9:53 PM EDT, Thu March 26, 2015
Newark Star-Ledger 5 hours ago

Why the Mets are thinking about moving David Wright out of his No. 3 spot in lineup

In baseball, lineup spots have long been a measure of stature. A team's best hitters bats third or fourth — in the heart of the order and the best place from which to drive in runs. But research has shown that the No. 2 spot is where a team's top hitter should actually hit and is more important than the third spot in the lineup.
MetsBlog 7 hours ago

NJ.com: Would David Wright move out of his No. 3 spot in Mets lineup?

According to research by Beyond the Boxscore’s Sky Kalkman, your team’s No. 2 hitter should be a better all-around hitter than the No. 3 batter in the order. In that case, team reporter Mike Vorkunov explains why David Wright, not …

Bartolo Colon pleased to avoid Nationals

PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. -- Bartolo Colon pronounced it a wise decision by the New York Mets staff to have him skip Thursday's Grapefruit League game against the Washington Nationals and instead pitch in a simulated game in the morning. Colon is due to face the Nats on Opening Day and does not want to give their batters too much spring-training familiarity. "I think it was a really good decision from [pitching coach] Dan [Warthen] and the staff, because last year they saw me a lot," Colon said through an interpreter after logging 73 pitches against Mets hitters at Tradition Field.

Daniel Murphy back in running

VIERA, Fla. -- Daniel Murphy continued to ramp up his baseball activity Thursday at the New York Mets' complex in Port St. Lucie. Murphy ran for the first time since suffering a pulled right hamstring last Thursday and had no apparent discomfort, manager Terry Collins said. Murphy began hitting off a tee Wednesday. General manager Sandy Alderson has expressed optimism Murphy will be ready for Opening Day in Washington on April 6. Collins said he still wants to see how Murphy feels Friday, the day after resuming running.
MetsBlog 6 hours ago

Murphy did fine running, hit Thursday, hopes to play this weekend

Daniel Murphy reported no issues after running at Tradition Field on Thursday, according to ESPN’s Adam Rubin (March 26). Terry Collins recently said he hoped Murphy could be ready for a game this weekend, the New York …

Mets target 80 pitches for Matt Harvey vs. Cardinals

VIERA, Fla. -- Matt Harvey will have an 80-pitch limit when he faces the St. Louis Cardinals on Friday, in his fifth Grapefruit League start. Harvey takes a 1.26 ERA and 9 2/3-inning scoreless streak into the start in Jupiter. He threw 60 pitches and blanked the New York Yankees for 5 2/3 innings on Sunday in Port St. Lucie. Harvey's official return from Tommy John surgery will come in the third game of the regular season, on April 9 at Washington.
Mets Blog | ESPN New York 6 hours ago

Matt Harvey will become face of Mets ... and Big Apple baseball

PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. -- In the Major League Baseball-sponsored "Face of MLB" contest, David Wright finished first during last year's spring training, then as the runner-up to San Francisco Giants catcher Buster Posey last month. These days, however, baseball's only active captain might not even be the...
MetsBlog 15 hours ago

Bobby Parnell pitched against the Marlins Triple-A team Wednesday

Bobby Parnell tossed 17 pitches against the Marlins Triple-A team on Wednesday. It was his first time in a game situation against opposing players since having Tommy John surgery roughly one year ago. He allowed a double and no runs …
Mets Blog | ESPN New York 5 hours ago

Dan Warthen: Bobby Parnell may throw 100 mph again

VIERA, Fla. -- The days of Bobby Parnell throwing 100 mph out of the New York Mets' bullpen are not necessarily over, Dan Warthen predicted Thursday. "I wouldn't say that," the pitching coach said. Parnell averaged a career-high 97.2 mph with his fastball in...
Vic Black 'right on the cusp' of Opening Day readiness

Vic Black 'right on the cusp' of Opening Day readiness

VIERA, Fla. -- New York Mets general manager Sandy Alderson has expressed pessimism about reliever Vic Black avoiding a season-opening DL stint. Still, pitching coach Dan Warthen expressed more confidence Thursday that Black can be ready for the start of the season. Black has been sidelined for nearly two weeks with what the Mets have labeled "shoulder weakness." Black has thrown on flat ground the past two days, at distances up to 120 feet, and "he felt great," Warthen said.
Newark Star-Ledger 3 hours ago

Will Mets reliever Vic Black be ready for Opening Day?

Black has been trying to return from a shoulder injury this spring.
MetsBlog 12 hours ago

OF will be Cuddyer in LF, Lagares in CF and Granderson in RF

Michael Cuddyer will be the regular left fielder, with Curtis Granderson remaining in right field and Juan Lagares in center, Terry Collins said Wednesday (March 25). In his 1,426 career games in the big leagues, Cuddyer has …
River Ave. Blues 12 hours ago

Dellin Betances’ rough spring and reduced velocity are a cause for some concern, but not yet panic

For the fourth consecutive appearance, ace righty reliever Dellin Betances allowed a run yesterday afternoon, this one on a solo home run by the generally powerless Juan Lagares. The homer came on a hanging breaking ball, and while it was Dellin’s second straight...
CBS Sports 11 hours ago
Video: Boomer & Carton: Mets have Juan Lagares batting 9th

Watch: Boomer & Carton: Mets have Juan Lagares batting 9th

Boomer and Carton discuss why the New York Mets are placing one of their best hitters at 9th in the batting lineup.

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Newsday 50 mins ago

Weather threatens Matt Harvey's start Friday

Matt Harvey is scheduled to start against the Cardinals Friday in Jupiter. But a foreboding weather forecast could force the Mets to change that, even if Terry Collins would prefer not to.

Openings on bench

VIERA, Fla. – Terry Collins has always had an appreciation for those players who emerge victorious from roster battles during spring training. “There are always jobs that are up for grabs where you like to see two or three guys …

Mets 8, Nats 3: Matt Bowman tops favorite team

VIERA, Fla. -- Princeton product Matt Bowman proved a capable substitute for Jonathon Niese. Bowman, borrowed from minor league camp, tossed five scoreless innings and Matt Reynolds, Juan Lagares and Matt den Dekker homered to rally the New York Mets to an 8-3 win against the Washington Nationals at Space Coast Stadium on Thursday night. The Mets (14-10) have a Grapefruit League-leading 31 homers. Reynolds and Lagares consecutively went deep against left-hander Jerry Blevins in the seventh as the Mets pulled even at 3.

Mets claim “numerous inaccuracies” in story

VIERA, Fla.- The Mets claimed there were “numerous inaccuracies” with a DNAinfo.com article stating they have slashed their security staff in recent years. “There are numerous inaccuracies as to what’s been reported,” the Mets said in a statement. “While the …
New York Daily News 1 hour ago
Raissman: In terms of media buzz, Mets own this town

Raissman: In terms of media buzz, Mets own this town

When it comes to spring training, nothing is set in stone, cast in iron or written in blood.
Newsday 2 hours ago

Terry Collins explains why Mets might bat pitchers eighth

Matt Harvey probably is going to bat eighth Friday when he pitches against the Cardinals in Jupiter. It's a lineup look that could carry over to the regular season more than the 10 times Mets manager Terry Collins batted his starting pitchers eighth in 2014, he said Thursday.
Newark Star-Ledger 2 hours ago

Matthew Bowman's odd encounter with Ryan Zimmerman and 5 things we learned in Mets win over Washington Nationals

Matthew Bowman got to meet his hero. And the Mets hit back to back home runs.
Newark Star-Ledger 4 hours ago

Mets have multiple openings left on roster: Where are they?

Where does John Mayberry Jr. fit into the equation?

Mets Player News

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    Matt Harvey

    Weather threatens Matt Harvey's start Friday

  • 4 Bartolo Colon

    Bartolo Colon

    Mets' Bartolo Colon happy he won't be facing Washington Nationals today

  • 3 Jonathon Niese

    Jonathon Niese

    Jon Niese works to get stride right

  • 2 David Wright

    David Wright

    Why the Mets are thinking about moving David Wright out of his No. 3 spot in lineup

  • 2 Juan Lagares

    Juan Lagares

    Recap: Mets 8 – Nationals 3

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