Sound the trumpets: Edwin Diaz has returned

You may have heard about a football game coming up tomorrow, some minor affair involving teams from Kansas City and San Francisco. Besides the promised sideshow of the current hottest pop star on the planet cheering on her boyfriend and the attendant political theatre that has come along with it, this other-sport replay of the [...]

Short leash: Mets fans are already impatient with David Stearns

“That’s why they brought him [David Stearns] here, I’m telling you. [Steve] Cohen lost so much money and has to pay $100 million in luxury tax, and this guy is here to run the team like the Brewers.” – WFAN (NY) Radio host and self-proclaimed huge Mets fan Joe Benigno on the air. A large [...]

The Mets are sharing the spotlight with the playoffs

It’s an exciting time in and around MLB these days. The postseason tournament has begun and had that wonderful playoff combination you get when you have slightly less than half the League’s teams qualifying: some games taught and intense, some laughably one-sided. The first playoff round was the latter, with each of the four series [...]

What would a Steve Cohen – David Stearns relationship look like?

The time has finally arrived. The ideal candidate, the object of the savvy Mets fan’s affection will be free to reciprocate in a matter of three weeks. Heck, he’s already free to negotiate with whoever he wants right now. David Stearns will finally have his Suds City chains broken and he will, if he so [...]

Remember, this is for enjoyment: The Mets are giving us a new miserable experience

I seem to start every piece I present here with the reminder to our readership – and myself – that we are fans. Fans who are not privy to the inner workings of the team we love. Fans who are not in the clubhouse every day to witness the interpersonal byplay of the players we [...]

Can Brett Baty and Francisco Alvarez lead a Mets turnaround?

Yesterday, my friend, the proprietor of this space, Brian Joura posted a reminder that yes, it’s still early. I, myself, had forgotten this little fact, even though I’d written something similar only a month ago. Amid the drudgery of this early season, when a team with World Series aspirations got out of the gate with [...]