1. The Mets will be managed by Terry Collins next season, on a two-year deal with a club option, after his second straight 74-88 finish. 2. Every coach will return, including pitching coach Dan Warthen, who earned a two-year deal after the Mets finished 12th in the National League in… Read More →
Today’s Mets headlines
Reds board playoff train Choo! Choo! October express! November: a Met?
It was a rough weekend for the Mets, posting three wins when the team desperately needs losses to keep their record in the bottom ten records in baseball, and thus, a protected draft pick in case of some free agent signings. They control their own destiny. But they better start… Read More →
The news came down on Tuesday afternoon that rather than get surgery immediately on his damaged UCL, Matt Harvey will attempt to rehabilitate the injury. Here’s the statement from the Mets: “On Aug. 26, Matt Harvey was examined by Mets physicians for soreness in his right forearm. An MRI done… Read More →
Let’s say you were in Las Vegas, needing to bet on a simple proposition: which New York Mets starting pitcher will have the best 2014 season? There’s certainly an argument for Zack Wheeler, who has managed to hold his own at the big league level. Still, that 3.22 ERA is… Read More →
I’ve 2014 Mets Schedule for easy printing. Season will open March 31, against the Washington Nationals at Citi Field. And the Yankees games will be May 12-13 at Yankee Stadium, May 14-15 at Citi Field. I can conform there will be 162 games scheduled. Enjoy!
Sandy Alderson went on Mike Francesa’s show last week and declared, “We’ve got some money to spend.” According to Jim Bowden, he told MLB Network Radio that “Mets will have dollars to spend on the FA market this winter”. You can be forgiven a ton of skepticism, since both statements… Read More →
There’s this myth that the Mets aren’t in a pennant race, this spurious claim bolstered by the daily MLB standings found in your morning paper. But the precise reason many have come to such a silly conclusion is this: most papers, and I sadly include The Journal News in this,… Read More →
Since the start of the 2011 season, Lucas Duda and Ike Davis have each played exactly 295 games. Davis has been the presumed starter at first base, playing nowhere else. Duda, a natural first baseman, has been forced to try and learn right field, then left field, getting just 58… Read More →
Well, look: I love this deal. My stance has long been, regarding Marlon Byrd and John Buck, that dealing them for any asset whatsoever made sense. What they received, in Dilson Herrera, is more than just an asset. He’s an upside play at second base, a place the Mets have… Read More →
More to come, but kudos to Sandy Alderson, turning a month of Marlon Byrd and John Buck into Dilson Herrera, a good second base prospect in A-ball.
It appears the Mets have signed Daisuke Matsuzaka, a pitcher they once nearly committed nearly $100 million to, but lost to the Boston Red Sox, to make some placeholder starts for the injured Jenrry Mejia. Matsuzaka had a mediocre rookie season in 2007, a fantastic set of results in 2008… Read More →
So I’ve been batting this around on Twitter for a while now, and I wanted to bring it here. I have grave doubts about what Juan Lagares can be, offensively, in the major leagues. He’s posted a .680 OPS over his first 279 plate appearances, which isn’t great. And he’s… Read More →
So the New York Mets, during the tenure of Terry Collins, haven’t had a roster that should come close to a .500 record, in my opinion. Thus, a 77-85 2011, a 74-88 2012 and a 54-64 2013 doesn’t argue against retaining him in 2014 and beyond. Nor am I overly… Read More →
You really have to wonder what Lucas Duda’s career would have been like in another organization. Duda is 27 years old. There’s ample evidence he can hit major league pitching quite well. His career OPS+ is 114, in 1167 plate appearances. In 2013, he’s at 123, in 269 plate appearances…. Read More →