All of us were knocked for a loop over the Covid madness of 2020. The joke is if 2020 was a product, everyone would rate it one star with the "wouldn't recommend" tagline. But as Mets fans, the last few months of 2020 have been the best we've experienced in several years. Since then, we've [...]
John updates the latest on potential front office hires
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John covers the reactions to the Steve Cohen/Sandy Alderson press conferences
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A terrific piece giving updates from just-deposed Jared Banner on guys who appeared in Instructional League before it was shut down for Covid positive tests. Neither Pete Crow-Armstrong nor Isaiah Greene, the Mets’ respective first-round and second-compensation round picks from this year’s Draft, have disappointed in their introduction to pro ball, as both prep outfielders [...]
For the past seven weeks, we've been involved with a syndication of sorts with Mack's Mets, where they link to our articles. This was the brainchild of John from Albany. Starting today, we're going to dip our toes in the water and reciprocate a little. John writes a daily links column, which sounds easy until [...]
A lot of people are coming up with trade packages for Francisco Lindor. Yesterday, SNY modeled a trade based on what the Dodgers paid for Mookie Betts. Here's an fWAR comparison of Betts and Lindor the last five years: Betts - 3.0, 6.6, 10.4, 5.3, 8.3 = 33.6 Lindor - 1.7, 4.4, 7.6, 5.7, 5.5 [...]
The Mets' five trips to the World Series all rank in the top half of the list, with the lowest-rated one checking in at #44. Here's part of the blurb on the 2000 Series: Game 5 was the last time a starting pitcher was allowed to face the potential winning run in the ninth inning [...]
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The Qualifying Offer this year will be $18.9 million and the Mets will have to decide whether or not to extend that to Marcus Stroman. In a normal year, this would probably be an easy decision. This year, maybe not so much. And on top of that, one has to decide if there's any lingering [...]
After mentioning Larry Dierker in today's column, I became curious as to why he never managed again. In searching for the answer why, I came across this terrific Q&A with Dierker, which I encourage everyone to read in its entirety. It has segments on his playing career, broadcasting career, managerial career and what he's doing [...]