Good morning, folks! The Mets were off yesterday, but they will take on Dodgers tonight at Citi Field. Rafael Montero will take on Josh Beckett, who I completely forgot was still a major league baseball player. Be sure to stay tuned for our series preview later today!
Jared Diamond suggests that we shouldn't be surprised that Zack Wheeler is getting hit around, but it's part of the improvement process.
Terry Collins said that just because Juan Lagares is the starting center fielder, he might not be the everyday center fielder.
ESPN Stats gives a short breakdown of Juan Lagares at the plate.
Mark Herrmann writes that Bartolo Colon is silently bearing a torch for baseball in Montreal.
Josh Kosman writes that Saul Katz really did want to sell the Mets.
Mike Vorkunov reminds us just how dangerous being a catcher can be.
Marc Carig suggests that we should be less concerned with Jeremy Hefner and Matt Harvey's velocity, and more concerned with their command.
Kristie Ackert writes that David Wright is starting to feel better at the plate.
Jared Diamond reminds us that we should have patience with Brandon Nimmo.
David Lennon wants to know, "what, exactly, is the Mets bullpen order?"
Around the NL East
Around the Majors
Hayden Higgins writes a fantastic piece on the "new Moneyball."
Marc Saxson talks about the problems with bullpen walks.
Jeff Sullivan writes Andrelton Simmons may appear to be decreasing in defensive value, but he hasn't gotten a fair shake.
Dave Cameron writes a potent response to Bob Ryan's article on advanced metrics. Take a look at the comments section on the Bob Ryan article if you want a good laugh.
Mike Trout helped a New Jersey high-schooler ask a young lady to prom!
Yesterday at AA
Aaron Yorke previews a new feature that I'm sure AA will love, it's the Mets Uniform Review!
Thomas E. Harkins interviews Mr. Met! (or at least the guy who used to play him).
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