New York Mets outfielder Kevin Pillar celebrates Halloween on an all-new episode of Mets All-Access presented by GEICO. Pillar remembers his favorite costumes growing up, plays a game of 'Dress-A-Met', and picks which teammates he'd want on his side during a zombie apocalypse. Watch more Mets All-Access: https://sny.tv/shows/mets-all-access About Mets All-Access presented by GEICO: Mets All-Access presented by GEICO pulls the curtain back on the experience of being a New York Mets player, with a mix of behind the scenes content and exclusive digital shorts featuring your favorite Mets players.
Javier Baez may be on the verge of becoming the New York Mets' long-term second baseman.There is a real chance the Mets and Baez will agree to a contract extension early in the offseason, sources told SNY's Andy Martino. Baez played very well for New York down the stretch after a tough first month in Queens. The 28-year-old hit .347/.426/.554 with five home runs, 14 RBIs, and five steals in September and October after posting a .671 OPS with three round-trippers in August.Along with his late-season performance and his willingness to play through injury, the Mets were also impressed with how Baez handled August's thumbs-down incident, according to Martino. The infielder apparently held himself accountable for creating the gesture, which wasn't well-received after he and teammates Francisco Lindor and Kevin Pillar used it to clap back at unhappy fans. Baez admitted to creating the salute to absorb some of the pressure from his struggling teammates.The club could face stiff competition from the crosstown New York Yankees if Baez doesn't sign an extension and he enters free agency. The Yankees are expected to pursue him and were aggressive in trying to acquire the two-time All-Star at the trade deadline before he landed with the Mets, sources told Martino.There is no indication of what it might cost the franchise to extend Baez, but the 2016 NLCS MVP couldn't come to an agreement with the Chicago Cubs on a deal after they reportedly offered him $160-170 million during 2020 spring training.If New York can't extend Baez, he'll join an impressive free-agent shortstop class that includes Carlos Correa, Corey Seager, Trevor Story, and Marcus Semien.Copyright © 2021 Score Media Ventures Inc. All rights reserved. Certain content reproduced under license.
The San Francisco Giants got a raw deal.Down 2-1 with two outs in the ninth inning in Game 5 of the NLDS against the Los Angeles Dodgers, Wilmer Flores appeared to hold off on an 0-2 pitch from Max Scherzer.However, upon appeal, first-base umpire Gabe Morales called it strike three on the swing. The game was over and the Giants were eliminated from the postseason. Absolutely unbelievable.Umpire Gabe Morales eliminated the Giants from the playoffs with a blown check swing call to Wilmer Flores.#Giants #Dodgers #LADvSF pic.twitter.com/8LiUDSR6fo Umpire Auditor (@UmpireAuditor) October 15, 2021 While there's no guarantee that Flores would have been able to follow through on his opportunity, he probably should have seen at least one more pitch in the at-bat. Check-swing appeals are not reviewable.Players immediately criticized the call on Twitter. Can t end that way. Make it reviewable. James McCann (@McCannon33) October 15, 2021 Bad call in a huge game wooooow Willson Contreras (@WContreras40) October 15, 2021 Worst call in sports- the check swing- .. terrible way to end this epic series/rivalry. Pitching is so good got to give the hitter a chance to say NO late. Kevin Pillar (@KPILLAR4) October 15, 2021 I mean not even close Tomas Nido (@tnido24) October 15, 2021 Can t end the game that way cmon Gabe Randy Dobnak (@Dobnak_) October 15, 2021 Wow just wow. Hard to finish like that. But that was an epic series. 10 (@SimplyAJ10) October 15, 2021 That was not even close to a swing Brett Anderson (@_BAnderson30_) October 15, 2021 Copyright © 2021 Score Media Ventures Inc. All rights reserved. Certain content reproduced under license.