Kallet: Comparing Mets, Nationals Heading Into 2017These two teams are expected to battle it out for the division title all season long. The Mets and Nationals have far more talent than the Marlins, Braves and Phillies, so the NL East figures to be a two-team race.
Kallet: 15 Reasons To Get Pumped Up About The 2017 MetsHopefully this warms you up a bit, or at the very least gives you something pleasant to think about.
Kallet: Reyes Could Prove To Be A Key Catalyst As Mets Pursue A ChampionshipWhen the Mets signed Jose Reyes to a minor league deal back in late June, the team was doing all it could to keep its season alive.
Kallet: Mets' Alderson Should Be All Over Encarnacion Or TrumboAs I’ve written many times over the past month, this offseason has been a successful one for the Mets. They retained their two big fish. Everything from this point forward is gravy.
Kallet: Mets Didn't Homer At Winter Meetings, But A Splash Wasn't RequiredDon't look at the Mets' inactivity at the Winter Meetings as a failure. They laid the groundwork for more moves, but on their own timetable.
Kallet: Cespedes Deal Represents Significant Step Forward By MetsIn late October, I wrote that I understood why Mets general manager Sandy Alderson might be wary of breaking the bank for Yoenis Cespedes. Predictably, I was ridiculed to no end by loyal Cespedes fans.
Kallet: How Long Can Mets Be Expected To Have Faith In D'Arnaud?Next season could end up being a make-or-break campaign for Travis d’Arnaud, who will turn 28 during spring training.
Kallet: Neil Walker's Return A Big Deal For 2017 MetsLast week, Neil Walker accepted the Mets’ $17.2 million qualifying offer, deciding to return to New York on a one-year deal instead of testing the open market in free agency.
Kallet: Bartolo Colon Was A Great Met, But It Was Time To Move OnSo with Yoenis Cespedes and Neil Walker to pay — as well as other free agents/trade targets whom Alderson might want to explore — spending $12.5 million on an insurance policy was not in the least bit worth it.
Kallet: Cubs-Indians World Series Was A Victory For BaseballAs far as I’m concerned, no Fall Classic in at least the past 30 years captured the nation’s attention as much as this one.
Kallet: Mets Should Feel Some Apprehension About Re-Signing CespedesYes, I’m still for the Mets re-signing Cespedes. But I must admit that I’m no longer convinced that it’s a no-brainer. It’s not as clear cut of a decision as it may seem.
Kallet: Cubs Face Extreme Pressure To Finish The JobThey deserve tons of credit for ending the 71-year pennant curse, but finally ending the 108-year World Series drought is in an entirely different stratosphere.

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