Connor Rogers and Joe DeMayo welcome Jomboy’s Jack AKA ‘Jolly Olive’ to Episode 19 of The Mets Pod, as the Mets are on a hot streak after beating the Braves in a big series at Citi Field, and they see things getting salty in Atlanta. The guys talk about the NL East race, the claim by Braves pitcher Spencer Strider that the Mets are “lucky” on offense, the Mets moves at the trade deadline, and what lies ahead for the rest of the regular season. Later in the show, Connor and Joe continue to celebrate the return of Jacob deGrom, plus go down on the farm for updates on Francisco Alvarez, newly-promoted Brett Baty, and Jose Butto. Finally, the show wraps with The Mailbag, with listener questions about the way Buck Showalter manages platoons, what a potential playoff starting rotation could look like, and the contributions of Starling Marte. Be sure to subscribe to The Mets Pod at Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or wherever you get your podcasts, and check out Jolly Olive on the Shea Station podcast!
0:00 Welcome to the show Jack 'Jolly Olive' Oliver
1:32 Jolly Olive on becoming a Mets fan
2:20 Mets-Braves analysis
3:05 Spencer Strider's comments
5:22 Trade deadline recap
6:47 Looking at the rest of the season
8:16 All-Star week story
9:05 Launching the Shea Station podcast
12:17 The return of Jacob deGrom
14:42 The strength of the rotation
18:46 The Mets' defense impacting deGrom
21:42 Brett Baty's promotion to AAA
23:45 Alvarez in September?
27:53 Jose Butto breakdown
30:02 Do you like how much Buck switches the platoon mid-game?
24:55 Which starting pitcher gets bumped before the playoffs?
39:21 Where does Starling Marte rank in top free agent signings?
42:58 Closing thoughts