MLB.com Updated Aug 21 (yesterday)
A year after Mets righty Zack Wheeler leaned heavily on his fastball during an impressive rookie campaign, the right-hander has earned regular praise during an inconsistent-turned-breakout 2014. The development of his changeup, an option he first toyed …Upvote Share Tweet
Injured Minor Leaguer Airlifted, Game Suspendednytimes.com 2 hours agoA minor league player in the New York Mets' organization could soon be released from the hospital after he was airlifted from the field Friday because of a head injury.Upvote Share Tweet
Mets 8, Athletics 5: Offensive Spark Lifts the Mets’ Faint Playoff Hopesnytimes.com Aug 20 (yesterday)The Mets are hoping to build on Wednesday’s offensive performance, in which Lucas Duda hit a three-run homer and Eric Campbell also homered as the team beat the Oakland Athletics.Upvote Share Tweet
Mets ride Duda's bat, Wheeler's arm to win vs. A'sMLB.com Aug 20 (2 days ago)Considering all the things that have gone wrong for the Mets this season, those that have gone right have stood out in stark relief. Two in particular were on display in Wednesday's 8-5 win over the A's: first baseman Lucas Duda's continued emergence an…Upvote Share TweetCoco Crisp hit a tiebreaking three-run triple in the fourth inning to help Scott Kazmir earn his career-best 14th win, and the Oakland Athletics beat the New York Mets 6-2 on Tuesday night to snap a five-game losing streak.Upvote Share Tweet
Athletics 6, Mets 2: Kazmir Leads A’s Past the Metsnytimes.com Aug 20 (3 days ago)Scott Kazmir, a pitcher traded by the Mets in 2004, won his career-best 14th game.Upvote Share Tweet
If something's wrong with Wright, Mets can relaxMLB.com Aug 19 (3 days ago)To some degree and in a strange way, the Mets can relax. David Wright is hurting and was hurting even before Dan Straily's pitch bruised his already bruised left rotator cuff. With road series against the A's and Dodgers next on the Mets' agenda, pain i…Upvote Share Tweet
Wright’s Innocuous Slide Precedes a Precipitous Tumblenytimes.com Aug 18 (4 days ago)Did David Wright’s 2014 decline hinge on a headfirst dive into second that resulted in an injured shoulder on June 12? Executives, coaches and fans are left to wonder.Upvote Share TweetNew York Mets right-hander Bartolo Colon was scratched from his start against the Cubs on Monday due to the death of his mother.Upvote Share TweetChicago Cubs rookie Javier Baez, he of the 60 minor-league homers since the start of 2013, launched his fifth home run Monday since joining the big-league team. It came in the ninth inning against the New York Mets at Citi Field and it might have landed…Upvote Share Tweet
Cubs 2, Mets 1: Encouraging Loss for Mets as Montero Shuts Down Cubsnytimes.com Aug 17 (5 days ago)In what was most likely his last start before being shipped back to the minors, Rafael Montero allowed one run in seven and one-third innings, the longest outing of his career.Upvote Share TweetStarlin Castro hit a tiebreaking homer on the first pitch of the ninth inning to lift the Chicago Cubs over the New York Mets 2-1 Sunday.Upvote Share Tweetnydailynews.com Aug 17 (6 days ago)One of these days, Matt Harvey needs to remember — and that probably means before he hurts his arm again — that his job is to be a star young baseball pitcher, not some sort of needy celebrity who acts as if he gets the bends when he is out of the spotl…Upvote Share Tweet
For offseason shopping, striking a deal with Cubs needs to be on Mets' short listnydailynews.com Aug 17 (6 days ago)So what’s it going to take for the Mets and Cubs to make a trade this winter? Many baseball people speculate that it’s practically inevitable, considering the Cubs are loaded with shortstops and the Mets clearly need one, no matter how much they try to …Upvote Share Tweet
Flores Leads Niese and Mets to 7-3 Win Over Cubsnytimes.com Aug 16 (6 days ago)Wilmer Flores provided a spark with his bat and glove, leading Jonathon Niese and the New York Mets to a 7-3 victory over the Chicago Cubs on Saturday night.Upvote Share Tweet
Hit by pitch, Wright exits game with shoulder sorenessMLB.com Aug 16 (6 days ago)David Wright was hit in the back with the pitch in the sixth inning on Saturday night, and the Mets third baseman left the game at the start of the seventh inning with posterior left shoulder soreness.Upvote Share Tweet
Cubs' Javier Baez Stays Flexible Amid a Surplus at His Positionnytimes.com Aug 16 (6 days ago)Amid the Cubs’ surplus of shortstops, Javier Baez has shown flexibility in a variety of spots on the field. Other young Chicago shortstops have switched positions, too.Upvote Share Tweet
Mets make mediocrity a tradition as one of the worst franchises in baseballnydailynews.com Aug 16 (6 days ago)While we’re waiting around for Matt Harvey and those young Met arms to overwhelm the world, it’s worth noting that the franchise is, by at least one measure, now the worst team in baseball — or, at least, tied for that dishonor.Upvote Share TweetMLB.com Aug 16 (7 days ago)Zack Wheeler fanned 10 and gave up two runs in 6 2/3 innings, and Eric Campbell's three-run homer in the fourth was all he needed, as the Mets beat the Cubs, 3-2, in the series opener at Citi Field on Friday.Upvote Share Tweet
Mets End Losing SkidAug 20The Mets topped the A's 8-5 to snap their three-game losing streak.
Rizzo, Baez Homer In Cubs' WinAug 18Anthony Rizzo and Javier Baez each hit home runs as the Cubs beat the Mets 4-1.
Mets Topple CubsAug 16Juan Lagares and Wilmer Flores each drove in two runs in the Mets' 7-3 win over the Cubs.
Campbell's Homer Lifts MetsAug 15Eric Campbell's three-run homer lifted the Mets to a 3-2 win over the Cubs.
Thaddeus Young of Philadelphia 76ers expected to land with Minnesota Timbe…Aug 21The Minnesota Timberwolves expect to land Philadelphia's Thaddeus Young in addition to No. 1 overall draft pick Andrew Wiggins when they complete their long anticipated trade to send Kevin Love to the Cleveland Cavaliers this weekend, according sources.
Thaddeus Young of Philadelphia 76ers expected to land with Minnesota Timbe…Aug 21The Minnesota Timberwolves have an agreement in principle to acquire Philadelphia's Thaddeus Young and No. 1 overall draft pick Andrew Wiggins as part of a three-team trade that will send Kevin Love to the Cavaliers, sources close to the talks confirmed…
Five Things I Think I Think: Seattle SeahawksAug 21. More Seahawks: The MMQB’s Seattle training camp page.
Broncos Report: No Looking BackAug 21DeMarcus Ware showed what he’s capable of by manhandling Russell Wilson in the first preseason game. ( Doug Pensinger/Getty Images) A different training camp report from the others our staff has done in the last month. Peter King spent two days this wee…