Gerry Silverman

Having caught the Met bug as a youth during the Miracle run of 1969, I've remained a steadfast fan through the highs and (too many) lows. After many years in the Financial Services biz, I now devote much of my attention to my favorite pursuits: blues guitar, books, movies, and all things Metsian.

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Amazin’ Moments: Willie Comes Home

An article by posted on July 12, 2014 0 Comments
Amazin’ Moments: Willie Comes Home

As we all know, the Mets were created fill the gap left after the departure of the Giants and the Dodgers from the city of New York following the 1957 season. In the four year period before the advent of the Amazin’s, Gotham’s National League fans were left to follow their teams as best they […]

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Mets’ Farm System Has A Bumper Crop At Second Base

An article by posted on July 9, 2014 0 Comments
Mets’ Farm System Has A Bumper Crop At Second Base

Much has been made of the Met organization’s penchant for accumulating shortstop prospects in recent years, a strategy that has paid dividends for many teams in the past. Generally speaking, players capable of handling what is considered the most demanding defensive slot on the fair territory side of the field are usually judged to be […]

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Abreu, Colon and the Alderson Strategy

An article by posted on June 15, 2014 0 Comments
Abreu, Colon and the Alderson Strategy

Mid-June has arrived and with it another unfortunate dose of reality: for all the public pronouncements of 90-win expectations and suggestions that the franchise had at last “turned the corner,” it is clear that the strange territory staked out by Mets management – that of “betwixt and between” a full-fledged rebuilding and a half-hearted attempt […]

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Chris Young Strikes Out Four Times, Now Batting .196

An article by posted on June 14, 2014 0 Comments
Chris Young Strikes Out Four Times, Now Batting .196

Chris Young may have had one of his worst games as a Met today, going 0-for-4 with four strikeouts and failing to hustle on a line drive into the outfield that got by him. Young saw his batting average drop to .196 with a .283 on-base percentage. The fans at Citi Field let him have it, booing […]

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Eric Campbell Rates A Closer Look

An article by posted on May 18, 2014 0 Comments
Eric Campbell Rates A Closer Look

OK, call me a front-runner if you must, but based on what I’ve seen of Eric Campbell so far (and with a mere handful of at-bats it ain’t much), he looks to have qualities that would do much to inject some sorely needed jolt into the Mets’ lineup. I speak not so much of numbers, as the vast […]

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Gee and Niese Are A Quietly Effective Tandem

An article by posted on May 8, 2014 0 Comments
Gee and Niese Are A Quietly Effective Tandem

2014: 1.82 ERA – 1.01 WHIP – 1.3 WAR Flashy. Fire-balling. Intimidating. Adjectives like these are not the kind of descriptors one generally associates with either Dillon Gee or Jon Niese, but since others along the lines of “intelligent,” “consistent,” and most significantly, “effective” can be accurately applied, perhaps the rest simply do not matter. […]

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Featured Post: Pitching is Still the Best Path to the Postseason

An article by posted on March 10, 2014 0 Comments
Featured Post: Pitching is Still the Best Path to the Postseason

When asked to describe the Mets’ biggest need to be addressed in the coming offseason, most of us would almost automatically talk about the team’s offense first.  To be sure, after coming in 23rd out of 30 MLB teams in runs scored, there can be no doubt that the myriad of offensive woes bandied about throughout […]

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With Mike Baxter Gone, Who’s The Mets’ Primary LH Pinch Hitter?

An article by posted on January 8, 2014 0 Comments
With Mike Baxter Gone, Who’s The Mets’ Primary LH Pinch Hitter?

  Ah, the bat off the bench. Perhaps not the foremost thought in most minds when it comes to roster construction, but one that ends up being a major consideration at times, particularly when a game is on the line in the late innings. Bill James has held that the prototypical pinch hitter is a […]

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Sometimes The Best Trades You Make…

An article by posted on January 6, 2014 0 Comments
Sometimes The Best Trades You Make…

Despite the seemingly non-stop buzz surrounding the Mets’ attempts to trade Ike Davis, something tells me that if they fail to consummate a swap, it may turn out to be the best overall result. Power, as we have been reminded repeatedly, has become a progressively scarcer resource throughout baseball since the tide of steroid use […]

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The Fastest Path To The Post-Season Is Still Pitching

An article by posted on October 25, 2013 0 Comments
The Fastest Path To The Post-Season Is Still Pitching

When asked to describe the Mets’ biggest need to be addressed in the coming offseason, most of us would almost automatically talk about the team’s offense first.  To be sure, after coming in 23rd out of 30 MLB teams in runs scored, there can be no doubt that the myriad of offensive woes bandied about throughout […]

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