Meet the Mets
Alonso evidently did not feel the need to conserve his energy between rounds of the derby.
Jeff McNeil and Edwin Díaz are both happy to be All-Stars, and the latter is hoping to also be a Met long-term.
Longtime Spanish broadcaster Juan Alicea has passed away at the age of 85.
Around the National League East
Juan Soto is the talk of the town for a whole host of reasons unrelated to the Home Run Derby, and he is dealing with the speculation as best he can.
His All-Star peers understand just how freakishly talented Soto is.
Austin Riley was a late but entirely deserving entry on the NL All-Star roster.
Around Major League Baseball
There’s a new twist to tie games in the All-Star game, as they will now be decided by mini home run derbies.
Gerrit Cole, like any sensible human being, wants Juan Soto to play for his baseball team.
Also confirmed for next year’s World Baseball Classic: former Giants manager Bruce Bochy, who will be managing Team France.
A lot of sons of former major league players will be populating the minor leagues in future seasons.
The US Senate Judiciary Committee continues to inquire about the league’s antitrust exemption.
Yesterday at Amazin’ Avenue
Allison McCague provided her weekly player meters for Mets hitters for the week leading up to the All-Star break.
Steve Sypa provided a one-stop place to track all of the Mets’ draft picks and their signing statuses.
Steve also provided a profile on second-round draft pick Blade Tidwell.
This Date in Mets History
Four Mets players had an infamous night at a Houston bar on this date in 1986.