• Mets’ thrilling win shows MLB expanded playoffs here to stay

    Mets’ thrilling win shows MLB expanded playoffs here to stay

    It’s going to work. Major League Baseball is going to keep the 16-team postseason that emanated from the pandemic shutdown, and you’re going to like it. Don’t believe me? Then tell me you watched the Mets’ insane, 10-6 victory over the Phillies Thursday night at Citizens Bank Park and didn’t get roped in by the …
  • Brandon Nimmo’s blast in ninth propels Mets to big win over Phillies

    Brandon Nimmo’s blast in ninth propels Mets to big win over Phillies

    PHILADELPHIA — The yelling from the Mets dugout echoed through the empty ballpark as Brandon Nimmo sped around the bases. All night the Mets had clawed following a disastrous Seth Lugo start, and finally they had the lead again. And soon enough, a must-needed series victory. Nimmo’s homer leading off the ninth against Brandon Workman …
  • Mets’ thrilling comeback win marred by Jacob deGrom injury

    Mets’ thrilling comeback win marred by Jacob deGrom injury

    PHILADELPHIA — Jacob deGrom’s bid for a Cy Young Award three-peat took a double hit Wednesday night. First, the Mets ace — with some shaky defense as a culprit — allowed three earned runs against the Phillies over two innings. Then he departed the game with what the team called a right hamstring spasm. Through …
  • Jacob deGrom struggles, exits Mets game with apparent injury

    Jacob deGrom struggles, exits Mets game with apparent injury

    PHILADELPHIA – Jacob deGrom’s bid for a Cy Young award three-peat took a double hit Wednesday night. First, the Mets ace – with some shaky defense as a chief culprit – allowed three runs against the Phillies over two innings. Then he departed the game with an apparent injury. Michael Wacha entered to begin the …
  • How Steve Cohen will impact Van Wagenen, Mets front-office

    How Steve Cohen will impact Van Wagenen, Mets front-office

    PHILADELPHIA — The first significant decision for the new Mets boss-in-waiting will be deciding who should oversee baseball operations. Steve Cohen’s transition to Mets owner won’t become official until next month at the earliest, when MLB owners vote on the $2.4 billion transaction that would leave the hedge fund billionaire as the franchise’s control person. …
  • Mets fail in clutch, Porcello flops in brutal loss to Phillies

    Mets fail in clutch, Porcello flops in brutal loss to Phillies

    PHILADELPHIA – Zack Wheeler, Marcus Stroman and Noah Syndergaard are three names that probably would have looked better than Rick Porcello pitching for the dire-straits Mets on Tuesday. For various reasons, the aforementioned trio was unavailable, starting with the fact the Mets didn’t re-sign Wheeler last offseason, letting him defect to the Phillies. Syndergaard’s season …
  • Mets should sign J.T. Realmuto in Steve Cohen’s first big move

    Mets should sign J.T. Realmuto in Steve Cohen’s first big move

    Many tests await Steve Cohen once he assumes control of the Mets, and for the purpose of this column, let’s assume that he’ll pass the entry exam of the approval vote by other owners. After that, before the really heavy lifting, the first test looks easy: Sign J.T. Realmuto. “Wow,” Joe Girardi said Tuesday afternoon, …
  • It’s all a show with Jennifer Lopez and Alex Rodriguez

    It’s all a show with Jennifer Lopez and Alex Rodriguez

    Months ago I told you the JRoids were feeding sports writers farina. I told you Alex and Jenny could not get the Mets. I told you neither had the bread and moneymen they approached said uh-uh. Like when she conned the media saying she’d get an Oscar for last year’s stripper movie? LA pros had …
  • Rob Manfred sees great potential in Mets sale to Steve Cohen

    Rob Manfred sees great potential in Mets sale to Steve Cohen

    Mets fans aren’t the only ones who see Steve Cohen as a messiah. “I think that a change in ownership at the Mets is an opportunity to make that franchise as strong as it can possibly be, and I think over the long haul it’ll be something that will be good for the game,” commissioner …
  • Mets fans’ love affair with Steve Cohen goes beyond his $14 billion

    Mets fans’ love affair with Steve Cohen goes beyond his $14 billion

    Steve Cohen is worth $14 billion. That makes him a most unlikely candidate to earn recognition as “the people’s choice.” But, then, we are talking about the New York Mets. And as Cohen, a lifelong fan, can surely expound on: the Mets are always a little bit different. In almost every way. And now, pending …