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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Why a Yankee Won’t Win MVP, Replay on Cervelli’s HR, Warthen’s Legacy of Failure, Val Pascucci Chant

Wednesday, September 7th, 2011

We can debate the merits of Curtis Granderson or Robinson Cano when it comes to the American League MVP award, but no Yankees player will win it. Why? It has nothing to do with Jose Bautista‘s stats or the fact that three Red Sox are having MVP-caliber years. Its institutional bias against the Yankees by the baseball writers. Take this […]

Learning From Generation K- A Second Chance

Thursday, August 4th, 2011

 Paul Wilson, Jason Isringhausen, Bill Pulsipher. For now, that is the order in which their lockers are situated in the clubhouse at the Mets’ spring training complex. Someday soon that could be the order of the team’s starting rotation, perhaps as early as this season if Wilson can live up to all the hype surrounding his arrival. […]

Mets Need an Organizational Pitching Philosophy

Monday, May 2nd, 2011

I wish I could say I am surprised by the news that Jenrry Mejia needs Tommy John surgery. Although I wasn’t against him entering the big league bullpen last year, I never understood why he was left buried after the decision. The Mets could have used him like the Yankees did Phil Hughes in 2009, […]

Can Homegrown Mets Win Over Fans?

Monday, February 28th, 2011

There were reports this weekend of much weaker than expected Mets season ticket sales. I don’t think that should be a surprise after how last season ended, the lack of a big free agent catch, and the negativity surrounding the Madoff scandal. However, winning will change things very quickly. Remember, before Mike Piazza‘s arrival in […]

Mets Rotation: Question Marks and the Gee Factor

Tuesday, February 15th, 2011

In Tampa the talk will be about how the Yankees have no depth at starting pitching, but if they really want to see starting pitching question marks they should take the trip to Port St. Lucie. As of today, there is only one healthy starting pitcher that has a resume of recent success. That would […]

Mejia News Makes Harvey More Important

Friday, February 11th, 2011

Matt Harvey hasn’t thrown a pitch yet for the Mets organization, but the 2010 #1 draft pick out of UNC may already become the most important prospect in the organization. The quotes from Dan Warthen in Port St. Lucie today regarding Jenrry Mejia‘s future as a reliever puts a damper on the possibility the organization, […]

NYBD 2011 Top 50 Mets Prospects

Friday, December 31st, 2010

This list was a combined effort of Joe Demayo, who you can check out at St. Lucie to Flushing, Jed Weisberger who covers minor league baseball for MILB.com, and Mike Silva. We used a combination of statistics, upside, scouting, and readiness to the big leagues in formulating our opinion. We also added the recent Rule […]

Reyes and Beltran to Arizona Rumor

Wednesday, November 24th, 2010

Spanish newspaper El Nueva Dia reports the Mets and Diamondbacks are talking about a blockbuster that would send Jose Reyes, Carlos Beltran, and Jenrry Mejia to Arizona for Justin Upton and Stephen Drew. At least that is what I get from this translation. I find this type of scenario unlikely since most reports indicate that […]

2010 Mets Top Prospect List

Tuesday, September 28th, 2010

Each year we do a top prospect list here at NYBD. Of course, everyone has a list, but it’s fun to see how each site looks at players. Jed Weisberger of MILB will be doing his Yankees list sometime in the near future, but as he does each year Joe Demayo put up his top […]

Labor Day Digest @9pm

Sunday, September 5th, 2010

Join me this holiday weekend as I talk New York baseball with NYBD contributors for a abbreviated 45 minute show. Joe Delgrippo of the Shore Sports Report will talk Yankees at 9pm. We talk about the AL East pennant race, innings limitations, the Yankees pitching, and Derek Jeter‘s spot in the lineup. Howard Megdal will […]

The Stakes for Mets, Mejia

Friday, September 3rd, 2010

Make no mistake- the looming first major league start by Jenrry Mejia tomorrow would be exciting, no matter what it meant for 2011. Mejia’s stuff is remarkable, and the reports from the minor leagues of greatly-improved secondary pitches should make for an exciting afternoon, even if the entire enterprise seems rushed (with Wrigley hardly the […]

Next Stop, Chicago?

Tuesday, August 31st, 2010

Jenrry Mejia continues to be a top story in this frustrating season. We debated long and hard his utilization/promotion early in the year, and just last week I discussed how this all might end well for Mejia. This was after back to back 7 shutout innings for the B-Mets. Now after last night’s sparking 8 […]