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Rising Apple

Mets: Jacob deGrom looks solid coming out of Spring Training

Spring Training started out a little rocky for the Mets right-handed pitcher Jacob deGrom, but his bounce back from a minor bump in the road was something only he could pull off. Jacob deGrom left Mets camp for a couple of days at the start of Spring Training for the birth of his second child, […] Mets: Jacob deGrom looks solid coming out of Spring Training - Rising Apple - Rising Apple - A New York Mets Blog Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

New York Post

Mets’ temporary center-field battle too close to call

JUPITER, Fla — Juan Lagares is feeling the best he has at the plate all spring. Brandon Nimmo has slowed down after a blistering start. That’s where the two guys vying to keep the center-field spot warm until Michael Conforto returns stand as the Mets enter the final leg of spring training. Lagares, the righty-hitting...

New York Post

The cruel irony of the spring from Dominic Smith’s hell

PORT ST. LUCIE — Dominic Smith spent much of his offseason in a gym and restructuring his diet, reporting to spring training about 30 pounds lighter and ready to compete for the Mets first-base job. For all that preparation, he had the worst baseball spring of his life. In his first Grapefruit League game this...


Point of View: Amed Rosario

During Spring Training, Mets shortstop Amed Rosario wore an SNY camera to show fans a live infield session from his point of view.

Amazin Avenue

Mets make second round of roster cuts

The Mets have cut 10 players from the roster with a little over a week remaining in spring training. The Mets announced their latest round of roster cuts today, which include Luis Guillorme and Gavin Cecchini, as well as non-roster invitees Matt den Dekker, Jose Lobaton, Drew Smith, A.J. Griffin, Corey Taylor, Matt Purke, P.J. Conlon, and Ty Kelly. Both Luis Guillorme and Gavin Cecchini have put together really nice springs, posting an .863 OPS and an .833 OPS, respectively, during Grapefruit League play. While either of them could make a case for the Opening Day roster, the presence of...


Mets righty Matt Harvey ready for season after best outing of spring training

Matt Harvey pitched in his last Grapefruit League game Tuesday. Hell enter the season after posting a 4.50 ERA during camp.        

The Crawfish Boxes

2018 Spring Training GameThread No. 25: Houston Astros vs New York Mets

Justin Verlander returns to the mound to face Steven Matz Letter from the Interim Managing Editor: Sorry again about the lack of content last week, folks. Was a difficult week for me to keep updated, what with being camping Thursday through Sunday. Of course, huge news (Altuve’s extension, covered aptly by Clack here) breaks while I’m on a rare vacation. Back now, however, and ready to get back to work. Thanks for hanging in there. Tell your friends: We’re back. - Marbach Houston Astros (15-7-2) vs. New York Mets (7-15), March 19, 2018, 12:05 PM CT TV: AT&T SportsNet - SW,...

Baltimore Sun

Dylan Bundy still looking for better results as spring training winds down

Dylan Bundy’s pitch count approached triple digits in Sunday afternoon’s start against the New York Mets – a part of the natural progression of spring training -- but the Orioles right-hander wasn’t satisfied with the efficiency of his pitches. “Well in 5 2/3 [innings], that’s not good,” Bundy...

Amazin Avenue

Jason Vargas has fracture in glove hand

He was hit by a line drive in a recent spring training game. The Mets announced this morning that starting pitcher Jason Vargas, who was recently hit on the glove hand by a line drive, has a non-displaced fracture of the hamate bone in that hand. The lefty will see a hand specialist today, and the team has not yet provided an estimate for how long he might be out. If Vargas can play through the injury, it obviously won’t affect things much as far as the team’s starting rotation goes. If not, the Mets might finally end up getting their first-ever turn through the rotation that features...

Baltimore Sun

Orioles option left-handed reliever Donnie Hart to Triple-A

The Orioles optioned reliever Donnie Hart before Sunday afternoon’s Grapefruit League game against the New York Mets, trimming the club’s big league spring training roster to 41 players. Hart, 28, was competing for a left-hander bullpen spot, but allowed opposing hitters to bat .323 against him...

Amazin Avenue

Dominic Smith isn’t running yet, hopes to play in a game before spring training ends

Smith has been sidelined by a quad injury, and it sounds like he won’t be back anytime soon. Mets first baseman Dominic Smith, who came into camp looking like he was in the best shape of his life (ITBSOHL™), remains out with a quad injury and is not comfortable enough to run. With that, he’s hoping to play in a game before spring training comes to an end for the Mets, but with less than two weeks to go until Opening Day, that seems like a tall task. Smith made his major league debut last year and appeared in 49 games for the Mets. Over 183 plate appearances, he hit nine home runs,...

Amazin Avenue

Episode 272: Mid-Spring Check-In

We are back to talk about the Mets’ spring training thus far. Welcome back to Amazin’ Avenue Audio, where we return from a literal blackout to talk about the New York Mets. First up, Brian Salvatore and Chris McShane check in on spring training thus far, talk about Chris’s trip to Port St. Lucie, give a Yoenis Cespedes update, and answer your emails. (1:14) Next up, Steve Sypa returns to the show to preview the 51s and Rumble Ponies seasons. (45:52) As always, you can listen or subscribe to the podcast through Apple Podcasts, where we encourage you to leave a review if you enjoy the...

Amazin Avenue

2018 Mets King of Spring Training, Update #2

The race for KoST is heating up! Here are the front runners. The first round of spring training cuts are upon us, which means it’s time for a peak into how the KoST race is shaping up. In case you haven’t been paying close attention this spring, the Mets have the worst record in spring training play of any major league team. Season already ovah. This, of course, doesn’t really mean much of anything, but it does mean our KoST leaders are standing on a pile of proverbial poop, for lack of a better phrase. A lot of our typical KoST darling types have dropped the...


Mets' Michael Conforto on rehab, spring outing

Michael Conforto discusses his first at-bats since August at Mets spring training on Friday, March 16.        

New York Post

Michael Conforto gives real glimpse into Mets’ best hope

PORT ST. LUCIE — Michael Conforto’s abnormal spring took a turn toward the normal Friday as he stepped into the batter’s box in a competitive situation for the first time. The setting was a back field at the Mets spring training complex and the opponent was a minor league team, but that was enough of...

Fish Stripes

Miami Marlins links, 3/16/18: Roster moves, Derek Dietrich, Top 29 prospects

Friday’s links! Miami Marlins links for Friday, March 16th 2018 Spring training results The Marlins continued their spring training dominance over their NL East rival New York Mets, defeating them by a score of 7-6 to improve to a Grapefruit league-leading 12-6. Anyone with an ounce of sense knows that the records don’t mean much, if anything, in spring training, but I think if any team in baseball is going to get a confidence booster from winning now, it is the Marlins with the group of young, inexperienced players on hand. Dillon Peters started the game and went two innings, giving...


Matt Ehalt recaps Jacob deGrom, Michael Conforto's spring outings

Mets beat writer Matt Ehalt recaps the day from spring training on Friday, March 16.        

Amazin Avenue

The Mets’ rotation battle: Steven Matz vs. Zack Wheeler

It might be tough for the Mets to choose between the two for a spot in the starting rotation. With Opening Day less than two weeks away, the Mets still have an open spot in their starting rotation. We already know that Noah Syndergaard is slated to start the opener, and Jacob deGrom will get the start in the second game of the season. Those two might have been flipped if not for deGrom’s lower back tightness early in spring training, but the duo is about as good as it gets in all of baseball. Jason Vargas, a relatively late addition to the club, is pencilled into one of the remaining...


Mets' Matt Harvey on latest spring training start

Mets starter Matt Harvey recaps his outing at spring training on Thursday, March 15.        


Mets' Matt Harvey strikes out eight, rebounds from rough third inning at spring training

Matt Harvey allowed three runs in five innings against the Marlins in spring training on Thursday. Harvey believes he took a "big jump."        


Matt Ehalt recaps Matt Harvey's recent start, latest Mets' spring news

Mets beat writer Matt Ehalt recaps Matt Harveys start from spring training on Thursday, March 15.        

Amazin Avenue

Sorting out the Mets’ Opening Day bullpen

The Mets only have a few locks in their bullpen and could configure things a variety of ways to begin the season. Having made their first spring training roster cuts and followed up shortly thereafter with another round of them, the Mets have made their Opening Day bullpen picture a bit clearer. A few of the pitchers who were cut—Gerson Bautista, Jamie Callahan, and maybe Kevin McGowan—seemed to have at least a non-zero chance at making the ‘pen to start the season. But with the field thinned just a bit, let’s take a look at what’s left on the team’s 40-man roster right now. The...

Fish Stripes

Miami Marlins links, 3/15/18: Lewis Brinson, Prado/Anderson, Griffin Conine

Thursday’s links. Miami Marlins links for Thursday, March 15th, 2018 Spring training results The Marlins defeated the Mets yesterday by a score of 5-1, to improve their spring training record to 11-6. Dan Straily went five strong innings, giving up no runs on four hits, one walk and three strikeouts. Brad Ziegler and Kyle Barraclough followed with clean solo innings, and Adam Conley finished the game out, going two innings, giving up one earned run on a hit, a couple walks and a strikeout. Derek Dietrich and Starlin Castro continued their respective strong springs, each garnering a...

New York Post

Neil Walker’s focus is on future with Yanks, not past Mets drama

TAMPA — He played two positions and batted from two sides of the plate while playing for three teams on two different fields. Welcome to Neil Walker’s rush-job spring training. Welcome to life after escaping free-agency hell. The second baseman’s long, strange trip isn’t quite over yet, even after the Yankees threw him a $4...


Spring Training Primer: O’s road-tripping; Castro’s outing; Rickard’s early demotion

What’s happening? – The Orioles will make their first overnight road trip to Florida’s East Coast since 2010, when they play the St. Louis Cardinals today in Jupiter and the New York Mets on Friday in Port St. Lucie. Manager Buck Showalter says that nearly all his regulars will make the trek. Andrew Cashner will start […]

New York Post

What’s most unsettling about Yoenis Cespedes’ latest setback

JUPITER, Fla. — Sometimes all the talk, all the yoga poses, all the changes in the workout world, can’t help you stay on the field. This was going to be a much different spring training for Yoenis Cespedes and the Mets. Remember, he was going to be healthy from the start and stay healthy. Last...

Yoenis Cespedes is gunning for MVP in 2017

SNY's Mets Talk Live crew discusses a hot start to spring training for New York Mets slugger Yoenis Cespedes, and his goal to win MVP in 2017.

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.

Tim Tebow arrives at New York Mets camp, talks baseball goals

Tim Tebow arrives at New York Mets spring training in Port St. Lucie, and talks about his goals this season as a baseball player.