How the Mets’ 2022 budget influences their 2021 free agent choices

Fans see roughly $50 million before the Mets hit the Competitive Balance Tax (CBT) threshold and wonder why they aren’t spending at least up to that level now and possibly going over, since money isn’t really an issue for new owner Steve Cohen. It’s been reported that Cohen is expecting to lose about $400 million [...]

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George Springer and the new Mets

George Springer is a name that has been connected to the Mets since the offseason began. As of January 1st, he’s still not a Met and all reports seem to indicate that Springer and the team are pretty far apart in negotiations. Recent reporting has the Mets holding fast at four years and Springer asking [...]

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New Year’s resolutions for the Mets

Happy new year everyone! I have decided to look at specific Mets players and their tendencies to see how and where they can improve their game. I’ve tried to target the players that will have the most influence on the season, and having used the last three years’ results, will try to specify specific areas. [...]

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Mets COTW: 1978 Hostess Lenny Randle

In the second half of the 1970s, there was another major baseball card set distributed nationally available to collectors. These were the Hostess Baseball Cards, which were issued in both individual size and in three-panel formats if you bought a box of Ding Dongs or Twinkies. These were officially licensed, too, so you had the [...]

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My top 10 positive moments/streaks for the 2020 Mets

It’s been said that in a few days, at 12:01 a.m. on January 1, we’ll all have perfect 2020 hindsight. Until then, we’ll have to rely on faulty memories about this most challenging of years. Baseball-wise, next to nothing happened for over three months and there were only 60 regular season games played. Still, good [...]

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Just how great is Jacob deGrom in Mets history?

The following paragraphs will contain some blasphemy. There will be “what ifs”, and optimistic projections. All in an intellectual exercise to examine where Jacob deGrom lies within the New York Mets Pantheon. For Christmas, Bill Madden’s latest book on Tom Seaver made its way to Mets fans across the country. Seaver is arguably the best [...]

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On having Andres Gimenez and potentially trading for Francisco Lindor

Generally speaking we think of the corner positions being the power/offensive positions and the up the middle ones being more defensive oriented. Of course there are exceptions – Mike Piazza could hit a little bit and Keith Hernandez wasn’t too bad with the glove – but this is a solid rule of thumb. Adjusted stats, [...]

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Sandy Alderson and the remnants of austerity

One of the first moves that new Mets owner Steve Cohen announced as he worked through the sale approval process was the return of former General Manager Sandy Alderson as the team's president. This move was generally met with praise, and to some a sign that Cohen wasn't simply going to storm in with his [...]

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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 [...]

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J.D. Davis and a Mets lineup to challenge for 1,000 runs scored

This time last year, all Mets fans loved J.D. Davis. He was coming off a season with an .895 OPS, which included a remarkable 1.078 OPS at Citi Field. For years, Mets hitters consistently put up better road numbers than home numbers, so it was very refreshing to see the type of year Davis put [...]

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