Baseball Prospectus Projects 82 Wins For Mets, No Playoffs

Baseball Prospectus projects the Mets to finish 82-80 this year and fall short of the postseason. This is actually a little bit more promising than FanGraphs who projected the Mets for 79 wins this season. There’s no real science to these predictions and it’s all very subjective. However if the Mets don’t finish the season with a minimum of 85 wins, I would suspect that...
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Baseball Prospectus Projects 82 Wins For Mets, No Playoffs

Baseball Prospectus projects the Mets to finish 82-80 this year and fall short of the postseason. This is actually a little bit more promising than FanGraphs who projected the Mets for 79 wins this season. There’s no real science to these predictions and it’s all very subjective. However if the Mets don’t finish the season with a minimum of 85 wins, I would suspect that...
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Player Profile #97: Matt Harvey | SP | NYM

When planning this player profile, I was unsure whether I wanted to spend my time dissecting Matt Harvey’s most recent season (2013) or addressing his health and usage outlook for 2015. Yes, I’ll touch on both, but which is more helpful? Ultimately, I decided to discuss what makes Harvey so good with a couple closing thoughts at the bottom regarding his health. As a rookie in...
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15 hours ago  |  Discuss

Mets Matters: Playoffs or Bust, A National Uprising

Mets pitchers and catchers report to Port St. Lucie in 23 days. Here’s a selection of recent quotes, notes, and blurbs from around the Mets blogosphere. Playoffs or Bust The New York Mets will make the playoffs. Queue up the celebratory Bartolo Colon GIFs! Actually call this more of a “somebody has to do it” type of situation since the National League appears fairly wide...
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1 day ago  |  Discuss

Mets Rotation: A Difference Between Depth And Potential

There’s a distinct difference between depth and potential when it comes to the Mets’ rotation. There’s a lot to like about their potential, but you should be careful not to equate the names with depth. Matt Harvey, Bartolo Colon, Zack Wheeler, Jacob deGrom, Dillon Gee, Jon Niese, Rafael Montero, Noah Syndergaard and Steven Matz give you nine names, but also nine questions....
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1 day 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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3 days ago  |  Discuss

Mets360 2015 projections: Jacob deGrom

In 2012 the Mets debuted Matt Harvey and the following year they introduced Zack Wheeler. Then last year the club brought up Jacob deGrom. Harvey and Wheeler came with all types of hype and deGrom wasn’t nearly as highly regarded. This time last year, if you asked the fan base which Mets pitcher was going to walk away with the Rookie of the Year Award, deGrom would have been...
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Spring Training Preview: New York Mets

It’s been a number of years since this type of optimism surrounded the Major League Baseball team from Flushing. If you asked even the casual Mets fan, they would tell you it’s been too long. They wouldn’t be wrong. When was the last time one could look up and down the roster and come to the conclusion that multiple starting pitchers are capable of 20 wins, or that several...
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4 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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8 days ago  |  Discuss

Mets360 2015 projections: Matt Harvey

The Mets have had 14 different pitchers in their history to post a 5.0 bWAR or greater in a season, including Matt Harvey in 2013. None of those 14 missed an entire season after putting up such a dominating performance. The closest we have is Johan Santana, who missed the entire 2011 season after notching a 4.6 bWAR as a 31 year old in 2010. When Santana came back in 2012, he...
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Why Have The Mets Struggled So Mightily To Address Shortstop?

  The Mets’ need for a shortstop, alleged search for a shortstop, inability to actually acquire a shortstop, and (naturally) continued lack of production from the shortstop position has been a most frustrating combination for Mets fans ever since Jose Reyes was allowed to walk away in free agency (excluding a couple decent stretches from Ruben Tejada, who has otherwise regressed...
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12 days ago  |  Discuss

Mets Have No. 5 Ranked Rotation In MLB, Could Develop Into Best

In a feature for ESPN Insider, Buster Olney ranked the top 10 starting rotations in baseball. He ranks the Washington Nationals at No. 1 and the Los Angeles Dodgers right behind them at No. 2. Olney placed the Mets rotation at No. 5 in the majors but also added that it could develop into the top rotation in the majors. Here’s what he wrote: “Matt Harvey was out all of last season...
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16 days ago  |  Discuss

Dillon Gee is a bullpen candidate, but is he a good one?

The New York Mets boast a starting rotation expected to be amongst baseball’s elite in 2015. However, Matt Harvey’s return from Tommy John surgery, combined with top prospects anticipated to be big league ready by year’s end, had left the team with a surplus of starting pitching. Dillon Gee’s name has most often been floated in trade rumors this winter. Gee, 28, is entering...
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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...
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Projected 2015 New York Mets starting rotation and statistics

The New York Mets’ biggest strength is projected to be its starting rotation. The following players are projected to comprise the club’s rotation out of spring training. All statistical projections are courtesy of Steamer. 1. RHP Matt Harvey — 27 GS, 3.13 ERA, 9.7 K/9, 2.6 BB/9 Matt Harvey is scheduled to begin his season on April 13 for the Mets’ home opener. The dominant...
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20 days ago  |  Discuss

I’m Ready For The Return Of Harvey Days

Jerry Crasnick of ESPN listed righthander Matt Harvey among his 15 Most Interesting People of 2015. “After six straight losing seasons and some serial belt-tightening under the Wilpon family, the Mets have legitimate reason for excitement behind their young pitching nucleus.” “A lot hinges on the performance of Harvey, who displayed ace-caliber stuff and serious star quality...
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20 days ago  |  Discuss

Mets Hope Is On The Rise, So Why All The Glum Faces?

I think we can all agree that the Mets are heading in the right direction. The farm system has begun to feed the team with young, promising, top level talent such as we haven’t seen in over a decade. Jacob deGrom, Matt Harvey, Juan Lagares, Jenrry Mejia, and Travis d’Arnaud are just a few of the names driving this new Mets resurgence. But despite all the positive vibes and a...
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20 days ago  |  Discuss

Featured Post: Dawn of a New Year and New Expectations

2015. It has finally arrived. The year we have told ourselves we can realistically look to be a legitimate playoff contender. Finally. No more excuses. The bad contracts have been purged. The young pitching has arrived. Matt Harvey is presumably healthy. But has the team done enough to really embrace the notion of being a contender? Look at the Padres. Much like the Mets, they have...
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23 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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24 days ago  |  Discuss

The Mets Are Bringing Sexy Back

Last week, I wrote about how the tide seems to be shifting with how the Mets are viewed by mainstream media. I even predicted that a few sites like ESPN or Fox Sports would choose the Mets as their playoffs sleeper pick for 2015. Even online sports betting is reflecting a positive seismic shift towards the Mets. In the last three months, the Mets have seen their odds to win the...
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26 days ago  |  Discuss

Ten Storylines For Mets In 2014

It was an interesting year for your New York Mets. No playoffs and no .500 record as expected, but for the most part they played aggressive baseball. There was improvement. The following are ten of the more important Mets’ story lines from the 2014 season: 1. The loss of Matt Harvey: Despite his distracting chirping about wanting to pitch in 2014, and where he wanted to rehab,...
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29 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...
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29 days ago  |  Discuss

2015 Breakout Pitcher: Zack Wheeler

Christina Kahrl of ESPN lists righthander Zack Wheeler among her 10 Breakout Pitchers for 2015. “He doesn’t have Jake deGrom’s hair or Matt Harvey’s panache, but the Mets will happily settle for another top-shelf starting pitcher in what might quickly develop into the best rotation in the division within the next year or two. Yes, including the Nationals. Or the Marlins’...
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December 29, 2014  |  Discuss

New York Mets: projecting the rotation

Earlier in the month I gave you a lineup projection for the New York Mets. Today I will move on and project the starting rotation. Of course, as there is still plenty of time remaning in the offseason this is subject to change but I will include likely trades in my projections. 1. Matt Harvey, RHP Matt Harvey’s ERA in 2013 was a stellar 2.27, and he hopes to return to form in...
December 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Projecting The Mets Opening Day Roster

With the Mets offseason essentially over, here’s my first stab at our projected Opening Day Roster. Starting Rotation Matt Harvey – The Mets ace will start the home opener. Jacob deGrom – Look for Act II to be just as special. Jon Niese – No way Mets go with five righties in rotation. Zack Wheeler – Must reduce pitch counts, but young and improving. Bartolo Colon ...
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December 20, 2014  |  Discuss
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