Danny Abriano

Brooklyn, NY native. SJU alum, Writer, Editor. Beatlemaniac who plays drums, piano. 

 (Brad Penner)
(Brad Penner)

Giants QB Eli Manning said he can handle the criticism from head coach Ben McAdoo. "Hey, you lose games, you only score 10 points, you deserve some criticism," Manning said during an appearance on WFAN.  "Coach McAdoo knows I can handle it."

McAdoo placed the bame squarely on Manning for the delay of game penalty the team took when they were going for it on 4th-and-goal at the Lions' 2-yard line with roughly five minutes left in the third quarter.

Scott Thompson, SNY.tv | Twitter | : Forget whether or not the Giants should have gone for it on fourth down. This is a communication issue between head coach and quarterback. 

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What went wrong for the Giants? 00:02:20
Willie Colon discusses where exactly the Giants went wrong in their loss to the Detroit Lions in the home opener.

WR Brandon Marshall had just one catch for 17 yards while being targeted five times during the Giants' 24-10 loss to the Lions on Monday night.

With the Giants trailing 17-10 with just over 14 minutes left in the fourth quarter, Marshall dropped a pass down the sideline that would've gone for about 30 yards, and would have set the Giants up around midfield.

Scott Thompson, SNY.tv | Twitter | : Beckham was back on the field, and I -- along with many others -- was excited to see if that made a difference for Marshall. Clearly, it wasn't a factor in the slightest. 

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February 24, 2012; Wilpon and Alderson chat with Michigan coaches in St. Lucie. Credit: Barr-US PRESSWIRE (Brad Barr-US PRESSWIRE)
February 24, 2012; Wilpon and Alderson chat with Michigan coaches in St. Lucie. Credit: Barr-US PRESSWIRE (Brad Barr-US PRESSWIRE)

Despite a slew of injuries to key players this season, the Mets remain committed to strength and conditioning coach Mike Barwis, GM Sandy Alderson told Mike Puma of the NY Post.

"Mike is not going anywhere," Alderson said. "Mike is one of our most important staff and resources. ... The perception that some people have of what Barwis provides to the Mets is completely erroneous. He provides mostly training in the offseason."

Barwis has been with the Mets since 2015. He relocated the central hub of his Barwis Methods business to newly built training facility at the team's complex St. Lucie, where Mets players (and several players from other MLB teams) spend time in the offseason training with him and his staff.

Yoenis Cespedes was filmed during the offseason doing 1,100 pound 'bear squats,' but Alderson said Barwis had nothing to do with Cespedes working with that much weight and that Cespedes trusts Barwis...

Tags: Jeurys Familia, Matt Harvey, Michael Conforto, Noah Syndergaard, Steven Matz, TJ Rivera, Yoenis Cespedes, Zack Wheeler, Danny Abriano
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Yankees at Rays in Queens! 00:04:02
Sweeny Murti discusses the dynamics of the Yankees' series against the Rays and the importance of Aroldis Chapman and Clint Frazier.

Due to Hurricane Irma, the Yankees open a three-game series against the Rays at Citi Field on Monday night -- a series that was originally scheduled to be played in Tampa Bay.

The series is being held at Citi Field -- and not a neutral ballpark in Baltimore or elsewhere -- because there weren't enough quality hotel rooms at the other potential sites.

While it's an oddity to have the Yankees (who will be the road team for the series) playing at the Mets' ballpark without the Mets there, it's happened before. 

On April 15, 1998, after a beam collapsed at the original Yankee Stadium, the Yankees and Angels played one game at Shea Stadium.

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Yankees at Rays in Queens! 00:04:02
Sweeny Murti discusses the dynamics of the Yankees' series against the Rays and the importance of Aroldis Chapman and Clint Frazier.

Due to Hurricane Irma, the Yankees open a three-game series against the Rays at Citi Field on Monday night -- a series that was originally scheduled to be played in Tampa Bay.

The series is being held at Citi Field -- and not a neutral ballpark in Baltimore or elsewhere -- because there weren't enough quality hotel rooms at the other potential sites.

While it's an oddity to have the Yankees (who will be the road team for the series) playing at the Mets' ballpark without the Mets there, it's happened before. 

On April 15, 1998, after a beam collapsed at the original Yankee Stadium, the Yankees and Angels played one game at Shea Stadium.

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Talking David Wright's future 00:01:24
In the latest installment of JRSportBrief on SNY.tv, JR admires David Wright's desire to play, but doubts he should still try to come back.

Mets 3B David Wright, who underwent rotator cuff surgery earlier this week, said he has not considered retirement and that he remains focused on returning to the Mets.

"I think I still have something to give," Wright said. "There's still kind of that passion and that fire in me."

Wright played three games for High-A St. Lucie in a rehab stint in August as he looked to return from a shoulder impingement that had kept him out since Spring Training. After experiencing more pain in his shoulder, Wright terminated the rehab. 

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 (Mitch Stringer)
(Mitch Stringer)

The Orioles may trade 3B Manny Machado this offseason if they're not "making headway on a new deal," reports Nick Cafardo of the Boston Globe.

The Mets, Phillies, Braves, Giants, and Angels could make up part of the market for Machado, with the Yankees potentially on the periphery, notes Cafardo. 

Machado, 25, is hitting .273/.328/.507 with 32 HR, 29 doubles, and 91 RBI in 134 games this season for the Orioles. 

Tags: David Wright, Danny Abriano
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Gelbs on Cespedes' health 00:02:02
Steve Gelbs discusses the Mets' plans to help Yoenis Cespedes increase flexibility by toning down his weight-lifting.

Mets OF Yoenis Cespedes, who will alter his training regimen this offseason, was doing 1,100 pound 'bear' squats before the season, up from 700 pounds in 2015, according to SNY's Steve Gelbs.

Before suffering a season-ending hamstring injury last month, Cespedes -- who dealt with nagging lower-body injuries this season prior to his season-ending one -- said he'd adjust his workout regimen to focus on being more athletic.

"I want to become more flexible, more athletic, have less bulk [in my legs]," Cespedes told the New York Post.. "I want to do less weight lifting. I'm going to do some different things, I want to do yoga, more stretching. I want to be lighter. I want to come back around 210, lose about 15 pounds.''

Cespedes hit .292/.352/.540 with 17 HR and 42 RBI while playing in just 81 games this season. He played in 132 games in 2016...

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David Wright and Jose Reyes wait to hit during spring training (Credit: Matthew Cerrone, MetsBlog.com)
David Wright and Jose Reyes wait to hit during spring training (Credit: Matthew Cerrone, MetsBlog.com)

During Spring Training, there was hope that David Wright and Jose Reyes -- who played together with the Mets from 2004 to 2011 -- would reunite on field during games this season.

However, with Wright recently terminating his rehab assignment and Reyes a free agent after this season, that reunion might never happen.

"I wish all the best for him and whatever decision he needs to make I am going to be behind him 100 percent," Reyes said Tuesday, according to Mike Puma of the NY Post.

Tags: David Wright, Jose Reyes, Danny Abriano
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(Tom Szczerbowski-US PRESSWIRE)

Michael Conforto is on pace to have one of the best single-season offensive performances in Mets history, entering Wednesday hitting .278 with a .385 OBP and .559 SLG to go along with 27 HR in 107 games. The 24-year-old Conforto, who made his first All-Star Game appearance this season, is on pace to finish the year with 35 HR.

As Conforto comes into his own as a star, let's look back at the five best offensive seasons in team history...

Darryl Strawberry, 1987

Strawberry won the Rookie of the Year award in 1984 and was second in the MVP voting in 1988, but the 1987 campaign was arguably his best. As a 25-year-old, Strawberry hit .284/.398/.583 with 39 HR (tied for the most in his career, with 1988), 104 RBI, 32 doubles, 108 runs scored, and 36 stolen bases.

Jose Reyes, 2006

At just 23 years old, 2006 was the season Reyes put it all together as the Mets won their first N.L. East title since 1988. Reyes slashed .300/.354/.487 (the second-highest slugging percentage of his career) with 64 stolen bases, 17 triples, 19 HR, 122 runs scored, and 81 RBI. Reyes' 2007, 2008, and 2011 seasons were also incredible...

Tags: Carlos Beltran, David Wright, Jose Reyes, Michael Conforto, Danny Abriano
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RH reliever Jacob Rhame, who the Mets received from the Dodgers in exchange for Curtis Granderson, is now the team's No. 23 ranked prospect, according to MLB.com.

Rhame's ranking is the highest among all the prospects the Mets have received while trading Granderson, Lucas Duda, Addison Reed, Jay Bruce, and Neil Walker over the last few weeks.

"Like a number of young players we got, he's a righthanded pitcher who throws hard," Mets GM Sandy Alderson said, according to Newsday. "He's close to major-league ready. Hopefully, we'll see him either in September or spring training. We're very happy we got him."

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New York Mets general manager Sandy Alderson speaks to reporters after the trade deadline before a game against the New York Yankees at Citi Field. (Brad Penner/USA Today Sports Images)
New York Mets general manager Sandy Alderson speaks to reporters after the trade deadline before a game against the New York Yankees at Citi Field. (Brad Penner/USA Today Sports Images)

Mets GM Sandy Alderson was not told by ownership to slash payroll during this season, he said Wednesday at Citi Field.

With the team out of contention, Alderson has traded Lucas Duda, Addison Reed, Jay Bruce, and Neil Walker-- all of whom are eligible for free agency after the season -- over the last few weeks, shedding $11.6 million in salary in the process.

However, the Mets did add $2.3 million in salary when they acquired RHP AJ Ramos -- who is expected to be their setup man in 2018 -- from the Marlins last month.

Tags: Addison Reed, Asdrubal Cabrera, Curtis Granderson, Jay Bruce, Jeurys Familia, Lucas Duda, Matt Harvey, Neil Walker, Noah Syndergaard, Wilmer Flores, Danny Abriano
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Aug 14, 2017; Stanton (27) rounds the bases at Marlins Park. Credit: Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports
Aug 14, 2017; Stanton (27) rounds the bases at Marlins Park. Credit: Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports

Marlins OF Giancarlo Stanton has cleared waivers and is eligible to be traded to any team, sources recently told Jeff Passan of Yahoo! Sports.

According to Passan, four teams, including the Giants, have already reached out the Marlins, with having already exchanged player names prior to the July 31 non-waiver deadline.

Stanton, 27, is hitting .283 with a .374 OBP, while leading the league in home runs (43) and slugging percentage (.640).

He is in the third year of a 13-year, $325 million contract, which contains a no-trade clause and an opt-out after 2020. The deal also includes a $25 million team option for 2028.

Tags: Michael Conforto, Yoenis Cespedes, Danny Abriano
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 (Brad Penner)
(Brad Penner)

The Mets and Yankees played their first regular season series in 1997 at Yankee Stadium as interleague play debuted throughout Major League Baseball.

Since then, there have been tons of memorable moments as Queens battled the Bronx.

Here are the top five...

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 (Brad Penner)
(Brad Penner)

The Mets and Yankees played their first regular season series in 1997 at Yankee Stadium as interleague play debuted throughout Major League Baseball.

Since then, there have been tons of memorable moments for the Mets as Queens has battled the Bronx.

Here are the top five...

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 (Andy Marlin)
(Andy Marlin)

The Yankees are not expected to trade for Mets OF/1B Jay Bruce, who can be traded this month if he's placed on and clears waivers.

One Yankees official "shot down any notion" that the team would trade for Bruce, while speaking with Bob Klapisch of NJ.com, citing the fact that owner Hal Steinbrenner has frozen the payroll for the remainder of the season.

The Yankees are currently without first basemen Greg Bird and Tyler Austin, and have primarily been using Chase Headley at first base recently.

Tags: Asdrubal Cabrera, Curtis Granderson, Jay Bruce, Danny Abriano
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Loud Mouths on Carmelo's future 00:04:34
Marc Malusis and Jon Hein look at whether Carmelo Anthony will still be a member of the New York Knicks next season on Loud Mouths.

Knicks F Carmelo Anthony is only willing to waive his no-trade clause to go to the Rockets, reports Marc Berman of the NY Post.

Anthony had reportedly been willing to accept a trade to the Rockets and the Cavaliers, and had been interested in joining the Thunder, but that has apparently changed.

He would not comment on the report on Wednesday but said that he's "at peace" and that he didn't know what the chances of him remaining a Knick are, according to Ian Begley of ESPN.

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New York Mets right fielder Jay Bruce (Steve Mitchell/USA TODAY Sports)
New York Mets right fielder Jay Bruce (Steve Mitchell/USA TODAY Sports)

Jay Bruce is happy to still be with the Mets, but told reporters he understands he could still be traded through waivers later this month.

"It just doesn't seem like the position-player market ever materialized," Bruce told the NY Post. "I knew this was a possibility. I am happy to still be here and nothing changes. We'll see what happens. Obviously, the August trade deadline is still there."

Mets GM Sandy Alderson said Monday that there's a strong possibility the team will trade Bruce, Curtis Granderson, and/or Asdrubal Cabrera this month after potentially passing them through waivers.

"We have probably more outfielders than we can adequately utilize," Alderson added, saying the team wants to find playing time for Brandon Nimmo and Juan Lagares, who should soon return from the disabled list...

Tags: Jay Bruce, Danny Abriano
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Smith on playing in Las Vegas 00:03:29
Dominic Smith talks about the experience of playing for the Las Vegas 51's and about his hopes of joining the Major League club.

Mets 1B prospect Dominic Smith, currently with Triple-A Las Vegas, "shouldn't be far behind" joining SS Amed Rosario in Queens, GM Sandy Alderson said on Monday.

The 22-year-old Smith, who is hitting .340 with a .394 OBP and .594 SLG with 16 HR, 33 doubes, and 72 RBI for Las Vegas, will certainly be up at some point in August, Alderson added.

Smith was the Mets' first round pick (11th overall) in the 2013 MLB Draft.

Tags: Jay Bruce, Lucas Duda, Danny Abriano
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Smith on playing in Las Vegas 00:03:29
Dominic Smith talks about the experience of playing for the Las Vegas 51's and about his hopes of joining the Major League club.

Mets 1B prospect Dominic Smith, currently with Triple-A Las Vegas, "shouldn't be far behind" joining SS Amed Rosario in Queens, GM Sandy Alderson said on Monday.

The 22-year-old Smith, who is hitting .340 with a .394 OBP and .594 SLG with 16 HR, 33 doubes, and 72 RBI for Las Vegas, will certainly be up at some point in August, Alderson added.

Smith was the Mets' first round pick (11th overall) in the 2013 MLB Draft.

Tags: Jay Bruce, Lucas Duda, Danny Abriano
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Gelbs on Rosario, Reed trade 00:04:46
Steve Gelbs breaks down the Mets' moves at the trade deadline, including sending Addison Reed to Boston for prospects.

The Mets did not trade infielder Asdrubal Cabrera or outfielders Jay Bruce or Curtis Granderson prior to Monday's 4 p.m. non-waiver deadline.

"We really did not come close to moving any of those players," Mets GM Sandy Alderson said on a conference call.

Although the Mets did not trade Cabrera to clear room in the infield, the Mets will call up 21-year-old shortstop prospect Amed Rosario, who is hitting .328 with a .367 OBP and .466 SLG with seven home runs, 19 doubles, seven triples, 66 runs scored, 58 RBIs and 19 stolen bases for Triple-A Las Vegas, on Tuesday.

Tags: Asdrubal Cabrera, Brandon Nimmo, Curtis Granderson, Jay Bruce, Juan Lagares, Danny Abriano
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 (Andy Marlin)
(Andy Marlin)

The non-waiver trade deadline is on July 31, with the Mets expected to make a flurry of moves between now and then.

Addison ReedJay BruceLucas DudaAsdrubal Cabrera, and Curtis Granderson, among others, could be on the move this year. 

As we await the Mets' potential moves, here are the five biggest trade deadline deals in team history...

Tags: Yoenis Cespedes, Danny Abriano
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 (David Kohl)
(David Kohl)

RH reliever Drew Smith, who the Mets acquired from the Rays on Thursday night in exchange for Lucas Duda, has setup man potential, according to a scouting report from MLB.com.

Smith was assigned to Double-A Binghamton but could be in line for a callup later this season.

"Smith is largely a fastball/breaking ball short reliever," MLB.com's scouting report says. "His heater will sit comfortably in the 92-95 mph range, and he can reach back for more, all from a clean and easy delivery. He'll show an above-average curveball at times with really good snap to it, but not consistently."

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 (AP)
(AP)

INF Neil Walker and OF Brandon Nimmo, but not Triple-A Las Vegas 1B Dominic Smith, are expected to join the Mets on Friday for the start of their series against the Mariners in Seattle, according to SNY contributor Adam Rubin.

The Mets traded 1B Lucas Duda to the Rays on Thursday night for reliever Drew Smith, with Jay Bruce getting the start at first base against the Padres.

Dominic Smith, 22, is hitting .337 with a .390 OBP and .524 SLG with 15 HR, 30 doubles, and 68 RBI in 102 games this season for Las Vegas.

The Mets likely want to showcase Bruce and OF Curtis Granderson between now and the July 31 non-waiver trade deadline, meaning a callup of Dominic Smith will likely have to wait.

Tags: Brandon Nimmo, Lucas Duda, Neil Walker, Danny Abriano
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 (Brad Penner)
(Brad Penner)

Mets GM Sandy Alderson said on Friday that he would be willing to make a trade with the Yankees.

The Mets and Yankees haven't made a player-for-player trade since 2004, when Mike Stanton was traded for Felix Heredia. RH reliever Gonzalez Germen was traded from the Mets to the Yankees in 2014 in exchange for cash considerations.

The Yankees have interest in LH reliever Jerry Blevinsaccording to Joel Sherman of the NY Post, and are reportedly interested in acquring additional late-inning relief help and a first baseman -- even though they just dealt for Brewers minor league 1B Garrett Cooper.

Tags: Addison Reed, Asdrubal Cabrera, Curtis Granderson, Jay Bruce, Lucas Duda, Neil Walker, Danny Abriano
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 (Geoff Burke)
(Geoff Burke)

Mets RHPs Noah Syndergaard (torn lat) and Matt Harvey (scapula) are close to beginning throwing programs, GM Sandy Alderson said on Friday.

Syndergaard has been out since April 30 due to a torn lat and had has been pain-free since last month. However, he said at the time that he wanted to be extra cautious due to the nature of his injury.

The 24-year-old Syndergaard, who is on the 60-day disabled list, has a 3.29 ERA and 1.10 WHIP with two walks and 32 strikeouts in 27 1/3 innings (five starts) this season.

Tags: Jeurys Familia, Matt Harvey, Neil Walker, Noah Syndergaard, Danny Abriano
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 (Wilfredo Lee/AP)
(Wilfredo Lee/AP)

The Mets' use of advanced analytics and data was one of the reasons the team stuck with Curtis Granderson when he was struggling badly earlier this season.

Granderson, who was hitting just .122 in early-May, was "tremendously unlucky" on batting average on balls he put in play (BABIP), assistant hitting coach Pat Roessler said recently, according to SportTechie.

"He was really pretty good," Roessler said last week at the SABR convention. "You try to use that to keep their confidence up and keep them in the right frame of mind."

Tags: Curtis Granderson, Jay Bruce, Danny Abriano
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 (Brad Penner)
(Brad Penner)

The Knicks are not expected to pursue Toronto Raptors president of basketball operations Masai Ujiri to replace Phil Jackson as team president, according to ESPN.

Hiring Ujiri away from the Raptors likely would've resulted in the Knicks having to send draft pick compensation to Toronto.

It was reported by Adrian Wojnarowski of The Vertical earlier this week that the Knicks were targeting Ujiri.

The Knicks and Jackson mutually parted ways on Wednesday, with the team buying out the remaining two years and $24 million on his contract.

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Loud Mouths talk Jackson, Melo 00:06:25
Dan Graca and Jon Hein offer their take on Phil Jackson's tenure as the Knicks' president and whether Carmelo Anthony plans to stay.

The Knicks and team president Phil Jackson have "mutually agreed to part company," the team announced Wednesday morning.

Knicks owner James Dolan bought out the two years and $24 million remaining on Jackson's contract, reports Stefan Bondy of the NY Daily News.

Bondy notes that the decision to part ways with Jackson was partly due to the feuds Jackson was having with Carmelo Anthony and Kristaps Porzingis.

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Mets fans are eagerly awaiting the arrival of SS prospect Amed Rosario and 1B prospect Dominic Smith, both knocking on the door while playing for Triple-A Las Vegas.

Beyond Rosario and Smith are lots of other prospects who are a bit further away but whose potential is high. Here are five of them...


1.) LHP Thomas Szapucki, Low-A Columbia Fireflies

The 21-year-old Szapucki, the Mets' eighth-best prospect according to Baseball America, has a 2.82 ERA and 1.12 WHIP with 21 strikeouts in 22 1/3 innings this season for the Fireflies. A bit of an afterthought prior to last season, the Mets' 5th round selection (149th overall) in the 2015 Draft is starting to open eyes.

2.) SS Luis Guillorme, Double-A Binghamton Rumble Ponies

Guillorme, 22, is hitting .289 with a .352 OBP in 67 games this season for the Rumble Ponies. Viewed as the best defensive player in the Mets' system and perhaps the best defensive player the team has developed since Rey Ordonez, Guillorme wowed fans during spring training with his one-handed bat catch.

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 (Brad Penner)
(Brad Penner)

The Mets will select SS Logan Warmoth from the University of North Carolina with the 20th overall pick in the MLB Amateur Draft on June 12, predicts Keith Law of ESPN in his Mock Draft.

In his writeup (insider subscription needed), Law says it would be a "steal" if Warmoth fell to the Mets at No. 20.

Law, who says the Mets have been linked to college bats, notes that Warmoth has a "tremendous swing" and "some chance" to stay at shortstop long-term.

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Alderson on Familia's surgery 00:01:23
Sandy Alderson addresses the media to give the latest on closer Jeurys Familia.

Mets RHP Jeurys Familia can begin throwing again in six weeks but will not be able to pitch in competitive games for three or four months, the team announced on Saturday.

Familia underwent successful surgery on Friday to repair a blockage of the posterior circumflex humeral artery on his right side, the team said.

Mets general manager Sandy Alderson said on Friday that Familia's surgery was not the same type Dillon Gee underwent in 2012.

Tags: Jeurys Familia, Danny Abriano
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Loud Mouths: Boom or Bust 00:05:22
Jim Duquette joins Marc Malusis and Jon Hein as they play Boom or Bust on the future of Matt Harvey and the Mets strategy going forward

Mets RHP Matt Harvey will return to the mound on Friday night in Milwaukee for the first time since being suspended three games for violating team rules.

After apologizing to his teammates on Tuesday, Harvey addressed the media and apologized for staying out past curfew last Friday and not reporting to the ballpark for last Saturday's game, which resulted in the suspension.

He had reportedly told team officials he had a migraine on Saturday, which he said resulted in his absence, but did not mention that while apologizing on Tuesday...

Tags: Matt Harvey, Noah Syndergaard, Danny Abriano
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Asdrubal Cabrera hits a double during a game at Citi Field. Credit: Anthony Gruppuso, USA Today Sports
Asdrubal Cabrera hits a double during a game at Citi Field. Credit: Anthony Gruppuso, USA Today Sports

Mets SS Asdrubal Cabrera expressed interest in signing an extension with the team during the offseason, reports Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports.

The Mets, who preferred to wait on any potential extension, have a team option on Cabrera for the 2018 season that's worth $8.5 million. The option, which Heyman says the Mets are likely to pick up, has a $2 million buyout.

Cabrera, 31, is hitting .248 with a .327 OBP and .366 SLG with three HR, three doubles, and 12 RBI in 26 games this season.

Tags: Asdrubal Cabrera, Neil Walker, Danny Abriano
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The Mets (11-14) continue their four-game series against the Braves (10-14) at SunTrust Park tonight in Atlanta at 7:35. The Mets, behind another big night from Michael Conforto, beat the Braves, 7-5, in Monday night's series opener.

The Mets have won 12 of their last 15 games in Atlanta and are 7-4 on the road this season. ... The Mets have scored five or more runs in five-straight games. ... The Mets are third in the majors with 39 home runs, trailing only the Brewers (47) and Nationals (43). ... The Mets have hit 25 home runs on the road this season, which is tied with the Padres for the most in baseball. 

Who is starting tonight for the Mets? 

Right-hander Matt Harvey, (4.25 ERA/5.53 FIP, 1.15 WHIP), who allowed six runs on five hits while walking five and striking out one against the Braves last Thursday...

Tags: Matt Harvey, Danny Abriano
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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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Mets SS prospect Amed Rosario and 1B Dominic Smith (Photo Credit: USA Today Sports)
Mets SS prospect Amed Rosario and 1B Dominic Smith (Photo Credit: USA Today Sports)

Mets 1B prospect Dominic Smith and SS prospect Amed Rosario are excelling this season for Triple-A Las Vegas.

Entering Friday's game, Smith was hitting .406 with a .441 OBP and .594 SLG with one home run, three doubles, and four RBI in 32 at-bats.

Rosario entered Friday hitting .344 with a .353 OBP and .344 SLG in 32 at-bats. He has yet to hit an extra-base hit but has stolen two bases...

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 (Troy Taormina)
(Troy Taormina)

The Mets have interest in free agent RHP Doug Fisterreports Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports.

Fister is still seeking a major league deal, says Heyman, who speculates it's 'a little too late' for that.

The 33-year-old Fister, who did not pitch during Spring Training, had a 4.64 ERA (4.75 FIP) and 1.42 WHIP while striking out 115 batters in 180 1/3 innings (32 starts) for the Astros last season.

Tags: Jacob deGrom, Matt Harvey, Noah Syndergaard, Rafael Montero, Robert Gsellman, Sean Gilmartin, Seth Lugo, Steven Matz, Zack Wheeler, Danny Abriano
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 (Matt Rourke/AP)
(Matt Rourke/AP)

Giants head coach Ben McAdoo said the team won't turn their back on K Josh Brown, who is again being investigated by the NFL for domestic violence incidents with his now ex-wife, Molly.

Brown did not travel with the team to London for Sunday's game against the Rams, with the Giants releasing a statement Friday saying they'll "revisit" the issue when they return and that they remain supportive of Brown.

"We're looking to get as much information as we can to make an informed decision," McAdoo said Friday in London. "We're not going to turn our back on Josh. He's a teammate and a guy we're hoping makes strides."

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 (Tommy Gilligan)
(Tommy Gilligan)

The Jets have claimed WR Jeremy Butler off waivers, the team announced.

WR/KR Jeremy Ross was released to make room on the roster.

Butler, 25, was waived by the Buccaneers on Sunday after being promoted to the roster from the practice squad.

Tags: Eric Decker, Brian Bassett, Danny Abriano
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 (Brace Hemmelgarn)
(Brace Hemmelgarn)

Giants WR Odell Beckham, Jr. said he's "not having fun" playing football.

"Football is my sanctuary," Beckham told Anita Marks of ESPN. "It's where I go to escape. It's where I'm most happy. I'm not having fun anymore."

Beckham also said he's not getting enough chances to contribute.

Tags: Odell Beckham Jr., Danny Abriano
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GEICO SportsNite: Yanks win, 6-4 00:01:47
Sweeny Murti reports from Yankee Stadium, where Gary Sanchez and Didi Gregorius led the Yankees to a 6-4 win over the Red Sox.

Gary Sanchez homered again and the Yankees recovered after blowing a late lead as they beat the Red Sox, 6-4, on Tuesday night at Yankee Stadium.

  • With the game tied, 4-4, in the seventh inning, Tyler Austin's two-run homer gave the Yankees a 6-4 lead.
  • Tyler Clippard struck out David Ortiz with two on and two out in the ninth inning to seal the win.
  • The Red Sox had tied it at 4 in the seventh when Aaron Hill hit a solo homer and Dustin Pedroia hit an RBI single.
  • Didi Gregorius hit a solo homer in the sixth to put the Yankees up 4-2.
  • The Red Sox had drawn within 3-2 in the sixth inning after getting an RBI single from Dustin Pedroia and an RBI groundout from Mookie Betts.
  • Gary Sanchez gave the Yankees a 2-0 lead with a two-run homer (his 20th of the season) in the first inning.
  • Jacoby Ellsbury's RBI single in the fifth inning increased the Yankees' lead to 3-0.
  • Luis Cessa allowed two runs on five hits while walking one and striking out two.

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The Yankees youngsters had a big part to play in tonight's victory.

Tags: Didi Gregorius, Gary Sanchez, Jacoby Ellsbury, Luis Cessa, Tyler Clippard, Danny Abriano
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 (Perry Nelson)
(Perry Nelson)

The Devils are excited about the potential of LW Taylor Hall, who was acquired from the Oilers this offseason in exchange for Adam Larsson.

Hall, 24, had 26 goals and 39 assists in 82 games last season for Edmonton.

"He's a player that can make his mark on this hockey team, on and off the ice, and that's what I'm looking for," Devils GM Ray Shero told Brett Cyrgalis of The Post. "With the help and support of a group of some pretty talented players, and a group that we're adding to in the last year and moving forward, I think he can make a contribution and make a difference to help us get over the hump and into the playoffs."

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New Nets GM Sean Marks wants fans to have patience during the team's rebuild, Stefan Bondy writes in the NY Daily News.

In other words, Marks wants the team to be judged on how the players respond rather than the team's record.

"(Success) will be measured in the progress that's made throughout the season, the buy-in from our players," Marks said.

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 (Robert Deutsch)
(Robert Deutsch)

Lawyers for ESPN are claiming that Giants DE Jason Pierre-Paul gave consent to have his private medical records published in the wake of his fireworks accident, and are again requesting to have the lawsuit thrown out.

A judge refused an initial request to have the case thrown out on Aug. 26.

Pierre-Paul is suing ESPN and reporter Adam Schefter for publishing the medical records.

Tags: Jason Pierre-Paul, Danny Abriano
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GEICO SportsNite: Yankees top LA 00:01:40
Sweeny Murti joins GEICO SportsNite to recap the Yankees' 3-0 win over the Los Angeles Dodgers at Yankee Stadium.

CC Sabathia threw 6 1/3 scoreless innings and a pair of seventh inning homers broke a scoreless tie as the Yankees beat the Dodgers, 3-0, on Tuesday night at Yankee Stadium.

  • Jacoby Ellsbury and Didi Gregorius hit solo home runs in the seventh inning to give the Yankees a 2-0 lead.
  • Gary Sanchez hit a solo homer in the eighth inning to increase New York's lead to 3-0.
  • Sabathia allowed three hits while walking one and striking out seven in his 6 1/3 shutout innings.
  • Adam Warren and Tyler Clippard each tossed 2/3 of an inning in relief.
  • Dellin Betances tossed 1 1/3 scoreless innings to earn the save.
  • RF Aaron Judge left the game prior to the fifth inning after straining his right oblique. He was replaced by Ellsbury.

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The Yankees needed a big start from someone other than Masahiro Tanaka, and Sabathia came through in a big way. The left-hander was thoroughly in control in this one, allowing just four baserunners and striking out seven.

Tags: Adam Warren, CC Sabathia, Dellin Betances, Didi Gregorius, Gary Sanchez, Jacoby Ellsbury, Tyler Clippard, Danny Abriano
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 (Tim Heitman)
(Tim Heitman)

Giants QB Eli Manning received support from brother Peyton and former head coach Tom Coughlin as the Giants kicked off the season on Sunday, reports Tom Rock in Newsday.

Peyton Manning, who retired after last season, was in Dallas and met with Eli before and after the game.

"He's just there to support," Eli said of Peyton. "He's not watching film, there are no tips. He's just there to watch a football game and watch his little brother play."

Tags: Eli Manning, Danny Abriano
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GEICO SportsNite: Yanks hold on 00:01:44
Sweeny Murti discusses the Yankees' 7-6 victory over the Blue Jays and gets the players' reactions from the clubhouse.

The Yankees erased a late 4-3 deficit and hung on in a wild top of the ninth inning as they beat the Blue Jays, 7-6, on Tuesday night at Yankee Stadium.

  • Didi Gregorius' triple in the eighth inning tied things, 4-4, and Starlin Castro's sacrifice fly gave the Yankees a 5-4 lead.
  • Chae Headley's two-run homer later in the eighth increased New York's lead to 7-4.
  • Dellin Betances allowed two runs in the ninth inning and was relieved by Blake Parker, who escaped a bases loaded jam to end the game.
  • Kevin Pillar's two-run double with two outs in the eighth inning had given the Blue Jays a 4-3 lead.
  • Tyler Austin's two-run homer in the seventh inning gave the Yankees a 3-2 advantage
  • The Blue Jays took a 2-1 lead in the fifth inning on Jose Bautista's RBI single.
  • Brian McCann's home run in the fourth inning tied things, 1-1.
  • Edwin Encarnacion's solo homer in the top of the first gave the Blue Jays a 1-0 lead.
  • Luis Cessa allowed two runs on six hits while walking two and striking out three in 5 1/3 innings.

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The Yankees are not going quietly, but they don't make it very easy, either. Up against the Blue Jays' ace, the Yanks got two big home runs to take the lead and then rallied from a one-run deficit in the bottom of the eighth inning with four huge runs. In a crazy game, the Yankees needed each of the insurance runs after a rough night from closer Dellin Betances.

Tags: Adam Warren, Brett Gardner, Brian McCann, Chase Headley, Dellin Betances, Didi Gregorius, Luis Cessa, Starlin Castro, Danny Abriano
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 (Steve Mitchell)
(Steve Mitchell)

Derrick Rose's sexual assault trial is scheduled to begin in Los Angeles civil court Oct. 4, the same day the Knicks open the preseason in Houston against the Rockets.

The motion to have the case against him dismissed was denied in July, Ian Begley of ESPN reported at the time

Rose has been accused, along with two friends, of raping the female plaintiff and breaking into her Beverly Hills home on Aug. 27, 2013.

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