• Dwight Gooden: Yoenis Cespedes may get ‘blackballed’ over Mets opt-out

    Dwight Gooden: Yoenis Cespedes may get ‘blackballed’ over Mets opt-out

    Dwight Gooden sees how Yoenis Cespedes handled opting out of the Mets season as a “weak move” that could hurt the slugger next season. “He may get blackballed [in baseball] next year and I’m OK with that,” the former Cy Young winner said on the latest episode of The Post’s “Amazin’ But True” Mets podcast. …
  • Mets fans should be terrified of what Brodie Van Wagenen might do next

    Mets fans should be terrified of what Brodie Van Wagenen might do next

    The Mets took another hit Monday when Marcus Stroman announced he was opting out. Stroman cited a number of things that worried him — the obvious one being the game of chicken every ballplayer is playing on trying to avoid the virus, the immediate being the Mets’ upcoming trip to Miami, the geographic symbol of …
  • Marcus Stroman becomes second Mets player to opt out of season

    Marcus Stroman becomes second Mets player to opt out of season

    Marcus Stroman is opting out. The Mets announced Monday the right-hander decided to sit out the rest of the season because of coronavirus concerns. He becomes the second Mets player to opt out, eight days after Yoenis Cespedes left the team in Atlanta without initially informing the Mets of his decision. Stroman, who had been …
  • Michael Wacha shoulder issue leaves another hole in Mets rotation

    Michael Wacha shoulder issue leaves another hole in Mets rotation

    As the Mets await Marcus Stroman’s potential return from the injured list in the near future, another starting pitcher is on the sideline. Michael Wacha was placed on the IL with right shoulder inflammation before Sunday’s game against the Marlins, leaving the Mets with half the starting pitchers they had in their spring training rotation …
  • Mets’ Marcus Stroman placed on IL right before Opening Day

    Mets’ Marcus Stroman placed on IL right before Opening Day

    The Mets will be down a key pitcher to begin the season. Marcus Stroman, who was set to become the team’s No. 2 behind Jacob deGrom, was placed on the injured list Wednesday with a muscle tear in his left calf, manager Luis Rojas told reporters. Rojas said the 29-year-old righty is considered “week to …
  • 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 …
  • Mets’ Marcus Stroman: 2020 MLB season ‘not looking promising’

    Mets’ Marcus Stroman: 2020 MLB season ‘not looking promising’

    Mets pitcher Marcus Stroman is losing hope that baseball will be back this summer. “This season is not looking promising,” Stroman tweeted Tuesday after the players union was left disappointed by MLB’s latest financial proposal, which entails the highest-paid players taking greater pay cuts than their peers — and more pay cuts than the union …
  • Mets mailbag: Dream 2022 lineup starts with Nolan Arenado

    Mets mailbag: Dream 2022 lineup starts with Nolan Arenado

    You ask, we answer. The Post is fielding questions from readers about New York’s biggest pro sports teams and getting our beat writers to answer them in a series of regularly published mailbags. In today’s installment: the Mets. Mets lineup in 2022? Don’t take the easy way out, and have some fun with it.  — …
  • Mets mailbag: Pursuit of J.T. Realmuto likely isn’t over

    Mets mailbag: Pursuit of J.T. Realmuto likely isn’t over

    You ask, we answer. The Post is fielding questions from readers about New York’s biggest pro sports teams and getting our beat writers to answer them in a series of regularly published mailbags. In today’s installment: the Mets. Does Brodie Van Wagenen’s former work relationship with J.T. Realmuto increase the likelihood that the Mets will …
  • The biggest Mets losers with MLB on hold

    The biggest Mets losers with MLB on hold

    The Mets were the accidental contenders of 2019. When they tried, they failed. When they surrendered, they succeeded. Brodie Van Wagenen provided the words. In January 2019, before even his first spring training as GM, he assessed the Mets as the NL East favorites and challenged the rest of the division to “come get us.” …