SAN FRANCISCO, CA - AUGUST 21: Yoenis Cespedes #52 of the New York Mets is congratulated by Neil Walker #20 after hitting a two run home run against the San Francisco Giants during the seventh inning at AT&T Park on August 21, 2016 in San Francisco, California.  The New York Mets defeated the San Francisco Giants 2-0. (Photo by Jason O. Watson/Getty Images)

Cespedes Intends To Stay, But Let’s Not Get Excited Yet

So Yoenis Cespedes loves New York. And he wants to stay for the duration of this three years. When asked by The Record’s Matt Ehalt if he intended to honor all three years of his current $75 million contract, without opting out, Cespedes flatly said, “Yes.” Well that would be some good news for Met […]

ST. LOUIS, MO - AUGUST 24: Reliever Robert Gsellman #65 of the New York Mets makes his MLB debut in relief  against the St. Louis Cardinals in the first inning at Busch Stadium on August 24, 2016 in St. Louis, Missouri.  It (Photo by Dilip Vishwanat/Getty Images)

When A Fool Believes

I only had one hope for Tuesday … the night of the start of a monster series between the Mets and the Cardinals, and it was this: Please God

SAN FRANCISCO, CA - AUGUST 21: Noah Syndergaard #34 of the New York Mets pitches against the San Francisco Giants during the first inning at AT&T Park on August 21, 2016 in San Francisco, California.  (Photo by Jason O. Watson/Getty Images)

Pensive

Is it safe? Is it now safe to come out for the pennant race? Because from what I saw on Sunday night, it might be safe. Or, it might be like Saturday where it rained every time I left the house. Now, I know that the minute I run outside singing “Brand New Day“, I’m […]

SAN FRANCISCO, CA - AUGUST 20:  Yoenis Cespedes #52 of the New York Mets hits an rbi double scoring Jose Reyes #7 against the San Francisco Giants in the top of the first inning at AT&T Park on August 20, 2016 in San Francisco, California.  (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)

Back In The Swing

The two home runs by Yoenis Cespedes were impressive. They were majestic solo blasts that helped the Mets to a 9-5 victory over San Francisco. Alejandro De Aza also helped with a three run dinger, and Bartolo Colon was once again clutch after a loss, going six and 1/3 giving up nine hits but only two […]

SAN FRANCISCO, CA - AUGUST 19:  Eduardo Nunez #10 of the San Francisco Giants scores as catcher Rene Rivera #44 of the New York Mets can't hold onto the throw in the bottom of the seventh inning at AT&T Park on August 19, 2016 in San Francisco, California.  (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)

It’s On Everyone

Here’s how you know it’s bad: I was looking forward to losing by a run so that I could rant about the botched baserunning involving Tim Teufel, Seth Lugo, and Jose Reyes in the fifth where Teufel gave Lugo the go ahead sign (which is standard operating procedure for runners at second until the stop […]

SAN FRANCISCO, CA - AUGUST 18: Madison Bumgarner #40 of the San Francisco Giants rounds the bases after hitting a two run home run off of Jacob deGrom #48 of the New York Mets during the fourth inning at AT&T Park on August 18, 2016 in San Francisco, California.  (Photo by Jason O. Watson/Getty Images)

It Tolls For Thee

It’s quite simple: When you’re facing Madison Bumgarner, and Justin Ruggiano hits a grand slam off of him in the fourth inning, and you have Jacob deGrom … who has been our Superman since the All Star Break … on the hill the rest of the way, you’re feeling really good. I was feeling pretty […]

PHOENIX, AZ - AUGUST 17:  Jay Bruce #19 of the New York Mets reacts in the on deck circle during the game against the Arizona Diamondbacks at Chase Field on August 17, 2016 in Phoenix, Arizona.  (Photo by Jennifer Stewart/Getty Images)

Same Old Song And Dance

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gzdWPwVTWsI I’m in Matt Harvey territory now. I have a lot of emotions, a lot of frustrations, and I’m beating at the bush over the same deficiencies. Over, and over, and over again. Jon Niese had a no-hitter for three innings before he stunk. The bullpen gave up a ton of runs. And the batting […]

PHOENIX, AZ - AUGUST 16:  Noah Syndergaard #34 of the New York Mets hits a two run home run off of Braden Shipley #35 of the Arizona Diamondbacks during the fifth inning at Chase Field on August 16, 2016 in Phoenix, Arizona.  (Photo by Norm Hall/Getty Images)

Thor Must Take A Lot Of Vitamins

Okay, so I’m going to get this out of the way early since the Mets did: The pre-game show featured health tips. Now, I don’t watch a lot of pre-game so this might have been done all season. But … really? I have to watch the pre-game show of a team that could field an […]

PHOENIX, AZ - AUGUST 15:  Bartolo Colon #40 of the New York Mets is walked in the fourth inning by Robbie Ray #38 of the Arizona Diamondbacks (not pictured) at Chase Field on August 15, 2016 in Phoenix, Arizona.  (Photo by Jennifer Stewart/Getty Images)

HIS40RY

Bartolo Colon attempted to make history on Monday night by defeating all 30 major league franchises in his major league career. Colon did make history, but not for that. Colon instead made history by becoming the first active internet meme to participate in a professional sporting event. The gravity of this is off the charts. […]

NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 14:  Steven Matz #32 of the New York Mets pitches in the first inning against the San Diego Padres at Citi Field on August 14, 2016 in the Flushing neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City.  (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)

Finally, Wins Can Clink Champagne Flutes

As Steven Matz was piling up out after out yesterday, so many things were going through my mind. Wondering if this was the return of the real Steven Matz after negotiating with his bone spur. Being terrified of Matz going over his recommended number of pitches and being placed on the Rest Of Time DL. […]

NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 13:  Wilmer Flores #4 of the New York Mets is mobbed by his teammates after his eleventh inning game winning fielders choice against the San Diego Padres at Citi Field on August 13, 2016 in the Flushing neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City.  (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)

Fly Like Cockroaches

It was so hot tonight in New York, scientists say that cockroaches could take advantage of the heat and use their muscles to fly. That’s right: If it isn’t bad enough that the Mets have lost four straight to drop under the .500 mark, cockroaches can now fly right at you. Not the start to […]

NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 12: Logan Verrett #35 of the New York Mets looks on after being pulled from the mound during a game against the San Diego Padres at Citi Field on August 12, 2016 in the Queens borough of New York City.  (Photo by Alex Goodlett/Getty Images)

Catfished

It was valiant of Terry Collins to say that Logan Verrett needed to be more like Catfish Hunter … a Hall of Famer … and give up solo homers instead of grand slams. Well, great advice. It’s a nice way of saying “stop freakin’ walking guys”. Verrett has averaged four walks per game this season, and if […]

NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 11:  Manager Terry Collins #10 of the New York Mets talks with David Wright #5 during a game against the Arizona Diamondbacks at Citi Field on August 11, 2016 in the Flushing neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City.  (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)

A Message Of Curses

So lemme tell you about my last 36 hours. Wednesday night. I’m coming home after the middle game loss against Arizona, seriously thinking about going to the noon game on Thursday. This knowing full well that I had to be somewhere at 4:00. Now I’ve had some bad luck with weather lately, so I closely […]

NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 10: Travis d'Arnaud #18 of the New York Mets attempts to bunt and pops up to first baseman Paul Goldschmidt #44 of the Arizona Diamondbacks in the 10th inning of a game at Citi Field on August 10, 2016 in the Flushing neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City. The Diamondbacks defeated the Mets 3-2 in 12 innings. (Photo by Rich Schultz/Getty Images)

Tossing Trash Out The Championship Window

I don’t know if I’m in the mood to come up with a cute or clever way of packaging my feelings about the Mets right now, so I’m just going to come out and say it. I’m sick and tired of guys like Paul Goldschmidt knocking in runners from third base because terrible throws by […]

NASHVILLE, TN - DECEMBER 17:  Tim Tebow #15 carries the ball against the Tennessee Titans at LP Field on December 17, 2012 in Nashville, Tennessee.  (Photo by Frederick Breedon/Getty Images)

Just Give Us Tebow And Be Done With It

Look, you and I know that this is going to happen. So when Tim Tebow has his workout for major league scouts later this month, the Mets should just remove all pretense and send a scout. You know Jeffy wants to. A ticket draw bigger than Yoenis Cespedes? He’d fill up Brooklyn in his sleep. […]

DETROIT, MI - AUGUST 07: Curtis Granderson #3 of the New York Mets celebrates with catcher Travis d'Arnaud #18 after a MLB game against the Detroit Tigers at Comerica Park on August 7, 2016 in Detroit, Michigan. The Mets defeated the Tigers 3-1. (Photo by Dave Reginek/Getty Images)

The Bad Baserunning Is On The Other Feet

You gotta hand it to this year’s version of the Mets: They do just enough to keep you interested. With the team needing a victory to avoid a sweep by the Detroit Tigers, Neil Walker pulled a rabbit out of his magic hat with a two-run ninth inning delivering a 3-1 victory to a battered, […]

NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 04: Manager Terry Collins #10 of the New York Mets looks out from the dugout before the start of a game against the New York Yankees at Yankee Stadium on August 4, 2016 in the Bronx borough of New York City. The Mets defeated the Yankees 4-1. (Photo by Rich Schultz/Getty Images)

Terry And Louise

Was this the one they’ll point to when we search for the demise of the 2016 Mets? Perhaps. It started with Terry Collins putting out a lineup which included not one but both their catchers. The team has been so decimated by injuries that putting together a lineup against lefties is … challenging to say […]

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Mets Can’t Count To Two

You could easily chalk Friday night up to Justin Verlander being on his game, and Noah Syndergaard not being on his game, as he really hasn’t been for a while now. But this was a winnable game and I think everyone in that clubhouse knows it. Syndergaard gave up four runs in six innings while […]

NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 04: Jay Bruce #19 of the New York Mets is congratulated by Alejandro De Aza #16 and Curtis Granderson #3 after he hit a three run home run against the New York Yankees during the fifth inning of a game at Yankee Stadium on August 4, 2016 in the Bronx borough of New York City. (Photo by Rich Schultz/Getty Images)

Optical Delusion

When I got home last night, I turned my television on and Seth Everett’s show on NY1 came on automatically. Within the first 60 seconds a caller hoped that Yoenis Cespedes opted out of his deal, and suggested that the Mets hire a manager to “light a fire” … I then lit fire to my […]

NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 03: Mark Teixeira #25 of the New York Yankees is congratulated by Chase Headley #12 after he hit a three run home run against the New York Mets during the second inning of a game at Yankee Stadium on August 3, 2016 in the Bronx borough of New York City. (Photo by Rich Schultz/Getty Images)

Horse Dung

Same old stupid story for the Mets. First inning, up 2-0 with the bases loaded and nobody out and a huge chance to put the game to bed early. Michael Conforto strikes out, and Wilmer Flores grounds into a double play. And they regretted it in the bottom of that very inning as Steven Matz […]

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