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Gut Reaction: Mets 2, Dodgers 1 (7/3/15)

The Mets got great pitching and just enough hitting to eke out a 2-1 win over Dodgers ace Clayton Kershaw Friday night. Noah Syndergaard did his best Zack Wheeler impersonation, going six innings and allowing just one run before having to be removed for a high pitch count. The Mets rallied for the win off Dodgers closer Kenly Jansen. With a two-strike count against Duda, Jansen...
Via Mets360.com
6 hours ago  |  Discuss

Mets Willing To Overpay For Ben Zobrist

Updating this previous report that the Mets and Oakland A’s were discussing a deal for Ben Zobrist, comes a new report from Joel Sherman of the New York Post. When Sandy Alderson recently stated he was willing to “overpay” for the right hitter to help his lineup, he was referring to Zobrist the Post reports. However, it now appears that the switch hitting Zobrist has now –...
Via Mets Merized Online
11 hours ago  |  Discuss

Mets' flight made emergency landing in Detroit after Howie Rose got sick

The New York Mets' charter flight was diverted to Detroit last night due to a medical issue with Howie Rose. WOR, the Mets' radio station, released the following statement:The Mets flight en route to Los Angeles yesterday landed in Detroit to allow WOR Mets radio play by play voice Howie Rose to see a doctor after feeling ill on board. Although he is feeling better, due to the lengthy...
Via Bob's Blitz
14 hours ago  |  Discuss

Mets coach on slump: The only thing left is human sacrifice

The New York Mets have been in a downward spiral of futility for what is going on several months now. Manager Terry Collins, at a loss at what’s been ailing the team, has tried just about anything and everything to help pull the team out of its tailspin. So much so, in fact, that he...Read More The post Mets skipper’s solution to break slump: ‘The only thing left is human...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
21 hours ago  |  Discuss

Mets manager open to human sacrifice to turn season around

Looks like Terry Collins and the lowly New York Mets have officially run out of options. At .500 midway through the season, Collins is scratching his head for answers, and he’s willing to do whatever’s necessary to right the ship, per Anthony Rieber of NewsDaySports. Terry Collins: “The only thing left is human sacrifice, so we’re going to pick somebody.” — Anthony...
Via Low Brow Sports
22 hours ago  |  Discuss

Collins Will Take Hit From Failures By Alderson And Ownership

The Mets’ Terry Collins isn’t a great manager, but far from a terrible one. The hitting slump continued today as the Mets scored only one run in being swept by the Chicago Cubs, which erased any positive thoughts garnered from sweeping the Reds. April’s 11-game winning streak is forgotten; archived in Mets’ trivia. ALDERSON: His manager is on the hot seat. (AP) With the...
Via New York Mets Report
1 day ago  |  Discuss

The New York Mets…there’s nothing to say anymore

Speechless. Just speechless. The New York Mets are simply beyond pathetic. This team can’t hit. This team can’t score runs. The only hope for this team are the pitchers, who conveniently are the ones providing what little offense this team actually has. This is absolutely brutal to watch. For nearly ten years, fans have been trying to advise the team as best they can in regards...
Via isportsweb.com
1 day ago  |  Discuss

MMO Game Recap: Cubs 6, Mets 1

Sure, the Mets finally scored a run, but it was more of the same this afternoon, as the Mets (40-40) lost to the Cubs (42-35) by a score of 6-1. The Mets finally broke their 24-inning scoreless streak in the fourth inning when Curtis Granderson doubled home Jacob deGrom, who had doubled two batters before. However, the Cubs had already scored a run in the second off deGrom, so Granderson’s...
Via Mets Merized Online
1 day ago  |  Discuss

The Mets Should Consider Trading Matt Harvey

The Mets should consider trading Matt Harvey. Why on earth would the Mets trade a 26-year-old ace who is entering his prime and is not a free agent until after the 2018 season? For that exact reason. The value that Harvey could bring back in a trade could be a king’s ransom. If Sandy Alderson called up a team and said we are willing to give you three full years of Matt Harvey’s...
Via Baseball Essential
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Mets’ July Schedule Makes It Imperative For Alderson To Do Something Now

I couldn’t help but wonder what Mets GM Sandy Alderson – the game’s smartest general manager – was thinking last night when his team was shut out for the eighth time. And, the fourth time by a 1-0 score. Perhaps he was mulling over his Twitter account and what 140-character quips he might treat us with. Hopefully, he was thinking about the July schedule that will define this...
Via New York Mets Report
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Mets to adorn Citi Bikes with logo for summer sweepstakes

The New York Mets are getting ready for an amazin' ride this summer — at least on bicycles they are. In a first, 50 Citi Bikes will be decked out with Mets logos to kick off a month-long sweepstakes which will allow one lucky winner to throw out the first pitch at Citi Field against the Washington Nationals on Aug. 2. Mets outfielder Curtis Granderson will announce...
Via The Other Paper
2 days ago  |  Discuss

New York Mets: replacing Michael Cuddyer

New York Mets outfielder Michael Cuddyer was removed from Tuesday’s game with a sore left knee. He will go for an MRI Wednesday to learn more about the extent of the injury. Cuddyer is reportedly “definitely concerned” about the results of the examination. Of course we can’t know anything until he is examined but it’s always prudent to expect the worst and hope for the...
Via isportsweb.com
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Worst Contract in Baseball: Bobby Bonilla Gets Paid Today

Once a professional athlete retires, his primary source of income is typically eliminated. However, former New York Mets outfielder and 16-year pro Bobby Bonilla is an exception. Every year on July 1, Bonilla is due $1,193,248.20, per ESPN’s Adam Rubin. According to Baseball-Reference.com, Bonilla played his final Major League game on October 7, 2001, but these $1.2 million payments...
Via Sportsnaut
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Ex-player Bobby Bonilla gets $1.2M annual payday from Mets

  America will do plenty of celebrating on Fourth of July weekend. For Bobby Bonilla, though, the party already has started.   July 1 marks a special day for the former MLB slugger, as it’s the day he receives his annual $1.2 million check from the New York Mets. Yes, you read that right. Bonilla retired in 2001, but he still earns more than $1 million per year...
Via NESN.com
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Prospect Pulse: Meet the Matz!

Steven Matz has now been freed from his desert exile and is where he belongs with the New York Mets.  Before making his first start in the major leagues this past Sunday, Matz had been plying his trade in the Pacific Coast League for the Las Vegas 51s. He didn’t disappoint going 7.2 IP, striking out six batters and allowing two earned runs earning a win against the Cincinnati...
Via Baseball Professor
2 days ago  |  Discuss

July 1: The day the New York Mets dread and Bobby Bonilla loves

Hey, New York Mets, it’s July 1, and you know what that means. Yes, it is time to pay Bobby Bonilla is annual check of $1,193,248.20. Due to a deferral clause leftover from when the Mets bought out the finally year of Bonilla’s contract before the 2000 season, Bonilla has been getting that amount since 2011 and will continue to do so until the year 2035. Yeah, you read that right...
Via OutsidePitchMLB
3 days ago  |  Discuss

New York Mets’ offensive woes are holding them back from being a playoff contender

This was supposed to be the year everything would come together for the New York Mets. Fans have been waiting for 2015 for about three to four years now. Well, someone forgot to tell their hitters that, because they have not looked like a lineup that can compete anywhere near the playoffs. The Mets had another tough loss in their most recent outing against the Chicago Cubs. They...
Via OutsidePitchMLB
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Which pitchers has Sandy Alderson actually drafted or signed?

What do Matt Harvey, Zack Wheeler, Jacob deGrom, Noah Syndergaard, and Steven Matz all have in common? Besides the fact that they are all on the Mets, none of them have actually been drafted by Sandy Alderson. Matz was drafted by Omar Minaya in one of the deepest left-handed starting pitching drafts ever (2009), Harvey and deGrom were part of the last draft class by Minaya ...
Via Mets360.com
3 days ago  |  Discuss

The Mets Are Still Paying Bobby Bonilla A Ton Each Year, And The Reason Why Is Rather Weird

Bobby Bonilla's yearly Mets salary is pretty wild. Here's how much he is being paid in comparison to pitchers on the roster.
Via Gamedayr
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Mets’ Steven Matz has hero named after him at Long Island deli (pics)

Steven Matz has been something of a local hero in Long Island for some time now. Growing up as a highly touted pitching prospect at Ward Melville High School in Stony Brook, the New York Mets’ newest phenom has been on the locals’ radar for years. The pitcher, in fact, has been such a known figure...Read More The post Mets’ Steven Matz has hero named after him at Long Island...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Assessing Trade Value Of Jon Niese

With the emergence of Steven Matz, expect the Mets to ratchet up their intent to trade from their pitching depth to bolster their anemic offense. The Mets would dearly like to find a taker or two for Jon Niese and Bartolo Colon on the major league level; Dillon Gee in the minors; and Rafael Montero, who has spent much of the season on the disabled list. NIESE: What is his value...
Via New York Mets Report
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Are the Mets being too patient at the plate?

Old fish, skunks and wet dog. These putrid stenches somehow reek less than the 2015 Mets offense. There’s just no other way a baseball team with that type of pitching is hovering around .500. Comparing the Mets to 29 other Major League teams, their 276 runs scored is only better than three other teams. Stellar pitching continues to outweigh suspect defense for a 24.1 dWAR, but...
Via Mets360.com
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Mets Minor League Recap: Recker Ties Game In 9th, Cessa Sparkles

  Las Vegas (45-32) 4, Sacramento 3 F/10 Walk-Off After scoring 33 runs in their last three games the 51′s were being held scoreless until the bottom of the the 9th when Wilfredo Tovar led off the inning with a single and moved to 3rd on a pick-off attempt error. Brooks Conrad came up after Kirk Nieuwenhuis struck out and had the first of two big at bats of the day when he tied...
Via Mets Merized Online
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Matz brings the bats

Lucas Duda, the Mets' primary number three hitter, has four RBI in the last two weeks. Steven Matz had four RBI in his major league debut.Michael Cuddyer, the Mets' primary cleanup hitter, has one RBI in the last two weeks. Matz doubled that total in his first at bat.The Mets starting rotation of Matt Harvey, Jacob deGrom, Noah Syndergaard, Jon Niese, Bartolo Colon and Matz now has...
Via Subway Squawkers
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Steven Matz’s historical debut for the New York Mets

When the New York Mets called up top left-handed pitching prospect Steven Matz earlier this week, they thought they were getting a stud pitcher who could help them be successful in their quest to have an unorthodox 6-man rotation. Today, the 24 year old out of New York proved he is more than just a great arm for the Mets’ rotation. Matz did pitch a solid 7.2 innings against the...
Via OutsidePitchMLB
5 days ago  |  Discuss
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