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  1. Mets could have new deals with David Wright and R.A. Dickey by the World Series

    Oct 6, 2012, 12:07 PM EDT

    83rd MLB All-Star Game

    Mets general manager Sandy Alderson said before Wednesday’s season finale against the Marlins that his highest priority this offseason is to work out new deals with David Wright and R.A. Dickey. He’s determined to stay true to his word. According to Mike Puma of the New York Post, a baseball source said that it’s “conceivable”…

  2. Homer Bailey throws a no-hitter against the Pirates

    Sep 28, 2012, 9:36 PM EDT

    Homer Bailey AP

    UPDATE: He did it! Homer Bailey has done it. He threw a no-hitter tonight against the Pirates as part of a 1-0 win. Bailey struck out pinch-hitter Brock Holt swinging to begin the ninth before getting pinch-hitter Michael McKenry to pop out to left field for the second out. He then Alex Presley to pop…

  3. Matt Harvey finishes strong, joins elite company before being shut down by Mets

    Sep 20, 2012, 11:51 AM EDT

    Matt Harvey

    Matt Harvey‘s final start of the season was delayed one day by a rain and the Mets rookie tossed seven innings of one-run, one-hit ball against the Phillies last night before being shut down to limit his workload. Harvey finishes with a 2.73 ERA, .200 opponents’ batting average, and 70/26 K/BB ratio in 59 innings,…

  4. Baseball announces the Roberto Clemente Award nominees

    Sep 18, 2012, 12:30 PM EDT

    Clemente

    The Roberto Clemente Award goes to the Major Leaguer who “best exemplifies the game of baseball, sportsmanship, community involvement and the individual’s contribution to his team.” David Ortiz won it last year.  The 2012 nominees — one per team — were just announced and are listed below. One complaint first. It’s the same complaint I lodge every…

  5. Fan who ran onto Citi Field after Johan Santana’s no-hitter fined $5,000

    Sep 14, 2012, 9:40 AM EDT

    jeanshortguy

    How much does a moment’s stupid impulse cost you in New York?  How about $5,000 and 100 hours of community service: A New York Mets fan who ran onto Citi Field following Johan Santana‘s no-hitter has pleaded guilty to interfering with a professional sporting event. Prosecutors said Thursday a judge ordered 32-year-old Rafael Diaz of…

  6. And That Happened: Thursday’s scores and highlights

    Sep 14, 2012, 3:46 AM EDT

    St Louis Cardinals v Los Angeles Dodgers

    Cardinals 2, Dodgers 1: A must-win for both teams if they wanted to stop the bleeding, but a muster-win for L.A. since they’re behind in the standings. Just didn’t happen, though. Lance Lynn, back in the rotation in a spot start, allowed one run in six innings and struck out seven to give the Cardinals a…

  7. Matt Harvey has two more starts left this year

    Sep 8, 2012, 4:21 PM EDT

    Matt Harvey Getty

    This isn’t quite on the level of Stephen Strasburg, but another talented young right-hander will be shut down soon. According to Andy McCullough of the Newark Star-Ledger, Matt Harvey will make two more starts before being shut down for the season. His next scheduled start is Wednesday against the Nationals while his season will likely…

  8. The real loser of the Red Sox-Dodgers trade? The Mets!

    Aug 27, 2012, 11:00 AM EDT

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    You know that friend you have who makes everything about them? How, no matter how attenuated their connection to something going on in the world, they filter it through their own experiences?  Yeah, that’s this Joel Sherman column about the Red Sox-Dodgers trade: But in the winner-loser here and now, it is hard to ignore…

  9. So, Johan Santana’s no-hitter was still worth it, right?

    Aug 22, 2012, 6:25 PM EDT

    Johan Santana

    Never really a workhorse, Johan Santana threw 134 pitches in his no-hitter on June 1, topping his previous career high by nine. Coming back from shoulder surgery, he hadn’t thrown more than 108 pitches in a start this season, as the Mets were being extra cautious with him until the night he had a chance…

  10. Max Scherzer is trying to crash the aces-only party for MLB strikeout leaders

    Aug 22, 2012, 5:20 PM EDT

    Max Scherzer Getty

    Usually the MLB strikeout leader is a big-name, Cy Young-caliber pitcher. In fact, every single MLB strikeout leader during the past 20 years fits that description: Randy Johnson (nine times) Johan Santana (two times) Justin Verlander (two times) Curt Schilling (two times) Jered Weaver Tim Lincecum Jake Peavy Kerry Wood John Smoltz You get the…

  11. Johan Santana is getting shut down for the year

    Aug 22, 2012, 4:30 PM EDT

    Johan Santana

    Johan Santana has been getting killed lately. Killed so bad that people have been talking about just shutting him down for the season. While the Mets first instinct was to put him on a pitch count, Adam Rubin of ESPN New York reports that they have decided to simply shut him down instead. Santana has…

  12. Johan Santana will make his next start on a pitch count

    Aug 20, 2012, 4:49 PM EDT

    johan santana getty

    Johan Santana is staying in the Mets’ rotation despite getting knocked around for six or more runs in each of his last five starts, but manager Terry Collins will have him on a strict pitch count. Collins declined to reveal the exact number, but told Adam Rubin of ESPN New York that Santana will be…

  13. I went to Nationals Park and it was good

    Aug 20, 2012, 9:47 AM EDT

    Washington Nationals Michael Morse celebrates a grand slam home run against the New York Mets in Washington

    I went to D.C. on Friday. The impetus for the trip: my friend, who does business development in the commercial real estate world, was gifted with the use of a luxury suite for the Nats-Mets game. She filled it up with clients and business contacts but, by golly, wouldn’t you know it, she had a…

  14. Settling the Score: Friday’s results

    Aug 18, 2012, 8:50 AM EDT

    Michael Morse Getty

    Last night was a rare Friday night where I was at a baseball game rather than working right here on HardballTalk. It was an opportunity I couldn’t pass up, as I finally had the chance to meet our blogger-in-chief Craig Calcaterra and take in the Mets-Nationals game. Yes, we are allowed out of the basement…

  15. It’s time for the Mets to shut down Johan Santana

    Aug 17, 2012, 9:23 PM EDT

    Johan Santana

    Johan Santana gave up six runs in five innings to the Nationals on Friday, sending him to his fifth straight loss in a 6-4 game. He’s allowed 33 runs in 19 innings that span, taking his season ERA from 2.76 to 4.83. The Mets didn’t want to admit it and trade veterans away before the…

  16. Felix Hernandez: MLB’s best young pitcher in 20 years

    Aug 15, 2012, 8:49 PM EDT

    Felix Hernandez

    That’s pretty defensible, right. Felix Hernandez debuted at 19, and while he wasn’t great right away — in fact, he was pretty disappointing his first three years — he’s provided a ton of value to the Mariners in going 96-72 with a 3.17 ERA in 230 career starts to date. Baseball-reference WAR rates him as…

  17. Cole Hamels pitches second straight shutout

    Aug 13, 2012, 10:33 PM EDT

    Jose Reyes, Cole Hamels

    Cole Hamels went the distance against the Marlins on Monday, recording his second straight shutout after blanking the Braves last Tuesday. Hamels, who last month agreed to a six-year, $144 million extension with the Phillies, scattered seven hits in the gem. It was his sixth career shutout.  He’s now 13-6 with a 2.91 ERA for…

  18. Everyone insists Johan Santana is healthy despite 7.98 ERA

    Aug 13, 2012, 10:15 AM EDT

    johan santana getty

    Johan Santana got rocked for eight runs in 1.1 innings Saturday in his return from the disabled list and now has a 7.98 ERA in nine starts since throwing a no-hitter against the Cardinals on June 1. Since racking up 134 pitches while making history Santana has allowed 39 runs in 44 innings, serving up…

  19. Johan Santana fails to make it two innings in return from DL

    Aug 11, 2012, 8:37 PM EDT

    johan santana getty

    Mets left-hander Johan Santana had a 3.24 ERA in 17 starts before the All-Star break, looking like a candidate for Comeback Player of the Year honors. But his second half has been much less impressive. Santana was hammered for eight earned runs on eight hits Saturday night against the Braves before being forced from the game…

  20. Tim Byrdak chooses shoulder surgery, hopes to pitch again

    Aug 9, 2012, 4:46 PM EDT

    Tim Byrdak Getty

    As expected Mets reliever Tim Byrdak has decided to undergo shoulder surgery to repair a torn anterior capsule, which potentially could end the 39-year-old’s career. Byrdak told Adam Rubin of ESPN New York that his goal is to return late next season, but he understands how difficult that may be: It’s been a very emotional…

  21. Tim Byrdak diagnosed with capsule tear in shoulder, likely headed for surgery

    Aug 6, 2012, 10:00 PM EDT

    Tim Byrdak Getty

    Tim Byrdak leads the majors with 56 appearances this season and is second only to Jonny Venters with 128 appearances dating back to the start of last season. Unfortunately he has paid the price for his heavy workload. According to David Lennon of New York Newsday, the Mets announced this evening that Byrdak was diagnosed…

  22. Johan Santana scheduled to rejoin Mets rotation Saturday

    Aug 6, 2012, 10:47 AM EDT

    Los Angeles Dodgers v New York Mets

    Johan Santana tossed three innings yesterday in a minor-league rehab start at Single-A and looked good enough that he’s scheduled to come off the disabled list and rejoin the Mets’ rotation Saturday. Santana threw only 38 pitches as part of his recovery from a sprained ankle, but Adam Rubin of ESPN New York reports that…

  23. Johan Santana to make minor league rehab start Sunday

    Aug 3, 2012, 7:44 PM EDT

    Johan Santana

    UPDATE: According to Rubin, Santana will throw three innings in a rehab start Sunday with Class A Brooklyn. He’s on track to return next Saturday. 7:44 PM: The Mets recently decided to give Johan Santana a bit of a break following an ankle injury which led to some arm fatigue, but he could be back…

  24. Slumping Mets have little to sell

    Jul 25, 2012, 3:48 PM EDT

    Scott Hairston

    Stephen Strasburg made easy work of the Mets lineup on Wednesday, racking up 11 strikeouts while throwing just 94 pitches in seven innings, and the Nationals won 5-2 to complete a three-game sweep in New York. It was the second straight series in which the Mets have been swept. They’re 1-11 since the All-Star break…

  25. Top prospect Matt Harvey to make Mets debut Thursday

    Jul 23, 2012, 10:15 AM EDT

    New York Mets v Washington Nationals

    By finally ditching Miguel Batista the Mets have cleared the path for Matt Harvey to make his big-league debut and the 23-year-old top prospect will be called up to start Thursday versus the Diamondbacks. Harvey, who was the No. 7 overall pick in the 2010 draft out of the University of North Carolina, actually struggled…

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