The curious Denyi Reyes decision, Ronny Mauricio’s MLB debut, Jeff McNeil’s turnaround

This past November, the Mets signed Denyi Reyes, one of the plethora of guys they signed because of his option status. Reyes was released by the Orioles following the 2022 season, one where he advanced to Triple-A at age 25 but went 0-7 with a 7.17 ERA. Reyes began the year in the bullpen for [...]

On the Mets passing up the chance to preview Lucas Giolito

There are a lot of things about the 2023 season that practically defy description for the Mets. One thing among many that seems strange to me is the amount of money the club spent to acquire Trevor Gott versus the amount of money they were unwilling to spend to pick up Lucas Giolito when he [...]

A look at the Mets’ poor results in August following a strong July

What a difference a month makes. In July, the Mets were 14-9 with a 3.40 ERA, as they finally got the five starters they envisioned going to battle with this year in the rotation at the same time. But they traded two of their top three starters, along with their top reliever at the end [...]

Divining what’s real and what isn’t with Quad-A guys and top prospects

It’s tough to know what’s real and what isn’t. DJ Stewart looks like a keeper with the way he’s pounding the ball right now. But is this a good player or a mediocre one who just happens to be in the middle of a six-week hot streak? Anyone who claims to know is kidding themselves. [...]

Making faces at the Mets’ current active roster

Think back to Opening Day and what your thoughts were about the team and the upcoming season. Then, go to the Mets’ current 26-man roster, which you can find over at and imagine what might go thru your late-March brain. Here are my thoughts: Pitchers Phil Bickford?!? – Guess he’s an option reliever who [...]