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 [...]
Another suggestion from the MetsToday email bag — this one comes from loyal MetsToday visitor and commenter “James”: I had a great idea for a survey for Mets Today- do you think the Mets or the Phillies will have a better record at the end of the year? I know which one I would pick [...]
Prior to Opening Day, I sat down at McFaddens in front of a camera with a fruity beer, Kerel Cooper of OnTheBlack and Dave Doyle of Mets Report. We discussed a number of topics, including predictions for the 2010 season. You may find it fun to watch them again, now that it is after the [...]
How the 2010 season turns out is anyone’s guess; the optimists believe health brings happiness and the pessismists insist poor pitching will doom their chances. Let’s take a look at the best/worst case scenarios. Best Case Both Jose Reyes and Carlos Beltran return early and in 100% health to propel the offense, which also welcomes [...]
OK, it’s a little beyond the “halfway point” of the season, but MLB marks the midpoint by that farcical event produced by Bud Selig and his merry men. Now is as good a time as any to take another look at the wild predictions spewed by MetsToday on April 6th. Here they are, in total, [...]
We’re a bit past one-quarter of the way through the season, so it’s time to review some of my wild and crazy Mets predictions of April 6th, 2009. I’ve selected particular predictions that seem relevant at the moment, but you can see them all here. Johan Santana will win 21 games, and take the Cy [...]
The Mets are 8-10. They’re in fourth place, but only 3 games behind the struggling first-place Marlins. This week, the Mets take on the Marlins and the Phillies. A strong showing can put them back into first place. But if they struggle, the Mets could end the week 5 or 6 games back. If that [...]
How many triples will Jose Reyes? How many Putz jerseys will be sold? Who is the tortoise and who is the hare? What will Gary Sheffield’s impact be? What does Bobby Seay have to do with anything? Read on to see Joe’s wild and wacky Mets predictions.
Who will win the Cy Young Award? The MVP? The batting title? Rookie of the Year? Will the Cubs run away with Central? Which Francisco will be the saves leader, Rodriguez or Cordero? Can Manny carry the Dodgers over a full season? What team will surprise everyone? Read and argue with Joe’s predictions, none of which are guaranteed.
Third base is the first position in the infield where the Mets clearly have the best player in the National League (for fantasy baseball purposes). I have nothing remotely witty to add to that, so let’s get to the rankings… Third Base Rankings – National League David Wright (.315-35-140) – With Reyes stealing more bases [...]
“Shortstop” is the name of a greasy spoon diner right under the last stop of 1/9 train in Riverdale – whatever you order, keep it greasy and order seconds. Cheese fries are highly recommended, if I remember correctly. “Shortstop” is also where the NL East is dominating the positional rankings in fantasy baseball: Shortstop Rankings [...]
When last we met, I was telling you that Albert Pujols was the best NL first baseman and you weren’t surprised. But you were probably surprised that I think two of the top 5 first basemen in the NL East aren’t even first basemen. Moving along… Second Base Rankings – National League Chase Utley .345-20-95 [...]
Albert Pujols is a no-brainer, but how does the rest of the first-base pool shake out? John Fitzgerald takes you through the options, in between bites of his burrito.
Hi. My name is John. I enjoy eating pizza and yelling at parked cars. Joe asked me to step in here and write something, so here goes… I’m going to rank the top 5 players at each position in the NL and the top 5 in the NL East. These offensive rankings are both for [...]
Every once in a while — particularly in the offseason — it’s fun to look back at what we discussed here and see how things panned out. I took a look back to posts from October and November 2007, and found some interesting “predictions” and analyses. On the Mark Mike Sweeney seemed to me to [...]