J.D. Davis working to prove that 2019 was no fluke

With his two-hit game Saturday night, J.D. Davis extended his hitting streak to 12 games. After starting the season 0-6, Davis now boasts a .319/.389/.532 slash line. Those numbers compare favorably to his breakout year of 2019, when he slashed .307/.369/.527 in his first shot at consistent playing time in MLB. In 154 games as [...]

Andres Gimenez stakes claim to remain in the starting lineup

Some eyebrows were raised when Andres Gimenez made the Opening Day roster once the 2020 season got underway. But manager Luis Rojas has done a good job finding ways to get Gimenez’ feet wet. He’s come in as a defensive replacement in his first five games and now he’s been the starter five of his [...]

With Edwin Diaz struggling, Dellin Betances needs real opportunities

In four games the Mets have used 10 relievers. And even in that short time frame, we’ve seen expected results for the best and the worst. Anyone being honest would look at a combination of 2019 and Spring Training/summer camp results and say that Seth Lugo was their best reliever. And he already has 3.1 [...]

So far, so good, Edwin Diaz

It might be slightly hyperbolic to call 2020 a hellscape, but the good news is that baseball is officially back to return some sense of normalcy to our everyday lives. Despite feeling like we're in the opening montage of a post-apocalyptic movie, baseball provides a welcome reprieve from the onslaught of seemingly endless bad news. [...]