In the market for a starter and a closer, the Mets figure to be big spenders this offseason.
Through the first five weeks of the season, both the Yankees and Mets have been maddeningly inconsistent.
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.
Jose Reyes used to get himself out at the plate, but now the Mets' shortstop has become much more efficient at harassing opposing teams.
While the Mets are the NL's best, Bob Klapisch examines their biggest question: Can they rely on Pedro Martinez in October?
New York GMs Omar Minaya and Brian Cashman are friendly foes in a land not known for its hospitable ways.
In the final Subway Series of the season, the Mets have the chance to take hold of the big city, writes Bob Klapisch.
Third baseman David Wright, at just 23 years old, is fast becoming the new face of the Mets, writes Bob Klapisch. • Sean McAdam
Pedro Martinez describes it as background pain. But it hurts just enough to keep him from pushing off, writes Bob Klapisch.
Mets leadoff hitter Jose Reyes has pledged to raise his on-base percentage, but the results have yet to come, writes Bob Klapisch.