NY Mets

Jeff McNeil
Lewis Masella - Jan 28, 2023

The New York Mets signed second baseman Jeff McNeil to a four-year, $50 million extension Friday, according to reports. Jeff Passan of ESPN was first on the news. The deal keeps McNeil in Queens long-term. He was set to go to an arbitration trial with the Mets, but that is not the issue now. “The […]

Mets Diaz
Anthony Walsh - Nov 6, 2022

According to Bob Nightengale and confirmed by various other reports, Edwin Diaz is staying with the New York Mets. The deal is for five years, $102 million. There’s also an opt-out clause, a full no-trade clause, and a sixth-year option. This deal is the first-ever nine-figure contract for a closer in major league baseball history. […]

Braves 2022 Postseason
Caleb Begley - Oct 25, 2022

The Atlanta Braves 2022 postseason did not go as intended. It did not flourish like so many flowing floral bouquets, nor did it pulverize opponents like silver screen legends of yore. In stark contrast, this particular movie is one that critics worldwide would receive with great disdain…or, at least, those populating the lower reaches of […]

Padres Mets
Evan Thompson - Oct 11, 2022

Padres Elimination of Mets Was No Surprise Name that pitcher! He faced the New York Mets twice in the 2022 regular season. In his first appearance, he allowed no runs on two hits and no walks across seven innings, striking out six while hitting three batters. Six weeks later, he pitched seven innings again, allowing […]

Padres Game
Joe Rini - Oct 8, 2022

Padres 7, Mets 1   NEW YORK, Oct 7 – The San Diego Padres homered four times off Max Scherzer en route to a 7–1 victory over the New York Mets at Citi Field on Friday in Game One of their Wild Card Series. The victory places the Padres on the cusp of advancing to […]

Mets quest
Joe Rini - Oct 7, 2022

The New York Mets begin their postseason quest for a championship a few days earlier than expected. The Mets spent nearly every day of the 2022 season atop the NL Eastern division in first place. Unfortunately, one of those days in first place was not the last day of the regular season. Therefore, they will […]

Trevor Williams
Joe Rini - Sep 25, 2022

The unheralded Trevor Williams has had a uniquely successful season for the 2022 New York Mets. Unlike Edwin Diaz, trumpets don’t announce his entrance from the bullpen. In contrast to Jacob deGrom and Max Scherzer’s highly anticipated starts, Williams’ nine intermittent spot starts quietly dot across the 2022 season. However, his ability to swing between […]

Mets Pirates
Joe Rini - Sep 17, 2022

Mets 4, Pirates 3   NEW YORK, Sep 16 — The New York Mets used an all around effort to hold off the Pittsburgh Pirates 4–3 at Citi Field on Friday evening. Taijuan Walker and Edwin Diaz combined to pick up their 12th win and 30th save of the season, respectively. Timely hitting and timely […]

Mets' Postseason
Joe Rini - Sep 14, 2022

The New York Mets‘ postseason prospects depend on everything and everyone.  While the Mets will rely heavily on Jacob deGrom and Max Scherzer to win any postseason series, winning the division and avoiding the wild card series is vital. However, if the division title is behind a locked door, picture 28 players with keys needing […]

Youngest Shortstops

Hitting three home runs in a game is a remarkable accomplishment, especially for young shortstops. It’s frequently compared to the rarity of a no-hitter, triple plays or even four home run games. However, what’s rare are the youngest shortstops who have homered three times in a game. Only five players have done it, with one […]

Joe Rini - Sep 2, 2022

Five “old timers” shared their pitching mound memories of playing for the New York Mets with LWOB prior to the Old Timers Day festivities at Citi Field on August 27. Over the course of four decades, they pitched for memorable and barely remembered teams. However, on Old Timers Day 2022, they shared common themes like […]

Bartolo Colon retire
Lewis Masella - Aug 29, 2022

One of the most durable pitchers in recent memory is ready to hang up his spikes. Bartolo Colon announced he will retire from professional baseball after one more season in the Dominican Winter League. He stated his intentions during an interview with Spanish broadcaster Johnny Trujillo at the New York Mets Old-Timers’ Day event at […]

David Peterson
Joe Rini - Aug 28, 2022

Mets 3, Rockies 0   NEW YORK, Aug 27 — With a very good effort by David Peterson on the mound, the New York Mets topped the Colorado Rockies 3–0 on Saturday at Citi Field. Before a sellout crowd of 42,617, the fans celebrated Old Timers’ Day and the 2022 team. For instance, the Old […]

bullpen good enough
Joe Rini - Aug 20, 2022

Is the New York Mets bullpen good enough to help win a World Series in 2022? It isn’t awful; in fact, it’s very good. However, for fans dreaming of a championship, every bullpen hiccup causes them to toss and turn at night. On the positive side, the Mets bullpen boasts Edwin Diaz, arguably the best […]

Anthony Walsh - Aug 16, 2022

According to multiple reports, Brett Baty is on his way to the big leagues. The 22-year old third baseman will reportedly be heading to Atlanta to join the New York Mets in a crucial series. In six games at Triple-A Syracuse, Baty posted a .364/.462/.364 slash line. This move comes after starter Eduardo Escobar was […]

dominant Jacob deGrom
Joe Rini - Aug 14, 2022

Mets 1, Phillies 0   NEW YORK, Aug 13 — Riding a dominant Jacob deGrom, the New York Mets edged the Philadelphia Phillies 1–0 at Citi Field on Saturday. With their victory, the Mets maintain their 5 1/2 game lead over the Atlanta Braves in the NL East. The loss drops the Phillies to 10 […]

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Lewis Masella - Aug 14, 2022

Wisconsin is best known as America’s Dairyland, but it also has a rich sports culture. Although winter sports such as football and hockey are generally more popular, the Badger State owns its fair share of baseball history. The Milwaukee Braves brought the state its first World Series title in 1957. The Braves’ stint in Milwaukee […]

Jeremy Breland - Aug 14, 2022

Has anyone ever wondered why pitchers and catchers report to spring training before position players? This can sometimes be a point of curiosity for fans both old and new. Per USA Today, this spring training is no different as pitchers and catchers are widely scheduled to report by February 15th or 16th while position players […]

Tony Fernandez
Justin Merrlles - Aug 14, 2022

The Toronto Blue Jays have been a significant part of baseball since 1977. The Blue Jays have stories that include iconic playoff moments from Joe Carter in 1993 to Jose Bautista in 2015. Not to mention two World Series titles and nine playoff appearances. But, there’s more to it than just that- former Blue Jays […]

Rockies 2023 Success
Brandon Willman - Aug 14, 2022

The Colorado Rockies will not be competitive in 2023. The team won’t be close to winning the NL West division, nor will they even have a chance of a playoff berth. Betting odds do not have the team going to the playoffs or even playing .500 baseball. According to Vegas Insider, the Rockies have an […]

Ken Griffey Jr. For Babe Ruth
Benjamin Sabin - Aug 14, 2022

How does this sound for the ultimate trade: Ken Griffey Jr. for Babe Ruth? Never happen right? Ken Griffey Jr. was born on November 21, 1969, and Babe Ruth died on August 16, 1948, so there’s that. Also, Ruth played in his last big league game on May 30, 1935, and Griffey played in his […]

Justin Merrlles - Aug 14, 2022

The Montreal Expos were an important part of Major League Baseball’s history. As the first Canadian franchise and first team in a French-speaking area, it brought in new fans. All-time greats like Randy Johnson, Vladimir Guerrero, Pete Rose, and Andre Dawson played for them. Even players such as Russell Martin and Eric Gagne may not […]

Caleb Begley - Aug 14, 2022

The state of Washington is known for many things. Beautiful mountain scenery, the Space Needle, and one of the most consistently top-rated college basketball programs in the nation. That said, we are not here to divulge which Gonzaga player is best, or which of the many Seattle-based coffeehouses serves the best cup of joe. No, […]

Ranger Suarez, key member of the Phillies' optimal rotation

After taking a trip down the lineup card, we now turn our attention to what would make up the Phillies’ optimal rotation. Entering the 2023 season with a perennial Cy Young contender, one of the most underrated pitchers in baseball, and a pitcher that had his breakout season in 2022, just how should they be […]