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Mets' exhibition game against Army canceled

The Mets have canceled their exhibition game Friday against the United States Military Academy due to an inclement weather forecast. They will not reschedule the game.
Via Mets.com
23 minutes ago

Mets Cancel Friday’s Game With Army Due To Weather

The New York Mets have announced that their exhibition game on Friday vs Army at Citi Field has been cancelled due to the weather report. The game was originally scheduled to take place at West Point but was moved to Citi Field after a recent snow storm. Previous Report – Feb 15 The Mets officially announced via Twitter that they will play the Army baseball team to conclude spring...
Via Mets Merized Online
29 minutes ago

Spring Recap: Mets With 5-4 Walk-Off Win Over 51s

The New York Mets played their final game of the 2017 at First Data Field against their Triple-A affiliate, the Las Vegas 51s. The Mets scored a run in the bottom of the ninth for the walk-off 5-4 victory over the 51s. Pitching  Jacob deGrom made his final tuneup for his April 5 start against the Atlanta Braves. He pitched three innings allowing one run on two hits (Jay Bruce solo...
Via Mets Merized Online
1 hour ago

New York Mets: Players to target in fantasy baseball drafts

With the 2017 MLB season just a few days away, most fantasy baseball drafts have already taken place. But for late drafters, what New York Mets players carry the most value? Who are some players to target? And who are some players to avoid? Players to Target: SP Noah Syndergaard Noah Syndergaard is the Mets best player, both in real life and in the fantasy realm. Thor racks...
Via isportsweb.com
3 hours ago  |  Discuss

Steven Matz out 3 weeks, who made the Mets' rotation?

Steven Matz' MRI came back clean but his elbow irritation persists, and he will begin the season on the disabled list. PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. -- The Mets made one key pitching decision, but they'll need the weekend to figure out another.  Steven Matz' MRI came back clean, but not clean enough for the Mets' to put him in the starting rotation...
Via NJ.com
4 hours ago

Wheeler earns rotation spot; Matz to DL

Zack Wheeler's two-year return from Tommy John surgery is at an end. The Mets announced Thursday that Wheeler has made the Mets' Opening Day roster, while Steven Matz will begin the year on the 15-day disabled list due to inflammation in his left elbow.
Via Mets.com
4 hours ago

Michael Conforto and Ty Kelly Make Mets Opening Day Roster

Outfielder Michael Conforto and utility guy Ty Kelly have made the New York Mets Opening Day roster Sandy Alderson announced earlier today. Conforto and Kelly join the Mets bench that is also expected to include catcher Rene Rivera, infielder Wilmer Flores and infielder T.J. Rivera. An oblique injury will put Juan Lagares on the disabled list to begin the season and paved the way...
Via Mets Merized Online
4 hours ago

Zack Wheeler will open season in Mets rotation

PORT ST. LUCIE — Steven Matz’s cranky left elbow has set the Wheeler in motion within the Mets’ rotation. With Matz shut down from throwing for at least the next three weeks because of elbow soreness, Zack Wheeler and Robert Gsellman were officially named Thursday as the final pieces of the Mets’ rotation to begin...
Via New York Post
4 hours ago

Mets named NL winner of Murcer Award

The Baseball Assistance Team presented its annual Bobby Murcer Award amid the gradual closing of Spring Training to Cleveland in the American League and New York in the National League.
Via Mets.com
4 hours ago

Las Vegas 51s 2017 Roster Projection

Photo by Ed Delany The first of our full season affiliate roster projection comes with a few caveats. Due to the recent spate of injuries at the Major League level, the task of Triple-A roster projections are best left to the seers and prophets. So while I take on this arduous endeavor, I hope to explain my logic well enough to be understood, yet know that understanding said logic...
Via MetsMinor.net
6 hours ago

Who makes the Mets bullpen?

A look at the Mets bullpen without closer Jeurys Familia.
Via NJ.com
7 hours ago

Allowing for excitement with the 2017 Mets

We are here. We made it. The snow is mostly melted and yesterday – March 29 – the New York metro area hit 61 degrees. Not only that, the Mets’ 2017 spring training is essentially over. Today is the last Florida game, a scrimmage against their AAA Las Vegas 51s. Tomorrow, they’ll be at Citi Field, taking on Army for charity. Come Monday, it’ll be alright when the Atlanta...
Via Mets360.com
7 hours ago

Mets making plans to go north without Steven Matz

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. — Steven Matz’s chances of beginning the season with the Mets have moved into the “unlikely” category. The Mets lefty was expected to receive an MRI exam on Wednesday, as a follow-up to a checkup last week when the club was made aware of discomfort in his elbow. “It’s unlikely Steven...
Via New York Post
20 hours ago

Former Gamecock Gene Cone assigned to minor leagues in Columbia

Former South Carolina baseball player Gene Cone is playing baseball in Columbia again. The New York Mets outfielder was assigned to play for the Columbia Fireflies. Cone hit .227 with one homer with 17 RBIs and 35 runs scored in his debut season in the minor leagues with the Brooklyn Cyclones. Cone hit .363 in his final season in Columbia with 53 runs scored, 13 doubles, two triples...
Via SEC Country
1 day ago

2016 MLB playoff teams that won't make it back this season

Last season saw two MLB franchises with historic championship droughts face off in World Series. As you know, the Cubs finally broke through, while the Indians’ championship-less streak continues.Those weren’t the only two teams to play baseball in October, however, and some of 2016’s postseason participants are bound to bow out before the playoffs begin this year. Welcome...
Via Yardbarker
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Asdrubal Cabrera and Neil Walker form a fine middle infield

A strong middle infield has been the key to many successful MLB clubs. The powerhouse Brooklyn Dodgers of the late ’40s and early ’50s had Hall of Famers Pee Wee Reese and Jackie Robinson at short and second base respectively, the go-go White Sox of the ’50s had HOFers Luis Aparicio and Nellie Fox, the big red machine of the mid ’70s had Dave Concepcion and Joe Morgan...
Via Mets360.com
1 day ago

The State of the New York Mets Pitching Staff

Opening day is now just six days away for the New York Mets, with their home, and season opener against the Atlanta Braves on April 3rd. The Mets strength is supposed to be their pitching, with a rotation full of aces. However, that same pitching staff is riddled with question marks from top to bottom. Whether its the health of a starter, or the depth of the bullpen, there is a lot more up...
Via isportsweb.com
1 day ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Zack Wheeler makes case for Mets starting spot with Monday outing

After a good outing on Monday, New York Mets pitcher Zack Wheeler declares himself ready for the 2017 season, and hopes to claim a spot in the team's rotation.
Via SNY
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Scherzer makes Tebow look silly in spring training at-bat

What would it look like if Tim Tebow actually got a shot to play in the majors? Max Scherzer gave us a glimpse of how it might turn out in a spring training game on Monday.Scherzer pitched five innings in the Washington Nationals’ exhibition against the New York Mets, and he got a chance to face Tebow. He put him away on three straight fastballs. Observe: The chances of Tebow ever...
Via Larry Brown Sports
2 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Matt Harvey is up, Steven Matz is down, as Mets rotation shakes out

The starting rotation to start the season for the New York Mets begins to take shape, as Matt Harvey looked strong on Sunday, and Steven Matz was scratched from his next start due to elbow irritation.
Via SNY
3 days ago  |  Discuss

New York Mets: Opening Day roster projection

Opening Day is less than two weeks away and the final roster is coming into shape for the New York Mets. There were very few roster spots available but some bench and bullpen questions do remain. Despite there still being a week and a half to go, here is a projection of what the Opening Day roster will be. Outfielders Left field: Yoenis Cespedes Never in doubt. Cespedes is...
Via isportsweb.com
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Yoenis Cespedes: MLB would grow if they played with Latin culture

Cuban slugger Yoenis Cespedes has a message for American baseball players and fans.The New York Mets outfielder recorded a video shared by “We are Mitu” on Facebook in which he explained the difference between the Latin and American cultures of baseball. He said that Latin players celebrate because it’s part of the culture and not a sign of disrespect. He also said he thinks...
Via Larry Brown Sports
6 days ago  |  Discuss
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