Although the Mets are under no pressure to make any announcements surrounding Lagares, expect questions to arise soon due to Chris Young’s impending arrival back from the disabled list.
The Mets have two players hitting above .300. Three batters are averaging between .200 and .250. And everyone else — yes, everyone — is under the Mendoza line.
The Mets’ opening series against Washington produced some frightful figures fans can fret over. But manager Terry Collins insists his team is better than their 0-3 start would indicate.
Murphy singled in his first at-bat of the season Thursday after leaving the Mets for his son’s birth prior to Monday’s opener.
Their spring training showdown never materialized, but now, just three games into the season, the Mets apparently have their minds made up on a starting first baseman.
The Mets are off to a record-setting start. Not the kind they had in mind, though. The 31 whiffs by New York batters were the most in the first two games since at least 1914.
Only the most optimistic would call the Mets “star-crossed.” Given the way they started the season, the more realistic among us might downgrade that assessment to “train wreck.”
The Mets often play their best baseball on opening day. This year that good fortune will be put to the test against the Nationals and hard-throwing right-hander Stephen Strasburg.
Three errors in six games. One hit in 15 at-bats. Ruben Tejada came into spring training with something to prove. But so far all he’s done is fuel the naysayers.
This is the kind of thing that has to drive the Mets fan crazy.
It’s hard to be intimidated when you’re 6-foot-6, 240-pounds and throw a “hook from hell.” We’re talking about the Mets’ pitching prospect who’s starting to build a reputation in Port St. Lucie as anything but soft.
Ruben Tejada could be in the Mets’ doghouse after yet again showing up to spring training out of shape, according to the New York Post.
“As I look back now, everything would have been better off had he said something,” Mets manager Terry Collins said Monday.
“There’s a joke in there somewhere — if he takes a swing at me, he might miss,” Mike Puma of the New York Post said Monday on the “Boomer & Carton” show.
Matt Harvey is back! Well, sort of. Harvey met a major goal on Saturday when he threw his first pitches since undergoing Tommy John surgery.