MLB: New York Mets at Philadelphia Phillies

Receiving Gifts

Baseball Prospectus readers are six times more likely than other MLB fans to apply their love of numbers to non-baseball pursuits. [Citation needed.] Since you’re mathy enough to be reading this, you’re probably familiar with the psychological studies demonstrating that people are happier to receive a gift they asked for than the one you regifted […]

MLB: World Series-Cleveland Indians at Chicago Cubs

Curtis Granderson and the Clemente Mets

I suppose by now it comes as no surprise that I am about to fangirl about Curtis Granderson. I mean, I’ll try to contain myself re: his devilish good looks, but only because I’ve already written about them and it’s starting to get creepy (#thosekneesockstho #notastalker). Plus, there’s actual, timely, newsworthy stuff to report here—Granderson […]

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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: NLDS-Los Angeles Dodgers at New York Mets

The New Kid

Yoenis Cespedes isn’t supposed to be a New York Met. At the 2015 trade deadline, Cespedes was Sandy Alderson’s fourth choice for an outfielder acquisition, or thereabouts, after potential deals for Carlos Gomez, Jay Bruce, and Justin Upton all failed to materialize. When Cespedes came to Flushing, it was as a rental leftfielder, and the […]