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Aug 5, 2018; Philadelphia, PA, USA; Philadelphia Phillies second baseman Asdrubal Cabrera (13) hits a two RBI home run in front of Miami Marlins catcher Bryan Holaday (28) during the eighth inning at Citizens Bank Park. Mandatory Credit: Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports (Bill Streicher)
Aug 5, 2018; Philadelphia, PA, USA; Philadelphia Phillies second baseman Asdrubal Cabrera (13) hits a two RBI home run in front of Miami Marlins catcher Bryan Holaday (28) during the eighth inning at Citizens Bank Park. Mandatory Credit: Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports (Bill Streicher)

The Mets have met with the representative for free agent infielder Asdrubal Cabrera, reports Mike Puma of the New York Post, who says the Mets are seeking a player who can play second base (either as a starter or reserve) while also giving the team a backup shortstop option. The soon-to-be 33-year-old Cabrera hit .262/.316/.458 with 23 homers in 147 games last season split between the Mets and Phillies, who the Mets traded him to for RHP Franklyn Kilome

While the Mets have Jeff McNeil "penciled in" as their second baseman, according to GM Brodie Van Wagenen, they are in need of a backup shortstop since Jose Reyes' Mets career is over.

Danny Abriano, SNY.tv | Twitter | If the Mets are truly interested, a reunion with Cabrera as a jack-of-all-trades who can fill in at second base, shortstop, and third base makes sense. As someone who would potentially start on a team that hopes to contend, it does not...

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Aug 5, 2018; Philadelphia, PA, USA; Philadelphia Phillies second baseman Asdrubal Cabrera (13) hits a two RBI home run in front of Miami Marlins catcher Bryan Holaday (28) during the eighth inning at Citizens Bank Park. Mandatory Credit: Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports (Bill Streicher)
Aug 5, 2018; Philadelphia, PA, USA; Philadelphia Phillies second baseman Asdrubal Cabrera (13) hits a two RBI home run in front of Miami Marlins catcher Bryan Holaday (28) during the eighth inning at Citizens Bank Park. Mandatory Credit: Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports (Bill Streicher)

Asdrubal Cabrera, who the Mets traded to the Phillies late last month for Franklyn Kilome, hit a mammoth go-ahead homer for Philadelphia in the eighth inning on Sunday as they swept the Marlins.

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Cabrera shipped to the Phillies 00:04:39
The BNNY panel discusses the news that the Mets have traded Asdrubal Cabrera to the Philadelphia Phillies for a Minor League prospect.

The Mets traded infielder Asdrubal Cabrera to the Philadelphia Phillies on Friday, sources told SNY.tv's Andy Martino.

In exchange, the Mets acquired 23-year-old RHP Franklyn Kilome, who is ranked as the Phillies' No. 10 prospect by MLB.com.

Cabrera, 32, was hitting .277 with 18 home runs and 58 RBIs in 98 games this season. He is in the final year of a three-year, $24.75 million deal...

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New York Mets second baseman Asdrubal Cabrera throws to first base to complete a double play against the Pittsburgh Pirates during the seventh inning at PNC Park. (Charles LeClaire/USA TODAY Sports)
New York Mets second baseman Asdrubal Cabrera throws to first base to complete a double play against the Pittsburgh Pirates during the seventh inning at PNC Park. (Charles LeClaire/USA TODAY Sports)

Andy Martino, SNY.tv | Twitter |

Teams engaged with the Mets on trade talks expected on Friday morning that Asdrubal Cabrera will be traded soon.

Cabrera will not bring back much value, but the Mets are likely to move on him before turning full attention to Zack Wheeler, who should net a team's top 10 prospect.

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Jul 14, 2018; New York City, NY, USA; New York Mets second baseman Asdrubal Cabrera (13) has Washington Nationals right fielder Juan Soto (22) out but fails to complete the double play during the eighth inning at Citi Field. Mandatory Credit: Anthony Gruppuso-USA TODAY Sports
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Jul 14, 2018; New York City, NY, USA; New York Mets second baseman Asdrubal Cabrera (13) has Washington Nationals right fielder Juan Soto (22) out but fails to complete the double play during the eighth inning at Citi Field. Mandatory Credit: Anthony Gruppuso-USA TODAY Sports (Anthony Gruppuso)

Mets 2B Asdrubal Cabrera has been oft-involved in trade rumors ahead of the trade deadline on July 31. With the Mets selling, Cabrera's future looms over every at-bat.

In the team's Thursday night over the Pirates Cabrera starred, going 3-5 with a double, home run (18) and four RBI. After the game, Cabrera commented on trade rumors.

"This is my team right now and I'm thinking much about it," Cabrera said. "I just come here and do my job. New York Mets, this is my team. Whatever happens, I can't control that. I just come here and do my best and help the team to win."

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Gary and Keith talk McNeil 00:02:04
Gary Cohen and Keith Hernandez share their early impressions of Jeff McNeil and discuss how he fits the Mets moving forward.

Asdrubal Cabrera homered and drove in a season-high four runs as the Mets defeated the Pirates, 12-6, for their third straight win on Thursday night at PNC Park.

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

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1) Cabrera snapped an 0-for-16 skid with an RBI double in the third inning and connected on a two-run homer in the fourth, his 18th of the season. He added an RBI groundout during the Mets' three-run seventh and doubled in the ninth.

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Jul 1, 2018; Miami, FL, USA; New York Mets second baseman Asdrubal Cabrera (13) connects for a solo home run in the third inning against the Miami Marlins at Marlins Park. Mandatory Credit: Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports (Jasen Vinlove)
Jul 1, 2018; Miami, FL, USA; New York Mets second baseman Asdrubal Cabrera (13) connects for a solo home run in the third inning against the Miami Marlins at Marlins Park. Mandatory Credit: Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports (Jasen Vinlove)

Mets 2B Asdrubal Cabrera knocks his 18th home run of the season.

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May 8, 2018; Cincinnati, OH, USA; New York Mets shortstop Asdrubal Cabrera (13) against the Cincinnati Reds at Great American Ball Park. Mandatory Credit: Aaron Doster-USA TODAY Sports (Aaron Doster)
May 8, 2018; Cincinnati, OH, USA; New York Mets shortstop Asdrubal Cabrera (13) against the Cincinnati Reds at Great American Ball Park. Mandatory Credit: Aaron Doster-USA TODAY Sports (Aaron Doster)

The Mets have seen consistent interest in infielder Asdrubal Cabrera.

However, I still expect him to get moved through waivers during August instead of before next week's non-waiver trade deadline. The fact is, Cabrera is earning decent money, he's been struggling since early June and there are several other options available for teams in need of an infielder.

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Ricco on trade deadline 00:00:35
Mets assistant general manager John Ricco discusses what the Mets plan to do before the trade deadline after learning about Cespedes injury.

The loss of Yoenis Cespedes for at minimum a significant chunk of next season raises the question of whether the Mets would now be more likely to trade Jacob deGrom and enter a rebuilding phase. But there are too many variables to make that connection.

The Mets don't yet know who their GM will be next season, are remain extremely disinclined to ever trade deGrom, despite his hope to be either extended or relocated. 

My takeaway from reporting on Wednesday morning is that Cespedes' injury is news about Cespedes alone, and everything else with this franchise beyond this month is TBD. Much more pressing is Tuesday's trade deadline, and here's what we know...

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Cabrera gets ejected in fifth 00:00:27
Mets third baseman Asdrubal Cabrera gets called out on a check swing and disagrees with the call, which leads to his ejection.

Mets 2B Asdrubal Cabrera was ejected from the Mets game against the Yankees on Saturday afternoon after spiking his bat in the 5th inning. Cabrera disagreed with the third base umpire's ruling that he went around for strike three on a check swing. 

With the Mets down 4-1, Cabrera was at bat with two runners on base with the chance to claw the team back in the game. With two strikes, Yankees RHP Sonny Gray spun a breaking ball in the dirt and Cabrera attempted to check his swing.

Upon being called out, Cabrera spiked his bat in disagreement near Austin Romine as the catcher worked to retrieve the ball in the dirt. 

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Asdrubal Cabrera (13) Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports (Brad Penner)
Asdrubal Cabrera (13) Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports (Brad Penner)

Coming back from the All-Star break, the Mets began their second half with a Subway Series rematch with the Yankees, this time on the road. And they were the ones to strike first in this one. 

It was Mets 2B Asdrubal Cabrera who stayed on a 1-2 curveball and laced it down the right-field line to score Brandon Nimmo

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Washington Nationals right fielder Juan Soto steals second base with New York Mets second baseman Asdrubal Cabrera missing the throw during the seventh inning of the game at Citi Field. (Gregory Fisher/USA TODAY Sports)
Washington Nationals right fielder Juan Soto steals second base with New York Mets second baseman Asdrubal Cabrera missing the throw during the seventh inning of the game at Citi Field. (Gregory Fisher/USA TODAY Sports)

Despite leaving Sunday's game and undergoing X-rays on his right hand, Mets infielder Asdrubal Cabrera expects to be healthy once the All-Star break ends.

Cabrera left Sunday's game after the seventh inning after he attempted to barehand a wild Anthony Swarzak pickoff throw, though X-rays came back negative.

He said his hand is swollen but believes he will be ready to play on Friday when the Mets open the second half with a three-game series against the Yankees.

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Gary, Keith and Ron talk trades 00:01:47
Gary Cohen, Keith Hernandez and Ron Darling discuss the potential trade values of Asdrubal Cabrera, Jeurys Familia and Jerry Blevins.

Despite three solo homers, the Mets were unable to rally from a three-run deficit and fell to the Nationals, 5-4, on Thursday night at Citi Field.

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

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

1) Steven Matz was charged with three runs on eight hits and two walks with four strikeouts over 6 1/3 innings. He surrendered a two-run homer to Anthony Rendon in the first and a solo shot to the Nats' third baseman in the third. Matz (4-7) allowed three earned runs or fewer for the 11th time in his last 13 starts.

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Zack Wheeler (45) Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports (Brad Penner)
Zack Wheeler (45) Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports (Brad Penner)

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Zack Wheeler has joined Jeurys Familia and Asdrubal Cabrera as the Mets most likely to be traded this month, although surprises remain possible, and no one is untouchable.

Familia and Cabrera are the obvious trade candidates, because both are free agents at the end of the season. Wheeler has one additional year of control, and teams are showing interest. If the Mets can get, say, a top ten prospect and another depth piece, they will likely move him. Wilmer Flores has less value, but could also go. The Yankees have checked in on Wheeler - but, as always, it's hard to imagine the teams actually working out a deal...

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Jul 6, 2018; New York City, NY, USA; New York Mets second baseman Asdrubal Cabrera (13) hits an RBI single against the Tampa Bay Rays in the third inning at Citi Field. Mandatory Credit: Noah K. Murray-USA TODAY Sports  (Noah K. Murray)
Jul 6, 2018; New York City, NY, USA; New York Mets second baseman Asdrubal Cabrera (13) hits an RBI single against the Tampa Bay Rays in the third inning at Citi Field. Mandatory Credit: Noah K. Murray-USA TODAY Sports (Noah K. Murray)

Mest 2B Asdrubal Cabrera is not in the starting lineup on Wednesday night -- a night after leaving Tuesday's game early due to re-aggravating a hyperextended elbow.

Mets manager Mickey Callaway had said Cabrera should be able to play on Wednesday.

Cabrera seemed to be injured after a bang-bang play at second base. During that play, Philadelphia's Nick Williams was attempting to steal the base and Cabrera was applying a tag after a throw from catcher Devin Mesoraco

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Jul 6, 2018; New York City, NY, USA; Tampa Bay Rays third baseman Daniel Robertson (28) is tagged out stealing second base by New York Mets second baseman Asdrubal Cabrera (13) in the fifth inning at Citi Field. Mandatory Credit: Noah K. Murray-USA TODAY Sports  (Noah K. Murray)
Jul 6, 2018; New York City, NY, USA; Tampa Bay Rays third baseman Daniel Robertson (28) is tagged out stealing second base by New York Mets second baseman Asdrubal Cabrera (13) in the fifth inning at Citi Field. Mandatory Credit: Noah K. Murray-USA TODAY Sports (Noah K. Murray)

Mest 2B Asdrubal Cabrera left Tuesday night's game against the Phillies after re-aggravating a hyperextended elbow, according to Mickey Callaway.

Callaway said Cabrera should be able to play on Wednesday.

Cabrera seemed to be injured after a bang-bang play at second base. During that play, Philadelphia's Nick Williams was attempting to steal the base and Cabrera was applying a tag after a throw from catcher Devin Mesoraco

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Jul 6, 2018; New York City, NY, USA; New York Mets second baseman Asdrubal Cabrera (13) hits an RBI single against the Tampa Bay Rays in the third inning at Citi Field. Mandatory Credit: Noah K. Murray-USA TODAY Sports  (Noah K. Murray)
Jul 6, 2018; New York City, NY, USA; New York Mets second baseman Asdrubal Cabrera (13) hits an RBI single against the Tampa Bay Rays in the third inning at Citi Field. Mandatory Credit: Noah K. Murray-USA TODAY Sports (Noah K. Murray)

Mets infielder Asdrubal Cabrera is among several players the Dodgers are looking into acquiring as the July 31 non-waiver trade deadline approaches, according to Yahoo! Sports' Jeff Passan.

The Dodgers are among the teams to strongly pursue Orioles shortstop Manny Machado, but Passan reports they are looking for other players, and that list includes the Reds' Scooter Gennett, the Twins' Brian Dozier and Cabrera, who was hitting .280 with 15 home runs and 49 RBIs entering Monday.

Passan's report comes shortly after The Athletic's Ken Rosenthal reported the Yankees were among the teams to increase their interest in Machado, the 26-year-old four-time All-Star who is hitting .313 with 21 home runs and 60 RBIs.

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Wilmer Flores hit a walk-off home run in the bottom of the 10th inning to lift the Mets past the Phillies, 4-3, in the first game of Monday's doubleheader at Citi Field.

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

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1) Pinch-hitting for Tim Peterson, Flores connected on his eighth home run and his eighth career walk-off hit and franchise-record 10th walk-off RBI. It marked the fourth walk-off for Flores this season and his second via a homer. It was the Mets' second walk-off homer of the homestand after Jose Bautista's grand slam Friday night.

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Apr 3, 2017; New York City, NY, USA; General view of fans outside Citi Field before a game between the New York Mets and the Atlanta Braves. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports (Brad Penner)
Apr 3, 2017; New York City, NY, USA; General view of fans outside Citi Field before a game between the New York Mets and the Atlanta Braves. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports (Brad Penner)

Asdrubal Cabrera got the Mets on the board with a solo homer on Monday afternoon at Citi Field.

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Jul 6, 2018; New York City, NY, USA; New York Mets right fielder Jose Bautista (11) hits a game winning grand slam in the ninth inning against the Tampa Bay Rays at Citi Field. Mandatory Credit: Noah K. Murray-USA TODAY Sports (Noah K. Murray)
Jul 6, 2018; New York City, NY, USA; New York Mets right fielder Jose Bautista (11) hits a game winning grand slam in the ninth inning against the Tampa Bay Rays at Citi Field. Mandatory Credit: Noah K. Murray-USA TODAY Sports (Noah K. Murray)

Mets RF Jose Bautista hit a walk-off grand slam to win it for the Mets on Friday night.

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Apple and Darling on Mets' win 00:01:46
Gary Apple and Ron Darling discuss Seth Lugo's solid performance out of the bullpen in the Mets' 6-3 win over Toronto.

The Mets had the lead again in Toronto, but this time, they kept it to the end as the split the two-game series with the Blue Jays after a 6-3 victory on Wednesday night. 

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Tags: Asdrubal Cabrera, Corey Oswalt, Jerry Blevins, Jeurys Familia, Michael Conforto, Robert Gsellman, Seth Lugo, Todd Frazier
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Apple and Darling on Mets' win 00:01:46
Gary Apple and Ron Darling discuss Seth Lugo's solid performance out of the bullpen in the Mets' 6-3 win over Toronto.

The Mets had the lead again in Toronto, but this time, they kept it to the end as the split the two-game series with the Blue Jays after a 6-3 victory on Wednesday night. 

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

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

Tags: Asdrubal Cabrera, Corey Oswalt, Jerry Blevins, Jeurys Familia, Michael Conforto, Robert Gsellman, Seth Lugo, Todd Frazier
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Mets 3B Todd Frazier hit an RBI double in the top of the eighth inning to drive in Asdrubal Cabrera.

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The benches and bullpens emptied for the Mets and Pirates on Tuesday night when Josh Harrison's slide in to second baseman Asdrubal Cabrera in the eighth inning broke up a would-be inning-ending double play.

From the mound, Jeurys Familia started screaming at Harrison, who jawed back. And as players rushed in from the dugouts and bullpens, Cabrera's first move was to ... hug Harrison.

Familia left the ballpark without addressing reporters, but Cabrera and Harrison both felt the slide was a good, clean baseball play. And they were right. 

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The Mets will be pitched by teams looking to acquire Jacob deGrom and Noah Syndergaard. However, despite all the buzz, I expect both pitchers will continue being Mets at least through the next two seasons.

Frankly, the only way I see either of these two pitchers being traded is if a new GM and front office takes the wheel. Otherwise, it's ride or die with deGrom and Syndergaard for Sandy Alderson. 

Similarly, while there will be interest in (and it's worth listening to offers for) Seth Lugo and Robert Gsellman, my hunch is Alderson would prefer to keep them as well -- especially given the delicate state of his rotation.

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Nimmo gives the Mets the lead 00:01:12
Brandon Nimmo hits a two-run homer off Brad Boxberger to give the Mets a 4-3 lead with two outs in the ninth inning in Arizona.

Mets outfielder Brandon Nimmo hit a two-out, two-run go-ahead home run in the top of the ninth inning to key a comeback victory in Sunday's 5-3 win over the Arizona Diamondbacks at Chase Field.

Nimmo's home run off Brad Boxberger turned a 3-2 deficit into a 4-3 lead, and Asdrubal Cabrera followed with a solo homer as the Mets won back-to-back games for the first time since May 18-21, when they won four in a row.

"To come back and get a win like that," manager Mickey Callaway told reporters after the game, "that was something that we were doing early on, feels like three years old, but that was a really good win for us."

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Nimmo gives the Mets the lead 00:01:12
Brandon Nimmo hits a two-run homer off Brad Boxberger to give the Mets a 4-3 lead with two outs in the ninth inning in Arizona.

Mets outfielder Brandon Nimmo hit a two-out, two-run go-ahead home run in the top of the ninth inning to key a comeback victory in Sunday's 5-3 win over the Arizona Diamondbacks at Chase Field.

Nimmo's home run off Brad Boxberger turned a 3-2 deficit into a 4-3 lead, and Asdrubal Cabrera followed with a solo homer as the Mets won back-to-back games for the first time since May 18-21, when they won four in a row.

"To come back and get a win like that," manager Mickey Callaway told reporters after the game, "that was something that we were doing early on, feels like three years old, but that was a really good win for us."

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May 24, 2018; Milwaukee, WI, USA; New York Mets second baseman Asdrubal Cabrera (13) hits a double to drive in two runs in the fifth inning during the game against the Milwaukee Brewers at Miller Park. Mandatory Credit: Benny Sieu-USA TODAY Sports (Benny Sieu)
May 24, 2018; Milwaukee, WI, USA; New York Mets second baseman Asdrubal Cabrera (13) hits a double to drive in two runs in the fifth inning during the game against the Milwaukee Brewers at Miller Park. Mandatory Credit: Benny Sieu-USA TODAY Sports (Benny Sieu)

Mets GM Sandy Alderson said the team is planning to play 2B Asdrubal Cabrera on Tuesday night against the Braves in Atlanta. 

Cabrera remained in New York on Monday with the team having left for Atlanta in advance of the series-opener. However, it appears he will be in the lineup after all.

Cabrera, who left Sunday night's 2-0 win against the Yankees before the fourth inning due to a tight left hamstring, was reevaluated Monday before a next step was determined...

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Asdrubal Cabrera Mandatory Credit: Andy Marlin-USA TODAY Sports (Andy Marlin)
Asdrubal Cabrera Mandatory Credit: Andy Marlin-USA TODAY Sports (Andy Marlin)

Mets second baseman Asdrubal Cabrera left Sunday's 2-0 win against the Yankees before the fourth inning with a tight left hamstring, the team announced.

Cabrera grounded out in both of his at-bats. In the first inning, he grabbed the back of his left leg after he slipped while running out of the batter's box.

He stayed in the game for two more innings and changed his cleats before he was replaced by Jose Reyes. Manager Mickey Callaway said Cabrera will be reassessed on Monday, however he added he does not think the injury warrants a stint on the disabled list.

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Jun 9, 2018; New York City, NY, USA; New York Yankees right fielder Aaron Judge (99) hits a home run against the New York Mets during the eighth inning of the game at Citi Field. Mandatory Credit: Gregory J. Fisher-USA TODAY Sports (Gregory Fisher)
Jun 9, 2018; New York City, NY, USA; New York Yankees right fielder Aaron Judge (99) hits a home run against the New York Mets during the eighth inning of the game at Citi Field. Mandatory Credit: Gregory J. Fisher-USA TODAY Sports (Gregory Fisher)

Domingo German turned in a quality start, Aaron Judge supplied the go-ahead home run, and the Yankees eked out a 4-3 win over the Mets on Saturday night at Citi FIeld.

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Mets talk eighth straight loss 00:01:54
Mickey Callaway, Steven Matz, Anthony Swarzak and Brandon Nimmo address the mistakes that led to the Mets' 4-3 loss to the Yankees.

Domingo German turned in a quality start, Aaron Judge supplied the go-ahead home run, and the Yankees eked out a 4-3 win over the Mets on Saturday night at Citi FIeld.

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

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Mets GM gets animated 00:03:51
Mets GM Sandy Alderson gets animated and colorful when talking to the media about how the team handles injuries.

Mets GM Sandy Alderson got animated and colorful on Thursday when discussing how the team handles injuries and the recovery process, including the recent approach with Noah Syndergaard, and the fact that Asdrubal Cabrera is playing while not 100 percent. 

"The first time we have a recurrence of an injury, you guys are gonna go nuts," Alderson said to the assembled media. "Ryan Church all over. It's like -- I've been here eight years. I don't even know who Ryan Church is, okay? But I know he's been in the lead sentence on more than one occasion over the last few years." 

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Though disarray has swept the Mets over this eight-game road trip, one positive light has certainly been the play of young SS Amed Rosario.

And his play was more than just great on Wednesday night. It was game-changing.

In the bottom of the eighth with a 3-1 lead, the Mets sent Jeurys Familia to the mound to face the Braves' heart of the lineup. After getting one out, Ozzie Albies and Freddie Freeman had back-to-back hits to put runners on the corners...

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May 29, 2018; Atlanta, GA, USA; New York Mets shortstop Asdrubal Cabrera (13) celebrates a home run with third base coach Glenn Sherlock (53) against the Atlanta Braves in the third inning at SunTrust Park. Mandatory Credit: Brett Davis-USA TODAY Sports
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May 29, 2018; Atlanta, GA, USA; New York Mets shortstop Asdrubal Cabrera (13) celebrates a home run with third base coach Glenn Sherlock (53) against the Atlanta Braves in the third inning at SunTrust Park. Mandatory Credit: Brett Davis-USA TODAY Sports (Brett Davis)

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May 24, 2018; Milwaukee, WI, USA; New York Mets second baseman Asdrubal Cabrera (13) hits a double to drive in two runs in the fifth inning during the game against the Milwaukee Brewers at Miller Park. Mandatory Credit: Benny Sieu-USA TODAY Sports (Benny Sieu)
May 24, 2018; Milwaukee, WI, USA; New York Mets second baseman Asdrubal Cabrera (13) hits a double to drive in two runs in the fifth inning during the game against the Milwaukee Brewers at Miller Park. Mandatory Credit: Benny Sieu-USA TODAY Sports (Benny Sieu)

Mets manager Mickey Callaway said INF Asdrubal Cabrera is slated to play on Sunday after he "tweaked" one of his knees during the Mets' loss to the Brewers on Saturday.

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Cadillac Post Game Extra: 5/21 00:01:42
Gary Cohen, Ron Darling and Keith Hernandez discuss the strong pitching of Jason Vargas and AJ Ramos in the Mets' 2-0 win over the Marlins.

Jason Vargas turned in his best outing of the season, tossing five two-hit innings as the Mets extended their winning streak to four games with a 2-0 win over the Marlins on Monday night at Citi Field.

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

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1) Vargas (1-3) came into the game having allowed 34 baserunners in 12 1/3 innings over his first three starts. The 35-year-old retired the first nine batters and allowed two hits, walked one and struck out seven to lower his ERA from 13.86 to 9.87. He was pinch-hit for in the bottom of the fifth after tossing 86 pitches -- 51 for strikes.

 

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New York Mets shortstop Amed Rosario is congratulated by left fielder Brandon Nimmo after hitting a solo home run against the Arizona Diamondbacks during the sixth inning. (Andy Marlin/USA TODAY Sports)
New York Mets shortstop Amed Rosario is congratulated by left fielder Brandon Nimmo after hitting a solo home run against the Arizona Diamondbacks during the sixth inning. (Andy Marlin/USA TODAY Sports)

Mets shortstop Amed Rosario hit his first two home runs of the season in Sunday's 4-1 win over the Arizona Diamondbacks at Citi Field.

The 22-year-old Rosario homered to tie the game at 1 in the sixth inning, and after Asdrubal Cabrera's pinch-hit two-run homer in the seventh, Rosario hit his second of the game.

"For me, it's amazing," Rosario told reporters after the game. "It's my first time hitting two homers. I've been waiting for this moment and this opportunity so I'm feeling great."

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Cadillac Post Game Extra: 5/20 00:02:01
Gary Cohen and Keith Hernandez discuss the excellent pitching from Robert Gsellman after Sunday's win over the Arizona Diamondbacks.

Asdrubal Cabrera's pinch-hit homer snapped a 1-1 tie and Amed Rosario homered twice to back Noah Syndergaard as the Mets completed a three-game sweep of the Diamondbacks, 4-1, on Sunday afternoon at Citi Field.

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

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

1) Having been limited to one hit through five innings by Clay BuchholzRosario went deep for the first time in 200 at-bats dating back to last season to tie the game. D-backs reliever Jorge De La Rosa retired the first two batters of the seventh, but Tomas Nido singled and Cabrera followed with his third career pinch-hit homer. Rosario went deep on the next pitch to increase the Mets' lead to 4-1.

Tags: Amed Rosario, Asdrubal Cabrera, Noah Syndergaard
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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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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)

Mickey Callaway is doing the right thing for the Mets, it just doesn't feel like it right now because they're losing more than they're winning.

The Mets are 3-9 since starting the season 15-6. Yet, team insiders say Callaway is saying, behaving and doing the same things with his players in May that he was doing during all of April.

Regardless of wins, losses, streaks, or struggles, he has continued to press a team-first mindset, which most recently was on display when the organization DFA'd Matt Harvey and skipped Jacob deGrom in the rotation...

Tags: Amed Rosario, Asdrubal Cabrera, Brandon Nimmo, Jay Bruce, Juan Lagares, Kevin Plawecki, Michael Conforto, Travis d'Arnaud, Yoenis Cespedes, Matthew Cerrone
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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)

Despite Monday night's much-needed seven-spot, put up in the hitter's paradise of Great American Ballpark in Cincinnati, the Mets have a serious offense problem.

While the pitching has been a problem -- a 5.13 ERA over the last two weeks -- unless the bats can turn it on, the team is going to find itself losing a lot of games, whether it's 2-0 or 11-0.

After a hot start, the Mets hit a serious offensive wall in mid-April that culminated in a six-game losing streak last week during which they were shut out three times in four days. Since April 14, they have a team OPS of just .665, which ranks 28th in baseball. By that measure, the fact that they somehow managed to score 84 runs in that stretch -- 23rd in baseball -- is almost impressive.

Tags: Amed Rosario, Asdrubal Cabrera, Brandon Nimmo, Jay Bruce, Michael Conforto, Wilmer Flores, Yoenis Cespedes, Maggie Wiggin
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New York Mets starting pitcher Jacob deGrom (Noah K. Murray/USA TODAY Sports)
New York Mets starting pitcher Jacob deGrom (Noah K. Murray/USA TODAY Sports)

Michelle Ioannou, MetsBlog | TwitterLast week in Mets Land was not a good one. I was at three games this past week... and the Mets lost all of them. In fact, the Mets didn't win a game their entire homestand. Six straight losses.

I know, none of you want to recap this past week I don't blame you. It was a horrible. But there was a move that does need to be brought up again, and that is Matt Harvey. Harvey refused a minor league assignment (to no one's surprise) and was DFA'd by the Mets. I already spoke about this more in depth, but it was a move that had to be made. And it was sad that it had to come to this. The irony of all of this, though? Hansel Robles was called up to replace Harvey in the bullpen. Yes, a sentence you likely never thought you'd hear (and likely never wanted to hear).

Speaking of Robles, he came back with a bang (and a point) by giving up a home run to Ian Desmond on Sunday in his first appearance back. The Mets went on to lose this game, but the biggest shockers of the game were that Noah Syndergaard walked in a run and Robles then somehow had a scoreless ninth inning despite giving up the above mentioned homer in the eighth...

Tags: Asdrubal Cabrera, Hansel Robles, Jacob deGrom, Jerry Blevins, Matt Harvey, Michael Conforto, Noah Syndergaard, Robert Gsellman, Seth Lugo, Yoenis Cespedes, Michelle Ioannou
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Jose Reyes hitting a home run against the Reds.  (AP)
Jose Reyes hitting a home run against the Reds. (AP)

Danny Abriano, SNY.tv | Twitter | Jose Reyes, who is adjusting to a bench role, began the season by going 0-for-20 through April 19. Since then, he's gone 5-for-12 with a home run.

Overall, Reyes is hitting .156/.206/.250. And though his BABIP is an impossibly low .148 and some improvement on the outcomes for the balls he puts in play can be expected, it's fair to wonder how much longer the Mets will carry him.

Along with his poor offensive production, Reyes is a liability in the field -- where he was worth -25 DRS (defensive runs saved) last season while playing primarily shortstop, third base, and second base. If the Mets choose to move on from Reyes at some point this season, who could replace him? Here are the three most likely options, who are all on the 40-man roster and currently playing for Triple-A Las Vegas...

Tags: Asdrubal Cabrera, Gavin Cecchini, Jose Reyes, Wilmer Flores, Danny Abriano
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Gonzalez's opposite field blast 00:00:53
Adrian Gonzalez goes the other way on his three-run home run in the seventh inning to give him five RBI on the day and the Mets a 7-2 lead.

Mets first baseman Adrian Gonzalez went 3-for-6 with a home run and five RBIs to break out of a slump while the rest of New York's infield combined for six hits and five RBIs in Sunday's 14-2 win over the San Diego Padres at Petco Park.

The Mets scored five runs in the seventh and five more in the eighth innings to turn a 4-2 lead into a 12-run rout, ending a nine-game road trip as they head home for a three-game series against the Atlanta Braves.

Gonzalez broke out of a 1-for-17 slump with a two-run double in the third inning and a three-run home run off Jordan Lyles in the seventh to break the game open.

Tags: Asdrubal Cabrera, Jose Reyes, San Diego Padres
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Cadillac Post Game Extra: 4/27 00:01:47
Gary Cohen and Keith Hernandez discuss another outstanding pitching performance by Jacob deGrom.

Behind a brilliant pitching performance by Jacob deGrom and a big home run by Asdrubal Cabrera, the Mets took the series opener from the Padres, 5-1, on Friday night in San Diego.

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

Tags: Asdrubal Cabrera, Jacob deGrom, Jerry Blevins, Matt Harvey, Todd Frazier
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Mar 29, 2018; New York City, NY, USA; New York Mets second baseman Asdrubal Cabrera (13) at bat against the St. Louis Cardinals during the 5th inning of the game on opening day at Citi Field. Mandatory Credit: Gregory J. Fisher-USA TODAY Sports (Gregory Fisher)
Mar 29, 2018; New York City, NY, USA; New York Mets second baseman Asdrubal Cabrera (13) at bat against the St. Louis Cardinals during the 5th inning of the game on opening day at Citi Field. Mandatory Credit: Gregory J. Fisher-USA TODAY Sports (Gregory Fisher)

Mets 2B Asdrubal Cabrera is in Thursday's lineup after missing Wednesday's game due to a right hamstring issue. He had left Tuesday night's game early due to the hamstring.

"His hammy was a little barking yesterday, so we decided to get him out of there," Callaway said about removing Cabrera from Tuesday night's game. "I'm sure you guys can see he wasn't moving around great during the game."

Callaway removed Cabrera for pinch-runner Jose Reyes in the 10th inning on Tuesday night.

Tags: Asdrubal Cabrera
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Apr 21, 2018; Atlanta, GA, USA; New York Mets shortstop Asdrubal Cabrera (13) mishandles aground ball against the Atlanta Braves during the sixth inning at SunTrust Park. Mandatory Credit: Adam Hagy-USA TODAY Sports (Adam Hagy)
Apr 21, 2018; Atlanta, GA, USA; New York Mets shortstop Asdrubal Cabrera (13) mishandles aground ball against the Atlanta Braves during the sixth inning at SunTrust Park. Mandatory Credit: Adam Hagy-USA TODAY Sports (Adam Hagy)

Mets SS Asdrubal Cabrera was not in the lineup against the Cardinals on Wednesday due to a sore right hamstring, manager Mickey Callaway said.

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New York Mets' Asdrubal Cabrera (13) celebrates with teammates (AP)
New York Mets' Asdrubal Cabrera (13) celebrates with teammates (AP)

Mets 2B Asdrubal Cabrera is not in Wednesday's lineup against the Cardinals due to a right hamstring issue, manager Mickey Callaway said, noting that Cabrera has not had an MRI. 

Wilmer Flores is starting in Cabrera's place at second base.

"His hammy was a little barking yesterday, so we decided to get him out of there," Callaway said about removing Cabrera from Tuesday night's game. "I'm sure you guys can see he wasn't moving around great during the game."

Tags: Asdrubal Cabrera, Jose Reyes, Wilmer Flores, Danny Abriano
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Cadillac Post Game Extra 00:01:43
Following the New York Mets' win over the Atlanta Braves, Gary Cohen and Ron Darling discuss the clutch hitting of Yoenis Cespedes.

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

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

1) Noah Syndergaard took a no-decision as he allowed three earned runs, on seven hits, while striking out six and walking three over six innings. Thor's seven hits allowed is the most he has let up so far this season.

 

Tags: Asdrubal Cabrera, Jeurys Familia, Matt Harvey, Noah Syndergaard, Robert Gsellman, Seth Lugo, Yoenis Cespedes
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