Baseball|Mets’ Noah Syndergaard Will Have Tommy John SurgerySyndergaard is expected to be out until midway through 2021 as he recovers from the operation.Rich Schultz/Getty ImagesShortly after his last start before spring training was shut down, Mets pitcher Noah Syndergaard was excited to review data from the team’s new motion-capture technology to hone his preparation routine.
With the start of the season less than two months away, the Wilpons have put the Mets back on the trading block.Now, as the Mets return to the auction block, the team’s future is as uncertain as it has ever been.
Baseball|As Mets Open Camp, the Astros’ Shadow Looms Largeon baseballThey lost their newly hired manager because of his role in Houston’s sign-stealing scandal.Carlos Beltran was supposed to be here for his first spring training as the Mets’ manager.
Sports|Jessica Mendoza Will Leave Mets JobShe will shift her focus to her broadcasting role for ESPN.ETJessica Mendoza, the ESPN analyst and special adviser to the Mets who was heavily criticized last month for her comments on the Astros sign-stealing scandal, has resigned from her job with the Mets.
’ Please, for the Sake of Mets and Knicks FansSports of the TimesWith the Knicks imploding and the Wilpons’ sale of the Mets to Steve Cohen collapsing, it was another classic week in New York sports dysfunction.7, 2020Something about New York sports team owners makes you despair the future of nepotism.
Many Mets fans had high hopes the billionaire Steve Cohen would buy the team and overhaul it.“I’m very disappointed we couldn’t work out a deal,” Cohen said in a statement.
Commissioner Rob Manfred said Thursday that he did not expect the sale of the Mets to Steve Cohen would be completed.When asked if the deal was in trouble, the Mets released a statement that cited “a mutual nondisclosure agreement” and declined to comment.
Baseball|Luis Rojas and the Mets Embrace Their Second ChancePassed over last fall in the Mets’ search for a manager, Rojas will take over the team now that Carlos Beltran is gone.Until last week, Luis Rojas had expected to spend the season on the Mets’ bench as Carlos Beltran’s deputy.
Baseball|Mets Name Luis Rojas Manager After Beltran’s OusterRojas, who has spent more than a decade in the organization, was the Mets’ quality control coach last season.Luis Rojas in the Mets’ dugout last season.
Jessica Mendoza with her fellow ESPN analyst Alex Rodriguez, left, and the Astros’ Alex Bregman before a game in 2018.But was Jessica Mendoza speaking in her capacity as a Mets employee, or in her other capacity, as an ESPN baseball analyst?
Baseball|Carlos Beltran Out as Mets Manager After Cheating ScandalBeltran, whom the Mets had hired in November, was implicated as part of the sign-stealing scheme used by the Astros when he was with them.Carlos Beltran at a press conference in November after being introduced as the Mets’ new manager.
The Red Sox owner John Henry at a news conference on Wednesday, a day after the team announced it was parting ways with Manager Alex Cora.The top executives of the Boston Red Sox had wanted Alex Cora to be their manager for many years, and they finally got their wish two years ago.
Baseball|Dellin Betances Joins the Mets on a One-Year DealBetances, who had spent his entire career with the Yankees, is a four-time All-Star but appeared in just one game last season because of injuries.24, 2019After eight seasons with the Yankees, Dellin Betances is not leaving New York — but he is not returning to the Bronx, either.
Baseball|Mets’ Yoenis Cespedes Is Said to Take a Pay Cut After Ranch InjuryCespedes, who has not played in a game since July 2018, agreed to an amended contract because of an injury he sustained in May at his ranch in Florida.“We haven’t even thought about implications to the contract,” Van Wagenen said during a news conference at Citi Field at the time.
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ETNew York City being New York City, and the Mets being the Mets, it was inevitable that a master of the universe would finally push the penurious Wilpon family into the mists of history.It’s worth recalling that the other baseball team in town was long run by a (later pardoned) felon who obstructed justice.
Seth Wenig/Associated PressCarlos Beltran went through five rounds of interviews in a month to become the Mets’ manager.“When I first got the interview with the Yankees before this one, I wasn’t prepared,” Beltran said.
Carlos Beltran, the Mets’ first Latino manager, had spent the last year as a special assistant to Yankees General Manager Brian Cashman.Born and raised in Puerto Rico, Beltran, 42, will be the team’s first Latino manager.
Baseball|Mets Fire Mickey Callaway After Two Seasons as ManagerThe team had a combined record of 163-161 over Callaway’s two seasons in charge and failed to reach the postseason.ImageMickey Callaway during Sunday’s victory, the last game of his two-season tenure as the Mets’ manager.