Painfully familiar: the New York Mets (RIP Morbs)

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  • degrom hit 102 last night
  • meet the new bullpen
  • jeff mcneil also thinks the vax is a personal decision; talk to him, alonso
  • guillorme's throw was bad, but mccann still should have caught it
  • missed keith going 'mmm'
  • wish i didn't have to watch them on my computer using a vpn

mookieproof, Tuesday, 6 April 2021 22:32 (one year ago) link

been making me a tinge sad that morbs will never get to see lindor in a mets jersey, but i appreciate them remaining a continued source of amusement. keep it up boys

J0rdan S., Tuesday, 6 April 2021 22:33 (one year ago) link

I hope they win at all.

FRAUDULENT STEAKS (The Cursed Return of the Dastardly Thermo Thinwall), Wednesday, 7 April 2021 04:38 (one year ago) link

And then come in last.

FRAUDULENT STEAKS (The Cursed Return of the Dastardly Thermo Thinwall), Wednesday, 7 April 2021 04:38 (one year ago) link

Painfully Familia

Michael F Gill, Wednesday, 7 April 2021 23:00 (one year ago) link

Who will actually smile more though, Lindor or Nimmo?

Michael F Gill, Wednesday, 7 April 2021 23:04 (one year ago) link

hbp blown-call walkoff, appropriate for a mets/marlins game

johnny crunch, Friday, 9 April 2021 00:07 (one year ago) link

crunch otm. lots of tweets of ppl feeling bad for marlins fans, this isn't an emotion that actually exists in the universe

J0rdan S., Friday, 9 April 2021 00:09 (one year ago) link

honestly ffs

If I owned the Mets Sandy Alderson would be fired by 9AM this morning. https://t.co/l5chQ6eyO6 pic.twitter.com/h13pYEnRxw

— Craig Calcaterra (@craigcalcaterra) April 16, 2021

mookieproof, Saturday, 17 April 2021 04:53 (one year ago) link

Depressing.

i bought biden some thin mints with my stimmy (PBKR), Saturday, 17 April 2021 17:05 (one year ago) link

otoh, DeGrom is doing DeGrom things: .53 ERA and .667 BA (early days).

i bought biden some thin mints with my stimmy (PBKR), Saturday, 17 April 2021 22:23 (one year ago) link

2 fewer innings for the bullpen to blow it for degrom

, Saturday, 17 April 2021 23:37 (one year ago) link

HE GOT THE WIN

THE BOYHOOD DREAM HAS COME TRUE

, Saturday, 17 April 2021 23:39 (one year ago) link

Painfully familiar indeed. Only the Mets would lose to a very depleted Phillies lineup by way of a wild pitch strikeout of the pitcher that ending up scoring the 2 decisive runs.

Michael F Gill, Saturday, 1 May 2021 02:46 (one year ago) link

Alvarado and Hoskins trying to start brawls with Smith and Castro was the insult on top of the cake, even had Ron Darling wishing the Mets would have given to the rage.

Michael F Gill, Saturday, 1 May 2021 02:49 (one year ago) link

Ok maybe some karma for Alvarado and Hoskins tonight. Crazy game.

Michael F Gill, Monday, 3 May 2021 03:11 (one year ago) link

that ball bounced back like a homer imo

mookieproof, Monday, 3 May 2021 05:11 (one year ago) link

mets getting a ridic amount of dumb ump calls in their favor so far this year. morbs pulling strings upstairs or mlb bending over backwards to keep mets competitive. rojas is not exactly making me forget the shit for brains callaway years with his bullpen management. weird roster

buzza, Monday, 3 May 2021 08:03 (one year ago) link

hitting coaches fired lol

mookieproof, Tuesday, 4 May 2021 06:31 (one year ago) link

they get on base at a healthy clip, can't do anything to score mostly
not sure what that is but whatevs, chili the patsy here

buzza, Tuesday, 4 May 2021 07:19 (one year ago) link

This Donnie stuff is so stupid, unless Donnie is code for PEDs.

keto keto bonito v industry plant-based diet (PBKR), Tuesday, 4 May 2021 15:12 (one year ago) link

have to think that the general manager spelling his first name incorrectly and having a shitty last name contributed to the questionable decisionmaking

Zach_TBD (Karl Malone), Wednesday, 5 May 2021 21:20 (one year ago) link

This guy who is up for the Mets is the weirdo pitcher from Everybody Wants Some!!

keto keto bonito v industry plant-based diet (PBKR), Saturday, 8 May 2021 03:00 (one year ago) link

You gotta like that story; 27 yo career minor leaguer in his second at-bat gets the game winning infield hit in the bottom of the 10th.

keto keto bonito v industry plant-based diet (PBKR), Saturday, 8 May 2021 03:04 (one year ago) link

Eureka it’s Mazeika!

Michael F Gill, Saturday, 8 May 2021 03:16 (one year ago) link

Mets suck

calstars, Monday, 10 May 2021 23:13 (one year ago) link

Lol, when are you going back to booing Stanton along with the other bleacher creatures?

keto keto bonito v industry plant-based diet (PBKR), Monday, 10 May 2021 23:50 (one year ago) link

Who you kidding. Stanton gonna be the hero of NY if he keeps this up

calstars, Tuesday, 11 May 2021 00:17 (one year ago) link

Go jerk off to Susan Waldman you loon.

keto keto bonito v industry plant-based diet (PBKR), Tuesday, 11 May 2021 01:46 (one year ago) link

Only thing worse than a Yankees fan is a Dallas Cowboys fan.

keto keto bonito v industry plant-based diet (PBKR), Tuesday, 11 May 2021 01:49 (one year ago) link

calstars will at some point turn on every single yankee except cole and higgy before the season ends

mookieproof, Tuesday, 11 May 2021 02:06 (one year ago) link

Nah bro

calstars, Tuesday, 11 May 2021 02:09 (one year ago) link

Go jerk off to Susan Waldman you loon.
no thanks!

calstars, Tuesday, 11 May 2021 02:10 (one year ago) link

Only thing worse than a Yankees fan is a Dallas Cowboys fan.
where you from?

calstars, Tuesday, 11 May 2021 02:10 (one year ago) link

I was born at the fry station at Mickey Mantle's Restaurant. Where you from?

keto keto bonito v industry plant-based diet (PBKR), Tuesday, 11 May 2021 11:58 (one year ago) link

Mazeika, king of the walk-off fielders choice.

Michael F Gill, Wednesday, 12 May 2021 02:31 (one year ago) link

Is Lindor Jason Bay 2.0? It's still early (it better be), but damn, he is lost.

Deicide at Chuck E. Cheese (PBKR), Monday, 17 May 2021 23:46 (one year ago) link

He's walking a good amount and not striking out much. He rates pretty well in exit velocity and barrels. I think he'll figure it out but it's definitely been rough.

reggae mike love (polyphonic), Tuesday, 18 May 2021 00:23 (one year ago) link

I also feel there is something about coming to the NY market that is a shift. But yeah, he hasn't hit well so far. His defense has been good though.

Michael F Gill, Tuesday, 18 May 2021 01:35 (one year ago) link

God, just saw Pillar in the dugout tonight and cringed. Looks brutal and glad he seems ok (aside from nasal fractures).

Deicide at Chuck E. Cheese (PBKR), Tuesday, 18 May 2021 23:16 (one year ago) link

So many injuries and yet a lot of unexpected people coming through lately. This has been a very fun month so far.

Michael F Gill, Wednesday, 19 May 2021 02:34 (one year ago) link

this is a nice catch but i'm not sure it's enough to make up for being 0-for-5 with five strikeouts in your career

KHALIL LEE TO THE RESCUE!!! pic.twitter.com/69GtNN84dH

— SNY (@SNYtv) May 19, 2021

mookieproof, Wednesday, 19 May 2021 05:07 (one year ago) link

He's walking a good amount and not striking out much. He rates pretty well in exit velocity and barrels. I think he'll figure it out but it's definitely been rough.

― reggae mike love (polyphonic), Monday, May 17, 2021 8:23 PM (two days ago)

i love lindor and even tho he's a met i still have a hard time rooting for him to fail, but his slash numbers have been pretty concerning for a bit now even dating back to last season. his SLG percentage has fallen off a cliff and if he's not providing elite power at that position he's kinda just... a high AVG/low OBP shortstop getting into his 30s... it feels pretty dicey to me longterm. they really need him to be an MVP level player for the next 4-5 years because the back half of that contract is gonna be ugly given the type of player he is

J0rdan S., Wednesday, 19 May 2021 05:12 (one year ago) link

'i love lindor but nevertheless i must bury him'

too soon

mookieproof, Wednesday, 19 May 2021 05:16 (one year ago) link

Over the last ten games he is batting .278/.341/.500, 132 wrc+

More or less, that’s the slash line of his best batting season.

Van Horn Street, Wednesday, 19 May 2021 15:06 (one year ago) link

Jacob deGrom is throwing 102 MPH...

Someone send help.

— Palm Beach Cardinals (@GoPBCardinals) May 20, 2021

Karl Malone, Friday, 21 May 2021 15:35 (one year ago) link

deGrom needs his own thread:

ERA 0.71 IP 51.0 SO 82 WHIP 0.57

He is 9-for-20 at the plate this season, and he’s allowed only 22 hits in 51 innings on the mound. Put it another way:

Jacob deGrom's season:
4 runs, 3 RBI as a hitter (9-for-20, .450)
4 runs allowed in 51 innings as a pitcher.

— Buster Olney (@Buster_ESPN) June 1, 2021

Vin Jawn (PBKR), Tuesday, 1 June 2021 11:25 (one year ago) link

deGrom is going to do what Kluber and Donaldson looked like they might do (but almost certainly won't now): get into the HOF on an astounding peak value after the age of 27.

clemenza, Tuesday, 1 June 2021 15:23 (one year ago) link

He still needs to play 3 more years to be eligible, and may need a Cy young / no hitter / post season heroics along the way to really seal the deal. But he is definitely on the path.

Michael F Gill, Tuesday, 1 June 2021 15:50 (one year ago) link

You think he needs another cy young?! He could tread water the next three years and I think he’d skate into the hall no problem.
I don’t like his odds of playoffs heroics with the Mets!

I love the Mets booth. Always the best part about playing them. Like how they focused on how Pallante closed his eyes on that one delivery, noting that they never seen that before.

Not only would the cardinals crew never notice that, but...I mean. When Escobar made that error that tied the game in the 9th, Jimmy Edmonds said “that’s a big play right there.”

Bruce Stingbean (Karl Malone), Thursday, 19 May 2022 21:10 (six months ago) link

I wish I were paraphrasing

Bruce Stingbean (Karl Malone), Thursday, 19 May 2022 21:10 (six months ago) link

Every win is important right now because the starting pitching is going through some things.

PBKR, Thursday, 19 May 2022 22:58 (six months ago) link

Brings back some serious deja vu from last season, although the clutch hitting has been way better this year.

Michael F Gill, Thursday, 19 May 2022 23:34 (six months ago) link

that alonso walk-off HR was beautiful

na (NA), Friday, 20 May 2022 13:24 (six months ago) link

Need to find a gif of Alonso’s swing and subsequent beating of his chest.

Michael F Gill, Friday, 20 May 2022 14:39 (six months ago) link

This version of Alonso is fun.

PBKR, Tuesday, 24 May 2022 12:05 (six months ago) link

He is putting up MVP-type numbers so far, especially with OPS being down all year.

Funny to compare it to 2019, where he hit 53 HR, 120 RBIs, .941 OPS, and finished 7th in the MVP voting.

Michael F Gill, Tuesday, 24 May 2022 14:19 (six months ago) link

This season/this team has been so much fun so far. Next month is going to be crucial (playing almost all 1st and 2nd place teams) and the injuries loom large, but it’s been a pretty perfect two months as far as results.

Michael F Gill, Monday, 30 May 2022 03:21 (six months ago) link

Met's offense reminding me of the 2015 Royals team they lost to in the WS. A lot of contact all up and down the lineup.

life is a highway to the danger zone (PBKR), Wednesday, 1 June 2022 11:24 (six months ago) link

What's going on with Guillorme? He's hitting .360/.455/.908 in 86 AB.

life is a highway to the danger zone (PBKR), Wednesday, 1 June 2022 22:30 (six months ago) link

It’s impressive. This is the first time he’s really had any sort of consistent playing time since he came up in 2018. He could be a late bloomer offensively a la McNeil. He does fit well in this new look Mets offense which seems to focus on putting the ball into play as opposed to launch angle / power.

Michael F Gill, Wednesday, 1 June 2022 23:11 (six months ago) link

one month passes...

Bobby Bonilla day!

I never get tired of this story (at least until 2035).

https://www.espn.com/mlb/story/_/id/34168816/what-bobby-bonilla-day-explaining-why-former-met-gets-paid-119m-every-july-1

NoTimeBeforeTime, Friday, 1 July 2022 17:57 (five months ago) link

he should try to negotiate an extension while his value is still high

Bruce Stingbean (Karl Malone), Friday, 1 July 2022 17:59 (five months ago) link

three weeks pass...

remember that brief golden moment when it seemed like dom smith had finally figured it out?

me neither

mookieproof, Saturday, 23 July 2022 16:54 (four months ago) link

His 2020 was pretty incredible. They retroactively said he was playing with an injury in 2021, but his 2022 has been worse. JD Davis, who is in a similar season-long malaise, has had some great moments/clutch hits this season, where Dom has just looked lost. A trade may actually help him out in that he would get regular playing time and start fresh.

Michael F Gill, Saturday, 23 July 2022 17:37 (four months ago) link

two weeks pass...

The team defense is so solid, especially compared to recent years.

doomposting is the new composting (PBKR), Sunday, 7 August 2022 02:16 (three months ago) link

30 games over .500!

Deadline pickups have been very good so far. Edwin Diaz has had a magical last two months. It feels like Showalter and Scherzer have shifted the clubhouse culture this year way more than anyone expected. There is a lot of chemistry on this team.

Michael F Gill, Sunday, 7 August 2022 02:31 (three months ago) link

truly love putting on a squeeze play up four runs in the bottom of the eighth

mookieproof, Sunday, 7 August 2022 03:01 (three months ago) link

I know starting pitching is a 5 inning affair these days, but the Mets have been wearing out starting pitching lately.

doomposting is the new composting (PBKR), Sunday, 7 August 2022 23:18 (three months ago) link

They were saying Mets batters see the most pitches in the first inning. They do make pitchers grind it out.

Love taking 4 out of 5 from the Braves.

Michael F Gill, Sunday, 7 August 2022 23:39 (three months ago) link

#lgm

mookieproof, Monday, 8 August 2022 00:21 (three months ago) link

Braves’ starters worked a total of only 24 innings in the five games, as the Mets knocked them out early.

doomposting is the new composting (PBKR), Monday, 8 August 2022 11:09 (three months ago) link

Topic of conversation today on Bill James's site: who is the oldest living Met? It's not someone famous--Dave Hillman, turns 95 in September.

https://www.baseball-reference.com/players/h/hillmda01.shtml

clemenza, Tuesday, 16 August 2022 01:06 (three months ago) link

four weeks pass...

the metsening

mookieproof, Thursday, 15 September 2022 00:04 (two months ago) link

They should wait another two weeks for the full collapse for that real 07-08 vintage feel.

Abel Ferrara hard-sci-fi elevator pitch (PBKR), Thursday, 15 September 2022 10:51 (two months ago) link

pirates to the rescue

mookieproof, Friday, 16 September 2022 01:41 (two months ago) link

it’s good medicine

Tracer Hand, Friday, 16 September 2022 07:53 (two months ago) link

https://www.mlbtraderumors.com/2022/09/mets-conducting-interviews-for-team-president-sandy-alderson-to-eventually-transition-to-advisory-role.html

it's a long shot, but i think everyone reading this should interview for the role of new york mets team president. trying doesn't hurt

Karl Malone, Friday, 16 September 2022 18:07 (two months ago) link

two weeks pass...

Since when is Alonso hitting second?

i need to put some clouds behind the reaper (PBKR), Friday, 30 September 2022 23:25 (two months ago) link

With Marte out, Buck has put Alonso in the two hole when the Mets have been facing lefties lately.

Can’t imagine making your MLB debut in the biggest series of the year when you are 20 years old.

Michael F Gill, Friday, 30 September 2022 23:42 (two months ago) link

Did not know that.

i need to put some clouds behind the reaper (PBKR), Saturday, 1 October 2022 00:14 (two months ago) link

UGH. This series is killing me so far.

Michael F Gill, Sunday, 2 October 2022 01:22 (two months ago) link

Not good.

i need to put some clouds behind the reaper (PBKR), Sunday, 2 October 2022 02:23 (two months ago) link

wonder what they're gonna do about these games, seeing as how it will never stop raining

mookieproof, Tuesday, 4 October 2022 16:17 (two months ago) link

Maybe they are waiting until the pain of this weekend subsides. Been a long time since I felt so acutely anguished by baseball.

Michael F Gill, Tuesday, 4 October 2022 17:46 (two months ago) link

:/

Tracer Hand, Tuesday, 4 October 2022 20:58 (two months ago) link

Yeah, it sucked.

I was thinking of trying to go a to a playoff game, but I might keep my powder dry.

i need to put some clouds behind the reaper (PBKR), Tuesday, 4 October 2022 23:21 (two months ago) link

101 wins, a combined no hitter, McNeil wins the MLB batting title, Alonso with a share of the MLB RBI crown, and mostly good vibes throughout the season. Some great comebacks and amazing work by Diaz. Hard to complain but wouldn’t have minded a game 163 tiebreaker since they ended up with same record as the Braves.

Michael F Gill, Thursday, 6 October 2022 20:21 (two months ago) link

That's a pretty good summary of things.

sometimes you have to drink to kill the paranoia (PBKR), Thursday, 6 October 2022 22:21 (two months ago) link

also you have scherzer and degrom in the same starting rotation

Karl Malone, Thursday, 6 October 2022 22:35 (two months ago) link

also got awfully good results from chris bassitt and taijuan walker -- and it's pretty nice to have (arguably) your fifth-best starter, carlos carrasco, go 15-7

mookieproof, Friday, 7 October 2022 00:21 (one month ago) link

This is primo Mets, I gotta say.

sometimes you have to drink to kill the paranoia (PBKR), Saturday, 8 October 2022 01:36 (one month ago) link

Though I have the feeling they weren't coming back from 3-0 either.

sometimes you have to drink to kill the paranoia (PBKR), Saturday, 8 October 2022 01:37 (one month ago) link

guy behind me at citifield says he’s “done with baseball” and “might try like, books”

— blowing stop sign on bird scooter (@rachelmillman) October 10, 2022

mookieproof, Monday, 10 October 2022 01:53 (one month ago) link

You do have to quit this team at times. After 2006-2008, I checked out for a bit.

Only had two base runners all game tonight.

Michael F Gill, Monday, 10 October 2022 02:22 (one month ago) link

MLB playoff structure is the pits.

Andy K, Monday, 10 October 2022 02:25 (one month ago) link

101 wins doesn’t get you what it used to back in the day. Blame inflation.

Michael F Gill, Monday, 10 October 2022 02:32 (one month ago) link

As much as it feels like their pitching let them down, their offense in the playoffs was just as ineffective as their offense the last six weeks.

sometimes you have to drink to kill the paranoia (PBKR), Monday, 10 October 2022 02:48 (one month ago) link

i'm still glad to be rid of that dumb one-game playoff bs.

FRAUDULENT STEAKS (The Cursed Return of the Dastardly Thermo Thinwall), Monday, 10 October 2022 02:51 (one month ago) link


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