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 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 […]

ST. LOUIS, MO - JULY 17: Manager Terry Collins #10 of the New York Mets argues with the home plate umpire after getting ejected against the St. Louis Cardinals in the seventh inning at Busch Stadium on July 17, 2015 in St. Louis, Missouri.  (Photo by Dilip Vishwanat/Getty Images)

Will Leitch Has His Answer

“We’re trying to catch these guys so it’s big. It’s big for us. We set the rotation out of the break pretty much pointing at this series knowing that we’ve got to beat these guys. We have not had in the past very good success against them. If we’re going to stay in the race […]

WASHINGTON, DC - JULY 21: Jacob deGrom #48 of the New York Mets throws to a Washington Nationals batter in the third inning at Nationals Park on July 21, 2015 in Washington, DC.  (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)

Trade Deadline Death March

The Mets climbed back into their series with the first place Washington Nationals with a big 7-2 victory on Tuesday night. Jacob deGrom kept the team in the game with his usual quality pitching, and Eric Campbell came up with a big pinch hit two run single in the seventh when everyone (including me) wondered […]

WASHINGTON, DC - JULY 20: Daniel Murphy #28 of the New York Mets walks off the field after flying out for the last out of their 7-2 loss to the Washington Nationals at Nationals Park on July 20, 2015 in Washington, DC.  (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)

Trust Issues

I like baseball adventures. I’ve seen the Mets play in Baltimore in 1997. Miami in 2003. Philadelphia in 2006 and 2007. Cincinnati in 2007. Washington in 2009. Tampa in 2012. Chicago in 2013. Montreal in 2014. I was hoping to see them in Milwaukee this season, but for various reasons, it didn’t work out. And […]

Former player Keith Hernandez of the St. Louis Cardinals made an appearance during a Cardinals game against the Houston Astros at Busch Stadium in St. Louis, Mo. on July 17, 2005.  St. Louis won 3-0. (Photo by G. N. Lowrance/Getty Images)

Keith, You The Real MVP

Some games are glorious. Some games are torturous. Sunday’s game was glorious in its torture. It’s the only way to describe the Mets’ 3-1 18-inning victory over St. Louis on Sunday, a game they needed after losing one because of a bad call and their putrid offense, and another because Bartolo Colon got hit around […]


Pitching Can’t Be Stellar Everyday

Bartolo Colon has lost 4 consecutive decisions. He has given up 16 runs in 8 2/3 innings against the Cardinals dating back to May 20th at home where he was rocked for nine runs and 11 hits in 4 1/3 innings. He gave up 7 runs in 4 1/3 tonight, 4 in the first inning […]


Even Pluto Knows How Filthy deGrom Is

Jacob deGrom making his first career All-Star Game appearance was lights out. He threw a perfect sixth inning, striking out the side in order. It was rediculous how overpowering deGrom was. Maybe he had the closers mentality because he came out of the bullpen, but he made the American League hitter look foolish. deGrom threw […]