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.

Wilson Ramos, Catcher, New York Mets Photo Credit: Steve Nesius/Associated Press
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Wilson Ramos: Slowly But Surely The Mets Add The Pieces

The doggedness of Brodie Van Wagenen in landing Wilson Ramos when they could have folded after the Realmuto failure signals the Mets are back. Brodie Van…

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Wally Backman: After All These Years, He Still Doesn’t Get It

Wally Backman has long claimed he was “blackballed” from managing by the Mets. He’s right, and there are good reasons why. Wally Backman, perhaps in…

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Mets: Sell The Farm – J.T. Realmuto is the Real Thing

Brodie Van Wagenen has the Mets in the hunt for a genuine major league catcher, a sore spot for so many years. No holds barred…

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Mets: Brodie Van Wagenen’s Right Of Passage Is Coming Up

Brodie Van Wagenen will be joining 29 other General Managers at the Winter Meetings beginning this weekend. He won’t be hiding in a hole… Brodie…

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Mets: Distracted Brodie Keeps d’Arnaud, Sends Flores Walking – Huh?

It looks like Brodie Van Wagenen can’t rub his tummy and pat his forehead at the same time. Distracted by the Cano deal, his non-tendering…

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The Gunslinger - Brodie Van Wagenen, GM New York Mets
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Mets: Okay, We Get It – Brodie’s A Gun Slinger – Now What?

Brodie Van Wagenen has done it. The New York Mets are relevant in baseball again. After the splash though, what’s next? Brodie Van Wagenen stripped…

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Mets: On What It Takes To be A Mets Fan These Days

These are fans of the Mets. As you can see, they’re of all ages. Behold the anguish, together with expectation in the photo? Welcome to Metland….

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Mets: 29 Days And Counting With Nothing To Show For It

The New York Mets watched the final out of the World Series more than a month ago. A full month has passed, and the team…

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