How the Mets stack up against the competition for a playoff spot

The Mets did enough in their series with the Phillies, winning two of three games, to remain alive in the chase for the playoffs. With 10 games remaining, they are 23-27 and are one of eight teams fighting for the four-remaining spots in the postseason. The Braves, Cubs, Dodgers and Padres have either clinched or [...]

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Gut Reaction: Mets 10, Phillies 6 (9/17/20)

Brandon Nimmo tied the game with a two-run triple in the sixth inning and he belted a leadoff homer in the ninth to put the Mets ahead and they hung on through a bases-loaded situation in the bottom of the ninth to escape with a 10-6 win Thursday night in Philadelphia. Nimmo now has a [...]

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The six 2020 Mets who deserve All-Star consideration

There’s no All-Star game in 2020 yet if there was one, the Mets would have no fewer than six candidates worthy of a long look. It’s kind of remarkable that the team with the fourth-worst record in the league could make a case for that type of representation. It’s either a perfect representation of how [...]

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Gut Reaction: Mets 5, Phillies 4 (9/16/20)

If before the game started, you were told that Jacob deGrom got pulled after two innings and that Michael Wacha was coming in with the game already at a 3-0 deficit, well you wouldn’t have given the Mets’ a snowball’s chance of winning. The Phillies actually had an 85.4 Win Expectancy during the second inning. [...]

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Wednesday catch-all thread (9/16/20)

The Mets were one of 10 teams to replace their manager this past offseason. Let's check in and see how those clubs are doing. The first number will be the team's winning percentage in 2019 and the second number will be the 2020 winning percentage: Angels - Joe Maddon: .444, .408 Astros - Dusty Baker: [...]

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Gut Reaction: Phillies 4, Mets 1 (9/15/20)

In a matchup of former Cy Young Award winners with lousy current ERAs, Jake Arrieta did a better imitation of a top pitcher, leading the Phillies to a 4-1 win Tuesday night in Philadelphia, sending the Mets to their third straight loss. In two games against the Mets this season, Arrieta is 2-0 with a [...]

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How do the Mets win with Jacob deGrom?

Play better. That’s easier said than done. While the Mets have won more of deGrom’s starts this year compared to the horror shows of 2018 and 2019, they’re still not a playoff caliber team.  The offense looks good as the Mets are doing much better with RISP. Jeff McNeil is finding his power and his [...]

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Mets Minors: Andres Gimenez and the good problems

The Mets have a few problems looming ahead of them as they look towards the end of the 2020 season and beyond. Some of them are very bad problems, like the pitiful rotation pieces after Jacob deGrom and Seth Lugo but, some of them are good problems to have. One such “Good Problem” has been [...]

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Gut Reaction: Blue Jays 7, Mets 3 (9/13/20)

Jeff McNeil left the game with stomach issues and the rest of us got them once the relievers came into the game, as the Blue Jays took the rubber game of the series with a 7-3 win. After an off day on Monday, the Mets will resume action in a major league city, as they [...]

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