Curb your enthusiasm, Mets fans

Following the Mets double header sweep of the Giants on Tuesday, the headlines started prematurely proclaiming the Mets were the greatest team in the league. "This year's Mets team has staying power, and here's why," wrote Danny Abriano in a blog post for SNY and Yahoo Sports Wednesday. "Power Shift: Mets Are Quickly Overtaking Yankees [...]

The Mets’ best off-season move was the one they didn’t make

If you're like MattyMets, you probably squealed like a school girl when the Mets signed Eduardo Escobar, Mark Canha, and Starling Marte in the span of 48 hours. And when they announced that Max Scherzer was coming to Queens to join Jacob deGrom and form the best 1-2 punch in the Majors, you shouted "Drago!" [...]

Buck Showalter and the importance of defense

In corporate leadership speak, the bus driver is the one with vision, leading the charge. One of the most critical keys to success is making sure everyone is in the right seat. That is, making sure everyone is best positioned to perform optimally and support organizational goals. Just as a president doesn't want a top [...]

Mets fans deserve a free agent jackpot

For far too many years, Mets fans have had to feign excitement over second tier free agents like Bobby Bonilla and Jason Bay, and way-past-their-prime free agents like Michael Cuddyer and Mo Vaughn. Meanwhile, across town, Yankee fans were laughing their way to the playoffs as their deep-pocketed ownership forked over whatever it took to [...]

Five ways for the Mets to shake up the snow globe

On paper, the Mets have had a roster brimming with talent that hasn't sniffed the post-season in five years. Whether you blame it on injuries, luck, coaching, or organizational approach, it's obvious we can't bring the exact same squad back for 2022. Here are five creative ways for the GM-to-be-named-later to shake things up. 1- [...]

Trade deadline arms for the dead-arm Mets

While we may dream of a rotation of Jacob deGrom, Noah Syndergaard, Carlos Carrasco, Marcus Stroman, and Taijuan Walker, the reality is that only three of those pitchers have even taken the mound to date and their depth replacements - David Peterson, Joey Lucchesi, Jordan Yamamoto, Robert Gsellman, Corey Oswalt, et al - have all [...]

Michael Conforto, Jeff McNeil and the big bats return

Despite losing six of their last 10, getting shut out four times in the past week, and losing three more pitchers to the IL, the Mets somehow sit atop the NL East with a four-game lead over the surging Nationals and five over the struggling Phillies and Braves. [as of Thursday night] The Bats Return [...]

It’s beginning to look a lot like 2009

If this all feels eerily familiar, it's because we've seen this movie before. This is not the first time the Mets began a season with so much optimism, only to watch high hopes turn to despair as seemingly everyone but the announcers in the broadcast booth got injured. Let's go back to 2009. The team [...]

J.D. Davis is a problem, but it’s not his fault

He's a right-handed hitter with power who can especially mash lefties. He's a great clubhouse guy, affordable, and can play multiple positions, but none of them well. Fans and teammates love him and his enthusiasm, thump, and versatility make him a valuable bench piece. But, as a starter he gets exposed. His glove is a [...]

Can Diaz, May, and Lugo lock down the late innings?

It's been a busy off-season for the Mets and the front office has done an admirable job filling out the 40-man roster with talent, versatility, and depth. The offense, defense, bench, and rotation should all be significantly improved over last year and primed for a playoff run. But as history tells us, a weak bullpen [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]