Meet the Mets
It won’t be a great sign for the team’s success if Tim Tebow gets called up in September, but at least it’ll bring in some cash.
MLB.com described the Brewers as a “possible fit” for Noah Syndergaard, should the Mets want to move the ace. Milwaukee is in a tight race with the Cubs, and has a bevy of valued prospects, like second baseman Keston Hiura and righty Corbin Burnes.
Mickey Callaway is aware of what Sandy Alderson’s potential retirement could mean for the manager’s job security.
The Mets’ spending in free agency over the past two offseasons has been catastrophic. Like, Mike-Piazza-playing-first-base levels of bad.
Around the National League East
Following a players-only meeting, the Nationals came back from down nine to beat the Marlins for their largest comeback win in franchise history. Check out reactions from Federal Baseball and Fish Stripes.
Around Major League Baseball
Roger Hoover, play-by-play announcer of the Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp, the Marlins’ Double-A affiliate, got his computer destroyed by a foul ball, but he handled it swimmingly.
Yesterday at Amazin’ Avenue
Steve Sypa broke down 18-year-old righty Ian Mejia, whom the Mets drafted in the 35th round of the draft.
Steve also dubbed Drew Gagnon and Jeff McNeil as the franchise’s minor leaguers of the week.
This Date in Mets History
In 1962, Rod Kanehl, who played every position but pitcher and catcher in the team’s inaugural season, hit the franchise’s first grand slam.