Connor Rogers and Joe DeMayo have a lot to do during Episode 15 of The Mets Pod, as the Mets battle the Braves on their way towards the All-Star break, and the guys preview the MLB Draft with Mets VP of Amateur and International Scouting Tommy Tanous. Leading off, Connor and Joe cover the huge Mets series in Atlanta which started with a Max Scherzer gem, the issues of the offense, and how Luis Guillorme should fit into the lineup moving forward. Then, the guys chat with Tommy Tanous to break down the upcoming MLB Draft, and to discuss the organization’s scouting structure and strategy for a draft in which the Mets have 5 of the first 90 picks. Later, Connor and Joe look at how the James McCann injury may affect the timing of the big league debut for Francisco Alvarez, and then wrap the show with a Mailbag segment focused on improving the bullpen at the MLB Trade Deadline. Be sure to subscribe to The Mets Pod at Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or wherever you get your podcasts!
0:00 Welcome to the show
1:13 Max Scherzer vs the Braves
4:36 deGrom and Scherzer coming back late
6:44 Luis Guillorme
9:29 The DH Spot
13:10 Tommy Tanous on MLB Draft
14:22 Evaluating pitchers post surgery
15:56 Pressue of a bunch of high picks
17:56 The team's draft board
19:24 Steve Cohen's involvement
20:34 Continuity in scouting staff
23:27 Internal changes to scouting
25:01 Francisco Alvarez
27:41 Big Picture for the Mets in the draft
30:21 Impact of James McCann's injury on Francisco Alvarez
35:24 Mark Vientos
37:04 How many bullpen arms do the Mets need before the deadline?
39:08 Could Edwin Diaz get some Cy Young votes?