Archive for October, 2012

Sandy vs. Sandy: A Tale of The Tape

An article by posted on October 28, 2012 0 Comments
Sandy vs. Sandy: A Tale of The Tape

Hurricane Sandy is churning its way up the Eastern seaboard.  No, I’m not talking about Mets’ general manager Sandy Alderson.  I’m talking about an actual meteorological event here.  But now that I think of it, the Mets’ Sandy has a few things in common with Mother Nature’s Sandy. Let’s take a look at the tale […]

Continue Reading »

Mets Desperate For Cheap Power, Eying Miguel Olivo At Catcher

An article by posted on October 28, 2012 0 Comments
Mets Desperate For Cheap Power, Eying Miguel Olivo At Catcher

The Mets are desperate to find power at minimal costs this offseason and at no position more than catcher, where their five homers last season were by far the fewest in the majors, says Joel Sherman in his column for the New York Post. One name to keep an eye on is Miguel Olivo. who is someone […]

Continue Reading »

Amazin’ Memories: Duke Snider, Hall Of Famer and Mets All Star

An article by posted on October 28, 2012 0 Comments
Amazin’ Memories: Duke Snider, Hall Of Famer and Mets All Star

This vintage United Press International telephoto was taken the day after the Mets purchased Duke Snider for $40,000 from the Los Angeles Dodgers and reuniting him with longtime teammate Gil Hodges. Of course that’s Mets manager Casey Stengel who’s chatting it up with Gil and Duke on the dugout steps just before an April 6th spring training […]

Continue Reading »

Cabrera, Posey Win Hank Aaron Award

An article by posted on October 27, 2012 0 Comments

Miguel Cabrera and Buster Posey were selected Saturday as winners of the 2012 Hank Aaron Award as the most outstanding offensive players in each league. Cabrera won the first Triple Crown since 1967, leading the American League with a .330 average, 44 homers and 139 RBIs. The Venezuela native became the first Latin-born winner of […]

Continue Reading »

October 27, 1986: The Dream Has Come True

An article by posted on October 27, 2012 0 Comments
October 27, 1986: The Dream Has Come True

Miraculous as Game 6 of the 1986 World Series was, all it did was force a seventh and deciding game.  Do you remember seeing the replay of Red Sox catcher Carlton Fisk waving for the ball to stay fair in the 1975 World Series?  That home run gave the Red Sox a thrilling 12-inning victory […]

Continue Reading »

If You Want Alex Gordon, Be Prepared To Give Up Harvey Or Niese

An article by posted on October 27, 2012 0 Comments
If You Want Alex Gordon, Be Prepared To Give Up Harvey Or Niese

In an ESPN Insider post, Buster Olney speculates that the Kansas City Royals are in the market for starting pitching and could make outfielder Alex Gordon available to fill that need. This season, Gordon batted .294/.368/.455 last season with a league-leading 51 doubles, a 5 triples, 14 home runs, 93 runs scored and 72 RBI In 161 […]

Continue Reading »

Decision 2012: Who Votes For An 8 Year, $147 Million Dollar Deal For Wright?

An article by posted on October 27, 2012 0 Comments
Decision 2012: Who Votes For An 8 Year, $147 Million Dollar Deal For Wright?

Joel Sherman of the New York Post lays it all out on the line today. He speculates that to keep Wright the Mets will have to give him an eight-year, $143 million dollar deal which includes the option year. Basically, it’s a seven year, $127 million extension on top of his $16 million option year […]

Continue Reading »

Wishing Ralph Kiner A Happy Father’s Day Today

An article by posted on October 27, 2012 0 Comments
Wishing Ralph Kiner A Happy Father’s Day Today

Earlier today, on my own Mets site (Studious Metsimus), I published a recap of Game 7 of the 1986 World Series, which took place 26 years ago today.  In the recap, I included Bob Murphy’s famous “the dream has come true” call from Jesse Orosco’s final pitch of the game.  Well, Bob Murphy’s long-time partner […]

Continue Reading »

2012 Mets Player Review: The Backend Starters

An article by posted on October 27, 2012 0 Comments
2012 Mets Player Review: The Backend Starters

JENRRY MEJIA, RHP PRESEASON EXPECTATIONS: The Mets knew they had pitching issues entering spring training, so by definition they expected a need for emergency starters. They opened the season with Mike Pelfrey, Johan Santana, R.A. Dickey, Jon Niese and Dillon Gee as their rotation. Santana and Niese were coming off injuries, and nobody knew what […]

Continue Reading »

Mets Considering Exhibition Game In Las Vegas

An article by posted on October 26, 2012 0 Comments
Mets Considering Exhibition Game In Las Vegas

According to the Star-Ledger, Mets officials are considering playing an exhibition game next spring in Las Vegas before the 2013 season begins. Yesterday, the Mets announced that Wally Backman will return as manager, this time for the Las Vegas 51′s, the new Triple-A affiliate for the organization. Backman led the Buffalo Bisons to a 67-76 record in […]

Continue Reading »

Baseball Is Ninety Percent Mental

An article by posted on October 26, 2012 0 Comments
Baseball Is Ninety Percent Mental

“Baseball is ninety percent mental and the other half is physical.” – Yogi Berra Everyone loves a good “Yogism.” The funny thing about that one in particular, is that it makes absolutely no sense, and yet it makes perfect sense at the same time. Yogi’s math didn’t add up, but he was definitely on to […]

Continue Reading »