Mets News: Kodai Senga secret weapon, trade deadline sigh of relief, new uniforms

New pitches, injuries, and uniforms highlighted the day.

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The ghost fork haunted plenty of hitters in 2024. Kodai Senga doesn’t seem content with this deadly pitch busting apart batting averages alone next season. When asked if he was working on anything, the expected Opening Day starter for the New York Mets gave a hint of something new.

The quick conclusion is for Senga to showcase a new pitch. We’d all be devastated if his “work in progress” is something unrelated to improvement on the mound. Will we figure it out this spring or will the zombie spoon or whatever he may call it have to wait a little longer to embarrass some hitters?

As Mets fans write down potential names for a possible new weapon in Senga’s arsenal, a former pitcher received some bad news.

More confirmation the Mets were right to hit the eject button at the 2023 trade deadline

Justin Verlander is behind schedule. Watch enough Mets baseball and you know this can’t be good. He joins Max Scherzer as another member of the walking-wounded whose return to action is a complete unknown. As SNY’s Danny Abriano reminds us, it’s a good thing the Mets jumped out of the plane with a parachute last summer.

If there was one player traded away last summer we could make a case should have stayed, it’s Verlander. On one hand, having him in this rotation would have immediately given us all a lot more confidence in what the pitching staff can accomplish. This latest update is enough for us to realize how devastating the alternative could be. Bring on Drew Gilbert and Ryan Clifford.

Fans hate the new Mets uniforms we hope never leave Florida

The Mets debated new uniforms yesterday and like so many changes, fans weren’t so pleased.

A common complaint was about the small names and large numbers. But some fans had jokes which went beyond a common grievance.

On a day where Senga might have a new pitch on the way and a former Mets pitcher they could’ve had around is already ailing, some bad press on an update of uniforms isn’t so bad. All the Mets can really do is shrug. The saying “the name on the front of the jersey is more important than the one on the back” was simply taken a little too far in this case.