Saturday, January 15, 2022

METS ANNOUNCE INTERNATIONAL SIGNINGS

 




METS ANNOUNCE INTERNATIONAL SIGNINGS

 

FLUSHING, N.Y., January 15, 2022 – The New York Mets today announced that the club has signed 21 international players.

 

“It’s an exciting day for the New York Mets to congratulate and welcome these talented young men to our organization,” said Vice President of Amateur and International Scouting, Tommy Tanous. “This is the first step in realizing their dreams of becoming major leaguers. I want to thank everyone from the family of the players to our incredible scouting staff for their hard work in this process.”

 

“Today is another step in establishing and achieving sustained success,” said General Manager Billy Eppler. “We are excited for these players to get started on their path to Queens. We also want to thank Tommy, Steve Barningham, and our entire international scouting department as well as everyone in the baseball operations department who worked tirelessly to make this day possible.”

 

The class is highlighted by Simon Juan, an outfielder from the Dominican Republic. The 6-2, 195-pounder is ranked at the 14th-best international prospect according to Baseball America and as the 16th-best prospect on MLB Pipeline’s Top 50 Internationals Prospect List. An additional notable signing includes Willy Fañas, a dynamic five tool center fielder from the Dominican Republic.

 

The full list of players is below:

 




METS ANNOUNCE INTERNATIONAL SIGNINGS

 

FLUSHING, N.Y., January 15, 2022 – The New York Mets today announced that the club has signed 21 international players.

 

“It’s an exciting day for the New York Mets to congratulate and welcome these talented young men to our organization,” said Vice President of Amateur and International Scouting, Tommy Tanous. “This is the first step in realizing their dreams of becoming major leaguers. I want to thank everyone from the family of the players to our incredible scouting staff for their hard work in this process.”

 

“Today is another step in establishing and achieving sustained success,” said General Manager Billy Eppler. “We are excited for these players to get started on their path to Queens. We also want to thank Tommy, Steve Barningham, and our entire international scouting department as well as everyone in the baseball operations department who worked tirelessly to make this day possible.”

 

The class is highlighted by Simon Juan, an outfielder from the Dominican Republic. The 6-2, 195-pounder is ranked at the 14th-best international prospect according to Baseball America and as the 16th-best prospect on MLB Pipeline’s Top 50 Internationals Prospect List. An additional notable signing includes Willy Fañas, a dynamic five tool center fielder from the Dominican Republic.

 

The full list of players is below:

 


"Don't Break the Mets Players Retire Numbers Damn"- Joe Shoes

 


This is a good read from my buddy Joe Shoes. 

Keith didn’t make his name with the Mets, but he expanded upon his legacy by adding another six Gold Gloves and the 1986 World Series title to his resume while compiling a 129 OPS+ and 26.6 bWAR during his time in Queens. The paper stats are great, but what everyone talks about is the leadership he brought to the team. If you watched the four-part ESPN documentary “Once Upon A Time In Queens” his teammates talk of him as if he was Serpentor of GI Joe fame always ready to lead them into great battle as his troops earnestly followed his example.


Serpentor, the cutthroat military genius known for his catchphrase, “This…I command!”

Yes, Keith Hernandez did enough over his time with the Mets to warrant having his number retired, but that doesn’t mean the dam should rupture and Steve Cohen should start handing out retired numbers as if they’re raisins to kids on Halloween. Celebrating the history of the franchise is great and needed and something that can span generations of fandom as tales parents tell their kids while sitting in the stands to build the next generation of supporters, but let’s not be willy-nilly here. 

The Mets have had many great players who have passed through, but that doesn’t necessarily make them great Mets. Warren Spahn is one of the greatest pitchers of all time. A Hall of Famer. Not a great Met. Willie Mays may very well be the greatest player in the history of the game and played a role on a National League championship team…but not a great Met. 

Whether we like to admit it or not, we – as a fanbase – definitely do suffer from “little brother complex” when pit against the vast and voluminous history of the Yankees. Whether it’s Old Timer’s Day, constantly having to put up with them on Sunday Night Baseball, or that insufferable meme of the bleacher jerk off waving the rings, we always want to fight back as if our team has a much richer history than it really does. 

Over the past week, I’ve seen people looking to retire numbers for everyone from Ed Kranepool (no) to Edgardo Alfonzo (also no) to Gary Carter (a bit more difficult, but still no) and many others in between, but doing so completely bastardizes the meaning of the number retirement is. This doesn’t mean you can’t honor good players in other ways; the team does have its own Hall of Fame that properly recognizes a cornucopia of players from the past by acknowledging their contributions and having their accomplishments on display in the team’s museum in the Citi Field Rotunda to be appreciated by all. Ed Kranepool seems like a nice guy and he had the longest tenure of anyone to every put on the uniform and that can be acknowledged, but that doesn’t make him great. The team Hall of Fame is the perfect way to acknowledge a wider swath of players who were very good for the organization.

You can read the whole post here

Men's New York Mets New Era Royal City Transit Pullover Hoodie

 


Description
As you're making your way downtown, rep the New York Mets in comfort with this City Transit hoodie from New Era. Along with an adjustable hood and front pouch pocket for convenient coverage and storage, this midweight pullover offers a cozy fleece lining to keep you nice and toasty. As an added bonus, the striking New York Mets graphics highlight your love for the squad in undeniable style.

You can find this on MLBShop.com

In my opinion, this looks like something you can buy at one of those tourist shops in Times Square.


Friday, January 14, 2022

Citi Field: Zac Brown Band- Out in the Middle Tour

 


Zac Brown Band- Out in the Middle Tour
Thursday, August 18th, 2022
Citi Field
Rain or Shine


Multi-platinum, GRAMMY Award-winning Zac Brown Band announces their upcoming 2022 international tour, "Out in the Middle Tour." 

The new set of dates, produced by Live Nation, follows 2021’s incredibly successful "The Comeback Tour," where the band staged their comeback to live performances following a COVID-19 hiatus. 

The "Out in the Middle Tour" will showcase the band’s old-school country roots and southern-rock style, serving as an ode to their country pride and life’s simple pleasures. Joining the band once again will be Caroline Jones, who performed as a special guest during "The Comeback Tour." Zac Brown Band also welcomes Robert Randolph Band as the opening act on select dates throughout the tour including Citi Field on Thursday, August 18th. 

Tickets will be available for purchase starting on Friday, January 21st at 10 a.m. 

Buy Tickets: Friday, January 21st @ 10 a.m.

New York Mets New Era Women's Space Bun Cuffed Knit Hat with Double Pom

 


Keep your head warm on chilly New York Mets game days with this Space Bun cuffed knit hat from New Era. Designed with embroidered team details and stylish double poms, this cozy cap instantly adds some stylish flair to any outfit. The comfy material keeps you feeling nice and toasty as you proudly cheer on the New York Mets.

This is over at lids.com


When did hats go double pom pom?

Wednesday, January 12, 2022

METS HOSTING SEASONAL STAFF JOB FAIR AT CITI FIELD SATURDAY, JANUARY 29

 


METS HOSTING SEASONAL STAFF JOB FAIR AT CITI FIELD SATURDAY, JANUARY 29

 

FLUSHING, N.Y., January 12, 2022 – The New York Mets will host a seasonal staff hiring fair at Citi Field Saturday, January 29in the Piazza Club on the fifth level of the ballpark. The event will take place in two three-hour sessions: a morning session from 9 a.m. – noon and an afternoon session from 2 p.m. – 5 p.m.

 

The Mets are hiring for over a dozen positions in security, guest experience, hospitality, and more departments. More information about the job fair, including a registration form and descriptions of open positions, can be found at Mets.com/JobFair. Walk-ups will be accepted for entry but registering ahead of time is encouraged.

 

All attendees will be required to wear a mask and show proof of full vaccination against COVID-19. The entrance to the job fair will be located at the Hodges VIP gate, located along the first-base side of Citi Field. Those who drive to the event will be able to park in Lot G off Seaver Way.

Tuesday, January 11, 2022

Mets to retire Keith Hernandez number 17



 FLUSHING, N.Y., January 11, 2022 — The New York Mets today announced the team will retire Keith Hernandez’s uniform #17 prior to the Saturday, July 9 game vs. Miami.

Hernandez was elected to the Mets Hall of Fame in 1997, ranks second in team history in batting average (.297) and earned six Rawlings Gold Gloves with the Mets, the most in franchise history.

Hernandez will become the fourth player to have his number retired by the Mets, joining Tom Seaver (#41), Mike Piazza (#31) and Jerry Koosman (#36). In addition, the Mets have retired #14 for Manager Gil Hodges, #37 for Manager Casey Stengel and #42 across baseball for Jackie Robinson.

“I’m thrilled,” said Hernandez, who has spent nearly three decades with the Mets as a player and broadcaster. “This is truly a special honor that lasts beyond a lifetime. I can’t thank Steve and Alex Cohen and the Mets Hall of Fame Committee enough. I was very emotional when Steve called to let me know about the number retirement. This is the highest honor an organization can bestow upon a player. I also want to thank Mets fans, who have treated me like family since I arrived in 1983.”

“Keith was the first captain in team history and a great leader and catalyst on that ’86 championship team,” said Chairman, CEO and Owner Steve Cohen. “He was a defensive wizard at first and was a clutch performer late in games. We made a promise to continue celebrating and honoring our tremendous history and this is another deserving step in that direction. Congratulations, Keith.”

Hernandez led the NL in fielding percentage in 1985 and 1986 with the Mets, won 11 Gold Gloves overall and is a member of the Rawlings Gold Glove Hall of Fame.

Hernandez was named to five All-Star teams during his career and ranks fourth in club history in on-base percentage (.387) and 10th in RBI (468). On May 6, 1987, his teammates elected him the first captain in Mets history.

The Bay Area native slashed .310/.446/.413 with 34 doubles, 13 homers, 83 RBI and an NL-leading 94 walks in 1986. He delivered three RBI in Game Seven of the 1986 World Series.

Hernandez was acquired by the Mets on June 15, 1983 from St. Louis in exchange for pitchers Neil Allen and Rick Ownbey.

He has been in the Mets television booth since 1999, including the last 16 years on SNY, where he’s won three Emmys for “Best Sports Analyst.”

Mets "splatter" cap




 Description

Grab a splash of undeniable New York Mets spirit with this Splatter 59FIFTY fitted hat from New Era. Along with a street-ready look, this cap offers a flat bill to shield your eyes during those sunny game days. Best of all, the top-notch New York Mets embroidery and splatter design let everyone know where your loyalty truly lies.

You can find this on Lids.com

Umm..Splatter...yeah,,,Ummm

Monday, January 10, 2022

METS TO HOST ANNUAL BLOOD DRIVE JANUARY 12 AT CITI FIELD

 


 

METS TO HOST ANNUAL BLOOD DRIVE JANUARY 12 AT CITI FIELD

 

WHAT:              The New York Mets along with New York Blood Center (NYBC) will host their annual

 Winter Blood Drive on Wednesday, January 12 from 11:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. in the Piazza Club at 

Citi Field. NYBC announced a blood emergency in the beginning of December, which has continued i

nto the new year. This is always a challenging time of year for the blood supply, as holiday plans 

and travel make donating blood less of a priority and winter weather can lead to blood drive cancellations. 

This year, those seasonal challenges are coinciding with a new wave of the pandemic. The region’s blood 

supply is critically low, as it continues to be threatened by donor fatigue, widespread fear of COVID-19 

infection and blood drive cancellations due to surging levels of Omicron cases. Blood centers across the 

country are and have been suffering from shortages since the start of the pandemic in March of 2020. 

Currently, the region’s blood supply stands at a 1-2-day level, well below the ideal inventory of 5-7 days. 

Currently, there is no national surplus. Prior to the pandemic, a national surplus of blood products 

would be used to mitigate any regional blood shortages.

 

Fans donating blood will receive a voucher redeemable for two tickets to a select 

Mets home game in 2022 with exclusions and based on availability. Donors must be

 16 years of age (with parental consent), weigh at least 110 lbs. and be in good health. 

Anyone can donate blood regardless of their vaccination status, however, all participants 

must wear a mask and proof of vaccination is required to enter the facilities as per NYC 

guidelines.  

 

WHEN:              Wednesday, January 12

11:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

 

WHO:                Mr. Met will be in attendance from 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.

 

WHERE:           Piazza Club at Citi Field

Fans and media may park in Lot G off Seaver Way and enter through the Hodges VIP entrance.

 

NOTE:               Media should arrive by 11:45 a.m. and proceed to the 5th Floor.

Queens Baseball Club Jersey

 



History: Queens was a member of the very high level semi-pro Metropolitan Baseball Association. Home games were played at Queens Field in Woodside.

Product Details:

  • Made in the USA
  • Metropolitan Baseball League
  • Authentic reproduction of the 1946 home jersey worn by the team from Queens
  • Authentic white wool flannel with sun collar and button front
  • Black felt lettering on front
  • Black on red felt #19 on back
I bought this a few years ago because of the way it connects Queens Baseball Club and Woodside.


You can buy it here.




New York Mets Pro Standard Team Logo Shorts - White




 Grab these New York Mets shorts from Pro Standard while you watch the game from the comfort of your home. Along with ultra-soft fabric and an adjustable waistband, these bottoms offer two front slip pockets and a back zippered pocket for supreme holding convenience. Featuring an abundance of New York Mets graphics, these shorts are the perfect addition to your spirited team gear.

$55 bucks for shorts? Jeez. If you want them they are on Lids.com

Saturday, January 8, 2022

Don't Miss Toyhio next month

 


Cool Vendors. Cool Guests. Lots of fun. Need something for your collection that you are missing? This is the place you are likely to find it.

lmost a month away from Toyhio 12: Fully Loaded. I’m bringing back early bird (due to many requests). Early bird tickets are $10 (entry at 10am). General admission is $5 (entry at 11am).
We’ll be having “All Ego” Ethan Page, Scarlett Bordeaux, Powerhouse Hobbs, the very nice very evil return of Danhausen and the Most Professional Wrestler Brian Myers.
If you don’t know about Toyhio checkout the MWFP vlog live from the show itself! A toy show not to be missed!

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Ed Kranepool's Jock Strap for sale?

This is one of the weirder items I have ever seen for sale on eBay. I was at Ed's house when he was selling some of his memorabilia and never once did I think, "Hey Ed, do you have any jock straps and cups laying around?" 

Ed Kranepool Original New York Mets Game Used Signed Jock & Cup 1969 WS Champs!




You are not going to find another one of these. 


Ed Kranepool Original New York Mets Game Used Signed Jock & Cup.


Both items are signed with the inscription "Game used".


There is no COA with this item they were purchased and signed directly from Ed at his estate sale.

The MLB Lockout

 


Anyone surprised that there hasn't been any reported movement between owners and players? I'm not. This is going to go on to the last possible moment before we start getting games. I am pro union. I am very pro union. I get that this is basically Billionaires Vs. Millionaires but I am also looking at it deeper than that. This is a chance for the MLBPA to get the wages up for the minor leaguers and the players that just get called up to get taken care of. Right now, in my eyes, if the Owners and Players don't play on time and don't resolve their issues quickly enough, it is going to be yet another nail in the coffin for baseball. There is already a huge amount of people not liking the sport or there are some that will realize they don't miss it when it's not around. 

I don't see this getting resolved to at least middle of February the earliest.

Friday, January 7, 2022

White Mets Tee Shirt

 


Grab a top where you can rep your team in true New York Mets style with this Pro Standard T-shirt. It offers a cozy fabric for comfort and a classic crew neck design for easy matching with your other gear. On top of that, the vibrant New York Mets applique and embroidery show off your unwavering pride in the squad.

I don't get this look for this shirt.

Lids.com

St Paddy's Day Mets Shirt

 


Flaunt a bit of New York Mets pride on St. Patrick's Day with this fresh Celtic Knot T-shirt. It features bold New York Mets graphics, signifying that your fandom sees no end. Add a lucky finish to any look with this Fanatics Branded tee.

I don't remember if they ever came out with St Patrick's Day MLB gear this early.

Simple Basic Design.

Lids.com

Thursday, January 6, 2022

Former Interim GM Found Not Guilty for DWI

 

This is a very interesting turn of events. Now if all this didn't happen would the Mets still have been looking for a GM? Would they have made the moves they did in the off season? Who knows..... 


 

Tuesday, January 4, 2022

Topps Cards to be Acquired by Fanatics

 


Fanatics has this thing about grabbing licenses from companies wait and then when the companies start losing money, Fanatics sweeps in and then buys that company. I am fine with that, if that's how you do business you know what, good for you. I just have had problems with the customer service and fulfillment from Fanatics over the years. I guess this means that Topps really won't be losing MLB now since Fanatics has the license for it?

From Bleacher Report-

Sports retailer and memorabilia company Fanatics has acquired trading card company Topps.

“With trading cards and collectibles being a significant pillar of our long-term plans to become the leading digital sports platform, we are excited to add a leading trading cards company to build out our business,” said Fanatics CEO Michael Rubin in a press release. “Their iconic brand, commitment to product excellence and passionate employees worldwide will allow us to immediately serve our league and players’ association partners and our fans.”

Jabari Young of CNBC first reported "industry sources put the deal at roughly $500 million. It will include only Topps' name and sports and entertainment division, not the company's candy and gift cards line, one source said."

Read more here

 


New York Mets New Era 1986 World Series Scarlet Under visor t - Brown

 


Show off your unwavering loyalty to the New York Mets with this 1986 World Series Team 59FIFTY hat from New Era. It features commemorative New York Mets details and a stylish contrast-color undervisor, making it a standout piece in your collection. The structured build ensures a timeless finish, making this a great finishing touch on game days through the years.

Scarlet? What's scarlet about this? Oh Wait.

The patch, the under visor and the MLB patch on the back. Gotcha.



You can find this on lids.com


Monday, January 3, 2022

Mets Cornhole set

 


This New York Mets 2' x 4' Solid Wood Rush Design Cornhole Board Set is the perfect way to liven up your tailgate parties. The set comes with two scratch resistant cornhole boards that feature folding wooden legs and carry handles for easy transportation. Each board includes bold printed New York Mets graphics, so you can bring some extra team spirit and friendly competition to the pre-game festivities.

On lIds.com

$200 bucks for something this mass produced?

Gave @Metspolice heads up, so I'm stealing this.

 I really can't add much to this topic today, so I am just stealing the whole thing from Metspolice.com. From time to time the old guy has some good stuff.

That guy @mediagoon put this under my nose.

Is it just a logo?  Is it the “real” logo – more on that in a second.  Will there be a patch?  Should there be a patch?

10 years ago we had this…

…which I find to be a nicer design.

My brain remembered there being a different 50th patch for a while.

A post on SportsLogos.net says

I was at the game last night at CitiField, and a friend of mine bought a custom jersey. Instead of the 50th anniversary patch we all know on the sleeve, there was a different patch.

It was blue with an orange “50”, Mr. Met swinging a bat, and at the bottom a gold banner reading 1962-2012. Really nice patch.
Has anyone else seen this? Is there photographic evidence of its existence anywhere on the internet?

I went through the archives and I don’t seem to have the Other Patch….but it’s in my brain that it happened.   I also think I have a jersey with the Other Patch in my closet, but it’s not even 7am yet and the family is sleeping.

Anyone remember Other Patch?

What do you think of this 60th logo?

Do we need 60th patches on the jerseys?

Man 10 years goes by fast.

UPDATE: Much thanks to Swimmin’ for finding what I was thinking of.  Also many people saying this was used on Replica jerseys.

 

 

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Some predictions for 2022….

February.  The lockout marches on.

March 15th, the lockout ends.  MLB will play a 144 game schedule. Teams will just play the final 144 games of the original schedule and too bad if that’s unfair.  Spring Training begins in three days.

March 27th:  Jacob deGrom throws 100mph in Spring Training and the media fawns over it.

April 22nd:  the Mets open the season at Arizona.  Jacob deGrom pitches 8 innings of shutout ball but gets a no-decision as the Mets lose in teh bottom of the 9th.

April 24th:  the Mets are swept in Arizona.  The millennials start wondering if baseball has passed Buck Showalter by.

April 29th: On a rainy evening, the Mets unveil the Seaver statue at 6:30pm on a Friday before the replacement-home-opener night game.  It is an underwhelming ceremony because of the circumstances.  Brandon Nimmo has a good game and is greeted with “Let’s Go Brandon” cheers.

May 1st:  Pete Alonso has yet to homer.

May 4th:  Steve Cohen tweets joke about how he wouldn’t have hired Buck if he knew the team would start this slow.

March 5th:  Pete and Lindor convince the Mets to wear black uniforms all the time at home.

May 6th: Pete Alonso homers twice at Philly and is declared to be “back”  Wayne Randazzo does some math and extrapolates that Pete will hit 45 HRs.

May 13th:  the Mets have won 7 straight, Jim Breuer starts attending Mets games with The 7 Line and posting daily videos on TikTok.  Pete Alonso has homered in 4 out of the 5 last games.

May 20th: JDG is a late scratch at Colorado.  The Mets claim this is normal and the beat nods and says yep its normal.  The Mets are just being cautious because it’s 44 degrees at game time.

May 25th:  the Mets skip JDG again.  There’s an off-day tomorrow and this way he has a nice long rest before the divisional game against the Phillies.  The beat just accepts that this makes sense.

May 27th:  the Phillies get 3 runs off JDG in a five inning stint.  Buck tells the media that they wanted to watch Jake’s pitch count tonight and the media just accepts this.

May 28th:  on a rocking Saturday Night at Citi Field, the Mets come into the game having won 13 of 14.  Everyone is singing Buck’s praises.  Steve Cohen and Jim Breuer join the 7 line in the outfield.   Max Scherzer throws a 124 pitch no-hitter and we all get t-shirts.  Thing are great in Citi Field.

June 1st: Pete Alonso hasn’t homered since May 13th.

June 2nd:  the Mets head off to the West Coast with a 5 game lead in the East.  This road trip will take them to Los Angeles of Los Angeles, San Diego and then Anaheim of Los Angeles.  Jacob deGrom is placed on the 10 day IL with tightness.

June 10th:  The Mets have lost the first 6 games of the road trip and face Angels pitcher Noah Syndergaard who is 3-4 on the season but hands in a 7 inning gem as the Mets lose again.

June 11th:  Mark Canha hits his 20th HR of the season.   Scherzer hasn’t seemed sharp since the no-hitter.

June 21st:  In Houston, Pete Alonso homers twice.  Wayne Randazzo does some math and has Pete on pace to hit 45 HRs.

June 23rd:  Adam Rubin tweets that he is hearing the Mets will IL Scherzer with shoulder soreness.  The actual Mets beat enjoys the day off.

June 24th:  the Mets place Max Scherzer on the IL with shoulder soreness.

July 1:  the Mets are reeling, coming off a 7-18 June.  Jim Breuer announces summer tour.  Steve Cohen makes polar bear joke on twitter.  Millennials suggest Buck isn’t using analytics correctly.

July 8th:  Metallica sues the Mets for file-sharing some of their songs on a computer located at Citi Field.  It turns out that it is Billy Eppler’s computer.  He is suspended while the Mets investigate further.

July 11th:  the Mets head to Atlanta two games back.  Pete Alonso homers 5 times in the series.  Wayne Randazzo does some math and has Pete on pace to hit 45 HRs.  The Mets however do not have enough starting pitching and lose two of three and leave Atlanta three games back.

July 19th:  Mark Canha is the sole Mets representative at the All Star Game.

Snazzy t-shirt from The7Line.com

July 25th:  the Mets have swept the Padres out of the break and are about to play the Yankees who are 18 games behind in the AL East.  There is talk of Taking Back New York.

July 27th:  the Mets complete the two game sweep of the Yankees thanks to some big home runs by Pete Alonso.  Wayne Randazzo does some math and has Pete on pace to hit 45 home runs.  Jim Breuer posts a Tik-Tok for the first time in a few weeks.   The Media fawns over Buck Showalter.

July 31st:  the Mets acquire starting pitchers John Means and Wade Miley at the trade deadline.  The Media fawns over Steve Cohen.

August 1st:  word is that both deGrom and Scherzer’s rehabs are going great.

August 6th:  acting General Manager Ben Zauzmer mentions that he enjoyed Dave Chappelle’s recent comedy special.  After a backlash on social media, the Mets place Zauzmer on “administrative leave” pending a review.  Sandy Alderson will be the acting General Manager until further notice.

August 7th: Pete Alonso has not homered since the Yankees series.  Francisco Lindor is batting .227

August 19th:  the Mets are 5 back of Atlanta and head to Philly and then Yankee stadium.  Pete Alonso homers 7 times in the 5 games.  Wayne Randazzo does some math and projects Pete will hit 45 HRs. Jacob deGrom pitches 100 mph in a rehab start.  Things are looking up for the Mets!

August 23rd: Jim Breuer posts on Tik Tok for the first time since July.

August 24th:  the Mets announce they are shutting deGrom down.

September 5th:  the Mets get Scherzer back and are only two games in back of Atlanta.  Their next four series are against the Pirates, Marlins, Cubs and Pirates.

September 18th: the Mets wrap up an awful two weeks, winning just 4 games against the Pirates, Marlins, Cubs and Pirates, despite Pete hitting 9 HRs in 12 games.  The Mets are 6 games back.  The millennials wonder if Buck Showalter even understands analytics.  Mark Canha hits his 40th Home Run.

September 30th:  the Mets head to Atlanta just three games back with three to play.  John Means and Wade Miley win the first two games behind big HRs by Pete Alonso.  Billy Eppler is proven innocent of the Metallica accusations as it turns out he works exclusively off his phone.

October 2nd:  Max Scherzer takes the hill for the Mets who are one game back with one to play.  He gets lit up as the lose 8-5 despite Pete Alonso’s two HRs.  Pete finishes the season with 45 HRs, edging out Mark Canha’s 43.  The Mets miss the expanded playoffs.  Steve Cohen publishes a sarcastic tweet.