Here are 14 sluggers that Mets fans loved at one point or another. Some were good, some were bad and some were just … ehhhh. But they were all RIDICULOUS on one level or another.
Can they continue to weather the storm? It won’t be easy, and the challenge just got more daunting. But maybe there’s something special about this team. It certainly feels that way early on.
If New York’s top offseason acquisition plays 140-plus games and hits like he’s capable of at the dish, the Mets will compete for a playoff spot.
The two provided insight into why they’re taking so much of their valuable time to do this, what their ultimate goal is and much, much more.
Pitch clocks — though they would bother me as a baseball purist — make sense. But eliminating defensive shifts is just plain brainless. You’re going to take strategy out of the game to produce more runs?
Heck, the Mets aren’t even the second-best team in their division. The Marlins, amazingly, have surpassed them following a highly productive winter.
It’s a baseball crime that the Mets legend wasn’t elected in his first two years on the ballot, and if he’s shunned a third time it will be a full-blown disgrace.
If the Mets don’t make one more significant move in the coming months, this offseason will go down as a complete failure. This team can’t go into Opening Day as is. No way.
The Mets have the pitching, from top to bottom, and they need as much offense as they can get. They need to keep Murphy.
Terry Collins will be the Mets’ manager in 2015. But he shouldn’t be. It’s just a shame that this franchise, supposedly on the rise, isn’t willing to take a risk.
There’s plenty more to prove, but there is no longer — by any stretch of the imagination — a hole at first base. Duda is the guy moving forward, and the Mets can now say that with authority and confidence.
Assuming nothing drastic happens over the final two weeks of the season — such as deGrom allowing eight runs in consecutive starts — the right-hander should edge the speedy Hamilton.
The Bombers spent nearly $500 million in the offseason and this was the year that the Mets were finally expected to contend. Let’s just say it hasn’t worked out for either party.
Without further ado, here are seven major-league ballparks that are better — for a variety of reasons — than Citi Field and Yankee Stadium.
Fast forward to mid-August, and Travis d’Arnaud, Lucas Duda and Juan Lagares have made tremendous progress — and taken their games to new levels.