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Colon looks to rebound from injury in finale vs. Braves

Bartolo Colon, coming off the shortest start of his 19-year career after being struck by a comebacker, will look to last longer when the Mets and Braves conclude a four-game series on Sunday at Turner Field.
Via Mets.com
56 minutes ago

Gut Reaction: Mets 1, Braves 0 (6/25/16)

The Mets defeated the Braves tonight 1-0 at Turner Field to move within two games of the Nationals for first place in the NL East. Poor Jacob deGrom. It’s ten starts now that he hasn’t had a W. He went eight innings in this one while giving up no runs and striking out six. Maybe next time, Jacob. What happens when two of the lowest scoring teams in baseball meet head-on? Not...
Via Mets360.com
1 hour ago

New York Mets: Mets make changes going into a big stretch

The New York Mets have not been playing as well as they were during the second half of last season. While injuries are a key reason why the Mets are underperforming, Mets fans still expect their team to be on top of the National League East. However, this has not been the storyline so far as the Mets approach closer to the All-Star break. Currently, they are three games out of the...
Via isportsweb.com
2 hours ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Michael Conforto reacts to trip to Triple A

Michael Conforto talks to the media after getting the news that he's being sent down to Triple-A, and he shares his thoughts on what he will work on in order to get back to the New York Mets.
Via SNY
5 hours ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Mets GM Sandy Alderson talks Jose Reyes signing

New York Mets GM Sandy Alderson speaks to the media about the Jose Reyes signing and where he will be playing in the field, and also answers questions about Michael Conforto being optioned to Triple-A.
Via SNY
7 hours ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: New York Mets bring back Jose Reyes

Andy Martino of the New York Daily News calls in to SNY to discuss Jose Reyes returning to the New York Mets, and the impact he will have on the club.
Via SNY
7 hours ago  |  Discuss

New York Mets pull trigger on 2 moves

On Saturday the New York Mets made two roster moves, one perhaps more expected than the other. As was expected and predicted, the Mets negotiated a deal with Jose Reyes, though the terms of it are a bit surprising. Just an hour and a half after officially being released and becoming a free agent, Reyes signed a minor league contract with the Mets. He will report to Brooklyn to play...
Via isportsweb.com
9 hours ago  |  Discuss

Mets officially re-sign Jose Reyes

Adam Rubin of ESPN reports that the New York Mets have officially signed Jose Reyes, returning the embattled shortstop to the team who initially signed him as a teenage free agent in the Dominican Republic back in 1999. James Wagner of the New York Times adds that the contract is a minor league deal, with Reyes starting a rehabilitation assignment with the Single-A Brooklyn Cyclones...
Via Today's Knuckleball
9 hours ago

It’s Official: Mets Have Signed Free Agent Jose Reyes

UPDATE: IT’S OFFICIAL! Statement from Jose Reyes: As I have expressed in the past, I deeply regret the incident that occurred and remain remorseful and apologetic to my family. I have completed the counseling required by MLB, have been an ongoing therapy, and will continue with counseling going forward.  I appreciate the Mets organization for believing in me and providing...
Via Mets Merized Online
9 hours ago

Mets Promote Brandon Nimmo, Option Michael Conforto To Las Vegas

According to Jeremiah Johnke of the Wyoming Tribune, the Mets have promoted outfielder Brandon Nimmo from Triple-A Las Vegas. Nimmo was hitting .328/.409/.508 with 16 doubles, seven triples, five homers and 37 RBI for the 51s. Nimmo, 23, was GM Sandy Alderson’s first draft pick when he selected Brandon out of Wyoming with the 13th overall pick in the 2011 draft. He has been...
Via Mets Merized Online
10 hours ago

Multiple reports claim slugger Reyes eyeing up a return to the Mets

Jose Reyes is set to return to the place where he started his Major League career. According to ESPN’s Adam Rubin, the New York Mets are set to sign Reyes once he officially becomes a free agent on Saturday. Reyes’s role is yet to be defined. The Mets have an everyday shortstop in Asdrubal Cabrera, but they have a void at third base with David Wright injured, and they may even...
Via Larry Brown Sports
10 hours ago  |  Discuss

Jose Reyes returning to Mets

ATLANTA — Yes, you can go home again. Just ask the Mets and Jose Reyes. There will be an expected backlash because of the 33-year-old veteran’s off the field problems that led to a 52-game MLB-imposed suspension for domestic abuse, but as expected the Mets moved quickly and signed Reyes to a minor league contract...
Via New York Post
12 hours ago

MMN Recap 6/24: Dominic Smith, Tomas Nido Both Homer

(Jacob Resnick/MetsMinors.Net) Reno 9, Las Vegas (40-34) 4 Box Score Dilson Herrera 2B: 0 for 5, K .285/.331/.488 Brandon Nimmo CF: 1 for 5, .328/.409/.508 Kevin Plawecki C: 2 for 3, BB, R .333/.556/.333 Gavin Cecchini SS: 2 for 4, R, RBI .325/.394/.447 Cecchini has reached base safely in 12 straight games but for some unknown reason was moved out of the top of the lineup to...
Via MetsMinor.net
13 hours ago  |  Discuss

Sandy Alderson’s poorly-constructed roster is teetering

Alright, so it’s getting tiring talking about the same stuff over and over again. You’re tired of hearing about it, right? This is where we are at the moment, though, rooting for a team amazingly just two games back in the loss column from first place despite their inability to thrash a team with a winning percentage under .400. Don’t fool yourself, however. The Mets are three...
Via Mets360.com
13 hours ago

Mets Need Brandon Nimmo Now

Upon hearing the news that Yoenis Cespedes will not have to go on the disabled list with his sprained wrist, everyone from Terry Collins to Mr. Met to each and every Mets fan breathed a sigh of relief. As soon as everyone realizes that Cespedes is day-to-day and Alejandro De Aza will get more playing time, the trepidation will return. Given that prospect, it might be time to call...
Via MetsMinor.net
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Mets Consider Reyes In Hopes He Can Successfully Switch Hit(ting Balls vs. Women)

Not sure how many of you saw it yesterday, but Terry Collins got heated in a press conference when the Mets' PR guy wanted him to tell the media more about Syndergaard.  Finally, Collins called him a puppy dog and stormed out.  Now, in a move that will be sure to make even the best PR person sweat, the Mets are in final talks to reunite with Jose Reyes.  The news picked up steam...
Via Razzball
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Mets fans petition against team signing Jose Reyes

With the Colorado Rockies set to release Jose Reyes on Saturday, many predict the shortstop will land with his former team, the New York Mets. However, this prospect is upsetting to many Mets fans because in addition to no longer being a very good baseball player, Reyes is an alleged domestic abuser. Reyes was charged with domestic abuse in October following an altercation with...
Via The Comeback
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Mini Noah Syndergaard throws out first pitch at Mets game

Noah Syndergaard: Meet your diminutive doppelganger. A young New York Mets fan nicknamed "Mini Thor" due to a remarkable resemblance to the pitcher nicknamed "Thor, got his moment on a big-league mound when he threw out the ceremonial first pitch Wednesday before his favorite team faced the Kansas City Royals at Citi Field. Ashtin Gerberg, 5, originally garnered attention after...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Terry Collins delivers low blow to Mets PR employee

New York Mets manager Terry Collins delivered a cheap shot at veteran team PR director Jay Horwitz during his postgame media session on Wednesday. Collins was not going to address star pitcher Noah Syndergaard leaving the Mets' 4-3 win over the Royals with an elbow injury until Horwitz apparently made a request for him to do so. Collins reacted negatively to the suggestion and then...
Via Larry Brown Sports
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Collins ‘concerned about’ Cespedes injury

While the New York Mets defeated the Kansas City Royals on Wednesday, it came at a cost. Star slugger Yoenis Cespedes left the game with a wrist injury. “I don’t know what the issue is,” Collins said, per Adam Rubin, ESPN. “I’m certainly concerned about it. Any time when you’re a hitter — and you’re a big hitter — and your hands and your wrists have problems...
Via Sportsnaut
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Tom Seaver's wife 'embarrassed' Mets don’t have statue of him

At the present moment, the New York Mets don’t feature statues to honor any of the franchise’s great players. One person who’s upset with that is Nancy Seaver, wife of Mets’ legend Tom Seaver. She feels that Citi Field should have a statue that honors her husband, as well as the team’s other legends. “I’m embarrassed for (the Mets). I really am,” Nancy said, per...
Via Sportsnaut
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Colon expected to start Sunday for Mets despite thumb injury

NEW YORK (AP) Thumbs up is the word on Bartolo Colon. Mets manager Terry Collins says Wednesday he thinks Colon will be able to make his next scheduled start, one day after the right-hander was hit on his pitching hand by a line drive. The 43-year-old Colon threw four pitches Tuesday night against Kansas City before leaving the game with a bruised right thumb. He was hit by a sharp...
Via Associated Press
3 days ago  |  Discuss

NERD Game Scores: Noah Syndergaard Thought Experiment

Devised originally in response to a challenge issued by sabermetric nobleman Rob Neyer, and expanded at the request of nobody, NERD scores represent an attempt to summarize in one number (and on a scale of 0-10) the likely aesthetic appeal or watchability, for the learned fan, of a player or team or game. Read more about the components of and formulae for NERD scores here. *** Most...
Via Fangraphs
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Bartolo Colon leaves game after taking liner off thumb

The 2015 World Series foes are reunited once again in New York this week, but New York Mets pitcher Bartolo Colon was forced to make an early exit from Tuesday's game. Colon was hit by a comeback-liner off the bat of Kansas City’s Whit Merrifeld in the top of the first inning. With the ball lined right back to the pitcher’s mound, Colon went to snag the ball but instead had...
Via The Comeback
4 days ago  |  Discuss
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