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Zack Wheeler’s Journey Back to the Mound

Few things are more frustrating than the wait time between the moment an injury happens and getting back to full health. For the Mets’ Zack Wheeler, that time will hopefully fly by until his predicted July comeback. It might come as a surprise to some that the Mets have fire-power in the bullpen with three pitchers who have undergone Tommy John surgery: Jacob deGrom, Matt Harvey...
Via Baseball Essential
1 hour ago  |  Discuss

The Mets' non-roster invitees to spring training

Here's a look at the Mets' minor-league signings and prospects who will be heading to Port St. Lucie
Via NJ.com
7 hours ago  |  Discuss

Mets Minors: Top 5 Outfield Prospects Led By Nimmo

While the likes of outfielders Yoenis Cespedes and Michael Conforto took Flushing by storm in 2015, a number of young prospects at the same position made noise in the minor leagues. Here are the top five outfielders in the Mets system, as ranked by MetsMinors.net. No. 5 – Victor CruzadoHt: 5’11” Wt: 180 B/T: S/R Age: 6/30/1992 (23)2015 Level: Hi-A St Lucie/Double...
Via Mets Merized Online
19 hours ago  |  Discuss

Don’t Bet Against Travis d’Arnaud This Season

Travis d’Arnaud was one of the first players to arrive to the Mets Spring Training complex in Port St. Lucie, having rented an RV with his brother and their girlfriends to make the cross-country trek from California to Florida right after the New Year. Since January 11 – more than a month before the reporting date for pitchers and catchers – Travis has been working hard to...
Via Mets Merized Online
23 hours ago  |  Discuss

Yoenis Cespedes, Jerry Seinfeld still on for Cuban sandwiches

Lifelong New York Mets fan Jerry Seinfeld was understandably thrilled last season when his favorite baseball team on July 31st acquired slugger Yoenis Cespedes in a trade with the Detroit Tigers. So much so, in fact, that the comedian took to Twitter and dropped a reference from his classic television show to celebrate the roster move. Oh my god. @MetsI can't believe I can actually...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Jerry Seinfeld, Mets' Yoenis Cespedes still plan on getting Cuban sandwiches

The bromance lives on Watch video Looks like Jerry Seinfeld and Yoenis Cespedes' lunch date is still on.  As you may recall, Seinfeld originally invited Cespedes out to eat a Cuban sandwich shortly after the slugger joined the Mets at the trade deadline last season:  Dear @ynscspds,You are a great baseball player. I love...
Via NJ.com
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Binghamton Mets 2015 Season Review

The Binghamton Mets made the playoffs for the third straight season after going 77-64 during the regular season in 2015. The Reading Fightin Phils swept the B’Mets in the first round of the... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
Via MetsMinor.net
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Alderson Hints Cespedes Deal Could Lead To Bigger Things

Mets GM Sandy Alderson hinted at Wednesday’s press conference that the Yoenis Cespedes deal indicates a change in philosophy for the organization. Let’s hope so. Long accused of running things on the cheap, Alderson said the $75-million contract should change that perception. ”Sometimes we have a habit – we do in an organization and fans as well – of thinking about the...
Via New York Mets Report
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Mets to wear 1986 uniforms as alternates in 2016

To celebrate the 30th anniversary of their 1986 World Series championship, the New York Mets are going the ever-popular throwback route. During the 2016 season, the Mets will be bringing back their 1986 uniforms as an alternate jersey. Earlier this offseason, the team announced a Memorial Day weekend celebration of the ’86 squad from May 27 to 29. On May 28, the Mets have invited...
Via The Comeback
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Matt Harvey says he once mistook Jacob deGrom for a woman

Matt Harvey has been making the rounds on the talk show circuit over the past few weeks and his latest stop was a sit-down on “Late Night with Seth Meyers.” And while the New York Mets pitcher didn’t say anything as salacious as what he revealed during last week’s appearance on Bravo’s trashy gabfest “Watch What Happens Live,” he did mention how he originally mistook...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Mets to wear 1986 uniforms as regular season alternates

To celebrate the 30th anniversary of the team’s 1986 World Series championship over the Boston Red Sox in one of most iconic Fall Classics in MLB history, the New York Mets will wear the uniform donned by that title-winning team on occasion throughout the 2016 MLB season. The team announced earlier this offseason it would pay tribute to the ’86 squad with a weekend commemorating...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Jeurys Familia and New York Mets agree to $4.1 million, 1-year contract

NEW YORK — The Mets settled their last salary arbitration case, agreeing to a $4.1 million, one-year contract with closer Jeurys Familia.The deal Wednesday was $50,000 above the midpoint between the $4.8 million Familia wanted and the $3.3 million the Mets offered when the sides exchanged proposed arbitration salaries last month.Under the contract negotiated by agents Sam and Seth...
Via Associated Press
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Will the Mets be able to retain all their young pitchers? Sandy Alderson says, 'It could happen'

Alderson said the Mets are no longer handcuffed by payroll restrictions Watch video NEW YORK -- The Mets have arguably the best collection of young starting pitchers in baseball, a superlative they'll likely be able to claim for at least the next few years. In Matt Harvey, Jacob deGrom, Noah Syndergaard and Steven Matz, the...
Via NJ.com
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Cespedes says staying with Mets always was his preference

NEW YORK (AP) Yoenis Cespdes says his first choice was to remain with the New York Mets. In his first public comments since agreeing to a $75 million, three-year contract, the outfielder maintained his welcome last summer was the key to his decision. Speaking through a translator, he says ''from my first day when I came last season, that very first day, the fans showed incredible...
Via Associated Press
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Mets GM Sandy Alderson: Good, lucky, or both?

“Luck is the residue of design.” - Branch Rickey This is a very good time to be a fan of the New York Mets.  After all the team won the National League championship and has just topped off the offseason with the signing of big thumper Yoenis Cespedes making them somewhat of a favorite to repeat as the NL East champions.  The team boasts what is likely the best young starting...
Via Mets360.com
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Message From Vic Black: Thank You, New York

Thank You New York, by Vic Black As some of you may have gathered my time with the New York Mets is at its end. I didn’t play for 10 years nor was I an All-star or contributor to last seasons amazing run BUT I’ll never forget my time playing for the greatest fans/city in baseball. From walking the streets of Manhattan, to riding the 7 Line daily to Citi Field I was given moments...
Via Mets Merized Online
3 days ago  |  Discuss

David Rawnsley on Matt Harvey as an amateur pitcher

Some of the scout comments in the Perfect Game database from that 2005 event include “has lightning in his arm! Super-fast arm, good life on his fastball, rolling action on his curveball, needs some refinement in mechanics, cross body in release and will occasionally cut off out front; hooks curveball.” Harvey pitched at five other PG events while in high school, including the...
Via Mets360.com
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Mets Minors All-Stars, Bullpen Led By Paul Sewald

This is the fourth and final part of our own All-Star team that brings you the best performers from the Mets minor leagues in the bullpen. This particular group was tough to be to pick with so many... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
Via MetsMinor.net
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Binghamton Mets unveil ill-advised ‘Netflix and Chill’ promo night

The promotional department of the Binghamton Mets evidently does not know what “Netflix and chill” means. On Monday, the team – the AA affiliate of the New York Mets – unveiled some sort of “Netflix and Chill” promotion set for April 12. We are guessing that those involved in staging this promotion do not know that “Netflix and chill” is common youthful parlance...
Via Larry Brown Sports
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Craig Edwards on the expected revenue bump for the Mets

In all, the Mets are figuring on a 500,000 increase in attendance. Using the same factors from above, and adding an extra 4% for ticket price increases, it would appear as though the Mets could reasonably expected to earn another $21 million in ticket sales. Adding in increased money for sponsorships and money for concessions — even after adjusting for revenue sharing — it...
Via Mets360.com
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Job Posting: New York Mets Analyst, Baseball Research & Development

Position: New York Mets Analyst, Baseball Research & Development Location: New York Description: The New York Mets are seeking a Data Analyst to work its Research and Development team. The employee will analyze baseball data in order to build and maintain predictive models that support the decision-making processes within Baseball Operations. The Analyst will report to the Manager...
Via Fangraphs
5 days ago  |  Discuss

New York Mets: minor offseason updates

After re-signing Yoenis Cespedes, the New York Mets are most likely done with significant offseason moves for this upcoming season. However, there are still some more minor news stories that are worth talking about. Ceciliani out for Cespedes To make room for Cespedes on the 40-man roster, the Mets designated Darrell Ceciliani for assignment. Ceciliani had 75 at bats for the Mets...
Via isportsweb.com
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Sunday Notes: Christin, Chi Chi, Collins’ Decision, Reliever Value, more

Christin Stewart is the top power-hitting prospect in the Detroit Tigers system. He aspires to be the best overall hitter. The 22-year-old outfielder got off on the right foot after being drafted 34th-overall last summer out of the University of Tennessee. Swinging from the left side, the muscular slugger slashed ..285/.372/.508 and bashed 10 home runs in half a season. He did the...
Via Fangraphs
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Mets Prospect Joel Huertas Part Puerto Rican League Championship Team

  Last night the final ticket for the Caribbean Series was punched by the Cangrejeros de Santurce with their victory over the Indios de Mayaguez in the Puerto Rican Winter League Championship.... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
Via MetsMinor.net
7 days ago  |  Discuss

How the Mets Could Afford Yoenis Cespedes

New York Mets ownership has come under increased scrutiny over the past few years. Lowering payroll in a gigantic media market and getting entwined in the Bernie Madoff Ponzi scheme will bring that kind of attention. Back at the trading deadline, there were many, including myself, wondering why the Mets were acting like a small-market team in New York. The team quieted many doubters...
Via Fangraphs
7 days ago  |  Discuss
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