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The Mets beat their Triple-A affiliate the Las Vegas 51s (though the 51s also consisted of Mets players), 5-4, on Thursday afternoon at First Data Field in Port St. Lucie.

It was the Mets' final game of Spring Training.

For a full box score, click here.

 

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Mets Talk Live: Rotation 00:07:40
The guys on Mets Talk Live weigh the options for the Mets as they finalize their rotation before Opening Day.

Mets RHP Zack Wheeler will be in the starting rotation and pitch the fourth game of the season, GM Sandy Alderson told reporters Thursday morning.

Wheeler tossed five shutout innings on Monday, again touching 97 MPH with his fastball.

"I think today I proved that I am ready," Wheeler said after Monday's start. "I knew today was a big day for me. I did the best that I could and we'll leave it up to them and what they want to do, where they want to go and how they want to handle it."

Tags: Jacob deGrom, Matt Harvey, Noah Syndergaard, Rafael Montero, Robert Gsellman, Seth Lugo, Steven Matz, Zack Wheeler
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Feb 17, 2017; Port St. Lucie, FL, USA; New York Mets starting pitcher Jacob deGrom (48) leaves the practice field during spring training workouts at Tradition Field. Mandatory Credit: Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports (Jasen Vinlove)
Feb 17, 2017; Port St. Lucie, FL, USA; New York Mets starting pitcher Jacob deGrom (48) leaves the practice field during spring training workouts at Tradition Field. Mandatory Credit: Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports (Jasen Vinlove)

RHP Jacob deGrom is hoping to pitch 200 innings and make 35 starts this season, he said to reporters on Saturday after making a start against Mets minor leaguers.

"It's not easy to go out there and throw 200 innings -- I don't think anybody here has, not including playoffs," deGrom said. "So that's kind of the next thing for us, to get out there and make the 35 starts and get to that 200 mark." 

DeGrom's heaviest workload was in 2015, when he pitched 191 innings in the regular season before pitching 25 more innings during the postseason. He pitched 148 innings in 2016, posting a 3.04 ERA in 24 starts before his season was cut short due to ulnar nerve surgery.

So far this spring, deGrom has a 2.93 ERA and 17 strikeouts in four Grapefruit League starts.

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Mar 14, 2017; West Palm Beach, FL, USA; New York Mets starting pitcher Jacob deGrom (48) delivers a pitch against the Houston Astros during a spring training game at The Ballpark of the Palm Beaches. Mandatory Credit: Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports (Jasen Vinlove)
Mar 14, 2017; West Palm Beach, FL, USA; New York Mets starting pitcher Jacob deGrom (48) delivers a pitch against the Houston Astros during a spring training game at The Ballpark of the Palm Beaches. Mandatory Credit: Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports (Jasen Vinlove)

Jacob deGrom did not allow an earned run and struck out five in a minor league outing Saturday morning in Port St. Lucie.

 "Honestly, I think I feel better than I felt at any point last year," deGrom, who threw 77 pitches, told reporters afterward. 

DeGrom, who allowed three hits, was 7-8 with a 3.04 ERA last season before ending his season Sept. 1. He had surgery to reposition the ulnar nerve in his right elbow on Sept 21.

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Mets minor-league OF Kevin Kaczmarski parked his car Monday in Jacob deGrom's spot in the player parking lot at First Data Field.

In response, deGrom closed up Kaczmarski's entire car in shrink wrap, an image of which was later posted to Twitter by their teammate, reliever Josh Smoker...

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New York Mets starting pitcher Jacob deGrom (Jasen Vinlove/USA Today Sports Images)
New York Mets starting pitcher Jacob deGrom (Jasen Vinlove/USA Today Sports Images)

Jacob deGrom threw 5 1/3 innings in his longest Grapefruit League outing of the spring as he and the Mets near their opening series in April against the Braves.

DeGrom gave up four runs and seven hits, throwing 72 pitches in his fourth start of the spring, as the Mets lost to the Miami Marlins 7-5. He gave up one run through the first five innings, then allowed hits to three of four batters in the sixth inning before departing.

"That last inning, I'm not real pleased with," deGrom said after the game. "Other than that, I feel good. I would say the third and fourth is whenever I started throwing the ball a little better. The first couple of innings I wasn't as comfortable as I've been in my previous ones."

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Jacob deGrom hits 97 mph en route to striking out 6 Astros across 4 innings.

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deGrom's strong spring start 00:02:08
Jacob deGrom tossed four innings, allowing three hits with six strikeouts in another strong Spring Training start for the Mets.

Jacob deGrom pitched four innings, gave up just one run and three hits, while walking one batter and striking out six, during Tuesday's 2-1 win against the Astros in Palm Beach.

DeGrom has reported no issues and says he's currently feeling strong following season-ending surgery last September to reposition the ulnar nerve in his right elbow.

"After surgery, you're curious of what you're going to be able to do," he added. "I'm happy with how things are going. The main thing is to stay healthy. I'm just happy that I feel good and I'm looking forward to starting the season."

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New York Mets starting pitcher Jacob deGrom throws against the Detroit Tigers during a spring training game at First Data Field. (Steve Mitchell/USA TODAY Sports)
New York Mets starting pitcher Jacob deGrom throws against the Detroit Tigers during a spring training game at First Data Field. (Steve Mitchell/USA TODAY Sports)

The Mets will face the Astros in Palm Beach on Tuesday at 1:05 p.m. ET.

Jacob deGrom is scheduled to start for the Mets, after which Addison Reed is expected to pitch if relief for the first time since struggling in an appearance last weekend. 

Lance McCullers Jr. is scheduled to start for the Astros.

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deGrom's dominating start 00:04:49
The Mets Talk Live crew discusses another strong outing from Jacob deGrom in which he allowed only two hits while showing great velocity.

Jacob deGrom pitched four scoreless innings Thursday against the Tigers, during which he struck out four batters, allowed two hits and walked no one.

He reached 94 MPH with his fastball, while throwing multiple sliders and changeups for strikes.

Following the game, deGrom said he would like to return to using his change-up like he did in 2014, when he threw it more often and roughly two miles per hour slower.

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Post Game Extra: 03/09/17 00:02:28
Yoenis Cespedes and Champ Stuart each slugged two-run homers as the Mets tied the Tigers, 5-5, on Thursday afternoon.

Jacob deGrom tossed four scoreless innings, Yoenis Cespdes hit another home run, and the Mets staged a ninth-inning rally to tie the Tigers, 5-5, on Thursday at First Data Field in St. Lucie.

To see the full boxscore and read a fuller recap, click here!

The three things you should know about today's game...

1) DeGrom sailed through his four innings of work, shutting the Tigers out while allowing two hits, walking none, and striking out four. His fastball sat in the low-90s and touched 94 MPH, and his slider and changeup were used often and effectively...

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Feb 17, 2017; Port St. Lucie, FL, USA; New York Mets starting pitcher Jacob deGrom (48) leaves the practice field during spring training workouts at Tradition Field. Mandatory Credit: Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports (Jasen Vinlove)
Feb 17, 2017; Port St. Lucie, FL, USA; New York Mets starting pitcher Jacob deGrom (48) leaves the practice field during spring training workouts at Tradition Field. Mandatory Credit: Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports (Jasen Vinlove)

Mets pitcher Jacob deGrom pitched two scoreless innings on Saturday against the Astros, reaching 97 mph on his fastball. 

DeGrom underwent surgery at the end of last season to fix the ulnar nerve in his elbow and had not pitched in a game since Sept. 1. After Saturday's game that saw him strike out three hitters in Palm Beach, deGrom said he was pleased to see the velocity back after a drop last year. 

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New York Mets starting pitcher Noah Syndergaard throws during spring training workouts at Tradition Field. (Jasen Vinlove/USA Today Sports Images)
New York Mets starting pitcher Noah Syndergaard throws during spring training workouts at Tradition Field. (Jasen Vinlove/USA Today Sports Images)

New York Mets RHP Noah Syndergaard struck out one batter in two scoreless innings in his spring training debut on Friday against the Houston Astros.

Syndergaard threw 20 of 29 pitches for strikes, walking two batters and allowing one hit. His fastball hit 98 mph while it hovered in the high 90s.

"I feel comfortable throwing all four pitches even though I didn't throw any curveballs," Syndergaard told reporters following his outing, according to MLB.com's Anthony DiComo.

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Mar 2, 2017; Harvey (33), deGrom (48) and Syndergaard (34) walk to the dugout at First Data Field. Credit: Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports
Mar 2, 2017; Harvey (33), deGrom (48) and Syndergaard (34) walk to the dugout at First Data Field. Credit: Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports

The Mets have played six Grapefruit League games this spring, during which none of their premiere starting pitchers have made an appearance.

Instead of starting Noah Syndergaard, Jacob deGrom, Matt Harvey and Steven Matz from the start of the exhibition season, the Mets intentionally delayed their first appearances as part of an overall strategy to help reduce the number of pitches they throw before Opening Day.

Finally, today at 1 pm ET on SNY, Syndergaard will make his first scheduled start, followed by deGrom on Saturday, Harvey on Sunday and Matz on Monday.

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New York Mets starting pitcher Zack Wheeler (45) throws against the Miami Marlins during the spring training baseball game at Tradition Field. (Brad Barr)
New York Mets starting pitcher Zack Wheeler (45) throws against the Miami Marlins during the spring training baseball game at Tradition Field. (Brad Barr)

RHP Zack Wheeler will make his Grapefruit League debut on March 10 when the Mets visit the Braves, the team announced Wednesday.

Wheeler threw his first live batting practice Wednesday morning, and a scout watching said he looked "really good," although the batters were mostly just tracking the ball, according to the Daily News.

The Mets will begin using their expected regular starting pitchers in Spring Training games Thursday.

Robert Gsellman will pitch Thursday, followed by Noah Syndergaard on Friday, Jacob deGrom on Saturday, Matt Harvey on Sunday and Steven Matz on Monday...

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(The Star-Ledger-USA TODAY Sports)

 Mets manager Terry Collins spoke with the media on Wednesday in Port St. Lucie. Here's what we learned...

  • Wednesday was the best Collins has seen RHP Zack Wheeler throw since his Tommy John surgery. Wheeler could get in to a Grapefruit League game on March 8.
  • Collins thinks RHP Noah Syndergaard is doing the right thing by not pitching in the upcoming World Baseball Classic...
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. (Steve Mitchell)

Bartolo Colon, who signed a one year deal worth $12.5 million with the Braves this offseason, initially thought he was going to return to the Mets for 2017.

"I had the idea that I was probably going to stay with the Mets at the end of the season," Colon told the NY Post through an interpreter. "My family is up there, but it's a business, and I had to do what was right for me and my family. This was a business decision.''

"The Mets did a lot for me,'' Colon added. "It's just one of those things.''

Colon, who turns 44 years old in May, had a 3.43 ERA (3.99 FIP) and 1.21 WHIP in 191 2/3 innings (33 starts, one relief apperance) last season for the Mets...

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Mets pitchers and catchers officially reported to Tradition Field yesterday. The group will do light training and conduct physicals Monday before returning for their first official workout on Tuesday.

Also on Monday, Terry Collins will hold his first Spring Training Press Conference at 11:30 am ET, which will air live on SNY.

The majority of the team's position players are already in camp. However, they are not required to do so until Feb. 17, since the roster's first official full-squad workout isn't until Feb. 19...

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Alderson talks Mets offseason 00:05:50
Mets GM Sandy Alderson joins the BNNY panel to discuss the moves he made in the offseason.

Mets GM Sandy Alderson was a guest on Tuesday night's edition of Baseball Night in New York on SNY.

Alderson addressed several topics from what he called an "unusual" offseason.

When asked how he felt the team might improve this season given he will be bringing back essentially the same roster, Alderson pointed to health playing a key role. He specifically cited the health of the starting rotation, with Matt Harvey and Jacob deGrom each coming off surgeries and Steven Matz missing time last season.

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Jacob deGrom on starting five 00:00:47
Mets pitcher Jacob deGrom gives an update on his health and discusses his excitement about the starting rotation's potential this season.

Jacob deGromNoah Syndergaard, Matt Harvey, Steven Matz and Zack Wheeler have never been healthy and in the starting rotation at the same time.

However, deGrom is looking forward to it finally happening this season...

"I think it could be a lot of fun,'' deGrom told the NY Post's Kevin Kernan in Port St. Lucie last week. "I'm definitely looking forward to what it could be, and I think everybody else on the staff is, too.''

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Oct 1, 2016; Philadelphia, PA, USA; New York Mets pitcher Noah Syndergaard (34) is doused by third baseman Jose Reyes (7) after clinching a wild-card playoff berth after a game against the Philadelphia Phillies at Citizens Bank Park. Mandatory Credit: Derik Hamilton-USA TODAY Sports (Derik Hamilton)
Oct 1, 2016; Philadelphia, PA, USA; New York Mets pitcher Noah Syndergaard (34) is doused by third baseman Jose Reyes (7) after clinching a wild-card playoff berth after a game against the Philadelphia Phillies at Citizens Bank Park. Mandatory Credit: Derik Hamilton-USA TODAY Sports (Derik Hamilton)

In order for the Mets to win 90 games in 2017, they obviously can't get hit with the injury bug like they did last season -- especially not in the starting rotation.

So, health aside, what has to happen for them to win 90?

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Mar 9, 2016; DeGrom (48) delivers a pitch at Tradition Field. Credit: Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports
Mar 9, 2016; DeGrom (48) delivers a pitch at Tradition Field. Credit: Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports

Mets RHP Jacob deGrom has been throwing for several weeks and expects to be on track for the start of Spring Training, he recently told Newsday's Steve Marcus.

"The plan is to be off the mound a couple of times before spring, then I think just a nice and easy introduction to a slope and then be ready to go when Spring Training is here," he added.

He had a 3.04 ERA and 1.20 WHIP with 143 strikeouts in 148 innings (24 starts) last season before a pinched ulnar nerve in his right elbow resulted in season-ending surgery on Sept. 20.

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MNoah Syndergaard (34), Jacob deGrom (48) and Matt Harvey (33) walk in from the bullpen at Citi Field. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports (Brad Penner)
MNoah Syndergaard (34), Jacob deGrom (48) and Matt Harvey (33) walk in from the bullpen at Citi Field. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports (Brad Penner)

The Mets have the third-best starting rotation in baseball, an anonymous group of talent evaluators told ESPN.com's Buster Olney.

The Red Sox and Cubs rank higher than the Mets mostly because of the New York staff's inability to remain healthy and be on the field at the same time.

"They need to actually get out there and do it," one executive told Olney of the Mets. "It's one thing to have a great arm, but you have to show that you can give 180-200 innings."

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(Frank Franklin II/AP)

The Mets will avoid arbitration with RHP Jacob deGrom, agreeing to terms on a one-year deal worth $4.05 million that includes performance bonuses, reports Adam Rubin of ESPN.

DeGrom, who made $607,000 last season, received a base salary that's the largest ever for a first-time abirtration-eligible starting pitcher who didn't qualify for the ERA title. 

He had a 3.04 ERA and 1.20 WHIP with 143 strikeouts in 148 innings (24 starts) last season before a pinched ulnar nerve in his right elbow resulted in season-ending surgery on Sept. 20.

DeGrom told reporters in early December that he planned to soon begin his offseason throwing program and be 100 percent healthy for spring training.

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Mets pitchers Matt Harvey, Noah Syndergaard and Jacob deGrom. (Jeff Curry/USATSI)
Mets pitchers Matt Harvey, Noah Syndergaard and Jacob deGrom. (Jeff Curry/USATSI)

The Mets have not yet talked with their young starting pitchers about about multiyear-contract-extensions beyond their current deals, Mets GM Sandy Alderson told reporters during a lunch Thursday at Citi Field.

"I don't see it as a pressing issue," Alderson said, according to ESPN's Adam Rubin.

In late-December, Alderson made a similar statement, saying he had no plans to talk contract extensions prior to spring training.

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Mets 1B Lucas Duda, RHP Matt Harvey, C Travis d'Arnaud and RHP Jacob deGrom (Credit: USA Today Images)
Mets 1B Lucas Duda, RHP Matt Harvey, C Travis d'Arnaud and RHP Jacob deGrom (Credit: USA Today Images)

The deadline for teams and unsigned arbitration-eligible players to file salary figures is January 13, after which the final salary will be determined during an arbitration hearing.

The Mets intend to take a more strict position on their potential arbitration cases than they have in past, Newsday's Marc Carig reported Thursday.

According to Carig, if the two sides cannot agree by Friday's deadline, the Mets have no issue letting the situation play out in arbitration.

This year's remaining, unsigned arbitration-eligible players for the Mets are...

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Yanks and Mets share Series odds 00:03:31
Baseball Night in New York wonders whether Las Vegas made the right call by giving the Yankees and Mets the exact same World Series odds.

The Yankees currently have 13-1 odds to win the World Series -- the same odds as the Mets -- according to information provided by The Venetian Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas.

The Cubs have the best odds at 3-1, followed by the Red Sox at 5-1, the Dodgers at 10-1, the Indians at 11-1, and the Nationals at 12-1.

The Yankees finished 84-78 last season after having a firesale over the summer -- including trades of Aroldis Chapman, Andrew Miller, and Carlos Beltran -- missing the playoffs for the third time in the last four seasons. 

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Darling on Mets pitching 00:04:12
Ron Darling thinks the Mets pitching staff can bounce back and have a magical season in 2017.

SNY analyst Ron Darling expects "a magical year" from the Mets rotation. The former Mets pitcher told the Daily News' John Harper expects the injury-plagued staff to perform at a high level in 2017.

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Jun 5, 2016; Miami, FL, USA; New York Mets starting pitcher Matt Harvey (33) delivers a pitch during a game against the Miami Marlins at Marlins Park. The Marlins won 1-0. Mandatory Credit: Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports (Steve Mitchell)
Jun 5, 2016; Miami, FL, USA; New York Mets starting pitcher Matt Harvey (33) delivers a pitch during a game against the Miami Marlins at Marlins Park. The Marlins won 1-0. Mandatory Credit: Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports (Steve Mitchell)

The Mets will not be talking contract extensions with any of their current starting pitchers before spring training, Sandy Alderson said Dec. 24, according to Daily News reporter Kristie Ackert.

"We're not thinking about it now, it really hasn't been our focus," Alderson told Ackert. "It's probably not something that is going to happen before we head to spring training."

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Recapping deGrom in 2016 00:02:09
The Hot Stove panel discusses Jacob deGrom's injury-plagued 2016 season with the Mets.

Jacob deGrom was well on his way to a third consecutive ace-level season in 2016 before an injury to the ulnar nerve in his elbow derailed it. 

His condition, which occurs most commonly among those who have undergone Tommy John surgery, resulted from irritation to the scar tissue at the site of the incision, which swelled and compressed a nerve in the region. He underwent surgery on September 24, which moved the nerve to relieve the compression (the standard treatment)

DeGrom's final line for the season was strong -- a 3.04 ERA (135 ERA+) with close to a strikeout per inning and an average of just over six innings per start -- but they were all career-lows, coming after two years of quietly being one of the best pitchers in baseball. 

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MNoah Syndergaard (34), Jacob deGrom (48) and Matt Harvey (33) walk in from the bullpen at Citi Field. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports (Brad Penner)
MNoah Syndergaard (34), Jacob deGrom (48) and Matt Harvey (33) walk in from the bullpen at Citi Field. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports (Brad Penner)

For the second time this offseason, Mets GM Sandy Alderson said he and his staff are planning to change the workload and routine of their starting pitchers, he told reporters Tuesday at the Winter Meetings.

Last month, Alderson said he is open to occasionally using a six-man rotation and mixing in spot starters so guys can get extended rest between appearances.

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Robert Gsellman pitches against the Braves last Tuesday in New York. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens) (Kathy Willens/AP)
Robert Gsellman pitches against the Braves last Tuesday in New York. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens) (Kathy Willens/AP)

Teams have asked about RHP Robert Gsellman, but Sandy Alderson has told them he's not available, sources told ESPN.com's Adam Rubin.

Gsellman, 23, had a 2.42 ERA (2.63 FIP) and 1.27 WHIP, while striking out 42 batters in 44 2/3 innings, during seven starts and one relief appearance for the Mets in 2016.

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Is deGrom ace of Mets staff? 00:03:36
Daily News Live discusses Jacob deGrom's recovery and debate who the ace of the Mets starting rotation will be.

Mets RHP Jacob deGrom expects to begin throwing soon, he told reporters Friday at Citi Field.

DeGrom also said the Mets have not yet approached him about a contract extension. He is arbitration-eligible for the first time this offseason and is under team control through the 2020 season.

He earned $607,000 last season and is projected to make $4.5 million in 2017.

DeGrom had a 3.04 ERA and 1.20 WHIP with 143 strikeouts in 148 innings (24 starts) last season before a pinched ulnar nerve in his right elbow resulted in season-ending surgery on Sept. 20.

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Bartolo Colon recently signed a one-year, $12.5 million deal to pitch for the Braves next season, where he will join R.A. Dickey in 2017.

Nevertheless, even without Colon, the Mets are still set up to have a terrific starting rotation next season, able to lean on Matt Harvey, Jacob deGrom, Noah Syndergaard, Steven Matz, Seth Lugo and Robert Gsellman. However, their depth beyond them is a bit of a question mark...

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MNoah Syndergaard (34), Jacob deGrom (48) and Matt Harvey (33) walk in from the bullpen at Citi Field. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports (Brad Penner)
MNoah Syndergaard (34), Jacob deGrom (48) and Matt Harvey (33) walk in from the bullpen at Citi Field. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports (Brad Penner)

Team doctors expect Jacob deGrom, Steven Matz and Matt Harvey to all be 100 percent healthy at the start of next season, ESPN's Buster Olney reported in October.

Nevertheless, Mets GM Sandy Alderson said this week that he will consider a variety of ways to better keep their starting pitchers healthy in 2017, such as occasionally using a six-man rotation and mixing in spot starters so guys can get extended rest between appearances.

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

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

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

Tags: Addison Reed, Asdrubal Cabrera, Bartolo Colon, Curtis Granderson, David Wright, Jacob deGrom, Jay Bruce, Jeurys Familia, Jose Reyes, Juan Lagares, Lucas Duda, Matt Harvey, Neil Walker, Rene Rivera, Travis d'Arnaud, Wilmer Flores, Yoenis Cespedes, Matthew Cerrone
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A scout is shown using a radar gun to measure the speed of New York Mets starting pitcher Zack Wheeler in spring training action at Tradition Stadium. (Brad Barr/USA Today Sports Images)
A scout is shown using a radar gun to measure the speed of New York Mets starting pitcher Zack Wheeler in spring training action at Tradition Stadium. (Brad Barr/USA Today Sports Images)

The Hardball Times is analyzing MLB teams' scouting directors and scouts themselves. Its report lauds New York Mets scout Rudy Terrasas for landing players like Matt Harvey and Jacob deGrom, but faults scouts from the 1980s for not signing several key stars.

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Matt Harvey sits in the dugout after being pulled from the mound against the Colorado Rockies. (AP)
Matt Harvey sits in the dugout after being pulled from the mound against the Colorado Rockies. (AP)

Team doctors are telling the Mets that Jacob deGrom, Steven Matz and Matt Harvey should all be 100 percent healthy at the start of next season, ESPN's Buster Olney reported this past weekend.According to Olney, the Mets believe Harvey will be the biggest question mark as he returns from July surgery for thoracic outlet syndrome (TOS). However, Harvey's agent, Scott Boras, recently said his client will be fully healthy by spring training."You kind of rely on the doctors here, and the doctor was extremely positive about the results of what he found when he did the operation, and the relief that he gave Matt," Boras told MLB.com. "This is not like a Tommy John, where you have a ligament issue. It's really about relief of nerve compression."

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Scottsdale Scorpions pitcher James Kaprielian of the New York Yankees against the Glendale Desert Dogs during an Arizona Fall League game at Camelback Ranch. Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports
Scottsdale Scorpions pitcher James Kaprielian of the New York Yankees against the Glendale Desert Dogs during an Arizona Fall League game at Camelback Ranch. Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

Yankees pitching prospect James Kaprielian, throwing in the Arizona Fall League, has pitched well and drawn comparisons to Mets pitcher Jacob deGrom, reports Randy Miller of NJ.com. Mets first base coach Tom Goodwin, who manages Kaprielian's team, said he has been impressed with the pitcher's stuff in the short period of time he has watched him. Kaprielian threw three shutout innings in his AFL debut.

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Jacob deGrom high fives students at PS 89 in Queens on Friday. Credit: Marc Levine | NY Mets
Jacob deGrom high fives students at PS 89 in Queens on Friday. Credit: Marc Levine | NY Mets

After undergoing elbow surgery last month, New York Mets RHP Jacob deGrom expects to adhere to his normal throwing program in spring training in February, he told reporters Friday after meeting with students at P.S. 89 in Queens.

DeGrom had surgery in September to reposition the ulnar nerve in his right elbow, which had been causing him pain when throwing earlier in the season.

"Talking to the doctors, I don't know what really caused this," deGrom said. "He said it can pop up like that. Your nerve can get messed up, but there was definitely stress last year."

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Thank you, Mets, for a wild season. In spring training, settling for a wild card loss would have been a major disappointment. However, at 60-62 on Aug. 19, with 70 percent of the Opening Day lineup on the disabled list, simply getting to the wild card seemed like an unrealistic goal. Nevertheless, the Mets attained it. It was an amazing run and I'm glad I got to experience watching it.


Tags: Asdrubal Cabrera, Daniel Murphy, David Wright, Jacob deGrom, Matt Harvey, Michael Conforto, Noah Syndergaard, Seth Lugo, Steven Matz
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 (Steve Mitchell)
(Steve Mitchell)

Mets rookie RHP Seth Lugo held the Marlins to just two runs, five hits and three walks in 5 1/3 innings Wednesday night, as he improved to 5-2 with a 2.67 ERA.

"This kid has done nothing but come here and saved us," manager Terry Collins said after the game.

Collins pulled Lugo with a three-run lead after throwing just 82 pitches.

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Mets shortstop Asdrubal Cabrera (13) celebrates his grand slam with third baseman Jose Reyes (7) at Citi Field. Mandatory Credit: Anthony Gruppuso-USA TODAY Sports
Mets shortstop Asdrubal Cabrera (13) celebrates his grand slam with third baseman Jose Reyes (7) at Citi Field. Mandatory Credit: Anthony Gruppuso-USA TODAY Sports

Mets 3B Jose Reyes and SS Asdrubal Cabrera combined for eight RBI, again batting first and second in the order, as the Mets beat the Phillies, 17-0, at Citi Field on Sunday.

Cabrera, who hit a grand slam in the seventh inning, is batting .358 with 22 RBI in 34 games since returning from the disabled list on Aug. 19, during which the Mets are 22-12.

Reyes, who had four consecutive at bats with the bases loaded, scored twice and drove in four runs.

Tags: Asdrubal Cabrera, Curtis Granderson, Jacob deGrom, Sean Gilmartin, Steven Matz, Yoenis Cespedes
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Gsellman's strike out 00:00:19
Robert Gsellman struck out eight and did not allow a run in a dominant Mets' win over Philadelphia at Citi Field.

Mets rookie RHP Robert Gsellman threw seven scoreless innings with eight strikeouts in Sunday's 17-0 win over the Philadelphia Phillies.

The 23-year-old Gsellman, who made his MLB debut Aug. 23, pitched into the seventh inning for the second time in his career. He allowed three hits -- all singles -- and two walks, retiring 10 of the last 11 batters he faced.

"I was working on my mechanics earlier to fix some stuff and it seemed to help out today," Gsellman said after the game, when asked about lasting seven innings.

Tags: Jacob deGrom, Matt Harvey, Philadelphia Phillies, Steven Matz, Zack Wheeler
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The bullpen blew a 3-0 lead and Ender Inciarte robbed Yoenis Cespedes of a would-be, game-winning home run, as the Mets lost to the Braves, 4-3, on Wednesday night >> Read more

The Cardinals lost and Giants also lost, meaning there's still a three-way tie for two Wild Card spots..


Tags: Jacob deGrom, Steven Matz, Wilmer Flores, Yoenis Cespedes
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 (Andy Marlin)
(Andy Marlin)

Mets RHP Jacob deGrom underwent successful surgery Wednesday to repair the ulnar nerve damage in his right elbow, the team announced.

DeGrom is done for the season but is expected to be ready for Spring Training.

He was scheduled to start this past Sunday, but after feeling pain following a bullpen session on Friday, it was determined that deGrom would require elbow surgery.

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The Mets couldn't come back from a 5-1 deficit as they lost to the Braves, 5-4, on Tuesday night at Citi Field >> Read more

The Cardinals won and the Giants won, resulting in a three-way tie for the two Wild Card spots..

What happens if the Mets, Cardinals, and Giants end up in a three-way tie? Read more here!

Tags: Bartolo Colon, Jacob deGrom, Steven Matz, Wilmer Flores
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New York Mets starting pitcher Gabriel Ynoa pitches during the first inning against the Minnesota Twins at Citi Field. (Anthony Gruppuso/USA Today Sports Images)
New York Mets starting pitcher Gabriel Ynoa pitches during the first inning against the Minnesota Twins at Citi Field. (Anthony Gruppuso/USA Today Sports Images)

New York Mets RHP Gabriel Ynoa struck out eight batters and gave up one run and four hits in 4 2/3 innings in a spot start in place of the injured Jacob deGrom in Sunday's 3-2 win over the Minnesota Twins at Citi Field.

Ynoa, who entered Sunday's game with a 15.19 ERA in six relief outings, left the game with two outs in the fifth inning having thrown 76 pitches after surrendering a two-out single to Brian Dozier.

"He made good pitches, worked the corners of the plate, got ahead of guys," manager Terry Collins said, according to the New York Daily News' Kristie Ackert. "(We) talked before the game, we said we'd give him two times through the lineup in his first start and see how he does."

Tags: Gabriel Ynoa, Jacob deGrom
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GEICO SportsNite: Jacob deGrom 00:06:43
Jacob deGrom speaks from the Mets clubhouse after Saturday's report that he will undergo season-ending elbow surgery.

Jacob deGrom has been scratched from Sunday's start, will need surgery to correct the ulnar nerve in his elbow and is likely done for the rest of the 2016 season, Sandy Alderson said Saturday. 



Latest update (Saturday, Sept. 17) 

4:10 p.m.: DeGrom was expected to start Sunday, but Mets GM Sandy Alderson said Saturday that the pitcher needs surgery to reposition the ulnar nerve in his pitching elbow.

Mets rookie RHP Gabriel Ynoa will get the start in place of deGrom. 

Tags: Jacob deGrom, Steven Matz
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The Mets were off on Thursday.

The Cardinals opened a four-game series against the Wild Card-leading Giants. The Giants won the first game, meaning Mets are now one game up on the Cardinals for the second wild card.


Tags: Bartolo Colon, Jacob deGrom, Steven Matz, Yoenis Cespedes
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