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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Featured Post: Managing The Mets 40 Man Roster

An article by posted on June 3, 2013 0 Comments
Featured Post: Managing The Mets 40 Man Roster

As part of the ongoing discussion on who should play for the Mets and who should be sent down, brought up, or traded for, one constant requirement remains: creating enough space on the 40 man roster to permit all these maneuvers to take place. For those needing a refresher, a team’s 40 man (or “expanded”) […]

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Memorable Mets Moments: Joe McEwing Takes On The Big Unit

An article by posted on June 3, 2013 0 Comments
Memorable Mets Moments: Joe McEwing Takes On The Big Unit

JOE (DAVID) McEWING VS. RANDY (GOLIATH) JOHNSON Deserved or not, certain players earn a reputation for “owning” certain opponents. Long in the tooth Met fans (like myself) will recall how Tom Seaver was able to dominate many of his era’s greatest hitters but would look like he was throwing batting practice to an otherwise unremarkable […]

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Time To End The Charade: Let The Kids Play

An article by posted on June 3, 2013 0 Comments
Time To End The Charade: Let The Kids Play

Following the Mets’ embarrassing 11-6 loss to the Marlins on Sunday to cap a sweep at the hands of the team widely branded the worst in the league, reporter Adam Rubin tweeted a sage assessment, to wit: “Mets brass should spend off-day contemplating whether they want to be a 100-loss team with prospects gaining experience […]

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Memorable Mets Moments: Todd Zeile Goes Out With A Bang

An article by posted on May 26, 2013 0 Comments
Memorable Mets Moments: Todd Zeile Goes Out With A Bang

Following the defection of John Olerud to the Seattle Mariners as a free agent following the 1999 season, the Mets found themselves casting about for a first baseman. To the surprise of many, Steve Phillips announced the signing of Todd Zeile to fill the position. Zeile had come to the majors as a catcher with the Cardinals […]

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Summer Clearance: Possible Trade Strategies For The Mets

An article by posted on May 25, 2013 0 Comments
Summer Clearance: Possible Trade Strategies For The Mets

Although many months remain in what has thus far been a troubling season, it is not too early to consider trade strategies that could best leverage the assets presently on the Met roster. Not that a white flag has officially been flown, but barring a near- miraculous leap in the level of offense from the […]

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Memorable Mets Moments: Benny Agbayani Slams The Cubs

An article by posted on May 21, 2013 0 Comments
Memorable Mets Moments: Benny Agbayani Slams The Cubs

AGBAYANI: THE METS’ “BENNY-FACTOR” SLAMS THE CUBS Did you ever notice that certain players that have toiled in the minors for a while tend to exhibit surges in production when they finally get a crack at the big time? It’s as if they had those hits stockpiled for the Show and can’t wait to get […]

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Prima Donnas and Clubhouse Chemistry: A Met Perspective

An article by posted on May 18, 2013 0 Comments
Prima Donnas and Clubhouse Chemistry: A Met Perspective

If Shakespeare were to write a play about the state of the Mets these days, it would probably be titled “Much Ado About Valdespin” as that’s about all anyone has to talk about outside of the largely dismal performance of the team between the lines. Inasmuch as the role young number 1 plays on the […]

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What Do We Have In Lucas Duda And Is He The Solution At Left Field?

An article by posted on May 18, 2013 0 Comments
What Do We Have In Lucas Duda And Is He The Solution At Left Field?

Left field has always been used as a kind of defensive dumping ground for many teams trying to find a way to get a bat in the lineup.  Not requiring the arm strength considered de rigueur for Right, and less daunting in the presence of a fleet centerfielder, it is often a place for players […]

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Timeline To Contention: What Exactly Is The Strategy?

An article by posted on May 15, 2013 0 Comments
Timeline To Contention: What Exactly Is The Strategy?

Six weeks into a season that stretches over six months may be a tad early to make pronouncements on expected outcomes for this year’s Mets squad, but the indicators of relative strengths and weaknesses have at least given a reasonable hint of what can be looked for going forward. A sub-.500 record with a propensity […]

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Memorable Mets Moments: Eric Valent Hits For The Cycle!

An article by posted on May 6, 2013 0 Comments
Memorable Mets Moments: Eric Valent Hits For The Cycle!

Hitting for the cycle has always been one of the more singular batting feats in baseball. It is a relatively rare occurrence but not one that guarantees anything in particular for the team of the player who achieves one beyond a mention on the sports page. Granted, it involves getting four hits (a good thing) […]

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