The Interesting 2018 New York Mets (Who Will Probably Fall Into a Pile of Scorpions Again)

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per Grant Brisbee

The Mets fell into a pile of scorpions last year, and there were no survivors, but you can understand why they wanted to build a lineup with a chance to be competent. The once-mighty Mets’ staff had just one healthy starter, and he was also the only one with an ERA under 4.50. They had five different pitchers who made more than 10 starts with an ERA over 5.19, and most of them were expected to be assets, not liabilities.

Even if you assume that the gremlins in Matt Harvey’s arm will never be sated, it’s easy to look at a rotation with some combination of Jacob deGrom, Noah Syndergaard, Steven Matz, Seth Lugo, Zack Wheeler, Robert Gsellman, and Harvey and think that at least four out of the six have a shot to help their team win in 2018. It’s not overly optimistic to hope for a rotation that can thrive with an average offense. The trick this offseason, then, was to build that average offense.

Meet the Mets, who will probably fall into a pile of scorpions again, but at least they seized on the slow offseason. They brought the market down to their payroll and made off with some good players. Made off. They made off with some good players....

They’re looking at an oddly shaped window and taking advantage of this shady offseason. We’ll see if the Twins follow through with their plans, or if the Nationals jump into the scrum. For now, though, the Mets are just about the only baseball team making free agency work for them. It’s what they needed to do.

If the plan works or not is kind of beside the point.

I don’t even know why the Mets keep that scorpion pile so close to Citi Field in the first place.

https://www.sbnation.com/2018/2/6/16979042/mets-todd-frazier-offseason-free-agent-contract

ice cream social justice (Dr Morbius), Wednesday, 7 February 2018 19:17 (two years ago) link

Travis Sawchik also approves

https://www.fangraphs.com/blogs/mets-add-todd-frazier-at-bargain-price/

ice cream social justice (Dr Morbius), Wednesday, 7 February 2018 19:32 (two years ago) link

Matt den Dekker returns w/ a minor-league deal :o

ice cream social justice (Dr Morbius), Friday, 16 February 2018 15:44 (two years ago) link

two-year deal for all-star (!) lefty jason vargas

mookieproof, Friday, 16 February 2018 15:57 (two years ago) link

I spent much of last summer listening to/reading Jeff Sullivan's opinion that Vargas' season was an illusion. So, great!

ice cream social justice (Dr Morbius), Friday, 16 February 2018 16:19 (two years ago) link

Projects about the same as Matt Harvey.

Van Horn Street, Friday, 16 February 2018 21:07 (two years ago) link

wish that were bonding by actually hanging trump jr, instead went shark fishing w him

johnny crunch, Saturday, 17 February 2018 04:32 (two years ago) link

While Trump Jr. was kicking back and catching sharks Friday, the President and Melania Trump were in the same state at a Broward County hospital visiting victims of the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooting that left 17 people dead.

you go, daily news

mookieproof, Saturday, 17 February 2018 04:39 (two years ago) link

I liked the Mets getting Adrian Gonzales for not much money. I've always thought he was a pretty good all around hitter and I think if his back will hold up, I'd think he might have another productive year in him.
With having Todd Frazier and Michael Conforto, they should have options to spell him 1-2 days a week and play some lineup match up. I got to figure Jay Bruce is going to also see more games at first as his career goes on too.

earlnash, Saturday, 17 February 2018 23:33 (two years ago) link

Noting the Tebow experiment has “evolved” into something greater, general manger Sandy Alderson on Sunday said, “I think he will play in the major leagues.”

johnny crunch, Sunday, 18 February 2018 22:20 (two years ago) link

season over

ice cream social justice (Dr Morbius), Monday, 19 February 2018 08:06 (two years ago) link

Here are Noah Syndergaard's velocities in a perfect first inning:

100 mph
100 mph
100 mph
100 mph
90 mph
100 mph
97 mph
91 mph
101 mph
101 mph
92 mph

It's his first outing of the year.

— Anthony DiComo (@AnthonyDiComo) February 26, 2018

he seems to be ready to go

i remember the corned beef of my childhood (Karl Malone), Monday, 26 February 2018 18:27 (two years ago) link

He needs to ratchet that shit back a little, he's made whatever point he thought he needed to.

WilliamC, Monday, 26 February 2018 18:30 (two years ago) link

Not that I'm a Mets fan, but my wife loves his hair and would hate anything to happen to him.

WilliamC, Monday, 26 February 2018 18:30 (two years ago) link

I'm certain Callaway will deal with Noah accordingly.

Van Horn Street, Monday, 26 February 2018 21:33 (two years ago) link

This year will likely be a merry go round of starting pitchers going back and forth from AAA to the #5 starter spot. You've got Lugo, Matz, Wheeler, and Gsellman, who have all seemed worthy at some time, but have never put it together consistently. Will be interesting to see how it shakes out.

Michael F Gill, Tuesday, 27 February 2018 03:12 (two years ago) link

And Tebow getting 300 PA

YouTube_-_funy_cats.flv (Jimmy The Mod Awaits The Return Of His Beloved), Tuesday, 27 February 2018 04:38 (two years ago) link

tsk tsk, Stankee fans back to their old ways

ice cream social justice (Dr Morbius), Tuesday, 27 February 2018 07:24 (two years ago) link

MFG, in the modern age of pitcher injury/usage, that describes most rotations over the course of the season (at best, having 7+ guys make 10 or more starts).

ice cream social justice (Dr Morbius), Tuesday, 27 February 2018 07:27 (two years ago) link

hate deGrom cutting his hair; why eliminate a distraction to the hitter?

https://www.newsday.com/sports/baseball/mets/jacob-degrom-opening-day-start-1.16994547

ice cream social justice (Dr Morbius), Thursday, 1 March 2018 16:25 (two years ago) link

1. Reyes, J., 2B
2. Bruce, J., RF
3. Gonzalez, A., 1B
4. Tebow, T., DH

a batting champ, two all-stars and a guy who got cut by the eagles

mookieproof, Friday, 2 March 2018 18:11 (two years ago) link

against max scherzer, no less

mookieproof, Friday, 2 March 2018 18:12 (two years ago) link

but it's March 2 in Florida, and there are NAGGING INJURIES

ice cream social justice (Dr Morbius), Friday, 2 March 2018 18:13 (two years ago) link

u guys are gonna Bonilla me with TT til he's cut, right?

ice cream social justice (Dr Morbius), Friday, 2 March 2018 18:13 (two years ago) link

of course

btw later this summer the potomac nationals will be giving away bobbleheads of bobby bo receiving a $1.19m check and i am damn well gonna get one

mookieproof, Friday, 2 March 2018 18:19 (two years ago) link

Rusty Staub is in failing health: https://t.co/DQClK3Dvqs

— Mike Puma (@NYPost_Mets) March 2, 2018

mookieproof, Friday, 2 March 2018 21:01 (two years ago) link

Le Grande Orange!

earlnash, Saturday, 3 March 2018 02:01 (two years ago) link

could use a sturdier table for these pressers Mike

Rhine Jive Click Bait (Hadrian VIII), Tuesday, 6 March 2018 20:52 (two years ago) link

that includes minor league pitchers as well.

...Including De Leon (who hasn’t actually undergone the procedure yet), the Rays’ total of 10 surgeries in that span is the majors’ lowest, less than one-third that of the MLB-leading Mets — who, to be fair, haven’t had a pitcher above A-ball suffer that fate since 2015. Even so, using the start of 2016 as a cutoff, the Mets organization’s six TJs, though all from the low minors, place them third among the 30 teams, behind the Giants’ eight and the Reds’ seven. No other team has more than three, which is where the Rays will sit once De Leon goes under the knife.

and in my opinionation, the sun is gonna surely shine♪♫ (Karl Malone), Saturday, 10 March 2018 17:48 (two years ago) link

that is crazy

Rhine Jive Click Bait (Hadrian VIII), Saturday, 10 March 2018 17:53 (two years ago) link

Yoenis Cespedes says his right wrist injury occurred while swinging in last Tuesday's game, one week ago. He's played three times since then, but underwent x-rays this morning. The Mets cut off his interview after 90 seconds so there's no additional info right now.

— Anthony DiComo (@AnthonyDiComo) March 13, 2018

mets cannot help but mets

also david wright has died again

mookieproof, Tuesday, 13 March 2018 16:24 (two years ago) link

Yeah the news on Wright is upsetting. 8 more weeks of non baseball activity.

I think Cespedes will be fine? Also Nimmo has been really good this spring, may be hard to send him back down to AAA when Conforto is back. If 1B is not working out, could shift Bruce over there.

Michael F Gill, Tuesday, 13 March 2018 17:09 (two years ago) link

no one expects a Wright comeback, do they

ice cream social justice (Dr Morbius), Wednesday, 14 March 2018 00:51 (two years ago) link

yea no way

johnny crunch, Wednesday, 14 March 2018 00:59 (two years ago) link

I kind of expect one more September pinch hit appearance, at least for show/for the fans.

Michael F Gill, Wednesday, 14 March 2018 02:09 (two years ago) link

tebow has been dispatched to the back fields after going 1-for-18 with 11 strikeouts

mookieproof, Wednesday, 14 March 2018 02:30 (two years ago) link

◄ John 1:18 ►

No one has ever seen God, but the one and only Son, who is himself God and is in closest relationship with the Father, has made him known.

omar little, Wednesday, 14 March 2018 02:33 (two years ago) link

I agree user @ jonh 1:18 it’s time for David to stop

YouTube_-_funy_cats.flv (Jimmy The Mod Awaits The Return Of His Beloved), Wednesday, 14 March 2018 04:34 (two years ago) link

If they put Montero on waivers, would anyone else want him? Same with Robles. Kind of feel the Mets should risk it, it seems like every other pitcher in the running has been better/more auspicious than them this spring.

Michael F Gill, Thursday, 15 March 2018 17:51 (two years ago) link

wouldn't really call that a 'risk'. he's 27 and terrible and there's nothing to be gained by wasting a 25-man roster spot on him in the hopes that he someday figures it out

mookieproof, Thursday, 15 March 2018 18:01 (two years ago) link

orioles are getting degrominated

mookieproof, Friday, 16 March 2018 18:18 (two years ago) link

Jason Vargas has a fracture in his glove hand after taking a comebacker. Rub dirt on it.

ice cream social justice (Dr Morbius), Sunday, 18 March 2018 13:40 (two years ago) link

Vargas on DL could mean first-ever rotation turn for the Golden Five

https://www.newsday.com/sports/baseball/mets/jason-vargas-fractured-right-hand-1.17465425

ice cream social justice (Dr Morbius), Monday, 19 March 2018 15:35 (two years ago) link

Montero has torn his UCL and will be out all year, so I guess that answers that nagging question for now.

Michael F Gill, Thursday, 22 March 2018 17:35 (two years ago) link

icymi, Zack Wheeler was optioned to Vegas; Seth Lugo in the opening rotation.

Phillip Evans made the roster as a utility infielder.

ice cream social justice (Dr Morbius), Monday, 26 March 2018 15:24 (two years ago) link

Happy Opening Day, I just saw a guy walking through Penn Station in a Mets jersey with SAVAGE 69 on the back

— J Mac (@livelovejmac) March 29, 2018

mookieproof, Thursday, 29 March 2018 14:54 (two years ago) link

7-pitch first

ice cream social justice (Dr Morbius), Thursday, 29 March 2018 17:20 (two years ago) link

ty Jose M

ice cream social justice (Dr Morbius), Thursday, 29 March 2018 17:33 (two years ago) link

i started watching just in time to catch yadi answering the boos of the mets fans

Karl Malone, Thursday, 29 March 2018 17:44 (two years ago) link

did he flip the Bird?

ice cream social justice (Dr Morbius), Thursday, 29 March 2018 17:47 (two years ago) link

don't know, i think they're just still mad about 2006 for some reason

;)

Karl Malone, Thursday, 29 March 2018 17:57 (two years ago) link

why i oughta

ice cream social justice (Dr Morbius), Thursday, 29 March 2018 18:00 (two years ago) link

could be a 4-hr barnburner

ice cream social justice (Dr Morbius), Thursday, 29 March 2018 18:10 (two years ago) link

put it in da books

Yo on pace for 486 rbi

ice cream social justice (Dr Morbius), Thursday, 29 March 2018 20:21 (two years ago) link

Some full-season paces after Opening Day:

-Noah Syndergaard: 33-0, 6.00 ERA, 330 K, 0 BB

-Brandon Nimmo: .667/.800/.667, 324 H, 162 BB, 0 K

-Yoenis Cespedes: .400/.400/.400, 486 RBI

-Adrian Gonzalez: .667/.800/1.000, 162 runs, 162 RBI

-Mets offense: 1,458 runs, 0 HR

— Anthony DiComo (@AnthonyDiComo) March 30, 2018

mookieproof, Friday, 30 March 2018 14:56 (two years ago) link

Swarzak to DL, Robles up

the ignatius rock of ignorance (Dr Morbius), Tuesday, 3 April 2018 14:38 (two years ago) link

5 scoreless innings from Harvey, hot-cha

the ignatius rock of ignorance (Dr Morbius), Wednesday, 4 April 2018 02:16 (two years ago) link

that facebook live thing is a load of crock (i don’t use facebook + the game is blackedout on mlb.tv from Canada).

Van Horn Street, Wednesday, 4 April 2018 20:11 (two years ago) link

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DZ97IPtWAAAi9GJ.jpg

it's blacked out everywhere, fwiw

mookieproof, Wednesday, 4 April 2018 21:06 (two years ago) link

Conforto leading off vs Strasburg

the ignatius rock of ignorance (Dr Morbius), Thursday, 5 April 2018 15:11 (two years ago) link

Daytime ERA leaders, 1913-present:

1. Jacob deGrom, 1.98
2. Mellie Wolfgang, 2.15
3. Joe Wood, 2.22
4. Eddie Cicotte, 2.22
5. Tom Hughes, 2.24

deGrom's career at Nationals Park: 4-1, 2.95 ERA.

— Anthony DiComo (@AnthonyDiComo) April 5, 2018

the ignatius rock of ignorance (Dr Morbius), Thursday, 5 April 2018 16:59 (two years ago) link

I was not expecting a sweep of the Nats.

Mets' MLB bullpen ranks (out of 30):

ERA: 1.31 (2nd)
Saves: 5 (1st)
AVG against: .160 (1st)
OBP against: .265 (4th)
SLG against: .252 (5th)
K/9: 10.75 (3rd)
WHIP: 1.02 (5th)

— Anthony DiComo (@AnthonyDiComo) April 9, 2018

the ignatius rock of ignorance (Dr Morbius), Monday, 9 April 2018 17:48 (two years ago) link

Post-season odds are now in the low 60s %.

Van Horn Street, Monday, 9 April 2018 18:27 (two years ago) link

Wheeler spot-starts on Wed; the Golden Five!

https://www.mlb.com/mets/news/zack-wheeler-starting-for-mets-on-wednesday/c-271392572

the ignatius rock of ignorance (Dr Morbius), Monday, 9 April 2018 18:37 (two years ago) link

Super enjoying this team so far. Lugo and Gsellman in the bullpen has been quite a weapon. Can't wait to see more of Rosario (despite the wild free swinging) & Nimmo.

Michael F Gill, Tuesday, 10 April 2018 03:14 (two years ago) link

the mets have traded (former pirate great) lee mazzilli's son to the yankees

mookieproof, Tuesday, 10 April 2018 15:11 (two years ago) link

9-1, an unprecedented start in franchise history

the ignatius rock of ignorance (Dr Morbius), Wednesday, 11 April 2018 02:13 (two years ago) link

85 wins if they go .500 the rest of the season.

Van Horn Street, Wednesday, 11 April 2018 03:10 (two years ago) link

FREE NIMMO

mookieproof, Wednesday, 11 April 2018 03:17 (two years ago) link

Bruce was taking some 1B practice tonight. Tough to find time for 5 healthy outfielders who have all been very productive so far.

Michael F Gill, Wednesday, 11 April 2018 03:48 (two years ago) link

10-1, but on the scorpions side, d'Arnaud may need TJ

http://www.espn.com/mlb/story/_/id/23118017/new-york-mets-place-catcher-travis-darnaud-disabled-list-ucl-tear

the ignatius rock of ignorance (Dr Morbius), Thursday, 12 April 2018 06:27 (two years ago) link

Mets 10, scorpions 1

Michael F Gill, Thursday, 12 April 2018 17:28 (two years ago) link

really need to acquire another catcher, i think

the ignatius rock of ignorance (Dr Morbius), Thursday, 12 April 2018 17:50 (two years ago) link

keep your pants on fellas

DACA Flocka Flame (Hadrian VIII), Thursday, 12 April 2018 18:00 (two years ago) link

Mets fans always do til a clinching orgy.

the ignatius rock of ignorance (Dr Morbius), Thursday, 12 April 2018 18:03 (two years ago) link

nido's probably as good/better than any of the random backup catchers they could painlessly acquire

unless you *really* want chris stewart or erik kratz, i mean. (i already know you want recker)

mookieproof, Thursday, 12 April 2018 18:36 (two years ago) link

xp ew

DACA Flocka Flame (Hadrian VIII), Thursday, 12 April 2018 19:54 (two years ago) link

as i was saying

https://www.fangraphs.com/blogs/free-brandon-nimmo

mookieproof, Thursday, 12 April 2018 20:02 (two years ago) link

This is the first time I find myself actively wishing there was a DH in the NL, just so Nimmo could bat more.

Michael F Gill, Friday, 13 April 2018 03:20 (two years ago) link

You know lots more about Nido than i do, mook, but i'm already thinking ahead to a backup to Nido.

the ignatius rock of ignorance (Dr Morbius), Friday, 13 April 2018 03:40 (two years ago) link

welp . . . plawecki has a broken hand now, so yeah

mookieproof, Friday, 13 April 2018 14:30 (two years ago) link

oh Christ

as Casey said you need a catcher, or passed balls

the ignatius rock of ignorance (Dr Morbius), Friday, 13 April 2018 15:26 (two years ago) link

also im trying to get a ticket for tonight and the fuckers won't let you do will-call with the discount thing

the ignatius rock of ignorance (Dr Morbius), Friday, 13 April 2018 15:27 (two years ago) link

forgot abt Jose Lobaton

the ignatius rock of ignorance (Dr Morbius), Friday, 13 April 2018 15:31 (two years ago) link

apparently they're bringing back johnny monell (for depth, one hopes)

mookieproof, Friday, 13 April 2018 17:50 (two years ago) link

8 strikeouts in a row for thor

is the mets record 10? i heard a broadcaster mention that he was "halfway to a seaver" when he hit 5 Ks

Karl Malone, Sunday, 15 April 2018 18:29 (two years ago) link

jeez, that rosario play to end the 5th. the mets are enchanted right now

Karl Malone, Sunday, 15 April 2018 18:47 (two years ago) link

Seaver has the MLB record w/10 straight I believe. Glad to see Nimmo has been freed for a day.

Michael F Gill, Monday, 16 April 2018 04:15 (two years ago) link

I thought somebody tied Seaver, but perhaps not.

That Albers pitch to Wilmer was "right down Broadway," as Keith would say.

the ignatius rock of ignorance (Dr Morbius), Monday, 16 April 2018 12:39 (two years ago) link

...

Jersey Al (Albert R. Broccoli), Tuesday, 17 April 2018 03:49 (two years ago) link

not the last bullpen meltdown of the year

just need less than 20

the ignatius rock of ignorance (Dr Morbius), Tuesday, 17 April 2018 15:11 (two years ago) link

Ah, I remember this feeling. As brutal as ever.

Michael F Gill, Tuesday, 17 April 2018 17:14 (two years ago) link

ooooh, the seaon is lost!

i think woulda signed up for 12-3 three weeks ago

the ignatius rock of ignorance (Dr Morbius), Tuesday, 17 April 2018 19:34 (two years ago) link

Robles down, RHP Gerson Bautista up from Binghamton

the ignatius rock of ignorance (Dr Morbius), Tuesday, 17 April 2018 20:48 (two years ago) link

Fangraphs now projects Mets for 86 wins, 3 behind Nats and enough for WC2.

the ignatius rock of ignorance (Dr Morbius), Wednesday, 18 April 2018 18:10 (two years ago) link

THE TODDFATHER

the ignatius rock of ignorance (Dr Morbius), Thursday, 19 April 2018 01:31 (two years ago) link

that comeback was badly needed tonight, as much as one can be on 4/18

the ignatius rock of ignorance (Dr Morbius), Thursday, 19 April 2018 02:08 (two years ago) link

Yeah, felt like that 8th inning comeback helped neutralized the 8th inning collapse from 2 days ago.

Michael F Gill, Thursday, 19 April 2018 14:02 (two years ago) link

Guys Harvey is a starter. He gets ppl out in the 5th and 6th inning.

fuck the NRA (Neanderthal), Saturday, 21 April 2018 14:07 (two years ago) link

maybe he could get MLB to start the games in the 5th

the ignatius rock of ignorance (Dr Morbius), Saturday, 21 April 2018 18:40 (two years ago) link

pretty good game going on here. anyone else watching?

Karl Malone, Wednesday, 25 April 2018 02:54 (two years ago) link

yeah, good game! although lol on Matheny's desperation challenge that Bruce missed first base on his home run.

Michael F Gill, Wednesday, 25 April 2018 03:50 (two years ago) link

Cespedes, 21 games in, is batting under .200, but is still averaging 1 RBI a game.

Michael F Gill, Wednesday, 25 April 2018 03:53 (two years ago) link

the darkest of knights

Matt Harvey laughed audibly when approached by reporters today seeking comment about his bullpen debut. "No chance. Zero chance," he said.

Harvey was asked why. "I have nothing to say to you guys," he said.

He was asked why not. "I dont [expletive] want to," Harvey replied.

— Anthony DiComo (@AnthonyDiComo) April 25, 2018

mookieproof, Wednesday, 25 April 2018 21:25 (two years ago) link

he doesn't seem to be very happy about his new role

Karl Malone, Wednesday, 25 April 2018 21:25 (two years ago) link

i hope he breaks his foot in a nightclub very soon

the ignatius rock of ignorance (Dr Morbius), Thursday, 26 April 2018 02:39 (two years ago) link

can't say i blame him in the slightest

mookieproof, Thursday, 26 April 2018 02:47 (two years ago) link

I get ppl out in 5th inning

fuck the NRA (Neanderthal), Thursday, 26 April 2018 03:36 (two years ago) link

harvey probably could have managed that

mookieproof, Sunday, 29 April 2018 02:15 (two years ago) link

Dom Smith may have competition
https://www.mlb.com/news/sundays-top-performers-led-by-peter-alonso/c-274481280?tid=151437456

Michael F Gill, Monday, 30 April 2018 02:04 (two years ago) link

they seem to be playing an unusual number of blowouts (both W and L)

the ignatius rock of ignorance (Dr Morbius), Monday, 30 April 2018 02:19 (two years ago) link

Matt Harvey was partying in LA the night before he had a wobbly time coming out of the bullpen for the Mets in San Diego, sources told Page Six.

Harvey attended the Thursday opening of hot Avra Beverly Hills, where guests included Halle Berry, Cindy Crawford, Ellen Pompeo and Selma Blair.

But a spy told us that Harvey was “out at the Avra opening stumbling around . . . He had to sit down at one point. He must have been so desperate to party, he came up from San Diego.”

Another guest said that among so many stars, “Nobody knew who Matt was,” but, “he was sober.”

Harvey — who’s been relegated to the bullpen — has gotten into hot water in the past for partying when he should’ve been prepping.

omar little, Tuesday, 1 May 2018 05:13 (two years ago) link

Harvey suddenly being a teetotaler but ALSO still partying every night is the kind of shocking twist that would fit into the Mets Canon

Was Alderson upset about Page Six report on Harvey? “Usually I get upset if a report is unexpected. I guess the short answer is no.”

That’s cold.

— Tim Britton (@TimBritton) May 1, 2018

mookieproof, Tuesday, 1 May 2018 20:16 (two years ago) link

im going tonight, try to hex Acuna

the ignatius rock of ignorance (Dr Morbius), Wednesday, 2 May 2018 21:13 (two years ago) link

Your hex hit the wrong guy. DeGrom out after 4 IP, back tightness apparently.

WilliamC, Thursday, 3 May 2018 00:28 (two years ago) link

ooh, no, hyperextended elbow

WilliamC, Thursday, 3 May 2018 00:36 (two years ago) link

On a swing. Let's add the DH.

And i was wearing my deGrom jersey.

the ignatius rock of ignorance (Dr Morbius), Thursday, 3 May 2018 16:03 (two years ago) link

no sense of foreboding here at all!

UPDATE: Jacob deGrom's MRI revealed no ligament damage. He's going to try to start Monday. #Mets

— Anthony DiComo (@AnthonyDiComo) May 3, 2018

the ignatius rock of ignorance (Dr Morbius), Thursday, 3 May 2018 16:14 (two years ago) link

It really was a wide zone last night, and Newcomb lived on those edges.

WilliamC, Thursday, 3 May 2018 16:16 (two years ago) link

well, i couldn't tell from Section 517.

the ignatius rock of ignorance (Dr Morbius), Thursday, 3 May 2018 16:21 (two years ago) link

Really hope DeGrom turns out to be fine! I feel he’s a cy young contender this year for sure.

Michael F Gill, Thursday, 3 May 2018 16:43 (two years ago) link

The Mets are toying with fans' emotions.

Boos as Jason Vargas allows yet another hit.

Cheers as Mickey Callaway comes to take Vargas out of the game.

Boos when Matt Harvey is the first man out of the bullpen.

— Anthony DiComo (@AnthonyDiComo) May 3, 2018

the ignatius rock of ignorance (Dr Morbius), Thursday, 3 May 2018 18:32 (two years ago) link

I had no idea this was Vargas' second stint as a Met

the ignatius rock of ignorance (Dr Morbius), Thursday, 3 May 2018 18:33 (two years ago) link

Seems like deGrom is fine.

Van Horn Street, Thursday, 3 May 2018 18:35 (two years ago) link

Very glad I went last night and not today.

Time to cut bait on Harvey. No upside.

the ignatius rock of ignorance (Dr Morbius), Thursday, 3 May 2018 19:13 (two years ago) link

Mets to Sign Cody Asche, A Man Who Has Been Above Replacement-Level in One of His Five Seasons, And That One Was in 2014

mookieproof, Thursday, 3 May 2018 21:14 (two years ago) link

Just a minor league deal though.

Michael F Gill, Friday, 4 May 2018 01:27 (two years ago) link

he's probably not worse than reyes anyway

mookieproof, Friday, 4 May 2018 01:44 (two years ago) link

Mets DFA Matt Harvey. Asked him to go to minors and he refused.

reggae mike love (polyphonic), Friday, 4 May 2018 20:03 (two years ago) link

HALLELUJAH! I may also have a job, but I'm more excited about this.

the ignatius rock of ignorance (Dr Morbius), Friday, 4 May 2018 20:13 (two years ago) link

niiice. congrats, morbs :)

reggae mike love (polyphonic), Friday, 4 May 2018 20:14 (two years ago) link

Wow. Kind of had to happen though. The relationship was getting toxic, to say the least. Not to mention the pitching was just not there.

Michael F Gill, Friday, 4 May 2018 20:42 (two years ago) link

I understand the sudden happiness but the broader picture is quite sad. I don't want any of those 2 injuries to happen to any baseball player.

Van Horn Street, Friday, 4 May 2018 20:54 (two years ago) link

It'll be good for Matt to get out of New York and turn the page

reggae mike love (polyphonic), Friday, 4 May 2018 20:55 (two years ago) link

A lot of Mets inside dirt is going to come out if and when Harvey signs with another team.

NoTimeBeforeTime, Friday, 4 May 2018 21:25 (two years ago) link

The Harvey outside dirt is enough for me.

the ignatius rock of ignorance (Dr Morbius), Friday, 4 May 2018 22:34 (two years ago) link

Good grief, Wheeler gives up 5 runs in the first before getting 2 outs.

Michael F Gill, Friday, 4 May 2018 23:34 (two years ago) link

I am there now with the Redds, sitting right behind home plate, albeit way up in the cheap seats, with my gimme Bruuuce! shirt on.

Nashville #9 Dream (James Redd and the Blecchs), Friday, 4 May 2018 23:37 (two years ago) link

deGrom retroactively to DL, planned to start in Philly next Sunday

Mets will do the right thing after all else has been tried

the ignatius rock of ignorance (Dr Morbius), Sunday, 6 May 2018 18:25 (two years ago) link

The Mets batted out of order, and as a result forfeited a man in scoring position in the first inning. I've never seen that before in a professional baseball game.

— Anthony DiComo (@AnthonyDiComo) May 9, 2018

mookieproof, Wednesday, 9 May 2018 16:53 (two years ago) link

bold move. i love it.

na (NA), Wednesday, 9 May 2018 17:24 (two years ago) link

M! T! E! S!

frogbs, Wednesday, 9 May 2018 18:32 (two years ago) link

ya gotta bottom out before you can rise

and losing a series to the Reds is it

the ignatius rock of ignorance (Dr Morbius), Thursday, 10 May 2018 01:16 (two years ago) link

i can only imagine if willie randolph, the second-best mets manager of all time by winning pct, had batted out of order

mookieproof, Thursday, 10 May 2018 02:26 (two years ago) link

CONFORRRRTO

MEZZZZOROCKO

the ignatius rock of ignorance (Dr Morbius), Saturday, 12 May 2018 01:44 (two years ago) link

that was a big May 11 win

the ignatius rock of ignorance (Dr Morbius), Saturday, 12 May 2018 02:40 (two years ago) link

indeed, didn’t look good until the last minute.

Michael F Gill, Saturday, 12 May 2018 02:49 (two years ago) link

Degrom with a 45 pitch first inning but still does not give up a run.

Michael F Gill, Sunday, 13 May 2018 19:16 (two years ago) link

walked first 3; about 20 foul balls

the ignatius rock of ignorance (Dr Morbius), Sunday, 13 May 2018 19:17 (two years ago) link

And that's all for Jacob deGrom. The Mets won't let him go any further after throwing 45 pitches in the first. Luis Guillorme pinch-hits in the top of the second inning, making his first MLB plate appearance.

— Anthony DiComo (@AnthonyDiComo) May 13, 2018

so really, what was the point?

the ignatius rock of ignorance (Dr Morbius), Sunday, 13 May 2018 19:20 (two years ago) link

"We're very mindful that at some point, this can't continue." That time is just not now for the Mets and injured outfielder Yoenis Cespedes:https://t.co/ksnjaDKQ6T

— Anthony DiComo (@AnthonyDiComo) May 15, 2018

the ignatius rock of ignorance (Dr Morbius), Wednesday, 16 May 2018 00:07 (two years ago) link

The Mets are 12-0 all-time against the Blue Jays in Queens. Additionally, they are 186-177 in Interleague play, with the best winning percentage (.512) of any NL club.

— Anthony DiComo (@AnthonyDiComo) May 16, 2018

the ignatius rock of ignorance (Dr Morbius), Wednesday, 16 May 2018 06:42 (two years ago) link

Ces to DL, Phillip Evans up

the ignatius rock of ignorance (Dr Morbius), Wednesday, 16 May 2018 16:26 (two years ago) link

Guillorme is 3-for-3 to start in his career. Last #Mets hitter to do that was Steven Matz in 2015.

— Wayne Randazzo (@WayneRandazzo) May 16, 2018

mookieproof, Wednesday, 16 May 2018 17:39 (two years ago) link

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DdgKS0rXcAIybVC.jpg:small

mookieproof, Friday, 18 May 2018 19:27 (two years ago) link

of course

bad news easier to take via art

Guess Nimmo will be freed

the ignatius rock of ignorance (Dr Morbius), Friday, 18 May 2018 19:49 (two years ago) link

Lobaton DFA'd, so there is room on the 40 for another outfielder, or possibly Peter Alonso? Nido and Flexen back up too.

Michael F Gill, Saturday, 19 May 2018 18:56 (two years ago) link

no reason to put alonso on the 40 unless they're calling him up, and gonzalez is at least playable at first (for now)

continuing to give playing time to reyes, however, is a disaster, and rosario seems over his head at the moment. free luis guillorme! at the very least he's a plus defender

mookieproof, Saturday, 19 May 2018 19:46 (two years ago) link

Rosario seems pretty even-keeled and I like his defense so far. Has been hitting a bit better lately, def needs to work on his obp and stolen bases though.

Dom Smith apparently playing in the outfield tonight in AAA.

Michael F Gill, Sunday, 20 May 2018 01:15 (two years ago) link

Mesoraco has been a good pickup so far though

Michael F Gill, Sunday, 20 May 2018 02:24 (two years ago) link

consecutive wins, hallelujah

the ignatius rock of ignorance (Dr Morbius), Sunday, 20 May 2018 03:00 (two years ago) link

dom smith in the outfield seems like an amazingly bad idea -- but he did throw someone out (at second) tonight!

mookieproof, Sunday, 20 May 2018 03:31 (two years ago) link

i’m sorry i doubted you, amed

mookieproof, Sunday, 20 May 2018 19:22 (two years ago) link

didn't sweep a series all last year

the ignatius rock of ignorance (Dr Morbius), Monday, 21 May 2018 13:32 (two years ago) link

First *home* sweep since 2016, they did have some road sweeps last year.

The way he is going, Gsellman could be a potential closer next year if Familia leaves. It’s not like they will be many other options.

Michael F Gill, Monday, 21 May 2018 14:37 (two years ago) link

mea culpa

A friend and I cancelled going tonight solely cuz Vargas is pitching.

the ignatius rock of ignorance (Dr Morbius), Monday, 21 May 2018 14:49 (two years ago) link

i'm hoping we can point and laugh at this Mickey quote in ten days or so

Jose Reyes is batting .132/.179/.189 in 31 games, including a 2-for-22 funk this month.

Mickey Callaway says Reyes' roster spot is not his decision, but adds: "I think there's more baseball left in Jose. As far as I'm concerned, Jose is a big part of this team." #Mets

— Anthony DiComo (@AnthonyDiComo) May 21, 2018

the ignatius rock of ignorance (Dr Morbius), Monday, 21 May 2018 23:16 (two years ago) link

of course Vargas set the first nine down

the ignatius rock of ignorance (Dr Morbius), Monday, 21 May 2018 23:50 (two years ago) link

The Mets' update on Yoenis Cespedes (strained right hip flexor) is simply: "Continues rehab in New York."

Mickey Callaway seemed taken aback yesterday when asked about Cespedes, whom the Mets hesitated to put on the DL. Cespedes has refused to talk to media for 15 straight days.

— Anthony DiComo (@AnthonyDiComo) May 22, 2018

the ignatius rock of ignorance (Dr Morbius), Tuesday, 22 May 2018 17:59 (two years ago) link

Report: Mets close to a deal with Jose Bautista https://t.co/1U6mLnqdN3

— HardballTalk (@HardballTalk) May 22, 2018

joey kings, meet joey bats

mookieproof, Tuesday, 22 May 2018 21:08 (two years ago) link

:/

btw mook, every time i see you've bumped this thread i'm terrified

the ignatius rock of ignorance (Dr Morbius), Tuesday, 22 May 2018 21:11 (two years ago) link

haha sorry

mookieproof, Tuesday, 22 May 2018 21:21 (two years ago) link

Bautista doubles and scores in first Mets PA

the ignatius rock of ignorance (Dr Morbius), Tuesday, 22 May 2018 23:57 (two years ago) link

In the opinion of the demure young lady sitting behind me in Section 136 tonight, "Familia sucks fuckin' dick."

the ignatius rock of ignorance (Dr Morbius), Thursday, 24 May 2018 04:07 (two years ago) link

nimmmmmmmoooooooo

mookieproof, Friday, 25 May 2018 02:41 (two years ago) link

Bats ties it in the 9th!

the ignatius rock of ignorance (Dr Morbius), Saturday, 26 May 2018 02:36 (two years ago) link

Go Mets

El Tomboto, Saturday, 26 May 2018 04:03 (two years ago) link

happy 2 year anniversary of david wrights last ab :(

johnny crunch, Sunday, 27 May 2018 16:40 (two years ago) link

his three-game homer streak is still active

mookieproof, Sunday, 27 May 2018 21:30 (two years ago) link

they fucking suck

season over

the ignatius rock of ignorance (Dr Morbius), Monday, 28 May 2018 02:11 (two years ago) link

Degrom, on the other hand, is unbelievable. Opponents are now 0 for their last 29 against him with RISP.

Michael F Gill, Monday, 28 May 2018 20:06 (two years ago) link

Opponents now 0-for-last-28 against deGrom with RISP. By run expectancy, he should have allowed 14 runs in those spots. He has yielded zero.

— Tim Britton (@TimBritton) May 28, 2018

mookieproof, Monday, 28 May 2018 20:08 (two years ago) link

Drizzle delay aside, Jacob deGrom gets through seven innings today in Atlanta. One run. He has allowed two runs in his last 40.1 IP.

Put another way, deGrom has a 0.45 ERA in his last seven starts. #Mets

— Anthony DiComo (@AnthonyDiComo) May 28, 2018

Michael F Gill, Monday, 28 May 2018 20:10 (two years ago) link

morbs otm

mookieproof, Monday, 28 May 2018 20:50 (two years ago) link

Ugggghh.

Michael F Gill, Monday, 28 May 2018 20:53 (two years ago) link

Have to hand it to this team for continuing to give their fanbase the emotional turmoil they expect, but in new unexpected ways.

Michael F Gill, Monday, 28 May 2018 21:12 (two years ago) link

are you not entertained?

(maybe best not to answer that)

obviously DLC (Karl Malone), Monday, 28 May 2018 21:14 (two years ago) link

brb filling this out

https://i.imgur.com/b8cBfPT.jpg

Michael F Gill, Monday, 28 May 2018 21:35 (two years ago) link

incapable of winning a close game w/ garbage-fire bullpen

the ignatius rock of ignorance (Dr Morbius), Tuesday, 29 May 2018 00:25 (two years ago) link

The #Mets are 5-6 in games started by Jacob deGrom. They are 2-0 in games started by P.J. Conlon.

— Mike Vaccaro (@MikeVacc) May 29, 2018

the ignatius rock of ignorance (Dr Morbius), Tuesday, 29 May 2018 12:28 (two years ago) link

Noah Syndergaard was examined today at The Hospital for Special Surgery for soreness in his right index finger. A MRI and clinical examination confirmed a strained ligament in the finger. Syndergaard will be placed on the 10-Day Disabled List, retroactive to May 26.

— New York Mets (@Mets) May 29, 2018

mookieproof, Tuesday, 29 May 2018 17:31 (two years ago) link

like i said

the ignatius rock of ignorance (Dr Morbius), Tuesday, 29 May 2018 20:03 (two years ago) link

pure torture tonight!

Michael F Gill, Wednesday, 30 May 2018 03:43 (two years ago) link

icymi Flores is disabled too

the ignatius rock of ignorance (Dr Morbius), Wednesday, 30 May 2018 16:40 (two years ago) link

I'm told the Mets are calling up pitchers Tim Peterson and Scott Copeland from Triple-A Las Vegas today. Neither is on the 40-man roster, so there's going to have to be some shuffling.

— Anthony DiComo (@AnthonyDiComo) May 30, 2018

the ignatius rock of ignorance (Dr Morbius), Wednesday, 30 May 2018 20:01 (two years ago) link

fan went postal?

Citi Field was on fire just a little bit ago, according to the FDNY. One man on the scene caught video: https://t.co/JFFrQeYxwG

— Anthony DiComo (@AnthonyDiComo) May 30, 2018

the ignatius rock of ignorance (Dr Morbius), Wednesday, 30 May 2018 20:26 (two years ago) link

The full slate of Mets roster moves, now official:

-LHP Buddy Baumann recalled
-RHP Scott Copeland selected
-RHP Tim Peterson selected

-INF Phillip Evans optioned
-RHP Jacob Rhame optioned

-OF Juan Lagares to 60-day DL

-LHP P.J. Conlon DFA'd

Steven Matz stays off the DL.

— Anthony DiComo (@AnthonyDiComo) May 30, 2018

the ignatius rock of ignorance (Dr Morbius), Wednesday, 30 May 2018 21:53 (two years ago) link

RIPJ

mookieproof, Wednesday, 30 May 2018 21:59 (two years ago) link

I attended a birthday party at last night's game, where 30,000 fans in Conforto giveaway jerseys got to witness him airmail a throw home.

Mickey has had enough!

http://www.nydailynews.com/sports/baseball/mets/ny-sports-callaway-conforto-20180602-story.html

the ignatius rock of ignorance (Dr Morbius), Saturday, 2 June 2018 13:31 (two years ago) link

deGrom has given up 3 runs since April 16.

the ignatius rock of ignorance (Dr Morbius), Sunday, 3 June 2018 15:12 (two years ago) link

he also leads all NL *players* in bWAR this year

the ignatius rock of ignorance (Dr Morbius), Sunday, 3 June 2018 15:31 (two years ago) link

Frazier, Swarzak activated

the ignatius rock of ignorance (Dr Morbius), Tuesday, 5 June 2018 18:22 (two years ago) link

(crossing fingers for Reyes to be DFA'd)

the ignatius rock of ignorance (Dr Morbius), Tuesday, 5 June 2018 18:29 (two years ago) link

foiled again

To make room for Frazier and Swarzak, the Mets optioned Gerson Bautista to Triple-A Las Vegas and designated yet another player for assignment -- this time, reliever Buddy Baumann.

— Anthony DiComo (@AnthonyDiComo) June 5, 2018

the ignatius rock of ignorance (Dr Morbius), Tuesday, 5 June 2018 19:10 (two years ago) link

Baumann wasn’t up to much. His second DFA this year I believe.

Michael F Gill, Tuesday, 5 June 2018 20:57 (two years ago) link

THE METS TODAY

HITS OF PITCHES: 4
HITS BY PITCHES: 3

— Tim Britton (@TimBritton) June 6, 2018

mookieproof, Wednesday, 6 June 2018 19:25 (two years ago) link

Familia to the DL, will he return as closer?

Jersey Al (Albert R. Broccoli), Friday, 8 June 2018 20:03 (two years ago) link

thor sore, will not pitch sunday

mookieproof, Friday, 8 June 2018 20:07 (two years ago) link

saw a stat today that degrom has thrown 27 first-pitch curveballs this season . . . exactly one of which was called a ball

mookieproof, Friday, 8 June 2018 23:18 (two years ago) link

also

nimmmmmmooooooooo

mookieproof, Friday, 8 June 2018 23:19 (two years ago) link

he threw another first-pitch curve that missed tonight

Cespedes rehabbing in AA

the ignatius rock of ignorance (Dr Morbius), Friday, 8 June 2018 23:57 (two years ago) link

have scored 3 runs in the last 51 innings

Michael F Gill, Saturday, 9 June 2018 02:37 (two years ago) link

there was a loong rosenthal column on the mets and their current situation that i can post if you really want to know

mookieproof, Saturday, 9 June 2018 02:47 (two years ago) link

anything we don't already know?

the ignatius rock of ignorance (Dr Morbius), Saturday, 9 June 2018 03:43 (two years ago) link

i was not really expecting him to reference dave matthews band lyrics

mookieproof, Saturday, 9 June 2018 03:57 (two years ago) link

mets 2018: crash into me

maura, Saturday, 9 June 2018 10:03 (two years ago) link

also yeah post it! it’s behind the vc funded hot sports outlet of now’s paywall right?

maura, Saturday, 9 June 2018 10:03 (two years ago) link

Mets starting pitchers have a 2.16 ERA over the life of their eight-game losing streak.

— Anthony DiComo (@AnthonyDiComo) June 10, 2018

the ignatius rock of ignorance (Dr Morbius), Sunday, 10 June 2018 05:23 (two years ago) link

that might have been the worst double play turn of all time by reyes, wow. not even kidding

k3vin k., Monday, 11 June 2018 02:30 (two years ago) link

gets charged with 2 errors LOL

k3vin k., Monday, 11 June 2018 02:30 (two years ago) link

I have never sen that

k3vin k., Monday, 11 June 2018 02:30 (two years ago) link

fuck this team, call up tebow

johnny crunch, Monday, 11 June 2018 02:32 (two years ago) link

That there is a reliever called Holder is fantastic (couldn’t be bothered to find the Yankees thread).

Van Horn Street, Monday, 11 June 2018 02:36 (two years ago) link

Awesome double play.

Van Horn Street, Monday, 11 June 2018 02:49 (two years ago) link

adrian g released, don smith up

mookieproof, Monday, 11 June 2018 04:36 (two years ago) link

also Ty Kelly up, Lobaton DFA'd

multiple signs of life :/

the ignatius rock of ignorance (Dr Morbius), Monday, 11 June 2018 05:41 (two years ago) link

Surprised they let Adrian go before Reyes.

Michael F Gill, Monday, 11 June 2018 14:36 (two years ago) link

it's Reyes' birthday, so maybe tomorrow, I pray

the ignatius rock of ignorance (Dr Morbius), Monday, 11 June 2018 15:04 (two years ago) link

They must be carefully planning his ticker tape parade.

omar little, Monday, 11 June 2018 15:12 (two years ago) link

Thor finger sprain confirmed; rest prescribed

the ignatius rock of ignorance (Dr Morbius), Wednesday, 13 June 2018 15:30 (two years ago) link

jose bautista is playing second base

mookieproof, Wednesday, 13 June 2018 18:05 (two years ago) link

two hits

glad when they lose before 3pm, now i am ready to restart the day

the ignatius rock of ignorance (Dr Morbius), Wednesday, 13 June 2018 18:48 (two years ago) link

Assuming the Mets don't come back in the 9th, Jacob deGrom will be the first pitcher since Randy Johnson of the 1999 D-backs to make 5 straight starts of 7+ IP and ≤ 2 ER, and see his team lose each one.

— Andrew Simon (@AndrewSimonMLB) June 13, 2018

the ignatius rock of ignorance (Dr Morbius), Wednesday, 13 June 2018 19:01 (two years ago) link

McNeil and Alonso were just promoted to AAA, as expected.

Michael F Gill, Thursday, 14 June 2018 20:52 (two years ago) link

scored runs in multiple innings last night for the first time since June 1

baby steps

the ignatius rock of ignorance (Dr Morbius), Friday, 15 June 2018 13:11 (two years ago) link

mets signed their first-round pick, high school OF jarred kelenic

pre-draft comp was 'Mark Kotsay w/more athleticism'

mookieproof, Friday, 15 June 2018 19:06 (two years ago) link

lmao i was clowning my mets loving friend for that. basically by saying he's like mark kotsay then doing the super sarcastic OOOOOOOHH! like 8 times

why does anyone hang out with me i wonder

challops trap house (Will M.), Friday, 15 June 2018 20:29 (two years ago) link

tbf mark kotsay was a pretty good player before he turned 30

but yeah you'd maybe like to aim higher with a #6 pick

mookieproof, Friday, 15 June 2018 20:41 (two years ago) link

I talked to Davey Johnson about baseball things and mostly kept it together. I can tell you that he is very smart and still holds Wally Backman in very high regard. https://t.co/DsBUzL8U5c

— David Roth (@david_j_roth) June 15, 2018

mookieproof, Friday, 15 June 2018 21:52 (two years ago) link

First time #Mets have had 7 hits in a game since June 2. It breaks franchise record 9-game streak with 6 hits or fewer. The previous record was 7 in 1992 and 1962.

— Wayne Randazzo (@WayneRandazzo) June 16, 2018

the ignatius rock of ignorance (Dr Morbius), Saturday, 16 June 2018 13:00 (two years ago) link

Most improbable win of the year? Down by 2 w/2 outs in the 9th, no one on, and Reyes/Bautista coming up. Somehow get 4 runs.

Michael F Gill, Sunday, 17 June 2018 23:58 (two years ago) link

Nimmo is what we all strive to be internally. #benimmo

— Noah Syndergaard (@Noahsyndergaard) June 17, 2018

Michael F Gill, Monday, 18 June 2018 00:00 (two years ago) link

Nimmo w/ 2 HR and 4 hits tonight, up to .287/.410/.603

Watch as the Mets inch back toward .500 and con some into thinking they're a WC contender.

the ignatius rock of ignorance (Dr Morbius), Tuesday, 19 June 2018 06:52 (two years ago) link

I’d prefer them to get back into some kind of contention, if only to shut down all the rampant DeGrom trade speculation.

Nimmo is a few games away from qualifying for league leading stats.

Michael F Gill, Tuesday, 19 June 2018 16:02 (two years ago) link

happy 30th to jacob degrom

mookieproof, Tuesday, 19 June 2018 16:17 (two years ago) link

jay bruce to the 10-day DL

mookieproof, Tuesday, 19 June 2018 21:07 (two years ago) link

nimmmmmoooooooo

Brandon Nimmo finally has enough PAs to qualify for NL leaderboards, which now look like this:

OBP:
Votto, .426
Freeman, .420
Nimmo, .407

SLG:
Nimmo, .585
Freeman, .579
Suarez, .571

wOBA:
Nimmo, .421
Freeman, .418
Arenado, .408

wRC+:
Nimmo, 172
Freeman, 166
Belt, 157

— Anthony DiComo (@AnthonyDiComo) June 21, 2018

mookieproof, Thursday, 21 June 2018 16:31 (two years ago) link

hansel robles, dfa

mookieproof, Friday, 22 June 2018 19:22 (two years ago) link

wow, had no idea degrom was that old

k3vin k., Friday, 22 June 2018 20:23 (two years ago) link

yeah it's kind of a bummer because he won't make anywhere near the money he deserves. relatively speaking, of course, i mean he'll be fine

mookieproof, Friday, 22 June 2018 21:36 (two years ago) link

The Mets say X-rays were negative on Brandon Nimmo's right hand. He departed today's game with a sore pinkie finger.

— Anthony DiComo (@AnthonyDiComo) June 24, 2018

the ignatius rock of ignorance (Dr Morbius), Sunday, 24 June 2018 19:13 (two years ago) link

citi field: launching pad

mookieproof, Sunday, 24 June 2018 22:00 (two years ago) link

I see Reyes went 0-for-5 at SHORTSTOP today. Is Rosario hurt now?

the ignatius rock of ignorance (Dr Morbius), Monday, 25 June 2018 02:04 (two years ago) link

Think they were just giving him a mental day or two off.

Michael F Gill, Monday, 25 June 2018 14:32 (two years ago) link

BREAKING: Sandy Alderson is taking an immediate leave of absence from his Mets general manager duties to address his personal health. John Ricco, J.P. Ricciardi and Omar Minaya will split the role in his absence.

— Anthony DiComo (@AnthonyDiComo) June 26, 2018

mookieproof, Tuesday, 26 June 2018 20:11 (two years ago) link

oh the jokes

The New York blood center recently declared a blood emergency due to shortages in supply. As a result, the Mets will hold a blood drive July 2 at Citi Field, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Donate blood, receive two tickets to a 2018 Mets game.

— Anthony DiComo (@AnthonyDiComo) June 28, 2018

the ignatius rock of ignorance (Dr Morbius), Thursday, 28 June 2018 21:45 (two years ago) link

The Mets ended the month of June with a 5–21 record, the worst record for a month in the team’s history.

mookieproof, Monday, 2 July 2018 14:20 (two years ago) link

https://i.imgur.com/sIPQhsZ.jpg

better late than never

mookieproof, Monday, 2 July 2018 20:33 (two years ago) link

A standout Venezuelan catcher highlights the Mets' haul on international signing day. @JesseSanchezMLB with the details:https://t.co/wXpDa9XwvB

— Anthony DiComo (@AnthonyDiComo) July 2, 2018

the ignatius rock of ignorance (Dr Morbius), Tuesday, 3 July 2018 03:09 (two years ago) link

Major League Baseball announced today that Commissioner Robert D. Manfred, Jr. has ruled on New York Mets pitcher Jenrry Mejia’s application for reinstatement from his permanent suspension under Major League Baseball’s Joint Drug Prevention and Treatment Program (announced on February 12, 2016). Mejia will be allowed to resume participation in non-public workouts at Mets’ facilities following the 2018 All-Star break and will be eligible for a rehabilitation assignment with a Mets’ affiliate in mid-August. Provided that Mejia complies with certain conditions established by the Office of the Commissioner and agreed to by Mejia and the Players Association, Mejia will be reinstated from the Restricted List and will be eligible to resume all baseball activities beginning with 2019 Spring Training.

mookieproof, Friday, 6 July 2018 20:04 (two years ago) link

TJ Rivera back up in a rehab start for St Lucie tonight.

Michael F Gill, Saturday, 7 July 2018 00:05 (two years ago) link

watching deGrom games is just torture, and i'm quitting now

the ignatius rock of ignorance (Dr Morbius), Saturday, 7 July 2018 01:12 (two years ago) link

walk off grand slam though!

Michael F Gill, Saturday, 7 July 2018 02:03 (two years ago) link

stick to corey oswalt games; that's the key

mookieproof, Saturday, 7 July 2018 02:05 (two years ago) link

i almost went tonight

the ignatius rock of ignorance (Dr Morbius), Saturday, 7 July 2018 02:16 (two years ago) link

Flores won the first game last night w/ a HR and got the Mets' only 2 hits in the second.

the ignatius rock of ignorance (Dr Morbius), Tuesday, 10 July 2018 11:34 (two years ago) link

28-yo Drew Gagnon makes his MLB debut on the mound tonight

the ignatius rock of ignorance (Dr Morbius), Tuesday, 10 July 2018 19:33 (two years ago) link

Acc to Jaffe and others, the Mets' next GM will be coming from outside, making a midsummer ace trade unlikely.

https://www.fangraphs.com/blogs/the-prospect-of-a-trade-looms-over-rehabbing-syndergaard/

the ignatius rock of ignorance (Dr Morbius), Tuesday, 10 July 2018 20:15 (two years ago) link

When discussing the idea of clutch, Mickey Callaway compared Wilmer Flores favorably to Michael Jordan.

— Tim Britton (@TimBritton) July 10, 2018

mookieproof, Tuesday, 10 July 2018 21:52 (two years ago) link

matt den dekker 2: electric boogaloo

mookieproof, Wednesday, 11 July 2018 19:38 (two years ago) link

DeGrom has only one win in his last 10 starts, all of which have been quality starts.

Jersey Al (Albert R. Broccoli), Thursday, 12 July 2018 02:24 (two years ago) link

...something like 1.60 ERA and 0.93 WHIP over those starts.

Jersey Al (Albert R. Broccoli), Thursday, 12 July 2018 02:25 (two years ago) link

nimmmmmoooooooo

mookieproof, Thursday, 12 July 2018 02:45 (two years ago) link

about the best the Mets can hope for these days

Jake and Nimmo and the rest are dimmo

the ignatius rock of ignorance (Dr Morbius), Thursday, 12 July 2018 05:52 (two years ago) link

Really hope he’s a Met for life

Michael F Gill, Monday, 16 July 2018 21:12 (two years ago) link

Not so fast, Doc:

The Mets now say Yoenis Cespedes will undergo an MRI and meet with a foot specialist early next week. It does not seem likely that he will play tomorrow.

— Anthony DiComo (@AnthonyDiComo) July 21, 2018

Jersey Al (Albert R. Broccoli), Saturday, 21 July 2018 23:34 (two years ago) link

Familia to A's for 2 fringe prospects

Keith Law has thoughts

http://insider.espn.com/mlb/insider/story/_/id/24160093/mlb-mets-get-weak-payoff-trading-jeurys-familia-early

the ignatius rock of ignorance (Dr Morbius), Sunday, 22 July 2018 14:55 (two years ago) link

The Mets are putting Noah Syndergaard on the DL. He contracted hand, foot and mouth disease.

— Anthony DiComo (@AnthonyDiComo) July 22, 2018

the ignatius rock of ignorance (Dr Morbius), Sunday, 22 July 2018 21:22 (two years ago) link

In better news:

The Mets promoted top infield prospect Andres Gimenez to Double-A Binghamton today. He's just 19 years old.

— Anthony DiComo (@AnthonyDiComo) July 22, 2018

Also: Jerry Blevins, actor.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SrDn3AdBTSQ

Michael F Gill, Sunday, 22 July 2018 23:40 (two years ago) link

DeGrom splits since April 21st:

14 Games Started (3W - 5L, 6 no decisions)
1.28 ERA
0.95 WHIP
119K:24BB

Jersey Al (Albert R. Broccoli), Tuesday, 24 July 2018 02:46 (two years ago) link

nimmmmmmmooooooooo

Brandon Nimmo is this year's Mets winner of the MLBPA Alumni's Heart and Hustle Award, presented annually to the players from each team who best "demonstrate a passion for the game of baseball and best embody the values, spirit and traditions of the game."

— Anthony DiComo (@AnthonyDiComo) July 24, 2018

mookieproof, Tuesday, 24 July 2018 14:17 (two years ago) link

Jeff McNeil's minor league purgatory is at an end. Source confirms the Mets are calling up the 26-year-old infielder, who has hit .342 with 19 home runs and a 1.028 OPS over two levels this season. McNeil is a former 12th-round draft pick.

— Anthony DiComo (@AnthonyDiComo) July 24, 2018

Philip Evans also up; presumably Cespedes to DL, never to be seen again

a Mets fan who gave up on everything in the mid '80s (Dr Morbius), Tuesday, 24 July 2018 16:40 (two years ago) link

that's the guy who keith law poo-poohed on twitter and peter alonso stuck up for

(which in a roundabout way led to total dick move by klaw which has really tainted my view of him)

mookieproof, Tuesday, 24 July 2018 17:04 (two years ago) link

Ty Kelly DFA'd

Reyes is staying all year, right

a Mets fan who gave up on everything in the mid '80s (Dr Morbius), Tuesday, 24 July 2018 20:35 (two years ago) link

Mets are preparing to announce Cespedes will be placed on the DL. As of this morning he was leaning toward season ending surgery.

— Mike Puma (@NYPost_Mets) July 24, 2018

mookieproof, Tuesday, 24 July 2018 20:42 (two years ago) link

Official: season ending surgery with 8-10 month recovery.

Jersey Al (Albert R. Broccoli), Tuesday, 24 July 2018 21:17 (two years ago) link

so go to the player for the truth in future, not the front office or staff

a Mets fan who gave up on everything in the mid '80s (Dr Morbius), Tuesday, 24 July 2018 21:18 (two years ago) link

nah, go to francesa

mookieproof, Tuesday, 24 July 2018 21:26 (two years ago) link

Regarding Jose Reyes in the lineup today, Mickey Callaway said he has to "do the right thing" keeping players such as Reyes sharp, and that there will be plenty of playing time for Jeff McNeil in the future.

— Anthony DiComo (@AnthonyDiComo) July 25, 2018

a Mets fan who gave up on everything in the mid '80s (Dr Morbius), Wednesday, 25 July 2018 15:49 (two years ago) link

First series win since May!

a Mets fan who gave up on everything in the mid '80s (Dr Morbius), Thursday, 26 July 2018 11:42 (two years ago) link

I expect Cabrera to go although I don't think they will get too much back. I think everyone wants to see McNeil get a shot at 2B. Would rather they not trade Wheeler since he is finally hitting his stride, but am completely expecting them to screw up that trade. There seems to be a need for Flores/Bautista/Mesoraco as everyday players at the moment, considering how depleted the outfield/catcher depth currently is. I guess you could make a case for Smith/Alonso at 1B.

Michael F Gill, Friday, 27 July 2018 03:53 (two years ago) link

mets sign austin jackson

they must fucking hate dom smith

mookieproof, Friday, 27 July 2018 15:19 (two years ago) link

Mets in June: 5-21

Mets in months not June: 40-38

a Mets fan who gave up on everything in the mid '80s (Dr Morbius), Friday, 27 July 2018 19:34 (two years ago) link

The #Mets signed Austin Jackson because they want someone who can catch the ball in CF and get a few hits. Nothing more than that. Mickey highly values a good defensive CF. They miss Lagares.

— Wayne Randazzo (@WayneRandazzo) July 27, 2018

a Mets fan who gave up on everything in the mid '80s (Dr Morbius), Friday, 27 July 2018 20:30 (two years ago) link

MLB Trade Rumors:

The Mets feel that Zack Wheeler has “turned a corner” and would like a return in a trade which they feel is reflective of that improvement, tweets Fancred’s Jon Heyman. To this point, however, “no one has come even close” to meeting the team’s asking price, Heyman adds, making it seem likelier that Wheeler stays with the team through the deadline (and, quite likely then, into the offseason). With six shutout innings today, Wheeler now has a 3.20 ERA and a 63-to-23 K/BB ratio across his past 70 1/3 innings (11 starts) dating back to June 1. The 28-year-old is earning $1.9MM in 2018 and is controlled through the 2019 season.

a Mets fan who gave up on everything in the mid '80s (Dr Morbius), Monday, 30 July 2018 11:31 (two years ago) link

guess i'm gonna fire up the TV archive

Mets television announcers Keith Hernandez, Ron Darling and Gary Cohen took turns reading verbatim from the team's media guide in the late innings -- the SNY network played the theme from "Masterpiece Theatre" in the background.

a Mets fan who gave up on everything in the mid '80s (Dr Morbius), Wednesday, 1 August 2018 11:44 (two years ago) link

Jose Reyes allowed two home runs last night.

He's hit two today.

— Anthony DiComo (@AnthonyDiComo) August 1, 2018

a Mets fan who gave up on everything in the mid '80s (Dr Morbius), Wednesday, 1 August 2018 18:12 (two years ago) link

i think we're reaching the point where degrom needs his own thread

mookieproof, Saturday, 4 August 2018 02:36 (two years ago) link

Even I feel bad for the guy.

a shomin-geki poster with some horror elements (WilliamC), Saturday, 4 August 2018 02:51 (two years ago) link

Degrom's dominance + lack of run support is such common knowledge this year that the cy young voters will have to take it in to account. Scherzer may not even be able to help the Nats make the wild card this year, so I wonder if this means Aaron Nola overshadows them both.

Michael F Gill, Saturday, 4 August 2018 04:02 (two years ago) link

as close as the three of them are, i guess i'd be surprised if the guy with single-digit wins is successful

otoh degrom deserves a cy bonus and the wilpons deserve to pay for it 10 times over, so

mookieproof, Saturday, 4 August 2018 04:17 (two years ago) link

Best ERA in MLB + 19 straight quality starts = 5W-7L

Jersey Al (Albert R. Broccoli), Saturday, 4 August 2018 04:46 (two years ago) link

Very joe Morgan voice

Weeeeeeenssss

YouTube_-_funy_cats.flv (Jimmy The Mod Awaits The Return Of His Beloved), Saturday, 4 August 2018 14:16 (two years ago) link

saving the marginal arms

https://www.newsday.com/sports/baseball/mets/mets-to-limit-pitchers-gsellman-and-lugo-for-remainder-of-the-season-1.20345760

mook and i dodged a bullet by not going last night, as Votto didn't play and there was a 100-minute rain delay in the top of the first.

a Mets fan who gave up on everything in the mid '80s (Dr Morbius), Wednesday, 8 August 2018 14:31 (two years ago) link

It has happened, but deGrom is currently on path to make history.

The most WAR in a season where WAR > Ws is 6.2, set by Ted Abernathy in his 6-W 1967. At 6.5 WAR and 5 Ws, if deGrom's season ended today, he'd set the record https://t.co/VDiSTdEDp0 https://t.co/ql6sSx58nE

— Baseball Reference (@baseball_ref) August 8, 2018

mookieproof, Wednesday, 8 August 2018 15:22 (two years ago) link

8 K thru 5 and has a 4-0 lead... in danger of winning

a Mets fan who gave up on everything in the mid '80s (Dr Morbius), Wednesday, 8 August 2018 17:54 (two years ago) link

Wright is starting a rehab assignment:
https://www.amazinavenue.com/2018/8/11/17679326/mets-david-wright-rehab-assignment-st-lucie-new-york

Austin Jackson has been on fire lately.

Michael F Gill, Sunday, 12 August 2018 00:18 (one year ago) link

Nimmo: 5-for-5 and a HBP

a Mets fan who gave up on everything in the mid '80s (Dr Morbius), Thursday, 16 August 2018 04:06 (one year ago) link

Plawecki Grand Slam was absolutely crushed. Need a gif of that.

Michael F Gill, Thursday, 16 August 2018 14:11 (one year ago) link

something bad happened to nimmo when he checked his swing -- maybe a wrist issue

mookieproof, Thursday, 16 August 2018 20:58 (one year ago) link

Nothing broken, hopefully it’s ok? The rest of game 1 was an absolute treat.

Michael F Gill, Thursday, 16 August 2018 23:16 (one year ago) link

Oh and thanks for the gif!

Michael F Gill, Thursday, 16 August 2018 23:17 (one year ago) link

Not even a rain delay could stop Degrom's complete game that brings his ERA down to 1.71

Jacob deGrom threw his first complete game in a Cy Young season.

The final at-bat -- a game-ending groundout from Nick Williams:
Pitch 106: 98.3 mph
Pitch 107: 99.0 mph
Pitch 108: 99.1 mph (groundout)

Those were, successively, his three fastest pitches of the game.

— David Adler (@_dadler) August 18, 2018

Continue to be impressed w/Jeff McNeil.

Michael F Gill, Saturday, 18 August 2018 23:28 (one year ago) link

Any chance they are resigning deGrom?

Van Horn Street, Sunday, 19 August 2018 02:30 (one year ago) link

they don't have to -- they've got him for another two years, after which he will be heading into his age-33 season

mookieproof, Sunday, 19 August 2018 02:47 (one year ago) link

me during sex: hurt me

her: You’ve been traded to the Mets

me: wait—

her: you have a sore elbow. Mets expect you to miss one start.

me: stop

her: It’s a torn UCL. Tommy John surgery. 12-18 months recovery.

— JB (@JB_August) August 19, 2018

Jersey Al (Albert R. Broccoli), Monday, 20 August 2018 13:10 (one year ago) link

Nimmo to DL, what a surprise

a Mets fan who gave up on everything in the mid '80s (Dr Morbius), Monday, 20 August 2018 21:59 (one year ago) link

McNeil 4 for 4 again tonight. Cory Oswalt has been a surprise, and may actually turn out to be a good long guy in the bullpen if tonight's performance is anything to go by.

Michael F Gill, Wednesday, 22 August 2018 03:00 (one year ago) link

Jeff​ McNeil​ has had​ a truly odd career. McNeil, a 13th​ round​ pick​ in​ 2013​ who didn’t​ even​ play​ high​​ school baseball, struggled with injuries for most of his minor league career before finally keeping healthy in 2018 and breaking out. So it seems appropriate that McNeil would have an equally unique approach at the plate, one that is truly rare among MLB players.

To get a sense of the oddity of McNeil’s approach, look at this plot of zone-contact% versus zone-swing% among players from 2018 with at least 90 plate appearances (McNeil had 95 PA entering Monday).

https://cdn.theathletic.com/app/uploads/2018/08/21073840/z-swing-versus-z-contact.png

There usually exists a slight trade-off in terms of Z-Swing% versus Z-Contact%: swinging at everything in the zone generally results in more whiffs, while swinging at fewer zone pitches allows hitters to be more selective, resulting in higher contact. But McNeil has completely bucked that trend, swinging at more zone pitches than anyone in baseball in 2018 while making contact at the rate of more selective players.

In his young MLB career, McNeil has displayed elite plate protection: per Baseball Savant, only 9.4% of pitches to McNeil have resulted in a called strike, the 4th best figure in the MLB in 2018 among batters who have seen at least 300 pitches. Making frequent and consistent zone contact is a good skill to have – according to Baseball Savant, hitters have run a .388 wOBA on zone-contact pitches in 2018 (McNeil is at .379 on the year on those pitches) – and McNeil is one of the best in baseball at generating zone contact.

McNeil is simply a contact machine – he swings at everything, and he contacts everything. 50.3% of pitches to McNeil end in contact – the highest figure in the MLB (min 300 pitches). More pitches to McNeil have not reached the catcher’s glove than have. On contact, McNeil is running a .346 wOBA and a .352 xwOBA, both of which are below average (league wOBA on contact: .361, xwOBA: .377) – but since McNeil generates more contact than any other hitter, he provides above-average value at the plate (.339 wOBA compared to a league average .317 wOBA) despite below average quality-of-contact and walk rates.

mookieproof, Wednesday, 22 August 2018 13:58 (one year ago) link

I wonder how the Mets can devalue or trade him?

a Mets fan who gave up on everything in the mid '80s (Dr Morbius), Wednesday, 22 August 2018 14:06 (one year ago) link

David Wright went 1-4 with a run batted in while playing seven innings for Port St. Lucie while Jay Bruce went 3-4 with a double and two singles.

a Mets fan who gave up on everything in the mid '80s (Dr Morbius), Wednesday, 22 August 2018 14:54 (one year ago) link

Jake out after 6, trailing 2-0; 4 BB, 10 K

a Mets fan who gave up on everything in the mid '80s (Dr Morbius), Thursday, 23 August 2018 18:58 (one year ago) link

long goes Frazier!

a Mets fan who gave up on everything in the mid '80s (Dr Morbius), Thursday, 23 August 2018 19:06 (one year ago) link

18 Quality Starts in a row for JdG

Jersey Al (Albert R. Broccoli), Friday, 24 August 2018 00:09 (one year ago) link

Mets are 24-23 in the season's 2nd half

a Mets fan who gave up on everything in the mid '80s (Dr Morbius), Saturday, 25 August 2018 02:07 (one year ago) link

that's nice

mookieproof, Saturday, 25 August 2018 02:10 (one year ago) link

if only this was a split-season strike year, they'd be in contention

a Mets fan who gave up on everything in the mid '80s (Dr Morbius), Saturday, 25 August 2018 02:19 (one year ago) link

and now 5.5 behind Nats; mighta taken that in March.

a Mets fan who gave up on everything in the mid '80s (Dr Morbius), Sunday, 26 August 2018 15:10 (one year ago) link

Breaking: The Mets will not call up Peter Alonso this season.

— Anthony DiComo (@AnthonyDiComo) August 28, 2018

mookieproof, Tuesday, 28 August 2018 18:41 (one year ago) link

jay bruce *needs* that playing time at first

mookieproof, Tuesday, 28 August 2018 18:42 (one year ago) link

so their reasoning was that a) between bruce and wilmer and dom smith, they couldn't get alonso any playing time at 1B, and b) he'd be better off getting some rest

a) they don't actually have to play jay bruce, a 31yo outfielder with an 80 OPS+ this season! they can play whoever they want! in any case, alonso won't be getting playing time anywhere else in september because the mets' upper minor league teams didn't make the playoffs

b) now they're sending him to the arizona fall league, which, while not a grind like the season, is not rest! also the guy has a .900 OPS in triple-a -- he doesn't need to be there. guys of his age and pedigree aren't sent to the AFL unless they missed significant time during the season or are trying to change positions. neither of which apply to alonso, who was named the mets' minor league defender of the month in july

it's not a service-time issue -- the extra time gained would be in his age-30 season. the mets just seem to have no clue

mookieproof, Thursday, 30 August 2018 18:37 (one year ago) link

we're used to it

from my i.v. chair, i heard Ed Coleman and whoever the noontime WFAN idiot is talking about the necessity of "locking deGrom up" -- beginning with, as mook pointed out, his age 33 season. The mainstream sports media has no clue either.

a Mets fan who gave up on everything in the mid '80s (Dr Morbius), Thursday, 30 August 2018 19:30 (one year ago) link

https://i.imgur.com/yNw67eK.jpg

i don't know that this *means* anything, but at present the 2018 mets are offensively the worst-performing team ever, relative to overall performance, at home

mookieproof, Friday, 31 August 2018 20:46 (one year ago) link

they sure have sucked at home

btw WFAN midday idiot also said their big booboo last winter was not signing Eric Hosmer

a Mets fan who gave up on everything in the mid '80s (Dr Morbius), Friday, 31 August 2018 21:09 (one year ago) link

The Mets have a 23-year-old potential star first baseman. They don’t want to lose a season of control in a year where they’re going to lose the majority of their games. The Blue Jays have arguably received less backlash for being thrifty with Guerrero than the Mets have with Alonso, and there’s no doubt at all that Guerrero is the better player, now and in the future.

https://www.fangraphs.com/blogs/david-wright-peter-alonso-and-the-law-of-metropolitan-frugality/

a Mets fan who gave up on everything in the mid '80s (Dr Morbius), Wednesday, 5 September 2018 20:15 (one year ago) link

the big difference is that alonso is four years older than vlad. when they do finally call him up next april 15, he'll be 24 and under team control until he's 31. we know players peak around 28, so he, like degrom, stands to lose big money by having free agency delayed into his 30s.

the vlad thing also sucks, but assuming the jays don't just leave him in the minors until they think they have a competitive team -- and it could be a while -- he'll still hit free agency at 27.

i don't know how much the union cares about this -- they're still minor leaguers, so they're not *in* the union -- but this is a serious screwing of its future members and yet another sign that the CBA is not working for the players

mookieproof, Wednesday, 5 September 2018 20:33 (one year ago) link

The Mets just announced that Jay Horwitz -- their longtime PR guy who could write a hell of a tell-all if he wanted to -- will "take on a new role with" the team. They're announcing more tomorrow at 2 p.m.

— Tim Healey (@timbhealey) September 11, 2018

new general manager obvs

mookieproof, Tuesday, 11 September 2018 18:35 (one year ago) link

via Amazin' Avenue:

"As the Mets ramp up their search for their next GM, reports say the team has asked Terry Collins to assume a larger role in the front office. Right now, people around the team point to Blue Jays' Mark Shapiro as the best fit to lead the Mets."

https://www.sny.tv/mets/news/mets-gm-search-update-collins-asked-to-assume-larger-role-keep-eye-on-shapiro/294168810

a Mets fan who gave up on everything in the mid '80s (Dr Morbius), Wednesday, 12 September 2018 15:33 (one year ago) link

I don’t think it’s an accident that Mark Shapiro — a man who has shown that he is an expert at not spending money on baseball players while not catching much hell for it — is a top candidate for the Mets GM position. Indeed, I can think of no one more appropriate for the job.

https://mlb.nbcsports.com/2018/09/11/of-course-the-mets-are-interested-in-mark-shapiro

mookieproof, Wednesday, 12 September 2018 15:41 (one year ago) link

Heard a clip of Jay Horwitz talking about the time the players bought him a stripper...

a Mets fan who gave up on everything in the mid '80s (Dr Morbius), Wednesday, 12 September 2018 20:16 (one year ago) link

David Wright will retire after this season.

David Wright will play again in the Major Leagues.

The Mets will activate Wright on Sept. 25. He will start at third base on Sept. 29.

— Anthony DiComo (@AnthonyDiComo) September 13, 2018

a Mets fan who gave up on everything in the mid '80s (Dr Morbius), Thursday, 13 September 2018 18:12 (one year ago) link

David Wright is tearing up at his press conference.

"It's truly been an honor to take the field with you, and serve as your captain," Wright said to his teammates.

"To the fans, words can't address my gratitude."

— Anthony DiComo (@AnthonyDiComo) September 13, 2018

a Mets fan who gave up on everything in the mid '80s (Dr Morbius), Thursday, 13 September 2018 18:13 (one year ago) link

:(

maura, Thursday, 13 September 2018 21:25 (one year ago) link

i'm glad he'll at least get to make one more appearance. i think everyone was really rooting for him to make it back. he seems to have tried his damndest

Karl Malone, Thursday, 13 September 2018 21:26 (one year ago) link

@keithhernandez doing radio play by play in @MetsBooth with Howie and @WayneRandazzo is both wonderful and hilarious!
Keith: Here's the payoff pitch.
Howie: at 1-2?
Keith: Hopefully

— Alan Yudman (@AlanYudman) September 13, 2018

mookieproof, Thursday, 13 September 2018 21:27 (one year ago) link

Going to the game today at Fenway. There are tons of Mets fans everywhere. Too bad we drew Oswalt pitching instead of anyone else, but I’m hopeful it won’t be a blowout. They haven’t played in Boston since 2009.

Michael F Gill, Saturday, 15 September 2018 18:03 (one year ago) link

no, Friday night was the blowout

a Mets fan who gave up on everything in the mid '80s (Dr Morbius), Saturday, 15 September 2018 23:42 (one year ago) link

The parade of 7line Mets fans en route to Fenway probably stopped traffic for a good 10-15 minutes. Most people in their cars took it well, actually.

Michael F Gill, Sunday, 16 September 2018 01:54 (one year ago) link

bye Hannity

The Mets make it official: they're moving their radio broadcasts from WOR 710 to WCBS 880 beginning next season, in a deal that runs through 2025.

— Anthony DiComo (@AnthonyDiComo) September 17, 2018

a Mets fan who gave up on everything in the mid '80s (Dr Morbius), Monday, 17 September 2018 19:18 (one year ago) link

Callaway says that it’s possible the #Mets will shutdown Wheeler for the rest of the year. Team will meet with him tomorrow to make a decision.

— Steve Gelbs (@SteveGelbs) September 18, 2018

a Mets fan who gave up on everything in the mid '80s (Dr Morbius), Tuesday, 18 September 2018 20:13 (one year ago) link

need matz in the lineup every day i guess

mookieproof, Wednesday, 19 September 2018 01:13 (one year ago) link

scorpions

Wilmer Flores has been diagnosed with early onset arthritis in both knees. He is done for the season.

— Anthony DiComo (@AnthonyDiComo) September 20, 2018

mookieproof, Thursday, 20 September 2018 20:06 (one year ago) link

i am enjoying the jeff mcneil experience

mookieproof, Monday, 24 September 2018 21:15 (one year ago) link

Me too, might even get some rookie of the year votes with that .340/.394/.495 in 221 plate appearances so far. No need to look for a 2019 2B.

Michael F Gill, Tuesday, 25 September 2018 00:13 (one year ago) link

Official: The Mets have activated David Wright from the disabled list.

— Anthony DiComo (@AnthonyDiComo) September 25, 2018

a Mets fan who gave up on everything in the mid '80s (Dr Morbius), Tuesday, 25 September 2018 18:34 (one year ago) link

Out of respect to Braves fighting for home field , Mets don’t want to use him in a meaningful game https://t.co/1V5glSi5DX

— Andy Martino (@martinonyc) September 25, 2018

mookieproof, Tuesday, 25 September 2018 20:13 (one year ago) link

so adjusting expectations to Gehrig 1939

a Mets fan who gave up on everything in the mid '80s (Dr Morbius), Tuesday, 25 September 2018 23:42 (one year ago) link

Thor getting that treatment normally reserved for DeGrom.

Jersey Al (Albert R. Broccoli), Wednesday, 26 September 2018 02:38 (one year ago) link

Jacob deGrom has retired 11 in a row. He has five strikeouts through five shutout innings. His Major League-leading ERA is 1.72.

Mets 0, Braves 0, mid-fifth.

— Anthony DiComo (@AnthonyDiComo) September 27, 2018

a Mets fan who gave up on everything in the mid '80s (Dr Morbius), Thursday, 27 September 2018 00:38 (one year ago) link

also it's going to rain like hell in 40 mins or so

a Mets fan who gave up on everything in the mid '80s (Dr Morbius), Thursday, 27 September 2018 00:39 (one year ago) link

3-0 lead, tenth win graspable

a Mets fan who gave up on everything in the mid '80s (Dr Morbius), Thursday, 27 September 2018 01:25 (one year ago) link

2) This David Wright scouting report from before the 2004 season will always be one of the best I have ever written. pic.twitter.com/tGVmcYK5mh

— JJ Cooper (@jjcoop36) September 28, 2018

mookieproof, Friday, 28 September 2018 20:17 (one year ago) link

scorpion postmortem

Noah Syndergaard throws a four-hitter in Game 162. The Mets won consecutive 1-0 games over the Marlins to end things.

They went 31-20 over their last 51 games -- a bandage over a bullet hole, perhaps, but enough for the Mets to enter the offseason with optimism.

— Anthony DiComo (@AnthonyDiComo) September 30, 2018

a Mets fan who gave up on everything in the mid '80s (Dr Morbius), Sunday, 30 September 2018 22:24 (one year ago) link

Noah Syndergaard is heading to Ireland, where he will guest star in an episode of the @HISTORY drama "Vikings." Syndergaard will play the character Thorbjorn, a Viking warrior who is loyal to Ivar the Boneless.

— Anthony DiComo (@AnthonyDiComo) October 3, 2018

mookieproof, Wednesday, 3 October 2018 16:07 (one year ago) link

Mets Welcome New General Manager Nikki Haley

mookieproof, Tuesday, 9 October 2018 18:39 (one year ago) link

ivar the boneless would be a good addition to the mets. seems less likely to get injured, what with his having no bones and all.

nba jungboy (voodoo chili), Tuesday, 9 October 2018 20:21 (one year ago) link

three weeks pass...

Wilpon added that Van Wagenen would have to recuse himself from certain negotiations, such as with Jacob deGrom, but he would help provide direction.

— James Wagner (@ByJamesWagner) October 30, 2018

this is ridiculous. the wilpons are such a joke

mookieproof, Tuesday, 30 October 2018 19:14 (one year ago) link

CARLSBAD, Calif. -- New York Mets minor leaguer Tim Tebow has earned a promotion to Triple-A Syracuse.

The 2007 Heisman Trophy winner and former NFL quarterback hit .273 with six homers and 36 RBIs in 84 games this year for Double-A Binghamton. His season was cut short by a broken hamate bone in his right hand, which required surgery July 24.

"Timmy is not a guy you want to put restraints on," new Mets general manager Brodie Van Wagenen said Wednesday. "If he sees a block, he's going to work that much harder to go overcome whatever somebody places on him. I believe in him."

Before he was hired by the Mets last week, Van Wagenen worked at CAA Baseball and represented the 31-year-old outfielder.

Tebow hit .301 in June for Binghamton and .340 in 15 games in July.

"Given the hamate injury he had last year, his momentum was stopped," Van Wagenen said. "The goal is if he can pick that up in spring training and hopefully get off to a good start in Syracuse, then we'll evaluate it when he's ready."

Tebow signed with Mets in late 2016, played in the Arizona Fall League and in 2017 hit .226 with eight homers and 52 RBIs in 126 games at two levels of Class A. He played in seven games for the Mets in spring training this year, hitting .056 (1-for-18).

omar little, Thursday, 8 November 2018 15:04 (one year ago) link

I don't understand why we're posting in team threads after the season ends...

a Mets fan who gave up on everything in the mid '80s (Dr Morbius), Thursday, 8 November 2018 15:18 (one year ago) link

hey, it’s nice to have some positive mets news

k3vin k., Thursday, 8 November 2018 16:54 (one year ago) link

two months pass...

a missed opportunity : /

mookieproof, Saturday, 19 January 2019 05:53 (one year ago) link

hahaha that clickhole article is so good

k3vin k., Saturday, 19 January 2019 06:02 (one year ago) link

I take it that is not the actual boring-as-fuck author JK Rowling, but some mediocre "satirist"

a Mets fan who gave up on everything in the mid '80s (Dr Morbius), Monday, 21 January 2019 16:23 (one year ago) link

TBF Darryl Strawberry sounds like a JK Rowling character name

suggest boban (Will M.), Tuesday, 22 January 2019 16:47 (one year ago) link

and would presumably be a hufflepuff

suggest boban (Will M.), Tuesday, 22 January 2019 16:48 (one year ago) link

I always wondered why Lastings Milledge showed up in Half-Blood Prince.

omar little, Tuesday, 22 January 2019 19:09 (one year ago) link

🚨🚨🚨 Turk Wendell AMA 🚨🚨🚨

Join us on @reddit today at 12:45 p.m. https://t.co/iZ6YgcB0iF pic.twitter.com/8QFrOvRB4U

— New York Mets (@Mets) January 25, 2019

mookieproof, Friday, 25 January 2019 16:45 (one year ago) link

btw Art Shamsky will be at the SABR NYC meeting tomw to kick off the '69 Mets golden anniv (Ira Berkow too)

http://sabrnyc.org/

a Mets fan who gave up on everything in the mid '80s (Dr Morbius), Friday, 25 January 2019 20:19 (one year ago) link

Baseball Prospectus writer @pizzacutter4 announces that the Mets' front office has hired him in a to-be-defined role. He joins assistant general manager Adam Guttridge, also an analytics expert, in coming from somewhere other than a rival front office.

— Anthony DiComo (@AnthonyDiComo) January 31, 2019

mookieproof, Thursday, 31 January 2019 16:14 (one year ago) link

nice hire

a Mets fan who gave up on everything in the mid '80s (Dr Morbius), Thursday, 31 January 2019 16:16 (one year ago) link


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