1. New York Mets: 2011 Season Prediction

    The New York Mets open the 2011 regular season tonight against the Florida Marlins with Mike Pelfrey set to oppose Josh Johnson. Heading into this season, the Mets have a lot of questions that need answers...

    James Stewart-Meudt Written by James Stewart-Meudt about over 3 years ago 884 reads 9 comments

  2. MLB Opening Day 2011: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

    Baseball is finally here. No more predictions and projections—we can finally get some real numbers to chew on. There's really no better feeling than Opening Day...

    James Stewart-Meudt Written by James Stewart-Meudt about over 3 years ago 882 reads 1 comments

  3. Andre Ethier: New York Mets Right Fielder in 2012?

    Andre Ethier has made it very clear that he doesn't see himself with the Dodgers past this season. On Monday, following the Dodgers spring training game, Ethier said that "a lot of signs" are pointing towards that endgame...

    James Stewart-Meudt Written by James Stewart-Meudt about over 3 years ago 2,196 reads 49 comments

  4. New York Mets: Oliver Perez and the 12 Worst Contracts in Team History

    Bad contracts are like bad haircuts—they're embarrassing, annoying and don't go away fast enough. The Mets, like all teams, have certainly had their share of bad haircuts...

    James Stewart-Meudt Written by James Stewart-Meudt about over 3 years ago 2,769 reads 4 comments

  5. New York Mets: Sandy Alderson Can Take a Page from the Kansas City Royals

    Fans got what they wanted when the Mets replaced Omar Minaya with Sandy Alderson as general manager. They got it again when Terry Collins took over for Jerry Manuel...

    James Stewart-Meudt Written by James Stewart-Meudt about over 3 years ago 587 reads 6 comments

  6. New York Yankees: Catching Decisions Based on Trade Value, Not Performance

    Almost as soon as the season ended, the Yankees made the decision on Jorge Posada: He would not catch in 2011. I don't even think he was allowed to bring a glove to spring training...

    James Stewart-Meudt Written by James Stewart-Meudt about over 3 years ago 1,128 reads 3 comments

  7. The New York Mets and the Self-Fulfilling Prophecy of 2011

    It's not easy being a fan of the New York Mets . The fall from grace has been so quick that most fans didn't even have time to adjust to life in the basement...

    James Stewart-Meudt Written by James Stewart-Meudt about over 3 years ago 888 reads 24 comments

  8. Terry Francona is Boston Red Sox Difference Maker, Not Offseason Additions

    Playing in the American League East, it's important to keep a competitive team on the field every season...

    James Stewart-Meudt Written by James Stewart-Meudt about over 3 years ago 626 reads 10 comments

  9. San Francisco Giants: Aubrey Huff Should Move to Make Room for Brandon Belt

    For more than a decade, left field at AT&T Park belonged to Barry Bonds. There was no competition; no platoon. Those times are long gone now. The competition in left field continues even with less than two weeks before the start of the season...

    James Stewart-Meudt Written by James Stewart-Meudt about almost 4 years ago 898 reads 2 comments

  10. New York Sports Writers Choose Last Moment to Defend Luis Castillo

    I live in New York City. Well, Brooklyn to be exact. I've been a Mets fan my whole life and would consider myself fairly knowledgeable...

    James Stewart-Meudt Written by James Stewart-Meudt about almost 4 years ago 482 reads 24 comments

  11. Philadelphia Sports Fans Voted Worst in America by GQ Magazine

    "Yo Adrian! We did it!" That's right, Philadelphia, you certainly did. There is a long-standing perception in sports of the Philadelphia fans as nasty, vitriolic enemies of all that is good and decent...

    James Stewart-Meudt Written by James Stewart-Meudt about almost 4 years ago 9,471 reads 60 comments

  12. New York Yankees: Gardner to Leadoff in 2011? Girardi Hints at Change Tonight

    Coming off the worst statistical season of his career, the questions of whether Derek Jeter is still a capable leadoff hitter are rampant. What's more, with a speedster like Brett Gardner spending most of his time in the No...

    James Stewart-Meudt Written by James Stewart-Meudt about almost 4 years ago 3,517 reads 20 comments

  13. Sandy Alderson: Time for Mets GM to Make Decision on Oliver Perez, Luis Castillo

    It's gone on for weeks now. What was a four-man competition that was supposed to be cut down by March 14 has now swelled to five men and is no closer to a conclusion...

    James Stewart-Meudt Written by James Stewart-Meudt about almost 4 years ago 220 reads 2 comments

  14. New York Mets: Terry Collins Chooses a Second Baseman, and It Makes No Sense

    What has become an everyday soap opera finally has an ending. The New York Post is reporting that Mets manager Terry Collins has finally made a decision about who will be at second base on Opening Day...

    James Stewart-Meudt Written by James Stewart-Meudt about almost 4 years ago 1,375 reads 36 comments

  15. Johan Santana: Missing Entire 2011 Season Changes Nothing for the New York Mets

    On the heels of a recent story in the North Bergen Record by Steve Popper and Bob Klapisch, New York Mets fans are ready to pack it in already. Let's face it though: Most Mets fans have already packed it in, but there were a few still hanging on...

    James Stewart-Meudt Written by James Stewart-Meudt about almost 4 years ago 1,629 reads 12 comments

  16. Cliff Lee: The New York Yankees Are "Getting Old"

    Asked for the millionth time about his decision to take less money and fewer years to pitch in Philadelphia instead of New York, Lee said that the age of the Yankees players was a factor...

    James Stewart-Meudt Written by James Stewart-Meudt about almost 4 years ago 2,459 reads 70 comments

  17. Philadelphia Phillies: If It's Surgery for Chase Utley, Go Get David Eckstein

    The Phillies ' march to the World Series hit a little bump in the road this week, as the team announced that second baseman Chase Utley is suffering from patellar tendinitis, chondromalacia and bone inflammation in his knee...

    James Stewart-Meudt Written by James Stewart-Meudt about almost 4 years ago 891 reads 4 comments

  18. Derek Jeter: Swing Changes Are Paying Off, But Will He Bounce Back in 2011?

    Coming off the worst season in his 15-year career, Derek Jeter has a lot of questions to answer. After an ugly contract negotiation, some questioned whether or not, at age 36, Jeter could still contribute offensively...

    James Stewart-Meudt Written by James Stewart-Meudt about almost 4 years ago 522 reads 3 comments

  19. Milwaukee Brewers: Trading for Zack Greinke Already Looking Like a Mistake

    When the Milwaukee Brewers acquired Zack Greinke from the Kansas City Royals in exchange for four prospects, they dreamed it would be the move that put them over the top in the NL Central...

    James Stewart-Meudt Written by James Stewart-Meudt about almost 4 years ago 1,414 reads 17 comments

  20. New York Mets: Regulars Aren't Producing, While the Kids Are Alright

    Three weaks into spring training and there are still tons of questions for the New York Mets . The rumblings around the seemingly impending release of Oliver Perez and Luis Castillo continue, despite no word from management one way or the other...

    James Stewart-Meudt Written by James Stewart-Meudt about almost 4 years ago 568 reads 20 comments

  21. MLB 2011 Predictions: Felix Hernandez and the Best Starting Pitchers in the AL

    Pitching wins championships. It's not overly complicated: if you have a great starting rotation, you're going to win some ball games. Just ask the San Francisco Giants, or a Philadelphia Phillies fan if you've got the time...

    James Stewart-Meudt Written by James Stewart-Meudt about almost 4 years ago 346 reads 2 comments

  22. Run Before You Walk: The New York Mets Need to Take It Easy with Carlos Beltran

    It took three weeks, but Carlos Beltran finally made his spring training debut for the New York Mets yesterday...

    James Stewart-Meudt Written by James Stewart-Meudt about almost 4 years ago 144 reads 0 comments

  23. MLB: New York Mets May Release Luis Castillo as Soon as March 14

    When speaking about the competition for second base, New York Mets Manager Terry Collins said he wants to reduce the number of candidates by March 14...

    James Stewart-Meudt Written by James Stewart-Meudt about almost 4 years ago 928 reads 10 comments

  24. Chicago Cubs: Mike Quade Needs to Step Up and Control the Team Now

    "It's only spring training." Say it over and over to yourself, Cubs fans. "It's only spring training...

    James Stewart-Meudt Written by James Stewart-Meudt about almost 4 years ago 305 reads 4 comments

  25. Carlos Beltran: It's Time For the New York Mets to Worry

    Earlier this week, the Mets officially announced that Carlos Beltran would make the full-time switch to right field for the 2011 season, paving the way for Angel Pagan to become the team's full-time center fielder...

    James Stewart-Meudt Written by James Stewart-Meudt about almost 4 years ago 657 reads 5 comments