There has been a lot of chatter since the 2013 season has come to an end, regarding which model the Mets should be following in order to build winning baseball. Should they follow the Oakland Athletics model? How about the San Francisco Giants? Let’s try the Boston Red Sox… The truth is there is no secret formula to building a baseball team. If there was, there is no way it would be able to be […]
In each of Sandy Alderson’s previous three winters with the New York Mets, he listed building the bullpen as a priority. It will be the same this winter as well. Horrendous in the first half of last season, the Mets’ bullpen stabilized into respectability in the second half of the season to finish with a 3.98 ERA. Unlike previous seasons when Alderson’s bullpen needed a complete overall, the Mets already have several slots filled, but […]
Updated 9/29 Andy Martino reports: Terry Collins and the Mets do not have a deal yet for a contract extension, but they are very close. People familiar with the negotiations told the Daily News to expect a news conference midday Monday to announce a two-year, approximately $2 million deal for the manager (that’s a raise from the approximately $800,000 per year he was earning under his previous contract). Also, the News was first to report […]
Mets (72-85) at Reds (90-68) • 12:35 PM RHP Daisuke Matsuzaka (2-3, 5.52) vs. RHP Mat Latos (14-6, 3.23) Starting Lineup Eric Young, Jr. – LF Justin Turner – 3B Daniel Murphy – 2B Lucas Duda – 1B Juan Lagares – CF Mike Baxter – RF Juan Centeno – C Wilfredo Tovar – SS Daisuke Matsuzaka – RHP The Mets are 4-1 on their road trip which concludes today and are 7-3 in their last 10 […]
Two days after LaTroy Hawkins earned the 100th save of his career, righthander Vic Black got a chance to close out last night’s 4-2 win over the Reds. The rookie reliever pitched a 1-2-3 ninth inning to register his first career save. Black, who was one of the players acquired from the Pittsburgh Pirates when the Mets traded Marlon Byrd and John Buck, struck out rightfielder Jay Bruce to start the inning. Then after striking out Todd Frazier […]
It’s remarkable. A lot has happened since that long ago Tuesday in mid June when the Mets swept the Braves in Atlanta and Zack Wheeler made his major league debut. Super Tuesday they dubbed it… The Mets were decimated as they entered play that day, a battered team that had lost 11 of the 14 games they had played after the miraculous four game sweep of the Yankees. I was sad to admit it, but […]
Another loss, another dozen strikeouts for the New York Mets. This time the Giants’ Madison Bumgarner toyed with the Mets the way a cat would a mouse. With the Mets at 1,299 strikeouts for the season (an average of 8.6 a game compared to 8.2 hits), it stands to reason a lot of pitchers have had their way with them this summer. For all the talk of a lack of power, unquestionably the Mets’ primary offensive concern […]
Jon Heyman of CBS Sports, who interviewed Sandy Alderson yesterday, said that the Mets are relieved that the “Protected Pick Controversy” allowed Michael Bourn to sign with the Cleveland Indians after they matched the guaranteed offer they made to the then free agent outfielder. One top Mets executive recently expressed relief not to have signed Bourn — the Mets, ultimately, sought to wait to see if they could retain their draft choice via grievance before […]
They say that baseball is a game of inches, or centimeters if you find yourself in the British Isles. You could take that old baseball adage and apply it in so many ways, but basically it juxtaposes the reality of how easily the game can change on a dime or how suddenly the momentum in a game can shift. But for now I want to shift your focus back to the Mets and our newest […]
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