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Tebow headlines Mets' spring camp NRIs

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 13:47:28 EDT

Tim Tebow is about to receive his most significant exposure yet to top-level baseball competition. The Mets announced Friday that they have invited Tebow to Major League Spring Training, giving the former college and professional football star another opportunity to stride forward in his baseball career.



Wright opens up about his baseball future

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 22:05:55 EDT

The reality is that David Wright does not know if he will ever be a productive Major League Baseball player again. He does not know when, or if, he will next see the field. He does not know what his future holds, if there is even any future left for him as the Mets' third baseman.



Alonso among top prospects at first base

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 00:58:54 EDT

Quite suddenly at first base, the Mets appear well-heeled. Five-time All-Star Adrian Gonzalez will man the position most days in April. Wilmer Flores remains a steady option against left-handed pitchers. Dominic Smith is still the Mets' first baseman of the future, in the organization's eyes -- and a promising one at that.



In short, Santana makes for a curious Hall case

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 23:02:50 EDT

How long does someone have to be truly great to merit entry into the Hall of Fame? In the case of Johan Santana, from 2003-08 he was absolutely the best pitcher in baseball, and nobody was all that close.



Callaway connection 'a big deal' for Bruce

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 03:47:58 EDT

Early in the offseason, long before Jay Bruce fit together the puzzle pieces of his free agency, he spoke on the phone with Mickey Callaway. Recently hired as the Mets' manager, Callaway had come to know Bruce during the outfielder's brief tenure in Cleveland late last season. He outlined to Bruce his ideas and expectations for his new role.



Mets sign A-Gon to one-year deal

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 17:30:31 EDT

The Mets may still consider Dominic Smith their first baseman of the future, but he is no longer their first baseman of the present.



Mets expect Conforto to return around May 1

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 03:44:04 EDT

Although the Mets spoke briefly with Jay Bruce about playing some first base this season, it appears their need for him will be greatest in the outfield. The Mets do not expect Michael Conforto to return until around May 1, general manager Sandy Alderson said Wednesday, placing the most concrete timetable yet on the outfielder's return from left shoulder surgery.



Mets' Top 30 prospects list

Fri, 17 Feb 2017 20:58:52 EDT

Who do the Mets have in the pipeline? Get scouting reports, video, stats, projected ETAs and more for New York's Top 30 Prospects on MLBPipeline.com's Prospect Watch.



Reyes, Syndergaard earn superlatives

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 10:26:17 EDT

Reyes, Syndergaard earn superlatives



Bruce, Mets finalize 3-year, $39M contract

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 11:19:23 EDT

The Mets announced Tuesday night they signed free agent Jay Bruce to a three-year deal, which is worth $39 million, a source told MLB.com's Mark Feinsand last week.



Mets' success rides on arms of starters

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 15:42:06 EDT

As the Mets attempt to improve their team at the margins this offseason, shoring up their infield and outfield depth, the unspoken truth is that much of this only matters if the starting pitching succeeds. The Mets, at their core, are a team built around starting pitching. The fulcrum of their 2018 success -- or lack thereof -- remains their rotation.



New Prolight 59Fifty Spring Training caps are in

Sun, 19 Nov 2017 14:23:43 EDT

New Era unveiled the new PROLIGHT 59FIFTY that players will be wearing this spring, a fitted cap featuring a new featherweight polyester material that is the lightest on-field fabric in MLB history.



Inbox: How do A-Gon, Bruce affect Mets at 1B?

Mon, 15 Jan 2018 15:11:35 EDT

Finally, some action. The Mets made their first significant waves of the offseason last week, reportedly inking both Jay Bruce and Adrian Gonzalez to contracts that should become official in the coming days.



Guillorme lands on Pipeline's All-Defense Team

Mon, 15 Jan 2018 10:19:04 EDT

Jim Callis asked numerous front-office executives to identify baseball's best defensive prospect to help determine MLB Pipeline's 2018 All-Defense Team.



deGrom, Thor, Harvey among Mets with raises

Sat, 13 Jan 2018 11:17:31 EDT

The Mets have avoided arbitration with eight eligible players, agreeing to 2018 contracts with Jacob deGrom, Travis d'Arnaud, Jeurys Familia, Wilmer Flores, Matt Harvey, AJ Ramos, Hansel Robles and Noah Syndergaard.



Lagares' glove may be key to Mets' defense

Fri, 12 Jan 2018 13:59:46 EDT

Juan Lagares remains one of the most elite defensive gloves in baseball, but a combination of injuries and poor hitting has prevented him from everyday play. Headed into 2018, this might be his last best change to be a starter -- and the Mets badly need him.



Mets invite 50 Cent to throw another first pitch

Thu, 11 Jan 2018 18:35:57 EDT

Mets invite 50 Cent to throw another first pitch



Bruce addition could kick-start Mets' push in '18

Thu, 11 Jan 2018 00:01:01 EDT

Bringing back Jay Bruce could be the move that helps get the Mets, a disappointment in 2017, on their way to getting back in contention in 2018 -- especially if a lot of "what ifs" pan out.



T.J. among Munson Awards honorees

Thu, 11 Jan 2018 15:37:43 EDT

A tandem of standout switch-hitters from Puerto Rico are set to be honored at the 38th annual Thurman Munson Awards dinner, where Carlos Beltran and Jorge Posada will be presented with the prestigious 'Thurman Legend' award.



Mets' bullpen has potential to dominate

Wed, 10 Jan 2018 00:01:00 EDT

For months, the Mets have made move after move with an eye toward improving both their bullpen's effectiveness and depth. The club acquired former Marlins closer AJ Ramos and a cadre of young high-upside arms in a flurry of trades last summer. They also signed free agent Anthony Swarzak this offseason.



Healthy rotation key to Mets' success in 2018

Tue, 9 Jan 2018 00:00:00 EDT

It may sound strange, especially for a team that finished near the bottom in baseball in preventing runs, but the Mets remain a club built around pitching.



'Never felt better': Thor healthy, excited for '18

Sun, 7 Jan 2018 23:42:50 EDT

With Spring Training approaching, Noah Syndergaard took a brief break from his offseason workouts and spent his Sunday on the West Coast, helping out at Reds prospect Hunter Greene's leadership camp in Inglewood, Calif.



Sources: Mets interested in Moose, Frazier

Fri, 5 Jan 2018 17:49:19 EDT

The Mets aren't close to a major move, but they're monitoring a number of possibilities with Spring Training now barely more than one month away.



Hard-hit rate sign that Mets' Smith will improve

Thu, 4 Jan 2018 11:01:40 EDT

As of now, the Mets' starting first-base job is Dominic Smith's to win. And if he does win the job in Spring Training, there are some signs that he could run with it. Several key Statcast™ metrics indicate that Smith's stat line could be significantly better in 2018.



Syndergaard found a reptilian training partner

Sun, 7 Jan 2018 17:56:13 EDT

Syndergaard found a reptilian training partner



Mets ready for a fresh start in 2018

Sun, 31 Dec 2017 18:20:00 EDT

As 2018 begins, the Mets are the first to admit they're glad to see the calendar flip. Following a year filled with injuries and disappointment, those who call Citi Field home are eager for a fresh start. Here are five of the most pressing questions the Mets will face in the New Year.



Citi Field opens year as hockey stadium

Mon, 1 Jan 2018 15:34:34 EDT

Citi Field opens year as hockey stadium



Rangers top Sabres in NHL Classic at Citi Field

Mon, 1 Jan 2018 19:40:42 EDT

Citi Field was transformed into a hockey venue complete with taxi cabs and highway signs beyond the rink to capture a New York feel, as the New York Rangers defeated the Buffalo Sabres, 3-2, in overtime during the 2018 Bridgestone NHL Winter Classic on Monday.



Mets' 2017 defined by injuries, new arrivals

Sat, 30 Dec 2017 11:13:11 EDT

For the second straight season, the Mets entered 2017 with outsized expectations and dreams of playoff grandeur. For the second straight season, injuries and other issues derailed them -- though this time, the Mets could not recover.



Young talent headlines Mets' projected lineup

Mon, 8 Jan 2018 10:00:00 EDT

As it stands now, the Mets' lineup would be comprised entirely of players who concluded 2017 with the club, just in more pronounced roles. That means more opportunity -- and responsibility -- for several young players who debuted last season.



Inbox: Will Reyes return to play second base?

Thu, 28 Dec 2017 12:04:54 EDT

As 2017 draws to a close, plenty of questions still surround a Mets team that has made just one major signing this offseason, inking Anthony Swarzak to a two-year deal. Teams tend to stay quiet during the holidays, so while we wait for the Mets to make their next move, here's a fresh batch of questions and answers:



Callaway well-read, schooled entering Big Apple

Tue, 26 Dec 2017 20:56:31 EDT

When Mickey Callaway was still just a child, his father, Mike, instructed him to sit next to his baseball coaches in the dugout. So Mickey sat, close enough to watch how the elder men conducted themselves. At home, Mike -- one of the highest-ranking civilians in the US Army Corps of Engineers -- turned his house into a corporate boardroom, giving Mickey PowerPoint presentations on group development and team building. So Mickey learned, slide by slide.