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  • newBackman may be added to big league coaching staff in 2015
    Wally Backman, who is joining the Mets as a coach for the final nine games of the season, may be added as a coach full time starting in 2015 (Rubin, Sept. 18). According to a team insider, Backman joining the staff in 2015 is “under discussion.”…
    - 9 hours ago18 Sep 14, 10:33pm -
  • newMets may be better served trading for a LF than SS
    The Mets might be better served trading for a left-field upgrade, than signing or trading for a shortstop, a major league talent evaluator who has scouted the team told reporter Mike Puma (NY Post, Sept. 18). “If they went into the offseason and Wi…
    - 11 hours ago18 Sep 14, 8:31pm -
  • newICYMI: Mets will scout Yasmani Tomas in DR next week
    Matthew Cerrone: I’m told the Mets will be among the teams watching free-agent Cuban OF Yasmani Tomas during his public workout in the Dominican Republic on Sept. 21. This is good news. I really want them to consider signing him >> Read more from S…
    - 11 hours ago18 Sep 14, 8:30pm -
  • newHow much is Jenrry Mejia’s sports hernia affecting his pitching?
    In early August, Mets closer Jenrry Mejia said he had been pitching through pain – due to a sports hernia – for three weeks (ESPN, Aug. 10). There is less than two weeks left to the 2014 season and – considering how the Mets handled David…
    - 13 hours ago18 Sep 14, 6:35pm -
  • newWatch >> iON provides a unique look at Citi Field
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    - 13 hours ago18 Sep 14, 6:15pm -
  • newPoll: Is Wilmer Flores a middle-of-the-lineup, every-day SS?
    Mets SS Wilmer Flores went 9-for-32 (.281), with three home runs and 11 RBI in nine games, during the team’s recently-concluded home-stand. Sept. 18, 12:01 pm: The Mets are becoming more comfortable with the idea of Flores being their startin…
    - 16 hours ago18 Sep 14, 4:10pm -
  • newIt’s been a rough, up-and-down year for Dillon Gee
    In the first inning of his start Wednesday against the Marlins, Dillon Gee let up two runs on three singles, he hit a batter and threw a wild pitch. He let up another run in the second inning, but ended up pitching well the rest of the game. “We g…
    - 17 hours ago18 Sep 14, 2:35pm -
  • newJuan Lagares has elbow strain
    Juan Lagares has an elbow sprain and is unsure if he’ll play the rest of the season. Matthew Cerrone, Lead Writer for MetsBlog: Sept. 18, 10:10 am: This is becoming a slight concern, in that he’s had a lot of random injuries throughout his career…
    - 18 hours ago18 Sep 14, 2:10pm -

NY Daily News

Amazin Avenue

  • newMets to scout Cuban defector Yasmani Tomas
    The 23-year-old outfielder will hold a showcase on Sunday, with several major league teams represented.A number of baseball players have defected from Cuba to the United States in recent years to try their hand at breaking into the majors. Two of th…
    - 8 hours ago18 Sep 14, 11:30pm -
  • newInternational Free Agent Profile: Jung-Ho Kang
    The Korean infielder has put up MVP-type numbers in his 2014 season, and has expressed interest in playing in MLB. If the Nexen Heroes decide to post the shortstop, should the Mets pursue him?Jung-Ho Kang was born in Gwangju, South Korea on April 5,…
    - 15 hours ago18 Sep 14, 5:00pm -
  • newInternational Free Agent Profile: Jeong Choi
    Jeong Choi, one of Korea's biggest baseball stars, is interested in playing baseball in the U.S. Would the Mets be a better team in 2015 if they signed the Korean infielder?Born on February 28, 1987, in Icheon, South Korea, Jeong Choi would grow up…
    - 16 hours ago18 Sep 14, 4:00pm -
  • newAmazin' Avenue Audio, Episode 85: Nothing in this podcast should be construed as legal advice
    "That's why you're the host, and I'm the law-talking guy."Run Time: 1:37:16In the "We should really be watching Jacob deGrom instead" edition, Jeffrey and Greg made the mistake of scheduling their host segments while Jacob deGrom was breaking recor…
    - 17 hours ago18 Sep 14, 3:00pm -
  • newRun scoring, Dilson Herrera, and the unremitting search for big league bats
    Pitching can't win championships on its own. Somebody's gotta score runs.Few teams have struggled to score runs over the course of 2014 like your New York Mets have. The issue has only become more glaring since the All-Star break, evidenced by the t…
    - 18 hours ago18 Sep 14, 2:00pm -
  • newMets Morning News: Gee takes L as we say goodbye to KB; Wilmer Flores the future at shortstop?
    Your Thursday morning dose of New York Mets and Major League Baseball news, notes, and links.Meet the MetsOn a night where the Mets bid everyone's favorite in-game reporter farewell, Dillon Gee just didn't have it, as he gave up four runs over 6.…
    - 19 hours ago18 Sep 14, 12:30pm -
  • Mets vs. Marlins Recap: Met mediocrity mars Burkhardt bash
    Dillon Gee struggled on the mound early, his teammates struggled all night at the plate, and the Mets turned in another disappointing performance on the unofficial celebration of Kevin Burkhardt Night.On (unofficial) Kevin Burkhardt Night at Citi Fi…
    - 1 day ago18 Sep 14, 4:00am -
  • Final score: Marlins 4, Mets 3 — Let's check out for Kevin
    While SNY paid tribute to Kevin Burkhardt, the Mets did little against Henderson Alvarez and the Miami bullpen as they dropped their last meeting of the year against the Marlins.On (unofficial) Kevin Burkhardt Night at Citi Field, the Marlins scored…
    - 1 day ago18 Sep 14, 2:23am -

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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

  • newiON offers Mets fans a view never seen before
    The iON videos gives fans a glimpse into the action from a point of view not typically available on regular broadcasts -- like playing catch in the outfield grass, catching a home run or throwing batting practice. The Mets installment of the series d…
    - 17 hours ago18 Sep 14, 2:30pm -
  • Mets can't shake off early damage off Gee
    Dillon Gee went into his start Wednesday night, ultimately a 4-3 Mets loss to the Marlins, with high hopes. He entered trending upward after a mostly poor second half, and another step in the right direction could prove significant as Gee prepares to…
    - 1 day ago18 Sep 14, 4:05am -
  • Wheeler eyes rebound, chance to hurt Braves' hopes
    Despite a come-from-behind victory against the Nationals on Wednesday night, the possibility of postseason play has faded steadily for the Braves in recent days, as they are only 4-11 in September. Atlanta watched Washington clinch the National Leagu…
    - 1 day ago18 Sep 14, 3:00am -
  • Elbow sprain puts Lagares' status in doubt
    Tests taken Wednesday on Juan Lagares' right arm revealed a sprained elbow, which could end his season. The Mets plan to reevaluate Lagares this weekend, at which point they will determine his status for the final week of the season. With just nine g…
    - 1 day ago17 Sep 14, 10:43pm -
  • Flores makes everyday case with six RBIs in rout
    Wilmer Flores' two-homer, six-RBI performance on Tuesday lifted the Mets to a 9-1 win over the Marlins at Citi Field, moving him that much closer to the Mets' everyday shortstop job in 2015.
    - 2 days ago17 Sep 14, 3:40am -
  • Lagares exits with hyperextended right elbow
    Juan Lagares exited the Mets' 9-1 win over the Marlins on Tuesday in the top of the fifth inning with what the team announced as a hyperextended right elbow. Kirk Nieuwenhuis entered the game, playing center and batting leadoff.
    - 2 days ago17 Sep 14, 3:14am -
  • Wright receives third Clemente Award nomination
    David Wright is once again the Mets' nominee for the annual Roberto Clemente Award, Major League Baseball's highest off-the-field honor. MLB and Chevrolet jointly announced all 30 nominees on Tuesday, one for each team.
    - 2 days ago17 Sep 14, 1:17am -
  • Selig backs Mets' approach for building team
    Commissioner Bud Selig expressed support for Mets chairman Fred Wilpon and COO Jeff Wilpon on multiple matters Tuesday, including the team's payroll.
    - 2 days ago16 Sep 14, 11:46pm -

Kranepool

  • newKevin Burkhardt , We Will Miss You
      When was the last time you went to a baseball game but really weren’t there for the baseball game? Last night was a first for me. Last night my sole purpose to go to Citi Field was to say thank you to Kevin Burkhardt and wish him all the best of…
    - 18 hours ago18 Sep 14, 1:49pm -
  • deGrom deMan!!!
          For all the bitching and moaning I’ve done about the Mets this season and the last few seasons, last night was one of those games that thankfully had me turn off the cranky meter. Sure the Mets lost but more importantly, Jacob deGrom sent…
    - 3 days ago16 Sep 14, 2:08pm -
  • Get Off My Lawn
        Boy lots to get to here and I may even piss a few people off but I’m at a point in my life where I don’t give a fuck who likes and who doesn’t like as long as my wife and kids love me I’m good as gold so hold on tight and […]
    - 7 days ago12 Sep 14, 2:08pm -
  • Everyday Is a Day of Remembrance
      What you see above is a picture of Angels Circle located in Staten Island. As you come up Fingerboard Rd to Hylan Blvd this once little traffic circle has become for the last 13 years a memorial to those Staten Islanders who were killed in the att…
    - 8 days ago11 Sep 14, 12:56pm -
  • Kult of Mets Personalities Podcast 9-7-14
        On the latest episode of the Kult of Mets Personalities we discuss the Wilpon’s keeping the Mets payroll in the bottom third of baseball, the odds of a managerial/coaching staff shakeup and Sandy Alderson’s history of free agent signings in…
    - 10 days ago9 Sep 14, 1:34pm -
  • Mets Baseball Like It Used To Be
    <> This scene could never happen today, I’m there somewhere in shallow left field. I’ll never forget my wife’s parting words to me when I left for this game “please don’t get arrested”     If there was ever a good time for SNY to air Th…
    - 17 days ago2 Sep 14, 1:15pm -
  • Wake Up Mets Fans, It’s 2015
    I hope the promotion of Dilison Herrera comes with instructions for the manager that (a) Herrera is to play every day the rest of the season and (b) is never to be put in the 8th spot of the lineup. If the instructions are carried out by Terry Collin…
    - 21 days ago29 Aug 14, 2:10pm -
  • Did Bud Selig Make The Wilpon’s An Offer They Couldn’t Refuse ?
      Put your seat belt on as it’s purge my brain day here at The Eddie Kranepool Society, so the seat belt sign will remain on for this whole post as I’m expecting a lot of turbulence. The flight crew will be serving refreshments shortly. How ridi…
    - 24 days ago26 Aug 14, 3:01pm -