MLB: Atlanta Braves at New York Mets

How well have the Mets drafted in recent years?

Tonight, At&T Stadium in Dallas will play host to the NFL draft, easily the most publicized draft of all of the major sports. All 32 professional football teams will be looking to add players who can make an immediate impact, which got me thinking about how different things work in Major League Baseball. The MLB draft […]

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 […]

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Game recap September 18: Matt Harvey is bad now

Primer It’s been a while since I’ve written one of these. The distraction of starting a Ph.D. and moving back to my native NYC has been rather nice, giving me a multitude of excuses to duck out on watching a bad Mets team drag the corpse of their season across the finish line. It’s always […]

MLB: Milwaukee Brewers at Miami Marlins

Marlins Series Preview September 18-20

Winners of two in a row after dropping five straight, the Mets visit South Beach for the final time this year to face a reeling club that has won just three of its last twenty games. The Marlins return for the first time in almost two weeks, forced to play three “home” games in Milwaukee […]

MLB: New York Mets at Atlanta Braves

Game recap September 17: Just like they wrote it up

Before the season started, Mets fans probably expected more games like Saturday night’s 7-3 win against the Braves. An ace starter throws seven dominant innings. The offense relies on extra base hits to put up some crooked numbers. Once again, the Mets flatten a hapless division opponent. Of course, 2017 hasn’t worked anything like the […]

MLB: New York Mets at Chicago Cubs

Game recap September 12: Blown out of the Windy City

What will you remember most about the 2017 Mets season? When you look back on this Mets season in 15 years—assuming, of course, that the world has not been destroyed in a nuclear war by then, and baseball still exists in its current form—what will stand out the most? Yes, the injuries were a major issue. […]

MLB: Philadelphia Phillies at New York Mets

Game recap September 4: Death, taxes, and crushing the Phillies

There are only a few true certainties in life. Death, taxes, and the Mets thrashing the Phillies. That’s just what the Amazins’ did in Flushing on Monday, rebounding from an abhorrent series against the Astros to defeat Philadelphia 11-7. The victory allowed the Mets to keep the grim reaper at the gate and stave off […]

MLB: New York Mets at Washington Nationals

Game recap August 26: TKO

Part of why we love baseball is the feeling that we can’t fully predict anything. Then there are games like Saturday, where the outcome felt like it was decided in the first inning. Asdrubal Cabrera got bad coaching and was easily thrown out at home. Robert Gsellman and Amed Rosario’s mistakes in the field led […]