Projection Review: The good – Jacob deGrom- the bad – Amed Rosario – and the ugly – Steven Matz

Each year before the season starts, we put up a projection for players thought to have a big role in the upcoming campaign. Then, once the season is over, we do a review of how the projections turned out. As you might have heard, this year was a little wacky. So, instead of doing an [...]

Comparing the 2020 salaries of Mets’ players to their production

Players have always been underpaid. In the last 30-plus years the system was set up so that the top players who were good enough to continue playing until they were eligible for free agency would end up getting paid closer to what they were worth. And frequently, those veterans got paid significantly more than they [...]

On Sandy Alderson’s second act, diminishing defensive returns and Trevor Bauer & J.T. Realmuto

There's a whole generation of fans who never experienced the late, great "2 Guys Talking Mets Baseball." For those who missed out, it was two pals - Michael Geus and Jimmy Preller - who had a blog with daily articles where they would have a conversation about the Mets. It was like a podcast except [...]

Players weigh in on Dusty Baker, who the Mets could have hired two separate times last year

If you've been reading this blog for awhile, you know my feelings about Dusty Baker as a manager. Here's a snippet from 2019: IN PRAISE OF AN EX MANAGER – Dusty Baker is rarely thought of as one of the best managers in recent history but you’ll forgive me if that’s where he rates in [...]

A plan for Steve Cohen and managerial responsibility and accountability

There’s a Comment Policy for the site, which encourages people to be polite and inquisitive. It also spells out that this place is not a democracy. The goal is to be a benevolent dictatorship. Anyway, there’s a passage in the policy that’s in the front of my mind today after yesterday’s article and some of [...]

A 2021 Mets roster with no trades along with one with two deals

So far, you’ve seen five writers at the site tackle the question of what the 2021 Opening Day roster for the Mets will look like. We all want to make moves to improve the club and now armed with an owner who seemingly is willing to spend money, it opens up opportunities that might not [...]

Examining Brodie Van Wagenen’s moves in his two-year GM stint

Mets fans are counting down the days until Steve Cohen receives approval from the other MLB owners and officially purchases the team from the Wilpon and Katz families. Cohen has already announced that Sandy Alderson will return to the club as the team’s President and the assumption is that Brodie Van Wagenen will be replaced [...]