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Kristie Ackert of the New York Daily News reports that the Mets offered Travis d'Arnaud straight up in a trade for Jonathan Lucroy and were refuted by the Brewers.

The Mets are reportedly still interested in acquiring Lucroy, but it's going to take more than just d'Arnaud to get a deal done. With several other clubs in the mix to acquire Lucroy, the Brewers can afford to sit back and demand a King's ransom for the hard-hitting backstop.
Jul 24 - 9:13 PM

Jose Reyes went 1-for-5 with an RBI triple in Sunday's win over the Marlins.

Reyes showed that despite his age (33), he still brings a strong speed element to play whenever he steps to the dish. In Sunday's case, he collected an RBI triple against Marlins starter Jose Urena in the third inning. Since the Mets called him up on July 5, the embattled third baseman is slashing .242/.284/.516 with three homers, eight RBI and three steals over the course of 62 at-bats. He has quietly picked up hits in eight of his last 10 games. He is worth a shot in NL-only and deeper mixed-league formats at this juncture.
Jul 24 - 4:34 PM

Steven Matz was sharp in Sunday's win over the Marlins, firing six shutout innings.

Matz scattered four hits, walked two and struck out six on the afternoon. It was a nice rebound outing for the youngster, who surrendered four runs to the Cubs last time he toed the rubber. The 25-year-old southpaw has pitched to a 3.36 ERA, 1.24 WHIP and 101/26 K/BB ratio across 107 innings. A home date with the Rockies shows next on his schedule.
Jul 24 - 4:05 PM

Neil Walker is not in the Mets' lineup Sunday.

It appears to be a simple day off. Kelly Johnson is filling in at second base for Walker. Travis d'Arnaud is also sitting out, as Rene Rivera is doing the catching. Michael Conforto is getting his first career start in center field Sunday.

Kristie Ackert of the New York Daily News was told by a Mets source that Lucas Duda (back) likely wouldn't return "until late August at best."

Duda has resumed running, swinging and throwing as he works his way back from a stress fracture in his back, although he's only taken dry swings to this point. While things appear to be on track, he obviously has a ways to go. "I think it’s a progression. I just started hitting today," Duda said. "We are progressing on the right track, so I will take it."
Jul 24 - 10:27 AM

Jacob deGrom allowed 10 hits and five runs over 3 2/3 innings in a loss to the Marlins on Saturday.

The start, both in hits allowed and runs given up, goes down as his worst in 17 starts this year. That speaks to how bad the 28-year-old was on Saturday but also to how good he's been this year, as deGrom is still 6-5 with a 2.73 ERA, 1.10 WHIP and 103/24 K/BB ratio after the loss. DeGrom will look to get back on the horse Thursday against the Rockies.
Jul 23 - 11:36 PM

Zack Wheeler (elbow) will begin facing live hitters next week, per Mets manager Terry Collins.

That's the final step before a minor league rehab assignment. Wheeler has run into multiple setbacks in his recovery from Tommy John reconstructive elbow surgery, but he could become an option for New York in late August if everything runs smoothly from here.
Jul 23 - 4:10 PM

Logan Verrett yielded two runs over 5 1/3 innings in a no-decision against the Marlins on Friday.

Verrett held the Marlins scoreless until he gave up a game-tying two-run homer to Christian Yelich in the sixth. He fanned three and walked one in the no-decision and now holds a 4.14 ERA and 44/29 K/BB ratio over 67 1/3 innings this season. Zack Wheeler (elbow) hasn’t been cleared for rehab games yet, so Verrett should continue to get chances in New York’s rotation. There’s just not much fantasy upside here.
Jul 22 - 10:54 PM

Jeurys Familia secured his 50th consecutive regular season save in Friday's 5-3 win over the Marlins.

It wasn’t easy, as Familia threw 23 pitches and gave up one run on two hits and a walk. He ultimately put out the fire by getting Adeiny Hechavarra on a ground out to end the game. Familia’s control hasn’t been as sharp this season, as he has 18 walks in 45 1/3 innings after walking just 19 batters in 78 innings last year. But he continues to get the job done for New York.
Jul 22 - 10:52 PM

Jose Reyes filled up the box score Friday against the Marlins by going 3-for-5 with an RBI, two runs scored, and a stolen base.

Reyes had a double and a pair of singles. He scored on a pair of sacrifice flies by Yoenis Cespedes. This was Reyes’ first three-hit game of the season and his first multi-hit game since July 10. He’s batting .250/.298/.538 overall. The Mets could use more games like this one from him.
Jul 22 - 10:52 PM

Bartolo Colon was hammered for six earned runs over 4 1/3 innings Wednesday as the Mets fell to the Cubs.

Addison Russell opened the game's scoring quickly with a two-run double off Colon in the bottom of the first inning. Anthony Rizzo then launched a pair of home runs against the 43-year-old Mets starter -- a solo shot in the third and a two-run blast in the fifth. Colon watched his ERA rise from 3.11 to 3.48. He'll face the Cardinals next.
Jul 20 - 5:22 PM

Jim Henderson will have to restart his rehab assignment after suffering a hamstring injury this week.

Henderson was probably on the verge of returning to the Mets' bullpen, but it's going to be at least another couple weeks now. The veteran right-hander has been out since June 19 with a shoulder impingement.
Jul 20 - 1:25 PM

Asdrubal Cabrera is out of the Mets' starting lineup on Wednesday afternoon against the Cubs.

Jose Reyes will start at shortstop and bat leadoff in the afternoon game versus Cubs righty Kyle Hendricks. Wilmer Flores is starting at third base and hitting third.
Jul 20 - 11:38 AM

Neil Walker is getting the day off Wednesday.

Kelly Johnson will start at second base and bat sixth in the matinee game versus Cubs right-hander Kyle Hendricks. Walker has 16 home runs and 40 RBI on the season.
Jul 20 - 11:36 AM

Yoenis Cespedes is not in the Mets' starting lineup Wednesday against the Cubs.

Neil Walker and Asdrubal Cabrera will also take a seat against Cubs righty Kyle Hendricks. Michael Conforto is starting in left field and Juan Lagares is in center field in the afternoon game at Wrigley Field.
Jul 20 - 11:34 AM


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