Mets hang tough versus playoff-contender schedule thanks to depth starters

The Mets are 10-8 in September, despite playing teams in the Division/Wild Card race in 16 of those 18 games. We know the Mets have only two starting pitchers they want in the rotation next year, maybe three relievers who rise to that same level and an offense that is inconsistent. So, how on earth [...]

Looking at players with 300 PA for the Mets this year and how their seasons measure out

Full-time players will surpass 500 PA in a season. A typical backup catcher will amass somewhere in the neighborhood of 175 PA. So, what does that make the guys who get in the vicinity of 300 PA in a season? Well, it could be a starter who gets hurt or benched. It could be a [...]

Two Mets vie to be the silver linings in a disappointing 2023 season

As the Mets sit with a 69-80 record, when expectations were for the team to win 90+ games this year, it’s easy to imagine that many more things went wrong than what went right with the club this season. It’s too painful – and too lengthy – to list all of the ways the wheels [...]

Brett Baty might force the Mets’ hand at third base

Following a productive trade deadline in which the Mets offloaded the likes of Justin Verlander and Max Scherzer, the Mets now have a minor league system that is bursting at the seams with talent. Despite this failed season, their ascension to the 11th spot in’s latest farm system rankings should have Mets fans excited [...]

The confusing roles of Jose Butto and Joey Lucchesi in the 2023 collapse

In 1970, the Reds hired a new manager and went on to win 102 games and the future looked bright. But things fell apart for the team in 1971 and they finished under .500 for the season. Sound familiar? It’s a nice parallel for the 2022-2023 Mets. What happened to the Reds in 1972? Well, [...]

What would a Steve Cohen – David Stearns relationship look like?

The time has finally arrived. The ideal candidate, the object of the savvy Mets fan’s affection will be free to reciprocate in a matter of three weeks. Heck, he’s already free to negotiate with whoever he wants right now. David Stearns will finally have his Suds City chains broken and he will, if he so [...]

Living and (mostly) dying with the Baby Mets

We all know that the bullpen is horrific and Buck Showalter’s unwillingness to push his starting pitchers to give more only slightly better. But as Woodrow says over and over again, the offense leaves an awful lot to be desired, too. In the last 14 games, the Mets have scored 49 runs, an average of [...]

The Mets should not bring Edwin Diaz back this season

The New York Mets clearly have had a disappointing 2023 season, playing well below their high expectations. One of the biggest factors to that, has been the injury to their closer Edwin Diaz, which happened during the World Baseball Classic back in March right before the regular season started. It clearly has affected the bullpen, [...]

What does David Peterson have to do down the stretch for the Mets to consider him for the 2024 rotation?

It’s tough to make sense of David Peterson’s year here in 2023. Penciled in to be a depth starter before the season started, Peterson was pressed into duty right away due to the injuries suffered by Jose Quintana and Justin Verlander. And, quite simply, he was awful. Peterson made eight starts before he was sent [...]

On the Mets passing up the chance to preview Lucas Giolito

There are a lot of things about the 2023 season that practically defy description for the Mets. One thing among many that seems strange to me is the amount of money the club spent to acquire Trevor Gott versus the amount of money they were unwilling to spend to pick up Lucas Giolito when he [...]