Mets360 Draft series: Draft winners of the 2000s

Taking the next step in our quest to accurately evaluate drafting from the opening decade of the 21st century, I used the ranking system Brian unveiled and assigned values for every first-round pick arranged by team.  The goal is to assess which teams got the most out of their first-rounders over a 10-year period. To [...]

Second time could be the charm for Noah Syndergaard

Noah Syndergaard seems to relish second chances. Pitching for his second organization, Syndergaard made his major league debut in Wrigley Field on May 12.  He didn’t embarrass himself that day – allowing three runs in 5 1/3 innings with six strikeouts - but was overmatched in a 6-1 loss to the Chicago Cubs and Jake [...]

Towers, experience should win out as GM

The Mets are facing an offseason of stark changes, and the front office will be no exception.  General manager Omar Minaya likely will be reassigned within the organization, opening the door to a fresh start for a franchise that seemingly has lost its way over the last few seasons. Several names have emerged as prospects [...]

Backman is what Mets need in a manager

The Mets need to win 13 times in their final 18 games in order for Jerry Manuel to avoid concluding his career as the team's skipper with a losing record. While Manuel's future with the organization technically has not been decided, the Mets cannot possibly re-sign him. After succeeding Willie Randolph midway through the 2008 [...]