• Mets focused on catching upgrade before MLB trade deadline

    Mets focused on catching upgrade before MLB trade deadline

    The Mets are focused on trying to upgrade their catching before the trade deadline expires Monday at 4 p.m. They have, for example, talked to the Angels about Jason Castro. But there are multiple catchers available in the market, including Boston’s Christian Vazquez. The Mets view catching as the one position that they could upgrade, …
  • Andres Gimenez, Tomas Nido out for ‘undisclosed reasons’ after Mets coronavirus break

    Andres Gimenez, Tomas Nido out for ‘undisclosed reasons’ after Mets coronavirus break

    The Mets returned to Citi Field on Tuesday to play baseball again after a five-day COVID-19 scare, but did so with two players and two coaches missing. Catcher Tomas Nido, infielder Andres Gimenez, third base coach Gary Disarcina and bench coach Hensley Meulens were not on site for “undisclosed reasons,” manager Luis Rojas said. The …
  • Mets get Jeff McNeil update after Tomas Nido powers them to win

    Mets get Jeff McNeil update after Tomas Nido powers them to win

    The Mets turned to the bench for their catcher Thursday and ended up with Johnny Bench. Tomas Nido barely hit enough to stay in the major leagues last season, but a winter spent working with a private swing instructor may have been the best $25,000 the Mets backup catcher ever spent. Nido smashed two home …
  • Mets are spiraling, so there are no moral victories

    Mets are spiraling, so there are no moral victories

    For some, the story can be told exclusively in grit and feistiness — your Miami Marlins, for example. The Marlins have no players, they hadn’t played a game in nine days before Tuesday night, and yet they shut out the Orioles, 4-0. Now, the 2020 O’s will never be confused for the ones of championship …