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New York Post

It’s the beginning of an ugly end for Matt Harvey and the Mets

ATLANTA — The prospect of an amicable divorce between Matt Harvey and the Mets, a graceful exit? It diminishes each time the right-hander takes the mound. Sure, get the fallen ace out of the Mets’ starting rotation as soon as possible. Send him to the bullpen. Fake an injury. Let him join the search committee...

Rising Apple

New York Mets in desperate need of another starting pitcher

The New York Mets could really use a dependable starting pitcher right now. For years, the New York Mets were patiently waiting for their five young starters to be able to pitch through the rotation. These 5 starters could have been considered all aces on any other staff. However, after years of injuries and ineffective […] New York Mets in desperate need of another starting pitcher - Rising Apple - Rising Apple - A New York Mets Blog Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More


This homestand is the Phillies first true test of 2018

If the Phils go 6-4 on this homestand, there’s a good chance they’re for real. During their last homestand, and for the first three games of their last road trip, the Phillies got to feast against some of the dregs of Major League Baseball. They won two out of three from the Marlins. They swept the Cincinnati Reds (who fired their manager on Thursday after a 3-15 start), and swept the Tampa Bay Rays. Those three teams were a combined 13-40, good for a combined winning percentage of .245. The only other teams the Phils have faced this season, all on the road, are the Mets and Braves,...

New York Post

Potential Mets trade target bashes Yankees in return from injury

One pipe dream to solve the Mets’ catching injuries is officially back from an injury himself, making an entrance in The Bronx loud enough to hear from Citi Field. The Marlins activated J.T. Realmuto from the disabled list Tuesday in time to make his season debut against the Yankees and smash a three-run, opposite-field home...


Why is Jose Reyes on the Mets?

In spring training, I heard multiple Mets people say Jose Reyes was re-signed mostly to be a mentor to Amed Rosario, while also acting as a hedge against any infield injuries.

Rising Apple

Mets Rumors: Blake Swihart is not the answer to their catcher woes

Allegedly, the Boston Red Sox have not heard from the New York Mets regarding a possible trade for Blake Swihart. Rightfully so, he’s not the answer to their catching woes. When Travis d’Arnaud suffered a season-ending injury, New York Mets fans wondered who would replace him. Things got even more interesting when Kevin Plawecki suffered […] Mets Rumors: Blake Swihart is not the answer to their catcher woes - Rising Apple - Rising Apple - A New York Mets Blog Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More


On the Mets' catching situation and where they'll go from here

With Travis d'Arnaud (Tommy John surgery) out for the season and Kevin Plawecki (broken hand) also on the disabled list for at least two weeks, veteran Jose Lobaton and rookie Tomas Nido have been forced to pick up the slack.

New York Post

Jay Bruce wants to let foot injury heal before it’s too late

Jay Bruce is trying different potential remedies for the plantar fasciitis in his left foot, but rest might still be his best option. The Mets outfielder was absent from the starting lineup for a second straight game on Monday because of the foot ailment, which previously sidelined him in spring training. “I am guessing it...


Mets reportedly haven't reached out to Rays or Red Sox for catchers

The Mets reportedly have not reached out to the Boston Red Sox or Tampa Bay Rays regarding a catcher after their two starters were placed on the disabled list last week.

Brew Crew Ball

What We Learned: Limping back to Milwaukee

The Brewers are limping back to Milwaukee after taking some tough injuries on the road. We look at that and more in today’s What We Learned. Recent ResultsSaturday: Brewers 5, Mets 1Sunday: Mets 3, Brewers 2 Today’s Game: Brewers vs. Reds | 6:40 pm Roster Moves & Injuries San Diego Padres claim Tyler Webb off waivers from Milwaukee BrewersBrad Ford, BCB J.J. Hoover clears waivers, outrighted to Colorado SpringsJaymes L, BCB Brewers not rushing Yelich, Pina back on fieldAdam McCalvy, Brewers.com Thames’ groin strain adds to Crew’s injury listAdam McCalvy, Brewers.com Other Brewers...

New York Post

The Mets’ 2017 misery could be saving them now

You know what this year’s Mets have done? Confused me about last year’s Mets. I picked the 2017 Mets to win the NL East because I thought their late-season run to the wild card the previous season through some significant injury had shown them to have depth of character and unexpected talent depth, especially with...


Mets will reportedly try to revisit trade for J.T. Realmuto

Realmuto, who has not yet played this season due to a back injury but is nearing a return, requested a trade prior to the season.

Brew Crew Ball

Series Preview: Cincinnati Reds @ Milwaukee Brewers

The Brewers go from playing the hottest team in the National League to playing the coldest team in baseball All things considered, things could have gone a lot worse for the Brewers over the past 13 games. They emerged from an early-season Cardinals-Cubs-Cardinals-Mets gauntlet still even at .500 with an 8-8 record. After holding their own against some of the toughest competition they’ll see in the National League despite the injuries piling up, the Brewers now head into a nine-game stretch they hope can get them comfortably over .500. It starts with three games against the Cincinnati...

Rising Apple

New York Mets: Travis d’Arnaud era may be over in New York

Catcher Travis d’Arnaud may have played his last game with the New York Mets. Facing Tommy John Surgery, the once-promising backstop is a likely non-tender candidate at season’s end. Things didn’t work out too well for Travis d’Arnaud during his time with the New York Mets. Originally acquired in the R.A. Dickey trade which also […] New York Mets: Travis d’Arnaud era may be over in New York - Rising Apple - Rising Apple - A New York Mets Blog Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

Call to the Pen

New York Mets: Five catchers to target with depleted depth at position

The New York Mets are off to a great start, but their catching depth has taken a serious hit with injuries to Travis d’Arnaud and Kevin Plawecki. Who can they target now to upgrade the position? The New York Mets have salt and peppered their way to a 10-1 start, which is the best record […] New York Mets: Five catchers to target with depleted depth at position - Call to the Pen - Call to the Pen - A Major League Baseball Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

Amazin Avenue

Todd Frazier hits two home runs, bullpen strong again

It was a nail-biter at Citi Field and the Mets came out on top for their ninth straight to keep the winning streak alive. This particular Friday the 13th did not start out so great for the Mets. In the same day we learned that Travis d’Arnaud has elected to have Tommy John surgery, it was revealed that an MRI showed Kevin Plawecki’s hand is indeed broken and he will be sidelined for at least a few weeks. Cue Jose Lobaton immediately hopping on a flight to New York and arriving in time to be the starting catcher for tonight’s game, hitting eighth in the lineup. Brandon Nimmo, too, was...

Amazin Avenue

There have been some positive signs in Matt Harvey’s first two starts

Harvey isn’t the pitcher he used to be, but some of the numbers through his first two starts have been encouraging. Matt Harvey is set to make his third start of the season tonight as the Mets look to win their tenth consecutive game and the second of three games against the visiting Brewers. With the standard April caveat that it’s extremely early and we don’t know how things will look a few months from now, Harvey’s first two starts this year have gone better than his 2017 season did. None of Harvey’s work looks anything like the pitcher he was before he needed surgery for...

Amazin Avenue

Catching options for the Mets

With the Mets’ catching depth evaporating overnight, here are some additions that could help. The Mets are off to a fast start, which of course means the baseball gods have to find a way to screw things up a bit. Travis d’Arnaud was diagnosed with a torn UCL and will undergo Tommy John surgery, ending his season. The same day that injury was announced, Kevin Plawecki was hit in the hand by a pitch that broke a bone, which will keep him out for 3-4 weeks, an optimistic estimate. That leaves Tomas Nido as the Mets’ likely starting catcher. He is a mildly interesting prospect who is...

New York Post

Mets reveal their catchers’ injury fates

One catcher is headed for a much longer recovery than the other. Travis d’Arnaud has opted to undergo Tommy John surgery next week, the Mets announced Friday, after he was placed on the disabled list Wednesday with a partially torn ulnar collateral ligament in his right elbow. Kevin Plawecki, who landed on the 10-day DL...

Amazin Avenue

d’Arnaud to have Tommy John, Nimmo and Lobaton up

The Mets made a flurry of moves as their Opening Day catchers are both sidelined. The New York Mets announced on Friday that catcher Travis d’Arnaud will have Tommy John Surgery to repair a partial UCL tear. The team has placed him on the 60-day disabled list. Earlier in the day, the Mets announced that they were placing catcher Kevin Plawecki on the 10-day disabled list with a hairline fracture in his right hand, an injury Plawecki sustained in Wednesday’s game against the Miami Marlins. Plawecki is expected to miss 3-4 weeks of action. To replace d’Arnaud, the Mets purchased the...


Travis d'Arnaud to have season-ending surgery; Mets recall Brandon Nimmo

Travis dArnauds season will end after needing Tommy John surgery, while the Mets added Brandon Nimmo and Jose Lobaton to the active roster.        


Mets catcher Travis d’Arnaud talks about needing to have Tommy John surgery

Travis d’Arnaud addresses media after learning he’ll need Tommy John surgery on the same day that fellow Mets catcher Kevin Plawecki lands on the DL.        


GM Sandy Alderson addresses Mets’ catching situation after injuries to Plawecki, d’Arnaud

Following injuries to catchers Kevin Plawecki and Travis d’Arnaud, GM Sandy Alderson addresses what the Mets will do at the position going forward        

Rising Apple

New York Mets: Catcher J.T. Realmuto is too far out of reach in 2018

New York Mets fans would love to solve their catching problem by acquiring Miami Marlins backstop J.T. Realmuto. What we all have to realize is that Realmuto is out of reach for the Mets this season. Immediate panic set in when New York Mets catcher Travis d’Arnaud suffered a possible season-ending injury the second week […] New York Mets: Catcher J.T. Realmuto is too far out of reach in 2018 - Rising Apple - Rising Apple - A New York Mets Blog Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More


First-place Mets have a good news, bad news day in return home from 6-0 road trip

Mets take 10-1 record into series with Brewers but are dealing with injuries to catchers Kevin Plawecki and Travis dArnaud.        


Travis d'Arnaud to have Tommy John surgery

Mets C Travis d'Arnaud will have Tommy John surgery next week to repair the torn UCL in his right elbow.


Mets catcher Kevin Plawecki headed to DL for first time

After learning he will miss 3-4 weeks with a hand injury, Mets catcher Kevin Plawecki reacts to landing on DL for the first time in his career.        

Amazin Avenue

Kevin Plawecki has a broken left hand

Plawecki was hit by a pitch on Wednesday night. Kevin Plawecki has a broken left hand, per a report from Mike Puma of The New York Post, which he suffered when he was hit by a 100 mile-per-hour fastball in Miami on Wednesday night. After being hit, he stayed in the game and scored a run on Adrian Gonzalez’s single. Manager Mickey Callaway decided to pull him shortly after and put backup catcher Tomas Nido into game. The Mets said after the game that X-rays on Plawecki’s hand came back negative. How long the Mets will be without Plawecki is uncertain. SNY’s Steve Gelbs says the break...

30 Clubs in 30 Days: Mets Aces Discuss Expectations

From Port St. Lucie, Al Leiter talks to Noah Syndergaard, Matt Harvey and Jacob deGrom about returning from injury, expectations to make another run in the playoffs and more.

Evaluating Matt Harvey's first spring training start: Good or Bad?

On SNY's Loud Mouths, Jon Hein and Marc Malusis discussNew York Mets starter Matt Harvey's first spring training start as he works his way back from injury.

David Wright discusses shoulder injury and immediate Mets future

New York Mets captain David Wright addresses the media for the first time since being shut down with his shoulder injury.