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Mets’ OF Brandon Nimmo records first career big league hit

New York Mets’ outfielder Brandon Nimmo picked quite the time to record his first career big league hit. With the memorable occurrence coming on Monday against the Washington Nationals, the newest Met is currently in the midst of his second outing as a member of the club after going hitless on Sunday against the Atlanta Braves. Ranked as the Mets’ No. 4 overall prospect, according...
Via Today's Knuckleball
58 minutes ago

Mets' Juan Lagares set to begin rehab assignment with Double-A Binghamton

WASHINGTON — Juan Lagares is slated to begin a rehab assignment with Double-A Binghamton Tuesday, Mets assistant general manager John Ricco said.  Lagares has been on the disabled list since June 21 with a banged-up thumb, which has a partial ligament tear. Ricco said Lagares completed a full workout Monday in Port St. Lucie, Fla., and is "feeling good."  Still,... ...
Via NJ.com
1 hour ago

Mets agree with 2nd-round Draft pick Alonso

The Mets continued the process of signing their Draft picks on Monday, inking second-rounder Pete Alonso to a below-slot deal of $909,200, according to MLBPipeline.com's Jim Callis. Alonso, a first baseman from the University of Florida, hit .374 with 14 homers in 58 games for the Gators.
Via Mets.com
1 hour ago

Mets hold workout for Gurriel in Florida

Yulieski Gurriel posed for the camera in a Mets T-shirt, shorts and cap, sitting at a locker with his nameplate above it. Gurriel may not be a Mets employee, but the organization is at least going through the proper avenues to ensure that he could become one.
Via Mets.com
1 hour ago

Game Chatter: Noah Syndergaard vs Joe Ross

Via Mets360.com
2 hours ago

Mets Outfield Prospect Ivan Wilson Retires

Photo by Al Rabon In a bit of shocking news, Columbia Fireflies outfielder Ivan Wilson has decided to retire from baseball. The 21-year old was taken in the third round of the 2013 draft by the Mets. The right-handed Wilson was hitting .197/.275/.352 with 15 doubles, six home runs and 22 RBI but had struck out 80 times in 64 games. Wilson had been praised for his ability to play...
Via MetsMinor.net
2 hours ago  |  Discuss

Matz Has Bone Spur In Elbow; Next Start In Jeopardy

According to Mike Puma of the New York Post on Twitter, Steven Matz is dealing with a bone spur in his elbow. Matz, 25, has pitched to a 7-3 with a 3.29 ERA this season, but imploded in his last start against the Braves, in which the Long Island native let up six runs in the fifth inning and was chased from the game. When asked about his elbow after his start in Atlanta, Matz said...
Via Mets Merized Online
2 hours ago

Mets to promote INF Jose Reyes to Double-A Binghamton

According to a report from Adam Rubin of ESPN, the New York Mets plan to promote infielder Jose Reyes to Double-A Binghamton following Monday’s matchup. Beginning his second stint as a member of the Mets at Short Season Single-A Brooklyn, Reyes will go on to last just two games for the Cyclones before continuing to trend upward. The Mets signed the 33-year-old to a minor league...
Via Today's Knuckleball
3 hours ago

Travis Taijeron and Roger Bernadina Could Do Better

To put it as succinctly as possible, Alejandro De Aza has not been a good baseball player this year. He rarely plays, and when he does play, he has only served as a detriment. In 52 games, he has hit .169/.221/.247 with a 28 OPS+. To put it in perspective, everyone’s least favorite Met, Eric Campbell, is hitting .159/.270/.222 with a 37 OPS+. When you are incapable of outplaying...
Via MetsMinor.net
4 hours ago  |  Discuss

Yulieski Gourriel Holds Private Workout For Mets

Cuban free agent Yulieski Gourriel held a private workout with the Mets on Monday at the team’s complex in Port St. Lucie, after which he posted photos of himself in Mets attire via Instagram. Last week, Mets general manager Sandy Alderson said that the team would hold a private workout for Gourriel. “We’re going to do our due diligence on that player,” Alderson said Tuesday...
Via Mets Merized Online
5 hours ago

Mets Say Amed Rosario Isn’t Going Anywhere

New York Mets shortstop of the future, Amed Rosario will not be going anywhere anytime soon. Marc Carig of Newsday spoke with sources related to the team who advised that the top prospect is in their future plans. Rosario, who was recently promoted to Double-A Binghamton is well on his way to becoming a major league ballplayer in Queens. Prior to his promotion he was hitting to...
Via Mets Merized Online
10 hours ago

Finding Nimmo: Projecting the Newest Met

Michael Conforto was supposed to be one of the Mets’ top run producers this year. After storming through the minors last year, the 2014 draftee wound up being a crucial part of his team’s run to the World Series last year. The year 2016 hasn’t been as kind to him, however, which prompted the Mets to send him back to the minor leagues. In his place, they called up another young...
Via Fangraphs
10 hours ago  |  Discuss

NERD Game Scores: Noah Syndergaard Against the Unknown

Devised originally in response to a challenge issued by sabermetric nobleman Rob Neyer, and expanded at the request of nobody, NERD scores represent an attempt to summarize in one number (and on a scale of 0-10) the likely aesthetic appeal or watchability, for the learned fan, of a player or team or game. Read more about the components of and formulae for NERD scores here. *** Most...
Via Fangraphs
10 hours ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Jose Reyes talks apologies and New York Mets return

Jose Reyes discusses his debut with the Brooklyn Cyclones, his apologies for his domestic violence arrest, and the expectations for his return to the New York Mets.
Via SNY
11 hours ago  |  Discuss

Mets vs. Nationals: Why Washington has the edge in the National League East

The Mets and Nationals will open up a three-game series Monday at Nationals Park.
Via NJ.com
11 hours ago

Michael Conforto’s Wrist and the Language of the CBA

On Saturday, the New York Mets announced that the team was demoting struggling outfielder Michael Conforto, optioning him to Triple-A Las Vegas. On the one hand, the Mets’ decision to send Conforto back to the minors wasn’t particularly surprising, as the second-year player had been in the midst of a deep slump, hitting just .148/.217/.303 since May 1st. On the other hand, however...
Via Fangraphs
12 hours ago  |  Discuss

Captain Nimmo Summoned When Superior Caught Conforto’ing With Enemy

On Saturday, Michael Conforto was demoted to the minors.  Ouch.  Not only did he fall far from preseason expectations, but he seemed to be breaking out in April.  Coming out of April, he had 4 HRs and a .365 average.  In May and June, he hit .169 and .119 and, finally, the Mets threw in the towel just as Conforto's head was bouncing on the canvas.  Shame, isn't it?  Not a...
Via Razzball
18 hours ago  |  Discuss

Twitter Reacts to Mets Signing Jose Reyes

Desperate times call for desperate measures, right? In need of a third baseman, the New York Mets announced Saturday that, after four seasons away, they’d be bringing Jose Reyes back. But not everyone was excited. And why is that? Let’s re-cap. Not only did the four-time All-Star bolt the Big Apple to join the Miami Marlins back in December 2011…but this past Halloween, Reyes...
Via Hall of Very Good
19 hours ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Michael Conforto reacts to trip to Triple A

Michael Conforto talks to the media after getting the news that he's being sent down to Triple-A, and he shares his thoughts on what he will work on in order to get back to the New York Mets.
Via SNY
2 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Mets GM Sandy Alderson talks Jose Reyes signing

New York Mets GM Sandy Alderson speaks to the media about the Jose Reyes signing and where he will be playing in the field, and also answers questions about Michael Conforto being optioned to Triple-A.
Via SNY
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Multiple reports claim slugger Reyes eyeing up a return to the Mets

Jose Reyes is set to return to the place where he started his Major League career. According to ESPN’s Adam Rubin, the New York Mets are set to sign Reyes once he officially becomes a free agent on Saturday. Reyes’s role is yet to be defined. The Mets have an everyday shortstop in Asdrubal Cabrera, but they have a void at third base with David Wright injured, and they may even...
Via Larry Brown Sports
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Mets Need Brandon Nimmo Now

Upon hearing the news that Yoenis Cespedes will not have to go on the disabled list with his sprained wrist, everyone from Terry Collins to Mr. Met to each and every Mets fan breathed a sigh of relief. As soon as everyone realizes that Cespedes is day-to-day and Alejandro De Aza will get more playing time, the trepidation will return. Given that prospect, it might be time to call...
Via MetsMinor.net
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Mets fans petition against team signing Jose Reyes

With the Colorado Rockies set to release Jose Reyes on Saturday, many predict the shortstop will land with his former team, the New York Mets. However, this prospect is upsetting to many Mets fans because in addition to no longer being a very good baseball player, Reyes is an alleged domestic abuser. Reyes was charged with domestic abuse in October following an altercation with...
Via The Comeback
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Mini Noah Syndergaard throws out first pitch at Mets game

Noah Syndergaard: Meet your diminutive doppelganger. A young New York Mets fan nicknamed "Mini Thor" due to a remarkable resemblance to the pitcher nicknamed "Thor, got his moment on a big-league mound when he threw out the ceremonial first pitch Wednesday before his favorite team faced the Kansas City Royals at Citi Field. Ashtin Gerberg, 5, originally garnered attention after...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Terry Collins delivers low blow to Mets PR employee

New York Mets manager Terry Collins delivered a cheap shot at veteran team PR director Jay Horwitz during his postgame media session on Wednesday. Collins was not going to address star pitcher Noah Syndergaard leaving the Mets' 4-3 win over the Royals with an elbow injury until Horwitz apparently made a request for him to do so. Collins reacted negatively to the suggestion and then...
Via Larry Brown Sports
5 days ago  |  Discuss
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