Were the Mets lucky with Taijuan Walker or did they know something?

On February 23, 2021, Taijuan Walker was introduced as the newest Mets player. Signed for a guaranteed two-year deal valued at $17 million, the deal included a player option for another year for $6 million or a $3 million buyout that can increase to $8.5 million depending on performance. Walker was signed to be the [...]

Faceoff: Conforto vs. Nimmo

Previously, we did a comparison of Marcus Stroman and Noah Syndergaard and based on comparables for the last few years, Stroman would be a better deal while Syndergaard would give the bigger upside, but it was recommended to re-sign both. This time, we will take on a tougher challenge and compare Michael Conforto’s upcoming free [...]

Marcus Stroman or Noah Syndergaard: Who should the Mets extend?

Last week Sandy Alderson was interviewed with regard to Francisco Lindor’s extension. Alderson offered that the Mets will start extension talks soon concerning not just Lindor, but Michael Conforto and Noah Syndergaard as well. Because we have learned that Alderson’s messages are often brutally honest (like the “what outfield? We will build a wall behind [...]

Daniel Murphy: Hitter

When Daniel Murphy reported to his first minor league team, a coach asked him what position he plays. Murphy’s reply was, “Hitter.” He wasn’t kidding. Murphy came up to the Mets in 2008 and played left field. He worked hard on adjusting to left field on the major league level even though he appeared in [...]