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Mets put Noah Syndergaard, five others on 40-man roster
by Larry Hartstein |

The Mets placed six pitchers to their 40-man roster, including highly-touted prospect Noah Syndergaard, reports The Star-Ledger. New York also added pitchers Cory Mazzoni, Hansel Robles, Gabriel Ynoa, Akeel Morris and Jack Leathersich.

Pitcher Jeff Walters, who's recovering from Tommy John surgery, was removed from the 40-man roster.

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Report: Mets could find it difficult to trade Jonathon Niese
by Michael Hurcomb |

There is serious belief that this could be the offseason the Mets trade starting pitcher Jonathon Niese, according to the New York Daily News. However, there appears to be little trade interest since Niese has struggled with injuries the last few seasons.

Niese is under contract through 2016, with team options for 2017 ($10 million) and 2018 ($11 million). He is due to make $7 million in 2015 and $9 million in 2016.

"I think they underestimate the impact his injuries have had on perception," an official from another team said. "It’s not a team-friendly contract if he is on the D.L."

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Mets hitting coach working on strategy to help Lucas Duda vs. LHPs
by Michael Hurcomb |

New Mets hitting coach Kevin Long said Wednesday he feels throwing left-handed will help left-handed hitters like Lucas Duda improve against lefties, according to ESPN. Duda hit .180 against lefties in 2014 and is batting .212 against them in his MLB career.

"I'll move over a little bit more so that it makes it more difficult to pick up my arm slot," Long said. "... That should help Lucas, getting to face me a number of times. I know Curtis (Granderson), every time we faced a lefty, and even when we didn't, would take batting practice off me. All of my flips in the cages are left-handed. Obviously the more that you face a lefty, the more comfortable you should become and be."

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Curtis Granderson to work with new Mets hitting coach in offseason
by Michael Hurcomb |

New Mets hitting coach Kevin Long said Wednesday he expects to spend some time in the offseason working with outfielder Curtis Granderson, who struggled offensively in 2014.

"The main thing I've seen is his hands are kind of moving more than they did when he was with the Yankees," Long said about Granderson, per ESPN. "So we're going to try to just quiet that down a little bit. They're not really getting into a strong position consistently. So we'll work at that. There's a few little, minor other issues that we'll hit. Curtis, he had some streaks this year where he was really swinging the bat well. We'll just try to maintain a little bit more consistency. 

"You know, I think it's tough, too, the first time you come into an organization and you signed a big contract. I think it's a little more difficult than it might seem. In Curtis' case, that probably played into it. I know Brian McCann, as this season progressed over with the Yankees, he got better and better and more comfortable."

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Mets already consider Steven Matz depth for rotation
by Michael Hurcomb |

Mets general manager Sandy Alderson said he is reluctant to consider prospect Steven Matz as a reliever out of the bullpen in 2015 because he considers the left-handed hurler as depth for the major-league rotation, according to

"I think we’d be reluctant to throw him in the 'pen," Alderson said. "It is a possibility. You try to go into the season eight or nine deep with starting pitching that you can rely on. He would certainly be in that mix at this point. Taking him out of that mix so he’s not lengthened out or he’s not ready to go if something were to happen -- as it always does -- so it’s unlikely."

The start of Matz's career was delayed for two seasons by Tommy John surgery, but he's been on the fast track since making his pro debut in 2012. He progressed to Double-A last season, and he is 17-16 with a 2.32 ERA in 51 career starts. He also has a 1.17 WHIP and is striking out 9.3 batters per nine innings.

"He was really great all season," Alderson said of Matz's 2014 campaign. "You don’t see a lefthander sitting at 93-94 consistently with the assortment of pitches. He was great this season. Very definitely on the short list at this point."

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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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