3/5/2015 | Collins impressed with Nationals' rotation
If the Mets have any designs on competing for a playoff spot in the NL East, they will need to do better against the Nationals.
3/5/2015 | Goal for Colon is to reach 200 innings again in 2015
At this point, Mets manager Terry Collins and pitching coach Dan Warthen do not try to interfere with Bartolo Colon's program. They know better. Set to turn 42 in May (he joked that he's not sure if he's 42 already), Colon is set in his ways. And his ways apparently work, as Colon proved by topping 200 innings last year for the first time since 2005.
3/5/2015 | Lagares playing it safe with right elbow
Twice in his Grapefruit League debut against the Braves on Wednesday, Mets center fielder Juan Lagares had prime chances to throw out baserunners. Each time, Lagares refrained, not wanting to risk the health of a right elbow that he hyperextended last September.
3/5/2015 | Colon goes two perfect innings in Mets' loss
Bartolo Colon went two perfect innings in the Mets' 5-4 loss against the Nationals on Thursday at Space Coast Stadium.
3/5/2015 | Zac Brown Band to peform at Citi Field in August
The Mets announced Thursday that Grammy Award-winning country music group Zac Brown Band will perform at Citi Field on Aug. 21. Tickets will go on sale March 20 at Mets.com/ZBB. Mets season-ticket holders will also have access to a special online presale on March 18.
3/5/2015 | In much-hyped return, Harvey to oppose Price
Mets manager Terry Collins knows that once Matt Harvey steps into uniform, stands on the mound and sees Tigers ace David Price on the other side, it will be impossible -- even in a Spring Training game -- to completely rein in Harvey.
3/4/2015 | Flores leaves game early as precaution after HBP
Mets SS Wilmer Flores was taken out as a precaution after being hit by a Matt Capps pitch in fifth inning.
3/4/2015 | Gee laughs off rumors, shakes off rust in first spring start
Dillon Gee has heard the rumor and is ready to pitch in any role the Mets see fit, even if that is on another team.
3/4/2015 | Nieuwenhuis sizzles in Grapefruit League opener
Kirk Nieuwenhuis went 4-for-4, while catcher Johnny Monell launched a three-run blast. Dillon Gee threw two innings, giving up two runs.
3/4/2015 | Opening up about Mets visit, Murphy comments
Major League Baseball's Ambassador for Inclusion Billy Bean provides insight into his visit to Mets camp on Tuesday and his thoughts on comments made by Daniel Murphy.
3/4/2015 | Syndergaard owns up to clubhouse lunch gaffe
A day after Mets veterans David Wright and Bobby Parnell confronted Noah Syndergaard for eating in the clubhouse during a game, the rookie apologized for actions that he called "straight-up ignorance on my part."
3/3/2015 | Wright, Niese feel good after intrasquad game
No one scored, some innings ended with less than three outs and both teams made substitutions with impunity. But it was still baseball. The Mets' "Blue" and "Orange" teams played to a 0-0 tie in Tuesday's intrasquad game, an annual tradition leading up to the start of the Grapefruit League season.
3/3/2015 | Syndergaard gets some tough love from Wright
Noah Syndergaard learned a rookie lesson the hard way during the Mets' intrasquad game Tuesday at Tradition Field.
3/3/2015 | Wheeler ready for Opening Day assignment if called upon
A year ago, with less than a year of service time under his belt and both Matt Harvey and Jon Niese injured, Zack Wheeler openly pined for the Opening Day starting assignment that ultimately went to Dillon Gee. Manager Terry Collins came away pleased with his young starter's gumption.
3/3/2015 | Alderson expects Gee on Opening Day roster
Despite continued speculation that the Mets could trade a shortstop between now and Opening Day, general manager Sandy Alderson reiterated Tuesday that his club has had little talk with other teams. The Mets expect Dillon Gee, in particular, to break camp as part of the roster.
3/3/2015 | MLB ambassador Bean speaks to Mets about inclusion
Billy Bean could have been any coach or instructor on Tuesday morning, throwing long toss with Matt den Dekker or pitching batting practice to John Mayberry Jr. But he was not. Bean was serving as Major League Baseball's ambassador of inclusion, spending the morning as an instructor after meeting with the entire organization prior to the workout.
3/2/2015 | Former big leaguer McKnight dies; played for Mets and O's
Former Major Leaguer Jeff McKnight passed away on Sunday after a 10-year battle with leukemia. He was 52.
3/2/2015 | Utility man Campbell ready to step in anywhere
Before full-squad workouts officially began last month, Mets jack-of-everything Eric Campbell spent his mornings with the organization's catchers, learning to play that position. He will also serve as the backup first baseman and third baseman, moonlight as an outfielder and perhaps even a middle infielder.
3/2/2015 | Sharp Harvey focuses on curve in live BP session
Matt Harvey impressed in batting practice against his fellow Mets, showing off a curveball that he shied away from in favor of a slider early in his professional career.
3/2/2015 | Wheeler, Niese to lead staffs in intrasquad game
Zack Wheeler and Jon Niese will start Tuesday's Mets intrasquad game at Tradition Field, an annual event in advance of Wednesday's Grapefruit League opener.
3/1/2015 | Collins experimenting with Mets' outfield alignment
When Mets manager Terry Collins asked Curtis Granderson if he would prefer to play left or right field this season, Granderson shrugged. When Collins asked the same question to Michael Cuddyer, he received the same response. So Collins plans to use each player at both positions this spring, giving himself the best possible platform to make a decision.
3/1/2015 | Duda could take swings early this week
Mets first baseman Lucas Duda's strained left intercostal muscle is showing improvement, lining him up to potentially swing a bat early this week. Once that happens, Duda will progress from swinging off a tee to soft toss drills, hitting in a cage and, finally, taking full batting practice.
3/1/2015 | Figueroa's experiences will help his coverage of the Mets
Nelson Figueroa's baseball career has taken him from Brooklyn to Phoenix, to Philadelphia and Houston and points in between, as well as the Dominican Republic, Mexico and as far afield as Taiwan. He believes he will thrive at SNY this season as the replacement for Bob Ojeda as the network's primary pregame and postgame studio analyst.
3/1/2015 | Mets want to turn talk into results
The Nationals are the consensus favorites to win the NL East, but the Mets and Marlins think they might both have something to say about that. For the Mets, optimism begins with a rotation stacked with power arms and more of them in the Minors.