Potential Mets signings among the recent non-tendered players

The December 2, 2020 deadline for teams to offer arbitration has come and gone and several interesting names were not offered arbitration and are now free agents. Although most are not popular names, some should have an interest to the Mets Front Office. Besides the big names that were released – Kyle Schwarber, Archie Bradley, [...]

Fast-tracking the Mets’ rebuild with their 2021 roster

When Andrew Friedman took over the Dodgers in 2013, he was told to win immediately and win in the future. He was given a blank checkbook to build up all areas, so he built up the scouting, the analytics department, the coaching staffs and of course the roster. He traded for Adrian Gonzalez, Carl Crawford [...]

Wilpon and Katz made the right choice

After close to four decades of controversial ownership that included dubious financial practices, many second-tier free agent signings, much interference with their Front Office’s work, and some foot-in-mouth comments, the Wilpon and Katz families are divesting themselves in the coming days of most of their Mets ownership. Interestingly, news is coming out today of a [...]

What happens to the void Seth Lugo leaves in the bullpen?

It isn’t a stretch to say that the Mets rotation needs a talent like Seth Lugo.  After Zack Wheeler took his services to the team that wanted him more than the Mets, Noah Syndergaard needed corrective surgery on his pitching elbow, Marcus Stroman decided to stay safe at home this year, and Steven Matz has [...]

The most indispensable Met in 2020

No names. Pick which player you would want if you could only get one: Player A:  Age 26,  248 PA,  .329/.381/.471/.852,  .359 BABIP,  7/8 SB Player B:  Age 23,  249 PA,  .314/.341/.423/.764,  .362 BABIP,  8/13 SB My choice is the second player just based on what we see above. There seems to be more growth potential and upside. It appears both are good players. Now, [...]

Who’s the greatest Mets hitter: Darryl Strawberry or David Wright?

Ever since David Wright retired, there has been a feeling that he is the best Mets position player of all time. Looking at Baseball-Reference’s Mets team page, Wright is #1 in At-Bats, WAR, oWAR, Hits, Singles, Doubles, Runs, RBIs, Total Bases, Walks, Extra Base Hits, Runs Created, Sacrifice Flies, Times on Base, Double Plays Grounded [...]

A 2020 realignment may be good news for the Mets

MLB has whispered to their writers that they want to have games played this year and want to be starting by no later than July 2nd.  They have even publicized having playoff games going as late as Thanksgiving in warm weather neutral sites to accommodate playing more regular season games.  While nothing has been said [...]