MLB: Miami Marlins at St. Louis Cardinals

Cardinals Series Preview July 7-9

In their final series before the All-Star break, New York (38-45) visits Busch Stadium to face a streaky Cardinals (41-44) club that has dropped three of five after winning six of seven. The Mets lost both games of a rain-shortened set against division-leading Washington earlier this week. St. Louis, four back in the loss column […]

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Mets connections: Atlanta Braves

The following is the first edition of what will hopefully be part of each of the series previews here at BP Mets. “Mets Connections” will take a look at the opposing teams’ rosters and highlight some of the noteworthy or interesting links that can be drawn between those players and the Mets organization. Some of […]

MLB: Atlanta Braves at Philadelphia Phillies

Braves series preview April 25-27

The sky is falling in Flushing as the reeling Mets welcome last-place Atlanta to Citi Field for the second time this month in the midst of 32 straight games against National League East opponents to open the season. Playing shorthanded offensively due to a bevy of injuries to key players, New York was swept by […]

MLB: New York Mets-Workouts

What Would Not Surprise Us About the 2017 Mets

Way way back many centuries ago, not long after the blogging began, Will Leitch started a site called Deadspin. He relied upon tips from the common man. Will’s vision for Deadspin was to publish sports news that never made it into the public domain “because of either corporate obligations or just plain laziness.” Deadspin needed […]

MLB: New York Mets at Arizona Diamondbacks

The One About The Qualifying Offer

Last week, Major League Baseball set the qualifying offer for 2016-17 free agents at $17.2 million, up from $15.8 million last offseason and slightly above earlier estimates. To sum up the qualifying offer system: teams may offer any player who spent the full 2016 season with their squad a one-year contract at $17.2 million within […]

MLB: Philadelphia Phillies at New York Mets

The Top 5 Mets Games of 2016

The Mets’ 2016 season was an unexpected ride. For a long time, it seemed like they were going to struggle to defend their National League pennant, and it took a late charge at the end to simply reach the Wild Card game. Although it was ultimately step back from 2015, it certainly had its share […]

MLB: New York Mets at Cincinnati Reds

Our 2016 Mets World Series MVP

It’s a long wait until Wednesday. At press time, it’s unknown who the Mets will defeat in the Wild Card game. It’s unknown how many games it’ll take for the Mets to beat the Cubs in the Division Series, and whether the Mets will beat the Dodgers or the Nationals in the NLCS. Though the American League champion could […]

MLB: New York Mets at Philadelphia Phillies

Game recap October 1: Well, they did it

James Loney made contact, then turned towards the Mets dugout and flipped his bat before running to first. At the beginning of the season, this wouldn’t make any sense. In the middle of August, we’d assume the below replacement level first baseman made another out as the season was slipping away. We’d seen this story before. In […]

MLB: New York Mets at Miami Marlins

Mike Piazza, Dee Gordon, and Baseball’s Finest Moments

On Monday night, the Mets faced the Marlins in a road game in Miami. Jose Fernandez was slated to face Bartolo Colon. It should have been just another exciting step on the road to a possible playoff berth for the Mets, as Fernandez thrilled his hometown fans with another strikeout-filled performance. Instead, the events of […]

MLB: New York Mets at Miami Marlins

Game Recap September 26: Marlins Honor Their Fallen Ace, Defeat Mets 7-3

Dee Gordon and the grieving Marlins beat the Mets 7-3 on Monday night in Miami, taking the field for the first time since the untimely death of ace Jose Fernandez. The 24-year-old Fernandez and two close friends were killed in a boating accident early Sunday off of Miami Beach, a tragedy that sent shockwaves throughout […]