Michael Conforto and Jacob deGrom can turn this season from strange to special

2020 is definitely a weird neighborhood to find yourself in. When you’re talking about this year, everything is in question and anything you thought you’d believed in is up for grabs, be it politics, health, societal norms and yes, even sports. To wit: we are in the home stretch of the 2020 baseball season, but [...]

Out of Position: From Keith Miller to Dominic Smith

The off season is chugging along at a pace. Here we are post-Holidays, still the first week of January, spring training a little more than a month away already. Heck, the Nationals’ victory champagne is barely dried on the carpet. The Mets, as we know, have made a few moves, mainly revamping their beleaguered bullpen. [...]

Close to the vest: Brodie Van Wagenen reveals little

The other day, the Mets had an official conference call with the press, formally announcing the signing of pitcher Rick Porcello. Porcello was snapped up at the tail end of the Winter Meetings, a surprisingly productive week for the club. The Mets also came away from the San Diego conclave with another starter, Michael Wacha, [...]

Brodie Van Wagenen does not get the benefit of the doubt…yet

It’s been the off-season for a little less than two weeks, now. The Washington Nationals (!!!) have been crowned as Champs, winning the World Series on their first shot. The Houston Astros were denied their second title in three tries, amid mysterious pitching blunders and vapid hitting. The awards are starting to roll in, with [...]

The Mets’ 2019 season was uniquely fun

When you’ve been a Mets fan for a certain length of time and are of a certain age, individual seasons take on a personality. Some are simply dreadful, like the first fitful years of the team’s existence – save the inaugural 1962 season, which was historically bad, record-wise, of course, but too much fun for [...]

Gut Reaction: Mets 3, Twins 2 (7/16/19)

The Mets traveled to Minneapolis feeling a little bit better about themselves, having taken two of three from the lowly Miami Marlins. They would face a much sterner test against the powerful Twins, sporting baseball's third best record. They'd send Steven Matz to the mound in an attempt to subdue the Twins' potent offense. They [...]

Gut Reaction: Mets 4, Yankees 2 (7/2/19)

A little less than a month ago, the Mets and Yankees played a doubleheader at Yankee Stadium, the second game of which featured a pounding of Yankee starter James Paxton. This intra-city rite of summer picked up again tonight at Citi Field, with the Mets hoping to repeat that performance. They'd send Zack Wheeler to [...]