The Mets traded right fielder Marlon Byrd, catcher John Buck and cash to the Pirates for minor league middle infielder Dilson Herrera and a player to be named later.
Catcher Travis d’Arnaud, who was the Mets’ No. 1 position-player prospect before making his major-league debut this past Saturday, will stay in the majors and become the club’s starting backstop.
Dillon Gee followed Matt Harvey’s first career shutout with an impressive outing of his own, helping the Mets beat Colorado, 2-1, Thursday and sending the Rockies home after matching the worst road trip in team history.
Terry Collins’ contract will expire at the end of the season. I’m not suggesting that Fred Wilpon should give him a four-year extension. But I’d like to see him finally have a chance with a team that’s built to contend.
Only five Mets pitchers have had more career 10+ K, three hits or fewer games for New York than Matt Harvey.
The Mets’ day started with such promise — and ended with a backup catcher pitching the ninth inning.
If Wheeler turns into an equivalent mound presence as Harvey this year, all well and good. He might even become the second part of a 1-1A entry. But there’s no need to pressure Wheeler into becoming a savior. The Mets already have one.
Zack Wheeler lived up the hype in his major league debut, pitching six scoreless innings to lead the New York Mets to a 6-1 victory over the first-place Atlanta Braves and a doubleheader sweep on Tuesday.
The Mets have dropped to a season-low six games under .500 after going 2-4 on their six-game homestand. The Mets’ 1-0, 10-inning win last Tuesday night against the White Sox was the second extra-inning, one-hitter in Mets history.
Garrett Jones hit a three-run homer – a call that was correctly overturned by baseball’s beleaguered umpires – and Wandy Rodriguez pitched the Pittsburgh Pirates to a 7-3 victory over the New York Mets on Friday night.
For the first time since 2006, the Mets have won their first two series of the season thanks to Marlon Byrd’s two-run single in the bottom of the ninth inning that lifted the Mets to a 4-3 victory over the Marlins on Sunday.
Marlon Byrd singled home the game-winning run as the Mets won a wild one at Citi Field over the Marlins.
The Mets’ captain made his first appearance in a big league game since sustaining a rib injury during the World Baseball Classic, going 0-for-3 and playing five innings for New York in a 7-2 victory over the St. Louis Cardinals.
The team’s top positional prospect has impressed his future teammates and coaches. You know, the ones headed to Queens in less than two weeks.
Matt Harvey stepped to the mound to restore some sanity to the proceedings on Thursday, giving a glimpse of just what might be in store for Mets fans this season and in the seasons that lie ahead.