Top 10 ways Mets have frustrated followers

It has been another frustrating season for the New York Mets and their fans. The Mets spent eight days in last place early in the season and last led the National League East on April 30. Their offense totally collapsed in July, they couldn’t get a big hit when needed and key pitchers slumped at [...]

Towers, experience should win out as GM

The Mets are facing an offseason of stark changes, and the front office will be no exception.  General manager Omar Minaya likely will be reassigned within the organization, opening the door to a fresh start for a franchise that seemingly has lost its way over the last few seasons. Several names have emerged as prospects [...]

Where does Evans fit in?

Utility man Nick Evans has endeared himself to the Mets faithful of late. Last night, Evans delivered a walk-off hit in the bottom of the 10th inning to make the Mets a 1-0 winner over the Pittsburgh Pirates. Just six games earlier, Evans hit the game-winning RBI in Washington to secure R.A. Dickey’s 10th win. [...]

Backman is what Mets need in a manager

The Mets need to win 13 times in their final 18 games in order for Jerry Manuel to avoid concluding his career as the team's skipper with a losing record. While Manuel's future with the organization technically has not been decided, the Mets cannot possibly re-sign him. After succeeding Willie Randolph midway through the 2008 [...]

2010 Mets Dopplegangers

One of the difficult things when analyzing the Mets offense this year is to separate the names from the numbers they have actually produced. Sure, yesterday’s lineup had Carlos Beltran, Jose Reyes and David Wright in it but is it accurate to consider the performance the Mets are receiving from these players in 2010 to [...]

Ex-Mets pitchers: gone and forgettable

While the Mets front office has made some terrible and unsightly moves over the years, with the contracts given to Luis Castillo and Oliver Perez at the top of the list, they usually know when to cut bait with mediocre pitchers. Below will be a list of examples of how the Mets made the right [...]

Mets close in on last year's win mark

The Mets are one-win away from matching last year’s 70 victories. They are in a race to finish above .500 – currently sitting two games below with 22 games to play. Coming into the season, I thought the Mets were an 85-88 win club. After winning on June 27th, the Mets had a 43-32 record. [...]