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Mets Hire Kevin Long, a Hitting Coach Fired by the Yankees

Mets Hire Kevin Long, a Hitting Coach Fired by the Yankees

nytimes.com MLB.com Updated Oct 23
It came as little surprise that the Mets hired Long, the hitting coach the Yankees dismissed this month, given the struggles of Curtis Granderson, the former Yankee who became the Mets’ most expensive free-agent signing in years.
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  • Yanks, Mets donate Berra replicas to museum

    Yanks, Mets donate Berra replicas to museum

    ESPN.com Oct 27 (4 days ago)
    According to a statement on the website of the Yogi Berra Museum and Learning Center in Little Falls, New Jersey, Berra's two former teams, the Yankees and Mets, will donate replicas of the priceless items stolen from the museum in an Oct. 9th burglary.
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  • Young Mets Discover Unlikely Pals: Yankees

    Young Mets Discover Unlikely Pals: Yankees

    nytimes.com Oct 18
    The prospects for the Yankees and Mets find themselves mingling as teammates in the Arizona Fall League.
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  • Yankees, Mets can't match Giants shortstop Brandon Crawford

    Yankees, Mets can't match Giants shortstop Brandon Crawford

    Friday’s San Francisco Chronicle devoted six full pages to the Giants’ series-clinching win over the Cardinals, and I couldn’t find a single mention of the brilliant and potentially game-saving play by shortstop Brandon Crawford.
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  • Charles sees 1969 Mets in 2014 Royals

    Charles sees 1969 Mets in 2014 Royals

    MLB.com Oct 16
    As the surprise party raged on in the Royals' clubhouse Wednesday evening -- surprise, the Royals had swept the Orioles in the American League Championship Series -- a man with strong ties to Kansas City baseball celebrated in a more modest manner in hi…
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  • Mets prospect Reynolds breaks AFL tie with HR in extras

    Mets prospect Reynolds breaks AFL tie with HR in extras

    MLB.com Oct 11
    Reynolds, the Mets' No. 20 prospect, finished the game 3-for-5 with a double and two runs to go with his homer. After starting the Arizona Fall League 0-for-7, the 23-year old shortstop said he has started to feel better.
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  • Mets need to remember that free agency is about getting the pla…

    Mets need to remember that free agency is about getting the players you need, not the best bargains 

    Mets fans surely cringe whenever Nelson Cruz hits another home run, as he did on Thursday to ignite the Orioles’ playoff win. For Mets decision-makers, however, it’s not Cruz who inspires such regret watching the playoffs, but Jhonny Peralta.
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  • d'Arnaud undergoes successful elbow surgery

    d'Arnaud undergoes successful elbow surgery

    MLB.com Oct 1
    Mets catcher Travis d'Arnaud on Wednesday underwent successful surgery to remove a bone chip that broke off in his right elbow. He anticipates an approximately one-month recovery, putting him on track to be ready well before Opening Day in 2015.
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  • Mets close season optimistic for next year

    Mets close season optimistic for next year

    MLB.com Sep 28
    Bartolo Colon's six innings of three-run ball made him a 15-game winner at age 41, and Lucas Duda's career-high 89th and 90th RBIs put the Mets ahead for good, before his 30th homer iced the Mets' 8-3 victory on Sunday afternoon at Citi Field.
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  • Abreu Sparks Mets, 8-3; Altuve Wins Batting Crown

    Abreu Sparks Mets, 8-3; Altuve Wins Batting Crown

    A base hit in his final at-bat brought tears to Bobby Abreu's eyes.
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  • Duda Hits 2-Out, 2-Run HR in 9th, Mets Beat Astros

    Duda Hits 2-Out, 2-Run HR in 9th, Mets Beat Astros

    nytimes.com Sep 27
    Lucas Duda hit a two-run homer with two outs in the bottom of the ninth inning Saturday night, rallying the New York Mets over the Houston Astros 2-1.
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  • Mets OF Bobby Abreu Announces Retirement

    Mets OF Bobby Abreu Announces Retirement

    Sitting behind a microphone in his New York Mets uniform, Bobby Abreu couldn't help but get choked up as he bid goodbye to the game he loves.
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  • Mets C d'Arnaud to undergo elbow surgery

    Mets C d'Arnaud to undergo elbow surgery

    ESPN.com Sep 26
    The New York Mets announced Friday that Travis d'Arnaud will miss this weekend's final series against the Houston Astros, and will undergo surgery next Wednesday to remove bone chips from his right elbow.
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  • The time a Mets beat writer jinxed the Mets — a comedy in two a…

    The time a Mets beat writer jinxed the Mets — a comedy in two acts

    Hilarious things tend to happen to the New York Mets. If they didn't, LOLMets wouldn't be a thing. These 2014 Mets don't have much to play for at the moment, but they did have one thing going for them. Now even that has turned sadly hilarious. Coming in…
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  • Gio fans 12 as Nats close in on NL's best mark

    Gio fans 12 as Nats close in on NL's best mark

    MLB.com Sep 26
    Left-hander Gio Gonzalez was dealing Thursday night, striking out a career-high 12, as the Nationals won the nightcap of a split doubleheader, 3-0, over the Mets at Nationals Park.
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  • Harvey attends Jeter's farewell to Yankee Stadium

    Harvey attends Jeter's farewell to Yankee Stadium

    MLB.com Sep 26
    As the Mets wrapped up their final road trip of the year on Thursday, Matt Harvey was back in New York as usual. But Harvey was not in his East Village apartment watching the Mets on television. He was at Yankee Stadium, soaking in the atmosphere of Der…
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  • Matt Harvey causes stir by attending Derek Jeter's last Yankee …

    Matt Harvey causes stir by attending Derek Jeter's last Yankee Stadium game

    yahoo.com Sep 25
    Injured New York Mets ace Matt Harvey will say he didn't want to cause a fuss by attending Derek Jeter's final game at Yankee Stadium. He also had to know that watching the New York Yankees face the Baltimore Orioles in person would conjure a buzz of fa…
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  • Mets 7, Nationals 4: Matt den Dekker Helps Mets Top Nationals

    Mets 7, Nationals 4: Matt den Dekker Helps Mets Top Nationals

    The left fielder singled home the go-ahead run in the eighth inning to help the Mets (77-81) avoid clinching a sixth consecutive losing season for at least a few hours.
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  • Video - LaRoche, Nats Top Mets 00:39

    LaRoche, Nats Top Mets

    Sep 23
    Adam LaRoche hit a two-run homer in the Nationals' 4-2 win over the Mets.
  • Video - MLB Daily Download: Monday 04:36

    MLB Daily Download: Monday

    Sep 22
    Prim Siripipat recaps Sunday's action from around the league, including Jacob deGrom's and Corey Kluber's dominant starts on the mound and Matt Kemp staying hot at the plate.
  • Video - Marlins Edge Mets 00:47

    Marlins Edge Mets

    Sep 17
    The Marlins defeated the Mets 4-3 to capture their third win in four games.
  • Video - Flores Leads Mets Past Marlins 00:28

    Flores Leads Mets Past Marlins

    Sep 16
    Wilmer Flores hit two home runs and had six RBIs in the Mets' 9-1 win over the Marlins.

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