Mets signing Justin Verlander was a better decision than retaining Jacob deGrom

During the offseason, the New York Mets lost their ace Jacob deGrom to the Texas Rangers back on December. Luckily, it didn’t take long for them to find his replacement, and maybe the best one in Justin Verlander. The Mets signed Verlander to a 2 year $86 million with an option for a third year. [...]

Mets Hall of Fame adds Howard Johnson and Al Leiter

The New York Mets have their own Hall of Fame with plaques and stories in Citi Field. Mind you, these are not retired numbers; they are Mets Hall of Fame members. When Nelson Doubleday purchased the Mets (including the Wilpons), they created the Mets HOF. And of course, Joan Payson was the first inductee. The [...]

Divvying up playing time for potential righty DH candidates

One of the big questions for the 2023 Mets is how to divvy up playing time, especially for position players. Last year, unlike the pitchers, the hitters were mostly healthy. We certainly hope for the hitters, that’s the case once again. But if the starting position players remain healthy, how do you find playing time [...]

After 60 years it seems the Mets are on the right track

As we count the days until the start of spring training, we Met fans employ an age-old defense mechanism whereby we approach the upcoming season with high hopes and low expectations.  Throughout the years our ownership shied away from spending on first rate free agents, instead opting to pursue the cheaper, second tier players hoping [...]

Signing Chafin would push the Mets bullpen to the top

Following the insanity of the Carlos Correa saga in which he ended up back with the Minnesota Twins, it appears as if the Mets no longer have impact moves left on the table for this offseason. While many wanted the Mets to add an impact bat, their biggest moves were on the mound, adding Justin [...]

The Importance of Tylor Megill and David Peterson 

Tylor Megill and David Peterson will be key components in the 2023 season, as they bring pitching depth, experience, and youth to an aging rotation.  Both players stepped up in the 2022 season, as Megill went from Triple-A depth to Opening Day starter, and in dominating fashion over the Nationals. He started nine games going 4-2 [...]

Mets add to legacy of preferring guys who were good on another team three years ago

Yesterday the Mets signed free agent outfielder Tommy Pham to a 1/$6 million deal with incentives that could push the total value to $8 million. The move was met with mostly positive reaction, as Pham gives the team a reliable fourth outfielder, one capable of playing CF in a pinch. But to me, this is [...]