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.

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Mets: I Should Have Known – Did I/We Dismiss This Team Too Soon

Mets fans, I thought it was over Sunday. And it still may be an impossible task. But did I dis the team – by writing…

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The Mets Get Their Report Cards For The 2019 Season

As the Mets are winding down the season, it’s time for the former teacher to hand out their report cards. Let’s see how my grades…

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Mets: Have You Seen Enough (Yet) To Believe This Is Real?

The Mets, by virtue of a four-game sweep of the once red-hot Diamondbacks, are smack dead in the middle of NL Wild Card race once…

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J.D. Davis: The Trade That Vindicates Brodie For All His Sins

Jonathan Gregory “J.D.” Davis has quietly assumed a significant role in the New York Mets offense. His heroics last night only conceal what he has…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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