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New Mets vets see added benefit in playing exhibition games

NY Post (Mike Puma) — PORT ST. LUCIE — Adrian Gonzalez still is trying to figure out who is who on the Mets, so the early start to the Grapefruit League schedule this spring is just fine with him. “I would prefer to...
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Mets pitching coach hypes and cautions: This is MLB’s best staff

NY Post (Kevin Kernan) — PORT ST. LUCIE — Dave Eiland has been around the pitching block. He’s a straight shooter who tells it like it is, and that’s the way he’s been since the first time we crossed paths 26 years ago....
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Mets slugger Yoenis Cespedes made choice to give up golf: source

NY Daily News (Kristie Ackert) — Yoenis Cespedes is sacrificing his love of golf for the hope that he can remain healthy this season.
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The changes Mets' prospect Gavin Cecchini made to hit his way to the big leagues

NJ.com (Abbey Mastracco | NJ Advance Media for NJ.com) — The Mets' 2012 first-round draft pick says the ball is exploding off his bat right now.
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Mets lefty Steven Matz ready to put injury history behind him

NY Daily News (Kristie Ackert) — Steven Matz isn't looking back. Behind him are a long list of injuries that have hindered his career.
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5 young pitchers to watch early in Mets camp

NY Daily News (KRISTIE ACKERT) — With the Mets starting games on Friday, opening with Zack Wheeler, there are still plenty of interesting young arms to look out for.
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Yoenis Cespedes bombshell: No more golf

NY Post (Mike Puma) — PORT ST. LUCIE — Yoenis Cespedes is limiting his sports obsession to baseball. The Mets slugger said Thursday he hasn’t played golf since last July and has no plans to resume during...
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Mets' Mickey Callaway announces Grapefruit League opener lineup

NJ.com (Abbey Mastracco | NJ Advance Media for NJ.com) — Zack Wheeler will be on the hill for the Mets' first spring training game of 2018 against the Atlanta Braves and a few lineup regular will be behind him.
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Mets reveal Grapefruit League pitching rotation | Who and what to watch for

NJ.com (Abbey Mastracco | NJ Advance Media for NJ.com) — Zack Wheeler gets the nod in Game 1 and some high-profile prospects will be featured in the weekend slate.
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Zack Wheeler to the bullpen? Not so fast

NY Post (Mike Puma) — PORT ST. LUCIE — Zack Wheeler isn’t headed to the bullpen just yet. The Mets right-hander certainly hasn’t earned a job in the team’s potentially crowded starting rotation, but a club source...
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Anthony Swarzak on finding his slider and being a foodie in NYC

NY Post (Steve Serby) — Post columnist Steve Serby caught up with Mets reliever Anthony Swarzak for some spring training Q&A. Q: What is your message to Mets fans? A: My message this year is be positive. Be positive,...
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Inside Mickey Callaway’s steps toward modernizing the Mets

NY Post (Kevin Kernan) — PORT ST. LUCIE — The Mets are entering a new communications era, and the results are already impressive. Each morning new manager Mickey Callaway holds a meeting with his team to go over certain...
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What a drama-free, injury-free Asdrubal Cabrera could be

NY Post (Mike Puma) — PORT ST. LUCIE — Asdrubal Cabrera received the message through his agent during the Winter Meetings: The Mets were looking at second-base options, but could easily pivot and acquire a third...
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Mets giving first spring start to Zack Wheeler

NY Daily News (Kristie Ackert) — Zack Wheeler will start the Mets’ first spring training game.
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WATCH: Mets' Noah Syndergaard throws live batting practice

NJ.com (Abbey Mastracco | NJ Advance Media for NJ.com) — Thor is ready to roar.
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Mets' Adrian Gonzalez trying to impart wisdom to Dominic Smith

NY Daily News (KRISTIE ACKERT) — Adrian Gonzalez isn't going to be working with Dominic Smith on his swing path anytime soon.
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Why Mets' Zack Wheeler will start first Grapefruit League game

NJ.com (Abbey Mastracco | NJ Advance Media for NJ.com) — Zack Wheeler has a chance to win a starting role. The battle begins Friday, when the Mets play their first spring training game.
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Billy Bean discusses how he formed friendship with Daniel Murphy

NY Daily News (JOHN HEALY) — Billy Bean, who is openly gay, says Daniel Murphy’s views have evolved since he considered Bean’s sexual orientation a 'lifestyle.'
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Zack Wheeler in relief, Tim Tebow's 1st live BP and more: Takeaways from Mets' 2nd full-squad workout

NJ.com (Abbey Mastracco | NJ Advance Media for NJ.com) — Callaway spent Tuesday's workout watching Zack Wheeler, Tim Tebow and Paul Sewald, among others.
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MLB predictions 2018: Lots of love for Yankees, not much for Mets | Wins, playoffs odds for every team

NJ.com (Randy Miller | NJ Advance Media for NJ.com) — Here are the latest odds for every major league club for winning their division, winning the pennant plus over-and-under win totals.
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Blog Articles

Reasons for Optimism 2018

Faith and Fear in Flushing (Greg Prince) — Yoenis is trying yoga. Conforto’s hitting from a tee. Alderson’s talking up Tebow. Mickey leaves nobody standing around. Ah, spring!   Matz is sharp. A-Gon is wise. Gsellman’s got...
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Mets announce pitching plans for first batch of spring training games

Amazin' Avenue (Aaron Yorke) — Grapefruit League action begins on Friday! Friday marks another winter milestone as the Mets will play a televised baseball game for the first time since last September. The Grapefruit League...
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Mets Morning News for February 22, 2018

Amazin' Avenue (Linda Surovich) — Your Thursday morning dose of New York Mets and MLB news, notes, and links. Meet the Mets There is some uncertainty surrounding Zack Wheeler’s status in the rotation, but he will be the...
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Robert Gsellman provides much-needed depth to the Mets pitching staff

Amazin' Avenue (Allison McCague) — Given the injury question marks with the starting rotation, having Gsellman on call is an asset for the 2018 Mets. Robert Gsellman burst onto the scene in 2016 when injuries to the Mets ...
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Hansel Robles hopes his ERA points downward in 2018

Amazin' Avenue (David Capobianco) — Despite his dreadful 2017, Robles still has the ability to be a very good relief pitcher. When Hansel Robles was called up to the majors in early 2015, the hard-throwing right hander didn’t...
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Mets Morning News for February 21, 2018

Amazin' Avenue (Kory Powell) — Your Wednesday morning dose of New York Mets Mets and MLB news, notes, and links. Meet the Mets Michael Conforto is happy with how his shoulder rehab is progressing, but the Mets are...
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When will Tim Tebow play in the majors?

ESPN Mets GM Sandy Alderson says the former NFL quarterback is bound for the bigs. So assuming he's right -- when? And for how long?
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Michael Conforto looks to come back healthy for Mets in 2018

Amazin' Avenue (Thomas Henderson) — Conforto was one of the best players on the Mets in 2017, but a scary injury cut his season short and delayed his 2018 start. The 2017 season was undoubtedly bittersweet for Michael Conforto....
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If Major League Baseball thinks pace of play is a problem, it should focus on real solutions

Amazin' Avenue (Allison McCague) — The proposed changes for 2018 will not have an appreciable impact on the length of games. The biggest story of the offseason has been the storm that continues to brew between Major League...
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Mets Morning News for February 20, 2018

Amazin' Avenue (Jonathan Maseng) — Your Tuesday morning dose of New York Mets and MLB news, notes, and links. Meet the Mets Yoenis Cespedes has been doing yoga this offseason in order to gain flexibility and avoid leg...
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Cespedes takes up yoga to improve flexibility

ESPN In an attempt to stay off the disabled list after a season hobbled by leg injuries, New York Mets outfielder Yoenis Cespedes took to yoga during the season.
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Here With the Wins

Faith and Fear in Flushing (Greg Prince) — When the expansion draft rolled around on October 8, 1961, the one conceived to simultaneously create and cripple the New York Mets as a nominally competitive entity, George Weiss attempted to...
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Mets Mind Boggler: RBI streaks

Amazin' Avenue (Matt Varvaro) — Can you name every player in Mets history with an RBI in at least seven consecutive games? For this week’s Mind Boggler, we’re asking you to name every Met to drive in a run in at least seven...
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Wilmer Flores will play an important role off the Mets’ bench in 2018

Amazin' Avenue (Richard Staff) — After another season cut short by injury, Flores will be the Mets’ main option off the bench. With the starting infield for the Mets basically figured out, Wilmer Flores finds himself on the...
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Mets Morning News for February 19, 2018

Amazin' Avenue (Linda Surovich) — Your Monday morning dose of New York Mets and MLB news, notes, and links. Meet the Mets The Mets officially introduced the newest member of the rotation but with the addition of Vargas the ...
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Mets make Vargas signing official; place Rivera on the 60-day DL

Amazin' Avenue (Joshua Tessler) — Rivera clears a spot on the 40-man roster. The Mets officially announced the signing of starting pitcher Jason Vargas earlier today in Port St Lucie, and subsequently placed infielder ...
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Mets GM: Tebow will be in majors at some point

ESPN New York Mets general manager Sandy Alderson believes Tim Tebow is going to play in the major leagues at some point and the Mets want to get him there as quickly as possible.
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Mets Morning News for February 18, 2018

Amazin' Avenue (Allison McCague) — Your Sunday morning dose of New York Mets and MLB news, notes, and links. Meet the Mets David Wright finally spoke to the media today about the state of his rehab and his outlook for the...
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Mets' Wright to give 'best shot' at playing in '18

ESPN Mets veteran David Wright, who is still rehabbing his back and shoulder, is unsure if he'll be able to play this season, but "I'm going to give it my best shot."
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Episode 270: Frazier Reaction and Jacob Rhame Interview

Amazin' Avenue (Brian Salvatore) — Yup, we missed the Vargas signing by 12 hours. Welcome back to Amazin’ Avenue Audio, where we, again, mistime our recording. First up, Brian Salvatore and Chris McShane chat with Mets relief...
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