Category: Mets 2020

Rob Manfred giving everyone a headache (USA Today)
Posted in Mets 2020 MLB Editorial

Mets: Commissioner, try telling Pete Alonso it’s only “a piece of metal”

The Mets exist only to lay claim to that “piece of metal,” Rob Manfred’s nonchalant reference to the World Series trophy. They get it, a…

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Mets Spring Training 2020 (SNY)
Posted in Mets 2020 Mets Starting Pitching Noah Syndergaard

Noah Syndergaard sets his sights on becoming the next Gerrit Cole

Noah Syndergaard is synonymous with upside. The sky has always been his limit. The difference this year is that he’s the one saying it –…

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Luis Rojas - The Teacher (USA Today)
Posted in Luis Rojas Mets 2020 Mets Analytics Mets Commentary

Luis Rojas understands the difference between pontificating and teaching

Luis Rojas spent last year as the Mets Quality Control Coach. Along the way, he uncovered the secrets to the art of teaching – and…

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Steven Matz on the bubble (JTA)
Posted in Mets 2020 Mets Commentary Mets Starting Pitching Steven Matz

Mets: Will Steven Matz seize or yield to the challenge for his rotation spot

The Mets have proved patient with Steven Matz for some time now. Facing the challenge of two proven starters bidding for his spot, where does…

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Joc Pederson available in trade (Orange County Register)
Posted in Mets 2020 Mets Commentary Mets Trade Possibilities

Mets should be players in lefty centerfielder Joc Pederson trade talk

The Mets lineup can use a left-handed power bat. They also need a genuine major league centerfielder. Joc Pederson is available – why not take…

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Francisco Lindor deal rejected by Mets (AP)
Posted in Analysis Mets 2020 Mets Player Extensions

Mets wisely reject Lindor deal keeping payroll options open thru 2024

For once, the Mets are wise, not cheap, in rejecting the deal for Francisco Lindor. The non-deal keeps payroll options open for key player extensions……

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Mets on the cuspice of ownership change (Photo: marketwatch.com)
Posted in Analysis Mets 2020 Mets Commentary Mets Culture

Mets: This can no longer be fun or challenging for Brodie Van Wagenen

The Mets hierarchy tends to destroy the hopes and dreams of people who opt to join “The Team.” Brodie Van Wagenen could be the next……

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Mets Spring Training - First Data Field (metsmerizedonline)
Posted in Analysis Mets 2020 Mets Spring Training 2020

Mets Spring Training: News and Notes at T-Minus Six Days and Counting

Mets fans know that it’s all about the players regardless of the ongoing circus at the top. In six days, Spring Training and the players…

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