A star-studded cast of accomplished baseball legends will be on hand for the first day of the First-Year Player Draft on June 6, as the league welcomes its next crop of top prospects.
Every lineup, every day, as they are made public by the clubs.
The town where Jeremy Hefner spent the early part of his life has become unrecognizable. After a devastating tornado ravaged Moore, Okla., on Monday, Hefner watched the horrifying images of the destroyed town with an increasingly helpless feeling.
Mets reliever LaTroy Hawkins' seventh-inning appearance against the Reds in Monday's 4-3 loss was filled with frustration and controversy, culminating with the ejections of both he and his manager, Terry Collins.
On Sunday, more than 3,000 servicemen and women, as well as their families, will be at Citi Field to participate in the Mets' sixth annual Military Appreciation Night. Since budget cuts from government sequestration forced the cancellation of Fleet Week, an annual event in New York, the event at Citi Field will be one of the largest military events in the city over Memorial Day weekend.
Although running into All-Star Joey Votto, who is fresh off leading the Majors with a .583 batting average last week, should be a concern for Jon Niese and the Mets as they get ready for the second game of the three-game set on Tuesday, the biggest problem for them might be that Votto has plenty of help.
Shaun Marcum gave the Mets six adequate innings, but the offense could not support him in a 4-3 loss to the Reds.
Seeking some sort of production out of the first spot in his lineup, Terry Collins solicited advice following Saturday's loss in Chicago. Bench coach Bob Geren presented the winning suggestion, revisiting an idea that the team had broached several times in recent years: Daniel Murphy, leadoff man.
Manager Terry Collins bumped Ike Davis to sixth in the lineup on Monday, marking the first time in more than a week he has hit anywhere other than fourth against a right-handed pitcher.
David Aardsma on Monday signed a Minor League deal with the Mets and will report to Las Vegas. Aardsma, 31, was one of the most accomplished closers in baseball from 2009-10.
The Mets slid Daniel Murphy into the leadoff spot on Sunday in hopes that he could provide the slumping offense with some timely hitting. So far the role suits him just fine. Murphy hit a go-ahead solo home run in the eighth, capping a late rally for a 4-3 victory and series win over the Cubs.
Part of the reason the Mets were able to persevere through Ike Davis' early-season struggles last year was his vitality at first base. And as he slumps again to start this season, the club hopes his defense won't also fall victim in the meantime.
The Mets are going with a new leadoff hitter in an attempt to spark their struggling offense. Daniel Murphy was at the top of the order for Sunday's series finale against the Cubs for the first time this year and the fifth time in his career
Fans all over New York City competed to be the fastest in a social media scavenger hunt that rewarded winners with All-Star Sunday and Fan Fest tickets. With five different winning locations scattered around Manhattan, baseball fans took to Twitter starting at 10 a.m. ET on Saturday to search for the secret password to help them discover where to head and win the prizes.
The Mets are appealing to Major League Baseball to have Matt Harvey's second first-inning earned run from Friday's game switched to an unearned run.
Terry Collins has been impressed by Bobby Parnell this year, perhaps so much so that he wanted to actually hold the closer back from an early appearance on Friday.
The Mets remain winless in each of Jeremy Hefner's starts this year, after an 8-2 loss to the Cubs on Saturday afternoon at Wrigley Field.
Mookie Wilson stopped by MLB.com headquarters on Friday to discuss the All-Star FanFest Ticket Hunt, which will afford fans a chance to compete in a race of both feet and mind that could land them tickets to all of the fun.
Matt Harvey drove in his first run of the season to supplement another superb pitching performance, and he and the Mets beat the Cubs, 3-2, on Friday afternoon at Wrigley Field.
Ike Davis has hit just .160 this year, with a slugging percentage of .267. Manager Terry Collins hopes Davis can use the weekend series at Wrigley Field as a jumping-off point.
With two converted infielders playing the corner outfield positions and a new center fielder, the Mets understand how important their outfield defense is. Especially when their runs are at a premium.
Ike Davis' struggles only deepened with an 0-for-5 performance against the Cardinals, including strikeouts in each of his first four at-bats.
Batting in the sixth inning Thursday against Cardinals starter Adam Wainwright, Daniel Murphy drove a ball toward the right-field corner, where it hit directly between two sections of the Busch Stadium wall. The ball squirted right through the panels, good for a bizarre ground-rule double.
Jordany Valdespin helped spark a rally and the Mets' offense showed more life than usual Thursday, and Jon Niese looked more ace-like than Adam Wainwright in a 5-2 win against the Cardinals.
Scott Rice made his league-leading 23rd appearance in Wednesday's loss to the Cardinals, putting him on pace for an even 100. The Mets understand they are asking a lot of Rice, who -- perhaps not coincidentally -- holds a 15.43 ERA over his past four appearances.
Mets manager Terry Collins originally figured he would slot Jordany Valdespin in at second base for Thursday's series finale, but Daniel Murphy nixed that plan by catching fire this week in St. Louis.
Tickets to this year's All-Star Week events in New York will be up for grabs when the T-Mobile All-Star FanFest Ticket Hunt begins Saturday.
As the Mets hoped and expected, top pitching prospect Zack Wheeler has no structural damage in his right arm, and will miss only one start for Triple-A Las Vegas.
Jon Niese spent this week refining his mechanics in front of a weight room mirror, trying to keep his body tall and on a straight line. Those were the issues that he considered crucial to his recent struggles, resulting in 15 runs over his last two starts.
Finally the beneficiaries of an efficient starting pitching performance, the Mets dropped Wednesday's game, 4-2, to the Cardinals at Busch Stadium for their sixth straight defeat.