Here’s how the Mets could outsmart and outpitch the league.

It sure feels like Christmas for Mets fans with a deep-pocketed, new owner ready to spend and a capable and familiar President of Baseball Operations ushering in a new front office equipped to recognize and harness the talent this franchise needs to get us back to playing baseball in October. As much as the off-season [...]

Steve Cohen could top the 2008 Yankees spending spree

The 2008 New York Yankees missed the playoffs for the first time since 1993. They were about to move into their newly renovated ballpark with more luxury suites. The Steinbrenners had money to spend and Yankee fans were eager to get right back into contention. Luckily for them, the stars aligned as the free agent [...]

A blueprint for the perfect Mets offseason

Although the Mets had a disappointing 2020 season and missed the playoffs, MattyMets here feels like a winner. At long last, we have the deep-pocketed ownership this New York team with the world's most awesome fans deserves. You have to take the 2020 season with a grain of salt, not only because of the shortened [...]

10 Stats Explain How a Talented Mets Team Will Finish Under .500

It's kind of unfathomable that a team with a killer lineup, the best pitcher in baseball, and a solid bullpen can miss the playoffs in a year when more than half the teams make it. There are plenty of teams who will be playing in October who don't have half as much talent as this [...]

Mets baseball is back and it will solve all of our problems

In typical 2020 fashion, baseball is now really weird. There are cardboard cutouts of fans in the stands at Citi Field. Yoenis Cespedes is finally a DH. There's a phantom runner on second base to start extra innings. Some ball parks are piping in recorded crowd noise. Relievers now have to face a minimum [...]

Mets will face a tough decision on Marcus Stroman

With the 2020 season up in the air, any Mets who were entering their walk years, will be suddenly facing free agency. This includes Yoenis Cespedes, Wilson Ramos, and several pitchers, most notably, Marcus Stroman. After the Mets parted with two of their top pitching prospects – Anthony Kay and Simeon Woods Richardson – to [...]

Noah Syndergaard’s injury raises a lot of questions

That the hard-throwing, weight lifting Noah Syndergaard finally succumbed to Tommy John surgery wasn't that big of a surprise. After all, the list of triple digit fastball throwers who haven't torn their ulnar collateral ligament is a lot shorter than the list of pitchers with that tell-tale ugly scar on the inside of their arm. [...]

2020 Mets have a path to the pennant

"Here goes MattyMets again with his far-flung optimism," I can hear Chris F saying from miles away. My optimism has as much to do with the state of the National League as my confidence in our current team. Having read through every season preview I can get my hands on, I have a pretty good [...]

2020 Mets not yet ready for prime time

There are only 17 days remaining until Mets pitchers and catchers report to Port St. Lucie for 2020 spring training. This past week, they seemingly filled the final, very important vacancy in hiring Luis Rojas to be their new manager. They also resigned Rene Rivera to a non-guaranteed contract with big league incentives to provide [...]