Mets Rumors & News

  • Peralta battles, pushes Brewers past Mets

    Fox Sports "Aside from the one stretch at the end of the first half of the season, the Milwaukee Brewers have been very good at putting frustrating losses behind them by bouncing back the following day. Bouncing back is exactly what closer Francisco Rodriguez and the Brewers did Saturday night, responding..." July 27

  • Daisuke Matsuzaka lands on disabled list with elbow inflammation

    Hardball Talk "Daisuke Matsuzaka has been surprisingly useful for the Mets this season in a swingman role, but now he’s headed to the 15-day disabled list due to right elbow inflammation. Matsuzaka appeared in discomfort after throwing two innings in relief on Thursday against the Brewers and was sent back to..." July 26

  • Duda’s home run caps Mets’ comeback win over Brewers

    New York Post "Lucas Duda is a man on a mission. A night after establishing his career high for home runs in a season, the powerful first baseman delivered maybe his biggest hit of 2014, rescuing the Mets from an ugly defeat. Duda’s two-run homer in the ninth inning against Francisco Rodriguez quieted the..." July 26

  • Mets’ Daisuke Matsuzaka to have MRI exam on right elbow

    New York Post "Daisuke Matsuzaka followed one of his worst relief appearances of the season with a trip to New York for an MRI exam. The veteran right-hander had soreness in his right elbow warming up Thursday and proceeded to allow two home runs in two innings of relief against the Brewers. Afterward, he..." July 26

  • Mets to Rockies: Let’s talk Tulowitzki, CarGo trades

    New York Post "As a symbol of where they are in their rebuilding effort and the growing strength of their farm system, Mets officials have told their Rockies counterparts if Troy Tulowitzki or Carlos Gonzalez are ever made available, they want in on the action. Rockies ownership has strongly stated it does..." July 26

  • Teams are lining up to scout Cuban OF prospect Castillo in Miami "There's buzz around the game regarding a new Cuban prospect. Scouts from around MLB are flocking to Miami to watch free agent outfielder Rusnay Castillo, who has been said to be like "Brett Gardner with power." Castillo is said to be multi-talented, but his stock is likely up due to his..." July 25

  • How a Bartolo Colon trade would go down and what about a big trade for a Colorado hitter?

    New York Daily News "The Bartolo Colon trade market is not yet scorching, but it is far too early to say that it won’t get there. When you zoom out and look around the league, you realize that teams waiting on David Price, Cliff Lee, and Ian Kennedy could easily turn to Colon on July 30 or 31. In fact, if the Mets..." July 25

  • 2d
    Marc Carig @MarcCarig

    Dice K in NY getting tests. Elbow issue.

  • 3d
    Kristie Ackert @AckertNYDN

    Tejada said he still feels no symptoms. Just a day off after scare. #mets

  • Cano ends Colon’s dance with perfection, Mets still top M’s

    New York Post "Bartolo Colon must really want out. The veteran right-hander hasn’t exactly drawn great interest heading toward next week’s non-waiver trade deadline, but on Wednesday had the kind of performance for the Mets that gets you noticed. After retiring the first 20 batters he faced, Colon settled..." July 24

  • 4d
    Adam Rubin @AdamRubinESPN

    Ruben Tejada feels "pretty good," Terry Collins said. Doctors said no symptoms. Will travel with team. No call-up coming.

  • Stomach ailment forces Mets’ Granderson to the bench

    New York Post "Curtis Granderson wasn’t in much condition to play on Tuesday. After coming down with a stomach ailment the previous night, the Mets outfielder told manager Terry Collins he belonged on the bench against the Mariners. It left Collins to go with a starting outfield of Eric Young Jr., Juan..." July 23

  • Mets rookie deGrom dazzles again in win over Mariners

    New York Post "Add “stopper” to Jacob deGrom’s burgeoning Mets résumé. In a solid rotation, minus Matt Harvey, it’s the rookie deGrom moving to the forefront. Or you could just call him de facto ace. On Tuesday, he filled that role nicely, with seven dominant innings that led to a 3-1 victory over the..." July 23

  • Mets will find moving Bartolo Colon no simple task

    New York Post "The Mets want to move Bartolo Colon if, for nothing else, to redirect the $11 million he is owed next year to other needs. But multiple executives from outside of the Mets say it is exactly that $11 million owed in 2015 that will make Sandy Alderson’s job trading the righty anywhere from..." July 23

  • The Race to Succeed Bud Selig Isn't Much of a Race

    The Wall Street Journal "As Major League Baseball commissioner Bud Selig approaches the end of his final season on the job, the task of choosing his successor remains far from finished. But there is a growing sense of inevitability among baseball officials that the job will end up going to Selig's right-hand man. Rob..." July 23

  • Dustin Ackley soars in Mariners return home in leading Seattle to 5-2 victory over Mets

    Seattle Times "At the very least, Roenis Elias’ previous three starts had to cause a hint concern among Mariners’ brass. The left-hander from Cuba had allowed 16 earned runs in 141/3   innings over the past month, and it was fair to wonder if the grind of a long season was starting to take its toll on the..." July 22

  • Mets activate Jon Niese from the disabled list

    Hardball Talk "ESPN’s Adam Rubin reports that the Mets have activated starter Jon Niese from the 15-day disabled list. To make room for him on the roster, the Mets have designated reliever Buddy Carlyle for assignment. Niese went on the disabled list on July 5 with inflammation of the A/C joint in his left..." July 21

  • Padres shower Ross with rare support in win over Mets

    San Diego Union-Tribune "In the course of 16 months, Tyson Ross has sprouted into one of baseball’s most unhittable pitchers, delivering baseball’s most devastating slider from high atop the mound. If the Padres are to substantially and logically extend his time in San Diego, they will need a few more games like..." July 20

  • Travis d’Arnaud is on fire since returning from the minors

    Hardball Talk "The Mets had big expectations for Travis d’Arnaud when they acquired him from the Blue Jays as part of the R.A. Dickey trade in December of 2012, but he put up a disappointing .189/.277/.269 batting line over his first 257 plate appearances in the majors prior to being demoted to Triple-A Las..." July 19

  • D’Arnaud’s clutch hit helps streaking Mets over Padres

    New York Post "A four-day hiatus for the All-Star break evidently did nothing to disrupt the Mets’ recent mojo. The good times are still rolling, along with Travis d’Arnaud’s single through the first-base hole. That hit in Friday’s ninth inning scored the go-ahead run and allowed the Mets to open the second..." July 19

  • Sandy Alderson must decide whether he will play the trade market

    Newsday "Sandy Alderson got his answer. Two weeks ago, when asked the annual "buyers or sellers" question that arrives with every July, the Mets' general manager punted it to the All-Star break. The Rangers, Braves and Marlins were headed to Citi Field, where in Alderson's mind, the fate of the 2014..." July 17

  • Did the Mets waste David Wright’s best years?

    New York Post "An opposing general manager was recently talking up the Mets. He loved their pitching possibilities already in the majors, still in the minors and currently on the DL (Matt Harvey). “It’s real,” the executive said. He praised Dilson Herrera, Brandon Nimmo and Kevin Plawecki as credible..." July 17

  • Jeter, Trout spark victory American League "The 2014 All-Star Game at Target Field was always going to be about Derek Jeter. Jeter has been the face of baseball for nearly two decades, winning five World Series titles and being named an All-Star 14 times in a career that is set to end with his retirement after the season. So it was..." July 16

  • 12d
    Mike Puma @NYPost_Mets

    Two things I was told today: Mets are still unsure if they will go after a bat, and teams haven't begun calling about Colon.

  • Selig, PA aim to end smokeless tobacco use "As the recent death of Tony Gwynn to salivary gland cancer continues to resonate in baseball circles, commissioner Bud Selig and Players Association executive director Tony Clark both want MLB to make strides toward reducing and ultimately eliminating the use of smokeless tobacco in the game. But..." July 15

  • 13d
    SportsCenter @SportsCenter

    AL All-Star lineup Jeter SS Trout LF Cano 2B Cabrera 1B Bautista RF Cruz DH Jones CF Donaldson 3B Perez C Hernandez P

  • 13d
    SportsCenter @SportsCenter

    NL All-Star lineup: McCutchen CF Puig RF Tulowitzki SS Goldschmidt 1B Stanton DH A. Ramirez 3B Utley 2B Lucroy C Gomez LF Wainwright P

  • Bartolo Colon available for trades

    ESPN New York "The New York Mets have made right-hander Bartolo Colon available as the July 31 non-waiver trade deadline nears, industry sources told Colon, 41, has performed well in his first season with the Mets, producing an 8-8 record and 3.99 ERA in 18 starts, and may be ideal for a..." July 14

  • David Wright to get cortisone shot "David Wright insisted he does not deserve to represent the Mets at Tuesday's All-Star Game. More candidly, the captain confessed Sunday morning, even if the National League needed a late replacement, he would be unable to perform. Dogged by a bruised left rotator cuff and inflammation that..." July 13

  • Young, Campbell come up big off the bench to propel Mets to win over Marlins

    New York Post "A pinch-hit homer from Chris Young, an outstanding defensive play by Daniel Murphy and a win in a one-run game. What’s gotten into these Mets? Young’s homer tied the game in the seventh and Eric Campbell’s pinch-hit single an inning later knocked in the winning run in a 5-4 victory over the..." July 13

  • Mets use long ball to crush Marlins

    New York Post "The Mets might need to move back the fences in their bandbox ballpark. Lucas Duda and David Wright sure made Citi Field resemble an East Coast version of the Friendly Confines with monstrous home runs Friday night to offer a glimpse of what was largely missing from this Mets lineup over the..." July 12

  • The Mets’ Single-A affiliate is trading season tickets for LeBron James Heat jerseys

    Hardball Talk "The Mets’ Single-A affiliate, which calls St. Lucie, Florida home, is trying to put those LeBron James Miami Heat jerseys — no longer wanted by a majority of fans given the superstar’s decision to return to Cleveland — to good use. The St. Lucie Mets are willing to swap tickets to all remaining..." July 12

  • Harang steps up, Braves snap skid with 3-1 win over Mets

    Atlanta Journal-Constitution "Saddled with a four-game losing streak and facing the possibility of being swept by the Mets a four-game series for the first time since 1989, the Braves had the right guy on the mound Thursday in veteran Aaron Harang. And who could’ve imagined saying that when the Braves signed him off the..." July 11

  • Dillon Gee returns to mound as Mets top Braves 4-1 for four-game winning streak

    New York Daily News "Dillon Gee was anxious. He has spent parts of five seasons in the big leagues, but the righthander nervously took the mound at Citi Field Wednesday night like it was his major-league debut. It was not the first time the Gee had missed time. He was shut down for the second half of 2012 due to a..." July 10

  • Mets reach deal with first round pick Michael Conforto, according to report

    Newark Star-Ledger "The Mets and first round pick Michael Conforto have reached an agreement, according to a report. Conforto, an outfielder from Oregon State, was the 10th overall pick in the MLB draft last month. Conforto will get a $2.97 million signing bonus from the Mets, via an report...." July 10

  • DeGrom’s gem helps Mets earn 3rd straight win

    New York Post "Fittingly, Jacob deGrom’s final pitch Tuesday froze Dan Uggla for strike three to end the seventh inning. DeGrom sprung from the mound, the finest pitching performance of his young major league career complete, and was allowed to watch comfortably as the Mets finished off a rare laugher. The..." July 09

  • Ruben Tejada's base hit gives Mets win over Braves in 11 innings

    New York Daily News "It felt like deja vu all over again. There was the sinking feeling, the helplessness and then there was a little anger. For the second time in a week the Mets blew a lead in the eighth inning to the Braves, but Monday night they battled back for a 4-3 win in the 11th inning at Citi Field. “We..." July 08

  • David Wright: I didn't deserve All-Star nod

    Newsday "For the first time since 2011, David Wright will not represent the Mets at the All-Star Game. He finished second in fan voting at third base but was not named to the reserves by National League manager Mike Matheny after hitting .274 with six homers and 41 RBIs through Sunday. "For me, I don't..." July 08

  • Mets hold off Rangers after first-inning outburst

    New York Post "ven after Sunday’s 8-4 win over the Rangers, the Mets are 10 games under .500 and no longer the beneficiaries of playing in a subpar division. Instead, NL East front-runners Atlanta and Washington have distanced themselves from the pack. Still, the Mets insist they have a second-half run in..." July 07

  • Pair of Mets minor leaguers arrested "Two New York Mets minor leaguers have been arrested for allegedly drag racing at speeds of more than 100 mph early Friday morning, according to a press release issued by the city of Kingsport, Tenn. Citing an incident report from the Kingsport Police Department, outfielders Wuilmer Becerra and..." July 07

  • Think Mets should trade Zack Wheeler? Not so fast

    New York Post "Zack Wheeler offered proof on Sunday afternoon at Citi Field why it’s just plain to foolish to have his name mentioned in any type of trade scenarios involving the Mets this season or any time in the near future. You simply don’t give up on a young pitcher at any price, especially the kind of..." July 07

  • Mets could go after Cubs shortstop Starlin Castro

    New York Daily News "A golden opportunity in the name of Starlin Castro has sprung seemingly out of nowhere, and the Mets need to do everything they can to take advantage of it. If that means trading Zack Wheeler and perhaps even another pitcher to get the best-hitting shortstop this side of Troy Tulowitzki, so be..." July 07

  • 21d
    Adam Rubin @AdamRubinESPN

    #Mets officially calling Jon Niese's injury a left shoulder strain, for the record.

  • Liner may hurt Dice-K, not 'cheated' Niese "Jonathon Niese feels fine after getting struck with a first-inning line drive in the love handle on his left side Friday. So the southpaw wants to come back early and get two more starts before the All-Star break. And that appears to be bad news for Daisuke Matsuzaka, who could now end up in the..." July 05

  • D’Arnaud’s late boom powers Mets past Rangers

    New York Post "As a precursor to Friday night’s Citi Field fireworks, Travis d’Arnaud lowered the boom. With the Mets stuck in familiar territory, having scored a few runs early and then failing to add on, d’Arnaud delivered a go-ahead, two-run double in the eighth inning that sparked a 6-5 victory over the..." July 05

  • 23d
    Adam Rubin @AdamRubinESPN

    David Wright out again tonight. So we might assume DL.

  • Mets not ready to sell yet; coveted Niese likely staying "Mets general manager Sandy Alderson said in a phone interview that the team hasn't determined yet whether it will be a buyer or seller this summer, but that even if New York does decide to sell, top pitcher Jonathon Niese, presumably the biggest Mets trade target of other teams, very likely isn't..." July 03

  • 2-out hits key Braves’ 5-4 win over Mets, their 6th in a row

    Atlanta Journal-Constitution "The Braves got plenty of timely hits and scored all of their runs with two outs Tuesday, extending their winning streak to a season-high six games with a 5-4 win against the Mets. But on a night when Andrelton Simmons had a two-run single in a three-run fourth inning that put the Braves ahead..." July 02

  • 26d
    Adam Rubin @AdamRubinESPN

    Dillon Gee's next rehab start now officially Friday at Brooklyn.

  • Four-run 8th lifts Braves past Mets for 5th straight win

    Atlanta Journal-Constitution "As encouraged as the Braves were in winning six of seven games against last-place teams to complete an 8-3 road trip Sunday, it couldn’t be overlooked that they hit just .211 in the last nine games of that trip. And while they fattened up their road record with that 6-1 tear through Houston and..." July 01