Tag: Travis d’Arnaud

Numbers Point To A Big Season For Travis d’Arnaud

An article by posted on January 26, 2015 0 Comments
Numbers Point To A Big Season For Travis d’Arnaud

Very few backstops have the ability to manipulate the strike zone and manufacture K’s like Travis d’Arnaud. That talent immediately caught the eye of the Mets front office following his 2013 debut.  His quick hands translates at the plate into raw power and bat speed. There were obstacles and defensive flaws that d’Arnaud had to hurdle last […]

Continue Reading »

Why Have The Mets Struggled So Mightily To Address Shortstop?

An article by posted on January 16, 2015 0 Comments
Why Have The Mets Struggled So Mightily To Address Shortstop?

  The Mets’ need for a shortstop, alleged search for a shortstop, inability to actually acquire a shortstop, and (naturally) continued lack of production from the shortstop position has been a most frustrating combination for Mets fans ever since Jose Reyes was allowed to walk away in free agency (excluding a couple decent stretches from […]

Continue Reading »

Mets Captain Is Locked On, Wright Says Playoffs Or Bust

An article by posted on January 14, 2015 0 Comments
Mets Captain Is Locked On, Wright Says Playoffs Or Bust

Kevin Kernan of the NY Post caught up with David Wright who is swinging a bat again pain free and insists he is right where he needs to be for 2015, a season in which he expects to be playing in October. “I fully expect us to be in the playoffs,” the 32-year-old Wright said. […]

Continue Reading »

D’Backs Still Shopping For A Starting Pitcher

An article by posted on January 13, 2015 0 Comments
D’Backs Still Shopping For A Starting Pitcher

Jon Morosi of Fox Sports reports that the Arizona Diamondbacks will make a trade or two to acquire a starting pitcher and a catcher with MLB experience before the start of Spring Training. Morosi says that Arizona GM Dave Stewart is looking to trade from his surplus of outfielders, and there’s not been any mention […]

Continue Reading »

I Wouldn’t Trade Our Roster With Any Other Team In The NL East

An article by posted on January 10, 2015 0 Comments
I Wouldn’t Trade Our Roster With Any Other Team In The NL East

I was going through some old posts from a couple of years ago looking for something I once had written about Juan Lagares when I came across this photo. It was taken by a Mets staffer during a flight and posted on Mets.com, and I used it in a post that said, “the Mets future […]

Continue Reading »

Mets Are Well Positioned To Dominate In Their Division

An article by posted on January 4, 2015 0 Comments
Mets Are Well Positioned To Dominate In Their Division

It’s so easy to look at the Mets’ offseason so far and shrug your shoulders when asked if they did enough to snap their streak of six consecutive losing seasons – the longest active losing streak in baseball. The ultra-optimistic Met fan will point to rebound seasons by David Wright and Curtis Granderson as reasons […]

Continue Reading »

Projecting the NL East: Where Do Mets Finish?

An article by posted on December 25, 2014 0 Comments
Projecting the NL East: Where Do Mets Finish?

Using the latest 2015 FanGraphs projections, David Schoenfield of ESPN.com analyzes the NL East which has the Washington Nationals winning the division with an 88-74 record and a +61 run differential. FG projects the New York Mets and the revamped Miami Marlins to both finish in second place but with only 79 wins, mirroring what […]

Continue Reading »

Projecting The Mets Opening Day Roster

An article by posted on December 25, 2014 0 Comments
Projecting The Mets Opening Day Roster

With the Mets offseason essentially over, here’s my first stab at our projected Opening Day Roster. Starting Rotation Matt Harvey – The Mets ace will start the home opener. Jacob deGrom – Look for Act II to be just as special. Jon Niese – No way Mets go with five righties in rotation. Zack Wheeler […]

Continue Reading »

Collins Still Talking Playoffs In ’15, Shares A Mets Lineup Preview

An article by posted on December 17, 2014 0 Comments
Collins Still Talking Playoffs In ’15, Shares A Mets Lineup Preview

Kevin Kernan of the New York Post spoke to Mets manager Terry Collins who continues to say the Mets are heading for the playoffs in 2015. “I really like our team. I am so excited. There were always big missing pieces in the past. Now there’s not. We’re not going to put a number on […]

Continue Reading »

Russell Martin Signs 5-Year Deal with Blue Jays

An article by posted on November 17, 2014 0 Comments
Russell Martin Signs 5-Year Deal with Blue Jays

Jon Heyman of CBS Sports is reporting that catcher Russell Martin has signed a 5 year deal with the Toronto Blue Jays.  He also confirmed via Twitter that the deal will be worth $82 million over that time span. In 111 games for the Pittsburgh Pirates last season, Martin posted career highs in OBP (.402) and WAR (5.3).  He hit .290, posted an .832 OPS, […]

Continue Reading »