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Brian Salvatore

Open Thread: Mets vs. Braves, Game One: 6/21/21

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Jacob deGrom starts game one of the Mets second double header in three days.

Mets lineup Jonathan Villar - 3B Francisco Lindor - SS Dominic Smith - LF Pete Alonso - 1B Kevin Pillar - RF Jose Peraza - 2B Albert Almora - CF Tomas Nido - C Jacob deGrom - RHP Braves lineup Ronald Acuna - RF Freddie Freeman - 1B Ozzie Albies - 2B Abraham Almonte - LF Austin Riley - 3B Dansby Swanson - SS Guillermo Heredia - CF Kevan Smith - C Kyle Muller - LHP Broadcast...

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Mets Game(s) Preview: (6/21/21) vs. Atlanta Braves (33-36)

After a disappointing weekend in Washington D.C., the New York Mets return home for a crucial series against the Atlanta Braves. The Braves are five games behind the Mets, and the teams play four games in three days.

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Mets finally get star infielder back from hamstring injury

After an injury crisis that started on May and extended through June, the New York Mets are starting to get healthy just in time to defend their first place in the second half of the season.

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Vasilis Drimalitis

Mets activate Jeff McNeil, place Robert Gsellman on IL

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The Mets have made some roster moves ahead of their Monday doubleheader.

Ahead of today’s doubleheader against the Atlanta Braves, the Mets have activated Jeff McNeil from the injured list and have placed Robert Gsellman on the IL, retroactive to June 20, with a lat strain. McNeil will be on the bench for the first game and may start the second one. Stephen Tarpley will also serve as the 27th man for the doubleheader and will wear number 46.

McNeil...

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Allison McCague

Player Meter: Position players, June 14-20

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A quick review of how the Mets’ position players fared over the past week.

It was a tale of two series for the Mets this week, who played a whopping eight games over the course of seven days, due to Saturday’s doubleheader in Washington DC. The first series of the week came against the red-hot Cubs and the Mets entered the week having taken two out of three from a powerhouse Padres team. They kept the good vibes going at Citi...

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Mets ace Jacob deGrom to make scheduled start Monday vs. Braves

New York Mets ace and National League Most Valuable Player candidate Jacob deGrom will not miss a single start due to his latest injury scare. 

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Mets RHP Robert Gsellman heading to 10-day IL with lat injury

The losses of both Gsellman and Joey Lucchesi to the IL within the last couple of days will leave the Mets short on pitching depth for this busy week.

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Mets’ owner Steve Cohen is not afraid to go over the luxury tax if needed

The New York Mets are comfortably in first place of the NL East division, which was one of the objectives of new owner Steve Cohen when he took control of the team in the offseason.

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Vasilis Drimalitis

Mets are back home for four games with the Braves

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The Mets have won three out of four against Atlanta so far.

The Mets (36-29) return to Citi Field after a weekend in DC to face the Atlanta Braves (33-36) for four games. The last time Atlanta traveled to Citi Field, rain washed away two of the three games, with the Mets manhandling the Braves in the middle game. Overall, New York has won three of the four games in the season series. The Braves have not yet been above .500 this season, and the Mets...

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Mets owner Steve Cohen discusses luxury tax, Jacob deGrom, Marcus Stroman

The Mets did not exceed the threshold last season under the previous ownership group, so they’d be subject to the first-time payor penalty if they were to do so this year.

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Steve Sypa

From Complex To Queens, Episode 119: Will it ever get better?

The Mets’ minor league is an equilateral triangle of talent distribution.

Welcome to From Complex to Queens, the Amazin’ Avenue podcast focusing on the Mets’ minor league system.

Today is June 21st, the Summer Solstice, the longest day of the year and in honor of that, the team takes a look back at the longest minor league baseball game in baseball history and discuss the most extraordinary aspects of it in Promote, Extend, Trade.

After that, they review a few mock drafts and...

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Richard Staff

Mets Morning News for June 21, 2021

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Your Monday morning dose of New York Mets and MLB news, notes, and links.

Meet the Mets

I wish I could sit here and tell you that the Mets won Sunday’s game and are in a nice, happy mood going into Monday’s doubleheader against Atlanta. But they didn’t and they aren’t. Kyle Schwarber hit three home runs and the Mets lost 5-2.

Choose your recap: Amazin’ Avenue short and long, Daily News, ESPN, North Jersey, MLB.com, Newsday, Post.

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Lukas Vlahos

Mets sent packing by Kyle Schwarber’s bat

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The Mets dropped the finale in a fairly uncompetitive fashion.

A rough weekend series in Washington came to a fitting conclusion Sunday, as the Mets dropped the finale 5-2. Kyle Schwarber continued his recent Lucas Duda-esque tear, following up his two home run performance on Saturday with three homers and four RBI in this one. That was more than enough to beat the Mets, whose offense was still largely stagnant despite facing the struggling Patrick...

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Steve Sypa

Mets Daily Prospect Report, 6/21/21: Long live the streak

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Catch up on all the Mets prospects in yesterday’s minor league action!

*All results from games played on Sunday, June 20, 2021

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SCRANTON/WILKES-BARRE 4, SYRACUSE 3 (BOX)

Coming into the game, the Syracuse Mets were mired in a 13-game losing streak. They hadn’t won a game since June 5th and were 3-13 in the month of June. Facing off against Deivi Garcia, the Yankees’ top prospects and one of the better prospects in all of...

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Steve Cohen weighs in on Jacob deGrom’s long-term future with Mets

deGrom’s current contract runs through 2023 with a 2024 team option.

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Mets owner Steve Cohen: It's not the 'right moment' to renegotiate Jacob deGrom's contract

DeGrom has an opt-out clause following the 2022 season, but Cohen said he doesn't believe now is the right moment to renegotiate the ace's contract.  

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Mets owner Steve Cohen has funny Twitter exchange with daughter on Father’s Day

Unfortunately for Cohen, it wasn't a totally Happy Father's Day because his Mets lost to the Nationals on Sunday.

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Lukas Vlahos

Final score: Nationals 5, Mets 2 - Socked by Schwarber

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A red-hot former Cub continued to beat the snot out of the Mets.

For the second straight day, the Mets were beat almost single-handedly by Kyle Schwarber. dropping the series finale 5-2 in D.C.. Schwarber, after hitting two home runs in game 2 on Saturday, went deep three times on Sunday - twice off Taijuan Walker and once off Jeurys Familia. Kevin Pillar and Pete Alonso managed home runs of their own, but the Mets couldn’t muster any more offense...

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Mets select RHP Jerad Eickhoff, designate outfielder Mason Williams

The Mets have selected the contract of right-hander Jerad Eickhoff. 

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Lukas Vlahos

Open thread: Mets vs. Nationals, 6/20/21

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The Mets close out their series in Washington with Taijuan Walker on the mound.

Mets lineup Jose Peraza - 3B Francisco Lindor - SS James McCann - C Pete Alonso - 1B Kevin Pillar - RF Brandon Drury - LF Albert Almora - CF Luis Guillorme - 2B Taijuan Walker - RHP Nationals lineup Kyle Schwarber - LF Trea Turner - SS Juan Soto - RF Josh Bell - 1B Yan Gomes - C Josh Harrison - 2B Starlin Castro - 3B Victor Robles - CF Patrick Corbin - LHP Broadcast info

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