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Reports: Lucas Duda to be Starting 1B

Terry Collins said after Thursday’s game that he plans on picking one first basemen and letting him play for an extended period of time. Collins refused to name names, but reports say it will be Lucas Duda (insert collective sigh here). Adam Rubin of ESPN New York and Andy Martino of the Daily News report […]

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Chris Young on Disabled List

The Mets placed Chris Young on the disabled list Thursday with a quad strain, a day after he lasted just a half an inning in the field before being pulled from the game. “I don’t think it’s anything severe,” manager Terry Collins told ESPN New York. “I do believe he caught it in time. He […]

Day 2 Mets Lineup Much Different than Opening Day

Day 2 Mets Lineup Much Different than Opening Day

We are just two days into the season and already the Mets lineup has been shaken up — there will be three new starters for Wednesday night’s game against the Nationals. Chris Young will be in left field for Andrew Brown. Young would have started on Monday but he strained a quad over the weekend. […]

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Kyle Farnsworth, Wilmer Flores Joining Mets

The Mets on Tuesday said Kyle Farnsworth and Wilmer Flores will be added to the active roster for Wednesday’s game. Farnworth replaces Bobby Parnell, who will miss two weeks, and possibly the rest of the season if he needs Tommy John surgery, with a partial ligament tear in his elbow. Farnsworth will have to be […]

Bobby Parnell has Ligament Tear in Elbow

Bobby Parnell has Ligament Tear in Elbow

Now we know why Bobby Parnell pitched so poorly on Opening Day — he has a ligament tear in his elbow. The Mets revealed the news in a series of tweets at around noon Eastern time on Tuesday (read from the bottom): It is unclear whether Parnell had any pain before the game or at […]

Reflections on Opening Day

Reflections on Opening Day

Let’s think of it this way — the Mets almost always win on Opening Day and then their season goes down the tubes. So maybe if the Mets lose on Opening Day they will have a good season? Yeah, let’s cling to that. In any case, here are some reflections from a very disappointing game. […]

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Chris Young, Daniel Murphy Out of Lineup

It’s the Mets, so of course things cannot go smoothly — Chris Young and Daniel Murphy are out of the Opening Day lineup. Young has a right quadriceps strain that he suffered in Montreal over the weekend. Young said he should be back on Wednesday. I think it’s gonna be a thing that is just […]

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Jenrry Mejia is Mets 5th Starter

Jenrry Mejia has won the fifth starter job for the Mets, one of the more gutsy calls by Sandy Alderson. Mets Blog reports that Alderson confirmed on Saturday that Mejia got the job and Daisuke Matsuzaka will begin the season in the minors. That was the assumption after the Mets paid Matsuzaka the $100,000 retention bonus […]

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Vic Black Sent to Minors

Vic Black, once seen as a shoo-in for the Mets bullpen, was sent to the minors on Wednesday. He certainly earned his demotion with an absolutely horrible spring. The hard-throwing righty pitched to a 5.79 ERA in 9.1 innings. As unsightly as that is, it cannot even compare to the ugliness of allowing 13 hits […]

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Mets Payroll at $89 Million with Buyouts

A report Tuesday night pegs the 2014 Mets payroll at $89 million, less than last year and the ninth lowest in all of baseball. Yet Sandy Alderson is quoted in the same report saying he understands why MLB payrolls are going up. A crucial note on the payroll: The Associated Press survey includes $7.6 million […]

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Ike Davis & Lucas Duda Both Make Mets

File this under “extreme bad planning” — both Ike Davis and Lucas Duda will make the Mets 25-man roster that will go North. “I would say right now that I expect both of them to be on the team,” Sandy Alderson confirmed on Tuesday. Not to be a wise guy, but who’s on first? “As […]

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Mets Pay Daisuke Matsuzaka Retention Bonus

In a surprising move, the Mets on Tuesday paid Daisuke Matsuzaka the $100,000 retention bonus and put off the decision on the fifth starter for another day. To recap, the Mets had to tell Dice-K by noon Tuesday whether he would make the team, be sent to the minors or released. Because he is a […]

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Dillon Gee Named Opening Day Starter

Terry Collins on Monday formally named Dillon Gee the Opening Day starter. “It’s a big honor, obviously, for them to trust me with that day and give that to me,” Gee said according to ESPN New York. “I’m very thankful for that opportunity.” Jonathon Niese was supposed to open the season for the Mets, but […]

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Matt Harvey Wins — Rehab in New York

Matt Harvey has reportedly won his battle with the Mets — he will rehab in New York, just like he wanted. But he will also spend some time in dreary Port St. Lucie, as the Mets desired. Sources tell ESPN New York on Monday that Harvey will do his initial rehab work in New York, but […]

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Daisuke Matsuzaka vs. Jenrry Mejia

Daisuke Matsuzaka pitched six innings of one run ball Monday against the Cardinals, making a loud statement that he should get the final spot in the Mets rotation over Jenrry Mejia. The Mets have a day to decide. If the Mets want to keep Dice-K but start his season in the minors, they have to […]

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Wilmer Flores Sent to Minors

Barring the unexpected trade or free agent signing, it appears Ruben Tejada will indeed be the Mets starting shortstop after Wilmer Flores was sent to the minors on Monday. Flores was among some familiar names who were reassigned, joining Kirk Nieuwenhuis, Matt den Dekker and Zach Lutz. Wilmer Flores is expected to see time plenty […]

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Kyle Farnsworth Opts Out

Kyle Farnworth has reportedly opted out of his contract with the Mets after being told he would not make the Opening Day roster. “The Mets gave him every opportunity and we are very appreciative of the way Sandy (Alderson) and John (Ricco) handled the situation,” Farnsworth’s agent Barry Meister told ESPN New York on Sunday. […]

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Prediction for 2014 Mets: More Losing

It’s time once again for my annual prediction for the Mets season. Last year I wrote that I was more pessimistic about the Mets than I had been in a long time. This year I am a little less pessimistic, but not enough for the Mets to avoid their sixth straight losing record and a […]

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Mets will Trade Jonathon Niese, Dillon Gee

It will  not happen tomorrow, but Blogging Mets predicts that Jonathon Niese and/or Dillon Gee will be traded, perhaps as soon as the trade deadline this season. There are two reasons — they may not be necessary anymore and money, of course. If all goes according to plan (and that plan could change — see […]

Matt Harvey vs. Mets

Matt Harvey vs. Mets

The Mets continue to alienate Matt Harvey, this time interrupting an interview Tuesday in apparent violation of the team’s edict that Harvey not talk to the media one-on-one. Andy Martino of the Daily News writes that he approached Harvey Tuesday morning to ask him why he would prefer to rehab in New York rather than […]

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Mets Shopping Ike Davis, Lucas Duda Again

A report on Tuesday says Sandy Alderson has resumed shopping Ike Davis, but even the Mets concede his chances of success are minimal. However, one team has shown interest in Lucas Duda. Davis and Duda have each played in only a couple of games this spring as they battle injuries, making it very difficult to […]

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Justin Turner Returns Mets Bashing

When the Mets inexplicably released Justin Turner over the winter, word “leaked” from the front office that it was because Turner did not hustle. That was a shock to anyone who ever watched him play. But now Turner is fighting back. In an interview Monday with Howard Megdal, Turner did not address those ridiculous allegations, […]

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Jonathon Niese Okay (for Now, Anyway)

Jonathon Niese has reportedly been cleared for throwing after undergoing an MRI in New York on Monday, but he could still open the season on the disabled list. Niese was forced out of Sunday’s game after just two innings with discomfort in his elbow. Adam Rubin of ESPN New York reports that team doctors examined Niese […]

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Another MRI for Jonathon Niese

Jonathon Niese is headed back to New York for an MRI on his elbow after being forced to leave Sunday afternoon’s game against the Cardinals after just two innings. It is his second MRI this spring — the same number of starts he has made. This is not good for the presumed Opening Day starter, […]