Brad Kallet

Kelly Johnson celebrates with teammate Juan Uribe after defeating the Los Angeles Dodgers 15-2 at Citi Field on July 25, 2015. (Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images)

Kallet: Alderson Gives Mets Fighting Chance By Adding Uribe, Johnson

It won’t be easy to break the nine-year playoff drought, but Alderson gave his team a fighting chance this weekend. The “baseball maverick” delivered. It was about time. Here’s hoping he’s not done.

07/27/2015

Mets general manager Sandy Alderson

Kallet: If Mets Miss The Playoffs, Sandy Alderson Needs To Be Fired

The ineptitude and the incompetence have reached new heights. The future is now, and Alderson is just watching it go by.

07/07/2015

Lucas Duda

Kallet: With Brutal Schedule Ahead, Expect Mets To Fall Out Of Race In July

The division appears to be the easiest path to the postseason. But as the Mets battle the best clubs in baseball this summer, the Nats will leave them in the dust.

06/22/2015

Mets COO Jeff Wilpon and general manager Sandy Alderson (Photo by Alex Trautwig/Getty Images)

Kallet: As Mets Fade Back Into Irrelevance, Blame Sandy And The Wilpons

Assuming the Mets don’t secure a postseason berth, Alderson should get a pink slip. And the Wilpons, who can’t be fired and clearly have no intention of selling, will continue to kill our spirits and run this franchise into the ground.

05/26/2015

Todd Hundley (Credit: Ezra O. Shaw /Allsport)

Remember Them? 14 Most Random Mets Sluggers Of The Past 20 Years

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.

04/21/2015

Travis d'Arnaud bats against the Miami Marlins at Citi Field on April 19, 2015. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

Kallet: Scorching Mets Have Overcome Adversity, But More Is On The Way

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.

04/20/2015

The Mets’ Michael Cuddyer takes a swing during the second inning of a spring training game against the St. Louis Cardinals at Tradition Field on March 20, 2015. (Photo by Stacy Revere/Getty Images)

Kallet: Outside Of Wright, Red-Hot Cuddyer Is Mets’ Offensive X Factor

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.

03/23/2015

The website Knicks4Sale.com as seen on February 17, 2015. (Knicks4Sale.com)

Kallet: A Q&A With 2 Of The Minds Behind ‘Knicks 4 Sale’

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.

02/17/2015

The New York Mets' infield plays a defensive shift against Carlos Gonzalez of the Colorado Rockies at Coors Field on April 16, 2013 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)

Kallet: Manfred Is Progressive, But His Openness To Nixing Shifts Is Asinine

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?

02/09/2015

Wilmer Flores #4 of the New York Mets sends the ball to first for the out in the sixth inning against the Miami Marlins on September 15, 2014 at Citi Field. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

Kallet: Assuming Offseason Is Complete, Mets Are Not A Playoff Team

Heck, the Mets aren’t even the second-best team in their division. The Marlins, amazingly, have surpassed them following a highly productive winter.

01/20/2015

Mike Piazza celebrates after the Mets' victory over the St. Louis Cardinals in Game 5 of the 2000 National League Championship Series. (Photo credit should read DOUG KANTER/AFP/Getty Images)

Kallet: Overlooked And Underappreciated Piazza Belongs In Cooperstown

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.

01/06/2015

Sandy Alderson

Kallet: Sandy Not Upgrading At Shortstop Would Be Inexcusable And Unacceptable

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.

12/10/2014

Daniel Murphy (Photo by Mitchell Layton/Getty Images)

Kallet: Mets Would Be Downright Foolish To Trade Daniel Murphy

The Mets have the pitching, from top to bottom, and they need as much offense as they can get. They need to keep Murphy.

11/17/2014

Joe Maddon (Photo by Brian Blanco/Getty Images)

Kallet: If Mets Are Serious About Winning, They Should Hire Maddon Or Gardenhire

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.

10/27/2014

Lucas Duda hits a home run, scoring teammate Daniel Murphy, in the eighth inning against the Houston Astros at Citi Field on September 28, 2014. (Photo by Alex Goodlett/Getty Images)

Kallet: Lucas Duda Puts A Beautiful Bow On His Breakout Season

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.

09/29/2014

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