3/14/2014 | Davis, Duda get at-bats in Minor League games
Both candidates for the Mets' first-base job -- Ike Davis and Lucas Duda -- showed progress in their recoveries from injury by playing in Class A games at the Mets' Spring Training complex on Friday afternoon.
3/14/2014 | Mets announce roster for Las Vegas weekend
The Mets released their travel roster for this weekend's two-game series in Las Vegas against the Chicago Cubs. Twenty-three players, including David Wright and Curtis Granderson, as well as three members of the big league coaching staff, will make the trip for the annual Big League Weekend.
3/14/2014 | Mets' den Dekker more dialed in this spring
Through 13 games, Matt den Dekker is 9-for-22 (.409) with a double, triple, three runs and five RBIs for the Mets this spring. Those numbers already top what he did last spring and in 2012, when he batted .143 with a double, triple and three RBIs.
3/14/2014 | Wheeler focuses on building arm strength
Mets right-hander Zack Wheeler's first pitch clocked in at 94 mph on the radar gun, setting the tone for his third spring outing.
3/14/2014 | Wheeler sharp, bullpen also impresses as Mets fall
Power pitching dominated Friday night's Grapefruit League game at Roger Dean Stadium, but Jarrod Saltalamacchia's second-inning home run lifted the Marlins to a 1-0 win over the Mets in the first night game of spring for both clubs. Tom Koehler tossed five shutout innings for Miami, while Zack Wheeler, allowed Saltalamacchia's homer but not much else in 4 2/3 innings of one-run work.
3/13/2014 | Tejada's spring struggles continue at shortstop
To shift the narrative away from Stephen Drew, Nick Franklin, or any other shortstop the Mets might summon from outside the organization, Ruben Tejada must play at a high level this spring.
3/13/2014 | Wright makes rare road Spring Training start
A rare sight unfolded in the Tradition Field clubhouse early Thursday morning. David Wright, the longest-tenured Met, sat at his locker packing a bag for the team's 70-minute bus ride to Viera, Fla.
3/13/2014 | Warthen reiterates contrition for inappropriate remarks
Mets pitching coach Dan Warthen on Thursday reiterated his contrition for saying a racial slur in the clubhouse, adding that the episode is over.
3/13/2014 | Matsuzaka, Syndergaard give peek into Mets' plans
On a sunny mid-March afternoon in Florida, the Mets saw their summer-long pitching plan condensed into a three-and-a-half-hour game.
3/13/2014 | Starters impress before late rally lifts Mets
The Nationals and Mets both got good performances from fifth-starter candidates in Thursday afternoon's Grapefruit League contest at Space Coast Stadium, which New York won, 7-5.
3/12/2014 | Warthen apologizes for insensitive remarks
Mets pitching coach Dan Warthen on Wednesday apologized for "insensitive remarks" he recently made in the clubhouse that were printed in the Wall Street Journal.
3/12/2014 | Ike inching closer, but return not imminent
Ike Davis shed his walking boot long enough to play catch on Wednesday with Lucas Duda, the Mets' similarly-hobbled first baseman with whom he is competing for a job. But neither player is ready for an imminent return to game action.
3/12/2014 | Despite solid start, Lannan groomed for 'pen
Until further notice, John Lannan is a starting pitcher. That is the mentality he takes to the mound every five days as he competes for the Mets' fifth starter's job. But the team has already told Lannan it would like to see him in relief, and that information has made its way around the clubhouse.
3/12/2014 | Facing long odds, Farnsworth's quest not over
Though a lackluster performance has Kyle Farnsworth's prospective spot on the Mets in jeopardy, the team hasn't counted the veteran out.
3/12/2014 | Lannan solid, but Mets' rally falls short
Starter John Lannan allowed two early runs -- both unearned -- and struck out five Cardinals in his four-inning stint. Kyle Farnsworth allowed a late two-run homer, as the Mets' rally attempt was not successful.
3/12/2014 | Mets not swayed by rivals' spending
The Braves' signing of Ervin Santana raised some eyebrows in the clubhouse for the Mets, who have not similarly addressed their shortstop situation. But the team is adamant they're confident in their long-term plan.
3/11/2014 | Mets planting seeds for Flores playing shortstop
Wilmer Flores had some hiccups on Tuesday in his first significant action at shortstop in three years, but if he can catch on, he'll give the Mets an option behind Ruben Tejada.
3/11/2014 | Lutz, Satin, Nieuwenhuis go deep vs. Cardinals
A game that saw numerous lead changes ended up a 9-8 win for the Mets after Zach Lutz hit a tie-breaking solo homer off Trevor Rosenthal in the top of the ninth inning on Tuesday at Roger Dean Stadium.
3/11/2014 | Citi Field to host soccer match
European soccer clubs Olympiacos and A.C. Milan will play at Citi Field on July 24, the Mets announced on Tuesday.
3/11/2014 | Niese sees positives in first spring start
Fully recovered from the soreness in his left shoulder that dogged him earlier this spring, Jon Niese made his Grapefruit League debut on Tuesday against the Cardinals, giving up four runs in two innings and topping out at 89 mph.
3/10/2014 | Gee's spring showing making Collins greedy
Dillon Gee has "stuff," potential, a high ceiling and a knack for flummoxing hitters, and his performances this spring have Terry Collins and the coaching staff excited.
3/10/2014 | Mets get their first look at Colon in action
The Marlins scored three times in the fourth inning against veteran Bartolo Colon and defeated the Mets, 11-1, on Monday.
3/10/2014 | Mets make first set of roster cuts
The Mets made their first roster cuts on Monday; the next set won't be made until after the team returns from its excursion to Las Vegas this weekend.
3/10/2014 | Decreased velocity behind Edgin's cut
Josh Edgin, who made 34 appearances with the Mets each of the past two seasons, was upset at being cut from the roster, but the Mets aren't comfortable with his diminished velocity: 95 mph two years ago to 92 mph this spring.
3/10/2014 | Collins in awe of Stanton's power
According to Terry Collins, Marlins slugger Giancarlo Stanton -- who hit a mammoth homer against the Mets on Monday -- has more power than any player he's seen.
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