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Tuesday, March 21, 2023
Thoughts on the Mets Opening Day Roster - Pitchers
Friday, March 17, 2023
Brett Baty Should Be the Opening Day Third Baseman
Thursday, March 16, 2023
Please Move the WBC to the Fall
I remember writing about the World Baseball Classic during my original blogging run. The first tournament was played in 2006, when the Mets looked like a real competitor for a title for the first time in half a decade. The idea of players ramping it up to play a tournament in March seemed absolutely insane to me then, and my attitude hasn't changed over the years since.
Friday, March 10, 2023
Prospecting for Gold
Friday, March 3, 2023
The Pitch Clock Is Working
Thursday, February 23, 2023
Local Rules in Baseball Broadcasting
Sunday, February 12, 2023
It All Begins Again
I'm excited by the return of baseball this week, with the opportunity that 2023 represents for the Mets to continue to turn the page on their past struggles and build something special.
Monday, February 6, 2023
Remember When Darren O'Day Was a Met?
The Mets have had problems developing relievers — even when they already had one on their roster.
Veteran sidearming reliever Darren O'Day announced his retirement from baseball last week after 15 MLB campaigns. Age and injuries had slowed O'Day down quite a bit over the last few seasons, but he enjoyed an excellent major league career. He started with the Angels' organization as an undrafted free agent in 2006 after pitching for the University of Florida in college. This was back when the amateur draft was 50 rounds long. Hundreds of players were drafted who never even sniffed the major leagues. Meanwhile, O'Day went on to appear in 644 major league games, all in relief.
Monday, January 30, 2023
Jeff McNeil's Incredible Journey
Jeff McNeil began his career with the New York Mets when he was drafted in the 12th round of the 2013 draft after three seasons with Long Beach State. Jeff put up a .296/.356/.358 combined slash line with the 49ers with 0 HR over his college career. That makes it easy to understand why a future batting champion was drafted so low. Interestingly enough, another light-hitting infielder taken 2 rounds before McNeil in that amateur draft named Luis Guillorme also made it to the big leagues as a New York Met.
Wednesday, January 25, 2023
The Road to Sustainability
With the excitement (and disappointment) of the Carlos Correa chase abated, the Mets are moving into the home stretch of the hot stove season. They're still making moves to strengthen their club three weeks before the official report date. By signing Tommy Pham as their fourth outfielder, the club thrilled approximately 0% of their fanbase, but it was a significant signing nonetheless. It was important to have a better option than Khalil Lee and Abraham Almonte for that spot. Pham may not be the dream choice of Mets fans, but he was a solid pickup for the club.
The Pitch Clock Is Working
I was skeptical of the pitch clock when it was first proposed, but it's undoubtedly improving MLB games. I'm 64 years old and have b...
Baseball is at its best when brought to you by local broadcasters — a fact that always seems to elude MLB's "brain trust." My...
Brett Baty has displayed a Major League-ready bat and a mature attitude this spring. He looks ready for the next step. Will the Mets let him...