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  1. Morning Briefing: Zack returns to debut site

    Adam Rubin

    Courtesy of Wheeler FamilyThat's a young Zack Wheeler in the middle, dressed in Braves apparel and flanked by older brothers Adam (left) and Jacob (right).ATLANTA FIRST PITCH: Native Georgian Zack Wheeler, who tossed six scoreless innings in his b...

    Blog | April 09, 2014
  2. New York Mets minor league coach Frank Viola released from hospit...

    Adam Rubin

    Former Cy Young Award winner Frank Viola was released from New York Presbyterian Hospital on Tuesday, six days after undergoing open-heart surgery.

    Story | Conversation | April 08, 2014
  3. Morning Briefing: Wheels up for '14 debut

    Adam Rubin

    Chris Trotman/Getty ImagesZack Wheeler makes his season debut Thursday afternoon opposite Jordan Zimmermann.NEW YORK FIRST PITCH: Zack Wheeler wanted the Opening Day start. He draws just as tough an assignment in Game 3. In Thursday's 1:10 p.m....

    Blog | April 03, 2014
  4. Farm report: Nimmo finds St. Lucie

    Adam Rubin

    2011 first-round pick Brandon Nimmo had no shortage of role models while training at IMG Academy in Bradenton, Fla., this winter. His workout partners included National League MVP Andrew McCutchen, All-Star Pedro Alvarez and Red Sox left-hander Felix...

    Blog | April 02, 2014
  5. Morning Briefing: Bad news even on day off

    Adam Rubin

    Elsa/Getty ImagesBobby Parnell has a partial tear of the MCL in his right elbow.NEW YORK FIRST PITCH: There was no relief for the Mets on Tuesday's off-day, either. Bobby Parnell was diagnosed with a partial tear of the medial collateral ligame...

    Blog | April 02, 2014
  6. Morning Briefing: O Canada

    Adam Rubin

    PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. FIRST PITCH: Jenrry Mejia makes his final pitch for a rotation spot when the Mets play their first game in Montreal in a decade. Mejia is due to oppose Toronto Blue Jays left-hander Mark Buehrle at 7:05 p.m. at packed Olymp...

    Blog | March 28, 2014
  7. Sources: Signore will replace Viola

    Adam Rubin

    PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. -- The Mets will name Tom Signore as the new pitching coach at Triple-A Las Vegas, multiple sources told ESPNNewYork.com. Signore will step in for Frank Viola, who will require open-heart surgery next Wednesday. Signore, 52...

    Blog | March 27, 2014
  8. Morning Briefing: Gee gets last tune-up

    Adam Rubin

    Courtesy of Dillon GeeOpening Day starter Dillon Gee, pictured with wife Kari Ann and son Hudson, gets his final spring-training tune-up Wednesday night.PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. FIRST PITCH: Opening Day starter Dillon Gee gets his final spring-trainin...

    Blog | March 26, 2014
  9. New York Mets minor-league pitching coach Frank Viola to have ope...

    Adam Rubin

    Former Cy Young winner Frank Viola is scheduled to undergo open-heart surgery next Wednesday and will be unable to serve as pitching coach of the New York Mets' Triple-A Las Vegas affiliate, multiple sources told ESPNNewYork.com.

    Story | Conversation | March 25, 2014
  10. Morning Briefing: Crunch time

    Adam Rubin

    USA TODAY SportsDidi Gregorius and Nick Franklin are shortstop options for the Mets, but not Pete Kozma.PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. FIRST PITCH: The Mets break camp in exactly one week to fly to Montreal for a pair of final exhibition games. And Terry Co...

    Blog | March 20, 2014
  11. Morning Briefing: Happy Noah Day (again)!

    Adam Rubin

    Jeff Roberson/Associated PressNoah Syndergaard faces the Detroit Tigers on Saturday in Lakeland, Fla.PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. FIRST PITCH: It's Noah Syndergaard Day! Coming off a performance against the Atlanta Braves in which he tossed two scorele...

    Blog | March 08, 2014
  12. Morning Briefing: Matt Harvey Day?

    Adam Rubin

    Adam RubinMatt Harvey may throw off a mound Saturday, on the four-month anniversary of his Tommy John surgery.PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. FIRST PITCH: Matt Harvey Day appears to have arrived. No, he is not throwing off a mound. And he is likely not go...

    Blog | February 22, 2014
  13. Morning Briefing: Drew drama continues

    Adam Rubin

    PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. FIRST PITCH: Position players officially are due to report Thursday, although only two Mets have not been working out at the team's complex. The duo not early this year: infielders Omar Quintanilla and Wilfredo Tovar. Pi...

    Blog | February 20, 2014
  14. Viola jokes he may not be long for Vegas

    Adam Rubin

    PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. -- Frank "Sweet Music" Viola knows he has a ton of responsibility this season as Triple-A Las Vegas pitching coach, given the rotation may be highlighted by Noah Syndergaard, Rafael Montero, Jacob deGrom and even Jenrry Mejia and...

    Blog | February 19, 2014
  15. Viola to join Backman in Las Vegas

    Adam Rubin

    Adam RubinFrank Viola will serve as Triple-A Las Vegas pitching coach in 2014. Frank Viola is getting a promotion. Viola, who served as low-A Savannah's pitching coach the past two seasons, will serve in that role for Wally Backman with Triple-...

    Blog | January 08, 2014
  16. Morning Briefing: Nats flirt with wild card

    Adam Rubin

    NEW YORK FIRST PITCH: Don't look now, but the Mets are about to face a not-quite-dead-yet team. The Washington Nationals (68-65) have won eight of their past nine games and have moved to within 6.5 games of the Cincinnati Reds for the second wil...

    Blog | August 30, 2013