Meet the Mets
The Mets took an early 2-0 lead over the Brewers yesterday, but they wound up losing 5-3. Jon Niese had a rough go of it, as his defense did him no favors in a three-run fifth inning, and he was not pleased that he was pinch hit for in the following inning.
The Mets were reportedly among the teams that watched Cuban defector Rusney Castillo at his showcase yesterday.
A couple of former Mets are being inducted into the Hall of Fame today. Tom Glavine—who was solid for the Mets in the years he spent with the team but is best known for the worst start of his major league career—and his counterparts won't have much time to speak at the ceremony. And Greg Prince takes a look back at Joe Torre, Mets manager over at Faith and Fear.
Daisuke Matsuzaka might not need surgery on his elbow, but he was placed on the disabled list because of it. With that, Buddy Carlyle is back with the Mets again. Let's see how many times he pitches per week this time around.
Ever wanted some background on the Mets' walk-up music choices? Newsday has you covered.
Rising Apple praised Sandy Alderson for getting the first base situation right by trading Ike Davis and keeping Lucas Duda this year.
Around the National League East
Around Major League Baseball
The Red Sox made a notable trade yesterday, sending Jake Peavy to the San Francisco Giants for prospects Heath Hembree and Edwin Escobar. Minor League Ball takes a look at the prospect duo heading to Boston, and Fangraphs has a writeup of the deal, too.
Speaking of Red Sox trade rumors, former Mets farmhand Mike Carp—traded away in the infamous J.J. Putz trade—has requested a trade out of Boston. You don't hear of part-time player making such requests often.
And speaking of former Mets farmhands, who has signed with the Rakuten Golden Eagles.
Troy Tulowitzki had a rough day: The Rockies misspelled his last name for his t-shirt giveaway at Coors Field, while Tulowitzki was off seeing a sports hernia surgeon for a second opinion on his current injury.
The Hall of Fame decided to change the rules so players could only remain on the ballot for ten years instead of fifteen. Jay Jaffe is not a fan of the change, while Rob Neyer thinks it's fantastic.
Minor League Ball recommends you watch the Battered Bastards of Baseball.
Yesterday at Amazin' Avenue
According to Terry Collins, Juan Lagares has been trying too hard lately.
Are the Mets about to enter a golden age?
How much would you give up in a trade for Troy Tulowitzki?