The time has unfortunately come again. After climbing from the depths of being above of only the Marlins in the national league to getting with a half a game out, carried by their starting pitching and core of young position players, the Mets have fallen short. After losing 2 of 3 to the Phillies and being 4 games back with only 20 the Mets have only a 7% chance to reach the postseason (according to fan-graphs). So what happened?!?! There is a long version but it came down to 2 things. An awful bullpen and maybe an even worse manager. Continue reading “Another one bites the dust”
The winter meetings are now over and while they aren’t really what they used to be, they are a time where the entire league is one place and it gives team a bit of a push to make some moves. Not many did but a few moves were made. The Mariners continued their fire sale, the Phillies signed a personal favorite of mine Andrew McCutchen to too much money and the Mets fortified their bullpen brining back former closer Jeurys Familia. The biggest story of the week, at least in queens, were the rumors surrounding a JT Realmuto trade with the Miami Marlins.
Steven and Vin take the mics this week while Danny is on Vacation. They lead off by talking about the craziness of the NFL trading deadline. They then jump into talking about the Giants, Jets and Packers. Trying to figure out exactly what they are doing. The finish off by discuss the new Mets general manger and the direction the Yankees should go this offseason. This and Much more on episode 217!!! Continue reading “SNDP # 217: BOYS ARE FINALLY BACK!”
The talk a little of everything as they reminisce about The Captains final days on the field, discussing their favorite in person moments of David’s career. They then talk football and get into the packers tough loss and the giants first win. They finish up with the picks for week 4. Enjoy the show and thanks captain!
The boys are back this week with a fun filled episode 215. They lead off talking about they would react to their teams first win after a 2 year losing streak. They jump right into complaining about the New York Giants. They also talk about how Jet fans need to just take a deep breath. Let the process play out. They than off talk about David Wrights final week as a New York Met. Finally They give their picks for week 3 of the NFL season!
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Unfortunately the time has come. The Mets and David Wright announced today that he is no longer physically able to play the game he loves so much. He will suit up one last time on Saturday September 29th and, according to him, play as much as he can. We all knew this was coming but it’s still hard to watch. So I wanted to take a moment to thank David. He’s the best homegrown position player in the franchises history and has been my favorite player for the last 14 years. Continue reading “Thank you, Captain”
No matter how uncomfortable he made Met fans sometimes, Jeurys Familia did his job, and he did it well.
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Big games are what everyone remembers. They are what every team in sports strive to get to so if you don’t perform in those games, that’s all people remember. That is unfortunately the case with now former Mets closer Jeurys Familia. The Mets traded the 2016 all-star this past weekend to the Oakland A’s for 2 prospects and 1 million in international slot money. The return left a lot to be desired with one of the prospects being a 2017 4th round pick 3rd baseman William Toffey out of Vanderbilt who was ranked 17th in the A’s system by MLB.com and the other being relief pitcher Bobby Wahl. Toffey is struggling in Double-A this season hitting .244 with a .741 OPS in 48 games. Wahl had a cup of coffee in the MLB in 2017 and is dominating Triple-A this year with 65 strikeouts in 39.2 inning with a 2.27 ERA. He throws in the upper 90’s with a good slider so he will be able to help the bullpen. The 3rd part of the trade also has significance as the international slot money gives Omar Minaya and the Mets the freedom to “find another Familia” as assistant GM John Ricco put it. While the underwhelming return is an issue, I think the way Familia is viewed by fans is more of an issue. Continue reading “All in the Familia”
After losing their 7th straight game and having another putrid offensive output it’s become clear things are heading downward once again for our beloved Meties. So what went wrong? The truth is a little bit of everything and the burden has fallen on a first year manager to fix it. Not an easy task. From Ownership on down accountability was preached and the promise was things would change. Well they haven’t. At all. And there in lies the problem.
A preview of the 2018 Mets
With opening day just a few days away, it’s time to take a look at the 2018 New York Mets. With a new coaching staff in place, the 2018 Mets are looking to bring back the magic from the 2015. A little disclaimer before moving forward, I 100% believe extended rosters should be to start the season, not the end of the season. However, that is an argument we have had 100 times on the SNDPODCAST show so I won’t be talking about it here.
As I sifted through the dumpster fire that is #metstwitter the other day I came across the yet another conversation of the payroll. It started with the a scoop from New York Post beat writer Mike Puma that free agent Mike Moustakas most likely isn’t in the cards for the Mets. While he would be an obvious upgrade, I’m not crazy about giving him the deal he requests but that’s another story for another day. As the conversation moved along to the blame game, as it usually does, it landed two people ( or I guess parties in this case) the Wilpon’s and for some ungodly reason David Wright. The 7-time all star is set to make 20 million dollars this season even though he is nowhere near worth it due to his injuries. Reasonable people understand that not only was the captain on his way to a borderline hall of fame career, but even if he walks away which so many seem to think will solve the issue, he still gets paid. So if Fred and Jeff are an frugal as we think a playing Wright is no different than a retired one. This conversation brings my thoughts to the unfilled potential of the 06-08 teams. All the talent in the world but all plagued with one issue or another. Continue reading “What Could’ve Been”