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Wilmer Flores will play an important role off the Mets’ bench in 2018

After another season cut short by injury, Flores will be the Mets’ main option off the bench. With the starting infield for the Mets basically figured out, Wilmer Flores finds himself on the outside looking in as the 2018 season draws near. This is a role that Flores should be used to by now, as he has come off the bench most of his five years in the majors. When the Mets need someone to make starts or a substitution in the infield, Flores will be there for them, like he’s been there...

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Wilmer Flores will play an important role off the Mets’ bench in 2018

After another season cut short by injury, Flores will be the Mets’ main option off the bench.

With the starting infield for the Mets basically figured out, Wilmer Flores finds himself on the outside looking in as the 2018 season draws near. This is a role that Flores should be used to by now, as he has come off the bench most of his five years in the majors. When the Mets need someone to make starts or a substitution in the infield, Flores will be there for them, like he’s been there...

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Matt Varvaro

Mets Mind Boggler: RBI streaks

Can you name every player in Mets history with an RBI in at least seven consecutive games?

For this week’s Mind Boggler, we’re asking you to name every Met to drive in a run in at least seven consecutive games. It’s the sixth part of our streak-themed Mind Boggler series, the first five of which covered wins, home runs, scoreless starts, times on base, and scoreless relief appearances.

Every player in Mets history with an RBI in at least seven consecutive games

Most of these players...

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Linda Surovich

Mets Morning News for February 19, 2018

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

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The Mets officially introduced the newest member of the rotation but with the addition of Vargas the competition for the rotation is now more pronounced.

With the Vargas signing, GM Sandy Alderson said he is most likely done making moves this offseason.

To make room for the lefty on the 40-man, the Mets placed TJ Rivera on the 60-day disabled list.

Jose Reyes comes into camp this year ready to...

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WATCH: Tim Tebow meets with the media on 2/18

Tim Tebow meets the media at Mets Spring Training on 2/18

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Sandy Alderson says these are the Mets you’re going to get

PORT ST. LUCIE — The Mets are finished looking. Though the team could potentially use a lefty reliever to complement Jerry Blevins in the bullpen, general manager Sandy Alderson on Sunday sounded as if he has spent his last significant dollars of the offseason. Jason Vargas’ addition pushed the Mets’ payroll north of $150 million...

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WATCH: New York Mets Sights and Sounds from PSL: Sunday Live BP!

SNY.tv has the sights and sounds of Sunday's New York Mets workout in Port St. Lucie, with Noah Syndergaard, Steven Matz, and more throwing live batting practice sessions.

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WATCH: Mets' Noah Syndergaard throws live batting practice to prospects

The Mets' star right-hander is hoping to star once for the team once again after missing most of 2017. Watch video PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. -- Thor ready for more.  After missing most of 2017 with a torn lat, Noah Syndergaard is eager to get back on the mound and finish that unfinished business he's talked about for the last two years. Sunday at First Data Field, he took the first step in that direction by throwing live batting practice for the...

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Joshua Tessler

Mets make Vargas signing official; place Rivera on the 60-day DL

Rivera clears a spot on the 40-man roster.

The Mets officially announced the signing of starting pitcher Jason Vargas earlier today in Port St Lucie, and subsequently placed infielder T.J. Rivera on the 60-day disabled list, opening a spot on the 40-man roster for Vargas.

Rivera, a native of the Bronx, was signed as an undrafted free agent by the Mets in 2011. He made his Major League debut in 2016. Last season, Rivera appeared in 73 games with the Mets prior to hitting the disabled list...

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Mets GM Sandy Alderson Predicts Tim Tebow 'Will Play in the Major Leagues'

New York Mets general manager Sandy Alderson believes 2007 Heisman Trophy winner Tim Tebow "will play in the major leagues."

Alderson's comments came Sunday as Tebow arrived in Port St. Lucie, Florida, for the Mets' spring training, according to the New York Post's Mike Puma.

"He's been super for us the first year-plus," Alderson said of Tebow. "He's made progress on the field and he's dedicated himself to improving. He has spent a lot of time in the offseason working with hitting...

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Mets GM on Tebow: 'I think he will play in the major leagues'

Tim Tebow is back with the New York Mets for spring training, and team general manager Sandy Alderson has high hopes for his charismatic ace in the hole. Many will undoubtedly scoff at this statement, thinking it’s nothing more than a publicity ploy. After all, Tebow is a huge draw, even at the minor league levels, where he pulled in record crowds last year.That said, we can’t ignore the very real truth that Tebow actually got better last year the more he played. He finished his first...

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Allison McCague

Mets Morning News for February 18, 2018

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

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David Wright finally spoke to the media today about the state of his rehab and his outlook for the future. All of the stories are depressing, but here is a summary of what was said with them linked throughout.

The Captain emphasized that he wants to do everything in his power to return to the field because he wants to be able to say he gave it his best shot. But he is realistic about his chances,...

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Pitching is the key for the New York Mets

Accountability and caring have been the defining words of the spring for the New York Mets. Redemption should be a word that is also included, as they are a team seeking redemption from a lost season. 2017 saw the World Series hopefuls finish with a record of 70-92, wasting a year of their control over their young, talented roster. What is going to be the key to their success in 2018?The New York Mets are going to go as far as their pitching will take them. To illustrate this point, let’s...

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David Wright wants to play in 2018

David Wright has become something of an afterthought for the New York Mets, but the one-time star third baseman isn’t giving up on 2018 yet.Wright has undergone back and shoulder surgeries since last August, and while he wants to contribute, he admitted that he’s unsure if his health will cooperate enough to get him on a field in 2018.“I’m going to give it my best shot, certainly,” Wright said Saturday, via ESPN and the AP. “I probably have a lot of the same questions you’re...

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WATCH: New York Mets Sights and Sounds from PSL: Saturday 2/17/18

Check out the debut of Todd Frazier, as well as Matt Harvey and Jacob deGrom in today’s New York Mets Sights and Sounds from PSL!

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Brian Salvatore

Episode 270: Frazier Reaction and Jacob Rhame Interview

Yup, we missed the Vargas signing by 12 hours.

Welcome back to Amazin’ Avenue Audio, where we, again, mistime our recording.

First up, Brian Salvatore and Chris McShane chat with Mets relief pitcher Jacob Rhame (@jRhame16) about his pitching repertoire, his childhood as a Braves fan, and fishing. (1:39)

Next, Brian and Chris answer your email, talk about Todd Frazier, and don’t mention the Jason Vargas signing, as it hadn’t happened yet. (12:20)

Finally, Aaron Yorke talks about the...

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Meet The 2018 Topps Series 1 Mets!

Topps recently released their 2018 Series 1 Baseball set just in time for spring training and the start of a new baseball season and card collecting season. The 350 card set features full bleed photography and a crisp and clean design with enhanced graphic name plates. Packed inside this 350 card set are 11 regular issue cards featuring the New York Mets, including some stunning In-Action high resolution photography. Take a look at these beauties: As you can see, the Dominic Smith and Amed...

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WATCH: David Wright speaks with the media on 2/17

Mets captain David Wright meets with the media for the first time in Spring Training

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David Wright is fighting to save his career and find peace of mind

PORT ST. LUCIE — David Wright will give another comeback attempt his best shot, but he is offering no promises. After undergoing three surgeries in the last 20 months, the Mets captain — who last played in a major league game in May 2016 — continues to rehab with the idea he can return and...

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Adrian Gonzalez Feels Good and Is Ready to Go

Adrian Gonzalez‘s 2017 season was plagued by injury, as the veteran first baseman got into just 71 games. Coming into camp this week, the 35-year-old feels good and says he has pinpointed how to care for his back after injuring it last year. “I feel good right now, that’s the main thing,” Gonzalez said Friday morning, according to the New York Daily News. “I think everybody goes into spring training with the mentality you’re going to be healthy all year and so that’s my...

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