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Sandy Alderson back to using 90 wins as talking point for Mets

NY Post (Kevin Kernan) — PORT ST. LUCIE — Much was made of Sandy Alderson’s 90-win saga from last spring. Perhaps too much. That number and that season-long conversation, though, may have spurred the change...
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Meet the man who went from Robert Wood Johnson medical school CFO to running Mets scouting department

NJ.com (Mike Vorkunov | NJ Advance Media for NJ.com) — Jim D'Aloia was a Yankees draft pick who gave up baseball to lead a more normal life. But he left his job at Robert Wood Johnson medical school to return to the sport. Here's why.
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Why d’Arnaud is not worried about his porous spring at plate

NY Post (Mike Puma) — VIERA, Fla. — The Mets lineup has resembled a Murderers’ Row this spring, with one noticeable exception. Travis d’Arnaud isn’t panicking, but his numbers aren’t what he might have envisioned...
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New Met Jerry Blevins makes statement by whiffing Bryce Harper

NY Post (Mike Puma) — VIERA, Fla. — Bryce Harper went from friend to foe in a hurry for reliever Jerry Blevins. A day earlier the two were teammates with the Nationals, but Tuesday it...
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Mets Insider: Collins sees Niese and starters in control

NY Daily News (KRISTIE ACKERT) — Jon Niese did not issue a walk in six scoreless innings of the Mets’ 2-0 win over the Nationals Tuesday.
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Lefty reliever Jerry Blevins does job in debut

$Newsday Newly acquired lefthander Jerry Blevins offered the Mets what they hope could be a sneak preview of his season. In Tuesday's 2-0 win over the Nationals, Blevins needed only three pitches to strike...
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How the Mets made me into a March believer

NY Post (Joel Sherman) — The real March Madness is believing what you see in spring training. Of course, some of the stuff happening in the Cactus and Grapefruit Leagues is meaningful. Just you can’t...
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Fun facts about Mets Opening Day in history

$Newsday The Mets begin their 54th MLB season April 6, 2015, against the Washington Nationals. Here’s a look at some fun facts and interesting tidbits about the Mets’ performance historically on Opening...
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Buy a piece of Mets and Yankees history

NY Daily News (Justin Rocket Silverman) — The Amazins' 1976 bullpen cart is a highlight of a Sotheby's auction.
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When is Jon Niese's first start? And 5 things we learned in Mets win over Washington Nationals

NJ.com (Mike Vorkunov | NJ Advance Media for NJ.com) — The Mets punched together another win, this time a 2-0 victory over the Washington Nationals at Space Coast Stadium. Here's what we learned.
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MLB commissioner Rob Manfred confident in and defensive of Mets' payroll and plans

$Newsday In a spirited defense of Mets ownership Tuesday, baseball commissioner Rob Manfred questioned the fairness of criticism about the team's sagging payroll in the wake of the Bernie Madoff financial...
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Baseball America ranks the Mets' top 10 prospects

NJ.com (Maria Guardado | NJ Advance Media for NJ.com) — Noah Syndergaard is regarded as the gem of the Mets' farm system.
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Why Washington Nationals may have traded Jerry Blevins and the 'awkward' experience for new Mets pitcher

NJ.com (Mike Vorkunov | NJ Advance Media for NJ.com) — From the outside, Blevins saw a team with potential and talent. As a member of the organization, he will try to contribute to them reaching their increased expectations.
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Jerry Blevins talks ‘awkward’ trade from Nationals to Mets

NY Daily News (KRISTIE ACKERT) — Jerry Blevins described the last 24 hours as “awkward,” but he also saw the change as a good chance to shake things up.
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MLB commissioner Rob Manfred: Mets owner Fred Wilpon a Madoff 'victim', criticism is unfair

NJ.com (Mike Vorkunov | NJ Advance Media for NJ.com) — Manfred also expressed confidence that the Mets would spend money when the club feels it is necessary in their team development cycle.
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Baseball America ranks Yankees, Mets and Phillies' farm systems

NJ.com (Maria Guardado | NJ Advance Media for NJ.com) — The future looks bright for the Mets.
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The story behind new Mets pitcher Jerry Blevins' Twitter photo is awesome

NJ.com (Mike Vorkunov | NJ Advance Media for NJ.com) — The Mets traded for pitcher Jerry Blevins Monday. Formerly with the Nationals, that meant he needed a new Twitter photo. He now has one but the story of how it happened is pretty great.
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Mets vs. Washington Nationals lineups: Welcome new guys

NJ.com (Mike Vorkunov | NJ Advance Media for NJ.com) — Here are the lineups, with lefties Jon Niese and Gio Gonzalez pitching.
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Time to re-evaluate MLB’s offseason winners and losers

NY Post (Ken Davidoff) — TAMPA — First, let’s catch up on Pop Quiz questions: 1. From Bob Franzem of Queens: Name the catcher who appeared as himself in a 1959 episode of “Lassie.” 2. From...
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Mets make another roster cut

NJ.com (Mike Vorkunov | NJ Advance Media for NJ.com) — The Mets bullpen is starting to take shape.
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Blog Articles

Blevins aces first test

Bergen (Matt Ehalt) — VIERA, Fla. — Jerry Blevins aced his first test as the Mets new lefty specialist. In a battle that could happen quite often throughout the regular season, Blevins struck out Bryce Harper in...
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Mets 2, Nationals 0: Jerry Blevins, Matt den Dekker debut

ESPN (Adam Rubin) — VIERA, Fla. -- Jonathon Niese tossed six scoreless innings and debuting lefty specialist Jerry Blevins struck out Bryce Harper as the New York Mets beat the Washington Nationals, 2-0, on Tuesday...
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Mets lacking in speed

Bergen (Matt Ehalt) — VIERA, Fla. –On Dec. 2, the Mets lost their speed. The Mets non-tendered Eric Young Jr. that day, opting to party ways with the team’s stolen bases leader the last two seasons and one of the top...
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Kirk Nieuwenhuis laments Matt den Dekker's departure

ESPN (Adam Rubin) — VIERA, Fla. -- Kirk Nieuwenhuis insisted the trade of fellow lefty-hitting outfielder Matt den Dekker on Monday did not provide him clarity about his likelihood of making the New York Mets'...
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Cap worn by Alex Torres revised for 2015

ESPN (Adam Rubin) — VIERA, Fla. -- Newly-acquired reliever Alex Torres won't wear the same oversized hat he wore a year ago while pitching for the San Diego Padres.This year's version of the technology removes the...
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Blevins excited to join Mets

Bergen (Matt Ehalt) — VIERA, Fla. — Jerry Blevins had been scheduled to pitch in the eighth inning in the Nationals’ game against St. Louis on Monday, but the summon never came. The lefty was perplexed as to why,...
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Jerry Blevins excited to don Mets' pinstripes

ESPN (Adam Rubin) — VIERA, Fla. -- Jerry Blevins was supposed to enter in the eighth inning of a Grapefruit League game against the St. Louis Cardinals on Monday in Jupiter. Instead, the call came to the Washington...
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Keep It .500

Faith and Fear in Flushing (Greg Prince) — Welcome to FAFIF Turns Ten, a milestone-anniversary series in which we consider anew some of the topics that have defined Mets baseball during our first decade of blogging. In this installment, we...
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Mets vs. Nationals, spring training lineups & open thread, 3/31/15

Amazin' Avenue (Eric Simon) — The game will not be broadcast anywhere, but chat away while you follow it on the internet! Broadcast : none Game time : 1:05 PM EDT Mets lineup Ruben Tejada - 2B Wilmer Flores - SS...
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Mets rank #5 in Baseball America's minor league rankings

Amazin' Avenue (Owen Condon) — The system has fared well in rankings throughout the offseason. Baseball America came out on Tuesday morning ranking all 30 teams in Major League Baseball on their minor league talent in their...
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Serious fun rooting for the Mets: Spring training edition

Amazin' Avenue (Nathan Gismot) — Spring training results don't count. Nevertheless, there are encouraging signs for the Mets as they wrap up spring training and head into the regular season. Spring training is drawing to an end,...
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Mets spring training: Has Johnny Monell earned a spot on the Mets’ Opening Day roster?

Amazin' Avenue (Matt Varvaro) — The journeyman catcher has swung a good bat this spring. That, along with his strong minor league track record, should at least put him in the running to be the Mets' backup catcher. It’s been...
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Tuesday's Mets-Nationals lineups

ESPN (Adam Rubin) — VIERA, Fla. -- Here are the lineups as the New York Mets face the Washington Nationals on Tuesday at 1:05 p.m. ET at Space Coast Stadium.MetsRuben Tejada, 2BWilmer Flores, SSJohn Mayberry Jr.,...
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Getting to know new Mets pitcher Alex Torres

Amazin' Avenue (Chris McShane) — The Mets gave up Cory Mazzoni and a player to be named later for the 27-year-old pitcher. In one of their two trades yesterday, the Mets acquired left-handed relief pitcher Alex Torres for ...
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Mets Morning News: Mets solve their lefty problems, as Sandy goes buck wild

Amazin' Avenue (Chris Strohmaier) — Your Tuesday morning dose of New York Mets and MLB news, notes, and links. Meet the Mets The Mets continue to close out camp well , as they defeated the Marlins by a score of 7-2. ...
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Mets send Dario Alvarez to minor league camp

ESPN (Adam Rubin) — PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. -- A day after the New York Mets' acquisitions of left-handed relievers Jerry Blevins and Alex Torres sealed his fate, prospect Dario Alvarez was sent to minor league camp on...
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Mets option Dario Alvarez to minor league camp

Amazin' Avenue (Chris McShane) — Before the Mets acquired two left-handed relief pitchers yesterday, Alvarez was one of just two lefties left in major league camp. Having traded for left-handed relief pitchers Jerry Blevins ...
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Morning Briefing: Swap meet for Mets, Nationals

ESPN (Adam Rubin) — PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. --FIRST PITCH: Jerry Blevins and Matt den Dekker will get to see their ex-teammates right away. A day after the first trade between the NL East rivals in six years, the New...
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Mets trade reaction: The bullpen gets better without mortgaging much of the future

Amazin' Avenue (Chris McShane) — In acquiring a couple of left-handed relief pitchers, the Mets got better in 2015 without risking too much for the future. At the beginning of the day today, the Mets ’ bullpen had at least a...
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Sean Gilmartin likely to make Mets' Opening Day roster

Amazin' Avenue (Jeffrey Litt) — Despite trades to acquire two left-handed relief pitchers today, Terry Collins has indicated that Sean Gilmartin is likely to make the Opening Day roster. After  acquiring left-handed...
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