Baseball

Could drafting Braden Shipley be franchise-changing move for Mets?

The First-Year Player Draft is a week away. The 2013 edition of the draft will take place on June 6-8 and the Mets are primed to get a highly-touted first round selection when they make their first pick in the 11th spot. The Mets have the foundation for what could be a great rotation some […]

Does Matt Harvey really compare to anyone?

With the way Matt Harvey is pitching to begin his career he is drawing comparisons to some of the greatest right-handed starting pitchers of all-time. “Harvey is a modern day Roger Clemens,” said MLB analyst Mitch Williams on the MLB Network. Sports Illustrated compared Harvey to a young Dwight Gooden and White Sox manager Robin […]

Is Matt Harvey really unstoppable?

Yeah, yeah, yeah; another story about how amazing Matt Harvey is. Harvey is the best pitcher the Mets and their fans have seen on the hill in quite some time and things just keep getting better. The right-hander retired 27 of 28 hitters across nine shutout innings in his last start and looked pretty awesome […]

What will Frank Francisco’s role be upon his return?

The Mets currently sit second to last in the NL East with a record of 11-15, four games ahead of the lowly Miami Marlins. With a losing record, the chances of closing out a game for a pitcher become less then more, because you obviously need to be ahead in ballgames when it comes to […]

Travis d’Arnaud’s Bad Luck Continues

The Mets’ top catching prospect according to Baseball Prospectus – and the centerpiece of last winter’s big trade with Toronto that sent R.A. Dickey packing – Travis d’Arnaud will probably never win the lottery or cash in at the race track. He has terrible luck, which has once again put him on the shelf. Last […]

Jordany Valdespin, Mike Baxter to Prove People Wrong

Yes, it’s too early to start judging players and their numbers. The Mets season is only nine games old and some players haven’t rounded into shape just yet. Ike Davis is struggling with the bat and is swinging (and missing) at everything and Collin Cowgill – who got off to a quick start – has […]

Aaron Laffey is the best option for the Mets

The Mets rotation was supposed to be fronted by veterans Johan Santana and free agent addition Shaun Marcum to begin the season, but things are not going according to plan. Santana is done for the season and will likely never pitch a game again for the team and the Mets still don’t have an accurate […]