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

An article by posted on 07/02/2017 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 02/02/2017 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 31/01/2017 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 26/01/2017 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 24/01/2017 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 19/01/2017 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 17/01/2017 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 12/01/2017 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 10/01/2017 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 14/12/2016 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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