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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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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Jeff Kent’s Hall of Fame Case

An article by posted on January 12, 2017 0 Comments
Jeff Kent’s Hall of Fame Case

Jeff Kent definitely won’t be making the Hall of Fame for anything he did during his five-year stint with the Mets. In fact, he probably won’t make it at all this year. A compilation of all BBWAA ballots made public (great work by Ryan Thibodaux) shows that Kent currently has 13.1 percent of the vote. This is about […]

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11 Best Mets Who Didn’t Play in the Postseason

An article by posted on January 10, 2017 0 Comments
11 Best Mets Who Didn’t Play in the Postseason

Think of any of the Mets’ all-time great players. Chances are you probably thought of someone like Tom Seaver, Darryl Strawberry, David Wright or maybe one of the team’s current young aces. All of these players– and pretty much anyone typically considered to be in the Mets’ pantheon of greats– played in the postseason. But […]

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Why Jered Weaver is a Fit for the Mets

An article by posted on December 14, 2016 0 Comments
Why Jered Weaver is a Fit for the Mets

Had Jered Weaver been a free agent three years ago, the entire baseball world would be watching and waiting to see which giant deal he would take. But the Jered Weaver of 2016 is not the Jered Weaver that posted a 3.28 ERA from 2006-2014. He’s not the same Jered Weaver that finished in the […]

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The Mets Should Zero in on Ziegler– Even if They Have to Overspend

An article by posted on December 13, 2016 0 Comments
The Mets Should Zero in on Ziegler– Even if They Have to Overspend

The team that signs Brad Ziegler isn’t going to draw front-page headlines or an uptick in jersey sales. Heck, they might not even trend on Twitter for signing him. But that doesn’t mean that signing Brad Ziegler won’t be an important move that drastically changes the landscape of the 2017 season for one, or multiple […]

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Why a Five-Year Deal is Too Much for Cespedes

An article by posted on November 27, 2016 0 Comments
Why a Five-Year Deal is Too Much for Cespedes

If Yoenis Cespedes is offered a four-year deal, the Mets have absolutely no excuse not to sign him. A deal like this would likely give Cespedes an elite average annual value, and it would give the Mets a shorter-term deal that would not be too constraining over the long term. But this is looking less […]

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MMO Original: The All-Time Mets Seasons Team

An article by posted on November 24, 2016 0 Comments
MMO Original: The All-Time Mets Seasons Team

Just about everyone and their mother has done a piece on what the Mets’ all-time team would look like, and they all look pretty much the same. However, when you adjust this all-time team to include the best season at every position, it looks a little bit different– and the numbers are even more impressive. […]

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Featured Article: Seven Veteran Pitchers Who Could Replace Colon

An article by posted on November 14, 2016 0 Comments
Featured Article: Seven Veteran Pitchers Who Could Replace Colon

The Mets world is reeling after the news that Bartolo Colon signed with the Atlanta Braves. This was unexpected, as Colon had passed up on better offers last season to return to the Mets. Now with the team having most of its rotation coming off of injuries, they are going to probably need to acquire […]

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Mets Free Agents Who Were Better Than Their Reputation

An article by posted on October 29, 2016 0 Comments
Mets Free Agents Who Were Better Than Their Reputation

The suffering-rich tradition of the New York Mets is rivaled by few other organizations in pro sports, so it’s only natural that fans are going to lash out at some of their players. This is especially true of the many free agent acquisitions that went sour during their tenures with the Mets. But sometimes, fans […]

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