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: New York Mets at Miami Marlins

Mike Piazza, Dee Gordon, and Baseball’s Finest Moments

On Monday night, the Mets faced the Marlins in a road game in Miami. Jose Fernandez was slated to face Bartolo Colon. It should have been just another exciting step on the road to a possible playoff berth for the Mets, as Fernandez thrilled his hometown fans with another strikeout-filled performance. Instead, the events of […]


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: Colorado Rockies at New York Mets

Game Recap July 30: At least there was Mike Piazza

What Happened, in Two Sentences The Mets finally retired Mike Piazza’s No. 31. Then fans sat through the rain to watch a depleted 2016 squad lose 7-2 to the Rockies. Piazza’s No. 31 Retired Through their first 54 seasons, the Mets had retired more numbers for former managers than players. Yesterday, they put Mike Piazza […]

MLB: World Series-Kansas City Royals at New York Mets

Future Plaques in the Mets Hall of Fame

Yesterday, Mike Piazza was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, becoming the 312th member of that exclusive club. Three years prior, Piazza was inducted into the Mets Hall of Fame, located far back in Citi Field’s Jackie Robinson Rotunda, unsurprisingly adjacent to the Mets Team Store. With 27 inductees in 54 Mets seasons, new Mets […]

MLB: Washington Nationals at New York Mets

Game Recap May 17: Behind Blue Eyes

Executive Summary On the anniversary of Noah Syndergaard’s Citi Field debut, Thor bettered Max Scherzer and made two solo shots stand up. Mets 2, Nationals 0. Discussion and Analysis Noah Syndergaard’s dominating performance last night overshadowed: Max Scherzer’s next start after striking out 20 Tigers Daniel Murphy’s return to his old stomping ground Bryce Harper’s first […]

MLB: NLDS-New York Mets at Los Angeles Dodgers

The Biggest Mets Villains

The guy you love to hate. The one you’re most afraid of when he faces the Mets in a clutch situation. You don’t root for players to get hurt, but if he happens to miss the next Mets series with flu-like symptoms, you won’t object. Even the guys you wish were not in charge. These are […]

MLB: World Series-Kansas City Royals at New York Mets

The Mike Piazza Jersey Foul

If you’ve listened to New York sports talk radio over the past few days, the predominant topic of discussion hasn’t been Noah Syndergaard’s dominance or the cold rain that forced the postponement of Opening Day in the Bronx. It’s been the decision by the Mets–made several years ago but only disclosed last week–to sell the […]