Mets acquire Cespedes from Tigers

Aug 1, 2015

Mets acquire Cespedes from Tigers

The Mets finally landed the bat they were looking for in Yoenis Cespedes just ahead of Friday’s trade deadline, and Cole Hamels confirmed he blocked a trade to Houston before Philadelphia dealt its ace to Texas. Sixteen trades were made Friday ahead of the ...

Mets reliever Mejia hit with second doping suspension

Jul 29, 2015

Mets reliever Mejia hit with second doping suspension

Just back from an 80-game drug suspension, New York Mets reliever Jenrry Mejia was banned for an additional 162 games Tuesday by Major League Baseball following a second positive test for performance-enhancing substances. The right-hander was suspended April 11 after testing positive for Stanozolol ...

Greinke shutout streak ends at 45 2/3 innings

Jul 27, 2015

Greinke shutout streak ends at 45 2/3 innings

Thanks to another exquisite performance from Jacob deGrom and a big hit by newcomer Juan Uribe, the New York Mets did more than just stop Zack Greinke’s streak. Greinke’s shutout string ended at 45⅔ innings when the Mets scored the first of two scratch ...

Jun 27, 2015

BayStars acquire veteran pitcher Below

The Yokohama BayStars on Saturday announced the signing of American southpaw Duane Below from the New York Mets organization. The 29-year-old was 4-3 this year for Triple-A Las Vegas with a 2.19 ERA in 49-1/3 innings. He started five of his 11 games. The ...

MLB analyst Hamilton murdered

Jun 23, 2015

MLB analyst Hamilton murdered

Darryl Hamilton, a standout center fielder and a member of the New York Mets team that reached the 2000 World Series, was killed in a murder-suicide in a suburban Houston home, authorities said Monday. Hamilton was found Sunday after he was fatally shot in ...

Ex-Mets owner Doubleday, 81, dies

Jun 18, 2015

Ex-Mets owner Doubleday, 81, dies

Nelson Doubleday Jr., who co-owned the New York Mets with Fred Wilpon for 16 years after selling his family’s book publishing business, died on Wednesday. He was 81. “We were saddened to hear the news of the passing of Nelson Doubleday, Jr.,” the Mets ...

Aoki, Panik pounce on Mets

Jun 11, 2015

Aoki, Panik pounce on Mets

San Francisco Giants manager Bruce Bochy knew that in order for his team to beat Matt Harvey, the top of the lineup needed to produce. And produce it did. Norichika Aoki and Joe Panik combined to go 7-for-10 with a homer, four runs and ...

Harvey stays sharp on hill

Jun 5, 2015

Harvey stays sharp on hill

A home run gave Matt Harvey the jolt he needed. Harvey clamped down on Arizona’s hitters after giving up an early long ball to Jarrod Saltalamacchia, striking out nine over seven innings to end a three-game losing streak in the New York Mets’ 6-2 ...

Maldonado ends marathon game with homer in 17th

Jun 1, 2015

Maldonado ends marathon game with homer in 17th

Martin Maldonado slid into home plate just for fun. After 17 innings, it was a well-earned celebration for the weary Milwaukee catcher. Maldonado homered to center field with one out in the bottom of the 17th, helping the Brewers outlast the Arizona Diamondbacks 7-6 ...

Mets conquer Cards in 14th

May 19, 2015

Mets conquer Cards in 14th

When Matt Harvey slapped his hand into his glove as he strode off the mound after finishing his eighth scoreless inning, the Mets and Cardinals had barely played for two hours. Six innings later, he was just happy to see John Mayberry Jr. come ...

Nats deal Mets first home loss

May 1, 2015

Nats deal Mets first home loss

Stephen Strasburg seemed out of sorts — with his pitches, his catcher and the home plate umpire. Then, as quickly as a 155-kph heater he zinged, he found his groove in a hurry. Strasburg overcame a rocky start and the Washington Nationals became the ...