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Mets Analysis

-illar of the Day, Games 134-147

Kevin Pillar roars back into the competition with a productive two weeks.

-illar of the Day, Games 122-133

As the team slips, one of the -illars surges ahead.

-illar of the Day, Games 115-121

The -illar Bros couldn’t save the Mets from a truly miserable week.

-illar of the Day, Games 108-114

Jonathan is pulling away, and Kevin can’t do anything about it.

-illar of the Day, Games 101-107

The dog days of -illAugust are here.

Modeling Trade Impact, Part 2: Winning the World Series

Identifying some interesting general insights and judging the Mets at the same time.

Getting to know the newest Met, Javier Báez

The team’s biggest deadline acquisition might end up their most exciting player

How the Mets’ pitching shapes up post-deadline

The Mets acquired a couple of depth starters prior to the deadline in Hill and Williams, while not adding to their pen.

How the Mets’ infield shapes up with Javier Báez in it

Báez will start his Mets career as the team’s everyday shortstop.

-illar of the Day, Games 94-100

The -illars didn’t have the best week, but we’ve got some awards to hand out.

Modeling Trade Impact, Part 1: Making the Playoffs

Judging how trades affect a team’s chances to make the playoffs.

-illar of the Day, Games 88-93

With the second half up and running, the -illars are fighting for supremacy (and playing time).

Examining the Mets’ NL East competition for the second half

The Mets have a 3.5 game lead entering the second half. Can they hold off their divisional opponents for the rest of the year?

Francisco Lindor saw peaks and valleys in the first half of the 2021 season

Francisco Lindor’s first half was a tumultuous one, but there’s plenty of reason to be excited.

-illar of the Day, Games 80-87

We close out the first half with the a roundup of the last seven games of -illar antics.

Pete Alonso returns to defend his Home Run Derby trophy

It’s been a while since Polar Bear won the derby, so we’re here to catch you up before Monday’s show.

Searching for starting pitchers for the Mets on the trade market

The Mets are in first place and clearly need to add some pitching before the July 30 deadline.

Unconventional trade idea: Villar for a pitcher

Villar’s versatility and contract status present the Mets with an intriguing option.

-illar of the Day, Games 61-69

Nice.

Getting to know Mets pitcher Tylor Megill

Megill is starting for the Mets tonight in his major league debut.

Pete Alonso is the real deal

Alonso has returned to his world-beating rookie form so far this season

-illar of the Day, Games 55-60

OF Doom had a strong showing this week.

Taijuan Walker is still looking great

Signed late in the offseason, Walker is currently among the best pitchers in the game.

Sound the trumpets: The secret to Edwin Díaz’s turnaround

Alexa, play Narco.

Tracking Jacob deGrom’s 2021 season: Start #10

deGrom dazzled in his start against the Padres on Friday night.

Billy McKinney has been a pleasant surprise for the Mets

McKinney has been on an absolute tear since joining the Mets.

-Illar of the Day, Games 50-54

After a brief respite, the -illar Bros were back at it this weekend.

What the Mets could do about David Peterson

Peterson’s struggles should factor into the Mets’ roster decisions with some urgency.

A Marcus Stroman extension needs to be a priority for the Mets

Through reasons both in and out of his control, Marcus Stroman needs to be a Met for a long time after 2021.

Tracking Jacob deGrom’s 2021 season: Start #9

deGrom was dominant in seven scoreless innings against the Padres last night.

Anticipating Luis Guillorme’s everyday opportunity upon his IL return

The utility infielder will have the chance to prove he can be more than a bench player.

Robert Gsellman has been very effective for the Mets thus far

Gsellman is getting batters to make weak contact and thriving.