Michael Conforto Plays Center Field For First Time In His Career

Latest News – July 24 After a couple of weeks of deliberation about playing Michael Conforto in center field, Mets manager Terry Collins finally took the opportunity to play Conforto in center field in spacious Marlins Park on Saturday night. After coming in as a pinch-hitter and stroking a single in the sixth inning of last night’s 7-2 loss to the Marlins, Conforto remained...
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Mets’ big September addition: a nearing Lucas Duda?

MIAMI — Before September, the Mets could get a much-needed offensive boost. Joining the Mets at Marlins Park Saturday to continue baseball activities, Lucas Duda said the stress fracture in his lower back should be fully healed in the next couple weeks, allowing him to then begin a rehab assignment. Duda, who took ground balls...
Via New York Post
4 hours ago

New York Mets: Mets need to stay put as trade deadline approaches

The New York Mets have had a difficult road to their current record. With just a few games above 0.500 and six games back behind the Washington Nationals, the Mets will need more than a miracle to be able to take the National League East Division title given their current players and the injuries forgone throughout the season. One quick way that many teams go from a borderline playoff...
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A look back at the top 4 trade pickups in Mets franchise history

Mike Piazza strolls into Cooperstown on Sunday, and when he does, he officially will join the ranks of forever. That’s a humbling moment. And when you consider how few Mets of any consequence have preceded him there, it only illustrates what a remarkable journey that has been. Of course, Piazza already has established a permanent...
Via New York Post
4 hours ago

Matz aims to get back in win column vs. Marlins

Steven Matz said after his last start that the bone spur in his left elbow is not to blame for his recent woes. Rather, he needs to execute pitches better, which he'll attempt to do Sunday as the Mets and Marlins conclude a three-game set with the rubber match at Marlins Park. Jose Urena starts for the Marlins. New York trails Miami by 1 1/2 games for the second National League Wild Card spot.
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Jacob deGrom gets lit up as hyped duel is alarming Mets dud

MIAMI — Jacob deGrom and Jose Fernandez met Saturday night in a matchup expected to outshine almost any in the sport, the stakes raised with the outcome potentially swapping the Mets’ and Marlins’ spots in the standings. DeGrom had been untouchable for most of the past month. Fernandez had been declared “almost unbeatable” at Marlins...
Via New York Post
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This Week in Mets Quotes: Syndergaard on his new arm, Verrett thinks Verrett is doing a good job

Your 2016 New York Mets: What happened has happened. "What happened has happened. All we can do is just focus on [our next series in] Miami and afterwards." –Bartolo Colon [Mets] Your 2016 New York Mets: This year we’ve got to ride out what we’ve got. “We don’t have the animals for [giving starters extra rest] right now. You worry about Matz, worry about Syndergaard...
Via Amazin' Avenue
13 hours ago

Mets preparing to honor Mike Piazza with a Piazza weekend

The Mets will retire #31 in a pre-game ceremony. The Mets are preparing to honor their Hall of Fame catcher the weekend of July 29-31. They will be taking on the Colorado Rockies that weekend, the same visiting team that was on the field when fans at Shea said goodbye to their beloved catcher back in 2005. Eleven years later, they will welcome him back once again and honor him...
Via Amazin' Avenue
13 hours ago

Jeurys Familia’s saves streak reaches major milestone

It’s a nifty fifty for the Mets’ closer. After last night’s win against the Marlins, Jeurys Familia has now converted 50 straight save opportunities for the Mets. The last time he blew a save was nearly a year ago. It required a literal omen from the skies. Familia has been a lifeline of sorts for the Mets, whose offensive futility puts them into a lot of close, low-scoring...
Via Amazin' Avenue
13 hours ago

Latest On The Mets’ Deadline Plans

The Mets aren’t likely to make a big splash at the trade deadline, as Mike Puma of the New York Post notes that the team simply doesn’t have the prospect depth to acquire a big bat as they did last season with Yoenis Cespedes.  A bullpen addition is still in the team’s plans, however, and as Puma reports in a separate tweet, the Mets could add one reliever prior to August...
Via MLB Trade Rumors
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Nine Potential Mets Bullpen Targets

Adding a middle reliever before the Aug. 1 trade deadline “has become a near certainty” for the Mets, according to what team officials have told Newsday’s Marc Carig. “The reality is as you move through the season, bullpens get taxed,” Mets assistant general manager John Ricco told Newsday. “Certainly, this year, we’re looking toward fortifying in that way.” The...
Via Mets Merized Online
16 hours ago

Eyewitness Report: St. Lucie Mets Starter P.J. Conlon

The Mets seem to have a plethora of lower level pitchers that have been putting up some eye popping numbers and catching the attention of minor league fans across Mets Nation, one such pitcher is P.J. Conlon of the St. Lucie Mets. In a little over a full season since being drafted (13th round in the 2015 MLB draft out of The University of San Diego) Conlon has managed to advance...
17 hours ago

WATCH: Zack Wheeler meets Mets media in Miami, updates rehab

New York Mets pitcher Zack Wheeler discusses his recovery from Tommy John surgery, and the bullpen session he threw for team brass Friday in Miami.
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Report: Islanders looking at locations to build new arena

According to Newsday, the New York Islanders are examining two locations to build a potential new arena for the team to call home. It’s been long reported that the Islanders – along with their fans – aren’t pleased with their current home in Brooklyn at the Barclays Center and they’re exploring possible options which could take the team to a location near Citi Field...
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The 2016 Mets and the buy or sell decision

With their win Friday night, the Mets move to 51-44, which is five games behind the Nationals in the NL East and a half game behind in the race for the last Wild Card slot. Yet somehow we’ve heard fans mention that this isn’t shaping up to be the Mets’ year and that they should be sellers at the trade deadline. The logic there being that if the team can trade some pieces...
18 hours ago

Mets’ Familia 4th ever to convert 50 straight saves

Jeurys Familia joined some exclusive company and continues to construct one of the most dominant runs in the history of the closer role. The Mets’ ninth-inning stopper finished off his 50th consecutive save on Friday night to close out New York’s 5-3 victory over Miami. He is the fourth reliever ever to finish off 50 […] The post Mets’ Familia 4th ever to convert 50 straight...
Via Today's Knuckleball
1 day ago

Gut Reaction: Mets 5, Marlins 3 (7/22/16)

The Mets won for the 11th time in 12 games after a scheduled day off with a 5-3 win over the Marlins Friday night in Miami. The Mets moved within a half game of the Marlins and five games of the Nationals, who lost to the Padres. Jose Reyes returned to Miami and had a strong game against his old mates. He led off the first with a double, stole third (although he would have been...
1 day ago

Game Chatter: Logan Verrett vs Adam Conley (7/22/16)

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Matt Harvey cheers on Mets from hospital bed

Matt Harvey may be in the earliest stages of recovery following a surgical procedure where he had his top rib removed, but the New York Mets ace made sure to let everyone know he’s still well enough to root on his teammates. Harvey on Wednesday tweeted out an image of himself taking in the Mets-Cubs afternoon tilt at Wrigley Field, two days after undergoing surgery to treat...
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WATCH: We ask Mets fans: What is Colon's nickname?

If Matt Harvey is the Dark Knight and Noah Syndergaard is Thor, asks New York Mets fans what nickname they would give starting pitcher Bartolo Colon.
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QUIZ: Name the MLB players who have been an All-Star for 4 or more teams

Only 13 players in MLB history have been an All-Star for 4 or more teams. Can you name all of these prolific journeymen? Clue: Teams/Years to accomplish the feat
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Jeurys Familia goes nuts celebrating after save

New York Mets closer Jeurys Familia entered Tuesday’s game against the Cubs in the ninth inning after the Mets pushed a run across for a 2-1 lead, and did what he has made a habit of doing: flawlessly closing games out. Jeurys Familia's has now converted 49 consecutive save chances, dating back to August 1, 2015.Longest active streak in MLB. — ESPN Stats & Info (@ESPNStatsInfo...
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WATCH: Michael Conforto returns to the New York Mets

New York Mets outfielder Michael Conforto talks about how he put his demotion to the minors in perspective, and what he learned from the experience.
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New York Mets recall Conforto, demote Nimmo

We all knew it was only a matter of time before Michael Conforto was recalled from Triple-A. When he was demoted, everyone within the New York Mets organization was saying that it was only temporary so that he could fix his swing and get his mind right. Yesterday, after their 5-0 win over the Phillies, the Mets made the decision on Conforto that he is ready to return and so he shall...
5 days ago  |  Discuss

New York Mets trade rumors: relief pitching

The New York Mets have not had the level of success that was expected from them in the preseason. Inconsistent play and injuries have kept the Mets from being as dominant as they were last season. The organization does not plan on giving up its top prospects, which will make it challenging to get a top tier player. Third base seemed to be a pressing issue to fill, but with the addition...
6 days ago  |  Discuss

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