Never take Brandon Nimmo out of the leadoff spot

Brandon Nimmo has been the Mets’ primary leadoff hitter since 2017 and a very good one. He has been adequate getting on base in that role, whether it’s drawing walks, hits and even getting hit by pitches frequently. Getting on base has always been Nimmo’s biggest strength. But his power has also improved, as his [...]

This is Drew Smith’s last chance to prove his consistency

Once again, New York Mets reliever Drew Smith will be one of the key relievers in the bullpen. With Edwin Diaz back, Smith will be expected to fill in once again in the seventh inning and at times in the eighth inning as well. Smith is currently the longest tenured Met in their bullpen. He [...]

Jose Quintana is the biggest key in the Mets’ rotation

The New York Mets already received some bad news last week when their ace pitcher Kodai Senga suffered an injury on his shoulder and will be sidelined for several weeks. He will certainly miss Opening Day and probably won’t be back until May. With the Mets not seeking outside help in the pitching market as [...]

Edwin Diaz’ presence is a most-refreshing sign in Spring Training

One of the players that New York Mets fans are most looking forward to seeing is the return of their closer Edwin Diaz. There are many reasons for it. First, his presence in the ninth inning of a save situation. There was no doubt that Diaz’s presence at the end of games was sorely missed [...]

Starling Marte is the Mets’ most important hitter in 2024

New York Mets outfielder Starling Marte was one of the most disappointing players in 2023. After a great 2022 season where he batted .292 with 16 home runs and 63 RBIs, Marte slipped to .248 with 5 home runs and 28 RBIs in 2023. Injuries were a big factor in Marte’s 2023 regression. After playing [...]

Mets sign RHP Shintaro Fujinami

The New York Mets made another bullpen move. After retaining Adam Ottavino, the Mets added another right-handed reliever in Shintaro Fujinami. The team signed Fujinami to a one-year, $3.35 million contract. The deal also includes $850,00 in incentives. Fujinami, 29, pitched for the Oakland A’s and the Baltimore Orioles last season. Overall, he had a [...]

Mets still need more relief help even after reuniting with Adam Ottavino

The New York Mets brought back a familiar face to their bullpen. They brought back righty Adam Ottavino on a one-year, $4.5 million deal. Ottavino will help the bullpen, which struggled mightily last season. Even though he too was up and down in 2023, he is still one of their more reliable relievers and had [...]