Looking at players with 300 PA for the Mets this year and how their seasons measure out

Full-time players will surpass 500 PA in a season. A typical backup catcher will amass somewhere in the neighborhood of 175 PA. So, what does that make the guys who get in the vicinity of 300 PA in a season? Well, it could be a starter who gets hurt or benched. It could be a [...]

Two Mets vie to be the silver linings in a disappointing 2023 season

As the Mets sit with a 69-80 record, when expectations were for the team to win 90+ games this year, it’s easy to imagine that many more things went wrong than what went right with the club this season. It’s too painful – and too lengthy – to list all of the ways the wheels [...]

Tylor Megill vs. David Peterson, Adam Ottavino’s extended good stretch, the feast or famine offense

Most fans put Tylor Megill and David Peterson in the same boat. They view them as okay depth starters but not anyone you want to write into ink for the 2024 starting rotation. That’s not an unreasonable take. However, my opinion is that Peterson is a solid back end of the rotation guy while Megill [...]

The confusing roles of Jose Butto and Joey Lucchesi in the 2023 collapse

In 1970, the Reds hired a new manager and went on to win 102 games and the future looked bright. But things fell apart for the team in 1971 and they finished under .500 for the season. Sound familiar? It’s a nice parallel for the 2022-2023 Mets. What happened to the Reds in 1972? Well, [...]

Gut Reaction: Mets 11, Diamondbacks 1 (9/14/23)

Kodai Senga was electric, piling up 10 Ks thru the first five innings, leading the Mets to an 11-1 win over the Diamondbacks Thursday afternoon at Citi Field. The Mets took three of the four games in the series and could have won the other game if their pen didn’t stink. Both starters benefitted from [...]

A chat on the loaded Binghamton Rumble Ponies

Binghamton is loaded with players who should don a Mets jersey in the next two-to-three years.  Of course, we all know about the players the Mets got for the old pitchers and there are several other hitting prospects worth mentioning, as well.  And the pitching staff is deep, too.  So, it seemed like a good [...]