Analysis

Series preview: at Diamondbacks

August 12, 2011 // 0 Comments

Tonight at 9 p.m., the Mets start a three-game series in Arizona against the Diamondbacks. Here are the pitching matchups: Tonight (9:40 ET): Dillon Gee (10-3, 3.93) vs. Ian Kennedy (14-3, 3.20) Kennedy has been stellar this season, recording 14 wins, the second most in the National League behind [...]

Reaction: Murphy and Reyes injuries

August 7, 2011 // 0 Comments

Daniel Murphy and Jose Reyes both left today’s game against the Braves with injuries. Jose, who was on the disabled list last month with a tight hamstring, aggravated the same injury today, sometime in the first two innings. Reyes has often had his name thrown around in National League MVP [...]

Does Daniel Murphy’s bat make up for his defense?

August 3, 2011 // 2 Comments

  Dan Murphy has been fantastic for the Mets this season… at least with his bat. Murphy is hitting a stellar .319 this season, which is fifth in the National League. Originally competing for the starting second base job in Spring Training, Murphy showed promise with his bat, but his [...]

Phils get Pence

July 29, 2011 // 0 Comments

According to MLB Trade Rumors, the Phillies have acquired All-Star outfielder Hunter Pance from the Astros in exchange for Philadelphia minor leaguers Jarred Cosart, Jonathan Singleton, and Josh Zeild, plus a PTBNL. Pence is hitting .309 this season with 11 home runs and 62 RBI. He has been a [...]

News: Nats acquire Gomes

July 26, 2011 // 0 Comments

According to MLB Trade Rumors, the Nationals have acquired Johnny Gomes and cash from the Reds in exchange for two minor leaguers. Gomes, a 30 year-old outfielder is hitting just .211 this season, but had a career season last year, hitting 18 home runs and driving in 86. Gomes has a .192 career [...]

The best time to trade Beltran has come and gone

July 26, 2011 // 12 Comments

Just a few weeks ago, Carlos Beltran‘s stock was as high as ever. The All-Star was having a great season, earning an All-Star selection for the first time since 2008. It seemed very likely that the Mets were going to get a top prospect in exchange for Beltran. Well, he still is having a great [...]

David Wright is on fire

July 26, 2011 // 0 Comments

Before this weekend, David Wright hadn’t played a game with the Mets since May 15 with a stress fracture in his back. He was really struggling when he was with the Mets early in the season, hitting like Jason Bay, with a .226 average, six home runs, and 18 RBI. Not much was expected from [...]
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