In less than seven full seasons, Carlos Beltran has worked his way up the Mets career leaderboard in virtually every category. What makes Beltran’s achievements more impressive is that he’s 17th on the franchise’s all-time games played list, but ranks in the top ten in the majority of the cumulative stats. (doubles, home runs, RBI, runs scored, etc.) To celebrate Carlos Beltran Appreciation Week on MMO, I have gone through the record books (also known [...]
Since Carlos Beltran signed his seven-year free agent contract prior to the 2005 season, Mets fans have been divisive over the All-Star outfielder. The fans who like him appreciate his contributions both at the plate and in the field. The fans who have been counting down the days until his departure will never forget (and are quick to point out) his subpar 2005 season, his final at-bat of the 2006 season and his injury-plagued 2009 [...]
Most of the news surrounding the Mets these days start with “Carlos Beltran this” or “Carlos Beltran that”. In fact, there have been so many posts all over the blogosphere about the Mets’ soon-to-be-traded rightfielder (such as this one and this other one. Both were decent pieces, but the latter post was a little too wordy for my tastes) that it almost seems like no other Mets player is newsworthy. There are other players on [...]
If you’re a regular reader of MMO, you know that I haven’t done a recap here since 2009. However, after today’s 11-2 blowout of the Phillies, it would be hard for me not to do a recap, basically because there’s something I have to get off my chest. It’s something that’s been on my mind ever since I listened to WFAN on a cold December afternoon in 2008, when Cole Hamels called the Mets “choke [...]
Tonight, when you get ready to watch the All-Star Game with your cold drink in hand and bowl of chips about to tip over onto the carpet, you’ll probably be taken back to your childhood, when you used to watch players such as Gary Carter, Cal Ripken, Jr., Ozzie Smith and other future Hall of Famers take the field in a matchup of the best baseball players in the majors. But this year, instead of [...]
Earlier today, our very own Annie Savoy posted a piece on Derek Jeter after he reached a significant milestone yesterday. While we’re on the topic of Derek Jeter, I felt the need to chime in on the matter. Therefore… We interrupt your regularly scheduled blog on the Mets to bring you this PSA (pretty solid argument). In case you’re that guy in the Geico commercial who lives under a rock, let me announce to you [...]
This year’s Mets team has been a pleasant surprise, going 45-43 with makeshift lineups and a lack of star power. They have performed above everyone’s expectations, despite a slow start and injuries to their corner infielders and ace pitcher. The Mets are proving that the best teams aren’t always the ones with a roster full of overpaid superstars. In fact, sometimes all a team needs is a young group of players with the hunger and [...]
Look at the photo to the left. That was the linescore from last night’s game, a complete game victory by Mike Pelfrey in which Big Pelf was voted co-player of the game with Carlos Beltran (who hit a monster two-run homer that was estimated at 460 feet). It was the first complete game of the season for a Mets pitcher and the first by Pelfrey since 2008, when he pitched all nine innings in back-to-back [...]
According to Mike Puma in today’s New York Post, Carlos Beltran has expressed his desire to see Jose Reyes in a Mets uniform in 2012 and beyond. After the Mets scorched the Pirates for seven runs over the final three innings of yesterday’s 7-0 victory, Beltran had this to say about the front office and his teammate: “They should make the effort and try to sign him, for sure. He grew up in this organization. [...]
Eight years ago yesterday, the Mets were playing the Texas Rangers in an interleague game. The Mets fell short in that game, losing by the final score of 9-7. It was just another game on the schedule for the Mets, who were on their way to a 66-95 season under first-year manager Art Howe. But one significant thing did happen on June 10, 2003, for that was the day Jose Reyes made his debut for [...]
Jason Bay is being paid $66 million by the New York Mets to suck. Judging by the boos at Citi Field, he is earning every penny of it. But what are they booing exactly? Is it the lack of home runs by Bay after smashing 36 longballs for Boston in 2009? Is it the failure to drive in runs after recording four 100 RBI seasons in the five seasons prior to becoming a Met? Or [...]
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