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Mets | Curtis Granderson scratched late

Wed, 29 Jun 2016 15:16:57 -0700

New York Mets OF Curtis Granderson (calf) was a late scratch against the Washington Nationals Wednesday, June 29. Mets OF Brandon Nimmo draws into the lineup and will bat eighth, and Mets OF Alejandro De Aza will lead off against Nationals SP Max Scherzer Wednesday.

Fantasy Tip: Sub out Granderson where you can Wednesday, and it's likely best to avoid both De Aza and Nimmo given the daunting matchup against Scherzer. The calf injury has hindered Granderson of late, so check back for updates on his status before locking him into your lineups, especially in daily contests.

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: - Adam Rubin

Mets | Alejandro De Aza draws in vs. Nats

Wed, 29 Jun 2016 14:14:26 -0700

New York Mets OF Alejandro De Aza is starting in left field and batting seventh against Washington Nationals SP Max Scherzer Wednesday, June 29. OF Brandon Nimmo is not in the starting lineup Wednesday.

Fantasy Tip: This is likely a move to provide the rookie Nimmo a break from facing Scherzer. View De Aza as a desperation fantasy option Wednesday, whereas Nimmo remains a viable depth piece in cavernous mixed and NL-only leagues with the fantasy upside to gain traction in shallower setups.

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Mets | No Wilmer Flores vs. Washington

Wed, 29 Jun 2016 14:09:21 -0700

New York Mets 3B Wilmer Flores is not in the starting lineup Wednesday, June 29. INF/OF Kelly Johnson is starting at third base and batting sixth against Washington Nationals SP Max Scherzer Wednesday.

Fantasy Tip: Flores has started 21 games in June and owns a solid .306/.370/.444 slash line for the month with 12 RBI. He's in the deep mixed and NL-only conversation as long as he's receiving consistent playing time. While Johnson is a respectable 11-for-35 since joining the Mets, it is a daunting matchup against Scherzer, and no one should fret fading Johnson Wednesday.

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Mets | Travis d'Arnaud sitting vs. Nats

Wed, 29 Jun 2016 14:02:54 -0700

New York Mets C Travis d'Arnaud is not in the starting lineup Wednesday, June 29. C Rene Rivera is starting behind the plate and batting eighth against Washington Nationals SP Max Scherzer Wednesday.

Fantasy Tip: D'Arnaud is 5-for-22 with three RBI since returning from the disabled list. Remain patient with the impact backstop in all settings, as he has nice power potential from the position. Over the past two years, Rivera has a .180/.223/.279 slash line through 392 plate appearances, so against Scherzer, Rivera is an ill-advised fantasy option.

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Mets | Curtis Granderson back in the lineup

Wed, 29 Jun 2016 13:56:07 -0700

New York Mets OF Curtis Granderson (calf) is starting in right field and leading off against Washington Nationals SP Max Scherzer Wednesday, June 29.

Fantasy Tip: Granderson has been nursing the nagging calf injury for a few days, so it isn't out of the question to sub him out for a healthy option if you have the luxury in seasonal leagues. He's obviously a significant risk in daily contests because of the matchup and potential aggravation of the calf injury.

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Mets | Jose Reyes hitless

Wed, 29 Jun 2016 06:35:38 -0700

New York Mets 3B Jose Reyes is 0-for-9 with Class AA Binghamton but said he'll let the team know when he feels comfortable at the plate and at third base. "My body feels perfect. I just need my timing, and some more action at third base," Reyes said.

Fantasy Tip: Reyes will probably need another week or two on the farm and could be a nice bonus to have for steals after the All-Star break.

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Mets | Curtis Granderson has calf strain

Tue, 28 Jun 2016 23:56:45 -0700

New York Mets OF Curtis Granderson (calf) is dealing with a small calf strain, manager Terry Collins said Tuesday, June 28. It's the same reason he sat Sunday, June 26, as he had trouble loosening up after the weather delay.

Fantasy Tip: Granderson should be reserved in all seasonal daily leagues and avoided in DFS until he can officially return and play at least back-to-back games without any setbacks.

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Mets | Matt Harvey first to 10 losses in NL

Tue, 28 Jun 2016 22:37:10 -0700

New York Mets SP Matt Harvey had his start Tuesday, June 28, against the Washington Nationals halted by an 83-minute rain delay, but not before he gave up one run on four hits and three walks over 3 2/3 innings to fall to 4-10.

Fantasy Tip: Harvey actually has a 2.27 ERA since picking up his last win on May 30, but the Mets have scored a whopping six runs total in his five June starts, so he'll finish this month without a win. Given his team's offensive woes and his bad luck in general this season, owners might want to sit Harvey against the Miami Marlins on Monday.

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Mets | Syndergaard, Matz to keep pitching

Tue, 28 Jun 2016 14:30:12 -0700

New York Mets SPs Noah Syndergaard (elbow) and Steven Matz (elbow) are both dealing with bone spurs but will continue to pitch, according to manager Terry Collins. Matz's spurs are worse and will need to be surgically removed eventually, although the Mets are hoping it can wait until the offseason. Surgery will require a three-month recovery timeline. Syndergaard's bone spur is "very small," and 90% of pitchers have something comparable, according to general manager Sandy Alderson. Syndergaard is being treated with anti-inflammatories and won't need offseason surgery. The Mets have assurances from team doctors that Matz can't do more damage by continuing to pitch through his issue. The Mets will monitor Matz on a start-to-start basis to make sure he's not changing his mechanics and compromising his body in another way. Alderson said New York will consider going to a six-man rotation when SP Zack Wheeler (elbow) returns in August.

Fantasy Tip: It's troublesome to see the Mets' young starters deal with elbow concerns, but at least they aren't significant issues. However, at least in the immediate future, that makes both Syndergaard and Matz very risky fantasy starters. Matz is a bigger question mark since his bone spurs are more significant, and the good news with Thor is that his velocity wasn't affected in his start Monday.

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Mets | Steven Matz pushed back to Thursday

Tue, 28 Jun 2016 13:27:51 -0700

New York Mets SP Steven Matz (elbow) will make his next start against the Chicago Cubs Thursday, June 30.

Fantasy Tip: Matz will have his start pushed back a day, and Logan Verrett will make a spot start against the Washington Nationals in place of Matz Wednesday, June 29. View both hurlers as risky options, as Matz is pitching with bone spurs in his left elbow against a high-end offense, and Verrett has underwhelming numbers as a starter (4.61 ERA, 1.37 WHIP and 7.5 K/9).

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Mets | Logan Verrett starting vs. Nats Wednesday

Tue, 28 Jun 2016 13:18:47 -0700

New York Mets SP Logan Verrett will make a spot start against the Washington Nationals Wednesday, June 29.

Fantasy Tip: Through eight career starts, Verrett owns a 4.61 ERA, a 1.37 WHIP and a 7.5 K/9. View him as a low-end option in seasonal leagues and daily contests Wednesday.

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Mets | August return likely for Lucas Duda

Tue, 28 Jun 2016 13:14:19 -0700

New York Mets 1B Lucas Duda (back) is still approximately two weeks away from baseball activities, which all but ends the potential of a return in July.

Fantasy Tip: James Loney has been filling in for New York with Duda out, and Loney is a viable starter in cavernous mixed and NL-only leagues, and he could do in a pinch in deep mixed setups. Duda is worth stashing in the majority of seasonal leagues, but you'll want to monitor his progress and keep your expectations in check going forward.

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Mets | Noah Syndergaard denies reports

Tue, 28 Jun 2016 08:56:05 -0700

Updating a previous report, New York Mets SP Noah Syndergaard (elbow) is denying reports that he's pitching through a bone spur in his right elbow. "I do not. No. My arm feels great. It's amazing what a little anti-inflammatories can do," Syndergaard said. He said there is nothing structurally wrong with his elbow. The good news is he touched 100 mph with his fastball in his outing Monday, June 27, and felt no pain while allowing five runs on seven hits in the start.

Fantasy Tip: Thor has looked a lot more human and hittable in his last two outings, and it could be because he's pitching through bone spurs in his elbow. Regardless of what's really going on, fantasy owners have to be concerned with his elbow issues and wonder how effective he'll be from here on out. Tread carefully with how you use him in the immediate future.

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Mets | Noah Syndergaard has a bone spur

Tue, 28 Jun 2016 05:50:47 -0700

Updating previous reports, New York Mets SP Noah Syndergaard (elbow) is indeed pitching through a bone spur in his right elbow.

Fantasy Tip: Bone spurs are tricky. It's possible he can pitch through it this season, but there will be a level of discomfort. Having them removed is also a slippery slope because there has been evidence of having spurs removed leads to instability in the elbow, causing the ligaments to tear. Thor is an SP1 in fantasy, but he's a volatile piece to have right now. Look for the team to treat him with kid gloves because of the number of injuries they've dealt with this year.

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: The Star-Ledger - Marc Carig

Mets | Noah Syndergaard hit hard Monday

Tue, 28 Jun 2016 04:01:29 -0700

New York Mets SP Noah Syndergaard gave up five runs and walked three in just three innings of work Monday, June 27, in an 11-4 loss to the Washington Nationals. It was Syndergaard's first loss in nearly two months.

Fantasy Tip: Rumors about bone spurs and elbow issues are flying around Syndergaard, but up to now he's pitched just fine. The Nationals are a pretty hot team so this could just be an aberration. Don't read too much into it for now, but if a second bad outing occurs then red flags could be raised.

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