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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Should Mets Take a Chance On Greg Holland?

An article by posted on October 27, 2016 0 Comments
Should Mets Take a Chance On Greg Holland?

Despite the impression you may have gotten from the NL Wild Card game, the Mets have a great bullpen. The team’s bullpen ERA of 3.53 was the third-best in the NL, save for that dreadful game 163. And given the reality of post-Madoff life for the Mets, it’s safe to say the team won’t be […]

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If Kyle Schwarber Becomes Available, Mets Should Make Full Pursuit

An article by posted on October 15, 2016 0 Comments
If Kyle Schwarber Becomes Available, Mets Should Make Full Pursuit

It’s October, and the Mets aren’t in the playoffs. So since there’s no better news to talk about, it’s time to read about completely hypothetical trade ideas that will probably never happen. There are no reports that the Cubs are actively looking to trade injured young star Kyle Schwarber, and they opted not to do […]

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Here Are the Mets’ Options if Cespedes Opts Out

An article by posted on October 7, 2016 0 Comments
Here Are the Mets’ Options if Cespedes Opts Out

It looks as though the Mets’ offseason plans will be largely contingent on whether Yoenis Cespedes opts in or out of the two remaining years of his contract. If he opts in, then the Mets retain their best hitter for at least another season. But if he opts out, he will become one of the […]

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Noah Syndergaard Is Slugging Better Than Jay Bruce

An article by posted on September 17, 2016 0 Comments
Noah Syndergaard Is Slugging Better Than Jay Bruce

Maybe it’s time to start Noah Syndergaard in right field. Hey, the Mets already signed Tim Tebow this month. So stranger things have happened. It’s no secret that Jay Bruce has struggled since joining the Mets. He is batting .188/.270/.308 with four home runs and 11 RBIs in 148 plate appearances since the trade. He has […]

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Murph’s 2016 vs. Mets Better Than Any of Chipper’s Years

An article by posted on September 16, 2016 0 Comments
Murph’s 2016 vs. Mets Better Than Any of Chipper’s Years

Chipper Jones has been the gold standard for “Mets Killers” for almost 20 years. But now, Daniel Murphy is giving him a run for his money. “Murph” got a hit in all 19 games he played against the Mets this season, as he batted .413/.444/.773 with seven homers and 21 RBI for the Nats this […]

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Colon Having Best Season of Any Mets Pitcher Older Than 40

An article by posted on August 31, 2016 0 Comments
Colon Having Best Season of Any Mets Pitcher Older Than 40

The Mets weren’t expecting their most reliable and consistent pitcher of the season to be 43-year-old Bartolo Colon. But he is. And he has been. “Big Sexy” leads the team in innings pitched, starts and wins. He is having one of the better seasons in Mets history, and without question the best season of any […]

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Mets Have More Games Against Losing Teams Than Any Other Contender

An article by posted on August 29, 2016 0 Comments
Mets Have More Games Against Losing Teams Than Any Other Contender

The Mets have drastically improved their position in the standings over the last week. They have won six of their last eight games, and now sit just 2.5 games behind the Cardinals for the second Wild Card spot. They have become the hottest team in contention over the last week, and have injected newfound hope […]

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Syndergaard Ties Seaver, Has Third-Most Homers by Pitcher in Mets History

An article by posted on August 17, 2016 0 Comments
Syndergaard Ties Seaver, Has Third-Most Homers by Pitcher in Mets History

GET THIS EXCLUSIVE CARD HERE! Noah Syndergaard is the embodiment of the #PitchersWhoRake hashtag that anti-DHers love to use. And it’s rapidly moving “Thor” up the ranks in the Mets’ history books. Syndergaard’s two-run shot against the Diamondbacks last night made him the first pitcher in the majors this season to hit three home runs. […]

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Bartolo Colon: One of Just Six MLB’ers Left From the 90s

An article by posted on August 17, 2016 0 Comments
Bartolo Colon: One of Just Six MLB’ers Left From the 90s

How old does that headline make you feel? It seems like just yesterday you were listening to Sugar Ray on your Walkman. But it’s now official: The 90s were a long time ago. Bartolo Colon has become the poster child of MLB dinosaurs left from this decade. He is the last active ex-Expo, recently became the […]

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What if Alex Rodriguez Played for the 2001 Mets?

An article by posted on August 13, 2016 0 Comments
What if Alex Rodriguez Played for the 2001 Mets?

Alex Rodriguez played his final big-league game last night for the New York Yankees. His legacy will always be marred with what-ifs… What if he never took PEDs? What if he stayed away from off the field scandals? What if Cameron Diaz never fed him popcorn at the Super Bowl? But one of these lesser talked […]

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