So in a storm that you could feel coming, palpably, in his press conferences, Terry Collins let loose on Mets fans prior to Tuesday night’s 10-4 loss to the Cardinals. “I don’t answer to fans. They don’t play this game,” Collins said during his pregame press conference, answering Jordany Valdespin… Read More →
Today’s Mets headlines
So the long-discussed debut of Justin Turner, outfielder, happened last night late in the game against the Chicago White Sox. At first blush, it seems awfully odd. After all, Justin Turner doesn’t really hit well enough to be a second baseman. His career OPS is .688. Second basemen are putting… Read More →
Some interesting quotes out of Sandy Alderson in Kristie Ackert’s solid piece this morning about Ike Davis. “I don’t think he’s happy with what has happened to date. We would have hoped for a better performance to this point, but the evidence is he can do it,” Alderson said. “And… Read More →
What outfield? I’ll tell you what outfield. It’s May 3, and Marlon Byrd is already close to setting a team record. Byrd, thanks to his strikeout on Wednesday, has now struck out in 12 straight appearances. This has mostly come in starts, but he’s also come off the bench for… Read More →
I’m genuinely surprised by the number of people who think Terry Collins should be fired today. This is a roster that nobody can win with. I can’t say that with absolute certainty, since we haven’t seen any other manager try. But I’m hard-pressed to understand why anyone thinks so. Look,... Read More →
Look, it’s going to be a rough year, in all likelihood. That loss last night dropped the Mets to 10-14; that’s a 67 win pace, which seems about right. If you like Pythagorean record, they’re a more palatable 12-12, but powered by such things as John Buck’s historic April and… Read More →
Greetings from the Citi Field press box, where I have witnessed Jeremy Hefner fool no one in the first inning, and the Mets trail before coming to bat, 1-0. Some thoughts from my morning conversations here: Why exactly is Jordany Valdespin not in the Thursday lineup? Well, the pitcher, Hyun-jin… Read More →
Happy Harvey Day, everybody! MLB held a press conference at City Hall to announce some initiatives. One of my favorites is the naming of some All Star Ambassadors, who will presumably travel to other All Star Games in search of peace. To the press release! —- DAVID WRIGHT NAMED OFFICIAL… Read More →
A couple of pieces of pitching news for the Mets, who are preparing to open a three game series tonight against the Los Angeles Dodgers. (Oh, you really ought to go see Clayton Kershaw in person; he faces Jon Niese this evening.) One is that Shaun Marcum, who you might… Read More →
The general assumption that Matt Harvey + Zack Wheeler + Travis d’Arnaud = Playoff Contention in 2014 is a bit of a flawed one. Naturally, if all three can manage to reach the heights Harvey already has, the Mets will have a trio to build around, and at key positions:... Read More →
Yesterday’s game in Minnesota was ditched thanks to freezing rain. Today’s game in Denver was ditched due to snow. And it doesn’t get better; the Mets have an upcoming road trip to the Yukon, Greenland, and finish with four games in your grocer’s freezer.
The Sunday game against the Twins has been postponed due to freezing rain. It is scheduled to be made up on August 19. Finally, the Mets can get out of frigid Minnesota and head to warmer climates. Let’s see, where are they off to next? Oh. Denver.
Six games into the season, the results don’t mean much. That said, it is a far more enjoyable feeling to be 4-2, as the Mets are, than 2-4, as the Phillies are. And if the Mets are an inning from being 3-3 (and what an inning it was; to see… Read More →
Listen to a composed Matt Harvey ahead of what I expect to be the first start of a big season.
Lost among the Cowgill home runs, the Marlon Byrd clutch hits, the Jonathon Niese perfect at-bats was the debut of Scott Rice, 14-year veteran of the minor and independent leagues. That’s also Scott Rice, major leaguer, with a single two-strikeout inning to his name. As my colleague Jared Diamond pointed… Read More →