New York Mets: first base help on the way

The New York Mets recently placed first baseman Lucas Duda on the disabled list after discovering that his lingering back pain was caused by a stress fracture. This injury will keep Duda out in the long term and he’s expected to be out for at least 4-6 weeks if not longer. So the Mets have a real problem with filling his spot in the lineup and in the field. The team has been playing...
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Noah Syndergaard Is an Elite Contact Pitcher, Too

One of the first things taught in any newswriting class is how to craft a compelling lede. You learn about the inverted pyramid, writing concisely, and the importance of employing strong verbs. No professor of mine ever said anything about .gifs, but hey, what’s more compelling than watching Noah Syndergaard pitch? If that doesn’t grab and hold your interest, you’re probably...
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How these Mets fans are trying to lift up Matt Harvey

Mets fans haven’t lost faith in Matt Harvey, and they are going to prove it to him. The 7 Line, the Mets’ fan group, arranged an impromptu Tuesday night trip to Washington to show support for the struggling right-hander. According to the group’s Instagram account, the response was overwhelming.   Before 400-plus Mets fanatics made travel...
Via New York Post
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Mets Minors Recap: Nimmo Collects Four Hits, Conlon Improves To 7-0

Nashville 7, Las Vegas (24-19) 4 Box Score After a successful eight-game road trip during which the Las Vegas 51s (24-19) went 6-2, they returned home to Cashman Field in first place in their division. Ynoa took the loss, his first of the season and saw his ERA rise to 2.50 in 57.2 innings. A total of seven runs on 14 hits and six walks were given up by Vegas pitchers. The defense...
Via Mets Merized Online
5 hours ago

The Mets Bullpen Has Been MLB’s Best

The Mets bullpen is off to a great start in 2016. Just how good has it been, and is it for real? The answers: 1) very good, and 2) yes. It feels like a lifetime since the Mets bullpen was a strength in a year that mattered but, believe it or not, the Mets bullpen was 2nd best in baseball in 2006, at least according to WAR. The bullpen that year was headlined by Billy Wagner and Aaron...
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Bartolo Colon told Nats catcher he wouldn’t swing during at-bats

Bartolo Colon halted a personal two-game losing streak on Monday night, going seven innings and allowing one run on five hits while walking two and striking out two in the New York Mets’ 7-1 victory over the Washington Nationals. The stellar pitching performance came one day ahead of Colon celebrating his 43rd birthday on Tuesday, and Father Time has been making his presence...
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WATCH: #HelloJerry Blevins

New York Mets relief pitcher Jerry Blevins debuts the first installment of #HelloJerry, where he answers Twitter questions from fans that have nothing to do with baseball.
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Nimmo on Fire, Ynoa Loses First Decision

After a successful eight-game road trip during which the Las Vegas 51s (24-19) went 6-2, they returned home to Cashman Field in first place in their division. They sent Gabriel Ynoa to the mound, who at 5-0 has been the ace of the staff this season. But Ynoa struggled early, giving up two first inning runs on a lead off single by Jed Lowrie and then a one-out home run by Renato...
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4 external 1st base options the Mets could explore

Here some possible trade targets for the Mets.
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The latest injury updates on Mets' Travis d'Arnaud, Wilmer Flores, Zack Wheeler

Here are medical updates on a few Mets. WASHINGTON -- Injured Mets catcher Travis d'Arnaud remains in California rehabbing his strained right rotator cuff but is expected to return to Port St. Lucie, Fla., later this week, assistant general manager John Ricco said Monday.  D'Arnaud resumed throwing a few days ago and "felt pretty good," according...
18 hours ago

Lucas Duda out 'at least 4-6 weeks' with stress fracture

The New York Mets will be without their first baseman for a while. Marc Carig of Newsday is reporting that Lucas Duda has a stress fracture in his back. Duda: stress fracture in his lower back — Marc Carig (@MarcCarig) May 23, 2016 ESPN’s Adam Rubin quoted manager Terry Collins, saying that the injury will keep Duda out for at least 4-6 weeks, while Anthony DiComo of MLB...
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Who is the Mets Ty Kelly?

Some signings make front page news. Others won’t even make the footnotes. When the Mets signed Ty Kelly on November 13, 2015, no alarms sounded. Quietly, though, Kelly has turned himself into one of the top hitters in the Mets’ minor league system. Kelly’s .391 batting average leads all qualified hitters in affiliated baseball, and his .478 on base percentage is first among...
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Mets Minors Player of the Week Award

  We continue our series of Player of the Week with some familiar names, (though Dilson Herrera didn’t hit another half dozen homers this week). Our Pitcher of the Week last week went on to win the award for the PCL. Vegas 51s are the only team over .500 and find themselves in first place in the PCL South. Offensive Player of the Week: T.J. Rivera – Las Vegas 51s All he...
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Noah Syndergaard is the Ace of the New York Mets

In Major League Baseball, the term “ace” is frequently used to describe a teams number one pitcher. The only issue is every team has a number one starter in the rotation, but not every team has an “ace.” An ace is shutdown. An ace is a guy that can take the ball at any given time and dominate. An ace is Noah Syndergaard, and he is taking over as the face of the New York Mets...
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WATCH: W.B. Mason Post Game Extra - 05/21/16 - Wright's walk-off hit wins it for the Mets

David Wright's RBI single in the bottom of the 9th inning propelled the Mets to a walk-off, 5-4 win over the Brewers.
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Will New York Mets’ Matt Harvey Regain his Groove?

New York Mets pitcher Matt Harvey is off to a disappointing start in 2016 with a 3-6 record and a 5.77 ERA. The Mets and Harvey are not quite sure why Harvey is struggling this much at this point of the season. Mets general manager Terry Collins believes it is a confidence issue with Harvey. “We really think he’s got to get back on the horse, as fast as he can,” Collins said...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: W.B. Mason Post Game Extra: Mets Beat Brewers

Ron Darling and Gary Cohen break down the Mets' victory over the Brewers, 3-2.
3 days ago  |  Discuss

What’s Wrong With Matt Harvey?

Yes. What is wrong with Matt Harvey? Because if you watch him pitch, it seems like everything is wrong, and yet nothing at all. At least, it’s hard to put your finger on it. You run down the list of things that could explain why he has an ERA near five and the worst ERA estimators of his career, and you find little things here or there. But do you find a smoking gun? Velocity...
Via Fangraphs
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Bartolo Colon bobblehead features stomach that ‘bobbles’

It didn't seem possible, but Bartolo Colon somehow became an even more popular and beloved figure in baseball by hitting his first career home run at the age of 42 a few weeks ago. The long ball heroics instantly became a huge part of the mythology surrounding the New York Mets pitcher, if not all of baseball. Bartolo Colon hitting his first career homerun. You're welcome. (via...
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4 days ago  |  Discuss

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