Nick asks… Is Juan Lagares an everyday player? He seems more like a Endy Chavez defensive substitute type to me, but I keep hearing that he has a hold on the everyday center field job. Do you think his bat will develop or will we see the same offensive production we saw last season? Any idea what kind of numbers we should look forward to? Teddy replies… I don’t think Lagares is a defensive substitute […]
The two-year plan The past two seasons, the Mets have finished 74-88. Over that time, they’ve dumped all their albatross contracts (except Bobby Bonilla…) and resolved the Bernie Madoff lawsuit, such that management finally appears capable of investing in the team. Whether they will or not remains to be seen, but Sandy Alderson has said the team has about $30 million to spend this off-season if he chooses. This post assumes they are serious, and […]
Wednesday night marked the beginning of the World Series and the two teams which have been praised all postseason long for having outstanding systems and team building began to battle one another for the championship. While the manner in which these League Champs were built is certainly much more complicated than the way the mass media is letting on, here are the basic structures of Boston and St. Louis in a nutshell. Boston added multiple […]
A few weeks ago I did something all Mets fans do nowadays: I sat down to watch other teams play in the post-season. I had my Mets cap on, a can of Coke, some pretzels. And within 5 minutes I heard news that surprised me. The Indians were returning to the playoffs for the first time since 2007 (as if that was a long time). The Indians? Really??? Cleveland, ‘The Mistake by the Lake,’ was […]
With the retirement of 68-year-old Jim Leyland, and the departure of Charlie Manuel in recent months, 64-year-old Terry Collins becomes the oldest manager in the majors, writes Adam Rubin of ESPN New York. Collins has invested almost 43 years into the game in various capacities, and while he’s the elder statesman for now, he;s never had a first place finish as a manager. 1994 Houston Astros 66-49 .574 2nd 1995 Houston Astros 76-68 .528 2nd […]
Marc Carig of Newsday is reporting that Mets shortstop Ruben Tejada continues to make progress in his recovery from a broken fibula in his right leg, according to his representative at the Legacy Agency, Chris Leible. Tejada, who will turn 24 on Sunday, remains on track to stay within his initial six-to-eight-week recovery window. He suffered the injury Sept. 18 when he got tangled up with outfielder Andrew Brown on a shallow fly ball. In […]
IKE DAVIS, 1B PRESEASON EXPECTATIONS After missing most of the 2011 season with an ankle injury, Davis struggled for much of the first half but avoided a trip to the minor leagues with the promise of the 19 homers he slugged in his 2010 rookie season when he finished seventh in the Rookie of the Year balloting. Davis responded with a scorching second half in 2012 that salvaged his season with 32 homers and 90 […]
Check out this post by Joe Janish wrote over at Mets Today where he examines which player has been more durable over he last three years between Jose Reyes and David Wright. The results may shock you – well at least they shocked me. For all the brouhaha regarding the supposed fragility of Reyes, guess who has played more ballgames over the past three seasons? Give up? Here’s a surprising fact: the “oft-injured” Jose Reyes […]
MATT HARVEY, RHP PRESEASON EXPECTATIONS The Mets were patient in bringing up Matt Harvey last year and it paid off. After making a splash with 10 mostly eye opening starts and leaving a strong impression with his poise and command, it was anticipated Harvey would take the next step and become a solid starter in the rotation. Harvey outpitched his experience and numbers with an ability to mix his pitches and throw breaking pitches in […]
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