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  1. Mets bench Ike Davis and still want to trade him

    Apr 4, 2014, 5:20 PM EDT

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    Mets manager Terry Collins has decided to give Lucas Duda an extended look as the regular first baseman, leaving Ike Davis on the bench, and Andy Martino of the New York Daily News writes that they “still see trading Davis as the likely endgame.”

  2. Bobby Parnell is “50-50″ to need Tommy John surgery

    Apr 4, 2014, 10:47 AM EDT

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    For now Bobby Parnell is trying the rest-and-rehab route, but the Mets closer told Adam Rubin of ESPN New York that doctors have told him it’s “50-50″ that he’ll eventually require Tommy John surgery to repair a torn elbow ligament.

  3. Boomer Esiason apologizes for his comments about Daniel Murphy taking paternity leave

    Apr 4, 2014, 9:12 AM EDT

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    Good on Boomer Esiason for issuing a sincere and heartfelt apology.

  4. Mets will give Lucas Duda a shot to run away with the starting first base job

    Apr 3, 2014, 6:59 PM EDT

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    Lucas Duda — not Ike Davis — will get an extended chance at the starting first base job with the Mets.

  5. Red Sox and Yankees have baseball’s best-selling jerseys

    Apr 3, 2014, 2:14 PM EDT

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    Red Sox, Yankees, and Dodgers dominate the best-selling jerseys list.

  6. Mets place Chris Young on the disabled list

    Apr 3, 2014, 11:19 AM EDT

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    Mets outfielder Chris Young left last night’s game with a strained quadriceps and now he’s headed to the disabled list.

  7. Jimmy Rollins leaves Phillies to be home for birth of child

    Apr 2, 2014, 4:53 PM EDT

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    Phillies shortstop Jimmy Rollins is out of the lineup tonight against the Rangers in Texas because he left the team and traveled back home to be with his wife for the birth of their child.

  8. Some Mets fans are not happy Daniel Murphy is taking paternity leave

    Apr 1, 2014, 3:30 PM EDT

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    And the cat’s in the cradle and the silver spoon, little boy blue and the man in the moon, when you comin’ home dad, I don’t know when, but we’ll get together then, son, I know we’ll have a good time then …

  9. Mets add Kyle Farnsworth to the bullpen

    Apr 1, 2014, 2:45 PM EDT

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    Kyle Farnsworth had been slated to begin the season at Triple-A after signing a minor-league deal with the Mets, but Bobby Parnell’s elbow injury opened up a spot in the bullpen.

  10. Mets closer Bobby Parnell has a partially torn elbow

    Apr 1, 2014, 12:16 PM EDT

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    Mets closer Bobby Parnell showed decreased velocity while blowing a save against the Nationals on Opening Day and the team just announced that he has a partially torn MCL in his elbow.

  11. And That Happened: Monday’s scores and highlights

    Apr 1, 2014, 5:50 AM EDT

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    Does winning on Opening Day mean anything? I dunno, ask Oakland and Seattle.

  12. All the Mets are sick and Daniel Murphy is missing Opening Day because his wife is in labor

    Mar 31, 2014, 10:15 AM EDT

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    Mets second baseman Daniel Murphy won’t be in the Opening Day lineup because his wife went into labor with their first child, Adam Rubin of ESPN New York reports. Murphy played all but one game last season, logging 697 plate appearances to rank sixth in the league. (Also: Congrats!) And because these things always seem…

  13. Must-click link: The lost art of the baseball signature

    Mar 29, 2014, 5:02 PM EDT

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    Tyler Kepner of the New York Times has a really interesting story today about the seemingly lost art of the baseball signature. While signatures from most marquee players were once easily-identifiable, it’s increasingly difficult to to tell one from the next. Seriously, look at the baseballs in the story and try to figure out who…

  14. Mets option Daisuke Matsuzaka to Triple-A, intend to use Jenrry Mejia as fifth starter

    Mar 29, 2014, 4:13 PM EDT

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    Daisuke Matsuzaka struck out eight batters and walked none over five scoreless innings this afternoon against the Blue Jays. His reward? A trip to the minors. According to Adam Rubin of ESPN New York, Mets general manager Sandy Alderson said after today’s game that Matsuzaka has been optioned to Triple-A Las Vegas. This means that…

  15. Jenrry Mejia suffers forearm bruise from comebacker, X-rays clean

    Mar 29, 2014, 9:47 AM EDT

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    UPDATE: Kristie Ackert of the New York Daily News reports that X-rays came back clean and Mejia is dealing with inflammation. No word yet on his status for the Opening Day roster. 9:47 a.m ET: Mets right-hander Jenrry Mejia has made a strong case for a rotation spot this spring, but a comebacker could put…

  16. Jose Valverde will be the Mets’ primary setup man

    Mar 27, 2014, 10:15 AM EDT

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    Not only has Jose Valverde secured a spot in the Mets’ bullpen six weeks after joining the team on a minor-league deal, manager Terry Collins said yesterday that the 36-year-old will begin the season as the primary setup man. And with closer Bobby Parnell potentially not being available for a full workload as he returns…

  17. Daisuke Matsuzaka appears to be the Mets’ fifth starter

    Mar 25, 2014, 6:40 AM EDT

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    Adam Rubin of ESPNNewYork.com reports that Daisuke Matsuzaka is “seemingly locked” in as the Mets’ fifth starter. Terry Collins is not totally committing yet, saying after yesterday’s solid Dice-K outing that his competition,Jenrry Mejia, is still “in the mix,” but Collins also alluded to Matsuzaka’s veteran status — “he’s done it before and he’s done…

  18. Matt Harvey gets his wish, will rehab from Tommy John surgery in New York

    Mar 24, 2014, 11:28 PM EDT

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    You may recall that there was some drama between the Mets and Matt Harvey last week on the topic of just where he will rehab from Tommy John reconstructive elbow surgery. While the ace right-hander has made it clear that he wants to stay with the team in New York during the rehabilitation process, the…

  19. Kyle Farnsworth to re-sign with the Mets

    Mar 24, 2014, 10:15 AM EDT

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    Over the weekend the Mets released Kyle Farnsworth from his minor-league contract, but now Anthony DiComo of MLB.com reports that the veteran reliever will re-sign with the Mets on another minor-league deal. So why release him only to bring him right back? Because by doing so the Mets will be able to avoid paying him…

  20. Daniel Murphy slowed with calf injury

    Mar 22, 2014, 1:10 PM EDT

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    Mets second baseman Daniel Murphy will miss his sixth straight Grapefruit League game today due to a right calf injury. He hurt his calf while touching the second base bag on a double last Sunday. The original plan called for Murphy to return to the lineup today, but he’s not 100 percent yet. He told…

  21. Joey Votto thinks Billy Hamilton could be an MVP candidate if he learns to draw walks

    Mar 21, 2014, 10:45 PM EDT

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    Billy Hamilton is already dealing with pressure, as he is taking over as the Reds’ center fielder and lead-off man at the age of 23. Many expect him to become the fourth player since the turn of the millennium to steal 70-plus bases, joining Jacoby Ellsbury (2009), Jose Reyes (2007), and Scott Podsednik (2004). He…

  22. Dillon Gee expected to start Opening Day for Mets

    Mar 20, 2014, 8:39 PM EDT

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    With Matt Harvey working his way back from Tommy John surgery and Jon Niese likely to be held back for the second series of the regular season due to elbow inflammation, Adam Rubin of ESPN New York reported this morning that Dillon Gee will start for the Mets on Opening Day against the Nationals on…

  23. Cardinals shopping shortstop Pete Kozma

    Mar 19, 2014, 9:53 PM EDT

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    Adam Rubin of ESPN New York reports that the Cardinals are shopping shortstop Pete Kozma, who is currently on the outside looking in for an Opening Day roster spot with the defending National League champions. Rubin says the Mets probably aren’t interested because Kozma is “not really” an upgrade over projected starting shortstop Ruben Tejada.…

  24. Two familiar faces should make the Mets’ roster

    Mar 19, 2014, 11:34 AM EDT

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    I haven’t been following the Mets’ roster moves too terribly closely this spring so maybe this isn’t news to hardcore Mets fans, but Jon Heyman says that he believes both Jose Valverde and Daisuke Matsuzaka are expected to make the Mets’ 25-man roster. Matsuzaka should make the rotation. The two veterans have some things in…

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