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Mets drop Sunday series finale on Nats walk-off

Mets drop Sunday series finale on Nats walk-off
Trea Turner is often faced with a complicated dilemma at the plate. Some in the organization want him to utilize his elite speed and baserunning ability even more, laying down bunts for hits more frequently, or focus on hitting the ball on the ground. And then there’s Turner, who likes to think of himself as a pure hitter, perhaps with... more

Mets’ new approach pays off with second win on Saturday

Mets’ new approach pays off with second win on Saturday
Earlier in his eighth-inning at-bat on Saturday, J.D. Davis swung through a 97-mph fastball at the letters. One of the Mets’ offseason trade acquisitions, Davis is built for power. But when Nationals reliever Trevor Rosenthal backed up two more fastballs with an 87-mph slider, Davis tapped into the muscle memory the Mets instilled in him all spring: He waited a... more

Cano’s impressive debut carries Mets past Nationals on Opening Day

Cano’s impressive debut carries Mets past Nationals on Opening Day
Robinson Canó set his trap with an air of innocence, stepping casually over to second base. Cano knew from the moment Anthony Rendon hit a ground ball to third that completing a double play would be difficult, perhaps impossible. He also knew, with a one-run lead of his own making on Opening Day, that he mustn’t let the tying run... more

New York Mets workout inside the Carrier Dome on Tuesday (full coverage)

New York Mets workout inside the Carrier Dome on Tuesday (full coverage)
The New York Mets’ journey to the Carrier Dome on Tuesday got off to a rough start. The team closed its spring training schedule with a game against Baltimore on Monday in Sarasota, Fla. New York was then scheduled to fly to Syracuse, but mechanical problems delayed their flight about three hours. “That was interesting, yeah. That was a good... more

Mets ace Noah Syndergaard wins over fans by flying Syracuse’s true color

Mets ace Noah Syndergaard wins over fans by flying Syracuse’s true color
Noah Syndergaard waived a flag of surrender on Tuesday in the Carrier Dome. It wasn’t the traditional white flag. That wouldn’t do. Syndergaard considered his surroundings and made a smarter choice. Orange. As in Syracuse University. The Mets ace closed his team’s practice in the Dome with a quick jaunt around the field holding high a large flag with Syracuse... more

‘I think this is our year’: Mets report ready to rock

‘I think this is our year’: Mets report ready to rock
All told, 64 players are expected to filter into Mets camp this week and next, one of the largest gatherings the Mets have brought to First Data Field in years. Of those, 18 were not in the organization at the end of last season, including nine players on the 40-man roster. No matter your preferred calculation, the Mets have turned... more

Mets’ deGrom runaway NL Cy Young Award winner

Mets’ deGrom runaway NL Cy Young Award winner
A summer full of hand-wringing about wins and losses, the value of pitcher WAR and the nature of run prevention seemed a distant memory on Wednesday, when the Baseball Writers’ Association of America crowned Jacob deGrom the National League Cy Young Award winner in a blowout. Garnering 207 points to Max Scherzer’s 123, deGrom became the sixth Cy Young winner... more

Brodie Van Wagenen agrees to become Mets GM

Brodie Van Wagenen agrees to become Mets GM
Throughout this decade, the Mets have negotiated some of their most significant player contracts with Brodie Van Wagenen. They have now completed an entirely different deal with one of professional baseball’s most powerful player agents. The Mets have agreed with Van Wagenen to become their general manager, according to a source. The move will become official this week. A 44-year-old... more

Say hello to the Syracuse Mets

Say hello to the Syracuse Mets
With New York state luminaries and high-ranking Mets officials in attendance in Syracuse on Tuesday, the Mets announced a pending agreement to keep the organization’s Triple-A affiliate there for at least the next quarter century. The Mets intend to sign a 25-year lease at NBT Bank Stadium, on which the state of New York, Onondaga County and the city of... more

Mets end rollercoaster season with Thor shutout

Mets end rollercoaster season with Thor shutout
There is still baseball to be played across the country. In Los Angeles, the Dodgers and Rockies will contest a 163rd game to determine the NL West winner. Two Wild Card games remain, and three other rounds of postseason play. At the end of each, clubhouse attendants will hang plastic sheets in the winning team’s clubhouse, protecting valuables from the... more

Young Mets fall, but witness to emotional night

Young Mets fall, but witness to emotional night
On the last weekend of September, an amped-up crowd showed up to Citi Field on Friday to see David Wright’s first at-bat since May 27, 2016. For Corey Oswalt and these young pitchers out of the bullpen, playing in this sort of atmosphere was unlike anything they had ever experienced before in the big leagues. After the Mets announced prior... more

Thor bounces back, but Mets bullpen can’t close deal

Thor bounces back, but Mets bullpen can’t close deal
Despite being one of the better pitchers in the National League, Noah Syndergaard will still be kept up at night by the Braves, wondering what more he could have done. Atlanta is the one team in the National League (besides the Mets) against whom Syndergaard does not have a win. That tradition continued on Tuesday at Citi Field, when the... more

McNeil’s hot bat spurs Mets to rainy series win

McNeil’s hot bat spurs Mets to rainy series win
With each passing game, what Jeff McNeil is doing seems like less of a fluke. The prospect of him repeating it grows more plausible. The idea of keeping him as the Mets’ regular second baseman next season appears increasingly smart. It is difficult to deny what McNeil has accomplished over his first two months in the big leagues, rapping out... more

Oswalt a bright spot in Mets’ loss to Nats

Oswalt a bright spot in Mets’ loss to Nats
Outside of a few aches and pains here and there, the Mets’ rotation has stayed remarkably healthy this season. A group with significant injury concerns heading into the spring has quelled nearly all of them, with Jacob deGrom, Noah Syndergaard, Zack Wheeler and Steven Matz in particular combining to start 111 of the team’s first 155 games. As a result,... more

Syndergaard allows 2 homers in loss to Phillies

Syndergaard allows 2 homers in loss to Phillies
Jose Reyes has accrued 394 plate appearances at Citizens Bank Park over the years, and many of them have offered outcomes more interesting than when he pinch-hit for Noah Syndergaard in the top of the fifth inning of the Mets’ eventual 4-0 loss to the Phillies on Wednesday night. Reyes struck out after Tomas Nido did the same, and three... more
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