What do Ronny Mauricio and Mark Vientos have to do to get the call to Queens?

Earlier this season, Gary Cohen was giving daily updates on what Brett Baty was doing in the minors. It was a weird thing for a broadcaster to do, almost like he was politicking for Baty to get a promotion. Usually that’s in the domain of writers, both mainstream guys and bloggers. It would be curious [...]

Checking in on Carlos Correa and the Mets’ third basemen

According to Ron Darling, Carlos Correa was the centerpiece of the offseason for the Mets. Well, the Mets were scared off by Correa’s medical issues and their alleged centerpiece re-signed with the Twins, instead. In 23 games with the Twins this year, Correa resembles Eduardo Escobar more so than a centerpiece. He has a 75 [...]

Alonso is killing it in 2023: What will it take to keep him beyond 2024?

Pete Alonso is on the cusp of making serious bank – and he deserves every penny. We started hearing about his prodigious home run power when he was drafted in the 2nd Round of the 2016 Amateur Draft from the University of Florida. The number one overall pick that year? The Phillies drafted high school [...]

Line drives help fuel Jeff McNeil’s hot streak

Back on April 4, an article was published here talking about Jeff McNeil’s slow start to the season. It also included his Grapefruit League and WBC numbers. At that point, McNeil was 9-53. Just in MLB games, he was slashing .191/.191/.238 in 21 PA. But despite that slow start, McNeil is back to last year’s [...]

Slow start or stiff? Mets still have questions to answer in this department

It’s easy to eliminate playing time for Eduardo Escobar and Tomas Nido because they’ve been terrible. Escobar has a few hits here recently to raise his OPS to a .530 mark while Nido takes it upon himself to try a safety squeeze because it’s better than striking out. Is it piling on to remark on [...]

Gut Reaction: Nationals 4, Mets 1 (4/26/23)

We wrote off Tuesday’s poor offensive performance due to lethargy from returning home from a West Coast trip. It’s not quite so easy to explain away Wednesday’s dismal outing. The Nationals sent the Mets to their fourth-straight loss with a 4-1 decision. Kodai Senga continues to give up too many walks, which built up his [...]