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  1. 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…

  2. 2014 Preview: New York Mets

    Mar 3, 2014, 12:00 PM EDT

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    Between now and Opening Day, HardballTalk will take a look at each of baseball’s 30 teams, asking the key questions, the not-so-key questions, and generally breaking down their chances for the 2014 season. Next up: The New York Mets. The Big Question: Can the Mets finish with 80 or more wins for the first time…

  3. Mets sign John Lannan

    Jan 18, 2014, 5:24 PM EDT

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    The Mets secured some rotation depth this afternoon by signing left-hander John Lannan to a minor league contract with an invitation to spring training. Lannan struggled with the Phillies last season, posting a 5.33 ERA in 14 starts while dealing with a quad injury and a knee injury which required surgery. The 29-year-old Long Island…

  4. Report: Mets and Dillon Gee settle on $3.625 million salary

    Jan 17, 2014, 11:37 PM EDT

    New York Mets starting pitcher Dillon Gee follows through on a pitch to the New York Yankees during their MLB interleague baseball game in New York

    ESPN’s Adam Rubin is reporting that the Mets and starter Dillon Gee have agreed on a $3.625 million salary for 2014 in the right-hander’s first year of arbitration eligibility. The deal is at the exact midpoint between the $4.05 million for which Gee filed, and the $3.2 million for which the Mets filed. Gee, who…

  5. Report: Mets “heavily involved” in talks with free agent Bronson Arroyo

    Nov 30, 2013, 3:00 PM EDT

    Bronson Arroyo Getty

    UPDATE: Adam Rubin of ESPN New York reports that Mets general manager Sandy Alderson plans to meet with Arroyo at the pitcher’s home in Florida next week. Alderson contacted Arroyo’s representatives on Wednesday to arrange the meeting. 3:00 p.m. ET: It was reported on Thanksgiving that the Twins were still pursuing Bronson Arroyo even after…

  6. Bronson Arroyo “would definitely consider” signing with the Mets

    Nov 2, 2013, 12:51 PM EDT

    Bronson Arroyo

    After spending the last eight seasons with the Reds, Bronson Arroyo will almost certainly be pitching elsewhere next season. And while the Hot Stove is just getting warmed up, Dan Martin of the New York Post brings the following tidbit about a potential landing spot for the free agent right-hander: The Mets’ hopes for the…

  7. The Mets have shut down Zack Wheeler

    Sep 21, 2013, 5:27 PM EDT

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    According to Adam Rubin of ESPN New York, the Mets have decided to shut down Zack Wheeler after he complained of shoulder stiffness following his most recent start. The 22-year-old was slated to make one more start on Monday against the Reds, but that won’t happen now. The shoulder issue isn’t a major concern and…

  8. And That Happened: Tuesday’s scores and highlights

    Sep 18, 2013, 6:18 AM EDT

    Ian Kinsler

    Rangers 7, Rays 1: The Rangers finally snap the skid. Ian Kinsler and Elvis Andrus homered and drove in three runs each to pull Texas back into a tie with Tampa Bay at the top of the wild card standings. Indians 5, Royals 3: Kansas City took a 3-0 lead into the sixth with the Indians…

  9. Jerry Seinfeld to call the Mets game tonight

    Sep 17, 2013, 8:23 AM EDT

    Keith Hernandez Jerry Seinfeld

    What’s the deal with sacrifice bunts? I mean, who are these people calling for them all of the time? The only thing you sacrifice is your chance to score some runs. [funky bass breakdown -- cut to exterior of Monk's Diner] At least that’s how I’m going to imagine it’ll go tonight when Jerry Seinfeld…

  10. Scott Kazmir strikes out 12 in effort against the Mets

    Sep 6, 2013, 10:35 PM EDT

    Scott Kazmir

    As if the Mets hadn’t already worn enough egg on their face for having dealt Scott Kazmir to the Rays for Victor Zambrano at the July 2004 deadline, their former lefty took them behind the shed tonight as a member of the Indians. Kazmir struck out 12 Mets hitters over six shutout innings, allowing just…

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

    Aug 27, 2013, 6:43 AM EDT

    St. Louis Cardinals Allen Craig hits a grand slam home run during the seventh inning of their National League MLB baseball game against the Cincinnati Reds in St. Louis

    Cardinals 8, Reds 6: Down 5-3 in the bottom of the seventh, Allen Craig launched his first career grand slam to rally the redbirds. Matt Holliday had a three run homer. The win puts the Cards a half game ahead of the Pirates in the Central. Cincinnati is three and a half back. Dodgers 6,…

  12. Daisuke Matsuzaka to make Mets debut Friday against Tigers

    Aug 22, 2013, 10:31 PM EDT

    Daisuke Matsuzaka Reuters

    The Mets signed right-hander Daisuke Matsuzaka earlier today and they aren’t wasting any time putting him to work, as the team has announced that he’ll make his first start tomorrow night against the Tigers at Citi Field. Matsuzaka, who turns 33 next month, was granted his release by the Indians earlier this week after he…

  13. The Mets are signing Daisuke Matsuzaka

    Aug 22, 2013, 12:31 PM EDT

    Indians' Daisuke Matsuzaka pitches three innings against the Giants during their MLB Cactus League spring training baseball game in Scottsdale

    The Mets play a lot of fast games thanks to good pitching. Now they’re going to try to do the opposite of that: Source confirms that #Mets are finalizing agreement with Dice-K and will bring him straight to the majors. First reported by @JonHeymanCBS. — Ken Rosenthal (@Ken_Rosenthal) August 22, 2013   Sorry, I kid…

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

    Aug 16, 2013, 6:46 AM EDT

    Houston Astros v Oakland Athletics

    Athletics 5, Astros 0: Sonny Gray only has a couple of major league starts under his belt, but this one was a spiffy one: eight shutout innings, nine strikeouts. Of course a lot of guys have had spiffy starts against the Astros lately. Rule 5 pick Nate Freiman had himself a nice day too, going…

  15. Zack Wheeler sets career-high with 12 strikeouts as Mets win

    Aug 16, 2013, 1:14 AM EDT

    New York Mets v San Diego Padres

    Mets rookie starter Zack Wheeler was on point tonight against the Padres, holding them to one run on seven hits and a walk over six innings. He eclipsed his previous career-best seven strikeouts, set in his Major League debut on June 18 against the Braves, getting number eight with a fourth-inning punch-out of Jedd Gyorko.…

  16. David Wright exits with apparent hamstring injury

    Aug 2, 2013, 11:01 PM EDT

    New York Mets v Atlanta Braves

    Mets third baseman David Wright had to be removed from the game in the tenth inning of tonight’s game against the Royals after beating out an infield single. About three quarters of the way down the line, Wright grabbed at the back of his leg and limped his way through the bag. Pitcher Zack Wheeler…

  17. And That Happened: Tuesday’s scores and highlights

    Jul 31, 2013, 6:52 AM EDT

    St Louis Cardinals v Pittsburgh Pirates - Game Two

    Pirates 2, Cardinals 1; Pirates 6, Cardinals 0: First. Place. Pirates. And the best record in baseball. A walkoff in the opener and a beatdown in the nightcap. Six straight losses by the reeling Cardinals, who lost Yadier Molina to the DL on top of it all. And maybe — just maybe — the end…

  18. Mets will keep Jenrry Mejia around, shift to six-man rotation

    Jul 26, 2013, 5:17 PM EDT

    Pittsburgh Pirates v New York Mets

    Jenrry Mejia was fantastic in his season debut for the Mets today, throwing seven shutout innings against the Nationals, and afterward manager Terry Collins announced that the 23-year-old right-hander will remain in what is now a six-man rotation. In upping the rotation from five to six starters the Mets are making room for Mejia to…

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

    Jul 26, 2013, 6:55 AM EDT

    Bryce Harper

    Nationals 9, Pirates 7: This could have been an awful, awful defeat, what with the Nats bullpen once again pooping all over itself. At least I’m assuming it would have been a defeat. The game was tied entering the bottom of the ninth. Thanks to Bryce Harper‘s walkoff homer, however, we don’t know how extras…

  20. 2013 Preview: New York Mets

    Mar 15, 2013, 1:00 PM EDT

    Washington Nationals v New York Mets

    Between now and Opening Day, HardballTalk will take a look at each of baseball’s 30 teams, asking the key questions, the not-so-key questions, and generally breaking down their chances for the 2013 season. Up next: The New York Mets. The Big Question: Can David Wright carry the Mets to .500? The Mets are in a…

  21. Mets reassign Zack Wheeler to minor league camp

    Mar 10, 2013, 9:38 AM EDT

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    It’s official: Zack Wheeler will open 2013 in Triple-A. According to ESPN New York’s Adam Rubin, the top pitching prospect was formally reassigned to minor league camp on Sunday morning in Port St. Lucie. He made one appearance in the Grapefruit League, striking out two batters over two scoreless innings. Wheeler, ranked 11th on Baseball…

  22. Top prospect Zack Wheeler sidelined by oblique strain

    Feb 27, 2013, 12:48 PM EDT

    Zack Wheeler

    The Mets scratched right-hander Zack Wheeler from his scheduled outing Wednesday because of a strained oblique suffered while hitting in the cage. Wheeler didn’t believe the injury was serious, saying he hopes to make his next start. The Mets, though, figure to be extra cautious with the 22-year-old, who rates among the game’s top five…

  23. Mets manager Terry Collins confirms Zack Wheeler will start the season at Triple-A Las Vegas

    Feb 16, 2013, 6:33 PM EDT

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    It’s not really a big surprise, but Mets manager Terry Collins confirmed on Saturday that top pitching prospect Zack Wheeler will open the 2013 season with the club’s Triple-A affiliate in Las Vegas. “He needs to go to Triple-A and pitch,” Collins told reporters at Mets camp in Port St. Lucie, Florida. “He wants to…

  24. MLB.com unveils its Top 100 prospects

    Jan 29, 2013, 10:37 PM EDT

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    The fine folks at MLB.com just finished counting down who they believe to be baseball’s Top 100 prospects over on the MLB Network. The full list of youngsters can be found here, along with expert analysis from prospect maven Jonathan Mayo. We’ll share with you their Top 25: 1 – Jurickson Profar, SS (TEX) 2…

  25. Report: Mets interested in trading for Justin Upton

    Jan 11, 2013, 8:28 PM EDT

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    We heard earlier today that the Mets are looking at free agent Scott Hairston as a “fallback option” and will only sign him if they can’t find someone better for their outfield. It’s not a surprise who they have on their wish list. Sources tell Marc Carig of New York Newsday that the Mets are…

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