By pretty much any and every baseball metric, aspiring outfielder Timothy R. Tebow did not have a successful stint in the Arizona Fall League. His .194 batting average (.242 slugging) included 20 strikeouts in 70 plate appearances. But when it comes to attracting interest (guilty) in otherwise meaningless games,…
Yesterday, the Mets got smoked 9-0 by the Arizona Diamondbacks, a bad baseball team that somehow managed a three-game sweep against New York. Mets manager Terry Collins was not happy with his team’s effort level during the series, and expressed his displeasure in a postgame rant.
The Mets had a stressful afternoon yesterday. In one inning against the Kansas City Royals, Noah Syndergaard and Yoenis Cespedes left the game with elbow discomfort and a wrist sprain, respectively. Things were looking pretty ominous for a bit:
It was a Mets season that began with, and briefly threatened to founder upon, questions of how many innings Matt Harvey would be allowed to throw, and for how many innings he’d be able to be effective. In the end, Harvey threw 216 innings—the most ever for a pitcher coming off of Tommy John surgery—and on the whole he…
Celebrating a clinch with a clubhouse champagne shower (or a beer slip ‘n slide) is a baseball fixture dating back to the 1960s, according to this interesting ESPN account of the tradition’s evolution. But in recent years it’s become as managed and regulated—and sponsored—as anything else baseball has to offer. And…
You’re a middle-aged Mets fan who just watched his team advance to the NLCS, and Mets manager Terry Collins is coming your way. You’re probably pretty drunk. Do you play it cool? Of course not.
Matt Harvey missed a mandatory workout today. The initial word—what Harvey apparently told the Mets—was that he was stuck in tunnel traffic. OK, it happens, traffic in this city sucks. But then Harvey finally made it to Citi Field and gave a different version of events.
Jordany "Took a Spring Training Fastball Right To The Dick" Valdespin doesn't do a whole lot on the Mets. He doesn't walk, he can't play much defense, and he's hitting .235. He pinch-hits, with a start in center or at second every so often. He'll steal a base or hit a home run on a special day. But because these are…
Here is an almost three minute long clip from this afternoon's Mets-Braves game. The scene: bottom of the fifth, one out, one on (Martin Prado on first), Jason Heyward at the plate. Heyward lines a 1-0 pitch to left and then, well, who the hell knows what happened.
Last night's bullpen meltdown wasn't even particularly spectacular, as far as Mets losses go. (And there have been 30 of them already.) But it was the last straw for Terry Collins, who wishes he had less Buffalo Bisons on his team and more Andrew McCutchens.
Any of you know what the hell this means? Backward, defeatist: these are your New York Mets, with their fearless skipper leading the charge.
Couched as fake SNY breaking news about a big acquisition, complete with press conference, you might be disappointed to learn that the Flushing front office's big target is...you.
A team with a history of late season collapses and quitting on its manager hires a manger known for late season collapses and having his team quit on him. What could possibly go wrong?