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Listen to Episode 54 of ‘Amazin’ But True’: Talking Retirement with Former Mets Pitcher Jerry Blevins

Retired Mets pitcher Jerry Blevins
Retired Mets pitcher Jerry Blevins
Corey Sipkin

You might not be able to name much of the Mets’ lineup, and many of the players may not be on most other major league rosters, yet here this team is in first place. The NL East has been nothing to write home about, but the Mets are still atop the standings, even with 16 players on the injured list. They are staying afloat with the likes of Cameron Maybin, Johneshwy Fargas, Khalil Lee and Wilfredo Tovar getting at-bats every day. It’s insane.

To talk about the Mets’ recent series loss, remaining in first place and the seven-game homestand this week, we bring you a new episode of the “Amazin’ But True” podcast with Nelson Figueroa and me, featuring an interview with the recently retired Jerry Blevins.

Amazin’ But True Podcast with Jake & Figgie:

  • SERIES LOSS IN MIAMI/WALKING WOUNDED: Great win on Friday with so many improbably heroes. Tough loss Saturday with a few bad calls that didn’t go Drew Smith’s way. They are staying alive despite guys you never thought would ever play. Bullpen is getting taxed. Jacob deGrom’s return comes at the perfect time. The Mets are 11-4 at Citi Field and this homestand is much-needed right now.
  • YAMAMOTO TWEET: Reacting to Jordan Yamamoto and his wife Madison’s tweet about getting hate tweets. Were they right calling out the Mets fan base for a few trolls on Twitter?

Nelson Figueroa Spanish Academy: Figgie teaches me how to say “who’s on first” and “retired reliever” in Spanish. It ends with me sounding like I am speaking Yiddish.

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Jerry Blevins Interview:
Former Mets relief pitcher
(2015-2018), 13 MLB seasons with A’s, Braves, Nationals, Mets, retired April 2021

  • RETIREMENT: Why he decided to retire, how the retirement life has been going, whether he would ever come back. Did analytics affect his decision?
  • PROUDEST MOMENT: Striking out Ken Griffey Jr.
  • 2021 METS: Championship team if they can stay healthy.

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. New episodes are every Monday and Thursday.

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