Jenrry Mejia’s struggles could lead to promotion of Montero and or deGrom

Like it or not, Jenrry Mejia may be ticketed for the bullpen after all. Reports are surfacing that the New York Mets are strongly considering the idea of promoting either Rafael Montero and/or Jacob deGrom and using one of them in the rotation while pushing Mejia to the bullpen and possibly grooming him to be [...]

If Mets keep up winning ways, they should explore trade market aggressively

At 15-12 (this post was written prior to Friday night’s game against Colorado), the Mets have been more than keeping their heads above water and are off to a start that most of us did not expect. Will they keep it up? Can they keep it up? Because if they can, it will inevitably lead [...]

Can Juan Lagares pick up where he left off?

After spending just a little more than the minimum time on the disabled list, Mets’ outfielder Juan Lagares is set to return to the field on Thursday night and play against the Colorado Rockies. At the time of Lagares’ injury, he was posting an impressive .313/.345/.470 slash line to go with five extra base hits [...]

What’s the breaking point for cutting the cord on Ruben Tejada?

A few weeks back I penned a column lauding the decent start Ruben Tejada was off to. And as if it was a foreshadowing of things to come, Tejada has now gone into a miserable slump and is once again losing time to backup Omar Quintanilla. Tejada is now sporting a paltry .200/.324/.217 slash line [...]

Should Mets try experimenting putting Montero and deGrom in the bullpen?

John Harper of the Daily News had an interesting proposition for the New York Mets the other day in his column, which you can read here, and that was exploring the idea of putting guys like Rafael Montero and Jacob deGrom in the bullpen given the current anemic state of the relief corps. As it [...]

Can Daisuke Matsuzaka cut it in the bullpen?

As the New York Mets came back to Queens to start their 10-game homestand last night, the team brought up Daisuke Matsuzaka on Friday while reassigning John Lannan. With the Mets having five healthy starters (save for Jenrry Mejia’s blister issues and Bartolo Colon’s back problems), the only chance where Matsuzaka can make his mark [...]

Will the eventual return of Chris Young become an issue?

As it stands right now, the Mets have themselves a nice outfield that is producing in many different ways. With free-agent acquisition Curtis Granderson in right, uber-defensive specialist Juan Lagares in center and the speedy Eric Young Jr. in left field, the Mets have a quick, athletic and dynamic outfield. However, Chris Young—the odd man [...]

Ruben Tejada making most of his opportunity

Although he ended the Mets furious rally against Craig Kimbrel and the Atlanta Braves on Wednesday night with a strikeout, it’s time we put aside our prejudices and  applaud Ruben Tejada for providing solid play at shortstop out of the gate. Sure, Tejada is no world beater, but who said he had to be? It’s [...]

Weighing in on the Daniel Murphy “Controversy”

If you haven’t heard or just crawled out from under a rock, there has been a recent uproar about New York Mets’ second baseman Daniel Murphy missing the Mets first two games to tend to his wife as she gave birth to the couple’s son, Noah, this week. By the way, Noah Syndergaard says thanks! [...]

Let’s all give Daisuke Matsuzaka a shot

While many of us Mets fans were clamoring for Jenrry Mejia to be the Mets fifth starter, it just doesn’t seem it’s going to happen. For whatever reason the Mets have, they are going to ether send Mejia to the bullpen (although Sandy Alderson is refuting that notion) or the minors where he can get [...]