Adam Rubin has covered the Mets since 2003. He's a graduate of Mepham High School on Long Island and the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. He joined ESPNNewYork after spending 10 years at the New York Daily News.
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On the eve of his Mets spring debut, Noah Syndergaard flies below the radar.
It's easy to be optimistic as pitchers and catchers report. But are the Mets better?
With Matt Harvey out for 2014, we raise five questions about the Mets' pitching.
Two years after a serious health scare, Mets' Gee is both healthy and wealthy.
Pressure is mounting for Mets GM Sandy Alderson to field a winner.
The 2013 Mets likely won't contend. But their second half means something.
Matt Harvey has earned the right to start the All-Star Game at Citi Field.
Zack Wheeler is almost here, and his two brothers are big reasons why.
If he doesn't turn things around quickly, Ike Davis will be off to Triple-A.
Mets manager Terry Collins was wrong about his rant. He was also oh-so right.
It's not all fair weather in Flushing, but there is some good news.
How bad could 2013 be for the Mets? If you ask, you're not paying attention.
Here are four things in store for the Mets this spring.
Terry Collins hopes Zack Wheeler will learn a lot from Matt Harvey.
David Wright arrived early to spring complex and discussed a big offseason.
Never mind d'Arnaud -- Landon Powell is the catcher with the amazin' backstory.
Scouts, MLB insiders say Mets catch a rising star in Travis d'Arnaud.
In making Dickey deal, Mets finally decide: No pain, no gain.
The Mets won't offer false hope for 2013. Instead, they offer none.
Major issues remain unresolved as the Mets depart Nashville.
With the Mets mired in another losing season, it's hard to see how it gets better.
Matt Harvey's MLB debut was everything he, and the Mets, could ask for.
Grading the New York Mets at the halfway point of the season.
'Quality at-bats' are key to the Mets' surprising first-half success.
R.A. Dickey is dominating hitters and inspiring other knuckleballers.
"It was fairly poetic," R.A. Dickey said after he one-hit Buck Showalter's O's.
The only Met unaware of R.A. Dickey's greatness vs. Rays was his catcher.
The sloppy Mets were swept in the Bronx. But don't expect them to quit just yet.
Mets rookie Jeremy Hefner got his first win and homer in the same game.
A decade ago, Tim Byrdak was working the overnight shift at a Target in Chicago.
The Mets need the fire David Wright showed against Terry Collins.
Batting .402 is latest proof David Wright should be part of Mets' long-term plan.
This young, gritty Mets team may not play into October, but who cares?
A jubilant David Wright struggled to recall the Mets' last three-game sweep in Philly.
Filling Pelfrey's spot has been an issue. But don't expect help from the farm.
'We won, and that's all I care about,' said a winless Johan Santana.
Johan Santana stole the show in Jose Reyes' return to Citi Field.
Johan Santana made more bad memories in Atlanta, but he swears he's fine.
Ike Davis' first homer in nearly a year eased the pain of a bullpen meltdown.
With David Wright out of the Mets lineup, all eyes are now on Jason Bay.
Stephen Strasburg is reminiscent of Doc Gooden. Says who? Try Davey Johnson.
Johan Santana's return to the mound Thursday was a success.
Inside Santana's Amazin' return: From shoulder surgery to Opening Day starter.
Sans Reyes, Beltran and Pagan, Collins & Co. must rely more on power.
Amazin' math: A $162M fraud judgment equals a victory for Wilpons.
The Mets are struggling this spring. It doesn't mean much, but it isn't irrelevant.
Carlos Beltran, back vs. Mets, misses the home cooking in the N.Y. clubhouse.
Will the Wilpons lose the Mets? That was the $83 million question on Monday.
The Mets are not the Yankees, but do they have to act like the Pirates?
Ruben Tejada says he's not trying to make anyone forget Jose Reyes.
Ruben Tejada will be at camp on time. But his skipper wanted him there early.
Terry Collins is remaining optimistic about his team's chances to compete in 2012.
Top prospect Zack Wheeler is poised to be part of an Amazin' rotation someday.
Coming off an eye injury, Sean Ratliff hopes to pick up where he left off.
David Wright wants to be a lifelong Met, but questions remain about his future.
Buried in losses on and off the field, Wilpons face uphill battle to keep Mets.
Financial calamity goes beyond Madoff; jeopardizes Wilpons' hold on Mets.
No longer a filet mignon-kind of franchise, the Mets still got work done in Dallas.
Jose Reyes sounded hurt that the Mets never made him a contract offer.
Who's to blame for Jose Reyes' Mets exodus? The answer may surprise you.
With funds apparently in short supply, the Mets will be bargain hunting in Dallas.
Bobby Valentine earns the endorsement of ex-Mets officials -- including an old nemesis.
Letting Reyes walk because of payroll woes would be step in wrong direction.
The new Citi Field dimensions will help make the ballpark more neutral.
Jose Valverde? You never know -- Mets are weighing many bullpen options.
The Mets' decision isn't just about Reyes. It's also about Wright.
The cash-poor Mets plan to slash their payroll in 2012. Can they still compete?
If Jose Reyes leaves, the Mets are set to make Ruben Tejada his replacement.
There is no shortage of work to be done before the Mets hit the field next spring.
More downs than ups for Mets in '11. Take 'em or trash 'em -- you decide.
Reyes, Picard decisions will determine how much money Mets can spend. Pujols? Fuhgeddaboudit.
David Wright watches Red Sox stumble and remembers what the Mets felt in '07.
With the Mets all but done, the focus shifts to whether Jose Reyes will stay.
Even with change looming, David Wright won't complain about Citi's dimensions.
Unlikely to accept a stopgap closer, the Mets are ready to hit the market.
The Mets should've told MLB what it could do with its first-responder hats ban.
Mets fans want to know: With David Einhorn gone, will Jose Reyes exit?
Chipper Jones reflects on the one time he was happy to leave Shea a loser.
After being swept by the Brewers, the Amazin's are left without answers.
K-Rod and Izzy shared center stage in a wild one between the Mets and Brewers.
Jose Reyes is out again. So how will it affect his value on the open market?
Trade deadline plays out as projected for Alderson and the Mets.
As trade deadline approaches, expect the Mets to stand pat.
Mets players sensed Carlos Beltran was saying goodbye at dinner on Tuesday.
By trading Carlos Beltran, the Mets will signal the end of an era.
David Wright clawed his way back into the Mets' lineup after a long absence.
At 38, Jason Isringhausen proves he's still ready to close out games.
Without their top four hitters, the Mets still found a way to beat the Phillies.
The Mets have a hole in the bullpen, but at least their lineup will be whole soon.
After knee surgery last season, Carlos Beltran's All-Star selection was special.
Trade pressure mounts as the Mets limp into the All-Star break.
Will Jose Reyes' injury help the Mets re-sign him? It sure won't hurt 'em.
Faced with the "dilemma" of winning, Mets shouldn't be in rush to dismantle club.
Jason Bay was in good spirits after his latest bout with the Dodger Stadium wall.
Terry Collins has no intention of reining in Jose Reyes on the basepaths.
The Mets' grand slams Tuesday brought a record-breaking drought to a close.
Why are the Mets waiting until Tuesday to get Niese's rapid heartbeat checked out?
Lucas Duda got a triple-double dose of confidence in a big Mets victory.
There may very well be Carl Crawford money out there for Jose Reyes.
If the Mets keep playing well, it may hurt the team in the long run.
Terry Collins deserves Manager of the Year consideration for the job he's doing.
You wonder how the Mets could consider letting spark plug Jose Reyes walk.
Jason Bay looks to improve his swing as recent slump continues.
Jose Reyes' latest triple came at the right time for the Mets.
Unheralded rookie Dillon Gee is continuing his dominance for the Mets.
Terry Collins erupted postgame following the Mets' loss to the Pirates.
David Einhorn won't rule out franchise failure -- and he might be banking on it.
David Wright deserves better than the treatment he's received recently.
Fred Wilpon's Mets are snakebitten? No way. You make your own luck.
Justin Turner continues to collect hits, and got revenge against the Yankees.
The Subway Series will be new for several Mets, including Terry Collins.
Jon Niese led way to rainy victory, but forecast could still be gloomy for Mets.
After failing to make the roster in spring, Justin Turner shows a big league future.
Fernando Martinez reminds fans of what could have been -- and may still be.
Carlos Beltran's three HRs came in the nick of time for the depleted Mets.
The Mets won't rush promising pitching prospects Matt Harvey or Jeurys Familia.
The Mets' safety net is in tatters, perhaps even more so than the actual rotation.
Chris Young couldn't pitch on Saturday, and now his Mets future is in doubt.
Catching R.A. Dickey's knuckleballs may have crossed up Josh Thole.
Philly fans chanted "U-S-A!" as the news of Osama bin Laden's death spread.
After Philly routed the Mets, Terry Collins pointed his finger at himself.
The New York Mets earned an inspired win over the Nationals.
The Mets' winning streak will mean nothing if they can't win in Philly.
Pedro Beato is earning the confidence of manager Terry Collins and teammates.
Should the Mets part ways with David Wright while he's still in his prime?
Terry Collins managed Sunday like it was a Game 7, and guess what? It worked.
Swept in two twin bills, the Mets hit a new low. Is rock bottom anywhere in sight?
Terry Collins' postgame message to the Mets was this: Choose fight over flight.
Terry Collins preaches fundamentals? It didn't look that way on Monday.
Mets knuckleballer R.A. Dickey cracked a nail. After that, the Nats hammered him.
R.A. Dickey will get start for the Mets in their home opener on Friday.
Mets are playing with house money. Quite a feat considering their financial state.
The Mets admitted the importance of taking two of three at Sun Life Stadium.
Terry Collins' key decisions helped the Mets earn their first win of the season.
To keep Jose Reyes, or not to keep him? That is the question for the Mets.
The Mets have speed atop order, but their decline will be rapid if sluggers aren't healthy.
With Feliciano and Takahashi gone, Amazins need others to take up bullpen slack.
In a pitching-rich East, the Mets have an uphill battle sans Johan Santana.
Call him scrappy, stocky, whatever -- Brad Emaus looks like the Mets' 2B.
What do the Mets do with all that pent-up anger and nowhere left to direct it?
A positive steroids test alerted Mets' Emmanuel Garcia to a cancerous tumor.
Even Ollie Perez's most ardent supporter is dissatisfied with the Mets lefty.
The Mets gave their fans what they wanted with the release of Luis Castillo.
And the winner of the New York Mets' second-base job is ... to be determined.
Mets prospect Lucas Duda has emerged as a legit successor to Carlos Beltran.
The Mets portrayed Carlos Beltran's knee as fine. Too good to be true.
Terry Collins is mapping out a plan to strategically rest Carlos Beltran early on.
Sandy Alderson stands by decision to bring Ollie Perez and Luis Castillo to PSL.
Without ruffling any feathers, Terry Collins got his way with Carlos Beltran.
Oliver Perez isn't long for the Mets. At least not if outings like Sunday's persist.
Mets prospect Matt Harvey is eager to get to make up for time lost last summer.
Will Jenrry Mejia be a starter or a reliever for the Mets in 2011?
Mike Pelfrey is ready to assume the Mets' ace tag in Johan Santana's absence.
Luis Castillo may not be a Met for long, but the demonizing is unwarranted.
David Wright has to adjust to his mentor Howard Johnson no longer being around.
Terry Collins is looking to rebuild the Mets' confidence and swagger.
A long shot to make team, Ollie Perez out to show he shouldn't be written off.
Terry Collins' first spring training as Mets skipper has no shortage of minefields.
Brad Emaus has an opportunity to be the Opening Day starter at second base.
Who will bridge the gap from the Mets' starting rotation to K-Rod in 2011?
Johan Santana is out until summer. Will the Mets' rotation be able to cope?
Daniel Murphy, facing another position change, wants to start at second for Mets.
Who has the best shot to replace Luis Castillo -- hey, wait, he's still here!
The Mets and new manager Terry Collins got off to an early start this spring.
Mets plan for Beltran: Show us that you can do the job in center field.
The departure of Omar Minaya heads our list of the Mets' top five stories of 2010.
Citi Field's holiday party included an uninvited guest: Cliff Lee, as the Grinch.
Boof Bonser? Welcome to the big-market Mets. On austerity.
Sandy Alderson plans to begin reshaping the Mets' roster next week in Orlando.
The Mets' brainy new front office is in place. Great. What now?
Josh Thole says the choice of Terry Collins will be a winner for the Mets.
Darren O'Day has found inspiration in the loss of teammate Nick Adenhart.
Jeff Francoeur is getting his postseason chance with Rangers.
Twins left with familiar feeling after once again being eliminated by the Yankees.
Joba Chamberlain has warm regards but not best wishes for Brian Duensing.
The Mets are facing a winter loaded with perilous questions, starting with Reyes.
The Mets failed to produce on offense. The result? Another lost season.
Omar Minaya has been the New York Mets' GM for six years. Is his time up?
Santana's surgery threatens to make the Mets irrelevant even before 2011 begins.
A team-sponsored visit to a veterans' hospital ended in a Mets controversy.
There was some redeeming value to it, but the Mets' loss Saturday wasn't pretty.
Lucas Duda debuted on a meaningless September night for the Mets.
The Mets won't play any meaningful games in September once again.
After Pat Misch was beaten up by the Braves, is it Jenrry Mejia time?
It was the same old song for Johan Santana. The Mets forgot their bats again.
Mike Pelfrey didn't want the extra rest, but it worked out just fine in the end.
Omar Minaya's payroll mismanagement could pave the way for new Mets regime.
Wait 'til next year? Bad contracts and the Wilpons' finances are major Mets hurdles.
Meet the Mess, Part 1: How another Mets season turned to sawdust.
Johan Santana hurls another gem, picks up another loss. Anyone see a pattern?
Rainy win means Mets won't go entire season without winning NL series on road.
'Pathetic' Mets offense is prolific when matched against perennially poor Pirates.
The 'pathetic' Mets are saying they're still in the postseason hunt? C'mon.
Production from unlikely sources helped the Mets to a marathon win in Houston.
Mets failed in their attempt to give a happy ending to another tumultuous day.
R.A. Dickey could've had a no-no. But Cole Hamels -- a pitcher! -- broke it up.
On a day when he pretty much had to, Johan Santana went the distance.
David Wright and Carlos Beltran do little on the Mets' crucial six-game road trip.
Three veterans deliver a victory in Philly, hours after the Mets shook up the roster.
Mets slip below .500 for first time since late May after 'pen blows lead in Philly.
Combine Mets' miscues with poor Pelfrey outing, and the playoffs look far-fetched.
Slumping Jeff Francoeur finally got ahold of one, lifting the Mets to a big victory.
The Mets lost to the Braves Monday, and fell to .500 for first time in two months.
With big salaries and a thin farm system, the Mets didn't have many trade options.
If the Mets can't beat the Diamondbacks, how can they expect to contend?
R.A. Dickey dominates Cardinals on the afternoon Oswalt goes to rival Phillies.
Oliver Perez played hero-turned-goat but the blame really belonged to the bats.
Unlikely heroes and strange plays lifted the Mets out of their funk in L.A.
HoJo understands the curiosity over the Mets coaching staff's security.
Jerry Manuel's next tactic: shaking up a lineup that just finally became whole.
Oliver Perez's return proves the Mets are not serious postseason contenders.
Jerry Manuel is optimistic Mike Pelfrey will rediscover his mojo.
Blown saves, blown calls -- the Mets were lucky to avoid a sweep in San Francisco.
The Mets finally scored a few runs, just in time for the starting pitching to falter.
Sore shortstop is sorely missed as Mets are shut out on consecutive nights
The Mets can't muster a run in road loss, but at least Carlos Beltran is back.
There is reason for optimism in the Mets' midterm grades.
David Wright had another strong All-Star Game, with two hits and a steal.
David Wright is looking forward to playing in his fifth straight All-Star Game.
Reyes is injured and Pelfrey is ineffective as Mets stumble toward All-Star break.
The Mets' shot at a midseason milestone was ended by the Braves on Friday.
Jon Niese was game, but the rest of the Mets came up lame versus the Reds.
Called upon less than 24 hours after blown save, K-Rod locks down a victory.
K-Rod: "The freaking worst performance I've ever had in my entire life."
The Mets will enter their battle with Stephen Strasburg on a high note.
The Mets trudged into D.C. from San Juan -- and looked sleepy in a 2-1 loss.
The Mets found a way to win one game in Puerto Rico, even without Jose Reyes.
Dickey and Takahashi failed in Puerto Rico. Welcome back, Oliver Perez?
R.A. Dickey is no longer perfect. The Marlins made sure of that in San Juan.
So much for Santana. Saturday's lone highlight came when Harry met Frenchy.
The ballots are in ... almost. David Wright is having an All-Star season.
Johan Santana made one mistake Sunday, but that's all the Yanks needed.
Bronx visit is just the beginning as Mets face tests from Yankees, Tigers, Twins.
With another five-run inning, Mets are all the rage on road as they chase first.
On night when ace has rocky start, Mets finally give Santana some run support.
Jason Bay made an adjustment to his swing on Sunday, and got four hits.
The Mets swept the O's in Baltimore, and are suddenly seven games over .500.
The Mets clinched their first road-series victory this season Saturday night.
Attention hitters and catchers: Mets knuckler R.A. Dickey is a tricky one.
Ike Davis did something he's never done before -- he hit a walk-off homer.
Johan Santana didn't allow a run in 15 innings -- and got two no-decisions.
Mike Pelfrey could've gone the distance in San Diego, but K-Rod needed the work.
The Mets staff put its scoreless streak in the rearview mirror vs. the Padres.
R.A. Dickey just wanted someone to believe in him. Jerry Manuel is the one.
Call Saturday night's Mets-Brewers meeting the imperfect game.
Mets squander another outing by ace, who exits after eight despite breezing.
Hisanori Takahashi pitched a gem and the Mets continued their winning ways.
After big win over Phils, Mets are back to .500, four games out of first place.
R.A. Dickey learned the knuckler to save his career. He might save Mets' season.
The Mets pulled John Maine after his first batter -- and he wasn't pleased.
The New York Mets are looking for their first win over the New York Yankees at Citi Field.
Angel Pagan performed a trick we hadn't seen in 55 years -- and the Mets still lost.
David Wright's plight is well documented. He added another chapter Tuesday.
The Mets broke their losing streak in Atlanta with their COO and GM in town.
The Mets got swept by the Marlins, and their starting rotation is now a mess.
Maine couldn't find strike zone with map, but don't expect Perez-like demotion.
Ollie alert: Mets lefty appears to have pushed manager's patience to the limit.
The Mets' top hitters continue to struggle, and lineup changes are looming.
David Wright's struggles are indicative of Mets' recent woes.
Oliver Perez's future is up in the air after a historically bad outing vs. the Giants.
After a dangerous beaning last year, David Wright is finally right at the plate.
How bad is it for Jason Bay? The Mets slugger was pulled with a game on line.
Mets earn sweet victory on night when Fernando-mania finally hits a sour note.
The Mets have quickly gone from rolling to reeling, losing three straight games.
Two costly innings doomed the Mets in Philly, but optimism still abounds.
After everything broke right for the Mets for two weeks, things changed Saturday.
Amazin's no longer amusin' as hot Mets run streak to eight with win in Philly.
Disappointed at being denied the matchup between Santana and Halladay? Don't be.
Forget Mike Pelfrey emerging as a No. 2 starter. He's starting to look like an ace.
After stumbling out of the gate, Mets are charging toward May with momentum.
John Maine has to leave early because of non-throwing arm; what's next?
It took until Game No. 16, but K-Rod finally earned his first save of 2010.