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  1. Morning Briefing: One and done ...

    Adam Rubin

    NEW YORK FIRST PITCH: And now we've come to the end of the road ... The Mets play Game No. 162 on Sunday at 1:10 p.m. -- 225 days after pitchers and catchers officially reported to Port St. Lucie, Florida, for spring training. Believe it or no...

    Blog | September 28, 2014
  2. Farm report: Bigwig scouted Oswalt

    Adam Rubin

    WASHINGTON -- Corey Oswalt had a VIP scouting him in high school in San Diego before the 2012 draft. Paul DePodesta, who lives in the area, personally checked out Oswalt a few times before the Mets used their seventh-round pick on the right-hander, w...

    Blog | August 06, 2014
  3. Morning Briefing: Happy 50 Cent Day!

    Adam Rubin

    Jim McIsaac/Getty Images50 Cent has a postgame concert Saturday at Citi Field, but no reprise of his ugly ceremonial first pitch.NEW YORK FIRST PITCH: Matt Harvey may have some flashbacks Saturday. Former high school teammate Jesse Hahn has bee...

    Blog | June 14, 2014
  4. Young Wilpon selected by Red Sox

    Adam Rubin

    SAN FRANCISCO -- The Boston Red Sox selected Connecticut high school right-hander Bradley Wilpon in the 36th round of the draft on Saturday. Wilpon? Yes, the son of Jeff Wilpon and grandson of Fred Wilpon. Bradley Wilpon has committed to pla...

    Blog | June 07, 2014
  5. Draft Day 2: Mets select Seton Hall pitcher

    Adam Rubin

    Video of third-round pick Milton Ramos, a high school shortstop in Florida. SAN FRANCISCO -- Selections resumed Friday in the three-day MLB draft. Here is the final rundown of the day's activity. Rounds 11 through 40 will be selected Saturday. The...

    Blog | June 06, 2014
  6. Farm report: McNeil acing switch from golf

    Adam Rubin

    NEW YORK -- Jeff McNeil grew up on a par-three golf course. As a high-school-age golfer, he qualified for the United States Junior Amateur -- "which is kind of like the U.S. Open for anyone under 18," he noted. He remains a scratch golfer. So McNe...

    Blog | May 28, 2014
  7. Video: 'Meet the Mets' ... Indonesian style

    Adam Rubin

    NEW YORK -- Ben Nathan, a lifelong Mets fan, is teaching English to high school students in Indonesia. In this video, "we see he's taught them -- Harold Ramis in 'Stripes' style -- to sing 'Meet The Mets,'" notes Faith and Fear in Flushing's Greg Pri...

    Blog | April 04, 2014
  8. Long Island's Matz continues to impress

    Adam Rubin

    JUPITER, Fla. -- Steven Matz was a 15-year-old sophomore at Ward Melville High School in East Setauket on Long Island when Yadier Molina crushed Mets fans with his Game 7 homer in the National League Championship Series on Oct. 19, 2006. A...

    Blog | March 02, 2014
  9. Smith waiting to exhale after 1st pro season

    Adam Rubin

    NEW YORK -- First-round pick Dominic Smith pronounced his first professional season a success, albeit an exhausting success. The 18-year-old Smith, the 11th overall pick in June out of high school in Los Angeles, hit .287 with three homers and 22 ...

    Blog | September 27, 2013
  10. View from Coney Island: 'Clones prospects

    Adam Rubin

    Adam Rubin 2012 first-round pick Gavin Cecchini takes batting practice before Thursday's Cyclones game against Staten Island. Adam Rubin L.J. Mazzilli works out at second base. Adam Rubin Catcher Colton Plaia, who played high school ...

    Blog | August 22, 2013
  11. Mets select Church in second round

    Adam Rubin

    WASHINGTON -- The Mets have selected Nevada high school right-hander Andrew Church with their second-round pick (48th overall). Paul DePodesta described Church as having the potential for being a "solid middle-of the rotation starter," who logs in...

    Blog | June 06, 2013
  12. Mets select Smith with 11th overall pick

    Adam Rubin

    WASHINGTON -- The New York Mets have selected California high school first baseman Dominic Smith with the 11th overall pick in the draft. The 17-year-old Smith grew up in the same area of L.A. as Darryl Strawberry, whom Smith met today while atten...

    Blog | June 06, 2013
  13. Boras on Harvey, wisdom of long-term deal

    Adam Rubin

    Getty Images Scott Boras represents Mets phenom Matt Harvey. Scott Boras has known Matt Harvey since the Mets phenom pitched in high school. And Harvey's success entering Tuesday night's start opposite Hiroki Kuroda comes as no shock to the super a...

    Blog | May 28, 2013
  14. Hawkins encourages students to volunteer

    Adam Rubin

    Mets reliever LaTroy Hawkins is making a pitch for volunteering (see above). The PSA campaign is designed "to encourage students, teachers and administrators to volunteer through the high school-based Action Team national youth volunteer program, adm...

    Blog | May 17, 2013
  15. Law projects Mets taking HS 1B Smith

    Adam Rubin

    CHICAGO -- ESPN's Keith Law projects the Mets selecting Gardena, Calif., high school first baseman Dominic Smith with the 11th overall pick in next month's draft. Larry Goren/Four Seam Images via AP Images Dominic Smith participates in th...

    Blog | May 17, 2013
  16. Farm report: '09 top pick Matz gets on track

    Adam Rubin

    Although he was drafted with the Mets' top pick in 2009 out of Ward Melville High School on Long Island, left-hander Steven Matz entered this season having made only six professional appearances. After a long road back from May 18, 2010 Tommy John...

    Blog | April 24, 2013