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  • New York Mets: Is six-man rotation a possibility for 2017?

    New York Mets: Is six-man rotation a possibility for 2017?

    With several New York Mets starting pitchers returning from injury, the franchise may look to ease them back into active competition with a six-man rotation in 2017. Sure it's true that most MLB pitchers hate the idea of breaking from routine with a random extra day of rest. But do the Mets have any...
  • Mets should offer Noah Syndergaard a contract extension

    New York Mets should offer contract extension to Noah Syndergaard

    Of all the New York Mets' young, flame-throwing starting pitchers for 2017, the one that makes the most sense for a contract extension is Noah Syndergaard. Considering that Zack Wheeler and Steven Matz are coming off injuries, and that Matt Harvey's agent is the perennially difficult Scott Boras...
  • Zack Wheeler could help out of the bullpen in 2017

    Zack Wheeler could factor into New York Mets' bullpen equation

    It's been two years since Zack Wheeler pitched for the New York Mets. Since his last outing in the big leagues, the 26-year-old spent plenty of time riding the pine, rehabbing his arm and pitching sporadically in the Florida State League. Wheeler, who had great success with the Mets in 2013 and 201...
  • Matt Harvey is looking to make a successful return from surgery

    How will New York Mets' flame-throwers bounce back from surgery?

    Three of the New York Mets' best young starting pitchers in 2016 -- Matt Harvey, Jacob deGrom and Steven Matz -- went down with season-ending injuries that required surgery. How they will bounce back from the risky medical procedures is easily the top question and concern facing fans of the blue-and...
  • If the Mets are going to get past the Nationals, they have to get Matt Harvey straightened out.

    Mets struggle to chase down Nationals begins with Matt Harvey's woes

    At the beginning of the season it was pretty much a foregone conclusion that Matt Harvey would lead a few of his New York Mets teammates into San Diego for the 87th All Star Game. He was supposed to be the ace of the staff coming off a 13-8 season with a stellar 2.71 ERA and 1.01 WHIP and the future...
  • New York Mets should draft a pitcher in the opening round

    2016 MLB Draft: New York Mets need to add a crafty young pitcher

    With the No. 19 overall pick in the 2016 MLB Draft, the New York Mets have a golden opportunity to select a crafty young pitcher that could be an impact player in the years ahead. New York already has plenty of solid young flame-throwers in the rotation, including Matt Harvey, Jacob deGrom and Noah...
  • Matt Harvey is off to a tough start

    New York Mets fans should show more support for Matt Harvey

    New York Mets ace Matt Harvey heard it from the fans at Citi Field after getting shelled on May 19 against the Washington Nationals. The "Dark Knight" was serenaded by a chorus of boos as he walked off the mound in his home ballpark, as Mets fans let him know very loudly that they weren't pleased...
  • New York Mets didn't bean Chase Utley

    New York Mets classy to pass on beaning Chase Utley

    Terry Collins and the New York Mets could have finally gotten some revenge on Chase Utley for his vicious takeout slide during last year's postseason, by beaning him this week at Dodger Stadium. New York baseball fans have been licking their chops for close to eight months, patiently waiting for the...
  • New York Mets no longer have a free sandwich promotion

    New York Mets: 'Free' sandwich promotion quickly altered

    At the start of the season, the New York Mets teamed with Subway for a special promotion that included a "free" 6-inch sub for every time the team tallied 10 strikeouts or more in a game. The only catch was that fans had to purchase a drink to get the sub. Even with the drink purchase requirement...
  • Bartolo Colon hasn't lost a step

    New York Mets: Bartolo Colon proving to be an ageless wonder

    Even at the tender age of 42, and with some extra inches around his waistline and 19 years of wear on his pitching arm, Bartolo Colon still has the tools, passion and drive to succeed at the MLB level. As WWE fans would say, he's still got it. Colon, who has 219 wins in his professional career, has...
  • Matt Harvey says he's ready to go for Opening Day

    New York Mets: Matt Harvey's latest medical issue is much ado about nothing

    New York Mets fans can breathe a sigh of relief, as ace pitcher Matt Harvey has been cleared to pitch Opening Day at Kansas City against the World Series champion Royals. News that he is healthy and ready to go is sure to ease the concerns of the team's supporters. Will Harvey be an impact player in...
  • Yasiel Puig is on the spot for the Dodgers this season

    Off the Bench: Spring Training edition

    Spring Training is in full swing and the story lines are beginning to take shape. There's excitement in places like Chicago, New York and Arizona, and fingers crossed in Baltimore and LA. There are rookies to watch and veterans on the spot. Let the excitement and the hand wringing begin. Ø As if...
  • Matt Harvey is willing to sign a long-term extension with the Mets

    New York Mets should sign Matt Harvey to a long-term extension

    Matt Harvey isn't itching to test the open market and bolt from the "Big Apple." The surging 26-year-old told the media this week that he's willing to stay in New York for the long haul, as he's open to the possibility of signing a long-term contract extension. Harvey knows the Mets only have him...
  • Zack Wheeler could be used out of the bullpen

    New York Mets: Should Zack Wheeler be used out of the bullpen?

    The New York Mets already have five talented, durable starting pitchers ready to take the mound in 2016. Their rotation is arguably the best in baseball, with Matt Harvey, Jacob deGrom, Noah Syndergaard and Steven Matz expected to take up the first four spots. Their No. 5 starter -- Bartolo Colon...
  • Matt Harvey takes the mound for Game 5 of the NLCS

    New York Mets: Will Matt Harvey be at full strength for Game 5 of the NLCS?

    Will Matt Harvey be 100 percent healthy when he takes the mound for the New York Mets in Game 5 of the NLCS? That's the burning question New York baseball fans are pondering in the days leading up to the hotly-anticipated showdown, according to an Oct. 19 report from ESPN. No one seems to know the...
  • Matt Harvey says he's willing to pitch out of the bullpen if the NLDS reaches Game 5

    New York Mets: Could Matt Harvey be used out of the bullpen in NLDS Game 5?

    NJ.com reporter Brendan Kuty made an interesting tweet on Oct. 11, posting that New York Mets ace Matt Harvey said he would be willing to pitch out of the bullpen if the NLDS reaches Game 5. Is Harvey just blowing smoke, trying to get back in the good graces of Mets fans after the recent 180-innings...
  • Jon Niese may not make the New York Mets' postseason roster

    Does Jon Niese deserve a spot on the New York Mets' postseason roster?

    Does Jon Niese deserve a spot on the New York Mets' postseason roster? With the Mets closing in on a playoff spot, Terry Collins has some tough decisions to make regarding his team's starting rotation. Here's the thing: Matt Harvey and Jacob deGrom will likely take the mound for the Mets in the...
  • Scott Boras doesn't want Matt Harvey to pitch more than 180 innings this season

    New York Mets: Is Scott Boras to blame for Matt Harvey dilemma?

    The New York Mets have a mini crisis on their hands. In the days ahead, the team is going to need to figure out a plan for Matt Harvey. The young man's surgeon and agent don't want him to surpass 180 innings for the season, and he's already at the 166-inning mark. With three weeks left in the season...
  • Logan Verrett could be a valuable arm out of the bullpen for the New York Mets

    New York Mets: Logan Verrett should be used in high-pressure situations

    After pitching well in a spot start in Colorado against the Rockies, Logan Verrett could be used in high-pressure situations out of the New York Mets bullpen in the days and weeks ahead, according to an Aug. 24 report from Amazin' Avenue. Verrett, 25, may become a valuable late-inning reliever for...
  • Bartolo Colon might make the New York Mets' postseason roster

    Bartolo Colon could still fit into New York Mets' playoff plans

    Bartolo Colon could still fit into the New York Mets' playoff plans, as long as swelling goes down in his right forearm, according to an Aug. 23 report from the New York Times. Colon, 42, was struck by a line drive during his last start, but X-rays were negative. Colon, who now has a 10-11 record...
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