Chris Gaine

Chris is an up-and-coming sportswriter who has spent the bulk of his career covering baseball. He has been published in Complex Sports, Amazin' Avenue and Venom Strikes. He can be found on Twitter @chris_gaine, where he specializes in obscure sports facts.

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That Time Jose Reyes Was Almost Traded For Roberto Alomar

An article by posted on February 16, 2017 0 Comments
That Time Jose Reyes Was Almost Traded For Roberto Alomar

The Roberto Alomar trade stands out as one of the worst in Mets history for a litany of reasons. A classic “He was good until he went to the Mets” player, Alomar had made 11-straight All-Star teams at the time of his trade before the 2002 season. He was the Hall of Fame headliner of […]

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How Have Things Changed Since Zack Wheeler Last Pitched?

An article by posted on February 14, 2017 0 Comments
How Have Things Changed Since Zack Wheeler Last Pitched?

One of the Mets’ bigger storylines this spring training season will undoubtedly be the return of Zack Wheeler. The former top prospect underwent Tommy John surgery in 2015, and has missed each of the last two seasons. If it seems like he hasn’t pitched in forever, that’s because he hasn’t. And boy, have things changed […]

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National League East Offseason Standings

An article by posted on February 9, 2017 0 Comments
National League East Offseason Standings

Every team’s 2017 roster is almost set with pitchers and catchers coming next week. So that means that most of the offseason moves have been done, and we can finally start completely evaluating how well teams have done during the offseason. There was no marquee acquisition in the National East this offseason, but it was […]

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It’s Official: The Mets Aren’t Cheap Anymore

An article by posted on February 7, 2017 0 Comments
It’s Official: The Mets Aren’t Cheap Anymore

The Mets have spent more money on major-league contracts via free agent signings this offseason than they have in any other year since 2008 – almost a decade ago and before the news of the Bernie Madoff Ponzi scheme wreaked havoc on the Mets ownership and thus team finances as well. The signings of Yoenis […]

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Barring Injury, Wright Could Set Mets’ Home Run Record in 2017

An article by posted on February 2, 2017 0 Comments
Barring Injury, Wright Could Set Mets’ Home Run Record in 2017

One of the more overlooked players on the Mets heading into the 2017 season has been the one who’s been on the team the longest: David Wright. Wright has played in just 75 games over the last two seasons, and his play has definitely dipped from what it was during his heyday. But if he […]

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Why Michael Conforto Needs to Start 2017 in Triple-A

An article by posted on January 31, 2017 0 Comments
Why Michael Conforto Needs to Start 2017 in Triple-A

It was hard to imagine a headline like this one year ago at this time. Michael Conforto had just come off of a 2015 season where he batted .270/.335/.506 in 56 games with an OPS+ of 130. He also became just the second player in Mets history to homer twice in one World Series game, and the […]

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A History of Mets No. 1 Overall Prospects

An article by posted on January 26, 2017 0 Comments
A History of Mets No. 1 Overall Prospects

Amed Rosario is the Mets’ best prospect, according to Baseball America. He even graced the magazine’s cover recently, so there is little doubt that he will be the most watched minor leaguer in Port St. Lucie this spring. Well, aside from Tim Tebow. But if history is any indicator, that might not be a good […]

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Best and Worst Trades By Every Mets GM

An article by posted on January 24, 2017 0 Comments
Best and Worst Trades By Every Mets GM

The Mets are a team with a penchant for bad trades. Anyone who’s been a Mets fan for more than a couple of years would probably finish that sentence with a handful of notorious trade fans consider to be the worst. You know which ones I’m talking about. But while the players involved in these trades […]

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Johan Santana Will Be Eligible for the Hall Next Year

An article by posted on January 19, 2017 0 Comments
Johan Santana Will Be Eligible for the Hall Next Year

The 2017 Hall of Fame class was one for the ages. Tim Raines, Jeff Bagwell, and Ivan Rodriguez will all be getting well-deserved plaques in Cooperstown after a star-studded MLB career. As stacked as this year’s class was, the 2018 class may have even more stars than the last ballot– or any, for that matter. First-time nominees […]

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This Year’s Nationals Look A Lot Like The 2008 Mets

An article by posted on January 17, 2017 0 Comments
This Year’s Nationals Look A Lot Like The 2008 Mets

The Mets were perhaps the most star-studded team in baseball in 2008. They had the game’s best pitcher, Johan Santana, along with solid secondary rotation options in former 15-game winner John Maine and an inconsistent, yet dazzling Oliver Perez. They had a lineup that featured All-Stars Jose Reyes, Carlos Beltran, Carlos Delgado and David Wright. […]

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