Mets Believe Wuilmer Becerra Can Be More Than Throw-In
NEW YORK—Outfielder Wuilmer Becerra’s name appeared below the fold when the Mets and Blue Jays consummated their front-page blockbuster trade in December. That’s understandable given the other names involved—reigning Cy [...]
Brandon Nimmo Looks Forward To Facing Better Pitching
NEW YORK—A purple tinge embedded near the base of the fingernail on Brandon Nimmo’s left thumb provided evidence of his run-in with a pitching machine. “It went off the label,” [...]
The Top 10 Youngest Players In Each League On Opening Day
As we’ve done for three years, here’s a look at the Top 10 youngest players in each league as the season began (you can also see the 2012 Opening Day, 2011 [...]
Mets Love Den Dekker’s Glove, But Will His Bat Play?
PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla.—Out of the cloud of dust at the warning track popped Matt den Dekker, another dangerous flyball secured in his glove. Den Dekker has been one of [...]
Results Not Typical: Montero’s Road Leads To Queens
Nothing speaks to the precociousness of righthander Rafael Montero quite like the fact that the Mets invited him to big league spring training, even though he finished last year with high Class A St. Lucie and doesn't need to be added to the 40-man roster until after the 2014 season.
Hansel Robles Shows Advanced Pitchability For Mets
Even though he signed out of the Dominican in 2008, righthander Hansel Robles lacks full-season experience. Yet New York feared Robles' feel for pitching would draw attention in the Rule 5 draft, so they added the 22-year-old to the 40-man roster last winter.
Mets GM Won’t Sacrifice Future For Short-Term Fix
With Justin Upton on the market, Mets GM Sandy Alderson engaged in trade discussions with the Diamondbacks. The discussions could never travel far because Arizona sought either Matt Harvey or Zack Wheeler in the trade, and Alderson had no interest in parting with either.
Mets Want To Keep Wilmer Flores Comfortable
Third baseman Wilmer Flores hit a career-high 18 home runs in 2012, finishing the year at Double-A Binghamton and leaving open the possibility of reaching the majors as a 21-year-old this season. His biggest obstacle to playing time: finding a permanent position.
What are the many ramifications of the Justin Upton trade, and did the Mariners offer more than the Braves gave up? Is a one-year ban really much of a punishment for Aledmys Diaz if the Cuban defector has falsified his age? Should the Mets' No. 11 overall pick be protected if they sign compensation free agent Michael Bourn?
Inclusion Of Syndergaard Spurred Mets To Deal Dickey
Even though he had just completed his first full professional season, righthander Noah Syndergaard proved to be the linchpin of the Mets' seven-player deal with the Blue Jays.
Travis D’Arnaud Highlights Mets’ Return For Dickey
The Mets may have acquired their catcher of the future, but doing so cost them the reigning Cy Young Award winner. Travis d'Arnaud headlined New York's return package in a seven-player trade that sent knuckleballer R.A. Dickey to the Blue Jays.
Mets Make Room For Lefty Specialist Darin Gorski
After an up-and-down season at Double-A, Mets southpaw starter Darin Gorski will receive an opportunity at big league camp this spring. But he'll likely be working as a lefty specialist in relief, manager Terry Collins said during the Winter Meetings in Nashville.
Teen Outfielder Lupo Could Stand Out In Mets System
Despite depth of pitching, the Mets dearth of viable position prospects remains a concern. That's why any potentially useful position player is worth keeping an eye on, such as undersized Venezuelan corner outfielder Vicente Lupo, who torched the Dominican Summer League in 2012.
Mets Will Take Things Slow With Bonus Baby Rosario
Despite the fact that 16-year-old shortstop Amed Rosario received the largest bonus of any international signee in Mets history, the organization intends to carry out a measured developmental process with the talented teen.
Talent In Instructional League Heartens Mets Skipper
With the season over, Mets manager Terry Collins decided to visit the organization's minor league complex in Port St. Lucie, Fla., a few days after the finale in Miami. As instructional league wound down, he wanted to see some of the team's younger prospects at work, including three of the organization's top picks from the 2012 draft.
Mets’ Ceciliani Makes Up For Lost Season In AFL
The Mets did not send a star-studded crop of prospects to the Arizona Fall League this year, but center fielder Darrell Ceciliani has the chance to put himself back on the map after a season lost to injuries.