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Mets’ Todd Frazier admits using rubber ball to fool umpire over catch

Third baseman used ball he found in stands to claim catch‘Sometimes you’ve got to act out a little bit’After an awful first-half of the season, the New York Mets have had a respectable few months, topped off by a series win at the Los Angeles Dodgers t…

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Win now or win later? The woeful Mets and Padres chart different courses

The National League’s two worst teams are slogging their way through lost seasons on philosophically divergent tacksOne of the happiest moments of this lost summer for the New York Mets came last week, when Jeff McNeil made his major-league debut as a …

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Tim Tebow’s big-league dreams are likely dashed, but deserve our respect

The one-time football sensation was derided when he signed a minor-league contract with the Mets to chase a new dream, but Tebow’s improbable if modest success deserves our appreciationFor all the gifs and memes and fragments of an Internet broken by h…

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New York Mets’ minor-league star Tim Tebow likely out for season

Former NFL star likely out for year with injury, ESPN reportsTebow, 30, was batting .273 with six HRs for Class-AA teamTim Tebow’s steady ascent in the New York Mets’ minor-league system has caught a snag after the Binghamton Rumble Ponies outfielder r…

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Free-falling New York Mets lose to Reds after batting out of order

New York undercut rally by batting out of order in first inningFourth-place Mets have dropped 16 of 23 games after 11-1 startMets manager Mickey Callaway: “It probably cost us the game”The New York Mets have found many ways to self-destruct through the…

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Nationals’ Bryce Harper hits startling broken-bat home run in win over Mets

Harper hits broken-bat home run in first inning off Jacob deGromSlumping Nats come together for 8-6 victory over surging MetsBryce Harper hit a startling, broken-bat homer early, then grounded a key single during a six-run surge in the eighth inning th…

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New York Mets pitcher Noah Syndergaard roasted alive in Game of Thrones cameo

When it comes to cameos, Game of Thrones may be typecasting. Last month pop star Ed Sheeran played a musician. On Sunday, New York Mets pitcher pretty much played … a pitcher.

The baseball star was seen hurling a spear as part of the Lannister army, taking down a horse before being roasted alive by a dragon. Despite his grisly end, Syndergaard was a good call-up by Cersei’s forces: he stands 6ft 6in and his fastball regularly tops 100mph.

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Mets promote Tim Tebow to Advanced A due to ‘chase rates and exit velocity’

  • Former NFL star has underwhelming average so far in baseball career
  • Twenty-nine-year-old will now play for St Lucie Mets

These are testing times for the New York Mets, with the team well off the pace in the National League East, star players injured and veteran players unsettled. And now Tim Tebow is creeping his way towards the major leagues.

The Heisman Trophy winner and former NFL star is still a long way from an MLB appearance but he has been promoted from the Low A Columbia Fireflies to the Advanced A St Lucie Mets. It is unlikely that Tebow’s move is due to his stunning play: the 29-year-old rookie batted .222 with three home runs and 23 RBIs for the Fireflies, stats that the Mets general manager, Sandy Alderson, admitted are underwhelming.

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New York Mets apologize after mascot Mr Met gives fans the finger

  • Incident came after team’s loss to Milwaukee Brewers on Wednesday
  • Club employee fired and will no longer wear mascot costume
  • Mrs Met yet to comment on husband’s faux pas at Citi Field

The New York Mets’ season hasn’t lived up to its promise with pitching struggles derailing a team tipped to compete for a place in the playoffs, and the pressure seems to have become too much for their mascot, Mr Met.

On Wednesday night, as Mr Met made his way down the tunnel after his team’s 7-1 loss the Milwaukee Brewers, he gave fans the finger. Although technically it wasn’t the middle finger as he only has three fingers and a thumb. The team said the person wearing the costume will no longer work for the Mets.

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Matt Harvey says sorry to Mets after admitting: I stayed out late on Friday

  • Mets pitcher says: ‘Obviously I’m extremely embarrassed by my actions’
  • Harvey says he was out late on Friday night and went golfing on Saturday

Mets pitcher Matt Harvey apologised to his team-mates on Tuesday after revealing the reason for his no-show on Saturday: he stayed out past curfew on Friday night.

Harvey gave a contrite press conference at Citi Field in which he admitted to being “extremely embarrassed” by failing to show for the game against the Marlins – a no-show that led to the club imposing a three-match suspension on the 28-year-old.

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Mets’ Syndergaard refuses MRI, leaves game injured, sees team destroyed 23-5

  • ‘I think I know my body best. I’m pretty in tune with my body’
  • Anthony Rendon has 10 RBIs in huge victory for rampant Washington
  • Nationals break team record as they batter NL East rivals

New York Mets ace Noah Syndergaard left his start against the Washington Nationals in the second inning with an injury on a day to forget for his team. The team announced Syndergaard has “a possible lat strain” and was headed to New York for an MRI.

The right-hander was making his first start since April 20. He was a late scratch from his last scheduled outing Thursday against the Atlanta Braves due to biceps discomfort. But he threw a bullpen Friday, said he felt fine and refused an MRI. “I think I know my body best,” Syndergaard told reporters at the time. “I’m pretty in tune with my body, and that’s exactly why I refused to take the MRI.”

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Mets’ Syndergaard refuses MRI, leaves game injured, sees team destroyed 23-5

  • ‘I think I know my body best. I’m pretty in tune with my body’
  • Anthony Rendon has 10 RBIs in huge victory for rampant Washington
  • Nationals break team record as they batter NL East rivals

New York Mets ace Noah Syndergaard left his start against the Washington Nationals in the second inning with an injury on a day to forget for his team. The team announced Syndergaard has “a possible lat strain” and was headed to New York for an MRI.

The right-hander was making his first start since April 20. He was a late scratch from his last scheduled outing Thursday against the Atlanta Braves due to biceps discomfort. But he threw a bullpen Friday, said he felt fine and refused an MRI. “I think I know my body best,” Syndergaard told reporters at the time. “I’m pretty in tune with my body, and that’s exactly why I refused to take the MRI.”

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Mets’ Syndergaard refuses MRI, leaves game injured, sees team destroyed 23-5

  • ‘I think I know my body best. I’m pretty in tune with my body’
  • Anthony Rendon has 10 RBIs in huge victory for rampant Washington
  • Nationals break team record as they batter NL East rivals

New York Mets ace Noah Syndergaard left his start against the Washington Nationals in the second inning with an injury on a day to forget for his team. The team announced Syndergaard has “a possible lat strain” and was headed to New York for an MRI.

The right-hander was making his first start since April 20. He was a late scratch from his last scheduled outing Thursday against the Atlanta Braves due to biceps discomfort. But he threw a bullpen Friday, said he felt fine and refused an MRI. “I think I know my body best,” Syndergaard told reporters at the time. “I’m pretty in tune with my body, and that’s exactly why I refused to take the MRI.”

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Tim Tebow assigned to Columbia Fireflies, New York Mets’ low-A affiliate

  • Former Heisman Trophy winner, 29, attempting to make it in baseball
  • Tebow is hitting .235 (4-for-17) in seven games at Mets spring training

Tim Tebow’s professional baseball career will continue with the Columbia Fireflies, the Mets’ low Class-A affiliate in the South Atlantic League.

The former NFL quarterback and Heisman Trophy winner was informed of the assignment on Monday.

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Tim Tebow strikes out twice in New York Mets debut

Tebow batted eighth as designated hitter and went 0-3 against BostonFormer Heisman Trophy winner, 29, attempting to make it in baseballTim Tebow has gotten off to a tough start in his first game for the New York Mets. Related: Kobe returns and Tebow th…

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Baseball in 2016: from Cubs win! to Scully’s sayonara, 10 memorable moments

Another year of baseball is gone, goodbye: David Lengel takes a look back at the best, worst and most controversial moments of the 2016 season

It was Game 7 of the World Series, and baseball history was busy pulling the Chicago Cubs back into a boiling cauldron of curses. Rajai Davis’ eighth inning, game-tying home run off the Cubs’ Aroldis Chapman had turned Cleveland’s Progressive Field into a mosh pit, with slightly fewer title-starved Indians fans ripping off their shirts in frenetic celebrations.

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Yoenis Cespedes agrees to $110m deal with New York Mets, reports say

Cespedes will become second-highest paid position player if deal goes throughOutfielder helped team to World Series in 2015 and post-season in 2016Yoenis Cespedes and the New York Mets have agreed to a $110m, four-year contract, a source has told the A…

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Tim Tebow tends to fan who had seizure after making Arizona Fall League debut

Tebow prays and talks football with Brandon Berry, 30, in GlendaleFormer NFL quarterback goes 0 for 3 and crashes into outfield wallTim Tebow comforted a fan who was having a seizure, praying and talking college football with the man after the former N…

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Madison Bumgarner brilliant as Giants blank Mets to book spot in NLDS

Bumgarner throws four-hit complete-game shutout to blank MetsGiants will face Cubs in Game 1 of NLDS at Wrigley Field on FridayNobody takes to October like Madison Bumgarner and the San Francisco Giants.Bumgarner pitched a four-hitter for his latest po…

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San Francisco Giants v New York Mets: NL wild-card game – live!

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Bryan will be here shortly. In the meantime, read how Toronto pushed past Baltimore in the 11th inning:

Encarnacion hit a three-run drive in the 11th inning off Ubaldo Jimenez, and Toronto beat the Baltimore Orioles 5-2 in Tuesday night’s AL wild card game to advance to a Division Series matchup against old foe Texas.

Related: Edwin Encarnacion goes big in the 11th to send Blue Jays into ALDS

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