Nature Of The Beast: .500 Mets Are Jekyll & Hyde

Apparently, I spoke too soon: fire the fanboy. I suppose this is what a .500 team looks like. A sublime string of wins, crisp games and smart play is followed by a ghastly stretch of boneheadism, vapid offense and corresponding losses. Baby steps, I suppose, but that doesn’t make the dour, Indian-pudding taste of these [...]

Mets should embrace platooning in 2011

After avoiding platoons for most of the past few seasons, the Mets could be moving back to this strategy in 2011, with potential platoon situations at both catcher and second base. With the LaRussification of bullpen usage, platoons have fallen out of favor throughout the majors in recent years, as spots that would go to [...]

Mets Rewind: June 30

Here's what happened on this day in New York Mets history: 1962: One night after registering 16 walks, including seven in a rown in the first inning on their way to a 10-4 win over the Los Angeles Dodgers, the New York Mets were no-hit by Sandy Koufax. The Dodgers ace struck out 13 New [...]