Expect the addition of closer Francisco Rodriguez to make the Mets a team that opponents love to loathe.
The Mets gave $53 million to Pedro Martinez, and they definitely didn't get their money's worth, writes Bob Klapisch.
In the market for a starter and a closer, the Mets figure to be big spenders this offseason.
With three of the first 33 picks in the draft, the Mets could infuse some young talent into their system in a hurry.
The first Phillies-Mets series of the season is irresistible from every vantage point.
Last year it was the Phils' Jimmy Rollins. This year it's Carlos Beltran. The acquisition of ace Johan Santana has Beltran boldly ordaining the Mets as "the team to beat."
Now you see them, now you don't. In a matter of months, the Mets have gone from World Series hopefuls to afterthoughts.
With Tom Glavine's career with the Mets almost certainly over and the health of Pedro Martinez a question mark, New York will need to address its rotation heading into 2008.
If the tempest really has run its course, the remainder of the Mets' regular-season schedule looks like a layup.
Nobody misses Pedro more than Tom Glavine, whose march to 300 hasn't been easy without the charismatic ace.
With one impressive start after another, Oliver Perez is quickly turning into one of the National League's premier lefties.
While the Yankees generate all the back-page headlines, even in a state of decline, the Mets continue to stockpile wins.
The Mets are counting on David Wright to be an offensive force and have a long run of stardom in New York.
The Mets still believe Tom Glavine's coming back, but the fact that he's moving so slowly has forced them to contemplate Plan B.
The Dodgers send Greg Maddux to the mound for Game 3, hoping the 40-year-old right-hander's "plan" can stymie the Mets' offense.
While the Mets are the NL's best, Bob Klapisch examines their biggest question: Can they rely on Pedro Martinez in October?