Bringing Stroman back can help push Mets to contention

If the 2020 version of the New York Mets taught us anything, it is that you simply can’t overstate the importance of quality starting pitching. Starters for the Mets last season compiled an ERA of 6.07. This is not the standard that we are used to seeing from the Mets rotation, as for the past [...]

Nimmo most valuable to Mets as a trade chip

With a smile that shines brighter than any floodlight he plays under, Brandon Nimmo has become a fan favorite through his hustle and pure delight at playing the game of baseball. Fans of the New York Mets have become accustomed to his penchant for getting on base, and for his signature sprint to first base [...]

Like it or not, the Cano-Diaz trade will always be a failure

Regardless of the production received from Robinson Cano and Edwin Diaz over the course of their careers as New York Mets, it will never be enough to quell the appetite of what Met fans desire from them. In order to get Cano and Diaz, the Mets had to trade away Jarred Kelenic, who has appeared [...]

Jacob deGrom’s throne, for the better, will be challenged

Over the course of the 2019 season, Jacob deGrom affirmed himself atop the throne of New York pitching. Pound for pound, statistic for statistic, deGrom outperformed every other starter in not only New York, but the entire Senior Circuit. En-route to claiming his second consecutive National League Cy Young Award, deGrom brought himself to an [...]

Perpetual Pedro persists

Gripe as you must about the current state of Major League Baseball, it never hurts to take a look back to 10 years ago and reflect on some of the things that we saw. Awful contracts, being burned by Bernie Madoff, and watching prime David Wright play for a mostly non-competitive team. Oddly enough, this [...]

Jerry Krause and the New York Mets connection

Over the past four weeks, The Last Dance documentary chronicling the life and career of Michael Jordan has captured the minds and viewership of millions of Americans. Over the course of the documentary, fans both young and old either rekindled fond memories of Jordan, or developed a new found admiration for the former Chicago Bull [...]

Cookies crumble as chemistry grows

There is an undeniable chemistry that has been built with the current players that inhabit the roster of the New York Mets. This chemistry is often talked about when championship team discussions are brought to the table as an intangible, unmeasurable quality that a championship team must possess. Mets fans witnessed it firsthand in 2015, [...]

Learning from, and eventually rooting for, Matt Harvey

Over the span of the last week or so, Coronavirus has swept through just about every website, app, newspaper and any other method of media that you consume, at times, overpopulating the news cycle. Feel good stories are instead being swapped for infection stories, and sports have begun to limit the number of fans that [...]

The Mets, and projections

Projections are one of the weirdest things that a baseball fan can consume. These predictions, based on statistics and expert predictions can be the best friend of a fan, or the worst enemy depending on what side of the spectrum they fall on. In a way, we all put our projections for how our team [...]

A look at Jeff Torborg, the previous shortest-tenured Mets manager

Carlos Beltran is in the New York Mets record book for a multitude of different categories. He is third in position player WAR for the team all time, sixth in home runs, and fourth in OPS. Beltran will also be remembered for taking strike three against the Cardinals in Game 7 of the 2006 NLCS. [...]

Even with a restructured contract, Cespedes remains a logjam

When thinking about the 2020 New York Mets, players like Jacob deGrom, Pete Alonso, and Jeff McNeil come to mind the fastest. A man that has quickly reinserted himself back into the minds of Mets fans is Yoenis Cespedes, who recently restructured his contract. After playing only 119 of his possible 486 games with the [...]

Mets will buck the trend, get older this offseason

Brodie Van Wagenen said early in the offseason that he is not afraid to sign 30-year-olds. Based on his Robinson Cano trade and Jed Lowrie signings last season, there is reason to believe that he isn’t bluffing in saying that. This is a strategy that has become somewhat alien to the rest of Major League [...]