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Amed Rosario (1) celebrates in the dugout after scoring against the Philadelphia Phillies during the first inning at Citizens Bank Park. Mandatory Credit: Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports (Bill Streicher)
Amed Rosario (1) celebrates in the dugout after scoring against the Philadelphia Phillies during the first inning at Citizens Bank Park. Mandatory Credit: Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports (Bill Streicher)

The Mets flew into Williamsport, PA on Sunday for their special Little League World Series game against the Phillies. And Little Leaguers were there waiting for them when they arrived...

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Gary and Keith discuss deGrom 00:02:05
Gary Cohen and Keith Hernandez discuss a dominating performance by Jacob deGrom and how he's finally getting wins to match his 1.71 ERA.

Cy Young candidate Jacob deGrom didn't allow an earned run in his third career complete game as the Mets defeated Philadelphia 3-1 in a rain-delayed game at Citizens Bank Park.

For a full box score of the game, click here.

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Jun 30, 2018; Miami, FL, USA; New York Mets starting pitcher Jacob deGrom (48) throws in the first inning against the Miami Marlins at Marlins Park. Mandatory Credit: Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports (Steve Mitchell)
Jun 30, 2018; Miami, FL, USA; New York Mets starting pitcher Jacob deGrom (48) throws in the first inning against the Miami Marlins at Marlins Park. Mandatory Credit: Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports (Steve Mitchell)

For Mets manager Mickey Callaway, the answer for why he thinks that Jacob deGrom should win the Cy Young is simple: he's better than everybody else.

DeGrom is a Cy Young favorite, alongside Nationals RHP Max Scherzer.

"I think if you look at his home runs per inning, the BABIP, the FIP, he's better at all those things," Callaway said before the Mets game. "Scherzer has a .250 BABIP, which means he's getting fairly lucky and deGrom's numbers are still better."

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Jun 2, 2018; New York City, NY, USA; New York Mets starting pitcher Jacob deGrom (48) delivers a pitch against the Chicago Cubs in the first inning at Citi Field. Mandatory Credit: Noah K. Murray-USA TODAY Sports (Noah K. Murray)
Jun 2, 2018; New York City, NY, USA; New York Mets starting pitcher Jacob deGrom (48) delivers a pitch against the Chicago Cubs in the first inning at Citi Field. Mandatory Credit: Noah K. Murray-USA TODAY Sports (Noah K. Murray)

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Mets ace Jacob deGrom has been the best pitcher in the National League this season. Better than Max Scherzer. Better than Aaron Nola. As it stands right now, he should be the frontrunner for the Cy Young award.

But he might not be, because of his won/loss record. And that's the one big difference between deGrom and the above pitchers...

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New York Mets starting pitcher Jacob deGrom waits for a signal before delivering a pitch during the first inning of a baseball game against the Philadelphia Phillies Wednesday, July 11, 2018, in New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II) (Frank Franklin II/AP)
New York Mets starting pitcher Jacob deGrom waits for a signal before delivering a pitch during the first inning of a baseball game against the Philadelphia Phillies Wednesday, July 11, 2018, in New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II) (Frank Franklin II/AP)

The Mets take on the Phillies on Saturday afternoon at 4:05 p.m. at Citizens Bank Park.

Mets notes

The Mets are 6-4 in their last 10 games and have won eight of their last 14 games. ... The Mets have won 19 of their last 25 series
vs. the Phillies. ... Jacob deGrom has held opponents to three runs or less in 21 straight starts, the second-longest single-season streak in franchise history.

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New York Mets starting pitcher Jacob deGrom pitches against the New York Yankees during the first inning at Yankee Stadium. (Andy Marlin/USA TODAY Sports)
New York Mets starting pitcher Jacob deGrom pitches against the New York Yankees during the first inning at Yankee Stadium. (Andy Marlin/USA TODAY Sports)

Though he was hardly as dominant as he has shown he could be in past starts, Mets RHP Jacob deGrom struck out 12 batters in 6 2/3 strong innings in Monday's 8-5 win over the Yankees at Yankee Stadium.

DeGrom's ERA went up from 1.77 to 1.81 after he allowed three runs (two earned), but he pitched a quality start for the 16th consecutive outing as the Mets won for the fourth time in their last five games.

Manager Mickey Callaway said before the game he thought his ace should win the National League Cy Young Award despite not having as many wins as Max Scherzer, who leads the NL with 15, and deGrom did his best to prove him right on Monday.

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Aug 13, 2018; Bronx, NY, USA; New York Mets starting pitcher Jacob deGrom (48) pitches against the New York Yankees during the third inning at Yankee Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Andy Marlin-USA TODAY Sports (Andy Marlin)
Aug 13, 2018; Bronx, NY, USA; New York Mets starting pitcher Jacob deGrom (48) pitches against the New York Yankees during the third inning at Yankee Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Andy Marlin-USA TODAY Sports (Andy Marlin)

The Mets hit a season-high five homers to back Jacob deGrom, who struck out 12 during an 8-5 win over the Yankees on Monday night at Yankee Stadium.

For a full box score of the game, click here.

Things you should know about tonight's game...

1) Amed Rosario started the Mets' home run barrage with his first career leadoff blast. Jose Bautista and Todd Frazier also went deep before Brandon Nimmo and Michael Conforto connected on consecutive homers in the seventh. The Mets entered Monday's game with 10 home runs in 11 games this month. Jeff McNeil added an RBI single in the Mets' two-run opening frame. 

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Mets rock Severino on Monday 00:00:36
Yankees manager Aaron Boone talks about Luis Severino's rough stretch on the mound and why he still has confidence in the team's ace.

Luis Severino and A.J. Cole combined to surrender five home runs as the Yankees lost to the Mets 8-5 on Monday at Yankee Stadium. >> Box score


1) Severino (15-6) allowed a leadoff homer to Amed Rosario and a two-run home run to Jose Bautista, giving up four runs and seven hits in four innings, his shortest outing of the season.

2) Cole, meanwhile, allowed a solo home run to Todd Frazier in the sixth inning and back-to-back home runs to Brandon Nimmo and Michael Conforto in the seventh inning that made it 7-3.

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New York Mets starting pitcher Jacob deGrom pitches against the Philadelphia Phillies in the first inning at Citi Field. (Noah K. Murray/USA TODAY Sports)
New York Mets starting pitcher Jacob deGrom pitches against the Philadelphia Phillies in the first inning at Citi Field. (Noah K. Murray/USA TODAY Sports)

The Nationals' Max Scherzer is tied for the MLB lead with 15 wins and ranks second in the National League with his 2.19 ERA. 

But Mets manager Mickey Callaway believes his ace, Jacob deGrom, who only has six wins despite leading the majors with a 1.77 ERA, should be the frontrunner for the National League Cy Young Award.

"I think if we ended the season right now, he should win it," Callaway said prior to deGrom's start on Monday. "I think it's probably twice as impressive to see what he's done with the run support he's gotten compared to the pitchers who get tons of it. It's part of pitching in those high-stress situations."

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New York Mets center fielder Brandon Nimmo slides into third base with a triple as New York Yankees third baseman Miguel Andujar awaits the throw during the first inning of the game at Citi Field. (Gregory Fisher/USA TODAY Sports)
New York Mets center fielder Brandon Nimmo slides into third base with a triple as New York Yankees third baseman Miguel Andujar awaits the throw during the first inning of the game at Citi Field. (Gregory Fisher/USA TODAY Sports)

The Mets and Yankees play a make-up game from July 22 when they meet for the final time in 2018 on Monday at Yankee Stadium at 7:05 p.m.

Subway Series notes

The Yankees are 10-8 without Aaron Judge this season. ... In 16 career games against the Yankees, Mets outfielder Michael Conforto has a .160 batting average with one home run and six RBIs. ... The Yankees are 3-2 against the Mets this season and 69-48 since the first Subway Series took place in 1997.

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New York Mets center fielder Brandon Nimmo slides into third base with a triple as New York Yankees third baseman Miguel Andujar awaits the throw during the first inning of the game at Citi Field. (Gregory Fisher/USA TODAY Sports)
New York Mets center fielder Brandon Nimmo slides into third base with a triple as New York Yankees third baseman Miguel Andujar awaits the throw during the first inning of the game at Citi Field. (Gregory Fisher/USA TODAY Sports)

The Yankees and Mets play a make-up game from July 22 when they meet for the final time in 2018 on Monday at Yankee Stadium at 7:05 p.m.

Subway Series notes

The Yankees are 10-8 without Aaron Judge this season. ... In 16 career games against the Yankees, Mets outfielder Michael Conforto has a .160 batting average with one home run and six RBIs. ... The Yankees are 3-2 against the Mets this season and 69-48 since the first Subway Series took place in 1997.

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Aug 8, 2018; Chicago, IL, USA; New York Yankees left fielder Giancarlo Stanton (27) hits a grand slam home run against the Chicago White Sox during the second inning at Guaranteed Rate Field. Mandatory Credit: Mike DiNovo-USA TODAY Sports (Mike Dinovo)
Aug 8, 2018; Chicago, IL, USA; New York Yankees left fielder Giancarlo Stanton (27) hits a grand slam home run against the Chicago White Sox during the second inning at Guaranteed Rate Field. Mandatory Credit: Mike DiNovo-USA TODAY Sports (Mike Dinovo)

J.A. Happ and the Yankees will open a series with the Rays on Tuesday at 7:05 p.m. at Yankee Stadium.

Yankees notes

The Yankees have won three of the first five games of their 11-game homestand, which is the team's longest homestand since 2005. The Yankees sit 10 games behind the Red Sox for first place in the AL East ... The Yankees are 54-9 when they score first in games this season.

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Aug 8, 2018; New York City, NY, USA; New York Mets starting pitcher Jacob deGrom (48) pitches against the Cincinnati Reds during the first inning at Citi Field. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports (Brad Penner)
Aug 8, 2018; New York City, NY, USA; New York Mets starting pitcher Jacob deGrom (48) pitches against the Cincinnati Reds during the first inning at Citi Field. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports (Brad Penner)

The Yankees reportedly tried multiple times in July to trade for Mets ace Jacob deGrom. He remained in Queens and, instead of pitching for the Yankees, he'll be pitching against them Monday night in the Bronx.

The Mets were off last Thursday. Instead of giving deGrom an extra day of rest, Mets manager Mickey Callaway adjusted his rotation and will throw him on normal rest.

"The one thing that helped was we got a little bit of a lead his last game, where we were able to get him out probably an inning earlier than we had been going," Callaway explained last week. "So, pitching on the fifth day this time seemed to make some sense."

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Aug 8, 2018; New York City, NY, USA; New York Mets starting pitcher Jacob deGrom (48) pitches against the Cincinnati Reds during the first inning at Citi Field. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports (Brad Penner)
Aug 8, 2018; New York City, NY, USA; New York Mets starting pitcher Jacob deGrom (48) pitches against the Cincinnati Reds during the first inning at Citi Field. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports (Brad Penner)

On the latest episode of Shea Anything, Andy Martino is joined by guest co-host John Harper to talk about the team's trade deadline decisions, what the TBD front office should do in the offseason, and where this season fits in the history of disappointing Mets seasons of the past. A bonus listen…be sure to wait for John's fantastic David Cone story from 1992.

Don't forget - we want hear from you! Go to SNY.tv/SheaAnything and upload a video or audio clip of your take on the Mets. Keep it to 30 seconds or less, make it good, and you may be on the show!

Click below to listen...

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Danny Abriano, SNY.tv | Twitter | Let's get this out of the way first...

Mets ace Jacob deGrom has six wins. Nationals ace Max Scherzer has 15 wins. It doesn't matter. The won/loss stat for pitchers, which is almost completely useless, should have zero bearing on who wins the Cy Young Award. It's team-dependent. It's archaic. It doesn't tell us anything about the performance of the pitcher it's attached to. It should go the way of the Dodo bird.

Now, using numbers that actually matter, here's Jacob deGrom's Cy Young Award case...

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Gary and Ron talk W's for deGrom 00:02:26
Gary Cohen and Ron Darling wonder how much pitcher "wins" matter, as Jacob deGrom continues to dominate without the record to show for it.

Jacob deGrom fanned 10 over six innings and lowered his Major League-best ERA to 1.77 as the Mets took the rubber game of the series from the Reds, 8-0, on Wednesday afternoon at Citi Field.

For a full box score of the game, click here.

Things you should know about today's game...

1) DeGrom (6-7) snapped a four-game losing streak and picked up his first victory since June 18. The 30-year-old allowed four hits and a walk while recording his sixth double-digit strikeout performance of the season and the 27th of his career. DeGrom's 183 strikeouts are second in the National League behind Washington's Max Scherzer (216). Wednesday marked the first time in five starts he failed to pitch seven innings.

 

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Aug 8, 2018; New York City, NY, USA; New York Mets starting pitcher Jacob deGrom (48) pitches against the Cincinnati Reds during the first inning at Citi Field. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports (Brad Penner)
Aug 8, 2018; New York City, NY, USA; New York Mets starting pitcher Jacob deGrom (48) pitches against the Cincinnati Reds during the first inning at Citi Field. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports (Brad Penner)

Mets ace Jacob deGrom was his usual dominant self on Wednesday afternoon against the Reds, and his team actually scored runs for him. Seriously.

DeGrom exited the game after the sixth inning with a 5-0 lead, having thrown six scoreless innings while allowing four hits, walking one and striking out 10 as he lowered his MLB-best ERA to 1.77.

DeGrom has allowed more than three runs just once this season, and has held his opponent to two runs or fewer in five of his last six games. 

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Aug 4, 2018; New York City, NY, USA; New York Mets second baseman Jeff McNeil (68) singles against the Atlanta Braves during the sixth inning at Citi Field. Mandatory Credit: Andy Marlin-USA TODAY Sports (Andy Marlin)
Aug 4, 2018; New York City, NY, USA; New York Mets second baseman Jeff McNeil (68) singles against the Atlanta Braves during the sixth inning at Citi Field. Mandatory Credit: Andy Marlin-USA TODAY Sports (Andy Marlin)

The Mets (46-65) wrap up their series with the Reds (50-64) in a Wednesday matinee at 7:10 p.m. at Citi Field on SNY.

Mets notes

Since losing 25-4 against the Nationals on Tuesday, the Mets have played five straight games that have been decided by three or fewer runs, including Sunday's 5-4 loss to the Braves in 10 innings. ... New York's minus-86 run differential is the third-worst in the National League and sixth-worst in the majors.

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Jun 2, 2018; New York City, NY, USA; New York Mets starting pitcher Jacob deGrom (48) looks at the scoreboard from the dugout in the sixth inning against the Chicago Cubs at Citi Field. Mandatory Credit: Noah K. Murray-USA TODAY Sports (Noah K. Murray)
Jun 2, 2018; New York City, NY, USA; New York Mets starting pitcher Jacob deGrom (48) looks at the scoreboard from the dugout in the sixth inning against the Chicago Cubs at Citi Field. Mandatory Credit: Noah K. Murray-USA TODAY Sports (Noah K. Murray)

Despite having the league's lowest ERA, Mets RHP Jacob deGrom somehow is just 5-7. There have been many ways, like that, to express how the team has failed their star this season, but there's a different stat that takes the cake.

This season, the Braves are 5-0 against the Mets in games that deGrom has pitched. DeGrom has a 1.09 ERA in those games, per MLB.

That's a riddle. That's nearly impossible. But, that's been deGrom's plight this season.

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Callaway, deGrom on 2-1 loss 00:00:54
Mets manager Mickey Callaway and pitcher Jacob deGrom comment on another low-scoring game in the club's disappointing loss to the Braves.

It was all up to Mets RHP Jacob deGrom on Friday night in Queens. 

deGrom came into the game with an MLB-leading 1.82 ERA, and it wouldn't see too much of an increase by the end of the night. It didn't start the way he wanted after Johan Camargo launched a solo homer in the top of the second.

But deGrom would get that run back in the bottom of the third, and it came off his own bat. DeGrom roped an RBI single up the middle to score Amed Rosario, who just beat out a throw from Ender Inciarte

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(Adam Hunger)

Mets OF Brandon Nimmo makes a beautiful diving catch in the seventh inning.

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New York Mets starting pitcher Jacob deGrom waits for a signal before delivering a pitch during the first inning of a baseball game against the Philadelphia Phillies Wednesday, July 11, 2018, in New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II) (Frank Franklin II/AP)
New York Mets starting pitcher Jacob deGrom waits for a signal before delivering a pitch during the first inning of a baseball game against the Philadelphia Phillies Wednesday, July 11, 2018, in New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II) (Frank Franklin II/AP)

The Mets (44-62) continue their four-game series with the Braves (58-47) on Friday night at 7:10 p.m. at Citi Field on SNY.

Mets notes

The Mets have reinstated 3B Todd Frazier from the DL. Frazier has been on the DL since July 9 with a left rib cage strain. ...Frazier was 3-12 (.250) with a double, homer and three RBI in four minor league rehabilitation games. ... Michael Conforto is Is 13-for-38 (.342) with three homers, four doubles and nine RBI, a .409 OBP and a .684 slugging percentage in 11 games since the All-Star break. 

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Danny Abriano, SNY.tv | Twitter | The Padres, who were in touch with the Mets in late-July about trading for Noah Syndergaard, are a team to watch when it comes to a potential offseason trade of Syndergaard or Jacob deGrom, according to SNY's Andy Martino.

If the Mets choose to move deGrom or Syndergaard in particular, the Padres -- who have a loaded farm system that most consider the best in baseball -- would be a perfect match. 

DeGrom is the best pitcher in baseball right now, and should net more than the Rays recently got for Chris Archer (Austin Meadows, Tyler Glasnow, and a PTBNL). Syndergaard would likely net a bit less. With the Padres not ready to contend, trading for Wheeler probably doesn't make sense for them. Here are some of the Padres minor leaguers (with their MLB Top 100 Prospect rankings in parenthesis) the Mets could target if they put Jake and/or Thor on the market...

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New York Mets assistant general manager John Ricco looks on before facing the Colorado Rockies in the first inning of a baseball game in Denver on Wednesday, Sept. 2, 2009. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)  (David Zalubowski/AP)
New York Mets assistant general manager John Ricco looks on before facing the Colorado Rockies in the first inning of a baseball game in Denver on Wednesday, Sept. 2, 2009. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski) (David Zalubowski/AP)

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It's the calm before the Mets storm. Enjoy it while it lasts. In a few weeks, the conversation around the Mets will quickly turn from hypothesizing about GM candidates to getting real news about where ownership intends to take their franchise and who is going to get them there...

As it stands, assistant John Ricco and advisors Omar Minaya and J.P. Ricciardi are essentially splitting the job after Sandy Alderson stepped down in June due to health issues...

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Matthew Cerrone (Twitter | Instagram | About Me) Before the trade deadline, the Mets listened to multiple offers from several teams eager to trade for Jacob deGrom, who is under team control through 2020.

And the moment teams were convinced deGrom was not being traded, they turned their attention to Rays RHP Chris Archer, who was widely viewed as the next best thing.

According to a source with one team that failed to get him, Archer is most valued for his strikeouts, durability and affordable long-term contract...

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Apr 5, 2017; New York City, NY, USA; General view as the sun sets over Citi Field during the second inning between the New York Mets and the Atlanta Braves. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports (Brad Penner)
Apr 5, 2017; New York City, NY, USA; General view as the sun sets over Citi Field during the second inning between the New York Mets and the Atlanta Braves. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports (Brad Penner)

Mets assistant GM John Ricco is realistic about where the team is, and said after the trade deadline passed that a determination hasn't yet been made on how they'll proceed as they approach 2019 and beyond.

"All that happened today was we did not make a trade by the trade deadline," Ricco said on a conference call Tuesday with fellow assistant GMs J.P. Ricciardi and Omar Minaya. "I don't think that necessarily means we've committed to one direction or another for next season."

Ricco was responding to a question about whether the team had decided what to do with its most valuable assets after holding on to them through the deadline -- specifically Jacob deGrom, Noah Syndergaard, and Zack Wheeler.

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Zack Wheeler thinks Mets can win 00:00:34
Zack Wheeler talks about not being traded, and says that the Mets can win next year if they keep the starting rotation together and healthy.

Mets righty Zack Wheeler said last week that he didn't want the Mets to trade him, and his reaction after the trade deadline passed struck a similar chord.

"It's nice to have all four of us stay together," Wheeler said about him remaining with the Mets along with Jacob deGrom, Noah Syndergaard, and Steven Matz.

Wheeler added that it wasn't exactly a sense of relief to stay put, but that he was looking forward to what the four could accomplish together heading in to 2018 and beyond. 

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Jul 23, 2018; New York City, NY, USA; New York Mets starting pitcher Jacob deGrom (48) reacts as he walks off the field after the top of the eighth inning against the San Diego Padres at Citi Field. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports (Brad Penner)
Jul 23, 2018; New York City, NY, USA; New York Mets starting pitcher Jacob deGrom (48) reacts as he walks off the field after the top of the eighth inning against the San Diego Padres at Citi Field. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports (Brad Penner)

Matthew Cerrone (Twitter | Instagram | About Me): As expected, the Mets did not trade Jacob deGrom or Noah Syndergaard before the trade deadline, despite both pitchers being capable of bringing back a collection of top prospects.

The lack of action could mean the Mets did not see an offer worth accepting. Or, after doing their due diligence, they decided to keep their best two pitchers because they can have them through the 2020 season, sign them to long-term extensions, or look to trade them this winter with more teams involved in the bidding.

During the past few weeks, the Dodgers, Yankees, Padres, Phillies, and Braves were all reportedly looking for an elite starting pitcher under team control. More importantly, all five of the above teams had the necessary prospects required by the Mets. None of them landed a top pitcher, but the Pirates came out of nowhere to trade for No. 2 type starter Chris Archer with about 30 minutes to go before the deadline. 

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Jul 28, 2018; Pittsburgh, PA, USA; New York Mets starting pitcher Jacob deGrom (48) delivers a pitch against the Pittsburgh Pirates during the first inning at PNC Park. Mandatory Credit: Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports (Charles LeClaire)
Jul 28, 2018; Pittsburgh, PA, USA; New York Mets starting pitcher Jacob deGrom (48) delivers a pitch against the Pittsburgh Pirates during the first inning at PNC Park. Mandatory Credit: Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports (Charles LeClaire)

Mets RHP Jacob deGrom not only did his part on the mound on Saturday night, but he also had two hits -- and his offense still couldn't capitalize on any of it.

The right-hander allowed three runs in seven innings and contributed the Mets' only extra-base hit in the top of the fifth inning. He was the only player on the Mets to record more than one hit in the game.

When he wasn't hitting, the 30-year-old DeGrom pitched five scoreless innings before Colin Moran's RBI single gave the Pirates a 1-0 lead. DeGrom allowed two more runs on three hits in a two-run seventh inning. 

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New York Mets starting pitcher Jacob deGrom waits for a signal before delivering a pitch during the first inning of a baseball game against the Philadelphia Phillies Wednesday, July 11, 2018, in New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II) (Frank Franklin II/AP)
New York Mets starting pitcher Jacob deGrom waits for a signal before delivering a pitch during the first inning of a baseball game against the Philadelphia Phillies Wednesday, July 11, 2018, in New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II) (Frank Franklin II/AP)

The Mets play the third game of a four-game series against the Pittsburgh Pirates on Saturday at 7:05 p.m. at PNC Park.

Mets notes

Jacob deGrom has a 1.91 ERA (14 earned runs/66.0 innings) since June, but only has one win. ... The Mets are 22-25 on the road this year, including 9-17 in its last 26 road games. ... New York suffered its seventh walk-off loss this year last night, the seven walk-off losses are tied for the second-most in the majors.

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Oakland Athletics relief pitcher Jeurys Familia throws a pitch in the eighth inning against the Texas Rangers at Globe Life Park in Arlington. (Tim Heitman/USA TODAY Sports)
Oakland Athletics relief pitcher Jeurys Familia throws a pitch in the eighth inning against the Texas Rangers at Globe Life Park in Arlington. (Tim Heitman/USA TODAY Sports)

Jeurys Familia was two years removed from his 51-save season, and last week the Mets traded him to the Oakland A's for two prospects and additional international bonus pool money.

Familia, who went down in franchise history as one of the best closers the Mets ever had, only had three outings in which he pitched longer than one inning this season, his first after missing most of 2017 with a blood clot in his shoulder. But in each of his two appearances with the A's, Familia has pitched two scoreless innings. 

Since his June 27 meltdown against the Pirates in which he allowed four runs and three hits without retiring a batter, Familia ended his Mets tenure with a string of seven consecutive scoreless innings.

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The Mets need to prepare themselves the real possibility of trading Jacob deGrom next week, even though this is the last thing they expected to be doing.

There are at least six teams working to add a top-tier starting pitcher and all have been in contact with and asked the Mets what it would take to acquire deGrom.

Mets assistant GM John Ricco has repeatedly said in public that, while the Mets will consider every offer, it's very unlikely a team will meet their lofty asking price for deGrom...

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Mets RHP Jacob deGrom (Brad Penner/USA TODAY Sports)
Mets RHP Jacob deGrom (Brad Penner/USA TODAY Sports)

Mets RHP Jacob deGrom threw eight strong innings for the third straight start but made MLB history with his extremely low ERA and extremely low win total in Monday's 3-2 loss to the San Diego Padres at Citi Field.

DeGrom (5-5) became the first pitcher in MLB history to have an ERA below 2.00 in his first 20 starts of a season and win fewer than seven games. 

He is on pace to become the first pitcher in modern MLB history to throw 200 or more innings, have an ERA under 2.00, and win nine games or fewer...

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Gary, Keith and Ron on deGrom 00:01:29
Gary Cohen, Keith Hernandez and Ron Darling discuss how the Mets struggle behind Jacob deGrom and how the ace deals with trade rumors.

Jacob deGrom allowed two earned runs and struck out 10 in eight innings, but the Mets offense was stifled in a 3-2 loss to the Padres Monday night at Citi Field.

For a full box score of the game, click here.

Things you should know about tonight's game...

1) DeGrom (5-5) needed only 37 pitches to get through four innings before poor defense cost him in the fifth and sixth. Errors by Jose Bautista and Amed Rosario helped contribute to two of the three runs he allowed. The right-hander allowed five hits, walked one and struck out 10 for his fifth double-digit strikeout effort of the season.

 

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Callaway on the Mets' injuries 00:01:07
Mets manager Mickey Callaway breaks down his approach on handling this season's bout of injuries and the importance of communication.

The Mets open a three-game series at Citi Field against the San Diego Padres on Monday at 7:10 p.m.

Mets notes

The Mets' 4.74 bullpen ERA ranks fifth-worst in the majors. ... New York is hitting a league-worst .208 in the month of July. ... Since May 31, the Mets are 13-30.

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New York Yankees pitcher Masahiro Tanaka reacts during the fifth inning of a baseball game against the New York Mets on Friday, June 8, 2018, in New York. (AP Photo/Adam Hunger) (Adam Hunger/AP)
New York Yankees pitcher Masahiro Tanaka reacts during the fifth inning of a baseball game against the New York Mets on Friday, June 8, 2018, in New York. (AP Photo/Adam Hunger) (Adam Hunger/AP)

The Yankees and Mets play their final Subway Series game of the season on Sunday at 8:05 p.m. at Yankee Stadium.

Subway Series notes

Entering Sunday, the Yankees have scored the fourth-most runs in baseball, trailing only the Red Sox, Indians and Astros. ... Their bullpen's 2.78 ERA ranks second only to the Astros' 2.71 ERA, while the Mets' 4.74 bullpen ERA is the fifth-worst in baseball. ... Since May 31, the Mets are 13-30.

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New York Mets' Jacob deGrom delivers a pitch during the first inning of a baseball game against the Miami Marlins Wednesday, May 23, 2018, in New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II) (Frank Franklin II/AP)
New York Mets' Jacob deGrom delivers a pitch during the first inning of a baseball game against the Miami Marlins Wednesday, May 23, 2018, in New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II) (Frank Franklin II/AP)

The Mets and Yankees play their final Subway Series game of the season on Sunday at 8:05 p.m. at Yankee Stadium.

Subway Series notes

Since May 31, the Mets are 13-30. ... Entering Sunday, the Yankees have scored the fourth-most runs in baseball, trailing only the Red Sox, Indians and Astros. ... Their bullpen's 2.78 ERA ranks second only to the Astros' 2.71 ERA, while the Mets' 4.74 bullpen ERA is the fifth-worst in baseball.

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Jul 6, 2018; New York City, NY, USA; New York Mets starting pitcher Jacob deGrom (48) pauses before pitching against the Tampa Bay Rays in the first inning at Citi Field. Mandatory Credit: Noah K. Murray-USA TODAY Sports  (Noah K. Murray)
Jul 6, 2018; New York City, NY, USA; New York Mets starting pitcher Jacob deGrom (48) pauses before pitching against the Tampa Bay Rays in the first inning at Citi Field. Mandatory Credit: Noah K. Murray-USA TODAY Sports (Noah K. Murray)

On the latest episode of Shea Anything, Doug Williams and Andy Martino break down the latest rumors surrounding Mets ace Jacob deGrom, and discuss whether he will be traded or offered an extension. Later, the guys move on to the minor leagues to talk about the Mets' system.

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After taking two of three games at Citi Field in June, the Yankees look for more Subway Series success against the Mets at home.

The Yankees, who own the second-best record in baseball, take on the Mets, who have the second-worst record in the National League, in their second Subway Series of the season. 

Here is how each team stacks up for this weekend's three-game series.

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The Mets lost two of three games to the Yankees in their Subway Series in early June at Citi Field. They look for revenge coming out of the All-Star break in the Bronx.

Though the Mets have the second-worst record in the National League and face the Yankees, who have the second-best record in baseball, whoever wins this weekend's series will be the toast of the town, at least for the weekend.

Here is how each team stacks up for this weekend's three-game series.

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Shea Anything: Jacob deGrom 00:01:50
SNY MLB Insider Andy Martino and Baseball Night in NY host Doug Williams discuss the latest trade rumors surrounding Mets ace Jacob deGrom.

Jacob deGrom's agent fired a shot at the Mets during the All-Star break, basically telling them to trade him now or sign him to a long-term extension. And the whole thing was carefully orchestrated by Team deGrom, SNY's Andy Martino explained Wednesday on SNY's Shea Anything podcast.

DeGrom later said he'd love to stay with the Mets for the rest of his career, but his agent's reveal was carefully planned.

"Jacob deGrom is not somebody who likes to be in the limelight," explained Martino, who detailed how deGrom responded the next day when asked about the timing of his agent's comments, which came minutes before deGrom was set to meet the masses at All-Star media day...

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May 7, 2018; Chicago, IL, USA; Chicago Cubs center fielder Ian Happ (8) high fives Chicago Cubs shortstop Addison Russell (27) after their game against the Miami Marlins at Wrigley Field. The Chicago Cubs won 14-2. Mandatory Credit: Matt Marton-USA TODAY Sports (Matt Marton)
May 7, 2018; Chicago, IL, USA; Chicago Cubs center fielder Ian Happ (8) high fives Chicago Cubs shortstop Addison Russell (27) after their game against the Miami Marlins at Wrigley Field. The Chicago Cubs won 14-2. Mandatory Credit: Matt Marton-USA TODAY Sports (Matt Marton)

Trade rumors have been swirling around Mets All-Star RHP Jacob deGrom long before his agent said Monday that the Mets should "seriously consider" trading his client now if they aren't serious about signing him to a long-term extension.

So, what would it take to convince the Mets to consider trading deGrom? ESPN's Jesse Rogers looked at the question from the Cubs' perspective and sought advice from front office sources across the league.

The consensus was a package surrounding SS Addison Russell, OF Ian Happ and RHP Mike Montgomery...

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1) Will Jake win dCy Young?

DeGrom has been the best pitcher in baseball up to this point in the season. He should have started for the NL All Star team, but the moment understandably went to Nationals ace Max Scherzer with the game being played in DC's Nationals Park.

That said, as is, deGrom beats Scherzer and Aaron Nola for hardware.

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deGrom talks All-Star outing 00:00:59
After pitching in the All-Star Game, Jacob deGrom talks to SNY about giving up a HR to Mike Trout, his outing and what's next for the Mets.

Mets RHP Jacob deGrom pitched the third inning and allowed a home run in the MLB All-Star game on Tuesday night at Nationals Park.

DeGrom entered in relief of NL starter Max Scherzer and retired the first two batters to face him before Mike Trout homered to left field. DeGrom struck out J.D. Martinez for the third out.

Playing in his second MLB All-Star game, deGrom threw 15 pitches, 10 of which were strikes. He was replaced in the fourth inning by Braves RHP Mike Foltynewicz.

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deGrom: 'Numbers' are the key 00:00:28
Doug Williams chats with Mets ace Jacob deGrom about the key factors to him signing a long-term deal with the team.

Jacob deGrom's agent said Monday that the Mets should "seriously consider" trading his client now if they aren't serious about signing him to a long-term extension.

DeGrom said Monday that he was open to a long-term deal, and told SNY on Tuesday what he would do if the Mets were to come to him with a proposal.

"That's a tough question," deGrom said. "I'd have to sit down and talk to my family and my agent and stuff and just see what numbers would be right. Like I've said, I love playing here. I've enjoyed my time, and I want to win baseball games for the New York Mets."

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Severino talks deGrom 00:00:14
Luis Severino compliments Jacob deGrom and says that if the Yankees traded for him, 'it would be great.'

Yankees ace Luis Severino wouldn't mind another ace joining him in pinstripes -- especially Jacob deGrom, who is across town with the Mets. 

"He's one of the greatest pitchers," Severino said on Monday at All-Star Game media day. "Great guy. He's awesome. ... if they trade him to the Yankees, I mean, that would be great."

The 30-year-old deGrom, who has been otherworldly for the Mets this season while posting a league-leading 1.68 ERA, has been the subject of trade rumors.

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deGrom's agent issues ultimatum 00:01:04
Andy Martino and Jim Duquette discuss the ultimatum given by the agent of Jacob deGrom to the Mets, regarding a trade or an extension.

WASHINGTON -- If the Mets and Jacob deGrom do not agree on a contract extension before this winter, deGrom wants to be traded.

That's my takeaway from the situation that unfolded during All-Star workout day, after deGrom's agent Brodie Van Wagenen opened the availability for N.L. players with pointed comments to The Athletic's Ken Rosenthal

So where will this ultimately lead? I asked one well-placed source to predict. "Trade in the offseason," the source said.
What follows is reported from conversations with sources on all sides...

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deGrom wants extension from Mets 00:02:24
SNY MLB Insider Andy Martino chats with Jacob deGrom about the latest news regarding his talks with the team on a contract extension.

Jacob deGrom's agent said Monday that if the Mets aren't serious about signing deGrom to a long-term extension, they should seriously consider trading him now. 

"We have discussed Jacob's future with the Mets at length," CAA's Brodie Van Wagenen told Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic. "Jacob has expressed interest in exploring a long-term partnership that would keep him in a Mets uniform for years to come. If the Mets don't share same interest, we believe their best course of action is to seriously consider trade opportunities now. The inertia of current situation could complicate Jacob's relationship with the club and creates an atmosphere of indecision."

The 30-year-old deGrom is making $7.4 million this season and is arbitration-eligible in 2019 and 2020 before being eligible for free agency after the 2020 season...

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Jun 18, 2018; Denver, CO, USA; New York Mets starting pitcher Jacob deGrom (48) delivers a pitch in the first inning against the Colorado Rockies at Coors Field. Mandatory Credit: Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports (Ron Chenoy)
Jun 18, 2018; Denver, CO, USA; New York Mets starting pitcher Jacob deGrom (48) delivers a pitch in the first inning against the Colorado Rockies at Coors Field. Mandatory Credit: Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports (Ron Chenoy)

What was expected for the last few weeks became official on Monday: Mets ace Jacob deGrom will not be starting the All-Star Game for the National League, with the nod going to Nationals ace Max Scherzer instead. 

DeGrom, whose 1.68 ERA is the best in baseball and dwarfs Scherzer's 2.41 ERA, wanted the start. But with the game being at Nationals Park in Washington, D.C., it went to Scherzer -- much like the start at Citi Field in 2013 went to Matt Harvey over Clayton Kershaw.

"Jacob deGrom has had a great first half, but for me I always try to make things bigger than me," NL manager Dave Roberts said, later adding that "for me, the tiebreaker was the ballpark."

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Jacob DeGrom recalls 2015 ASG 00:01:04
Mets pitcher Jacob deGrom recalls his dominant performance during the 2015 All-Star Game.

The season after winning the Rookie of the Year award, the Mets' Jacob deGrom got his first All-Star Game nod. And his one inning of work during the 2015 Midsummer Classic stole the show.

DeGrom came one pitch short of an "immaculate inning" when he struck out the side on 10 pitches at Great American Ball Park in Cincinnati.

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