Steve Cohen puts his stamp on the latest “new Mets”

“The New Mets. The Magic is Back.” – Della Femina Travisano & Partners ad campaign, 1980 "I'm proud to be a part of the new Mets. I call it the new Mets because this organization is going in the right direction, the direction of winning." – Carlos Beltran, 2005 Mets fans of a certain vintage [...]

The Steve Cohen/Sandy Alderson era of good feeling

We are Mets fans. We aren’t used to this. No, this isn’t yet another “Woe is us, we can’t ever get a break” article. This isn’t yet another lament about the hardships of being a Mets fan. This is not about being snakebit, baby. The Mets currently sit near the top of the shabby chic [...]

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 [...]