Month: July 2015

It might be a blessing in disguise that the trade fell through

Yesterday, it was reported by Andy Martino that the Mets have traded Wilmer Flores and Zack Wheeler for Carlos Gomez of the Milwaukee Brewers. I was initially floored that the Mets traded Wheeler, who by all accounts is an ace on 20 out of 30 MLB Teams, and Wilmer Flores,

BREAKING: Multiple reports say the Mets have traded for Carlos Gomez

Sources: Gomez for Flores and Wheeler — Andy Martino (@martinonyc) July 30, 2015

Pieces of a puzzle

Originally posted on JPWNsports:
The Mets are a winning team. After late June swoon where they managed to dip one game under .500, the Mets have managed to float above the water since, and currently sport a 51-48 record. The front office has recently made moves that could pay dividends,…

Old News in Baseball, No. 13

Originally posted on Our Game:
As we near Induction Weekend at the Baseball Hall of Fame, this week’s Old News column, while referencing many whose plaques adorn the gallery in Cooperstown, focuses on the game’s lesser lights. It is men like Joe Borden and Victory Faust and Hank Borowy and…

VIDEO: Juan Uribe comes a foot shy of a walk off three run home run; settles with Walk off Single

Why the “hot hand” approach won’t work

Terry Collins announced today that he will use whoever is “warm” in the lineup. Today, he has Murphy at third, Tejada at short, Johnson at second, and Duda at first. Juan Uribe will have the day off in his first game as a Met. Niko Goutakolis: I’m extremely worried that this

Logan Verrett re-called from Triple-A

Logan Verrett has been re-called from Triple-A Las Vegas while Jon Niese goes on paternity leave. Verrett was pitching pretty good in his short stint with the big club earlier this year. He pitched to a 2.95 ERA, and had a 1.08 WHIP. Logan can start, pitch in long relief

Why was Niese pitching last night?

It’s no secret that these are crucial games for the New York Mets, despite being only one game above 500, they are only three games out of both the wild card and the division. Yesterday, it was announced by Adam Rubin of ESPN New York that Jon Niese’s wife had

So Conforto is here, now what?

Mets 2014 First-round draft pick Michael Conforto has been promoted to the major leagues straight out of AA Binghamton, GM Sandy Alderson says this is to appease the fans, and that it will improve the offense. While both of the above statements are true, this is not why Conforto was

Mets Podcast this August!

Cue the flashing “Let’s Go Mets” graphic: I’m not Todd Schnitt, but I enjoy doing podcasts. So, as I mentioned on Twitter a few weeks ago, I will be launching an independent podcast show on Blog Talk Radio. It’s called MetsPlus Live, and it will debut this Saturday at 12:30pm,

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