Rename Citi Field Stadium, Public Advocate Jumaane Williams Urges Mets Owner Steve Cohen

28 Mar

Steve Cohen

New York City Public Advocate Jumaane Williams urged Mets owner Steven Cohen to rename Citi Field over climate change concerns.

Citi Bank currently has the naming rights of the stadium with the Mets. Williams said that Cohen should consider terminating the contract with Citi Banks because of the bank’s support of fossil-fuel companies.

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Mets Option Brett Baty, Mark Vientos to Triple-A Syracuse

26 Mar

Brett Baty Mark Vientos

The rookies took their best shot, but it wasn’t enough to earn them spots on the Mets’ Opening Day roster. Brett Baty and Mark Vientos have been optioned to Triple-A Syracuse, the team announced Saturday, in a wave of roster moves.

Baty excelled at third base this spring, and Vientos had improved his stock with solid work at first and third base.

Keep in mind that Edgardo Escobar, who will no doubt start at 3rd base instead of Baty opening day, is batting .118 with zero HRs and 2 RBI’s during spring training.

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Mets Option Francisco Alvarez to Triple-A Syracuse

22 Mar

Francisco Alvarez

The New York Mets have sent catcher Francisco Alvarez to Triple-A Syracuse, quashing for now the possibility of putting the prized 21-year-old on the Opening Day roster. Alvarez, who made his major league debut with the Mets near the end of last season, had just three hits in 28 at-bats in Grapefruit League games.

Ranked by ESPN’s Kiley McDaniel as the fifth-best prospect in baseball, Alvarez batted .260 with 27 homers and 78 RBIs in a combined 112 minor league games in 2022 at Double-A and Triple-A.

RELATED: Buck Showalter suggests Francisco Alvarez could spend entire 2023 season in minors

Jose Quintana Could Miss Months with Rib Injury

7 Mar

Jose Quintana

After a fairly healthy first few weeks of camp, the Mets have encountered their first injury obstacle. They will find out soon how large the obstacle will be — but it appears to be sizable.

Jose Quintana has suffered a small stress fracture on the fifth rib on his left side, the Mets announced Monday. The lefty will travel to New York for further tests, and the club has not yet released a timetable for his return. Even in a best-case scenario, Quintana is likely to miss the start of a season that begins in just over three weeks.

RELATED: New York Mets’ Jose Quintana Withdraws From World Baseball Classic

This guy was pretty durable throughout his career…and then he became a Met.

Max Scherzer Explains What Happened with the Pitch Clock During Friday’s Mets Game | SNY

3 Mar

Screw all these new rules that MLB is implementing. Because baseball isn’t losing viewers because of the games being too long. It’s losing viewers because of a combination of reasons that include it’s obsession with analytics, interleague play, lack of rivalries, failure to reach out to minorities in the U.S. when it comes to opportunities in the sport, parity, players who prioritize money over winning and a lack of a real dynasty.

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