Roger and Brian cover a lot of ground in this week’s action and joke-filled episode. The fellas make a new intro, discuss which Mets player would ruin the chemistry on the Fast & Furious set, joke about album titles for Gary Cohen’s college band, and even talk about the baseball team.
We’re in the dog days of summer, and the Mets are currently 10.5 games out of first place in the NL East, treading water around .500. They sit in fifth place in the Wild Card standings, six games behind San Francisco for the first wildcard and three games behind St. Louis for the second wildcard.
At 60-59, what went wrong for the 2016 Mets?
There is certainly enough blame to go around (injuries, slumping players, lack of clutch hitting, etc.) but one place where blame is going that is not deserved is on Mets GM Sandy Alderson.
The Mets placed superstar Yoenis Cespedes on the disabled list last night, finally admitting defeat to a bad quadriceps strain that has hobbled Cespedes for weeks. Due to the injury’s severity, he hasn’t been able to play […]
Yesterday afternoon, on the day of the trade deadline, the Mets acquired slugging Cincinnati right fielder Jay Bruce, to varying reactions on Twitter and in the media. If you like old school statistics like RBI, in which Bruce leads the National League with 80, you liked the deal. If you have more appreciation for Wins Above Replacement, in which Bruce is 103rd in the National League with 0.7, you didn’t like the deal.
It’s fairly easy to make the case for or against given the diversity of the things that have happened to Jay Bruce in his career. As recently as 2013, Bruce posted 4.2 WAR and posted a slash line of .262/.329/.478, finishing with a wRC+ of 117 and enough votes to come in 10th for the National League MVP. He followed that up in 2014 and 2015 by being below replacement level and posting a collective .223 batting average and 85 wRC+.
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News tonight is that Asdrubal Cabrera, who came up lame during the Mets game against the Rockies this afternoon, might be done for the year. If that’s the case, the Mets need to act quickly to figure out what they will do with their roster.
The way I see it, the Mets options can be sorted into three main themes:
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A lot of chatter today about the Mets possibly moving Travis d’Arnaud in a deal for Brewers All-Star catcher Jonathan Lucroy.