Gerry Silverman

Having caught the Met bug as a youth during the Miracle run of 1969, I've remained a steadfast fan through the highs and (too many) lows. After many years in the Financial Services biz, I now devote much of my attention to my favorite pursuits: blues guitar, books, movies, and all things Metsian.

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Gee and Niese Are A Quietly Effective Tandem

An article by posted on May 8, 2014 0 Comments
Gee and Niese Are A Quietly Effective Tandem

2014: 1.82 ERA – 1.01 WHIP – 1.3 WAR Flashy. Fire-balling. Intimidating. Adjectives like these are not the kind of descriptors one generally associates with either Dillon Gee or Jon Niese, but since others along the lines of “intelligent,” “consistent,” and most significantly, “effective” can be accurately applied, perhaps the rest simply do not matter. […]

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Featured Post: Pitching is Still the Best Path to the Postseason

An article by posted on March 10, 2014 0 Comments
Featured Post: Pitching is Still the Best Path to the Postseason

When asked to describe the Mets’ biggest need to be addressed in the coming offseason, most of us would almost automatically talk about the team’s offense first.  To be sure, after coming in 23rd out of 30 MLB teams in runs scored, there can be no doubt that the myriad of offensive woes bandied about throughout […]

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With Mike Baxter Gone, Who’s The Mets’ Primary LH Pinch Hitter?

An article by posted on January 8, 2014 0 Comments
With Mike Baxter Gone, Who’s The Mets’ Primary LH Pinch Hitter?

  Ah, the bat off the bench. Perhaps not the foremost thought in most minds when it comes to roster construction, but one that ends up being a major consideration at times, particularly when a game is on the line in the late innings. Bill James has held that the prototypical pinch hitter is a […]

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Sometimes The Best Trades You Make…

An article by posted on January 6, 2014 4 Comments
Sometimes The Best Trades You Make…

Despite the seemingly non-stop buzz surrounding the Mets’ attempts to trade Ike Davis, something tells me that if they fail to consummate a swap, it may turn out to be the best overall result. Power, as we have been reminded repeatedly, has become a progressively scarcer resource throughout baseball since the tide of steroid use […]

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The Fastest Path To The Post-Season Is Still Pitching

An article by posted on October 25, 2013 0 Comments
The Fastest Path To The Post-Season Is Still Pitching

When asked to describe the Mets’ biggest need to be addressed in the coming offseason, most of us would almost automatically talk about the team’s offense first.  To be sure, after coming in 23rd out of 30 MLB teams in runs scored, there can be no doubt that the myriad of offensive woes bandied about throughout […]

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Rockies Have What We Need In Tulo and CarGo, But Do We Have What They Need?

An article by posted on September 20, 2013 0 Comments
Rockies Have What We Need In Tulo and CarGo, But Do We Have What They Need?

As the season draws to a close, Met management may be flicking the occasional glance west toward Denver, home of a team with a similar won/lost record but with notably dissimilar team stats. While the Mets sit in the middle third of the league in both runs scored (10th) and pitching (8th), the Colorado Rockies […]

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Featured Post: Balancing Growing Pains With Search For Run Production

An article by posted on August 9, 2013 0 Comments
Featured Post: Balancing Growing Pains With Search For Run Production

The long-anticipated arrival of Wilmer Flores to the Mets’ big league roster highlighted two areas of concern for the organization going forward: first, the dearth of viable position player prospects at the upper levels of the system, and second, the need for a modicum of patience on the part of fans and management alike to […]

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Who’s On First? A Look At A Mets Position That’s Still Up In The Air

An article by posted on July 27, 2013 0 Comments
Who’s On First? A Look At A Mets Position That’s Still Up In The Air

Outside of third base, there aren’t a lot of positions on the Mets that one could consider truly “locked up,” but first base is one that many felt had had a flag planted by Ike Davis by the end of last season. True, this would have been an assumption primarily based on 1 ½ seasons […]

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Mets Player Moves With An Eye Toward 2014

An article by posted on July 11, 2013 0 Comments
Mets Player Moves With An Eye Toward 2014

As the trade deadline nears, the debate grows more intense every day as to the approach the Mets should take with respect to their more marketable players. Should they approach next year with an expectation to contend and hold on to all key components of what appears to be a newly energized roster? Or should […]

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Why The Mets Should Consider Trading Bobby Parnell

An article by posted on July 1, 2013 0 Comments
Why The Mets Should Consider Trading Bobby Parnell

As the calendar turns to July, GM’s around the league will be stepping up their assessment of available options to strengthen their rosters. As a team that has publicly announced it will look to be more of a “buyer” than a “seller,” the Mets nevertheless find themselves in an interesting position where choices may become […]

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