BBP: Bruce, Conforto, and the revamped 2018 Mets

BBP: Bruce, Conforto, and the revamped 2018 Mets

Metstradamus Blog’s John Coppinger and I discuss Sandy Alderson’s decision to appoint Jay Bruce as the team’s Opening Day right fielder, its implications for this season , and what it means for Michael Conforto. With so many position players eligible to depart the organization following the 2017 season, what will the 2018 team look like? …

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Projected 2017 Mets starting rotation and statistics

Projected 2017 Mets starting rotation and statistics

The Mets welcome back Matt Harvey, Jacob deGrom and Steven Matz from season-ending injuries in 2016. The loss of veteran Bartolo Colon will see rookies Seth Lugo and Robert Gsellman receive opportunities to start while Zack Wheeler battles to pitch for the first time since 2014. Projections courtesy of Steamer via Fangraphs. RHP Noah Syndergaard …

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Projected 2017 New York Mets starting lineup and statistics

Projected 2017 New York Mets starting lineup and statistics

The New York Mets re-signed outfielder Yoenis Cespedes and second baseman Neil Walker this winter as it looks to clinch its third consecutive postseason berth for the first time in franchise history.  Projection courtesy of Steamer. 1. RF Curtis Granderson Games: 131 Batting average: .236 On-base percentage: .335 Slugging percentage: .424 Home runs: 22 fWAR: 1.6 …

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Around Citi turns four, and what’s next

Around Citi turns four, and what’s next

Two years ago I had the pleasure to address Around Citi’s audience in advance of our two year anniversary as an independent website. Today, I am ecstatic to announce the site’s rebirth. What followed in 2015 was simply remarkable for the site, and a year I will never forget. I had the privilege to receive my first …

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Listen: Tebow to Mets, WIld Card preview, more

Listen: Tebow to Mets, WIld Card preview, more

Metstradamus Blog’s John Coppinger and Around Citi’s Josh Chapdelaine look beyond this weekend’s series victory in Atlanta to discuss Tim Tebow’s arrival (and whether or not it was inevitable), Daniel Murphy’s true value, the mainstream perception of defense, and Mystery Diners. [soundcloud url=”https://api.soundcloud.com/tracks/282142499″ params=”auto_play=false&hide_related=false&show_comments=true&show_user=true&show_reposts=false&visual=true” width=”100%” height=”450″ iframe=”true” /]

What did luck have to do with Eric Campbell’s roster spot?

What did luck have to do with Eric Campbell’s roster spot?

Eric Campbell unceremoniously made the Mets’ Opening Day roster for the first time in his career amid fan backlash that a poor 2015 season will serve as a harbinger of future performance. The 28-year-old was 12-for-48 (.292), drew 11 walks and produced  a .433 on-base percentage this spring, earning the versatile utilityman his first Opening …

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New York Mets’ supplemental free agent options

New York Mets’ supplemental free agent options

The Mets will look to add “depth and versatility” in lieu of pursuing high-profile free agent outfielders like Justin Upton and Yoénis Cespedes. After the team signed Alejandro De Aza to complement Juan Lagares in center field, it will now look to add a right-handed hitting outfielder to spell left-handed outfielders Michael Conforto and Curtis …

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Projected 2016 New York Mets starting rotation and statistics

Projected 2016 New York Mets starting rotation and statistics

Matt Harvey and Jacob deGrom return as Noah Syndergaard and Steven Matz prepare to begin their first full major-league seasons. Veteran Bartolo Colon returns for his third season in Queens, where he is expected to start the season as a starting pitcher before giving way to the returning Zack Wheeler. Projections courtesy of Steamer. RHP …

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