Yesterday my copy of the Maple Street Press Mets 2011 Annual arrived in the mail. Maple Street Press puts out a host of annuals and they get some of the top names in the blogosphere to contribute to their magazines. The Mets guide features articles by Ted Berg, Toby Hyde, Howard Megdal, Sam Page, Dan Schlossberg and many others. Ike Davis is this year's cover boy.
The cover is sleeker than a season ago. Inside, the guide once again features 128 pages, uses all colors and is amazingly free of ads. Content aside, this lack of advertising puts it ahead of virtually any other magazine out there. And as you can imagine, there is a ton of content. Matthew Silverman and Greg Spira, co-editors of the guide, kick things off with an introductory letter and then Silverman does a 2011 preview.
Next up is a full page giving the Bill James projections for individual players for the upcoming season. While last year's projections also included minor league numbers, this is limited to major league…