Meet the Mets
The New York Mets made another trade last night, as they moved prospect Casey Meisner to the A's for Tyler Clippard. Fangraphs' Jeff Sullivan thinks the Mets may have bought low, but he can understand the move.
Mike Vorkunov wants to know where the next move is coming from.
Kevin Plawecki is learning to play at the highest level by catching lots of fastballs. Those fastballs are the fastest in baseball, as well!
Zack Wheeler threw for the first time after Tommy John surgery.
Owen Watson tried to figure out which current pitcher is closest to Pedro Martinez. The result may surprise you.
Ken Davidoff said that the Mets are borrowing the Yankees' philosophy at the trade deadline. I think Mr. Davidoff meant any competitive team's philosophy.
John Harper thinks that Sandy Alderson is still one big piece away.
Fred Kerber says that the Mets' moves have brought a feeling of professionalism.
Jared Diamond wrote the most important column of the day - a guide on how to beat the lines at Shake Shack.
Around the NL East
The Braves were the only team in the N.L. East who played last night. They would lose to the Orioles 2-1 in eleven innings.
Around the Majors
A late-night blockbuster sent Troy Tulowitzki to the Toronto Blue Jays for Jose Reyes and a pair of prospects. The trade will certainly be of interest to Mets fans, who have clamored for both players in the past few years.
The Dodgers are willing to move Yasiel Puig, according to a recent report.
The Angels picked up longtime Mets nemesis Shane Victorino.
Rob Neyer has doubts that Tulo's talents will outweigh his contract.
It was A-Rod's birthday yesterday! He cracked a home run to celebrate 40 years of being A-Rod.
Yesterday at AA
Chris McShane broke out the Player Performance Meters for this past week. You can find pitchers here, and position players here.
Matt Varvaro gave us this week's Mets Mind Boggler.
Aaro Yorke previewed the Mets' series against the Padres.
Dillon Gee has been better in Triple-A, says Chris Gaine.
Chris Gaine also noted that Jacob deGrom has been really, really good.
Jeffrey Paternostro told us what the Mets are losing in Casey Meisner.
Jeff also rolled out Episode 130 of the podcast.
Chris McShane gave us a primer on Tyler Clippard.
This Date in Mets History
On July 28, Sandy Alderson pulled off a gem of a trade, when he moved two months of Carlos Beltran to the Giants for top pitching prospect Zack Wheeler.
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