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. [...]

Top 10 ways Mets have frustrated followers

It has been another frustrating season for the New York Mets and their fans. The Mets spent eight days in last place early in the season and last led the National League East on April 30. Their offense totally collapsed in July, they couldn’t get a big hit when needed and key pitchers slumped at [...]

Mets pitchers and Quality Starts

The Mets’ offensive troubles have become the story of the season and have overshadowed some terrific pitching performances. How many times have pitchers ended up with no-decisions in games where they pitched brilliantly? Here is a chart of all Mets starters, their Quality Starts and decisions in those games. Name Quality Starts QS Record Johan [...]

Five areas Mets need to address

Most New York Mets fans by now probably thought they would be dealing with another disastrous season: clubhouse turmoil, a new manager, and what many want – a new GM. But thanks to an overachieving starting rotation, great years from David Wright and unheralded Angel Pagan, and now with the imminent return of Carlos Beltran, [...]

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 Rewind: July 5, 2010

Here's what happened on this day in New York Mets history: 1988: After a 3-1 loss to Tom Browning and the Cincinnati Reds, New York Mets rightfielder Darryl Strawberry said the team was "dead" on the field. ''I describe it as getting too content,'' he said. "You go out there and - dead. Nobody's saying [...]

Bridge to K-Rod shaky

New York Mets closer Francisco Rodriguez has been confused lately. While he knows he gets paid to close games, on many days he doesn’t know if he will have to pitch more than one inning, which impacts his rhythm and the bullpen as a whole. “It is tough because in preparation, you don’t know if [...]

Darling wrong about Takahashi role

I enjoy listening to Ron Darling and Keith Hernandez provide color commentary on Mets games. It is obvious they are both intelligent and passionate about the game, even if Keith enjoys a nap every now and then. They want to see the game played right by both teams and they have no problem criticizing the [...]

Can the Mets trust Maine?

After Johan Santana and Mike Pelfrey, the Mets have struggled to identify secondary starting pitchers to feel confident about to fill out the rest of the rotation. When Jon Niese returned from the disabled list and pitched effectively this past Saturday, it’s apparent his spot in the rotation is safe. After those three, the back end of the rotation [...]

Mets need shot in the arm

Are the Mets a contender? As of Tuesday they are exactly .500 and only three-and-one-half games back in the National League East. I’ll say this, they are definitely not out of contention. The Mets have another month to see where they stand as we head towards the trading deadline. There is no reason for me [...]