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: New York Yankees at Seattle Mariners

How Jerry Dipoto Would Run the Mets

There was joy in Flushing when Sandy Alderson and the Mets re-signed Yoenis Cespedes to reprise his role as “Mets Offense” for the 2017 season. Since the Cespedes announcement on November 30? Literally nothing but a bunch of minor-league free agent signings and invitations to spring training. We appreciate @MetsGM for his professionalism and perseverance; it’s hard to work […]

MLB: New York Mets at San Francisco Giants

Last Men Standing: The Mets’ Bullpen

So it’s official—Steven Matz was placed on the disabled list Monday, making him the latest casualty in the Mets’ “dropping like flies” worst-case-scenario played out before our eyes. The good news is that Matz’s official diagnosis was “shoulder tightness” with no structural damage to the shoulder or arm, and with the DL-listing retroactive to August […]

MLB: New York Mets at St. Louis Cardinals

Game Recap August 23:  It’s Pronounced “Gazelle, Man”

Executive Summary Robert Gsellman bailed out the injured Jon Niese. Mets 6, Cardinals 3. Discussion and Analysis That the Mets would miss Jon Niese was supposed to be a #HotTake when I predicted it on April 4. Truth be told, despite his reacquisition on Aug. 1, the Mets have not appreciated Niese’s second act: Prior to the game, […]

MLB: Arizona Diamondbacks at New York Mets

Game Recap August 11: Which Team Was 47-66, Again?

“I’m not…going 7-9, or 8-8, or 9-7…or 10-6, for that matter!” So prophesied Los Angeles Rams head coach Jeff Fisher during an episode of HBO’s Hard Knocks. Mediocre records rarely make the playoffs; this is virtually tautological: if you have fewer wins, you won’t advance to the postseason. Currently, New York Mets fans can empathize […]

MLB: New York Mets at Detroit Tigers

Game recap August 6: It’s almost as if the Logan Verrett Experiment was doomed from the start

What Happened, In a Sentence Terry Collins’ head-scratching lineup produced 14 hits, but it wasn’t enough to overcome Logan Verrett’s dismal outing as the Mets lose 6-5. Veteran Manager Seeks Right-Handed Hitters Throughout the season, Terry Collins has been steadfast in not playing Michael Conforto against left-handed pitchers. You figured something had to give once […]

MLB: Spring Training-St. Louis Cardinals at New York Mets

Hot Takes: Our Boldest Mets Predictions for 2016

Ain’t nothing like a hot take. It’s what makes the sports-industrial complex go–the ultimate expression of our tendencies toward hyperbole, contrarianism, and creativity. While in many cases, the needless hot take can be a thing that frustrates us, we here at BP – Mets enjoy the occasional bold opinion or projection. (Plus, we try to […]