Does Matt Den Dekker deserve a roster spot?

With Kirk Nieuwenhuis’ knee injury and his overall ineffectiveness during the second half of 2012, the Mets should look to other options to fill out a center field platoon with Collin Cowgill.  The best and perhaps only other candidate the team has is Matt Den Dekker. After being selected in the fifth round of the [...]

Analysis of the Mets announcers: Howie Rose and Josh Lewin

For the last 25 years, Howie Rose and Mets baseball have been synonymous.  Since 1987, Rose has been the host of Mets Extra, done TV play-by-play on Fox Sports New York, and in 2004, moved to the radio booth to replace the legendary Bob Murphy. Rose, a Queens native, has become a staple on WFAN’s [...]

Analysis of the Mets announcers: Gary, Keith and Ron

Over the course of Spring Training, we will be doing a series of articles where we analyze the Mets announcers (both current and former).  Today we bring you the first article in the series: Gary, Keith and Ron. There are two categories of baseball broadcasters: Vin Scully and everyone else. In recent years, one television [...]

The irrational war on selfishness

In some vocal circles of Mets fans, Carlos Beltran is loathed as a selfish player.  The hate even inspired the semi-popular but ironic hashtag #BlameBeltran. In his six-and-a-half seasons with the Mets, Beltran selfishly hit .280/.369/.500 with a 129 OPS+.  He also slugged 149 rally-killing home runs, selfishly drove in 559 runs, stole 100 selfish [...]

Holy Cow!: The story of Travis d’Arnaud’s incredible path to Flushing

On June 5, 1987, General Manager Frank Cashen used the Mets’ 8th round pick, the 212th overall selection on Eastern Illinois University middle infielder Tim Bogar.  Little did Cashen know at the time, but he set into motion an extraordinary chain of events which is partially responsible for landing catcher of the future Travis d’Arnaud [...]

20/20 Hindsight: Signing Alex Rodriguez after the 2000 season could have altered baseball history

With reports coming this week tying Alex Rodriguez to yet another steroid scandal, now seems like a good time to look back at when the Mets decided to make a run at the then 25-year-old shortstop.  So hop in the DeLorean, and close your eyes because we’re going to rev it up to 88 miles [...]

Mets you’ve forgotten about: Timo Perez

In honor of #MetsYouveForgottenAbout trending worldwide on Twitter recently, I’ve decided to begin a series honoring those Mets we may have forgotten about, making sure their legend will live on forever.  Today’s subject: Timo Perez. Close your eyes for a moment and think back to September 2000.  Edgardo Alfonzo, Mike Piazza, and Robin Ventura made [...]

What should the Mets do with Wilmer Flores?

There is no argument that Wilmer Flores possesses one of the most potent bats in the Mets minor league system, earning him a spot in every Mets top 10 prospect list that has been published this offseason. The 21-year-old Flores made great strides in his game last year, finishing with a .309/.349/.479 slash line splitting [...]