The Mets’ best off-season move was the one they didn’t make

If you're like MattyMets, you probably squealed like a school girl when the Mets signed Eduardo Escobar, Mark Canha, and Starling Marte in the span of 48 hours. And when they announced that Max Scherzer was coming to Queens to join Jacob deGrom and form the best 1-2 punch in the Majors, you shouted "Drago!" [...]

How Billy Eppler could complete the roster puzzle

Just as we were enjoying one of the most exciting Mets off-seasons in years, the MLB lockout shut off the gas on the hot stove. Have you ever been really into a movie and the cable or the power goes out? Now we have awkward, speculative conversations while we sit and wait...and wait. While team [...]

Mets fans deserve a free agent jackpot

For far too many years, Mets fans have had to feign excitement over second tier free agents like Bobby Bonilla and Jason Bay, and way-past-their-prime free agents like Michael Cuddyer and Mo Vaughn. Meanwhile, across town, Yankee fans were laughing their way to the playoffs as their deep-pocketed ownership forked over whatever it took to [...]

Five ways for the Mets to shake up the snow globe

On paper, the Mets have had a roster brimming with talent that hasn't sniffed the post-season in five years. Whether you blame it on injuries, luck, coaching, or organizational approach, it's obvious we can't bring the exact same squad back for 2022. Here are five creative ways for the GM-to-be-named-later to shake things up. 1- [...]

An off-season game plan for the GM to be named later

Whoever is named as the new President of Baseball Operations (quickly please) will anoint a new General Manager (quickly please) and that person will be immediately presented with a complicated to do list. MattyMets presents a cheat sheet so they can hit the ground running and get us back in contention in 2022. New On-Field [...]

The Mets dodged a bullet with George Springer

George Springer is a terrific player and as a playoff-tested, right-handed slugger who plays a solid centerfield, he seemed to be the most coveted free agent for Mets fans. Alas, it was not meant to be, as the Blue Jays swooped in and snagged the former Astro All-Star for six years and $150 million. The [...]

Steve Cohen could top the 2008 Yankees spending spree

The 2008 New York Yankees missed the playoffs for the first time since 1993. They were about to move into their newly renovated ballpark with more luxury suites. The Steinbrenners had money to spend and Yankee fans were eager to get right back into contention. Luckily for them, the stars aligned as the free agent [...]

Josh Harrison fits like a glove

It's funny how one roster move begets another. What may not have made sense a few moves prior, suddenly seems like a no-brainer. The resigning of Jay Bruce plugged a lot of holes for the Mets. In one move they provide lineup protection for Yoenis Cespedes, solidify the outfield, give themselves insurance at first base [...]

With Jay Bruce back, attention turns back to the infield

Kudos to Sandy Alderson for waiting out the market and bringing back Jay Bruce on a reasonable contract. No, he's not a perfect player, but he clearly fills a number of needs. However, at last check, the power hitting right fielder/first baseman can't bat lead off or play second or third base, so at least [...]