Category Archives: New York Mets

Believe It: Mets Arrive Home With Winning Record

Somehow — after enduring a cross-country trip, no days off, an exhausted bullpen, two extra-inning games, a meltdown by closer Jose Valverde, a ghastly start by Bartolo Colon and injuries to two

Recapping Week 1 With The Mets

After one week, the Mets are 2-4, which is neither impressive nor statistically significant. And right now their biggest problem is neither the competition for first base—Lucas Duda won Friday night’s game

Frank Viola Goes Full Circle From St. John’s To The New York Mets

Frank Viola finished his 15-year MLB career in 1996 oddly enough with the Toronto Blue Jays.  He made his mark as a left handed starting pitcher with the Minnesota Twins where he

Another Blow to Mets’ Pitching Staff: Bobby Parnell’s Elbow

Take the “r-n-e” out of Parnell, and you have “pall,” which is what has been cast on the Mets—again—in the wake of the news that closer Bobby Parnell has a ligament injury

Dillon Gee Best Choice for Mets Opening Day Nod

It may not be the choice that stirs the greatest passion in the fans or makes for any kind of juicy media meme, but Dillon Gee is both the most logical and

Outfield Should be Area of Big Met Improvement in 2014

The New York Mets opened the 2013 season with a centerfield platoon of Colin Cowgill and Jordany Valdespin. Whatever else there might be to critique about this 2014 Mets edition one week before

Mets Holes Still Go Way Beyond Just Shortstop

With less than two weeks until Opening Day, the New York Mets don’t have a shortstop or a first baseman, and the identity of an Opening Day pitcher is still uncertain. Shortstop Ruben

How The Mets Could Make a World Series Run

Yes, you read the title correctly. The Mets can make a World Series run this year. Many things will need to go their way, such as good play from their shortstop, first

The Mets’ Black Hole at Shortstop

It’s the middle of March, and the New York Mets still don’t have a shortstop. It has been plain to any casual observer—and without the assistance of any enhanced sabermetric defensive measures—that Ruben

Syndergaard Heat Fuels Hopes of Warmer Met Future

Monday was one of the coldest March days in memory in the New York area. In the afternoon, though, it was possible to huddle close to the radio for the Mets-Braves spring

Mets First Crisis of Spring?: Niese’s ‘Dead Arm’

Two days before the New York Mets’ opening spring training game against the Washington Nationals, their most likely candidate to start on the mound on Opening Day got sent back to New York.

Mets’ Invitation of Jose Valverde to Camp Could Be Invitation to Trouble

It was bound to happen. The Mets, in their quest to bolster the perpetually-in-need-of-bolstering setup corps of their bullpen, have turned to Jose Valverde as a non-roster invitee for spring training. Because