Found November 02, 2012 on
The 2012 regular season was another disappointment for the New York Mets, who went 74-88 and did not even have a chance of entering the post season. They had plenty of things wrong with their play throughout the season, most notably their terrible offense and lack of overall depth. They will need to fix these as well as some contract issues if they want to have a chance in 2013.
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When it comes to their hitting, the Mets are definitely bottom tear in the league. They have few people to count on and very rarely come out swinging, both metaphorically and literally. They need to find ways to get the job done at bat with most of their players and not just two. The two I’m referring to are David Wright and Ike Davis. These two pack a punch and can get on base more often than not, but they really are all the team has. This brings us to their overall lack of depth throughout the team. They started strong on the season but could not stay healthy and determined enough to continue winning games.
Also, with the team having contract issues with both Wright and R.A. Dickey, you can bet they are in panic mode as of right now. They have so many things to fix before April and do not know where to start. If they cannot clear up all of these problems, then we could be seeing yet another year of the Mets playing lackluster baseball.
With all the problems the Mets are facing going into this offseason, making them one of your MLB picks once the betting starts on the season will be extremely risky. They have a long way to go before they are considered one of the elite teams in the league.
BEST OF MAXIM
The New York Mets picked up David Wright’s $16 million club option for the 2013 season but it begs the question: why not sign him to a long term extension? It’s fairly clear that Wright is the best batter in the lineup and the most important player on the team. He’s a foundational piece that the Mets can build around.
However, the detractors suggest that the Mets simply aren’t...
A day after the New York Mets exercised David Wright’s $16 million option for 2013, the rumors of movement towards a long term extension are already picking up. According to Andy Martino of the New York Daily News:
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Now that the Mets have exercised David Wright’s 2013 club option, the team and its signature player plan to intensify negotiations, discussing...
Mack Carig of Newsday reports that the Mets have little left in budget to pursue free agents.
With little wiggle room, a person with knowledge of the team’s thinking said the Mets likely will follow last winter’s free-agent blueprint, when they passed on a major signing in favor of spreading their limited dollars with several low-cost signings.
What the Mets lack in dollars for...
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Just this morning Andy Martino of the Daily News published an article suggesting that “Now that the Mets have exercised David Wright’s 2013 club option, the team and its signature player plan to intensify negotiations, discussing years and dollars as soon as this week, according to a person briefed on the process.” Mets fans were left to breathe...
According to Andy Martino of the Daily News, the Mets plan to begin to intensify talks with their star third baseman David Wright this week.
Now that the Mets have exercised David Wright’s 2013 club option, the team and its signature player plan to intensify negotiations, discussing years and dollars as soon as this week, according to a person briefed on the process.
Ike Davis rebounded after a slow start to his 2012 season show us his power potential
PRESEASON EXPECTATIONS: After sitting out most of 2011 with what can best be described as a bizarre ankle injury, Ike Davis reported to spring training optimistic, only to be slowed by a virus that sapped his energy and strength. The Mets had always loved Davis’ power potential when he slugged...
At seasons end Dickey called he and Wright a “package deal”. He is right, they should be.
Obviously I am not David Wright, but if I were I would wait until I saw some improvements to the current ballclub before signing any extension Lately we have been hearing about the Mets quest to make David a “Met for life”. David may have grown up a Mets fan, but that does not mean...
David Wright experienced a resurgence of sorts in 2012. After four straight outstanding offense seasons, Wright’s offensive production dipped significantly in 2009 — from a 141 wRC+ to 125. In 2011, Wright’s wRC+ declined all the way to 116.
But this year, the old David Wright reappeared and the 29-year-old third basemen posted a 140 wRC+. The Mets, encouraged by Wright’s...
ESPN’s Jim Bowden presented five potential trades for David Wright if the Mets are unable to work out an extension, stating that the negotiations so far have been “slow and grinding.”
Hold up for a minute.
Let’s all be a little bit more patient with all this. The World Series ended less than four days ago.
Of course, there’s also a sense of urgency when negotiating with...
The New York Mets have picked up the contract options for All-Stars David Wright and R.A. Dickey.
The Mets said Wednesday they were not planning to make an official announcement of the moves that were really just a formality. General manager Sandy Alderson has said signing the two players to long-term deals is his top priority this offseason.
Wright, the Mets' third baseman...
In 2012, Andre Ethier hit .284 with 20 home runs, 89 RBI, and 36 doubles. He also had a .351 OBP and OPS of .812.
Over the past week some rumors from ESPN’s Buster Olney have surfaced that Dodgers outfielder Andre Either might be available on the trading block. With the news today that the Mets and David Wright may have hit a snag in their negotiations, my mind began to churn...
Like many or most of you, my heart is heavy right now. Many times you see disasters on the news and think “those types of things only happen other places, thank goodness that doesn’t happen here”. And then you find yourself sitting in your living room in the dark, listening to the wrath of Mother Nature outside your windows, not knowing what’s going to happen to you or...
Should Sandy Alderson trade or extend two of the Mets` most valuable assets?