1:35 AM EDT, Thu September 01, 2016

Giants retake first place behind Cueto and a resurgent offense

In front of an engaged Friday night crowd at AT&T Park, the Giants swamped the Mets 8-1 to complete their first consecutive wins in August. The Giants gained their second game on the Dodgers in two nights to retake a half-game division lead, an important turn ahead of next week's showdown series. Cueto threw his best game of the second half, holding the Mets to a Curtis Granderson solo homer, and earned his 14th win on his seventh try. The game was tied 1-1 in the seventh when Nuñez hit a two-out double against Seth Lugo, making his first big-league start in place of an injured Steven...
New York Post Aug 18, 2016

Why Terry Collins finally demoted Curtis Granderson

PHOENIX — After a brutal month-long stretch, Curtis Granderson finally has been yanked from the top of the order. The struggling Mets outfielder, who had batted almost exclusively leadoff or second this season, was bumped to sixth in the order for Wednesday’s series finale against the Diamondbacks. Granderson entered play in a 15-for-91 (.165) skid...
New York Post Aug 18, 2016

Jon Niese says wretched loss is practice for his next Mets start

PHOENIX — The wasted opportunities for the Mets this season have become almost too great to count, with Operation Desert Swoon near the top of the list. Simply, the Diamondbacks are a disaster. But what does it say about the Mets that they lost five of six games this season against those same D’backs and...
Newark Star-Ledger Aug 17, 2016

Slumping Curtis Granderson dropped in Mets lineup

Granderson is 15-for-91 (.165) over his last 23 games.
New York Post Aug 17, 2016

Zack Wheeler won’t be saving the Mets’ season

PHOENIX — Zack Wheeler’s season is finished before it got started, after an MRI exam on Wednesday revealed the Mets pitcher has a mild flexor strain in his right elbow that will keep him inactive for at least the next two weeks. The righty was examined by renown orthopedist James Andrews, after concern had risen...
New York Post Aug 17, 2016

It’s time to kill the 25-man roster

Arizona’s Mitch Haniger and Milwaukee’s Damien Magnifico played their first major league games of 2016 on Tuesday, and Atlanta promoted touted prospect Dansby Swanson to make his debut Wednesday. If this feels like a tap that never closes, you are onto something. The total of those who played at least one game in 2016 though...
New York Post Aug 17, 2016

ObamaCare’s collapse, Trump’s raw deal, and other notable commentary

Think tank head: Dems Don’t Fear O’Care Collapse With each passing day comes more evidence that “ObamaCare is falling apart before our eyes” and its long-term viability is in serious doubt, writes John Hinderaker on Power Line Blog. Republicans are sounding the alarm, but “notably missing . . . is any sign of disappointment, let...
Newark Star-Ledger Aug 17, 2016

Mets' Terry Collins doesn't plan on bumping Curtis Granderson from No. 2 spot

Granderson is batting .127 with runners in scoring position this season.
New York Post Aug 16, 2016

Last year’s Mets ‘MVP’ has been awful — but Collins isn’t budging

PHOENIX — Curtis Granderson’s bat is giving the cactuses a run as the driest object in Arizona this week. A year ago, Granderson might have been the Mets’ MVP, but these days he should consider himself fortunate his name remains in the lineup on a nightly basis as he battles a horrid slump. Granderson, who...
New York Post Aug 16, 2016

The 3 big reasons why Mets remain a playoff threat

Here are teams the New York Mets do not need to be: The 1986 Mets. The 2015 Mets. The 2016 Nationals. You know the axiom about when a bear is chasing a group? You don’t have to be the fastest to escape. Just don’t be the slowest. The Mets now are in a race to be...
New York Post Aug 3, 2016

Yoenis Cespedes finally ran full speed — and it didn’t end well

Yoenis Cespedes said he felt discomfort in his right leg as he was running to first base to beat out a pinch-hit infield RBI single in the seventh. Curtis Granderson then replaced Cespedes on the bases. “Once I take a couple days off I feel better,” Cespedes said. “But once I go full speed, I...
Mets 360 Aug 1, 2016

Poll: What do you think of the Jay Bruce deal?

The Mets sent Dilson Herrera and Max Wotell to the Reds for Jay Bruce. The newest acquisition has the power that Sandy Alderson likes but he’ll mean playing either Michael Conforto or Curtis Granderson in CF for the foreseeable future.…Read more →