11:58 AM EDT, Mon August 21, 2017
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Mets Player Performance Meter: Position Players, August 14-20

Mets Player Performance Meter: Position Players, August 14-20

A quick review of how the Mets’ position players fared over the past week With the Mets having completed a bunch of waiver trades over the past couple of weeks, the player meter is going to look quite a bit different the rest of the way this season than it had all year—especially on the position player side. This season is now about the performances of the team’s youngsters and what types of players they might look like heading into the 2018 season. Perhaps still a candidate to be traded, Asdrubal Cabrera has an option for next year that might have the Mets interested...
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Monday Morning Mets Mind Boggler: Pitchers who played for the Mets and Yankees

Monday Morning Mets Mind Boggler: Pitchers who played for the Mets and Yankees

Can you name every pitcher who pitched at least 100 innings for both the Mets and the Yankees? Last week, we asked you to name every position player with at least 100 games for both the Mets and the Yankees. After a brutal Subway Series in which the Yankees swept the Mets in four games, we’re asking you to name the pitchers with significant playing time for both teams. Pitchers who pitched at least 100 innings for both the Mets and the Yankees The last player not listed here to accomplish the feat was Tyler Clippard. After debuting with the Yankees in 2007, Clippard played seven seasons...
2 hours ago
Mets Morning News: Mistakes prove costly against the Marlins

Mets Morning News: Mistakes prove costly against the Marlins

Your Monday morning dose of New York Mets and MLB news, notes, and links. Meet the Mets No offense and shaky defense led to another lost Sunday afternoon for the Mets against the Marlins. The Marlins’ defense played a vital role in Saturday’s win, and on Sunday it was the Mets’ turn to give the game away. Only Cespedes’s error showed up in the box score, but crucial misplays by Travis d’Arnaud and Amed Rosario set the stage for Giancarlo Stanton to take Jacob deGrom deep. The offense could not get going against starter Adam Conley. They did attempt a comeback against the bullpen...
3 hours ago
Mets Daily Prospect Report, 8/21/17: The Kevin & Kevin show

Mets Daily Prospect Report, 8/21/17: The Kevin & Kevin show

Catch up on all the Mets prospects in yesterday's minor league action! *All results from games played on Sunday, August 20, 2017 Triple-A - Las Vegas 51s (51-77) LAS VEGAS 8, SALT LAKE 4 (Box) Jayce Boyd had a perfect night at the plate in leading the 51s to an 8-4 victory over the Bees. Boyd’s two-out single in the bottom of the first gave Vegas an early 2-0 lead that they were able to extend in the bottom of the second when a Jeff McNeil sacrifice fly plated Victor Cruzado. After Salt Lake cut the lead to one with two in the top of the third, Boyd struck again, blasting his 10th home...
17 hours ago
Mets vs Marlins Recap: Too little, too late

Mets vs Marlins Recap: Too little, too late

deGrom was felled by Stanton’s 45th dinger The Mets dropped the third game, and the series, to the Miami Marlins this afternoon at Citi Field, 6-4. Someone needs to change all the Mets calendars to just read “Second Saturday,” because their play on Sundays has been absolutely atrocious this year (6-14). Jacob deGrom started for the Mets, and looked reasonably strong through his first six innings. A pair of singles to Dee Gordon and Christian Yelich put the Marlins up 1-0 in the top of the first, but that lead was quickly neutralized by a Yoenis Cespedes home run in the...
19 hours ago
Final Score: Marlins 6, Mets 4—Cancel Sunday baseball

Final Score: Marlins 6, Mets 4—Cancel Sunday baseball

Stanton’d! The Mets continue their absolutely abysmal play on Sundays, dropping the finale of this three-game set to the Marlins, 6-4. Jacob deGrom started for the Mets, and looked solid for the first six innings, giving up two runs and striking out eight while not walking any. In the seventh, a couple of singles and a Giancarlo Stanton home run put the Mets in a hole they couldn’t dig out of. Adam Conley has had an up and down season this year, but looked absolutely stymied the Mets today, striking out 11 and walking two. Through Conley’s start, the lone Met offense came from a...
20 hours ago
Mets acquire RHP Jacob Rhame from Dodgers

Mets acquire RHP Jacob Rhame from Dodgers

Rhame was the player to be named later in the Curtis Grandson trade. The Mets have completed their trade with the Dodgers, acquiring RHP Jacob Rhame for outfielder Curtis Granderson. Rhame, 24, has spent the past two seasons with the AAA affiliate Oklahoma City Dodgers. He will likely report to the AAA Las Vegas 51s. Rhame has had some success in the minor leagues, owning a career 3.11 ERA with a 1.13 WHIP. He is 0-2 with the Dodger’s PCL team this year, pitching to a 4.31 ERA and striking out 55 over 48 innings. What is perhaps most impressive is a 5% walk rate, a 5.5 K/BB ratio. His...
Aug 20, 2017
Goodbye, Curtis

Goodbye, Curtis

The outfielder certainly leaves a lasting impression behind. Don’t cry because it is over, smile because it happened. ~Dr. Seuss When word came down late on Friday night that Curtis Granderson had been traded to the Dodgers, I cried. Judging from all the Twitter posts, internet comments, Facebook comments, and quotes from teammates I was not alone in my reaction. That alone speaks volumes about the character of Curtis Granderson. Michael Conforto gave Curtis Granderson a ton of credit for his development. Can tell he's pretty upset today. #mets— Zach Braziller (@NYPost_Brazille)...
Aug 20, 2017
Mets Morning News: Losing streak ends, but the purge continues

Mets Morning News: Losing streak ends, but the purge continues

Your Sunday morning dose of Mets and MLB news, notes, and links Meet the Mets The losing streak is snapped at five. A seven-run inning helped carry the Mets to a comfortable 8-1 win over the Marlins. They’ll be back at it for the rubber match this afternoon. Choose your recap: Amazin’ Avenue short and long, Daily News, New York Post, Newsday, MLB.com, ESPN, NJ.com, Bergen Record Just hours after the Mets shipped away Curtis Granderson, the Cubs claimed Rene Rivera off waivers. The Mets made a pair of call-ups to round out the roster. Despite the series of salary dumps, don’t...
Aug 20, 2017
Mets Daily Prospect Report, 8/20/17: Running out of games

Mets Daily Prospect Report, 8/20/17: Running out of games

Catch up on all the Mets prospects in yesterday's minor league action! *All results from games played on Saturday, August 19, 2017 Triple-A - Las Vegas 51s (50-77) LAS VEGAS 10, SACRAMENTO 5 (Box) It’s always gotta be a slug-fest in the PCL. The Bees knocked around Jonathan Albaladejo for four runs in the first two innings, but the 51s caught up, plating three in the bottom of the second and tying things up in the fifth. The 51s took the lead in the sixth, when Jayce Boyd hit a two-run homer, and really broke things open in the seventh. 2B Jeff McNeil: 0-5, R, K SS Phillip Evans: 2-5, R,...
Aug 20, 2017
Mets vs. Marlins Recap: Get lost, losing streak

Mets vs. Marlins Recap: Get lost, losing streak

Rafael Montero and a seven-run rally carried the Mets past the Marlins. The Mets snapped a five-game losing streak with an 8-1 victory over the Marlins. Rafael Montero had another strong outing, and the Met offense exploded for a seven run rally. The bullpen added three scoreless innings of relief to close out the game, extending the streak to 12.1 of scoreless work over the last three games. The Mets also turned five double plays, tying a club record, and nearly turned a sixth to set a new record. Rafael Montero’s night didn’t get off to a smooth start. After Dee Gordon...
Aug 19, 2017
Final Score: Mets 8, Marlins 1—Montero fillets the fish

Final Score: Mets 8, Marlins 1—Montero fillets the fish

The Mets turned five double plays while breaking their five-game losing streak. On the strength of a good start from Rafael Montero and a seven-run rally, the Mets snapped their five-game losing streak with an 8-1 victory over the Marlins. Montero got the win, and Hansel Robles and Chasen Bradford combined for three innings of scoreless relief. Kevin Plawecki, Wilmer Flores, and Dominic Smith homered in the win. Entering the sixth inning, the Mets had gone 11 innings since their last run, but that changed in a hurry. With the help of three Marlins errors—two by Miguel Rojas, one by Derek...
Aug 19, 2017
Curtis Granderson’s top 10 games with the Mets by win probability added

Curtis Granderson’s top 10 games with the Mets by win probability added

Curtis Granderson’s Mets career has come to an end, at least for now, and we’re looking back at some of his best work in the orange and blue. When he was signed by the Mets to a four-year, $60 million contract in the winter between the 2013 and 2014 seasons, Curtis Granderson was coming off a rare injury-riddled year that saw him finish the year just a touch below the league average hitter. That was only the second time he had done that in a full season, and that remains the case today. There was skepticism from some about the signing at the time, even though the Mets’ outfield was a...
Aug 19, 2017
Mets let Rene Rivera go to Cubs on waiver claim

Mets let Rene Rivera go to Cubs on waiver claim

The Mets shed another veteran, this time for literally nothing. Less than twenty-four hours after making the trade of Curtis Granderson to the Dodgers official, the Mets announced today that Rene Rivera is on his way to the Cubs on a waiver claim. With that, the Mets merely get a small bit of salary relief, as Rivera was making just $1.75 million this year, only $1.25 million above the league minimum. Signed by the Mets shortly before the 2016 season began, Rivera’s bat was not his strength. In 394 plate appearances for the Mets, he hit just .226/.285/.365 with 14 home runs and a 72 OPS+....
Aug 19, 2017
Mets Morning News: Granderson dealt to Dodgers as Mets lose again

Mets Morning News: Granderson dealt to Dodgers as Mets lose again

Your Saturday morning dose of Mets and MLB news, notes, and links. Meet the Mets The Mets’ bullpen had a really strong outing, but unfortunately someone forgot to tell the Mets’ offense to hit. Chris Flexen had an okay start against the Marlins, surrendering three runs in 5.2 innings of work, but the Mets’ bats were silent. The team managed just one run the entire night as they fell 3-1 to the Marlins. Choose your recap: Amazin’ Avenue short and long, Times, Post, Daily News, Newsday, MLB.com, NJ.com, Bergen County Record. In the biggest news of the night, the Mets traded Curtis...