2014

Biggest Takeaways From the 2014 Season

September 29, 2014 // 0 Comments

With the Mets 8-3 win yesterday afternoon over the Astros, they closed out what was a rather hectic 2014 season, one filled with both surprises and disappointments, yet one that brought reasons to be optimistic for next season. They finished 79-83, solidly better than last year, but still leaving [...]

Looking At Mets Defense Through SABR Defensive Index

August 12, 2014 // 0 Comments

The Society for American Baseball Research doesn’t really sponsor particular statistics, but two years ago, it formed a committee to create a newer, better defensive statistic called the SABR Defensive Index. SABR has periodically released updates of this newly-created stat, and you may find [...]

While Tulowitzki Fits, Gonzalez Does Not

July 30, 2014 // 0 Comments

All the buzz surrounding the Mets this week as the trade deadline fast approaches has been about Rockies shortstop Troy Tulowitzki. I wrote extensively yesterday about why he is a good trade target for the Mets. However, reports indicate it is far more likely the Mets acquire Tulowitzki’s [...]

For The Right Deal, Tulowitzki Makes Sense For The Mets

July 29, 2014 // 0 Comments

Jeff Passan put a match to the impatience of Mets fans yesterday, reporting that the Mets are “prepared to offer” Noah Syndergaard in a deal to acquire Rockies shortstop Troy Tulowitzki. Passan did not say the Mets had offered a deal involving Syndergaard, only that they would be [...]

Appreciating Lucas Duda

July 28, 2014 // 0 Comments

Lucas Duda came through once again yesterday, hitting another crucial home run that would be the difference in the game. The home run was his 18th of the season, tied for sixth best in the National League and second among National League first basemen. Going into yesterday’s game, he was tied [...]

Mets Land Five On MLB.com Top 100 Prospects List

July 27, 2014 // 0 Comments

MLB.com released its latest set of prospect rankings tonight, and the Mets have five prospects who made the cut. Noah Syndergaard (13), Kevin Plawecki (67), Brandon Nimmo (67), Michael Conforto (86), and Dominic Smith (88) each made the overall top 100 list. Here’s some of what the MLB.com [...]

How Should the Mets Handle Matt Harvey’s Return?

July 26, 2014 // 0 Comments

Mets fans can dream about next year’s starting rotation, which will presumably include Matt Harvey, Jonathon Niese, Dillon Gee, Zack Wheeler, and Jacob deGrom. All of them will be 28 or younger when the season begins and all could be well above average next season. There is no doubt that when [...]

Ben Zobrist: The Best Alternative To Castro And Baez?

July 19, 2014 // 0 Comments

The Mets have two clear-cut positions to fill by Opening Day 2015: shortstop and left field. The Mets have gotten very little in the way of offensive production from those positions. That is both good and bad. While it hurts them this season, it gives the Mets two well-defined areas they need to [...]
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