Some starter will have to go to the pen if everyone is healthy - why not Wheeler?
It’s 2017, the year that will make a decade of suffering and terrible baseball a fair trade. The only catch is nobody told fate and instead the New York Mets are injury-ravaged and playing scrappy baseball to stay alive. Eventually some health will return and the breaks will fall more in their favor, but it’s [...]
Finding a prognosticator, analyst, fan or soothsayer who didn’t have the New York Mets in the postseason dance was probably more difficult to find than a colleague who picked them to return to the World Series. Years of rebuilding, two consecutive playoff appearances and a roster full of both talented youth and veterans fueled the [...]
An infographic on some recent free agents
It's always Duda, Duda, Duda!
Or are you a Conforto or Granderson backer?
That which separates the National League from the American League threatened to evaporate last week. Fortunately, that has not happened. MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred confirmed changes to improve offense are likely coming after adjustments for pace-of-game issues. He’s considering serious changes like outlawing shifts, lowering pitching mounds and tweaking the ball to make it fly [...]
Yoenis Cespedes is a beast. Physicists examine the explosion of ball off his bat for the Big Bang Theory. His home runs make fireworks look like pop caps. He runs so fast he makes Speedy Gonzalez look like regular Gonzalez. He is, the most interesting man in baseball. Cespedes joined the New York Mets for [...]
Before the tragedy that was game four transpired Saturday night, the buzz around baseball was that the New York Mets would not bring back outfielder Yoenis Cespedes next year. And after playing a trick on a packed Citi Field with a Halloween base-running gaffe to give the Kansas City Royals a commanding 3-1 lead in [...]
The state of affairs surrounding Matt Harvey remains as lucid as mud. He will pitch. He won’t pitch. He may pitch. He may not pitch. Harvey and agent Scott Boras caught everyone off guard last week with a hard 180-inning limit, and he’s already at 166.1 innings. That includes the playoffs too, leaving Mets fans [...]
Carlos Torres, the Mets reliever who continued the bullpen’s recent struggles allowing a walk-off home run against Baltimore Wednesday night, said location wasn’t a problem on Henry Urrutia’s first career home run. “We called for a fastball up. I threw the fastball up. These guys, unfortunately, they’ve been seeing [Noah] Syndergaard and [Jacob] deGrom, so [...]
We baseball fans tend to be a passionate bunch. We lend more credence to our hearts than our minds, as much as we embrace sabremetrics. That’s why almost every Met fan is wrong about today’s Michael Cuddyer reinstatement. GM Sandy Alderson announced Cuddyer would return Monday, but played coy about the corresponding move until well [...]