Jose Quintana is the biggest key in the Mets’ rotation

The New York Mets already received some bad news last week when their ace pitcher Kodai Senga suffered an injury on his shoulder and will be sidelined for several weeks. He will certainly miss Opening Day and probably won’t be back until May. With the Mets not seeking outside help in the pitching market as [...]

Let’s stop pretending that what the Mets need is another depth pitcher

There was an Andy Martino article at SNY today talking about how the Mets are still in the market for a starting pitcher after missing out on Julio Teheran, who instead signed with the Orioles. At one point in time, Teheran was a pretty good pitcher. But, c’mon, that was years ago. His addition to [...]

Hot shooting and defensive pressure lead Seminoles to win over the Pack

Which one is more depressing – playing the 9:00 game and having the 7:00 game run 25 minutes late? Or when the game finally comes on and you find out that Corey Alexander is one of the announcers so you know you’re going to hear him talk about himself for half of the game? It’s [...]

Mets Minors: Preseason Part II, those ranked 11-30

Continuing the Top 50 rankings we reach the section where there is quite a lot more disagreement, and not only because of the international signees. You will notice far more “Bold” predictions in this group and a lot less consensus. There are likely three to five people on this list who I rate as having [...]

Redoing the Mets’ 2023-24 offseason, while maintaining future payroll flexibility

Now that Grapefruit League games have started, it seems unlikely that the Mets will make a move to add to the 2024 Opening Day roster. Sure, J.D. Martinez is still out there and the loss of Kodai Senga might make a SP more attractive. But David Stearns doesn’t seem inclined to spend any more on [...]

State gets back in the win column with a victory over BC

Unlike in recent games where the team dug itself an early hole, N.C. State scored the first six points, extended to a double-digit lead with 7:42 remaining in the half and cruised to an 81-70 win over Boston College Saturday afternoon at PNC Arena. It was an emotional win for the Pack, as they honored [...]

Jose Butto and Joey Lucchesi hope that rotation spot isn’t gifted to Tylor Megill

So, Kodai Senga will open the year on the IL, making this the fifth straight year that the Mets will begin the year with one of their five starting pitchers sidelined. Last year it was Jose Quintana and Justin Verlander. In 2022 it was Jacob deGrom. In 2021, it was Carlos Carrasco. And in 2020 [...]