MLB: Spring Training-New York Mets at St. Louis Cardinals

Statistically Projecting Mets Position Player Injuries for 2017 (Part 1)

After the 2010 season, Jeff Zimmerman posted a series of articles on FanGraphs using regression models to try and predict the probability that a starting pitcher would get injured. It makes a lot of sense that he’d focus on pitchers. After all, the saying is “pitchers break.” Yet for the 2016 Mets, “everyone breaks” may […]

MLB: Atlanta Braves at New York Mets

Everyone Had Surgery

Well that was brutal, if not entirely unexpected. The Mets made a great push toward the playoffs this year, but in the end, there was a bit too much to overcome. Now the real work begins. While the MLB’s other top teams wear themselves out this postseason the Mets can take advantage of the time […]

MLB: NLDS-New York Mets at Los Angeles Dodgers

The Worst Mets Injuries

“Worst” depends on the context. The early-1990s pinned their post-Worst Team Money Could Buy hopes on three pitching prospects — Paul Wilson, Bill Pulsipher and Jason Isringhausen — who’d laid waste to minor-league hitters. Two elbow tears and a shoulder surgery later, “Generation K” became less popular with crotchety Mets fans than Millennials. Those injuries […]

MLB: St. Louis Cardinals at New York Mets

Rainout Recap July 25: Mother Nature Halts Start of Important Homestand

Set to kick off their first homestand since the All-Star break on Monday night at Citi Field, the New York Mets (52-45) will have to wait another day to take on the St. Louis Cardinals (52-46). The series opener was officially postponed just minutes before the scheduled start time, as heavy rains continued to move […]

MLB: Kansas City Royals at New York Mets

Our Worst Mets Days

It was almost last Wednesday. Just six days after David Wright announced he would undergo season-ending neck surgery. Prior to a matinee against the hated Royals, the Mets announced that Zack Wheeler experienced elbow pain during his rehab and would be shut down indefinitely. That afternoon’s starter, Noah Syndergaard, himself felt elbow soreness that forced him to leave the game after […]

MLB: Game two-New York Mets at Pittsburgh Pirates

Game Recap June 7 (Game 2): Mets Can’t Hit, Story at 11

Executive Summary After scoring just a single run in the first game of the doubleheader, the Mets duplicated the dubious feat, striking out 14 times in game two. Pirates 3, Mets 1. Discussion and Analysis Without David Wright, Travis d’Arnaud and Lucas Duda, the Mets’ offense has been bad. HOW BAD IS IT? In the 16 games since May […]

MLB: Minnesota Twins at Oakland Athletics

Who We Believe Will Be on the 25-Man Roster Come August… But Isn’t Now

Travis d’Arnaud: rotator cuff inflammation. Lucas Duda: lower back stress fracture. David Wright: frogs, boils, locusts, darkness for three days. Not only are the Mets down three position players, they’re missing arguably their three most important ones. After all, Juan Lagares is a rather studly fourth outfielder. But the team’s infield depth was such a weakness entering […]