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Sat, 25 Feb 2017 16:42:35 EDTBryce Harper began his spring with a bang, as he launched a solo homer to start the second inning as the Nationals defeated the Mets, 8-5, on Saturday afternoon at First Data Field.
Sat, 25 Feb 2017 18:20:35 EDTDesignated hitter isn't exactly the position David Wright has in mind. But to the delight of Mets fans at the Grapefruit League home opener vs. Washington on Sunday, Wright made his first appearance even if it was only at the plate.
Sat, 25 Feb 2017 15:50:44 EDTHarvey, deGrom and Thor sport gnarly mustaches
Fri, 17 Feb 2017 20:58:30 EDTMLB.TV is back, and it's better than ever. Watch live out-of-market games -- including almost 300 Spring Training games and the World Baseball Classic (in U.S.) without blackouts -- on more than 400 devices.
Sat, 25 Feb 2017 17:53:52 EDTSpring Training is supposed to be a time to get ready for the upcoming season, but injuries can cause setbacks, and Mets first baseman Lucas Duda is hurting.
Sat, 25 Feb 2017 17:11:27 EDTMets left-hander Sean Gilmartin must remain flexible in his role with the pitching staff. In two seasons with the Mets, Gilmartin has appeared in 64 games, starting two. But he must remain mentally prepared to do whatever work he's called upon to do.
Fri, 24 Feb 2017 15:54:21 EDTGavin Cecchini and Michael Conforto homered for the Mets, while Seth Lugo and two other New York pitchers held Boston hitless for six innings of Friday's 3-2 win over the Red Sox at JetBlue Park.
Fri, 24 Feb 2017 16:52:29 EDTThere are but a handful of roles up for grabs at Mets camp this spring. One rotation job. Two bullpen gigs, at most. And one outfield spot that may or may not be Michael Conforto's to claim. Capable -- maybe -- of forcing his way onto the Opening Day roster with a strong spring, Conforto began immediately with a home run and an opposite-field single Friday in the Mets' 3-2 win over the Red Sox in their Grapefruit League debut.
Fri, 17 Feb 2017 20:58:52 EDTWho 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.
Fri, 24 Feb 2017 18:24:06 EDTStaring down Andrew Benintendi, Hanley Ramirez and Jackie Bradley Jr. in the fourth inning of the Mets' 3-2 win over the Red Sox on Friday, Marcos Molina had a unique opportunity -- not only to prove he could best some of the game's top hitters, but also that he is all the way back from a Tommy John surgery that robbed him of nearly two full developmental seasons.
Thu, 23 Feb 2017 15:47:38 EDTTwo days before their first Grapefruit League home game, the Mets officially changed the name of their spring stadium, announcing a 10-year deal to rename the ballpark First Data Field.
Fri, 17 Feb 2017 20:58:59 EDTGear up for Spring Training with updated authentic caps, jerseys, socks and more, and wear what your favorite Mets are wearing.
Thu, 23 Feb 2017 13:32:20 EDTIn the Mets' clubhouse, the fact that Jay Bruce is blocking Michael Conforto from getting the kind of developmental opportunity Bruce himself got long ago with the Reds hasn't prevented the pair from developing a mentor/mentee relationship.
Wed, 22 Feb 2017 14:35:40 EDTFor the second time since elbow tenderness created a snag in his throwing program, Zack Wheeler climbed atop a mound Wednesday for a bullpen session, the highlight of a rain-shortened day at Mets camp. Manager Terry Collins called it "a real big step forward for him," noting that Wheeler mixed breaking balls into his repertoire for the first time in over a week.
Fri, 17 Feb 2017 20:59:09 EDTFrom baseball's brightest stars to the next great fantasy steal lurking on the Mets' depth chart, everything you need to know is one click away.
Wed, 22 Feb 2017 16:48:40 EDTThroughout the first week of full-squad workouts at the Mets' Tradition Field complex, David Wright has rarely been visible. At times, he has stepped into a batter's box, tracking pitches on a back field. At times, he has fielded fungoes off a coach's bat.
Wed, 22 Feb 2017 17:44:35 EDTLupica: Hope Springs for Mets
Wed, 22 Feb 2017 16:25:26 EDTMets manager Terry Collins on Thursday backed up Noah Syndergaard's decision to decline Team USA's World Baseball Classic invitation, calling it "the right thing" for Syndergaard's health.
Thu, 23 Feb 2017 08:45:45 EDTMatz went fishing and caught a giant shark
Tue, 21 Feb 2017 16:11:54 EDTWhen Matt Wieters agreed to terms Monday on a two-year contract with the Nationals, according to multiple sources, it stamped out any lingering speculation that Wieters could, despite all evidence to the contrary, join the Mets.
Tue, 21 Feb 2017 17:38:50 EDTIt was midway through the 2015 season when Tom Gorzelanny's ERA first spiked over 7.00, scoreboards across the Major Leagues blaring out that truth. Roughly a month shy of his 33rd birthday, Gorzelanny was considering his baseball mortality when then-Tigers pitching coach Jeff Jones suggested a change. Rather than continue using a standard delivery, the left-handed Gorzelanny should try throwing sidearm in the middle of the season.
Tue, 21 Feb 2017 18:09:46 EDTPOTD: Cespedes throws knuckleballs at Spring Training
Mon, 20 Feb 2017 11:52:48 EDTFour years in with the Mets, outfielder Curtis Granderson's goal of winning a championship hasn't changed.
Tue, 21 Feb 2017 13:43:05 EDTIt had appeared like the top prospects had all graduated to the big leagues. After all, how could there be more impactful talent after the likes of Noah Syndergaard, Jacob deGrom and Steven Matz graduated off of the Mets' Top 30 list? Well, sometimes looks can be deceiving.
Mon, 20 Feb 2017 12:37:33 EDTEarly on Monday morning, Mets catcher Travis d'Arnaud was fighting a smirk as he talked to the media.
Mon, 20 Feb 2017 15:46:58 EDTHere's everything you need to know about Mets camp on Monday.
Sun, 19 Feb 2017 16:57:25 EDTDavid Wright and Zack Wheeler threw on Sunday -- Wright for the first time this Spring Training -- and from all indications it went well for each.
Sun, 19 Feb 2017 11:30:00 EDTIn helping to dedicate Citi Field's Jackie Robinson Rotunda back in 2009, Robinson's widow, Rachel, called it a "stunning space" that is "a superb tribute to Jack's enduring legacy."
Sun, 19 Feb 2017 11:00:33 EDTDavid Wright was one of a group of Mets players who were all smiles early Sunday morning as they strolled by the bags and bags of gloves made by Wilson Sporting Goods neatly lined up and placed outside the clubhouse.
Sat, 18 Feb 2017 14:37:24 EDTNo more car shows. Mets outfielder Yoenis Cespedes is signed long term and focused on bringing the team a championship.
Sat, 18 Feb 2017 15:16:53 EDTOpening Day is still several weeks away, but Sunday is an extremely special day for Mets manager Terry Collins.
Fri, 17 Feb 2017 22:32:27 EDTThe most recent Mets player to transition from shortstop to center field, Juan Lagares, did it as successfully as just about anyone in history. Once so bedeviled that he committed 40 errors in 82 games as a Minor League shortstop, Lagares moved to center and won a Gold Glove Award seven years later.
Fri, 17 Feb 2017 18:07:04 EDTMexican food was Dominic Smith's vice. When Smith wanted to indulge, he would head to the nearest local spot in Southern California for a carne asada wet burrito, smothered in cheese.
Thu, 16 Feb 2017 15:44:02 EDTThe Mets wasted little time naming their Opening Day starter, announcing Thursday that Noah Syndergaard will receive the nod.
Thu, 16 Feb 2017 15:55:54 EDTBetween juggling an infant baby with his usual preparations for the season, Jay Bruce insists he never had much opportunity to reflect on the trade rumors that dogged him this winter. So was little surprise to Bruce that, when it came time to report to Spring Training, his GPS pointed to Mets camp.
Wed, 15 Feb 2017 17:31:35 EDTEven after Neil Walker put pen to paper, accepting the Mets' $17.2-million qualifying offer, neither side stopped thinking about a longer-term commitment. For Walker, a multi-year extension would mean planting roots in the Northeast, where he owns a home and has rooted his family. For the Mets, it would mean locking up a player who quickly became a leader in their clubhouse.