I have put a lot of thought into what our priorities should be this off season and how to build a contender. What do you think of this plan? I would first pursue a trade, something that shows the FA market that we do actually want to improve this year, i.e. Dexter Fowler. He’s entering the prime of his career and could be an excellent chip toward making our lineup dangerous. I imagine Daniel Murphy […]
The offseason started off with much talk about which promised veteran pitcher the Mets would bring in, however several recent comments made by Alderson and the Wilpons suggest that a starting pitcher is the least of their top priorities. Nonetheless, it is still a very essential aspect of how the eventual Opening Day roster will be shaped. There were early speculations surrounding Tim Lincecum (before he resigned with SF, of course), Ubaldo Jimenez, Dan Haren […]
The Mets can spend this offseason. That has been the overall message conveyed for the past several months, however will they spend and to what degree remains the begging question. The “Red Sox Model” has been mentioned a great deal, meaning the Amazin’s would avoid the top-tier free agents, instead finding the Shane Victorinos and Mike Napolis on the market and signing them to lesser deals. Staying true to the theme of this mid-level shopping […]
As one of Terry Collins’ most ardent supporters, I’m having a slight case of the “hindsight blues” today. Let me first start by saying, I think Terry Collins is a good manager for this team. You’ve heard it said before, and you’ll likely hear it again – “Baseball Managers don’t matter all that much.” It’s a statement spoken by fans who subscribe to a more sabermetric philosophy than an old school way of thinking. To […]
It’s a fact of life not awfully appealing to Met fans. In baseball, as with most things in life, in order to actualize the goals and successes you aspire, you’re going to have to give something up. That’s often a trademark of a professional athlete, musical performer, business executive, or anyone who acquires the skills that place them in the top tier of their profession. In muddling through the 10,000 hours of practice and repetition these folks exert reaching those […]
“Offense wins fans, pitching wins championships” is the old adage – and it remains true, considering the recent success of the San Francisco Giants, a team that has won 2 World Series in 3 years built around strong, mostly young & homegrown starting pitching and a solid but unspectacular and somewhat patchwork caliber offense. Generations of Mets fans grew up with the Mets being known around Baseball as an organization built around pitching. Seaver – […]
Update 2:20 PM According to Jon Heyman of CBS Sports, Matt Harvey has opted to rehabilitate the torn ulnar collateral ligament in his right elbow and avoid surgery for now. “The diagnosis apparently was positive enough whereby Harvey is expected to try rehab for now, then begin a throwing program in one-to-two months,” Heyman said. Harvey still could undergo Tommy John surgery this offseason for the partially torn ulnar collateral ligament if the elbow continues to have […]
Matt Harvey was in no mood to talk to reporters yesterday, telling a group of them, “I’m good” after they approached him wanting to know more about his tweet heard ’round the world. The injured ace, who is hoping to avoid Tommy John surgery, was diagnosed with a partially torn ulnar collateral ligament, but tweeted Tuesday that he’ll be back on the mound next April. I can’t say that I blame him for shunning the press after SNY […]
Team News and Notes Atlanta Braves (31-20) Justin Upton has really cooled off at the plate in May, batting .232/.360/.366 with just two home runs. B.J. Upton has found himself sitting on the bench lately, due to an unsightly batting average of .148 to along with 60 strikeouts already. Brian McCann has been a welcomed addition back to the team, cranking six home runs in just 16 games since his return. On the pitching side of things, […]
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