Poll: Which small sample in Florida will be predictive in the regular season?

The small sample sizes and the questionable level of competition are two things that make Spring Training stats not a particularly good barometer of how a player will do once the regular season starts. People love to point out how Player X did great/poor in Grapefruit League action, only to turn around and do poor/great [...]

Poll: Would you rather the Mets have Lucas Giolito or Sean Manaea’s deal this offseason?

One day after writing about preparations for Luis Severino’s 1/$13 to be the largest move of the offseason for the Mets, they ink Sean Manaea to a 2/$28 deal with an opt out after the first season. My first thought after hearing the move was to recall he didn’t look good when the Mets first [...]

Poll: Can Max Scherzer and Justin Verlander consistently pitch like aces moving forward?

Max Scherzer posted 8 IP, 1 ER, 1 BB and 8 Ks last night versus the Astros. This is the type of start most fans envisioned from him this year. Perhaps not quite this good but in this ballpark. And not only from Scherzer but Justin Verlander, too. And fans hoped that other pitchers would [...]

Poll: Who will be the final two relievers on the Opening Day roster?

It’s been my opinion that the Mets made a big mistake by having their final three bullpen spots be (essentially) a competition among relievers with options remaining. My preference would have been to have more stability among the back end of the pen with pitchers who have successfully performed in the majors. But that ship [...]

Poll: How many starts will the Mets’ five preferred starters make in 2023?

The 1966 Dodgers utilized a four-man rotation, one that featured three future Hall of Famers and the fourth, the black sheep, pitched for 18 years and was a two-time 20-game winner. That year, Sandy Koufax, Don Drysdale, Claude Osteen and Don Sutton combined to make 154 of the team’s 162 starts. You don’t see rotations [...]

Poll: Which free agent acquisition will have the best 2023 for the Mets?

There’s a story on SNY with the headline, “Darling says Correa deal would be ‘centerpiece’ of Mets offseason.” Carlos Correa is a star who’s on the young side of 30; it’s not an outlandish statement. Keith Law had him ranked as the top free agent available this offseason. Still, it struck me as odd with [...]

Poll: How does the catching shake out after Omar Narvaez pickup?

Omar Narvaez is likely better than either James McCann or Tomas Nido so the Mets signing him yesterday is probably a good idea. But it makes it harder for Francisco Alvarez to make the Opening Day roster. Not impossible - just harder. There have been rumors that the club has been shopping McCann and maybe [...]

Poll: Do you support Steve Cohen’s push for a casino in Queens?

Rich Calder of the New York Post had an excellent piece on Steve Cohen trying to land a casino in Willets Point. There will be three casino licenses issued and two of them are seen likely to go racing establishments in Acqueduct and Yonkers. Cohen's group is likely to be in a battle with a [...]