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Chris McShane

Jeurys Familia’s possible return to form

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The 30-year-old has shown some promising signs in his first six appearances this year.

With a 5.33 ERA through thirteen games of the 2020 season, the Mets’ bullpen has hardly been special, ranking 24th out of 30 teams in Major League Baseball in ERA. Despite the struggles of several of its pitchers, though, there have been some good early performances mixed in, and Jeurys Familia’s first six appearances have been a drastic...

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Steve Sypa

Deconstructing the draft: 1970

Bruce Boisclair

The 1970 MLB June Amateur Draft wasn’t exactly the greatest.

Lovable losers for the majority of the decade, the 1969 Mets came out of nowhere to win the National League Pennant. Facing off against the Baltimore Orioles, a powerhouse team that won 109 games and featured six 1969 all-stars and two future Hall of Famers, the Mets beat Baltimore 4-1, winning their first World Series championship. Gutsy performances from Tom Seaver, Jerry Koosman, Gary Gentry held the mighty...

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Brian Salvatore

Amazin’ Avenue in Conversation: Jay Horwitz

We chat with a long-time Mets employee and new author about the blue and orange. 

Welcome to Amazin’ Avenue in Conversation, a new podcast from Amazin’ Avenue where we invite interesting people on the show to talk about themselves, the Mets, and more.

Jay Horwitz started working for the Mets in 1980 and, forty years later, has stories about just about every player to wear orange and blue. He’s also the author of Mr. Met: How a Sports-Mad Kid from Jersey Became Like Family to...

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New York Mets Injury Report (8/6/20)

The New York Mets injuries piled up over the second week of the season and it decimated three-quarters of their infield. Here is a look at all of the injuries the Mets are dealing with.

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Allison McCague

Mets Morning News for August 6, 2020

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

Meet the Mets

The Mets beat the Nationals 3-1 on the back of a fantastic start from Rick Porcello (yes, you read that right) and stellar defense (yes, you read that right too). The Mets made Max Scherzer work early and scratched out a run in the first inning from a Dominic Smith sacrifice fly. Scherzer was then forced to leave the game early with what seemed like a leg injury....

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Injury Notes: Cano, Puk, W. Davis, M’s

Let’s check in on a few injury notes from around the majors… Mets second baseman Robinson Cano is hopeful that he’ll come off the injured list when he’s eligible on Aug.

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Lukas Vlahos

A surprising win in D.C.

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Good pitching, good defense, and even a couple hits with RISP!

In easily their most surprising game of the season, the Mets beat the Nationals 3-1 in Washington D.C.. That certainly wasn’t the outcome most expected with Rick Porcello squaring off against the mighty Max Scherzer, particularly with half the starting lineup hurt and the other half struggling at the plate. Some good fortune, good defense, and Porcello’s best start of the season flipped the...

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Porcello, Lugo Shut Down the Nationals in 3-1 Victory

The first two starts of Rick Porcello‘s New York Mets career could only be summed up by one word: atrocious. Porcello rebounded in his third start and pitched like the 2016 Cy Young winner he once was.

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Crispy

The first thing that struck me about tonight’s action is the lineup that the Mets put out there against Washington tonight. You saw it if you saw our awesome game preview.

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Vasilis Drimalitis

Final Score: Mets 3, Nationals 1—Defense! Defense! Defense! It’s everywhere!

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In a stunning turn of events, the Mets won a game on the back of a stellar outing from Rick Porcello and stunning defense.

For much of the season, solid starting pitching and good defense have alluded the New York Mets. That was, thankfully, not the case tonight, as the team got a hearty helping of both in a 3-1 win over the Washington Nationals that gave the club a much-needed win to close out their road trip before heading home.

The game began as a...

Bleacher Report - New York Mets

Report: Alex Rodriguez, Jennifer Lopez Take VIP Tour of Citi Field amid Mets Bid

Alex Rodriguez and Jennifer Lopez reportedly took a "VIP tour" of Citi Field Wednesday as the pair looks to purchase the New York Mets , according to TMZ Sports ...

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Kenneth Lavin

Open thread: Mets vs. Nationals, 8/5/20

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The Mets send Rick Porcello to the hill tonight against the Max Scherzer and the Nationals in tonight’s second game of the series in Washington.

Mets lineup Brandon Nimmo - LF Michael Conforto - RF Pete Alonso - 1B Dominic Smith - DH J.D. Davis - 3B Andres Gimenez - SS Wilson Ramos - C Luis Guillorme - 2B Billy Hamilton - CF

Rick Porcello - RHP

Nationals lineup Trea Turner - SS Adam Eaton - RF Starlin Castro - 2B Juan Soto - LF Howie...

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John Trupin

Mets acquire RHP Ariel Jurado from Rangers

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Ryan Cordell was DFA’d to make room on the 40-man roster.

The Mets have acquired RHP Ariel Jurado from the Rangers in a trade for a player to be named later and cash. In a corresponding 40-man roster move, they’ve designated OF Ryan Cordell for assignment. Jurado is expected to report to the Mets alternate site in Brooklyn.

Mets announce they’ve acquired RHP Ariel Jurado from the Rangers for a PTBNL and cash. Jurado will be on...

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Mets Acquire Ariel Jurado, Designate Ryan Cordell

The Mets announced this afternoon that they’ve acquired right-hander Ariel Jurado from the Rangers in exchange for a player to be named later and (not or) cash considerations.

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Cano injury is worse than initially thought, and he goes to the injured list

The New York Mets received some bad news on the injury front in the last few hours. They announced that starting second baseman Robinson Cano is going to the 10-day injured list with a Grade 2 left adductor strain.

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Kenneth Lavin

Great Moments in Mets Minor League History: 2014 Eastern League Championship Series, Game 3

Game 3 of the 2014 Eastern League Championship Series was a great moment in Mets minors history.

2014 Eastern League Championship Series, Game 3

With the Binghamton Mets up 2-0 on the Richmond Flying Squirrels in the best of five series, the two teams headed north to Binghamton for game three on September 12, 2014. Binghamton won the first two games of the series on the road in Richmond, and entered the game with a chance to clinch their first Eastern League Championship in 20 years, having...

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Allison McCague

Mets Morning News for August 5, 2020

Brad Mills-USA TODAY Sports

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

Meet the Mets

Steven Matz struggled for a second straight start as the Mets fell to the Nationals 5-3 in a game that included a lengthy rain delay in the late innings. Matz surrendered five runs in three innings and dug the Mets a hole too deep to climb out of. Paul Sewald, Jeurys Familia, Dellin Betances, and Edwin Diaz combined to hold the Nationals at five runs, but Michael...

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Adductor In Plain Sight

The fallout from the Mets various injuries on Monday night started to come to fruition on Tuesday, as Robinson Cano was put on the IL with an adductor strain.

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Michael Drago

Matz gives up five runs, Mets score fewer than five

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According to our top analysts, this means that they lost the game.

Tuesday evening started off badly enough for the Mets when the team revealed that Robinson Cano was heading to the IL and Jeff McNeil and Amed Rosario were both day-to-day. Unfortunately, things did not get any better from there, as poor starting pitching and poor clutch hitting resulted in a 5-3 loss in the series opener against the Washington Nationals.

The bad energy from the pregame...

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Matz Struggles, Kendrick Dominates in 5-3 Loss

The first two starts for New York Mets starter Steven Matz had promise that he could step up as their two starter. His third start of the season disrupted the momentum he was building.

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