The New York Mets Achilles heel is bad baseball teams because they play down to their level. Consistent losses to the Pittsburgh Pirates were the beginning and now losing two straight to the Miami Marlins continues the trend.
Mets ace Jacob deGrom remains on the shelf after suffering a setback in the form of right elbow inflammation last week. For deGrom, this is now the sixth different injury he has suffered this season, which has left him extremely frustrated.
After placing Miguel Castro on the Covid IL yesterday, the Mets activated him on Tuesday after his test came back negative. According to manager Luis Rojas, Castro woke up with a slight fever on Monday morning, which led to the team's swift decision to isolate him and get him tested.
Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports Another trade deadline has come and gone, and boy was it a crazy one. The Mets finally struck late Friday afternoon, acquiring shortstop Javier Baez and right-hander Trevor Williams from the Chicago Cubs in exchange for outfield prospect Pete Crow-Armstrong.
The former first round draft pick had a solid 2004 with the Mets—highlighted by his hitting for the cycle. Welcome to UnforMETable, an Amazin’ Avenue Audio show that looks back on less heralded, more obscure Mets players from the past.
While plenty of New York Mets fans are upset about the organization’s failure to sign first-round pick Kumar Rocker, it is worth mentioning that there are a lot of talented young players in the minor league system to be excited about.
Rocker, who has dominated on the mound Vanderbilt, initially had a $6 million agreement in place with the Mets. The deal fell apart following his physical exam, when doctors expressed concerns with his pitching elbow.