PORT ST. LUCIE, FL - MARCH 06: Matt Harvey #33 of the New York Mets walks to the dugout before the first inning of the game against the Detroit Tigers at Tradition Field on March 6, 2015 in Port St. Lucie, Florida. (Photo by Rob Foldy/Getty Images)

Celebrity Cruises

I really did dial back my expectations today. And until Harvey is mowing down lineups that feature players such as Miguel Cabrera and Victor Martinez, I will continue to dial back my expectations even when the team comes north to pitch in 46 degree weather with measureable wind chills. But I’ll be damned if I […]

WASHINGTON, DC - SEPTEMBER 25:  Wilson Ramos #40 of the Washington Nationals scores on a Zack Wheeler #45 of the New York Mets passed ball in the fourth inning during game two of a doubleheader baseball game on September 25, 2014 at Nationals Park in Washington, DC.  (Photo by Mitchell Layton/Getty Images)

Hot Dog: The Season

It makes me shudder when something reminds me of 2007. Maybe it’s reflex … or unresolved family issues. But when something reminds me of the whole “team to beat” fiasco, I get a cold streak up and down my spine. Bryce Harper has a lot of Jimmy Rollins in him. And it’s annoying because Harper […]

NEW YORK, NY - JULY 10:  Eric Young Jr. #22 of the New York Mets looks from the dugout in the ninth inning against the Atlanta Braves on July 10, 2014 at Citi Field in the Flushing neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City.The Atlanta Braves defeated the New York Mets 3-1.  (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

Let The Games Begin

Well thank goodness there are now actual games to discuss in addition to all the lunch in the garbage and social issues. (And regarding those social issues: if you haven’t read about Daniel Murphy’s comments regarding MLB Ambassador of inclusion Billy Bean, go ahead and read about them here … but also be sure to read Bean’s […]

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Honestly, I’m surprised it took this long to have our first spring training “controversy”. And it comes from the chow line at the Port St. Lucie corral: As most of the Mets toiled on the field during an intrasquad scrimmage Tuesday, prized pitching prospect Noah Syndergaard ate lunch in the air-conditioned comfort of the clubhouse. The […]

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If I Blogged In 1972 …

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=csJF-ALBajk All right look, I know. Tom Seaver can’t win ‘em all. But this 2-0 loss exposed some flaws in this team that will hurt them long term. First off, their lefty lineup is atrocious, and now its made worse as Jim Beauchamp pulled up lame in the fourth forcing Ed Kranepool to come in and […]

NEW YORK - AUGUST 22:  Tom Seaver is introduced during the presentation commemorating the New York Mets 40th anniversary of the 1969 World Championship team on August 22, 2009 at Citi Field in the Flushing neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City.  (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)

A Fresh Miraculous Vision

We all have our narratives when it comes to the 2015 version of the New York Mets. Mine is a team that will improve over last season, but will be hamstrung by the lack of hitting and the failure to meet expectations that will no doubt become highly unreasonable when it comes to Matt Harvey. […]

Top Mets tickets for 2015

The Mets’ faithful have been waiting for their team to climb back into relevancy over the past few years, and behind the young, on-the-rise pitching staff, this may be the season they make the jump. The New York Mets begin their 2015 season with the most optimism around the clubhouse in years. The Mets pitching […]

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The Longest Winter

If you cared to go back in my history with this blog, I’ve never been one to get all romantic about the start of spring training, and certainly rarely cared to mark the occasion with a post. Everyone is 0-0 … hope springs eternal … yada yada yada. I love baseball but I’m a terrible […]

ARDMORE, PA - JUNE 14:  A groundhog is seen on the sixth fairway during Round Two of the 113th U.S. Open at Merion Golf Club on June 14, 2013 in Ardmore, Pennsylvania.  (Photo by Ross Kinnaird/Getty Images)

Punxsutawney Sandy

We recently passed by the time of year where Sandy Alderson comes out of the ground, sees his shadow, and predicts a 90 win season. Well this year, he didn’t see his shadow so he only predicted 89. I’m not here to fan any flames. I don’t do it just to do it. But I […]

1989:  Bob Ojeda of the New York Mets pitches during a game in the 1989 season. ( Photo by: Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Say It Ain’t So, Bobby O

Through all of the nonsense that the Mets have put us through regarding their product on the field, the one thing the Mets have left to really, really enjoy is their coverage of said nonsense. Gary Cohen, Keith Hernandez, and Ron Darling are generally considered among the best in the business. Kevin Burkhardt was our […]

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Meet The New Boss … (Free Advice For The New Commissioner)

I have my eye on you … Manfred. See, I’ve been working on this thing for a while, where I give you some advice on how to bring the sports of baseball into the next century. Some free advice, as you can see from the title. Now … if I had known that you were […]

DETROIT, MI - OCTOBER 05:  Max Scherzer #37 of the Detroit Tigers reacts in the ninth inning of their 2 to 1 loss to the Baltimore Orioles during Game Three of the American League Division Series at Comerica Park on October 5, 2014 in Detroit, Michigan.  (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images)

Rebuilding, Reloading, And Resenting

There are many ways to put together a baseball team. The Atlanta Braves are rebuilding. The Washington Nationals are reloading. And the Mets patched a couple of holes with plaster in hopes of nobody knowing the difference. The Nationals, after unloading Tyler Clippard to the Athletics, lessened the sting of that in a huge way […]

FILE PHOTO: President Richard Nixon meets with Elvis Presley December 21, 1970 at the White House. (Photo by National Archives)

Fred Wilpon In Charge Of Money And Other Great Ideas

Remember when President Richard Nixon presented Elvis Presley with an honorary badge as a member of the Drug Enforcement Agency? Remember when Presley died with enough drugs in him to take down a horse? Yes, that actually happened. And you would think that we as a society would have learned from that. But no … […]