Browsing All posts tagged under »Carlos Beltran«

Should the Mets break up their core?

November 12, 2010 by


Each year that the Mets fail to reach the playoffs, critics say the solution is to break up the core of the team. If the Mets cannot advance to the post-season with Carlos Beltran, Jose Reyes, Johan Santana and David Wright, the belief goes, then the team should trade one or more of them to […]

Top seasons by Mets hitters

October 19, 2010 by


Throughout their history the Mets have been known as a pitching-first organization.  But the Mets have had some pretty good years by hitters, too.  Here are the top single-season performances by position in team history, ranked by the WAR calculation available on Baseball-Reference.   Position Player WAR Year 1B John Olerud 8.1 1998 LF Bernard […]

End of season report card for the Mets

October 8, 2010 by


For a season that opened up with hope, and which was carried to the All-Star break, the Mets once again flamed out and disappointed their fans and had their second consecutive losing season (79-83). Change is now on the horizon as GM Omar Minaya and manager Jerry Manuel were given their pink slips on Monday. […]

Mets finally rip Zach Duke

September 15, 2010 by


The Mets pounded out 14 hits and 9 runs in Tuesday’s win over the Pirates. That in itself was a noticeable feat, given how poor the offense has been for the team in the second half of the season. It was just the 14th time in 57 games that the Mets scored five or more […]

2010 Mets Dopplegangers

September 13, 2010 by


One of the difficult things when analyzing the Mets offense this year is to separate the names from the numbers they have actually produced. Sure, yesterday’s lineup had Carlos Beltran, Jose Reyes and David Wright in it but is it accurate to consider the performance the Mets are receiving from these players in 2010 to […]

Mets close in on last year's win mark

September 9, 2010 by


The Mets are one-win away from matching last year’s 70 victories. They are in a race to finish above .500 – currently sitting two games below with 22 games to play. Coming into the season, I thought the Mets were an 85-88 win club. After winning on June 27th, the Mets had a 43-32 record. […]

Inside the Mets' comeback win

August 25, 2010 by


The Mets figured to have a good chance to win Tuesday night against the Marlins because R.A. Dickey was on the mound. At Citi Field this year, Dickey entered the night with a 5-1 record and a 1.22 ERA. So, things looked bleak when Dickey allowed a 3-run homer to Gaby Sanchez in the seventh […]