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  1. Rapid Reaction: Mets 2, Rockies 0

    Adam Rubin

    NEW YORK -- Reaching .500 may not be an insurmountable goal after all. The playoffs? That still seems too ambitious. Rafael Montero #50 SP New York Mets 2014 STATS GM8 W1 L3 BB20 K35 ERA4.50 Rafael Montero tossed 5 1/3 scorel...

    Blog | September 10, 2014
  2. Farm report: Taylor tuned out speculation

    Adam Rubin

    NEW YORK -- The Mets shipped Ike Davis to the Pittsburgh Pirates on April 18 for right-hander Zack Thornton. It took another two months, until the one-year anniversary of Blake Taylor's signing after the draft, to learn that the southpaw was the play...

    Blog | August 27, 2014
  3. Series preview: Mets vs. Rangers

    Adam Rubin

    Lisa Blumenfeld/Getty ImagesRain in Baltimore on Thursday means Yu Darvish now faces the Mets in Friday's series opener at Citi Field.METS (37-48, fourth place/NL East) vs. TEXAS RANGERS (37-48, fourth place/AL West) Friday: LHP Jonathon Niese (5-...

    Blog | July 03, 2014
  4. Morning Briefing: Wheels up in Atlanta

    Adam Rubin

    PITTSBURGH FIRST PITCH: Season on the brink. The Mets open a three-game series against the first-place Atlanta Braves on Monday at Turner Field now trailing the division leaders by a season-high seven games. Zack Wheeler (3-8, 4.45 ERA) face...

    Blog | June 30, 2014
  5. Morning Briefing: A reprieve at Busch?

    Adam Rubin

    Jared Wickerham/Getty ImagesThe Mets won't be facing the real hook from hell -- Adam Wainwright's -- on Monday.NEW YORK FIRST PITCH: The Mets get a reprieve Monday when they open a series against the St. Louis Cardinals at Busch Stadium at 8:10 p....

    Blog | June 16, 2014
  6. Morning Briefing: Choo, Arroyo to Mets?

    Adam Rubin

    NEW YORK FIRST PITCH: The Mets have all but knocked the Cincinnati Reds into the wild-card game. The Amazin's also may have helped ensure the Pittsburgh Pirates host their first postseason game since 1992. Rookie Michael Wacha came within one o...

    Blog | September 25, 2013
  7. 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
  8. Morning Briefing: Mets-Phillies still rivalry?

    Adam Rubin

    Getty ImagesJohn Buck and Marlon Byrd are now Pirates, while second baseman Dilson Herrera joins the Mets organization.NEW YORK FIRST PITCH: Where have you gone Mets-Phillies rivalry? From the Mets finally unseating the Atlanta Braves in 2006, ...

    Blog | August 28, 2013
  9. Snubbed Brown, unlike Bucs fans, gracious

    Adam Rubin

    NEW YORK -- Philadelphia Phillies slugger Domonic Brown handled not being picked for the Home Run Derby more maturely than Pittsburgh Pirates fans. Domonic Brown #9 LF Philadelphia Phillies 2013 STATS GM95 HR23 RBI67 R49 OBP.320 AV...

    Blog | July 15, 2013
  10. Rapid Reaction: Pirates 11, Mets 2

    Adam Rubin

    WHAT IT MEANS: Not to fear -- Matt Harvey Day is next. Jonathon Niese was charged with a career-high-matching eight runs while lasting only 4 1/3 innings as the Pittsburgh Pirates drubbed the Mets, 11-2, Saturday afternoon on Banner Day at Citi Fi...

    Blog | May 11, 2013
  11. Morning briefing: Mets Bourn-free

    Adam Rubin

    Daniel Shirey/USA TODAY Sports Michael Bourn is headed to the Cleveland Indians. PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. FIRST PITCH: The amazing thing about the Michael Bourn saga? The Mets (74-88) would have had a protected pick at No. 10 -- even with the Pit...

    Blog | February 12, 2013
  12. MLB, union have had preliminary Bourn talk

    Adam Rubin

    PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. -- Major League Baseball and the Players' Association have engaged in preliminary talks about whether the Mets' 11th overall pick in the draft ought to be protected if they sign free agent Michael Bourn. Michael Bourn #...

    Blog | February 11, 2013
  13. GM: 'Very reluctant' to lose pick for Bourn

    Adam Rubin

    Sandy Alderson said Sunday he is "very reluctant" to part with the Mets' first-round pick in the draft in order to sign free agent Michael Bourn. "If we were to sign a player like Bourn or [Kyle] Lohse or any free agent due compensation, then we w...

    Blog | January 27, 2013
  14. CBA language appears problem for Mets

    Adam Rubin

    The Mets are arguing that their No. 11 pick should be protected -- and not forfeited if they sign Michael Bourn. The logic: The pick would have been in the top 10 had the Pittsburgh Pirates not been awarded an extra pick for failing to sign a draftee...

    Blog | January 24, 2013
  15. Mets morning briefing 5.22.12

    Adam Rubin

    PITTSBURGH -- Mike Baxter and Kirk Nieuwenhuis had a communications gaffe on an eighth-inning fly ball, resulting in a three-base error, and Clint Barmes followed with a game-deciding sacrifice fly as the Pittsburgh Pirates rallied from a four-run de...

    Blog | May 22, 2012
  16. Mets morning briefing 5.31.11

    Adam Rubin

    With Jose Reyes having left the team for three days to travel to the Dominican Republic, and with Jason Bay given a day off and David Wright and Ike Davis on the DL, the Mets nonetheless beat the Pittsburgh Pirates, 7-3, on Monday night at Citi Field...

    Blog | May 31, 2011