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Mets Analysis

Exploring the Mets’ potential playoff opponents in the first round

Who the Mets end up playing depends on if they win the division or settle for the Wild Card.

Exploring the Mets’ bench options for the playoffs

Who will take the final few places on the Mets’ playoff roster?

The Mets have a tough decision to make when it comes to their postseason rotation

The Mets have a clear top three, but whether Carlos Carrasco or Taijuan Walker will fill the role of the fourth starter in the postseason remains an open question.

Looking at the Mets’ rotation down the stretch

Everything should line up nicely for the important series with the Braves and the first playoff round, whenever that is.

Evaluating the Mets’ bullpen options after injury returns

Edwin Díaz and Adam Ottavino have been the two consistent high-leverage relief options for the Mets. Who else will step up?

Would the Mets have been better staying put at the trade deadline?

Looking at the performances of the players the Mets acquired and traded around the trade deadline.

Grading the Mets’ trade deadline

It was fine.

Potential bullpen trade targets for the Mets, Part 2

We take a quick look at some other non-contending teams’ bullpens for Mets targets.

Potential bullpen trade targets for the Mets, Part 1

The Mets could use some bullpen arms, so let’s take a quick look at some potential targets on bad teams.

Evaluating the All-Star cases of key Mets players

As All-Star voting gets set to begin, several Mets players have compelling cases to be voted in as starters.

The resurgent Starling Marte has given the Mets a boost

After a slow start, Marte has been hitting very well for several weeks now.

The Mets need to play Luis Guillorme more

As long as the bat stays hot, the slick fielding defender should be in the lineup on an everyday basis.

An update on the Robinson Canó and Edwin Díaz trade

Now that Robinson Canó’s Mets career is over, we can take another look back how one of the biggest trades in Mets history is turning out.

Robinson Canó’s Mets tenure and the fragility of baseball

Robinson Canó was a really good player until he was not, and the Mets had no choice but to move on.

The Mets should cut Robinson Canó when rosters decrease

The team cannot keep pretending that their roster is best served with the aging veteran on the squad.

Placing the Mets’ hot start in historical context

How does the team’s 14-6 record look compared to the best starts in club history?

The Mets’ hitters are off to a very good start

The team is among the better ones in the league at scoring runs thus far.

Tylor Megill looks very different

Who are you and what have you done with Tylor Megill?

A final grade for the Mets’ offseason

The team made good moves, though an even better offseason was within reach.

Grading the Mets’ bullpen additions

It’s not great, Bob.

One Last Move: Trade for Chad Pinder

The A’s utility man is probably available via trade, and he can play almost anywhere.

Roster construction and the current importance of Robinson Canó

While it was not likely the plan going into the season, the 2022 New York Mets look to be heavily reliant on the 39 year old second baseman.

One Last Move: Finding a Dom Smith trade

Moving the former top prospect would open up a spot on the bench and potentially reinforce the bullpen mix.

Grading the Mets’ Chris Bassitt trade

A very underrated and badly needed arm acquired for a relative song. What’s not to like?

Finding a lefty for the Mets’ bullpen

The Mets’ bullpen could use a lefty, and there are still some free agents out there.

Getting to know Chris Bassitt

The newest Mets starter has a unique path to success and a unique personality off the field.

How the Mets’ rotation looks with Chris Bassitt in it

Bassitt gives the Mets a legitimate arm to slot in after their pair of aces.

Load Management and the Designated Hitter: Mets edition

When the lockout ends, the Mets need to approach the DH with flexibility in mind.

The Mets should sign Kris Bryant

The Mets are still looking for a solution at third base.

The Hall of Very Good Mets

Taking a look at some Mets who should be forever enshrined (at a lesser level)

Buck Showalter, a Baltimore perspective: Part 1—A conversation with Mark Brown of Camden Chat

I asked the managing editor of Camden Chat, who has watched far more games managed by Buck Showalter than I have, about who Buck Showalter is as a manager, his fit for the Mets, and his legacy in Baltimore.

The case for all of the former Mets on the 2022 Hall of Fame ballot

None of them are shoo-ins for the Hall of Fame, but there are some interesting cases to be made for each one of them.