Johan Santana

No-Han, Five Years Later: Where Are They Now?

Today, we celebrate the five-year anniversary of one of the most unforgettable moments in New York Mets history. On June 1, 2012, Johan Santana threw the first no-hitter in franchise history, 51 years and 8,020 games into the team’s existence. The entire game was a heart-stopping thrill ride, and one of the most incredible and […]

MLB: Washington Nationals at New York Mets

Game Recap April 23: Insult and Injury

Mets News The two hits managed by the Mets in Saturday’s loss to the Nationals were, in fact, one more than the number of wins they’d posted in the last eight games. There’s a post-apocalyptic feeling to this team right now. Fans are resigned to the next offensive drought, the next injury, the next loss. MEANWHILE, […]

MLB: ALDS-Cleveland Indians at Boston Red Sox

A Met Fan Guide to Rooting: 2016 Playoffs

The dream is dead. The Mets could not beat Madison Bumgarner–or even score one run–so the 2016 season is over. As Jarrett Seidler wrote last week, there are plenty of positives to look back on, and fans should not be too discouraged. Nevertheless, the Mets’ absence in the playoffs now creates a void for those […]

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 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: NLCS-New York Mets at Chicago Cubs

The Top Five Best “Deep” Draft Picks In Mets History

Some of the most entertaining prospects are the ones least expected to succeed. It’s obviously fun to see consensus top picks like Darryl Strawberry and David Wright bloom, but occasionally, those late draft picks are the ones who end up making a difference. Mike Piazza was famously a 62rd rounder by the Dodgers, for instance. […]

MLB: Washington Nationals at New York Mets

Game Recap May 17: Behind Blue Eyes

Executive Summary On the anniversary of Noah Syndergaard’s Citi Field debut, Thor bettered Max Scherzer and made two solo shots stand up. Mets 2, Nationals 0. Discussion and Analysis Noah Syndergaard’s dominating performance last night overshadowed: Max Scherzer’s next start after striking out 20 Tigers Daniel Murphy’s return to his old stomping ground Bryce Harper’s first […]

MLB: Minnesota Twins at Washington Nationals

The Mets and Nationals Are Building A Real Rivalry

Monday afternoon, Sandy Alderson stood in the clubhouse tunnel at Citi Field and recited with some detail the adventures of the Nationals’ long-winded 16-inning victory the night before. The joke, the general manager delivered, was that, no, the Mets weren’t paying much attention to their foils in the National League East. Humorous asides aside, it’s […]