What are the thinnest positions in fantasy baseball? Catcher? The infield positions of second base, shortstop and third base? All of the above? Yes, depth is better in the outfield and first base positions, so when you think about which players to stash on your bench, think about the ones with multi-position eligibility. They may not be the most productive on a day-to-day basis, but they have the capability to be very valuable to your team’s chances of winning.
Manager Terry Collins is hopeful d’Arnaud will miss just the minimum 15 days. A mainstay in the middle of the Mets’ lineup when healthy, d’Arnaud is batting .296 with four homers and 17 RBIs
New York lost its sixth straight, falling to .500 (36-36) for the first time since it was 3-3 on April 12.
The New York Mets have placed Travis d’Arnaud on the 15-day disabled list, the latest setback in an injury-plagued season for the catcher.
Relief pitcher Bobby Parnell, second baseman Dilson Herrera and — most importantly — catcher Travis d’Arnaud are expected to return to the Mets this week.
Prior to getting injured, d’Arnaud was off to a red-hot start. In 11 games he hit .317 with two home runs and 10 RBIs.
Plawecki, 24, has never appeared in a major league game. But he’ll start when New York opens up a three-game series against the Braves at Citi Field on Tuesday night.
The team said Monday that d’Arnaud will be in a splint for three weeks after his right hand was broken when he was hit by a pitch a day earlier.
The New York Mets will continue their best-ever first homestand this week after beginning their home schedule with seven straight wins for the first time in club history.
With higher expectations for 2015, three of the first seven home crowds exceeded 41,000 and two others were around 39,000.
Can they continue to weather the storm? It won’t be easy, and the challenge just got more daunting. But maybe there’s something special about this team. It certainly feels that way early on.
Travis d’Arnaud homered after assuming David Wright’s spot in the lineup, Lucas Duda also went deep and the New York Mets defeated the Philadelphia Phillies 6-1 Wednesday night for a three-game sweep.
Jacob deGrom pitched into the seventh inning, Juan Lagares drove in a run with an infield single and the New York Mets beat the Philadelphia Phillies 2-0 Monday to win their home opener.
Matt Harvey was dynamic in his return from Tommy John surgery, outpitching Stephen Strasburg with six scoreless innings, regularly reaching 97 mph and striking out nine.
Max Scherzer took a no-hitter into the sixth inning of his Washington debut but was unable to overcome two costly errors by shortstop Ian Desmond, and the New York Mets beat the Nationals 3-1 on Monday.