It’s still Groundhog Day for Nick Evans and Daniel Murphy

In 2008 the Mets did not have a starting left fielder. Angel Pagan drew the Opening Day assignment but he made just 20 starts that season. Pagan was one of 12 players to start in left for the Mets in 2008. By September manager Jerry Manuel had a platoon in left field featuring 22-year-old Nick [...]

Live Chat: Carlos Beltran, Nick Evans and Mets

Welcome to this week's edition of Mets360 chat. This will begin today at 1:00 Eastern time and run for at least 30 minutes. Ask any question about the Mets and we'll do our best to get it answered. Sometimes Firefox has some issues with the chat software, so if you are having troubles viewing the [...]

Using Nick Evans to explain MLB option rules

Ranking right up there with the balk rule, one of the least understood rules in baseball are those pertaining to player options. Each year the option rules determine the fate of many players. This year, several Mets players are out of options and may have a leg up making the major league team out of [...]

Sizing up the Mets’ 2011 Opening Day roster

While there are several jobs up in the air, the Opening Day roster is starting to take shape for the Mets. There are 17 positions which seem set and another four which seem likely. And the remaining four are possibly already on the team, it is just a matter of which direction Terry Collins and [...]

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. [...]

Where does Evans fit in?

Utility man Nick Evans has endeared himself to the Mets faithful of late. Last night, Evans delivered a walk-off hit in the bottom of the 10th inning to make the Mets a 1-0 winner over the Pittsburgh Pirates. Just six games earlier, Evans hit the game-winning RBI in Washington to secure R.A. Dickey’s 10th win. [...]