Whatever happened to Hisanori Takahashi?

This time last year one of the big player personnel moves facing the Mets was what to do with Hisanori Takahashi. It was complicated due to Rule 8(i)(2), which made it necessary for the Mets to sign him by Halloween. And if you recall, the Mets had just fired their general manager and had yet [...]

End of season report card for the Mets

For a season that opened up with hope, and which was carried to the All-Star break, the Mets once again flamed out and disappointed their fans and had their second consecutive losing season (79-83). Change is now on the horizon as GM Omar Minaya and manager Jerry Manuel were given their pink slips on Monday. [...]

Mets bite back

The New York Mets (53-51) rebounded from Friday's loss with a 5-4 walk-off win in the ninth inning against the Arizona Diamondbacks. Jesus Feliciano led off the ninth with a long triple to right-center field. After Jose Reyes popped to right field, the Diamondbacks intentionally walked Angel Pagan and David Wright to load the bases. [...]

Mets season hinges on deadline deals

While there is plenty of time left in the baseball season, the window for the Mets to contend with either the Atlanta Braves in the NL East or a wild-card spot may be defined in the next 11 days. In those 11 days, Mets General Manager Omar Minaya must decide if his team is as [...]

Mets Report Card

The All-Star break is upon us and it’s natural to look forward. The Mets at 48-40, four games back of the Atlanta Braves in the NL and one game behind in the wild card race. Below is a list of Mets players with a grade given to each hitter and pitcher on how they have [...]

Mets need pitcher dearLee

While it seems Johan Santana has found his groove again, and the Mets getting great contributions from Jon Niese and R.A. Dickey, the Mets rotation always seems to have a weak link(s) during stretches of the season. It is now Mike Pelfrey and Hisanori Takahashi that are struggling. Pelfrey has struggled in his last two starts. [...]

Rocky Road trip ends with win

The New York Mets (46-36) plated eight runs in the first four innings on their way to a 9-5 win over the Washington Nationals Sunday, ending a seven-game road trip. "That felt like it was more than seven days," said Jason Bay after the game. The Mets completed the trip 3-4. They are now 18-24 [...]