Happy New Year!
Let’s see what Mets Twitter has for us in 2019…
So you're saying the Mets will acquire Harper in 2029? https://t.co/Hlv1A3L6Yi
— Keon Broxton Superfan (@MetsKevin11) January 2, 2019
Bryce Harper has posted three seasons (2015, '17, '18) with at least:
– 25 HR
– .390 OBP
– 130 OPS+
In MLB history, only 5 players younger than 26 (age as of June 30) have posted more such seasons:
— Mathew Brownstein (@MBrownstein89) January 2, 2019
8 years ago today, the Yankees signed Pedro Feliciano (never pitched in MLB game for them), which gave Mets a comp pick they used on Michael Fulmer, who they traded for Yoenis Cespedes.
— Michael Mayer (@mikemayerMMO) January 3, 2019
"You idiot, you were stupid enough to buy season tickets for 2018" is the greatest possible business strategy the Mets could have ever come up with. https://t.co/0xUXlKSL9E
— Kate Feldman (@kateefeldman) January 5, 2019
Keon Broxton is an intriguing piece, but it appears that this will be the #Mets “solution” in center field which, to me, isn’t particularly satisfying.
— Rich MacLeod (@richmacleod) January 5, 2019
A good way to show your team has no financial constraints is to trade actual prospects for bench players
— New Year Steve (@sschreiber13) January 6, 2019
At this point, I expect Brodie to trade Vientos and Newton for Cory Spangenberg.
— Rey Brutal (@ReyBrutal) January 7, 2019
Don’t let people fool you. The Wilpon’s and frankly most owners in MLB can afford whatever player they want. They just choose not to and have convinced their fan bases that spending less is better. https://t.co/PMtdFf2MCz
— Joe DeMayo (@PSLToFlushing) January 7, 2019
I've never understood the point-of-view of people that appear to think the playing of baseball should resemble a sad, lonely trudge, as if you were summoned down the hallway of a morgue to identify a body.
— Dan Szymborski (@DSzymborski) January 9, 2019
BRODIE: hey jake, do you know why I called you into my office?
DEGROM: uhhh, offer me an extension like i asked last year?
BRODIE: it says on your resume that you have middle infield experience and we were wonde-
— John Edwards (@John_Edwards_) January 10, 2019
Mets 40-man by pro OF games:
Todd Frazier: 201
Dom Smith: 39
JD Davis: 36
TJ Rivera: 13
Jeff McNeil: 9
Guess which one is allegedly the Mets "starting left fielder" this year. pic.twitter.com/rJ7RnvP60S
— KennyGoo (@KennyGoo) January 11, 2019
In the “Launch Angle Era” where hitters are encouraged to put the ball in the air, teams are putting more of an emphasis on OF defense.
Line drives & fly balls % of balls in play in MLB:
2015 = 46.3
2016 = 46.9
2017 = 47.5
2018 = 48.1
The Mets OF should be interesting to see… pic.twitter.com/0I0IzyCgjI
— Brad Badini ⚾️ (@celeBRADtion) January 12, 2019
30 days until #Mets pitchers and catchers report to Port St. Lucie…
— Michael Baron (@michaelgbaron) January 13, 2019
Marwin Gonzalez has a career WAR of 7. Ben Zobrist has a career WAR of 44. Playing a lot of positions doesn’t make you Ben Zobrist and people really need to let that myth go. https://t.co/QfaanKSX1c
— Stephen (@b_outliers) January 15, 2019
And now I keep going back to the trade with Astros and wondering the point of J.D. Davis? https://t.co/A5M8kEnnbz
— Ernest Dove (@ernestdove) January 15, 2019
Researching for a story tomorrow and just learned Jeff McNeil started a total of five* games in the outfield in his minors career. He's played a total of 8* games in the outfield.
So, in a span of six months, McNeil has gone from "purely a second baseman" to Ben Zobrist.
— Matt Ehalt (@MattEhalt) January 17, 2019
The Mets’ bullpen right now is…
—Edwin Diaz, who is great
—Jeurys Familia, who is great
—Seth Lugo, who was great in 2018 and has a partially torn UCL
—Robert Gsellman, who had an 86 ERA+ in 2018
—3-4 other guys TBD
— Tim Healey (@timbhealey) January 17, 2019
— Stephen XOXOXOsiah (@StephenJosiah13) January 18, 2019
I don’t understand Met fans on this site who incessantly rag on the Wilpons 24/7 but also are taking the owners side in the impending strike
— Stengel's 👻 (@stengelsghost) January 19, 2019
Former Mets still looking for jobs: Duda, Granderson, A. Cabrera, N. Walker, Blevins, AJ Ramos, Reyes, Rene Rivera, Austin Jackson, Jose Bautista, Tommy Milone, Carlos Torres, Tyler Clippard, Bartolo Colon, Adrian Gonzalez, Carlos Gomez, Oliver Perez, Chris Young, Eric Young.
— Mike Puma (@NYPost_Mets) January 20, 2019
— Baseball King™ (@BasebaIlKing) January 21, 2019
Reminder that Rob Manfred received a contract extension https://t.co/8y0IbpbAyG
— Mets Daddy (@MetsDaddy2013) January 21, 2019
— New York Mets (@Mets) January 22, 2019
— Tim Ryder (@TimothyRRyder) January 24, 2019
when she’s got that thick insurance policy pic.twitter.com/sD9mgYMemt
— jenna (@jennaashlyn) January 24, 2019
— Mets Rewind (@metsrewind) January 26, 2019
Best news heard at the BBWAA dinner: Sandy Alderson said he is cancer free.
— David Waldstein (@DavidWaldstein) January 27, 2019
"I tried to play the game like there was somebody watching for the first time. … For a young kid that might have worn No. 5 because they played third base and wanted to one day try to emulate my swing, I tried to play the game like it was Saturday morning in Little League."
— Anthony DiComo (@AnthonyDiComo) January 27, 2019
If you're reporting team's payrolls based upon their proximity to the "luxury tax" you're part of the problem. The luxury tax in MLB is very lenient, and almost no team is near it. It is not an obstacle for anyone. The mention of it is entirely pro-owner and anti-player.
— Good Fundies Brian (@OmarMinayaFan) January 28, 2019
*In May or June, after their service time has been unfairly manipulated. https://t.co/gAIqRdnCjn
— Nick Stellini (@StelliniTweets) January 29, 2019
“The Major League Baseball Players Association projects at least 12 of baseball’s 30 teams will start 2019 with a “substantially lower payroll” than 2018.” https://t.co/mj0uRXSTog
— Mathew Brownstein (@MBrownstein89) January 31, 2019
Being a Mets fan sucks a lot of the time, but at least I’m not a Knicks fan.
— Rob (@rtpiers) January 31, 2019