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  • new5 Posts You May Have Missed on MetsBlog
    1. Kevin Long is a good addition. However, while awesome hitting coaches are great, awesome hitters are better >> Read More. 2. The Mets may try to trade for a top outfielder, but they’re likely to keep rolling with veteran, versatile, interchang…
    - 2 hours ago25 Oct 14, 10:33am -
  • new5 Questions, 5 Short Answers
    Here are five questions I keep getting on Twitter and e-mail, followed by my educated guesses… Who will be next year’s shortstop? I’ll say Wilmer Flores or a former top prospect who is close to being out of favor and yet to be acquired, thin…
    - 3 hours ago25 Oct 14, 10:00am -
  • newFriday’s Arizona Fall League recap…
    L.J. Mazzilli was the only Mets position player prospect to take part in Fridays game and he had another quality performance. The Connecticut native was 1-for-3, with a double, walk and run scored. He’s now hit in five straight games and is batti…
    - 11 hours ago25 Oct 14, 1:49am -
  • newDaily News Live: Kevin Long
    The Daily News Live panel discusses if new Mets hitting coach Kevin Long can help boost the team’s offense. Sorry, this video could not be loaded…
    - 13 hours ago24 Oct 14, 11:49pm -
  • newMets are not changing managers, despite Maddon’s availability
    Jeff Wilpon says the Mets are not changing managers, despite Joe Maddon becoming a free agent coach.1,2 Maddon opted out of his contract after failed negotiations over a contract extension.3 Multiple reports speculate he could end up with the Cubs.4…
    - 18 hours ago24 Oct 14, 6:31pm -
  • newJoe Maddon is a free agent, Gammons mentions Mets as possibility
    Rays manager Joe Maddon has opted out of his contract and will be leaving the team, according to reporter Buster Olney (ESPN, Oct. 24). 1:57 pm: Friends of Maddon’s speculate he could end up with the Mets or Cubs, according to Peter Gammons (Twitte…
    - 19 hours ago24 Oct 14, 5:36pm -
  • newJose Bautista: There is a small chance he gets traded, let alone to the Mets
    There is a lot that can happen between now and the Winter Meetings, which are 10 weeks away. But, as of now, there seems to be only a small chance the Blue Jays trade OF Jose Bautista, based on conversations I’ve had this week with people in base…
    - 19 hours ago24 Oct 14, 5:15pm -
  • newIt’s about the guys holding the bats, not the coaches
    Matthew Cerrone: Kevin Long is a good addition. He’s a respected, smart and creative hitting coach. I’m glad he was hired by the Mets. However, while awesome hitting coaches are great, awesome hitters are better. It’s about the guys at the plat…
    - 21 hours ago24 Oct 14, 3:40pm -

NY Daily News

  • newWheelchair no handicap for Mets fan calendar model Amanda Perla
    Amanda Perla thought for sure her wheelchair would be an issue. Sure, she was wearing a bright blue Mets cap and a bright blue shirt and was flashing a smile perfect enough for a toothpaste ad. But she thought the wheelchair would be what people woul…
    - 20 hours ago24 Oct 14, 4:15pm -
  • Mets name Kevin Long new hitting coach
    The Mets apparently did not have to look far and wide for a new hitting coach. Thursday, they officially hired Kevin Long, who had spent the last eight years working in the same capacity with the Yankees.
    - 1 day ago24 Oct 14, 12:20pm -
  • Mets to meet with former Yankees hitting coach Kevin Long: source
    The Mets are moving forward with the process of hiring a hitting coach. According to an industry source, former Yankees hitting coach Kevin Long will meet with the Mets about the position Wednesday.
    - 3 days ago22 Oct 14, 5:40am -
  • Mets foreshadow World Series with Royal Giants uniforms
    Nobody could have possibly predicted the Kansas City Royals and San Francisco Giants would play in the World Series earlier this year, except for the Mets? It sure looks that way.
    - 6 days ago19 Oct 14, 3:12am -
  • Harper: Yankees, Mets can't match Giants shortstop Brandon Crawford
    Friday’s San Francisco Chronicle devoted six full pages to the Giants’ series-clinching win over the Cardinals, and I couldn’t find a single mention of the brilliant and potentially game-saving play by shortstop Brandon Crawford.
    - 7 days ago18 Oct 14, 3:22am -
  • Mets begin work on moving in Citi Field fences
    The Mets drew a line in the sand, or actually the dirt, Wednesday. On their official Twitter account Wednesday, the team posted ambiguous pictures of a line in the warning track dirt in right-center and right field with the caption "work has begun."…
    - 9 days ago16 Oct 14, 2:00am -
  • Yankees, Mets reach out to Dave Magadan about hitting coach job
    Ex-Met Dave Magadan has emerged as a candidate to be Kevin Long's replacement as Yankee hitting coach, according to sources, and the Mets have reached out to him as well.
    - 10 days ago15 Oct 14, 4:28am -
  • Mets to move in fences at Citi Field, according to team source
    As expected, the Mets are going ahead with the plan to move in the right-center and right field fences, a team source confirmed Monday.
    - 11 days ago14 Oct 14, 3:41am -

Amazin Avenue

  • newJeff Wilpon: Mets are sticking with Terry Collins
    Joe Maddon is available, but the Mets will not be making a change at manager going into 2015.Joe Maddon opted out of his contract with the Tampa Bay Rays earlier today, but Jeff Wilpon has told Jon Heyman of CBS Sports that the Mets are not in the m…
    - 17 hours ago24 Oct 14, 8:00pm -
  • newThe Mets' forgotten second half
    A look back at moments from the Mets' second half that may have slipped your mind.The Mets went 34-33 in the second half of the season and finished strong in September. There is hope for 2015. Among the big storylines of the second half were Travis…
    - 20 hours ago24 Oct 14, 5:00pm -
  • new1999: "They should feel like champions"
    This week in 1999: Attempting an NLCS comeback, the Mets play some of the wildest playoff games in history.NBC's introduction to game four of the 1999 National League Championship Series heaped praise on the Braves, their drive, their determination,…
    - 21 hours ago24 Oct 14, 4:00pm -
  • Mets Morning News: Mets hope new coach goes a Long way towards boosting offense
    Your Friday morning dose of New York Mets and Major League Baseball news, notes, and links.Meet the MetsYesterday the Mets announced that former Yankees hitting coach Kevin Long will fill that role with the Mets in 2015. The Yankees are footing p…
    - 1 day ago24 Oct 14, 12:00pm -
  • Mets hire Dustin Clarke as strength and conditioning coach
    The 2015 season will be Clarke's fifth with the Mets organization.Just how important is a strength and conditioning coach to a Major League Baseball team? Even the sharpest baseball minds aren't exactly sure, but let's hope that Dustin Clarke proves…
    - 1 day ago24 Oct 14, 12:43am -
  • Mets hire Kevin Long as hitting coach
    Long spent the last eight seasons as the Yankees' hitting coach.The Mets have hired Kevin Long as their new hitting coach. Long, of course, spent the last eight season with the Yankees, but he was let go after the Mets' crosstown rivals missed the…
    - 2 days ago23 Oct 14, 10:17pm -
  • Mets Afternoon News: Tempers flare at the World Series, Mets Cudd spend some money
    Your Thursday afternoon, post-Game 2 dose of New York Mets and MLB news, notes, and links.Meet the Mets The big news of the past day is that the Mets are reportedly interested in veteran outfielder Michael Cuddyer on a short-term deal. Cuddyer is…
    - 2 days ago23 Oct 14, 7:01pm -
  • Juan Lagares named Gold Glove finalist
    In his second season with the Mets, Juan Lagares has been named a finalist for the Rawlings Gold Glove Award.Juan Lagares has been named a finalist for the 2014 Rawlings Gold Glove Award for center field in the National League, along with Cincinnati…
    - 2 days ago23 Oct 14, 6:13pm -

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Mets Trade Rumors

  • Quick Hits: Abreu, Thornton, Hicks
    The Mets have announced that they will promote former star outfielder Bobby Abreu from Triple-A Las Vegas tomorrow. Abreu is 40 and hasn't played in the big leagues since 2012, which he spent with the Angels and Dodgers. But he made a good impression…
    - 21 Apr 14, 1:43am -
  • Quick Hits: Hardy, Gonzalez, Hanrahan, Davis, Harang
    The Orioles are in Boston for a wraparound series with the Red Sox culminating tomorrow on Patriots' Day. Mike Seal, the agent for J.J. Hardy is in Boston this weekend, but the Orioles shortstop says it's not for extension talks. "He's here because h…
    - 20 Apr 14, 10:00pm -
  • Quick Hits: Prospects, Pirates, Brewers
    Service time is often among the most important factors when determining when to promote a top prospect, a new analysis by Baseball Prospectus suggests (via FOX Sports). For followers of teams such as the Astros, who recently netted themselves an extr…
    - 20 Apr 14, 2:38am -
  • NL East Notes: Mets, Braves
    Mets manager Terry Collins says he expects Lucas Duda to settle in and produce now that the Ike Davis trade has opened up the club's full-time first base job, MLB.com's Spencer Fordin reports. Duda, however, says he doesn't feel much has changed. "If…
    - 20 Apr 14, 12:45am -
  • Lannan Accepts Mets' Outright Assignment
    SATURDAY: Lannan has accepted the assignment, ESPN's Adam Rubin tweets. WEDNESDAY: The Mets have outrighted left-hander John Lannan to Triple-A Las Vegas and purchased the contract of right-hander Daisuke Matsuzaka, tweets MLB.com's Anthony DiComo. L…
    - 19 Apr 14, 11:00pm -
  • NL Notes: Braves, Mets, Cubs, Willis
    The Braves don't get as much attention as the Cardinals, Athletics or Rays for being well-run teams, but perhaps they should, the New York Post's Joel Sherman suggests. The Braves' relative lack of postseason success may be one factor, says Sherman,…
    - 19 Apr 14, 9:21pm -
  • NL Notes: Polanco, Bradley, Abreu
    Toolsy Pirates outfield prospect Gregory Polanco ought to be the next top prospect to win a promotion, MLB.com's Jim Callis writes. MLB.com ranked Polanco the No. 13 prospect in baseball heading into the season, and he's done nothing to diminish his…
    - 19 Apr 14, 6:25pm -
  • Pirates Acquire Ike Davis From Mets
    SATURDAY: The PTBNL in the deal is likely to be a 2013 draft pick, Heyman tweets. He also notes that that player, and not Thornton, is the "key piece." 2013 picks will not be eligible to be traded until the summer. FRIDAY 6:22pm: The PTBNL is "fairly…
    - 19 Apr 14, 2:25pm -

Mets.com

  • Lagares named finalist for Gold Glove Award
    In his second Major League season, the Mets' Juan Lagares was recognized for his defensive prowess Thursday when he was unveiled as a finalist for the Rawlings Gold Glove Award among NL center fielders.
    - 1 day ago24 Oct 14, 12:49am -
  • Mets tab Long as hitting coach
    The Mets did not need to look far to find their new hitting coach, taking him from just across town. The team on Thursday announced that recently dismissed Yankees hitting coach Kevin Long will fill that role for them in 2015. Long replaces Lamar Joh…
    - 2 days ago24 Oct 14, 12:26am -
  • Mets' Mazzilli motors around basepaths at AFL
    L.J. Mazzilli, a second baseman in the Mets organization, tripled and scored two runs Monday night in Scottsdale's 7-3 victory over Glendale at the Arizona Fall League.
    - 4 days ago21 Oct 14, 5:48am -
  • Sporting News gives deGrom top rookie honors
    Mets standout Jacob deGrom has been named the National League Rookie of the Year by Sporting News magazine, with the hope of adding the BBWAA's award to his mantel in the coming weeks.
    - 5 days ago20 Oct 14, 5:10pm -
  • Mets' strong crop of shortstop prospects on display at instructs
    While shortstop has been an unsettled spot in the Mets' lineup in recent years, the club is amassing remarkable depth at the position in the Minor Leagues.
    - 8 days ago17 Oct 14, 5:40pm -
  • Work begins on right-center-field fence at Citi Field
    Construction is underway to move portions of Citi Field's outfield fence closer to home plate for the second time in three years. The Mets on Wednesday released pictures of their initial stages of fence reconstruction, revealing a modified wall in ri…
    - 10 days ago15 Oct 14, 10:04pm -
  • Defensive-minded den Dekker an able fourth outfielder
    Matt den Dekker's offensive contribution will be important to him and the Mets going forward, but his outstanding Gold Glove Award-caliber defense and above-average speed can be the most useful tools on a roster balanced with outfielders who hit for…
    - 10 days ago15 Oct 14, 1:20pm -
  • Mets prospect Reynolds breaks AFL tie with HR in extras
    Matt Reynolds, the Mets' No. 20 prospect, finished the game 3-for-5 with a double and two runs to go with his homer. After starting the Arizona Fall League 0-for-7, the 23-year old shortstop said he has started to feel better.
    - 14 days ago12 Oct 14, 12:18am -

Kranepool

  • Why you should bet on the Mets
    The Mets are a New York professional baseball team that’s based in the borough of Queens, New York. The Mets were founded in 1962 and have been among the best teams in baseball. The longevity of the team gives you more reasons to bet on them. But a…
    - 2 days ago23 Oct 14, 6:06pm -
  • There’s A Right Way And A Wrong Way To Run A Bullpen
      So we are all set for the San Francisco Giants and the Kansas City Royals to meet in the 2014 World Series.  As a Mets fan this post season gets tougher and tougher to watch as we see ball parks full of fans (notice no empty seats at either AT&T…
    - 8 days ago17 Oct 14, 3:11pm -
  • Citi Field Still Under Construction
    There was nothing with the fences at this place   What do Citi Field and the Belt Parkway have in common? They are both constantly under construction.  Is there a ball park in the country that has gone under so many renovations in such a short ti…
    - 11 days ago14 Oct 14, 5:05pm -
  • Can Man United Win the 2014/15 Title?
    Now there’s an interesting question to pose? Is it at all humanly possible for them to drag themselves back into the title race? You might say they are almost mid table, but that would be unfair. They currently sit within the top 10, but with stiff…
    - 15 days ago10 Oct 14, 5:02pm -
  • Post Season Thoughts
    I would take Puig on the Mets in a HEARTBEAT!!!!  Some rants and raves on the MLB post season: This has not been a great post season for managers unless your name is Showalter or Bochy. Matt Williams managed his Nationals like a neophyte. Ned Yost h…
    - 16 days ago9 Oct 14, 1:14pm -
  • Happy Anniversary Bobby Thompson and The Shot Heard ‘Round The World
      Back in 1951, my family lived in a 4 story walk up tenement in Sunset Park Brooklyn. My dad was the lone NY Giants fan in the building; hell I think he was the only Giants fan in Sunset Park.  When the Dodgers won an NL Pennant, the neighbors wou…
    - 22 days ago3 Oct 14, 1:55pm -
  • Yeah Baby Smallball !!!!!!!
      That’s the Say Hey Kid getting ready to address Giants fans in NYC as the club brought the 2012 World Series trophy to the city where it all began   I guess all the 40 and under baseball fans are still getting over the shock of Ned Yost and his…
    - 23 days ago2 Oct 14, 1:58pm -
  • Rants and Raves
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    - 29 days ago26 Sep 14, 2:14pm -