What has spurred Kelly Johnson’s resurgence in 2015?

What has spurred Kelly Johnson’s resurgence in 2015?

The Mets acquired utility man Kelly Johnson and third baseman Juan Uribe from the Atlanta Braves on Friday evening in exchange for minor league pitchers John Gant and Rob Whalen, the team announced Friday evening. Johnson, 33, will be reunited with former hitting coach Kevin Long, for whom he played under during his 2014 tenure …

+ Read More

How does Jon Niese match-up against the Dodgers?

How does Jon Niese match-up against the Dodgers?

Top New York Mets prospect Michael Conforto will make history tonight when he becomes the 1,000th player to don a Mets uniform. But it is the club’s second-longest tenured player, left-handed pitcher Jon Niese, who tonight will have a greater burden of responsibility facing the Los Angeles Dodgers. The Dodgers are the National League’s second-best …

+ Read More

Mets promote Conforto, DL Cuddyer. What now?

Mets promote Conforto, DL Cuddyer. What now?

The Mets today purchased the contract of outfielder Michael Conforto from Double-A Binghamton, and placed Michael Cuddyer on the 15-day disabled list. Conforto, the Mets’ first-round selection in the 2014 MLB amateur draft, is hitting .297/.372/.482 in 91 games between High-A Port St. Lucie and Double-A Binghamton this season, but has hit .312/.396/.503 since his …

+ Read More

Alderson: Mets can take on major contract

Alderson: Mets can take on major contract

Mets GM Sandy Alderson today at Citi Field told reporters that his club can potentially take on a “major contract” prior to the July 31 trade deadline. Sandy Alderson: “We have the ability to take on money.” Says Mets can take on a major contract. “Now none of you will believe me.” #mets — Mike …

+ Read More

Mets’ series loss pushes trade urgency to the forefront

Mets’ series loss pushes trade urgency to the forefront

With the July 31 trade deadline eight days away, the clock is about to strike midnight for Sandy Alderson to make a trade to supplement the Mets’ offense. The Mets’ loss against the Washington Nationals this afternoon leaves Alderson’s club trailing the Nationals by three games in the National League East. Despite an MLB second-to-worst …

+ Read More

Montero among players bracing for what comes next

Montero among players bracing for what comes next

MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL AT MID-SEASON: BRACING FOR WHAT COMES NEXT By SEAN M. WHEELER, MD Now that the All-Star game is over, every major league teams is preparing for the race to the pennant. Mathematically, each time has a chance; they hope for the string of wins that catapults them into October. Fans are in …

+ Read More

Conforto’s call-up would be a conundrum, not celebration

Conforto’s call-up would be a conundrum, not celebration

The Mets are considering promoting top outfield prospect Michael Conforto if Michael Cuddyer is placed on the disabled list, Newsday’s Marc Carig reports. Conforto, the Mets’ first-round selection in the 2014 MLB amateur draft, is hitting .302/.376/.494 in 88 games between High-A Port St. Lucie and Double-A Binghamton this season, but has hit .325/.407/.531 since his …

+ Read More

What adjustment did Kirk Nieuwenhuis make?

What adjustment did Kirk Nieuwenhuis make?

Kirk Nieuwenhuis last Sunday made New York Mets history when he blasted three home runs at Citi Field, becoming the first Met to achieve the feat at home. For Nieuwenhuis, whose future appeared uncertain after being designated for assignment by both the Mets and Los Angeles Angels this season, his day was deemed “Highly illogical” …

+ Read More

Noah Syndergaard’s mom steps up for Sjögren’s Syndrome

Noah Syndergaard’s mom steps up for Sjögren’s Syndrome

Noah Syndergaard pitched his best career game last night when the rookie struck-out 13 batters in eight shutout innings against the Arizona Diamondbacks. As Syndergaard continues to thrive in the Major Leagues, his mother Heidi Syndergaard battles Sjögren’s syndrome – a common immune system disorder most prevalent in women in over 40 – and on September …

+ Read More