Meet the Mets
Michael Conforto acknowledged the possibility of moving to first base in 2017. An 11-time Gold Glove first baseman in his own right, Keith Hernandez shared his thoughts on Conforto’s Sophomore campaign.
Triple-A slugger Travis Taijeron is in a “career stalemate,” Wayne Cavadi of Today’s Knuckleball writes.
Matt Harvey “should be fine” by the time spring training begins, per Scott Boras.
Around the NL East
Federal Baseball previewed Max Scherzer’s crucial start against L.A. on Thursday.
MLB Daily Dish reviewed the Phillies’ 2016 season.
The Braves played it safe by retaining Brian Snitker as interim manager.
Players are still mourning the loss of Jose Fernandez in the postseason.
Around Major League Baseball
After squandering a ninth inning lead, the Giants were eliminated from the postseason Tuesday night; suffering a 6-5 defeat to the Cubs. Chicago will advance to face either the Nationals or Dodgers in the NLCS.
Despite the loss, Matt Moore was brilliant over eight innings for San Francisco.
Unfortunately for the Giants, “Even Year Magic” has come to an end.
Clayton Kershaw’s late-inning struggles have been on display throughout the postseason.
The Indians’ bullpen has played a major role in helping Cleveland advance to the ALCS.
Yesterday at Amazin’ Avenue
Lukas Vlahos reviewed the Amazin’ Avenue staff’s 10 bold predictions entering the 2016 season.
Ketul Shah helped us understand Wilmer Flores’ recent wrist surgery.
Nathan Gismot reflected on the Mets’ Wild Card loss to the Giants.
This Date in Mets History
On this date in 2000, Jay Payton hit a go-ahead single in Game 2 of the NLDS; lifting New York to a 6-5 victory over St. Louis.
Happy birthday to Jose Valentin and Sid Fernandez!