Jun 11

Terry CollinsIn what is often viewed as the “kiss of death”, it has been reported that New York Mets General Manager Sandy Alderson has informed Manager Terry Collins that his job is safe.

The Mets were swept in back-to-back road series by the Chicago Cubs and San Francisco Giants before breaking the slump with a 6-2 victory over the Milwaukee Brewers last night.

The Mets and Brewers return to action tonight at Citi Field. The Mets enter the contest with a 29-35 record overall and 1-17 record at home.

While Collins is safe for now, whether any other manager would have better results from this squad is hard to say. The beauty of baseball is it is a long season with many chances to turn things around. If the Mets go on a tear, they can erase this rough start and focus on making the playoffs.

The Mets finish the series with Milwaukee on Thursday before the San Diego Padres visit Citi Field followed by the Oakland Athletics.

With an extended homestand, now is a great time to grab some tickets via SelectATicket.com and head out to see the Mets in action!

Aug 8

The host New York Mets and Major League Baseball (MLB) have revealed the official logo for the 2013 MLB All Star Game.

The logo can be viewed here.

The game will be held at Citi Field on July 16, 2013 and marks the first time the game will be hosted by the Mets since 1964.

The Mets are excited to show off their relatively new ballpark to the rest of the league. The lure of New York City makes the 2013 event one to look forward to as there are countless other activities to do in the city in the weeks surrounding the All Star events.

Jul 16

Welcome back for our weekly installment of the Top 5 Events at Select-A-Ticket.

Last week saw a little shuffle in the events as Jay-Z and his extended run at the Barclays Center has drawn a lot of interest. He’s got 99 Problems but selling tickets ain’t one!

Baseball fans spurred on by the excitement generated this week by the Home Run Derby & All Star Game are already gearing up for the 2013 events at Citi Field.

Take a look at the top 5 and let us know what you think will make the list next week:

  1. 2013 MLB All Star Game Tickets
  2. New York Yankees Tickets
  3. Wrestlemania XXIX Tickets
  4. Jay-Z Tickets
  5. Chelsea FC vs Paris Saint-Germain Tickets
Jul 13

The New York Mets suffered a big blow to their starting rotation when Dillon Gee went down with an injury earlier this week.

Unexpectedly, Gee was hospitalized during the All Star break to clear a blood clot in his right shoulder and it was determined he needs surgery to replace a portion of damaged artery in that right shoulder.

Who exactly will replace him in the lineup is open to debate but it is clear that the Mets need to give their team a reliable starter in that slot to keep their post-season hopes alive.

Mets Manager Terry Collins said Miguel Batista is the most likely candidate to take the spot but he wouldn’t completely rule out the possibility of recalling a pitcher from AAA. The name on everyone’s list of course is 2010 1st Round Draft Choice and blue chip NY Mets prospect Matt Harvey.

For AAA Buffalo, Harvey has a 7-4 record to go along with an ERA or 3.39 thus far this season. Decent numbers for sure and he’s even made the International League all stars but the question is, would recalling him this early in his career be a help or hindrance to his long term development? The Mets cannot afford to rush him to the big leagues only to shatter his confidence should he be overwhelmed by big league hitters. He should be brought along at his pace, not accelerated just to fill a need for the big club because in the long run, the Mets need him to maximize his potential. If that means the team goes out and trades off other assets in order to acquire a pitcher who can right help, then so be it. It is a delicate balance that teams walk when dealing with the top prospects in the organization. One false move could turn a future stud into a career-long dud.

Despite the concern over the starting rotation, the New York Mets are entering the 2nd half of the season on a mission to keep the team rolling. With a record of 46-40 and just 4.5 games out of first place, the Mets are challenging for the National League East lead and with a strong second half, could finish in first place this season.

Be there at Citi Field for the race to the pennant, find NY Mets tickets for all home games today.

Jul 11

Just one day after the completion of the 2012 All Star Game (won by the National League by a score of 8-0), fans are already ordering tickets to the 2013 All Star Game, as well as the Home Run Derby. Keep in mind New York is home to two major league teams and this game will draw on both NY Yankees and NY Mets fan bases in addition to the normal annual crowd of travelers – there are A LOT of baseball fans in New York City, this is going to be one big event!

In 2013 the mid summer classic will be held in New York City at the home of the Mets — Citi Field in Flushing, NY. This is the first time since the 1960’s that the Mets will host the game and the first time it will be played at Citi Field as the previous game was of course at Shea Stadium.

In addition to the All Star Game & Home Run Derby there are also FanFest events which will be scheduled closer to the actual game date but right now is the best time to lock in on tickets, make travel and hotel arrangements if you need them and get ready to see the game played on the biggest stage in the world. If you are in town for a while, you don’t need us to tell you there’s a million things to do in and around New York City so this could turn into a great trip for the whole family with the HR Derby & All Star Game as the highlights of an unforgettable time together.

Fans can order All Star tickets for 2013 at SelectATicket.com and prepare themselves for a great time enjoying the best players in the world.

Jul 9

The top 5 events on SelectATicket.com last week were as follows:

  1. Boston Red Sox vs New York Yankees Tickets
  2. Wrestlemania XXIX Tickets
  3. 2012 MLB Home Run Derby Tickets
  4. NY Mets Tickets
  5. Justin Bieber Tickets

The Red Sox vs Yankees series is traditionally a hot topic as it is one of the oldest and most heated rivalries in all of baseball.

Wrestlemania is coming to MetLife Stadium on April 7, 2013 and fans from around the world and looking to attend the 29th edition of wrestling’s biggest event.

You can find tickets to these events and just about everything else at SelectATicket.com.

Jul 3

Sports Illustrated is reporting that the New York Mets are exploring the possibility of re-acquiring former reliever Francisco Rodriguez.

“K-Rod”, as he is known, was arrested after an altercation with his father-in-law at Citi Field during his tenure as a New York Met, fans may recall.

Rodriguez is currently pitching for the Milwaukee Brewers and struggling somewhat thus far this season with a record of 1-4 with a 4.00 ERA in 39 appearances this season.

In an unexpected turn of events, the Mets find themselves 3.5 games in back of Washington in the National League East as they near the mid-point of the season and adding a veteran pitcher such as Rodriguez may help them take hold of first place and carry them into the playoffs, or at perhaps challenge for a wild card spot if they do not win the division.

With low expectations entering this season, it is a great story that the Mets are even considering moves for a playoff run. That is part of what makes baseball, and really all sports, so exciting — you really never know what is going to happen.

With half a season remaining there is still time to buy Mets tickets and check them out at Citi Field as they look to reach the postseason.

Jun 10

The New York Yankees completed a three game sweep of their crosstown rival New York Mets today by virtue of a 9th inning home run by Russell Martin. Martin’s 2nd home run of the afternoon game the Yankees a 5-4 victory, completing a comeback from a 3-0 deficit earlier in the game.

The Mets came out determined not to be swept in the Subway Series and took a 3-0 lead in the 2nd inning off a 2 run single by Jordany Valdespin but the lead would not hold up.

Mets fans may be down after this weekend but their team has had a terrific start to what was predicted to be a horrible season and they have nothing to be ashamed of at this point. Their team has played well today and are still only 4.5 games behind Washington for the NL East lead.

Over in the AL East, the Yankees currently stand half a game in back of Tampa Bay for first place.

The Yankees go on a six game road trip starting Monday with three games in Atlanta followed by three games in Washington and then come home for three more games against Atlanta at Yankee Stadium. Ironically, they can help the Mets in the standings by winning as many of their next 9 games as possible — Washington and Atlanta are both immediately ahead of the Mets in the standings.

Despite this three game setback, the Mets are still playing good baseball and exceeding expectations this season. The Yankees may have finally hit their stride and woken up their bats, just on time for another summer at Yankee Stadium. Find NY Yankees tickets or NY Mets tickets today to all home games for New York’s baseball teams.

Jun 17

The Mets are working hard to capture the lead in the NL East, and with the All Star break quickly approaching, they find themselves only three games out of the lead behind Philadelphia.

On Wednesday night, they hit a stumbling block in Baltimore, as the Orioles turned them back 6-4. It would have been a great opportunity for them if they had managed to win, as the Philies are currently riding a two-game losing streak.

The difference-maker in the game for Baltimore was Aubrey Huff, whose 7th inning two-run blast put the Orlioles in the lead for good. Reliever Pedro Feliciano took the loss for the Mets and fell to 2-2 for the year.

All things considered, the Mets are looking good this year and have a real shot at winning the East – of course a lead going into the All Star break would be a huge morale booster. Grab some Mets tickets and help them make their mark!

Jun 17

The Mets landed in Baltimore with an opportunity to cut into Philadelphia’s NL East league lead, and got of to a great start on Monday night with a 6-4 win over the Orioles.

Leadoff hitter Alex Cora was the star for New York as he went 3-5 on the night with a run scored. Pitcher John Pelfrey also pitched a gem in holding the Orioles scoreless through five innings.

The win is huge for the Mets as the Phillies were off – giving the Mets a free shot at the Philies lead. As the All Star break approaches, the Mets would love to capitalize on every opportunity.

Grab some Mets tickets and get out to the ballpark!

Jun 4

David Wright’s two run double, and incidentally his fourth hit of the night, broke 1-1 tie in the 10th inning on Friday as the NL East #2 Mets defeated the basement-dwelling Nationals in Washington 3-1. For the Mets, the win snapped a three game losing streak.

Luis Castillo led off the 10th inning for the Mets with a single off of Nats reliever Joel Hanrahan before Carlos Beltran walked. Wright then did his thing when he lined a 2-2 pitch into the right centerfiled gap to score both Mets base runners. This four hits, match his single game high.

Sean Green threw a perfect ninth inning for New York before Francisco Rodriquez polished off his 15th save opportunity of the season to remain perfect in his scoreless 10th.

Washington has dropped 9 out of their last 10 games and have fallen even further down the food chain in the NL East. The Mets are sitting three games out of first behind the Phillies, and would miss the playoff by one game in the Wild Card, if the season ended today.

Grab some Mets tickets now and enjoy the summer!

Jun 3

Though Livan Hernandez had the flu this week, he was able to shut down the Nationals by throwing seven shutout innings while, his offense supported him with seven runs.

“I was sick and threw up before the game,” Hernandez said. “I don’t care. I like to pitch. I didn’t sleep good last night. … I didn’t feel good, but I like to pitch, no matter what.”

With the much needed win, the Mets improved to 7-2 on the season against Washington. It was a huge series victory for New York who now must play host to league-leading Philadelphia for a three game series, before heading across town to face the Yankees.

Both of these series are bound to be phenomenal. Grab your New York Mets tickets today and join go out and meet the Mets!

May 28

The Nationals are bad. Really bad. And the Mets are only the latest to hand Washington a loss this season. At 13-33, the Nats have more losses than any major league team has wins on this still blossoming season.

In their latest tangle, Johan Santana was solid allowing three runs in the 4th inning, but otherwise shutting down the Nats for his lucky 7th win of the season.

For the Mets, rookie Daniel Murphy hit a homerun (his fourth on the season), while powerful Adam Dunn hit his 16th on the season for Washington.

The win was huge for the Mets as they are now sitting atop the NL Eastern Division a half game above the World Champion Phillies. Up next, the Mets host the Marlins for a weekend series that could help them gain on the division. Grab some New York Mets tickets and enjoy!

May 21

It’s only May, but the Mets have already had their share of ups and downs this season. And next up will be, potentially, one of their most challenging series of the young year.

Traveling to Fenway Park to take on the Boston Red Sox is never an easy task, and for a young team, like the Mets it could be even more challenging to play in the most historic park in the entire league. Combine that with the Mets roller coaster of a season and its and understandably difficult weekend for the Mets.

One helpful item is that Mets skipper has stated that Daniel Murphy is now his guy on first base, leaving left field open for a more experienced outfielder – something that will make coping with the intimidating Green Monster just a little easier to deal with.

If you’re in Boston, this is bound to be a great series – so grab some Mets tickets and enjoy yourself.

May 19

On the heels of last year’s late season power surge, Carlos Delgado looked certain to make the Mets look good, when they picked up his $12M option for 2009. But this season, he’s been nagged by a pair of leg injuries that has finally gotten the best of him.

Mets team Physician, Struan Coleman says that Delgado must have surgery in order to repair a labrum tear and remove a bone spur in his right hip.

The Mets have not released a timetable on Delgado’s return. “I wasn’t too optimistic about it,” Mets manager Jerry Manuel said. “What we have to do now is try to find out how we’re going to continue to play good baseball without Carlos Delgado.”

In the meantime, Met’s fans will face some uncertainty as Fernando Tatis, Daniel Murphy, and Jeremy Reed will take turns on first base.

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