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Mets Are Likely To Press Reset Button On Starting Rotation

Yesterday on Twitter, I was asked to speculate what the probability was that we’d open next season with Noah Syndergaard, Jacob deGrom, Matt Harvey, Steven Matz, and Zack Wheeler as our starting rotation. I quickly responded that the likelihood was about 80 percent. The more I thought about it, the more I realized that this may not even be a choice for the New York Mets, who...
Via Mets Merized Online
23 minutes from now

Rafael Montero and the Last Chance Saloon

This week on the podcast, when asked to make an unlikely prediction, Gotham Baseball’s Mark Healey said that Rafael Montero was going to be a useful pitcher. Sunday, Montero gets yet another chance to show his stuff. We can’t really call it his last chance, because at this point the only thing to garner more last chance appearances than Montero is that saloon in Kansas. It’s...
Via Mets360.com
1 minute from now

Mets Minors Recap: Merandy Gonzalez Goes 6 Strong in St. Lucie Debut

Las Vegas 51s (29-46) 6, Salt Lake Bees (41-34) 3 Box Score Matt Reynolds CF: 3 for 4, Run, HR, 3 RBI, K Amed Rosario SS: 1 for 4, Run, 3B Dominic Smith 1B: 1 for 4, Run, HR, RBI, 2 K Centerfielder, Matt Reynolds, had a huge game and has homered in 3 of his last 4 games. Smith hit his eighth homer on the season. He has an .839 OPS, almost identical to Rosario’s .838 OPS. RHP...
Via MetsMinor.net
16 minutes ago

MLBTR: Six Mets Among Top 50 Trade Candidates

With the Mets sitting at 32-41 and just over a month until the trade deadline, it’s no secret they are listening on offers for their veteran players. MLB Trade Rumors released its list of the Top 50 Trade Deadline Candidates and six Mets made the cut: Addison Reed (No. 7), Jerry Blevins (No. 24), Lucas Duda, Jay Bruce, Curtis Granderson (No. 26-28) and Asdrubal Cabrera (No. 35...
Via Mets Merized Online
36 minutes ago

DeGrom Emanates Dominance After Tip From Smoltz

With a Mets starting rotation that has been put through the ringer, there has been one constant as of late and his name is Jacob deGrom. Noah Syndergaard went down with a partially torn lat muscle. Then it was Matt Harvey. Zack Wheeler. Steven Matz. Seth Lugo. The list goes on. Every Mets starter has spent time on the disabled list except for deGrom and Robert Gsellman, the latter...
Via Mets Merized Online
1 hour ago

5 needs the Mets can address in the trade market

The Mets are reportedly going to be sellers, so here's what they could get back in a fire sale.
Via NJ.com
3 hours ago

Knapp Solid; Reynolds, Smith Homer to Lift 51s Over Salt Lake

In a season where the Las Vegas 51s (29-46) are 17 games under .500, it comes down to finding bright spots wherever possible. After losing the first two games of the four-game series to the Salt Lake Bees, Vegas finally put together both some offense and pitching. Right-hander Ricky Knapp started for the 51s and logged seven solid innings, giving up three runs on six hits, and walking...
Via MetsMinor.net
6 hours ago

Montero on hill with Mets looking to sweep

The Mets have tabbed Rafael Montero, a former top prospect who has spent three years bouncing between the Majors and Minors , to start against Matt Moore and the Giants on Sunday afternoon.
Via Mets.com
9 hours ago

‘Workaholic’ Jacob deGrom delivers gem to propel Mets

SAN FRANCISCO — Jacob deGrom deserves a medal just for taking his turn each time in a battered Mets rotation, but here is something else: He is scary-good right now. With all the explosions around the team in recent weeks, deGrom’s stability might be the best thing the Mets have going for them. On Saturday...
Via New York Post
12 hours ago

Gut Reaction: Mets 5, Giants 1 (6/24/17)

For Jacob deGrom, tonight was yet another start where he proved he is the best pitcher in the Mets rotation. He posted another solid outing, going eight strong innings with seven strikeouts and allowing one earned run. He simply controlled the game from the mound, and his only slip up was a solo shot allowed to Brandon Belt. My gut reaction is that deGrom will continue to dominate...
Via Mets360.com
12 hours ago

deGrom takes charge, carries Mets past Giants

Reaffirming his status as one of the National League's elite performers, Jacob deGrom pitched a four-hitter for eight innings Saturday to lead the Mets to a 5-1 victory over the Giants.
Via Mets.com
12 hours ago

Dominic Smith is the future at first base for the New York Mets

The New York Mets’ struggles this season have been well documented, and as the trade deadline approaches, the Mets are looking more and more like a team that will be selling rather than buying. The team is 12 games back in their division, 13.5 games back in the Wild Card hunt, and with injuries continuing to pile up there hasn’t been a good reason to believe the Mets have a shot...
Via isportsweb.com
12 hours ago  |  Discuss

New York Mets trade rumors: Who’s staying and who’s going?

In a tweet Friday afternoon, ESPN Insider Buster Olney reported that the New York Mets are open for business. Coming into Saturday’s game against San Francisco, the Mets find themselves 12.5 games behind the Nationals in the NL East and 13.5 games back of a Wild Card spot. With such large deficits and even worse team health, the club will almost certainly look to sell at the trade...
Via isportsweb.com
13 hours ago  |  Discuss

Did Asdrubal Cabrera open the Mets floodgates?

SAN FRANCISCO — Asdrubal Cabrera says he is finished discussing his desire to receive a trade from the Mets and will keep his focus on helping the team. But the veteran infielder’s recent declaration that he wants out because of the position change imposed on him — unless the club is willing to pick up...
Via New York Post
15 hours ago

Asdrubal Cabrera’s whirlwind day ends on a high note

Friday was an eventful day for Asdrubal Cabrera. He was activated from the disabled list, informed that he was no longer going to play shortstop, publicly asked for a trade and then finished the day with a three-hit game – and was semi-robbed of another hit – and had a nice game-ending fielding play at second base. Allegedly, the Mets promised Cabrera when they signed him that...
Via Mets360.com
1 day ago

WATCH: Asdrubal Cabrera demands trade from New York Mets

Unhappy about being moved to second base, Asdrubal Cabrera went public with his desire to be traded by the New York Mets.
Via SNY
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Report: Mets open for business on the trade market

The New York Mets have been one of MLB’s biggest disappointments in 2017. They enter play on Friday 31-41, 12 games out of first place in the National League East and 14.5 out of the second Wild Card spot.With little more than a month to go before the non-waiver trade deadline, ESPN’s Buster Olney is reporting that the Mets are “open for business.” New York certainly has...
Via Sportsnaut
1 day ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Cadillac Post Game Extra - 06/22/17- Mets get swept by Dodgers

Gary Cohen and Keith Hernandez break down the Mets' 6-3 loss to the Dodgers
Via SNY
2 days ago  |  Discuss

New York Mets rumors: We’re trash

Any source of hope for even the most optimistic New York Mets fans was probably squandered with the team’s most recent series in Los Angeles. After the Nationals had their way with the Mets over the weekend (killing any hope of competing for the division), the Mets were then demolished by the Dodgers to a combined score of 30-8 over the three-game set, indicating it is almost...
Via isportsweb.com
2 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: What's the status of New York Mets SS prospect Amed Rosario?

Triple A Las Vegas 51s play-by-play announcer Russ Langer breaks down the progress of top New York Mets prospect Amed Rosario, as the young shortstop remains one step away from the big leagues.
Via SNY
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Mets upset with Yasiel Puig over slow home run trot

Yasiel Puig has done it again. The Cuban slugger is at the center of another controversy over his celebration methods.Puig clubbed a 3-run home run in the bottom of the fourth inning against the New York Mets on Wednesday night and really admired his shot. As he rounded first, Wilmer Flores said something to him. Puig then slowed up and shouted back at Flores. Puig ended up taking...
Via Larry Brown Sports
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Mets GM calls minor league team's trolling of Tim Tebow ‘minor league’

New York Mets general manager Sandy Alderson called out a minor league team that mocked and ridiculed Tim Tebow during a game last weekend, fittingly referring to their antics as “minor league.”In a series between Tebow’s Single-A Columbia Fireflies and the Charleston RiverDogs, a New York Yankees affiliate, Tebow was trolled mercilessly.The RiverDogs’ mascot wore Tebow...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Tim Tebow’s minor league opponents used scoreboard graphics to mock him

Tim Tebow’s baseball career exists within perpetual air quotes and other minor league teams are taking notice.There’s nothing a minor league team loves more than a gimmick, and on Saturday night, with Tebow’s Columbia Fireflies in town, the Charleston RiverDogs were prepared.When they announced the Fireflies hitters, they used some pointed scoreboard graphics: And that wasn’t...
Via The Comeback
6 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Jacob deGrom hits first career HR

Jacob deGrom is know for his beautiful long locks and his dominant left arm. But one thing the New York Mets pitcher isn’t know for his hitting home runs.That all changed on Sunday when deGrom blasted a 379-foot shot over the left-centerfield wall in the third inning — his first career home run and just the second extra-base hit of his season. This home run gave the Mets a 1...
Via Sportsnaut
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Tim Tebow clearly doesn’t believe in pine tar, sends bat flying into second deck (before striking out)

Tim Tebow is still trying to give baseball a shot, and things are going pretty much exactly as expected by scouts and respected baseball evaluators. The former NFL quarterback and Heisman winner currently has a rough .228/.324/.345 slash line to go with a 28.0 strikeout percentage, as a 29-year-old in A-ball for the Columbus Fireflies (Mets’ affiliate). On Saturday night, Tebow...
Via The Comeback
7 days ago  |  Discuss
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