4:09 AM EDT, Mon May 28, 2018
6 hours ago
Mets waiting to find out just how bad this AJ Ramos situation is

Mets waiting to find out just how bad this AJ Ramos situation is

MILWAUKEE — The Mets have a new potential explanation for AJ Ramos’ ineffectiveness: A shoulder ailment. Ramos was scheduled to receive an MRI exam on his right shoulder in New York on Sunday, following two straight brutal performances against the Brewers that contributed to Mets losses. The Mets did not release any information on Ramos...
7 hours ago
Mets need Mickey Callaway to start showing some flexibility

Mets need Mickey Callaway to start showing some flexibility

MILWAUKEE — Get used to it Mets fans, this is the numbers’ world you have entered and Mickey Callaway is doubling down, living and dying with what the numbers tell him to do as manager. After watching his bullpen implode Friday night, Callaway went with a similar formula Sunday at Miller Park and the Mets...
8 hours ago
Wilmer Flores is newest Mets injury headache to worry about

Wilmer Flores is newest Mets injury headache to worry about

MILWAUKEE — The Mets’ backup plan at third base now needs a backup. Wilmer Flores could be the team’s next position player placed on the disabled list, after he departed Sunday’s 8-7 loss to the Brewers with lower back soreness. Flores was sent back to New York for tests, with Phil Evans set to join...
10 hours ago
Mets bullpen implodes in latest disaster

Mets bullpen implodes in latest disaster

MILWAUKEE — Robert Gsellman has been among the Mets’ most reliable bullpen options this season, and Jerry Blevins drastically less dependable. On Sunday it was exit Gsellman, enter Blevins and begin the grieving. Blevins and Paul Sewald proceeded to dump kerosene on a campfire, with four runs scoring before the seventh inning concluded. And the...
14 hours ago
Mickey Callaway has backed up his talk but now must build on it

Mickey Callaway has backed up his talk but now must build on it

Just forty-nine games into his professional managerial career, Mickey Callaway has re-taught us two valuable lessons: 1) No matter how formal or impressive your preparation, managing a major league team carries a learning curve. 2) No matter who resides in the manager’s office, the Mets will be the Mets. The Mets’ replacement for Terry Collins...
May 27, 2018
Mets’ bad pitchers shouldn’t be rewarded with endless chances

Mets’ bad pitchers shouldn’t be rewarded with endless chances

MILWAUKEE — Bad deals. Bad pitching. Bad decisions. Terrible results. How much longer can the Mets put up with this? Jason Vargas was handed $16 million by the Mets this offseason and at this stage of the game couldn’t win a Sausage Race. AJ Ramos was acquired last July by the Mets in a trade...
May 27, 2018
Mets keep finding reasons to play Jose Reyes

Mets keep finding reasons to play Jose Reyes

MILWAUKEE — Jose Reyes’ lethargic play hasn’t been enough to bury him completely on the Mets bench. With Amed Rosario getting a rest Saturday, manager Mickey Callaway opted for the disappointing Reyes over Luis Guillorme at shortstop against the Brewers. Entering play Reyes had a .143/.196/.200 slash line. In his previous start, against the Marlins...
May 26, 2018
Mets collapse reaches epic proportions in embarrassing loss

Mets collapse reaches epic proportions in embarrassing loss

MILWAUKEE — In a race to the bottom in which everybody associated with the Mets loses, Jason Vargas and AJ Ramos are galloping like Secretariat but without a finish line in sight. The duo is earning $15.225 million combined this season, money at this point that might as well have been set ablaze during a...
May 26, 2018
Mets manager knows why AJ Ramos has been so brutal

Mets manager knows why AJ Ramos has been so brutal

MILWAUKEE — AJ Ramos just needs to get his head straight. In assessing the veteran reliever’s brutal season, Mets manager Mickey Callaway has concluded Ramos’ troubles are mental, and not physical, in his attempt to throw strikes. Ramos’ latest meltdown came Friday night, when he entered in the 10th inning and walked the only two...
May 26, 2018
Players are only ones who can lift the Mets out of mediocrity

Players are only ones who can lift the Mets out of mediocrity

MILWAUKEE — This is real simple for the Mets. Bill Belichick simple. Do your job. You can overanalyze the Mets’ ugly 4-3, 10-inning loss to the Brewers Friday night at Miller Park to death. Should Mickey Callaway have brought in Jeurys Familia in the 10th to get out of the jam instead of losing a...
May 26, 2018
Why Hanley Ramirez is ‘unlikely’ to be Mets’ next aging slugger

Why Hanley Ramirez is ‘unlikely’ to be Mets’ next aging slugger

MILWAUKEE — Hanley Ramirez might seem like a good fit for a lineup struggling with run production, but Mets officials aren’t so sure the veteran slugger would be a match for the team. A team source called it “unlikely” the Mets would pursue the 34-year-old Ramirez, who was designated for assignment Friday in a surprise...
May 26, 2018
Aaron Judge not surprised by this emerging Met’s success

Aaron Judge not surprised by this emerging Met’s success

MILWAUKEE — Turns out Aaron Judge found Nimmo years ago and knew the outfielder was capable of being an impact player with the Mets. The Yankees star and Brandon Nimmo were teammates on the 2014 Scottsdale Scorpions in the Arizona Fall League. “I’m glad Brandon is getting the opportunity,’’ Judge told The Post earlier this...
May 25, 2018
AJ Ramos walks in winning run as Mets lose crusher in 10

AJ Ramos walks in winning run as Mets lose crusher in 10

MILWAUKEE — AJ Ramos’ allergic reaction to the strike zone continues to confound the Mets and send the veteran reliever deeper into the abyss. The right-hander had a brutal two-batter stretch in his appearance in the 10th inning Friday night, walking in the winning run and sending the Mets to a 4-3 loss to the...
May 25, 2018
Steven Matz’s mental work starting to pay off for the Mets

Steven Matz’s mental work starting to pay off for the Mets

MILWAUKEE — One error could be the turning point in Steven Matz’s season. On April 25 in St. Louis, Matz threw away opposing pitcher Michael Wacha’s bunt attempt. Then, he completely unraveled. Matz wound up a 9-1 loser. After that performance, he admitted the game speeds up on him and he loses control of the...
May 25, 2018
Wilmer Flores will get shot to be third baseman while Frazier’s out

Wilmer Flores will get shot to be third baseman while Frazier’s out

MILWAUKEE — The Mets’ third-base carousel in Todd Frazier’s absence has stopped on Wilmer Flores’ name. Normally limited to duty against lefty starters, Flores was in the Mets’ starting lineup Thursday against Brewers right-hander Zach Davies, as manager Mickey Callaway searches for a dependable option at the position. Flores drove in a pair of runs,...