Do the Mets sign Alonso long-term now or let him walk?

There continues to be a debate over whether 29-year-old Pete Alonso should remain a member of the Mets, especially with his less than stellar start to the 2024 season.  While he has ramped up his hitting game this last week, including a bunch of long balls that left him one HR off the MLB lead [...]

Mets managers from Stengel to Mendoza and everyone in between

In their the inaugural season, the Mets ownership selected Casey Stengel to be their first manager.  Stengel’s MLB playing time spanned from 1912-1925 where he was a .284 career hitter with what would have calculated in today’s terms to a .766 OPS and a more than acceptable OPS+ of 120.  He managed from 1949 to [...]

Does the spring training won-loss record mean anything?

Spring training is upon us, and barring any last minute additions, the Mets 26 player roster is starting to take shape. Once again, we approach the upcoming season with high hopes and low expectations. No one would have predicted a 101 win season back in 2022 but the Mets got there on the backs of [...]

Filling out the rotation will be no easy task for the Mets

The top three spots in the 2024 rotation appear to be set.  After a 12-7 rookie season with a 2.98 ERA, the Marcel projections on Baseball-Reference pegs a year of regression for 30-year-old righty Kodai Senga in 2024, sliding down to a 9-7 record with a 3.52 ERA.  There appears to be no logical reason [...]

For the Mets, what’s wrong with being average?

When you evaluate why some baseball teams seem to thrive, you generally look for some standout performances from their front line starters, shut down relievers, some very strong home run and RBI bats in the lineup, and some players whose defense prevents opposing runners from scoring.  Under Steve Cohen's ownership, the Mets tried to bring [...]

Luis Guillorme returns but his future is in serious doubt

Luis Guillorme recently was activated and had a lackluster return against the Marlins. He flied out, grounded out, and grounded into a double play hitting the ball back to the pitcher. Given all the disappointment with the Mets this season, he had totally dropped off my radar and many did not even remember he went [...]