With the news that Jose Reyes and the Marlins are getting closer and closer to reaching a deal, it may become time to seriously consider what life for the New York Mets will be like without Jose Reyes. It is highly unlikely that Reyes or any other big name free agent will sign until the new CBA is in place, but the two sides could easily put together a deal that is just waiting to […]
The New York Mets have struggled in recent years, only making two postseason appearances since 2000. Several large-ticket free agent signings led to the promise of better things to come, but several of those signings didn’t pan out according to plan (Pedro Martinez, Carlos Beltran and Jason Bay, to name a few). However, the Mets have had stars who have shined in the spotlight of the big city since the beginning of the 21st century, […]
What is Jon Niese? Is he our promising young lefty that will emerge as a very solid pitcher for us? Is he a guy who is very good at times, but somewhat inconsistent? Is he a guy who will pitch to a 4.00 ERA every year, or will he start to put it together and solidify the number 3 or 4 spot in our rotation? 2011 was not a season of marketed improvement for Niese. Niese shows […]
Who Got Passing Grades? Catchers Josh Thole .268/.345/.344, 3 HR, 40 RBI B- Thole did not develop as much as was expected offensively this year. He only scored 22 runs this season. Ronny Paulino .268/.312/.351, 2 HR, 19 RBI B- When he was healthy, it seemed as if Paulino was a good pick up for the Mets. Mike Nickeas .189/.246/.264, 1 HR, 6 RBI D Nickeas was not able to produce much offensively in the […]
This is beginning to get ridiculous now. First the Mets removed Izzy from the closer role and asked him to groom Parnell to be the teams closer. Now since Parnell has blown 5 saves in 10 chances they have decided to try John Franco as a potential mentor/tutor? I am getting a little tired of this whole thing. He throws really really hard, but THAT’S IT! He has never been consistent with his secondary pitches […]
For the past few seasons it was believed that Mets starter Mike Pelfrey had the goods to be a top of the rotation type starter. Last season he had his best season as a pro as he won 15 games against just 9 losses. His career low 3.66 ERA and dominance for most of the season warranted thoughts that he had finally put it together. Mets fans had dreams of slotting him behind Santana as the number 2 starter. […]
When the Mets fell to 61-68 I began to think about how bad this might get. They had fought so hard all season long, and now the injuries were finally starting to take their toll on this young roster. The guys like Turner, Tejada, and Gee among others were beginning to get exposed playing everyday and this team would spiral out of control to another terrible record. As it turned out, the opposite happened. The […]
Sandy Alderson’s comments about the New York Mets not being able to spend this off-season did not make much sense. Why with the impending sale of a minority stake in the team would Alderson come out at the end of August and say that the Mets would not be big players in the free agent market this off-season? The answer to this question has become very clear. Dave Einhorn is not going to be buying […]
The New York Mets have not given fans many reasons to watch them play this year. There have been moments where the team has looked great, but for the most part, the Mets have been a disappointment this season. As football season approaches, many fans may find no reasons to continue to follow the Mets. However, there are a number of reasons why fans should continue to keep up with the Mets into September. 1) […]
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