Syracuse is an underrated city, at least when the lake-effect snow machine is turned off. There's a lot to do there. You'll find the famous university and the Erie Canal Museum in town. They have a zoo that currently is featuring twin baby elephants. There are a ton of nearby outdoor recreation spots if you're so inclined. And, best of all, there is baseball to be watched. The Triple-A Syracuse Mets will open their season in a mere couple of weeks.
Friday, March 17, 2023
Brett Baty Should Be the Opening Day Third Baseman
Thursday, March 16, 2023
Please Move the WBC to the Fall
Feel free to care or not care about the World Baseball Classic. Just move the damn thing to after the baseball season, please.
I remember writing about the World Baseball Classic during my original blogging run. The first tournament was played in 2006, when the Mets looked like a real competitor for a title for the first time in half a decade. The idea of players ramping it up to play a tournament in March seemed absolutely insane to me then, and my attitude hasn't changed over the years since.
By Mike Steffanos at March 16, 2023 No comments:
Labels: Adam Ottavino, Brooks Raley, Bryce Montes de Oca, David Robertson, Drew Smith, Edwin Diaz, Grant Hartwig, John Curtiss, Mets, New York Mets, Stephen Nogosek, Steve Cohen, WBC, World Baseball Classic, Zack Britton
Friday, March 10, 2023
Prospecting for Gold
The Mets' top prospects are having a productive spring training. The toughest challenges still lie ahead.
God help me. Did the Post's Joel Sherman really grab for the clickbait gusto, dipping his ladle into the tired waters of the Jarred Kelenic well yet again? Tragically, yes. Although Kelenic's struggles — and the terrific season Edwin Díaz enjoyed in 2023 — have combined to dim the usefulness of this story recently, Sherman assures us that the deal can still turn out to be a big winner for Seattle. After all, back in 2020, Sherman actually compared Brodie Van Wagenen's folly with the Nolan Ryan for Jim Fregosi deal, as if young Kelenic was Cooperstown-bound before he even took a major league AB. Joel's most recent piece didn't go quite that far, but I can't believe he's still trying to get some mileage from this stale saga.
By Mike Steffanos at March 10, 2023 No comments:
Labels: Baseball Media, Brett Baty, Brodie Van Wagenen, Edwin Diaz, Francisco Alvarez, Jarred Kelenic, Mark Vientos, Mets, Mets fans, New York Media, New York Mets, Ronny Mauricio, Steve Cohen, Zack Scott
Friday, March 3, 2023
The Pitch Clock Is Working
I'm 64 years old and have been a Major League Baseball fan my whole life. Like most folks my age, I'm already quite set in my ways. The only thing keeping me from going full-on miserable curmudgeon is that I've also learned not to take myself too seriously. When I heard about all the rule changes coming to MLB this season, I wasn't entirely on board with what they were proposing. In particular, the idea of a clock on a baseball field seemed antithetical to a sport that has operated without one for over 150 years.
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The Pitch Clock Is Working
I was skeptical of the pitch clock when it was first proposed, but it's undoubtedly improving MLB games. I'm 64 years old and have b...
Baseball is at its best when brought to you by local broadcasters — a fact that always seems to elude MLB's "brain trust." My...
Brett Baty has displayed a Major League-ready bat and a mature attitude this spring. He looks ready for the next step. Will the Mets let him...