The Playoffs Aren’t Out Of The Question

The latest issue of Baseball Prospectus projects the Mets to finish in second place in the NL East behind Washington with an 82-80 record, which would be their first winning season since 2008. That would be good enough to be tied with Chicago for sixth place in the National League, but not make the playoffs for the first time since 2006. Here how the publication projects the National...
Via New York Mets Report
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Wilmer Flores Talks SS; Has Been Working Hard All Offseason

Marc Carig (Newsday) put together a nice article with some input from both Wilmer Flores and David Wright on the state of the Mets shortstop situation.  The topic obviously centered around what Flores has done to improve and whether the offseason banter has affected his outlook and determination. “You hear people talking all the time.  Is this guy going to be a shortstop? ...
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6 days ago  |  Discuss

MMO Mailbag: How Many Games Will The Mets Win This Season?

Mets Lifer asks… Will the Mets finally have a winning season in 2015, or considering the lack of significant upgrades this offseason, are we to expect another 79 win season as FanGraphs projected for us? Do you think we can squeak into the postseason? Andre replies… An 85-77 record this year seems like a pretty reasonable mid-ground bet. Let me explain. If not for Jose Valverde...
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7 days ago  |  Discuss

Wright Believes In His Team, Supports GM’s Decision Not To Trade Young Arm

Speaking to Newsday reporter Marc Carig at his fundraiser to benefit a children’s hospital in his hometown Friday night, Mets third baseman David Wright said he supports Sandy Alderson’s decision not to trade a young arm like Steven Matz, Rafael Montero or Noah Syndergaard to bring in a player that can fill or upgrade a vital position. “My focus is short term,” he said....
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8 days ago  |  Discuss

Mets Tickets Sales Are Up 19 Percent Over Last Year

Mets ticket sales are exceeding expectations and are now projected to be significantly higher over last year, Mets chief revenue officer Lou DePaoli told Newsday. “Obviously, we’re going to project for the attendance to go up again,” said DePaoli. “We’re still trying to wrap our hands around exactly what that could look like. Ticket sales are up 19.26 percent ahead of last...
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11 days ago  |  Discuss

Just how many Mets sites are out there?

It seems like there are a lot of Mets sites out there. But does anyone have any idea how many? It feels like the number should be in triple digits, but that’s just a guess. Let’s limit this to active blogs (pour out a 40 for the late, great 2 Guys Talking Mets) with a requirement that they published something here in 2015. Here’s a list of 15 to get you started: Amazin’...
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11 days ago  |  Discuss

How Many Games Will Mets Win In 2015?

A reader sent me a link to this 2015 NL Preview from FanGraphs who project the Mets to have a 79-83 season. That total seems very low to me, and basically their expecting the Mets to have a season similar to last year. Here’s their glass half full, glass half empty takes: Reasons for optimism When Matt Harvey was last healthy, he was as good as any other pitcher in the whole entire...
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12 days ago  |  Discuss

Kevin Long Discusses Hitting Apporach and Philosophy

This off-season, the Mets hired former Yankees hitting coach Kevin Long to help alleviate some of the Mets woes on offense. In an article by John Harper of the NY Daily News, Long shared his thoughts about the Mets approach and he believes there are misconceptions about it. “I think they’ve had to try to change the culture here,’’ says Long. “It’s funny, because, isn’t...
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14 days ago  |  Discuss

How do David Wright’s first 11 seasons stack up against Hall of Fame 3B?

New York Mets third baseman David Wright won’t likely be eligible for Hall of Fame voting until the mid-to-late 2020s. Wright, 32, is set to enter his 12th major league season in 2015 looking to rebound from a down year in which he produced a 101 OPS+. Though lauded for his All-Star stay of of play during the mid-to-late 2000s, Wright’s on-field value has recently been criticized...
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15 days ago  |  Discuss

Ranking the National League East Third Basemen

Unlike other spots around the diamond, I’m not expecting to see any further change in the East between now and Opening Day. So how do the National League East Third Basemen rank? Let’s take a look and let the debate begin… 1. David Wright (Mets) – This one may very well be a homer call given who’s occupying the number two spot, but I’m still calling David Wright the...
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16 days ago  |  Discuss

New York Mets trade rumors Ian Desmond edition

Over the last two weeks, the rumors regarding Ian Desmond coming to the New York Mets have really picked up. It started following the trade of Ben Zobrist and Yunel Escobar to Oakland from Tampa Bay. Some had reported that prior to that there was a three team deal on the table regarding Zobrist going to Washington and Desmond to New York, but that the Mets balked on the deal. Today...
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16 days ago  |  Discuss

Wright Reports Progress In Rehab

The Mets are starting to get good news about arguably their most important issue heading into the 2015 season in David Wright, who has started hitting off a tee and taking “flip toss’’ batting practice. The later is when a ball is flipped underhand to Wright. The intent is to sharpen hand-eye coordination and develop hand quickness. Wright reported feeling no pain in his left...
Via New York Mets Report
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Mets Payroll For 2015 Looks To Be $91 Million

I was asked to calculate the Mets current payroll after some questions arose from the $85 million that was cited in yesterday’s article from The Guardian. Based on my calculations I come up with $91 million not counting Gee. Here’s the math: Guaranteed Contracts ($67.65M) David Wright $20.0MCurtis Granderson $16.0MBartolo Colon $11.0MMichael Cuddyer $8.5MJon Niese $7.0MBobby...
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18 days ago  |  Discuss

Mets Captain Is Locked On, Wright Says Playoffs Or Bust

Kevin Kernan of the NY Post caught up with David Wright who is swinging a bat again pain free and insists he is right where he needs to be for 2015, a season in which he expects to be playing in October. “I fully expect us to be in the playoffs,” the 32-year-old Wright said. “It’s not coming out here and boasting, but I think where we stand right now, we’re a much better...
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18 days ago  |  Discuss

Just how big are the question marks for the 2015 Mets?

In Julian McCarthy’s recent article, Assessing the threat level of every National League wild-card contender, uber-commenter Chris F. raised the point about the number of question marks on the 2015 Mets. He then closed his comment with a reference to Tumblin’ Dice, which got me on a fever in the funk house tangent. But since this is a baseball site and not a gambling one, let’s...
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22 days ago  |  Discuss

MMO Fan Shot: 5 Reasons for Optimism for 2015

On the heels of a 79 win season, the big question on everyone’s mind is whether the Mets, as constructed, can win enough to compete for a playoff spot. I agree with many on this site that David Wright’s health could be a huge determining factor on the ultimate success or failure of this team. It is tantalizing to imagine his returning to some facsimile of his former self where...
Via Mets Merized Online
25 days ago  |  Discuss

New York Mets: The David Wright Legacy

The MLB schedules for 2015 have been set, and the first thing to note is that opening day has been moved back a week to April 6th 2015. This forces the ending of the regular season to October 4th and a prediction for the ending of the World Series in early November. However, this will not stop the New York Mets as they look to end their eight year playoff drought. This year the...
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26 days ago  |  Discuss

Mets Are Well Positioned To Dominate In Their Division

It’s so easy to look at the Mets’ offseason so far and shrug your shoulders when asked if they did enough to snap their streak of six consecutive losing seasons – the longest active losing streak in baseball. The ultra-optimistic Met fan will point to rebound seasons by David Wright and Curtis Granderson as reasons for a return to relevancy in 2015. Others say that getting...
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27 days ago  |  Discuss

David Wright, Matt Harvey, And A Cinderella Season?

After the Mets ended the 2014 season with a 79-83 record, the high-water mark for Sandy Alderson and Terry Collins, if someone had told you they were a playoff team in 2015 even if they made no additions, how would you have responded? For the second time in two weeks, I was listening to some sport stalk radio and the host made such an assertion, believing that the return of Matt...
Via Mets Merized Online
December 30, 2014  |  Discuss

David Wright Gets It

It was a simple gesture, but further proof David Wright gets it. The son of a policeman, Wright knew what Jaden and Justin Ramos – the sons of slain NYPD police officer Rafael Ramos – would be feeling Christmas Eve. So, he called to invite them to spring training and to hang with the Mets this summer at Citi Field. A police source told The Daily News: “You should have seen...
Via New York Mets Report
December 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Mets star David Wright reaches out to sons of slain NYPD officer

When David Wright heard about the sons of slain NYPD officer Rafael Ramos, he felt obligated to do something.   The New York Mets captain is the son of a cop himself, so on Christmas Eve, he called Jaden and Justin Ramos, who lost their father when he and another officer were murdered in Brooklyn on Saturday. Wright had a 15-minute conversation with the boys and offered them a...
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December 25, 2014  |  Discuss

David Wright's awesome offer to sons of slain NYPD officer

David Wright knows all too well the anxiety that comes with being a police officer's son. The New York Mets third baseman is the son of a former Virginia policeman, and the tragic killing of two NYPD officers in Brooklyn last Saturday hit closer to home than most.  Officer Rafael Ramos left behind sons Justin, 19, and Jaden, 13, when he was killed along with Officer Wenjian...
Via The Other Paper
December 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Wright Reaches Out To Children Of Slain NYPD Officer

The two children of recently slain NYPD officer Rafael Ramos received a special surprise when Mets third baseman David Wright reached out to them via phone call to share some encouragement and hope during what must be a trying time for them. Justin, 19, and Jayden, 13, are both Mets fans, so you could imagine their excitement when Wright extended them an invitation to join the club...
Via Mets Merized Online
December 24, 2014  |  Discuss

New York Mets Christmas wish list

Dear New York Mets, I always ask for very little when it comes to Christmas gifts.  In the banner year of ’07, I got an Xbox 360 and a snowboard.  That same winter, I was getting geared up for what I thought was going to be another brilliant season from my New York Mets.  I was still hungover from 2006, when you guys were one swing away from the World Series (still love you...
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December 24, 2014  |  Discuss

The New York Mets Rumors: Troy Tulowitzki Edition

It is no secret that the New York Mets are in need of a shortstop for the 2015 season. The Mets have been searching for a steady shortstop since 2011, when they let Jose Reyes walk. Back then, Sandy Alderson had no interest or capability to match Reyes’ salary requirement. The Mets and Rockies have talked about trading franchise player Troy Tulowitzki, however, there has been plenty...
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December 23, 2014  |  Discuss
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