Analysis of the home runs by Pete Alonso in 2022

For the fourth year running, I am taking a deeper dive into the home runs of Pete Alonso for the season. You can see the progression of these stories in 2019, 2020, and 2021, which shows what a total beast Alonso has become. In reviewing my article for the 2021 season, my closing thoughts looked [...]

Low-cost decisions with Daniel Vogelbach and Tommy Pham

Daniel Vogelbach is a polarizing figure on the Mets. There’s a significant chunk of the fanbase that have elevated him to cult-hero status because of his complete lack of an athletic-looking body. If you met him at your kid’s football game and he told you he was a truck driver, you’d say – that sounds [...]

NFL picks against the spread for the Conference Championships

Last week's Divisional Round picks went 3-1 and might have been a clean sweep if Patrick Mahomes didn't get hurt. It helps make up some for a lousy Divisional Round. Playoff picks are 4-6 and today offers the chance to get back to .500 in this regard. All odds are from yahoo!sportsbook, with home teams [...]

Tomas Nido v. Omar Narvaez, the battle of the backstops

Much of the Mets likely starting lineup for 2023 seems set at this point, the one exception might be the catcher spot. James McCann, of course, is (mercifully) out of the picture. Francisco Alvarez is likely to be the catcher of the future, but is probably not quite ready to slip into the starting nine [...]

Pete Alonso: A glove away from an MVP award?

The Mets’ extension with Jeff McNeil was a no-brainer, particularly with such seemingly team-friendly terms. As noted in Brian’s article detailing that news, the next logical question relates to the team doing the same with Pete Alonso. Despite the love for him in New York (and his record-setting arbitration award for a first baseman), Alonso [...]

State goes 2-1 despite some incredibly odd free throw attempts discrepancies

State concluded the first half of its ACC schedule with a 6-4 conference record, thanks to winning two of three games since our last update. The two wins came versus two of the bottom teams in the conference in Ga. Tech and Notre Dame. The lone loss was versus North Carolina, one that saw star [...]

Mets Minors: Offseason deep dive on Matt Allan

Biography: Matthew Allan is a RHP standing 6-3 tall whom the Mets drafted back in 2019 as part of Brodie Van Waggenen’s finest moment as Met GM. He is from Sanford, FL and attended Seminole HS.  When drafted he was considered a Top 20 pick but the Mets actually selected him in the third round [...]