One year after trade, Lucas Duda continues to flourish

Saturday, April 18th marked a significant anniversary for Mets first baseman Lucas Duda.  One year ago on that day, General Manager Sandy Alderson officially made the commitment that Duda was to be the undisputed Mets first baseman by shipping Ike Davis to the Pittsburgh Pirates for Zach Thornton and a Player To Be Named Later, [...]

Five Mets pitching prospects to watch in 2015

This week not only marked the beginning of the Major League Baseball season, but the start of all full-season Minor League Baseball leagues as well.  That means the folks in Las Vegas, Binghamton, St. Lucie, and Savannah were all treated to the familiar sounds of summer. In 2014, the Mets had the best organizational winning [...]

Breaking News: Jenrry Mejia suspended 80 games for PED use

Major League Baseball has suspended New York Mets right-handed pitcher Jenrry Mejia 80 games for failing a drug test.  Mejia tested positive for the anabolic steroid Stanzolol. Stanzolol is commonly used in the bodybuilding community while in "cutting" cycles, where athletes are attempting to lose body fat without sacrificing muscle mass.  The State of New [...]

David Wright’s hot spring a sign of things to come

David Wright’s career has one of the most fascinating arcs in recent baseball history.  From 2004-2008, he produced at budding superstar levels; in 2009 and 2010, he was good but not great; 2011 was a lost season owing to a back injury.  It appeared that after a few promising years, Wright could no longer be [...]

Thanks to injuries, Daniel Muno can sieze opportunity

With Daniel Murphy seemingly destined to start the season on the disabled list after suffering a hamstring injury, the Opening Day second base job most likely belongs to Ruben Tejada. With Wilmer Flores sporting a walking boot after fouling a ball off his foot on Sunday’s game against the Yankees, Matt Reynolds appears to be [...]

Prospect breakout candidate: Brandon Brosher

With spring training in full bloom much of the focus around Mets land has been about things pertaining to the major league team – Who will be the lefty reliever now that Josh Edgin is lost to Tommy John surgery?; Can Wilmer Flores play a good enough shortstop to merit the everyday job?; How will [...]

Could Matt Reynolds play his way onto the Mets?

Most of the focal point of the Mets offseason was the pressing need to upgrade the shortstop position, with Wilmer Flores and Ruben Tejada appearing to be the only two viable options. Through the first five games of the spring training schedule, it seems there might be a third player in the mix for the [...]

Mets broadcasts in great shape with new hires

Pitchers and catchers reporting to Port St. Lucie and placing seven prospects on the Baseball America Top 100 list dominated the Mets-related headlines this week, but there were a few other pieces of news that came out as well. The first was the announcement that Wayne Randazzo was officially hired to fill the shoes of [...]

Mets ‘unlikely’ to trade any starters

On Friday night, Marc Carig of Newsday reported as news something that has become painfully obvious to anyone paying attention to the hot stove this offseason: The Mets are unlikely to move any starters unless an opportunity presents itself during spring training. In other words, the Mets are no longer “actively” shopping the likes of [...]

The Mets’ relationship with Mike Barwis is weird

Last offseason Lucas Duda, Wilmer Flores, and Juan Lagares were asked by the Mets to travel to Michigan to train with Mike Barwis, who has been a strength and conditioning consultant with the Mets since 2011. This offseason Barwis opened up a new gym on the grounds of the Mets spring training complex in Port [...]