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  1. Pressure mounts on Alderson to spend, win

    Adam Rubin

    NEW YORK -- The New York Mets completed their fifth straight losing season Sunday with a 74-88 record. They are tied with the Houston Astros for the longest active sub-.500 streak in Major League Baseball. And now they reward manager Terry Collins...

    Blog | September 30, 2013
  2. New York Mets GM Sandy Alderson must show he's committed to winni...

    Adam Rubin

    Pressure is mounting for Mets GM Sandy Alderson to field a winner.

    Story | Conversation | September 29, 2013
  3. MLB mulls altering interleague rivalry series including Mets-Yank...

    Adam Rubin

    Major League Baseball is working on a scheduling reconfiguration for the 2013 season and beyond that likely will eliminate the Mets and Yankees as well as other natural rivals playing home-and-home, six-game series, baseball sources told ESPNNewYork.com.

    Story | Conversation | April 30, 2012
  4. Meaningful Sept. games more likely?

    Adam Rubin

    Major League Baseball on Thursday announced its intention to add an extra wild-card team in each league, likely for next season. So that means one-third of the National League teams will make the postseason come 2013 (five of 15). That year, the H...

    Blog | November 17, 2011
  5. Series preview: Mets vs. Phillies

    Adam Rubin

    Associated PressThe Mets face David Buchanan, Jerome Williams and A.J. Burnett at Citi Field this weekend.METS (62-72, fourth place/NL East) vs. PHILADELPHIA PHILLIES (61-72, fifth place/NL East) Friday: RHP Jacob deGrom (6-6, 3.13) vs. RHP David ...

    Blog | August 28, 2014
  6. Morning Briefing: Nats own the place

    Adam Rubin

    NEW YORK FIRST PITCH: The Washington Nationals could make history Thursday at Citi Field. In the 53-season existence of the New York Mets, no visiting team has ever won 11 straight games. The 1991-92 Atlanta Braves, who won 10 straight at Sh...

    Blog | August 14, 2014
  7. Bereave it: even .500 uphill battle now

    Adam Rubin

    WASHINGTON -- It may be time to swap believing for bereaving. After losing two of three games in D.C., the Mets (54-61) now trail the first-place Washington Nationals by nine games. The Mets are 7.5 out of a wild-card spot. And that's with four oth...

    Blog | August 07, 2014
  8. Mets stand pat at non-waiver deadline

    Adam Rubin

    NEW YORK -- In the end, the Mets were neither buyers nor sellers. Winners of 14 of their last 21, the Mets (52-56) allowed Thursday's 4 p.m. non-waiver trade deadline to pass with no activity, as general manager Sandy Alderson had suggested Monday...

    Blog | July 31, 2014
  9. Series preview: Mets vs. Marlins

    Adam Rubin

    Getty ImagesBefore heading into the All-Star break, the Mets are due to face the Marlins' Henderson Alvarez, Tom Koehler and Brad Hand.METS (42-50, fourth place/NL East) vs. MIAMI MARLINS (44-47, third place/NL East) Friday: RHP Zack Wheeler (4-8,...

    Blog | July 11, 2014
  10. Alderson addresses major Mets topics

    Adam Rubin

    NEW YORK -- GM Sandy Alderson touched on a ton of Mets-related topics during a 21-minute interview before Friday's series opener against the Texas Rangers. Here's a summary: STANDING PAT? Alderson said trade conversations so far have been limit...

    Blog | July 04, 2014
  11. Morning Briefing: Bobby Bonilla check day

    Adam Rubin

    Kent Horner/Getty ImagesBobby Bonilla gets cut a check for $1.19 million on Tuesday, as he will every July 1 through 2035.ATLANTA FIRST PITCH: It's payday for Bobby Bonilla. Back near the end of Bonilla's playing days, the Mets agreed to pay hi...

    Blog | July 01, 2014
  12. Morning Briefing: Mets face top prospect

    Adam Rubin

    ST. LOUIS FIRST PITCH: The Mets will not face Jose Fernandez in Miami. He is on the shelf for the remainder of the season after undergoing Tommy John surgery last month. Mark Cunningham/Getty ImagesThe Mets face Marlins top prospect And...

    Blog | June 19, 2014
  13. Morning Briefing: Friday the 13th edition

    Adam Rubin

    NEW YORK FIRST PITCH: Two struggling teams meet this weekend at Citi Field. San Diego arrives in Queens after having been swept in Philly. The Padres (28-38) have lost of eight of their last 10. They have scored an MLB-low 200 runs. The Mets...

    Blog | June 13, 2014
  14. Series preview: Mets vs. Pirates

    Adam Rubin

    Getty ImagesThe Mets face Brandon Cumpton, Edinson Volquez and Charlie Morton at Citi Field.METS (22-27, fourth place/NL East) vs. PITTSBURGH PIRATES (22-27, fourth place/NL Central) Monday: RHP Jacob deGrom (0-2, 2.77) vs. RHP Brandon Cumpton (0-...

    Blog | May 26, 2014
  15. Farnsworth flops in Astros debut

    Adam Rubin

    Scott Halleran/Getty ImagesKyle Farnsworth had a subpar Astros debut on Saturday. WASHINGTON -- Entrusted with a late-inning role in his Houston Astros debut Saturday, Kyle Farnsworth had a rocky showing. Farnsworth entered for the eighth innin...

    Blog | May 17, 2014
  16. Mets give retiring Jeter artwork, donation

    Adam Rubin

    Associated PressJeff Wilpon presents Derek Jeter with a 75-pound subway tile mosaic featuring his number.NEW YORK -- What do you give the man with five World Series rings? If you're the New York Mets, you give artwork. The Mets presented Derek ...

    Blog | May 15, 2014