Mets Analysis

What would an average bullpen mean for the Mets?

An improved Mets bullpen could have a big impact

The Davis trade's effect on the Mets' roster

Ike Davis' departure has answered some questions, but raised others going forward.

Ike Davis Trade Analysis: Meet Zack Thornton

Meet Zack Thornton, the newest member of the New York Mets family

Pitching Review: Gonzalez Germen

Germen is off to a fantastic start this year thanks to a great swinging strike rate. Let's take a look at his changeup and slider, which are generating lots of whiffs from opposing hitters.

Pitching Review: Mejia's first start

Jenrry Mejia starts tonight against the Braves. He was pretty great against the Reds on Friday.

Velocity Check: Kyle Farnsworth and Jose Valverde

Kyle Farnsworth and Jose Valverde are averaging 93 mph on fastballs. How does that compare to recent years?

Is it time to worry about Travis d'Arnaud?

The young catcher has gotten off to a poor start; should we be concerned?

Should the Mets offer Parnell an extension?

Bobby Parnell will have Tommy John surgery this week. He's also about to enter his final year of arbitration in 2015. Could the Mets and Parnell benefit from a contract extension?

Better times ahead for Mets bullpen

Sandy Alderson hasn't had success building a pen through free agency, but what's brewing in the minors is intriguing.

With Parnell out, Valverde gets a chance

In the wake of Bobby Parnell's MCL tear, it appears veteran closer Jose Valverde will get first shot at the closer role.

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The Mets' potential 40-man roster crunch

With just one free spot on the 40-man roster, the Mets have some tough decisions to make.

Googling the Mets

What can Google teach us about the Mets and their fans?

What should the Mets do with Vic Black?

Vic Black has struggled this spring, and is by no means a lock to pitch in high-leverage situations, let alone on the Mets at all. What should the team do with the flame throwing reliever?

Should the Mets piggyback their pitchers?

Starting by committee could be the answer to the Mets' rotation questions.

Lagares and pitches outside of the strike zone

Juan Lagares struck out a lot last season, but he was one of the best hitters in making contact on pitches outside of the strike zone. What does this mean?

Projecting the Mets' bullpen performance

For the past several years, the Mets' bullpen has been a major weakness. Now, the team turns to a few young arms a couple of veterans in hopes of much better performance. Will this group actually be any better?

Solving the riddle of Citi Field

Sandy Alderson has said he wants to figure out why the Mets have performed so poorly at home during his tenure. There's evidence that suggests he might have an idea.

Dice-K's Resurrection

After a dreadful start to his Mets career, something changed in Daisuke Matsuzaka to make him more effective. What was it?

Shortstop options, ranked

A comprehensive list of realistic opening day shortstop options, ranked using a proprietary metric that considers both qualitative and quantitative components.

Can Gee, Niese, and Wheeler get the call in 2014?

The three returning Mets starters were below average at getting calls to go their way in 2013

Carlos Torres: Starter or reliever?

A look at Torres's splits between the starting rotation and the bullpen.

Juan Lagares's Defense: What do the splits mean?

Mets pitchers had better results when Juan Lagares was in center field. Is there something to that correlation?

Is Bartolo Colon the Mets' new R.A. Dickey?

It's been a strange journey for one of the oldest pitchers in baseball.

Should the Mets acquire Emilio Bonifacio?

The Kansas City Royals designated 29-year-old Emilio Bonifacio for assignment yesterday. A few Mets fans have suggested Bonifacio could be a fit for the team.

A closer look at John Lannan

As a low-cost signing, John Lannan is a good find.

Bobby Parnell may be prone to meltdowns

Bobby Parnell had his best season in 2013, but he continued to struggle in high-leverage situations.

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