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Rafael Montero Wins Job In Mets Bullpen

According to Hector Gomez of Deportivo 101, Rafael Montero was told that he has made the Mets Opening Day roster as a right-handed reliever. Montero, 26, impressed Mets brass from the first day of spring training with a new attitude and a refined focus. He may have claimed his bullpen role after tossing five scoreless innings on Saturday and wrapping up Grapefruit League play with...
Via Mets Merized Online
35 minutes ago

Mets Minor League Game Notes: Molina Sharp, Evans Homers

The New York Mets farm system played two games in the back fields at First Data field today against the St. Louis Cardinals. I was able to catch bits and pieces of both games and would like to share them with you – Double-A Game Kevin Kaczmarski lead off and played center field for what looked like a good majority of guys that will open up for the Binghamton Rumble Ponies. Kaczmarski...
Via MetsMinor.net
48 minutes ago

Gsellman among top prospect performers

Mets' No. 5 prospect Robert Gsellman, who is likely to earn a spot in the Mets' rotation, put together another strong start as he continues to impress in Spring Training. Matt Adams tagged Gsellman for a three-run homer, but otherwise the right-hander was lights out.
Via Mets.com
1 hour ago

Why Mets' Paul Sewald could be the first minor leaguer called up this season

The right-hander had an impressive spring with the major league club before he was re-assigned to minor league camp Tuesday morning. PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. -- With every cut made, Paul Sewald was getting a little lonely in his locker row of the Mets' clubhouse.  "I'm running out of people to kick out over here," the right-hander joked last...
Via NJ.com
3 hours ago

Mets remaining coy about Gsellman's role

Even after Robert Gsellman capped his strong Grapefruit League showing Tuesday with a quality start, delivering six innings of three-run ball in a 3-3 tie with the Cardinals, Mets manager Terry Collins remained coy regarding Gsellman's future.
Via Mets.com
3 hours ago

Mets' OD roster depends on Matz's status

Following their 3-3 tie with the Cardinals on Tuesday, Mets brass huddled together to discuss the state of their Opening Day roster. They did not plan to make any final decisions, knowing much still depends on the health of several key players.
Via Mets.com
4 hours ago

Mets Notes: Plawecki Optioned, Going With Eight Relievers, Final Roster Decisions

The New York Mets optioned catcher Kevin Plawecki to Triple-A Las Vegas after Tuesday’s game against the St. Louis Cardinals. The move was not unexpected and it confirms that Travis d’Arnaud will be the starting catcher and his backup will be the more defensive minded Rene Rivera. Again no surprise here. With Opening Day just six days away, Terry Collins said that Robert Gsellman...
Via Mets Merized Online
4 hours ago

The State of the New York Mets Pitching Staff

Opening day is now just six days away for the New York Mets, with their home, and season opener against the Atlanta Braves on April 3rd. The Mets strength is supposed to be their pitching, with a rotation full of aces. However, that same pitching staff is riddled with question marks from top to bottom. Whether its the health of a starter, or the depth of the bullpen, there is a lot more up...
Via isportsweb.com
4 hours ago  |  Discuss

Mets Optimistic That Lagares Will Be Ready For Opening Day

Good news for Juan Lagares as the MRI on his strained oblique came back “better than we hoped,” according to Terry Collins. Anthony Dicomo of MLB.com reports that the team is now “a bit more optimistic he could make the Opening Day roster.” Previous Report According to Marly Rivera of ESPN, Juan Lagares told Yoenis Cespedes that the MRI on his strained oblique showed no...
Via Mets Merized Online
5 hours ago

How Curtis Granderson became an emblem for this Mets era

PORT ST. LUCIE – By simply relocating from The Bronx to Queens after the 2013 season, Curtis Granderson traded in not just the Yankees for the Mets, but for a youthful glow. Even at 32, Granderson was the 15th-oldest Yankee in 2013, a relative pup among position players that included Travis Hafner, Derek Jeter, Lyle...
Via New York Post
5 hours ago

Steven Matz’s all-out push to avoid Mets leaving him behind

PORT ST. LUCIE — Steven Matz is trying his best to remain in the mix for a spot on the Opening Day roster. The Mets lefty threw Tuesday for a second straight day – including a few pitches from the mound, according to pitching coach Dan Warthen – and looked “pretty decent.” It followed a throwing...
Via New York Post
8 hours ago

MLB reportedly getting close to decision in Jeurys Familia case

The Mets' closer was in New York on Monday to meet with commissioner Rob Manfred. Embattled Mets' closer Jeurys Familia should know his fate within the next two days. Familia left camp in Port St. Lucie to meet with MLB commissioner Rob Manfred on Monday. He is reportedly seeking leniency and a report from the New York Times said he may receive...
Via NJ.com
12 hours ago

Steven Matz will never fulfill his potential

Steven Matz has been with the Mets organization since being selected in the second round of the 2009 MLB draft.  In that time, he has been an excellent starter when he has been able to stay on the field, unfortunately, those times have been few and far between. In 2010, he suffered a torn UCL while pitching in an instructional league, and did not make his professional debut until...
Via Mets360.com
13 hours ago

Mets' Yoenis Cespedes would like to set the record straight

Some comments earlier this spring were taken out of context and the Mets' outfielder would like everyone to know his true intentions. Watch video PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. -- A few weeks ago, the headlines around New York blared, "Yoenis Cespedes wants to be the MVP." The Mets' star outfielder wasn't happy with that.  Cespedes is...
Via NJ.com
14 hours ago

Mets need rotation understudies to save them more than once

PORT ST. LUCIE — The epicenter of the Mets clubhouse is a row of five lockers along the far right side. They belong to — left to right — Matt Harvey, Noah Syndergaard, Jacob deGrom, Steven Matz and Zack Wheeler, and whether it is pre-workout or pregame, there is a gravitational force that draws all...
Via New York Post
23 hours ago

Amed Rosario’s spring by the numbers

With time ticking down until Opening Day, the New York Mets have narrowed down their Spring Training roster. Many prospects have seen their time in big league camp come to an end with the World Baseball Classic’s conclusion. The Mets had several top prospects earn playing time this spring. This will be the first breakdown of one of those prospect’s performance. Amed Rosario is...
Via Around Citi
1 day ago

WATCH: Zack Wheeler makes case for Mets starting spot with Monday outing

After a good outing on Monday, New York Mets pitcher Zack Wheeler declares himself ready for the 2017 season, and hopes to claim a spot in the team's rotation.
Via SNY
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Scherzer makes Tebow look silly in spring training at-bat

What would it look like if Tim Tebow actually got a shot to play in the majors? Max Scherzer gave us a glimpse of how it might turn out in a spring training game on Monday.Scherzer pitched five innings in the Washington Nationals’ exhibition against the New York Mets, and he got a chance to face Tebow. He put him away on three straight fastballs. Observe: The chances of Tebow ever...
Via Larry Brown Sports
1 day ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Matt Harvey is up, Steven Matz is down, as Mets rotation shakes out

The starting rotation to start the season for the New York Mets begins to take shape, as Matt Harvey looked strong on Sunday, and Steven Matz was scratched from his next start due to elbow irritation.
Via SNY
1 day ago  |  Discuss

New York Mets: Opening Day roster projection

Opening Day is less than two weeks away and the final roster is coming into shape for the New York Mets. There were very few roster spots available but some bench and bullpen questions do remain. Despite there still being a week and a half to go, here is a projection of what the Opening Day roster will be. Outfielders Left field: Yoenis Cespedes Never in doubt. Cespedes is...
Via isportsweb.com
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Yoenis Cespedes: MLB would grow if they played with Latin culture

Cuban slugger Yoenis Cespedes has a message for American baseball players and fans.The New York Mets outfielder recorded a video shared by “We are Mitu” on Facebook in which he explained the difference between the Latin and American cultures of baseball. He said that Latin players celebrate because it’s part of the culture and not a sign of disrespect. He also said he thinks...
Via Larry Brown Sports
5 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: What will the New York Mets lineup look like on Opening Day?

SNY's Doug Williams and Marc Carig of Newsday discuss the potential New York Mets Opening Day lineup, the make up of the team's bench, and Michael Conforto status to start the season.
Via SNY
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Michael Irvin: Texans won’t take over Texas if they land Tony Romo

Even if the Texans land Tony Romo in a trade, the Cowboys will always own the state of Texas. At least that’s the opinion of Michael Irvin.Irvin was on The Dan Patrick Show and expressed confusion as to why Houston had not been more aggressive in its pursuit of Romo. That led to Patrick asking the Dallas legend if dealing Romo within the state would cut into the Cowboys’ fanbase...
Via Sportsnaut
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Ex-76ers star and broadcaster Steve Mix is now an usher at Mets spring training games

If you happen to buy a ticket behind home plate at First Data Field, Spring Training home of the New York Mets, you just might be helped to your seat by a 6-foot-7 former NBA All-Star who’s buddies with Julius Erving.Steve Mix played 13 NBA seasons, mostly with the Philadelphia 76ers, averaged 10.6 points per game on his career, made the 1975 All-Star Game and roomed with Dr....
Via The Comeback
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Tebow to be assigned to low Class-A Mets affiliate

Tim Tebow has officially been assigned to a team after ‘Tebowmania’ took over spring training.The former quarterback turned outfielder will be reporting to the low Class-A affiliate of the Mets, the Columbia Fireflies. He will be playing in South Carolina, and general manager Sandy Alderson feels comfortable with his landing spot.“Sending him to a full season club is what we...
Via Sportsnaut
8 days ago  |  Discuss
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