Meet the Mets
There was no Mets baseball played today, but the boys in orange and blue return to take the field in St. Louis tonight. Noah Syndergaard will start for New York while Lance Lynn takes the hill for the Cardinals.
Triple-A outfielder Alex Castellanos is leaving the organization in order to try his luck in Japan. To take his place, old friend Zach Lutz returns to Las Vegas from his own tour of Asia.
Attendance at Citi Field is up nearly eight percent over last year, with an average of 29,284 fans coming out to meet the Mets per game. That figure is good for 17th in the majors.
Keith Law released a new Top 50 prospects list, and it includes both Michael Conforto and Dominic Smith.
Braves legend John Smoltz said that the current Mets rotation is even more talented than the Hall of Fame staff that the Braves rolled out in the 1990s. Now if we could only find our own Chipper Jones.
Marc Carig reports that the Mets are still looking to acquire major league outfield help in advance of the July 31 trade deadline.
Around the National League East
Atlanta head of baseball operations John Hart isn't going to lie to fans about his club's chances to win this year.
The Braves have added veteran right-hander Jason Frasor for bullpen depth.
Around Major League Baseball
Grant Brisbee checks out what the postseason would look like if the baseball season ended today.
Zach Schonbrun has a long piece on how neuroscience can affect the future of baseball.
Grantland's Ben Lindbergh dives into this new trend of batting the pitcher eighth.
No matter what the commissioner's office decides to do with Pete Rose, he'll always be at home in Cincinnati.
Yesterday at Amazin' Avenue
Chris McShane reviewed the performance of the Mets' lineup so far this season.
Dan Lewis taught us how to become the Designated Driver of the Game at Citi Field and win free stuff!
Owen Condon checked in with New York's five most memorable games of the first half.
Episode 128 of Amazin' Avenue Audio is now available!
This date in Mets history
Lee Mazzilli came up big in the 1979 All-Star Game.