Carlos Beltran #15 of the New York Mets is welcomed home after his two run homerun by Willie Harris #22 of the Mets who scored on the play and Daniel Murphy #28 of the Mets in the first inning against the Colorado Rockies at Coors Field on May 12, 2011 in Denver, Colorado. (credit: Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)

Schwei: Mets Hitting The Trifecta

Carlos Beltran became the first player in the majors this season and the eighth Met to hit three home runs in a game last week in Colorado. So what does Beltran have in common with Todd Hundley, Dave Kingman and Mark Teixeira?


Francisco Rodriguez (credit: Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)

Coutinho: Mets’ K-Rod, Focused And Determined

Many critics of K-Rod complain that anger management counseling might strip him of his biggest asset on the mound — passion and competitive fire to win. But from the moment he arrived at Mets camp, he dispelled that notion.


Francisco Rodriguez (credit: Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)

Schwei: It’s Rarely As Easy As 1-2-3 For K-Rod

On April 6th, 2009, Francisco Rodriguez made his Mets’ debut and recorded his first NL save with a 1-2-3 9th inning against the Reds. Since then, 1-2-3 innings have not been exactly the norm for the Mets’ closer.


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Mets K-Rod, Bay Talk About The Turnaround On WFAN

Mets closer Francisco Rodriguez joined Joe and Evan to talk about his recent pitching and the six-game winning streak.


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.


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Pelfrey, 2011 Mets Eager To Show Their Stuff In Opener

Both the Mets and the Marlins say getting the season off to a quick start might prove vital. In the Mets’ case, it’s doubtful the regular season can get any worse than the offseason.


Jose Reyes (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images), David Wright (Photo by Jeff Gross/Getty Images)

Coleman’s Corner: The 2011 Mets Will Be Better Than Anticipated

The Mets’ attitude under new manager Terry Collins has been refreshing – whether that’s enough to overcome some talent obstacles remains to be seen. Ed Coleman breaks it down for us.


Charlie Samuels (AP Photo/Kathy Willens, File), K-Rod (Photo by Marc Serota/Getty Images)

Subpoenas Sent In Samuels Case; NYPD Questions K-Rod, Other Mets

The Mets’ off-field headaches keep mounting this spring. Queens DA Richard Brown and the NYPD are ratcheting up their investigation into former Mets clubhouse manager Charlie Samuels.


New York Mets pitcher Francisco Rodriguez fields a ball while taking part in drills during spring training baseball Friday, Feb. 18, 2011, in Port St. Lucie, Fla. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)

Mets’ K-Rod Scratched Against Nationals

Mets closer Francisco Rodriguez was scratched from Tuesday afternoon’s game against the Nationals. K-Rod hasn’t thrown the past two days while in New York for a court appearance.



K-Rod On WFAN: We’re Going To Surprise A Lot Of People

Mets closer Francisco Rodriguez joined WFAN’s Joe Benigno and Evan Roberts Wednesday to discuss the incident that ended his season last year and jeopardized his future with the team.


K-Rod Arrives at court in Queens Dec. 3/Mona Rivera

K-Rod Pleads Guilty To Attempted Assault

Mets closer Francisco Rodriguez avoided jail Friday by pleading guilty to attempted assault after he was accused of attacking his girlfriend’s father at Citi Field last season.


Francisco Rodriguez

K-Rod Due In Court In Assault Case

A plea deal may be reached in the assault case against Mets closer Francisco Rodriguez, accused of attacking his girlfriend’s father at Citi Field.


Francisco Rodriguez (AP Photo/Jason DeCrow, File), Jeff Wilpon (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)

Coleman On Mets, K-Rod: Let’s Kiss And Make Up

Let’s kiss and make up. Essentially, the Mets and closer Francisco Rodriguez have done just that, resolving their grievance on Tuesday.


(Photo/Juliet Papa)

K-Rod And Mets Resolve Grievance

Pitcher Francisco Rodriguez has settled his grievance against the New York Mets and will lose just over $3.14 million of his salary this year.


(Photo/Juliet Papa)

Attorney: Mets’ K-Rod In Plea Talks, Anger Management

Francisco Rodriguez’s attorney Christopher Booth spoke Thursday after K-Rod’s brief appearance before a Queens judge.