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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Legendary Bulls GM Jerry Krause Also Scouted for the Mets

An article by posted on 21/03/2017 0 Comments
Legendary Bulls GM Jerry Krause Also Scouted for the Mets

When news of Jerry Krause’s passing at 77 made its waves through the internet today, fans and media figures alike wasted no time sharing fond memories of his . Krause led the Bulls from 1985-2003, building all six of the team’s championship squads. A lot of common memories fans shared of Krause include the Scottie […]

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Josh Smoker On Verge Of Making First Opening Day Roster

An article by posted on 21/03/2017 0 Comments
Josh Smoker On Verge Of Making First Opening Day Roster

Josh Smoker‘s career has been anything but smooth sailing since the Nationals drafted him in the first round in 2007. He spent almost a decade in the minors leading up to his call up with the Mets last August 19; this even included a 2014 season spent in independent ball. And even with his success […]

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Seven Most Undervalued Mets in Fantasy Baseball Rankings

An article by posted on 16/03/2017 0 Comments
Seven Most Undervalued Mets in Fantasy Baseball Rankings

It’s almost time for fantasy baseball season. And unlike years past, there are actually some Mets worth drafting this year. You should never be that Mets homer in fantasy– the kind of guy who drafts Brad Emaus as his starting second baseman or Frank Francisco as his closer. But there’s a bit of a double-fanhood […]

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Four Players The Mets Shouldn’t Hesitate To Move On From

An article by posted on 10/03/2017 0 Comments
Four Players The Mets Shouldn’t Hesitate To Move On From

It seems like the New York Mets DFA or trade at least one somewhat notable player every year. Last year, it was Antonio Bastardo, who was a total bust of a free-agent signing. Recent past examples of this include Shaun Marcum, Chris Young and even the great Brandon Lyon come to mind as guys who […]

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The Definitive 2017 Free Shirt Friday Power Rankings

An article by posted on 04/03/2017 0 Comments
The Definitive 2017 Free Shirt Friday Power Rankings

Free Shirt Fridays have become a staple in the Mets’ annual promotional schedule. It’s been one of their longer-tenured promotions that has been a hit both in the stands and on TV, as SNY often puts its focus on the shirts given out. But let’s be real: Nobody wears these shirts to make a fashion […]

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It’s Time To Be Realistic About What David Wright Can Do

An article by posted on 02/03/2017 0 Comments
It’s Time To Be Realistic About What David Wright Can Do

David Wright made his Grapefruit League debut on Saturday by DH-ing out of the cleanup spot. He went 0-for-2, but made solid contact as the Mets’ faithful gave him standing ovations for facing game-pitching for the first time since May. And just a couple days later, news broke that a shoulder injury would leave his […]

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Thoughts On The Tim Tebow Press Conference On Monday

An article by posted on 23/02/2017 0 Comments
Thoughts On The Tim Tebow Press Conference On Monday

I was in a Dick’s Sporting Goods this weekend. Being the dedicated New York Mets hot takes specialist that I am, I took a gander at the jerseys they were selling. I saw that they had a bunch, even more than they did for the New York Yankees–anyone who grew up in the New York […]

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That Time Jose Reyes Was Almost Traded For Roberto Alomar

An article by posted on 16/02/2017 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 14/02/2017 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 09/02/2017 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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