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Marc Carig has covered Major League Baseball since 2008, starting with the Baltimore Orioles ('08), the New York Yankees ('09-'12) and now the New York Mets for Newsday. In related news, he Tweets way too much.
MILWAUKEE -- If Rockies stars Troy Tulowitzki and Carlos Gonzalez wind up on the trading block, the Mets intend to be suitors, according to a report in the New York Post.
The report cites an NL executive, who called the pitching-deep Mets a “perfect partner” in a trade with the Rockies, “who always need to address pitching.”
The Mets have targeted shortstop and leftfield as places they...Read more »
MILWAUKEE -- Rival clubs have reached out to the Mets about trading for second baseman Daniel Murphy, who is coming off his first appearance in the All-Star Game.
But according to a source, the Mets appear more likely to keep Murphy rather than deal him away before the July 31 non-waiver trade deadline.
Murphy, 29, has scuffled coming out of the break, hitting just .167 (5-for-30) in...Read more »
MILWAUKEE -- Wilmer Flores will hit seventh and start at shortstop tonight when the Mets open a four-game set against the Brewers.
Manager Terry Collins said Ruben Tejada was held out “just as a precaution,” since he hasn’t reported symptoms in the aftermath of taking a 94 mph fastball to the helmet. Tejada is expected to start on Friday.
“I’m ready to play,” said Tejada, who has no...Read more »
SEATTLE -- Eric Young Jr. worked quickly to win a few new fans, just moments after nearly wiping them out while in pursuit of a foul ball.
In the fifth inning of the Mets’ 3-1 victory over the Mariners on Tuesday night, Young took off at top speed after Endy Chavez’s foul ball. Young wound up diving into the first row, where he crashed into a pair of youngsters near the railing.
Not...Read more »
It may be July, but at first glance, it certainly appeared that Mets catcher Travis d’Arnaud had himself a moment straight out of “A Christmas Story.”
It happened moments after Saturday’s 5-4 victory over the Marlins. The video (courtesy of Twitter user @sp219) shows d’Arnaud greeting closer Jenrry Mejia on the pitcher’s mound -- shortly after Mejia celebrated (in his typical no-holds-barred...Read more »