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Mets pitcher Jenrry Mejia becomes first player ever banned by MLB for PEDs

Three strikes and Jenrry Mejia is out. The New York Mets pitcher became the first player in history to be permanently suspended by Major League Baseball for multiple PED violations after testing positive for the banned substance Boldenone, his third PED violation. Mets RHP Jenrry Mejia permanently suspended by MLB after testing positive for Boldenone, his 3rd performance-enhancing...
Via The Comeback
3 hours ago  |  Discuss

Rosario, Smith Place In Baseball America’s 51-100 Prospects

Baseball America has revealed the first part of their Top 100 Prospects list today with two Mets youngsters coming in the first 50 players. Shortstop Amed Rosario comes in at #58 and first baseman... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
Via MetsMinor.net
6 hours ago  |  Discuss

Can Addison Reed lock down the 8th inning?

This is a bigger question than you may realize. For a playoff contending team, the primary setup man is a key cog in the team’s success. Many close games are won and lost in the pivotal 8th inning. If Addison Reed is up to the task, the Mets will have a strong and deep bullpen – perhaps the best they’ve had in 10 years. If he falters, Terry Collins will have to nimbly shift...
Via Mets360.com
11 hours ago  |  Discuss

Mets Should Sign DeGrom First

OK, you’ve just been named general manager of the Mets and have the task of signing one of the Mets’ young pitchers to a long term contract. Who’s your choice to sign first? Rank for me your five in the order of which you’d sign him and give me a reason for your reason. My five are: Jacob deGrom: He told The New York Post he would be receptive to a long-term contract, which...
Via New York Mets Report
1 day ago  |  Discuss

ESPN Ranks Mets’ Farm as Sixteenth Best

Keith Law of ESPN.com released his annual list of the top farm systems in baseball on Wednesday, with the Mets coming in at 16. Fellow National League East mates, the Atlanta Braves (1), Philadelphia... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
Via MetsMinor.net
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Jacob deGrom Open To Long-Term Deal With Mets

In an exclusive interview with Kevin Kernan of the New York Post, RHP Jacob deGrom said he was open to working out an extension deal to remain with the New York Mets long-term. “I’m a little bit older so I might be more willing to do something like that,’’ deGrom told The Post. “You just have to look at what is fair so both sides get a decent deal. It’s something I’d...
Via Mets Merized Online
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Mets spring training: 10 storylines to watch

Here's a quick primer on what to look out for when the Mets report to Port St. Lucie, Fla.
Via NJ.com
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Keith Law: Mets’ Farm System Ranked 16th In Baseball

Some recent farm system graduates you may have heard of… Keith Law of ESPN.com is releasing his yearly rankings of both individual prospects and entire farm systems this week. In his first piece in the series today, he ranked each team’s minor league system, taking into account all players who have not exceeded rookie eligibility. Overall, the Mets’ system was ranked 16th...
Via Mets Merized Online
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Mets Card of the Week: Cleon Jones booklet

1970 TOPPS THE CLEON JONES STORY (BOOKLET No. 19) If you liked the little cartoon they’d have on the back of cards, you’ll love this insert. This 24-booklet set had some of the top stars and some guys they had enough information on to fill up six inside pages of details. Jay Johnstone, Walt Williams and Al Ferrara must have wondered what they were doing alongside Willie...
Via Mets360.com
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Mets Spring Training Thoughts

Port Saint Lucie will be packed and ready for baseball. The New York Mets will be starting spring training in a couple weeks. The team is poised for the defense of the National League pennant. After an extremely successful 2015 campaign, where the Mets reached the World Series, the team is returning the pitching staff. The lineup has a few new additions, but has remained the same...
Via Baseball Essential
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Which Mets Bench Player Will See the Most Time?

The New York Mets are ready to defend the National League pennant. The majority of the 2015 team will be returning minus Daniel Murphy. However, Sandy Alderson has done a phenomenal job of adding depth to this group. The additions of Alejandro De Aza and Asdrubal Cabrera have truly strengthened the infield and outfield. Starting players from last year’s club will now have to adjust...
Via Baseball Essential
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Wilmer Flores: 'I want to be a Met forever'

Wilmer Flores somehow discovered a way to endear himself even more to New York Mets fans.In a New York Post article, the 24-year-old Venezuelan infielder says that he wants "to be a Met forever."Flores famously won over the hearts of Mets fans last season when he was seen shedding tears after he thought he had been traded in July.  "I will never forget that night," Flores told the...
Via Fox Sports
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Mets' Kevin Plawecki finds hopeful solution to his dizziness issue with surgery

New York Mets catcher Kevin Plawecki can now just focus on baseball.In a report from the New York Daily News, Plawecki reveals that he had sinus surgery in December, which doctors hope has eradicated the issue that was causing him to feel dizzy last season."My right sinus was completely blocked, so I wasn't getting any air flow through there, but I didn't feel sinus pressure." Plawecki...
Via Fox Sports
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Mets Should Move Conforto Around

I read something the other day about the Mets giving Michael Conforto some time in right field and immediately thought, well, why not? I would also consider giving him some reps in center field. And, while they’re at it, why not try him at the top of the order? CONFORTO: Could see some time in right. (AP) I don’t like typecasting a young player to one position and one slot...
Via New York Mets Report
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Mets will be present for two Royals’ WS ceremonies

If the New York Mets have managed to get over the disappointment and heartbreak of losing the World Series in five games last fall, the Kansas City Royals unfortunately will remind their vanquished opponents of the sting of coming up short to kick-off the 2016 MLB season. The Royals have their home opener scheduled for Sunday, April 3, and the visiting team will just so happen...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Covering the bases: Assessing the Mets outfield

Cespedes, Conforto and Granderson will head the Mets' crop of outfielders in 2016 In the weeks leading up to spring training, we'll be evaluating the 2016 Mets on a position-by-position basis. We've already previewed the club's catching depth, corner infield and middle infield options. Today we'll assesses the outfield.  For much of the offseason...
Via NJ.com
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Asdrubal Cabrera is the X-Factor

The Mets have numerous pieces in their lineup that have the potential to provide offense throughout the season. Yoenis Cespedes, Lucas Duda and David Wright are going to be considered staples throughout the season, as the veterans should be occupied driving in runs. We know that the Mets have a tremendous pitching staff, and that the bullpen should be able to hold their own. The...
Via Mets360.com
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Sunday Notes: Seratelli’s Sayonara, Kaminsky’s Curve, Cards, ARod Managing, more

Mitch Harris is known for his back story. The 30-year-old righthander was drafted by the Cardinals in 2008, but he didn’t throw his first professional pitch until 2013. The interim years were spent protecting Uncle Sam. Harris did two tours of duty in the Persian Gulf and another off the coast of Colombia, where his ship helped curtail drug-smuggling operations. Last year, Harris...
Via Fangraphs
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Yoenis Cespedes, Jerry Seinfeld still on for Cuban sandwiches

Lifelong New York Mets fan Jerry Seinfeld was understandably thrilled last season when his favorite baseball team on July 31st acquired slugger Yoenis Cespedes in a trade with the Detroit Tigers. So much so, in fact, that the comedian took to Twitter and dropped a reference from his classic television show to celebrate the roster move. Oh my god. @MetsI can't believe I can actually...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Mets to wear 1986 uniforms as regular season alternates

To celebrate the 30th anniversary of the team’s 1986 World Series championship over the Boston Red Sox in one of most iconic Fall Classics in MLB history, the New York Mets will wear the uniform donned by that title-winning team on occasion throughout the 2016 MLB season. The team announced earlier this offseason it would pay tribute to the ’86 squad with a weekend commemorating...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Jeurys Familia and New York Mets agree to $4.1 million, 1-year contract

NEW YORK — The Mets settled their last salary arbitration case, agreeing to a $4.1 million, one-year contract with closer Jeurys Familia.The deal Wednesday was $50,000 above the midpoint between the $4.8 million Familia wanted and the $3.3 million the Mets offered when the sides exchanged proposed arbitration salaries last month.Under the contract negotiated by agents Sam and Seth...
Via Associated Press
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Binghamton Mets unveil ill-advised ‘Netflix and Chill’ promo night

The promotional department of the Binghamton Mets evidently does not know what “Netflix and chill” means. On Monday, the team – the AA affiliate of the New York Mets – unveiled some sort of “Netflix and Chill” promotion set for April 12. We are guessing that those involved in staging this promotion do not know that “Netflix and chill” is common youthful parlance...
Via Larry Brown Sports
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Job Posting: New York Mets Analyst, Baseball Research & Development

Position: New York Mets Analyst, Baseball Research & Development Location: New York Description: The New York Mets are seeking a Data Analyst to work its Research and Development team. The employee will analyze baseball data in order to build and maintain predictive models that support the decision-making processes within Baseball Operations. The Analyst will report to the Manager...
Via Fangraphs
11 days ago  |  Discuss

How the Mets Could Afford Yoenis Cespedes

New York Mets ownership has come under increased scrutiny over the past few years. Lowering payroll in a gigantic media market and getting entwined in the Bernie Madoff Ponzi scheme will bring that kind of attention. Back at the trading deadline, there were many, including myself, wondering why the Mets were acting like a small-market team in New York. The team quieted many doubters...
Via Fangraphs
14 days ago  |  Discuss
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