Mets Rumors & News

  • David Wright not blaming sore shoulder for slump

    Newsday "The admission, if it can even be categorized as such, surprised no one. Yet it was the closest thing to an acknowledgment of an issue that has dogged David Wright. For the first time, the Mets third baseman said that the left shoulder he injured earlier this summer is not yet fully healthy, and..." August 27

  • Lagares homers, makes dazzling catch as Mets edge Braves

    New York Post "The present is pretty dim at Citi Field, with what looks like another wasted September ahead. But at least the small crowd in Queens on Tuesday got to see some potential bright spots for the future, as Juan Lagares continued his strong season with a go-ahead homer and diving catch in a 3-2 win..." August 27

  • Dodgers, Angels among teams courting Colon

    CSN Bay Area "After clearing waivers Monday, Bartolo Colon is reportedly drawing interest from playoff-hopeful teams, according to Andy Martino of the New York Daily News. Both the Los Angeles Angels and Los Angeles Dodgers are two of the teams identified by Martino as teams to be most engaged with interest..." August 27

  • Mets have options in potential deal for Colon "Bartolo Colon laughed when asked about the possibility that the Mets may trade him prior to Sunday's waiver Trade Deadline. A 17-year veteran of eight big league clubs, Colon pays so little heed to this sort of thing that he was unaware he even hit the waiver wire until a reporter brought reports..." August 26

  • Adrian Gonzalez’s five RBIs help Zack Greinke, Los Angeles Dodgers defeat New York Mets

    L.A. Daily News "Saturday was an important night for Zack Greinke. The Dodgers’ all-star right-hander had not been pitching as such his past three starts. Not that he’s been horrible, just not real good in losing two and getting a no-decision. Knowing that he has had a bit of a sore pitching elbow, and that he..." August 24

  • Syndergaard not on Mets’ radar for September call-up

    New York Post "As the clock winds down on Noah Syndergaard’s minor league season, there still is no indication the Mets plan on promoting their top pitching prospect to the major leagues this year. According to a club source, team brass has held discussions on which players might be called up in September,..." August 24

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    Ken Rosenthal @Ken_Rosenthal

    Source: #Mets’ Bartolo Colon on revocable waivers. Owed $11M next season. Must pass through 28 teams before #Angels could get crack at him.

  • New York Mets get the home run, but Los Angeles Dodgers get the win

    L.A. Daily News "The Dodgers and New York Mets began their weekend series near the bottom of the major leagues in a conspicuous category. Collectively, each team had hit 94 home runs this season. Only four clubs had fewer. Dodgers manager Don Mattingly insists this isn’t an issue. He’s aware that only one..." August 23

  • Sources: Mets to work out 2 Cubans, Montero sent to Vegas

    New York Post "Rusney Castillo never was considered seriously by the Mets, but the team has at least two other Cuban defectors on its radar. As The Post reported Friday before the Mets’ 6-2 loss to the Dodgers, the Mets plan to work out Roberto Carlos, a 28-year-old shortstop. But according to a source, the..." August 23

  • Mets eye Cuban shortstop who ‘slipped through the cracks’

    New York Post "The Mets are paying attention to the market for Cuban defectors, but it remains unlikely a star of Yasiel Puig’s magnitude will be arriving at Citi Field anytime soon. Even so, the organization, according to sources, will in the coming days take a look at Roberto Carlos, a 28-year-old shortstop..." August 22

  • Lucas Duda blasts Athletics, then becomes talk of town as Mets win 8-5

    New York Daily News "Normally, Lucas Duda just carries a big stick and lets that do the talking for him. The Mets first baseman is an extremely quiet person who seems uncomfortable talking about himself. Wednesday, however, Duda not only carried the Mets with his bat, but made a big statement — for himself — as..." August 21

  • DeGrom throws bullpen session, eyes Sat. return

    ESPN New York "Jacob deGrom is ready to start Saturday. The rookie right-hander took the next step toward a return from the disabled list when he threw to hitters before Tuesday night’s game against the Oakland A’s. This followed a 20-pitch bullpen session Sunday, the same day he missed his second straight..." August 20

  • A's earn much-needed win over Mets

    Athletics Nation "The A's really needed that. There isn't much to say, really. The simple act of getting back in the win column is far more valuable than a single game in the standings — there's just an air of success that penetrated the Coliseum tonight that had been lacking throughout the fanbase, the media,..." August 20

  • Cubs 4, Mets 1: Kyle Hendricks Shines Again

    Bleed Cubbie Blue "The Cubs rookie righthander could get some Rookie of the Year votes if he keeps this up. I told you guys about Kyle Hendricks in spring training. Yes, I understand completely the reasons he didn't make the Opening Day roster and I think he was called up at exactly the right time. And I do..." August 19

  • The Mets' Matt Harvey problem is a Mets problem

    SB Nation "There is no good kind of sports team owner, really. Some are demonstrably better than others, but when the most desirable options are Distant Globetrotting Billionaire With Open Checkbook and Stubborn Octogenarian Pillar Of The Community, Possibly Wearing A Hat, Also With Open Checkbook, we are..." August 19

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    Adam Rubin @AdamRubinESPN

    Bartolo Colon scratched. Mother "extremely ill." Carlos Torres to start. #mets

  • deGrom progressing toward L.A. return "A day after Jacob deGrom tossed on flat ground for the first time since being placed on the disabled list, the rookie threw a 20-pitch bullpen session Sunday morning and pronounced his shoulder fine. DeGrom threw 20 pitches, all fastballs, during the brief session. He should have a more..." August 17

  • Wright hurt, Niese falters, but Mets somehow pull one out over Cubs

    New York Post "Jon Niese was able to look at his performance in Saturday’s 7-3 win over the Cubs as a “step forward.” He has Vic Black to thank for that. Niese, cruising for most of his start, unraveled in the seventh and only a brilliant job out of the bullpen from Black kept the Mets comfortably..." August 17

  • Starlin Castro says he's happy with Cubs, but Mets could use a shortstop

    New York Daily News "How to Break a Met Fan’s Heart, version 673: “I don’t want to leave. I want to stay here all my career.” That was Starlin Castro talking Friday night before he and the Cubs faced the Mets in the opener of a four-game series at Citi Field. A certain segment of Met fan has fixated on the Cubs’..." August 17

  • All quiet on hernia front as Mejia notches save

    New York Post "A few days off may have revitalized Jenrry Mejia. The Mets closer returned to form on Friday, pitching a perfect ninth inning in his team’s 3-2 victory over the Cubs at Citi Field. In a non-save situation against the Nationals a day earlier, Mejia worked a scoreless inning. He had received a..." August 16

  • Wheeler strikes out 10, Campbell homers as Mets beat Cubs

    New York Post "It’s Zack, with a “K.” That’s just the easiest way to remember the correct spelling of Zack Wheeler’s first name, along with his optimum pitching style. On a seasonably cool Friday night in Flushing, the Mets right-hander cranked up the heat and delivered in a 3-2 victory over the Cubs that..." August 16

  • Strasburg, Harper lead the way as Nats sweep Mets

    Nats Insider "That the Nationals just swept the Mets in New York isn’t a major surprise. This is a team, in case you didn’t realize, that has now won 11 consecutive games at Citi Field. A loss in Flushing, that would have constituted a surprise. But the manner in which the Nationals won the last three..." August 15

  • Terry Collins attempting to rein in Matt Harvey "Mets manager Terry Collins had a blunt message for rehabbing ace Matt Harvey during a phone conversation with the ace on Thursday: "Back off." Concerned Harvey is doing too much, too fast in his return from Tommy John surgery, Collins implored the right-hander not to jeopardize his 2015 season..." August 15

  • Mets ink Venezuelan teen for $1M

    ESPN New York "The Mets made their biggest international signing of the summer, inking 16-year-old Venezuelan Kenny Hernandez. Hernandez was rated the No. 13 international prospect by Baseball America, which reported the signing figure at $1 million. Paul DePodesta described Hernandez as an "advanced..." August 14

  • Mets fan Seinfeld thinks about baseball 'all day'

    ESPN New York "One of the world's funniest people is also one of the world's biggest baseball fans. Comedian Jerry Seinfeld says he thinks about baseball all the time and that he's fascinated by almost anything related to the sport and to his favorite team -- the New York Mets. Seinfeld is currently..." August 14

  • Nats 3-2 over Mets for 10th straight in Citi Field

    Federal Baseball "New York Mets' right-hander Bartolo Colon shut the Washington Nationals down for six innings in Citi Field, but the Nats rallied late for a 3-2 win and their 10th straight decision in Citi Field. Jordan Zimmermann was solid on the mound again for the Nationals... New York Mets' right-hander..." August 14

  • An early look at the top MLB free agents

    MLB Daily Dish "While not as strong as year's past, this winter's free agent class is shaking up to be particularly deep. With the July 31st non-waiver trade deadline now past us, barring an unlikely late-August blockbuster, it seems that all the major in-season transactions are now passed us. With less than..." August 14

  • Do the Mets expect David Wright’s power to return?

    New York Post "David Wright extended his hitting streak to 11 games in Tuesday’s 7-1 loss to the Nationals at Citi Field, but he still has just eight homers — hardly what the Mets envisioned from the third baseman. Nevertheless, general manager Sandy Alderson isn’t ready to say Wright’s career is headed..." August 13

  • Michael A. Taylor homers in MLB debut, Nationals cruise past Mets

    Washington Post "Michael A. Taylor’s father had called him five times Saturday night, even though he had nothing new to say. The news had spread that Taylor would arrive in the major leagues the next day. Taylor only kept hearing from his father, “I’m so proud of you.” Anthony Taylor, a logistics officer for 22..." August 13

  • Mets manager Terry Collins likely coming back for 2015 "Terry Collins is likely to be brought back for a fifth season as Mets manager in 2015, sources familiar with the situation say. While the Mets are planning to bring Collins back to manage, officials in the know say, and the expected return assumes the Mets remain on their steady path of..." August 13

  • Mets risk alienating Harvey if they slow his rehab too much

    New York Post "Slow down, young buck. Time really is on your side. In more ways than you know, Matt Harvey. Sandy Alderson made it crystal clear Tuesday night at Citi Field that the Mets’ young ace will spend the rest of the season on the sidelines and in the bullpen, there is just too much to risk..." August 13

  • Bud Selig expects MLB regular season games in Europe soon

    SB Nation "Some MLB teams will likely be headed to Amsterdam for meaningful games as early as 2015. Outgoing Major League Baseball commissioner Bud Selig hopes to announce plans for regular season games in Europe before he leaves office, according to multiple reports. The league has its eye on London..." August 13

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    Adam Rubin @AdamRubinESPN

    Sandy Alderson says because Jeremy Hefner had major Tommy John setback, Matt Harvey may not appear in a game anywhere until spring training.

  • The case against Noah in majors in 2014

    ESPN New York "There's a decent chance Noah Syndergaard's major league debut may wait until 2015, although it apparently has not yet been formally determined, a team insider told The reasoning: Triple-A Las Vegas is going to be playoff-bound for the second straight year. And Syndergaard may..." August 11

  • Young pitching has Mets believing contention is near

    USA Today "The New York Mets lost a crucial game in Washington this week – they're absolutely convinced it was crucial. "These are big games against the Nationals," Mets manager Terry Collins said after Bryce Harper's walk-off homer Thursday in the 13th inning gave National League East-leading Washington..." August 10

  • Jacob deGrom to miss next start

    ESPN New York "Reigning NL Rookie of the Month Jacob deGrom has been scratched from Tuesday's scheduled start against the Washington Nationals at Citi Field with shoulder soreness. The Mets' 26-year-old right-hander will be dispatched to New York for an examination with team doctors on Monday. DeGrom said..." August 10

  • Lucas Duda’s clutch hit in 11th leads Mets past Phillies

    New York Post "Lucas Duda was under the microscope Saturday night to produce against a tough lefty starter. That he won the game against a respectable lefty reliever should count for something. With Duda’s RBI single against Antonio Bastardo in the 11th inning responsible for the go-ahead run, the Mets beat..." August 10

  • A second Met shows he can do the closing job, too

    New York Post "Jeurys Familia can pitch the final inning, too. The right-hander was entrusted with the closer’s role Saturday night and finished the job, with a scoreless 11th inning to nail down the Mets’ 2-1 victory over the Phillies. After appearing in consecutive games with a bothersome right calf,..." August 10

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    Mike Puma @NYPost_Mets

    Dice-K threw 38-pitch bullpen session,

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    Adam Rubin @AdamRubinESPN

    Jenrry Mejia will get a day off after consecutive games exceeding 20 pitches while dealing with calf tightness.

  • Colon becomes third Dominican-born pitcher to win 200 games "Thanks to eight innings of one-run ball against the Phillies on Friday night (NY 5, PHI 4), Mets right-hander Bartolo Colon picked up the 200th win of his career. He is the third pitcher from the Dominican Republic to win 200 games in MLB. Colon, 41, trails only Juan Marichal (243) and Pedro..." August 09

  • Colon earns 200th career victory as Mets hang on to beat Phillies

    New York Post "Bartolo Colon has stuck around long enough to pitch for eight different major league teams and earn $84 million in his career. But as far as numbers go, the most significant attached to Colon is 200. The veteran righty on Friday became the third active pitcher to reach that plateau in career..." August 09

  • Mets won’t drop slumping Wright in batting order: Collins

    New York Post "Playing four games at Citizens Bank Park might do more to cure David Wright’s hitting woes than moving him down in the batting order. That was manager Terry Collins’ assessment Friday, after admitting he gave some thought to moving the slumping Wright from the No. 3 hole. “There’s only one..." August 09

  • At long last, Chris Young DFA’d as Mets recall den Dekker

    New York Post "Chris Young’s underachieving era with the Mets ended Friday night, when the veteran outfielder was designated for assignment. Following the Mets’ 5-4 victory over the Phillies at Citizens Bank Park, manager Terry Collins and general manager Sandy Alderson informed Young he was out. “At some..." August 09

  • Instant Analysis: Nats 5, Mets 3 (13)

    Nats Insider "After breaking out of a disappointing stretch with a lopsided win over the Mets on Wednesday night, the Nationals followed up with a second straight victory over New York, setting the stage for a huge series against the Braves in Atlanta this weekend. This one came in extra innings and was..." August 08

  • David Wright says messing with swing has only left him a mess

    New York Daily News "David Wright sounds like a tortured soul these days, trying to explain how and why he is mired in one of the deepest slumps of his career, with just one extra-base hit since the All-Star break. He insists his left shoulder, in which he received a cortisone shot nearly a month ago, is not a..." August 08

  • Mets pitcher Daisuke Matsuzaka might throw in rehab game as early as next week

    Newark Star-Ledger "Daisuke Matsuzaka threw off flat ground today and may pitch in a game as soon as next week, Mets manager Terry Collins says. The right-handed pitcher has been on the disabled list since July 26 with elbow inflammation. Collins expects Matsuzaka to get a start somewhere in the minor leagues so..." August 07

  • No guarantee Mets will call up Noah Syndergaard

    New York Post "Noah Syndergaard is finally getting the kind of results the Mets expected all along, but has it come too late for this season? The team’s top pitching prospect is scheduled to take the ball for Triple-A Las Vegas on Thursday, having excelled so much in his last three starts, there is some..." August 07

  • Fister barely breaks a sweat in 7-1 win over Mets

    CSN Washington "On the heels of a tough loss, who do the Nationals give the ball to? Doug Fister. The formula has worked all season, and it worked again tonight. Fister was dominant yet again, shutting out the Mets into the eighth inning without so much as breaking a sweat before getting charged with an..." August 07

  • MLB asks feds for names in probe "Major League Baseball officials have contacted the DEA and U.S. Attorney's office in Southern Florida in an effort to unmask the names of any players who might have violated the league's drug policy, sources told ESPN's "Outside the Lines." Federal officials are discussing how to honor the..." August 07