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Jeurys Familia Moves Into Fourth For All Time Consecutive Saves

The New York Mets are in a heated battled for the top spot in the National League East. The Mets are currently in third place, five games behind the first place Washington Nationals and a half game behind the second place Miami Marlins. One reason the Mets have remained near the top of the division is their bullpen and specifically Jeurys Familia. The Mets closer is unstoppable when it comes to saves. On Friday night, the New York Mets defeated the Miami Marlins 5-3 in south Florida. Familia came on in relief and notched his 50th straight regular... 
 

Matt Harvey Could Lose Place in Mets Rotation or Worse

The New York Mets are in second place in the National League East just 1 ½ games behind the first place Washington Nationals. However, their effort has not been helped by last year’s pitching ace Matt Harvey. On Tuesday, he was successful in lobbying to make his usual start and faced the Nationals. Following another poor performance on the mound, Harvey may have used his last chance to work the kinks out while staying in the team’s starting rotation. The right-hander’s ERA jumped to 6.08 after allowing five runs on two walks and eight hits... 
 

After Signing Ben Zobrist, Cubs Trade Starlin Castro to Yankees

The Chicago Cubs played musical chairs with its middle infield in the past few hours, signing 34-year-old Ben Zobrist to a four year deal worth $56 million and trading away 25-year-old former All-Star, Starlin Castro, to the Yankees for Adam Warren and Brendan Ryan. For Chicago, the deal went beyond age. The Cubs are one of the youngest teams in the game and were clearly looking for veteran leadership, which will be found from a former player of Manager, Joe Maddon, in Zobrist, who was a key acquisition for the Royals en route to their first World... 
 

Mets Matt Harvey Says He Will Pitch in the Playoffs

Apparently New York Mets ace Matt Harvey has his own plans with how many innings he will pitch in 2015 and it includes pitching in the Playoffs. Harvey penned his response to the innings-limit debate via The Players Tribune with a short, to the point response. “I understand the risks. I am also fully aware of the opportunity the Mets have this postseason,” Harvey wrote for the website, “Winning the division and getting to the playoffs is our goal. Once we are there, I will be there.” Over the weekend “know it all super... 
 

Noah Syndergaard To Make Major League Debut Tuesday

Hang on baseball world, The Dark Knight of Gotham is about to get his Robin. With Matt Harvey making his return to the MLB after missing the 2014 season after undergoing Tommy John Surgery, the New York Mets has taken baseball by storm – currently sitting at the top of the NL East with an 18-10 record. Only the St. Louis Cardinals have more wins in the National League than the Mets (and Los Angeles Dodgers). But with Dillon Gee heading to the disabled list, the Mets needed an arm to step up and take a spot in the rotation. Enter Noah Syndergaard,... 
 

Matt Harvey Bringing Heat in Return from Surgery

Mets New York Mets right-hander Matt Harvey took the big leagues by storm in 2013, as the young hurler posted a 2.27 ERA in his first full season. Over 26 starts, Harvey fanned 27.7 percent of hitters, while walking only 4.5 percent before an elbow injury that required Tommy John surgery ended his season. Harvey missed the entire 2014 season as he rehabbed from his injury. In his first three starts of the 2015 campaign, Harvey has shown the dominant form that rendered hitters helpless in 2013. His first start of the season against the Washington... 
 

MLB Trade Rumors: Bartolo Colon, A.J. Burnett

David Price is the big prize among starting pitchers on the trade block. Jeff Samardzija has already been dealt, and it remains to be seen whether Cole Hamels or Cliff Lee will change teams by the deadline. Beyond that, there are plenty of mid level options. Two veteran hurlers, Bartolo Colon and A.J. Burnett, have seen their names mentioned frequently in the last week or so. The New York Mets and Philadelphia Phillies are six and 12 games under .500 respectively. Colon was signed to a two-year deal worth $20 million this offseason. The 41 year-old... 
 

Kyle Farnsworth Signs Minor League Deal with New York Mets

Kyle Farnsworth signed a minor league deal with the New York Mets, with an invite to Spring Training. The veteran right-hander will turn 38 in April. Over 15 seasons with seven different teams Farnsworth has compiled a 4.26 ERA with strikeout and walk rates of 22.8 percent and 9.6 percent, respectively. A former 47th round draft pick of the Chicago Cubs, Farnsworth has long had a reputation as a hard-throwing reliever with a fiery attitude. He’s alternated between dominance and shakiness for much of his career. In 2001 for the Cubs he... 
 

Six Hitters That Could Bounce Back in 2014

Every year there are a handful of hitters, whether the young and talented or the formerly successful, that most people want to give up on. In 2013 we saw outfielders Hunter Pence and Shane Victorino have impressive seasons at the plate after mediocre 2012 campaigns. Jacoby Ellsbury and Troy Tulowitzki returned to top form after spending most of 2012 on the DL. Marlon Byrd rebounded from a horrific 2012 year to post career-best numbers in 2013. The fortunate (or prescient) fantasy owner or General Manager reaped the benefits of seeing these... 
 

Mets and Ike Davis Agree on One-year Deal

Throughout the offseason, Ike Davis and Lucas Duda have repeatedly showed up in trade rumors. At least for now, it appears that the New York Mets will open spring training with both players in camp. Davis avoided arbitration on Thursday by agreeing to a one-year, $3.5 million deal. Davis, who is 26 and was the Mets’ first round pick out of Arizona State University in 2008, had a forgettable 2012 campaign. After slugging 32 home runs in 2012, the left-handed hitting first baseman endured a prolonged season-opening slump last year and was demoted... 
 

Mets Reach Agreement With Bartolo Colon

The New York Mets have reached an agreement with Bartolo Colon on a two-year deal worth $20 million  according to Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports. Colon was drawing interest from several teams including the Minnesota Twins, Texas Rangers, and Baltimore Orioles. The Cleveland Indians also had interest in reuniting with the veteran right-hander but were unwilling to go beyond a one-year deal.  Colon, 40, pitched to a 2.65 ERA over 30 starts last year with the Oakland Athletics. He was suspended 50 games for failing a performance-enhancing drug test... 
 

Mets Getting Closer with Curtis Granderson

Talks between free agent outfielder Curtis Granderson and the New York Mets have picked up, and the club is getting optimistic about their chances of landing the lefty power bat according to Marc Carig of Newsday. The 32 year-old Granderson hit 84 home runs between 2011-12, the most in the majors. Two separate occasions on which he got hit by a pitch caused him to miss all but 61 games of the 2013 season. When healthy, he produced a .229/.307/.417 line with a 97 wRC+ and 1.4 fWAR. Granderson took advantage of Yankee Stadium’s short porch.... 
 

New York Yankees Will Pay $29.1 Million Luxury Tax Bill

The New York Yankees will pay a record $29.1 million luxury tax bill after the season. The team is taxed 50% on every dollar over the $178 million luxury tax threshold. Yankees ownership has made it no secret that they intend to get under the luxury tax threshold — which increases to $189 million in 2014 — next year and beyond. Of course if Alex Rodriguez is suspended next year and Mariano Rivera follows through on his retirement plans the team would save approximately $34 million on next years tab. The Yankees have paid approximately... 
 

Pirates Trade with Mets for Marlon Byrd, John Buck

The Pittsburgh Pirates have acquired outfielder Marlon Byrd and catcher John Buck in a trade Tuesday with the New York Met.  The Mets received infield prospect Dilson Herrera and a player to be named. The Pirates are attempting to reach the playoffs for the first time since 1992 were to looking to improve offensively and Byrd is batting .285 with a career-high 21 home runs and 71 RBIs this season. He will replace star left fielder Starling Marte, who is on the disabled list with a hand injury. Buck, who has 15 homers and 60 RBIs, figures... 
 

Mets Matt Harvey Has Partially Torn UCL

According to reports New York Mets ace Matt Harvey is headed to the disabled list with a partially torn ulnar collateral ligament and could be facing Tommy John Surgery. Marc Carig of Newsday originally reported that Harvey underwent an MRI on Monday morning. Harvey has pitched to a 2.27 ERA this season , his first full season in the major leagues and started the All-Star Game at Cit Field in July. Teh team had planned to shut Harvey down at 200 innings. Mets manager Terry Collins and general manager Sandy Alderson are expected to provide further... 
 
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