Opinion and Analysis
So, the Mets have lost 6 games in a row, and have fallen to 14-23, 6.5 games behind the NL East leading Atlanta Braves here on May 16th. Besides Matt Harvey, the starting rotation has been horrible, besides Bobby Parnell, the bullpen has been unreliable, and the Mets’ offense, which lit up opponents the first [...]
OK, you’re probably reading the headline and thinking, “more like ‘Seven Guys Not Slumping at the Same Time is the Key to Mets Offense.’” Yes, the Mets are not exactly the reincarnation of the 1927 Yankees. They don’t have an ideal leadoff hitter or a steady center fielder or right fielder. Ruben Tejada has been [...]
28 games are in the books in 2013 – 28 embarrassing, encouraging, disastrous, delightful, hopeless and hopeful games. One night, a fan could go from swearing off his beloved Mets for good, while another game brings about a glimmer of hope. But the Mets have given us no reason to believe that 2013 edition of [...]
I’m sure Joe or another author on Mets Today will have an opinion on this, but here’s my $0.02. So, the baby baseball writers got their bottles. The paragons of perfection and arbiters of all that is moral kept everyone out of the Hall of Fame this year. Yes, there will be no HOFers in [...]
There’s already been plenty of discussion about the relative merits of starting pitchers and relievers for Cy Young consideration. I am in the camp that believes that (a) relievers absolutely should be considered and (b) they should need to
NOTE: This is a guest post by longtime, loyal MetsToday commenter “Argonbunnies.” Enjoy. After Omar Minaya’s parting slew of over-priced contracts to past-their-prime stars, most Mets fans were eager to follow the smart teams and build from within. Alderson has staked the premise of contention in the next few years on the viability of that [...]
It has come to that point of the New York Mets season again when the team is completely unbearable to watch, loses most games it plays, shows little to no effort nor desire to win, and acts like the Same Old Mets over and over again. But why should we Mets fans subject ourselves to [...]
The Mets have certainly given us some colorful terms over their history. In several cases a word or two has been coined that succinctly sums up a seminal moment in the team’s history. There’s the recently broken “Fregosi Curse” that they were infected with after they traded Nolan Ryan. (Yes I know, the term originated [...]
In case you missed it, the Mets acquired catcher Kelly Shoppach from the Boston Red Sox, in return for a player to be named later. There was a time that I thought trading for Shoppach made a lot of sense for the Mets — back in March of 2008, when he was 28 years old [...]
Throughout the year, I didn’t give much thought to the various players trotting out to three outfield positions every Mets game. I kind of just glazed over the names and their attachments to LF, CF, and RF in the lineup. Recently, though, it occurred to me: is the Mets outfield the worst in all of [...]
From Adam Rubin on ESPN-NY: Alderson expressed surprise the direction of the call turned to why the Mets did not sell instead of why they were not buyers. Asked by ESPNNewYork.com about there arguably being little value in increasing the 2012 win total of a non-playoff team, Alderson said: “Well, maybe you’re not a Mets [...]
In 2011 Mets fans were treated to a new concept: making trades in July. Unfortunately, they were sellers, but at least the trades of Francisco Rodriguez and Carlos Beltran appeared to make some sense on the surface — they seemed to be part of some big plan that the front office dream team had in [...]
Big news out of Buffalo: an impact player will be in a Mets uniform tonight in Arizona to face the Diamondbacks. And it’s not who you think.
Mets fans may have just heard the best news possible: the Marlins are sellers.
From “DaveSchneck” in the MetsToday comments section on Sunday: On the matter of finding starters for this week, I am very very confused. I heard Alderson in his own voice this week state that the Mets’ top pitching prospects’ development and promotions to the show would be determined independent of need. Now, Harvey gets battered [...]