Updating this Fan Shot by by Long Suffering Met Fan with this breaking news… Jesse Sanchez of MLB.com is reporting that Cuban first baseman Jose Dariel Abreu has officially been declared a free agent and is now eligible to sign with any Major League club. MLB Trade Rumors adds that Abreu “promises to become one of the most sought-after right-handed bats” on the free agent market. The San Francisco Giants are considered to be the heavy […]
Opening Day Lead-off Man, Collin Cowgill On September 22, 2013, Rob Rogan of Mets360.com wrote an article titled, The 2013 Mets were worse than you thought. In his article, he includes the following table to show how the Mets performed by position using fWAR: From April 20 - May 25, the Mets record was 9-22, a .290 winning percentage. Horrible. Their opponents were: Nationals, Dodgers, Phillies, Marlins, Braves, White Sox, Pirates, Cardinals, Cubs, Reds, and Braves. Some […]
Matt Harvey must be feeling pretty good about himself right now. The pitcher’s elbow injury is healing well, or so he says, and he wraps up a winning season in his first full season in Major League Baseball. Yesterday, MLB reported that Harvey ranked #2 in the jerseys sold this half of the season. Surprising, as he hasn’t pitched for a month and with no national holidays worthy of gift buying, it’s hard for many […]
Will Mets target Shin-Soo Choo this Winter? On Fangraphs, they keep a running count of the standings for free agents based on WAR (Wins Above Replacement). Now, I am not interested in debating the validity of WAR, and if it can be used as a factor in ranking players, but these are the updated standings which will serve as a basis for considering the top free agent hitters and pitchers for the upcoming offseason. I […]
Call me crazy, but… I’ve been thinking about the Mets upcoming offseason and wondering what the team will do to improve. They have two problems to address: 1. Not enough impact position players on the team, particularly in the power department. 2. Recapturing the interest of fans, or in other words, convincing fans that the team isn’t “all talk and no action.” Most of the free agent options discussed have drawbacks: Jacoby Ellsbury has an […]
While we have spent much time debating over whether to trade for Elvis Andrus or Jurickson Profar, the word out of Arlington is that neither Profar or Andrus will be dangled this offseason. Rather, Ian Kinsler is the player the Rangers would prefer to trade. Profar is 21; Andrus is 24; Kinsler is 31. Therefore, Kinsler’s future is a lot shorter than the other two. Now, while Andrus or Profar can be traded, the Rangers […]
A Mets team source told Andy Martino of the Daily News, that provided the Mets don’t collapse down the stretch of the season, there’s a good possibility Terry Collins could be retained beyond 2013, “We can’t have a collapse, and Terry knows that. Otherwise, at the end of season, something good might happen,” the source told Martino. With that bit of news this morning as my intro, here is my Fan Shot on the matter […]
By Joe Short After a disappointing series defeat to Kansas City this weekend, the Mets have a day off Monday before welcoming Colorado to Citi Field. Having won just one of their last eight clashes with the Rockies (including a series sweep at home in late August 2012) the Mets are outsiders in the MLB betting odds to claim the rubber here. However, despite bad head-to-head form, Mets fans can find solace in Colorado’s starting […]
After reading an article by Joe D., who was very pleased with how Sandy Alderson handled himself in the days leading up to the Trade Deadline, I wrote him and asked if I could submit a rebuttal. He was kind enough to allow me that courtesy and encouraged me to fire away. So fire away, I shall. I’m sorry Sandy, but you blew it. I take no joy in the fact that Marlon Byrd is […]
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