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How Republicans have reacted so far to Trump's dinner with white nationalist Nick Fuentes
"Mike Pence is calling on Trump to apologize for some recent dinner guests. I'm Lisa dwyer. A growing number of Republicans, including former vice president Mike Pence, are criticizing Donald Trump for dining with a Holocaust denying white nationalist and the rapper formerly known as Kanye West. Pence says that the former president demonstrated profoundly poor judgment when he met last week at his Mar-a-Lago club with west who is now known as Yi, as well as Nick Fuentes, a far right activist with a long history of making anti semitic and white nationalists remarks. Trump has said he did not know who Fuentes was before the meeting, but has so far refused to denounce his views.
Mark Levin: Glad J. Michael Luttig Did Not Serve on SCOTUS
"J Michael ludik used to be a friend of mine I've been talking to him in a long time I have no interest in talking to him now quite frankly At first met him when I was 20 Going to law school And I was interning for the administrative assistant To the chief justice of the United States back then Warren Berger He had had the same position at one point later on I believe he went to the University of Virginia law school he clerked for chief justice burger not once but twice And there were very very close Each somebody who I supported way back when To go on the U.S. Supreme Court And all I can say is I'm glad he didn't I'm glad he didn't Because in the end he left the circuit court he went to work for Boeing as general counsel for some period of time And now he's busy writing things And it's too bad when you allow your politics in my humble opinion To affect your straightforward understanding and reading of the constitution
Should President Trump Have Met With Kanye West?
"It's clear that he's a sick bastard And it's getting worse and worse and worse Should president Trump have met with him I wouldn't have I wouldn't have Why me with him In fact I feel president Trump should distance himself from him Because here's what I do know Nobody Who actually knows Donald Trump Who actually knows him Believes he's an anti semite or a white supremacist Including those who have posted on social media And some were right out of the box they sent me copies of their tweets or copies of their statements That's all good I got it I don't know if they expect me to repeat them or to retweet them I don't do that stuff Man in a situation like this But this has gone on now for several days And I think back to all the anti semites That are on TV today The professors the hosts I think of all the anti semites and the Democrat party today What I talked about last week there's Chris Christie at the Republican Jewish coalition and not once does he talk about the spreading of anti semitism But he's immediately out of the box That Trump is not qualified to be president
Donald Trump Has Dinner With Kanye West, Nick Fuentes at Mar-a-Lago
"But that said I'm getting all these emails and texts from friends and foes Alike foes I don't know how they get my contact information And the big story for the last several days has been Donald Trump at Mar-a-Lago Nothing new with that right By the way he's the ex-president But there's always a 5 alarm fire when it comes to the median other people when it comes to Donald Trump I don't quite get it But here we are And of course you know Kanye West and somebody named Nick Fuentes Well honestly I never heard of before Let alone saw what he looked like We're at Mar-a-Lago And met with president Trump for lunch I think Kanye West and president Trump go back a ways Nick Fuentes the president said he didn't know that the guy was and I remind him before And Kanye West who wanted to see president Trump brought him and apparently a few other people with him And president Trump put out a statement stating an I paraphrase that Kanye West is troubled and he wanted to talk to him That he had treated him well so he agreed to meet with him and spoke to him Now Kanye West is a reprobate He is now at least and out of the closet Jew hating anti semite And come to learn this Nick Fuentes is the same And a Holocaust denier and a white supremacist
How AJ and Courtney Love Buried the Hatchet
"When I wrote the Courtney Love story about her using heroin when she was pregnant, I was threatened with a lawsuit back in 1990 four, was it? But I stuck to my guns again. I knew my source was right. In one day, I lived in the building in the west village, the meatpacking district on her 95 horatio street believe it or not, Courtney Love lived there as well, and now one night we're both in the goddamn laundry room doing our laundry. And it was late at night because the machines were always never available during the day and, you know, we worked, et cetera, so you do your laundry at midnight, at 1 o'clock in the morning. And when she walked in and saw me, she made the sign of the crucifix when her thing is that she couldn't be near me. Like I was an evil force to deal with him, he started talking, I said, listen, you're a big story. You know that. You're always going to be a big story. But the source who gave me that story about you using is not a liar. I know I was tough to see that in print and it made you feel like shit, but I didn't write it maliciously or without knowing whether or not it was true. I never would have done that about a mother and a child. And she kind of understood when I met. When she began to get nice to me that night. And she said, look, I never used it while pregnant. And my daughter's my world, your story's not true, but I'm not going to look at you and treat you like shit. I just want to tell you a misinformed. I said, all right, Courtney, you know, and I remember walking, we lived in the same floor. And I had to pass her apartment to get to mine. So we're both bringing a laundry back to our rooms. And she gets the hard room. And she opens it up, and we talked for 30 seconds by her door. I remember her plot was so filthy. Pizza boxes, beer cans, every day, and Drew Barrymore was living with her at the time, or crashing there for a while, just a messy ass room, and you know, we parted kind of friendly, my daughter's my world, okay, you know, okay, you know what? Fine, no problem. And then after that talk, whenever I'd see her at a party or a function or a premiere, she always make it a point to say hello to me and she come over and give me a kiss on both cheeks. And that felt nice. Whatever you think of Courtney Love, it doesn't matter, but to have people or to have other celebrities see that I had her respect. That was important to me.
Ukraine works to restore water, power after Russian strikes
"Ukrainian authorities are trying to restore electricity and water after recent bombardments from Russian forces. Ukrainian president volodymyr zelensky said in his nightly address that the main priority at the moment was bringing back power to all of Ukraine. The key task of today as well as other days of this week is energy. The president went on to say that half of those who lost power have now had it restored. Zelensky met the following day with Belgium prime minister Alexander de creux. Russia is turning on your population. Sterling on your infrastructure is putting your population in the cold and without water. And that is why it is important for us to stand here and to stand here today. I'm Karen Chammas
'Fighting for Justice' Author Mark Shaw Exposes the Truth
"Folks, I am so excited to have as my guest this hour mark Shaw. He's the bestselling author of the reporter who knew too much, the new book absolutely fascinating. It's called fighting for justice, the improbable journaling journey to exposing cover ups about the JFK assassination, the deaths and the deaths of Marilyn Monroe and Dorothy kilgallen. We're getting into it here. So it is really fascinating stuff Mark and we had Johnny Russo on this program a few times and he said, you were absolutely dead on and he was somebody that was deeply connected with the mob and Frank Costello's boy, so to speak. Very nice kind of amazing to have him ratify what you're saying. But let's just keep going. Well, I'm probably one of the most least likely people who could have ever done this area. I was a college dropout at Purdue. It took me 6 years. I'm not the smartest guy in the world, but I was a criminal defense lawyer for a number of years and then a network legal analyst for the Tyson case and other kinds of Bryant and OJ and all that. I always look at motive when you're looking at who's responsible for a homicide. And so the next book, as you mentioned, it was the reporter who knew too much. And that's where I met this incredible human being journalist, media icon, Dorothy kilgallen. Most people know about her from what my line, the quiz show on CBS for ten years. That's all that I knew. And then I started looking into it and I found out that she had really gotten involved in the JFK assassination. They called her the most powerful female voice in America, the post did. And so I found out that, hey, wait a minute, Dorothy got into this. And she decided that she needed to go ahead and look into it because she and JFK were very close friends.
EU nations work on rift over gas price cap as cold sets in
"European Union and energy ministers have met at an emergency meeting on gas prices as winter approaches EU nations have not been able to agree on the question of gas prices, which are expected to skyrocket the soaring prices are a result of Russia's war in Ukraine with Moscow slashing gas supplies to all the European nations critical of Russia's actions. The meeting was focused on trying to break a deadlock between countries like Greece, Spain and France who want to cap on prices to ease household bills, and those like Germany and Netherlands that are insisting a price cap could cut supplies. Estonia's minister of economic affairs Leonard believes the price cap is necessary, but it is a tricky balance. I understand that we have kind of a long way and it is a real proposal on the table, but still the security of supply is paramount if the price is too high, we can compensate. We need to compensate. But we can not threaten the security of supply. I'm Karen Chammas
US Bolsters Ukrainian Military With $400 Million in Aid
"The U.S. is sending more aid to Kyiv has Russia continues hammering Ukraine's energy sources. The latest package is $400 million in a weapon, same munition and generators. It'll come from The Pentagon's own stockpiles in a bid to get the aid out as fast as possible, but the continued push raises questions about just how long the U.S. and its partners can keep sustaining the fight without impacting their own military readiness. Many European nations say they've already pushed out all the excess equipment they could afford to send. The Pentagon's top weapons buyer met with partners in Brussels last week to discuss how to keep the weapons flowing. Sagar Meghani, Washington
Rep. Chip Roy: There's No Time for Pettiness on the Battlefield
"The whole point of boot camp congressman boot camp and all of the in all of our services military service branches is you break down the individual of their allegiances elsewhere and you build them up as a team It doesn't matter what your skin color or your sex or whatever None of that stuff matters You're all going to go through the same experience in boot camp And when you get through whether it's the crucible and the Marine Corps whatever it is it's okay to shed a little tear is that eagle globe and anchor you get that I mean you talk to marines that matter to them It's the only pure meritocracy left to break that down and now make it some racial spoils game I mean I'm serious It's like planting a tactical nuclear weapon into destroying our military cohesion and Esprit de corps You know that's exactly right There was an old adage right that there are no atheists in foxholes Look there's no time for racism on the battlefield There's no time for all of those petty things that divide us up that are frankly a product of a broken society that is fixated more on race and gender ideology and all these things than they are on carrying out our faith and being patriotic Americans that stand up for each other Look we need strong men and women in the United States military We need strong men on the battlefield and we need to stop this woke garbage that's destroying the culture of the military where recruiting levels are now at sort of 50% levels depending on which branch you're talking about I met with some recruits at parris island in South Carolina which is the east coast training for the marines this summer And they're all there Patriotically serving their country but they told me you know I'm tired of this woke stuff And it's hard for me to get buddies to want to join this when we have to deal with this stuff So it's time to do something about it So I was proud to team up with Marco Rubio and put a report out
A Gospel-Centered Approach to Holiday Gifts
"Gift giving and gift receiving becomes uncomfortable when we begin to attach it to our identity. Do I deserve this? Am I worthy of this? How does what I'm giving or receiving reflect who I am as a person. And so as we dug into this more, we're like, oh man, we've seen us live out of this almost identity in what I give and receive rather than our identity in Christ in a big way in the holiday season. So I'm totally tracking with everything you're saying. I have all the same joys and all the same struggles. I wonder what advice do you have for us? How can we honor Christ in our gift receiving? Yeah, I actually thought of a couple questions that might be helpful for us to reflect on as we go into this holiday season. And I was thinking of colossians three, really the whole chapter has a lot of really good wisdom. I'm going to read the first two verses for now. So collections three versus one or two say this. So if you've been raised with Christ, seek the things above, where Christ is seated at the right hand of God, set your mind on things above, not on earthly things. So I think there's two questions really in light of this passage that we can consider. One is where are we intentionally setting our minds? Is it just on earthly things or is it on things above on Christ? How we answer this question is going to determine how we respond when we receive a gift because when our minds are on eternal things of Christ, we're going to be less likely to hold to unrealistic expectations because what I think back to times when I have felt disappointed or frustrated, it's almost always tied to an expectation that I had in my head that just wasn't met. And then the second question that we can consider, it actually comes up a little bit later in cautions three, but the question is this. What is ruling our hearts? So adverse 15, it says that we should let the peace of Christ rule our hearts. And so when we ask ourselves that question, we can name it specifically, because oftentimes when it comes to receiving gifts, it can be that comfort rules our hearts or entertainment or honestly, it might be just the excitement of receiving something new. And so what we see here is that we are called to let the piece of Christ rule our hearts and then it says later in that first that we are to be thankful. And so we could be content when we recognize all that we have been given in Christ. And when we do that, we'll actually need things less. And then that's going to help us to be more grateful and more content. And now as we're talking about this, I want to say too that it is okay to enjoy receiving gifts. I enjoy receiving gifts. I know a lot of people it's like they're quote unquote love language is like giving or receiving gifts. That is okay. We just want to make sure that we respond in a way that is honoring to the lord, in gracious to the giver and I think that helps us to reflect the gospel to those around us.
The Rude Pundit Weighs in on Trumps Twitter Return
"Good morning. Hi. I think you summed it up best. You said, let's face it. Anyone who supports Donald Trump doing anything is just a human being. Thank you. Oh, yeah. That's in response to, you know, weird Elon letting him back on Twitter. And if people are going, I support this. No, no, don't support it for anything. Unless it's like for sitting in a prison cell and facing the walls for the rest of his life. And I support. Yeah. So far, that's a big bag of rats, right? So Elon did some fake poll. It's like, oh, the people have spoken. He's back on and Trump's like, I'm not going back and I had my Jude social. You can't legally. Big bag of rats. Yeah. So for now. Early on that, before we let anybody on, we're going to have to look at it. We're going to have to, you know, they were going to have a group, get together and talk about it. No, no, he just let the bots decide. Yeah, no, exactly. AOC said, I don't know, man. Last time he was here this platform was used to incite an insurrection multiple people died. The vice president of the United States was nearly assassinated and hundreds were injured, but I guess that's not enough for you to answer the question. Twitter poll it is. I mean, you know, and the Kanye's back on and he just tweeted shalom with a smiley face. So that means ignore the antisemitism. Right. Yes, and apparently he's decorated his house for a Hanukkah. So speaking for the Jews, I just like to say do you speak for the Jews? You know what? Whenever I feel like it, you know, I'm kind of dewy. I'm up. For everybody else. I think that should be my mom was Jewish. I was raised Jewish. I officially should be your tagline, the rude pundit. Kind of dewy. Yeah, you said funny. What does my Hollywood money? Exactly. We asked George Charles directly for money when he came on this show when he said no. No. Yeah. Seems like you get credit for giving me a lot of money already. You might as well. You actually said funny, I thought of woke mob was supposed to kill Twitter and cancel culture, but it was capitalism and stupidity all along. I don't think I've ever seen anyone other than Donald Trump blow up a business this fast, right? Yeah. Yeah. No, no, it's really kind of a thing of beauty. And I mean, you know, I like Twitter a lot. I haven't met a lot of people on Twitter. I use it, but you know, if it goes, I think my work productivity is going to go up exponentially. It is a time suck. And I would just like to say, I think Mastodon and I are going to have a couple of problems because I have it so that my tweets show up on Mastodon and apparently they took down a tweet where I said FU to libs of TikTok. Oh boy. I was like, eh, Mastodon. We're going to have to have a talk. Some people are making some great points I thought, rude. Jeff tedrick said long off, are you kidding me? Trump's tweets as he gets indicted are going to be off the hook. Pass the popcorn. I mean, that's the other thing. He will start whether it's true social or they will be able to Jack Smith willing to use those because they always can. As evidence, right? Yeah. It's just like it's like if you told someone something and you know, you brought them in and questioned them and said, yeah, Trump told me this. Yeah. You're listening to me for free right now, and that's awesome because more and more things aren't free right now. I mean, think about
There Are Alternatives to Twitter
"So Twitter's back up and running, you can, I guess, feel free to say what you want now. And a lot of people I've seen a lot of friends who lost their accounts, they have been restored. That's all good, but will it matter? Again, there are other alternatives out there. I'm on true social as well, parlor, of course, has come about and had its own set of challenges. There's locals as well. I encourage you, by the way, you can follow me on locals at Trish Regan locals dot com, where they really are about promoting this freedom of speech within a decent way, right? I mean, we're not talking total craziness, but the ability at least to have an opinion. And in this environment, it's gotten hard. If I tell you to consecutive quarters of negative growth for our economy, means a recession, then somehow now I'm questioned by social media platforms for false information. I mean, hey, look, no recession is the same. But it used to be the definition of a recession. Now you can't say it anymore because Joe Biden doesn't want us to. I mean, that's scary stuff, folks, all right? And either side of the aisle. Remember that? Because it can just as easily be the Democrats that they're going after next. So even if Democrats are going after conservatives and all you can't say it's a recession that could so easily flip and that's the scary part about all of that. Isn't it? But lots of changes coming. I think January is going to prove to be a very interesting month. Don't you think? Don't you think I want to tell you about Kevin McCarthy? But before I do, did you see who's crawling around here? Right here on my lap. This is fluffy. If you haven't met fluffy, this is indeed him. He is the sweetest little thing and so important to me. I love this dog so much and it's the reason why I'm excited to tell you about a wonderful supplement that I found for him created by a former army veteran, an army veteran, a former army ranger named doctor Dennis black, and doctor black is naturopathic doctor, has created this supplement because he loves donks too and he's got a couple of them a little bit bigger than you fluffy, a little bit, but fluffy's just a little tiny Maltese. I encourage you if you're listening on Apple iTunes, go check out my YouTube channel or my rumble channel so you can see this guy in the flesh, but I love him. He goes a lot of places with me. And it's very important part of my life. And so I want to make sure that he is getting the proper nutrients. So this is why I have doctor Dennis black supplement for fluffy that I just add, I sprinkle onto his food every single day, because then I know he's getting the digestive enzymes. He's getting the minerals. He's getting the probiotics. All the things that he needs to have a long and healthy, happy life. Well, hopefully I will. A little bit responsible for some of that happiness, right, buddy. Anyway, I encourage you to check it out. Doctor Dennis black has a wonderful offer for free trial bag for Friends of mine, Friends of this show fans of this show. I'm going to include this link below in the show notes. But go to rough greens dot com today. Are you FF green's dot com today? Are you FF greens dot com today? Get your free trial back. It's really worth it. This is a wonderful supplement. Your dog will thank you. I promise. And your dog will love it. I mean, I'd be shocked. If it was any other way, because I know how much this guy I know how much he loves it, so I'm pretty sure your dog will as well. Anyway, back to what's happening there in Washington, D.C., as I keep him right here on my lap, I might as well, right? These little animals, they're pretty special. They're pretty special. Anyway, you've got chemical McCarthy planning some big changes. Now that he's going to be Speaker of the House. And it looks like Adam Schiff. And perhaps some of these others, like AOC, they're on the skids when it comes to the house Intel committee. As they should be, I mean, when you think about some of the things that have been done, who's the other one, the one that had the friendship with the lovely young woman. Fang fang, was it? From China, that's kind of something I wish I could forget. Anyway, we can't. I would argue rather compromise position there because she is alleged to have been a Chinese spy. Kind of strange to him to have him on the foreign affairs community here in the Intel committee. So I think that you're going to see a big revamp coming of some of these committees where there are sensitive positions and you have people that maybe don't like Israel or have had questionable relationships with people like fang thing. Are going to come into question and as they should. And that's going to result in some changes. Look, I think we need more responsibility in Washington. I really do. I think that people are shooting off their mouse in ways that are unbecoming, frankly, to themselves, and to the nation. And we've got to remember, in fact, who our allies are, one of which, of course, major ally, being Israel. So there's an important some important things that are going to be happening. And I'd say, in that sense, very good things that are going to be happening. But they're not going to go down without a fight. So gear up, be ready. In the meantime, let's all look forward to some Thanksgiving Thanksgiving which, by the way, we're going to talk about this tomorrow. Is suddenly super, super pricey. Have you seen the price said the turkey dinner this year? We'll talk about it. Great to have you here. Make sure you go to Trish Intel dot com. 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Sebastian and Jennifer Discuss Trump's Commitment to America
"An aspect of support for president Trump. And I don't get mushy here because I'll ruin my rep. But it's not just about the policies and making a rational political decision. My God, his commitment to this nation, and he said it yesterday, he said, I was living a very happy life before I was president. I don't need to do this again. The only reason because he's losing money, he's being attacked constantly, he's paying millions in legal fees because the DoJ is coming after him, the southern district of New York. Jen, I want to support a man who's doing this because he loves America. Why is that wrong? Yeah, I think that people get it really wrong with him. And I have never, I mean, I've had dinner in the same room with president Trump, Ben de Mar-a-Lago, never met him and spent a lot of time with him. But I'm telling you that the gut instinct that I have with him is that he doesn't need to do this. I think that, yes, he has a big ego like everyone else in politics and everybody else that runs big businesses. But I don't think he's running, and I don't think he ran before to feed that. What I think is that he really believes that this country can be great. He sees the potential in America. He loves the country, and he knows that he can lead us in the right direction, and I really believe that he is running for all the right reasons. This is not for a book deal. This is not to become a television producer like the obamas. This is because he really believes that he can make a difference. And I'm all on board. And as far as Ron DeSantis goes and I know we're going to get to this, I really think so much of what's been going on is a construct of the mainstream media and these never trumpers who would like nothing more than to blow Trump out of the water because they're afraid of the backbone that he has.
Asia-Pacific leaders condemn war, renew calls for open trade
"Leaders from around the Asia Pacific called for an end to Russia's war in Ukraine and pledged to steer the region's economies towards sustainable growth As the summit of the Asia Pacific economic cooperation forum came to a close the hosting country Thailand said that most countries condemned the war in Ukraine The declaration issued by apec leaders acknowledged that member states had differing views on the war but noted that the conflicts can have significant consequences for the global economy the meeting wrapped up a flurry of events throughout the region that have given leaders a chance to meet face to face a rare occurrence after years of pandemic precautions IMF managing director Chris Selena Giorgio acknowledged new global challenges We met here in Thailand three years ago last And since then the world has changed By events none of us for so coming at that time The COVID pandemic and the war in Ukraine I'm Karen Chammas
Rep. Scott Perry: Who Voted for and Against Mitch McConnell?
"Understand that ten, ten senators voted against speaker or rather leader McConnell. We don't know who those individuals were because it was a secret vote. I'd like to, I'd like to know who those folks are to be perfectly honest with you, congressman Perry, and I'd like to know what Mitch McConnell met when he wants to find common ground with the Democrats on some of the issues. Yeah, I mean, it's stresses me out, of course, as it does all of us. And the answer is, well, if you can't get, if you can't get ten more than ten and a sacred ball, excuse me, what are you going to get in an open ballot? I mean, these folks must have the fear of the good lord in them against about Mitch McConnell as far as finding common ground. I mean, look, the Democrats own the place, they're not interested in common ground. They're interested in a cram down is what they're just going to shove their way through. And of course, as long as there's always a handful of senators to give them what they need to get to 60, a handful of Republicans that they can continue to get everything they want, something has to give here. And
John Fugelsang on Nancy Pelosi's Leadership
"That was a great, great night. And leader Pelosi was such a wonderful guest and the energy of the crowd. You know, I had met her before. She joined us on that show. I had done some TV shows with her, but honestly, there's no way to measure how many lives she saved by getting the ACA passed in the first place and by saving the ACA. Her greatest achievement may have been, taking all these Democrats in the caucus from the democratic socialists to the pro lifers and keeping them united in message discipline for the first two years of Trump's term. Yeah. I mean, it's hard to explain what leadership is. You just know it when you see it. I remember that night because you know our filthy little show. It's rockets. But by the way, you can see it on pay per view, folks. If you go to meet hook dot live, but go on, please. Yes. No, but I was just remember that night, don't you that when she came out? I mean, you could have heard a pin drop in that theater. People just hung on every word she said. I mean, she just, and you know, as usual, she just had unbelievable grace and class and timing. I think she did it perfectly, you know, in terms of saying it's time for the new generation. She's going to fulfill her term, but you know, it's not about ego for her. She's not obviously she will be there to pass the torch. Oh yeah. And I will say, though, in fairness, Nancy Pelosi did nothing about crime or inflation by going after Hunter Biden's laptop. I mean, like, there were so many chances she could have gone after his laptop to fight inflation and crime, and she just refused to. So now I think the real reason she's staying is so she can have a front row seat as speaker emeritus to watch Kevin McCarthy's dreams go up in violent bloody flames. It is the two years of a clown show and two years of Democrats saying, oh, by the way, look at all these new jobs, some of the infrastructure Bill we passed. Oh, by the way, have you noticed seniors, you're paying lower for prescription drug prices, thanks to the IRA, they are going to have a record they can run on. That's in play by 2024. And Kevin McCarthy is going to give people a great big commercial while you shouldn't trust Republicans. Thank you.
When Will Ryan Gosling Marry Eva Mendes?
"These two are very famous. Famously private, they've never revealed whether they're married or not. I don't get this kind of horse shit. What's the big deal? But the other day, Ava Mendes, who's now 48, went to Instagram, and I've been on Instagram. All she does is post pictures of clothes she wore for a certain event. She doesn't answer anybody's not that I wrote her. There's no way the writer back. She just posts pictures of clothes she wears. It's really like, are you in prison? What's going on? So she showed off a tattoo that might offer a clue about their relationship. It's in her inner wrist and it spells out de Gosling. DE Gosling. So in the Hispanic culture, married women often add their husbands last name to their own using deep, DE, which means of, you know, so Mendez might go by Eva Mendes de Gosling after marrying him. Who knows? We don't know. It's not the first time she's flashed this particular tattoo. She did it two years ago. Dylan September again. But it's very prominent in his most recent post. These two have been together since 2011. They met on the movie the place beyond the pines, good movie, really good movie.
"mets" Discussed on The Lead
"Rivals in the national league east. Well, thank you so much for breaking all of this down rest in anxiously looking forward to seeing how this all plays out. Thank you so much for having me. You can follow rest and Dodds recent coverage of the mets and read his feature stories at the athletic dot com. Thanks for listening this week. Our senior producer is Matt Stroud. Production by Ian Hurley. Production assistance by Julia Karen. Fact checking by Simon Campbell. Sound design and mixing by Erin may, Joe Richardson and Daniel Gonzalez. Our executive producer is Anders kelto. The show's executive produced by Marshall Louis and Jen Sargent for.
"mets" Discussed on The Lead
"When he's up with a plate. You know, given one of those squirrel hits. So we've talked leadership. We've talked hitting. Now let's talk chemistry. You recently wrote a story about backup outfielder Travis jankowski and a box of t-shirts. So what happened there? So Travis jankowski, I guess you would call him a major league journeyman at this point. He's on his fourth organization in four years, but he's kind of, I guess what you would call a glue guy. He plays the outfield. He plays all three positions. He's a backup player he's on the bench in about a few weeks into the season. He was talking about embracing that role of being a backup. And he had a great line about telling reporters that, you know, I know I'm the kind of guy. Nobody's going to buy my Jersey. You really have to check your ego with the door every day. No one's going to be buying my Jersey, you know, but I still think that there's a big part of what I bring to the table that is very important and very needed to winning teams and championship teams. Of course, mets fans being mets fans, it quickly sort of blew up in the sense of like, okay, this guy thinks we're not going to buy his Jersey. We're going to go out and buy his Jersey. The guys in the Clubhouse also heard that quote as well. And about two and a half weeks later, a box of t-shirts showed up in the mets Clubhouse, all Travis jankowski t-shirts with his name on them and his number. They were sort of delivered at a pregame hitting meeting by Eduardo Escobar. You know, buck showalter said, hey, it's more than just a T-shirt. I think it was sort of a message that like everybody in that Clubhouse matters. You know, Travis jankowski matters just as much as Max Scherzer to the Met's success and travesty Niko's. He said he was slightly embarrassed about it. I think he blushed a little bit. In the meeting when they gave the t-shirts out. Come on, I appreciate it. That was great, you know? It was definitely not needed. I didn't really want that. I was embarrassed when they ended in the outfit. It's very appreciated. You know, it's good to be in a Clubhouse where a role player gets. By the next day, all the mets wore them during their pregame warm ups and batting practice. And so everybody on the mets team for one day, at least was Travis jankowski. Coming up, the latest on the injuries to the mets aces, Max Scherzer and Jacob de Grom. And this concern rising in New York about this whole thing potentially falling apart. We get support from whoop, the world's most powerful personalized digital fitness and health coach. Debating whether you should push yourself on your morning run, whoop is there to coach you through those decisions and more. That's what's so cool about it. 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So for anyone who hasn't been following this team closely, how significant is it for them to not have Scherzer for an extended period of time? Well, the mets are leased in an advantageous position where they've banked all these wins. They have this nice lead in the national league east. But it's a big blow for their pitching staff because they obviously Jacob B Graham is on the injured list. He's trying to get back potentially by late June or early July, Tyler McGill is out, and the rotation depth is really going to be tested over the next couple of months. Even Chris Bassett, who was also acquired in the off season from the Oakland a's, has talked about how much he's just loved working alongside Max Scherzer, who's intensity is sort of legendary. I mean, teammates will literally describe he's kind of psychotic out there when he's on the baseball field. And when you see that, I think, and when you're in that presence every day, I think it kind of causes everybody else to sort of up their game in terms of competitiveness. And it's just offers a little bit of that kind of classic mets fan doom situation where you're always expecting every injury to be worse. So it will offer just another obstacle in terms of getting over that kind of psychological issue that everyone seems to have around flushing. So speaking of pressure, how much of it is now on the offense that often set we talked about earlier with the team's two best pictures out, especially with a tough stretch of West Coast games coming up over the next few weeks. Yeah, I mean, the team responded instantly after Max Scherzer went out on Wednesday night and scored 11 runs against the Cardinals. They have depth in their lineup and that's been another strong suit of this team so far. But it is going to put a lot of pressure on the Pete Alonso's and the Jeff McNeil's in the Francisco Lindor's to produce. Well, finally, rest in last weekend, the mets lost a series to the Mariners, which was the first one that they've dropped all year. And after the fast start, they've basically been playing 500 baseball lately. So with last year's collapse, still fresh on the minds of fans and including me, as well as all these injuries, what's the vibe around this team right now? Are they concerned about the whole thing falling apart? I don't think the mets will ever say that they are concerned. The players that is, and what Steve Cohen did in the off season was to go out and basically add enough depth to the roster to where they can weather injuries like this. But I think this just shows how fragile things can be, especially the mets, you know, when you go out and sign free agents, those guys are on the other side of 30, you know, Max Scherzer is 37. So I think when there's an injury history with the mets and you always worry about some rash of injuries ruining a great season, I think this is something to watch going forward to see if they can stay healthy enough to hold off their.
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"A completely different approach than the previous owners? Well, the first thing to say about Steve Cohen is not only a billionaire, he's one of the richest men in the country and in the world. And he has the money to go out and spend far beyond what other major league owners will, especially in a sport with no salary cap. So I think when he bought the team, they were sort of trying to move on from the will pon era, which was defined by sort of miserly owners and lots of unhappy fans in an interesting story about Steve Cohen is that he loves to collect art. Do you like talking more about markets or talking about art? Well, I always say that, you know, if I go out with somebody in business and they happen to be a collector, we spend the first 30 minutes on art. Then we get the bills. It's usually the way it works. And he has spent hundreds and hundreds of millions of dollars on art pieces that he finds interesting or valuable. So if he's the kind of guy that is going to spend a $150 million on a sculpture, well, of course, he's going to spend $200 million on a great starting pitcher. You saw that a little bit the first season, they went out and signed Francisco Lindor, but when it didn't quite work out, they sort of doubled down this past off season and they went on a bit of a spending spree. Obviously capped by signing, you know, a future Hall of Fame starter and Max Scherzer. They went and gave him the largest contract in major league history by averaging annual value. And then they also went out and bought some other players, starling Marte, who have a former all star Mark Hanna, who has kind of been a valuable piece for the Oakland athletics and Eduardo Escobar who had been a useful player for a couple of franchises. And they also went out and traded for Chris Bassett and got him from the Oakland a's in part because they had the money to go get a guy who was salary was going to be increasing over the next few years. Well, continuing with this change of leadership theme, the mets also made a change at manager, firing Luis Rojas right after the season, then in December, they hired buck showalter. What was the reaction around baseball to this move? You know, buck showalter is a guy who is never quite gotten over the top at the various stops he's been. Obviously with the New York Yankees years ago, the Arizona Diamondbacks, then he had a successful stint with the Baltimore Orioles. He sort of won wherever he's gone and has sort of this reputation as a very professional, very cerebral, very smart manager, but it's never quite come together for him in the postseason. So I think there was a thought among mets fans that this was sort of the perfect fit in managing a Clubhouse like you would see in New York. One of his strongest qualities is his ability to kind of communicate with the media. And so sort of expressed a measure of calmness on a daily basis. I love having people that care and nobody cares more than mets fans about their team doing well. And I'm hoping our players will feed off of that. Well, he's also kind of a folksy person, right? He loves to tell stories. He loves to kind of keep things professional but light. You know, we play so many games, usually it's over 200 count in spring triangles to chuckle at a football coach. Said they weren't ready to play this week, really? Was that before or after you're off week? And I think whenever he goes someplace, you see sort of a honeymoon phase where people enjoy being around him and he offers sort of a combination of professionalism, but also a place where players enjoy playing. All right, well, the second thing we wanted to ask you about is hitting. Now the mets hired former MLB third baseman Eric Chavez, one of the stars of the Moneyball a's teams, as they're hitting coach in January. So can you tell us about the new approach that Chavez has brought to this team? Yeah, well, it's kind of multifaceted, right? So the mets last season fired hitting coach chili Davis, who had more of an old school approach. And they replaced him with an interim guy Hugh quat bomb, who was there the rest of the year, but it was sort of an erratic season at the plate for the mets. If you remember, there was a kind of a funny incident early in the year where Pete Alonso, the Met star first baseman sort of created this alter ego where he was named Donny Stevenson and he would show up to hitting meetings and sort of pretend to be the hitting approach coach. Trying to kind of loosen players up, we just made a nice nice new hire, Donnie. He's nice, he's a great hitting slash approach coach. Donnie has been great helping the team. I think we forgot to mention Donnie. Donnie really helped us today too. But it also happened right around the time that the mets fired chili Davis, and it seemed a little bit strange that Pete Alonso was creating this alter ego hitting coach right around the time the mets were struggling on offense and going to fire their hitting coach. Fast forward one year, they went out and hired Eric Chavez and they also sort of paired him with an assistant Jeremy Barnes, who's more of a kind of a forward thinking knows video and understands hitting analytics. So I think the mets kind of went out and tried to find sort of a happy medium where they have a hitting coach who sort of understands the analytical side of the trade and they have Eric Chavez, who has the experience and the players really, really enjoy talking to him, right? Because he's been in a major league hitter before and he can be sort of in any situation to communicate to the players to make them feel better to kind of be part hitting coach park therapist. We're going to use technology. We're going to use every asset that we possibly have to help these guys perform at the level we know they're capable of doing. But first and foremost, we know they're people. I think in any business that you're dealing with, you can connect with the person, I think you're going to see great strides and a great benefit from doing that. And to this point, the returns have been pretty promising. The mets offense is not the best in baseball, but it's been in the top half and that you've seen more of an emphasis on getting on base via the walk and you've seen more of an emphasis on just hitting the ball hard. So those are the kind of the two things that Eric Chavez is really emphasized is 95 as he says 95 beating in the exa velocity of the ball when it's hit or a walk. And it's a simple thing, but so far so good for the best hitters. Well, one of Eric Chavez's star pupils and the mets leading hitter as of this interview is met second baseman Jeff McNeil. Can you tell us about his approach in his impact? Well, Jeff McNeil is a throwback in the sense that he makes contact, right? And baseball in 2022, everybody strikes out a million times per season. Jeff McNeil does not strike out. He's one of the best in baseball at putting the ball in play, and he's one of the best in baseball at racking up hits. Showalter even said, it's not that simple, but sometimes Jeff McNeil makes it look that simple because he's a guy who hits it all over the field. It's like a point guard coming down in surveying the defense and decide he's going to deliver the ball sometimes. Like he's waving a magic wand at the plates, right? They call it bat to ball skills. He has maybe some of the best bat to ball skills in baseball. Well, we already heard a story about rat and McNeil is actually nicknamed squirrel for those who aren't mets fans. Can you tell us what the story behind that nickname is? And what is it with the mets and rodents? Yeah, well, it's interesting that the squirrel is the one who's constantly involved in these stories about the rat. The story, according to all accounts, goes back to his days at Long Beach state university. His college days, he actually earned that nickname. And it's simple enough and I think he's pretty good natured about this. He just kind of resembles a squirrel. It's like he's a little bit on the skinny side for a baseball player. He has this sort of style of hitting where he sprays it all around. He runs pretty well. He just has sort of squirrel like tendencies or a squirrel like demeanor. And so that came about in college, and they called him the flying squirrel, and it's sort of shortened to squirrel. DOM Smith, one of the Met's teammates is even on the record saying sometimes he'll tell Jeff McNeil.
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"Tweets all right dave bleacher tweets for a mundy. We've got a couple of years some good questions. We got andrew. Stout i at thomas. Ac stout injure rates in so adam wainwright is tied for the second most wins and major league baseball second most innings pitched in an er a under three. Oh and he turns forty before his next start. Is he slipping. I guess maybe ascending into the gushing slipping is a bad word there. I'm so excited. First of all taylor to answer bleacher tweets. This is very fun. So adam wainwright no-doubt unbelievable year guy who kind of looked at the end of line two or three years ago. Is cy young contender. I wouldn't go that far. I'd say maybe he might get some back in fourth or fifth place but if you look at some of the numbers he's only thirteenth in the national league war he's tenth and era. There's so many nfl starters. Having great years you know that wainwright still is beyond me walker dealers. Probably the leader at this point you know He's thirteen and two two point. Oh to right. no doubt. He's the favourite may be corporate burns. Brandon woodruff kevin. Gaas men. max scherzer see. This is where it's waiting majlis avenue unbelievable years so adam wainwright not really a ending tender there. You have it todd. Alec pratt at todd. Seven writes in craig. Kimbrel has given up five earned runs and two home runs all season for teams. That are not the cubs. He's given up six earned runs and three home runs to a bad cubs team. Have you ever seen a dominant player get traded mid season and struggled so badly against his old team type pratt. I assume that's not the time pratt to play for the mets back. In the day that one would take some research to give you a good answer. My response here is yet craig kimbrel and liam hendriks have both been scuffling a little bit when they made that trade. We kind of expect they would have this absolute dominant one to bullpen punch at dinner. The games and i think a lot of people when they acquired kimbrel automatically made the white sox the favourite to come out of the but so far they have not been a dominant do also. That's something to watch for the white sox september can hendrix kimbro. Get back on track heading into the playoffs. But yeah then. He struggle against the cubs since trade. The topic is made for podcasts. Or radio it's like the white sox have closer problem. What's tony larussa gonna do. Hopefully i. it's interesting because we always evaluate these trades. The day they happen at the deadline that one out everybody thought absolute great trade for the white sox kimbrel had been. He'd been the best closer in baseball the first half with the cubs and he hasn't been that with the white sox doesn't mean we get october doesn't pitch twelve scoreless innings but it's a little bit of a concern for chicago right. Now let's go to andrew campbell at real cam. True andrew rates in if the yankees. Just keep on winning. Is there any chance. Garrett cole sneaks in at the very end and steals the al cy young award. He's thirteen and six so far. Two hundred strikeouts. What's his second in major league baseball in his era since at two point eight all while pitching in the al east. Well andrew count weird question. Because i think it's always been garrett cole and lance lynn sort of in one spot all year for the al cy young but now lens had a couple rough outings lately. Ziara which was in the low twos is up to five nine. So i think cole is the favorite right. Now he leaves the al and graphs war. Two point eight zero er a to me. He's the number one guy. So i don't think he's sneaking up at anybody. The guy who might be sneaking up is robbie ray. He's only nine and five but two seven to your a tough strikeouts. He's on a roll So i think kohl's the favourite i think robbie ray is number two right now and lance. Lynn is probably down the number. Three with nathanael volley few like war. He's kind of a dark horse Coal in war. Bobby meacham at bobby meacham. One rates giancarlo. Stanton has been on a tear at the plate since about the same time. He started playing games in the outfield. Do we know who was behind the decision not to play the field. All these months was at standing or the yankees. Yeah it's a good question. Another former player. Writing in bobby meacham up and coming superstar for the yankees in the eighties. That's a good question you know yes. Stanton did not play his first game in the outfield. Until i believe july thirtieth the first game anthony. Rizzo played with the team. This make you wonder. Is there correlation. Here that stan has started hitting since he's been playing the field. I don't know look obviously. They were to try to preserve his health. But you gotta let these guys play stanton always a pretty good defensive outfielder with the marlins so he's not gonna hurt the team out there. I think getting them in the field is helped and last one for today. Pk steinberg our friend writes in. Honestly what's tampa bay's secret freaking sauce. And why can't the pirates orioles rockies etc emulate and replicated their small market team with huge market success in a scoff at the angels dodgers and padres and yankees. What is it for you dave. Well how much time do we have to go into this. No the key to the raise. One organizational depth. They draft. Well they develop well both in the states and latin america and the key of course is the rapid turnover of the roster. They'll trade a player not as he's entering his final year before free agency but two or three years before he hits free agency which means they get a lot more in return. You know if a player has a career year though flip you know and get more younger players in return like. I don't think it's probably easier to be a fan of the race because you're always learning new players but that churn of the roster they make it work it takes a lot of guts to trade young players coming off good years but they're not afraid to do that and they basically have been competitive now since two thousand eight it. It's hard to pull off with their resources. They've done it and they continue to do it. They're gonna win that division. I'm over here. you can hear now. The world small violin for playing for tampa fans because they have to learn new player names who was not the best way to phrase that they they do a great job finding relievers kind of out of nowhere. They i hate to give credit to the front office is it's the players who would lose games. But it's more cohesiveness throughout the organization. And i know when i talked to raise players. They buy in completely and they know who's gonna be spending six years in tampa bay there no at some point. They're going to get traded. But somehow kevin cash and the coaching staff front office get complete absolute by in on what. They're trying to do there. And it works pretty jelly over here. Thanks.
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"Guys were on. Both in the left side of the infield did ball. Ever get through the two of you you might you. I mean you might think not but we both come a long way. Nolan has always been so talented when he was in high school. He played a lot of shortstop. I was just trying to crack the lineup but You know. I still was growing into my own and nolan. I think was still kind of Grown into his body big body but had hadn't fully gone all coordination yet. I feel like so. I think a few balls skewed through there but if you put us back on that same infield against high school players with both of us on the left side. I'd like our chances that time thing. Thank you over the weekend. Roxie spoke with the yankees manager. Aaron boone all right kevin with the skipper new york yankees. Aaron boone in aaron. The team is just on an amazing role right now. One the first two in this series. Thirteen straight wins. It's not just the offense but with your ball club right now. Aaron what are you state. I'm seeing twenty six guys in a room that are all contributing in meaningful weights. I think that's been the most satisfying thing. This is first of all. I love the focus of our guys. We understand where we are season. How important all. These games are kind. That just singular mindset of what tonight due to today to help us win a ball game and it's really taken everyone everyone's had meaningful contributions and that's been a lot of fun and it's come from whether it's been the defense base running offense Starting relievers everyone's played a role in this. You know as we've kind of gone to stretch to You know we're beating teams to this. We're playing really good teams through the stretch to and that's so that's been something that it's just been fun to watch these guys go out. It really compete as well as they are right now even when you had similar struggles aaron earlier in the year you always confident in this group and when you brought in arizona fit in you brought in gallo it that clay and also in terms of the guy's already had in your clubhouse now confident you were in bam and then you get these editions in it. Seems like it's been a great boost forever but no question Those guys big offering balanced to our lineup They've they've come in and sit in really well right away. Room in one thing about this group that i never questioned. Even in our lowest points of the season is there was always an underlying. It's that they add. And i think they always while we're frustrated at times. I think they always believed that we were going to turn things. Around play the way we're capable of that never waver and it had started really show itself now and you look at debt you have to your lineup baron and just it seems like there's the competencies one through nine with this group even if you're off to a slow start they'll get going at some point. Is that the way you look at this. Just because of the depth than you know how difficult it would be to pitch to your lineup. Yeah in that's always been kind of our mantra guests here or or some. We try to focus on his is taking really tough heavy at bats and we feel like over time in the course of a game or the course of a week that pays dividends so a pitcher may go through a time or two and half success. Because they're really executing but we feel like if we can make it difficult more often than not working to breakthrough against in some and it certainly over time game in a game out. We're definitely gonna breakthrough for consistently taken tough team at bats and we've done a lot better job of that over the last month or two. Aaron appreciate the time. Thanks you bet roxy bleacher.
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"With other teams as he probably will get a multi year deal with another team. And then you get a draft pick in return. But that's surprise me little bit that there was such strong sentiment with folks working other front offices like yeah. You're giving qualifying offer to both those guys. What do you think. Yeah that makes sense. You know the call find offers been around eighteen thousand nine hundred million in recent years. It's a pretty risk free investment for the mets. You know that there's a lot of upside on both those players if they do accept it. I'm with you syndergaard. Hasn't pitched in two years about that. Yeah i can't eighteen million for a guy who pitched in still hole when he comes back in september to pitch in relief. We'll see if that happens conforto. Yeah that's one bad year after five or six good years. So i'm with you. I think teams will be in on him. Yeah so. I can see that the mets do that. I still think they need you know. They need a answer in center. Field move brandon nimmo over to a corner higher by would have been a nice fit at second base with jeff mcneil moving back into kind of utility role. But that's not gonna happen so maybe they just live with mcneil at second for another year. They need a third baseman to me. Jd davis just not have the glove to play there. Yeah semes- new york mess. That's one of the year after year after year. So all right. Let's move on to another topic buster. You're in oakland last night. The interesting game last night the as take what the last two games of that series any big takeaways from what you saw with the yankees and the.
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"Really not very good. So if you are steve cohen. What exactly where are you setting your pillars as we move forward that's why a lot of the conversations had with executives over the weekend with other teams were for. They're going to be some changes over with a bats. What do you think i'm with you. I think you know you mentioned louise. Row haas not that he created this situation but his inability to react as it was happening yesterday fair or not. That's a big strike against him on top of all the struggles this year. Once again the mets unable to keep their players healthy. How many years do we have to talk about. All the mets injuries year after year. After year noah syndergaard his rehab now he tested positive for covert and that gets pushed back. He can pitch. I'm gonna be our big story of the day you know so. It's unbelievable what what is going on. Here steve kerr and his reaction is to make jokey tweet about this. I don't know how to read and that why would say this yet. A jokey tweet then but you can bet that. He talked to sandy alderson earlier today that i bet you. That conversation wasn't so jokey and mentioned this before you know. Steve cohen brought sandy. Alderson back you know as an experienced leader. Is he going to be in this position next year. Along with the you know. Zach scott writings the interim gm. I think they're going to clean house in the front office at. I have no idea who they might go after. But i can see a house cleaning their manager. Front office and players yeah. I don't know if there's going to be a house cleaning per se with the front office. But i do think there's gonna be changes and really what it comes down to the most important Who holds the power in terms of the decision making You know he was brought in to help steve's case to be ushered through pass. The owners is a figure credibility among the owners. It was brought on board to be the president of the team and then he You know the mets tried to hire some experienced people. They reached out some the best and brightest people in the sport. Say hey come and run. Baseball ops in the experience guys all ran in the other direction. Which is how sandy landed on derek porter. Who subsequently was was let go down. Ohio sandy's hiring was let go because of You know those pictures.
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"In his agency representative preparing for free agency in the fall. Were throwing themselves in front of traffic last night. Like oh my god like you just burned bridge with one of the biggest spending teams in all of baseball You know there's no way that the mets after this incident would would sign him to a long term contract. And you got to believe that there'd be other offices that also will look at this and go wait a second judgment that bad we're going to bring in a guy. One hundred fifty one hundred and eighty million dollars turned down at deal just under one hundred eighty million dollars from the cubs and After him then comes francisco indoor who probably has the most healing to do in this situation than anybody more than sandy alderson. More than steve cohen. More than happier bias francisco indoors in year one of this massive contract. Yeah that was. My thought is okay by as you can walk away from at the end of the year. He'll go somewhere else. He's not going to get that contract on top of this. He's not having a great year that lender with that deal. He's a met he's untradable. He's your face of your franchise basically now along with jacob gras. But that what do you do. Is there any chance. The mets even considered his blowing this whole thing apart. It's been that bad of a year. You can't trade. Linda or degrom. Who knows what his health is going to be. Long term need have a piece kind of gone over some of this today on. Espn but word of the mets. Go after this year into the off season. And how do you build for twenty twenty two before you answer that. I'm going to give you a.
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"Don't like they don't like it when we say that but whatever they're doing the same work so i can say The the there was always a little handcuffed. Was kind of like one foot in one foot down. It always felt but with this team i actually. I can't even explain. I mean you just have underperforming players top to bottom. Yeah and i do think that maybe this also just speaks to. Exactly how reliant. The team was on jacob. Degrom where. I think we all kind of knew how much he was carrying the team. Conceptually sort of but to see. Since he got hurt there was a stat that they put up on the broadcast last night. In the last thirty. Five games So since two graham was injured the mets starters have a five point two four era. they've only lasted for four point. Four innings per start and they have a grand total of three wins so like a pitcher wins. The team itself is fourteen and twenty one over that span but the starters themselves only have recorded. Three of those fourteen wins. Is i think that that really hammered home. Just how much. The team needed to graham to go out there every fifth day and spin these incredible performances and he was on track for one of the best seasons by pitcher that we'd seen In history. I mean he's still You know his numbers when it's all and done we'll be eye-popping but the fact that he's missed so much of the second half is really crippling to this team and then you have on the other hand. You always talked about philly which talk about bryce harper going on a run and and playing like an mvp. Which i think is kind of funny. Because he's he's playing at roughly the same level. He had been the past seasons. I think there's this perception because of the contract. He signed because of joining philly and all of the expectations there in the fact that they had this long playoff drought and he hasn't really been able to power them out of that that oh he's been disappointing. Now he's having. This amazing breakout year. He's playing at the same level. He has been playing at and it's time to maybe reappraise him and start appreciation appreciating how good he has been really sent signing that contract for them but yeah i think they're another team that has consistently been less than the some of their parts. Maybe the difference this season is they're getting more out of those parts whereas the mets just continued to not be able to really have like you said jeff have guys overperform or meet expectations at a bare minimum. All at the same time in the same season. Which maybe we we don't give credit to as an ingredient for a team doing well and and you think about teams that consistently make the playoffs teams that are consistently contending. One of the secrets to that is..
"mets" Discussed on The Lab
"Major league level so as i alluded to things are getting really interesting in baseball. Okay maybe not most of baseball really their only a couple of competitive divisions at this point but arguably the most competitive one is the three way race in the east between the atlanta braves. The new york mets and the philadelphia phillies. Whoever loses will almost certainly not make the postseason at all because of that whole in a west situation with the giants dodgers and padres so on. Espn pardon the interruption. Michael wilbon and tony kornheiser they downplayed the stakes of winning the division or anything else in moby though when compared with the return of fernando tates junior to those padres particularly because affiliates schedule. See them if you want. I don't care about cincinnati. No i hate saint louis and don't care about philly even got you boy. I want to see that tees safe. He'll leave phillies schedule. Their last amount so easy win thirty four. so jeff. Do you think philly's schedule is easy enough to edge out the braves the mets and that were sort of talking about this division as being more interesting than it actually is or is this division actually a as tight of a races. It seems right now. I think he i mean i think the did i generally like to read too much into strength. The schedule especially baseball. Yeah i think the braves. Also if i'm correct me if i'm wrong have a fairly easy schedule. Comparably easy schedule as well. So i don't know if that'll be the decisive factor. I think you know like a lot of things in baseball. Probably come down to health Ill probably come down to pitching obviously with philly. It's a strange season for pitching. Because they're getting this incredible season. Zack wheeler which as a met fan. Man does that stain. I mean wheeler might win that cy young all that talk about to graham and look look what's going to happen with the former met pitcher some member of the two thousand ten mets pitching staff. Probably that's that's something. Yes that being said. They're getting terrible. Season on. Aaron nola and i don't know if that's gonna if that ships gonna write the course so they have some injuries. They have some players that they need to get back. Hoskins and such So i think. Oh come down to that. But i i think it's actually gonna be really competitive Competitive in the end the thing. That's interesting is that with what the national state of the deadline. They've sort of become a very easy part of that schedule. And the marlins already pretty easy. Unless you're the mets. And frankly i think the mets are pretty easy so i do think it's going to be really interesting. I think right now. I can't say that like the the margins are going to be decided because affiliates schedule because you know we know on like game in week out series out basis like it often doesn't matter in baseball. Yeah and divisions having so much cross a play in terms of common schedules and all that it's tough to really separate yourself from the rest but you know i'm really fascinated just by.
"mets" Discussed on WGBB Sports Talk New York
"This is one of the things that we've always said and it's been a term that's been around baseball for a long time as you have to have a short memory. The time for the mets to have that short memory was coming out of that marlins series and saying okay. We lost three out of four but we can make up for it right now. This is the more important series. Anyway this is the one we've got to win. Put some were still in first place. You put some distance between us and the second place team and they just didn't do it and by the close i don't know if it was a matter of not having that short memory and still looking back at how bad you are in the marlins series and letting that carry over and how and to be fair. How bad they were in a bunch of series before that you're going back to the all star break. Maybe even a little before the all star break they. It's they didn't do themselves any favors. Here they had the long memory they looked as if they were looking back on those series and let it carry over and it really. It killed them. And that's it. That's really the bottom line and this little thing and they were lifeless and their backs are against the wall now and yet they were watching this weekend. Series was about as enjoyable as it was to be in traffic understand allen expressway on the way in does that but does that mean though that in the next series is going to be like their outback. All the washington series will be like their how that'll be their game. One will be their cheese fries. Gary came to be there six hours. Alright nine you want you can finish it off if you take it nine thirty on..
"mets" Discussed on WGBB Sports Talk New York
"But based on what everyone says is that was an amazing pick. I mean the mets locked out that the other owners were cheating out and not wanting to pay the slot dollar amounts to other draft picks Ahead of them so they do really fortunate to have such a young stud coming up and they could. They could use this study pitching how to. I know they have matt allen recovering from tommy. John surgery Jt gin he just returned from his own that he Had before even getting drafted so there are restocking the farm with some amazing pitching talent. And i think it's really gonna them in the future who right now Of as far as prospects would be ready to maybe tickets shot at the team. You know when they have the call up in september we might get a look at and you know who might be challenging for jobs next season. I ten just wrote an article on rising apple. So if you wanna go check. I want you apprentice go. Alvarez's already know i. I just wanted to segue into the article. Yeah yeah yeah he. He's talking prospect now though that that that comprise me. I didn't think he was gonna rise up quickly. That's just tremendous to see a catching prospect for the mets high. I don't they've maybe dr no With at some point that high. But i can't imagine that early on in his miley career. I mean you wanna feel old francisco. Alvarez is nineteen is holding his seventh eighth best prospect in baseball. And this is. I think is Would have been a third professional season if he played last year. So that that young yeah time to figure out anything. So the skies really the limit with him so i think a lot of people are guessing. He'll be here by twenty twenty three Taking twenty twenty four so big. He's still going to be a young choir. I am very excited to see what he can do. And i guess because of a lot of the moving around the players and things like that that it's it's made The teams struggle i. I haven't seen it lately. But i know syracuse numbers win whilst numbers were were absolutely brutal is is that the same crescendo. Kind of effect happening in the rest of the minor league system. Yeah last time. I checked the other minor league teams in the mets system. Were doing that. Great I check in on the rumble ponies. Every so often. They don't even have anybody that's doing that. Well i think the problem with churches because they have a couple of pitchers with some numbers they had a guy. I don't even remember his name. I was looking at it. He was like oh and eight with an eight point. Eight two year ray. It's making wonder why they're even keeping on to those guys and rather than stretching out career guys like our tropeano wanted him to be stretched out and maybe possibly be an emergency starter. But that hasn't been the case but not the biggest problem in the world. No no i mean you know. I think though good that the mets are their re stocking their minor league system. Because that's really been you know. Oughta stuff that. I've read over the years. That's really been the shortcoming for this team. You know other than obviously the pitching prospects but overall we really have not had a strong farm system compared to a lot of the other teams in the major leagues. And hopefully that will change in the next couple of years. Playing playing. vegas didn't help you..
"mets" Discussed on WGBB Sports Talk New York
"I mean he's clutch. Niff- has been pretty terrific. I forget what the exact numbers. But i think he was hitting something like over four hundred in late high leverage situations or some very very close. I really liked. Yeah yeah he got hurt zoo real. Bummer yeah yeah but yet. I always say one guy is really impressed. Me overall I guess it comes back to somebody to pick it up the slack for everyone else. Each sign that how they're managing your game. I just add to that. 'cause i know when gary thorne did the The covering for gary cohen. This past weekend he was raving about about About vr. Because obviously he covered a couple years in in baltimore. And i think what two years ago we had twenty something homerun eighty for the orioles when they were playing so badly and he really praised him. And i like i like his versatility and to me glove work. You know that one game where he really had a bit the farm and had three errors. But other than that instance on that one instance. I've really been impressed with his versatility in the infield and you know again the the ability to get a clutch hit. And that's what this you know. We've always been complaining. About the fact that the mets you know for years had such a inevitability to get get guys on with runners in scoring position. But you know in for some guys. they seem. That's the time when they when they've shined and i've really liked both vr npr's play. You know the the rhyming names there. But i think those two guys have been a great interest introduction to the team you know when they get healthy. They go back to their roles that they should have been and you know this again. This is a this is a club that just surprises you. Yeah i think those two They bring much-needed elements of the team. Re lar- you can play every infield position. And i'm sure he can play the outfield meter. Any also brings that extra element of speed that. The mets are missing especially with linda out. But other than those two can't really trust too many other players on the dealer and Polat i mean what he brings to the locker room. I think we don't even truly see The way he bounced back from getting hit in the face the intangible help the club. What about linda war. What is your feel when when i was saying about guys who kind of disappointing. That's the guy. I thought you were really going to go to completely for even exist. Forty million dollars. Yeah yeah yeah woah. Woah yeah yeah. He's definitely been a disappointment. Which is odd though. Because he actually how much you care about war. He was actually economic team at war and then half which is kind of tremendous However they calculate that arbitrary number but yeah he. He's definitely been a huge disappointment. I i think the difference between him and a lot of the other Disappointments on the team is. He hasn't had that one huge game. That one huge met moment yet. But i'm maybe it'll happen october. Hope so he's got he's got nine years to prove but You know we talked earlier. The trade deadline is coming up on friday this normally when we talking trade deadline for the mass. We'd be saying okay. Who are we going to get rid of. Who's gonna leave. He's going to do whatever but this only selling revived we're usually sellers..
"mets" Discussed on WGBB Sports Talk New York
"You for the next next sixty minutes piece when we are going to have tim boyle from the rising apple. Talking new york. Mets and kreischer from. I'll start talking about the new york. Islander draft john. Welcome back to our to here. We go your coffee It was done a long time ago but as a kicked in. Yeah i should be fine all right. Well thanks to brian. Thanks appreciate it running joke anyway. We are going to welcome in our guest for these first portion show. He is a frequent contributor to wgn sports. Great guy and a ardent met writer for the website called rising great website. If you don't subscribe to it you need to because it's a great place to get. You met information and tim. Boyle joins us on. Wgn sports struck. Tim it's gary in john. How are you tonight. i'll are you guys doing. We're doing quite good. But i gotta ask you real serious question okay. The mets just picked up richhill two years older than the manager. Okay i'm fifty seven years old. I'm a left-hander. I through high school ball. I never got fascinating seventy five miles an hour but through good junk to i gotta shot. How fast can you tell you. Tell seventy five okay. Well we're chill. You know you got Nine mile per hour curve ball saying this is a one thing about this year. That really irk me with the business. The first year. I think the left open the season with a walker. Everybody younger than me. So i'm so right now. Forty one years old. I've got almost a decade left before i thought. Hey maybe we can be teammates. One day we just tells you how old we are. Okay dwight. Gooden was born a year after me. So nineteen eighty-four. I was beginning to feel old again. Thanks to him. That makes me feel great man. One hundred hundred gains in and could you couldn't believe in your wildest dreams that we'd be sitting here talking as we approached trade deadline a week away. That the mets got four game lead and it and we talked earlier in the show. I don't know if you've got to listen. But it's it's a great testament to this organization that they've gotten production and got responses from just about. Everybody and i can't remember ever saying that in years that you've got every every guy on this roster has done something at some point to be critical to hero at least at some point. Yeah definitely i think the difference between now in the last few years is that this is an ongoing whereas remember. There was the rajai davis game. Where he took uber down from syracuse valley might have been Carlos gomez had a big hit but when we look back at that that was only about a month stand. But we're we're almost an august now and still There's guys that don't even on the roster anymore. That were big contributors. Games guys. like billy mckinney Fargos who just got on waiver Yeah but they've had like you said they've had different hero every night on to mock neto had that nice to stretch working just hit a home late to tie the game or give them a lead So this is definitely one of those teen years more than anything else. I know they do have Some stars leading the way about Nobody's really good out. Especially when you look at the overall number degrom and who knows what he'll be back before you get to question. John just want to say if you go onto rising apple dot com timber degreed article yesterday. And i'll just read the headlines. And ode to. Billy mckinney are dearly departed..
"mets" Discussed on WGBB Sports Talk New York
"You know he'll do whatever needs to be done. And you know the kind of a sport you you you watch it and you know truthfully. It's almost like watching grass grow in a sense it's boring go all it is. Is you know other singles doubles fours or eight skull. You know they're just basically going two thousand meters on a straight line. I mean lodwick and die but but he's actually made it a little exciting and you know and he's really getting getting into it and you and you see every day that he's done because those events i think actually started on wednesday so he's been one of the first ashley doing play by play but you know it's it's been actually fun listening to a talk about his tweet little little teasing of which goring. Oh yeah you can always expect something. Funny at a brendan when he made a comment about how how bush would absolutely put your you know genus Archetypal i can't even say it right either so you know you know it's it's funny. Yeah and he said he's done he's doing you know rowers from sixty different countries and you know he thought you know. Hockey is easy in comparison. And how would shovel. But let's let's switch gears now again. The mets we. We sat here in march and april. You know we kept wondering ourselves. How are they going to stay. Afloat will not be able to to stay with the atlanta's the phillies and the washington's of the nationally eastern we look now you know Ninety games into the regular season and the mets have a four-game lead over philly fully is just five hundred metzer. Eight games over five hundred with their win. Today against the toronto blue jays five games up on the atlanta braves who they have a five game series with them starting tomorrow at city field. And i think nine thousand nine lead over the washington nationals..
"mets" Discussed on The Lead
"So i. Could you walk us through. Things unfolded between jared porter amiss reporter while jared porter was at the cubs one. Did they first meet each other. So this reporter. I met jared porter. June twenty six two thousand and sixteen order at this point in time is the cubs director of professional scouting. He's an elevator at yankee stadium. They'd talk briefly exchange cards. That's about it. This is an interaction that that seems fairly normal. Later that afternoon porter begins texting her and according to espn before the day is over he'd ask her to get a drink. Three times he began sending her techs and they corresponded sporadically for about three weeks. Him complimenting her her responding despite a limited grasp of english july nineteenth on july order shifts boyfriend sensor another selfie she replied with one of her own then porter said you're gorgeous. Want war of me question mark and she texted a laugh and said yes order also laughed then send other selfie followed by a photo of himself on a bed with the bulge in the crotch area of pants after sending another selfie. He asked like she again. Texted a laugh and said yes adding. You're not married. He responded nope. Which picture do you like. The most wants to see more. This becomes obviously something where you're starting to realize this might not be a source and she kind of cuts off communication with him from the timeframe of july nineteenth to august tenth. He sends sixty two unanswered text messages including photos that get more explicit in nature and on august ninth he and the reporter went chicago. It wrigley field. I think i just saw your so beautiful. The reporter told espn she felt panicky and she hid to void him a day. Later porter's message. I'll be in la this weekend at the best hotel in america. Can you meet me there. That's evening porter texted. You're missing out next. He sent more than a dozen photos of hotel grounds food and a bathtub. Then a shot of pants with the bulge on a bed finally texted a shot of a fully naked and erect penis. And it really at this point in time becomes a point where it is crossing the line. She told espn. She got help composing her first reply to porter in weeks. This is extremely inappropriate very offensive and getting out of line. Could you please stop sending offensive photos or message. Puerto responded oh. I'm sorry i will stop. I really apologize. Please let me know if you ever need anything workwise and we need to reiterate that this reporter is not from the united states. She doesn't have a grasp of the english language and she needed to rely on an interpreter and players from her home country to really understand what was going on here. Yes she did. And she was in a position where jared porter all the power. He could have helped that journalists he could have given her all the scoops all the news. He could have made her into a big name. A big deal. She can't help him in any way at all minus obviously physically sexually. He's attracted to her. She told the espn that until then she thought it would be awkward to say no to porter's questions and that if she had a better understanding of the language and culture she would have realized sooner what was going on.