MLB: New York Yankees at San Diego Padres

Who Else the Mets Should Bring Back

For better or worse, four-time All-Star Jose Reyes is once again a Met. Although his ultimate legacy remains in doubt, Reyes started the first four games of his second Mets career and hit two home runs yesterday afternoon. He is back. On one hand, it’s reasonable to ask if Reyes deserves the returning-hero treatment. On the […]

MLB: Kansas City Royals at New York Mets

Our Worst Mets Days

It was almost last Wednesday. Just six days after David Wright announced he would undergo season-ending neck surgery. Prior to a matinee against the hated Royals, the Mets announced that Zack Wheeler experienced elbow pain during his rehab and would be shut down indefinitely. That afternoon’s starter, Noah Syndergaard, himself felt elbow soreness that forced him to leave the game after […]


It Could Be Worse: Sad Moments in Mets History to Steel You for the Long Season

Last week I finally made it out to Flushing for the first time this season. I had just finished teaching (and grading papers) for the semester and it was my birthday, so I treated myself to some back-to-back Mets tickets. I suited up and hopped the subway to Queens; I was so excited to be […]


Selected #SSS Stats to Start the Season

Ah, Spring. Birds are singing (Cardinals rookie Aledmys Diaz debuts with a .480/.509/.860 triple-slash), Buds are bursting (Norris posts a 6.75 ERA), and nature eternally renews itself (Ichiro is batting .368). We could sing this every April: Just because we know that time heals all wounds and regresses all stats, it doesn’t mean early-season lines aren’t fun while they last. For your enjoyment, selected small-sample […]