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New York’s Best Real-Life Fantasy Options

When I was a kid, a unique combination of dread and excitement overtook my house each year in early March, culminating in a strange and wonderful night: my dad’s fantasy baseball draft. The lead up involved my dad spending weekend hours on the phone strategizing with his younger brother (and co-manager), which I’m sure annoyed […]

MLB: NL Wild Card-San Francisco Giants at New York Mets

2016 Wild Card Game Recap: Wait Till Next Year

Executive Summary Conor Gillaspie hit a three-run ninth-inning home run in support of a Madison Bumgarner shutout. Giants 3, Mets 0. Discussion and Analysis Conor Gillaspie batted only 205 times during the regular season. He started last night because Eduardo Nunez, the Giants’ big trade-deadline acquisition, injured his hamstring down the stretch. Gillaspie playing hero in the […]

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 […]

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Game recap September 30: Jay Bruce got hot

Despite the Cardinals winning on a missed call on Thursday night, the Mets remained on the precipice of clinching – a win over the Phillies and a Pirate win over St. Louis would assure them at least one of the two wild card spots. With the postseason spot waiting to be claimed, Robert Gsellman got […]

MLB: Philadelphia Phillies at New York Mets

Game Recap September 22: This Team Really Wants the Playoffs

One of the prevailing memes of the latter portion of this 2016 MLB season has been that nobody seems to want to win the National League Wild Card spots. The New York Mets, who we counted out of the playoffs in a staff post less than a month ago, clawed their way back into contention […]