The Mets lost in Atlanta by a score of 5-3 tonight at Turner Field, evening the 5-game series at two games apiece heading into tomorrow’s rubber match. Shaun Marcum pitched for the Mets and battled through the first few innings before being burned by a 3-run home run off the bat of Chris Johnson. Freshly acquired Eric Young led off the game with a single for New York, but the Mets were stymied from that [...]
Just before the season started, Greg Prince of Faith and Fear in Flushing, was kind enough to send me out a copy of his new book, The Happiest Recap : First Base 1962-1973. It’s the first of four volumes chronicling the rich fifty year history of the New York Mets, told only the way you would expect from Greg – by recounting the team’s most memorable wins. That’s right, this is a win-by-win accounting of all those enduring [...]
Jayce Boyd was a sixth-round draft pick by the New York Mets in last year’s MLB Draft, and has certainly made people within the organization take notice with his performance with the Savannah Sand Gnats through 62 games this season. After signing with New York, the Florida State University product joined the Cyclones in Brooklyn for 54 games and 201 at-bats. He put together decent numbers in his first professional season (.239/.320/.368), but certainly nothing eye-popping. [...]
Please, join me as I throw a handful of dirt on the coffin of Jordany Valdespin’s career as a New York Met. The one I used to call El Dramático for his ability to spark rallies and hit long home runs is getting playing time for one reason: he’s being shopped. Don’t expect him to be with the Mets past the trade deadline. I’ve been a staunch defender of Valdespin since the Mets’ first intrasquad [...]
About two weeks ago, I received this email from one of our readers named Amanda. Hi, my name is Amanda Clarke and I am a teenager living in New Jersey. I realize that this is a huge request, but I really want to make my dad’s Father’s Day special. He loves the Mets more than anything, and has been following them ever since he was a boy. My dad and my grandpa both made us [...]
Chicago Cubs (26-38) vs New York Mets (24-37) Citi Field, Flushing • 7:10 PM Edwin Jackson, RHP vs Shaun Marcum, RHP Starting Lineup Jordany Valdespin, 2b Daniel Murphy, 1b David Wright, 3b Lucas Duda, lf Marlon Byrd, rf John Buck, c Omar Quintanilla, ss Juan Lagares, cf Shaun Marcum, rhp Game Notes The Mets have a 2-7 record in June and the Cubs are 3-8, and the teams will begin a three-game series at [...]
“Not so fast, Sandy. I’m calling the shots around here.” – JP Morgan Sandy Alderson told Joel Sherman of the New York Post, that he will likely have a $90 to $100 million payroll budget next season. When you factor in Wright, Niese, raises and arbitration eligible players, the Mets have roughly $55 million in payroll commitments for the 2014 season. That should give Alderson about $45 million to spend, but still only giving him a payroll that [...]
With the hinted announcement that Zack Wheeler could be making his major league debut on June 18th, the Mets are officially on the clock for the future. June 18th is vital to the Mets future success, and it’s probably not for reasons you may think I am going to say. They need to trade Wheeler, if not for the team’s sake – then for his sake. Wheeler is never, ever going to live up to [...]
Updated by Joe D. 6/10 Adam Rubin reports: Seven weeks after fracturing his left foot, it looks like Travis d’Arnaud finally can shed the protective boot. Otherwise, this is a very odd tweet … I can start buying left shoes again!! — Travis d'arnaud (@Travisdarnaud) June 10, 2013 “I’m all smiles’” he added… Updated by Satish on 6/3 The Mets official press release stated that d’Arnaud will remain in the boot for a week. [...]
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