Connor Rogers and Joe DeMayo drop Episode 20 of The Mets Pod, as the Mets drop by Atlanta, Philadelphia, and the Bronx for an important stretch of games heading into the stretch run of the regular season. The guys talk about roster moves resulting from injuries, how prospect Brett Baty can help the Mets, and the way the schedule plays out into September. Later in the show, Connor and Joe break down the build up of Jacob deGrom, and examine the ways that Tylor Megill can be used upon his potential return. Finally, the guys open the Mailbag to take on questions about Mark Vientos, a possible Pete Alonso contract extension, and Jeff McNeil’s place in the batting order. Be sure to subscribe to The Mets Pod at Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or wherever you get your podcasts.
0:00 Welcome to the Show
1:23 Roster Shuffling Due to Injuries/Illness
4:40 Is Deven Marrero the correct choice over Brett Baty?
10:21 Do the Expanded Rosters Have Any Effect on how the Mets Finish the Year?
12:16 Carlos Carrasco Update and Effect on Mets Pitching Staff
17:50 Mets Upcoming Schedule
21:47 Thoughts on Stretching out Jacob deGrom in Future Outings
24:30 What is Tylor Megil's Role Upon Return?
27:31 Is Veintos Defense Holding Him Back From a Call Up?
30:16 What Will a Pete Alonso Contract Extension Look Like and When Should the Mets Look to Strike?
33:24 Should Jeff McNeil be Batting Higher in the Order?
40:46 Closing Thoughts From Joe on the Upcoming Schedule