MLB: New York Mets at Seattle Mariners

The case for Jay Bruce 2.0

This past season sucked. That may be blunt, but it’s probably the best way to summarize the 2017 Mets. By way of poor play and injuries, fans watched the front office dismantle a team that was only a year removed from back-to-back playoff appearances and two years removed from a pennant. They said goodbye to key pieces […]

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BP Mets Unfiltered: No more half measures

After a vastly disappointing 2017 campaign, the New York Mets are entering a crucial offseason for their franchise. Their 70-92 record this season was the team’s worst since 2009, they endured 25 disabled list stints, underperformance from those who remained healthy and traded away many of the veterans that made up their roster. Yet with […]

MLB: Atlanta Braves at New York Mets

What You Need to Know: October 2

Monday Takeaway On Sept. 28, Marc Carig’s bombshell Newsday piece revealed that the Mets front office tried to fire manager Terry Collins “at various points during his tenure.” Drawing from over a dozen anonymous team insiders, the article alleged that owner Fred Wilpon prevented the front office from exploring different managerial options because he was […]

MLB: New York Mets at Philadelphia Phillies

Game recap September 30: Only one more of these to go

Terry Collins began 2017 with more losses than any other New York Mets manager. Regardless of what happens tomorrow, this year will be Collins’ worst performance in Queens. It’s no surprise that reporters are focused less on the last few games than the bigger questions of whether Collins, general manager Sandy Alderson, and pitching coach […]

MLB: New York Mets at Philadelphia Phillies

Game recap September 29: Only two more of these to go

Primer The Mets are bad. The Phillies are worse. Ben Lively is mediocre (bordering on bad). Matt Harvey is worse. Both teams are better served by losing. It’s late season baseball at the bottom of the standings, folks, so get excited. Game Recap In what is probably (hopefully) his last series in a Mets uniform, […]

MLB: Atlanta Braves at New York Mets

Game recap September 27: Only three more of these to go

One week ago today, I set a trend. I had just finished writing a recap of a game I didn’t particularly care about, and was looking forward to the thought of not having to push myself through recaps of meaningless, monotonous games anymore (at least until next year). The games are boring, and they don’t mean […]

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Game Recap September 26: Only four more of these to go

Okay, okay. Only four more of these to go. That could mean just four more games in the Terry Collins era. Seven years and one pennant later, Collins has guided the Mets to a 549-581 record, a mediocre .486 winning percentage that a third wild card berth might make competitive. The news of the day […]

MLB: Washington Nationals at New York Mets

Game recap September 25: Only five more of these to go

With less than one week remaining, we can finally say goodbye and good riddance to the season. The 2017 campaign left Mets fans with nothing but frustration, despair, and kept everyone wondering if it was really possible for things to get worse. Ravaged by injuries, we were deprived of the opportunity to watch a Mets team […]