Could drafting Braden Shipley be franchise-changing move for Mets?

The First-Year Player Draft is a week away. The 2013 edition of the draft will take place on June 6-8 and the Mets are primed to get a highly-touted first round selection when they make their first pick in the 11th spot. The Mets have the foundation for what could be a great rotation some [...]

Does Matt Harvey really compare to anyone?

With the way Matt Harvey is pitching to begin his career he is drawing comparisons to some of the greatest right-handed starting pitchers of all-time. “Harvey is a modern day Roger Clemens,” said MLB analyst Mitch Williams on the MLB Network. Sports Illustrated compared Harvey to a young Dwight Gooden and White Sox manager Robin [...]

John Buck and Matt Harvey are potential Mets All-Stars

The 2013 MLB All-Star game will be hosted by the Mets this season at Citi Field on July 16th, which is exciting in itself, but the potential of having multiple Mets representing the organization in the game could make it a memorable day for the franchise. The Mets have eight players on the ballot for [...]

Travis d’Arnaud’s Bad Luck Continues

The Mets’ top catching prospect according to Baseball Prospectus - and the centerpiece of last winter’s big trade with Toronto that sent R.A. Dickey packing - Travis d’Arnaud will probably never win the lottery or cash in at the race track. He has terrible luck, which has once again put him on the shelf. Last [...]

Jordany Valdespin, Mike Baxter to Prove People Wrong

Yes, it’s too early to start judging players and their numbers. The Mets season is only nine games old and some players haven’t rounded into shape just yet. Ike Davis is struggling with the bat and is swinging (and missing) at everything and Collin Cowgill - who got off to a quick start - has [...]

Mets’ Byrd flies onto Opening Day roster

The Mets have announced the projected Opening Day starting line-up they plan to use on Monday when they square off against the Padres at Citi Field. CF: Jordany Valdespin 2B: Daniel Murphy 3B: David Wright 1B: Ike Davis RF: Marlon Byrd LF: Lucas Duda C: John Buck SS: Ruben Tejada Back in February, we asked [...]

The best Mets trades (2000 to present)

Thanks to a John Buck illness, Travis d’Arnaud is making the most of his opportunity to play behind the plate for the Mets in Spring Training. Despite his fine performance, d’Arnaud will probably still start the season in the minors, but his outstanding play got me thinking. Could last December’s trade for d’Arnaud with the [...]