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Harvey vs. Seaver vs. Gooden

Sunday, April 14th, 2013

It’s probably dangerous to overhype Matt Harvey after three good starts to the season, but he already has drawn comparisons to Dwight Gooden and Tom Seaver. So how did those guys fair versus Harvey? Here is where Harvey is at for his career (13 starts) W/L = 6-5 IP = 81.1 H = 48 BB/K […]

Season Preview: 2012 Mets Not Measured in Wins & Losses

Thursday, April 5th, 2012

When you look at the 2012 Mets’ roster you can’t logically predict anything more than 75-77 wins. That best case scenario is still probably good for last place in the National League East. It also probably won’t allow for any mid-summer tease in the form of competing for the second Wild Card, and the right […]

Taking Small Pleasures in a Challenging Season

Sunday, March 18th, 2012

If you listen to the mainstream media, there appears to be no reason to watch the 2012 New York Mets. Some pundits (Michael Kay- ESPN) have the team winning 55 games. I would imagine that most publications will have them a lock for last place when they post their predictions later this month. Even the […]

Mets Pitching Depth Could Get Scary

Friday, February 24th, 2012

No one expects much from the Mets, but the reports of them being a 100-loss team are, in my opinion, greatly exaggerated. Vegas has their over/under at 74.5. I have also seen 70.5 as the number. I believe their offense and bullpen gives them a decent shot at about 75-77 wins, and that number doesn’t include Johan Santana in […]

Should Mets Push Wheeler, Harvey and Familia?

Friday, February 17th, 2012

Could there be a benefit to the Mets pushing their young pitchers? I am not suggesting eschewing any innings targets, but pushing them to compete at a higher level before they are ready. Wally Backman talked about some the young pitchers with WGR 550 in Buffalo. “I don’t know if they (Matt Harvey and Jeurys Familia) start the season […]

Mets Have Plenty to Be Positive About This Spring

Tuesday, February 14th, 2012

It is common knowledge among the electorate the 2012 New Mets aren’t going to be that good. Without a deep starting pitching staff and not even a true ace, Mets GM Sandy Alderson has attempted to follow the lead of the Arizona Diamondbacks GM Kevin Towers by building up a solid bullpen to improve their […]

Evaluating Eric Chavez, Beating Tampa at Their Own Game, Jason Marquis and Mets Starters

Monday, August 15th, 2011

Eric Chavez has been a great story (.293/1/15) off the bench for the Yankees. Art Stapleton of The Record informs us that Chavez nearly retired this winter, but Dodgers manager Don Mattingly talked him out of it. Chavez also tells Stapleton that he nearly signed a deal to go to LA before he agreed to try out […]

Matt Harvey Less Than Impressive in Double-A, Melky Mesa Improving

Sunday, August 14th, 2011

There is no better way for a major league baseball organization to improve its future than to develop some high impact arms. A group of power armed starting pitchers can quickly transform a sub.-500 team into a playoff contender or even a World Series winner. Teams with generally weak lineups can win primarily based upon […]

Listen: Weekly Digest @ 6pm

Sunday, August 14th, 2011

I am back with another edition of the show tonight at 6pm. Hear me “peel the onion” on Brian Cashman’s comments about A.J. Burnett and Mike Pelfrey‘s analysis on the Mets. Our very own Joe Delgrippo was at the Trenton Thunder-Binghamton series earlier in the week, and gives his thoughts on prospects such as Matt […]

Cashman on Burnett, Mets vs. Yanks for Pedro in ’97, Overpaid Selig, Nick Swisher Album, Matt Harvey and Learning from Generation K, Johan Santana’s Future

Friday, August 5th, 2011

Brian Cashman addressed A.J. Burnett with Joe Benigno and Evan Roberts on WFAN yesterday.  We signed a pitcher who was .500. That is what his career record was. He’s a .500 pitcher. He can be electric and dominant. He’s an inconsistent guy. But what he does is give you innings, sometimes their high quality, sometimes they’re […]