New York Mets first baseman Lucas Duda looks on during Spring Training in Port Saint Lucie, Fla.

Lucas Duda’s early struggles should not prompt concern

Published on March 21st, 2015 | by Josh Chapdelaine

Lucas Duda Saturday afternoon slashed his first hit against left-handed pitching this spring, an opposite field single against the Detroit Tigers’ left-handed starting pitcher David Price. Duda is a notoriously poor hitter against left-handed pitching, owning ... Read More


New York Mets pitcher Matt Harvey deals during a side session at Tradition Field in Port Saint Lucie.

New York Mets power rankings: March 3 – March 11

Published on March 11th, 2015 | by Josh Chapdelaine

Spring Training games are like high school gym class activities – meaningful when they want to be, but largely an exhibition unreflective of people’s true potential. Around Citi will this season be featuring, The Power Rankings ... Read More


New York Mets pitcher Matt Harvey throws during a side session at Tradition Field.

Matt Harvey electric in New York Mets’ walk-off win

Published on March 6th, 2015 | by Josh Chapdelaine

“He represents a new beginning, a new awakening,” said SNY’s Ron Darling of New York Mets ace Matt Harvey moments before Harvey took the mound against the Detroit Tigers Friday afternoon at Tradition Field. Harvey, 17 ... Read More


New York Mets outfielder Kirk Nieuwenhuis swings during an intrasquad game at Tradition Field on Tuesday, March 3, 2015.

Nieuwenhuis, Monell fuel Mets in win over Braves

Published on March 4th, 2015 | by Josh Chapdelaine

In the battle for the New York Mets’ vacant fifth outfield spot, Kirk Nieuwenhuis made an immediate impression Wednesday during the team’s first Grapefruit League game against the Atlanta Braves. Nieuwenhuis, who is competing with Matt ... Read More


New York Mets pitcher Dillon Gee throws an indoor bullpen session during a rainy day in Port Saint Lucie.

Will the Mets and Rangers match for Gee, Profar?

Published on March 3rd, 2015 | by Josh Chapdelaine

The New York Mets and Texas Rangers may match for a deal that will send Dillon Gee and, “additional pieces,” to the Rangers for Jurickson Profar, reports MLB Daily Dish’s Chris Cotillo. The Mets were looking to deal ... Read More


Daniel Murphy's helmet rests on a practice field at Tradition Field, Sunday, March 1, 2015.

Sights and sounds from Port Saint Lucie

Published on March 1st, 2015 | by Josh Chapdelaine

Following a rain-shortened Saturday, the New York Mets returned outside to take cuts against pitchers for the first time this spring. Michael Cuddyer, Curtis Granderson, Daniel Murphy and David Wright -“The core four, or whatever”, according ... Read More


Los Angeles Dodgers shortstop Jimmy Rollins has a controversial and storied history with the New York Mets.

The New York Mets-Jimmy Rollins timeline

Published on March 1st, 2015 | by Josh Chapdelaine

Had Jimmy Rollins not been traded to the Los Angeles Dodgers, the New York Mets would have been his second option, he said Saturday. Rollins’ 15-year tenure with the Philadelphia Phillies ended Dec. 19, 2014, when ... Read More


A sunny morning from Tradition Field in Port Saint Lucie, Fla, March 1, 2015.

Around Citi live from Port Saint Lucie

Published on March 1st, 2015 | by Josh Chapdelaine

The New York Mets will return outdoors this morning following a rain-shortened Saturday. The club will begin workouts at 10:00 a.m., and we will be providing live photo and video coverage. Follow along with Around Citi’s ... Read More

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