The Mets and the importance of smart spending

The Mets, rumored to be one of a handful of teams seriously in the mix for him, lost the George Springer sweepstakes when the slugging center fielder struck a deal with the Toronto Blue Jays earlier this week. Reports suggest that the team was unwilling to meet the total sum of the six-year, $150 million [...]

The Mets dodged a bullet with George Springer

George Springer is a terrific player and as a playoff-tested, right-handed slugger who plays a solid centerfield, he seemed to be the most coveted free agent for Mets fans. Alas, it was not meant to be, as the Blue Jays swooped in and snagged the former Astro All-Star for six years and $150 million. The [...]

Mets acquire LHP Joey Lucchesi from Padres

As part of a three-team deal with the Padres and Pirates, the Mets acquired lefty starter Joey Lucchesi Monday night. If you like Steven Matz, you'll probably dig Lucchesi, too. Both lefties were essentially league average starters in both 2018 and 2019 before falling apart in the Covid season last year. While Matz had an [...]

David Peterson should not be overlooked

Oddly enough, the most talked about lefty arm on the New York Mets this offseason has been…Steven Matz? This is the case because Matz reupped with the team after settling for a $5.2 million contract at the arbitration table. Other than that Matz, whose career has been marred by injuries and inconsistencies, has seen his [...]

What the Mets’ 2021 offense might do compared to previous years

Everyone is excited for the offense that the Mets will feature in 2021. They already had a strong core and added two pieces that certainly look like upgrades here in the offseason. But what might we expect from the offense this coming year? We can use projections but let’s save that for another time and [...]

Steve Cohen puts his stamp on the latest “new Mets”

“The New Mets. The Magic is Back.” – Della Femina Travisano & Partners ad campaign, 1980 "I'm proud to be a part of the new Mets. I call it the new Mets because this organization is going in the right direction, the direction of winning." – Carlos Beltran, 2005 Mets fans of a certain vintage [...]

In celebration of new Mets SP Carlos Carrasco

Everyone is still giddy about the Mets acquiring Francisco Lindor yesterday. Since giddy isn’t a word used to describe the reaction fans have to most player acquisitions of the Mets, let’s not rain on the parade or call for a premature end to the celebrations. But, perhaps we can take a moment to look at [...]

Mets set to trade for Francisco Lindor and Carlos Carrasco

Fans who've been waiting impatiently for the Mets to make a big move can now exhale. Instead of signing one of the top free agents, the Mets instead turned to the trade market, acquiring shortstop Francisco Lindor and starting pitcher Carlos Carrasco from the Indians in exchange for infielders Andres Gimenez and Amed Rosario, RHP [...]

Why this isn’t the right time for a Michael Conforto extension

One of my goals as both a fan and a writer is to accurately judge each player, manager, coach and executive. It’s always a challenging thing to do because you can’t help but to have favorites, biases and people you just don’t like. As an example, it is my firm belief that LOOGYs were massively [...]

Casey Stengel and trying to thread the needle with free agents

Casey Stengel was a baseball lifer but because of his theatrics and quotability, he doesn’t seem to get credit for his baseball smarts. There’s hardly a situation in baseball where you can’t find a Stengel quote that fits or explains the issue, even if it’s not remotely what Stengel had in mind when he initially [...]