Category: Mets

Mickey Calloway will lead the 2018 Mets to what is hoped to be a revival season devoid of crippling injuries and personal failures on the field. Pitching remains the strength of the team and with the loss of power bats Lucas Duda and Jay Bruce, the Mets will need to be more creative when it comes to run production.

More is expected from Ahmed Rosario and Michael Conforto and the Mets will be counting heavily on their ability to drive in and score runs.

The organization is buoyed by the performance of Kevin Kaczmarski,  OF, and Mickey Jannis, RHP in the Arizona Fall League. But, the team lacks depth in their minor league system.

Improvement, if it going to come quickly, will come from trades and free agent signings over the winter. But unless the Mets are willing to part with Jacob deGrom or Noah Syndergaard, the return of players with major league ready talent is virtually impossible.

Pete Alonso Inc, In partnership with Fanatics (Photo: New York Post)
Posted in A Baseball Story Mets Mets 2019 Pete Alonso

Pete Alonso Inc. – How To Become Rich And Famous In NYC

Pete Alonso, whether by design or coincidence, is quickly establishing himself as the Aaron Judge of the New York Mets. Alonso Inc. is up and…

Continue Reading
1876 First Publication Of Baseball Rules (Photo: Pinterest)
Posted in Mets MLB History MLB Rule Changes Yankees

Mets And Yankees Fans: Why The Need For New Rules (Part 1)

Sweeping rule changes are coming to baseball. The first in a two-part series, this explores how and why we got to this point… Rule changes…

Continue Reading
Mets & Yankees (Photo: news.hamlethub)
Posted in Mets Mets 2019 Mets and Yankees Yankees Yankees 2019

Mets And Yanks Catching On To The Sensibility Of Extensions

The Mets And Yankees see a crack in the free agency logjam that could stabilize their team for the next decade. The Yankees have already…

Continue Reading
Jacob deGrom, 2018 NL Cy Young (Photo - New York Post)
Posted in A Baseball Story Jacob deGrom Mets Mets 2019 New York Mets

Extending Jacob deGrom Is A No-Brainer – Hold On, Not So Fast

Jacob deGrom has the complete attention of the Mets as they attempt to lock him up before he reaches free agency in 2021. It’s not…

Continue Reading
New York's Mets and Yankees (Photo:
Posted in Mets Mets 2019 Mets and Yankees Yankees Yankees 2019

More Mets & Yankees Musings On Another Snowy Afternoon

Thank God as the Mets and Yankees step in to save a boring afternoon as snow falls and the temperature plummets in the Northeast…a few…

Continue Reading
Jed Lowrie and Brodie Van Wagenen (Photo Credit: New York Daily News)
Posted in Brodie Van Wagenen Mets Mets 2019 Mets free agent signings

Mets: Brodie Strikes Again Inking A Consummate Professional

Mets fans are not likely to recognize Jed Lowrie as a household name in baseball. Among his peers, though, it’s a different story. Another smart…

Continue Reading
Yoenis Cespedes Photo Credit: Kathleen Malone-Van Dyke
Posted in Mets Mets 2019 New York Mets

Mets: Good News – Cespedes Could Miss All Of 2019 (Minaya)

Forgive the satire, please. But the news today from Omar Minaya that Cespedes does not figure heavily in the Mets plans in 2019 is a…

Continue Reading
New York Mets Fans - The Faithful Photo Credit: The Daily Stache
Posted in Mets Mets 2019 New York Mets

The Fire Under The Mets Needs To Be Stoked Before It Dies

Following Brodie Van Wagenen’s burst into the MLB scene, the Mets now appear to be stalled. Somebody needs to rekindle the fire.  The Mets and GM…

Continue Reading