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Curtis Granderson poses for a picture with a fan prior to a spring training game against the St. Louis Cardinals at Tradition Field on March 20, 2015 in Port St. Lucie, Florida. (Photo by Stacy Revere/Getty Images)

Palladino: Young-Gun Mets In Position To Take Over City

No one can guarantee it will ever happen. These are the Mets, after all. But the foundation exists. The Yanks have left the door wide open.

04/03/2015

The Mets’ Michael Cuddyer takes a swing during the second inning of a spring training game against the St. Louis Cardinals at Tradition Field on March 20, 2015. (Photo by Stacy Revere/Getty Images)

Duda And Cuddyer Go Deep, Montero Shines As Mets Dominate

Michael Cuddyer hit his sixth home run this spring and Lucas Duda homered, doubled and drove in five runs as the New York Mets beat the Miami Marlins 7-1 on Monday.

03/30/2015

Lucas Duda (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

Report: Mets, Slugger Lucas Duda Discussing Long-Term Contract Extension

The New York Post reports that Duda’s agent has been negotiating with the Mets in camp. But if a deal is not finalized by opening day next week, the talks will be put on hold until after the season.

03/30/2015

Matt Harvey of the New York Mets pitches during the first inning of the game against the Detroit Tigers at Tradition Field on March 6, 2015 in Port St. Lucie, Florida. (Photo by Rob Foldy/Getty Images)

Season Preview: Harvey, Mets Look To Contend In Wake Of Tommy John Epidemic

The big names for the New York Mets this season: Matt Harvey, David Wright, Tommy John.

03/27/2015

The Mets’ Michael Cuddyer takes a swing during the second inning of a spring training game against the St. Louis Cardinals at Tradition Field on March 20, 2015. (Photo by Stacy Revere/Getty Images)

Kallet: Outside Of Wright, Red-Hot Cuddyer Is Mets’ Offensive X Factor

If New York’s top offseason acquisition plays 140-plus games and hits like he’s capable of at the dish, the Mets will compete for a playoff spot.

03/23/2015

Lucas Duda (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)

Mets First Baseman Lucas Duda Recovering From Mild Left Intercostal Strain

“It’s just a little sore, it’s really a non-issue,” the slugger said Tuesday, when Mets position players were due to report to spring training.

02/24/2015

Mets outfielder Curtis Granderson takes a question from CBS2 sports director Otis Livingston on Feb. 24, 2015. (Credit: Joe McLaughlin/CBS2)

Granderson: Mets Are ‘Primed And Ready’ To Take Over New York

Is the city’s baseball landscape about to shift? Curtis Granderson, who played for the Yankees from 2010-13 and is entering his second season with the Mets, certainly thinks so.

02/24/2015

Lucas Duda hits a home run, scoring teammate Daniel Murphy, in the eighth inning against the Houston Astros at Citi Field on September 28, 2014. (Photo by Alex Goodlett/Getty Images)

Lucas Duda And Mets Avoid Arbitration, Agree To $4.2 Million Deal

First baseman Lucas Duda and the New York Mets have agreed to a $4.2 million, one-year contract and avoided arbitration.

02/02/2015

Michael Cuddyer (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)

Eddie C’s Mets Notebook: Cuddyer Believes Amazin’s Can Win This Year

Late in his career, Cuddyer is coming east after stints in Minnesota and Colorado. He’s coming closer to home because he believes the Mets can win this year.

01/23/2015

Eric Young Jr. (Photo by Alex Goodlett/Getty Images)

Mets Cut Ties With Speedy Outfielder Eric Young Jr.

Young, who had been eligible for arbitration, batted .229 with 30 stolen bases in 100 games this year, when his salary was $1.85 million.

12/03/2014

Ike Davis #15 of the Pittsburgh Pirates bats against the Milwaukee Brewers during the fourth inning of their game on September 20, 2014 at PNC Park in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Photo by David Maxwell/Getty Images)

Pirates Designate Former Met Ike Davis For Assignment

Davis hit .235 with 10 homers and 46 RBIs in 131 games with Pittsburgh after he was acquired in an April trade from the Mets.

11/21/2014

New right-center field fence being installed at Citi Field on Tuesday, Nov. 18, 2014. (Credit: Peter Haskell/WCBS 880)

Eddie C’s Mets Notebook: Long And Sandy Talk Hitters, New Dimensions

One day after unveiling the new dimensions in the outfield at Citi Field, the Mets rolled out their new hitting instructor, Kevin Long, to talk turkey a week before Thanksgiving.

11/20/2014

New right-center field fence being installed at Citi Field on Tuesday, Nov. 18, 2014. (Credit: Peter Haskell/WCBS 880)

Happy Day For Hitters: Mets Move In Fences At Citi Field For Second Time

Mired in a streak of six straight losing seasons and hoping to boost offense, the New York Mets are moving in their fences at Citi Field for the second time.

11/18/2014

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.

09/30/2014

Jacob deGrom of the New York Mets smiles as he walks off the mound. (Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images)

Mets’ Collins Off 2014 And Looking Ahead: ‘We’re Very, Very Close’

New York wrapped up its sixth straight losing season Sunday since moving into Citi Field, and one more would match the longest streak of futility in franchise history. But with a promising pitching staff, the Mets are talking big about 2015.

09/29/2014

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