3:20 PM EST, Mon February 27, 2017
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Open thread: Mets vs. Astros, 2/27/17

Open thread: Mets vs. Astros, 2/27/17

The Mets take on Houston in Port St. Lucie. Broadcast: SNY Lineup Asdrubal Cabrera - SS Curtis Granderson - CF Yoenis Cespedes - LF David Wright - DH Jay Bruce - RF Wilmer Flores - 1B T.J. Rivera - 2B Rene Rivera - C Phillip Evans - 3B SP: P.J. Conlon - LHP
5 hours ago
Monday Morning Mets Mind Boggler: Managers

Monday Morning Mets Mind Boggler: Managers

Can you name every manager in Mets history? Last week, we asked you to name every general manager in Mets history. For this week’s Mind Boggler, we’re asking you to do the same for Mets managers. Mets managers The Mets hired Terry Collins, their current manager, after the 2010 season. Collins was an unorthodox choice. At a time when hiring young, recent former players started becoming the norm, Collins was a 61-year-old baseball lifer. Moreover, while he did have major league managing experience, he had not managed a major league team since 1999, when he resigned from the Angels’ job...
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Mets Morning News: Michael Conforto’s hot spring continues, Jay Bruce works out at first

Mets Morning News: Michael Conforto’s hot spring continues, Jay Bruce works out at first

Your Monday morning dose of New York Mets and MLB news, notes, and links. Meet the Mets Michael Conforto and Travis d’Arnaud both had productive days at the plate in the Mets’ 5-2 win against the Tigers. All of the work Conforto put into the offseason seems to be paying off so far this spring. Conforto’s promising spring could push Jay Bruce over to first base. Bruce put in some work at first in case Lucas Duda’s back continues to bother him. Duda was not that concerned about this most recent issue, and he thinks he should return to action soon. Neil Walker felt great after...
Feb 26, 2017
Open thread: Mets vs. Tigers, 2/26/17

Open thread: Mets vs. Tigers, 2/26/17

The Mets host the Tigers for a spring training game. Broadcast: WPIX, WOR Lineup Jose Reyes - SS Juan Lagares - CF Michael Conforto - RF Neil Walker - 2B Travis d’Arnaud - C Brandon Nimmo - LF Ty Kelly - DH Dominic Smith - 1B Matt Reynolds - 3B SP: Paul Sewald
Feb 26, 2017
Mets Morning News: Duda’s injury demons

Mets Morning News: Duda’s injury demons

Your Sunday morning dose of Mets and MLB news, notes, and links. Meet the Mets Despite a loss to the Nationals, Mets fans have some reason for encouragement. The captain is back in action. But there are also alarm bells ringing. Lucas Duda’s injury woes are still plaguing him. Kevin Plawecki could also be on the shelf. He suffered a knee contusion in a nasty collision at home plate. On the brighter side, who are these mustachioed men in Mets pitcher disguises? Could a rumored extension of Neil Walker have ripple effects when it’s time to re-sign players in the Mets’ young...
Feb 25, 2017
Open thread: Mets vs. Nationals, 2/25/17

Open thread: Mets vs. Nationals, 2/25/17

The Mets play their first home game of spring training today. Broadcast: SNY, WOR Lineup Jose Reyes - 3B Curtis Granderson - CF Yoenis Cespedes - LF David Wright - DH Asdrubal Cabrera - SS Wilmer Flores - 1B Jay Bruce - RF Ty Kelly - 2B Rene Rivera - C
Feb 25, 2017
Mets Morning News: Conforto comes out swinging

Mets Morning News: Conforto comes out swinging

Your Saturday morning dose of New York Mets and MLB news, notes, and links. Meet the Mets Michael Conforto came out swinging and hit a home run to go along with a single in the first game of spring training, which the Mets won 3-2 over the Red Sox. Travis d’Arnaud also got off to a great start, though he almost forgot to put on his chest protector at the start of the game and had to run back into the dugout to get it. Marcos Molina had a nice return to the mound for the Mets as well. Eight questions for the Mets ahead of Grapefruit League play. Around the NL East The Braves’ new...
Feb 24, 2017
Amazin' Avenue Audio, Episode 226: Spring Is (Sort of) Here

Amazin' Avenue Audio, Episode 226: Spring Is (Sort of) Here

With spring training underway, we get back to our regularly scheduled programming. Welcome back to Amazin' Avenue Audio. We get back into the regular shows, and see a segment return! First up, Brian and Chris discuss the Neil Walker extension talks, a look at the fifth starter competition, and more. (1:07) Next up, Bryan Renzi returns with a Forgotten Met from the 2008 season. (49:10) And, finally, Steve Sypa talks about the World Baseball Classic. (55:02) You can follow all of our contributors on Twitter: Brian (@BrianNeedsaNap), Chris (@chrismcshane), Steve (@stevesypa), and Bryan...
Feb 24, 2017
Open thread: Mets vs. Red Sox, 2/24/17

Open thread: Mets vs. Red Sox, 2/24/17

The Mets’ first Grapefruit League game is here. Broadcast: WOR Mets’ lineup Juan Lagares - CF T.J. Rivera - 3B Michael Conforto - RF Wilmer Flores - 1B Travis d’Arnaud - C Brandon Nimmo - LF Kevin Plawecki - DH Gavin Cecchini - 2B Matt Reynolds - SS Scheduled pitchers RHP Seth LugoRHP Marcos Molina
Feb 24, 2017
Handicapping the 2017 Mets “King of Spring Training” race

Handicapping the 2017 Mets “King of Spring Training” race

Spring training baseball is back, which means it’s time to run down the top candidates for this year’s Mets King of Spring Training award! Spring training is here again, which means it's time to begin looking ahead to our much anticipated annual King of Spring Training (KOST) race! Since 2011, we've given the King of Spring Training to the hitter who turns the most heads in Mets camp. That's right, the KOST must be a position player. Sorry pitchers, those are the rules! Here are the previous winners of this moderately prestigious award: 2011: Scott Hairston 2012: Lucas Duda (we even...
Feb 24, 2017
How the Mets messed up the worst-hit ground ball of 2016

How the Mets messed up the worst-hit ground ball of 2016

Erik Goeddel induced the worst-contacted ground ball of the 2016 season, but it didn’t result in an out. With spring training officially underway, the Mets and their fans are gearing up for the 2017 season; the 2016 is officially in the rear-view mirror. But before spring really gets into full swing, let’s take one last look back at the 2016 season. More specifically, let’s look at one event from 2016 that we should probably talk about. Launch angle is a really cool stat. Released to the public in 2015 via Baseball Savant, it essentially measures the angle at which the ball comes off...
Feb 24, 2017
Mets Morning News: David Wright throws for third time

Mets Morning News: David Wright throws for third time

Your Friday morning dose of New York Mets and MLB news, notes, and links. Meet the Mets David Wright threw a baseball for the third time since his June neck surgery, but still hasn’t done so in front of spectators not affiliated with the team. The Mets have significantly cut back the starting pitchers’ spring training throwing program. It’s drawn rave review thus far. Michael Conforto and Jay Bruce are competing for a starting spot, but that doesn’t mean they’re not rooting for each other. Tradition Field is no more. Rafael Montero, once ranked No. 68 on Baseball America’s 2014...
Feb 23, 2017
Mets sign Wilfredo Boscan to minor league deal

Mets sign Wilfredo Boscan to minor league deal

The right-hander will be reporting to minor league camp. The Mets have announced that they have signed Wilfredo Boscan to a minor league deal and he will be reporting to minor league camp. The right-hander made his MLB debut last season with the Pittsburgh Pirates, posting a 1-1 record with a 6.46 ERA in 15.1 innings over one start and five relief appearances. With the Pirates’ Triple-A affiliate, the Indianapolis Indians, Boscan finished with a 6-7 record in 17 games with a 3.75 ERA. Boscan, now 26, was signed out of Venezuela by the Texas Rangers in 2006 and remained with the...
Feb 23, 2017
MLB.com releases Mets top 30 prospect list

MLB.com releases Mets top 30 prospect list

Amed Rosario continues to be the consensus number one Mets prospect. MLB.com released its annual list of the top 30 Mets prospects on Tuesday. The number one spot on the list unsurprisingly belonged to Amed Rosario, who has been unanimously ranked as the best prospect in the Mets organization this year. MLB.com had previously ranked Rosario as the fifth-best prospect in all of baseball. Also of note was Robert Gsellma, who ranked only fifth on the list, behind Dominic Smith, Justin Dunn, and Thomas Szapucki. This is in contrast to several other lists this offseason, including those by John...
Feb 23, 2017
Matt Wieters signs two-year deal with Nationals

Matt Wieters signs two-year deal with Nationals

The four-time All-Star joins the defending NL East champs. After a lengthy stay on the market, former Orioles catcher, Matt Wieters, has inked a two-year $21 million deal with the Nationals pending physicals. The switch-hitting Wieters became the top free agent catcher on the market once former Nationals catcher, Wilson Ramos, went down late last season with a knee injury. However, the market for the four-time All-Star didn't materialize until very recently, with spring training games just about to start. He reportedly had a one-year offer from the Rays (who previously signed Ramos), but...