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Last Build Date: Sat, 25 Feb 2017 23:21:22 EDT

 



Conforto stays hot, but Nats' HRs tag Mets

Sat, 25 Feb 2017 16:42:35 EDT

Bryce 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.



Wright: Debuting at DH 'a good first step'

Sat, 25 Feb 2017 18:20:35 EDT

Designated 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.



Harvey, deGrom and Thor sport gnarly mustaches

Sat, 25 Feb 2017 15:50:44 EDT

Harvey, deGrom and Thor sport gnarly mustaches



See what's new on MLB.TV and catch all the action

Fri, 17 Feb 2017 20:58:30 EDT

MLB.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.



Hips, back put Duda on shelf for time being

Sat, 25 Feb 2017 17:53:52 EDT

Spring 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.



Versatile Gilmartin happy with 2-inning start

Sat, 25 Feb 2017 17:11:27 EDT

Mets 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.



Cecchini, Conforto HRs back sharp Lugo, Mets

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 15:54:21 EDT

Gavin 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.



Roster hopeful Conforto announces presence early

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 16:52:29 EDT

There 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.



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.



Facing tough hitters, Molina looks back on track

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 18:24:06 EDT

Staring 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.



Name day: Mets dedicate First Data Field

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 15:47:38 EDT

Two 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.



Spring into fresh look for Mets' new year

Fri, 17 Feb 2017 20:58:59 EDT

Gear up for Spring Training with updated authentic caps, jerseys, socks and more, and wear what your favorite Mets are wearing.



Conforto taking cues from Bruce, if not at-bats

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 13:32:20 EDT

In 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.



Wheeler stays on track in latest 'pen session

Wed, 22 Feb 2017 14:35:40 EDT

For 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.



Fantasy Player Preview: Dominate your draft

Fri, 17 Feb 2017 20:59:09 EDT

From 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.



Wright working on throws behind the scenes

Wed, 22 Feb 2017 16:48:40 EDT

Throughout 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.



Lupica: Hope Springs for Mets

Wed, 22 Feb 2017 17:44:35 EDT

Lupica: Hope Springs for Mets



Collins in touch with Classic teams on usage

Wed, 22 Feb 2017 16:25:26 EDT

Mets 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.



Matz went fishing and caught a giant shark

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 08:45:45 EDT

Matz went fishing and caught a giant shark



Mets' confidence in d'Arnaud speaks volumes

Tue, 21 Feb 2017 16:11:54 EDT

When 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.



Gorzelanny hoping to find niche in Mets' 'pen

Tue, 21 Feb 2017 17:38:50 EDT

It 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.



POTD: Cespedes throws knuckleballs at Spring Training

Tue, 21 Feb 2017 18:09:46 EDT

POTD: Cespedes throws knuckleballs at Spring Training



Grandy reveres young players' 'work ethic'

Mon, 20 Feb 2017 11:52:48 EDT

Four years in with the Mets, outfielder Curtis Granderson's goal of winning a championship hasn't changed.



Breaking down the Mets' Top 30 Prospects

Tue, 21 Feb 2017 13:43:05 EDT

It 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.



d'Arnaud, Mets raring to begin title chase

Mon, 20 Feb 2017 12:37:33 EDT

Early on Monday morning, Mets catcher Travis d'Arnaud was fighting a smirk as he talked to the media.



All smiles, Collins talks possible position switches

Mon, 20 Feb 2017 15:46:58 EDT

Here's everything you need to know about Mets camp on Monday.



Wright, Wheeler progressing after throwing

Sun, 19 Feb 2017 16:57:25 EDT

David Wright and Zack Wheeler threw on Sunday -- Wright for the first time this Spring Training -- and from all indications it went well for each.



Jackie Robinson Rotunda teaches fans history

Sun, 19 Feb 2017 11:30:00 EDT

In 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."



Mets' Wright always eager for Glove Day

Sun, 19 Feb 2017 11:00:33 EDT

David 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.



Cespedes all business after new deal with Mets

Sat, 18 Feb 2017 14:37:24 EDT

No more car shows. Mets outfielder Yoenis Cespedes is signed long term and focused on bringing the team a championship.



Collins looks to strike right tone from Day 1

Sat, 18 Feb 2017 15:16:53 EDT

Opening Day is still several weeks away, but Sunday is an extremely special day for Mets manager Terry Collins.



Reyes aiming to add center fielder to his resume

Fri, 17 Feb 2017 22:32:27 EDT

The 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.



Smith reports to camp slimmer, feeling energized

Fri, 17 Feb 2017 18:07:04 EDT

Mexican 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.



Syndergaard gets Opening Day nod

Thu, 16 Feb 2017 15:44:02 EDT

The Mets wasted little time naming their Opening Day starter, announcing Thursday that Noah Syndergaard will receive the nod.



Bruce shifts focus to proving he belongs

Thu, 16 Feb 2017 15:55:54 EDT

Between 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.



Walker would welcome long-term extension

Wed, 15 Feb 2017 17:31:35 EDT

Even 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.