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Video: Noah Syndergaard feeds a lion

Noah Syndergaard #55 of the Mets looks toward

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Perhaps Instagram commenter stevenmurray10 said it best: "Use your left hand next time!"

Mets top pitching prospect Noah Syndergaard recently took a trip to the Lion Habitat Ranch in Henderson, Nevada, a 20 minute drive down I-15 south from Cashman Field, where Syndergaard plays with the Mets' Triple-A squad, the Las Vegas 51s

The Lion Habitat Ranch offers, for $100, the chance to hand...

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Terry Collins believes LI's Craig Biggio deserves shot to manage

Craig Biggio received the highest percentage of the

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MIAMI -- Terry Collins managed Craig Biggio for three seasons with the Astros from 1994 to 1996. In that time, Collins figured it would only be a matter of time until his All-Star second baseman would become a big league skipper.

“I always told him, ‘one of these days you’ll be managing in the big leagues,’” Collins told Newsday. “And I hope you’ll get one of these guys like you on your team.”

Perhaps,...

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Mets' Brooklyn team eliminated from playoffs on final day

Cyclones designated hitter Michael Conforto cracks a single

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Monday marked the last day of the minor league regular season. The Mets’ uppermost five affiliates finished a combined 367-269 (.577 winning percentage). Every team’s final individual record was also over .500.

Here’s an overview of the affiliates final regular season contests:

TRIPLE-A – Las Vegas 51s (81-63)

The skinny: Las Vegas pitching held Albuquerque to just four hits during...

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Terry Collins 'a little surprised' at lack of trade talks on Bartolo Colon

Bartolo Colon of the Mets leaves a game

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MIAMI -- The Bartolo Colon trade watch has been postponed until the offseason.

The Mets did not deal the veteran righthander before Monday’s deadline for waiver trades, ensuring that he will remain under team control for the rest of the season. But in the winter, the Mets once again will be expected to explore trading the 41-year-old, in hopes that they'll find more fertile ground for a deal.

Colon...

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Spot start in plans for Mets prospect Rafael Montero

Mets starting pitcher Rafael Montero delivers a pitch

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MIAMI -- The Mets expect pitching prospect Rafael Montero to make a spot start with the big league club before the season is finished.

“We’re probably going to get him another start here,” manager Terry Collins said on Monday, when he mentioned the possibility of a six-man starting rotation.

Montero, 23, is expected to be promoted once Triple-A Las Vegas wraps up the Pacific Coast playoffs....

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Long Island's Cam Maron promoted to Double-A Mets

Cam Maron, a native of Hicksville, works out

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Here’s an overview of the Mets minor league affiliates on Sunday (and a look at the overall playoff picture):

TRIPLE-A – Las Vegas 51s

The skinny: Roger Bernadina hit a one-out, bases-loaded sacrifice fly in the bottom of the 11th to lead Albuquerque over Las Vegas, 12-11. Las Vegas had held an 8-0 lead after the top of the sixth, but Albuquerque struck for six runs in the bottom of...

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Mets' Cyclones tied for Wild Card lead

Cyclones designated hitter Michael Conforto cracks a single

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Here’s an overview of the Mets minor league affiliates on Saturday (and a look at the overall playoff picture):

TRIPLE-A – Las Vegas 51s

The skinny: Las Vegas was off.

DOUBLE-A – Binghamton Mets

The skinny: Richmond scored three runs in the bottom of the ninth to beat Binghamton, 7-6.

The standouts:

Brian Burgamy, 3B-1B: 2-for-4 with a walk

Travis Taijeron,...

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Travis d'Arnaud isn't moving anywhere

Travis d'Arnaud of the Mets reacts after arriving

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The Mets have little to no interest in trading catcher Travis d’Arnaud, a source told Newsday Friday afternoon, nor do they envision moving him to leftfield to protect him from suffering more concussions.

Manager Terry Collins told the Daily News that the idea had been discussed informally though it was not a likely scenario.

According to a source, Collins and his staff had talked of...

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How the Mets got Dilson Herrera, and what scouts believe he can do

Erie SeaWolves catcher Craig Albernaz, left, awaits the

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It was around this time a year ago when the Pirates put in a waiver claim for outfielder Marlon Byrd. Prompted by that interest, general manager Sandy Alderson sent word through the organization, in search of standouts in the Pirates’ system.

The name that quickly landed on the Mets’ radar? Dilson Herrera.

From one scout, Shaun McNamara, came a positive report. From Low-A Savannah manager...

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Akeel Morris' numbers are Mariano Rivera-like

Cyclones pitcher Akeel Morris pitches against the Staten

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Here’s an overview of the Mets minor league affiliates on Thursday (and a look at the overall playoff picture):

TRIPLE-A – Las Vegas 51s

The skinny: Albuquerque scored five runs in the bottom of the fifth to take the lead for good in a 10-5 win over Las Vegas.

The standouts:

Brandon Allen, 1B: 2-for-4 with a double and a home run

Andrew Brown, LF: 2-for-4 with a double

Josh...

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