Let’s take a quick look at how the current Mets stack up to their counterparts, the 2003 Mets. Catcher: Mike Piazza/Vance Wilson vs. John Buck/Travis d’Arnaud: Advantage has to go to the 2003 Mets, who received a 126 OPS+ from Piazza over 273 plate appearances. The gap was expected to… Read More →
No one can say what the future brings. But David Wright, who turns 30 today, has already been the best player through age 30 in the history of the New York Mets. Take a look. As per WAR, through age 30: Wright has a total of 39.1. That’s better than… Read More →
Didn’t this injury happen back in September? Ach, I’ll just let the Mets tell you. From the press release: FLUSHING, N.Y., December 18, 2012 – The New York Mets announced that righthanded pitcher Frank Francisco underwent surgery today to remove a bone spur from his right elbow. The surgery was… Read More →
What do you do when you need an entire outfield, another starter, a bullpen, catching depth, and starting pitching depth (according to your own general manager)? Furthermore, to do it you have, reportedly, only $7 million to spend, since the $15 million deferred of Jason Bay’s $21 million owed in… Read More →
R.A. Dickey, like Dwight Gooden, David Cone and Frank Viola, are all twenty-game winners who no longer play for the Mets.
In the coming days, assuming R.A. Dickey and the Toronto Blue Jays agree to an extension, you’ll hear plenty of talk from the New York Mets, all but acknowledging that they are giving up on 2013. Considering their financial restrictions made adding an outfield next to impossible, this was largely… Read More →
According to Ken Rosenthal, the deal between the Mets and Blue Jays that would send Josh Thole and others to Toronto for catching prospect Travis d’Arnaud, pitching prospect Noah Syndergaard and others has been agreed to by both sides. Since Thole is primarily a knuckleball catcher, the Mets have included… Read More →
This is your red alert concerning the possibility that R.A. Dickey, the elf with the guts to speak out, could be on his way to another team. Will be updating rumors @lohudmets on Twitter, and will have full breakdown the moment any deal is consummated.
Full disclosure: I consider Greg Prince a friend. But I have plenty of friends who don’t consistently write things worth reading. Greg is not one of them. So I highly recommend that you head out to Foley’s New York this Saturday and listen to Greg read from his new book,... Read More →
These are the saddest of possible words, Baxter and Duda and Kirk Impotent outfield divided in thirds, Baxter and Duda and Kirk Alderson’s joke set to come to fruition Time short to improve on next year’s edition Three who’ll inspire some Mets fan sedition Baxter and Duda and Kirk
So we are now a week clear of the start of the winter meetings. It is December 10. There are two months plus until pitchers and catchers report to spring training, which suggests a lot of time. But each day that passes, more outfielders sign with other teams, and the… Read More →
Sure, R.A. Dickey could be traded any second. Sure, the Mets are three outfielders short of an outfield. But for today, just enjoy this. The Mets are in no position to contend in 2013 right now. Their ability to add around Wright on a team that won 74 games last… Read More →
Adam Rubin reported yesterday that Scott Hairston, a free agent, is optimistic that he’ll remain a Met, while the Mets feel similarly. There’s been much discussion about the idea of Hairston’s return, presumably on a two-year deal for a relatively small amount of money- say, 2/8. Here’s why it doesn’t… Read More →
So the winter meetings have begun in Nashville. One storyline has become clear for the New York Mets as they pursue a 2013 team to at least reverse their three-year trend of winning fewer games: they intend to trade a pitcher. It could be R.A. Dickey, who is still unsigned… Read More →