From bad to worse

The New York Mets have reached the point in the season where things become awkward; they are now waiting to die. After Friday's 7-5 loss to the Phillies, Mets manager Jerry Manuel awkwardly said it was a "tough loss," the dying equivalent of "I'm sorry." Condolences accepted. The news is no shock though. The Mets [...]

Video: Jeff Francoeur

There was so much irony in Atlanta Tuesday night. Jeff Francoeur (former Atlanta Brave) delivered a game-winning home run off Billy Wagner (former New York Met) in the ninth inning at Turner Field. After the game, Francoeur spoke to the media about the game (video courtesy of ESPN-New York) ...

Mets clip Braves

The New York Mets (54-53) rebounded from Monday's loss, beating the Atlanta Braves 3-2 at Turner Field. The win puts the Mets 6 1/2 behind the Atlanta Braves in the National League East. The Mets are now 21-34 on the road. The Philadelphia Phillies beat the Florida Marlins 6-1, placing the Mets in a third-place [...]

Dreadful offense dooms July

After a terrific June in which the team went 18-8, the Mets followed up with a brutal July, in which they posted a dismal 9-17 record. Everyone points to the 2-9 road trip that opened up the second half of the season but the bad play started before the break, when the Mets went 2-4 [...]

Awful Mets Outfielders

If I asked you to make a list of your least-favorite Mets of all time, chances are the names Jeromy Burnitz, Roger Cedeno, Vince Coleman, George Foster, Juan Samuel and Ryan Thompson would be on it. All of these players were guys blessed with great physical talents and for whatever reason did not perform well [...]

Five areas Mets need to address

Most New York Mets fans by now probably thought they would be dealing with another disastrous season: clubhouse turmoil, a new manager, and what many want – a new GM. But thanks to an overachieving starting rotation, great years from David Wright and unheralded Angel Pagan, and now with the imminent return of Carlos Beltran, [...]

Mets Report Card

The All-Star break is upon us and it’s natural to look forward. The Mets at 48-40, four games back of the Atlanta Braves in the NL and one game behind in the wild card race. Below is a list of Mets players with a grade given to each hitter and pitcher on how they have [...]

Mets Rewind: July 10

Here's what happened on this day in New York Mets history: 1984: On the 50th anniversary of Carl Hubbell's legendary five consecutive strikeouts in the 1934 All-Star Game, N.L. pitchers Fernando Valenzuela and Dwight Gooden combine to fan six batters in a row for a new All-Star Game record in the N.L.'s 3-1 triumph. After [...]

Niese shuts down Twins

The New York Mets (43-32) defeated the Minnesota Twins 6-0 Sunday at Citi Field. The win put the Mets one-half game behind the Atlanta Braves, who were beaten by the Detroit Tigers. The Mets are now 28-12 at home and 17-6 in the month of June. Minnesota Twins @ New York Mets ... boxscore and recap [...]

Beltran limps, Pagan sprints

Carlos Beltran's arthroscopic knee surgery in January triggered a domino effect: Did the Mets know about the surgery? When will he return? Who will play centerfield? The Mets front office responded, no, no idea and then went out and traded for Gary Matthews Jr. In the immortal words of Don Henley, "In a New York [...]