Mets down Giants for eighth straight victory

May 1, 2016

Mets down Giants for eighth straight victory

Michael Conforto and the bats are booming. Jacob deGrom and the pitchers are peaking. And the defense is making the key plays. A year after the New York Mets stamped themselves as serious contenders with a big winning streak in April, they’re rolling again. ...

Red-hot Walker lifts Mets past Reds

Apr 28, 2016

Red-hot Walker lifts Mets past Reds

The New York Mets let Daniel Murphy go in free agency this offseason after his power surge last fall propelled them to the World Series. Turns out, the guy they got to replace Murphy at second base can homer in bunches, too. Neil Walker ...

Royals beat Mets in opening rematch of World Series

Apr 4, 2016

Royals beat Mets in opening rematch of World Series

Edinson Volquez would rather sit on the bench than stand on the mound on Opening Day, especially when it happens to be the first game following a World Series triumph. “I like to enjoy the show,” Volquez explained with a grin. “Enjoy the time.” ...

Mar 5, 2016

Mets renew All-Star pitcher deGrom's contract

The New York Mets renewed All-Star pitcher Jacob deGrom’s contract for $607,000 Friday after the sides could not agree on a deal for the 2016 season. DeGrom, who helped the Mets reach the World Series for the first time since 2000, gets a nine ...

Feb 23, 2016

Buffaloes sign ex-major league southpaw Misch

The Orix Buffaloes on Tuesday announced the acquisition of former San Francisco Giants left-hander Pat Misch. The 34-year-old Misch, who also played in the majors for the New York Mets before spending last season at the Lamigo Monkeys in Taiwan last season, joins Orix ...

Jan 26, 2016

Mets set to retire Piazza's No. 31

Mike Piazza’s No. 31 will be retired by the New York Mets this summer. The Mets said Monday the number will be retired July 30 before a game against Colorado, part of the weekend celebrating the catcher, who will be inducted into baseball’s Hall ...

Jan 23, 2016

Mets retain star slugger Cespedes

Slugging outfielder Yoenis Cespedes is returning to the New York Mets. A person familiar with the deal said the star free agent and the National League champions agreed Friday night to a three-year contract for $75 million. The 30-year-old Cespedes can opt out of ...

Marlins give Fernandez big raise

Jan 16, 2016

Marlins give Fernandez big raise

Miami Marlins ace Jose Fernandez avoided arbitration by agreeing to a $2.8 million contract for 2016, a big increase over his salary of $651,000 last year. The Marlins’ other five arbitration-eligible players also reached one-year deals, the team said Friday. Fernandez returned from Tommy ...

Nats reach agreement with infielder Murphy

Dec 25, 2015

Nats reach agreement with infielder Murphy

Second baseman Daniel Murphy and the Washington Nationals have agreed to a three-year, $37.5 million contract, a person familiar with the negotiations told AP. The person spoke on condition of anonymity Thursday night because the agreement, first reported by ESPN, was subject to a ...

Dec 19, 2015

Mets give Colon one-year contract

Fan favorite Bartolo Colon and the Mets on Friday finalized a $7.25 million, one-year contract that will keep the pitcher in New York for a third year. “I’ve had a great experience in New York,” Colon said through a translator. “The fans are great, ...