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Brad Kallet

Ike Davis (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)

Kallet: Goodbye And Good Luck, Ike — It Was Time For You To Go

I don’t want to hear about upside, the fact that Ike Davis was once a top prospect who had brief success at the major league level. He had over four years to cement himself within this organization, and he never did.

04/21/2014

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Kallet: Seriously, It’s Time To Blame Sandy Alderson For Mets’ Struggles

Alderson, regarded by many as one of the best and brightness in the business, still has a lot to prove. And patience is wearing thin.

04/07/2014

Ike Davis (Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images)

Kallet: Dreadful Ike Davis Has Set Mets Organization Back Years

Davis wasn’t supposed to be the problem. He was supposed to be part of the solution. And the fact that he hasn’t been — and likely never will be — is nothing short of crippling.

03/19/2014

Carlos Beltran (Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images)

Kallet: What Are The Yankees? A Fantasy Team Of Random, Aging Stars

These Bombers are — for the most part — nothing more than mercenaries, hired guns. And they will fire and kill their opponents with their quick bats, speed and power. But will it be all that special when they do?

02/18/2014

Roger Goodell (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

Kallet: NFL Playoff Expansion? What A Horrible, Horrible Idea

If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it. Because I don’t have the power or connections to do so, can somebody please forward that overused, tired cliché over to NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell for me?

01/22/2014

Kendrys Morales (Photo by Jim Rogash/Getty Images)

Kallet: Mets Should Go After Free Agent Kendrys Morales

I don’t want to hear the argument that the Mets already have three first basemen. Yes — Davis, Duda and Satin are all on the roster. The only problem is that none of them are very good.

12/31/2013

Curtis Granderson (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)

Kallet: Signing Curtis Granderson Was A Move The Mets HAD To Make

Inking Grandy sends the right message, and it puts the baseball world on notice that this franchise isn’t just going to rest on its laurels and continue to be a complete and utter joke.

12/09/2013

Screenshot of Grinnell Athletics' landing page on Nov. 21, 2012. (credit: pioneers.grinnell.edu)

Kallet: Is The Grinnell System Legit Or Unjust? An Expert Weighs In

To get a better understanding of the System — and to find some answers and gain perspective — I reached out to Ross Preston, an expert on all things Grinnell basketball.

11/26/2013

LaTroy Hawkins (Photo by Greg Fiume/Getty Images)

Kallet: Who Stays And Who Goes? Breaking Down The Mets’ Free Agents

The Mets have eight players from last year’s squad who can sign elsewhere via free agency. Should Alderson let them all walk? Should any return for 2014? Let’s take a quick look at each guy.

11/04/2013

Yasiel Puig #66 of the Los Angeles Dodgers reacts as he hits an RBI triple in the fourth inning against the St. Louis Cardinals in Game 3 of the National League Championship Series. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)

Kallet: Arrogant, Unlikable Yasiel Puig Plays The Game The Wrong Way

He’s cocky. He’s arrogant. He’s extremely unlikable. And he doesn’t play the great game of baseball the right way, the way it’s supposed to be played. Who am I talking about? You know who. I’m talking about Dodgers right fielder Yasiel Puig.

10/16/2013

Sandy Alderson (Photo by Rich Schultz/Getty Images)

Kallet: It’s Put Up Or Shut Up Time For Mets GM Sandy Alderson

For what feels like a lifetime, Mets fans have been hearing that THIS is the offseason. THIS is when it will all change. 2014 will be the year that the Mets FINALLY field a team that can contend. You’re up, Mr. Alderson.

10/01/2013

Roger Federer of Switzerland walks off the court after being defeated by Tommy Robredo of Spain in their fourth-round men's singles match on Day 8 of the 2013 US Open. (Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images)

Kallet: How Much Does Roger Federer Have Left In The Tank?

Can Federer even be considered part of the “Big Four” anymore? Will he shut me up and win another slam? I certainly hope so, but I’m not counting on it.

09/03/2013

Terry Collins (Photo by Chris Trotman/Getty Images)

Kallet: Terry Collins Deserves Chance With Roster That Can Realistically Contend

Terry Collins’ contract will expire at the end of the season. I’m not suggesting that Fred Wilpon should give him a four-year extension. But I’d like to see him finally have a chance with a team that’s built to contend.

07/28/2013

Ike Davis (Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images)

Kallet: Mets Need To Think Long And Hard About What To Do With Ike Davis

I sincerely hope Davis proves me wrong and suddenly finds his stroke. I hope he can be the .270, 40-homer guy that we all envisioned him being. But I just don’t see that ever coming to fruition. And sooner or later, the Mets will have to make a decision about their first baseman.

05/06/2013

Jeremy Hefner (Photo by Drew Hallowell/Getty Images)

Kallet: Despite Mets’ Strong Start, Abysmal Back End Of Rotation Could Doom Club In A Hurry

The back end of New York’s rotation has been predictably abysmal. Dillon Gee, Jeremy Hefner and Aaron Laffey — the current No. 3, No. 4 and No. 5 starters — have a combined 6.23 ERA in 23 2/3 innings pitched.

04/16/2013

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