Meet the Mets
Fresh off a disappointing sweep at the hands of the lowly Braves, the rumor mill has begun running wild. The question on everyone’s minds is not whether the Mets will make a move, but who the team will target. Even Jeff Wilpon has weighed in that the Mets need to make a move.
One major name to surface has been Jose Reyes. While many thought the Mets would not look to reacquire Reyes after his arrest for domestic violence—for which charges were dropped but MLB found him deserving of a lengthy suspension—it appears the team is now considering making a move for him.
It appears Michael Conforto will remain in the majors for now and won’t be sent down to the minors despite his lengthening slump.
Today marks a year since the tragic death of former Met Darryl Hamilton, who was murdered by his ex-girlfriend in Texas. USA Today’s Bob Nightengale remembers him in this moving piece that includes interviews with many of his friends.
The Brooklyn Cyclones continued their string of improbably long games to start their season. The Mets’ New York Penn League affiliate have now played games lasting 20, 10, and 17 innings in the first four games of their season.
Noah Syndergaard is apparently a very tough art critic, as he ripped a seventh grader’s art project depicting him before apologizing Monday and offering the kid a signed ball.
The Mets begin a series with the Royals today, and though the Royals’ 38-31 record is only marginally better than the Mets' record, this series feels like much more of a must-win for Queens’ finest.
Around the NL East
The Braves’ Freddie Freeman was named the National League player of the week.
Clayton Kershaw continued his brilliance as the Nationals fell to the Dodgers. Of note: Stephen Strasburg was scratched from his scheduled start due to back pain.
The Marlins lost to the Rockies 5-3 in a bizarre game that featured eight solo home runs and absolutely no other offense.
The Phillies signed their number one draft pick, Mickey Moniak, with a signing bonus of $6.1 million, a relative bargain for the top slot.
The Cubs placed Dexter Fowler on the 15-day DL.
David Ortiz regrets announcing his retirement in advance.
The Phillies planted some fake nuns at their game to take selfies with Miller Lite cans.
Yasiel Puig has been held back from his return to the majors for at least one more day.
Yesterday at Amazin’ Avenue
A quiet day at AA.
Noel Purcell brought you player performance meters for pitchers and position players.
And Matt Varvaro had a Monday Morning Mets Mind Boggler.
This Date in Mets History
Back in 1964 Jim Bunning threw the first complete perfect game in the National League since 1880 against the Mets.