New York Mets News

Guillorme among top prospect performers

2 hours 49 min ago
Shohei Ohtani covered the headlines on Saturday, but the No. 1 overall prospect wasn't the only one to impress on the second full day of Spring Training.

Callaway visited fans on the outfield berm

4 hours 38 min ago
That's one way to become a fan favorite.

Plawecki keen to take Piazza's advice

7 hours 23 min ago
Hall of Fame catcher and Mets icon Mike Piazza was in camp Saturday, briefly speaking to reporters and meeting with hitters. Mets catcher Kevin Plawecki, a career .222 hitter who hit .260 last season, said he is taking Piazza's advice to heart.

A-Gon, Frazier embrace role as mentors

8 hours 56 min ago
Adrian Gonzalez and Todd Frazier may be at different points in their careers, but on the Mets, they are serving in a similar role as mentors to the young players.

Oswalt among top prospect performers

February 23, 2018 - 3:48pm
Mets prospect Corey Oswalt was among the top prospect performers on the first full day of Spring Training games.

Feeling 'at ease,' Wheeler debuts scoreless

February 23, 2018 - 1:09pm
Earlier this week, Mets manager Mickey Callaway approached Zack Wheeler to implore him not to worry about his role -- starter, reliever -- heading into Grapefruit League play. Concern yourself with throwing strike one, strike two, Callaway said. The rest will fall into place.

Smith scratched, disciplined for late arrival

February 23, 2018 - 9:15am
Mickey Callaway sent a message early in his first camp as the Mets' manager on Friday, disciplining first baseman Dominic Smith for showing up late. Originally scheduled to start at first base in Friday's Grapefruit League opener against the Braves, Smith instead sat on the bench while prospect Peter Alonso started.

Tebow time: Former QB still has eyes set on MLB

February 22, 2018 - 4:00pm
It was supposed to be a big publicity stunt -- the Mets signing Tim Tebow, giving him this chance. But he is still here, grinding away, persistent in the thought that this crazy story ends up with him at Citi Field someday.

All eyes on Callaway for first Mets spring game

February 22, 2018 - 11:57am
In a way, Mickey Callaway says, he needs Spring Training more than the players. Inside a veteran clubhouse, most Mets regulars have "been there, done that" throughout their careers. But Callaway will be managing for the first time when the Mets open their Grapefruit League slate with a 1:10 p.m. ET game Friday against the Braves at First Data Field.

Smith leads Mets' dark-horse roster candidates

February 22, 2018 - 6:34am
No longer the young team they used to be, the Mets don't have many roster spots up for grabs this spring. Their most compelling position battle, in the rotation, features a host of names fans already know well: Zack Wheeler, Robert Gsellman, Seth Lugo and others.

Mets valuing flexibility with optionable relievers

February 21, 2018 - 2:18pm
Playing last summer for the Dodgers' Triple-A Oklahoma City affiliate, Jacob Rhame saw firsthand one of baseball's newer pitching trends play out before him. As Rhame logged his time at Triple-A, he watched the Dodgers option successful pitchers such as Josh Fields and Ross Stripling to the Minors to make room for rested arms at the Major League level.

Wheeler to start spring opener vs. Braves

February 21, 2018 - 10:53am
Perhaps no one's status in Mets camp is more tenuous than that of Zack Wheeler, who could end up in the rotation, the bullpen or off the roster altogether. With that as his backdrop, Wheeler will kick off the Mets' Grapefruit League schedule when he starts Friday against the Braves at First Data Field.

Ramos plays reporter, interviews Conforto

February 20, 2018 - 4:05pm
Investigative journalism.

All clubs to don Stoneman caps for ST openers

February 20, 2018 - 2:24pm
All 30 Major League teams will wear Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School baseball caps before their Spring Training games this weekend to show support for the Parkland, Fla., community and the Stoneman Douglas student body after the tragic shooting at the school on Feb. 14.

deGrom leaves camp for birth of second child

February 20, 2018 - 1:50pm
After logging his daily work at the Mets' complex Tuesday, Jacob deGrom climbed into his car for a trip to be with his wife, Stacey, for the birth of the couple's second child. DeGrom planned to stay away from Mets camp until Saturday.

Waiting game: Mets won't rush eager Conforto

February 20, 2018 - 12:40pm
The box is circled on Michael Conforto's calendar: May 1, the date Mets general manager Sandy Alderson has targeted for his return from shoulder surgery. The competitor in Conforto wants to come back sooner. The realist knows it could be later.

Gimenez leads new Mets Top 30 Prospects list

February 20, 2018 - 8:03am
The Mets have some possible impact talent coming, largely via the international market. Top prospect Andres Gimenez is a future Top 100 candidate as he matures, even if he has to slide over to second in deference to Rosario. It might take a while, but they could bring another round of Mets farm system dominance to fruition.

Eager for ABs, Flores taking reps in outfield

February 19, 2018 - 12:54pm
About a week ago, Mets manager Mickey Callaway asked Wilmer Flores if he would mind taking reps in the outfield this spring. Flores wasn't particularly surprised. A natural shortstop whom the Mets have asked to play, at various times, every infield position on the diamond, Flores has kept an outfielder's glove in his locker for years. Just in case.

Darryl and Doc took NYC, MLB by storm

February 19, 2018 - 12:02pm
For much of the 1980s, the Mets featured one of the most feared hitters and most dominant pitchers in the game. Fresh off a run of seven consecutive losing seasons, New York returned to contention with the emergence of two young phenoms -- outfielder Darryl Strawberry and pitcher Dwight "Doc" Gooden, players whose careers will forever be intertwined.

Yo-ga? Cespedes emphasizing flexibility

February 19, 2018 - 11:14am
Following two consecutive seasons defined by leg injuries, Yoenis Cespedes knew he needed to make a change. But he perhaps did not realize how deep the problem ran until he stepped into a yoga system for the first time this winter. That day, Cespedes could not even finish the class.
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