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8/21/17 Game Preview: Arizona Diamondbacks at New York Mets

The Sports Daily > Metstradamus Blog 8/21/17 Game Preview: Arizona Diamondbacks at New York Mets Things didn’t go too well for the New York Mets (54-68) last week. The Mets dropped five out of six games, including four out of their first five on this nine game home stand. Things won’t get any easier tonight, as the Mets welcome the Wild Card contending Arizona Diamondbacks (67-57) to town for a four game series. First pitch for the opener of that four game set is scheduled for 7:10 pm at Citi Field. NEW YORK, NY – AUGUST 20: Dee Gordon #9...

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Minor League Mondays: Getting To Know The Newest New York Mets’ Prospect

The Sports Daily > Metstradamus Blog Minor League Mondays: Getting To Know The Newest New York Mets’ Prospect The New York Mets announced the acquisition of relief pitcher Jacob Rhame from the Los Angeles Dodgers on Sunday afternoon, making Rhame the newest prospect in the team’s farm system. Rhame, who was rated the 28th best prospect in the Dodgers’ farm system according to MLB.com, was the piece the Mets acquired from the Dodgers in exchange for outfielder Curtis Granderson. This transaction continues a trend of adding high velocity relievers to the Mets’ farm system in the hopes of finding a...

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8/20/17 Game Preview: Miami Marlins at New York Mets

The Sports Daily > Metstradamus Blog 8/20/17 Game Preview: Miami Marlins at New York Mets The New York Mets (54-67) snapped their five game losing streak last night by picking up an 8-1 win over the Miami Marlins (59-62). Rafael Montero allowed one run in six innings of work to finally earn a win over a National League East foe while Wilmer Flores and Kevin Plawecki each launched two run homers in the win. The Mets will look to secure a series victory this afternoon as they wrap up their weekend set with the Marlins today. First pitch for the...

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Jeurys Familia Tosses Scoreless Inning In Latest Rehab Appearance

The Sports Daily > Metstradamus Blog Jeurys Familia Tosses Scoreless Inning In Latest Rehab Appearance The New York Mets are playing out the string, but their games could have some importance anyway. The big goal for the Mets down the stretch is to evaluate some of their younger players and get some game action for the veterans returning from injury. One guy who could be closing in on a return is closer Jeurys Familia, who has been sidelined since early May after undergoing surgery to remove a blood clot in his pitching shoulder. Familia aced his latest rehab appearance, tossing...

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8/19/17 Game Preview: Miami Marlins at New York Mets

The Sports Daily > Metstradamus Blog 8/19/17 Game Preview: Miami Marlins at New York Mets It’s only August 19th, but the New York Mets (53-67) have become completely irrelevant. The Mets have lost five games in a row, including last night’s series opener against the Miami Marlins (59-61), to fall 14 games under .500 for the season. The poor performance has led to a heavy sale of veteran players, which continued last night when the Mets shipped outfielder Curtis Granderson to the Los Angeles Dodgers. The Mets will continue to play out the string tonight as they continue their series...

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Another One Bites The Dust For The New York Mets

The Sports Daily > Metstradamus Blog Another One Bites The Dust For The New York Mets The veteran purge has claimed another pending free agent for the New York Mets. Catcher Rene Rivera was claimed off waivers this morning by the Chicago Cubs, ending the backup’s two year run with the Mets. This makes Rivera the seventh veteran with an expiring contract to depart the Mets in the last month, leaving the roster looking very different than the one they began the season with. Kevin Plawecki has been recalled from Triple-A Las Vegas to take Rivera’s place on the active...

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New York Mets Might Be Finished Trading

The Sports Daily > Metstradamus Blog New York Mets Might Be Finished Trading The New York Mets’ sell off claimed another player last night when outfielder Curtis Granderson was shipped to the Los Angeles Dodgers for cash or a player to be named later. Granderson is the fifth veteran on an expiring contract to be traded away in the past month, which has allowed General Manager Sandy Alderson to clear some salary off the books and add some relief pitching prospects to the Mets’ farm system. Even though the returns haven’t been overwhelming, Alderson has at least gotten something for...

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8/18/17 Game Preview: Miami Marlins at New York Mets

The Sports Daily > Metstradamus Blog 8/18/17 Game Preview: Miami Marlins at New York Mets The Subway Series is over, and it couldn’t come soon enough for the New York Mets (53-66). The Mets got swept away by the New York Yankees, who have lost four games in a row to fall a season high 13 games below .500. Now that the Yankees are off the schedule the Mets will look to bounce back when they continue their homestand tonight against the Miami Marlins (58-61). First pitch for the opener of the weekend set is scheduled for 7:10 pm at...

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Steven Matz’s Regression Is A Major Problem For The New York Mets

The Sports Daily > Metstradamus Blog Steven Matz’s Regression Is A Major Problem For The New York Mets The New York Mets’ season has been sunk by injuries and bad pitching performances, and perhaps no one embodies that problem more than Steven Matz. Matz missed over two months of the season with an elbow injury, and after a few solid starts upon his return from the disabled list things have gone off the rails for him. Since tossing seven shutout innings against the Washington Nationals on July 3rd, Matz is 0-6 with a 10.19 ERA in his last eight starts....

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8/17/17 Game Preview: New York Yankees at New York Mets

The Sports Daily > Metstradamus Blog 8/17/17 Game Preview: New York Yankees at New York Mets The New York Mets (53-65) can’t wait for the Subway Series to be over. The New York Yankees (64-55) have won the first three games of this series, which was predictable considering how bad the Mets have been against winning teams. The Mets are just 16-38 against teams with records above .500, a big part of the reason why they have fallen out of playoff contention this season. The Subway Series concludes tonight as the Mets will look to avoid getting swept, with first...

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Where Does David Wright Fit With New York Mets Going Forward?

The Sports Daily > Metstradamus Blog Where Does David Wright Fit With New York Mets Going Forward? The New York Mets are on their way to a losing season, and one player who hasn’t played a role in any of the losses is their captain. Third baseman David Wright hasn’t appeared in a game this season due to a shoulder injury which has made it difficult for him to throw, and there have been almost no updates on Wright’s progress. Wright is still hoping to return this season, MetsBlog.com’s Matt Cerrone reports, but Mets’ General Manager Sandy Alderson isn’t so...

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8/16/17 Game Preview: New York Yankees at New York Mets

The Sports Daily > Metstradamus Blog 8/16/17 Game Preview: New York Yankees at New York Mets The Subway Series hasn’t gone too well for the New York Mets (53-64) so far. The Mets have dropped the first two games of this series to the New York Yankees (63-55), falling a season high eleven games below .500. Those two contests came at Yankee Stadium, however, so the Mets have to hope a change in venue will reverse their fortunes. The Mets return home to kick off a nine game homestand tonight with the final two games of the Subway Series. First...

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Noah Syndergaard Hopes To Return Before The End Of The Season

The Sports Daily > Metstradamus Blog Noah Syndergaard Hopes To Return Before The End Of The Season It wouldn’t be an unreasonable statement to say that the New York Mets’ season ended on April 30th, when ace Noah Syndergaard walked off the mound in Washington with a partially torn lat muscle. That injury has sidelined Syndergaard since then, and the Mets have completely floundered without him, going 43-50 since then to completely fall out of the playoff picture. Syndergaard’s recovery from the injury has been slow, but he is making progress towards a return before the end of the season,...

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