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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. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. 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
  13. Five observations about the Mets

    Adam Rubin

    NEW YORK - One week after Opening Day, and with the first homestand now in the books, here are five observations about the 2-4 New York Mets: 1. Strikeout record in jeopardy. The Mets set a franchise record for strikeouts a season ago with 1,384. ...

    Blog | April 07, 2014
  14. Could this be the Mets' year?

    Adam Rubin

    Jim O'Connor/USA TODAY SportsMr. Met should be smiling come 2015, when Matt Harvey, Zack Wheeler and Noah Syndergaard form the rotation's core.MONTREAL -- The New York Mets have produced five straight losing seasons, tied with the Houston Astros for ...

    Blog | March 30, 2014
  15. Morning Briefing: Getaway Day!

    Adam Rubin

    PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. FIRST PITCH: The Mets are set to bolt from Florida late Thursday afternoon. After completing Grapefruit League play with a 12:05 p.m. game against the Washington Nationals at Tradition Field (ESPN/SNY), the Amazin's head to...

    Blog | March 27, 2014
  16. Astros 9, Mets 6: Gee 6 no-hit innings

    Adam Rubin

    KISSIMMEE, Fla. -- Dillon Gee tossed six no-hit innings in his final tuneup for an Opening Day start opposite Stephen Strasburg, but the New York Mets lost to the Houston Astros 9-6 on Wednesday night at Osceola County Stadium. Gee finished his Gr...

    Blog | March 26, 2014