Mets Rumors & News

  • Phillies open 10-run lead, hold on for 10-8 win over Mets

    The Sports Xchange "NEW YORK -- Philadelphia Phillies manager Pete Mackanin had to convince himself that he was happy Saturday night after the Phillies put a crimp in the New York Mets' playoff hopes with a 10-8 win at Citi Field. Meanwhile, his Mets counterpart, Terry Collins, had no trouble keeping a smile on..." September 25

  • Gsellman, Mets manhandle Phillies in 17-0 rout

    The Sports Xchange "NEW YORK -- When the New York Mets played their home opener against the Philadelphia Phillies on April 8, Robert Gsellman was about 190 miles north of Citi Field in Binghamton getting ready to make his first start of the season the next day for the Mets' Double-A affiliate. On Sunday,..." September 25

  • Conforto's blast lifts Mets over Phillies

    The Sports Xchange "NEW YORK -- The first two contests of the New York Mets' four-game series against the Philadelphia Phillies lasted 20 innings over a span of 8 hours, 3 minutes and required 35 players. But the most important number for the Mets was two. The Mets pieced together a second straight vital..." September 24

  • Syndergaard feels better, may start vs. Miami "Mets right-hander Noah Syndergaard reported to Citi Field on Saturday feeling well enough to throw a bullpen session for the first time since falling ill earlier in the week. The club will wait to see how Syndergaard responds to his session, but it has penciled him in to start Monday or Tuesday in..." September 24

  • Wilmer Flores Done For Season?

    MLB Trade Rumors "If the reigning National League champion Mets are going to maintain their spot atop the wild-card race, they might have to do it without infielder Wilmer Flores. The 25-year-old hasn’t seen action since Sept. 10 because of a right wrist injury he suffered in a collision with Braves catcher A.J...." September 24

  • Cabrera's walk-off blast in 11th lifts Mets 9-8

    The Sports Xchange "NEW YORK -- New York Mets shortstop Asdrubal Cabrera walked to his locker late Thursday night sporting a sleeveless T-shirt with the words "Has tu diligencia" -- Spanish for "Do your thing," the slogan devised by teammate Jose Reyes that is plastered atop the doorway heading out of the team's..." September 23

  • Steven Matz Scratched Due To Shoulder Discomfort, Unlikely To Start Again In 2016

    MLB Trade Rumors "Not long after declaring Steven Matz ready to go for Friday’s start, the tables have turned, as the Mets have scratched the left-hander due to lingering discomfort in his left shoulder, per Joel Sherman of the New York Post (links to Sherman on Twitter). Furthermore, general manager Sandy Alderson..." September 22

  • MLB and the Mets may be headed to London for regular season games

    CBS Sports "The Mets could be taking a trip to London. Remember how, back in July, Major League Baseball scrapped plans to host a 2017 game in London? We noted at the time that talks were likely to be revisited down the road. We are officially down the road. On Sunday, London mayor Sadiq Khan, who..." September 22

  • Braves' Teheran continues mastery of Mets

    The Sports Xchange "NEW YORK -- Atlanta Braves interim manager Brian Snitker is one of the few people in the organization who can remember when the Braves and New York Mets annually engaged in tense September games with playoff implications. Now the rest of the Braves are learning what it's like to torment the..." September 21

  • Inciarte, Braves rob Mets, complete sweep

    The Sports Xchange "NEW YORK -- Atlanta Braves interim manager Brian Snitker figures center fielder Ender Inciarte's game-saving catch Wednesday night will be a highlight-reel staple the rest of the season. It might haunt the New York Mets a lot longer than that. Inciarte scored the tying run in the..." September 21

  • Jeff Samardzija throws some major shade Tim Tebow’s way

    Sportsnaut "As a Major League pitcher and former All-American receiver at Notre Dame, Jeff Samardzija can certainly be labeled a two-sport athlete. That makes him a natural person to ask about former NFL player Tim Tebow and his quest to play in Major League Baseball. Samardzija was asked such a question..." September 21

  • Terry Collins found a new rock bottom for Jay Bruce

    New York Post "Jay Bruce’s name reappeared in the lineup Tuesday, his latest mental break finished with hope renewed in his corner of the Mets clubhouse that he could finally help the cause. Another rough night for the veteran slugger followed: An 0-for-3 performance at the plate and miscommunication with..." September 21

  • Doctors to move deGrom's ulnar nerve to curb pain; his season is over

    ESPN "New York Mets right-hander Jacob deGrom will undergo season-ending surgery later this week to address a nerve issue in his pitching elbow. Doctors will move the ulnar nerve, which had been causing intermittent elbow discomfort as well as finger numbness. DeGrom expects a three-month recovery..." September 20

  • Steven Matz to start on Friday

    Hardball Talk "Good news for the Mets, who could use some on the pitcher health front: Steven Matz said today that he feels great and expects to start Friday against the Phillies. Matz has been out for over a month due to a mild shoulder strain. " September 20

  • Tim Tebow Wants Colin Kaepernick to Protest in “The Right Way”

    Black Sports Online "Tebow doesn’t clarify what is the right way to protest over 300 years of racial injustice, but I think he intentionally made his comments vague. It is a way of saying something, but nothing at the same time. “When people have belief in something, or a conviction in something, trying to stand..." September 20

  • Tim Tebow Q&A: 'This Isn't a Publicity Stunt, and It's Definitely Not for Money'

    Bleacher Report "Hey, not sure if you've heard, but Tim Tebow is a baseball player now. Or, at least, he's trying to be. The 29-year-old former NFL quarterback agreed to a minor league contract with the New York Mets and had his first workout with their instructional league team Monday. As he tries to refine..." September 20

  • Mets Expected to See Return of Steven Matz on Friday

    CSN Mid-Atlantic "Though the New York Mets' starting rotation has been in flux for most of the season, there might be some good news on the way. According to USA TODAY Sports, left hander Steven Matz is expected to return from injury this Friday and start vs. Philadelphia Phillies. Matz, 25, had been shut down..." September 20

  • Tim Tebow struggling…to play catch

    Sportsnaut "The struggle is real for Tim Tebow as he attempts to make it in professional baseball. But his greatest struggle might not be what you think. Tebow’s critics will use this as proof that he cannot possibly play pro baseball. His passionate fans will argue that his arm is just so strong that..." September 20

  • Tebow 'excited' after first Mets workout "For a former Heisman Trophy winner and retired NFL quarterback who is a decade older than many of his teammates, Tim Tebow seemed to blend in well after he stepped onto the back fields at the Mets' Spring Training complex to begin his professional baseball career. The 29-year-old went through..." September 20

  • New dad Freeman powers Braves past Mets

    The Sports Xchange "NEW YORK -- Freddie Freeman has been the equal to Chipper Jones as the face of the Atlanta Braves in every way except bravado. So don't expect the easy-going first baseman to pay homage to his road dominance of the New York Mets by doctoring the birth certificate of his newborn son to include..." September 19

  • The New York Mets are already selling Tim Tebow jerseys

    Fox Sports "New York Mets GM Sandy Alderson declared earlier this month after Tim Tebow signed to a minor-league deal that the Mets weren't interested in the former Heisman Trophy winner solely to sell merchandise. Via the AP: "I have to tell you that the notion that we're going to spend $100,000 on a..." September 19

  • Tebow reported to Mets' instructional league and was assigned a familiar number

    CBS Sports "Tim Tebow! His Mets career gets underway in earnest on Monday as he'll make his fall instructional league debut. As the AP notes, Twitter is one of 58 players in Mets fall camp at Port St. Lucie, Fla., and at age 29 he's more than four years older than any of his instructional league..." September 19

  • Mets edge Twins on Granderson's HR in 12th

    The Sports Xchange "NEW YORK -- For several weeks now, the promotional items given out to New York Mets fans have served as a cruel reminder of the Mets' season-long battle with injuries. Fortunately for the Mets, the Curtis Granderson giveaway was months ago. Granderson, the last man standing from the..." September 18

  • Curtis Granderson makes Mets history with two extra-inning homers

    Larry Brown Sports "The day did not start particularly well for the New York Mets, who lost pitcher Jacob deGrom for the season with a nerve injury, but it ended in grand(erson) style. Trailing the Minnesota Twins 2-1 in the bottom of the 11th inning, outfielder Curtis Granderson led off with a solo homerun that..." September 18

  • Mets' Yoenis Cespedes: Early exit Sunday

    CBS Sports "Cespedes left Sunday's game in the seventh inning with an undisclosed injury, Jared Diamond of the Wall Street Journal reports." September 18

  • Mets complete sweep of hapless Twins

    The Sports Xchange "NEW YORK -- The theme in recent weeks, especially for unheralded starting pitchers when they meet with New York Mets manager Terry Collins, is about opportunity. The meetings likely go something like "here is your opportunity to show us you can pitch at this level in the middle of a playoff..." September 18

  • Yankees listed as 'likely suitor' for Mets' Yoenis Cespedes

    Newark Star-Ledger "It's never too early to look ahead to the hot stove. As the Mets attempt to secure a wild card berth and Yankees try to stay alive in the American League, it's easy to live in the moment around the local baseball teams. But whenever baseball does end in New York this fall, a huge decision..." September 18

  • Casilla 'not going to be sad' after 9th blown save sparks Giants loss "Santiago Casilla appeared in a game for the first time in a week Friday, pitching an effective eighth inning. With a comfortable six-run lead, it was a perfect situation for Giants manager Bruce Bochy to see where Casilla was at after blowing his eighth save of the season at Arizona on Sept...." September 18

  • Seven MLB managers who could be fired after the season

    Sporting News "The regular season is winding down, and you know at least a couple of MLB managers are wondering whether they’re wearing their current uniform for the final few times down the stretch. At one point this season, Yankees manager Joe Girardi might have wondered about his job security. But after..." September 18

  • Jose Canseco is offering to help Tim Tebow with baseball

    Fox Sports "Tim Tebow's path to the majors could become considerably easier if he takes advice offered to him on Twitter. The Heisman Trophy winner attempting to resurrect his sports career on the baseball diamond as a New York Met -- someday, somehow -- has been offered some hitting tutelage from a former..." September 18

  • Lucas Duda’s first action will be as a pinch hitter — but not yet

    New York Post "There was actually positive injury news for the Mets on Saturday. Yes, really. A day after Juan Lagares was activated as a possible defensive replacement, Lucas Duda followed him to Queens. The first baseman, who had been out since May 23 with a stress fracture in his lower back, will first be..." September 18

  • Granderson homers twice in extras as Mets set franchise record

    Today's Knuckleball "Curtis Granderson etched his name in the New York Mets’ record book and helped the team establish a franchise record at the same time on Saturday as the club posted a 3-2 interleague victory over the Minnesota Twins in 12 innings. After Byron Buxton belted a leadoff home run off Hansel Robles..." September 18

  • Collins: ‘I don’t know where we would be’ without Bartolo Colon

    New York Post "By the end of July, Bartolo Colon’s ERA had risen to 3.58. There were questions of whether his time finally was up halfway through his 18th major league season. Six weeks later, it’s clear that talk was premature. The hefty, 43-year-old right-hander continued to be a marvel Friday night,..." September 17

  • Jacob deGrom Shut Down For Season, likely needs surgery

    New York Daily News "The Mets made a stunning announcement on Saturday afternoon when they said it’s unlikely Jacob deGrom pitches again this season. GM Sandy Alderson said the Mets pitcher likely needs surgery to repair the ulnar nerve in his elbow. "I actually watched Jake's bullpen yesterday and it was..." September 17

  • Mets to activate Lucas Duda from 60-day disabled list

    Today's Knuckleball "The New York Mets will get a familiar face back on the roster this weekend as first baseman Lucas Duda will be activated from the club’s 60-day disabled list, according to Adam Rubin of ESPN. The veteran corner infielder is fresh off of a 60-day disabled list stint that caused him to miss over..." September 17

  • Jacob deGrom to start Sunday; Mets aiming for 75-pitch workload

    ESPN "Jacob deGrom will make his much-anticipated return to the New York Mets' starting rotation Sunday to face the Minnesota Twins at Citi Field. DeGrom, who is 7-8 with a 3.04 ERA this season, hasn't pitched since Sept. 1, when he suffered a third loss in as many starts. He has been sidelined with..." September 17

  • Report: Twins may be interested in Mets’ assistant GM John Ricco

    Hardball Talk "In the wake of Terry Ryan’s departure from the club back in July, the Twins have been rudderless for several months while they search for a new head of baseball operations. The prevailing thought was that the incoming head of operations would select a new general manager to oversee the team,..." September 17

  • Mets hint Jay Bruce is almost out of time to breakout

    New York Post "In a tight National League wild-card picture, this qualifies as breathing room. The Mets, who for the last week had been clinging to a half-game lead in the race for the second wild card, jumped a full game ahead of St. Louis on Thursday night, when the Giants beat the Cardinals 6-2 in San..." September 16

  • Mets catchers Travis d'Arnaud, Rene Rivera will split time

    New York Daily News "Travis d’Arnaud was out of the lineup for the second straight game Wednesday and met with Terry Collins before the game. Collins had told reporters that the catcher’s playing time would likely be split with Rene Rivera because of d’Arnaud’s struggles at the plate. “The guys who are producing..." September 16

  • Colon collects 14th win in Mets' 3-0 victory

    The Sports Xchange "NEW YORK -- The first time Bartolo Colon faced the Minnesota Twins on July 13, 1997, he was a 24-year-old pitching for the Cleveland Indians in a game at the Metrodome and facing a Twins lineup that featured Paul Molitor as the designated hitter. On Friday night, the 43-year-old Colon faced..." September 16

  • Mets-Cespedes talks likely start at 4 years, $100M: MLB insiders

    New York Post "Yoenis Cespedes is having the season of his career, which is exactly what the Mets wanted when they re-signed him last January. How to deal with Cespedes’ long-term status was something general manager Sandy Alderson would deal with when the time arose. That time is soon coming. Five days..." September 16

  • Heyman: Top 30 free agents and early contract guesses

    Today's Knuckleball "Edwin Encarnacion rolled the dice, declining to counter the Toronto Blue Jays’ mild overtures in spring, and he’s hit a grand slam. Encarnacion moves way up the free-agent list (he’s No. 2 on our list, and actually No. 1 among players who are unfettered free agents: technically, Yoenis Cespedes..." September 15

  • Wally Backman says he bolted Mets organization because of 'lack of respect’

    New York Daily News "Wally Backman felt a lack of respect from the Mets’ front office and, after being passed over for major league jobs, including the bench coach job this season, he came to the conclusion he had no future in the organization. After being a big part of the Mets’ past, Backman decided he wanted to..." September 14

  • Roark, Ramos lead Nationals past Mets

    The Sports Xchange "WASHINGTON -- The first-place Washington Nationals are in the midst of another pennant race, aiming for their third National League East title in five years. But important things like life events also take precedent, as Nationals manager Dusty Baker was not with the team Wednesday due to a..." September 14

  • Report: Jacob deGrom and Steven Matz could team up for a “piggyback” start on Sunday

    Hardball Talk "Rafael Montero lost his spot in the Mets’ starting rotation after another miserable start against the Nationals on Monday. With injured starters Jacob deGrom and Steven Matz working their way back, the Mets are considering a “piggyback” start on Sunday against the Twins if both are healthy enough..." September 14

  • MLB releases 2017 schedule "After a fourth installment of the World Baseball Classic in March, the 2017 Major League Baseball regular season will arrive with three games on the first Sunday (April 2), 13 more Opening Day games on that Monday, and a calendar that includes the debut of a brand-new ballpark in Atlanta and the..." September 14

  • Rivera's homer in 10th lifts Mets over Nationals

    The Sports Xchange "WASHINGTON -- New York Mets manager Terry Collins played a hunch Tuesday, giving rookie T.J. Rivera a rare start at second base. With Wilmer Flores still banged up, Collins turned to a rookie who made his big league debut at third base on Aug. 10 and had just 41 at-bats in 16 games before..." September 13

  • MLB's most disappointing players of 2016

    Fox Sports "Between hefty free-agent contracts and big trades made this past offseason, a number of players went into the 2016 season with huge expectations. And of course, not everyone lived up to those expecations. In fact, some players fell flat on their faces in the first year with their new teams...." September 13

  • Jacob deGrom could see relief stint with Mets this week

    Sportsnaut "The New York Mets’ pitching rotation might be getting an upgrade soon. Pending the results of a Monday bullpen session, Jacob deGrom could return to action in a matter of days." September 13

  • Wally Backman will not return to Mets organization in 2017

    Newsday "Wally Backman will not be back with the Mets organization next season. Sandy Alderson confirmed to Newsday’s Marc Carig that Backman, who served as manager of the Mets’ Triple-A affiliates since 2012, won’t be with the club in 2017. ADVERTISEMENT | ADVERTISE ON NEWSDAY “He decided to move..." September 13