Coutinho: Breaking Down The Top 5 Offseason Priorities For Sandy AldersonSandy Alderson needs to act swiftly in order to restore confidence in the eyes of the team's fan base. With that in mind, here is what I think are the top five offseason issues he needs to address prior to the 2013 season.
More Mets History For Santana, But This Time It's Nothing To Celebrate Johan Santana gave up his fifth grand slam as a Met on Friday, which according to Elias, broke a tie with Ron Taylor, Tug McGraw, Al Leiter and Armando Benitez for the most allowed in club history.
Mets Hang On, Defeat Braves 6-5The Mets won by a whisker on Sunday night as they held off a late Braves comeback to win 6-5.
Young Outduels Capuano, Mets Take First Game Against DodgersChris Young And Chris Capuano were teammates with the Mets last season and shared one common trait above all — resiliency. New York's starter got the better of their first head-to-head matchup since free agency Thursday.
Palladino: Mets Could Use Some Relief What the Mets really need is a new arm or two out there. That might be something for Sandy Alderson to consider well before the July 31 trade deadline.
Coleman: Can Mets Stay In The NL East Mix?Ultimately, this is a team that has a very small margin for error, and they have committed way too many errors to survive.
Schwei: Santana's Stadium Start And Dickey's Shutout StreakThe Yankees hit four home runs off Johan Santana Friday night in his first start after no-hitting the Cardinals. According to the Elias Sports Bureau, that matches the most home runs allowed by a pitcher in his first start after throwing a no-hitter or a perfect game.
'Angry' Mets Come Up Empty In Bronx, Look To Turn Page Against RaysTerry Collins was worried that the error David Wright just made could lead to trouble. With the way the Yankees have hit this month, who could blame him?
Yankees' Martin 'Walking On Air' After Subway Sweep Of MetsRussell Martin and the homer-happy Yankees appeared a little out of practice when it came to celebrating a game-winning homer. No matter, they sent the Mets back to Queens without a win to show for their Bronx trip.
Martin Hits Walk-Off HR; Yankees Beat Mets 5-4 To Sweep SeriesRussell Martin led off the ninth with his second homer of the game and the New York Yankees took advantage of some shoddy infield defense to beat the Mets 5-4.
'Just One Of Those Nights' For Mets; Rauch Out With Elbow DebrisTerry Collins knew he was taking a risk. With Chris Young starting his first major league game in more than a year, and a short bullpen, the Mets manager had few options.