New York Mets

Stadium: Citi Field | Manager: Terry Collins
Team RankingAVGRHRERA
Mets.2386291253.49
NL East4th3rd2nd3rd
National League 11th8th9th6th

Schedule

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1:05 pm EST
Wed Mar 4
at ATL
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5:05 pm EST
Thu Mar 5
at WAS
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1:10 pm EST
Fri Mar 6
DET
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1:05 pm EST
Sat Mar 7
at MIA
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1:10 pm EST
Sat Mar 7
ATL
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1:10 pm EDT
Sun Mar 8
BOS
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1:10 pm EDT
Mon Mar 9
MIA
*
1:05 pm EDT
Tue Mar 10
at ATL
*
1:05 pm EDT
Wed Mar 11
at MIA
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1:10 pm EDT
Thu Mar 12
WAS
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1:10 pm EDT
Fri Mar 13
ATL
*
1:10 pm EDT
Sat Mar 14
WAS

Standings

NL
East
LEAGUE
W-L
Overall
W-L
Washington86-5696-66
New York68-7479-83
Atlanta72-7079-83
Miami64-7877-85
Philadelphia66-7673-89
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Report: Bartolo Colon in the running to start opening day for Mets
by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com

The Mets are strongly considering veteran starting pitcher Bartolo Colon for the opening day start April 6 at Washington, multiple sources told ESPN. The sources added the Mets have narrowed the choices to Colon and one other pitcher, who was not named.

If Colon, who went 15-13 with a 4.09 ERA in 2014, gets the nod, then he would become the oldest pitcher (41 years, 317 days old) to start on opening day in the majors since Jamie Moyer (43 years, 136 days) and Randy Johnson (42 years, 205 days) in 2006. He also would become the oldest Mets' opening day starter, surpassing Tom Glavine in 2007 (41 years, 7 days). 

Colon has started six times on opening day. Dillon Gee started on opening day for the Mets last season.

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Ike Davis still bothered by 2012 report accusing him of drinking issue
by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com

When the Mets traded Ike Davis to the Pirates last April, it put an end to a disappointing tenure in New York. Davis struggled to meet the expectations of being a former first-round pick, which is something he could live with.

Apparently, however, Davis couldn't live with a 2012 report citing the Mets were concerned about his nightlife habits. Davis had to encounter the topic when he met with Pirates manager Clint Hurdle after he was traded last year.

“Clint asked me about it when I first got over there,” Davis said, per the New York Daily News. “I was like, ‘I don’t know what to tell you, but a guy made up an article.’

“He was like, ‘I heard you’ve had issues.” And I was like, ‘Issues with what? I’ve never gotten in trouble. I’ve never gotten in a fight. I’ve never done anything to anyone. Yeah, I’ve gone out and had beers and stuff, but who hasn’t done that?’ I don’t know why I got singled out.”

Pirates general manager Neal Huntington told Davis at the end of last season he would squash any rumors regarding the issue, calling the report "ridiculous" after Davis proved to be a model teammate in 2014.

Even Athletics manager Bob Melviin said Davis’ reputation in the game is now sound and is glad to have him on the roster after Oakland picked him up in November.

Still, Davis remains bothered the accusations are connected to his tenure with the Mets.

“That’s really the only thing that I still have a dirty taste in my mouth about," he said. "Because everything else, you could see it in numbers. What, am I going to argue? I didn’t play well. But as far as calling me out for drinking problems, and being a bad influence -- that was a joke. It’s ridiculous. But you can use it as a learning experience: You can’t trust people.”

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Mets' Parnell faces live hitters for first time since Tommy John
by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com

Mets reliever Bobby Parnell faced faced live hitters Thursday for the first time since having Tommy John surgery last April. Hitters did not swing on any of Parnell pitches during the session, according to ESPN.

"It felt good to see some hitters in the box," Parnell said. "It means I'm making the right steps forward. It was a big step."

Although Parnell is expected to start the season on the disabled list, manager Terry Collins did leave the door open for some major-league exhibition games late in spring training.

"He's going to be a piece we're going to have to have. Like I said to him, 'You've got to still take it slow.' Hopefully by the end of spring training he gets into a couple of games."

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Mets 1B Lucas Duda (oblique) not ready to swing a bat
by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com

Mets first baseman Lucas Duda, who is dealing with a left oblique injury, will not swing a bat Thursday, but he will go through the team's first full-squad workout, per ESPN. 

Manager Terry Collins said Duda will not swing for at least a week. He has done fielding drills all week. 

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Report: Mets not planning to engage in contract talks with Murphy
by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com

Mets All-Star second baseman Daniel Murphy, who enters his final year under contract, said Thursday he would be willing to discuss signing a contract extension. However, it doesn't appear the Mets have started contract negotiations.

"As of right now I'm a Met for this year, for sure, love to be here in the future," Murphy said, per NJ.com. "But that is way in the future. I got too much anxiety about today to worry about what happens in November.

"I've always been open to an extension. I've never approached the blessing of playing in the big leagues with thinking I need to maximize every single dollar I can get out of this game. I've made a whole bunch of money already. I think that it's something that we've always been willing to discuss. I think maybe both sides just haven't come and discussed it, from my understanding."

It appears Murphy could be headed toward free agency after the season since a team source told ESPN no in-season contract talks are planned. The source added while it is not 100 percent certainty Murphy won't be with the Mets next season, the expectation is the team will let him test free agency.

The source added the Mets are deep with upper-level middle-infield prospects and the team could have a viable successor.

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2014 Team Leaders
AVGDaniel Murphy , 2B.289
HRLucas Duda , 1B30
RBILucas Duda , 1B92
OBPLucas Duda , 1B.349
SLGLucas Duda , 1B.481
RDaniel Murphy , 2B79
SBEric Young , LF30
WBartolo Colon , SP15
ERAJonathon Niese , SP3.40
WHIPBartolo Colon , SP1.23
KZack Wheeler , SP187
SVJenrry Mejia , RP28
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