Mets Rumors & News

  • Bartolo Colon gets 15th win, Lucas Duda hits 30th HR as Mets go out with a bang against Astros

    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

  • Montero makes his case for spot in 2015 rotation in Mets’ win over Astros

    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

  • Mets' Jon Niese leaves Friday start with elevated heart rate "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). has video of his departure from the game. As Matt Ehalt of the Bergen Record noted on Twitter,..." September 27

  • Astros knock off Mets in series opener to reach 70 wins

    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

  • Mets outfielder Bobby Abreu, former All-Star and Gold Glove winner, retires

    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

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    Adam Rubin @AdamRubinESPN

    Spoke to someone briefed on Travis d'Arnaud who does not believe it's anything that will impact 2015. Doctor visit coming today, though.

  • Mets have another losing season after splitting doubleheader against Nationals

    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

  • Mets almost go a whole year without a balk, immediately balk

    Sporting News "The Mets were so close but yet so far. On Thursday during a game against the Washington Nationals, 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

  • David Wright explains shoulder issue

    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

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    106.7 The Fan @1067thefandc

    JUST IN: Tonight's #Nats - #Mets game will be made up tomrorow (Thursday) as part of a split doubleheader at 1:05 p.m. (via @Nationals)

  • Nationals defeat Mets in triumphant return home

    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

  • Mets to shut down Jacob deGrom

    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

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    Adam Rubin @AdamRubinESPN

    Mets accelerating timetable and will announce Sandy Alderson's extension this afternoon.

  • Manager Terry Collins will join Alderson in return to Mets in 2015 "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

  • Mets agree to three-year extension with GM Sandy Alderson "The Mets and general manager Sandy Alderson have agreed to a three-year contract extension, reports Jon Heyman of 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

  • Zack Wheeler hurls six scoreless innings as Mets, who will miss playoffs, shut out Braves

    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

  • Mets miss playoffs for eighth straight year

    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

  • Mets sending scouting contingent for Yasmani Tomas showcase

    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

  • Lagares skips trip with balky elbow "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

  • Wally Backman to join Mets, may not leave staff "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 that Backman joining the 2015 staff as a coach is “under discussion.” Regardless, Collins views..." September 19

  • Elbow injury may force Mets’ Lagares to miss rest of season

    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

  • Marlins defeat Mets, end long road trip 5-5

    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

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    Adam Rubin @AdamRubinESPN

    Juan Lagares says he has elbow sprain. Unsure of return date. Needs to consult with team.

  • Wilmer Flores heats up with six RBI, two home runs as Mets crush Marlins 9-1

    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

  • Pedro Martinez says Mets ‘have the best nucleus of young pitchers’ in baseball

    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

  • Mets say no logo change coming

    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

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    Anthony DiComo @AnthonyDiComo

    #Mets fans got their wish: Matt Harvey just finished throwing off Citi Field's mound. (Unfortunately, game doesn't start for four hours).

  • Nationals lower magic number to four, top Mets

    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

  • Matt den Dekker (left hand) improving "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

  • Vic Black to visit Mets team doctor after dip in velocity, weakness in shoulder

    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

  • Harper, Desmond star in Nats 10-3 win over Mets

    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

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    New York Mets @Mets

    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.

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    Adam Rubin @AdamRubinESPN

    Rafael Montero to bullpen.

  • No, really: Mets actually beat Nationals at Citi

    New York Post "The Mets have retaken Citi Field — for one night, at least. Ending an embarrassing franchise-worst home losing streak, the Mets wrestled back the keys to Citi Field with a 4-3 win over the Nationals on Friday night, giving them their first home win over Washington in 13 games. The victory..." September 13

  • Wally Backman to get September call-up

    ESPN New York "Wally Backman will be a major league coach for the final nine games of the season. Backman, who guided the Las Vegas 51s to their second straight division title in the Pacific Coast League, is due to join the Mets in Atlanta next Friday and be with the club for the remainder of the season. " September 12

  • Playoff hopes shrink as Mets lose to division-leading Nationals, 6-2

    New York Daily News "There is not much of a battle between the Mets and Nationals these days. Washington has dominated the Mets all season long, and has beaten them 12 straight times at Citi Field dating back to 2013. Now after Thursday night, there will be bruises, too. The Nationals battered Bartolo Colon and..." September 12

  • Matt Harvey already guarantees Opening Day win

    New York Post "A year off the mound has done little to change Matt Harvey’s confidence. The Mets ace is itching to face major league hitters, even if he has accepted it won’t happen until next spring. “I’m looking ahead to April 6 and counting [the] Washington Nationals as a ‘W,’” he said Thursday morning..." September 12

  • Mets win fourth straight game as Rafael Montero snags first win

    New York Daily News "Only the Mets could manage to overshadow their own success. Rafael Montero picked up his first major-league win as the Mets finished off a sweep of the Rockies with a 2-0 win at a nearly empty Citi Field. The Mets won their fourth straight, tying their season-high winning streak. They ended the..." September 11

  • Mets still striving towards .500 and wildcard spot

    Newark Star-Ledger "However improbable, the Mets are keeping an eye on two goals: reaching .500 and the final card spot. With their eighth win in 10 games, they have pulled themselves to 71-75 this season, the closest the Mets have been to .500 since Aug. 2. And in their mind, the postseason is not yet out of..." September 11

  • Ex-staffer files ugly discrimination suit against Mets "A former New York Mets official has filed a discrimination lawsuit against the team's front office and co-owner Jeff Wilpon, accusing the team of firing her because Wilpon opposed her having a baby without being married. Leigh Castergine, who was promoted to senior vice president for ticket..." September 10

  • Mets considering bringing in Citi Field fences again

    Newsday "When Sandy Alderson mentioned the possibility of bringing in Citi Field's fences for the second time in four years, he played down the potential benefit for specific players already on the roster. "It's not about tailoring the ballpark to a particular player or a particular composition of..." September 10

  • Mets shut down ailing 3B Wright for season

    ESPN New York "David Wright's sore left shoulder has already turned 2014 into the worst season of his 11-year career. Now Wright and the New York Mets want to ensure the injury doesn't damage his 2015 season. Wright was diagnosed Tuesday with persistent inflammation in his rotator cuff, leading the Mets to..." September 10

  • Curtis Granderson, Wilmer Flores drive in runs in 9th inning as Mets beat Rockies

    New York Daily News "Wilmer Flores continues to keep himself in the conversation for 2015. Hours after Sandy Alderson said Flores was a “absolutely,” a viable option for the Mets at shortstop next season, Flores drove in the game-winning run in the Mets 3-2 win over the Rockies at Citi Field. It was Flores’..." September 09

  • Anthony Recker, Curtis Granderson power Mets past error-prone Reds

    New York Daily News "After waiting for three minutes and eight second, Jenrry Mejia shook off the disbelief and reminded himself he just had to get through it. For the second time in 24 hours, the Mets had a crucial, ninth-inning video review go against them. Mejia was determined that Sunday it would not be the..." September 08

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    New York Mets @Mets

    Roster Notes: Bobby Abreu and RHP Gonzalez Germen will join the team during the next homestand.

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    Adam Rubin @AdamRubinESPN

    Terry Collins confirms Rafael Montero on Wednesday and no Noah Syndergaard.

  • Cueto, Heisey strike again in Reds' win over Mets

    Cincinnati Enquirer "A Johnny Cueto start has been the only decent shot the Reds have had at winning since a long losing slide that began at the All-Star break. Cincinnati is 7-3 since the break when Cueto starts and 9-28 when he doesn't. Cueto served up a Johnny Beisbol gem Saturday to beat the New York Mets..." September 07

  • Matt Harvey soon to wrap up bullpen sessions

    Newsday "After spending more than a year living the life of a recovering patient, Mets ace Matt Harvey soon will take a major step back toward normalcy. Though a precise end date has yet to be determined, Harvey soon will wrap up throwing his extended bullpen sessions, the closest he'll come to game..." September 07

  • Mets belt five homers, roll over Reds

    New York Post "Travis d’Arnaud may have to settle for knowing he is the National League’s second-half Rookie of the Year, but the real award, for the whole season, is probably headed elsewhere. With the two front-runners for the prize, Billy Hamilton and Jacob deGrom, in the same ballpark Friday night,..." September 06

  • Mets won't let Matt Harvey throw at 100% until the spring

    New York Daily News "The season of Matt Harvey’s discontent is almost over and it will end quietly. The injured righthander, whose return from Tommy John surgery has been played out in the tabloids this season, will end his year without having faced a batter and never being allowed to throw at full strength,..." September 05