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Mets’ Omar Narvaez to catch Max Scherzer on Opening Day

Omar Narvaez, a free-agent signing in the offseason, will be behind the plate catching Max Scherzer for the Mets' Thursday’s opener vs. the Marlins.

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Carlos Carrasco is an important piece of the Mets’ rotation

Photo by Sarah Stier/ The Mets’ third-oldest starter at the age of 36, Carrasco will look to anchor the back end of the 2023 rotation. Oftentimes a forgotten piece of the trade that brought Francisco Lindor to the Mets ahead of the 2021 season, Carlos Carrasco had a very solid 2022 season after missing much of 2021 due to a hamstring injury. When he did pitch in 2021, he was very ineffective, leaving plenty of question marks going into last season. Carrasco answered those questions, making 29 starts and pitching 152 innings, with an ERA just under 4 and a FIP of 3.53....

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Elieser Hernández will start the season on the injured list

Rich Storry-USA TODAY Sports Hernández has a strained shoulder. The Mets announced today that Elieser Hernández will start the season on the injured list with a right shoulder strain. The 27-year-old was one of two pitchers the Mets got in a trade with the Marlins early in the offseason and figured to start the season in Triple-A Syracuse regardless of health. Mets general manager Billy Eppler indicated that Hernández was only shut down briefly with the shoulder injury and has already resumed throwing. Assuming the team does, indeed, send him to Syracuse once he’s...

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NL East 2023 preview: Mets, Phillies, Braves fight for first

The Phillies are getting overlooked in the NL East, which is hard to believe considering they were in the World Series last year and were among the most active teams in the free-agent market.

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Daniel Vogelbach looks to continue to beat up right-handed pitching

Reinhold Matay-USA TODAY Sports The Mets need more from their DH spot this season. When Daniel Vogelbach walked to the plate on International Women’s Day at Citi Field to Kelis’s “Milkshake,” the entire stadium erupted in cheers. It was a perfect song to go along with Vogelbach, a new Mets addition that looked to inject some life into their dormant designated hitter spot in the lineup. Initially, the trade from the Pirates for reliever Colin Holderman did just that. In his first month in Queens, Vogelbach was exactly as advertised: a very patient hitter with a...

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Mets give up on Darin Ruf after disastrous run with team

The Mets have accepted failure with their trade for Darin Ruf by designating the righty hitter for assignment, The Post has learned.

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Darin Ruf designated for assignment

A terrible trade reaches its conclusion. The Mets finally cut bait on what was easily their worst front office move of 2022, designating Darin Ruf for assignment today. With this move, it seems all but guaranteed that Tim Locastro makes the Opening Day roster. It seems unlikely that Darin Ruf is as bad of a baseball player as he looked to be in the second half of 2022. After being traded to the Mets for J.D. Davis, Thomas Szapucki, Nick Zwack and Carson Seymour, Ruf simply hit the skids. He batted .152/.216/.197 with 20 strikeouts and just three extra base hits in 74 plate...

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Jeff McNeil is a cornerstone of the Mets lineup in 2023

Photo by Adam Hunger/ After singing an extension this offseason, McNeil looks to pick up where he left off in 2022. This offseason, Jeff McNeil solidified his future by signing a four year, $50 million contract extension with the New York Mets. McNeil, whose name has come up many times since his debut as a potential trade piece, is now poised to spend most of, if not his entire career, in Queens. It was a great move for both sides, since McNeil now can play without any future decisions looming over his head, and the Mets have locked down one of their best hitters for...

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Elieser Hernandez is one of the Mets’ rotation depth arms as the 2023 season begins

Reinhold Matay-USA TODAY Sports Hernandez came to the Mets alongside Jeff Brigham in a trade with the Marlins. If you hadn’t noticed the body of work that Elieser Hernandez has put together during spring training this year, it would be hard to blame you. One of two pitchers the Mets got in a trade with the Marlins early in the offseason, the 27-year-old is not in the KoST running. At the time of this writing, Hernandez has an 8.31 ERA in 8.2 innings of Grapefruit League work. And while spring training stats should always be taken with a massive grain of salt, they do...

Hey, Big Spender: The Cardinals must hurdle some high-dollar rivals in the National League

The Mets are one of four National League teams to guarantee more than $300 million this past winter to free agents

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From Complex To Queens, Episode 214: Relief From Within

From Complex To Queens With Edwin Diaz basically done for the season, do the Mets have anyone who can step up? Welcome to From Complex to Queens, our podcast focusing on the Mets’ minor league system. First up this week, Steve, Lukas, and Thomas discuss some big video game hits that were all released on this date in Promote, Extend, Trade. Following that, they give updates on their Way-Too-Early-Draft-Special player follows. Next, the guys go over how the Mets’ top prospects are doing in spring training. Lastly, they discuss the Mets bullpen situation with the...

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How New York’s deadline trades with the Cubs are looking from the other side

Not every prospect lives up to the hype, but some do. Let's see how a few onetime Mets and Yankees gems are faring in their new home, Chicago.

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Brooks Raley has a low-grade hamstring strain

Reinhold Matay-USA TODAY Sports The left-handed reliever has left the World Baseball Classic and returned to Port St. Lucie Brooks Raley has left the World Baseball Classic’s Team USA due to a low-grade hamstring strain in his left leg. After undergoing imaging and being diagnosed, Raley returned to Port St. Lucie. It is unclear what his Opening Day status will be. Raley, likely the Mets’ only lefty projected to make the Opening Day bullpen, came over from Tampa Bay in a trade this offseason. The Mets may look to trade for a left-handed reliever, given the lack of...

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David Robertson acted as own agent to join Mets for another World Series shot

David Robertson won a World Series title with the Yankees in his first full major league season.

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From Complex To Queens, Episode 212: Mailbag

This week, the guys answer some backlogged emails. Welcome to From Complex to Queens, the Amazin’ Avenue podcast focusing on the Mets’ minor league system. In honor of Kent Tekulve’s birthday, the guys rank Mets relievers with funky pitching mechanics in Promote, Extent, Trade. Following that, they go over how the Mets’ top prospects are doing in spring training. After, they answer some email questions that have accumulated over the winter. As always, you can listen or subscribe to the podcast through Apple Podcasts, where we encourage you to leave a review if you enjoy...

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Jeff Brigham has a solid baseline and upside for more

Photo by Megan Briggs/ Brigham is another dude with a sweepy slider that the Mets added this past offseason. The Mets made a bunch of high-profile bullpen acquisitions this offseason, retaining Edwin Díaz and Adam Ottavino and adding David Robertson and Brooks Raley. They also did a lot of lower-profile work to rebuild the general bullpen depth, including a trade with the Marlins for 31-year-old right hander Jeff Brigham. He’s not the sort of pitcher who’s going to strike out 50 percent of the batters he faces or close out games in the playoffs, but Brigham is an...

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Zach Greene could be an intriguing middle relief piece for the 2023 Mets

Photo by Michael Gonzales/MLB Photos via There are a lot of traits to like here. The last Rule 5 selection for the Mets that stuck was Sean Gilmartin, all the way back in 2014. Since then, they’ve elected to pass more often than not, or alternatively made picks only to immediately trade the player for cash. Zach Greene will look to change that trend after being selected 27th overall in this offseason’s iteration of the Rule 5 draft, and it seems like he actually has a good chance to do so. A 27-year-old right handed reliever, Greene checks all the boxes you want...

Biggest 2019 MLB Trade Deadline moves

Zack Greinke to the Astros. Marcus Stroman to the Mets. Trevor Bauer to the Reds. Yasiel Puig on the Indians. It was a quality MLB Trade Deadline!

MLB Whip Crew discusses the three-team trade, plus the latest with Noah Syndergaard | MLB WHIPAROUND

MLB Whip Crew discusses the three-team trade involving Trevor Bauer and Yasiel Puig. Plus, the latest with on Mets ace Noah Syndergaard. #FOXSports #MLB #TrevorBauer #YasielPuig #NoahSyndergaard

The Marcus Stroman trade makes NO SENSE for the Mets | Time to Schein

Adam Schein gives his take on Marcus Stroman being traded from the Toronto Blue Jays to the New York Mets and how this unexpected deal does not make any sense. Adam Schein also discusses potential trade targets for the New York Yankees now that Marcus Str