METS RUMORS & GOSSIP

Mets place Ruggiano on 15-day DL; recall T.J. Rivera

The New York Mets have placed outfielder Justin Ruggiano on the 15-day disabled list and recalled infielder T.J. Rivera from Triple-A Las Vegas. Ruggiano has played in just eight games for the Mets, but he was 7-for-20 (.350) with two home runs, six RBI and four runs in 22 plate appearances. In the very small […] The post Mets place Ruggiano on 15-day DL; recall T.J. Rivera appeared...
Via Today's Knuckleball
3 hours ago

Bruce gets 'mental day'; Ruggiano to DL

Jay Bruce felt his balky right calf flare up on Friday, but the Mets were far more concerned with where the right fielder was mentally. On a day where the club scored nine runs on 11 hits to take the first game of a three-game series against the Phillies at Citi Field, Bruce went 0-for-4 with four strikeouts.
Via Mets.com
3 hours ago

The Mets Absolutely Kill Lefties Now

One of the now forgotten storylines of the early part of the 2016 season for the Mets, was their futility against left-handed pitching. During their careers, both Curtis Granderson and Lucas Duda have mostly struggled against them, effectively neutralizing two of the team’s best bats in the lineup. Terry Collins ices a third when he refuses to play Michael Conforto against lefties...
Via Mets Merized Online
8 hours ago

Robert Gsellman, a different kind of Mets pitching prospect

The 2016 season started off with great promise and optimism. The team was coming off a World Series appearance, their starting rotation was primed to start what we all thought a long stretch of dominance of the National League, and they even managed to retain the services of one Yoenis Cespedes despite the odds. It was going to be a good year. A perpetually stalled Tommy John rehabilitation...
Via Mets360.com
10 hours ago

MMN Recap 8/26: Conforto Reaches Base Four More Times

Las Vegas 51 (64-71) 11, Salt Lake Bees 7 Box Score Brandon Nimmo LF: 3 for 5, RBI, 2 R, .347/.420/.534 Gavin Cecchini SS: 3 for 5, HR (7th), 3 RBI, .317/.381/.437 Michael Conforto RF: 3 for 4, BB, R, .435/.492/.748 Kevin Plawecki C: 1 for 5, HR (8), 4 RBI (grand slam), .308/.357/.500 Conforto is now hitting .537/.576/.889 with five home runs since being sent back down to Vegas...
Via MetsMinor.net
11 hours ago

The Great Ed Kranepool Made Me A Mets Fan

  Getty Images In 1962, I was 13 years old, my current wife Carmen was barely two, President John F. Kennedy was in his first term and the New York Mets were born. I sometimes wonder why I remember the Mets back then, because I really wasn’t a baseball fan that cared too much about the teams, but for whatever reason I was made aware of their existence. I was raised in Spanish...
Via Legends On Deck
13 hours ago

Mets Will Skip Jacob deGrom’s Next Start

The New York Mets made it official Friday night, announcing that they would indeed be skipping Jacob deGrom‘s next turn in the rotation. General Manager, Sandy Alderson advises that they do not believe this to be a medical issue with their star pitcher. “At this point, I don’t think we believe it is a medical issue,” said Alderson. “The last couple of starts his ball...
Via Mets Merized Online
13 hours ago

Mets reveal plan for determining Steven Matz's next start

If things progress well this weekend, Steven Matz could be off the DL and back in the Mets rotation soon. NEW YORK -- The Steven Matz plan has come into focus for the Mets. After putting Matz on the disabled list due to a shoulder injury, there's hope that Matz can return to the rotation early next week. Prior to Friday evening's game vs. the...
Via NJ.com
14 hours ago

Bartolo Colon falls a homer and triple short of the cycle in Mets win

Bartolo Colon put on another hitting clinic in the Mets' 9-4 win over the Phillies on Friday night.Big Sexy doubled to the left-field wall to lead off the fifth inning, topping out at a Usain Bolt-like 16 mph on his way to second base. Once there, he gave Phillies second baseman Cesar Hernandez a free shoulder massage.Not only that, Colon had time to converse with Phillies first...
Via FOX Sports
16 hours ago

‘Not all a cakewalk’: Mets face these lingering issues

On the surface all was well for the Mets. Bartolo Colon pitched deep into Friday’s game and won. The offensive slugged four homers in a 9-4 win over the Phillies. But there are issues. Center fielder Justin Ruggiano’s shoulder for example. And Jay Bruce’s slump. “We’ve still got things to make sure we address and...
Via New York Post
20 hours ago

Collins: Colon has kept Mets in playoff race

On a day when the Mets announced that they will skip Jacob deGrom's next start because of mechanical issues, Mets manager Terry Collins couldn't provide enough praise for Friday's starter Bartolo Colon, the lone pitcher in New York's rotation who hasn't dealt with any sort of lingering issue this season.
Via Mets.com
20 hours ago

Mets will skip Jacob deGrom’s next start but swear he’s not hurt

Bad news pretty much has been as much a part of the Mets’ rotation as wins, losses and MRI exam results this season. So when team brass proclaimed Friday that the plan to skip Jacob deGrom in his next start was due to mechanics over health issues, initial reaction included the lighting of candles and...
Via New York Post
1 day ago

Horse named for Mets' Syndergaard wins Funny Cide Stakes

NEW YORK (AP) Turns out, Syndergaard is awfully fast on the track, too. A horse named after hard-throwing New York Mets pitcher Noah Syndergaard won the $200,000 Funny Cide Stakes at Saratoga on Friday, blowing away the competition by eight lengths. The team made mention of Syndergaard's racing success upstate in its game notes Friday and said the 2-year-old colt is an early favorite...
Via Associated Press
1 day ago  |  Discuss

It’s time for Mets to bench Curtis Granderson

Curtis Granderson will never be confused with Jason Bay or Michael Cuddyer, two big-name disappointments the Mets endured in recent seasons. Without Granderson’s contributions as a force from the leadoff spot last year, the Mets probably wouldn’t have reached the World Series. The team would have been long dead even before Yoenis Cespedes could have...
Via New York Post
1 day ago

Mets to skip struggling deGrom on Monday vs Marlins

NEW YORK (AP) Trying to make a push in the crowded NL playoff race, the New York Mets plan to skip struggling right-hander Jacob deGrom the next time through the rotation. The team says it hasn't decided who will start in deGrom's place Monday night against Miami, another club in the wild-card hunt. New York manager Terry Collins rattled off five potential candidates Friday: Sean...
Via Associated Press
1 day ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: W.B. Mason Post Game Extra - 08/25/16 - De Aza leads Mets plast Cards

Seth Lugo pitched 5 strong innings and Alejandro De Aza drove in 5 runs as the Mets out-slugged the Cardinals, 10-6 on Thursday night.
Via SNY
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Mike Piazza’s jersey displayed at 9/11 Memorial & Museum

The New York Mets jersey Mike Piazza was wearing when he hit a cahartic game-winning home run in the first professional sporting event played in New York following the terrorist attacks on Sept. 11, 2001 is now on display at the 9/11 Memorial & Museum. A photograph of Piazza’s historic jersey housed behind glass among other items in a “Baseball after 9/11” exhibit...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Mets leaning toward knee surgery for pitcher Niese

ST. LOUIS (AP) The New York Mets have put pitcher Jonathan Niese on the 15-day disabled list and are leaning to toward knee surgery for the left-hander. Manager Terry Collins said Wednesday the plan had not been finalized. Niese got only one out in his start Tuesday at St. Louis before being forced to leave the game. Right-hander Erik Goeddel was recalled from Triple-A Las Vegas...
Via Associated Press
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Yoenis Cespedes says he will not opt out of Mets contract

Yoenis Cespedes says he is planning to do something that is extremely uncommon for a professional athlete — turn down the opportunity to get a massive raise. Cespedes, who is once again producing big numbers for the New York Mets this season, signed a three-year contract with the team this past winter. The total deal is worth $75 million, but Cespedes has the ability to opt out...
Via Larry Brown Sports
3 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Check out SNY's Gary Cohen with a beard and long hair

During a New York Mets game on SNY, analysts Keith Hernandez and Rod Darling reveal a picture of what play-by-play man Gary Cohen looked like in college with a beard and long hair.
Via SNY
3 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: We Ask Mets Fans...Thumbs Up or Down on Jay Bruce Trade?

SNY.tv asks New York Mets fans if they give the Jay Bruce trade a thumbs up or a thumbs down.
Via SNY
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Noah Syndergaard calls out MLB Shop site for misspelling name

New York Mets pitcher Noah Syndergaard has had to once again point out how even people who should know how to spell his unique last name can’t seem to get it right. This time around, the egregious spelling gaffe could be found on the Mets page on MLB Shop’s official website. Syndergaard took to Twitter to post a screengrab of the error, which had his last name spelled “SYNEDRGAARD”...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Noah Syndergaard Showed a Fix

The Giants faced Noah Syndergaard Sunday night, and they tried to steal two bases. Both times, they were unsuccessful. That’s notable because Syndergaard, this year, has been horrible about controlling the running game. It’s been his one drawback — before Sunday, runners in 2016 were 40-for-44 in their attempts. The Giants assumed they’d be able to take advantage of his vulnerability...
Via Fangraphs
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Familia tried to play fake dog poo prank on Mets clubhouse

New York Mets closer Jeurys Familia is doing his part to keep things light in the clubhouse. On Sunday, with the team in San Francisco, Familia showed up in the clubhouse with fake dog poo and made it his mission to try to convince anyone who would listen that it was the genuine article. For whatever it's worth, Jeurys Familia brought fake dog poo to work today and was trying...
Via Larry Brown Sports
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Darryl Strawberry leading fight to save Doc Gooden

Darryl Strawberry and Doc Gooden's good times and were chronicled in a recent "30 for 30."Thirty years after the two helped the New York Mets to the 1986 World Series, they are back in the news. The New York Daily News reported Sunday that Strawberry is worried for his troubled friend, who is battling a drug problem that has plagued him for decades.Per the Daily News:“I have to...
Via FOX Sports
5 days ago
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