3:27 AM EDT, Tue September 26, 2017
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Mets Morning News: Mets beat Nationals in game featuring only three Opening Day starters

Your Saturday morning dose of Mets and Major League Baseball news, notes, and links. Meet the Mets It was a strange night in Queens as the Nationals and Mets fielded a set of lineups that featured only three men who started on Opening Day. One of those men, Daniel Murphy, merely pinch-hit. It was a testament to how banged-up both teams have been all year, and to the diverging fortunes of the franchises, which cause the Mets to jettison most of their opening day starters in trades. Still, a win is a win, and the continued heroics of Nori Aoki have at least provided Mets fans with some...

New York Post

The pair of megadeals Yankees, Mets wish they could take back

Would they do it again? The two largest free-agent contracts signed last offseason were by the New York teams to two of the best players ever from Cuba — the Mets guaranteed $110 million over four years to Yoenis Cespedes and the Yankees gave Aroldis Chapman the most money ever for a closer, $86 million...

Washington Times

Bruce, (W)indians enjoying record ride together

CLEVELAND (AP) - Just a little more than a month ago, Jay Bruce was in New York sinking with the Mets as a season that began with promise and a richness of pitching was undermined by injuries. The plunge was dramatic. So was the rise. A trade rescued Bruce and ...

Plain Dealer

Jay Bruce has walked into a dream that keeps getting better -- Bud Shaw's Sports Spin

The Indians won their 21st consecutive game, an American League record. One reason why: Jay Bruce, who hit his fifth home run since coming over from the Mets last month in a trade.

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Monday Morning Mets Mind Boggler: Mets who slugged .500

Can you name every Met to post a slugging percentage of at least .500 in a season? Before losing their key offensive players to trade and injury, the Mets were a prolific power-hitting team in 2017. In fact, among the team’s everyday players, four of them—Michael Conforto, Yoenis Cespedes, Lucas Duda, and Jay Bruce—were slugging over .500 before their respective seasons with the Mets came to an end. For this week’s Mind Boggler, we’re asking you to name every player in Mets history to slug over .500 in a single season Every Met with a single-season slugging percentage of at least...

The Sports Daily: Metstradamus

Could Manny Machado Trade Make Sense For Mets This Winter?

The New York Mets are in need of a full time third baseman this winter,...

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Mets infielder T.J. Rivera to have Tommy John surgery

Rivera has not played for several weeks and will now have the procedure. You might be losing track of all the Mets’ injured players this year—understandably—but infielder T.J. Rivera will undergo Tommy John surgery on his right elbow this week. While that surgery has more significant implications for pitchers, it’s not necessarily a breeze for a position player to come back from. Having made his way from the big leagues after starting his career as an undrafted free agent, Rivera impressed in 113 plate appearances last year and followed that debut up with a solid campaign this...

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Mets call up Jacob Rhame, Jamie Callahan

Two pitchers acquired in recent trades are set to make their major league debuts. The Mets have recalled relief pitchers Jacob Rhame and Jamie Callahan from Triple-A Las Vegas, their first official call-ups now that we’ve already reached the final month of baseball and rosters have expanded. Rhame came from the Dodgers when the Mets traded Curtis Granderson, and Callahan came from the Red Sox in the team Addison Reed trade. Both pitchers will probably get a good look this month to see if they can bolster the bullpen for 2018. On top of those moves, Newsday’s Marc Carig reports that...

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Mets Player Performance Meter: Position Players, August 21-27

A quick review of how the Mets’ position players fared over the past week The Mets played another week of baseball games, this time with their roster shed of nearly every player who was considered a potential trade piece a few weeks ago. The team played eight games over the past seven days, splitting a four-game series with the Diamondbacks at home before splitting a four-game series with the Nationals on the road. And here’s how the position players fared over that span. Asdrubal Cabrera, one of the aforementioned trade chips who is still here, hit just a tick above...

The New York Mets quest to trade Jay Bruce goes on and on...

On SNY's Mets Hot Stove, Jim Duquette and Nelson Figueroa discuss how the offseason has shaped the market for outfielder Jay Bruce, as the endless quest to trade him drags on.

What's the latest on the Jay Bruce trade front?

On SNY's Mets Hot Stove, Steve Gelbs, Jim Duquette, and Anthony DiComo discuss the status of outfielder Jay Bruce with the New York Mets, and where he may be traded before the 2017 season.

Should the New York Mets pursue Matt Wieters?

On SNY's Mets Hot Stove, Gary Apple, John Harper, and Nelson Figueroa take a look at free-agent catcher Matt Wieters as a possible target for the New York Mets behind the plate.