Mets Rumors & News

  • Rea flirts with no-hitter as Padres down Mets

    The Sports Xchange "SAN DIEGO -- During Thursday's game against the New York Mets, San Diego starter Colin Rea flirted with the first no-hitter in Padres history. After the game, a steady rain fell in San Diego. Both are seldom seen when the Padres are playing at home. Rea stifled the New York Mets,..." May 06

  • Buddy Carlyle named the Braves new replay assistant

    Hardball Talk "The Braves have been terrible with respect to replay challenges this year. Almost improbably terrible. Fredi Gonzalez has challenged calls seven times and he’s been unsuccessful on all seven challenges. Given how these things work, it’s likely because he’s getting bad advice from the Braves..." May 06

  • Matt Harvey’s biggest backer admits: ‘There’s an unknown’

    New York Post "Scott Boras agrees with Terry Collins: Matt Harvey’s early-season struggles could have something to do with his 2015 workload. The Dark Knight’s agent also shares the Mets manager’s public optimism that Harvey will right himself. “When you have a genius, you don’t take him out of fifth grade..." May 04

  • More PED busts coming from Major League Baseball

    ESPN "Major League Baseball is expected to announce in the next few days that another player has tested positive for the steroid Turinabol, a drug that was commonly used by East German athletes in the 1970s. The positive test is one of a handful being processed, two sources familiar with the cases told..." May 04

  • Struggling Harvey frustrated with mechanics

    The Score "New York Mets right-hander Matt Harvey has an idea why he's off to a slow start, and he believes his recent struggles all come down to mechanical issues with his delivery. "Right now, I'm not feeling good with my mechanics. I'm not feeling good throwing the ball," Harvey told reporters after a..." May 04

  • Wisler, Braves fire one-hitter against Mets

    The Sports Xchange "NEW YORK -- Matt Wisler could have spent the ninth inning on the mound. Instead, he spent the final inning getting prepared for his next start. Wisler pitched eight outstanding innings and combined with Arodys Vizcaino on a one-hitter as the Atlanta Braves beat the New York Mets 3-0 Tuesday..." May 03

  • Cuba says defectors still will not be allowed to play in 2017 WBC

    ESPN "Cuba decided to maintain its ban on baseball players who defected the country and will not allow them to represent Cuba in the 2017 World Baseball Classic. Despite some encouraging sounds and the recent reopening of borders with the United States, Cuba is not yet ready to forgive those who left..." May 03

  • Four MLB stars that must be traded in 2016

    Sportsnaut "While the MLB trade deadline is still months away, it’s never too early to start thinking about guys that should be dealt. And this year, there are a few stars in need of relocation. Usually, veteran players on bad teams best fit this description. Even though the season is still very early, we..." May 03

  • Colon gets 220th career win as Mets defeat Braves

    The Sports Xchange "NEW YORK -- The baseball used to get the final out of Bartolo Colon's 220th career victory disappeared in the time it took the New York Mets to go from the field to the clubhouse late Monday night. No big deal. Colon will probably reach another milestone soon enough anyway. The Mets..." May 02

  • Noah Syndergaard has allowed lots of stolen bases lately

    Amazin' Avenue "Starting pitcher Noah Syndergaard has made consistent headlines for his speed, with a sinker averaging upwards of 97 MPH and more 100 MPH fastballs than any other pitcher this season, the 23-year-old undoubtedly strikes fear into the heart of those who face him at the plate. But opposing teams..." May 02

  • Giants end Mets' eight-game winning streak

    The Sports Xchange "NEW YORK -- For one afternoon, the San Francisco Giants turned into the go-go Giants. A season-high four stolen bases by the Giants led directly to three runs Sunday, when San Francisco avoided being swept by the New York Mets with a 6-1 win in the finale of a three-game series at Citi..." May 01

  • MLB players could push for harsher PED suspensions

    SB Nation "The Major League Baseball players who do not use performance-enhancing drugs are not pleased with the ones who do. With Chris Colabello and Dee Gordon both suspended this month, there is a sudden call for harsher penalties for failed PED tests coming from players. Some, like Justin Verlander, have..." April 30

  • The MLBPA continues to shoot itself in the foot regarding PEDs

    Hardball Talk "Most players are adamantly anti-PEDs now. Unlike their complicit or passive predecessors, today’s players don’t, for the most part, accept PEDs as just part of the game. They’re competitors and they see PED use as their competition cheating. They consider these guys to be taking money and service..." April 29

  • Walker homers again as Mets sweep Reds

    The Sports Xchange "NEW YORK -- It took three weeks, but the New York Mets are finally meeting preseason expectations. Unfortunately for the Cincinnati Reds, the same thing can be said about them. Neil Walker continued his torrid April by homering and finishing with two RBIs on Wednesday night as the Mets..." April 27

  • Mets storm past Reds

    The Sports Xchange "NEW YORK -- Spokesperson Jay Horwitz stepped out of a back room inside the New York Mets clubhouse Tuesday night and delivered the news to the two dozen or so reporters milling about waiting to talk to Yoenis Cespedes. "He left," Horwitz said. Turns out Cespedes had nothing left to say..." April 26

  • Travis d'Arnaud set for shoulder exam; Rene Rivera pulled at Triple-A

    ESPN "Catcher Travis d'Arnaud departed Monday's game with shoulder soreness, and the Mets already are making contingency plans for a potential disabled list stint. Major league veteran Rene Rivera was pulled after one at-bat from Triple-A Las Vegas' game against Albuquerque on Monday night,..." April 26

  • Mets place Travis d’Arnaud on the DL with a rotator cuff strain

    Hardball Talk "Mets catcher Travis d'Arnaud left last night’s agem against the Reds with shoulder soreness after attempting to throw out one of the Reds’ many base stealers. He had a full exam today and the news is not good: d’Arnaud has been placed on the 15-day DL with a right rotator cuff strain. The Mets..." April 26

  • Walker's latest home run keeps Mets rolling

    The Sports Xchange "NEW YORK -- Daniel Murphy left some big shoes to fill for his replacement at second base by hitting seven homers in 14 postseason games as the New York Mets reached the World Series last fall. But as Neil Walker has learned, hitting eight homers in his first 18 regular season games is a..." April 25

  • Mets hope Cespedes can avoid DL after having leg drained

    ESPN "New York Mets outfielder Yoenis Cespedes had "a lot" of fluid drained from his upper right leg on Monday and remains unavailable, manager Terry Collins said. Cespedes was examined by team doctors now that the Mets have returned from their three-city road trip. He aggravated an existing..." April 25

  • Mets complete sweep of Braves

    The Sports Xchange "ATLANTA -- The New York Mets did not need to continue their home run blitz to make Jacob deGrom a winner in his return to the mound Sunday. DeGrom worked into the sixth inning and the Mets won for the seventh straight time at Turner Field, completing the weekend sweep and 7-2 road trip with..." April 24

  • Mets' Collins concerned about limping Cespedes

    The Score "The New York Mets were without slugger Yoenis Cespedes on Saturday after the Cuban slugger took a day off to continue to rest his bruised upper right leg, and there's a chance he won't return to action until after the weekend. Manager Terry Collins spoke with reporters prior to his club's..." April 24

  • Jacob deGrom’s baby would stop breathing when he fell asleep, Mets pitcher reveals

    New York Daily News "Jacob deGrom has had about half a dozen MRIs throughout his baseball career, but never in that tube was he as stressed out or nervous as waiting for his newborn son Jaxon to come through one last week. With doctors looking for the reason the baby would stop breathing while asleep in the first few..." April 24

  • Matz helps Mets continue mastery of Braves

    The Sports Xchange "ATLANTA -- Steven Matz continues to pitch like a veteran rather than a guy who has had only nine starts in his major league career. The left-hander scattered nine hits over seven innings and the New York Mets won their seventh straight game at Turner Field with an 8-2 victory over the..." April 23

  • Timing of Matt Harvey’s plunge may be most baffling of all

    New York Post "Welcome to Matt Harvey’s new reality. He’s no longer the Mets’ ace. There is much work to be done for Harvey. Yes, he snuck away with the victory in the Mets’ 6-3 win over the pitiful Braves on Friday night at Turner Field, but he had to use every ounce of energy to make it through five innings..." April 23

  • Granderson's grand in Mets' victory over Braves

    The Sports Xchange "ATLANTA -- While the New York Mets were in the midst of an offensive surge, Curtis Granderson has been struggling. But his performance Friday showed why manager Terry Collins kept writing the veteran right fielder's name in the lineup. Granderson, who entered the game hitting .175,..." April 23

  • Mets' Yoenis Cespedes aggravates leg injury in Friday's win

    ESPN New York "New York Mets outfielder Yoenis Cespedes may be out of the starting lineup on Saturday. Cespedes departed Friday’s game in the eighth inning with a recurrence of discomfort in his right leg. He aggravated an existing injury when he slid into second base on a double the previous..." April 23

  • Terry Collins not seriously injured after he was passenger in taxi accident

    Newsday "Mets manager Terry Collins suffered a cut on his face and another on the side of his head in a taxi accident on Thursday night in downtown Atlanta. Collins, who managed the Mets in their 6-3 victory over the Braves on Friday, said he was injured when his face hit the partition between the back..." April 23

  • Phillies slip past Mets in 11 innings

    The Sports Xchange "PHILADELPHIA -- Peter Bourjos batted ninth in the Philadelphia Phillies' lineup Wednesday against the New York Mets, behind starting pitcher Jeremy Hellickson. As it turned out, it was exactly where Bourjos needed to be, as far as the Phillies were concerned. Bourjos drove in the..." April 21

  • Rob Manfred says MLB expansion coming 'in the longer term'

    Sporting News "While acknowledging that having 32 teams in Major League Baseball would make scheduling easier than the current 30-team setup in which daily interleague play is required, commissioner Rob Manfred is being careful not to get anyone’s hopes up too high that a new team soon will be coming to their..." April 21

  • ‘He looks like Nolan Ryan’: Noah Syndergaard’s meteoric rise

    New York Post "Ryan Howard went to the plate Monday with maybe the only sensible plan for facing a pitcher with Noah Syndergaard’s arsenal. The Phillies first baseman would hunt for a fastball in his first at-bat and just hope to receive one he could handle. Howard found a fastball — registering 99 mph — and..." April 20

  • Power. Power. Power. New York Mets Re-Establish Themselves as World Series Threat with HR Barrage

    Forbes.com "17 home runs in their last five games. 2 home runs in their first eight games. Which one of these doesn’t belong? After demolishing the Phillies Tuesday night to the tune of 11-1, the residents of “Panic City” can officially go back into hibernation mode. Michael Conforto, who homered..." April 20

  • Six homers power Mets past Phillies

    The Sports Xchange "PHILADELPHIA -- After a slow start, the New York Mets have begun to hit. And their new second baseman has joined right in. Neil Walker, acquired from Pittsburgh in an offseason trade, hit two of the Mets' six home runs as they battered the Philadelphia Phillies 11-1 Tuesday night...." April 19

  • Jacob deGrom scheduled to pitch Sunday as Mets play Braves in Atlanta

    New York Daily News "Jacob deGrom will rejoin the Mets in Atlanta and pitch the series finale Sunday against the Braves at Turner Field. It will be deGrom's first start since April 8 and since the medical scare with his newborn son. DeGrom threw a simulated game Tuesday in Port St. Lucie. The righthander threw 71..." April 19

  • MLB remains unbalanced as female umpires strike out

    The Sports Quotient "In 2015, the NFL introduced its first female referee into the league and joined the NBA as the only two major professional sports with women officiating regular-season games. Although female participation in all levels of professional sports has increased since the passing of Title IX almost 40..." April 19

  • Trades MLB Teams Should Already Be Thinking About for 2016

    Bleacher Report "Though they're rare, trades in the first few weeks of an MLB season do occasionally take place. We need only look back to last season for evidence, as Atlanta traded All-Star closer Craig Kimbrel to San Diego just a few games after Opening Day. So it's never too early to start looking at..." April 19

  • It's time to put Mets' Noah Syndergaard in elite class of pitchers

    Newark Star-Ledger "Baseball rankings and lists are fickle, especially when it comes to starting pitchers. One injury or off year can change perception, and consistent excellence is so hard to come by. That's why declarations about any arm—especially one that's just 23 years old—can be a fool's errand. But Mets..." April 19

  • Wright's first two homers of season lift Mets

    The Sports Xchange "PHILADELPHIA -- David Wright always feels comfortable in Citizens Bank Park. Noah Syndergaard is beginning to look comfortable everywhere. Syndergaard pitched seven strong innings and Wright hit his first two home runs of the season as the New York Mets beat the Philadelphia Phillies 5-2..." April 18

  • Matz's masterpiece helps Mets blank Indians

    The Sports Xchange "CLEVELAND -- Steven Matz's first start this season was a disaster, but his second start was a masterpiece. Matz pitched seven scoreless innings and combined with three relievers on a three-hit shutout to lead the New York Mets to a 6-0 victory over the Cleveland Indians Sunday at Progressive..." April 17

  • Collins: DeGrom's son 'is doing better'

    Sporting News "The health of Mets pitcher Jacob deGrom's newborn son has improved to the point where the right-hander feels comfortable enough to commute 2 1/2 hours from his home in DeLand, Fla. to throw a bullpen session in Port St. Lucie. "Last night I talked to him," manager Terry Collins said Sunday,..." April 17

  • Mechanics to blame for Matt Harvey's troubles?

    CBS Sports "Mets starter Matt Harvey is off to a pretty poor start to the 2016 season. After Saturday's 7-5 loss in Cleveland, Harvey is now 0-3 with a 5.71 ERA. He's only struck out nine while having walked seven. In all, that looks bad, but the Mets believe they know what's going on with him. Pitching..." April 17

  • Mets place Jacob deGrom on family medical emergency list, team says it’s related to newborn son

    New York Daily News "Jacob deGrom has been placed on the MLB bereavement/family medical emergency list. The Mets confirmed it is related to deGrom's son who was born Monday. Mets manager Terry Collins said Saturday that there were "complications" with deGrom's son and that the pitcher needed to stay in Florida for..." April 17

  • Indians rough up Harvey in win over Mets

    The Sports Xchange "CLEVELAND -- For four innings, Matt Harvey dominated the Cleveland Indians. For two innings, the Indians dominated Harvey, and the Indians' dominance prevailed as they beat Harvey and the New York Mets 7-5 on Saturday afternoon at Progressive Field. "For four innings that guy was carving us..." April 16

  • Mets offense comes alive in win over Indians

    The Sports Xchange "CLEVELAND -- The New York Mets' dormant offense finally came to life Friday night, and they needed every run. The Mets hit four home runs, including three in the span of seven batters in a five-run fifth inning, to beat the Cleveland Indians 6-5 at Progressive Field. Michael Conforto,..." April 16

  • Which manager is the likeliest to get fired?

    MLB Daily Dish "As the season gets underway, an inevitable outcome is that various teams don't meet their expectations. That can mean a number of different things such as a subpar record, or young players failing to take the next step. Regardless of what the exact reason is, failing to meet predetermined goals..." April 16

  • Mets' Jacob deGrom throws bullpen, DL decision coming Sunday

    Newark Star-Ledger "Jacob deGrom threw a 25-pitch bullpen Friday in Port St. Lucie and is scheduled to throw again Sunday, at which point the Mets will decide whether or not to place the 27-year-old right-hander on the disabled list. "He's a big piece of the puzzle, so he needs to do a little bit more of a full..." April 15

  • Mets fans spend big to rescue Piazza 9/11 jersey as museum piece

    New York Post "The 9/11 Mike Piazza jersey is coming home. Home to New York. Home to the fans. Even home to the Mets, who made a colossal mistake selling the jersey in a private sale three years ago. Anthony Scaramucci, Tony Lauto and an anonymous third business partner, all of them huge Mets fans, came to..." April 14

  • How do these MLB finales rank vs. Kobe's last game?

    The Score "On Wednesday night, after spending the preceding six months negotiating his own mortality on an exhausting farewell tour, Kobe Bryant - the ferocious, indelible five-time NBA champion - gave everyone one more evening of the Black Mamba, dropping 60 points before an incredulous crowd at Staples..." April 14

  • Report: Johan Santana to attempt a mid-year comeback

    Hardball Talk "MLB Network’s Jon Heyman reports that pitcher Johan Santana will attempt a mid-year comeback. Heyman adds that Santana has milestones as well as comfort and familiarity “in mind,” leading him to speculate a return to the Twins or Mets. The last we heard of Santana, last month, indicated that he..." April 14

  • Mr. Met didn't get a ring for NL championship, and he's not happy

    CBS Sports "Unverified message-board speculation posits that the Mets in 2015 won the National League pennant. This, of course, entitles them to a magnificently appointed Jostens ring, which is useful for impressing strangers and punching one's way out of tight spots. Speaking of those rings, the Mets..." April 13

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    Terry Collins said Jacob deGrom will rejoin the Mets in Cleveland for the weekend series. If the lat issue... https://t.co/qPsQthl68k

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