In some ways, Michael Conforto saved the Mets season on Wednesday night with the catch of the year. The Mets go into their weekend series against the Blue Jays at 20-24, hanging on to their playoff hopes by a thread. We present to you a happy recap edition of the “Amazin’ But True” podcast with Nelson Figueroa and me.
Figgie and I open up the show getting into Conforto’s sensational catch and Pete Alonso’s clutch go-ahead home run. After another ranting and raving show Monday, we had the chance to smile a bit following a win that you would hope ignites a fire into the team with 16 games to go. We talk about the Mets’ lineup coming together and Jeff McNeil coming back to life, along with Alonso’s clutch homers. Edwin Diaz has surprisingly been good outside of his four blown saves. We talk about his improvement and the need for him to be great down the stretch here. We then talk about Conforto and the need to pay him around $20 million a year for many years. What has changed for Conforto? We wrap up the segment examining the schedule the rest of the way and if the Mets can sneak into the playoffs.
NY Post sportswriter Zach Braziller then joins the show. Braziller gets into Steve Cohen and if it is a lock that he is the next Mets owner. Is there any stock into the Jennifer Lopez-Alex Rodriguez bid? How long until Cohen takes over? Will he sign Conforto to an extension? What other major changes will he make? Will the Mets get into the playoffs? We answer a lot of questions with Zach on the second half of the show.
Catch up on all episodes of “Amazin’ But True,” a New York Mets podcast, by subscribing to the podcast on Apple Podcasts, Spotify or wherever you get your podcasts. Follow Jake Brown on Twitter and Instagram @JakeBrownRadio and Nelson Figueroa @FiggieNY. The next episode of the show drops Monday.