3/7/2014 | Viola preaching 'change' of tune at Mets camp
Twenty-seven years since his sweet music brought a World Series championship to the Twin Cities and 26 since he was a near-unanimous choice for the AL Cy Young Award, Frank Viola and his pull-the-string expertise are at Mets camp in Florida.
3/7/2014 | Recker, Brown homer on tough day for hurlers, D
The Mets got late home runs from Anthony Recker and Andrew Brown, while Daisuke Matsuzaka and John Lannan didn't help themselves in their bids for a rotation job on Friday in a 5-5 tie with the Cardinals.
3/6/2014 | Mets easing Wright back into game action
The Mets are hoping less is more now that they are in their fourth week of spring camp, particularly for David Wright, who has dealt with injuries in past springs.
3/6/2014 | Piazza enjoying role as Mets' spring instructor
Mike Piazza seems quite comfortable and at ease in his role of Spring Training instructor.
3/6/2014 | 'B' game carries significance for key Mets players
A handful of integral Mets' players took to the diamond in a "B" game at Tradition Field on Thursday, and while the circumstances of the game were a bit odd, the results were positive.
3/6/2014 | Rain forces cancellation of Mets-Astros game
Heavy rains in central Florida forced the cancellation of Thursday's scheduled Grapefruit League game between the Astros and Mets at Osceola County Stadium. The game will not be made up.
3/5/2014 | Love of game, family fuels Seratelli's quest
Anthony Seratelli needed baseball as an escape after his father's death, and as he revels in the chance to play for his hometown team, he dedicates his career to the man who imparted his affection for the sport.
3/5/2014 | Gee allows just one run to rival Marlins
Dillon Gee had a solid start, but Jose Fernandez held the Mets to two hits with two strikeouts over 3 1/3 shutout innings in a 5-2 New York loss.
3/5/2014 | Mejia fans three in start against Nationals
Jenrry Mejia threw two innings, striking out three and allowing an unearned run, but a split squad of Mets fell, 11-5, to the Nationals on Wednesday.
3/5/2014 | Ankiel reportedly retires, seeks front office job
Pitcher-turned-outfielder Rick Ankiel has officially retired, according to an announcement made on Wednesday's Cardinals Spring Training broadcast.
3/5/2014 | Gee not reading too much into spring starts
Though he struggled early in 2013, Dillon Gee went on to have the finest campaign of his career. Because of that, he is not reading too much into the modest improvements he has displayed this spring.
3/5/2014 | Niese to continue recovery with Minor League outing
Jon Niese will continue his road to recovery on Thursday morning with two innings in a Minor League game at the Mets' Spring Training complex. It will be his first game action since an MRI last week revealed no structural damage in his sore left shoulder.
3/4/2014 | Calmer spring with Mets appeals to Wheeler
Zack Wheeler, of all people, understands what Noah Syndergaard is going through this spring as a top prospect in big league camp. Like Matt Harvey before him, Wheeler was once in the same situation as Syndergaard, with fans and media dissecting his every move.
3/4/2014 | In Mets' camp, MLBPA discusses Drew situation
Major League Baseball's Players' Association is not happy with the Draft compensation rules affecting shortstop Stephen Drew's perpetual free agency. Because Drew declined a $14.1-million qualifying offer from the Red Sox in November, any team that signs him before June must forfeit a Draft pick to do so. But that was not a major factor in the Mets' decision to pass on Drew.
3/4/2014 | Mets following Wright's lead on new 'do
Weeks after David Wright reported to Mets camp sporting a new haircut -- shaved on the sides, long and wavy on top -- with what he boasted as "good flow," several teammates have taken to copying his style.
3/4/2014 | Pair of Grandy homers lends Wheeler support
Curtis Granderson hit two home runs Tuesday in a 6-2 win over the Astros, backing Zack Wheeler's strong performance on the mound.
3/3/2014 | Syndergaard can make Mets flush with aces
He still has work to do to become a complete pitcher, but in his first start, Noah Syndergaard showed why the Mets are anticipating the day he'll ascend the mound at Citi Field.
3/3/2014 | Syndergaard strong during debut in Mets' win
Noah Syndergaard showed why he is one of baseball's top overall prospects and the Mets produced a five-run ninth inning to claim a 6-2 comeback win over the Braves on Monday afternoon at Champion Stadium.
3/3/2014 | Davis scratched due to soreness in calves
Ike Davis was a late scratch from Monday's lineup due to soreness in both calves. He said the issue first began affecting him during Sunday's workout, and he did not wish to risk further injury.
3/3/2014 | No games yet, but plenty of work, for Wright, Murphy
Just because David Wright and Daniel Murphy are not playing in Grapefruit League games, does not mean their early days in camp have been easy.
3/3/2014 | d'Arnaud working with idol Piazza at camp
Mike Piazza, who has spent the past few years working with the Italian national team during the World Baseball Classic and World Cup play, is scheduled to remain in Port St. Lucie, Fla., all week, working one on one with Travis d'Arnaud and other Mets catchers.
3/3/2014 | Improved farm system has Mets' future looking bright
While the Mets might not have the top farm system in baseball, they are on a short list of teams mentioned in discussions of the most improved pipelines.
3/3/2014 | How do Mets' top prospects fit New York's needs?
MLB.com's Bernie Pleskoff takes a look at the the short- and long-term needs of the Mets and illustrates how the club's prospects fit in both scenarios.
3/2/2014 | Dice-K, Lannan favorites for fifth spot in rotation
Daisuke Matsuzaka has a track record, so too does John Lannan. Consequently, each has an advantage over Jenrry Mejia in the competition for the fifth spot in the Mets' rotation.
3/2/2014 | Tejada scratched due to left hamstring issue
Mets shortstop Ruben Tejada felt a tug in his left hamstring while taking ground balls and was scratched from Sunday's game against the Cardinals.
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