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Jose Reyes #7 of the New York Mets takes off his helmet after an inning ending out against the Houston Astros at Citi Field on April 19, 2011. (credit: Nick Laham/Getty Images)

Coutinho: Listless Mets Searching For Answers

Seventeen games into the season the Mets are searching for answers and if they do not find solutions, they may be staring down the barrel of a long summer complete with empty seats in Citi Field.

WFAN–04/20/2011

Jason Isringhausen (credit: Mike McCann/WFAN)

Mets Demote Duda, Promote Isringhausen, Igarashi: Boyer DFA’d

Chris Young looked right at home in Citi Field’s wide-open spaces. Lucas Duda very much did not, and now he’s headed to the minors.

WFAN–04/11/2011

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Pudge Powers Nationals Past Mets 7-3 In 11 Innings

Ivan Rodriguez hit a tiebreaking RBI single in the 11th inning and the Washington Nationals came back to beat the New York Mets 7-3 Sunday. Laynce Nix followed with a three-run homer off Blaine Boyer(0-2), the Mets’ fifth reliever.

WFAN–04/10/2011

Catcher Carlos Ruiz #51 of the Philadelphia Phillies tags out shortstop Jose Reyes #7 of the New York Mets at home plate during a game at Citizens Bank Park on September 26, 2010 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Hunter Martin/Getty Images)

Schwei: Mets, Phillies Renew Rivalry

The Mets’ season-opening road trip continues with three games against the Phillies. New York went 4 and 5 in their nine games at Citizens Bank Park last season, including a series win there in September which was the club’s first in Philly since July 2008.

WFAN–04/05/2011

(AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)

Mets Score 3 In The 10th, Hold Off Marlins 6-4

David Wright’s third hit of the game brought Jose Reyes home with the go-ahead run in the 10th, Willie Harris added a two-run single later in the inning, and the New York Mets beat the Florida Marlins 6-4 on Saturday night.

WFAN–04/02/2011

Jason Isringhausen (credit: Mike McCann/WFAN)

Mets’ Isringhausen Agrees To Extended Spring Training

Jason Isringhausen failed to nail down the final spot in the Mets’ bullpen, losing out on Tuesday to Blaine Boyer. That won’t stop the veteran, who on Wednesday agreed to stay with the club in extended spring training.

WFAN–03/30/2011

Jason Isringhausen (credit: Mike McCann/WFAN)

Mets Want Extended Spring From Isringhausen

Flushing’s reunion with Jason Isringhausen will have to wait. The Mets have asked the 38-year-old to participate in extended spring training in order to build up his elbow strength.

WFAN–03/29/2011

Manny Acosta, Jason Isringhausen, Blaine Boyer (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

Coleman’s Corner: The Mets’ Bullpen Battle

By most projections, 6 of the 7 spots in the Mets’ bullpen are locked up. That leaves Jason Isringhausen, Blaine Boyer, Manny Acosta and Pat Misch all vying for the final spot.

WFAN–03/28/2011

Jason Isringhausen (credit: Mike McCann/WFAN)

Isringhausen Fighting To Stay With Mets; Decision Looms

There are limited spots available in the Mets’ bullpen, but Jason Isringhausen doesn’t feel the heat. “It’s a good problem,” he said on Sunday.

WFAN–03/28/2011

(AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)

Coleman’s Corner: Day 1 Of Carlos Beltran’s 8-Day Plan

Each day at Mets camp seems like a mini-drama waiting to unfold. First it was Luis Castillo. Then it was Ollie Perez. Now it’s dealing with Carlos Beltran and the eight-day plan to ready him for Opening Night.

WFAN–03/25/2011

Luis Castillo (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images), fighting for his job against youngster Luis Hernandez. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

Coleman’s Corner: Who’s On Second Base For Mets?

There was a published report on Tuesday suggesting that Luis Hernandez would be named the Mets’ second baseman when all was said and done. Terry Collins labeled that premature, and continued to talk up the elder Luis Castillo.

WFAN–03/16/2011

New York Mets' Jose Reyes (7) warms up along with teammates Chris Capuano, left, David Wright (5) and Jason Bay (44) during spring training baseball, Monday, Feb. 21, 2011, in Port St. Lucie, Fla. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)

Coleman’s Corner: Mets’ Union Shop

The players are “unionizing” on Tuesday morning here in Port St. Lucie – the MLBPA’s annual spring visit to Mets camp.

WFAN–02/22/2011