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Michael Conforto could put the Mets over the top in 2019

He’s already one of the best players in the league, and 2019 is the year everyone realizes it. On the surface, Michael Conforto’s 2018 was good, but nothing special. He posted a 120 wRC+, backed by a 117 DRC+, and hit 28 home runs in 638 plate appearances. Take a peak at his splits, however, and the story is entirely different. In the first half, while still recovering from a serious shoulder injury, Conforto managed only a 101 wRC+, batted a meager .216, and posted an anemic—by his standards—.150 ISO. In the second half, he exploded for a 143 wRC+, as his stats surged across the...

New York Post

Jacob deGrom made it to camp in one piece, but his Cy Young didn’t

PORT ST. LUCIE — The Mets have their first known injury of the spring: Jacob deGrom’s Cy Young Award. DeGrom’s plaque arrived at spring training with a chip on the back side and will be returned to the manufacturer for repair, according to a club official. DeGrom was presented with the award by Dwight Gooden...

Blogging the Bombers | New York Daily News

Matt Harvey, notorious pain in Mets' butt, already sidelined with pain in the butt

Even on the opposite coast, Matt Harvey’s still a pain in the butt. The former Dark Knight turned Flushing pariah is having a rough start to his Angels career, suffering a glute injury during agility drills on the first day of spring training, according to the LA Times. The injury could keep the...

Blogging the Bombers | New York Daily News

They don't make Cy Youngs like they used to ... Jacob deGrom's plaque already in for repairs

PORT ST. LUCIE – A Mets injury came early this year. The first item out of New York’s clubhouse to land on MLB’s new injured list is Jacob deGrom’s Cy Young award. The black-wooden plaque, representing deGrom’s 2018 league-leading 1.70 ERA, was damaged on the way to spring training this year. The...

NorthJersey.com

Wilson Ramos upgrades Mets behind the plate, but comes with injury concerns

Wilson Ramos will be the Mets starting catcher in 2019. He is hoping he can remain healthy, and feels great as camp starts.        

Amazin Avenue

One Last Move: Bartolo Colon

The Mets should turn to an old friend to help shore up their rotation depth Welcome to One Last Move, where our writers pitch a move to the Mets that would close out their off-season and make the team better in 2019. In spite of the numerous upgrades the Mets have made this off-season, the one area that the team has not made much of an effort to bolster is the starting rotation. Granted, the top four combination of Jacob deGrom, Noah Syndergaard, Zack Wheeler, and Steven Matz looks pretty solid on paper, but Jason Vargas is Jason Vargas, and the backup options in the event of an injury...

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Digging into the Mets’ rotation depth

The Mets say they’re done with starting pitching, but have they done enough? With the Mets’ front office giving strong indications that they are finished bringing in potential starters, we can start to suss out what the sub-Jason Vargas contingent will look like. And though it leaves a lot to be desired, there are some interesting ways it could all shake out, particularly with a long injury history among the team’s top starters. The Mets have focused largely on bringing in potential starters on minor league deals and remaining open to pulling existing players from the bullpen to fill...

Rising Apple

Mets outfielder Michael Conforto poised for a big 2019 season

After a slow first half to his 2018 campaign, Michael Conforto rebounded in a large way after the All-Star Break. With a healthy shoulder heading into the 2019 season, the Mets outfielder looks to be poised for a big year. Michael Conforto suffered a debilitating shoulder injury on a routine swing in August of 2017. […] Mets outfielder Michael Conforto poised for a big 2019 season - Rising Apple - Rising Apple - A New York Mets Blog Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

New York Post

Mets add Danny Espinosa on minor league deal

Danny Espinosa will be joining the Mets at major league spring training. The 31-year-old veteran infielder signed a minor league contract with the Mets, the team announced on Friday. Espinosa spent his first seven seasons with the Nationals before spending the 2017 season with the Rays, Angels and Mariners. Espinosa has accumulated 98 homers, 316...

Press of Atlantic City

Mets won't know Cespedes timetable until after opener

NEW YORK — The Mets don't expect to have an idea until sometime during the season when Yoenis Cespedes will return from surgery on both heels.

SNY TV

Brodie Van Wagenen: Mets still don't have a timetable for Yoenis Cespedes' return

The Mets may have a clearer idea for when outfielder Yoenis Cespedes will return from double heel surgery around Opening Day, GM Brodie Van Wagenen said on Monday.

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Mets Morning News for January 30, 2019

Your Wednesday morning dose of New York Mets and MLB news, notes, and links. Meet the Mets Assistant GM John Ricco will be transitioning into a new role within the organization focusing on baseball and business operations. A healthy Michael Conforto is looking to extend his new hitting mantra to the whole team in 2019. Brodie Van Wagenen is using social media in a way most executives have not. Around the National League East After having wrist surgery, the Braves are hoping Dansby Swanson can improve his offense this season. The Nationals hired Jack McKeion as a senior adviser. The...

New York Post

Conforto’s new mantra for fixing Mets’ biggest problem at plate

Michael Conforto was in a much different world one year ago than today because he was coming back from September 2017 left shoulder surgery. Conforto is honing his skills like never before and with no Bryce Harper or Manny Machado on the Mets’ horizon, it is going to be up to Conforto to be that...

New York Post

Sandy Alderson: I’m cancer-free

Former Mets general manager Sandy Alderson, who stepped down last year after his cancer returned, said Saturday night he is cancer-free. “My health is great,” Alderson said. “Since I took a leave of absence from the Mets last summer, I’ve had chemo and surgery — my third surgery — but at this point, based on...

New York Post

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...

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Mike Zunino is good

Coming off a down year, Zunino is still among the game’s best behind the plate As we work our way toward the start of spring training, MLB Network has been ranking the top ten players at each position. Top 10 Catchers Right Now! 1. Buster Posey, San Francisco Giants 2. J.T. Realmuto, Miami Marlins 3. Yasmani Grandal, Milwaukee Brewers 4. Gary Sánchez, New York Yankees 5. Willson Contreras, Chicago Cubs 6. Yadier Molina, St. Louis Cardinals 7. Kurt Suzuki, Washington Nationals 8. Wilson Ramos, New York Mets 9. Mike Zunino, Tampa Bay Rays 10. Salvador Pérez, Kansas City Royals The...

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Nathaniel Lowe,Brendan McKay place 3rd and 4th on MLB Pipeline’s top ten 1B

The Rays farm system is stacked. In their most recent positional prospect rankings, MLB Pipeline as placed two Rays prospects among the top first base prospects in baseball. Brendan McKay, who was named the top 1B prospect entering last spring, is now the 4th best among first base prospects. Meanwhile, Nathaniel Lowe, is now the 3rd best first base prospect in baseball. MLB Pipeline’s top 10 1B prospects Peter Alonso, Mets Evan White, Mariners Nathaniel Lowe, Rays Brendan McKay, Rays Brent Rooker, Twins Nick Pratto, Royals Triston Casas, Red Sox Grant Lavigne, Rockies Tyler Nevin,...

MLB.com FastCast: Machado's market cools down - 1/16/19

The market for Manny Machado gets more interesting, the Rays close in on a deal with Avisail Garcia, plus the Mets introduce Jed Lowrie in Queens About Major League Baseball: Major League Baseball (MLB) is the most historic professional sports league in

MLB.com FastCast: Edwin dealt, Familia signs - 12/13/18

The Mariners, Indians and Rays make a three-team trade centered around Edwin Encarnacion, plus the Mets reportedly bring back Jeurys Familia About Major League Baseball: Major League Baseball (MLB) is the most historic professional sports league in the U

Jacob deGrom, Blake Snell named 2018 Cy Young Award winners

Mets ace Jacob deGrom & Rays lefty Blake Snell have been named MLB's 2018 Cy Young Award winners. Subscribe for daily sports videos! YES' social media pages: YouTube: yesnet.me/YESyoutube Facebook: yesnet.me/YESfacebook Twitter: yesnet.me/YEStwitter Inst