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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, […]

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Scott Boras Making Sense on Mets

Scott Boras is one of the scummiest people around the game of baseball, right up there with Bud Selig and Anthony Bosch. So when he says something that makes sense, well, it is surprising and disturbing all at the same time. And what he is saying about the Mets makes perfect sense. Newsday reporter Anthony […]

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Time to End Ruben Tejada at Shortstop

Ruben Tejada committed an error on what was described as a routine grounder in Thursday’s Mets Spring Training win over the Nationals, his third error in six games. It is reminiscent of his poor 2013 start, which means nothing has changed and it is time to give Tejada the boot. The Mets were willing to give […]

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Rafael Montero Looks Really Good!

The MLB Network aired Tuesday afternoon’s Mets-Cardinals game, so I got to see Rafael Montero pitch for the first time. Man, he looks good. Montero’s mid-90s fastball was impressive, especially considering his relatively small stature — think Pedro Martinez or Billy Wagner. But his off-speed stuff was very good as well, keeping batters off-balance during […]

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Josh Edgin Sent to Minors Camp

The Mets made their first round of cuts from the major league camp on Monday, and one name was surprising — Josh Edgin. Edgin has not pitched well this spring — he threw three innings over three games, pitching to an ERA of 12.00. He allowed eight hits and three walks while striking out just […]

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Mets to Matt Harvey: Shut Up!

Boy, the Mets really do not want to hear about Matt Harvey’s desire to pitch in 2014 — they have basically silenced him. A team spokesman told the New York Post Monday that for the time being, Harvey will only do “group interviews.” Presumably that “group” will include a Mets official who will give Harvey […]

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The Matt Harvey Problem

I never thought I would write these words after the way he pitched last season, but Matt Harvey could become a problem for the Mets in 2014. Once again on Saturday Harvey made it clear he wants to pitch this year, tweeting “2014 Harvey day will happen” (By the way, I hated that whole “Happy […]

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Report: Mets Tried to Trade Daniel Murphy

A report on Wednesday claims the Mets tried to trade Daniel Murphy over the winter but no team would meet the Mets sky-high asking price. Why did the Mets apparently try to trade their second best hitter? Because he is a crummy fielder? Or maybe because at more than $5 million, he was getting too […]

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Noah Syndergaard Impresses Everyone

So here’s what people are saying about Mets super-prospect Noah Syndergaard after his first Spring Training start on Monday in which he threw two shutout innings: – Mets pitching coach Dan Warthen: “He’s the whole package.” – Mets manager Terry Collins: “He’s got a hook from hell.” – Braves Ryan Doumit, who actually singled off […]

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Reports: Orioles Near Deal with Johan Santana

Multiple reports Monday say the Orioles are close to signing former Met Johan Santana to a minor league deal. One of those reports says the Orioles see Santana as a “potential lefty reliever.” It would be interesting to see how that would work out. There was some talk during the winter that Sandy Alderson had […]

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Strasburg to Matt Harvey: Take it Easy

When Matt Harvey went down with an elbow injury that turned into Tommy John surgery, Mets fans were rightly left chanting, “Why do these things always happen to us?” Well, it’s not only us. After just 12 starts in 2010, the most hyped prospect of our generation also succumbed to Tommy John surgery. And now […]

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Jonathon Niese’s Shoulder is “Perfect”

Good news from the Mets (have I ever written those words before?!) — results from the MRI on Jonathon Niese’s shoulder are back, and everything is just fine in there. Mike Puma of the New York Post tweeted Thursday, “His shoulder is ‘perfect’ and he is expected to resume throwing upon return to camp.” The […]

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Sandy Alderson: Mets Can Win 90 Games

In what was supposed to be a private meeting of Mets brass, Sandy Alderson reportedly proclaimed that he thinks the Mets can win 90 games this season. Insert “what was he smoking” joke here. The Daily News reported on Thursday that after Alderson made the wild statement, a discussion on whether it was possible followed, […]