Morning Briefing: With Cards In Town, Are Mets Dealing?

Good Morning, Mets fans! The New York Mets (41-48) take on the St. Louis Cardinals (44-47) at 7:10 p.m. Zack Wheeler has the ball for New York and will be opposed by Adam Wainwright.

Last night was a nightmare for the Mets. They fell into an early 9-0 hole and never clawed back. Steven Matz only went 1+ innings and gave up seven runs. The Mets offense tried to make an attempt but their momentum was stopped by more Rockies offense and poor Mets pitching. The Mets had a chance to make it a 5.5 game deficit for the second wild card but alas, it is now 7.5.

Latest Mets News

According Mike Puma of the New York Post, the Mets have received several inquiries on Addison Reed. Reed has accumulated a 4.4 bWAR since the beginning of 2016, making him one of the best relievers in that span. The team would also like to keep Jerry Blevins. Blevins has a club option for 2018.

Asdrubal Cabrera is seething inside according to Bob Klapsich of the Bergen Record. Cabrera was asked about it after the game and did not seem too pleased about the report. With Neil Walker‘s impending return and issues between Cabrera and management, we could see a move soon.

Latest NL East News

The Nationals finally got their much sought-after bullpen pieces, Ryan Madson and Sean Doolittle. Chelsea Janes of the Washington Post writes about it.

Mark Feisand on reports the Braves are not ready to sell just yet.

According to Joe Frisaro of reports the Marlins and Nats had a lot of discussions surrounding AJ Ramos and David Phelps.

Todd Zolecki of writes about Phillies reliever Pat Neshek and his increasing trade value.

Latest on MMO

Sue Kolinsky writes about the Mets youngsters leading the way in Saturday’s win.

Breanna talks about the added netting at Citi Field.

This Day in History

2017: Jacob deGrom hurls a one-hitter against the Phillies. The only hit came against the opposing pitcher.

Birthdays: Roy McMillan would have turned 88 today.

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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.