Catching Prospect Xorge Carrillo Wins A Gold Glove

Serpentineros reports Mets catching prospect Xorge Carrillo has won a Rawlings Gold Glove in the Mexican Pacific Winter Leagues. While catching for Águilas de Mexicali (Mexicali Eagles), Carrillo posted a .995 fielding percentage while taking part in six double plays.  The Gold Glove is of little surprise as Carrillo has quickly established himself as a good defensive catcher during...
1 hour ago

Frank Viola Hoping For Major League Opportunity

Former New York Met pitcher Frank Viola is hoping that he will make it to the big leagues once again, this time as a coach. This season Sweet Music will be the pitching coach for the Mets Triple-A affiliate the Las Vegas 51s. It will be the fourth season for Viola as the 51s pitching coach and his seventh overall in the Mets organization as a coach. Viola thought he was going to...
Via Mets Merized Online
2 hours ago

Don’t expect much from Wright and Wheeler

It’s been three years since either David Wright or Zack Wheeler played a full season of baseball. Both have tremendous talent and have worked really hard to rehabilitate from significant injuries, overcome adversity, and maintain confidence. They deserve a lot of credit and we’re all rooting for them. But, while it would be wonderful if either of them played a significant role...
2 hours ago

Deep, But Not Profound

To be completely honest, I have no idea if anything like this has happened before, but the Mets AAA affiliate, the Las Vegas 51’s, stand to start the season with six current or former Top 100 Prospects in their lineup. Barring the increasingly unlikely scenario of trading a Major League outfielder, or someone getting hurt; Kevin Plawecki, Dominic Smith, Gavin Cecchini, Amed Rosario...
2 hours ago

Mets Projected to Have Worst Up-the-Middle Defense

With a little over a month left until Opening Day, John Dewan of ACTA Sports recently ranked his projections for the best and worst middle defense for the 2017 season based on defensive runs saved. Last on that list, was the New York Mets middle infield. Dewan projected the Mets middle infielders to have a MLB worst -19 defensive runs saved. Catcher Travis d’Ardnaud is an above...
Via Mets Merized Online
3 hours ago

8 questions for the Mets ahead of Grapefruit League play

It's been nearly two weeks since Mets pitchers and catchers reported to spring training and exactly a week since position players arrived in Port St. Lucie. We know that Matt Harvey and Zack Wheeler are back on the mound throwing again, but David Wright isn't throwing quite as much as them, but there's plenty we don't know about the Mets heading into their first Grapefruit...
4 hours ago

Mets spring training: Matt Harvey making slow but steady progress (PHOTOS)

Former Mets ace Matt Harvey is at spring training in Port St. Lucie, Fla. recovering from surgery for thoracic outlet syndrome. So far, Harvey's rehab is going well at First Data Field. A healthy Harvey would add to a potent pitching rotation of Noah Syndergaard, Jacob deGrom, Steven Matz and Zack Wheeler. Watch video So far,...
6 hours ago

Mets’ odd man out believes he’s ‘a starting catcher in this league’

PORT ST. LUCIE — Kevin Plawecki would like to think he is better than what he has shown the Mets over the past two seasons. The pressure is off now. The Mets have Travis d’Arnaud and Rene Rivera lined up at catcher to begin the Grapefruit League season, leaving the 26-year-old Plawecki to spend spring...
Via New York Post
15 hours ago

Coach responsible for grooming Mets’ rotation wants MLB shot

PORT ST. LUCIE — The Mets much-heralded rotation has Frank Viola’s fingerprints all over it — with Noah Syndergaard, Jacob deGrom, Steven Matz and Zack Wheeler all having pitched in the minors under the tutelage of the former All-Star. Despite the success Viola has had in six years coaching in the team’s farm system, he...
Via New York Post
15 hours ago

Jay Bruce’s quiet annoyance last year: not having a home

PORT ST. LUCIE — Jay Bruce has one main regret from his ugly debut with the Mets, and it likely isn’t what you would think. “I probably would have tried more diligently to find a place to live,” Bruce said Thursday. “I think that would have fixed a lot of things.” The issue, according to...
Via New York Post
17 hours ago

Photos From Port St. Lucie: Dominic Smith Crushing Baseballs

New York Mets first base prospect Dominic Smith has been putting on power displays during batting practice in Port St. Lucie. He hit a career 14 home runs in 2016 with the Binghamton Mets. Speaking of power, outfield prospect Travis Taijeron has 44 home runs over the past two season to lead the Mets farm system. He owns a career .510 SLG% in the minor leagues. The Mets were lucky...
18 hours ago

Mets happy to have Yoenis Cespedes back

PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. (AP) When the Mets and Yoenis Cespedes agreed just after Thanksgiving to a $110 million, four-year contract, Mets fans rejoiced that the Cuban slugger was returning to Citi Field. ''He's a very friendly human being, easily approachable,'' said pitcher Jerry Blevins, who will play his fifth season with Cespedes. ''That's rare for a guy with his talent to kind...
Via Associated Press
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Name day: Mets dedicate First Data Field

Two days before their first Grapefruit League home game, the Mets officially changed the name of their spring stadium, announcing a 10-year deal to rename the ballpark First Data Field.
21 hours ago

Conforto taking cues from Bruce, if not at-bats

In the Mets' clubhouse, the fact that Jay Bruce is blocking Michael Conforto from getting the kind of developmental opportunity Bruce himself got long ago with the Reds hasn't prevented the pair from developing a mentor/mentee relationship.
23 hours ago

WATCH: Noah Syndergaard on starting Opening Day for the New York Mets

New York Mets pitcher Noah Syndergaaard joins SNY's Mets Hot Stove from Port St. Lucie to talk about what it means to be the Opening Day starter, and his excitement for the 2017 season.
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Mets spring training: Jeurys Familia working while waiting for possible suspension (PHOTOS)

Mets closer Jeurys Familia is working out at spring training in Port St. Lucie, Fla. However he is expected to be suspended by MLB for his domestic violence arrest last October. Addison Reed should step in as closer if/when Familia is suspended. Watch video The Mets and closer Jeurys Familia are still waiting for word from Major...
1 day ago

WATCH: Mets Video Recap, Feb 22: Syndergaard, Harvey, and Wheeler

SNY's Steve Gelbs and Anthony DiComo of cover the day in Mets camp, including bullpen sessions for Noah Syndergaard, Matt Harvey, and Zack Wheeler.
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Terry Collins jokes about Steven Matz’s bull shark encounter

Conventional wisdom would suggest the New York Mets organization couldn’t have been too happy about Steven Matz’s recent fishing excursion when he got up close and personal with a gigantic bull shark.But to hear it from Mets general manager Sandy Alderson and skipper Terry Collins — not to mention some social media activity from the team — the potentially dangerous encounter...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Mets pitcher Steven Matz hooks gigantic shark on fishing trip (pic)

New York Mets pitcher Steven Matz now has a whopper of a fishing tale to tell his teammates during spring training. With Mets camp kicking into high gear, the left-hander nevertheless managed to spend some free time fishing off the Florida coast. And to say Matz hooked a monster fish during the outing would be an understatement, as he posted evidence to Twitter that he landed a sizeable...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
2 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Addison Reed talks preparing for New York Mets closer's role

New York Mets relief pitcher Addison Reed joins SNY's Mets Hot Stove to discuss his outlook for the 2017 season, and his preparation to start the year as the team's closer, with a likely suspension looming for Jeurys Familia.
3 days ago  |  Discuss

GM Alderson excited about Mets this spring

PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. (AP) After watching his club go through all kinds of injury struggles last year yet make the postseason, New York Mets general manager Sandy Alderson improved the team by making a pair of major signings. He sent a message to the rest of the National League. ''We're all-in here. I think it's a credit to ownership that our payroll is as high as it is now, given...
Via Associated Press
4 days ago  |  Discuss

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