2016 Opening Day Countdown: New York Mets Preview

By Paul DiSclafani 2015 Record:  90-72 | NL East Division Champions 2015 Recap:  The Mets struggled offensively most of the season but kept within striking distance of the Division leading Washington Nationals thanks to solid starting pitching, led by Matt Harvey’s successful return from Tommy John surgery and the emergence of Jacob deGrom and Noah Syndergaard as Top-of-the-Line pitchers.  But it wasn’t until the trade … Continue reading 2016 Opening Day Countdown: New York Mets Preview

It’s Twue! It’s Twue! Alderson Does It Again – Cespedes Back With NL Champs!

By: Paul DiSclafani To all the naysayers out there – can there be any doubt that Sandy Alderson is “The Man” anymore?  While New Yorker’s were bracing for the first snowstorm of the season and getting ready for bed, the big new broke.  The Mets landed Cespedes – again! My goodness, with all the Met bashing that has been bantered about on Social Media in … Continue reading It’s Twue! It’s Twue! Alderson Does It Again – Cespedes Back With NL Champs!

No Joke: Matz Will Not Pitch This Weekend, Playoff Spot In Jeopardy

By: Paul DiSclafani After joking on Tuesday about the back injury suffered by rookie pitcher Steven Matz, the Mets are now concerned the injury will prevent him from making the post season roster. Matz (4-0) woke up with a sore back and after initially having his Wednesday start against the Phillies pushed back to Thursday, he was scratched entirely with the hopes of back-ending one … Continue reading No Joke: Matz Will Not Pitch This Weekend, Playoff Spot In Jeopardy

10 Days That Changed The Course Of The NL East – Part 3

By: Paul DiSclafani What a week it’s been for the Mets. They bring up a Double A kid and make a trade for two veteran players to wake up a moribund offense. But their suspended former closer gets suspended again, they botch a potential blockbuster trade for a much-needed bat based on the advice of their medical staff and upset one of the most loyal … Continue reading 10 Days That Changed The Course Of The NL East – Part 3

10 Days That Changed The Course Of The NL East – Part 2

By: Paul DiSclafani In a span of 10 days, from July 24th to August 2nd, the course of the 2015 season for the Mets and Nationals in the NL East changed dramatically. In Part 1, we took a look at the events leading up to the season altering decisions made by Mets GM Sandy Alderson and the early results of the promotion of Michael Conforto … Continue reading 10 Days That Changed The Course Of The NL East – Part 2

10 Days That Changed The Course Of the NL East – Part 1

By: Paul DiSclafani So what happened? How did the Mets, predicted by most baseball pundits to finish third at best, win the National League Eastern  Division Title? The turnaround was swift and devastating to the Washington Nationals, who to this day still don’t know what happened. It’s easy to point to the trades the Mets made at the deadline which obviously vitalized a moribund offense … Continue reading 10 Days That Changed The Course Of the NL East – Part 1

Harvey Makes a Complete 180 On His Innings Limit

By: Paul DiSclafani Just last Sunday, the Mets had a 1-0 lead over the rival Yankees after five innings, when the dreaded “Matt Harvey Innings Limit” reared its ugly head. When Collins pulled a dominant Harvey after just 77 pitches in a game that completely unraveled into an 11-2 loss, media and fans alike (including your humble narrator) went into a frenzy over the decision … Continue reading Harvey Makes a Complete 180 On His Innings Limit