Mets Rumors & News

  • Yoenis Cespedes: MLB would grow if they played with Latin culture

    Larry Brown Sports "Cuban slugger Yoenis Cespedes has a message for American baseball players and fans. The New York Mets outfielder recorded a video shared by “We are Mitu” on Facebook in which he explained the difference between the Latin and American cultures of baseball. He said that Latin players celebrate..." March 23

  • Zack Wheeler has a week to prove where he stands with Mets

    New York Post "Sunny day. Cloudy forecast. What’s next for Zack Wheeler? A Grapefruit League start Monday. And after that, the great unknown for the man whose future has been on hold for two years now. The long-inactive right-hander threw three up-and-down relief innings for the Mets on Wednesday, taking..." March 23

  • Mets’ Bruce Digs In to Data to Find the Right Swing

    New York Times "Even though he is moving toward the start of the 2017 season, Mets outfielder Jay Bruce wanted a concrete answer as to why he struggled last August. At the time, he was having what he thought was the most consistent season of his career and he had just been acquired by the Mets, who hoped he could..." March 22

  • Study: MLB broadcast booths lack diversity

    Hardball Talk "At SB Nation’s Phillies blog The Good Phight, David S. Cohen compiled the demographics of the broadcast booths across baseball and found that it does not reflect the population of baseball nor of the United States. Of 164 announcers in 30 teams’ booths, 148 (90.2 percent) are white men. Only..." March 22

  • Michael Conforto 'paying his dues' as Mets outfielder fights for spot on major-league roster

    New York Daily News "The key is getting a good seat near the window in a quiet section of the bus. Michael Conforto made the mistake of driving with friends to Lakeland the last time. Two and a half hours on mostly two-lane backroads through the rural middle of Florida. “Just a whole lot of trees and cows,”..." March 22

  • When minor-league teams attack: Red Sox affiliate blasts Tim Tebow in Twitter rant

    CBS Sports "On Monday, the New York Mets announced where Tim Tebow would begin his minor-league career -- in Class A, with the Columbia Fireflies . It didn’t take long for people to make jokes -- because Tebow can’t walk down the road without someone making a joke. Yet the noteworthy thing is who was..." March 21

  • Tim Tebow to be assigned to Columbia Fireflies, Mets’ low-A affiliate

    Newsday "Tim Tebow’s baseball odyssey will continue in South Carolina with the Columbia Fireflies, the Mets’ low Class-A affiliate in the South Atlantic League, where he will play every day as he attempts his transition from quarterback to corner outfielder. “Sending him to a full season club is what..." March 20

  • Gsellman doesn’t give an inch as Mets’ starter battle gets tight

    New York Post "Robert Gsellman still isn’t swinging a bat, but the rest of his game is right where the Mets want it heading to the home stretch of spring training. In the battle for the fifth spot in the Mets rotation, it’s Gsellman, Zack Wheeler and Seth Lugo, all of whom are showing enough to create an..." March 19

  • Wilmer Flores crying over lack of set role with Mets

    New York Daily News "This isn’t exactly what Wilmer Flores wanted. The Mets’ infielder, who broke into tears at the thought of being traded out of the organization two years ago, is not comfortable with his role, or more precisely, his lack of a consistent role. “It’s gonna be hard if you don’t play for three days..." March 18

  • Collins says Tebow may stick around for a few more spring games

    Newark Star-Ledger "Don't look now, but guess who has a three-game hitting streak? The most famous minor leaguer to ride the bus since Michael Jordan, the Mets' own Tim Tebow, that's who. Terry Collins has twice said that Tebow was done playing with the major leaguers, only to change his mind and decide to..." March 18

  • Mets again using Tim Tebow in major league game

    USA Today "It seems like the New York Mets can’t get enough of Tim Tebow. After saying twice this spring training that Tebow’s stint in big-league camp was over, they have reversed course. Again. Tebow is slated to play left field and bat seventh for the Mets today when they visit the St. Louis..." March 18

  • David Wright sheds light on laborious shoulder rehab process

    New York Post "David Wright shed some light Friday on his rehab from neck surgery and the sharp pain in his right shoulder when he throws. “I’ve got to finish the shoulder program that our team doctors have given me to complete,’’ Wright told The Post at First Data Field on St. Patrick’s Day as the Mets..." March 18

  • Suddenly an electric Zack Wheeler in April seems possible

    New York Post "Zack Wheeler wore the smile of somebody who could skip the team bus and just ride Cloud 9 back to Port St. Lucie. In a statement outing Thursday, the right-hander fired his fastball mostly in the 94-96 mph range — hitting 97 on a few occasions — to impress Mets officials over 2 ¹/₃ innings..." March 17

  • Adriana Lima dating Matt Harvey after breakup with Julian Edelman

    New York Daily News "Matt Harvey has a new set of lips in his rotation. The Mets pitcher — who boasts a long history of scoring supermodels — was spotted kissing and getting cozy with Victoria's Secret Angel Adriana Lima at Miami's swanky River Yacht Club on Wednesday, sources told the Daily News. "They were..." March 17

  • Tony Pena defends his usage of closer Jeurys Familia in WBC

    ESPN "Dominican Republic manager Tony Pena on Thursday defended his usage of closer Jeurys Familia in the World Baseball Classic over a report that some New York Mets officials felt Pena had overused Familia during the team's opening games. Though Mets manager Terry Collins has said he is fine with..." March 17

  • Mets can trust Granderson in center because he’s no diva

    New York Post "To understand the challenge facing Curtis Granderson, consider this: In their history, the Mets have had just two players 36 or older play center field for more than 35 games in a season. Granderson turned 36 Thursday. Brett Butler played 90 games in center at the age of 38 in 1995. Then..." March 17

  • MVP, Cy Young odds: Oddsmakers release favorites for 2017 MLB season

    CBS Sports "The 2017 season approacheth! Mostly, that means our attention will be locked on the various playoff races from the very start. However, we’ll also make time to eyeball the individual awards derbies from time to time. So to get us in that mindset, let’s have a look at these preseason MVP and Cy..." March 16

  • Doc Gooden says he’ll never speak to Darryl Strawberry again

    Hardball Talk "In the minds of most baseball fans of a certain age, Doc Gooden and Daryl Strawberry are joined at the hip. They each won a World Series ring with the Mets, each were part of the mid-late 90s Yankee dynasty at the end of their careers and, unfortunately, each had a good deal of their promise as..." March 16

  • Dwight Gooden on Darryl Strawberry: He is not my friend

    Sporting News "Dwight Gooden and Darryl Strawberry once seemed like the future for the New York Mets. Now, they couldn't be any further apart. In an interview with the New York Post, "Doc" shared why he and former teammate Strawberry likely won't be on friendly terms ever again. “I’m tired of him taking..." March 14

  • Mets' Jose Reyes sued by model ex-girlfriend over love child

    New York Daily News "Jose Reyes' legal problems just got a little more complicated, less than a year after the Mets' infielder finished serving a 52-game suspension for violating Major League Baseball's domestic violence policy. According to the lawyer for Christina Sanchez, a model and TV host, she has filed suit..." March 14

  • Mets' Noah Syndergaard has had bronchitis for six weeks, the Mets say

    CBS Sports "Mets ace Noah Syndergaard has been getting in his work on the mound this spring, but he hasn’t been feeling 100 percent. In fact, he’s got a mysterious illness that has baffled his doctor. In terms of the Mets, Syndergaard is the ace who finished eighth in Cy Young voting last season, despite..." March 14

  • Mets unhappy with amount Jeurys Familia is pitching in World Baseball Classic

    New York Daily News "Officially, the Mets said that Jeurys Familia pitching three times in the last four days is acceptable and within the rules of the World Baseball Classic. But let’s just say that privately the Mets weren’t thrilled when they saw Familia closing out the Dominican Republic’s 10-3 11-inning win over..." March 14

  • Tim Tebow gets another shot with Mets, will play left field Monday

    New York Daily News "Tim Tebow is back. Three days after the Mets said there were no immediate plans for their most infamous minor leaguer to make another appearance in big league camp, the Heisman Trophy winner and former NFL quarterback was back in the lineup for a Grapefruit League game on Monday. Tebow was..." March 13

  • Zack Wheeler can’t exhale — or get his past off his mind

    New York Post "Each day another hurdle is cleared. Each day Zack Wheeler lets out a big sigh of relief. Wheeler pitched Friday against the Braves and came through his initial two-inning stint fine, but it was the next two days that really concerned him, Wheeler told The Post on Sunday. “How I did the other..." March 12

  • Mets like Matt Harvey’s progress, despite no radar gun

    New York Post "The radar gun was turned off at First Data Field. So much for that data. For Matt Harvey, it’s not about speed right now. He believes that will come. Tim Tebow was the sideshow. Matt Harvey was the main attraction Friday. Scouts registered Harvey’s fastball at 91-92 in the first inning and..." March 11

  • Tim Tebow’s hitless Grapefruit League audition with the Mets has come to an end

    Fox Sports "The stage was set for Tim Tebow: two runners on and the Mets rallying in the eighth inning. “Gosh, try to hit a dinger and win it,’’ Tebow said, via the New York Post. “That’s what I wanted to do.’’ What he didn’t want to do is strike out – but that’s what he did. And thus ended the Tim..." March 11

  • Mets' Tim Tebow on arrested stalker: I hope 'she gets the help she needs'

    CBS Sports "Mets farmhand and everyone’s favorite former Heisman Trophy winner Tim Tebow completed his second big-league game of the spring Friday. He went 0 for 4 with a strikeout, meaning he has gone 0 for 7 with three strikeouts in his two scheduled big-league spring games. It’s not all too surprising,..." March 11

  • Mets teammate: Tim Tebow is ‘so far behind on the nuances of the game’

    Sportress of Blogitude "Tim Tebow’s major-league debut at spring training Wednesday was inauspicious at best, an utter disaster at worst. One of Tebow’s New York Mets teammates, in reaction to his underwhelming performance, put it plainly when explaining what exactly went wrong. “He’s so far behind on the nuances of..." March 10

  • Tim Tebow stalked by woman at Mets camp

    New York Daily News "Tim Tebow’s baseball adventures in Port St. Lucie took a scary turn the day before he held a press conference with the media about his breaking camp with the Mets. According to a Port St. Lucie police incident/investigation report, the 29-year-old Tebow was stalked by a Colorado female named..." March 10

  • David Cone: Tim Tebow didn’t earn his spot this spring

    New York Post "Yankees announcers Ken Singleton and David Cone wish the best for Mets project Tim Tebow … but view the former Broncos and Jets quarterback’s baseball chances as fourth-and-long. “Here’s my deal, and this goes for the fans, and everybody who watches games on TV — the only reason baseball looks..." March 10

  • Cespedes: I want to be the 1st Mets player to win MVP

    New York Post "Since joining the Mets, Yoenis Cespedes has been instrumental in two playoff runs, guaranteed himself $137.5 million in salary and become a larger star. He wants to add to that résumé. Yoenis Cespedes is eyeing an MVP trophy. “That’s what I want,” Cespedes told The Post through a..." March 10

  • Red Sox pitcher Rick Porcello thought Tim Tebow was a ball boy

    CBS Sports "Mets outfielder and former football-ist Tim Tebow was in the lineup for the big-league club in Grapefruit League play against the Red Sox on Wednesday. As noted in this very space, he was not especially successful : Teebs went struck out three times, hit into a 4-6-3, and then was picked off first..." March 09

  • Tim Tebow's Mets debut: Two strikeout, double play - and a baserunning gaffe

    USA Today "Even when he got on base, Tim Tebow couldn't avoid looking like an athlete who has not played competitive baseball for a long, long time. Tebow, the telegenic former Heisman Trophy winner making a run at a baseball career, struck out on four pitches against reigning American League Cy Young..." March 09

  • MLB commish Rob Manfred admits it's unlikely MLB players will play in Olympics

    CBS Sports "The 2017 World Baseball Classic is underway and we’ve already seen some dramatic games. The tournament continues over the next two weeks and will culminate with the Championship Game on March 22 at Dodger Stadium. Here is the full WBC schedule . In three years, baseball and softball will return..." March 08

  • Top eight most annoying MLB players

    Sportsnaut "Most of the time when it comes to favoring a team, certain MLB players won’t deter you from standing a few extra minutes in line waiting for an autograph. Even if that player’s makeup isn’t exactly warm and uplifting. On the other hand, there are some players that have a tendency (or three) to..." March 08

  • MLB teams focusing on improved rest to help their players perform better

    CBS Sports "Long before Moneyball came along, the game of baseball embraced numbers and statistical analysis. Every single team in baseball has a stats department. The ways and means have certainly changed, but the goal remains the same: use numbers to find a competitive advantage. These days..." March 08

  • Noah Syndergaard would respect a bat flipped in his face

    New York Post "Thor will defend his territory if he must. But he won’t take offense to a little enemy excitement. When I spoke recently with Noah Syndergaard about his desire to make baseball fun again, he brought up a non-Mets incident that generated much debate throughout the game. “And in terms of..." March 07

  • MLB approves device to measure biometrics of players

    ESPN "Major League Baseball has approved the use of a continuous biometric monitor that can be worn by players during games. The device, made by a company called WHOOP, is the first of its kind approved by any of the major American sports leagues to be worn during competition. Teams cannot force..." March 06

  • Matt Harvey: First start since surgery 'a good first step'

    ESPN "New York Mets starter Matt Harvey called his first outing back from surgery a "good first step" -- even if his pitching line failed to reflect it. Harvey, who underwent surgery last summer to address thoracic outlet syndrome, allowed four runs in 1 2/3 innings in the Mets' 14-11 loss to the..." March 06

  • Tebow to appear with Mets during spring training

    New York Post "In response to having their roster depleted by the World Baseball Classic and still having a heavy schedule of games, the Mets plan to have Tim Tebow as part of the home split-squad major league games on Wednesday and Friday, Sandy Alderson told The Post. The Mets are losing the maximum 14..." March 05

  • Beltran: Wright shouldn't even think about retiring

    New York Post "Carlos Beltran has some advice for his former teammate, David Wright. “He shouldn’t be thinking about retiring,” said Beltran, now with the Astros. “If I’m him, I don’t even think about retiring. You have to empty all your bullets before you retire.” And Beltran, who last played with Wright..." March 05

  • Noah Syndergaard refuses to sign contract to protest offer near MLB minimum

    New York Daily News "Noah Syndergaard made it clear Friday afternoon he was skipping the World Baseball Classic to try and get the Mets back to the World Series in 2017. The big right-handed clearly thinks his success and dedication to the team should be better rewarded. The Mets announced late Friday evening that..." March 04

  • Syndergaard: 'Ain't nobody made it' to HOF playing in WBC

    New York Post "Noah Syndergaard’s 99-mph juice in his 2017 Grapefruit League debut rivaled the heat he brought afterward. In recent weeks, the Mets ace has identified his patriotic colors as blue and orange in explaining his refusal to pitch for Team USA in the World Baseball Classic, but Friday issued his..." March 04

  • Cespedes' new-built strength has him bear squatting 1,000 lbs

    ESPN "Yoenis Cespedes is incapable of subtlety. He is someone who will show up on the first day of spring training at the wheel of a glittering custom-made car, and then in another the next day, and then another, and another -- a mechanic's dream -- before closing out the parade of rides on a buckskin..." March 04

  • Infielder Brett Lawrie's a free agent, and here's five places he could land

    CBS Sports "On Friday, the Chicago White Sox released second baseman Brett Lawrie. We’ve since covered the White Sox’s perspective on the surprising move . The obvious follow-up to ask is this: What does the future hold for Lawrie? Sure, he’s dealing with a mysterious leg injury. Yes, his livewire..." March 04

  • Syndergaard to appear as extra on 'Game of Thrones'

    New York Post "In addition to his physical presence and his powerful performance, Noah Syndergaard’s mechanics have people in the industry talking. To be clear, this would be the entertainment industry. “One of the hardest parts of acting in a sitcom is hitting your mark,” Rock Reuben, an executive..." March 03

  • Mets’ David Wright plans to be back this season — retirement is not an option

    New York Daily News "David Wright is adamant retirement is not an option. On Thursday the Met veteran third baseman admitted it was naive on his part to expect to return from major neck surgery without a setback. Now that Wright's second opinion confirmed an impingement and instability in his right shoulder, he..." March 02

  • MLB and MLBPA announce modifications of some rules for 2017 season

    MLB.com "Major League Baseball and the Major League Baseball Players’ Association jointly announced modifications of some rules effective for the 2017 regular season. As was announced last month, managers will signal to the home plate umpire that he wants to intentionally walk the current..." March 02

  • Analyzing David Wright’s Reported Shoulder Impingement

    CBS New York "David Wright has struggled to stay healthy over the last few years, sidelined by a number of injuries and diagnoses. The latest ailment to strike the Mets’ 34-year-old captain was reportedly diagnosed as a right shoulder impingement. However, accounts indicate that Wright is seeking a second..." March 02

  • David Wright tells Terry Collins he's willing to do whatever he can to help the Mets

    CBS Sports "Mets captain David Wright has of course had an awful run of injuries in recent seasons. Over the last two seasons, he’s been limited to a total of 75 games because of shoulder, back, and neck problems. As well, we recently learned that Wright won’t be ready for Opening Day because of a shoulder..." March 01

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