NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 2: Lucas Duda #21 of the New York Mets is congratulated by Yoenis Cespedes #52 after both scored on Duda's two run home run during the third inning against the Washington Nationals on August 2, 2015 at Citi Field in the Flushing neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City. (Photo by Rich Schultz/Getty Images)

The Big Boy Table

I was having a conversation with a Met fan confidant of mine … one I’ve discussed here before. He makes a lot of sense when he talks so I listen to him. This conversation happened before all of the latest nonsense went down. And he said “You know, these thin-skinned Wilpons, all they need to […]

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Presence

It’s mere presence that can make a man do strange things. We know about all the strange and wacky things that Terry Collins does. But the manager in the third base dugout does some things that make you shake your head too. (The most egregious of which was leaving rookie Aaron Barrett in Game 4 […]

NEW YORK, NY - JULY 31:  Wilmer Flores #4 of the New York Mets celebrates after hitting a twelfth inning walk-off home run against the Washington Nationals at Citi Field on July 31, 2015 in Flushing neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City. Mets defeated the Nationals 2-1 in 12 innings.  (Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images)

Look Ma, No Tears!

Games like this were made for bloggers. Gives us a chance to show our literary chops to describe the romanticism, the narrative coming full circle … which is a layup, the emotion … everything. It’s a game so good, the return of Travis d’Arnaud and a play in the 11th where Hansel Robles threw a […]

BALTIMORE, MD - JULY 30:  Yoenis Cespedes #52 of the Detroit Tigers hits a two run home run in the fourth inning during a baseball game against the Baltimore Orioles at Oriole Park at Camden Yards on July 30, 2015 in Baltimore, Maryland.  The Tigers won 9-8.  (Photo by Mitchell Layton/Getty Images)

Laughter After The Rain

I went to Thursday’s debacle. Saw them completely blow a 7-1 lead. And if I didn’t have to be somewhere, I would have stayed until the bitter end. But I saw what I needed to see. And I sat and watched Justin Upton’s home run in the rain. Got wet. I almost foretold this when […]

NEW YORK, NY - JULY 12:  Jenrry Mejia #58 of the New York Mets celebrates the final out of a game against the Miami Marlins at Citi Field on July 12, 2014 in the Flushing neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City. The Mets defeated the Marlins 5-4.  (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)

Superheroes And Superdopes

I don’t want to bury the lead here. And the lead to me is Noah Syndergaard’s fantastic outing on Tuesday night against the Padres in a 4-0 victory. Syndergaard was perfect through six innings, and gave up three hits, no walks, and struck out nine batters in eight innings of work. Lucas Duda hit a […]

SEATTLE, WA - JULY 24:  Jose Reyes #7 of the Toronto Blue Jays advances to third on a ground out off the bat of Josh Donaldson in the first inning against the Seattle Mariners at Safeco Field on July 24, 2015 in Seattle, Washington.  (Photo by Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images)

Reunion, Redemption, Narrative … Keep Dreaming

The Troy Tulowitzki for Jose Reyes (and prospects) trade has seemingly sent the Mets world into a tizzy, as trades involving former Mets and rumored Mets often seem to do. This tizzy has morphed into a groundswell for the return of Jose Reyes to Flushing. Time for the Mets to bring home Jose Reyes. Move […]

OAKLAND, CA - JULY 04:  Tyler Clippard #36 of the Oakland Athletics pitches against the Seattle Mariners in the top of the ninth inning at O.co Coliseum on July 4, 2015 in Oakland, California. The Athletics won the game 2-0. (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)

Some Hate Can Be Retired

You gotta understand … my hate for Tyler Clippard goes way back. In fact it goes all the way back to the last decade: May 20th, 2007 to be exact, when as a 12-year-old Yankee he shut the Mets down to avoid the sweep in a 6-2 New York (AL) victory. Then it was time […]

at Citi Field on July 26, 2015 in Flushing neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City.

Rally Raccoons

Most good runs start with a baby raccoon wandering around the weight room, right? Or has Mike Barwis developed a method that has gone way too far? (I bet you the raccoon had to pay his own admission.) In any event, I hope the baby raccoon found in the Mets clubhouse has a role going forward […]

at Citi Field on July 25, 2015 in Flushing neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City.

Oasis In The Desert

Every once in a while you get the exception to the rule. The break in the narrative. The skew in the run differential. The oasis in the desert. That was Saturday night’s 15-2 victory over Los Angeles. It’s too soon to say that this is the start of a new upward trend. If this was the […]

ATLANTA, GA - JUNE 21: Juan Uribe #2 celebrates with Kelly Johnson #24 of the Atlanta Braves after beating the New York Mets at Turner Field on June 21, 2015 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Daniel Shirey/Getty Images)

Flip Or Flop

The Mets have become the money pit that has actually very little comparative money put into it. But now the demolition and renovation people have come to save it. Kind of … Michael Conforto is finally up, as you know. But the Mets weren’t done there. After reports that the team

CINCINNATI, OH - JULY 12:  Michael Conforto #8 of the U.S. Team in action against the World Team during the SiriusXM All-Star Futures Game at the Great American Ball Park on July 12, 2015 in Cincinnati, Ohio.  (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)

The Future Has … Aah Forget It

In the words of the immortal Gary Cohen: “It has happened.” (I wonder how Gare feels about his organic declaration of joy being used sarcastically to highlight the Mets foibles.) The Mets finally put Michael Cuddyer on the disabled/deceased list and

New York Mets Look For Boost; Call Up Top-Hitting Prospect Michael Conforto

It’s been well documented that the New York Mets’ offensive struggles are hindering their postseason chances—a chance that has the perception of being wasted due to their young, overpowering pitching staff that somehow has the Mets trailing by only three games behind the division-leading Washington Nationals—but Mets management has finally made a move to bolster […]

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