Medical Update: RHP Jeurys Familia underwent successful surgery to repair bilateral sport hernias Friday in Philadelphia.
New York Daily News "The Mets are highly reluctant to trade any of their young pitchers this winter, despite an urgent need to upgrade the offense. It’s not impossible to imagine Zack Wheeler, Noah Syndergaard, Jacob deGrom and to some extent Rafael Montero playing for different teams next year, but it’s close. So..." October 24
Los Angeles Times "On the day after the NHL suspended Kings defenseman Slaya Voynov after his arrest for alleged domestic violence, the incoming commissioner of Major League Baseball said his league hopes to have a policy in place to cover such incidents next year. Rob Manfred, who replaces the retiring Bud Selig..." October 23
Sporting News "Jacob deGrom, a ninth-round draft pick in 2010 and No. 10 prospect in the Mets’ organization heading into 2014 according to Baseball America, is Sporting News' National League Rookie of the Year after a season that was as dominating as it was surprising. And that’s saying something, because..." October 20
Newark Star-Ledger "Perhaps, in a vacuum, it would make little sense to trade Daniel Murphy. He was, after all, the Mets' only All-Star this season. For much of the season he was their most consistent hitter and, before getting hurt, was having the best season of his career, despite his flaws. And the Mets lineup..." October 16
New York Post "Nick Markakis is not a perfect fit for the Mets. They want a corner outfield bat who projects to more power, though good luck finding that in this market. They want someone who probably will cost less, though when is a team that plays its home games in New York going to stop using that as an..." October 16
New York Daily News "As expected, the Mets are going ahead with the plan to move in the right-center and right-field fences, a team source confirmed Monday. The construction is not expected to begin for a few weeks, or after the conclusion of the World Series, the source said. It will be the second time the Mets..." October 14
Mets are still compiling a list of names for hitting coach. Kevin Long will likely at least be discussed, according to a club source.
Newark Star-Ledger "The 35th overall pick in the 2012 draft, Kevin Plawecki already had a positive reputation when he came to spring training with the Mets. When he joins them next February it will only have grown after a booming 2014 season. Plawecki hit .309 with an .825 OPS over two levels (AA and AAA) of the..." October 11
ESPN New York "Jeremy Hefner is undergoing Tommy John surgery for the second time in less than 14 months. Dr. James Andrews will perform the procedure on Thursday morning in Pensacola, Florida. Hefner, 28, underwent the original procedure on Aug. 28, 2013. " October 09
Bleacher Report "As the top teams in baseball continue to fight for a World Series title, the rest of the league will spend this time looking for ways to improve for next season. No matter what a squad did in 2014, front offices usually spend the next few months looking for upgrades both internally and..." October 06
Hardball Talk "The Mets reassigned hitting coach Lamar Johnson and assistant hitting coach Luis Natera earlier this week, leading to continued speculation that Wally Backman could join the coaching staff in some capacity next season. But it’s not going to happen. According to Matt Ehalt and Bob Klapisch of..." October 04
Newark Star-Ledger "Jenrry Mejia, the Mets closer, underwent surgery for a sports hernia today in Philadelphia. It went successfully, according to the Mets. Rehab from the surgery will take three weeks. Mejia finished his first season as the Mets closer, saving 28 games and posting a 2.72 ERA after being placed..." October 02
#Mets announce hitting coaches Lamar Johnson and Luis Natera out. Everyone else returning. Both offered jobs in organization.
New York Post "The general manager and manager are returning, leaving the Mets to address their coaching situation before diving into 2015 roster decisions. With Sandy Alderson and Terry Collins on board for next season, an announcement is expected as soon as Tuesday that hitting coach Lamar Johnson won’t..." October 01
Baseball America "Major League Baseball on Wednesday said it would begin testing some ideas aimed at quickening the pace of game at the Arizona Fall League. AFL games begin Oct. 7 and run through the championship game on Nov. 15. Among the experimental rules are: • Batter’s Box Rule: The batter shall keep..." October 01
d'Arnaud had surgery today to remove bone chips. Mejia will have surgery tomorrow for his sports hernia.
New York Daily News "For a moment, Citi Field was loud. For four years there have been promises about meaningful games in September and talk about the young kids that were going to get the Mets there. On Sunday, the 8-3 win over the Astros was largely meaningless, but there was a moment as the crowd of 34, 897 rose to..." September 29
New York Post "Jacob deGrom was skipped in what was to be his final start of the season, but fellow rookie Rafael Montero did a decent impersonation in his place. Montero, taking the mound instead of the National League Rookie of the Year front-runner, allowed just one run over 5¹/₃ innings and struck out..." September 28
CBSSports.com "On Friday, Mets left-hander Jon Niese was forced to exit his start against the Astros after 5 1/3 innings because of what was later announced as an elevated heart rate (HOU-NYM GameTracker). MLB.com has video of his departure from the game. As Matt Ehalt of the Bergen Record noted on Twitter,..." September 27
Houston Chronicle "Seventy is sweet, and wasn’t promised six months ago. The Astros recorded win No. 70 in their third-to-last try Friday night with a 3-1 win over the Mets. It’s not all that different a number from 69, really. Had the ‘Stros stayed at 69 wins to end the year — they had a three-game losing..." September 27
Newark Star-Ledger "Bobby Abreu's illustrious 18 year career is coming to an end. The Mets outfielder announced today that he will retire. Over the course of his career, Abreu was one of the best hitters in baseball. He's hit .291 in his career with a .395 on-base percentage. This season, only Victor Martinez,..." September 27
Spoke to someone briefed on Travis d'Arnaud who does not believe it's anything that will impact 2015. Doctor visit coming today, though.
New York Daily News "On the televisions in the visiting clubhouse at Nationals Park Thursday afternoon, Washington manager Matt Williams was talking about lining his team’s rotation up for the playoffs while the Mets sat quietly eating between games of a doubleheader and talking about their own future: 2015. As the..." September 26
Sporting News "The Mets were so close but yet so far. On Thursday during a game against the Washington Nationals, MLB.com writer Anthony DiComo wrote the Mets were on the brink of being the first National League team in 15 years to go a full season without a balk. " September 26
ESPN New York "David Wright is one week into a six-week program designed to strengthen his left shoulder. The captain sounded fairly confident he can avoid surgery, but there are no guarantees. Wright, whose season ended after a Sept. 8 appearance due to persistent rotator-cuff inflammation, explained the..." September 25
CSN Washington "The 2014 NL East champions finally returned home tonight, a full week removed from their division clincher in Atlanta, and were given a heroes' welcome from a crowd of 30,714 that looked for every possible opportunity to shower the home team with love. Tanner Roark got a standing ovation as he..." September 24
ESPN New York "The New York Mets will shut down NL Rookie of the Year candidate Jacob deGrom before his final start, an organizational source said. Mets general manager Sandy Alderson is expected to announce the decision Tuesday, with the club imposing an innings cap on the 26-year-old right-hander, the..." September 23
Mets accelerating timetable and will announce Sandy Alderson's extension this afternoon.
CBSSports.com "Mets manager Terry Collins will join Sandy Alderson in returning to the team next year, sources said. It isn't clear whether the Mets will announce the Collins decision at the same time they announce the Alderson extension, which was agreed to Monday. There is no need to make an announcement in..." September 22
CBSSports.com "The Mets and general manager Sandy Alderson have agreed to a three-year contract extension, reports Jon Heyman of CBSSports.com. Alderson, 66, originally signed a four-year deal prior to the 2010 season with an option for the 2015 season. Instead of simply picking up the option, the Mets have..." September 22
New York Daily News "There will be no playoffs. There has not been a chance at 90 wins for weeks. The idea of a winning season is still a slim hope. The Mets, however, are adamant they still have plenty to play for in the eight remaining games of the 2014 season. Zack Wheeler went out and proved it Friday night,..." September 20
New York Post "Eight is enough! The Mets can make that next year’s cheesy T-shirt slogan, after their playoff drought was officially extended to eight seasons Friday. Zack Wheeler’s six shutout innings led a 5-0 victory over the Braves at Turner Field, but the Pirates delivered the Mets a wild-card..." September 20
Newsday "The Mets will dispatch three scouts to a showcase for Cuban defector Yasmani Tomas, according to sources. The event is scheduled for Sunday in the Dominican Republic. Tomas, 23, is a corner outfielder who has developed a reputation for powerful swing at the plate and a strong arm in the field...." September 20
ESPN.com "Juan Lagares did not travel with the Mets to Turner Field for the series with the Atlanta Braves. He is not due to rejoin the club for the next stop in D.C., either. So Lagares may be done for the season with a sprained right elbow. " September 19
ESPN.com "Fans may view Wally Backman as their preferred successor to Terry Collins as Mets manager. Instead, Backman could end up on Collins’ staff to open next season. A team insider told ESPNNewYork.com that Backman joining the 2015 staff as a coach is “under discussion.” Regardless, Collins views..." September 19
New York Post "Juan Lagares’ season hasn’t been pronounced over, but time could expire on 2014 before his ailing elbow improves. The Mets center fielder departed Tuesday’s game after feeling discomfort on a throw and said he’s unsure of what is next. An MRI exam on Wednesday revealed he has a right elbow..." September 18
Miami Herald "They saw Giancarlo Stanton crumble to the ground in Milwaukee, lost for the season in a horrific scene. They barely won their only game in Philadelphia, prompting Phillies closer Jonathan Papelbon to grab his crotch in a lewd manner as he walked off the field. They were eliminated from the..." September 18
Juan Lagares says he has elbow sprain. Unsure of return date. Needs to consult with team.
New York Daily News "One of the big questions for the Mets’ coming offseason is how they will fill the shortstop spot. Here in the final days of the season, Wilmer Flores has started to make a case for himself. He continued to be the hottest hitter on the roster Tuesday night with two home runs and six RBI and the..." September 17
New York Daily News "Disgruntled Met fans take heart: Future Hall of Famer Pedro Martinez believes "The Mets have the best nucleus of young pitchers" emerging in the game. "If they're smart and they handle them well," Martinez added, "I think the Mets can really do something." Of course, critics of the Mets'..." September 17
ESPN New York "Eagle-eyed folks on Twitter on Monday spotted a subtle change to the Mets' skyline logo on the team's social media accounts. And Twitter exploded. On the right side of the skyline, the UN Headquarters appeared to be replaced by the Citigroup Center, with its distinctively slanted roof. Of..." September 16
#Mets fans got their wish: Matt Harvey just finished throwing off Citi Field's mound. (Unfortunately, game doesn't start for four hours).
CSN Washington "The Nationals hit the road on Thursday realizing they had a good chance of clinching the NL East title before they return home Sept. 23 for the season's final week. But the way they played all weekend in New York, combined with the Braves' surprising struggles in Texas, has now put them in..." September 15
ESPN.com "Matt den Dekker's left hand is getting better fast. Den Dekker hasn't played since Tuesday, when he was hit by a Yohan Flande pitch in a game against the Colorado Rockies, but New York Mets manager Terry Collins said Sunday that den Dekker may be available to play as soon as Monday night's game..." September 14
New York Daily News "Vic Black’s one inning of work Saturday night raised two red flags for the Mets after the reliever said his shoulder “felt weak” and his velocity took a worrying dip. Black will be examined by a team doctor Sunday morning, Terry Collins said. “We have a few concerns there,” the manager..." September 14
CSN Washington "Bryce Harper homered, Ian Desmond drove in three runs and the Washington Nationals moved a step closer to their second NL East title in three years with a 10-3 victory over the New York Mets on Saturday night. Anthony Rendon added to his huge series with four hits as Washington reduced its..." September 14
Terry says Mejia will tone down his celebration. He said Jenrry is emotional and pitches that way, he is not trying to show up anyone.