MLB: New York Mets at Atlanta Braves

Game recap September 10: As it turns out, the Mets can’t win them all

In summary: There are losses, heartbreaking losses that make you reconsider your fandom, make you wish you’d never stumbled across this stupid game in the first place. Then there are losses that probably wouldn’t have been losses if your team pinch ran for Wilmer Flores or didn’t trust Erik Goeddel in season-changing situations. Last night […]


Game recap September 5: We’ll sleep when we’re dead

In a sentence: The split-squad road team pulled off an improbably win after an all-nighter and took the first game of the series from the Reds 5-0. The good: The Mets weren’t supposed to win this game. It was the day game after a night game, hungover on celebratory champagne with your starters rehabbing strained hamstrings […]

MLB: Philadelphia Phillies at New York Mets

Game recap August 28: Nobody wants the Wild Card

In summary: The pitching was good until it wasn’t; the offense was never good. Mets lose 5-1. The good: Robert Gsellman is good! The SoCal native fit in perfectly to the Mets rotation in his first start on Sunday — both the hair and the slider. The hard-throwing righty was the victim of Terry Collins’ […]

MLB: New York Mets at San Francisco Giants

Game recap August 18: Ace-off!

In a sentence A pitcher’s duel ended in a 10-7 Giants win, just like we all wrote it up. The good Seven runs! With Neil Walker out for the third straight game with lower back stiffness, Justin Ruggiano’s unlikely grand slam and Ty Kelly’s unlikely two-run triple provided most of the offense against San Francisco […]

MLB: San Diego Padres at New York Mets

Our Picks for 2017 Mets Manager

In 1994, his first year as Houston Astros manager, Terry Collins inherited a team with 25-year-old Darryl Kile, 26-year-old Jeff Bagwell, Luis Gonzalez, Shane Reynolds, and Todd Jones, 28-year-old Craig Biggio, and 29-year-old Steve Finley and Greg Swindell. A 21-year-old Mike Hampton threw 41 innings out of the Astros’ bullpen. When Collins guided those mid-nineties […]

MLB: NLDS-New York Mets at Los Angeles Dodgers

The Worst Mets Injuries

“Worst” depends on the context. The early-1990s pinned their post-Worst Team Money Could Buy hopes on three pitching prospects — Paul Wilson, Bill Pulsipher and Jason Isringhausen — who’d laid waste to minor-league hitters. Two elbow tears and a shoulder surgery later, “Generation K” became less popular with crotchety Mets fans than Millennials. Those injuries […]

MLB: New York Yankees at New York Mets

Game recap August 1: There was a game. It wasn’t pretty

In a sentence A lot of important Mets things happened on Monday, the least of which was a 6-5 extra-innings loss to the Yankees in Game 1 of the Subway Series. The good Matt Reynolds hit a three-run home run and Wilmer Flores continued to destroy lefties with a solo shot off C.C. Sabathia. Curtis Granderson also […]


Our Favorite Mets Trades

Sandy Alderson’s been working the phones; SOURCES say the Mets have been in on Jonathan Lucroy and Jay Bruce. But the Mets should instead retool for next season. The 2017 Mets are closer to the National League East title than this year’s team. Barring a shocking Nationals collapse, 7 1/2 games is an insurmountable deficit with […]

MLB: World Series-Kansas City Royals at New York Mets

Future Plaques in the Mets Hall of Fame

Yesterday, Mike Piazza was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, becoming the 312th member of that exclusive club. Three years prior, Piazza was inducted into the Mets Hall of Fame, located far back in Citi Field’s Jackie Robinson Rotunda, unsurprisingly adjacent to the Mets Team Store. With 27 inductees in 54 Mets seasons, new Mets […]