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Mets Plan To Pitch Harvey In Playoffs

Sep 4, 2015 4:04 PM

The New York Mets plan to proceed with a plan that will allow Matt Harvey to pitch in the postseason.

Doctors and agent Scott Boras have recommended a limit of 180 innings for Harvey, who is in his first season following Tommy John surgery.

Harvey has pitched 166⅓ innings in 2015, leaving room for just a few more starts before the cap of 180 is surpassed.

The Mets plan to skip Harvey at least once this month and move to a six-man rotation to reduce the workload on their young starters.

Adam Rubin/ESPN

Tags: New York Mets, Misc Rumor

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Boras, Mets At Odds Over Matt Harvey's Workload

Sep 4, 2015 11:32 AM

The presence of an innings limit for Matt Harvey has become a source of tension between the New York Mets and agent Scott Boras.

Harvey's doctors have suggested a 180-inning limit for the right-hander, who is in his first season back from Tommy John surgery.

Sandy Alderson contends that Boras won't be allowed to determine Harvey's innings limit, while the agent says it's not him but the doctors who are making the determination.

"This is not a club's decision. This is a doctor's decision," Boras said. "Any club that chooses to defy a surgeon's wishes is putting the player in peril."

Harvey has already thrown 166.1 innings, which could limit him to just two more starts -- including the playoffs.

The Mets believe the 180 innings limit is a "soft" cap, while Boras disagrees.

Jon Heyman/CBS Sports

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Mets To Give Harvey, Syndergaard Extra Rest

Sep 3, 2015 6:46 AM

The New York Mets will skip Matt Harvey and Noah Syndergaard at least once in the rotation this month to help limit their innings.

Syndergaard will be skipped this weekend against the Miami Marlins and the Mets are discussing two dates for Harvey to have a start skipped.

Harvey has thrown 166.1 innings through Wednesday night's start. Doctors have recommended that Harvey not exceed 180 innings during the regular season as he returns from Tommy John surgery.

Syndergaard already has exceeded last year's innings count by 15.

Adam Rubin/ESPN

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Matt Harvey Closing In On Innings Limit

Aug 31, 2015 7:05 AM

Matt Harvey has enjoyed his best month of the season in August, but trouble may be coming for the New York Mets.

Harvey, who is working his way back from Tommy John surgery, allowed just one run in four starts. He struck out 24 and walked just two while allowing 15 hits in 27 innings.

The issue for Harvey and the Mets is that he's nearing the innings limit (180) prescribed by surgeons. With four weeks remaining in the regular season and the playoffs looming, Harvey is at 160 innings.

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Mets Trade Two Prospects To D-Backs For Addison Reed

Aug 30, 2015 1:41 PM

The Mets have acquired right-handed reliever Addison Reed from the D-Backs to bolster their bullpen.

New York traded minor league right-handers Miller Diaz and Matt Koch to Arizona in the deal, which was officially announced Sunday afternoon.

Reed, 26, is 2-2 with a 4.20 ERA in 38 appearances for Arizona this season. He is earning $4.875 million and remains under team control through 2017, but is a non-tender candidate because of the salary.

ESPN.com

Tags: New York Mets, Arizona Diamondbacks, Misc Rumor, Official Trade

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Source: Mets To Acquire Addison Reed From D-Backs

Aug 29, 2015 8:27 PM

The Mets are on the verge of acquiring right-handed reliever Addison Reed from the D-Backs to bolster the bullpen, a source told ESPN.com.

Reed, 26, is 2-2 with a 4.20 ERA in 38 appearances for Arizona this season.

ESPN.com

Tags: New York Mets, Arizona Diamondbacks, Misc Rumor, Trade Rumor

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Mets Unlikely To Add Reliever Via Trade

Aug 28, 2015 6:49 AM

The New York Mets are in need of a left-handed reliever, but they aren't likely to add to the bullpen via trade in the coming days.

A source told Anthony DiComo of MLB.com that a trade for a reliever is "unlikely."

Anthony DiComo/MLB

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Mets Expect To Activate David Wright On Monday

Aug 23, 2015 1:25 AM

David Wright went 0-for-4 with an RBI and a strikeout and played six innings at third base for Class A St. Lucie at Palm Beach on Saturday.

Barring any last-minute setback, Wright is due to be activated from the DL on Monday in Philadelphia, Mets assistant GM John Ricco said earlier Saturday, before Wright played in that final rehab game.

ESPN.com

Tags: New York Mets, Injury, Misc Rumor

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Mets To Skip Matt Harvey's Next Start

Aug 22, 2015 1:41 AM

Determined to keep Matt Harvey's innings in check in his first season back from Tommy John surgery, the Mets will skip his scheduled start Sunday against the Rockies at Coors Field.

Rookie right-hander Logan Verrett will make his first major league start in Harvey's place.

Harvey (11-7, 2.57 ERA) currently sits at 154 innings after missing the entire 2014 season.

ESPN.com

Tags: New York Mets, Colorado Rockies, Injury, Misc Rumor

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Signed Photos Of Wilmer Flores Crying Sell Out

Aug 21, 2015 3:48 PM

Signed photos of Wilmer Flores crying on the night he thought the New York Mets had traded him have sold out.

Steiner Sports, the company that had the shortstop sign the photos at a signing this month, said Friday that all of the 8-by-10-inch signed photos ($70) and the 16-by-20s ($90) have been purchased.

The photo is of a reflective Flores with tears in eyes as he walks in the dugout on July 29 during a game versus the San Diego Padres. Word had circulated through Twitter during the game that Flores was getting traded with Zack Wheeler to the Milwaukee Brewers for Carlos Gomez.

The trade was never completed.

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Syndergaard Campaigns For Spot In Amy Schumer Movie
The Mets pitcher reached out to the actress/comedian via Twitter on Tuesday.

Larry Brown/Yardbarker

Collins Isn't Worried About Uncertain Future With Mets
Terry Collins believes the Mets have a bright future with their young starters, but isn't sure if he'll be around to experience it.

Steven Marcus/Newsday

Jose Reyes Would Like To Finish Career With Mets
Since leaving the Mets as a free agent after the 2011 season, Jose Reyes has played for the Marlins, Blue Jays and Rockies.

Tim Rohan/New York Times

Mets Keeping Conforto Despite Cuddyer's Return
The Mets have activated Michael Cuddyer from the disabled list, but have decided to keep top prospect Michael Conforto on the Major League roster.

Kieran Darcy/ESPN

Yoenis Cespedes Could Get $100M On Free Agent Market
There won't be a lot of bats available on the free agent market this winter, which bodes well for Yoenis Cespedes.

Nick Cafardo/Boston Globe

Cespedes Open To Long-Term Deal With Mets
Since Sandy Alderson took over as general manager after the 2010 season, the Mets have only handed out two contracts worth more than $60 million in total.

Anthony DiComo/MLB

Mets Acquire Eric O'Flaherty From Athletics
The Mets have acquired left-handed reliever Eric O'Flaherty and cash from the Athletics for a player to be named later or cash.

Anthony DiComo/MLB

Zack Wheeler Called Sandy Alderson Pleading To Stay
Zack Wheeler elaborated in an interview with Newsday why he decided to call Sandy Alderson last week and ask the Mets not to trade him.

Marc Craig/Newsday

Dan Haren 'Probably' Retiring After 2015 Season
Dan Haren considered retiring last offseason after being traded from the Dodgers to the Marlins.

Carrie Muskat/MLB

Doug Melvin Believes Mets Have Been Unfairly Criticized
Milwaukee had a deal in place with the Mets that would have sent Carlos Gomez to New York in exchange for Zack Wheeler and Wilmer Flores.

Jim Bowden/MLB Network Radio

Mets Acquire Yoenis Cespedes
New York will send two Minor League players to Detroit and keep Zack Wheeler.

Bruce Levine/CBS Chicago

Mets Have Contacted Tigers About Yoenis Cespedes
The Mets have also been linked to Jay Bruce, Justin Upton, Will Venable and Rajai Davis.

Ken Rosenthal/FOX Sports

Mets, Reds Worked Overnight On Bruce Deal
The issue between the two clubs as of Thursday night was whether or not Zack Wheeler alone was enough to complete a trade.

Andy Martino/New York Daily News

Sources: Mets Trying To Land Jay Bruce
If the Mets are able to land Bruce, Zack Wheeler would most likely be headed to the Reds.

Ken Rosenthal/FOX Sports

Astros Get Carlos Gomez, Mike Fiers From Brewers
The Astros will acquire Carlos Gomez and Mike Fiers from the Brewers in exchange for outfield prospects Brett Phillips and Domingo Santana, right-hander Adrian Houser and lefty Josh Hader.

Jon Heyman/CBS Sports

Mets, Brewers Trade Broke Down Over Medical Records
The rumored trade between the Mets and Brewers involving Carlos Gomez, Zack Wheeler and Wilmer Flores broke down over medical records.

Adam Rubin/ESPN

Mets To Acquire Carlos Gomez
Milwaukee will receive Zach Wheeler and Wilmer Flores in return.

Joel Sherman/New York Post

Mets May Be Nearing Big Trade; Have Discussed Carlos Gomez
The Mets are nearing a "big trade," according to a report by Adam Rubin of ESPN.

Joel Sherman/New York Post

Mets Have No Interest In Bringing Jose Reyes Back
Jose Reyes was traded to the Rockies as part of the package for Troy Tulowitzki late Monday night and reports indicate that the shortstop could be on the move again.

Jon Heyman/CBS Sports

Mets Acquire Tyler Clippard From A's
The Mets have acquired Tyler Clippard from the Athletics in exchange for Minor League right-hander Casey Meisner.

Adam Rubin/ESPN

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