7/3/2015 | Cuddyer avoids DL, pinch-hits vs. Dodgers
Once confident that he would avoid the disabled list, then not so confident, Michael Cuddyer took batting practice prior to Friday's game against the Dodgers and pronounced himself -- once and for all -- healthy enough to avoid an extended absence.
7/3/2015 | Mets don't plan to rush Conforto to Majors
Desperate for offense, the Mets have discussed calling up last year's top Draft pick, outfielder Michael Conforto, who has been thriving at Double-A Binghamton since an early-season promotion. But the team has no plans to debut Conforto anytime soon, general manager Sandy Alderson said.
7/3/2015 | A more upbeat Wright visits team in L.A.
Smiling, laughing, joking -- "that joyful sound" back in his voice, as Terry Collins put it -- the David Wright who appeared at Dodger Stadium on Friday hardly resembled the version who first visited his teammates a month ago in San Diego. But an underlying sense of uncertainty continues to surround Wright and his return from spinal stenosis.
7/3/2015 | Collins' job is safe, Alderson says
Despite the Mets' disappointing play in recent weeks, dropping from 10 games over .500 in late April to exactly .500 at the start of play Friday, team leaders have given "absolutely no consideration" to making a managerial change, general manager Sandy Alderson said.
7/3/2015 | Mets must shop for offensive help
No one has to read too much between the lines. Mets captain and third baseman David Wright isn't going to return from stenosis in his lower spine anytime soon. Consequently, if the Mets are going to find any help for their beleaguered offense, ranked 29th in the Major Leagues, it's going to have to be from elsewhere.
7/3/2015 | Mets, Dodgers aces square off in holiday showdown
In the middle game of a three-game series between the Mets and Dodgers, a pair of aces will take the mound at Dodger Stadium on Saturday.
7/3/2015 | Mets squeak by Dodgers in taut pitchers' duel
The Mets still aren't scoring particularly often, but on Friday night, at least, they managed to score enough. Kevin Plawecki hit a go-ahead sacrifice fly in the ninth inning, lifting the Mets to a 2-1 victory over the Dodgers on a night that saw Noah Syndergaard hold one of the National League's best offenses to two hits in six innings.
7/3/2015 | Rose better after Mets' charter lands for him
The Mets' team charter made an emergency landing Thursday night in Detroit to allow Mets radio play-by-play voice Howie Rose to see a doctor after feeling ill on board.
7/2/2015 | Ynoa tosses one-hitter for Binghamton
Entering Thursday, Double-A Binghamton pitcher Gabriel Ynoa had only tossed one nine-inning complete game in 93 starts. But the Mets No. 11 prospect one-upped himself in a 5-0 win over Erie.
7/2/2015 | Mets looking to lighten things up
Mets manager Terry Collins is out of ideas. He's tried shuffling the lineup, leaving his pitchers in to hit and playing a spattering of new faces. Nothing's worked -- the Mets' offense is still struggling.
7/2/2015 | Despite struggles, deGrom battles vs. Cubs
After his 115th pitch cleared the fence and his manager called to the bullpen, Jacob deGrom walked calmly off the mound and into the Mets' dugout, where the familiar orange of a Gatorade cooler awaited.
7/2/2015 | Cuddyer still out; lineup changes minimal
Wednesday night, after watching his team's scoreless streak stretch to 20 innings, Terry Collins said change was coming. The Mets' manager vowed to "flip-flop some guys" in the batting order, hoping it would spark something.
7/2/2015 | Homers back Arrieta as Cubs sweep Mets
The Cubs continued to dominate the Mets by finishing off a season sweep -- and their ninth consecutive win against the Queens club -- with a 6-1 win Thursday at Citi Field. The seven total runs were more than in the series' first two games combined.
7/2/2015 | Mets land pair of top international free agents
The Mets are adding two premier prospects, including one familiar baseball name, to their Minor League ranks. According to industry sources, the Mets agreed to a $1.2 million signing bonus with Venezuelan shortstop Andres Gimenez and a $1.5 million signing bonus with Dominican Republic shortstop Gregory Guerrero.
7/2/2015 | Duda, like Mets, fighting through 'tough period'
Lucas Duda couldn't name anything he's doing well right now. All he could muster was "not much" and a grim chuckle.
7/1/2015 | Mets' squeeze try vs. Cubs turns bizarre
The Mets' struggle to score runs turned ugly in the eighth inning vs. the Cubs on Wednesday, despite a controversial call working in their favor.
7/1/2015 | Arrieta, deGrom meet as Cubs vie for Citi sweep
They might draw less attention than others in their respective rotations, but Jake Arrieta and Jacob deGrom have been aces for their clubs this season. They'll square off in the finale of a three-game series between the Cubs and Mets on Thursday in Citi Field.
7/1/2015 | Wright may start baseball activities next week
Mets third baseman David Wright, the soul of a team that has lost its way at the plate, is about to take the first steps toward a return.
7/1/2015 | Good news for Mets: Cuddyer avoids DL
Mets outfielder Michael Cuddyer realized his "best-case scenario" on Wednesday, when an MRI showed no structural damage in the left knee that forced him out of Tuesday's game.
7/1/2015 | Cubs outlast Mets, break through for win in 11
It took 11 innings, multiple scoring chances (and nearly as many mistakes) before someone finally crossed home plate. That someone wound up being the Cubs, who waited until the 11th inning of their 2-0 win over the Mets on Wednesday before eking across the game's first runs.
7/1/2015 | D adjustments help, but Mets need more bats
It was the first night of the rest of the Mets' season, and Daniel Murphy was stationed at third base, also known as his best position. Ruben Tejada was to Murphy's immediate left, finally deployed at shortstop on what we've been told is supposed to be a permanent basis. As permanent as anything is with the Mets of the six-man, five-man, six-man rotation.