Meet the Mets
The break is officially over and there are a few players whose time is now limited with this team.
Zack Wheeler could potentially go across town which would fill a need for both clubs.
The Mets have a high asking price on Noah Syndergaard but there is some question whether that will be met.
GM Brodie Van Wagenen helped create this mess and now it is up to him to fix it so the Mets don’t remain in this mess for the foreseeable future.
The general manager will finally face the media before the game and there will be some tough questions he will have to answer.
The Mets selling at the deadline is only one of the storylines that will play out in the second half of the season.
Van Wagenen has made some questionable decisions so far this year, but starting the year with Pete Alonso is not one of them.
With the second half set to begin, the powerful rookie can return to his quest of conquering the rookie home run record which was set by Aaron Judge in 2017.
Todd Frazier will be donating a large sum of money to a very worthy cause in his hometown of Toms River.
Around the National League East
Around Major League Baseball
Jake Marisnick was suspended two games for his collision at home plate that injured Jonathan Lucroy.
David Ortiz underwent another surgery as he continues to recover from the gunshot wound he suffered over a month ago.
Fewer and fewer starting pitchers are pitching 200 innings but does that matter in today’s game (paywall alert)?
Yesterday at Amazin’ Avenue
On Episode 14 of Amazin’ Avenue Audio (The Show), Brian and Chris review the first half of the season but they also talk about our wonderful All-Stars and their performances in the All-Star festivities.
This Date in Mets History
On this date in 1988, the Mets had three representatives in the All-Star game but unfortunately for Dwight Gooden he got the loss after giving up one run in his appearance.