Morning Briefing: Trade Winds Swirling, Does Cabrera Go First?

Good Morning, Mets fans! Tonight, the New York Mets will host the Oakland Athletics in an inter-league matchup. A rematch of the 1973 World Series for those who were around for that.

The game yesterday afternoon was a weird win to say the least. Seth Lugo was strong but stumbled late. The offense only had Lucas Duda‘s home run until the eighth. Down 2-1, Wilmer Flores homered coming off the bench to tie it. The following inning, the Mets won it on a mental error by Trevor Rosenthal.

Some Metscellaneous Notes 

Lucas Duda slugged  his 17th home run of the year…It was his 125th career home run with the Mets moving him into sole possession of seventh place (ahead of Todd Hundley) on the club’s all-time home run list…Duda has three home runs in his last five games…He is hitting .348 (8-23) with three doubles, three home runs and six RBI in the second half.

The Mets have won 12 of Seth Lugo’s last 14 starts dating to August 25, 2016…Lugo is 9-2 with a 3.32 ERA (31 earned runs/84.0 innings) during those 14 starts.

Latest Mets News

According to Mike Puma of the NY Post, the Mets like the interest they are getting on Asdrubal Cabrera.

Marc Carig of Newsday writes about the interest in Addison Reed and other Mets.

Thomas Szapucki underwent Tommy John Surgery. Szapucki is viewed as a top-100 prospect by some.

Latest NL East News

Mark Zuckerman of MASN writes about the Nationals injury issue.

Ken Rosenthal reported the Braves dealt Jamie Garcia last night to the Minnesota Twins.

Jon Heyman of FanRag writes about a potential Giancarlo Stanton deal.

Todd Zolecki of talks about the Phillies deadline.

Latest on MMO

Mike Mayer talks about the recent success of Dominic Smith, Chris Flexen, and Peter Alonso.

This Day in Mets History

2004: David Wright made his major league debut against the Montreal Expos.

2008: Jose Reyes sets the franchise record for triples.

Birthdays: Brett Hinchcliffe turns 43, Brian Buchanan turns 44, Mike Brodick turns 52, Mike Cubbage turns 67

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I became a Mets fan in the 2008 season. Since the Alderson regime, I've embraced saber-metrics and advanced stats to back up my eye tests.