A Mets spokesman announced that a sizable contigent will attend Gary Carter’s funeral on Friday evening in Palm Beach Gardens, Fla. The group include Carter’s former teammates Wally Backman, Sid Fernandez, Keith Hernandez, Howard Johnson, Roger McDowell, Bobby Ojeda, Darryl Strawberry, Rusty Staub, Tim Teufel and Mookie Wilson, plus current players Jon Niese, Bobby Parnell, Josh Thole and David Wright. Alderson, Collins and assistant GM John Ricco also plan to attend. The family’s website announced the service today, and requested in lieu of flowers, that a donation be made to The Gary Carter Foundation, [...]
This, from Adam Rubin: Washington Nationals manager Davey Johnson was asked whether the current Nationals team, with young stars such as Stephen Strasburg, reminds him of the 1983-84 Mets, who were a couple of years away from winning a World Series. “This club has more potential than that club,” Johnson replied Monday at Nationals camp in Viera. “It just has a lot more gifted athletes. The potential I see on this club is pretty damn high. It’s going [...]
Mike Harrington of the Buffalo News reported that new Bisons manager Wally Backman, will wear uniform No. 8 to honor former teammate Gary Carter who passed away yesterday. He made the announcement during a team cermenony where he was being formally introduced as Buffalo’s new skipper for the 2012 season. The longtime former Mets second baseman, wore his heart on his sleeve Thursday night — and said he will wear it on his back next season [...]
FRANK CASHEN: “The genesis of the trade was that we wanted to add a big bat to the lineup. He did that right away, but perhaps more importantly was the way he handled our young pitchers. He was the perfect guy for so many reasons.” DAVEY JOHNSON: “Gary was a one-man scouting system. What people didn’t know was that he kept an individual book on every batter in the National League. He was the ideal catcher for [...]
Check Out The New Unis! I’m sure that some of you have seen this one before, but hey it’s the Mets 50th Anniversary Season so a little nostalgia never hurts. Of course the Mets will be paying homage to those “Lovable Losers” and will don their original uniforms for all home games. So what was old, is now new again! What’s That You Say? That caption should actually read: “One Small Step For Braves, One Giant Leap [...]
METS SINGLE GAME TICKETS GO ON SALE MONDAY, MARCH 5 ORDER AT METS.COM OR BY PHONE (718) 507-TIXX The New York Mets today announced single game tickets for the 2012 season at Citi Field will go on sale Monday, March 5 at 10:00 a.m. online at Mets.com and by phone at (718) 507-TIXX. The exclusive pre-sale for Mets Season Ticket Holders starts Monday, February 27 at 10:00 a.m. at Mets.com. The Plan Holder pre-sale begins [...]
Caught this on MetsBlog, it’s a chart of the Mets PECOTA projections for the 2012 season. Brace yourself because it’s not too pretty… This was originally posted on Baseball Prospectus and my buddy, who is big on this stuff, tells me he anxiously awaits these PECOTA projections every year at this time. I tried to see if they had any other Mets players, but for some reason I kept getting an error on their spreadhseet [...]
Check out the new cap and jersey the Mets will be wearing on St. Patrick’s Day (March 17) when they play the Braves at Digital Domain Park: Simple, but kind of cool. Poor Keith Hernandez has seen his uniform number handed out to a motley crew of players over the years, but I’m sure he’d have no problem lending his No. 17 to St. Patrick. The cap and jersey look like they’ll go great together.
It’s now been 7,968 games for the Mets without a no-hitter. Fifty years of waiting for a Mets pitcher to toss that elusive no-no. We’ve had plenty of close calls in all those years, and some of them were pretty gut-wrenching (Damn you, Jimmy Qualls! ). Ironically, there has been no shortage of no-hitters tossed by “former” Mets pitchers. It’s baffling how many great Mets starting pitchers hurled their first no-no’s once they left the [...]
- Metsie: on Mets Need More Time To Get Better Understanding Of Ike Davis?: If the answer to every player's struggles...
- Hotstreak: on Mets Need More Time To Get Better Understanding Of Ike Davis?: Its no longer a rescue its now...
- XtreemIcon: on Logan Verrett Talks About His Road To The Show With MMO: In Jack's last 8.2 IP, he's walked...
- Metsie: on Sandy Disappointed With Some Of His Moves And The Team’s Performance: Dooby you keep saying PAYROLL RESET.... But why...
- Metsie: on Sandy Disappointed With Some Of His Moves And The Team’s Performance: Thats why I keep trying to get...