Potential Mets trading partner: Dodgers

It’s always nice to have someone worse off than you. For the Mets, we can always say – at least we’re not the Dodgers. Sure, the Dodgers won more games in 2011 and have bigger stars on the major league roster. But their ownership is a disaster, players seem unsure if they want to be [...]

Mets Notes: DH results, Bay’s resurgence and Byrdak’s splits

The Mets lost both games of a doubleheader to the Braves on Thursday. It was the second time this year New York fell in both games of a DH to Atlanta and the third time in four tries this season it has been swept in a twin bill. The Mets are 70-73 (.490) overall this [...]

Jason Bay in CF has failure written all over it

As if his tenure with the Mets hasn’t been rough enough, Terry Collins, according to Andy Martino of the Daily News, is toying with the idea of putting Jason Bay in center field for the 2012 season. Well, that has disaster written all over it doesn’t it? While Jason Bay is a good defensive left [...]

Why the Mets should move David Wright to LF

Since the middle of 2004, David Wright has been a fixture at third base for the Mets. Since then, he’s made the All-Star team five times, finished in the top 10 in MVP voting three times and he’s claimed two Gold Glove Awards. Wright is the Mets’ all-time leader in doubles and total bases and [...]

Mets Notes: Warthen’s pitching staff along with Bay, Duda and Pagan streaks

Eight pitchers for the Mets have thrown at least 20 innings in both 2010 and 2011. Here are their ERAs for those two seasons: Name 2011 2010 R.A. Dickey 3.77 2.84 Jonathon Niese 4.05 4.20 Mike Pelfrey 4.58 3.66 Dillon Gee 3.92 2.18 Francisco Rodriguez 3.16 2.20 Bobby Parnell 4.20 2.83 Manny Acosta 4.00 2.95 [...]

Would a Jason Bay for A.J. Burnett trade make sense?

As fans, we always like to propose trades as if we’re acting GM’s. We love flooding airwaves, posting on blogs and message boards about potential trade possibilities. This week a caller phoned into WFAN (The Mets flagship and all-sports radio station) and proposed a unique trade that might benefit both New York squads: A.J. Burnett [...]

Nature Of The Beast: .500 Mets Are Jekyll & Hyde

Apparently, I spoke too soon: fire the fanboy. I suppose this is what a .500 team looks like. A sublime string of wins, crisp games and smart play is followed by a ghastly stretch of boneheadism, vapid offense and corresponding losses. Baby steps, I suppose, but that doesn’t make the dour, Indian-pudding taste of these [...]

An internal solution to replace Jason Bay

Back-to-back multi-hit games have Jason Bay’s OPS up to .651 for the season. Earlier I wrote that it was time for the team to move on from Bay. I still believe that’s the direction the Mets need to go but right now Bay should continue to play to see if this is the beginning of [...]

Jason Bay < Francoeur and it's time for him to go

In his last 13 games, Jason Bay is 5-45 for a .111 AVG. Normally we would dismiss this as a slump. Unfortunately, it’s not so easy to write off the entire tenure of Bay with the Mets. Since joining the club as a free agent following the 2009 season, Bay has a .246/.332/.366 line. That’s [...]

No quick fix for Jason Bay’s struggles

When Jason Bay finished up 2010 on the DL with his worst numbers in years, many were quick to attribute it to the concussion or first year jitters like Carlos Beltran suffered from. Instead, New York’s beleaguered left fielder has followed up with a second poor year. Before Tuesday’s game against St. Louis, Bay was [...]

Who Are These Mets?

Four games, 52 runs scored, 69 hits, only three of which were home runs – all hit in a single game and two of those were grand slams. As Casey Stengel meant to tell us all those many years ago, “The Mets are amazin’.” Every cylinder of the offense is firing, the pitchers are unfettered [...]