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Mets Have Insurance On David Wright's Contract

May 27, 2015 7:30 AM

The New York Mets have insurance on David Wright's contract that will cover 75 percent of the money he is owed for the time he misses due to injury once he is sidelined for 60 or more days.

Wright is owed $20 million this season, which means the Mets could recover a significant amount of money if spinal stenosis keeps him out for a few months.

He was initially sidelined in mid-April by a hamstring injury.

Ken Rosenthal/FOX Sports

Tags: New York Mets, Injury, Misc Rumor

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Angels Acquire Kirk Nieuwenhuis From Mets

May 27, 2015 1:52 PM

The Los Angeles Angels have acquired Kirk Nieuwenhuis from the New York Mets.

The Mets will receive cash in the transaction.

New York designated the outfielder for assignment last week, putting him in limbo.

Bill Shaikin/Los Angeles Times

Tags: Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim, New York Mets, Misc Rumor, Official Trade, Trade Rumor

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Mets Will Use Six-Man Rotation Into August

May 27, 2015 1:41 PM

The New York Mets will use a six-man starting rotation beginning this week and the approach is expected to last into August.

Dillon Gee will be added to the rotation once he comes off the disabled list, but no one will be dropped to create a place for him.

Dan Warthen said the objective is to have the starting pitchers make roughly 30 instead of the standard 33 starts during the regular season. The goal: to shave season innings totals without having to shut down the pitchers at the end of the season.

Adam Rubin/ESPN

Tags: New York Mets, Misc Rumor

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David Wright To See Back Specialist In California

May 26, 2015 8:28 AM

David Wright will travel to California to see a back specialist in an effort to gain clarity on the back issue that has kept him out of the lineup.

Wright will meet with Dr. Robert Watkins and his staff of physical therapists in California to seek treatment for the back pain and spinal stenosis that he kept him from playing for the New York Mets, according to Sandy Alderson.

He will spend a week with the specialist and his staff and that the Mets hope to get further clarity on Wright's status in the next two or three days.

"We hope that with this week of rest that he will be able to resume his progression," Alderson said. "This has been a stop-start proposition for us from the beginning."

Ian Begley/ESPN

Tags: New York Mets, Injury, Misc Rumor

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David Wright Aggravates Lower Back

May 23, 2015 5:14 PM

Wright, 32, originally landed on the DL on April 15 with a right hamstring strain.

As the muscle healed and he was nearing a minor league rehab assignment, lower-back pain arose and Wright was shut down. He resumed baseball activity this week at the team's complex in Port St. Lucie, Florida.

Now, he is having a recurrence of that back issue and will be shut down from baseball activity for a week.

Tags: New York Mets, Injury, Misc Rumor

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Flores, deGrom Make Collins Look Like Genius

May 17, 2015 12:56 AM

Wilmer Flores arrived at Citi Field and saw he had been dropped to the bottom of the order, even below starting pitcher Jacob deGrom.

Mets manager Terry Collins slotted New York's top home run hitter ninth in the batting order for the first time in nearly a half-century and batted his pitcher eighth for the third time this season.

Flores responded with a grand slam in the 10-run fourth inning and DeGrom was 3-for-3 with three singles, including two in the big inning, as the Mets defeated the Brewers 14-1 on Saturday night.

Tags: New York Mets, Milwaukee Brewers, Game Recap, Misc Rumor

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Cubs, Mets Discussed Russell, Syndergaard Trade

May 12, 2015 4:33 PM

The New York Mets and Chicago Cubs have said that they won't trade Noah Syndergaard and Addison Russell, respectively, but the two clubs discussed a trade during the offseason.

According to sources, the Mets asked the Cubs about Russell multiple times, knowing with certainty that Syndergaard would have to be included in such a deal.

Chicago wants to hold onto Russell, so talks never got serious.

John Harper/New York Daily News

Tags: Chicago Cubs, New York Mets, Misc Rumor, Trade Rumor

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New Bleachers Open At Wrigley Field For deGrom-Lester

May 11, 2015 3:34 PM

For the first time this season, new sections of bleachers will be open at Wrigley Field when the Chicago Cubs host the New York Mets on Monday night.

Jon Lester will face off against Jacob deGrom.

The renovated left- and center-field bleacher sections will debut. The right-field bleachers are scheduled to open in June.

Michael Radano/MLB

Tags: Chicago Cubs, New York Mets, Misc Rumor

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Bartolo Colon Has 40/1 Strikeout-To-Walk Ratio

May 11, 2015 8:43 AM

Bartolo Colon helped the New York Mets defeat the Philadelphia Phillies on Sunday, earning his Major League-leading sixth win in the process.

Colon is the first Mets pitcher to go six straight starts without issuing a walk. He has gone 40 1/3 innings without a free pass.

The 41-year-old now has a 40-to-1 strikeout-to-walk ratio this season.

"It's not about the velocity," Colon said through an interpreter. "It's about execution."

Zach Schonbrun/New York Times

Tags: New York Mets, Misc Rumor, Stats

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Mets Call Up Top Pitching Prospect Noah Syndergaard

May 9, 2015 2:29 PM

With Dillon Gee on the disabled list, the New York Mets announced that Noah Syndergaard, their top pitching prospect, would be called up from Class AAA Las Vegas. He is scheduled to make his major league debut Tuesday against the Chicago Cubs at Wrigley Field.

“Noah’s well-deserving,” General Manager Sandy Alderson said. “He’s the guy.”

At one point, however, Syndergaard did not seem like “the guy.” In spring training, the left-hander Steven Matz impressed the Mets with his power stuff and his poise.

Alderson indicated that Syndergaard had gotten the call now mostly because he had more experience. Syndergaard has pitched 31 games at the Class AAA level, dating to last year, while Matz has pitched only six games there, all of them this season.

“Steve’s done a great job, too,” Alderson said. “But he’s only pitched 30, 35 innings or so at Triple-A. Got a lot of talent, a lot of potential. Would be an equally qualified candidate.”

Tim Rohan/New York Times

Tags: New York Mets

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Keith Law Lists Brendan Rodgers As Top Draft Prospect
Keith Law, who works in scouting for ESPN, has updated his list of the top 100 prospects ahead of next month's MLB Draft.

Keith Law/ESPN

Experts Split On Tate, Rodgers As No. 1 Pick
The Diamondbacks will pick first overall when the First-Year Player Draft is held on June 8.

Jim Callis & Jonathan Mayo/MLB

Mets No Longer Looking To Trade Colon
The Mets have changed their stance on whether or not to trade Bartolo Colon, according to sources.

Andy Martino/New York Daily News

Scherzer Will Start Friday Against Mets
Max Scherzer has recovered from a sprained right thumb and will make his next start on Friday against the Mets.

Associated Press

2015 MLB All-Star Ballot Released
Major League Baseball marked the official start of All-Star Balloting for the 86th All-Star Game, which will be held on Tuesday, July 14th at Great American Ball Park, the home of the Reds on Wednesda

RealGM Staff Report

Mets Acquire Dan Rohlfing From Twins
Minnesota will receive cash considerations in return.

Rhett Bollinger/MLB

Matt Harvey Has Sprained Ankle, Won't Miss Start
Matt Harvey had his ankle examined by team doctors Wednesday, but insisted his mild left ankle sprain will not affect his ability to face the Yankees this weekend.

Adam Rubin/ESPN

Mets Recall Hansel Robles To Bolster Bullpen
Hansel Robles pitched 7 2/3 innings, posting an 0.00 ERA for Triple-A Las Vegas this season.

Mets Lose d'Arnaud, Blevins To Fractures
The Mets will place both Travis d'Arnaud and Jerry Blevins on the disabled list.

David Wright Likely Headed To DL With Hamstring Pull
David Wright suggested it likely is smarter to miss two weeks now than to try to play through the injury and potentially worsen his situation.


Billboards Near Citi Field Urge Wilpon To Sell Mets
A group of fans have gone public with their desire for Fred Wilpon and Co. to sell the Mets.

Associated Press

MLB Suspends Jenrry Mejia 80-Games
Mets closer Jenrry Mejia has been suspended after testing positive for using the steroid Stanozolol.

Harvey Stellar In Return, Draws Praise From Harper
Matt Harvey tossed six shutout innings against the rival Nationals, allowing four hits and striking out nine.

Bill Ladson/MLB

Alderson: Collins Has Control Over Mets' Lineup
Sandy Alderson reacted to rumors on Wednesday that he is dictating how Terry Collins sets the lineup for the Mets.

Adam Rubin/ESPN

MLB Releases Draft Bonus Slots
Major League Baseball has informed teams of the draft bonus slot allocations that will apply to the 2015 amateur draft.

Jeff Todd/MLB Trade Rumors

Mets Put Mejia On DL With Elbow Inflammation
Jenrry Mejia experienced stiffness and pain in his elbow and was unable to enter Monday afternoon's game against the Nationals.

Adam Rubin/ESPN

Dillon Gee Will Be Fifth Starter For Mets
Dillon Gee received a strong push from prospect Rafael Montero.

Adam Rubin/ESPN

Mets Agree To Long-Term Extension With Lagares
The Mets have agreed to a contract extension with Juan Lagares that runs through the 2019 season, according to sources.

Adam Rubin/ESPN

Duda, Mets Will Discuss Extension Until Opening Day
Lucas Duda is due to make $4.2 million this season, but the Mets are interested in a long-term deal.

Jon Heyman/CBS Sports

Mets Still Open To Dealing Gee
The Mets are still open to trading Dillon Gee despite Zach Wheeler's season-ending injury, according to a source.

Adam Rubin/ESPN

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