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Jun 1, 2018; New York City, NY, USA; New York Mets first baseman Adrian Gonzalez (23) hits a two RBI single against the Chicago Cubs during the eighth inning at Citi Field. Mandatory Credit: Andy Marlin-USA TODAY Sports (Andy Marlin)
Jun 1, 2018; New York City, NY, USA; New York Mets first baseman Adrian Gonzalez (23) hits a two RBI single against the Chicago Cubs during the eighth inning at Citi Field. Mandatory Credit: Andy Marlin-USA TODAY Sports (Andy Marlin)

Adrian Gonzalez' brief Mets career is over. And he -- and his daughter -- thanked Mets fans in a Twitter video on Tuesday night.

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Apr 27, 2018; San Diego, CA, USA; New York Mets general manager Sandy Alderson looks on before a game against the San Diego Padres at Petco Park. Mandatory Credit: Jake Roth-USA TODAY Sports (Jake Roth)
Apr 27, 2018; San Diego, CA, USA; New York Mets general manager Sandy Alderson looks on before a game against the San Diego Padres at Petco Park. Mandatory Credit: Jake Roth-USA TODAY Sports (Jake Roth)

Mets GM Sandy Alderson said a ton during his conference call on Tuesday. In case you missed it, here's what you need to know... 


The Mets are still considering whether to demote the struggling Michael Conforto to Triple-A Las Vegas. >> READ MORE

Noah Syndergaard is getting a second opinion on his finger injury, though nothing new happened injury-wise. >> READ MORE

 

Tags: Adrian Gonzalez, Dominic Smith, Jose Reyes, Michael Conforto, Noah Syndergaard, Wilmer Flores, Yoenis Cespedes, Danny Abriano
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Jun 10, 2018; New York City, NY, USA; New York Mets first baseman Adrian Gonzalez (23) at Citi Field. Mandatory Credit: Wendell Cruz-USA TODAY Sports (Wendell Cruz)
Jun 10, 2018; New York City, NY, USA; New York Mets first baseman Adrian Gonzalez (23) at Citi Field. Mandatory Credit: Wendell Cruz-USA TODAY Sports (Wendell Cruz)

Mets GM Sandy Alderson said the team was going to wait and see if 1B Adrian Gonzalez could bounce back from his struggles. 

Well, that wait was over on Sunday when the team decided to release him following a 2-0 win over the Yankees. Gonzalez was mired in a slump for weeks at that point, and Alderson said the team simply couldn't wait on a resurgence any longer. 

"The last 15 games, his OPS was right about .500, which is not great," Alderson said during a conference call on Tuesday. "Overall, below .700. Also not great."

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Alderson addresses Reyes status 00:02:27
Mets GM Sandy Alderson answers questions about the status of Jose Reyes, and makes it clear that roster spots will be earned on merit.

With Adrian Gonzalez released by the Mets due to his struggles, many are wondering when Mets GM Sandy Alderson will let INF Jose Reyes go. 

Reyes has been struggling all season with a .149/.213/.203 slashline over 74 at-bats. But, unlike Gonzalez, Reyes has a long history with the Mets. Though Alderson said he is very aware of what Reyes has accomplished with the team over his career, he admitted to the media during a conference call on Tuesday that any decisions on whether or not to let go of a certain player is based off merits...

Danny Abriano, SNY.tv | Twitter | Whether or not you believe Reyes has been given the best opportunity to succeed with the Mets this season, the fact right now is that he doesn't offer even average production in any facet of the game. At the moment, Reyes is one of the worst hitters in the league, one of the worst defensive players in the league, and he doesn't even provide much speed/stolen base ability when he's called upon to pinch run. And while he hasn't gotten a ton of at-bats or time in the field in 2018, this jack of all trades bench role is the role he signed up for. And the role the Mets signed him for. If he can't do it, that's all that matters...

Tags: Adrian Gonzalez, Jose Reyes, Scott Thompson
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Feb. 2018: Mets 1B prospect Peter Alonso takes BP in St. Lucie. Credit: Matthew Cerrone, MetsBlog
Feb. 2018: Mets 1B prospect Peter Alonso takes BP in St. Lucie. Credit: Matthew Cerrone, MetsBlog

If you have been holding your breath waiting for the Mets to call up 23-year-old first baseman Peter Alonso, you should probably stop.

The Mets have no plans to bring Alonso to the majors this season "no matter what," Mets radio announcer Howie Rose said on Sunday night, citing a "pretty strong source" within the organization. 

Adrian Gonzalez was released after Sunday night's win over the Yankees, with Dominic Smith on the way from Triple-A Las Vegas to join the team before Tuesday night's game in Atlanta...

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Jun 1, 2018; New York City, NY, USA; New York Mets first baseman Adrian Gonzalez (23) hits a two RBI single against the Chicago Cubs during the eighth inning at Citi Field. Mandatory Credit: Andy Marlin-USA TODAY Sports (Andy Marlin)
Jun 1, 2018; New York City, NY, USA; New York Mets first baseman Adrian Gonzalez (23) hits a two RBI single against the Chicago Cubs during the eighth inning at Citi Field. Mandatory Credit: Andy Marlin-USA TODAY Sports (Andy Marlin)

The Mets released struggling 1B Adrian Gonzalez after Sunday's 2-0 win over the Yankees and announced they will promote first baseman Dominic Smith from Triple-A Las Vegas in advance of Tuesday's game in Atlanta against the Braves.

The 36-year-old Gonzalez, who went 0-for-3 with three strikeouts on Sunday, hit .237 with a .299 OBP and .373 SLG in 54 games (169 at-bats) for the Mets this season. He was in the midst of a 1-for-22 slump at the time of his release and had hit just one home run since May 7. 

Gonzalez was signed before the season, with the Mets all but guaranteeing him the starting job before Spring Training began. He started off April cold, though his advanced statistics suggested he was hitting in to bad luck. After a solid May, Gonzalez fell off badly in June. And his struggles making contact recently (he had six strikeouts in his last nine at-bats) were glaring...

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Jun 1, 2018; New York City, NY, USA; New York Mets first baseman Adrian Gonzalez (23) hits a two RBI single against the Chicago Cubs during the eighth inning at Citi Field. Mandatory Credit: Andy Marlin-USA TODAY Sports (Andy Marlin)
Jun 1, 2018; New York City, NY, USA; New York Mets first baseman Adrian Gonzalez (23) hits a two RBI single against the Chicago Cubs during the eighth inning at Citi Field. Mandatory Credit: Andy Marlin-USA TODAY Sports (Andy Marlin)

The Mets released struggling 1B Adrian Gonzalez after Sunday's 2-0 win over the Yankees and announced they will promote first baseman Dominic Smith from Triple-A Las Vegas in advance of Tuesday's game in Atlanta against the Braves.

The 36-year-old Gonzalez, who went 0-for-3 with three strikeouts on Sunday, hit .237 with a .299 OBP and .373 SLG in 54 games (169 at-bats) for the Mets this season. He was in the midst of a 1-for-22 slump at the time of his release and had hit just one home run since May 7. 

Gonzalez was signed before the season, with the Mets all but guaranteeing him the starting job before Spring Training began. He started off April cold, though his advanced statistics suggested he was hitting in to bad luck. After a solid May, Gonzalez fell off badly in June. And his struggles making contact recently (he had six strikeouts in his last nine at-bats) were glaring...

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Cadillac Post Game Extra 00:02:13
Gary Cohen, Ron Darling and Keith Hernandez discuss Jacob deGrom's misfortune and the Mets' silent bats.

The Mets suffered their seventh straight loss as the Yankees took the first game in the Subway Series, 4-1, at Citi Field.

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Tags: Adrian Gonzalez, Brandon Nimmo, Jacob deGrom, Jay Bruce, Todd Frazier
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Apr 8, 2018; Binghamton, NY, USA; Binghamton Rumble Ponies first baseman Peter Alonso (16) (Gregory Fisher)
Apr 8, 2018; Binghamton, NY, USA; Binghamton Rumble Ponies first baseman Peter Alonso (16) (Gregory Fisher)

Danny Abriano, SNY.tv | TwitterWith the Mets at 27-32, GM Sandy Alderson says the possibility of a rebuild is 'remote,' and that he believes the team will overcome their current struggles as they try to reach the postseason.

But in order to help the Mets emerge from their offensive malaise and get back on track, there needs to be more aggression when it comes to upgrades to the 25-man roster. In that vein, slugging Double-A Binghamton first baseman Peter Alonso says hi. 

The 23-year-old Alonso is hitting .316/.453/.596 with 15 HR in 58 games this season for Binghamton -- entering Thursday with the fourth-highest OPS in all of the minors. And he's the kind of right-handed power bat the team is in desperate need of...

Tags: Adrian Gonzalez, Dominic Smith, Danny Abriano
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The booth talks the bullpen 00:01:53
Gary Cohen, Keith Hernandez and Ron Darling discuss the struggles of the Mets bullpen and the options for Mickey Callaway moving forward.

Brandon Nimmo provided the Mets with an early lead and Zack Wheeler allowed two runs in six-plus innings, but the Cubs scored five runs against New York's bullpen and went on to win, 7-4.

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

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

1) Brandon Nimmo gave the Mets a 2-0 lead in the third inning with a two-run homer, his seventh of the season.

Tags: Adrian Gonzalez, Brandon Nimmo, Paul Sewald, Zack Wheeler
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Tags: Adrian Gonzalez, Amed Rosario, Brandon Nimmo, Jay Bruce
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With the Mets holding on to a 3-1 lead, the Braves were knocking on the door after back-to-back hits from Ozzie Albies and Freddie Freeman. But, with one out and runners at the corners, Amed Rosario began a 6-4-3 double play with a beautiful dive and flip to Asdrubal Cabrera.

Cabrera bare-handed the flip and threw a dagger to first to get out of the jam.

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New York Mets infielder Dominic Smith tosses a ball during spring training baseball practice Friday, Feb. 16, 2018, in Port St. Lucie, Fla. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)  (Jeff Roberson/AP)
New York Mets infielder Dominic Smith tosses a ball during spring training baseball practice Friday, Feb. 16, 2018, in Port St. Lucie, Fla. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson) (Jeff Roberson/AP)

Danny Abriano, SNY.tv | Twitter | With the Mets down to three healthy outfielders on their 25-man roster -- and with zero outfielders on their 40-man roster beyond those three -- Dominic Smith (yes, Dominic Smith) made his professional outfield debut over the weekend with Triple-A Las Vegas. The slimmed-down Smith started in right field on Saturday night, and threw a runner out at second base.

Mets manager Mickey Callaway smirked prior to Sunday's game while addressing the Smith-to-the-outfield thing -- not because the idea of Smith being out there is crazy, but because it was done due to the fact that the Mets are simply running out of healthy outfielders.  At the moment, Wilmer Flores and Phillip Evans are the Mets' backup outfielders. 

"The way he's been moving around, the way he's been working, he's a really good athlete," Callaway said about Smith. "With the injuries we've had, it makes some sense for him to go out in right field and get some reps. ... This only gives Dom another option to be able to make it back up here and contribute." In the short-term, if Smith can hack it in the outfield, it will give the Mets an option to turn to if another outfielder is lost due to injury. The long-term options are even more interesting...

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Apr 5, 2018; Washington, DC, USA; New York Mets right fielder Jay Bruce (19) jogs up the firstbase line after hitting a grand slam off Washington Nationals relief pitcher Brandon Kintzler (not pictured) during the seventh inning at Nationals Park. New York Mets defeated Washington Nationals 8-2. Mandatory Credit: Tommy Gilligan-USA TODAY Sports (Tommy Gilligan)
Apr 5, 2018; Washington, DC, USA; New York Mets right fielder Jay Bruce (19) jogs up the firstbase line after hitting a grand slam off Washington Nationals relief pitcher Brandon Kintzler (not pictured) during the seventh inning at Nationals Park. New York Mets defeated Washington Nationals 8-2. Mandatory Credit: Tommy Gilligan-USA TODAY Sports (Tommy Gilligan)

The Mets are in a serious rut, only one game over .500, after scoring just six runs over their last four games. In 11 games this month, they are averaging 2.4 runs per game -- by far the worst rate in baseball -- and gone 2-9 in that span.

There is talent, if not much depth, in the Mets lineup. Yoenis Cespedes, Todd Frazier, and Asdrubal Cabrera are all strong hitters, with Brandon Nimmo showing signs of a real breakout, and Adrian Gonzalez seemingly rescuing his career from the brink. So why has a team that showed a solidly average offensive ability for the first five weeks of the season suddenly fallen off a cliff?

To begin with, they simply are not making solid contact at all this month. Their hard hit rate is under 32 percent -- dead last in MLB -- and their soft hit rate is over 21 percent -- also dead last. They are not using the whole field, which makes them vulnerable to the shift, and are hitting more pop-ups than any other team. In light of this kind of a batted ball profile, their .269 batting average on balls in play for the month of May might even be considered overperforming.

Tags: Adrian Gonzalez, Amed Rosario, Asdrubal Cabrera, Brandon Nimmo, Jay Bruce, Jose Reyes, Juan Lagares, Michael Conforto, Todd Frazier, Yoenis Cespedes, Maggie Wiggin
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Apr 13, 2018; New York City, NY, USA; New York Mets manager Mickey Callaway (36) during first inning against Milwaukee Brewers at Citi Field. Mandatory Credit: Noah K. Murray-USA TODAY Sports (Noah K. Murray)
Apr 13, 2018; New York City, NY, USA; New York Mets manager Mickey Callaway (36) during first inning against Milwaukee Brewers at Citi Field. Mandatory Credit: Noah K. Murray-USA TODAY Sports (Noah K. Murray)

Things got weird for the Mets in the top of the first inning against the Reds in Cincinnati on Wednesday afternoon when they batted out of order and were charged with an out -- leaving Asdrubal Cabrera at second base.

The Mets' lineup card in the dugout (and in the Reds' dugout) had Brandon Nimmo leading off, followed by Wilmer Flores second and Cabrera third. However, the lineup card the Mets delivered to the umpires before the game had Nimmo, followed by Cabrera and Flores.

After Cabrera doubled with two outs in the first inning, Reds manager Jim Riggleman alerted the umpires, who charged the Mets with an out. That wasn't the end of the confusion, though...

Tags: Adrian Gonzalez, Asdrubal Cabrera, Jay Bruce, Wilmer Flores, Danny Abriano
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Cadillac Post Game Extra: 5/7 00:02:01
Keith Hernandez and Wayne Randazzo answer questions from fans after the Mets' 7-6 win over the Reds.

Adrian Gonzalez homered twice and finished with three hits and the Mets went deep a season-high four times to help snap their six-game losing streak after a 7-6 win over the Reds on Monday night at Great American Ball Park.

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

1) Michael Conforto and Jay Bruce also went deep for the Mets, who collected a season-best nine extra-base hits. Amed Rosario and Yoenis Cespedes both doubled twice while adding sacrifice flies. Gonzalez finished with three hits while Conforto, Rosario, Cespedes and Bruce chipped in with two apiece. Gonzalez and Bruce each collected two RBIs.

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Cadillac Post Game Extra 00:01:47
Gary Cohen and Keith Hernandez discuss the importance of the Mets' blowout victory against the Padres in San Diego on Sunday afternoon.

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

1) Adrian Gonzalez homered and drove in a season-high five runs, and nine Mets had at least two hits on their way to scoring a season-best 14 runs. Todd Frazier and Jose Reyes went deep and Asdrubal Cabrera drove in two runs as the Mets scored 10 times in the seventh and eighth innings to break open a 4-2 game.

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