Luisangel Acuna’s incredibly unimpressive 8-game hitting streak

If you're like me, you have a mental image of what a hitting streak should be like. Lots of hits, some power, perhaps a few walks, too. Here are some hot stretches by Mets players so far in 2024: Brandon Nimmo - 12 G, 53 PA, .311/.415/.600 Francisco Lindor - 10 G, 42 PA, .359/.405/.641 [...]

No moves yet for the Mets but David Stearns sheds light on third base

It was a slow first day at the Winter Meetings for the Mets, at least in terms of player acquisitions. News came out that they were one of two teams after former Nationals pitcher Erick Fedde, who was mediocre at best for the Nationals before going to the KBO and putting up a fantastic year, [...]

Scouting report for Yoshinobu Yamamoto

Following the success of Kodai Senga transitioning from NPB to MLB, Yoshinobu Yamamoto has been every team’s favorite offseason item. He’s surpassed Shohei Ohtani as the player atop of my Mets’ wish list. While there’s some concern about signing Yamamoto necessitating the Mets having to use a 5.5-man rotation, the Mets likely have the depth [...]

On the struggles of Brett Baty

Yesterday came across an article that talked about Brett Baty, his struggles and what they hoped to accomplish with him in the minors. The article featured quotes from Syracuse hitting coach Collin Hetzler, who said this: “Being selectively aggressive is good, but at the same time you don’t want that to turn into taking heaters [...]

Billy Eppler on Francisco Alvarez making the team in 2023

For a guy that many didn’t have a very high opinion of this time last year, Billy Eppler had a very strong year in his first season as the Mets’ GM. But the following quote from Eppler about Francisco Alvarez makes me glad he’s the GM and not the manager. "As we're constituted right now, [...]

Brandon Nimmo on the work he put in to become a better defensive player

Awhile ago, there was a discussion on the blog about if MLB players could improve their defense. It seems safe to me to say that they can, only the overwhelming majority simply choose not to do that. Nimmo focused specifically on workouts targeted to make him a better center fielder. "We’ve worked a lot on [...]

Players weigh in on Dusty Baker, who the Mets could have hired two separate times last year

If you've been reading this blog for awhile, you know my feelings about Dusty Baker as a manager. Here's a snippet from 2019: IN PRAISE OF AN EX MANAGER – Dusty Baker is rarely thought of as one of the best managers in recent history but you’ll forgive me if that’s where he rates in [...]