10:51 AM EDT, Tue October 15, 2019
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Mets Morning News for October 15, 2019

Mets Morning News for October 15, 2019

Photo by Adam Hunger/ Your Tuesday morning dose of New York Mets and MLB news, notes, and links. Meet the Mets Eduardo Perez will interview for the Mets’ managerial opening, making him the sixth known candidate for the role. The team has already interviewed quality control coach Luis Rojas for the job. Sam Fuld will not add his name to the list of candidates vying for the position. The former outfielder and current Major League player information coordinator for the Philadelphia Phillies declined to interview with the Mets, the Chicago Cubs, and the Pittsburgh Pirates. Anthony DiComo...
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Manager search update: Eduardo Perez added to list of candidates, Mets interview him and others

Manager search update: Eduardo Perez added to list of candidates, Mets interview him and others

Photo by Sarah Glenn/ Catch up on the latest news surrounding the Mets’ manager search. The rumors and speculation continues to circulate about the Mets’ search for their next manager. Here are some of the latest pieces of information surrounding the process today: The team added a sixth name to their list of people under consideration for the job, as reports indicated that the team intended to speak to Eduardo Perez about the open position. The 50-year-old Perez has some major league coaching experience, as he served as the hitting coach for the Marlins from 2011-2012, and then as...
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Open Thread: Nationals vs Cardinals, NLCS Game 3

Open Thread: Nationals vs Cardinals, NLCS Game 3

Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports The Cardinals try to break their offensive slump against the Nationals. Nationals lineup Trea Turner - SS Adam Eaton - RF Anthony Rendon - 3B Juan Soto - LF Howie Kendrick - 2B Ryan Zimmerman - 1B Kurt Suzuki - C Victor Robles - CF Stephen Strasburg - RHP Cardinals lineup Dexter Fowler - CF Kolten Wong - 2B Paul Goldschmidt - 1B Marcell Ozuna - LF Jose Martinez - RF Yadier Molina - C Tommy Edman - 3B Paul DeJong - SS Jack Flaherty - RHP Broadcast info Time: 7:38pm EDTTV: TBSRadio: ESPN Radio
22 hours ago
Steven Matz was an enigma in 2019

Steven Matz was an enigma in 2019

Photo by Jim McIsaac/ The left-hander was healthy and showed glimpses of brilliance but was frustrating and inconsistent overall. Who is Steven Matz? He is a left-handed starting pitcher for the New York Mets. He was born on Long Island and turned 28 on May 29. He debuted for the club during the 2015 season and was a part of their World Series run later that year, starting the NLCS-deciding Game 4 against the Chicago Cubs at Wrigley Field. This much everybody knows about the left-handed pitcher. The rest remains mostly a mystery. Matz followed up an inconsistent 2018 season with an...
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The 11 best Mets minor league pitchers I saw this year: 10, Nick MacDonald

The 11 best Mets minor league pitchers I saw this year: 10, Nick MacDonald

Nick MacDonald | Steve Sypa Counting down the best minor league pitchers I saw in 2019. DISCLAIMER: This is a ranking of the best players that I saw during the 2019 season. I saw a wide cross-section of teams, attending Kingsport Mets, Brooklyn Cyclones, Columbia Fireflies, and Binghamton Rumble Ponies games, but I did not see the GCL Mets, St. Lucie Mets, or Syracuse Mets, nor did I attend every single game of the teams that I did see. As such, this is not a comprehensive Mets prospect list. If a player is not on the list, I either did not see him, or considered the listed players...
Oct 14, 2019
From Complex to Queens: An ode to the 2019 Brooklyn Cyclones

From Complex to Queens: An ode to the 2019 Brooklyn Cyclones

The team reviews the 2019 Brooklyn Cyclones season. Welcome to From Complex to Queens, the podcast from Amazin’ Avenue focusing on the Mets’ minor league system. First, Steve and Lukas take a look at some of the best draftees to come from the University of North Carolina in Promote, Extend, Trade. Next, they review how the players that the Mets sent to the Arizona Fall League are doing. After, they review the Brooklyn Cyclones 2019 season. It was a fun year overall, and it ended with a championship trophy being lifted; what’s not to like? Lastly, Steve chats with his brother and the...
Oct 14, 2019
Mets Morning News for October 14, 2019

Mets Morning News for October 14, 2019

Photo by Mike Stobe/ Your Monday morning dose of New York Mets and MLB news, notes, and links. Meet the Mets The biggest loss for the Mets this offseason may come in the scenario where the Phillies are the team with Joe Girardi in their dugout on Opening Day. The Cubs and Padres may have come knocking for Carlos Beltran’s services, but the future hall of famer has his eyes on one team’s managerial opening: the Mets. Some may view his inexperience as a big minus on his resume, Beltran is sure that with an experienced bench coach, he’ll be fine. Around the National League...
Oct 14, 2019
Mets Arizona Fall League Update: Week 4

Mets Arizona Fall League Update: Week 4

Jordan Humphreys | Chris McShane Catch up on the Mets’ prospects playing in the Arizona Fall League with our weekly update. OCTOBER 6 SCOTTSDALE 6, GLENDALE 5 (BOX) SS Andres Gimenez: 2-4, 2 R, 2 2B, RBI, 2 K OCTOBER 8 PEORIA 3, SCOTTSDALE 2 (BOX) SS Andres Gimenez: 1-3, 3B, 2 BB PR-C Ali Sanchez: 0-0, BB 2B Luis Carpio: 0-3, BB, K OCTOBER 9 PEORIA 3, SCOTTSDALE 1 (BOX) C Patrick Mazeika: 0-4, K OCTOBER 10 SURPRISE 3, SCOTTSDALE 1 (BOX) SS Andres Gimenez: 2-4 C Ali Sanchez: 0-4, K RHP Ryley Gilliam: 1.0 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 2 K, HBP LHP Blake Taylor: 1.0 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB,...
Oct 13, 2019
ALCS Game 2: Lineups, broadcast info, and open thread, 10/13/19

ALCS Game 2: Lineups, broadcast info, and open thread, 10/13/19

Photo by Mike Carlson/MLB Photos via Houston hopes to tie up the series this evening. Astros lineup George Springer - RF Michael Brantley - LF Jose Altuve - 2B Alex Bregman - 3B Yordan Alvarez - DH Yuli Gurriel - 1B Carlos Correa - SS Robinson Chirinos - C Jake Marisnick - CF Yankees lineup DJ LeMahieu - 1B Aaron Judge - RF Gleyber Torres - 2B Edwin Encarnacion - DH Brett Gardner - CF Gary Sanchez - C Gio Urshela - 3B Cameron Maybin - LF Didi Gregorius - SS Broadcast info Time: 8:08pm EDTTV: FoxRadio: ESPN Radio
Oct 13, 2019
Ruben Tejada provided a nice story, but little value in 2019

Ruben Tejada provided a nice story, but little value in 2019

Photo by Jim McIsaac/ Ruben Tejada played in 2019; Chase Utley didn’t. For Mets fans who were paying attention in 2015, Ruben Tejada will always have a special place in our collective heart. The name makes me turn red, like Roger Rabbit after drinking whiskey, and all of the rage within my body is targeted at the man who ended Tejada’s 2015 postseason run, and probably permanently harmed his career, Chase Utley. In case you want to get your heart rate up, here it is: It can’t be said enough times, but Fuck Chase Utley. The last time I saw something that big without a spine,...
Oct 13, 2019
Mets Morning News for October 13, 2019

Mets Morning News for October 13, 2019

Photo by Brace Hemmelgarn/Minnesota Twins/ Your Sunday morning dose of New York Mets and MLB news, notes, and links. Meet the Mets Mike Bell is scheduled to interview for the Mets’ managerial position tomorrow. As previously reported, Joe Girardi, Carlos Beltran, and Derek Shelton will also interview in person. Jon Heyman also reports a “mystery candidate,” who is rumored to be Luis Rojas. A.J. Hinch gave a ringing endorsement of Carlos Beltran, calling him “one of the best baseball minds I’ve been around.” Former Mets reliever LaTroy Hawkins, who is now a special assistant...
Oct 12, 2019
Open Thread: Astros vs Yankees, 10/12/19

Open Thread: Astros vs Yankees, 10/12/19

Photo by Mark LoMoglio/Icon Sportswire via The Yankees and Astros square off in Houston. Astros lineup George Springer - CF Michael Brantley - LF Jose Altuve - 2B Alex Bregman - 3B Yordan Alvarez - DH Yuli Gurriel - 1B Carlos Correa - SS Kyle Tucker - RF Robinson Chirinos - C Yankees lineup DJ LeMahieu - 1B Aaron Judge - RF Gleyber Torres - 2B Edwin Encarnacion - DH Giancarlo Stanton - LF Brett Gardner - CF Gary Sanchez - C Gio Urshela - 3B Didi Gregorius - SS Broadcast info Time: 8:08pm EDTTV: FoxRadio: ESPN Radio
Oct 12, 2019
Open Thread: Cardinals vs Nationals, 10/12/19

Open Thread: Cardinals vs Nationals, 10/12/19

Photo by Scott Kane/ The Cardinals look to even the series with the Natinals Cardinals lineup Dexter Fowler - CF Kolten Wong - 2B Paul Goldschmidt - 1B Marcell Ozuna - LF Yadier Molina - C Matt Carpenter - 3B Tommy Edman - RF Paul DeJong - SS Adam Wainwright - RHP Nationals lineup Trea Turner - SS Adam Eaton - RF Anthony Rendon - 3B Juan Soto - LF Howie Kendrick - 2B Ryan Zimmerman - 1B Kurt Suzuki - C Michael Taylor - CF Max Scherzer - RHP Broadcast info Time: 4:08pm EDTTV: TBSRadio: ESPN Radio
Oct 12, 2019
Walker Lockett was as forgettable as his first name

Walker Lockett was as forgettable as his first name

Eric Hartline-USA TODAY Sports The Mets’ offseason pitching acquisition lived up the hype, which is to say, not at all Expectations were low to nonexistent for Walker Lockett entering the 2019 season, so in that sense, his year was a success. But in another sense, the sense of his actual pitching, it was not a success. But I can’t even remember his correct first name half the time (no, it’s not Walter, go and check his Fangraphs page again), so who am I to judge? Acquired in January from the Indians in the trade for Kevin Plawecki, Lockett came to the Mets with a short and...
Oct 12, 2019
Mets Morning News for October 12, 2019

Mets Morning News for October 12, 2019

Photo by Rich Graessle/Icon SMI/Corbis/Icon Sportswire via Your Saturday morning dose of New York Mets and MLB news, notes, and links. Meet the Mets The Mets quietly began their interviews on Thursday, kicking things off with Carlos Beltran. Meanwhile, Joe Girardi will interview with the club for the managerial opening next week. Brodie Van Wagenen is also expected to hold some preliminary phone interviews with candidates during the search. Curt Schilling praised the Mets’ pitching staff, saying that it would be a “dream to coach” and calling it a “staff of young power arms...