The Miami Marlins are a better team than the Mets. This is why have accumulated nearly half of their win total this season against the Mets, not because “they have the Mets number.” Since baseball seasons are long and unforgiving, there is still a chance that the Marlins can pull even and possibly pass the [...]
Well, at least this year’s tease only lasted a week. In a season that could end up being historically bad, the Mets played one of their longest games ever Saturday and along the way also set a team record for men left on base. The team’s struggles, especially on offense, should come as no surprise [...]
In case you missed it, Zack Wheeler had another great outing on Saturday night. Wheeler, the New York Mets’ top pitching prospect, threw 7 1/3 innings of two-run ball and struck out seven on Saturday for Triple-A Las Vegas. He gave up six hits and walked one. According to ESPN, over his last three starts, [...]
In case you missed it, FOX and MLB Network contributor Ken Rosenthal said last week that the Mets won’t contend until 2015, at the earliest. I am not a big fan of Rosenthal but I agree whole-heartedly with him. Yes, it’s nice to think that things are about to turn around, but that notion is [...]
Perhaps I am clutching at straws, but the nagging hurts plaguing the Mets projected everyday lineup may prove to be a blessing in disguise.
Our story begins last July, when the Mets, after a promising start to the 2012 season have once again fallen out of contention. The July 31st trade deadline is looming and the hope among the Mets faithful is that General Manager Sandy Alderson can spin some of his veteran players into prospect gold. One obvious [...]
So the R.A. Dickey trade not only removed a 20-game winner from the rotation, it failed to address a single immediate pressing need for the 2013 season. Remember GM Sandy Alderson’s quip about “What Outfield?” Maybe he should skip the jokes and go back to –err what is his job again? Sarcasm aside, I will [...]
Some offseason, eh? So far, the Mets have overpaid (David Wright) and overplayed (R.A. Dickey). What happened to that roster overhaul that GM Sandy Alderson promised us at the end of last season? I’ll tell you what.
Dear Sandy Alderson: Hello from Pennsylvania. How is the weather down in Nashville? You are there right? If you are, how about y’know, maybe getting the Mets some new players? You need at least two outfielders, another catcher and a guy or two who can come off the bench in a pinch. I think that [...]
Author’s Disclaimer: Perhaps by the time you are reading this, the Met player in question has already signed a new contract. If so, skip the first eight paragraphs During the winter meetings after the 1983 season, the Mets where attempting to wrap up a deal with the Los Angeles Dodgers for utility infielder extraordinaire Bob [...]
The confetti hasn’t been entirely swept up in San Francisco and already, stories about potential Met moves this off-season have stretched into the realm of the absurd. Don’t take my word for it; check out yesterday’s Post story about Cody Ross. Mike Puma writes about “sources” and uses phrases like “could target, ” while not [...]
Whew…got this in just under the wire. October 16 is arguably the seminal date in Met history. It also has some personal significance as it is my late father’s birthday. More on him in a moment. Some of the biggest moments in Met history have occurred on this date. For example: 1969: The Miracle culminates [...]
Part Three of this series. Part One is here and Part Two appeared here. In 1992, the Mets made a very unpopular trade, sending fan favorite and proven performer David Cone to Toronto in a deal that included second baseman Jeff Kent. It was the start of a miserable relationship that lasted parts of five [...]
A disclaimer: I also authored this post, which cited the potential availability of several players and suggested a move or two. Some of those same players will be portrayed in a different light here. Also for this to make more sense you should start with yesterday’s post. You might remember the mid-1990’s and those awful [...]
Deceptively, baseball looks like an easy game to play. Most of the players seem to be of average height and weight; the rules and strategies are fairly straightforward and as George Carlin has pointed out, it’s a game played in a park where the objective is to be safe at home. Partially as a result, [...]