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Jenrry Mejia and Jeurys Familia healthy, on schedule

Jenrry Mejia and Jeurys Familia, both of whom had hernia surgery earlier this offseason, are healthy and will be unrestricted heading into Spring Training. Mejia pitched through the hernia last year and made it known, while Familia’s ailment was unknown ...

Jeurys Familia undergoes sports hernia surgery

The Mets announced that Jeurys Familia underwent successful surgery on Friday in Philadelphia to repair bilateral sports hernias. According to the team, the surgery was performed by Dr. Bill Meyers. Familia is now on his way back home to the ...

Jeurys Familia: Mets Season In Review

Next up in Rising Apple’s Mets Season in Review series is reliever Jeurys Familia. Signed in July 2007 as a 17-year old amateur free agent, he was assigned to the GCL Mets in 2008, and spent 5 years ascending the ...

Josh Edgin: Mets Season In Review

Our Mets season in review series continues with pitcher, Josh Edgin. After a 2013 that saw him struggle, battle injuries, and spend time in the minor leagues, Edgin rebounded in 2014 to establish himself as a reliable bullpen piece. How ...

Colon Sharp but Mets Fall to Nats 3-2

Word around Flushing is that even if GM Sandy Alderson doesn’t trade Bartolo Colon this month, he will look to move the veteran right-hander and the 11 million dollars left on his contract come offseason. And there’s a reason for that. Because ...

Mets: Kingda Ka Pitching

It wasn’t long ago when the Mets began their regular season with a starting rotation that consisted of Dillon Gee, Jon Niese, Bartolo Colon, Zack Wheeler and Jenrry Mejia. It also wasn’t too long ago when the Mets bullpen was ...

Game Recap: Padres Tip Mets In Ninth, 2-1

The Mets took the field at Petco Park today, looking to take two of three in their series with the Padres. Zack Wheeler took the mound for New York, opposed by the Padres’ Odrisamer Despaigne. Despaigne took a no-hitter into ...

Mets Bullpen Finally Enters the Fast Lane

For several years, the Mets watched National League opponents roll in Ferraris, Corvettes and Porsche Carerras from their bullpens in the last three innings of a game, and the Mets tried to counter that with Ford Falcons, Plymouth Valiants and ...

The back of the Mets bullpen has a chance to be tremendous

With the season nearly a third of the way over, an area that’s been a bit overlooked for the Mets is the bullpen. Since starting out the season poorly and going in and out of rough stretches, the back-end of ...

Jeurys Familia may soon be Mets closer

After Sunday’s victory, Mets manager Terry Collins said that Jeurys Familia, who has been tremendous over his last nine appearances, is “real close” to taking over the role of closer from Kyle Farnsworth. Familia, 24, struggled with his control early ...

Jeurys Familia has been invisible lately

Right-handed reliever Jeurys Familia, who was tremendous during spring training, has become the forgotten man in the Mets’ bullpen over the last few weeks. Since being asked to work a third inning of relief during an eventual walk-off loss in ...

Terry Collins’ bullpen management Friday night was horrid

During Friday night’s loss to the Angels in Anaheim, Terry Collins put on a display of bullpen management that was horrid. It started in the bottom of the eighth when Collins used three pitchers to record three outs. With Gonzalez ...

4/11 Game Recap: Jeurys Familia Hits Batter, Forces Home Winning Run In 11th; Mets Fall 5-4

PREGAME: The New York Mets are in Southern California this weekend for an early round of inter-league play.  After getting swept by the Washington Nationals in the season’s opening series, the Amazins have rebounded well, and will now attempt to ...

Mets Add Jose Valverde to 40-man Roster

The Mets announced Wednesday afternoon that they had added right handed reliever Jose Valverde to the 40-man roster. Valverde, 36, was signed by the club to a minor league deal with an invite to spring training earlier this offseason. Valverde’s ...

NY Mets Spring into Action; The Latest News Around Mets Camp

Matt Harvey was in camp and dealing. Last year he had the stuff but he was very raw. This year is a big change, he has his windup much more fluid and has much better control of his pitches. I ...

New York Mets Among Six Teams Scott Kazmir Is Considering

Well apparently the tone has changed a bit since last week.  After not even sending a scout to watch Scott Kazmir pitch, it turns out the New York Mets do have some interest. General Manager Sandy Alderson – a twitter ...

Spring Training Prospect Invitations: New York Mets

Matt Harvey As Spring Training rapidly approaches and speculation surrounding the future of baseball’s brightest prospects spreads like wildfire, The Golden Sombrero will highlight some of the notable and intriguing Spring Training invitees from each organization. Cesar Puello*, OF:  Signed ...

New York Mets Practicing Patience With Their Top Prospects

With pitchers and catchers set to report tomorrow (if you’re reading this “tomorrow” then the pitchers and catchers will report today), you can imagine there will be a lot of chatter and banter around each teams’ camp.  Despite a quiet ...

Five Under-The-Radar-Questions About The Mets

Pitchers and catchers is just a few days away, and as the season approaches, the Mets will have a lot of questions that need answering.  How will David Wright perform, will Johan Santana be effective coming off surgery and how ...

How Optimistic (or Pessimistic) Should New York Mets Fans Be Heading Into 2012?

Over at Metsblog.com there have been a couple of discussions about what is expected of the New York Mets this season.  On the pessimistic side, a scout explained why he doesn’t see the New York Mets cracking 70 wins this ...

New York Mets Transitioning Prospect Wilmer Flores Off of Shortstop

By now a lot of New York Mets fans are familiar with infield prospect Wilmer Flores.  Ranked No. 2 in 2011, Wilmer Flores will probably fall a couple of pegs due – at least partially – to the emergence of ...

New York Mets Land Three Prospects On MLB.com’s Top 100

Most of the offseason for the New York Mets has been bad news or boring news.  Thankfully MLB.com gave us a little break from that when they listed three New York Mets prospects in their Top 100 list.  Right-handed pitchers ...

He Wouldn’t Be Missed: Brad Holt

Like every other team in baseball, the New York Mets had to make some tough decisions about who to add and who to leave off their 40-man roster before the December Rule 5 Draft. While the Mets opted to add ...

Seedlings to Stars: Jeurys Familia and Zack Wheeler

FanSided’s prospect blog, Seedlings to Stars, took the time to write articles on two of the New York Mets top youngsters.Click

Signing Jose Reyes…For 2014

Re-signing Jose Reyes should be a priority for the Mets, but not for the reasons most fans think. As much as fans believe that re-signing Reyes would be to field a competent team in 2012, they’re wrong. Yes, the 2012 ...

Mets Shouldn’t Forget About Jenrry Mejia

Remember Jenrry Mejia?  He entered this season as the top Mets prospect (and certainly the team’s top pitching prospect) on several lists and began the year at triple-A Buffalo, seemingly poised to return to the big leagues at some point ...

With Prospects Looming, What Does The Future Hold For Dillon Gee?

Dillon Gee got off to a fantastic start this year in what is technically his rookie season.  After making a couple of spot starts and an unsuccessful stint in the bullpen, Gee rattled off five solid outings between May 19th ...

What If New York Mets Decide to Start From Scratch?

Over the weekend, Joel Sherman mentioned in a piece that New York Mets officials have had discussions about whether they should go into complete rebuilding mode after this season.  The New York Mets have already talked about lowering payroll from ...

New York Mets Prospects Nearing the 2011 Finish Line

Last week I only looked at a handful of New York Mets prospects.  This week I’m putting together the New York Mets’ prospect update a couple of days early.  I apologize for jerking you guys around, but football season is ...

New York Mets Prospects Look to End 2011 On High Note

Out of the playoff race, the New York Mets and their fans are left dreaming on the future.  The only small problem there is that most of the New York Mets’ top prospects won’t even be called up to the ...

Is Chris Schwinden a Member of the New York Mets’ 2012 Starting Rotation?

Virtually eliminated from the 2011 playoff race, the New York Mets are free to look ahead to the 2012 season.  At the forefront of the New York Mets’ concerns are Jose Reyes, bullpen fortification and starting pitching – likely in ...

Talented Pitching Headlines Improving Crop of New York Mets Prospects

Despite the New York Mets lurking in the shadows of the Wild Card race, present and future optimism remains in the farm system – particularly where the New York Mets have put together a solid quartet of pitching prospects (Jenrry ...

Closer Of The Future Needs To Come From Within Mets Organization

Did last night’s heartbreaking loss make anyone miss K-Rod?  Does it mean the Mets need to go out next offseason and overspend on a closer, much like they did following the 2008 season?  The answer is no, because for the ...

New York Mets Add Some Much Needed Talent to Their Farm System

Last night, I discussed in a little bit more detail the New York Mets trade that sent Carlos Beltran to the San Francisco Giants in exchange for RHP prospect Zack Wheeler.  I’ll reiterate that I am extremely happy with the ...

Will New York Mets Be Able to Add Young Talent At Trade Deadline?

Tweet With the trade deadline coming up, the New York Mets have a great opportunity to add some top-of-the-line talent to a farm system that could use an infusion of elite or near elite level talent – even if it ...

New York Mets Prospect Update

Tweet As I mentioned last week, the New York Mets have a lot of prospects who are talented, but lack the experience necessary to tap into that talent.  The hitters have poor triple slash lines, the pitchers have poor K/BB ...

Talent and Youth Represent New York Mets’ Top Prospects

Tweet It has often been said that a team’s minor league system is the lifeblood of the organization.  You might have an exception come around from time to time, but nobody is disputing that a strong farm is one of ...

Following Jeurys Familia Part I: Bouncing Back At Binghamton

One of my favorite Mets prospects to follow this season has been right-handed starting pitcher Jeurys Familia. For the reason, every few starts I will update the status of the Mets pitching prospect in a series called “Following Jeurys Familia” ...

Cory Vaughn: Time For A Promotion

Comparatively, last night was a rough night at the plate for Cory Vaughn of the Savannah Sand Gnats.  He went 0-2 , dropping his batting average to .344.  The hitless night night also dropped his slugging percentage to a mere ...

Rising Apple Weekly Roundup

Rising Apple analyzed and uncovered a plethora of great New York Mets-related material last week. In case you missed it, enjoy a condensed round-up of all the hard work from writers Ben Berkon, Matt Kaufman, Aaron Leibowitz, Michael Rosenbloom, and ...

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