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Mets Analysis

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.

Grading the Mets’ Max Scherzer signing

LFGM, now in technicolor.

Grading the Mets’ Starling Marte signing

The Marte Party comes to Queens.

Getting to know Mets outfielder Mark Canha

The longtime Oakland Athletic comes with some very positive upside but also some considerable risks.

Grading the Mets’ Mark Canha signing

The outfielder that was promised comes to Citi Field.

How the Mets’ rotation looks with Max Scherzer in it

Hint: it’s a lot better!

Grading the Mets’ Eduardo Escobar signing

The signing was a decent first foray into free agency for new GM Billy Eppler.

How the Mets’ infield looks with Eduardo Escobar

Escobar is an immediate upgrade at one spot in the infield

A look at the Mets’ outfield following the additions of Marte and Canha

The Mets have locked in their starters, but still have work to do in adding some outfield depth.

SB Nation MLB offseason simulation 2021: The greatest defensive infield of all time

The full narrative of a hypothetical Met offseason.