Poll: Do you support Steve Cohen’s push for a casino in Queens?

Rich Calder of the New York Post had an excellent piece on Steve Cohen trying to land a casino in Willets Point. There will be three casino licenses issued and two of them are seen likely to go racing establishments in Acqueduct and Yonkers. Cohen's group is likely to be in a battle with a [...]

Poll: Will Noah Syndergaard top Rafael Montero’s contract?

Prior to the 2015 season, my top 10 list had Rafael Montero #1 and Noah Syndergaard #2. That one hasn't worked out very well, as Syndergaard has posted 21.0 fWAR in his career to date while Montero has just a 3.7 mark. Both are free agents this year and Montero just inked a 3/$34.5 million [...]

Poll: Tylor Megill’s future role with the Mets

People love Tylor Megill. He came up last year as barely a prospect in the average fan’s mind and acquitted himself well. He pitched a couple of nice games against the Braves and showcased an unflappable demeanor on the mound. Then, he was pressed into duty right away in 2022, drawing the Opening Day assignment [...]

Poll: Which of the past two games for the Mets has been more significant?

What a difference a day makes! After Wednesday's disheartening effort against the Braves, the Mets followed it up with their best ninth-inning comeback in over a generation. It may not be possible to have statement games in early May but both of these contests felt significant when they happened. After sweeping a doubleheader on Tuesday, [...]

Poll: Did the first week change your expectations of the 2022 Mets?

My opinion is that when Spring Training first opened most Mets fans were feeling very good about the team. Then came the injury to Jacob deGrom and the curious trade to add the second coming of Scott Rice and no longer was their over-brimming confidence. Then the team started the year on the road and [...]

Poll: Should the Mets have made different free agent choices and signed Carlos Rodon?

Once the lockout was lifted, one of the first free agents signed was Carlos Rodon, who inked a 2/$44 deal with the Giants, with an opt-out clause after the first season. Rodon was my preferred pitcher for the Mets to add. There's no denying Rodon's injury history. But with guys like Tylor Megill and David [...]

Poll: Which player on the trade block will have the best 2022?

It's no secret that the Mets are ready and willing to move J.D. Davis, Jeff McNeil and Dominic Smith. That sentence would have been nearly unimaginable this time last year. Sure, they might have been willing to deal Davis but not the other two. But then 2021 happened. Is the team's willingness to deal guys [...]

Poll: How should Mets treat Carlos Carrasco’s first-inning troubles?

It’s hard to say which has been more disappointing this season – losing Carlos Carrasco for half the year or watching him pitch once he came off the IL. All of the focus has been what he’s done in the first inning and it’s hard to argue with that focus. Carrasco has a 14.73 ERA [...]