Mets Thoughts

Are We Rushing to Judgment on Mejia?

An article by posted on February 13, 2016 0 Comments
Are We Rushing to Judgment on Mejia?

Well unless you’re living under a rock, by now you’ve heard that Jenrry Mejia is permanently suspended from baseball for testing positive for steroids use a third time. The universal take is that he was incredibly stupid. At first, that was my take as well. However, there is something in me that began to question this premise. The one question I […]

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Dilson Herrera: Coming Soon To A Citi Near You

An article by posted on February 11, 2016 0 Comments
Dilson Herrera: Coming Soon To A Citi Near You

While fans wait anxiously for Spring Training to begin, it’s always a fun exercise to create some excitement for players that may have an impact in the not so distant future. Part of the fun of watching early Spring games is getting a chance to see some of your favorite top prospects getting a chance […]

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Jeurys Familia: The One Mets Pitcher Who Should Receive An Extension

An article by posted on February 10, 2016 0 Comments
Jeurys Familia: The One Mets Pitcher Who Should Receive An Extension

Last year, the Mets were carried by their pitching. It helped them sustain an anemic offense until the Mets got healthy and made some key trades. It helped carry them to the World Series. It’s the promise for the future. That future first comes into question around 2019. That is the year that Matt Harvey becomes a […]

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Mets Payroll Is Not a Story in 2016

An article by posted on February 10, 2016 0 Comments
Mets Payroll Is Not a Story in 2016

When is a story not a story?  I found myself asking that question when I read a recent article on Deadspin that bashes the current state of the Wilpons’ real estate business and Fred Wilpon’s handling of it, citing they’ve lost millions. The article also suggest that the recent signing of Yoenis Cespedes was not necessarily a […]

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Underrated: Lucas Duda is a Top Ten First Baseman

An article by posted on February 9, 2016 0 Comments
Underrated: Lucas Duda is a Top Ten First Baseman

The MLB Network is almost done with their annual “Top Ten Right Now” series, having gone through every position aside from Right Field and Catcher. So far, the New York Mets have not been well represented—the “Shredder” has not been kind to the Metropolitans. We have had two players make the cut so far—Neil Walker […]

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Travis d’Arnaud Doubles Down, Says Goal Is Winning The World Series

An article by posted on February 9, 2016 0 Comments
Travis d’Arnaud Doubles Down, Says Goal Is Winning The World Series

I wanted to update this thread with some new quotes from Travis d’Arnaud, who had some glowing assessments of the young starters in the Mets rotation in an interview he did with Kevin Kernan of the New York Post. “They all have guts,” d’Arnaud said. “They all pitch with their heart. They all pitch with […]

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Erik Goeddel An Arm To Keep An Eye On

An article by posted on February 9, 2016 0 Comments
Erik Goeddel An Arm To Keep An Eye On

With the news Monday that RHP Tyler Clippard signed a 2-year $12.5 million deal with the Arizona Diamondbacks, it seems the Mets bullpen is quite set, albeit a minor league signing or two. Throughout the offseason, fans were calling for general manager Sandy Alderson to address the bullpen inefficiencies. Deploying a deep bullpen has been […]

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Zack Wheeler, The Ace Up The Mets’ Sleeve

An article by posted on February 8, 2016 0 Comments
Zack Wheeler, The Ace Up The Mets’ Sleeve

Tommy. John. Those are two words that no player wants to hear, especially pitchers. Unfortunately, Zack Wheeler‘s worst fear became a reality once he went under the knife on March 25, 2015. From that moment on, it has been sheer grit and determination to get back onto the diamond and rejoin the what should be […]

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Mets & Nationals: Reversal of Fortunes

An article by posted on February 8, 2016 0 Comments
Mets & Nationals: Reversal of Fortunes

Four winters ago, fans of almost any other team had good reason to be envious of the Washington Nationals. They were lucky – blessed, really – that their previous futility had earned them the top slot in the draft in consecutive years that produced once-in-a-generation talents in Stephen Strasburg and Bryce Harper, their window for […]

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What Will Familia Do For An Encore This Season

An article by posted on February 7, 2016 0 Comments
What Will Familia Do For An Encore This Season

With Antonio Bastardo already in camp, the New York Mets bullpen will start to take form. There’s a battle for the last spot, depending on whether Sean Gilmartin, Rafael Montero or Logan Verrett can fill the sixth starter role. Bastardo believes he’ll be the answer in the 8th inning, although Addison Reed will likely have something […]

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