Bobby Abreu

Bobby Abreu (Photo by Alex Goodlett/Getty Images)

Schwei’s Final Mets Notebook: Little-Known Facts, Odd Stats And Strange Records

The Mets have not reached the postseason since 2006. With the Royals making the playoffs for the first time since 1985, only four teams in the majors currently have longer droughts than the Mets.


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Mets Outfielder Bobby Abreu To Retire At Season’s End

In a news conference Friday at Citi Field, the 40-year-old Abreu announced his plans to retire after the season, ending perhaps one of the most underappreciated careers in recent memory.


Bobby Abreu (Photo by Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images)

Mets Designate Bobby Abreu For Assignment, Recall Kirk Nieuwenhuis

New York announced that it has designated veteran outfielder Bobby Abreu for assignment. Kirk Nieuwenhuis has been recalled from Triple-A Las Vegas to take Abreu’s roster spot.


Curtis Granderson #3 of the New York Mets is congratulated by manager Terry Collins #10 after his first-inning home run against the San Diego Padres at Citi Field on June 15, 2014. (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)

Schwei’s Mets Notebook: Grandy Leads Off, 40-Year-Old Club & More

After going 3-3 on their homestand, the Mets go back on the road this week to face the St. Louis Cardinals and Miami Marlins.


Bobby Abreu #53 of the New York Mets is congratulated by teammates after scoring on a single by Taylor Teagarden #23 during the second inning on June 13, 2014 at Citi Field. (Photo by Rich Schultz/Getty Images)

Abreu, Colon Lead Mets Past Padres

Bobby Abreu went 4 for 4 with two RBIs and Bartolo Colon pitched four-hit ball into the eighth inning as the New York Mets turned to a pair of 40-somethings to beat the San Diego Padres 6-2 on Friday night.


The Mets’ Bartolo Colon pitches against the St. Louis Cardinals at Citi Field on April 24, 2014. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

Matsuzaka Closes Out Mets’ Series Win Over Cardinals

Chris Young homered to start New York’s comeback and slumping Curtis Granderson singled in a run as a pinch hitter as Bartolo Colon and the Mets beat the St. Louis Cardinals 4-1 Thursday.


Curtis Granderson (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images), Bobby Abreu (Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images)

Mets Give Struggling Granderson Day Off In Favor Of Abreu

The 40-year-old Bobby Abreu isn’t known for his defense, which could make for an interesting afternoon at blustery Citi Field.


Bobby Abreu #53 of the Philadelphia Phillies swings at a pitch in the sixth inning of a game againt the Houston Astros at Osceola County Stadium on March 20, 2014 in Kissimmee, Florida. Philadelphia won the game 6-3. (Photo by Stacy Revere/Getty Images)

Mets Call Up Veteran Bopper Bobby Abreu, Option Andrew Brown

Outfielder Bobby Abreu will join the Mets on Monday for the opener of a four-game series against the St. Louis Cardinals at Citi Field. His contract has been selected from Triple-A Las Vegas, and Andrew Brown has been optioned.


Bobby Abreu (Photo by Stacy Revere/Getty Images)

Mets Sign 40-Year-Old Outfielder Bobby Abreu To Minors Deal

The Mets have signed outfielder Bobby Abreu to a minor-league contract, the club announced on Monday night. He will report to Triple-A Las Vegas.


Bobby Abreu #53 of the Philadelphia Phillies swings at a pitch in the sixth inning of a game againt the Houston Astros at Osceola County Stadium on March 20, 2014 in Kissimmee, Florida. Philadelphia won the game 6-3. (Photo by Stacy Revere/Getty Images)

Mets Considering Bobby Abreu For Outfield Insurance

If the Mets decide to bring him in, Abreu could sit in wait at Triple-A or serve as a left-handed bat off the bench, WFAN and baseball insider Jon Heyman reports.


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By The Numbers: 300 + 300 = A Very Small Number

Stuart Cooke is a college baseball player and is presently taking a course on sabermetrics. He is also our By The Numbers guest blogger this week. As you will see, he discusses a pretty exclusive club.


Brian Cashman (Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images)

So Far, Cashman Is Pleased With Yankees’ Offseason

Brian Cashman is pleased by the way the Yankees’ offseason is progressing.


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Double Duty: Ivan Nova On Hill To Secure Spot In Rotation, End Yankees’ Skid

Coming off one of the best starts of his young career, Ivan Nova tries to win his seventh straight decision and help snap the Yankees’ three-game losing streak Wednesday night in the Bronx.


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Yankees’ Mariano Rivera Blows Another One; Reason For Concern?

Mariano Rivera stood on the mound, staring at where the ball landed in the seats in right field. Not a scene the great closer or anyone else at Yankee Stadium had seen very often.


Bobby Abreu

Abreu Makes Yankees Pay — Not Once, But Twice

Bobby Abreu hit his second homer of the game, a two-out, two-run shot off Mariano Rivera in the ninth inning, and the Los Angeles Angels then pulled a trick to trap Curtis Granderson for the final out to beat the Yankees 6-4 Tuesday night.