Chase Utley spent 13 of his 17 Major League season with the Philadelphia Phillies, bitter division rival to the New York Mets. Then, while playing for the Los Angeles Dodgers, the second baseman was involved in quite the fracas involving aggressive slides, broken legs, and..." June 12

  • A couple of MLB division races are already over – but others are just about to get going

    USA Today "With four teams on pace to lose 100 games, there will already be enough meaningless baseball this summer without declaring any division races dead by Flag Day. Yet here we are. A potent combination of organizational brilliance and competitive malfeasance has once..." June 12

  • Robinson Cano hoping to avoid return to injured list

    Sporting News "Mets second baseman Robinson Cano hopes to play Saturday against the Rockies, but knows he might need to return to the injured list. Cano, 36, missed his second straight game Friday as he continues to deal with left quad tightness. He had been sidelined since May 22 with the injury,..." June 09

  • Brodie Van Wagenen's Quote on Tim Tebow Proves He Doesn't Know What He's Doing

    12 Up "Most sports pundits scoffed at former Florida Gators legend Tim Tebow when he announced he was going to follow his dreams of playing professional baseball. And after three seasons in the minors with the New York Mets, he still hasn't been called up to the majors. At 31 years old,..." June 09

  • Joe Girardi seems to think Mets are underachieving

    Larry Brown Sports "The New York Mets are once again falling well short of expectations, and it would be a surprise at this point if Mickey Callaway was still the manager of the team next season. Joe Girardi is one person who has been mentioned as his possible replacement, and it sure sounds like the former New..." June 09

  • Mets place Robinson Cano on IL with quad strain

    SNY TV "Manager Mickey Callaway said an IL stint for Robinson Cano was a possibility, and that's exactly what happened on Sunday.  The Mets officially placed Cano on the 10-day IL with a strained left quad, according to multiple reports. He remained out of the lineup on..." June 09

  • There’s more to like about Pete Alonso than just his power

    New York Post "There is much to like about Mets rookie Pete Alonso, but Saturday night was really special. Here were the Mets clinging to a one-run lead in the seventh inning — and one-run leads are dangerous with the Mets bullpen. Then Alonso led off with an incredibly high fly to left..." June 09

  • New York Mets are in danger of letting their season slip away

    The Sports Daily "The New York Mets boldly declared themselves as the favorites in the National League East back in January, shortly after signing Jed Lowrie to a two year deal. General Manager Brodie Van Wagenen went as far as challenging the rest of the division to “come get us”, and at the moment..." June 08

  • Tim Tebow Leading Triple-A All-Star Voting Despite His Atrocious Season

    12 Up "It's certainly not due to his play on the field, but Mets' minor league outfielder Tim Tim Tebow has a firm grip on the Triple-A All-Star Game votes leaderboard. Despite hitting just .155 through 46 games, the former Broncos quarterback is racking up All-Star votes. His..." June 08

  • $110 Million Yoenis Cespedes Disaster Just Tip of the Iceberg of Mets' Chaos

    Bleacher Report "The crisis that's currently swallowing up the Mets seems to burn a little hotter every 24 hours, if that's possible. Whether it's manager Mickey Callaway, who's in danger of losing his job, or Robinson Cano, who's turned into public enemy No. 1 in Flushing, there's no..." June 07

  • Mets' Robinson Cano out of lineup day after tweaking quad

    ESPN "Robinson Cano was out of the New York Mets' lineup against San Francisco, a day after tweaking his left quadriceps. Mets manager Mickey Callaway said before the game that Cano was being evaluated and the team hoped he would be available off the bench Thursday afternoon to face the..." June 06

  • Top 2019 MLB Trade Assets Who Should Be Untouchable

    Bleacher Report "This is the time of year when it's easy to get carried away with discussions of which players should be moved ahead of Major League Baseball's July 31 trade deadline. In this instance, we're going to shift the focus onto players who shouldn't be..." June 06

  • Mets activate Robinson Cano from IL, DFA Aaron Altherr, who has a .050 BA

    Yardbarker "The Mets announced they have activated second baseman Robinson Cano from the 10-day injured list.  In a corresponding move, the Mets have designated outfielder Aaron Altherr for assignment. A quad strain sent Cano to the IL on May 23, so he missed only a bit of time..." June 05