Adam Ottavino, Brooks Raley and the efficacy of old relievers

UC Berkeley Free Speech Movement leader Jack Weinberg famously uttered the phrase, “Don’t trust anybody over 30,” when he was being hounded by a reporter wanting to know who was behind these student protests. When assembling their pitching staff for 2023, the Mets turned that phrase on its head. In all, the Mets used 14 [...]

Comparing the rebuilds of Nelson Doubleday and Steve Cohen

The Mets have had two major ownership changes in their tenure. The first one was when Nelson Doubleday and minority partner Fred Wilpon bought the club in 1980 and the other was when Steve Cohen purchased the club from the Wilpons in 2021. Interestingly, both teams wanted to build thru the draft and bring in [...]

Mets Card of the Week: 1981 Mike Jorgensen

1981 DONRUSS MIKE JORGENSEN We all knew that the world of baseball card collectors was going to be turned upside down back in 1981, when Fleer and Donruss were allowed to compete with Topps. Their first offerings in 1981 weren’t the most-polished, as there were error cards galore in the two non-Topps sets. Additionally, the [...]

An interview with a member of the 600 Club, Charlie Hangley

It was late in the 2010 calendar year that Charlie Hangley started writing for Mets360. Since then, his byline has appeared at the site over 600 times. I first came across Charlie at the old Baseball Primer, now known as Baseball Think Factory. It's still in existence today but is only a shell of what [...]

What if the Mets added only one SP in the offseason?

We all want the Mets to be active in free agency and begin the 2024 season with five starters capable of making 30 starts, providing they remained healthy. We thought that’s what the Mets had coming into 2023 but remaining healthy – and still on the team past the trade deadline – proved easier said [...]

Mets Minors: Offseason deep dive on Kevin Parada

Biography: We wrote about Parada last season and nothing has changed about his biography except he is another year older and another league more advanced. While watching another Met catching prospect (who is younger than him) ascend to the majors, he spent most of his year in Advanced A. Resume: 2023 was a slightly down [...]

Diving into Drew Gilbert’s 2023 home/road splits

Of the prospects that the Mets picked up in their numerous deadline deals, the one that had the most success after being acquired was outfielder Drew Gilbert, who was part of the package received from the Astros for Justin Verlander. Gilbert had forced an in-season promotion while with the Houston organization, going from Hi-A to [...]

Looking back at Brodie Van Wagenen’s tenure with the Mets

Now that Billy Eppler is gone, and has etched his name into forgettable Mets lore, it might be just the perfect time to evaluate Brodie Van Wagenen’s performance as General Manager from October 2018 through November 2020. Yes, you read that right. While it is easy to judge a general manager in the immediate wake [...]

A payroll-neutral look at the Mets’ arbitration-eligible players

This is the list of Mets eligible for arbitration, courtesy of MLB Trade Rumors. The number in parentheses is the service time the player has accrued, while the following number is MLBTR’s estimate of what the player will make in arbitration. Daniel Vogelbach (5.138): $2.6MM Trevor Gott (5.057): $2MM Elieser Hernandez (5.044): $1.6MM Drew Smith [...]