The new 10-day disabled list is causing some new issues this year. A lot more guys are being put on there since they wouldn’t lose him for two weeks. There are a lot of guys on the waiver wire on the DL that would be on a roster if they weren’t injured.
We look at some players who started out hot, some who are struggling and maybe some guys who should be targeted in your free agent pool.
Before I begin, let’s go over the F/M/K terminology. The guys that I list under “F*ck” are guys that are currently hot and you need to pick them up. “Marry”, are guys that you need to stick with the whole season, even if they are struggling a bit. “Kill”, are guys that need to be dropped for better players in the free agent pool.
The Mets didn’t make any huge free agent additions this offseason, but were able to re-sign their stars this offseason (as you can tell by us having to use a picture of Yoenis Cespedes as the article photo).
The Mets starting pitching will be the key to how their season go. If they have to deal with a lot of injuries, the Mets could fall under .500, but if the starters stay healthy and are able to strikeout hitters, they could win the NL East.
A team could have the best pitchers in the Majors, but if you can’t score runs, they are useless…so Cespedes must keep hitting like this season is another ‘contract year.’ Also, the Mets need David Wright to stay on the field. His bat may not be as lively, but he’s still a great defensive third baseman.
Here is the 2017 MLB season preview for the New York Mets.
Not only were the New York Mets a dark horse contender last year, but they made it all the way to the World Series.
How did the Mets make such a huge leap? Pitching. You knew they would eventually have a stacked young rotation with so many young arms in their farm system, but everything just fell into place last season. It’s scary to think that they didn’t even have one of their best young starters (Zack Wheeler) at all last season. Could their rotation even be better in 2016?
The NL East is top heavy this year with the Mets and Nationals expected to battle for the division crown. Do the Mets have enough offense to keep up with the Nationals?
Here is the 2016 MLB season preview for the New York Mets.
The Mets have been the butt of many jokes the last decade. Their owner got hammered in the Bernie Madoff ponzi scheme and their name right’s owner on their ballpark was one of the architects of the 2008 financial collapse. It’s about time for something to go right in New York.
I actually have a crush on the New York Mets this season. I have been known to fall in love with prospects, especially pitchers, but there’s a lot to like on the Mets. Jacob deGrom and Zack Wheeler showed promise in 2014 and Matt Harvey is set to return from Tommy John surgery. They also have pitcher Noah Syndergaard waiting in Triple-A for a call-up.
The Mets even have defense on their side. Juan Lagares is possibly the most underrated defensive outfielder in the Majors. They also still have David Wright manning the hot corner. Opposing teams will have a low BABIP against the Mets this season.
Here is the 2015 MLB season preview for the New York Mets.
The NL East is expected to be a two horse race with the Nationals and Braves battling for the division. The other teams just hope to be competitive and continue to develop their young talent.
The Mets will be without their ace Matt Harvey this season. They still tried to make the impression they are going for it this year by signing Curtis Granderson and Bartolo Colon. I personally think they should have used that money elsewhere.
Can Granderson still put up big numbers without having the Yankees’ right field short porch to boost his home run total?
Bartolo Colon hasn’t pitched in the National League since he was on the Expos in 2002. Does he still have one more good season left in him?
Here is the 2014 MLB season preview for the New York Mets.
This is fantastic.It’s proof that even diehard New York Mets fans who follow the baseball cannot even recognize their favorite baseball player without his hat. Matt Harvey has thrown less than 20 starts in Major League Baseball, but you would think this would be a slam dunk, right?
I’m guilty of this. It wasn’t in person, but when I saw Wade Boggs without his hat, I didn’t recognize him. Granted, it was on a commercial in which he used a product to regrow his hair. I don’t think it matters, baseball players just look weird without a baseball hat.
‘Late Night with Jimmy Fallon’ has really cranked it up since Fallon was named future host of ‘The Tonight Show’. I hope the show doesn’t change and make the mistake Conan did when he took over the reins. The decision to move ‘The Tonight Show’ back to New York City will help bring new life to the program. NBC will miss having the guests Los Angeles can provide, but they’ll make do with having both its late-night shows based in NYC (I didn’t really count Carson Daly’s show, because only two or three people watch it).
By the way, Matt Harvey will be starting pitcher for the National League team in this week’s MLB All-Star Game.