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Game Recap June 20: This park is stupid

Coors Field, in theory, is a lot of fun. It’s a place where the baseball magically flies further, with dingers all over the place and double-digit run totals all the time. It’s extra-base hit galore, and every home run goes 450 feet. It’s like some kid messed with the settings on a video game. It’s a mythical […]

MLB: New York Mets at Colorado Rockies

Game recap June 19: Coors

Primer The Mets have a nice little three-game win streak going, and they even got Jacob deGrom a win Monday. Brandon Nimmo is one of the best hitters in baseball, Michael Conforto is heating up and Jay Bruce is finally going on the DL. Things are almost looking up. Oh, except for the fact that […]

MLB: New York Mets at Cincinnati Reds

The financially restricted Mets are getting nothing out of their most expensive assets

The New York Mets have not been spending big-time money over the past decade. While this news will come as a surprise to no one, it reinforces the fact that the money this franchise does spend is all-the-more important. As the Mets continue to struggle this season—they sport a 16-26 record over their last 42 games […]

MLB: New York Mets at Atlanta Braves

Game recap May 29: Who needs fingers anyway?

Primer After Monday’s day of arguably-too-much-baseball, the Mets and Braves were back at it again on Tuesday night after yet another rain delay. Steven Matz took the mound for the Mets, giving New York what appeared to be a significant advantage over Braves starter Anibal Sanchez. In more nightmarish news, Jose Reyes was in the […]

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Staff Post: Replacing Jose Reyes

As of end of business Monday, Jose Reyes is hitting .153/.219/.220. He has one home run, one double and two stolen bases. His wRC+ has skyrocketed to 25, which barely seemed possible a week ago, while he’s boasting a lovely -0.4 WARP. Yet Mickey Callaway and the Mets keep playing him, including starting him several times […]

Game recap May 28 (Game 2): Rain delays and runs

Thankfully, the New York Mets four-game losing streak didn’t last very long. The Mets rebounded from their crushing loss earlier Monday to defeat the Braves 8-5 in Game 2 of their doubleheader. Because you already got one recap out of me and it’s well into the wee hours of the night, a short introduction will have to suffice. Here […]

MLB: New York Mets at Milwaukee Brewers

Game recap May 26: Glad that’s over with

THE GOOD The Mets had 12 hits and scored six runs, which felt like an explosion considering the team’s recent offensive performance. The six runs were the most they’ve scored in a game since last Tuesday, when the Amazins’ put up a 12 spot against the Blue Jays. Brandon Nimmo and Michael Conforto both hit […]

MLB: Miami Marlins at New York Mets

Game recap May 22: A plane flight, a double, a loss

Primer After a month of futility, the Mets found themselves in another good patch, having won four straight games and facing the lowly Marlins again on Tuesday night. Even better, the Marlin killer Zack Wheeler (3-1, 2.85 ERA career against Miami) was on the mound, though he’s much less effective at home (8-18 5.31 ERA […]