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Strasburg To Face Harvey In Early Season Showdown

Mar 29, 2015 12:44 AM

Stephen Strasburg will start for the Nationals in the third game of the season on April 9 in a likely showdown with Mets pitching ace Matt Harvery, according to an report.

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Forbes: Average MLB Team Worth $1.2B

Mar 26, 2015 10:02 AM

The average Major League Baseball team is worth $1.2 billion, according to Forbes.

The valuation represents a 48 percent increase from last year.

The reason for the growth is the national television deal, which the magazine notes will deliver an average of $52 million per team per year through the 2021 season.

The New York Yankees are worth $3.2 billion, tops on the list and just the second United States sports franchise to eclipse the $3 billion mark. The Dallas Cowboys were estimated to be worth $3.2 billion by Forbes last August.

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Yankees Prospect Released From Hospital After Crashing Into Wall

Mar 22, 2015 7:51 PM

Yankees prospect Jose Pirela was released from a hospital Sunday after crashing into the center field wall on a play in the first inning that ended up an inside-the-park home run for the Mets' Juan Lagares, according to an report.

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Daniel Murphy May Begin Season On DL

Mar 21, 2015 2:00 AM

Mets second baseman Daniel Murphy has a pulled right hamstring and could open the season on the disabled list, GM Sandy Alderson said Friday.

Murphy departed Thursday's Grapefruit League game against the Cardinals after singling and scoring on a sacrifice fly in the top of the first inning. The team initially labeled the injury "tightness." An MRI taken Friday revealed the more extensive issue.

"He'll be out a week or so, maybe a little longer," Alderson said. "Hamstrings take longer than people want to admit."

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Zack Wheeler To Have Tommy John Surgery

Mar 20, 2015 4:57 PM

Zack Wheeler will undergo Tommy John surgery next week and expects to be out of Major League games through the first two months of next season.

Wheeler said he had an ominous feeling when New York Mets chief operating officer Jeff Wilpon summoned him in the clubhouse Monday morning.

"When Jeff Wilpon came and got me, I sort of knew," Wheeler said. "I was like, 'Oh, man, it feels like I'm getting taken into the principal's office.' I sort of had a feeling that it wasn't good then. ... They told me on the phone, and I came out here and everybody was just sort of staring at me in this corner."

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Tags: New York Mets, Injury, Misc Rumor

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Mets Defend Handling Of Zack Wheeler

Mar 17, 2015 3:37 PM

Sandy Alderson has defended the team's handling of right-hander Zack Wheeler during last season.

Wheeler complained of elbow pain in 2014, but still made 32 starts. The right-hander learned Monday that he has a torn elbow ligament.

"Let me just ask, why would we treat somebody like [staff ace Matt] Harvey with the kind of caution that we did and then throw somebody else under the bus -- somebody of essentially equal value to us as an organization?" the New York Mets general manager asked. "That wouldn't make any sense. I understand people can debate the number of pitches and the number of innings and this and that. We simply wouldn't treat two guys that differently.

"The other thing is, when a guy is being managed, you understand what the sort of apocalyptic result could be -- he blows something out. But the question is, what's the alternative? If it blows out, it blows out. The alternative is that you manage somebody to the point where he's not useful to you. ... And so the question is: OK, was the tear inevitable? Or is this a function of how he was used? From my standpoint, it's inevitable given the practicality of how somebody is used in the course of a major league season."

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Zack Wheeler Has Tear In Pitching Elbow

Mar 16, 2015 11:33 AM

Mets right-hander Zack Wheeler has been diagnosed with a torn ulnar collateral ligament in his pitching elbow.

Although the Mets have not committed to Tommy John surgery, that is the likely treatment for such an injury.

Wheeler underwent an MRI on Saturday in Florida that was subsequently reviewed by team doctor David Altchek. Wheeler will travel to New York for further consultation with Altchek at the Hospital for Special Surgery, the team announced Monday.

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Josh Edgin To Have Tommy John Surgery

Mar 15, 2015 1:49 PM

Josh Edgin has decided to undergo Tommy John surgery, leaving the Mets dangerously thin in left-handed relief.

Team doctor David Altchek will perform the procedure this week at the Hospital for Special Surgery in Manhattan, general manager Sandy Alderson said.

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Mets' Harvey Throws Two Perfect Innings

Mar 7, 2015 1:22 AM

Mets' ace Matt Harvey retired all six Tigers batters he faced and topped out at 99 mph with his fastball on Friday at Tradition Field. It marked Harvey's first game since Aug. 24, 2013. He underwent Tommy John surgery two months later and missed all of last season.

"Things felt so good that the fact that I did have surgery is completely out of my mind," Harvey said.

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Harvey Tosses Two Scoreless Innings

Mar 6, 2015 5:06 PM

Matt Harvey retired all six Detroit Tigers batters he faced and topped out at 99 mph with his fastball on Friday at Tradition Field.

It was the first action for the New York Mets right-hander in 18 months following Tommy John surgery.

"Things felt so good that the fact that I did have surgery is completely out of my mind," Harvey said.

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Rollins Could Have Been Dealt To Mets, Padres, Yankees
Jimmy Rollins is entering his first season with the Dodgers, who were one of four teams that showed interest in him when the Phillies began taking calls for the veteran.

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Wright Scolds Syndergaard Over Faux Pas
Mets prospect Noah Syndergaard was scolded by David Wright for eating lunch during a team scrimmage on Tuesday.

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Rollins: 'Mets Second Most Likely Alternative'
The Mets were ranked high on Jimmy Rollins' list of offseason trade destinations.

Murphy Wants Extension, Mets Unlikely To Negotiate
Daniel Murphy reiterated Thursday that he wants to sign a contract extension with the Mets with free agency looming next winter.

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David Wright Ready To Test Shoulder This Spring
Mets captain David Wright hit a career-low eight home runs last season.

Mets Won't Place Innings Cap On Harvey
The Mets won't place a strict innings cap on Matt Harvey in his first season back from Tommy John surgery.

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2015 MLB Draft Order Set
The order for the 2015 Major League Baseball draft is set now that James Shields has reached a deal with the Padres.

Jeff Todd/MLB Trade Rumors

Harvey Reports To Mets Feeling Healthy
Matt Harvey was out all of 2014 while recovering from Tommy John surgery.

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Mets, Mejia Settle On $2.595M Contract
The 25-year-old appeared in 63 games for the Mets in 2014 and posted a 3.65 ERA.

Jon Heyman/CBS Sports

Johan Santana Has Shoulder Soreness
Johan Santana, who is attempting a comeback, has experienced shoulder soreness following a Venezuelan Winter League outing.


Rockies Won't Trade Tulowitzki To Mets
Rockies owner Charlie Monfort appears to have put an end to rumors that the Mets could acquire Troy Tulowitzki.

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Mets Expect To Trade Gee Within '7-10 Days'
Where James Shields ends up signing could have an impact on the timetable for a deal.

Joel Sherman/New York Post

Giants, Padres, Rockies Interested In Gee
The Mets have been actively discussing the 28-year-old right-hander in trade talks.

Ken Rosenthal/FOX Sports

Padres Sign Valverde, Ebert, Mateo
Right-handed pitcher Jose Valverde appeared in 21 games for the Mets last season.

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Johan Santana Eyes 2015 Return
Johan Santana has a 139-78 career record over 12 seasons with the Twins and Mets.

Mets Avoid Arbitration With Parnell
The Mets have avoided arbitration with Bobby Parnell, settling for the same $3.7 million salary he earned last season.

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Stephen Drew Seeking $7M-Plus As Free Agent
The 31-year-old hit .162/.237/.299 in 300 plate appearances last season.

Mike Puma/New York Post

Angels, Blue Jays, Mets Showing Interest In Vladimir Guerrero Jr.
Vladimir Guerrero Jr. won't be eligible to sign with a Major League club until July 2.

Jesse Sanchez/MLB

Yankees Check With Rockies On Tulowitzki
A few clubs inquired with the Rockies amid reports that the Mets were discussing the shortstop last week.

Jon Heyman/CBS Sports

IRS To Auction Off Darryl Strawberry Annuity
The IRS is auctioning off the remaining annuity from the deferred compensation Darryl Strawberry agreed to when he signed a six-year contract with the Mets almost 30 years ago.

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