I’ll be making my way into the world for a pair of appearances in the LoHud universe this week. On Thursday, June 16, Greg Prince and I will be reading from Dana Brand’s work over at the Tappan Free Ilbrary (93 Main Street, Tappan), starting at 7 PM. Come hear… Read More →
Watching Met finances over the coming months is going to be a fairly demoralizing exercise. Players leaving, whether by the non-waiver trade deadline or via free agency this winter, will frustrate the fan base. In the case of someone like Carlos Beltran, it will make sense, baseball-wise. In Jose Reyes’... Read More →
A late run barrage Serious Capuano Laughter by the end
Dale Thayer, who you might know from such roles as Wednesday night’s losing pitcher, has been optioned to Buffalo. D.J. Carrasco, the righty who’s been starting for Buffalo, gets the call. He’s an effective swingman who should provide bullpen depth.
A singles barrage Not enough to back Dickey Minus the key hit
Who knew such things weren’t against the rules? That outcomes like this were among a team’s tools After a season with Bay so bereft Mets got a hit from the guy playing left!
Look, if I have to experience it, why not pass it along? Whether via trade or free agency, the Boston Red Sox have always struck me as a likely destination for Jose Reyes. Jed Lowrie is a nice player, but he isn’t in Reyes’ class (and is less than a… Read More →
In an effort to have a viable non-Bay on hand, the Mets recalled Lucas Duda from Triple-A, and designated Nick Evans for assignment. Evans will probably head back to Buffalo, though he could opt out. Duda, who has been crushing Triple-A, could quickly suppland Jason Bay in left field. No… Read More →
Bullpen had been on lead-killing spree Blown saves and holds far as eye could see Niese solved the problem, calm as can be Of 27 outs, Niese got 23
It would be nearly impossible to properly quantify how awful Jason Bay has been, but I think the best way is to compare his .279 slugging percentage to the four full seasons the Mets received from Doug Flynn: .289, .317, .312, .292. I talk about it in my book, Taking… Read More →
Paulino’s homer And Reyes MVP push Can’t best this bullpen
We now interrupt this season of angst, financial ruin, injuries and despair to bring you the case for hope. After last night’s win, the Mets have won three in a row. They stand just 4.5 games out of the wild card, 6.5 games out of first place. And while the… Read More →
Something is different Reyes plays familiar role But hey! A bullpen!
So if you follow the Mets, you already know that the Mets took a 6’3”, 190 pound outfielder named Brandon Nimmo out of Wyoming. He’s got power and speed aplenty, but the nature of Wyoming (no high school baseball) means projecting Nimmo is essentially impossible. But let me put it… Read More →
The Mets are off today before beginning a road trip that will take them to Milwaukee and Pittsburgh in a single week. Alas, the story that appears to be overshadowing the series win New York posted this weekend against Atlanta- not to mention that a functioning bullpen would have given… Read More →