In case you missed it, here is Travis d’Arnaud ripping a double into the gap for his first major league hit. “Finally got it out of the way,” d’Arnaud said, according to ESPN New York. “Thankful my teammates were all there every time I kept coming to the dugout without a hit and they were all backing me up and what a wonderful feeling.” I love how fluid and level his swing is, which you […]
Power hitters don’t usually run very well. And speedsters aren’t prone to hitting home runs. So it would be reasonable to say that players who are among the league leaders in home runs don’t usually find their names near the top of the triples leader board. Of course, there have been some exceptions over the years. Hall of Famer Stan Musial led the league in triples in 1948, 1949 and 1951. He hit 39, 36 […]
Hey Joe, Just read today that Elvis Andrus had cleared waivers. As you posted yesterday and in the past, a glaring hole that needs to be filled going forward is a legitimate everyday shortstop. I believe you also mentioned his name along with Jurickson Profar as well. Just a couple of comments. If indeed he did clear waivers, the Mets should obviously explore what it would take to get him from the Rangers knowing the following… From […]
In a chat for ESPN Insider, baseball analyst Keith Law fielded a couple of questions about the Mets including one on Juan Lagares. Keith Law: Pretty darn good defender, better than I’d ever heard (never saw him before he reached the majors). He was 10th on my Mets prospect rankings before 2012, so he was on the radar, but spent about a decade in Savannah before he finally hit enough to move up the ladder. Joe […]
In 2005, the Mets fan was generally an optimistic one. Sure, we as fans were still getting over the bitter Subway Series defeat. Yet, the idea that somebody fresh and new was coming in to take over the Mets and build a team around our two young potential stars in Jose Reyes and David Wright allowed any Mets fan I know to be patient, but more importantly optimistic. The ideas of a “plan”, or value […]
Considering how many years I have been extolling the virtues of Juan Lagares, I found it almost embarrassing this morning when I discovered that I never designed a custom graphic for him in all this time. Can you ever forgive me Don Juan? This talented prospect whose combination of power, speed and defense has seduced me since I first laid eyes on him at Binghamton, had all five of his tools on full display as […]
In less than two months Eric Young Jr. has made himself a favorite among Mets fans. He plays with a dynamic of speed and hustle that this team has sorely missed and it has been fun to watch. Coming into the season, the outfield was the biggest question mark defensively and no one knew who was going to bat lead off, Young has become the answer to both of those problems. The Mets traded pitcher […]
From 2003-2011, speed at the top of the lineup was rarely an issue for the New York Mets. Whether the offense was surging or slumping, Jose Reyes was always a spark plug for the team both on and off the field. Now ever since Reyes took his talents to South Beach and was soon after shipped North of the border, the Mets have another thrilling speedster at the top of the order in Eric Young […]
Stephanie was in an optimistic mood after last night’s game, believe it or not, and it wasn’t due to the post-game Nas concert… This is her first full-length piece that isn’t a Player of the Week, enjoy her collection of thoughts after the game and play nice in the comments… (Satish R.) Jeremy Hefner has never fared well against the Phillies. It’s just one of those weird baseball things, but the stats actually back it […]
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