Brad Kallet

Jacob deGrom pitches in the third inning at Nationals Park in Washington, DC. (Photo by Mitchell Layton/Getty Images)

Kallet: Jacob DeGrom Should Be Your 2014 National League Rookie Of The Year

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.

09/15/2014

Curtis Granderson  (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)

Ranking The 10 Most Disappointing Local Baseball Players Of 2014

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.

09/04/2014

Wrigley Field (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

7 Ballparks That Are Better Than Yankee Stadium And Citi Field

Without further ado, here are seven major-league ballparks that are better — for a variety of reasons — than Citi Field and Yankee Stadium.

09/03/2014

Lucas Duda (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images), Juan Lagares (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images) and Travis d'Arnaud (Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images)

Kallet: Unlikely Trio Is Making Mets’ Future Look Even Brighter

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.

08/18/2014

Troy Tulowitzki (Photo by Dustin Bradford/Getty Images)

Kallet: Surging Mets Need To Get An Impact Bat And Go For It

There’s no reason to wait anymore. We’ve waited long enough. Make your move, Sandy, and let’s see what this club can do.

07/16/2014

A sparse crowd at Citi Field. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

Kallet: I Love The Mets, But I Just Can’t Watch Them Anymore

It’s late-June, and I have stopped watching games. I’m done. It’s just too infuriating, too maddening, too depressing, too boring.

06/27/2014

Jacob deGrom (Photo by Rich Schultz/Getty Images)

Kallet: The Mets Have Great Pitching, But Does It Even Really Matter?

It’s fantastic that the Mets have a wealth of pitching. But do you know what else it is? Infuriating.

06/02/2014

Daniel Murphy (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

Kallet: Murphy Has Emerged As Mets’ Most Dangerous Offensive Weapon

In a tight situation, with the game on the line, ask yourself the following: Do you want David Wright or Daniel Murphy at the plate? If you’ve been paying attention, the answer should be Murph.

05/19/2014

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

Sandy Alderson (Photo by Mike Coppola/Getty Images)

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

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