Robinson Cano’s struggles continuing with Padres

Three and a half weeks after designating Robinson Cano for assignment, the Mets appear to have made the correct move. Cano, who became a roster casualty May 2 despite the roughly $ 37 million the Mets owed him through next season, has started slowly with the Padres, too. Through his first seven games with San … Read more

Mets’ Thomas Szapucki torched in MLB debut vs. Giants

SAN FRANCISCO – Thomas Szapucki’s first career major league start could have been worse, but not much. The rookie left-hander left his heart, along with assorted other organs, in San Francisco after the Giants dissected him over a brutal 13-batter stretch on Wednesday. And after this 9-3 loss at Oracle Park, the Mets were left … Read more

New York teams could consider making these rare crosstown trades

In theory, this really shouldn’t matter as much as it matters. A Yankees-Mets trade? A Giants-Jets deal? A Rangers-Islanders swap? A Knicks-Nets exchange? At the end of the day – in theory – they’re all just opponents. Same as Mets-Dodgers, same as Giants-Cowboys, same as Rangers-Canucks, same as Knicks-Bulls. But in practice, of course… “When … Read more

Mets’ Thomas Szapucki torched in MLB debut vs. Giants

SAN FRANCISCO – Thomas Szapucki’s first career major league start could have been worse, but not much. The rookie left-hander left his heart in San Francisco, along with assorted other organs, after the Giants dissected him over a brutal 13-batter stretch on Wednesday. And after this 9-3 loss at Oracle Park, the Mets were left … Read more

Mets’ huge comeback falls short in crazy game that had everything

SAN FRANCISCO – These kings of late-inning drama were just getting started as much of their East Coast fan base was fading off into a haze. But the difference in this latest miraculous Mets comeback was a counterpunch. The Giants offered not one, but two on a wild Tuesday night. Edwin Diaz allowed two runs … Read more

Johan Santana is happy to have a no-hitter company for Mets return

SAN FRANCISCO – Johan Santana was awakening in Spain last month when he learned he no longer stood alone in Mets history. Removing the “silent” mode from his phone, messages came at Santana fast and furious, some with clips of the previous night’s game at Citi Field. “All of a sudden I see highlights, highlights, … Read more

Mets’ bats deliver laughs over Giants on Showalter’s birthday

SAN FRANCISCO – A bloop here, a blast there and Buck Showalter got to celebrate his birthday with a bash Monday. How about a piñata, cake and smack down of the Giants? It was all there for the Mets manager. Maybe the only thing missing was a juggling clown on a fire truck. The baseball … Read more