The blog for Mets fans
who like to read


Greg Prince and Jason Fry
Faith and Fear in Flushing made its debut on Feb. 16, 2005, the brainchild of two longtime friends and lifelong Met fans.

Greg Prince discovered the Mets when he was 6, during the magical summer of 1969. He is a Long Island-based writer, editor and communications consultant. Contact him here.

Jason Fry is a Brooklyn writer whose first memories include his mom leaping up and down cheering for Rusty Staub. Check out his other writing here.

Got something to say? Leave a comment, or email us at (Sorry, but we have no interest in ads, sponsored content or guest posts.)

Need our RSS feed? It's here.

Visit our Facebook page, or drop by the personal pages for Greg and Jason.

Or follow us on Twitter: Here's Greg, and here's Jason.

Reasons for Optimism 2018

Yoenis is trying yoga.

Conforto’s hitting from a tee.

Alderson’s talking up Tebow.

Mickey leaves nobody standing around.

Ah, spring!


Matz is sharp.

A-Gon is wise.

Gsellman’s got flow.

Who knew Ramos was a hoot?

Ah, spring!


Wheeler will do whatever’s best for the team.

Flores will play wherever asked by the team.

Frazier is thrilled to be here.

It wasn’t known Trump Jr. was going to be there.

Ah, spring!


Everybody’s noticing that nobody’s noticing Rosario.

Smith is still in the best shape of everybody’s life.

All those young righty relievers are showing their stuff.

Maybe a young lefty reliever has a chance to emerge.

Ah, spring!


David isn’t playing, but he’s still a leader.

Matt Reynolds is gone, yet Matt den Dekker’s returned.

DeGrom’s left camp to become a father again.

Thor just hit another guy.

Ah, spring!


We have a chance.

We can compete.

We are ready to win.

We’ve got games that don’t count starting Friday.

Ah! Spring!

5 comments to Reasons for Optimism 2018

  • Gil

    And its 72 degrees in New York! Let’s play ball!

  • Dave

    And every pitcher’s arm feels great. Ah! Spring before any games are played!

  • LeClerc

    Things are looking up.

    If this group stays healthy, 90+ wins are very doable.

  • eric1973

    Gotta say, I’m all in with this team. Along with good signings, they just added 4 starting pitchers to the staff who did not pitch much last year:

    Pretty good additions, fingers crossed.

    Adrian Gonzalez said that he was not injured last year, but LA asked him to go on the DL. Believe that or not.

    Callaway MAY rival Sandy on the B.S. meter, but Dom Smith today brought him down to earth rather quickly.

    Exciting times ahead!