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Sandy Alderson (Photo by Rich Schultz/Getty Images)

Palladino: Mets Only Wish They Had Yankees’ Problems

While some Yankees fans engaged themselves in some minor hand-wringing over Masahiro Tanaka’s middle-distance running capabilities, just as many Mets fans wondered why on earth Ike Davis is still on the roster.

02/17/2014

Lucas Duda #21 of the New York Mets is congratulated by teammates after hitting a third-inning home run against the Atlanta Braves. (Photo by Scott Cunningham/Getty Images)

Mets Settle Last Arbitration Case, Agree To 1-Year Deal With Lucas Duda

Duda hit .223 with 15 homers, 33 RBIs and 102 strikeouts in 318 at-bats last year. The first baseman-outfielder was sidelined from late June until late August because of a strained muscle between his ribs.

01/23/2014

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Mets Agree Minor League Deal With John Lannan, Settle With Dillon Gee

John Lannan has agreed to a minor league contract with the New York Mets. The Amazin’s also settled its arbitration case with right-hander Dillon Gee, agreeing to a one-year contract worth $3,625,000.

01/20/2014

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Mets Agree To New Deals With Parnell, Murphy And Young

Mets closer Bobby Parnell agreed Friday to a $3.7 million, one-year contract while second baseman Daniel Murphy settled for $5.7 million and left fielder Eric Young Jr. for $1.85 million.

01/18/2014

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Sweeny: Pitching-Hungry Mets Meet With Bartolo Colon’s Agent

The 40-year-old had an excellent campaign for the A’s in 2013. The free-agent pitcher went 18-6 with a 2.65 ERA in 190 1/3 innings over 30 starts. He struck out 117 and issued 29 walks.

12/09/2013

Jordany Valdespin (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

Mets Non-Tender Valdespin, Hefner, Atchison, Quintanilla And Turner

The Mets did not offer contracts to pitchers Jeremy Hefner and Scott Atchison, infielders Omar Quintanilla and Justin Turner, and utility man Jordany Valdespin, making the five free agents.

12/03/2013

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Alderson Clarifies ‘5-Dollar Bill’ Comments, Explains Mets’ Offseason Plans

“I’m staring at my board right now,” Alderson said. “In the outfield category, I’ve got seven guys on my board who are free agents — varying degrees of quality. In the trade category just as an example, I’ve got four, five — nine. Those are guys we talked about internally. They range from A+ to C+.”

11/15/2013

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Rays, Rockies Among Teams Checking In With Mets On Ike Davis

It seems there’s a market for Mets first baseman Ike Davis after all, according to WFAN and CBSSports.com baseball insider Jon Heyman.

11/13/2013

Lucas Duda, right, celebrates his three-run homer with Mets teammates Andrew Brown and Eric Young Jr. during the sixth inning against Marlins at Citi Field on Sept. 13, 2013. (Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)

Duda, Niese Power Mets Over NL-Worst Marlins

Lucas Duda hit a three-run homer and the New York Mets overcame two solo shots by Giancarlo Stanton, beating the Miami Marlins 4-3 on Friday night behind Jonathon Niese.

09/13/2013

Lucas Duda #21 of the New York Mets is congratulated by teammates after hitting a third-inning home run against the Atlanta Braves. (Photo by Scott Cunningham/Getty Images)

Towering Homers From Duda, Brown Back Dillon Gee’s Stellar Start

Lucas Duda had three hits, including a home run, and Andrew Brown added a towering two-run shot to lead Dillon Gee and the New York Mets to a 5-2 win over the Atlanta Braves on Wednesday.

09/05/2013

Daniel Murphy delivers a run-scoring hit in the sixth inning of the Mets’ 3-1 loss to the Braves in Atlanta on Sept. 3, 2013. (Photo by Mike Zarrilli/Getty Images)

Braves Strike In 7th Inning, Send Mets To 9th Loss In Last 13

Kris Medlen pitched seven strong innings while Andrelton Simmons and Evan Gattis homered to help the Atlanta Braves win their second straight game with a 3-1 victory over the New York Mets on Tuesday night.

09/04/2013

Lucas Duda (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

Mets Recall Duda From Triple-A, Will Be Backup To Ike Davis

Collins says Duda will primarily be a backup to first baseman Ike Davis and can serve as the designated hitter.

08/24/2013

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TTYM: Bad Luck Bowler, Bubba Watson’s Major Trick And Ibanez Rivals Jepsen

  by @TaraLipinskyMore Columns  here. Watch Bubba Watson’s clever golf trick, a pro bowler blow a 300 game, a big guy battle a water bottle and Raul Ibanez giving Carly Rae Jepsen a run for her money. What? […]

08/12/2013

Juan Lagares #12 of the New York Mets is unable to catch a single hit by Ryan Zimmerman #11 of the Washington Nationals. (Photo by Patrick McDermott/Getty Images)

Schwei: Bad Weekend in D.C., Murphy’s Big Day And More Mets Notes

The Mets have lost three games in a row for the first time since the middle of June as they head to Miami to take on the Marlins.

07/29/2013

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MUST-WATCH: Matt Harvey Asks New Yorkers About Matt Harvey

In a skit on “Late Night with Jimmy Fallon,” the Mets’ ace took to the New York streets to interview Mets fans and native New Yorkers about himself … Matt Harvey.

07/16/2013

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