Sporting News "The Mets’ decision to adopt a six-man rotation is sparking plenty of debate in New York and around baseball, with some questioning if the move will work. But sports agent Scott Boras believes the unorthodox decision just might be the best thing for his client Matt Harvey. The Mets made the..." May 29
Amazin' Avenue "The Mets have promoted outfield prospect Michael Conforto from High-A St. Lucie to Double-A Binghamton. The promotion comes on the heels of Jayce Boyd's promotion from Binghamton to Triple-A Las Vegas. The 22-year-old Conforto was the Mets' first-round draft pick in the 2014 draft out of Oregon..." May 29
New York Post "Noah Syndergaard’s complete game didn’t need nine innings Wednesday. The stud rookie turned Citi Field into his personal sandlot, with the kind of all-around performance that should have left the Mets wondering if he can play third base between pitching assignments. Syndergaard’s 7¹/₃ shutout..." May 28
New York Post "Travis d’Arnaud’s comeback tour is underway. The Mets catcher caught five innings Tuesday in an extended spring training game in Port St. Lucie and went 1-for-3 at the plate in his first game activity since breaking his right pinkie on April 19. D’Arnaud’s return to the Mets is expected to..." May 27
New York Post "A potential soul-deflating loss turned into an opportunity for the Mets to launch a celebration near second base Tuesday night. Wilmer Flores was the guest of honor after delivering a RBI single in the 10th inning that gave the Mets a 5-4 victory over the Phillies at Citi Field. On a night..." May 27
ESPN New York "Outfielder Kirk Nieuwenhuis has been traded by the New York Mets to the Los Angeles Angels, a source told ESPN.com. Nieuwenhuis had been designated for assignment by the Mets on May 19. He was 3-for-38 this season. The Mets reportedly will receive cash from the Angels." May 27
Hardball Talk "Mets ace Matt Harvey had the worst start of his young major league career on Saturday against the Pirates, surrendering seven runs in four innings, and manager Terry Collins indicated a few days later that Harvey is fighting through a period of “dead arm.” But all is well with the 26-year-old..." May 27
New York Post "Wilmer Flores has stopped bumbling and continued booming. The Mets shortstop endured a rocky stretch in which defensive shortcomings were more pronounced than his offensive contributions, but lately is quieting the skeptics. On Monday, he smashed a three-run homer in the sixth inning that put..." May 26
Newark Star-Ledger "The Mets are finally in line to have one of its key players return. Travis d'Arnaud is on schedule to return to the team at some point next week during its trip west to San Diego and Phoenix. Mets general manager Sandy Alderson said d'Arnaud will play five innings in an extended spring training..." May 26
Wright is headed to California to have his back examined by Dr. Watkins. Mets will know more in next 2-3 days.
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette "It’s hard to fault New York Mets manager Terry Collins for pitching around Andrew McCutchen, the Pirates’ perennial All-Star and MVP candidate, with two outs and first base open in the sixth inning Sunday at PNC Park. Reliever Erik Goeddel intentionally walked McCutchen, who already had socked..." May 25
ESPN New York "Mets third baseman David Wright will see a back specialist in California in an effort to gain clarity on the back issue that has kept him out of the lineup. Mets GM Sandy Alderson said on Monday that Wright will meet with Dr. Robert Watkins and his staff of physical therapists in California to..." May 25
ESPN New York "New York Mets manager Terry Collins, addressing the possible reasons behind one of Matt Harvey's worst career starts, says the ace may be dealing with apparent arm fatigue, or what Collins called "dead-arm stuff." Harvey, in his first season since coming off Tommy John surgery, won't require a..." May 25
New York Daily News "Dillon Gee rejoin the team Saturday night in Pittsburgh. His baseball equipment did not. Just another leg in what Gee called “the weirdest damn year in baseball.” The Mets righthander returned with questions about his role now that Noah Syndergaard has established himself in the rotation, but..." May 25
Dilson Herrera cannot grip baseball or bat and wearing splint. Fielding grounders and doing other athletic activity. But not close to return
Lagares issue isn't hammy, it's pectoral and elbow from previously.
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette "A.J. Burnett is sticking to his story. This, he says, will be his last season in the majors. If so, Burnett is scripting a phenomenal farewell with the Pirates. Burnett, 38, struck out 10 hitters and allowed five hits and a run over seven innings in an 8-2 win Saturday afternoon against the New..." May 24
New York Daily News "The wait for David Wright's return will be even longer. The Mets captain was shut down for at least a week with back stiffness on Saturday, the team announced. " May 24
ESPN.com " David Wright and Travis d'Arnaud took steps toward returning from the disabled list Friday when both began taking batting practice at the New York Mets' complex in Port St. Lucie, manager Terry Collins said. Collins added that Wright and d'Arnaud should be in minor league rehab games next week." May 23
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette "Gerrit Cole, a former first overall pick, was two outs away from his first career complete game. Then, he left a curveball up to Curtis Granderson, who singled, and his full--count fastball to Eric Campbell was off the plate, so Cole looked down and kicked at the dirt. His outing was over after..." May 23
The #Mets have diagnosed David Wright with stenosis, a narrowing of the spinal column. They believe he will heal, but it will take time.
ESPN New York "In the end, the New York Mets did not end up having to choose between Noah Syndergaard and Dillon Gee for one rotation spot. With Gee ready to return from the disabled list, the Mets plan to shift to a six-man rotation for the foreseeable future -- something they had been unwilling to consider..." May 23
Newark Star-Ledger "As Jacob deGrom whipsawed through the Cardinals lineup, he did not consider just how simple it was. Or the ease with which he pitched on this day. As he stood on the mound at Citi Field, he had no knowledge of his achievement. That by the time he walked back into the Mets dugout one last time,..." May 22
St. Louis Post-Dispatch "When Cardinals manager Mike Matheny started drafting his lineup the night before for Wednesday’s game against Bartolo Colon and the Mets, he weighed where to place Matt Adams. The first baseman had been mired in a slump that merited down-order consideration, but Matheny saw an opportunity to..." May 21
New York Daily News "The Mets made a move to increase run production Tuesday when Kirk Nieuwenhuis was designated for assignment and Darrell Ceciliani was called up from Triple-A Las Vegas to become the team’s fourth outfielder. Nieuwenhuis was 3-for-38 this season; when the lefthanded hitter struck out against righty..." May 20
St. Louis Post-Dispatch "It was already close to midnight when Monday’s game, after 14 innings, one disappointing loss, and his five strikeouts, let go of Cardinals rookie Randal Grichuk. It took hours before he could let go of it. His role in the Cardinals’ late-night loss followed him back to the hotel, into his..." May 20
New York Post "Sandy Alderson’s search for more offense stops at the disabled list. With his team struggling to score, the Mets general manager said Tuesday he views the eventual returns of David Wright and Travis d’Arnaud — both of whom are on the DL — as a more ideal fix to the lineup than external..." May 20
New York Post "When your ace pitches like, well, an ace, you have to find a way to win. Too many times, the Mets have wasted good, solid starting efforts in a still young season. On Monday, they got another such game as Matt Harvey pitched like, well, Matt Harvey. “We’ve had some pretty good pitching..." May 19
Bleacher Report "Concocting trades is fun, but it isn't easy, even from the outside looking in. There are any number of challenging factors that need to be weighed—from talent to finances to timing to need—in order to try to come up with a swap, especially one that actually makes some sense for both..." May 19
Alderson says Wright did baseball activity today, everything except swinging. TDA cleared to swing today as well.
New York Post "Thor brought the hammer and the lightning fastball. The Mets’ bats threw in some thunder. And by the time their 5-1 win over Milwaukee was over, their recent skid seemed a little further in the rearview mirror. In his first Citi Field start, Noah Syndergaard got his first major league win — and..." May 18
ESPN.com "New York Mets captain David Wright thought he would miss minimal time when he pulled himself from an April 14 game with right hamstring discomfort. More than a month later, Wright remains absent. Still, there is a light at the end of the tunnel. Manager Terry Collins said he spoke with..." May 17
Dillon Gee will get another minor league start -- 100 pitches -- according to Terry Collins.
New York Daily News "Eric Campbell’s return to the Mets came with an immediate impact. Summoned from Triple-A Las Vegas — where he had been since being sent back down on May 5 — to take the roster spot of the injured Dilson Herrera, Campbell made big plays at the plate, on the bases and in the field to help the..." May 17
New York Post "If ever a team needed a mental health win, it was these Mets. Five straight times, they had come up losers. They felt they could have won the series last week at the Cubs — and lost all four games. Then they came home and were shut out by the Brewers, the worst team in the NL. Oh, and when they..." May 17
Per SNY, Dilson Herrera has a fractured tip of his right middle finger and will go on the DL.
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel "No better way to open a 10-game road trip than with a total team effort. Ryan Braun hit a pair of home runs, Kyle Lohse pitched an eight-inning gem and the defense did its part as well as the Milwaukee Brewers shut out the New York Mets, 7-0, Friday night at Citi Field. Braun homered in the..." May 16
Chicago Sun-Times "Shortstop Starlin Castro leaned back in his clubhouse chair, relaxing with a postgame beverage, smiling and talking with teammates, one leg propped on the chair at the next locker after the Cubs finished off a four-game sweep of the New York Mets on Thursday. He looked up just in time to catch..." May 15
Deadspin.com "U.S. District Court judge Shira Scheindlin yesterday granted plaintiffs’ motion to certify class action status in an antitrust lawsuit against MLB and the NHL, a case that threatens to demolish the decades-old blackout system in sports media. Scheindlin’s decision, which you can read here,..." May 15
Hardball Talk "Via Phil Hecken of Uni Watch, the caps for the 2015 MLB All-Star Game have apparently been leaked. Check them out below: This year’s All-Star Game is set to take place in Cincinnati. Just in case it wasn’t obvious, these caps were inspired by the pillbox hat of Reds mascot Mr. Redlegs. The..." May 15
Vice Sports "Emilio Bonifacio of the Chicago White Sox cracked a home run Saturday against the Cincinnati Reds and made a big show of flipping his bat. He saluted the gods, rounded the bases with his arms out as if he were an airplane, and when he crossed home? He leaped into the crowd, giving fans a chance to..." May 15
CSN Chicago "Joe Maddon sat down at the table inside Wrigley Field’s interview room/dungeon and a reporter asked if the Cubs manager could lead Wednesday night’s postgame news conference with Matt Harvey. “Let’s start with Jason Hammel,” Maddon said, getting a few laughs after a 2-1 walk-off win over the..." May 14
ESPN New York "The New York Mets have not yet written off range-challenged Wilmer Flores as their No. 1 shortstop, although Ruben Tejada recently has started to chip away at least modestly at Flores’ playing time. Flores, in fact, has a team-leading four home runs. Still, the consensus among in-the-know..." May 14
Buddy Carlyle "most likely" headed to the DL, per Terry Collins. Yesterday, he mentioned Leathersich, Bradford, Thornton as potential subs.
5/13 @Mets lineup vs Cubs Granderson RF Murphy 3B Cuddyer LF Duda 1B Flores SS Plawecki C Nieuwenhuis CF Herrera 2B Harvey P
Chicago Tribune "As one of several former top prospects in the Baltimore Orioles’ system, Jake Arrieta knows about the hype and expectations for the New York Mets’ Noah Syndergaard. Arrieta came way very impressed with Syndergaard in his major league debut, but it was Arrieta who stood out in a more dominant..." May 13
ESPN New York "New York Mets captain David Wright's lower-back pain has turned out to be a bigger deal than originally suspected. Wright continued to get therapy on the back Tuesday, but has not yet resumed baseball activity. He halted his return from a right hamstring strain nearly a week ago and was..." May 12
Chicago Sun-Times "Jon Lester isn’t exactly pitching the way he expects to pitch seven starts into the season. “I stink,” he said. But it smelled like a win to the Cubs, who beat the New York Mets 4-3 in the opener of a seven-game homestand Monday, as the Cubs opened much of the Wrigley Field bleachers for the..." May 12