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Murphy disagrees with Billy Bean’s homosexual 'lifestyle'

New York Mets infielder Daniel Murphy was open to interacting with Billy Bean when the former MLB player came to Mets camp on Tuesday, but he said afterwards that he does not agree with the homosexual man’s lifestyle. Bean, who played with three teams during his six-year career, publicly announced he was gay in 1999,...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
2 hours ago  |  Discuss

Wright Flashes Captain’s Bars To Syndergaard

David Wright gets it and always has. Now let’s see if the same can be said for Noah Syndergaard. The Mets’ captain reprimanded the young pitcher Tuesday for being in the clubhouse eating lunch instead of being on the bench for the intrasquad game. Without getting in Syndergaard’s face, Wright let it be known Syndergaard’s place was in the dugout, not in an air-conditioned...
Via New York Mets Report
5 hours ago  |  Discuss

David Wright Scolds Noah Syndergaard: Story and Reactions

Kristie Ackert of the Daily News broke the story that Mets captain David Wright had to lay down the law Tuesday afternoon when he spotted prospect Noah Syndergaard eating lunch in the clubhouse while the Mets’ Intrasquad game was taking place. “Wright had just finished his work in the scrimmage and ran into the clubhouse where starting pitcher Zack Wheeler was talking to reporters...
Via Mets Merized Online
6 hours ago  |  Discuss

Mets to host families of slain NYPD officers at spring training

The New York Mets will welcome the families of slain NYPD officers Rafael Ramos and Wenjian Liu as honored guests over the weekend at the team’s spring training site in Port St. Lucie, Fla. Ramos and Liu were the police officers who were ambushed and killed execution-style in their squad car by Ismaaiyl Brinsley in...Read More The post New York Mets to host families of slain NYPD...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
7 hours ago  |  Discuss

Lagares Says His Elbow Is Fine

Mike Vorkunov of NJ.com followed up on comments made by Terry Collins on Sunday about the team having concerns with the elbow injury that shutdown Juan Lagares last season. Collins told reporters that Lagares was going to be monitored this spring and during the season to make sure that his right elbow is without issue. However the center fielder said Monday that all is right with...
Via Mets Merized Online
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Mets Matters: Looking At Harvey, Left Field And Other Issues

It is way too early for rave reviews, but the first impression of Matt Harvey have been positive. Harvey threw to hitters – who swung this time – Monday morning and the reaction has been good. Curtis Granderson especially liked Harvey’s command, telling reporters: “The big thing is he went to both sides of the plate really consistently and accurately and effectively. If...
Via New York Mets Report
1 day ago  |  Discuss

New York Mets: Collins considering shift in outfield positioning

When the New York Mets first acquired Michael Cuddyer, it was widely believed that he would play right field, moving Curtis Granderson over to left field. Now reports are surfacing that Terry Collins may have other ideas. While he said that Cuddyer and Granderson with each play both corner outfield positions in the spring, he is currently leaning towards keeping Granderson in right...
Via isportsweb.com
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Kevin Long Says Batting Title Is Within Daniel Murphy’s Grasp

After his first Mets press conference here, Kevin Kernan of the New York Post pulled Kevin Long aside and asked him what Mets hitter has the best chance to become better this season. Long didn’t hesitate. “Murphy,’’ he said. “A batting title is not out of his grasp.” “He’s got a lot of pop and a lot of potential. There is more ability in there and we are going to...
Via Mets Merized Online
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Further Proof Tejada Doesn’t Get It

My guess is this will be Ruben Tejada’s last season with the Mets. That is, if he lasts that long. Manager Terry Collins has called into question Tejada’s work ethic in the past, and now players are doing so. Former teammate Jose Reyes, whose own attitude has been doubted, said Tejada failed in his opportunity to seize the Mets’ shortstop job. Once off-season workout buddies...
Via New York Mets Report
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Why not use Wilfredo Tovar?

Last season, the Mets were hoping that Ruben Tejada would bounce back into a .280 hitter and a solid defensive player. The defense was not terrible, as he had a .984 fielding percentage, and was posted a 3 in defensive runs saved above average according to baseballreference.com. Sadly, the offensive side did not improve by much, as Tejada hit .237. Manager Terry Collins is trying...
Via Mets360.com
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Sights and sounds from Port Saint Lucie

Following a rain-shortened day, the New York Mets returned outside to take cuts against pitchers for the first time this spring. Michael Cuddyer, Curtis Granderson, Daniel Murphy and David Wright -“The core four, or whatever”, according to Matt Harvey, is sticking together in camp. The group alternates taking batting practice, and did so against farmhands Erik Goeddel and Cory...
Via Around Citi
2 days ago  |  Discuss

The career paths of Brandon Nimmo and Michael Conforto

In the pre-video age we used to play board games. On such was “The Game of Life” or just “Life.” In this game you had the option to go to college or start working right away. The Mets have their own version of this quandary with Brandon Nimmo and Michael Conforto, two players born less than a month apart. Nimmo turned pro after high school while Conforto went to college...
Via Mets360.com
2 days ago  |  Discuss

New York Mets: Matt Harvey impresses in first action

The Mets hope that Matt Harvey returns to his 2013 form after 18 months of rest and rehab from elbow surgery April is right around the corner, and hope is in the air. Around this time, most MLB teams are gearing up for another season. A lot of projections and things of that nature are coming out right about now. However, everyone is 0-0, so everyone has a reason to be optimistic...
Via isportsweb.com
3 days ago  |  Discuss

There may still be hope for Ruben Tejada

Ex-Met shortstop Jose Reyes made a small bit of news this week when he was critical of Ruben Tejada‘s inability to lock down the starting shortstop job. Specifically, Reyes insinuated that perhaps Tejada simply had not put in the required work to hold it down long-term. This is mostly of note because Reyes isn’t very critical of anybody publicly. It also wasn’t that long...
Via Mets360.com
3 days ago  |  Discuss

New York Mets Prospect Profile: Noah Syndergaard

New York Mets prospect Noah Syndergaard delivers a pitch. Heading into the 2015 season, Noah Syndergaard is not only the top pitching prospect in the New York Mets organization, but also in all of baseball. According to Baseball America’s Top 100 Prospects list, Syndergaard is the eleventh ranked of all players, making his future in the league very exciting. Since joining the...
Via Baseball Hot Corner
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Collins: Den Dekker and Nieuwenhuis will battle for outfield spot

The New York Mets roster will be comprised of the organizations best 25 players, Terry Collins told the media Friday afternoon. That means the battle to determine the team’s fifth outfielder between Matt den Dekker and Kirk Nieuwenhuis should theoretically be based on skill; however, Nieuwenhuis is out of minor league options and will need to clear waivers if he does not make the...
Via Around Citi
4 days ago  |  Discuss

New York Mets: does Colon have inside track for Opening Day start?

In a perfect world, the New York Mets would be starting Matt Harvey on Opening Day against Max Scherzer (probably) and the Washington Nationals. But this world isn’t perfect and the Mets, in trying to limit Harvey’s innings, will be holding the superstar out until the home opener. So, now we need to ask, who does get the ball on Opening Day? There are basically 5 options. First...
Via isportsweb.com
4 days ago  |  Discuss

What is Matt Harvey’s kryptonite?

New York Mets ace Matt Harvey’s bullpen session sparked cheers from a fan base that has endured eight consecutive playoff-less seasons – but does he have a weakness? Harvey’s 36 dominant Major League starts have made him the undisputed ace of the team, but the Dark Knight will need to adapt to overcome one blemish on an otherwise pristine resume: His ability to pitch effectively...
Via Around Citi
4 days ago  |  Discuss

2015 season preview: New York Mets

The Mets moved decisively early in the offseason, adding a much-needed bat to the outfield in Michael Cuddyer. Unfortunately, general manager Sandy Alderson did little else, as it quickly became once again clear that team ownership wasn’t going to significantly increase payroll. Dreams of trading for a franchise shortstop kept fans warm throughout the winter, but the front office...
Via The Outside Corner
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Scott Rice Happy to be back with the New York Mets

(ESPN/Getty Images) A tough, arduous and trying circumstance never waned Scott Rice from wanting to re-sign with the New York Mets, as Adam Rubin of ESPNNewYork.com writes. Rice, 33, made his big league debut in 2013 after a long, 14-year journey across the minor leagues. It wasn’t just a debut, it was a solid season for the left-handed reliever. He pitched in 73 games and posted...
Via The Sports Journal
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Artist creates dress entirely out of used New York Mets baseballs (pics)

A popular trend in interior design dramatically increasing in popularity over the past few years revolves around the concept of repurposing, taking an otherwise useless or unused object and transforming it into something of valuable use. Who knew the process would find a place in fashion design? Further, how about the item deigned for repurposing...Read More The post Artist creates...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Jerry Seinfeld not happy Bobby Ojeda no longer Mets analyst

For years, Jerry Seinfeld has been a fan of the Mets, but not just the team on the field. The famous comedian is also quite fond of the pregame and postgame shows. Perhaps, he won’t be as much anymore. SNY, the network that broadcasts Mets games, announced a change in the studio crew. An agreement...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
15 days ago  |  Discuss
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