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Mets manager Luis Rojas on coronavirus stoppage: 'We're swimming in unfamiliar waters'

Luis Rojas has waited a long time to get his shot at managing the Mets, and he's now dealing with a delay to his first season that the game of baseball has never seen before.

New York Post

Two pitches may have led to Noah Syndergaard’s elbow issues

You can be sure of one thing. No one will work harder to come back from Tommy John surgery than Noah Syndergaard. “This guy works like no one else,’’ former Mets manager and current adviser Terry Collins told The Post this week. “This kid worked his ass off to be better and asked all the...

New York Post

Brodie Van Wagenen bullish on Mets’ rotation despite Noah Syndergaard loss

When the Mets added Michael Wacha and Rick Porcello to their rotation in December, general manager Brodie Van Wagenen made a bold proclamation: “I think we’re probably the deepest starting rotation in baseball.” Now that Noah Syndergaard is lost for whatever becomes of the 2020 season because of last week’s Tommy John surgery, the Mets...

Rising Apple

Mets History: The one where we pay tribute to Gil Hodges

Gil Hodges is not only an important part of New York Mets history but also essential to the game of baseball. It was April 2, 1972, when New York Mets manager Gil Hodges left this world. Following an Easter Sunday golf game with his fellow coaches, Hodges collapsed on the way back to the hotel. […] Mets History: The one where we pay tribute to Gil Hodges - Rising Apple - Rising Apple - New York Mets News & Fan Community

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Mets’ Noah Syndergaard needs Tommy John surgery after tearing UCL

Whenever this baseball season begins, it won’t include Noah Syndergaard. The Mets right-hander has been diagnosed with a torn ulnar collateral ligament in his right elbow and will undergo Tommy John surgery that will keep him sidelined into 2021, the team announced Tuesday. Syndergaard, according to general manager Brodie Van Wagenen, had discomfort in the...


Mets legend and Italian national team manager Mike Piazza applauds 'selflessness' of healthcare workers during Covid-19 outbreak

Piazza played for Italy in the 2006 World Baseball Classic, was the team's hitting coach in 2019 and 2013, and was named the club's manager this past November.

Call to the Pen

New York Mets: Alonso and Rojas stun stricken fan Kathleen Selig

Slugger Pete Alonso and manager Luis Rojas called cancer-stricken Mets super fan Kathleen Selig after her granddaughter’s appeal. It proved not enough that New York Mets first baseman Pete Alonso and former Met infielder Gregg Jefferies shouted out to cancer-stricken, lifelong 82-year-old Met fan, Kathleen Selig. Ally Hengelin’s moving appeal for the Mets to reach […] New York Mets: Alonso and Rojas stun stricken fan Kathleen Selig - Call to the Pen - Call to the Pen - A Major League Baseball Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

New York Post

Sandy Alderson calling for total MLB coronavirus shutdown

PORT ST. LUCIE — As players continue to work out independently at spring training sites nationally, including here, at least one respected voice within the game says a complete shutdown is necessary. Former Mets general manager Sandy Alderson, now a consultant with the A’s, told The Post on Monday it defies logic that players are...


5 Takeaways from Mets' Brodie Van Wagenen's conference call, including team's health and well-being coming first

On Saturday afternoon, Mets general manager Brodie Van Wagenen hosted a conference call with media member. Among the topics Van Wagenen touched on was whether or not players are planning on stay in Port St, Lucie, the Donovan Mitchell Sr. testing situation, and whether or not the Mets anticipate this being longer that just a two-week delay to start the season.

New York Post

Mets letting players decide how they’ll handle coronavirus hiatus

PORT ST. LUCIE — Baseball activities were conducted Saturday at the Mets’ spring-training complex, in a limited scope, and will likely continue throughout the duration of the sport’s shutdown because of the coronavirus. On Saturday, general manager Brodie Van Wagenen indicated he was still trying to determine how many players might remain to work out...


Former manager Bobby Valentine says Steven Matz 'has got to be' in Mets' rotation

When things go back to normal, the Mets will have some roster decisions to make.


David Wright discusses Mets' hire of Luis Rojas

Mets advisor David Wright, who spent a lot of time around new manager Luis Rojas toward the end of his career when he was rehabbing injuries, weighed in on Rojas' hire.

New York Post

‘Positive’ talk but no timetable for Mets’ Yoenis Cespedes

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. — Yoenis Cespedes did more outfield and base-running drills on Tuesday, according to general manager Brodie Van Wagenen. “All things continue to go in a positive direction,’’ Van Wagenen said Tuesday. He declined to declare what Cespedes’ next step might be. “He’ll do more of the same,’’ Van Wagenen said. “Every...

New York Post

Michael Conforto oblique strain gives Mets an Opening Day worry

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. — The Mets could head north without Michael Conforto. The right fielder was diagnosed with a right oblique strain after being sent back to New York to visit team physician David Altchek following an MRI exam. And general manager Brodie Van Wagenen couldn’t say whether Conforto would be back in time...

Amazin Avenue

Michael Conforto has right oblique strain, to be reevaluated next week

Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports The opening day status of one of the core pieces of the Mets’ lineup is now in question. We now have more information about the ailment that forced Michael Conforto to be sent back to New York for medical tests. General manager Brodie Van Wagenen has confirmed that the right fielder suffered a right oblique strain, which will cause him to be sidelined for the next week before being reevaluated. Van Wagenen went on to say that it was too early to say whether or not Conforto would miss opening day as a result of this injury—one would think the answer to...


Mets' J.D. Davis returning to lineup from shoulder injury Sunday against Astros

J.D. Davis will return to the Mets' lineup on Sunday, manager Luis Rojas announced after Saturday's spring training loss to the Nationals.

New York Post

Dellin Betances’ Mets spring training debut is a mixed bag

PORT ST. LUCIE — Dellin Betances expects to be ready for Opening Day. So does his new manager, Luis Rojas. If that’s going to happen, the right-hander has a lot of work to do over the next three weeks. The right-hander made his spring training debut for the Mets on Saturday and struggled with his...


Mets announce date for Jerry Koosman's number retirement ceremony

Koosman will join Tom Seaver (No. 41) and Mike Piazza (No. 31) as the only Mets to have their number retired. The Mets have also retired manager Casey Stengel's No.37 and Jackie Robinson's No. 42 -- as MLB did in unison in 1997.

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Justin Wilson can be a key part of the Mets bullpen with a fully healthy 2020

Jim Rassol-USA TODAY Sports The lefty missed some time with an injury last season but was very effective when healthy. Though Brodie Van Wagenen has understandably faced a fair bit of criticism for the moves he made in his first offseason as general manager, signing Justin Wilson is on the short list of the good moves that he has made, even if Wilson’s first season as a Met didn’t go entirely as planned. Wilson enters 2020 in the second year of a two-year, $10 million contract, and it’s fair to say that he is probably a more important factor in the Mets’ success in 2020 than many...

Nick Swisher on Mickey Callaway's reporter feud and whether Mets need a change | MLB WHIPAROUND

Nick Swisher and Eric Karros join Chris Myers to discuss Mets manager Mickey Callaway's public feud with a beat reporter and whether the team needs to take immediate action. #FOXSports #MLB #MickeyCallaway #NewYorkMets

Mets introduce Robinson Cano and Edwin Diaz at press conference

General manager Brodie Van Wagenen introduces the Mets' latest acquisitions, second baseman Robinson Cano and closer Edwin Diaz About Major League Baseball: Major League Baseball (MLB) is the most historic professional sports league in the United States

Brodie Van Wagenen is introduced as the Mets' new GM

The Mets introduce Brodie Van Wagenen as the 13th general manager in team history About Major League Baseball: Major League Baseball (MLB) is the most historic professional sports league in the United States and consists of 30 member clubs in the U.S. an