A series that not only summons provincial pride, but could also determine the October fates for both teams begins on Sept. 18, when the Yankees and Mets play each other.
Believe it or not, next year really could be the year, if this year isn’t. Just don’t jettison the very arms that got you on top of the arms race.
The advice here: Get the best deal possible and take it.
The Mets still have a more glittering future than the Yankees. And it starts on the mound. No need to jog out there and take the ball from one of the gifted young men who got you here.
A three-game series with the Brewers and their dismal pitching staff might be at least a temporary elixir for the Mets’ woes on the road.
The Mets are on the road this week, facing a pair of NL West clubs — San Diego and Arizona — after taking four of six at home against NL East rivals Philadelphia and Miami.
This team is confident, and it’s ready to prove that it can keep winning without the face of the franchise.
Wilmer Flores had three hits, including a three-run homer, and the New York Mets routed an Atlanta Braves split squad 13-2 Friday.
Of New York’s veteran starting pitchers — including Bartolo Colon and Jon Niese — Gee appears to have the least value.
A trade doesn’t appear to be close. There are more attractive pitchers rumored to be on the trade market, and A.J. Burnett is the only significant free-agent starter who has been signed.
The Mets need an upgrade at shortstop. The Cubs have shortstops in spades. What they don’t have is pitching. So what’s the problem?
Jonathon Niese did quite well for himself while pitching with a sore shoulder. Now he’s got to learn how to excel with a healthy arm.
Use of the six-man rotation across Major League Baseball is a matter of when, not if. Decades ago, the Mets changed baseball. Next year, they’ll be in a position to do it again.
By the end of his team’s latest deflating loss, Carlos Torres was punching himself in the head. Hard. It’s been that kind of month for the Mets.
Before saying goodbye, Niese got to listen to Al Dukes’ parody efforts through the years.