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MMN Exclusive Interview With Infield Prospect Jeff McNeil

Jeff McNeil was selected by the New York Mets in the 12th round of the 2013 First-Year Player Draft out of Long Beach State University.  Jeff made his pro debut that year with the Kingsport Mets in the Appalachian League in rookie ball, playing in 47 games and hitting an impressive .329 with a .413 OBP with 11 stolen bases. In 2015, Jeff played with the St Lucie Mets in the Florida...
Via MetsMinor.net
1 hour ago

The Trade That Keeps On Giving

  On December 17, 2012, the New York Mets completed a trade sending 2011 National League Cy Young award winner R.A. Dickey to the Toronto Blue Jays. In this trade, the Mets acquired veteran catcher John Buck, starting pitching prospect Noah Syndergaard, and catching prospect Travis d’Arnaud. Syndergaard has become one of the best pitchers in baseball at just 24 years old and...
Via Mets Merized Online
1 hour ago

Mets' spring home opener vs. Nationals on Saturday: Time, TV, pitchers, more

The Mets are 1-0 in Grapefruit League play and will host three straight at First Data Field before hitting the road to play the Marlins next week.
Via NJ.com
3 hours ago

Is Mets oufielder Michael Conforto's swing back?

Terry Collins said Michael Conforto needed to do one thing in order to make the major league roster: Get his swing back. It appeared that he did on Friday, in the Mets' Grapefruit League opener against the Boston Red Sox.   FORT MYERS, Fla. -- It's no secret that Mets outfielder Michael Conforto had a rough go at things at the plate in 2016...
Via NJ.com
3 hours ago

Mets Morning Report: Mets Open Grapefruit League Season With Victory

Good Morning everyone. The New York Mets opened up Grapefruit league play with a crisp 3-2 victory over the Boston Red Sox. Michael Conforto and Travis d’Arnaud, two of the Mets who are both being looked at under a fine microscope in spring training got it going early for the boys from Queens. Conforto was 2-for-3 on Friday with a home run and was excited to get off to a fast start...
Via Mets Merized Online
4 hours ago

Check out the sights from the Mets' spring opener vs. Red Sox (PHOTOS)

The Mets opened their Grapefruit League schedule Friday with a 3-2 win over the Boston Red Sox at JetBlue Park in Fort Myers, Fla. Michael Conforto and Gavin Cecchini hit homeruns to pace the Mets in their spring opener. While everyone in New Jersey is enjoying spring-like weather, the Mets christened their spring schedule with a 3-2 win against...
Via NJ.com
6 hours ago

Michael Conforto makes big opening statement in battle for roster spot

FORT MYERS, Fla. — Michael Conforto began his seemingly uphill battle to make the Mets outfield out of spring training with a bang on Friday. Conforto homered in the Mets’ 3-2 win over the Red Sox at JetBlue Park in the spring training opener for both teams. He also added a single against lefty starter...
Via New York Post
7 hours ago

How Mets are trying to emulate the world champion Cubs

PORT ST. LUCIE — “Flexibility” is this year’s buzzword for the Mets. Usually, the term has applied to the front office’s battle to keep the payroll contained, without numerous long-term contracts to hamper roster maneuverability. But in 2017, the flexibility the Mets seek might be more related to moving players around the field. Over the...
Via New York Post
8 hours ago

Mets’ second-tier starter battling for fifth spot in starting rotation

FORT MYERS, Fla. — If the season goes as planned for the Mets, they won’t be looking for another starting pitcher. All that means is for Noah Syndergaard, Matt Harvey, Jacob deGrom and Steven Matz to stay healthy and Zack Wheeler to regain his length following Tommy John surgery. In the meantime, Seth Lugo will...
Via New York Post
9 hours ago

Collins Weighs In On Mets’ First Spring Training Win

The New York Mets opened up the 2017 Spring Training season with a 3-2 victory over the Boston Red Sox behind solo home runs by Michael Conforto and Gavin Cecchini as well as solid pitching from by Seth Lugo, Marcos Molina and Rafael Montero. What we learned from Terry Collins after the game - Michael Conforto Strong Start Needs To Continue “He’s got to show he belongs back in...
Via Mets Merized Online
15 hours ago

Facing tough hitters, Molina looks back on track

Staring down Andrew Benintendi, Hanley Ramirez and Jackie Bradley Jr. in the fourth inning of the Mets' 3-2 win over the Red Sox on Friday, Marcos Molina had a unique opportunity -- not only to prove he could best some of the game's top hitters, but also that he is all the way back from a Tommy John surgery that robbed him of nearly two full developmental seasons.
Via Mets.com
16 hours ago

Cecchini, Conforto HRs back sharp Lugo, Mets

Gavin Cecchini and Michael Conforto homered for the Mets, while Seth Lugo and two other New York pitchers held Boston hitless for six innings of Friday's 3-2 win over the Red Sox at JetBlue Park.
Via Mets.com
19 hours ago

WATCH: Mets manager Terry Collins talks David Wright, Jose Reyes, and more

New York Mets manager Terry Collins chats with SNY's Steve Gelbs about David Wright's return and how the Mets plan on using Jose Reyes this season.
Via SNY
22 hours ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Jose Reyes talks relationships with Wright, Cabrera, and Rosario

New York Mets infielder Jose Reyes talks with SNY's Steve Gelbs on Mets Hot Stove about his relationships with David Wright, Asdrubal Cabrera and Amed Rosario.
Via SNY
23 hours ago  |  Discuss

Catching Prospect Xorge Carrillo Wins A Gold Glove

Serpentineros reports Mets catching prospect Xorge Carrillo has won a Rawlings Gold Glove in the Mexican Pacific Winter Leagues. While catching for Águilas de Mexicali (Mexicali Eagles), Carrillo posted a .995 fielding percentage while taking part in six double plays.  The Gold Glove is of little surprise as Carrillo has quickly established himself as a good defensive catcher during...
Via MetsMinor.net
1 day ago

Don’t expect much from Wright and Wheeler

It’s been three years since either David Wright or Zack Wheeler played a full season of baseball. Both have tremendous talent and have worked really hard to rehabilitate from significant injuries, overcome adversity, and maintain confidence. They deserve a lot of credit and we’re all rooting for them. But, while it would be wonderful if either of them played a significant role...
Via Mets360.com
1 day ago

Deep, But Not Profound

To be completely honest, I have no idea if anything like this has happened before, but the Mets AAA affiliate, the Las Vegas 51’s, stand to start the season with six current or former Top 100 Prospects in their lineup. Barring the increasingly unlikely scenario of trading a Major League outfielder, or someone getting hurt; Kevin Plawecki, Dominic Smith, Gavin Cecchini, Amed Rosario...
Via MetsMinor.net
1 day ago

Mets happy to have Yoenis Cespedes back

PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. (AP) When the Mets and Yoenis Cespedes agreed just after Thanksgiving to a $110 million, four-year contract, Mets fans rejoiced that the Cuban slugger was returning to Citi Field. ''He's a very friendly human being, easily approachable,'' said pitcher Jerry Blevins, who will play his fifth season with Cespedes. ''That's rare for a guy with his talent to kind...
Via Associated Press
1 day ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Noah Syndergaard on starting Opening Day for the New York Mets

New York Mets pitcher Noah Syndergaaard joins SNY's Mets Hot Stove from Port St. Lucie to talk about what it means to be the Opening Day starter, and his excitement for the 2017 season.
Via SNY
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Terry Collins jokes about Steven Matz’s bull shark encounter

Conventional wisdom would suggest the New York Mets organization couldn’t have been too happy about Steven Matz’s recent fishing excursion when he got up close and personal with a gigantic bull shark.But to hear it from Mets general manager Sandy Alderson and skipper Terry Collins — not to mention some social media activity from the team — the potentially dangerous encounter...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Mets pitcher Steven Matz hooks gigantic shark on fishing trip (pic)

New York Mets pitcher Steven Matz now has a whopper of a fishing tale to tell his teammates during spring training. With Mets camp kicking into high gear, the left-hander nevertheless managed to spend some free time fishing off the Florida coast. And to say Matz hooked a monster fish during the outing would be an understatement, as he posted evidence to Twitter that he landed a sizeable...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
2 days ago  |  Discuss

GM Alderson excited about Mets this spring

PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. (AP) After watching his club go through all kinds of injury struggles last year yet make the postseason, New York Mets general manager Sandy Alderson improved the team by making a pair of major signings. He sent a message to the rest of the National League. ''We're all-in here. I think it's a credit to ownership that our payroll is as high as it is now, given...
Via Associated Press
5 days ago  |  Discuss
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