Meet the Mets
The 2019 Mets have started looking a lot like the 2018 version over the past week, and Friday night’s game wasn’t much different. While their pitching got the job done, albeit despite a shaky Steven Matz, the offense was nowhere to be seen. Worse still, the Mets had to pull Luis Avilan from the game in the 8th due to a sore elbow.
In a somewhat surprising move, the Mets demoted Dominic Smith to Syracuse to make room for Adeiny Hechavarria on the roster. Smith, who’d been hitting well, was said to be surprised by the move, and angry at the team.
Art Shamsky is on a quest to get Gil Hodges into the Hall of Fame.
Despite their recent pitching losses, the Mets don’t appear to be likely to sign Craig Kimbrel.
The Mets are on the hook for the rest of Travis d’Arnaud’s salary in 2019.
Tim Tebow hasn’t been able to hit Triple-A pitching so far this season, and unless he heats up over the summer, his major league dreams may come to naught.
The Athletic took a look back at the Mets’ first month and handed out some superlatives for the team.
Around the National League East
Derek Jeter is not happy about the state of the Marlins.
Around Major League Baseball
Chris Sale finally picked up his first win of the season.
Daniel Epstein took a look at what it means if the ball is indeed juiced in MLB.
Yesterday at Amazin’ Avenue
Thomas Henderson handled the Daily Prospect Report.
This Date in Mets History
Rookie Ron Hunt caused a massive brawl during the Mets’ game against the Braves on this date in 1964.