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LaTroy Hawkins (Photo by Greg Fiume/Getty Images)

Kallet: Who Stays And Who Goes? Breaking Down The Mets’ Free Agents

The Mets have eight players from last year’s squad who can sign elsewhere via free agency. Should Alderson let them all walk? Should any return for 2014? Let’s take a quick look at each guy.

11/04/2013

Sandy Alderson (Photo by Rich Schultz/Getty Images)

Kallet: It’s Put Up Or Shut Up Time For Mets GM Sandy Alderson

For what feels like a lifetime, Mets fans have been hearing that THIS is the offseason. THIS is when it will all change. 2014 will be the year that the Mets FINALLY field a team that can contend. You’re up, Mr. Alderson.

10/01/2013

Terry Collins (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)

Mets Win Season Finale, Finish Season 74-88

The Mets defeated the Brewers on Sunday to finish the 2013 season with a 74-88 record.

09/29/2013

Daisuke Matsuzaka (Photo by David Maxwell/Getty Images)

Matsuzaka Puts In A Solid Effort, Young’s Go-Ahead Double Lifts Mets

Eric Young’s two-out double in the ninth inning gave the New York Mets a 2-1 victory over Cleveland on Sunday.

09/08/2013

Bobby Parnell (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Report: General Manager Sandy Alderson Will Not Shop Closer Bobby Parnell

The Mets have arms — especially at the minor-league level — to trade for bats. But Matt Harvey and Zack Wheeler aren’t the only pitchers who general manager Sandy Alderson isn’t willing to part with. Add Bobby Parnell to that list.

06/17/2013

Jon Niese (Photo by Rich Schultz/Getty Images)

Mets Starter Jonathon Niese To Miss At Least 1 Start Because Of Sore Shoulder

Niese was examined Thursday and diagnosed with shoulder tendinitis. While the left-hander is 3-5 with a 4.40 ERA in 11 starts, Niese allowed one run in seven innings against the Yankees on Monday.

05/30/2013

Jon Niese reacts as Andrew McCutchen of the Pittsburgh Pirates rounds third base on a home run by Jose Tabata on May 11, 2013, at Citi Field. (Photo by Rich Schultz/Getty Images)

Neck Soreness To Blame For Niese’s Woes?; Mets’ Francisco Suffers Setback

In his past two starts, Mets starter Jon Niese has seen his ERA balloon from 3.31 to 5.93.

05/13/2013

John Buck #44 of the New York Mets celebrates with Jonathon Niese #49 after scoring on a Ruben Tejada #11 (not pictured) RBI double. (Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images)

Stellar Start From Niese, Balanced Offensive Attack Propel Mets Past Padres

Nothing about the New York Mets on Monday resembled the second half of last season. Then again, opening day has often been their biggest highlight of the year.

04/01/2013

Jeremy Hefner (Photo by Denis Poroy/Getty Images)

Coleman: Which Mets Pitcher Will Get Hurt Next? ; Wright, Murphy Inching Closer

When the hard comebacker off the bat of Carlos Beltran (of course it was him) smashed off the right elbow of Mets pitcher Jeremy Hefner on Tuesday afternoon, you just had to laugh — to keep from crying.

03/27/2013

Shaun Marcum (credit: Justin K. Aller/Getty Images)

Coleman: Luckily For Mets, Marcum Injury Doesn’t Appear Serious

While Mets have had their share of injuries during spring training, but Shaun Marcum’s right shoulder doesn’t appear to be a major issue.

03/21/2013

David Wright (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

Mets Third Baseman Wright Doesn’t Regret WBC Decision

David Wright doesn’t regret his decision to play in the World Baseball Classic and feels risks come whenever you play baseball.

03/17/2013

Matt Harvey (Photo by Chris Trotman/Getty Images)

Coleman: Harvey Brilliant, Wheeler Working — Finally, Good Vibes At Mets Camp

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.

03/08/2013

Matt Harvey (Photo by Chris Trotman/Getty Images)

Matt Harvey Doesn’t Allow A Hit In 4 1/3 Innings In Mets’ Win Over Marlins

The Mets’ right-hander was nearly perfect while tossing 4 1/3 shutout innings in a 4-1 win over the Marlins on Thursday. Harvey’s only baserunner reached on an error. He struck out five batters and threw 35 of 48 pitches for strikes.

03/07/2013

Francisco Rodriguez (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)

K-Rod On Mets: ‘To Come Back And Redeem Myself Would Be Great’

“I would love to (return to the Mets),” Rodriguez said. “They’ve got a great coaching staff over there. To come back and redeem myself would be great … To be able to get one more shot and get it done would be great.”

03/06/2013

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Johan Santana’s First Spring Training Appearance Pushed Back To Mid-March

Johan Santana will not make his first spring training appearance for the New York Mets this year until mid-March. Sandy Alderson said he didn’t think Santana will miss the start of the regular season, but said it was a possibility.

02/22/2013

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