Mets Rumors & News

  • Turner's walk scores Harper as Nationals edge Mets in 11

    The Sports Xchange "NEW YORK -- The New York Mets pulled out all the stops -- starting position players promoted Friday from Triple-A and employing starting pitchers as pinch-hitters and pinch-runners -- to try and win Friday night. None of it was enough, because the Washington Nationals have Bryce Harper...." April 22

  • Gonzalez tames Mets, Nationals win 6th in row

    The Sports Xchange "NEW YORK -- Washington Nationals left-hander Gio Gonzalez is not running out of ways to torment the New York Mets at Citi Field. But he might be running low on tongue-in-cheek answers to dodge questions about his dominance in the Big Apple. Gonzalez continued his mastery of the Mets at Citi..." April 22

  • Mets already at their first crossroads

    New York Post "Here we are 17 games into the season and the 8-9 Mets already are at a crossroads. A litany of injuries will test their depth, the depth they were so proud to talk about throughout spring training. They also need to learn why injuries, especially hamstring injuries, which have sidelined left..." April 22

  • Phillies earn rare series victory over Mets

    The Sports Xchange "NEW YORK -- It took the Philadelphia Phillies more than a year to win a series against the New York Mets. It took just one night for the Phillies to rediscover the middle of their lineup and find a second closer. The slumping Maikel Franco and Tommy Joseph each broke out with big games..." April 21

  • Jacob deGrom scratched due to a stiff neck

    Hardball Talk "Mets pitcher Jacob deGrom was scheduled to start tonight against the Washington Nationals, but he’s been pushed to Saturday because he is dealing with a stiff neck. Matt Harvey will pitch in his place. It won’t be short rest for Harvey, though, because the Mets were off on Monday. If they hadn’t..." April 21

  • Newspaper confuses Keith Hernandez for Aaron in headline

    Larry Brown Sports "Don’t worry, folks. Keith Hernandez is alive and well contrary to what one newspaper would have you believe. According to Deadspin, The Brandon Sun in Canada reported on the death of Aaron Hernandez on Wednesday and ran an Associated Press version of the story. They decided to create their own..." April 21

  • Collins concerned after Cespedes exits with hamstring issue

    New York Post "The walking wounded became the walking dead Thursday night — hardly the kind of preamble the Mets needed heading into a series with the defending NL East champions. An already hurting bunch was left to wonder about Yoenis Cespedes’ status, after the All-Star outfielder departed the Mets’ 6-4..." April 21

  • The Jay Bruce first base experiment has begun

    New York Post "A Mets lineup that some fans have clamored for will get its first chance Thursday night. Jay Bruce will start at first base against Phillies right-hander Aaron Nola, with Michael Conforto in center field and Curtis Granderson in right." April 20

  • Mets' Wilmer Flores spends night in hospital with knee infection, Lucas Duda to miss a few days

    New York Daily News "On the day the Mets finally get some help back with closer Jeurys Familia returned from suspension, they lose more. Wilmer Flores spent Wednesday night in a New York hospital. The Mets utility infielder has an infection in his knee, a team source said. Lucas Duda will miss the next few days..." April 20

  • Phillies Came Closest To Landing Jay Bruce Over The Winter

    MLB Trade Rumors "Though by all accounts he has done nothing but go about his business as a professional, outfielder Jay Bruce has had an eventful tenure with the Mets since arriving last summer via trade. While the club picked up his option last fall, it reportedly dangled him in trade talks once Yoenis Cespedes..." April 20

  • Major League Baseball in Las Vegas? Commissioner says it's an option

    Chicago Tribune "Major League Baseball would be open to having a team in Las Vegas, Commissioner Rob Manfred said Thursday. With two existing franchises — the Oakland A’s and the Tampa Bay Rays — struggling to secure financing for new stadiums, the option of relocating a team to Las Vegas is very much on the..." April 20

  • Mets activate Jeurys Familia from restricted list

    Fanrag Sports "According to an official statement released by MLB Roster Moves on Thursday afternoon, the New York Mets have activated closer Jeurys Familia from the league’s restricted list. However, the club has also elected to make three additional roster moves ahead of their series-finale against the..." April 20

  • Phillies push past Mets in 10 innings

    The Sports Xchange "NEW YORK -- In their own ways, Philadelphia Phillies manager Pete Mackanin and shortstop Freddy Galvis allowed fatalism to seep into their thoughts and actions as Galvis' popup rose high above Citi Field with two outs in the eighth inning Tuesday night. But a stunning error by New York Mets..." April 19

  • Zack Wheeler knows what he has to work on after solid start

    New York Post "If there was one thing to like in the Mets’ ugly 6-2, 10-inning loss to Philadelphia, it was Zack Wheeler. The biggest question mark in the Mets rotation after losing two seasons rehabbing from Tommy John surgery, Wheeler scattered four hits over five innings, walking just two and striking out..." April 19

  • Bruce carries Mets past Phillies

    The Sports Xchange "NEW YORK -- They're saying "Bruuuuce" now at Citi Field, not "booooo." Jay Bruce continued his resurgence Wednesday night, when the New York Mets right fielder accounted for his team's entire offense by hitting two homers -- a three-run shot in the sixth and a tiebreaking two-run blast in..." April 19

  • Steven Matz and Seth Lugo will test out their arms for the Mets on Wednesday

    New York Daily News "Wednesday will be a big test for the Mets. Steven Matz and Seth Lugo will try to throw for the first time since spring training, Mets pitching coach Dan Warthen said. Matz, whose left elbow injury remains something of a mystery, was shut down the last week of spring training with discomfort...." April 18

  • Umpires may begin using microphones to explain replay decisions to the crowd

    CBS Sports "Instant replay decision explanations may soon be coming to a ballpark near you. According to the Associated Press, MLB and the umpires will soon begin discussing a plan that will allow crew chiefs to use a microphone to explain replay decisions to the crowd. The NFL and NHL currently have..." April 18

  • Riddle me this: Marlins beat Mets again

    The Sports Xchange "MIAMI -- Rookie infielder J.T. Riddle's first major league homer may be his last big-league at-bat for awhile. Riddle hit a two-run homer in the bottom of the ninth to lead the Marlins to a 4-2 walk-off win over the New York Mets on Sunday afternoon at Marlins Park. The Marlins,..." April 16

  • Collins says Mets won't use Familia in closer role immediately

    Fanrag Sports "According to a Sunday morning report from Anthony DiComo of MLB.com, the New York Mets will welcome back suspended closer Jeurys Familia on Thursday. However, the prolific relief pitcher may not immediately return to his role in the ninth inning upon joining his Mets teammates next week. The..." April 16

  • Yelich, Stanton HRs lift Marlins past Mets

    The Sports Xchange "MIAMI -- For center fielder Christian Yelich, being dirty never felt so good. Yelich and Giancarlo Stanton homered consecutively in the eighth inning to help the Miami Marlins rally for a 5-4 win over the New York Mets on Saturday night at Marlins Park. Besides hitting his second homer..." April 15

  • Noah Syndergaard exits game with torn fingernail

    Hardball Talk "Mets’ right-hander Noah Syndergaard gave the Mets a scare on Friday night after exiting the Mets-Marlins game to examine his finger. It appeared to be the same finger that had been plaguing him for the last two weeks, when he first suffered a blood blister during his Opening Day start. Thankfully,..." April 15

  • D'Arnaud blast lifts Mets past Marlins in 16th

    The Sports Xchange "MIAMI -- The Miami Marlins ran out of setup relievers. The New York Mets didn't run out of power. Travis d'Arnaud blasted an upper-deck solo home run in the top of the 16th inning to lead the Mets to a wild 9-8 win over the Marlins on Thursday night at Marlins Park. "The emotions..." April 14

  • Realmuto, Rojas lift Marlins past Mets

    The Sports Xchange "MIAMI -- Catcher J.T. Realmuto not only won the game for the Miami Marlins, he also saved the bullpen. Both of those things were vital for Miami as it used Realmuto's two-out, walk-off double in the bottom of the ninth inning to beat the New York Mets 3-2 on Friday night at Marlins Park...." April 14

  • Ex-girlfriend claims Jose Reyes was living a double life

    New York Daily News "It looks like Jose Reyes likes to pull off a double-play off the field as well. Reyes' ex-girlfriend Christina Sanchez says the struggling third baseman's on-the-field problems are due to a guilty conscience over the six-year affair he had with her and over their 7-year-old daughter Liyah,..." April 14

  • The failed Jay Bruce trade partners who should regret it now

    New York Post "Jay Bruce has a reputation as a streaky player, which might be a better explanation for his late-season problems last season after being obtained by the Mets than that he was intimidated by New York. So brace for the likelihood of a stretch coming in 2017 in which he is as cold as he is hot right..." April 13

  • Minor league coach: Tim Tebow has the power to play in big leagues

    TMZ "Tim Tebow has already become the LEADER of his minor league baseball team ... so says the manager of the Columbia Fireflies, Jose Leger. We spoke to the skipper of the NY Mets Class A affiliate and he was raving about Tebow -- even though Tim's only played 5 games with the team. "He's the..." April 13

  • Noah Syndergaard Wants Jay Z To Write a Rhyme About Him

    Complex "Basketball has LeBron. Football has Brady. With Derek Jeter having retired, baseball is looking for its next face of the game—its next player whom non-baseball fans recognize. A number of the athletes in contention for that spot are young: Bryce Harper (24), Mike Trout (25), Manny Machado (24),..." April 13

  • Cespedes hits three homers as Mets crush Phillies

    The Sports Xchange "PHILADELPHIA -- Matt Harvey has never pitched against Yoenis Cespedes, but the New York Mets right-hander surmised after Tuesday's game, having witnessed all of his teammate's power, that he may have to walk him if he ever does. Cespedes belted three home runs and a double in a five-RBI..." April 12

  • Wheeler gets first win since 2014 as Mets edge Phils

    The Sports Xchange "PHILADELPHIA -- After a long road to recovery from Tommy John surgery that forced him to miss two seasons, New York Mets pitcher Zack Wheeler finally got a little validation Wednesday night in the form of his first win since 2014. "It's a big weight off my shoulders," Wheeler said. And..." April 12

  • MLB revenue crosses $9 billion, average team’s value up 19%

    The Comeback "It’s never been better to be an owner of a Major League Baseball team. According to the annual valuation rankings from Forbes, the average value of an MLB franchise jumped 19% in the past year thanks to local TV deals, rising profits and MLB’s expanded focus on branching out with new..." April 12

  • What the Mets are expecting from Zack Wheeler in start No. 2

    New York Post "Zack Wheeler threw hard within the strike zone in his last start, but now the Mets seek refinement. When Wheeler takes the ball Wednesday against the Phillies — for his second start since returning from Tommy John surgery rehab — much of the focus will turn to his secondary pitches. The..." April 12

  • Matt Harvey leaves Mets game vs. Phillies with ‘tight’ left hamstring

    New York Daily News "Matt Harvey left Tuesday night's game with a "tight" left hamstring. The Mets righthander seemed to wince after running to cover first base and called the trainer out to the mound after trying to throw. Harvey was not limping as he walked off the field after pitching 5.2 innings with a 10-2..." April 12

  • The World Baseball Classic Injury Effect

    The Ringer "This year’s World Baseball Classic was a massive spectator success. For the first time in the tournament’s short history, which has spanned four events over 11 years, the games were streamed on MLB.TV, which made them more accessible. In another, on-field first, the United States went all the way,..." April 11

  • Mets need to embrace Michael Conforto Era as soon as possible

    New York Post "Let’s not overthink this, Mets. Michael Conforto needs to play. Nearly every day. Teams crave young talent like the sweet-swinging Conforto. Jay Bruce is red hot, and his two home runs Monday night powered the Mets to a 4-3 win over the mistake-prone Phillies at Citizens Bank Park, but the..." April 11

  • David Wright begins throwing program but is still ‘ways away’ from returning to Mets

    New York Daily News "David Wright has resumed throwing, but the third baseman is still a "ways away," from being able to return to playing in the major leagues, according to Mets assistant GM John Ricco. The Mets captain has re-started a light and slow throwing program that consists of long toss which he was shut down..." April 11

  • Syndergaard, Mets stop Marlins, avoid sweep

    The Sports Xchange "NEW YORK -- Like many people in the tri-state area, New York Mets players had a lengthy to-do list on a pleasant early spring Sunday. Noah Syndergaard needed to spare an overworked bullpen and put himself in position to earn his first win of the season. Jay Bruce needed to finish off a good..." April 10

  • Bruce powers Mets past Phillies

    The Sports Xchange "PHILADELPHIA -- Jay Bruce is all the offense the New York Mets have right now, and that is all they needed for the second consecutive night. Bruce hit two homers, including a go-ahead, two-run, two-out, eighth-inning shot to right field to send the Mets to a 4-3 win over the Philadelphia..." April 10

  • Mets Reportedly 'Frustrated' By Steven Matz's Injury Diagnosis

    Real GM Baseball "Steven Matz revealed that he's been suffering from a strained flexor tendon, but New York Mets have been asking who made the diagnosis. "Our [doctors] found nothing wrong," said one source with knowledge of Matz's care. The Mets don't know what's wrong with Matz and when he'll be able to..." April 10

  • Tim Tebow homers for second time in 3 games with Mets' Class A team

    ESPN "Tim Tebow homered for the second time in three games Sunday as he completed his first series with the New York Mets' Class A affiliate, the Columbia Fireflies. The former NFL and Florida quarterback hit a two-run home run in his first plate appearance Thursday night, then followed that with a..." April 10

  • Multiple contributors help Marlins to 8-1 win over Mets

    The Sports Xchange "NEW YORK -- Giancarlo Stanton, the reigning Home Run Derby champion and the player viewed as the most likely to make a post-steroid era run at the season home run record, has yet to homer this season. The Miami Marlins have scored 25 runs. So ... why fix what's not broken? "No more..." April 09

  • Mets' Matt Harvey shows new ways to be effective in start of second act of career

    New York Daily News "In a baseball world in which analytics rule, there’s nothing in the game more over-analyzed than the first few games of a 162-game regular season. Sometimes lasting exit-velocity-like conclusions are even made after Opening Day. Bryce Harper hits another Opening Day home run and look out, he’s..." April 09

  • Chen, Marlins too strong for Wheeler, Mets

    The Sports Xchange "NEW YORK -- Between the active players on the 25-man roster and the coaching staff, the Miami Marlins had a combined 13,608 major league hits sitting in the dugout when Marlins left-handed pitcher Wei-Yin Chen stepped to the plate in the bottom of the fourth inning Friday night. They were..." April 07

  • Noah Syndergaard blows off blister: ‘They don’t have to amputate it’

    Sportress of Blogitude "Noah Syndergaard’s Opening Day start was cut short due to a blister on his right middle finger. And to hear it from the New York Mets ace, not only is he taking a pretty simplistic approach to dealing with the issue, there shouldn’t be any cause for alarm or concern going forward. Syndergaard..." April 07

  • Tebow shrugs off home run as “just one day”

    USA Today "Tim Tebow was not yet done rounding the bases after his latest implausible act – a home run in his first professional at-bat! – when the hype machine that greets his every movement churned into high gear. Once again, the moment found Tebow – or was it vice versa? - and the news rippled from the..." April 07

  • Mets have looked into acquiring Fister

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Mets “have looked at” right-hander Doug Fister, reports Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports in his latest NL notes roundup, but Fister is still holding out for a Major League contract, he adds. Even if he received the guaranteed deal he’s seeking, Fister would almost assuredly have to report to the..." April 07

  • Starter Money is the pitching stat all baseball bettors should know

    Covers.com "2016 was a pretty good year, all things considered, for Jake Arrieta. He got a healthy salary raise, was his team’s Opening Day starter, he earned an All-Star appearance and finished the year with a 18-8 win-loss record and a 3.21 earned run average. He became a World Series winner and helped..." April 07

  • Tebow thought his 1st Single-A HR was a double

    Orlando Sentinel "Even Tim Tebow didn’t appear to believe what he did Thursday night. He hit a home run in his first minor league at-bat. But really, what did you expect? Actually, a lot of people probably expected him to strike out. But Tebow at least temporarily silenced the doubters and critics in the..." April 07

  • Tim Tebow homers in first minor league at-bat

    Pro Football Talk "Tim Tebow stood at second base, seemingly unaware what he’d just done. Go ahead, he was told. Round the bases. What a start. The former Heisman Trophy-winning quarterback made his minor-league debut Thursday evening. And on his first plate appearance, he went yard, Tebow taking a pitch..." April 07

  • Kemp's two-run double gives Braves 12-inning win

    The Sports Xchange "NEW YORK -- Bartolo Colon thoroughly enjoyed everything about his return to New York, from the video tribute while he was warming up, the creative signs and the reactions to his two at-bats. So did the rest of the Atlanta Braves. The Braves also derived excitement out of watching Matt..." April 06

  • Mets' Harvey beats Braves in return to mound

    The Sports Xchange "NEW YORK -- Travis d'Arnaud wore the crown Thursday night. More important for the New York Mets, Matt Harvey took a big step toward earning his comic book nickname. Harvey tossed 6 2/3 strong innings in his first regular-season start since undergoing surgery for thoracic outlet syndrome as..." April 06