MLB: New York Mets at Miami Marlins

Staff Post: Small Sample Size Theater

Whatever else happens this season, we’ll always have the 11-1 record. Best start in baseball. An accomplishment the Yankees have never unlocked. Who cares if no team in the last 30 seasons has won a playoff series after starting 11-1 or better? That’s not a fun fact, it’s a wet blanket fact. What’s fun is […]

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Staff Post: Mets Alternate Realities

The 2017 Mets were set in the darkest timeline. No Mets squad won fewer than last year’s 70 since the first year of the otherwise-forgettable Art Howe era in 2003. The only player who didn’t get hurt was a prodigal son who returned to the team but felt little remorse for his faults. The manager […]

MLB: New York Mets at Seattle Mariners

Staff Post: Bold predictions for 2018

It’s easy to be pessimistic about the Mets, especially after years of disappointment. But we’ve decided to start the season off with some old-fashioned, foolish hope. So, here are the BP Mets staff’s bold predictions for 2018: Michael Conforto will return as good as new Michael Conforto’s career trajectory has been a headache-inducing rollercoaster, alternating […]

MLB: New York Yankees at New York Mets

Who We Think the Mets Should Trade

Life comes at you pretty fast. In one short month, the Mets have gone from Sandy Alderson proclaiming “A lot of the story [is] to be written,” to a resigned general manager sighing, “I think we have to be realistic about where we are” and “I don’t want to whitewash this. We haven’t played very well.” Most […]

MLB: World Series-Cleveland Indians at Chicago Cubs

Our 2017 Met Awards

Quick! Name the last three Mets to win the major awards bestowed by the Baseball Writers Association of America. You’ve got Jacob deGrom’s 2014 Rookie of the Year and R.A. Dickey’s 2012 Cy Young. And then? You have to go all the way back to 1985 to find Dwight Gooden’s CYA. (We don’t count the Rolaids […]

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Mets Madness

There’s something paradoxical about Spring Training. It feels great at first. We have pitchers, catchers, and sun shining on outdoor sports again. The season is full of hope. Then we get to the actual games … a whole lot of games that do not count. After a week or so, the novelty can wear off. […]

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From BP: Short Relief: Ty Kelly Cannot Advise You on the Subject of Rivers

Over at the Baseball Prospectus main site, Patrick Dubuque and company are rolling out a new daily collection of short posts “… concerned primarily with the aesthetic, the metaphorical, and the ridiculous aspects of baseball as an unproductive labor that induces such devotion and contentment.” Every weekday, expect a couple of quick hits on a […]

MLB: New York Mets-Workouts

What Would Not Surprise Us About the 2017 Mets

Way way back many centuries ago, not long after the blogging began, Will Leitch started a site called Deadspin. He relied upon tips from the common man. Will’s vision for Deadspin was to publish sports news that never made it into the public domain “because of either corporate obligations or just plain laziness.” Deadspin needed […]