3:11 AM EST, Thu January 24, 2019
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Travis d’Arnaud thinks this is finally year he stays on field

PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. — Travis d’Arnaud is all in, even if he’s out. Coming off Tommy John surgery d’Arnaud is hoping that this is finally the season he remains healthy. Now that the Mets have signed free-agent catcher Wilson Ramos, their world does not rely on d’Arnaud staying healthy. At this moment he is...
Jan 22, 2019

Asdrubal Cabrera settles for Rangers and says bye to Mets dream

Asdrubal Cabrera’s preference was to return to Queens. Instead, the veteran infielder will have to settle for Texas. The 33-year-old Cabrera agreed to a one-year, $3.5 million deal on Tuesday with the Rangers, The Post confirmed, to play third base. He’ll be replacing Rangers legend Adrian Beltre, who is retiring. Cabrera, who played second base,...
Jan 21, 2019

Dwight Gooden remembers ‘second father’ Mel Stottlemyre

PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. — Dwight Gooden owes much to Mel Stottlemyre. When Gooden came up as a rookie with the Mets in 1984, Stottlemyre was his pitching coach, and they forged a strong bond, a friendship that was rekindled when Gooden went to the Yankees in 1996 and threw his no-hitter. “The best thing...
Jan 21, 2019

Lauren Sanchez once struck out with Mets legend Mike Piazza

It was a swing and a miss.
Jan 19, 2019

Mets legend reveals story behind one of the greatest catches ever

PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. — Everyone knows the glorious end of this story. Ron Swoboda made The Catch to save the Miracle Mets in Game 4 of the 1969 World Series. The Mets won in the 10th inning on a throwing error and went on to capture their first world championship the next day, October...
Jan 19, 2019

Seth Lugo can’t wait to watch Mets bullpen mates in action

Seth Lugo will have an additional reason to pay attention to the game this season when he isn’t pitching. Edwin Diaz’s arrival to the Mets last month might have resonated the most with Lugo, who became friendly with the former Mariners closer when both were pitching for Puerto Rico in the 2017 World Baseball Classic....
Jan 19, 2019

Asdrubal Cabrera wanted Mets reunion that won’t happen now

Brodie Van Wagenen has made a number of big moves in his first offseason as Mets general manager, but one move he didn’t make was to bring back popular infielder Asdrubal Cabrera. It’s a reunion Cabrera says he would have loved. Earlier this week, Cabrera posted a throwback Thursday photo on Instagram of Mets pitcher...
Jan 17, 2019

Dwight Gooden says Mets’ best bet for future isn’t Jacob deGrom

As much as Dwight Gooden appreciates 2018 NL Cy Young winner Jacob deGrom’s talent, he says the highest ceiling in the Mets’ rotation might belong to another pitcher. In an online chat hosted by Reddit on Thursday, Gooden picked Noah Syndergaard as the Mets pitcher with the most potential. “Without taking anything away from deGrom,...
Jan 17, 2019

Mets give Tim Tebow a major league invite

Tim Tebow has become quite the spring training veteran for the Mets. The former Heisman Trophy winner’s third camp since launching his baseball career will begin with the rest of the Mets’ major league hopefuls next month. On Thursday, the team announced Tebow was among 13 additional players invited to major league spring training. Tebow,...
Jan 17, 2019

LeBron James’ Lakers move is crippling the NBA’s TV ratings

LeBron James went west, and the NBA ratings have gone south. More than halfway through the regular season, NBA ratings have fallen. The real plummet has been on Turner, which started with a LeBron-less opening night and has been playing from behind ever since. The network is down 22 percent compared to this point last...
Jan 17, 2019

Jed Lowrie expecting to be an everyday player for the Mets

Jed Lowrie will wear the “super-utility” label for the Mets, but he’s hardly a part-time player. “I have been told that I will be a regular, and that is what I’m going into it thinking,” Lowrie said Wednesday at Citi Field. Mostly a second baseman in recent seasons, the 34-year-old Lowrie, who arrived on a...
Jan 16, 2019

Mets talking like they’re done with big moves, but they shouldn’t be

The Mets reached third base on Wednesday with their introduction of Jed Lowrie at a Citi Field news conference. Can they advance the final 90 feet to turn this into a home-run winter? They’d have to make one more big move. One more boost — for the short term, the long term or both —...
Jan 16, 2019

Mets’ strange reason for ignoring Bryce Harper: Jeff McNeil

The two biggest fish on the market can probably forget about Flushing Bay as a potential home. As Bryce Harper and Manny Machado linger in free agency and look for teams willing to spend big on their services, the Mets entered this offseason with a plan, according to general manager Brodie Van Wagenen, and neither...
Jan 16, 2019

Beloved Met Wilmer Flores lands with Diamondbacks

This time, Wilmer Flores is actually leaving. The infielder, who has spent his entire career, dating back to 2008, with the Mets, agreed Wednesday to a one-year deal with the Diamondbacks with a team option, according to ESPN. Since 2013, Flores had been a Mets fan favorite, posting a .262 batting average and being a...
Jan 15, 2019

Yasmani Grandal: Why I turned down Mets’ $60 million offer

Yasmani Grandal considered it a $60 million insult. Yes, the Mets were potentially offering him more years than other teams, but the then-free agent catcher felt the average money per year was beneath a player of his ilk. Grandal explained on MLB Network why he then accepted an $18.25 million, one-year deal from the Brewers...