• Getting closer to the truth with Jed Lowrie-Mets surgery mess

    Getting closer to the truth with Jed Lowrie-Mets surgery mess

    Across the country from Citi Field, Jed Lowrie is raking with a surgically repaired knee — and he has claimed the Mets would not allow him to get the knee operated on during his ill-fated tenure
  • Mets’ Dellin Betances lasted one appearance before going on IL

    Mets’ Dellin Betances lasted one appearance before going on IL

    Dellin Betances’ health was a significant factor in his underwhelming 2020 for the Mets, and that concern has followed him into this season. On Thursday, the veteran right-hander was placed on the
  • A $40 million thought for Mets’ Francisco Lindor contract dilemma: Sherman

    A $40 million thought for Mets’ Francisco Lindor contract dilemma: Sherman

    Not to get all off-shore casino here, but let’s say we established the over/under on a Francisco Lindor Mets extension at $300 million. Which way are you going? Taking the over means he not only
  • Mets plan to give Marcus Stroman $18.9 million qualifying offer

    Mets plan to give Marcus Stroman $18.9 million qualifying offer

    Marcus Stroman will at least net the Mets a draft pick upon departure. The Mets plan to extend a qualifying offer to the veteran right-hander, according to an industry source, giving Stroman the
  • Yankees snap skid against Mets in odd fashion

    Yankees snap skid against Mets in odd fashion

    A day after the Yankees suffered a walk-off loss to the Mets in their own stadium, they ended a seven-game losing streak when they won it in the bottom of the ninth. Even in victory, they needed a gift from ex-Yankee Dellin Betances, as the right-hander’s wild pitch with one out allowed Clint Frazier to …
  • Mets’ Seth Lugo-to-rotation plan is risky business

    Mets’ Seth Lugo-to-rotation plan is risky business

    A good plan today is better than a perfect plan tomorrow. Unless you’re the New York Mets, who could tie themselves into mental knots over the ordering, today, of a vanilla ice cream cone. Wednesday night ended well for the Peter Griffin of the baseball world, as Michael Conforto’s two-run, ninth-inning homer cleaned up the …
  • Mets blow six-run lead as bullpen implodes for crushing loss

    Mets blow six-run lead as bullpen implodes for crushing loss

    ATLANTA — Meet the Mess, 2020 version. Just over a week into their 60-game season, the Mets have a glaring problem that will keep them socially distanced from even the expanded playoff format if they can’t find a fast solution. Just like old times, the bullpen is a raging inferno. Friday night it was Dellin …
  • Mets 2020 preview: Shaky bullpen will make or break playoff chances

    Mets 2020 preview: Shaky bullpen will make or break playoff chances

    Rewind to early March, when life still seemed mostly normal and the countdown was underway to the Mets opening the 2020 season. At the time, the Mets didn’t resemble a team that was an obvious favorite in the NL East, but likewise it was hard to say they shouldn’t compete for first place. The lineup …
  • Five storylines facing Mets as ‘summer’ training set to begin

    Five storylines facing Mets as ‘summer’ training set to begin

    When spring training was suspended in March, the Mets were still trying to configure their rotation and get multiple rehabbing players ready for the season. More than three months later, as they prepare to resume workouts next week — this time at Citi Field with MCU Park in Brooklyn as a potential overflow site — …
  • Five Mets who could gain most from a shortened MLB season

    Five Mets who could gain most from a shortened MLB season

    The 162-game marathon is headed toward becoming something more than a sprint, but much less of a grueling endurance test. Will it be 80 games? Sixty games? Even fewer? As MLB and the players association try to find common ground that will deliver a season following the layoff from the COVID-19 outbreak, the Mets await …