Jonathon Niese’s return and other questions surrounding Mets rotation

Jonathon Niese is set to throw in another rehab start on Tuesday in either in Brooklyn or Binghamton, and then if that all goes to plan, Niese will then most likely be activated off the DL and perhaps make a start in the Mets’ upcoming 11-game road trip. So, what does this mean to the [...]

A breakout season from Jon Niese is exactly what the Mets need

As we approach the start of the season, the Mets’ pitching staff has to accomplish a lot in order to win the trust of hopeful fans. If there is to be any glimmer of hope for a respectable season, the staff has to not only meet expectations, but most likely exceed them. One thing that [...]

Dreadful offense dooms July

After a terrific June in which the team went 18-8, the Mets followed up with a brutal July, in which they posted a dismal 9-17 record. Everyone points to the 2-9 road trip that opened up the second half of the season but the bad play started before the break, when the Mets went 2-4 [...]

Road sweep is latest good thing

The Orioles are not very good. But it counts when the Yankees and Red Sox beat them and it counts when the Mets do the same. And given the team’s poor road record this year, the three-game sweep in Baltimore was met with open arms. Perhaps most encouraging was how the sweep was a total [...]

2010 Predictions

As I write this Opening Day is already underway. However, I have the DVR ready and I have yet to watch any of the action. So, here are my predictions for the 2010 New York Mets: Josh Thole comes up before September to be the everyday catcher. Daniel Murphy comes back to post an [...]

2010 Top Prospects

General manager Omar Minaya has come under a lot of fire for not having more prospects in the farm system ready to step in and contribute when the Mets were hit by all of the injuries last year. There is some validity to that criticism. However, given the condition of the Mets farm system when [...]