New York Mets: What to do at second base?

The New York Mets have plenty of decisions to make going into the offseason, one of the bigger ones is what to do about second base. This past year Neil Walker had a tremendous year, when healthy, hitting for his highest average since 2010 and tying a career high in home runs. What makes this even more remarkable is that he did it all in only 113 games. When Walker was hot he was...
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Players On the Mets 40 Man Roster Bubble

With the Mets losing the Wild Card Game, the front office has the difficult task of assessing what the weaknesses on the roster were and how those spots could be improved. Each player is assessed on a case-by-case basis to determine if that player could be a valuable contributor for the 2017 season. If not, it is clear they need to be removed in some way, shape, or form for their...
Via Mets Merized Online
10 hours ago

16 years ago today, Roger Clemens hurled a jagged bat shard toward Mike Piazza

The 2000 World Series featured a dream matchup — the Yankees vs. the Mets in the battle for the pride of New York and the baseball world.Dubbed "The Subway Series," there was plenty of drama already infused in this showdown of crosstown teams, but a couple of star players sure added to the intrigue in Game 2, on Oct. 22, 2000.The Mets' Mike Piazza strode to the plate with two out...
Via FOX Sports
11 hours ago

Mets Say There’s No Urgency In Signing Cespedes

The Mets are willing to wait on the Yoenis Cespedes market according to Buster Olney of ESPN. One source told Buster that “there is no urgency” in coming to terms with Cespedes once he opts out of his current deal with the Mets. Cespedes hit .280/.354/.530 with 25 doubles, 31 home runs and 86 RBI while posting the highest walk rate (9.4%) of his career. He was limited to 132...
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14 hours ago

One of many Mets questions: Who’s on first?

You would think that a team that has reached the postseason two years running would be stable enough so that in mid-October its fans would know who will be playing the majority of the positions in the next season. And, of course, when it comes to the 2017 edition of the New York Mets that would be incorrect. In fact other than Asdrubal Cabrera returning as the starting shortstop...
15 hours ago

The Mets' offseason outlook at first base

Here's a look at where things stand with the Mets' first basemen.
17 hours ago

Reyes to return to Mets for 2017 season

The Mets plan to bring back infielder Jose Reyes next season and will part ways with pitcher Jonathon Niese, according to MLB Network's Jon Heyman.
1 day ago

Mets Want To Bring Back Bartolo Colon

According to Jon Heyman of FanRags the Mets would like to keep the Major Leagues’ sexiest pitcher in New York for the 2017 season.  Bartolo Colon, 43, surpassed everyone’s expectations in 2016, going 15-8 with a 3.43 ERA. He tossed 191.2 innings, striking out 128 and walking only 32. In a year plagued with injuries, he was truly the stalwart the Mets rotation needed. However...
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1 day ago

Mets will decline Jon Niese's 2017 option, report says

Niese's second tour with the Mets was a brief one. Jon Niese's second tour with the Mets was a brief one.  Despite reacquiring Niese from the Pittsburgh Pirates at the Aug. 1 non-waiver trade deadline, the Mets will decline the veteran left-hander's $10 million team option for 2017, according to a report from FanRag Sports' Jon Heyman. ...
1 day ago

Mets bringing Jose Reyes back for 2017, report says

The Mets reportedly will pick up Jose Reyes' team option for 2017. Jose Reyes will be back with the Mets in 2017. According to Jon Heyman of Today's Knuckleball, the Mets will pick up the league-minimum option year on Reyes' contract for 2017. When the Mets brought Reyes aboard in June, the team negotiated a team-friendly addition to the deal...
1 day ago

A crowded Mets infield presents options

The Mets suited up 12 different infielders (not counting catchers) in 2016. The opening day lineup featured  an infield of Lucas Duda, Neil Walker, Asdrubal Cabrera, and David Wright. Wilmer Flores was the primary backup. Injuries beset all four starters and the Mets filled in with replacements from inside (Ty Kelly, Matt Reynolds, TJ Rivera, Gavin Cecchini) and outside (Jose Reyes...
1 day ago

Mets360 2016-17 GM Project underway

Our MLB GM simulation is underway, back for a third season. All teams have a budget and we are tackling arbitration, trades and free agency. We have 30 people spread throughout the country who are doing this because they love the game and they hope to learn something along the way. You’ll see a lot of familiar faces involved in this project. All current Mets360 writers were invited...
2 days ago

When Mets turned a plane into a drugged-up orgy of carnage

Of all the 30th anniversary moments the 1986 Mets are celebrating this year — and this October, especially — it shouldn’t go overlooked: The supremely talented, thoroughly debauched World Series champs were responsible for probably the most infamous plane ride in baseball history. The carnival-esque flight from Houston to New York after clinching the pennant...
Via New York Post
3 days ago

Mets Minor League Season and Awards Recap

  Like the Mets, the minor league affiliates’ seasons are long over, and over at Mets Minors, organizational leaderboards are being compiled, and awards are being handed out: SEASON REVIEWS The Las Vegas 51s sent a number of players to the majors helping the major league club claim a Wild Card spot. The Binghamton Mets developed not just Amed Rosario and Dominic Smith this year...
4 days ago

Mets' Tebow notches first hit of Fall League

It took 14 at-bats, but Tim Tebow collected his first Arizona Fall League hit on Tuesday afternoon.
4 days ago

The New York Mets should pursue Kenley Jansen

The New York Mets relief pitchers let them down this postseason, as their usual dominant closer Jeurys Familia blew their chance of moving past the wild-card game against the San Francisco Giants. Familia is a fantastic closer, do not make a mistake about that, but he has yet to show that he is a pitcher his team can rely on in the playoffs.  Familia and Addison Reed, who is under...
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Tim Tebow is 0-for-12 in Arizona Fall League

Remember when New York Mets prospect Tim Tebow hit a home run in his first swing in an instructional league a couple weeks back? It’s been all down hill since. Tebow is 0-for-12 in the Arizona Fall League so far, which Tim Tebow strikes out in the seventh. Now 0-for-12 with 5 Ks in the Arizona Fall League. — Adam Rubin (@AdamRubinESPN) October 18, 2016 Honestly, I cannot...
Via The Sports Daily
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ESPN writer unloads on 'washed-up' Tim Tebow, Mets

Tim Tebow made his debut in the Arizona Fall League on Tuesday, and those who have seen him play believe he has no business being there. One longtime baseball writer is downright angry about it. ESPN senior writer Keith Law, a former MLB and minor league scout, unloaded on Tebow Friday, calling him “an impostor pretending to have talent he does not possess.” Law referred to...
Via Larry Brown Sports
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Terry Collins: Next season may be my last with Mets

Terry Collins is the oldest manager in MLB at 67, and it sounds like his age and physical condition may lead him to retire in the near future. Collins, who has been the manager of the Mets since 2011, told ESPN’s Adam Rubin that he will consider retirement after next year. “I just need to reevaluate at the end of this coming year what’s going on, where I am, how I’m feeling...
Via Larry Brown Sports
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Bill Buckner’s 1986 World Series glove up for auction

One of the most recognizable plays in MLB history is Bill Buckner’s error in Game 6 of the 1986 World Series against the New York Mets. The Boston Red Sox first baseman allowed a ground ball off the bat of Mookie Blaylock to go in between his legs, which in turn allowed the Mets to win Game 6 when Ray Knight scored from second base. Then, of course, the Mets went on to win...
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14 days ago  |  Discuss

New York Mets: 2016 was a success

Hopefully by now, Mets fans are letting it sink in that the season is officially over. Despite the early exit, this season was a success for the New York Mets, and here’s why. This team was decimated by injuries. At on point, the Mets had an all-star team on the disabled list. David Wright, Matt Harvey, Lucas Duda, Neil Walker, Juan Lagares, Jacob deGrom, Steven Matz, Zach Wheeler...
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Mets hope to get healthy, keep Cespedes during long winter

NEW YORK (AP) After grinding for months to get back into the playoffs, the New York Mets didn't last long. Nine scoreless innings, to be exact. Never pushed a runner past second base. A postseason matchup against Madison Bumgarner spelled the end of the line, just as it did for other talented teams in recent years. And with a 3-0 loss at home to San Francisco in the wild-card game...
Via Associated Press
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Yoenis Cespedes sending mixed signals on opt-out, Mets believe he will go

New York Mets outfielder Yoenis Cespedes has the opportunity to opt out of his contract after the season, and he seems to be sending the team mixed messages as to whether he will or not. According to Kristie Ackert of the New York Daily News, people within the Mets organization believe Cespedes will exercise the opt-out clause, though he’s apparently said different things to different...
Via Larry Brown Sports
16 days ago  |  Discuss

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