Mets Rumors & News

  • The Secret Service was prepared to kill Mr. Met

    Hardball Talk "A guy named AJ Mass wore the Mr. Met costume at Shea Stadium from 1994-97. He just wrote a memoir called “Yes, It’s Hot in Here — Adventures in the Weird, Wooly World of Sports Mascots.” In it, he reveals that in 1997, President Clinton visited Shea. Mass wanted to meet him, but the secret service..." April 18

  • Red Sox, Yanks, Mets, Royals, Rox, Indians, others scout Hanrahan

    CBSSports.com "If you assume teams might be interested in a hard-throwing back-end bullpen piece who's now available, you'd be right. Close to 20 teams showed up to watch veteran closer Joel Hanrahan throw in a showcase at the University of Tampa on Thursday, and judging by the early reviews, don't be..." April 17

  • Gee, Mets complete 3-game sweep of Diamondbacks

    New York Post "Mission accomplished in Operation Desert Broom. Either the Mets have begun getting their act together or the Diamondbacks are a complete farce of a baseball team. Whichever the case, the Mets have decided they will keep the wins. On Wednesday, they used seven shutout innings from Dillon Gee..." April 17

  • Mets pitcher Bartolo Colon may miss next start with back issue

    New York Daily News "Bartolo Colon was dealing with a back issue in his last start, a Mets source confirmed to the Daily News Tuesday night, and “it remains to be seen,” if he will be able to make his next scheduled start on Saturday. The 40-year-old pitcher was shelled by the Angels giving up back-to-back-to-back..." April 16

  • Nieuwenhuis leads Mets offensive explosion in Arizona

    New York Post "Kirk Nieuwenhuis traveled from one desert city to another on Tuesday and naturally went right for the pool. Without literally making a splash, Nieuwenhuis had a substantial night for the Mets. His 3-for-5, three-RBI performance — which included a two-run homer just outside the pool in right..." April 16

  • Curtis Granderson, Juan Lagares hurt

    ESPN.com "The New York Mets went from an impending outfield surplus to an outfield shortage in the span of a few innings. Curtis Granderson and Juan Lagares departed Monday's 7-3 win against the Arizona Diamondbacks in consecutive innings with injuries. Lagares suffered a pulled right hamstring..." April 15

  • Zack Wheeler picks up slack for overworked Mets staff

    New York Post "It wasn’t pretty, but Zack Wheeler managed to limit the damage. In what rated as the right-hander’s best performance of his three to start the season, Wheeler allowed two runs on six hits and three walks over 6 ¹/₃ innings in the Mets’ 7-3 victory over the Diamondbacks on Monday. Wheeler..." April 15

  • Angels power past Mets, 14-2

    Los Angeles Times "TURNING POINT: Mike Trout, Albert Pujols and Raul Ibanez hit consecutive home runs in the first inning against Bartolo Colon, the first time the Angels have done that since July 27, 2009. Trout's went into the top of the trees beyond the center-field wall, Pujols' into the Angels' bullpen in left..." April 14

  • Crowd expected for Hanrahan showcase; Yanks, Mets, Red Sox?

    CBSSports.com "Former All-Star reliever Joel Hanrahan, attemtping a return from Tommy John surgery, should expect a big crowd of scouts when he throws for teams Thursday in Tampa. The Mets, Yankees, Royals, Athletics, Red Sox and Dodgers are among a decent-sized group of teams that has lost their closer or..." April 13

  • Recker’s HR in 13th leads Mets past Angels

    New York Post "In the shadow of Disneyland, the Mets got a little Sleepy and Dopey before departing Happy. Anthony Recker’s home run leading off the 13th inning injected life into this sagging bunch, sending the Mets to a 7-6 victory over the Angels. A night after the Mets lost in the 11th inning, when..." April 13

  • Curtis Granderson has confrontation after being touched by a fan in right field

    Hardball Talk "A fan was ejected after he reached his hand out into the field of play to touch Mets outfielder Curtis Granderson during a game last night at Angel Stadium in Anaheim. During the eighth inning, Granderson caught a fly ball in the right field corner and was about to throw the ball back into the..." April 12

  • Angels beat Mets on walk-off hit by pitch in 11th inning

    Los Angeles Times "KEY MOMENT: Hank Conger was hit by a pitch with the bases loaded in the bottom of the 11th to give the Angels the walk-off victory. That came after the Angels missed a couple of chances in the eighth and 10th innings, when Albert Pujols failed to deliver with runners in scoring position. AT THE..." April 12

  • Young Jr., Murphy a powerful 1-2 punch in Mets’ 6-4 win

    New York Post "If the Mets can get this kind of production from the top, they might not be destined for the bottom. Eric Young Jr. and Daniel Murphy were a lethal 1-2 combo at the top of the order Thursday night, reaching base seven times between them to inject life into a previously dormant Mets..." April 11

  • Wright trying to get back on track after flu-ridden slump

    New York Post "If David Wright was breaking a sweat, it wasn’t over his slow start. The Mets captain, who has battled flu-like symptoms in recent days, realizes it’s much too early to be concerned with his anemic numbers. But it certainly was a positive sign for the Mets that Wright went 2-for-4 in the team’s..." April 10

  • Santana, Heyward lift Braves over Mets

    Atlanta Journal-Constitution "Ervin Santana may have missed pitching the Braves’ home-opener by one day, but as far as introductions go, Wednesday night’s was hard to beat. The former All-Star pitcher for the Angels who signed a one-year $14.1 million contract to rescue the Braves from a rash of elbow injuries pitched eight..." April 10

  • Bartolo Colon pitches with heavy heart while dealing with mother's illness, report says

    Newark Star-Ledger "For Bartolo Colon, his pitching performance in Tuesday's Mets win may have been secondary. He told ESPNdeportes.com that his mother was recently diagnosed with breast cancer. "I have not had my head in baseball for several days. Not since they called me from my house to tell me that my mom has..." April 09

  • Colon goes seven scoreless innings as Mets blank Braves

    New York Post "Hank Aaron’s 715th-home-run anniversary celebration wouldn’t have been complete without a Babe Ruth appearance Tuesday night. Bartolo Colon, belly hanging over his belt, looked the part at least. The Mets received a jumbo performance from the veteran right-hander and ruined the Braves’ home..." April 09

  • Bobby Parnell to have Tommy John surgery

    ESPN.com "New York Mets closer Bobby Parnell has decided to proceed with Tommy John surgery and will miss the remainder of the 2014 season. Team doctor David Atlchek is scheduled to perform the procedure Tuesday at the Hospital for Special Surgery in Manhattan. Parnell was diagnosed Tuesday with a..." April 07

  • Alfredo Simon helps Reds avoid sweep in 2-1 win

    Cincinnati Enquirer "The Reds needed a win in the worst way Sunday. It meant avoiding a sweep at the hands of the New York Mets, who came into the series 0-3. It meant avoiding going to St. Louis on a four-game losing streak. The Reds got the much-needed win, a 2-1 victory over the New York Mets before a crowd of..." April 07

  • Davis leads Mets to victory over Reds with pinch-hit grand slam

    New York Post "Apparently the Mets’ bullpen is not the only one that stinks. Reds closer J.J. Hoover blew a ninth-inning lead and the Mets scored their second consecutive victory, winning 6-3 on Ike Davis’ walkoff grand slam. Davis drilled an 0-1 pitch off Hoover into the right-field stands to give the..." April 06

  • Mets turned down O’s offer of Zach Britton-for-Ike Davis over winter

    Hardball Talk "Andy Martino of the New York Daily News reported yesterday that the Mets see trading Ike Davis as the “as the likely endgame” and today he dropped an interesting nugget about a proposal the team turned down over the winter: My reporting on Friday led me to these conclusions: Just as in the..." April 05

  • Duda’s 2 home runs lead Mets to victory over Reds

    New York Post "Hours after Terry Collins took a leap of faith and handed a hitless Lucas Duda the Mets’ starting first base job, Duda gave his manager a pair of towering two-run home runs and his team its first win of the year. Duda was given the first base job Friday afternoon, and proceeded to club two-run..." April 05

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    Andy Martino @MartinoNYDN

    Sources: #Mets still see trading Ike Davis as likely endgame, but like offseason still looking for something decent back. #Pirates?

  • Tanner Roark shines in surprise start as the Nationals complete a sweep of the Mets, 8-2

    Washington Post "Prepared to spend the day as a spectator, Tanner Roark woke up Thursday morning and saw Steve McCatty had called him. He had no idea why. Roark would not make his season debut until Friday back home at Nationals Park. What could his pitching coach want? And why couldn’t it wait until he arrived at..." April 04

  • Mets' Chris Young may face disabled list after tight quad acts up

    New York Daily News "Chris Young made his Met debut Wednesday, but it lasted only one inning because his tight right quad acted up again. Young came out of the game after feeling a twinge while pursuing a foul ball toward the left-field line. He may be facing a trip to the disabled list. “I don’t know. I hope not,”..." April 03

  • Parnell out at least 6 weeks, Tommy John surgery possible

    New York Post "Bobby Parnell’s partially torn medial collateral ligament in his right elbow will cost him at least six weeks with the Mets, and potentially much longer. According to general manager Sandy Alderson, the right-hander’s “conservative” rehab approach will entail about two weeks of rest followed by..." April 03

  • Parnell says surgery '50-50' chance

    ESPN.com "Bobby Parnell indicated Thursday that team doctors have told him it is “50-50” whether he will require Tommy John surgery. The injured closer added that he may make a decision about whether to have surgery in two weeks -- not wait the full six weeks that includes a throwing program Sandy..." April 03

  • Mets place C. Young on DL with strained right quad

    MLB.com "One day after outfielder Chris Young lasted just one inning in his Mets debut, the team placed Young on the 15-day disabled list with a strained right quad. Young is eligible to return April 18 against the Braves, and the Mets expect him back at that time. "I think it's only going to be 15..." April 03

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    Andy Martino @MartinoNYDN

    Source: Lucas Duda, not Ike Davis, will start at 1B for #Mets tomorrow, because team wants to find out if he can hold down job.

  • Nationals beat Mets, 2-0

    CSN Washington "After the pomp and circumstance (and wackiness) of Opening Day, and then an abrupt day of rest that followed, the Nationals began the true baseball season tonight, the long slog of 162 games in 182 days that tests a team both physically and mentally. If this performance was an indication of things..." April 03

  • Bartolo Colon to make debut as Met

    New York Post "Bartolo Colon kept a low profile for the Mets in spring training, but won’t be afforded such a luxury now. The organization’s big offseason pitching acquisition — he was signed to a two-year contract worth $20 million in December to help fill the void created by Matt Harvey’s absence — will..." April 02

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    Marc Carig @MarcCarig

    Bad sign for Chris Young. Andrew Brown in left field now. Quad barking once more.

  • Mets add Kyle Farnsworth to the bullpen

    Hardball Talk "Kyle Farnsworth had been slated to begin the season at Triple-A after signing a minor-league deal with the Mets, but Bobby Parnell‘s elbow injury opened up a spot in the bullpen. Jose Valverde is expected to take over as the Mets’ closer, but they’ve recalled Farnsworth from the minors to fill..." April 01

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    Ken Rosenthal @Ken_Rosenthal

    #Mets: Parnell has partial tear of MCL in right below. Prescribed complete rest for two weeks. Could need surgery.

  • Nats give Matt Williams a workout before winning his managerial debut in 10 innings

    Washington Post "On Sunday night, Matt Williams devoured dinner at an Italian restaurant, retreated to his hotel room, lay in bed and found sleep futile. “Nervous energy,” he said. “That’s part of the deal.” He had never managed a major league game before, and all possibilities rattled around his head. Whatever..." April 01

  • Bobby Parnell has partially torn elbow ligament, may need surgery

    CBSSports.com "Mets closer Bobby Parnell has a partially torn medial collateral ligament in his elbow, the team announced. He received a platelet-rich plasma injection and will rest for two weeks before beginning a throwing program. The team says Parnell will then be reevaluated to see if he needs..." April 01

  • Betting 101: How to safely bet early-season MLB action

    Covers.com "Baseball is here, firing the starting gun on what is a marathon for bettors that stretches the spring, summer and fall. The MLB season is filled with peaks and valleys, however, if those valleys come too soon into the schedule, you won’t even have a shot at hitting those peaks. Navigating the..." April 01

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    New York Mets @Mets

    The Mets signed OF Bobby Abreu to a minor league contract. He will report to Las Vegas.

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    Jared Diamond @jareddiamond

    New York lineup 3/31: Young 2B, Lagares CF, Wright, 3B, Granderson RF, Brown LF, Davis 1B, d'Arnaud C, Tejada SS, Gee RHP

  • Mets Interested In Bobby Abreu

    MLB Trade Rumors "Though Bobby Abreu was released by the Phillies after failing to make their 25-man roster, he may not have to stray from the NL East to find his next job. Jon Heyman of CBS Sports reports (via Twitter) that the Mets are interested in adding the veteran outfielder on a minor league deal to serve as..." March 31

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    Adam Rubin @AdamRubinESPN

    Daniel Murphy's wife in labor. He won't be in lineup today. #mets

  • New York Mets place Matt Harvey on disabled list

    Fansided "The New York Mets will host the Washington Nationals in a three game series to kick off their 2014 season. But before they take on Bryce Harper and those Nats, they made a couple roster moves that feature pitchers Matt Harvey and Jon Niese. Right handed pitcher Matt Harvey was placed on the..." March 30

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    Anthony DiComo @AnthonyDiComo

    #Mets Dice-K to Vegas. Mejia in the rotation for now. Plenty more coming on http://t.co/U9EZbulMIQ.

  • Mejia has forearm bruise, to get X-rays

    ESPN.com "Jenrry Mejia’s final bid for a rotation spot ended with a knockout Friday night at Olympic Stadium. Toronto Blue Jays second baseman Ryan Goins’ liner struck Mejia in the right forearm to open the bottom of the fifth inning. After a visit from Terry Collins and trainer Ray Ramirez, Mejia..." March 29

  • Baseball fan in critical condition after falling from stands at Olympic Stadium during Blue Jays-Mets game

    Montreal Gazette "An unidentified man is in critical condition in a Montreal hospital after he fell from the stands at Olympic Stadium at a pre-season baseball game late Friday night, with Montreal police saying "we do fear for his life at this time." According to a release, the man, in his 40s, fell while..." March 29

  • Report: Drug policy changes will bar players from postseason, even if they’ve served their suspensions

    Hardball Talk "Yesterday, when looking at reports of the changes to the Joint Drug Agreement, I said that the increased penalties and testing protocols didn’t seem draconian. The latest report on the changes could change my mind about that. Christine Brennan reports that the policy — not yet finalized – will..." March 29

  • Mets will pay price for not spending big dough

    New York Post "Is that it? After all the talk of the payroll flexibility the Mets would have heading into 2014, the additions of Curtis Granderson, Chris Young and Bartolo Colon represented a small step for the organization but hardly the kind of splash needed to enter the playoff conversation. What the..." March 28

  • Mets’ Niese is pain-free after 59 pitches

    New York Post "Jon Niese waited until hours before the Mets broke camp to have his best moment of spring training. After throwing 59 pitches in a minor-league exhibition Thursday while his teammates were playing the Nationals in a Grapefruit League game, Niese said the left-elbow soreness that derailed him in..." March 28

  • If Mets don’t pay up in few years, Harvey could take Yanks’ bucks

    New York Post "The Mets wanted to keep Matt Harvey out of New York to rehab his surgically repaired elbow, and as time moves forward we are going to see how insignificant that is compared to the huge issue surrounding their ace: Can they keep him in New York? More specifically, in Queens? We certainly can..." March 28

  • Wright to Harvey: Your reputation is on the line during rehab

    New York Post "Matt Harvey cannot win or lose on the field for a while now. In the clubhouse, however, his credibility will receive a decision. Take your pick – mountain or molehill – when it comes to the magnitude of Harvey strong-arming the Mets about where he will work most to make his arm strong again...." March 27