The Mets beat really wants to LOLMets this Cespedes thing…but it’s unwarranted

You guys know I am the first to make fun of the Mets, but I feel like the media is really trying to LOLMets the Mets on this Cespedes thing.  The media seems to want to paint a picture that the Mets were being jerks putting out the statement this morning.

You may not have noticed, but the media surely did, that the lineup was late this morning and there was a little LOLMets about the Mets struggling to write down nine names.

Had the Mets not started Cespedes, surely someone watching TV would have noticed that he wasn’t in the dugout…..and then this would have led to WHY DIDN’T THE METS TELL US THEY DON’T KNOW WHERE CESPEDES IS?????

So they are damned either way.  I thought they handled it well.  Seems like Cespedes handled it poorly.

Anyway it’s 2020.  Move on.  Now maybe we can #FreeDom and get him some ABs so that we can prove that the Mets should have traded high on Vulgar Pete last off-season.

Mets acquire Billy Hamilton, 700th Mets player this season

Anyone have any idea who is even on the Mets any more?  I don’t.  I can name the starting 8, plus Dom, plus the rotation and maybe three in the bullpen.  That’s 17.  Then there are 13 other people who may or may not be on the Mets at any given moment.  Apparently one of them used to be someone named Jordan Humphreys.

The New York Mets today announced that the club has acquired outfielder Billy Hamilton from San Francisco in exchange for RHP Jordan Humphreys.

 

Hamilton, 29, was part of the Giants’ 60-man player pool, but has yet to appear in the majors this season. He is a seven-year major league veteran who ranks third among active players with 299 career stolen bases. His 81.3 percent stolen base success rate ranks fifth among active players with at least 200 stolen base attempts. The switch-hitter appeared in 119 games between Kansas City and Atlanta last season, going 22-for-28 in stolen base attempts. He spent the first six years of his major league career with Cincinnati.

 

Since 2013, Hamilton ranks second among all centerfielders with 72 defensive runs saved and ranks second among all active centerfielders with 55 outfield assists and a .995 fielding percentage.

 

Humphreys, 24, was designated for assignment by New York on July 29. He was the Mets’ 18th round pick in the 2015 First Year Player Draft.

Mets Game Notes for Aug 2 vs. totally not cheating Braves

My friends the Mets sent over some notes.

RHP Jared Hughes has been reinstated from the IL and added to the team’s 30-man active roster.  He will be #35 on the field and #1 in your hearts.  @Mediagoon is on his way to Modell’s to buy a jersey.

RHP Franklyn Kilome has been optioned to the team’s Alternate Training Site. Thanks for sucking it up last night, now go hang out in Brooklyn.

INF Jed Lowrie has been transferred to the 45-day IL.

The Mets rank 29th in the majors with a 6.81 bullpen ERA after nine games…Last year, the Mets pen ranked 26th in the majors with a 4.99 ERA…The pen’s 4.99 ERA was the highest in franchise history…Mets relievers are tied for first in the majors with three losses this season and are third in the majors with three blown saves…The pen is fourth in the majors allowing eight homers.

The Next Koosman, David Peterson is looking to become the fifth pitcher in Mets history who has started and won his first two major league games…Steven Matz was the last to do so in 2015…The others are Dick Selma (1965), Gary Gentry (1969) and Mike Pelfrey (2006)…There are 49 southpaws in the modern era who have made the start and earned the win in each of their first two major league appearances…Today, Peterson aims to be the 50th to join that club…Only 31 pitchers since 1900 have started and won each of their first two big league games with each of those games coming on the road and only 10 lefties have done so.

Pete Alonso | INF | .200, 1 HR, 3 RBI, 0 SB

Last Game: 1-5, 2 K

Road Trip: .125 (1-8), 2 R, RBI, 2 BB, 3 K

Also the Braves are not cheating!!!  Nothing to see here.

Keith Hernandez likely to learn of Pete Alonso’s slump now that it’s in the newspaper!

Oh man, I feel bad for Vulgar Pete.  The newspaper finally found out about Pete’s slump (on pace for 6 HRs maybe) which means Keith whose admitted show prep was Mike Francesa and the newspaper (NO REALLY – READ THIS TO SEE HOW LITTLE HE PREPS!!!)

Well, in today’s Post

Alonso went 1-for-5 with two strikeouts, and stranded six runners, as his batting average dropped to .200. The reigning N.L. Rookie of the Year now has just one hit in his past 11 at-bats and hasn’t homered in the past five games, leaving the all-time rookie home run record holder (53) stuck on one home run for the season. Last year, Alonso had five home runs in his first 10 games.

“He wants to do so much out there, and you know how much he cares,” Mets manager Luis Rojas said. “He’s been working really hard and he actually really looked good earlier in practice and everything, a little more calm, not a lot of moving parts, [then] not the same in the game. … He got out of the rhythm he had.”

So NOW it will be a talking point on the telecast (unless the Mets bench Vulgar Pete today, which they might) – so welcome to the party Keith.

Mets looking to add facial recognition but I don’t trust them

Hmmm…..is this necessary?   I like the Covid part of it but I don’t trust MLB scanning our faces, I feel like they are up to something nefarious.  I get scanning my temp, but why do you need to scan my face for admission?

My advice: stay home, order a big TV online.

At the stadium, one camera would measure the fan’s temperature, while a second would determine whether the fan is wearing a mask. The fan would pull down their face covering to allow the camera see their faces and admit them if they have purchased a ticket.

  • The Mets are using Alclear’s recognition system to authenticate players and staff as they enter the stadium and take their temperatures. The MLB team is considering using the technology for admissions as well.

(via Axios)