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Mets could start Zack Wheeler vs. Washington Nationals on Opening Day

NJ.com (Mike Vorkunov | NJ Advance Media for NJ.com) — Wheeler has earned his place in the discussion because of the advancements he made last season. After a bumpy start, he took off. He finished the season with 11 wins and a 3.54 ERA.
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Mets will have 'swagger' this year

NJ.com (Mike Vorkunov | NJ Advance Media for NJ.com) — Manager Terry Collins likes the sound of expectations.
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As Mets figure out where Michael Cuddyer and Curtis Granderson will play, Cuddyer says hearing loss not an issue

NJ.com (Mike Vorkunov | NJ Advance Media for NJ.com) — Manager Terry Collins described Curtis Granderson's play in right field as "outstanding" in 2014. And for Cuddyer playing left field would not be a big deal.
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Mets injury report: Lucas Duda to start swinging soon

NJ.com (Mike Vorkunov | NJ Advance Media for NJ.com) — Manager Terry Collins said Duda is near full health. He believes Duda could begin swinging this week.
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Mets will monitor Juan Lagares' elbow this season

NJ.com (Mike Vorkunov | NJ Advance Media for NJ.com) — Mets will keep an eye on their center fielder to assure his health and to prevent him from overwork.
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Why Mets think Juan Lagares has some similarity to Seattle Mariners' Robinson Cano and can leadoff

NJ.com (Mike Vorkunov | NJ Advance Media for NJ.com) — As the Mets work to hone his approach, the coaches also are quick to offer a reminder. Despite his warts, Lagares hit .281 last year.
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Meet new Mets TV analyst Nelson Figueroa: Q&A about Jerry Seinfeld's tweet, being the Kevin Bacon of broadcasting and analytics

NJ.com (Mike Vorkunov | NJ Advance Media for NJ.com) — Get to know him in this Q&A. The Brooklyn native gave NJ Advance Media time to talk on a rainy and brisk day to ask him about growing up a Mets fan, his career, whether he'll criticize players,...
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5 Mets spring training things to know Sunday: Kevin Long speaks

NJ.com (Mike Vorkunov | NJ Advance Media for NJ.com) — The Mets new hitting coach had been kept under wraps until his media debut Saturday.
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Mets batting coach’s monstrous Daniel Murphy prediction

NY Post (Kevin Kernan) — PORT ST. LUCIE — Kevin Long is not into hype. Take that into account when you consider what he told The Post on Saturday. After his first Mets press conference...
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Mets’ Collins reveals why he wants Lagares to win leadoff job

NY Post (Mike Puma) — PORT ST. LUCIE — In the Mets’ search for a leadoff hitter, Juan Lagares will get every opportunity to prove he is worthy of the job. Lagares, according to manager...
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Mets hitting coach Kevin Long: ‘I have a lot of respect’ for A-Rod

NY Post (Mike Puma) — PORT ST. LUCIE — Alex Rodriguez might be a pariah within the Yankees organization, but his former hitting coach is rooting for him. Kevin Long spent eight years with Rodriguez...
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Harper: Mets hope for patience with Juan Lagares

NY Daily News (John Harper) — There was a time when Kevin Long made it is his mission to get Robinson Cano to stop chasing pitches out of the strike zone.
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Jimmy Rollins might have left Phillies for Mets if not for Los Angeles Dodgers

NJ.com (Mike Vorkunov | NJ Advance Media for NJ.com) — Jimmy Rollins escaped Philadelphia this winter after a long tenure there, agreeing to a trade that sent him to the Dodgers.
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David Wright and Michael Cuddyer have long-standing connection

$Newsday David Wright was only 14 when he first shadowed Michael Cuddyer. In the course of that year, so many scenes unfolded just like this one, two days after the baseball draft, in the high school...
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Hitting coach Kevin Long gives synopsis of different hitters

$Newsday During a session with reporters Saturday, new Mets hitting coach Kevin Long shared his insights on several players, gleaned from an offseason spent reviewing video.
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Kevin Long already has impressed Mets' hitters

$Newsday The previous time he was hired as a hitting coach, he was just Kevin Long, the lifetime minor-leaguer fresh out of Omaha.
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Terry Collins has no problem with Jose Reyes' comments about Ruben Tejada

$Newsday Terry Collins said he took no issue with former Mets shortstop Jose Reyes, who in an interview with Newsday slammed the work ethic of his one-time teammate, Ruben Tejada.
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No LIU Brooklynites in ‘Battle of Brooklyn’

NY Post (Phil Mushnick) — Call me Pollyanna — or make me an ice cream soda — but wouldn’t it be nice if American colleges and universities spent as much time, money and energy recruiting,...
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Can Mets improve on .239 average? New hitting coach Kevin Long will try

NJ.com (Mike Vorkunov | NJ Advance Media for NJ.com) — But how much work is there to be done and can it happen? New hitting coach Kevin Long believes so.
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Matt Harvey won't start Opening Day for Mets but Bartolo Colon might

NJ.com (Mike Vorkunov | NJ Advance Media for NJ.com) — Pitching coach Dan Warthen said Colon is among the pitchers being considered for the spot, but it seems that the options are vast.
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Blog Articles

Monitoring Lagares; Duda update

Bergen (Matt Ehalt) — PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. –Juan Lagares sprained his elbow near the end of last season, and the organization will be monitoring Lagares’ work load during camp, as well as his pregame routine, to...
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Opening day options

Bergen (Matt Ehalt) — PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. — Manager Terry Collins said every starter except Matt Harvey is under consideration to start against the Nationals on opening day on April 6. Harvey is still scheduled...
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Meet the Mets Authors

Faith and Fear in Flushing (Greg Prince) — Pitchers and catchers reported. Infielders and outfielders followed. Now it’s time for authors and books. March usually brings some promising titles of the Metsian variety, and this one has a...
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Terry plans for Cuddyer in left

Bergen (Matt Ehalt) — PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. – Mets manager Terry Collins is planning on having Michael Cuddyer do something this season he’s rarely done in his career: start in left field. Collins said Sunday he’s...
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Bowling scrapped, but bonding continues

ESPN (Adam Rubin) — PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. -- Weekly Sunday night bowling during spring training, an annual team-bonding exercise during Terry Collins' managerial tenure, has been scrapped this year. But Mets players...
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Lucas Duda should be swinging shortly

ESPN (Adam Rubin) — Lucas Duda#21 1BNew York Mets2014 STATSGM153HR30RBI92R74OBP.349AVG.253PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. -- Lucas Duda, who has refrained from swinging since the start of camp because of a strained intercostal...
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Cuddyer: Hearing issue no obstacle to LF

ESPN (Adam Rubin) — PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. -- Michael Cuddyer indicated Sunday that a complete lack of hearing in his left ear will not hinder him while playing left field.Even though Cuddyer's major league outfield...
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Mets Morning News: Jimmy Rollins...being nice? My eyes, they burn!

Amazin' Avenue (Chris Strohmaier) — Your Sunday morning, spring is finally coming (!) dose of New York Mets and MLB news, notes, and links. Meet the Mets Former Mets arch-nemesis Jimmy Rollins said that the Mets were ...
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Reynolds took big step forward in 2014

ESPN (Adam Rubin) — Adam Rubin/ESPN.comProspect Matt Reynolds fields a grounder at camp in Port St. Lucie.PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. -- Shortstop prospect Matt Reynolds had a dramatic rise in his batting average from 2013...
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Morning Briefing: Mets to get into swing

ESPN (Adam Rubin) — PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla.FIRST PITCH: After a rainy day kept the team mostly indoors Saturday, it’s back to business at Mets camp … hopefully. The forecast is for isolated thunderstorms in...
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Terry Collins wants Juan Lagares to leadoff

Amazin' Avenue (Owen Condon) — Can Lagares make the most of his opportunity this spring and give the Mets a steady hand at the top of the order? After throwing around the possibility last weekend of Curtis Granderson ...
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Long on A-Rod; Lagares gets shot; Tejada/Reyes

Bergen (Matt Ehalt) — PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. — New hitting coach Kevin Long said he supports Alex Rodriguez as the embattled Yankees third baseman attempts to return after his one-year suspension. Long coached...
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Long out to win over Mets hitters

Bergen (Matt Ehalt) — PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. – Kevin Long felt intimidated. When he first debuted as the Yankees hitting coach in 2007, he inherited a talented group of hitters including Derek Jeter, Alex Rodriguez and...
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Collins prefers Juan Lagares leading off

ESPN (Adam Rubin) — PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. -- Terry Collins said his preference is for Juan Lagares to lead off this season, with Curtis Granderson merely the fallback option for that role.Lagares still will need to...
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Mets Morning News: Goodbye February, say hello to Harvey Day!

Amazin' Avenue (Steve Schreiber) — Your Saturday morning dose of New York Mets and Major League Baseball news, notes, and links. Meet the Mets Matt Harvey threw off a mound yesterday to actual batters and he says he...
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Kevin Long dissects Mets hitters

ESPN (Adam Rubin) — PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. -- New hitting coach Kevin Long, who was hired by the Mets after getting dismissed by the Yankees, offered in-depth insights on several of his new pupils Saturday:• Long...
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Morning Briefing: Finally, some swings!

ESPN (Adam Rubin) — PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla.FIRST PITCH: So what do the Mets do on Saturday to top Friday’s session involving Matt Harvey facing batters?Well, at least on Saturday the hitters actually will be...
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Amazin' Avenue Audio, Episode 105: Spring training preview

Amazin' Avenue (Jeffrey Paternostro) — Oh right, nothing really happens after pitchers and catchers report. Run Time: 1:27:32 In the "Jeffrey promises not to tell the Shingo Takatsu story again" edition, Jeffrey and Chris talk about...
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Ex-Met Jose Reyes critical of Ruben Tejada

ESPN (Adam Rubin) — PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. -- Ex-Met Jose Reyes indicated Friday that Ruben Tejada blew his chance at being the Mets' long-term shortstop. Tejada Reyes "Something's wrong. Every time I talk to him...
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Roster projection 2015.01: Most boring ever!

ESPN (Adam Rubin) — PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. -- Talk about a snoozefest!Unless you really care who claims the final bullpen spot until Bobby Parnell is activated from the disabled list, there ain't much drama projecting...
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