New York Mets

A-Gon, Frazier embrace role as mentors
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Adrian Gonzalez and Todd Frazier may be at different points in their careers, but on the Mets, they are serving in a similar role as mentors to the young players.

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Plawecki keen to take Piazza's advice
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Hall of Fame catcher and Mets icon Mike Piazza was in camp Saturday, briefly speaking to reporters and meeting with hitters. Mets catcher Kevin Plawecki, a career .222 hitter who hit .260 last season, said he is taking Piazza’s advice to heart.

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Tebow time: Former QB still has eyes set on MLB
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It was supposed to be a big publicity stunt — the Mets signing Tim Tebow, giving him this chance. But he is still here, grinding away, persistent in the thought that this crazy story ends up with him at Citi Field someday.

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Oswalt among top prospect performers
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Mets prospect Corey Oswalt was among the top prospect performers on the first full day of Spring Training games.

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Feeling 'at ease,' Wheeler debuts scoreless
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Earlier this week, Mets manager Mickey Callaway approached Zack Wheeler to implore him not to worry about his role — starter, reliever — heading into Grapefruit League play. Concern yourself with throwing strike one, strike two, Callaway said. The rest will fall into place.

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Smith scratched, disciplined for late arrival
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At the start of Mets camp earlier this month, new manager Mickey Callaway held a meeting to outline his expectations for the team. The first thing Callaway addressed, he recalled Friday, was punctuality.

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Smith leads Mets' dark-horse roster candidates
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No longer the young team they used to be, the Mets don’t have many roster spots up for grabs this spring. Their most compelling position battle, in the rotation, features a host of names fans already know well: Zack Wheeler, Robert Gsellman, Seth Lugo and others.

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All eyes on Callaway for first Mets spring game
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In a way, Mickey Callaway says, he needs Spring Training more than the players. Inside a veteran clubhouse, most Mets regulars have “been there, done that” throughout their careers. But Callaway will be managing for the first time when the Mets open their Grapefruit League slate with a 1:10 p.m. ET game Friday against the […]

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Mets valuing flexibility with optionable relievers
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Playing last summer for the Dodgers’ Triple-A Oklahoma City affiliate, Jacob Rhame saw firsthand one of baseball’s newer pitching trends play out before him. As Rhame logged his time at Triple-A, he watched the Dodgers option successful pitchers such as Josh Fields and Ross Stripling to the Minors to make room for rested arms at […]

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Wheeler to start spring opener vs. Braves
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Perhaps no one’s status in Mets camp is more tenuous than that of Zack Wheeler, who could end up in the rotation, the bullpen or off the roster altogether. With that as his backdrop, Wheeler will kick off the Mets’ Grapefruit League schedule when he starts Friday against the Braves at First Data Field.

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Waiting game: Mets won't rush eager Conforto
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The box is circled on Michael Conforto’s calendar: May 1, the date Mets general manager Sandy Alderson has targeted for his return from shoulder surgery. The competitor in Conforto wants to come back sooner. The realist knows it could be later.

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deGrom leaves camp for birth of second child
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After logging his daily work at the Mets’ complex Tuesday, Jacob deGrom climbed into his car for a trip to be with his wife, Stacey, for the birth of the couple’s second child. DeGrom planned to stay away from Mets camp until Saturday.

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