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Mets are sellers 00:05:05
Jon Hein and Dan Graca react to the news that the Mets are making Curtis Granderson, Addison Reed, Jay Bruce and Asdrubal Cabrera available.

One constant at the trade deadline is that pitching is always in demand. Contenders looking to plug rotation holes and bolster bullpens offer far more valuable packages in July than in January. The Mets don't have an especially deep cache of arms to offer up, but there are a few names to watch for.

Addison Reed has largely righted his ship after a difficult start to 2017 and now has a 2.59 ERA dating back to 2015. His 4.89 strikeouts-to-walks ratio is the 10th best in baseball over the span and his 2.58 FIP is 13th best.

He has never been in the top tier of relief aces alongside such names as Aroldis Chapman and Kenley Jansen, but he has been surprisingly close. As a pending free agent capable of setting up or closing, he should garner plenty of interest from contenders with weak bullpens, such as, unfortunately, the Nationals...

Tags: Addison Reed, Jerry Blevins, Maggie Wiggin
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Mets selling at the deadline 00:02:58
Jonas Schwartz, John Harper, Sal Licata and Willie Colon discuss the Mets' recent decision to become sellers at the trade deadline.

The Mets are ready to listen to trade offers for their pending free agents, such as Jay BruceAddison ReedCurtis Granderson, and Asdrubal Cabrerareports Buster Olney of ESPN.

The 31-41 Mets are 12.0 games behind the Nationals for first place in the N.L. East and 14.5 games back of the second Wild Card spot.

Bruce, Reed, and Granderson are all set to become free agents after the season.

Tags: Addison Reed, Asdrubal Cabrera, Curtis Granderson, Jay Bruce
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Jun 10, 2017; Atlanta, GA, USA; New York Mets starting pitcher Robert Gsellman (65) pitchers against the Atlanta Braves during the third inning at SunTrust Park. Mandatory Credit: Dale Zanine-USA TODAY Sports (Dale Zanine)
Jun 10, 2017; Atlanta, GA, USA; New York Mets starting pitcher Robert Gsellman (65) pitchers against the Atlanta Braves during the third inning at SunTrust Park. Mandatory Credit: Dale Zanine-USA TODAY Sports (Dale Zanine)

Robert Gsellman allowed just three hits in six and 2/3 scoreless innings and earned his fifth victory of the year in the Mets' 6-1 win over the Braves in the first game of Saturday's doubleheader at SunTrust Park.

Gsellman (5-3) walked two batters and struck out four. He lowered his ERA to 4.95 on the season and has now limited his opponents to three runs or fewer in four consecutive starts. 

Tags: Addison Reed, Robert Gsellman
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Jun 3, 2017; New York City, NY, USA; New York Mets starting pitcher Robert Gsellman (65) pitches against the Pittsburgh Pirates during the first inning at Citi Field. Mandatory Credit: Andy Marlin-USA TODAY Sports (Andy Marlin)
Jun 3, 2017; New York City, NY, USA; New York Mets starting pitcher Robert Gsellman (65) pitches against the Pittsburgh Pirates during the first inning at Citi Field. Mandatory Credit: Andy Marlin-USA TODAY Sports (Andy Marlin)

Robert Gsellman earned the win on Saturday after allowing two runs on seven hits in 5.1 innings against the Pirates, while Addison Reed pitched a six-out save to secure the win for the Mets.

Gsellman (4-3, 5.53 ERA) struck out six batters and walked two. He allowed runs in the second and third innings, but limited the damage thereafter despite throwing a season-high 109 pitches less than a week after he threw a then-season-high 105 pitches against the Milwaukee Brewers.

Tags: Addison Reed, Robert Gsellman
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Collins, Wheeler, Reed on loss 00:06:21
Mets manager Terry Collins, starting pitcher Zack Wheeler and closer Addison Reed react to the Mets' 5-4 loss to the Pirates on Saturday.

For a full box score of the game, click here.

Things you should know about tonight's game...

1) John Jaso tied the game in the bottom of the ninth and came through with the game-winning single in the 10th. Addison Reed blew his second save of the season and Josh Edgin couldn't get out of a bases-loaded jam that rookie Tyler Pill created in the 10th.

2) Zack Wheeler allowed three runs on seven hits with two walks and five strikeouts in six innings. He was removed after developing a blister on his pitching hand.

Tags: Addison Reed, Zack Wheeler
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 (Jason Getz)
(Jason Getz)

Memorial Day typically is the first valid measuring stick for the direction of an MLB team's season. And let's just say the Mets will not be receiving rave reviews come Monday.

Even with an 8-1 win on Friday in Pittsburgh behind a two-homer, four-RBI game from Neil Walker and Jacob deGrom becoming the first starting pitcher with the Mets to exceed seven innings this season, the team possesses an unsightly 20-26 record and has spotted the Nationals a 7½-game lead in the NL East.

If you want the glass-half-full prognosis, Yoenis Cespedes began a rehab assignment on Friday with Class A St. Lucie, going 0-for-2 with a walk and playing six innings in left field, and Steven Matz and Seth Lugo make what may be their final rehab starts on Sunday for Las Vegas and Binghamton, respectively. So impact reinforcements may be on the way.

Yet while the returns of Matz and Lugo should alleviate the need for more than one start from newly promoted Tyler Pill, and should even supply an extra arm to the bullpen, the fact remains that Noah Syndergaard and Jeurys Familia will be sidelined for months and Matt Harvey has yet to resolve his woes. So the reality is the Mets face a serious uphill battle to resurrect their season...

Tags: Addison Reed, Curtis Granderson, Jacob deGrom, Jeurys Familia, Matt Harvey, Neil Walker, Noah Syndergaard, Seth Lugo, Steven Matz, Yoenis Cespedes
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Paul Sewald (51) pitches against the San Diego Padres during the sixth inning at Citi Field. Adam Hunger-USA Today
Paul Sewald (51) pitches against the San Diego Padres during the sixth inning at Citi Field. Adam Hunger-USA Today

Mets rookie RHP Paul Sewald continued his stellar pitching Thursday night, throwing three scoreless innings.

Sewald, who turns 27 today, entered in the top of the fourth inning after starting pitcher Rafael Montero was pulled from the game. Sewald allowed just one hit and one walk, while racking up four strikeouts in three innings. 

Tags: Addison Reed, Jeurys Familia, Josh Edgin, Seth Lugo
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May 20, 2017; New York City, NY, USA; New York Mets starting pitcher Zack Wheeler (45) pitches against the Los Angeles Angels during the first inning at Citi Field. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports  (Brad Penner)
May 20, 2017; New York City, NY, USA; New York Mets starting pitcher Zack Wheeler (45) pitches against the Los Angeles Angels during the first inning at Citi Field. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports (Brad Penner)

Mets RHP Zack Wheeler allowed two runs on four hits in five-plus innings and earned his third win of the season in the Mets' 7-5 victory over the Angels at Citi Field on Saturday.

Wheeler (3-2, 3.76 ERA) started his outing with five shutout innings, but was pulled in the sixth after loading the bases and hitting a batter. He was replaced by Fernando Salas, who finished the inning after allowing an inherited run to score. 

Wheeler had five strikeouts on the night, but walked a season-high five batters. He had pitched six innings in each of his last two starts prior to Saturday night, and has pitched seven innings just once this season as he works his way back from missing two seasons due to Tommy John surgery and further setbacks.

Tags: Addison Reed, Robert Gsellman, Zack Wheeler
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New York Mets relief pitcher Addison Reed (Eric Hartline/USA TODAY Sports)
New York Mets relief pitcher Addison Reed (Eric Hartline/USA TODAY Sports)

The Mets allowed 11 runs for the second consecutive game and were swept by the Milwaukee Brewers with an 11-9 loss Sunday at Miller Park.

New York, which entered Sunday with the highest team ERA in the majors, blew a 7-1 lead and gave up five runs in the bottom of the eighth inning, including Manny Pina's go-ahead three-run home run off Addison Reed that turned a 9-8 Mets lead into a two-run deficit.

"It's frustrating, but that's baseball," Reed said, according to the New York Daily News' Kristie Ackert. "Stuff is going to happen. Gone through a lot worse times than this."

The Mets fell to four games under .500 and 7 1/2 games back of the NL East-leading Washington Nationals after losing their fourth straight game.

Tags: Addison Reed, Jacob deGrom, Jeurys Familia, Milwaukee Brewers
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Cadillac Post Game Extra 00:03:06
Gary Cohen and Keith Hernandez break down the 11-9 loss to the Milwaukee Brewers at Miller Park.

The Mets blew a 7-1 lead and gave up five runs in the eighth inning, including Manny Pina's go-ahead three-run home run off Addison Reed with two outs, as New York lost its fourth straight game with an 11-9 loss to the Milwaukee Brewers on Sunday at Miller Park. >> Box score


Four Mets relievers combined to allow seven runs in the seventh and eighth innings, as the Mets were swept by the Brewers.

The Mets led 7-1 in the sixth inning and 8-3 entering the bottom of the seventh, but Jonathan Villar hit a two-run home run and Jesus Aguilar hit an RBI double to cut it to 8-6.

Tags: Addison Reed, Jacob deGrom, Josh Edgin, Michael Conforto, Milwaukee Brewers, Neil Walker
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 (Charles LeClaire)
(Charles LeClaire)

The Pirates could make closer Tony Watson available via trade later this season, surmises Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports.

The 31-year-old Watson -- a left-hander -- has a 1.32 ERA (4.12 FIP) and 1.39 WHIP with five walks and 11 strikeouts in 13 2/3 innings (12 games) this season while converting seven of eight save opportunities.

Watson, who is making $5.6 million in 2017, is eligible for free agency after the season.

He has held left-handers to a .206/.273/.287 slashline during his career, while right-handers have hit .211/.283/.351 against him...

Tags: Addison Reed, Jeurys Familia
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Terry Collins (10) pulls relief pitcher Addison Reed at Dodger Stadium. Credit: Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports
Terry Collins (10) pulls relief pitcher Addison Reed at Dodger Stadium. Credit: Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports

There is no issue between Terry Collins and Addison Reed, the two said, following what appeared to be a confrontation in the team's dugout Wednesday night in Atlanta.

Reed pitched a perfect seventh inning, but did not return to pitch the eighth, which is typically Reed's responsibility when the Mets are winning.

According to Collins, he was simply explaining his decision...

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New York Mets relief pitcher Jeurys Familia (27) throws to the Washington Nationals during the ninth inning at Nationals Park. (Brad Mills)
New York Mets relief pitcher Jeurys Familia (27) throws to the Washington Nationals during the ninth inning at Nationals Park. (Brad Mills)

Josh EdginHansel RoblesJerry BlevinsAddison Reed, and Jeurys Familia combined to throw four innings of scoreless baseball during the team's win Monday in Atlanta.

Robert Gsellman lasted only five-plus innings, allowing five earned runs and six hits, after which the bullpen locked down the game's final 12 outs.

Tags: Addison Reed, Hansel Robles, Jerry Blevins, Jeurys Familia, Josh Edgin, Robert Gsellman
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Jeep Pitchcast: Reed's arm angle 00:00:25
SNY breaks down Addison Reed's arm angle and pitch location with his fastball.

Mets RH reliever Addison Reed, who filled in at closer during Jeurys Familia's absence, has been terrific so far in 2017.

Reed has a 3.09 ERA and 0.69 WHIP with no walks and 15 strikeouts in 11 2/3 innings (11 games) this season.

He struck out the side during his inning against the Braves on Thursday afternoon, and SNY's Ron Darling had the following to say about Reed's arm angle:

"He raises that front arm. And when he throws the ball away from right-handers, it's very hard to catch up. ... He steps acrsos his body, then fires it to the other side of the plate -- glove side of the plate."

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Cadillac Post Game Extra: 4/27 00:03:43
Gary Cohen and Ron Darling break down the Mets? 7-5 loss to the Atlanta Braves.

For a full box score of the game, click here.

Things you should know about today's game...

1) Yoenis Cespedes limped off the field in the fourth inning after injuring the same hamstring that kept him out for three games recently.

2) Matt Harvey looked great in the first inning and looked like a mess thereafter, as his command vanished and his fastball velocity dipped as low as 90 MPH. He limited the damage until the fifth, when he was done in by a three-run homer by Kurt Suzuki that ended his day...

Tags: Addison Reed, Jay Bruce, Jeurys Familia, Jose Reyes, Josh Smoker, Juan Lagares, Matt Harvey, Michael Conforto, TJ Rivera, Travis d'Arnaud, Yoenis Cespedes, Danny Abriano
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New York Mets manager Terry Collins (10) watches batting practice during pre game warmups of an MLB spring training baseball game against the Detroit Tigers at Joker Marchant Stadium. (Reinhold Matay)
New York Mets manager Terry Collins (10) watches batting practice during pre game warmups of an MLB spring training baseball game against the Detroit Tigers at Joker Marchant Stadium. (Reinhold Matay)

Mets manager Terry Collins addressed the team following Sunday's loss to the Marlins, which marked the end of New York's first road trip of the season.

"I just told the guys, 'We came on this road [trip] .500, we're going home above .500,'" Collins revealed to Mike Puma of the New York Post. "We've got to take that as a positive, not a negative. Should we have won more? Maybe. But we didn't. Can't worry about that."

The Mets departed Citi Field with a 3-3 record last week. They began the road trip with a three-game sweep of the Phillies before continuing their success with a 16-inning marathon win Thursday night against the Marlins. But New York went on to lose the next three games in Miami, with the Marlins taking the lead in their final at-bats in all three losses.

Tags: Addison Reed, Josh Edgin
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Cadillac Post Game Extra: 4/16 00:03:39
Gary Cohen and Keith Hernandez break down the Mets' 4-2 loss to the Miami Marlins.

For a full box score of the game, click here.

Things you should know about today's game...

1) J.T. Riddle hit his first big league homer, a walk-off blast with two outs in the bottom of the ninth off Addison Reed, to spoil a valiant Mets' comeback in the top of the inning. Yoenis Cespedes and Asdrubal Cabrera temporarily saved the day, combining on a perfect relay to nail Marcel Ozuna at the plate to temporarily keep the game tied.

2) Traililng 2-0 in the ninth, singles by Travis d'Arnaud and Wilmer Flores, plus an error on Marlins right-fielder Giancarlo Stanton, put runners and second and third with two outs in the ninth. Cabrera stroked a pinch-hit single to tie the game, making him 6-for-7 with seven RBIs with runners in scoring position.

3) The Mets were held without a hit until Neil Walker singled off Marlins reliever Brad Ziegler with two outs in the eighth. Yoenis Cespedes followed with another single.

Tags: Addison Reed, Asdrubal Cabrera, Matt Harvey
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 (Anthony Gruppuso)
(Anthony Gruppuso)

Mets closer Jeurys Familia, who is suspended for the first 15 games of the season due to the alleged domestic violence incident he was involved with in October, will likely begin a rehab assignment on Friday to tune up for his return, manager Terry Collins said.

Barring any postponed games, Familia will be eligible to return to the Mets on April 20 against the Phillies at Citi Field.

Addison Reed has been the Mets' closer in Familia's absence, with Fernando Salas serving in a setup role.

Tags: Addison Reed, Jeurys Familia
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Terry Collins takes the ball from Hansel Robles. Credit: Murray-USA TODAY Sports
Terry Collins takes the ball from Hansel Robles. Credit: Murray-USA TODAY Sports

Terry Collins said early Sunday that his relief pitchers need to throw more strikes, otherwise their early-season struggles are likely to continue.

"We're behind in counts," Collins continued. "You're asking for trouble, especially when you're behind in the game against a good team with an outstanding lineup."

In 20 1/3 innings this season, his bullpen is 1-1 with a 4.43 ERA, during which they have combined to walk 15 batters compared to 22 strike outs.

Tags: Addison Reed, Hansel Robles, Josh Smoker
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 (AP)
(AP)

In a tie game to start the 12th inning, Mets reliever Rafael Montero let up a single and walked two batters (one intentional) before Matt Kemp hit a two-run double to give the Braves the lead.

The Mets got the tying run to the plate during their next at-bat, but eventually lost the game, 3-1.

In total, Montero was charged with the loss, as well as two runs, three hits and three walks in his first 1.2 innings of the season. Hansel Robles entered the game with a 1-0 lead thanks to six scoreless innings from Jacob deGrom. However, Robles allowed a run to score that tied the game, while being charged with a blown save in the seventh inning...

Tags: Addison Reed, Hansel Robles, Jerry Blevins, Josh Edgin, Josh Smoker, Rafael Montero
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Apr 3, 2017; Fans enter Citi Field through the Jackie Robinson rotunda on Opening Day. Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports
Apr 3, 2017; Fans enter Citi Field through the Jackie Robinson rotunda on Opening Day. Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports

It's me again. After 14 seasons as a Mets beat reporter, for the Daily News and then ESPN, I joined the New York Institute of Technology in February as its assistant athletic director for strategic communications, promoting the Old Westbury school's Division I baseball team as well as a dozen other sports competing at the Division II level.

The job involves pitching stories to media about the program, plus ensuring the school's athletics website -- NYITBears.com --and social media have solid content.

Still, when SNY graciously asked if I would be interested in contributing to its website on a part-time basis, I couldn't resist. I will be providing analysis pieces about the Mets, as well as popular staples from my days as a beat reporter, including the "Farm Report," which contains a feature and notes about Mets minor leaguers. We plan to launch our weekly minor-league content next Wednesday and continue it for the duration of the season.

Thank you to SNY's Fred Harner and Matthew Cerrone for making this happen.

Tags: Addison Reed, Jacob deGrom, Jay Bruce, Jerry Blevins, Jeurys Familia, Lucas Duda, Matt Harvey, Noah Syndergaard, Seth Lugo, Steven Matz, Zack Wheeler
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Gsellman (65) delivers a pitch at Citi Field. Mandatory Credit: Gregory J. Fisher-USA TODAY Sports
Gsellman (65) delivers a pitch at Citi Field. Mandatory Credit: Gregory J. Fisher-USA TODAY Sports

Mets closer Jeurys Familia is suspended the first 15 games of the season, and Seth Lugo is on the disabled list, yet the team's bullpen looked solid during Monday's 6-0 win to start the 2017 season.

Noah Syndergaard left the game after the sixth inning with a blister on his right middle finger, after which Robert Gsellman, Hansel Robles and Fernando Salas tossed three scoreless innings.

Tags: Addison Reed, Robert Gsellman
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Mets relievers Jeurys Familia and Addison Reed (Credit: USA Today Sports Images)
Mets relievers Jeurys Familia and Addison Reed (Credit: USA Today Sports Images)

According to Mets manager Terry Collins, Addison Reed will be his closer until Jeurys Familia returns to the team in mid-to-late April.

"I'm preparing the same way I always have," Reed recently said, according to MLB.com's Anthony DiComo. "I feel ready."

Familia was suspended the first 15 games of the season due to an alleged domestic violence incident he was involved in with his wife last October.

"I take the same mindset out there no matter what inning, I'm throwing,'' Reed told reporters at Tradition Field in February. "The only thing different about the ninth inning is that it is one inning later than the eighth."

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Mets Talk Live: Bullpen 00:05:12
The Mets Talk Live panel discusses the team's internal options for a closer to replace Jeurys Familia while he serves his suspension.

Mets closer Jeurys Familiawho was suspended Wednesday for the first 15 games of the season due to the domestic violence incident he was involved with in October, will head to the Dominican Republic to pitch at the Mets' academy.

He will then return to Port St. Lucie to participate in extended Spring Training, reports Marc Carig of Newsday.

Barring any postponed games, Familia will be eligible to return to the Mets on April 20 against the Phillies at Citi Field.

Addison Reed will be the Mets' closer in Familia's absence, with Fernando Salas serving in a setup role. Hansel Robles is also expected to get increased responsibility in the late innings...

Tags: Addison Reed, Hansel Robles, Jeurys Familia
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Mets Talk Live: Familia 00:06:16
MLB has proven it's committed to taking domestic violence seriously. Doug Williams, Nelson Figueroa and Anthony McCarron discuss.

Mets RHP Jeurys Familia has been suspended for the first 15 games of the 2017 season due to the alleged domestic violence incident he was involved in last October.

"The Mets fully support MLB's domestic violence policy, the discipline handed down today by Commissioner Manfred, and the decision by Jeurys to accept his penalty without an appeal," the team said in a statement.

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Post Game Extra: Mets lose 00:02:45
Gary Apple and Ron Darling break down the Mets' 2-0 loss to the Houston Astros.

Noah Syndergaard allowed one run in six innings as the Mets lost to the Astros, 2-0, on Friday afternoon at First Data Field in St. Lucie.

For a full box score of the game, click here.

Three things you should know about today's game...

1) Syndergaard was largely dominant, striking out five batters while allowing four hits and walking none. His ERA for the spring is 2.63. 

Tags: Addison Reed, Noah Syndergaard, Travis d'Arnaud
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New York Mets relief pitcher Addison Reed (43) pitches during the eighth inning against the Washington Nationals at Nationals Park. (Tommy Gilligan)
New York Mets relief pitcher Addison Reed (43) pitches during the eighth inning against the Washington Nationals at Nationals Park. (Tommy Gilligan)

Addison Reed, who will likely serve as the team's closer if Jeurys Familia is suspended to start the season, was out in the bullpen early Sunday morning with pitching coach Dan Warthen working to fix a "delivery flaw," according to a report from Kristie Ackert in the Daily News.

Reed allowed six earned runs on six hits in only 0.2 innings last Friday.

"He was leaking out towards first base," said Warthen, who told Ackert that Reed has been letting his body lean towards first base during his follow through. "He fixed it this morning. Not an issue."

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Post Game Extra: 3/2/17 00:01:52
Gary Cohen, Ron Darling and Keith Hernandez break down the Mets? 11-6 win over the Miami Marlins.

The Mets beat the Marlins, 11-6, on Thursday afternoon in Port St. Lucie.


  • OF Yoenis Cespedes went 1-for-3 with a solo homer that cleared the batters eye in center field.
  • 2B Neil Walker went 2-for-3 with a two-run homer.
  • INF prospect Philip Evans hit a grand slam.
  • OF Brandon Nimmo went 3-for-3 with a run scored...
Tags: Addison Reed, Jeurys Familia, Neil Walker, Noah Syndergaard, Robert Gsellman, Yoenis Cespedes
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Rivera on Gsellman's skill set 00:02:50
Mets catcher Rene Rivera joins Steve Gelbs to discuss Robert Gsellman's maturity level since joining the big league club and his makeup.

The Mets face the Marlins on Thursday in Port St. Lucie at 1:10 p.m. on SNY.

Jose Reyes will play third base and lead off.

RHP Robert Gsellman gets the start for the Mets, with RHPs Addison Reed, Jeurys Familia, Hansel Robles, and Erik Goeddel, and LHPs Tom Gorzelanny and Jerry Blevins also scheduled to pitch.

Follow on Gameday here...

 

Tags: Addison Reed, Erik Goeddel, Hansel Robles, Jerry Blevins, Jeurys Familia, Robert Gsellman
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Mets Video Recap: Feb. 21 00:02:35
MetsBlog's Matt Cerrone and SNY Mets analyst Nelson Figueroa discuss the day's events at Spring Training in Port St. Lucie, Florida.

The Mets continued workouts at Tradition Field in Port St. Lucie on Tuesday...


The dynamic between David Wright and Jose Reyes has changed, as has their role on the Mets >> Read more

Reyes, Yoenis Cespedes, and Asdrubal Cabrera have been spending lots of time together at camp >> Read more...

Tags: Addison Reed, Asdrubal Cabrera, David Wright, Jeurys Familia, Jose Reyes, Travis d'Arnaud, Yoenis Cespedes
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Reed on becoming Mets closer 00:04:28
Reliever Addison Reed joins Mets Hot Stove to discuss his outlook for the 2017 season.

In the event Jeurys Familia begins the season under suspension, Addison Reed will be the team's closer and Fernando Salas will be his set-up man, Terry Collins said Monday.

"As of today, he would be that guy, because he has done it before and he's been successful at it," Collins said of Reed, who had a 1.97 ERA and identical 1.97 FIP in 80 games last season.

He and the Mets avoided salary arbitration in December, agreeing to a one-year deal worth $7.75 million, according to Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports.

Tags: Addison Reed, Jeurys Familia
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Mets Video Recap: Feb. 20 00:02:48
SNY's Steve Gelbs and Marc Carig of Newsday cover Monday at Mets camp, including Neil Walker rumors and a close look at Amed Rosario

The New York Mets seem comfortable together in spring training as they prepare for their first game on Friday. Team morale also seems high.

Contract discussions between second baseman Neil Walker and the Mets are "probably dead."

Shortstop Amed Rosario, one of the top prospects in baseball, said he has learned a great deal from Jose Reyes.

Manager Terry Collins said he sees upside in what Rosario and outfielder Michael Conforto, and also said Fernando Salas would step into the set-up role should Addison Reed become interim closer in the event Jeurys Familia is suspended under the MLB's domestic violence policy.

Tags: Addison Reed, Jeurys Familia, Michael Conforto, Neil Walker
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New York Mets relief pitcher Addison Reed (43) pitches during the eighth inning against the Washington Nationals at Nationals Park. (Tommy Gilligan)
New York Mets relief pitcher Addison Reed (43) pitches during the eighth inning against the Washington Nationals at Nationals Park. (Tommy Gilligan)

Many returning players on the Mets are arriving to Port St. Lucie with confidence that the team can build upon last year's Wild Card appearance and become the World Series-caliber team they were in 2015.

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Mets Hot Stove talks bullpen 00:02:48
Jim Duquette and Nelson Figueroa debate what the Mets options are as they look to add solid relievers in the bullpen.

First off, I was wrong. I recently argued in favor of the Mets signing Sergio Romo, but I've changed my mind. In the last few days, I've been talked out of Romo by friends in San Francisco, a former manager and one scout that has watched him closely the last few years.

"He's not their kind of a guy, and Sandy Alderson has to know that," one person said. "Plus, Terry would burn him out in a week."

I think this is probably right. The Mets have reportedly reached out to Romo, but I now doubt he's Alderson's top target.

Tags: Addison Reed, Jerry Blevins, Jeurys Familia, Robert Gsellman, Seth Lugo, Zack Wheeler, Matthew Cerrone
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 (Anthony Gruppuso/USA Today Sports Images)
(Anthony Gruppuso/USA Today Sports Images)

The Mets will avoid arbitration with RH reliever Addison Reed, agreeing to terms on a one-year deal worth $7.75 million, according to Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports.

Reed, 28, made $5.3 million last season.

He had a 1.97 ERA and identical 1.97 FIP with a 0.94 WHIP while striking out 91 in 77 2/3 innings (80 games) in 2016. 

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I expect Jeurys Familia will be suspended to start the season. If that's the case, Addison Reed will be the New York Mets' temporary closer. How the bullpen shakes out after that is still a bit of a mystery.

Will Jerry Blevins be back?

Blevins is reportedly seeking a three-year deal, probably worth $15-20 million. The Mets would love to have him back, and I'm sure he'd like to return, but there's no evidence that Sandy Alderson is interested in making this type of commitment to a relief pitcher, even Blevins.

Tags: Addison Reed, Hansel Robles, Jay Bruce, Jerry Blevins, Jeurys Familia, Josh Edgin, Josh Smoker, Robert Gsellman, Seth Lugo, Zack Wheeler, Matthew Cerrone
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Sep 6, 2016; Chicago, IL, USA; Chicago White Sox relief pitcher David Robertson (30) reacts after delivering a final out against the Detroit Tigers during the ninth inning at U.S. Cellular Field. The White Sox won 2-0. Mandatory Credit: Kamil Krzaczynski-USA TODAY Sports
Sep 6, 2016; Chicago, IL, USA; Chicago White Sox relief pitcher David Robertson (30) reacts after delivering a final out against the Detroit Tigers during the ninth inning at U.S. Cellular Field. The White Sox won 2-0. Mandatory Credit: Kamil Krzaczynski-USA TODAY Sports

The Mets have not ruled out exploring a trade for White Sox RH reliever David Robertson, a source recently told Newsday's Marc Carig.

Robertson, 31, will earn $12 million in 2017, $13 million in 2018, and then be a free agent.

He had a 3.47 ERA (3.58 FIP) and 37 saves for the White Sox last season, while striking out 75 batters in 64 innings.

In September, Robertson had arthroscopic surgery to clean up a meniscus issue in his left knee. However, the White Sox have repeatedly said he'll be 100 percent for the start of spring training.

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The Mets are looking to acquire a relief pitcher to help the bullpen, Sandy Alderson said during November's GM Meetings.


Mets relievers Jeurys Familia and Addison Reed (Credit: USA Today Sports Images).


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Alderson said Nov. 9 that - even before news that Jeurys Familia could be suspended for a domestic violence charge -- the Mets planned to acquire a relief pitcher this offseason who can help lessen the workload of Familia and Addison Reed.

Tags: Addison Reed, Hansel Robles, Jeurys Familia
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The Mets haven't really commented on what their payroll will look like next seaosn. But, the way I see it, they can probably add roughly $50 million to their payroll next season, which - right now - is projected to open around $105 million when you factor in raises and players under contract.

I explained my reasoning here earlier this week, which is more or less the same conclusion reached Thursday by ESPN.com's Adam Rubin...

That $105 million does not include Yoenis Cespedes, Bartolo Colon or Neil Walker.

Tags: Addison Reed, Asdrubal Cabrera, Bartolo Colon, Curtis Granderson, David Wright, Jacob deGrom, Jay Bruce, Jeurys Familia, Jose Reyes, Juan Lagares, Lucas Duda, Matt Harvey, Neil Walker, Rene Rivera, Travis d'Arnaud, Wilmer Flores, Yoenis Cespedes, Matthew Cerrone
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The Mets are going to need to acquire help for next year's bullpen. However, I can't see them signing a free-agent closer, like Aroldis Chapman or Kenley Jansen.Instead, I see them signing pitchers similar in value to what they've done in the past, especially since Jeurys Familia and Addison Reed will combine to earn roughly $20 million next season...

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Addison Reed stares down a pitch against the Diamondbacks in Arizona.  (USA Today)
Addison Reed stares down a pitch against the Diamondbacks in Arizona. (USA Today)

The Mets have 12 players eligible for arbitration this offseason. MLB Trade Rumors has calculated estimated salary figures of what each player is projected to receive through arbitration negotiations:

Player 2016 Salary MLBTR 2017
Josh Edgin $500,000 $800,000
Jeurys Familia $4,100,000 $8,800,000
Lucas Duda $4,200,000 $6,700,000
Matt Harvey $4,300,000 $5,200,000
Jacob deGrom $600,000 $4,500,000
Rene Rivera $443,000 $2,200,000
Addison Reed $5,200,000 $11,100,000
Wilmer Flores $520,000 $1,900,000
Travis d'Arnaud $540,000 $1,700,000
Justin Ruggiano $180,000 $1,500,000
Jim Henderson $507,000 $1,400,000
Zack Wheeler $546,000 $1,000,000
Total $21,636,000 $46,800,000

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Wow, that's a big raise for Reed. Of course, he had one of the greatest seasons ever by a set-up guy, so it's understandable.

Tags: Addison Reed, Jeurys Familia, Lucas Duda, Matt Harvey
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Terry Collins on Wild Card loss 00:07:13
New York Mets manager Terry Collins speaks to the media following the Mets' loss to the Giants in the NL Wild Card Game.

Jeurys Familia allowed a three-run home run to Conor Gillaspie with one out in the top of the ninth inning as the New York Mets' hopes to return to the World Series ended with a 3-0 loss to Madison Bumgarner and the San Francisco Giants in the wild card game on Wednesday at Citi Field.

In case you missed it…

  • Familia allowed a leadoff double to Brandon Crawford and a one-out walk to Joe Panik to bring up Gillaspie, who hit a three-run home run to right-center field to break a scoreless tie.
  • Bumgarner struck out six batters in a four-hit shutout. 
  • Addison Reed pitched out of a bases-loaded, two-out jam in the top of the eighth inning by striking out Hunter Pence.
  • Bumgarner got Asdrubal Cabrera to line out softly back to the mound with Ty Kelly on second base to end the bottom of the eighth inning.
  • Noah Syndergaard struck out 10 batters in seven scoreless innings and took a no-hitter into the sixth inning. He gave up two hits and three walks, throwing 70 of 108 pitches for strikes.
  • Denard Span broke up Syndergaard's no-hitter with a clean single with two outs in the sixth inning.
  • Curtis Granderson made a run-saving catch to end the sixth inning when he made a running, over-the-shoulder catch and crashed into the wall to rob Brandon Belt of an extra-base hit.

What's next…

The Giants face Jon Lester and the Chicago Cubs in Game 1 of the NLDS on Friday at 9:15 p.m. ET.

The Mets' season is over.

Tags: Addison Reed, Asdrubal Cabrera, Curtis Granderson, Jeurys Familia, Noah Syndergaard, San Francisco Giants, Ty Kelly
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 (Noah K. Murray)
(Noah K. Murray)

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Left-handed batters are hitting .196 against Mets right-handed reliever Addison Reed. They're batting .381 against left-handed reliever Josh Smoker. Yet, last night in the eighth inning, with the Mets up 3-2, Terry Collins pulled Reed in favor of Smoker to face the left-handed hitting Freddie Freeman.

Tags: Addison Reed, Atlanta Braves, James Loney, Jeurys Familia, Josh Smoker
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The Mets are no longer to trade for a reliever, a person familiar with the team's thinking recently said, according to a Aug. 23 report by MLB.com's Anthony DiComo

However, later that day, Jon Niese was put on the disabled list, 24 hours after Steven Matz was put on the disabled list.

The Mets recently called up Triple-A starting pitcher Robert Gsellman to use in the bullpen, but he's now expected to replace Niese in the rotation.

Tags: Addison Reed, Hansel Robles, Jeurys Familia, Jim Henderson
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Mets setup-man Addison Reed took over the franchise record for holds in a season on Sunday. However, during the eighth inning on Monday, he surrendered two runs (one inherited) as the Yankees tied the game.

Reed had not allowed a run since June 25, spanning 16 innings, during which he struck out 26 batters and gave up just seven hits.

The Yankees loaded the bases with no outs in the 10th inning against Seth Lugo, who gave up a tie-breaking sacrifice fly to Starlin Castro.

Tags: Addison Reed, Jerry Blevins, Seth Lugo
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Post Game Extra: Mets lose, 6-5 00:02:53
Matt Reynolds belted a three-run homer for the Mets but it wasn't enough as they lost to the Yankees, 6-5 in 10 innings Monday night.

Starlin Castro's sacrifice fly in the 10th lifted the Yankees to a come-from-behind 5-4 win over the Mets on Monday night at Citi Field.

Tags: Addison Reed, Matt Reynolds, Seth Lugo
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Starlin Castro (Brad Penner/USA Today Sports Images)
Starlin Castro (Brad Penner/USA Today Sports Images)

Starlin Castro hit a sac fly in the 10th inning off Seth Lugo to drive in Jacoby Ellsbury, and Dellin Betances escaped a 10th-inning jam to give the New York Yankees a 6-5 win over the New York Mets on Monday at Citi Field. >> Read more...

  • The Yankees loaded the bases off Lugo (0-1) with nobody out on a walk, a single and a bunt for a fielder's choice. Ben Gamel laid down a sacrifice bunt, but Lugo's throw to third base was a split second late. Two batters later, Castro hit a deep sac fly to right field to break a 5-5 tie.
  • Betances struck out Curtis Granderson with runners on second and third to end the game to record his first save since Oct. 1, 2015. James Loney led off the 10th inning with a double and advanced to third on a sac bunt. Betances hit Alejandro de Aza, who advanced to second on a groundout. Betances struck out Granderson on three pitches.
  • Adam Warren (1-0) pitched two scoreless innings of relief for the win.
  • Didi Gregorius tied the game with a two-out, two-run single in the top of the eighth inning off Addison Reed. The Yankees had runners on the corners with two outs, but a wild pitch allowed pinch runner Ronald Torreyes to advance to second and score on Gregorius' single.
  • Matt Reynolds hit a three-run home run off CC Sabathia in the sixth inning that turned a 3-2 deficit into a 5-3 Mets lead.
  • Brett Gardner broke a 1-1 tie with an RBI double in the fifth inning, then scored on Ellsbury's RBI single that gave the Yankees a 3-1 lead.
  • Michael Conforto made it 3-2 with an RBI double in the bottom of the fifth.
  • Sabathia allowed five runs, eight hits and three walks in 5 2/3 innings. 
  • Logan Verrett gave up three runs, four hits and three walks in five innings.
  • Wilmer Flores homered in the second inning to give the Mets an early 1-0 lead.
  • Ellsbury scored on a Verrett wild pitch that tied the game at 1 in the fourth inning.

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A new era may have begun in the Yankees organization, but the 2016 squad still needs to compete. They did just that, battling back to tie the score in the eighth inning, and taking the lead in the 10th inning with the eventual winning run.

Tags: Adam Warren, Addison Reed, Brett Gardner, CC Sabathia, Dellin Betances, Didi Gregorius, Jacoby Ellsbury, Logan Verrett, Matt Reynolds, Michael Conforto, Ronald Torreyes, Seth Lugo, Starlin Castro, Wilmer Flores
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New York Mets relief pitcher Addison Reed (Anthony Gruppuso/USA Today Sports Images)
New York Mets relief pitcher Addison Reed (Anthony Gruppuso/USA Today Sports Images)

New York Mets manager Terry Collins praised relievers Addison Reed and Jeurys Familia for shutting down the Colorado Rockies in the eighth and ninth innings in Sunday's 6-4 win at Citi Field.

After Neil Walker's three-run home run gave the Mets a lead, Reed and Familia shut the door, striking out five of the seven batters they faced en route to Familia's league-leading 37th save of the year.

"What Jeurys has done, I'd have to say Addison Reed has been an accomplice to it all," Collins said Thursday, according to MLB.com's Joshua Needelman. "When it came to picking the All-Star team, one of the things I heard from two or three managers was, 'You know what, their closers are having big years, but their setup guys were the guys who really needed consideration.' I said, 'I know exactly what you're talking about, because I've got one.'"

Tags: Addison Reed, Colorado Rockies, Jeurys Familia, Neil Walker
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New York Mets relief pitcher Antonio Bastardo (59) pitches against the Pittsburgh Pirates during the sixth inning at PNC Park. (Charles LeClaire)
New York Mets relief pitcher Antonio Bastardo (59) pitches against the Pittsburgh Pirates during the sixth inning at PNC Park. (Charles LeClaire)

Maggie Wiggin, MetsBlog.com

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After a blistering start during which the Mets bullpen was the best in baseball, they've hit a cold streak that's dropped them to 8th.

Tags: Addison Reed, Carlos Torres, Hansel Robles, Jerry Blevins, Jeurys Familia, Logan Verrett, Tyler Clippard, Maggie Wiggin
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