The old Earl Weaver maxim was pitching, defense and the three-run homer. The Mets had two of those things Friday night but the missing three-run blast was the difference, as the Mets fell to the Marlins, 2-1. David Peterson wasn’t especially sharp but was the beneficiary of three fine defensive play. Pete Alonso made a [...]
So, would you rather that your big offseason free agent pitcher that you laid out beaucoup bucks for wind up on the IL for what might be a brief stay or would you prefer him to pitch and give up 5 ER in 3.2 IP in his home debut? Those were the results for Justin [...]
Brandon Nimmo drove in three runs, leading the Mets to their 41st win on Opening Day in their last 54 games, as the visitors emerged with a 5-3 win over the Marlins in Miami Thursday afternoon. The game figured to be a pitcher’s duel, with three-time CY Award winner Max Scherzer facing off against reigning [...]
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Each year it’s a rush to get all of the projections in. And inevitably, after the year is over, you wonder why more weren’t done. It’s a vicious cycle. Anyway, the season starts for the Mets on Thursday and there’s still at least four players who deserve a projection. So, this piece will be a [...]
We’ve established the current Top 50 prospects and talked about why they are ranked where they are at present. We now move on to where we expect some of these top players to begin their 2023 campaigns and what that may mean for their development. #1 - Francisco Alvarez - C: AAA Prior to Spring [...]
It’s hard to know what the upside for the 2023 Mets is without knowing what to expect from Kodai Senga. The good news is that on a team with Max Scherzer and Justin Verlander, there’s no pressure on him to be an ace. The bad new is that Senga is essentially replacing Chris Bassitt, who [...]
The assorted baseball websites have been assessing Jeff McNeil’s forecast for the New York Mets 2023 season for a week or so since his participation in the World Baseball Classic. McNeil posted 5.7 bWAR in 2022, in about 600 plate appearances. He posted a 1.5 in 2020 in about 200 PAs. In 2019, 5.1 in [...]
The 2022 Mets had two offensive sinkholes in the lineup in catcher and designated hitter. They made an upgrade at the DH spot at the deadline and thanks to Daniel Vogelbach’s production, the Mets saw their final rank at the DH spot climb to 19th in MLB. That’s still not great but acceptable as one [...]