Mets Rumors & News

  • Five MLB trades that make too much sense

    Sportsnaut "While trading is generally common in MLB, logic isn’t always a part of the process. Sometimes trades make very little sense. Other times, trades seem completely logical, but for whatever reason teams just don’t pull the trigger. Today, we focus on some completely logical trades that should be..." May 31

  • David Wright has herniated disc in his neck

    Larry Brown Sports "David Wright told reporters on Monday that he is dealing with a herniated disc in his neck. Wright did not play in Monday’s 1-0 win over the White Sox — his third straight game missed. New York Mets manager Terry Collins even said that Wright may need a stint on the disabled list. Wright has..." May 31

  • Mets owners get some breathing room on their Bernie Madoff settlement payments

    Hardball Talk "For years the central fact of life of the New York Mets has been that their owners, the Wilpon family and Saul Katz, lost a ton of money after investing it with friend and business partner Bernard Madoff, perpetrator of the biggest Ponzi scheme in history. It has hampered their payroll and led to..." May 31

  • Harvey gives up just two hits as Mets blank White Sox

    The Sports Xchange "NEW YORK -- First, struggling New York Mets right-hander Matt Harvey threw seven shutout innings. Then, Neil Walker ensured a redemptive day for Harvey would also include a chance at atonement for closer Jeurys Familia. Walker's homer leading off the bottom of the seventh put Harvey in..." May 30

  • Gonzalez's two-run single lifts Dodgers past Mets

    The Sports Xchange "NEW YORK -- Los Angeles Dodgers ace left-hander Clayton Kershaw walked to his locker late Sunday night and grinned at the sight of reporters spilling over into the space occupied by rookie outfielder Trayce Thompson. "You're in a bad spot, Trayce," Kershaw said. A ninth-inning rally by..." May 30

  • Did Mets' Terry Collins read Noah Syndergaard's latest tweet?

    Newark Star-Ledger "Ask and you shall receive. Well, something like that. On Sunday morning, Mets pitcher Noah Syndergaard sent out a tweet letting fans know that he's ready to pitch out of the bullpen. The reason? He's, well, fresh after only pitching two-plus innings on Saturday night due to umpire's judgement..." May 30

  • Syndergaard won't face added discipline for Utley incident

    The Score "Noah Syndergaard looks to be in the clear one day after being ejected for throwing a 99-mph fastball behind Los Angeles Dodgers second baseman Chase Utley. Major League Baseball officials appear to be satisfied with the ejection, and no other punishment will be enforced, reports ESPN's Adam..." May 30

  • Syndergaard ejection exposes MLB's lack of consistency

    Fox Sports "The problem is the lack of consistency. I could live with a sport in which pitchers no longer threw at hitters out of vengeance, a sport in which umpires no longer give teams "a shot" to retaliate, in the words of Mets manager Terry Collins. Collisions at home plate mostly are gone, and..." May 29

  • What Mets' Matt Harvey can learn from Yankees' Michael Pineda

    ESPN "The career arcs of Matt Harvey and Michael Pineda are remarkably similar. Both are 27, born within two months of each another in 1989. Both were sensations as rookies. Both suffered serious, and in Pineda's case, potentially career-ending arm injuries, early in their careers. Both have struggled..." May 29

  • 'Fresh' Syndergaard tweets he's available from bullpen Sunday

    The Score "Thor is ready to go. Ejected without warning from Saturday's game at Citi Field after throwing behind Chase Utley in the third inning, New York Mets right-hander Noah Syndergaard made it clear he's available to throw in Sunday's series finale against the Los Angeles Dodgers." May 29

  • Darryl Strawberry thinks Mets should drink, get into bar fights

    New York Post "Capture the moment. The opportunity won’t last. That, in essence, was the message from the 1986 Mets to the current ones on their 30-year anniversary celebration Saturday night at Citi Field. Three decades after winning it all, those Mets of Keith Hernandez and Gary Carter, Dwight Gooden and..." May 29

  • Collins: Umps had 'no idea about anything' in Syndergaard-Utley drama

    The Score "Noah Syndergaard, the New York Mets' hard-throwing ace, told reporters he was "dumbfounded" after getting tossed from Saturday's game without a warning after throwing a 99-mph fastball behind Chase Utley in the third, and manager Terry Collins was just as incredulous as his young star, if not more..." May 29

  • Sorry Mets fans, but Noah Syndergaard has only himself to blame - not umpire - for ejection

    New York Daily News "It’s perhaps somehow appropriate that on the night the rough-and-tumble ’86 Mets were honored at Citi Field — and, perhaps, this year’s club was challenged by Darryl Strawberry to discover how deep their own toughness runs — that Noah Syndergaard threw behind the back of that dastardly Chase..." May 29

  • Bautista weighs in on Utley drama with cryptic tweet

    The Score "Toronto Blue Jays outfielder Jose Bautista offered a sarcastic take on Saturday's drama at Citi Field with a tweet that appears to compare the Chase Utley-Noah Syndergaard drama with his heated at-bat versus Matt Bush two weeks ago in Texas. " May 29

  • Dodgers, Utley slam Mets

    The Sports Xchange "NEW YORK -- Los Angeles Dodgers manager Dave Roberts opened his press conference Saturday night with six words New York Mets fans -- if not the Mets themselves -- would find as infuriating as inarguable. "Chase was and has been tremendous," Roberts said after second baseman Chase Utley hit..." May 28

  • Sandy Alderson: Mets exploring external first-base options

    ESPN "The New York Mets intend to at least explore external options at first base with Lucas Duda sidelined for the foreseeable future with a stress fracture in his lower back. "We're not ruling out anything externally," general manager Sandy Alderson told ESPN.com on Friday. "We'll continue to..." May 28

  • Mets adding veteran James Loney to fill-in at first base for injured Lucas Duda

    New York Daily News "With Lucas Duda sidelined for the foreseeable future, the Mets are on the verge of obtaining veteran first baseman James Loney, a baseball source confirmed on Saturday. Duda will be out up to six weeks with a stress fracture in his lower back." May 28

  • Mets are getting defensive about Dodgers' outfield tactics

    Fox Sports "The Dodgers are taking defensive positioning to another level -- and the Mets are not happy about it. The Mets contacted Major League Baseball on Friday after learning that the Dodgers intended to mark prearranged defensive positions in the outfield at Citi Field, according to major-league..." May 28

  • Granderson's homer gives Mets walk-off victory

    The Sports Xchange "NEW YORK -- Friends and acquaintances of Curtis Granderson asked the New York Mets right fielder if he could pick them up the 1986 replica jersey handed out to fans at Friday night's game against the Los Angeles Dodgers. Granderson gave them something better: A 1986-esque walk-off win..." May 27

  • Cespedes: 'I could spend the rest of my career' with Mets

    MLB.com "The visitors' batting cage at Nationals Park is a spacious area, with colorless walls contrasting with fake green turf, and a bank of white plastic folding chairs off to one side. Throughout the Mets' recent three-game series with the Nationals, the chairs generally sat empty, unused, save for one..." May 27

  • Chase Utley’s family received death threats from Mets fans after controversial slide

    Los Angeles Times "Chase Utley understands what awaits him on Friday in New York. He does not welcome it, but he does not fear it. He accepts the incoming vitriol as penance for a sin he did not intend. Months ago, he identified the broken leg of Ruben Tejada as an unintended byproduct of the spirit that has..." May 27

  • David Wright: Mets don’t agree with Matt Harvey’s media silence

    New York Post "Matt Harvey’s self-imposed gag order wasn’t a big hit in the Mets clubhouse. For now the struggling pitcher has enough to consider, but Mets captain David Wright indicated Wednesday he may eventually talk to Harvey about his decision the previous night to bolt the clubhouse without speaking to..." May 26

  • Matz pitches eight scoreless innings as Mets blank Nationals

    The Sports Xchange "WASHINGTON -- Steven Matz had never gone eight innings in a major league start, so it was a pretty tense moment when Bryce Harper came to the plate as pinch hitter with two outs in the eighth on Wednesday afternoon. The Nationals had two outs and a runner on first base after Clint Robinson,..." May 25

  • Silent Matt Harvey confirms he’s the phony Mets have enabled

    New York Post "The joke, of course, is that any of this would be remotely surprising by now. The Mets have abided by the Harvey Rules from Day 1, have tread lightly around him, have allowed him the kind of leeway and latitude that should never be afforded someone with 75 career starts, no matter how promising he..." May 25

  • Matt Harvey will remain in Mets rotation, manager Terry Collins says

    USA Today "Matt Harvey, mired in the worst three-start stretch of his career, will remain in the New York Mets' rotation, manager Terry Collins announced Wednesday morning, hours after Harvey was hit hard by the division rival Washington Nationals for the second time in less than a week. The erstwhile..." May 25

  • Strasburg improves to 8-0 as Nats top Mets

    The Sports Xchange "WASHINGTON -- Pitching coach Mike Maddux walked slowly to the mound, then was surrounded by his infielders as he talked to right-hander Stephen Strasburg in the top of the seventh inning. The New York Mets had two runners on base with one out and had cut the lead to 5-2. Whatever advice..." May 24

  • Colon, Mets cruise past Nationals

    The Sports Xchange "WASHINGTON -- Bartolo Colon decided before the game Monday that he was going to keep the bat on his shoulder when he was at the plate to be sure he did not aggravate his back. "I am not going to swing," the New York Mets right-hander told Washington Nationals catcher Wilson Ramos after he..." May 24

  • Matt Harvey won't skip start during struggles, proclaims 'I'm not a quitter'

    The Comeback "Matt Harvey has struggled mightily this season. Once the top option amongst the best starting five in baseball, the Mets starter is mired in arguably the worst stretch of his career. Harvey is 3-6 and his ERA has ballooned to 5.77 after he allowed nine runs in 2 2/3 innings in the worst start of..." May 24

  • Report: James Loney’s representatives to contact the Mets

    Hardball Talk "Joel Sherman of the New York Post reports that representatives of Padres first baseman James Loney are expected to contact the Mets, who are in need of first base help after losing Lucas Duda to a back injury on Monday. Loney, 32, has spent the season with the Padres’ Triple-A affiliate in El..." May 24

  • Possible First Base Options for the Mets

    Baseball Essential "The New York Mets now have a hole in their lineup, as first baseman Lucas Duda was placed on the 15-day disabled list with a stress fracture in his lower back. At this point, it is unclear how long Duda will be sidelined with the injury, but with a lack of internal options, the Mets might be..." May 24

  • Mets Have “Some Curiosity About” Padres’ James Loney

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Mets have at least “some curiosity about” Padres first baseman James Loney, per Joel Sherman of the New York Post (Twitter links). Loney’s representatives at the Legacy Agency are expected to contact the club today to see if there’s a fit. While Loney remains under control of the Padres,..." May 24

  • Bartolo Colon told Nats catcher he wouldn’t swing during at-bats

    Sportress of Blogitude "Bartolo Colon halted a personal two-game losing streak on Monday night, going seven innings and allowing one run on five hits while walking two and striking out two in the New York Mets’ 7-1 victory over the Washington Nationals. The stellar pitching performance came one day ahead of Colon..." May 24

  • Duda diagnosed with stress fracture in lower back

    SI "New York Mets first baseman Lucas Duda has been placed on the 15-day disabled list with a stress fracture in his lower back, the team announced Monday. There is no set timetable for his return, but the team expects him to be out four to six weeks. Duda was scratched from this weekend’s games..." May 23

  • Mets 'real concerned' about Lucas Duda's bad back

    Newark Star-Ledger "They won't know anything concrete until Monday, but the outlook for Mets first baseman Lucas Duda doesn't sound good, at least if you let manager Terry Collins say it. "I'm real concerned, there's no question," Collins said Sunday "I'm really concerned that this is going to keep this guy out a..." May 23

  • Judd Apatow to co-direct '30 for 30' on Dwight Gooden, Darryl Strawberry

    Sporting News "Hollywood A-lister Judd Apatow will co-direct an upcoming "30 for 30" documentary on 1980s Mets superstars Dwight Gooden and Darryl Strawberry. ESPN announced last week that the "Trainwreck" director would work with "You Don't Know Bo" director Michael Bonfiglio on "Doc & Darryl," which is set..." May 23

  • Syndergaard pitches Mets past Brewers

    The Sports Xchange "NEW YORK -- For the third time in as many games Sunday, a New York Mets starting pitcher provided enough length to lighten the load on a taxed bullpen. Now the Mets can only hope the other two members of the rotation can follow suit with first place on the line. Right-hander Noah..." May 22

  • Darryl Strawberry uses an emoji to sign his last name in text messages

    SB Nation "The use of emojis these days is either perfect or entirely too much. I guess if my last name was an emoji though, I'd use it too. " May 22

  • Mets slot Harvey in for Tuesday after sim game

    MLB.com "As teammates clambered to the top step of the dugout, Matt Harvey took the mound Saturday amid an unusual scene at Citi Field. Throwing multiple innings in a simulated game, Harvey put in the extra work that he hopes will help him begin climbing out of his career-worst funk. A good chunk of the..." May 22

  • Scott Boras Says Mets Not at Fault for any Matt Harvey Struggles

    Fox Sports "When I asked Scott Boras about struggling Mets right-hander Matt Harvey on Friday, he started talking about a pitcher who had a 6.55 ERA last May 30 before going on the disabled list with neck stiffness. “If I gave you those numbers, you would have to say that this pitcher is in the dumps,”..." May 21

  • Matz, Conforto lead Mets past Brewers

    The Sports Xchange "NEW YORK -- Of the 18 questions New York Mets manager Terry Collins was asked during his pregame news conference Friday, 15 had to do with struggling right-hander Matt Harvey, the Opening Day starter who still receives ace-like attention despite producing the third-highest ERA in the National..." May 20

  • NY paper rips 'Super Zero' Matt Harvey

    The Score "Three years ago, Matt Harvey was an All-Star. This season, he could be benched. Following his All-Star season in 2013, Harvey missed the following year after undergoing Tommy John surgery. In his 2015 return he was solid, pitching to a 2.71 ERA, while striking out 8.9 hitters per nine..." May 20

  • Nationals star Bryce Harper ‘feels bad’ for Mets’ Matt Harvey

    New York Daily News "Bryce Harper began Thursday’s game 0-for-20 for his career against Matt Harvey, before extending that personal futility string by flying out in his first bat. But the reigning NL MVP wasn’t in any mood to gloat about breaking that schneid with a single in his next at-bat, nor especially for..." May 20

  • Mets will 'take a look' at skipping struggling Matt Harvey's next turn

    ESPN "Mets right-hander Matt Harvey might not have a chance to redeem himself against the Washington Nationals next week. After Harvey allowed a career-high nine runs in a career-low 2 2/3 innings in a 9-1 rubber-game loss against the Nationals on Thursday night, manager Terry Collins indicated that..." May 20

  • Seven-run inning, Strasburg lift Nats past Mets

    The Sports Xchange "NEW YORK -- Few managers in baseball know the innermost thoughts of a hitter better than Washington Nationals skipper Dusty Baker, who won two Silver Sluggers as an outfielder and spent four seasons as a hitting coach before moving into the manager's office. "You feel good about yourself..." May 19

  • Gonzalez, Nationals shut down Mets

    The Sports Xchange "NEW YORK -- Asked late Wednesday night about his success at Citi Field following yet another impressive start against the New York Mets, Washington Nationals left-hander Gio Gonzalez offered up a well-rehearsed answer in which he thanked the pitchers that followed him, his catchers and the lineup..." May 19

  • A Surprising Lawsuit Claims Bartolo Colon Is A ‘Deadbeat Dad’ To A Secret Family

    Uproxx "Bartolo Colon has become baseball’s lovable big guy over the years. With his teddy bear persona and the occasional surprising displays of Old Fat Guy Athleticism (see here and here), he’s frequently sent the entire baseball world into fits of pure joy. However, the most recent story surrounding..." May 18

  • MLB players confronting realities of smokeless tobacco laws in major cities

    The Comeback "Cities like Boston, Chicago, New York, Los Angeles and San Francisco have all passed bans on the use of smokeless tobacco at ticketed sporting events, leaving teams like the Washington Nationals are beginning to confront a new reality and some big time issues. Player now have to decide whether..." May 18

  • Mets ride Syndergaard to win over Nationals

    The Sports Xchange "NEW YORK -- A night that began with appreciation for reigning National League Championship Series MVP Daniel Murphy ended with New York Mets right-hander Noah Syndergaard providing more evidence that his emergence on the national stage last October was no fluke, either. Syndergaard struck..." May 17

  • Mets GM Sandy Alderson undergoes cancer-related surgery, says procedure was ‘fantastically successful’

    New York Daily News "Mets general manager Sandy Alderson said Tuesday he had surgery "a week ago Wednesday" as part of his treatment for cancer, and that the procedure was "fantastically successful" and had been planned since December when Alderson and the Mets announced his diagnosis with the disease. "There's..." May 17

  • Commissioner Rob Manfred unhappy with length of games

    ESPN "The average time of a nine-inning baseball game is up nearly seven minutes compared with this point last season, and MLB commissioner Rob Manfred isn't happy about it. "We think the single biggest thing we had going for us early in the year [last season] was player focus on the topic," Manfred..." May 17