Last updated: 08/30/2016 - 1:08 AM UTC
We’re 31 games into the season and I’ve barely posted at all so far. So let’s take a moment to catch up.
- The Mets are 16-20 and in last place in the NL East.
- There are 5 players on the disabled list including staff ace Johan Santana. (Santana’s place on the DL was expected.) One of the other players on the DL, Chris Young, may be out for the season with a torn anterior capsule in his throwing shoulder.
- In addition to the players on the DL first baseman Ike Davis hurt his leg last night. Davis is said to have suffered a left calf strain after colliding with third baseman David Wright while both were attempting to make a play on a popup in front of the mound. Davis will be re-evaluated today before his status is determined.
- Wright is playing with a sore lower back. (He’s scheduled to get the day off today.)
- After a brief (and, in my opinion, extremely misguided) attempt at installing Brad Emaus at second base it appears that Daniel Murphy has emerged as the regular at that position. Murphy should probably have been the starter all along.
- On the plus side, the Mets parted ways with both Oliver Perez and Luis Castillo during spring training. These moves surprised many since both players are owed money under the terms of their contracts that the Mets will be responsible for (even if another team signs them) but thrilled many Mets fans as it showed courage by the new front office and demostrated a major step toward moving on and rebuilding the team.
That’s pretty much the high level review. Did I miss anything?