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Check out highlights from last week’s Pitch Talks

Miss last week’s Pitch Talks event in Times Square? Check out the highlights here! It was a seriously good time…thanks again to all who attended.

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Mets WAR leaders through Week 8

Time again to take a look at the Mets’ WAR winners and losers after eight weeks of the season, per Fangraphs and Baseball Reference:

1. Lucas Duda, 2.3
2. Matt Harvey, 1.6
3. Jacob deGrom, 1.4
4-t. Bartolo Colon, 0.8
4-t. Michael Cuddyer, 0.8
4-t. Wilmer Flores, 0.8
4-t. Noah Syndergaard, 0.8

30-t. Darrell Ceciliani, -0.2
30-t. John Mayberry Jr, -0.2
30-t. Danny Muno, -0.2
33. Johnny Monell, -0.3
34. Kirk Nieuwenhuis, -0.5

Baseball Reference
1. Duda, 1.9
2-t. Harvey, 1.3
2-t. deGrom, 1.3
4. Jeurys Familia, 1.0
5-t. Cuddyer, 0.8
5-t. Curtis Granderson, 0.8

29-t. Bartolo Colon, -0.3
29-t. Mayberry, -0.3
29-t. Monell, -0.3
29-t. Hansel Robles, -0.3
33. Nieuwenhuis, -0.6
34. Jon Niese, -0.7

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Wanted: Mets Inbox submissions

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Join us for Pitch Talks, May 28

A personal plug here:

Those of you in and around New York City, I’d encourage you to buy up some tickets to Pitch Talks, May 28 at B.B. King Blues Club in Times Square. There’s going to be a lot of discussion on the Mets, so come armed with questions. It’s going to be a fun event.

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Mets WAR leaders through Week 5

Time again to take a look at the Mets’ WAR winners and losers after five weeks of the season, per Fangraphs and Baseball Reference:

1-t. Bartolo Colon, 0.9
1-t. Matt Harvey, 0.9
2. Lucas Duda, 0.7
4. Jacob deGrom, 0.6
5. Travis d’Arnaud, 0.5

27-t. Three players tied
29-t. Sean Gilmartin, -0.1
29-t. Danny Muno, -0.1
29-t. Daniel Murphy, -0.1
32. Kirk Nieuwenhuis, -0.2

Baseball Reference
1. Harvey, 1.0
2. Colon, 0.9
3. Duda, 0.7
4-t. Five players tied

27-t. Three players tied
30. Buddy Carlyle, -0.2
31. Nieuwenhuis, -0.3
32. Murphy, -0.5

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Mets WAR leaders through Week 3

Time again to take a look at the Mets’ WAR winners and losers after three weeks of the season, per Fangraphs and Baseball Reference:

1. Lucas Duda, 0.8
2-t. Bartolo Colon, 0.6
2-t. Matt Harvey, 0.6
4-t. Eric Campbell, 0.5
4-t. Travis d’Arnaud, 0.5
4-t. Wilmer Flores, 0.5
4-t. Curtis Granderson, 0.5

24-t. Sean Gilmartin, -0.1
24-t. Jon Niese, -0.1
24-t. Ruben Tejada, -0.1
28. Daniel Murphy, -0.2

Baseball Reference
1. Duda, 0.6
2-t. Colon, 0.5
2-t. Jacob deGrom, 0.5
2-t. Harvey, 0.5

24. Daniel Muno, -0.1
25-t. Rafael Montero, -0.2
25-t. Murphy, -0.2
25-t. Kirk Nieuwenhuis, -0.2
28. Dillon Gee, -0.3

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Facebook, Twitter, the Mets and you (and me)

If you haven’t noticed, we’ve moved a lot of our blog-worthy stuff these days over to social media. While I’ll still be updating this blog from time to time, I’d encourage you all to follow me on Twitter and “like” my Facebook page, both of which are great sources for Mets information, videos and links.

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Mets WAR leaders through Week 1

Time again to take a look at the Mets’ WAR winners and losers after one week of the season, per Fangraphs:

1. Matt Harvey, 0.3
2-t. Bartolo Colon, 0.2
2-t. Travis d’Arnaud, 0.2
2-t. Lucas Duda, 0.2
2-t. David Wright, 0.2

21-t. Wilmer Flores, -0.1
21-t. Jon Niese, -0.1
21-t. Ruben Tejada, -0.1
22-t. Juan Lagares, -0.2
22-t. Daniel Murphy, -0.2

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David Wright: Mejia “messed up and he needs to be punished”

David Wright, the son of a police officer, had some strong words to say about Jenrry Mejia’s drug suspension:

What is your reaction to Jenrry Mejia’s suspension?

“It’s obviously disappointing. Not only do you cost yourself 80 games and don’t get paid, but you’re hurting everyone in here. You’re letting down your teammates. And that probably means just as much, if not more, than hurting yourself. We’ve all discussed the drug policy at lengths. I think that the Players’ Association, the Commissioner’s Office, everybody in baseball has done their best to try to clean up this game as much as possible. And as much as it hurts, as much as we love Jenrry as a teammate, if you make a mistake, you’re going to be punished. Once Jenrry serves his punishment and comes back, we’ll welcome him and do whatever we can to make him feel like he’s part of this team. But for right now, he messed up and he needs to be punished.”

Does it surprise you?

“I’m not sure how surprised I am. There have been guys that have been suspended. There have been guys that have failed drug tests, and there are guys that continue to try to cheat the system or fail drug tests. The good news is it seems like the program is working. We’re trying to weed out the people who gain an unfair advantage. Unfortunately this time, it was a teammate.”

Will guys always try to cheat?

“It seems like it. I’m not sure what more we can do as a Players’ Association, or in baseball, to maybe educate everybody. But as much as you try to educate, there’s always going to be guys who try to beat the system. I’m not sure what Jenrry’s case was. I haven’t read if Jenrry said anything about it. But again, it’s just rules. You break rules, you get punished. You serve your punishment, you get back and we’ll try to welcome him back.”

Does Mejia owe the team an apology?

“I don’t know. I think he definitely let his teammates down. We’re disappointed in him. I’m not sure if that warrants an apology, but again, I think everybody in here would say that it’s pretty disappointing.”

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MRI shows no structural damage for Mejia

WASHINGTON — Mets closer Jenrry Mejia has avoided the worst. An MRI taken Tuesday on Mejia’s right elbow revealed inflammation but no structural damage, according to a person with knowledge of the results. The Mets have not yet commented on Mejia’s status, and therefore have not revealed whether they place to place him on the 15-day disabled list.

Mejia received a cortisone shot in New York City, where he met Tuesday with team orthopedist Dr. David Altchek. That should keep him sidelined for at least the next few days, if not longer.

Mejia, 25, first felt discomfort in his elbow while warming for a save opportunity during Monday’s Opening Day win over the Nationals. In Mejia’s absence, Buddy Carlyle earned his first career save, though manager Terry Collins said that Jeurys Familia would be the leading candidate to close if Mejia is unavailable.

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