Martin Kester

Since hanging from a street sign to watch the 1986 ticker-tape parade, I've enjoyed the Mets from a distance. Growing up, they were across the GW with Bob Murphy's voice bringing them close. I'm in enemy territory in Atlanta, but now I'm protected by Norman Seabrook and Howie Rose.

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These Kids Are Alright: Montero, Lugo, Gsellman Come Through For Mets

An article by posted on 31/08/2016 0 Comments
These Kids Are Alright: Montero, Lugo, Gsellman Come Through For Mets

From June 22 to August 3. Detroit’s rookie right-hander Michael Fulmer had five quality starts while winning seven consecutive starts. With the Mets swooning and Yoenis Cespedes dealing with injury, it was an opportune time for some media outlets to write about the young starter Mets GM Sandy Alderson gave up for the slugging left […]

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Are You Counting On Wright Returning In 2017?

An article by posted on 13/08/2016 0 Comments
Are You Counting On Wright Returning In 2017?

With the 2016 season entering the home stretch, the New York Mets are still in contention for a playoff spot. Not because of anything the offense is doing, but as Ken Davidoff of the New York Post put it, the rest of the NL is playing down to their level. Much has been made about […]

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All We Got Iz Us

An article by posted on 30/07/2016 0 Comments
All We Got Iz Us

I was a teenager in the Tri-State area in the late 80s, early 90s; meaning I grew up in the midst of what is clearly the Golden Age of Rap or when Rap (Grandmaster Flash, KRS-ONE, Run DMC, Public Enemy) became Hip Hop (A Tribe Called Quest, Nas, Wu-Tang). I know this era well because […]

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Greenies, PEDs, and the Grueling 162 Game Schedule

An article by posted on 19/07/2016 0 Comments
Greenies, PEDs, and the Grueling 162 Game Schedule

I first remember reading about ‘greenies’ in Ball Four, Jim Bouton‘s eye-opening autobiography about the everyday grind of a ball player. He mentioned how ‘greenies’, better known as amphetamines, were readily available and used by players. I was a teenager at the time and compared it to getting a Star in Super Mario Brothers – it […]

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Week 15 Mets Pitching Review: Don’t Forget About deGrom

An article by posted on 01/07/2016 0 Comments
Week 15 Mets Pitching Review: Don’t Forget About deGrom

A review of the latest turn through the Mets starting rotation: Name Innings Hits Earned Runs Strikeouts Walks ERA WHIP Quality Start Matz (7-3) 4.1 9 6(6) 0 0 3.29 1.19 No (13/8) DeGrom (3-2) 8.0 7 0(0) 6 1 2.67 1.12 Yes (13/10) Colon (6-3) 7.0 6 1(1) 2 1 2.86 1.17 Yes (15/9) Syndergaard […]

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Wilmer, Weaver and Waving Goodbye to De Aza

An article by posted on 26/06/2016 0 Comments
Wilmer, Weaver and Waving Goodbye to De Aza

From 2012 to 2014, Wilmer Flores hit over .300 in whichever level of the Mets minor league system he was in. In 2012 he hit .300 with 18 home runs and an .827 OPS at St. Lucie and Binghamton, two places notoriously known for being pitchers parks and leagues. He was a top 100 prospect […]

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Week 14 Mets Pitching Review: Robles Shines In Relief

An article by posted on 24/06/2016 0 Comments
Week 14 Mets Pitching Review: Robles Shines In Relief

A review of the latest turn through the Mets starting rotation: Name Innings Hits Earned Runs Strikeouts Walks ERA WHIP Quality Start Matz (7-3) 6.0 4 2(2) 7 2 2.74 1.13 Yes(12/8) DeGrom (3-2) 6.0 5 3(3) 6 1 2.96 1.14 Yes (12/9) Colon (6-3) 0.1 0 0(0) 0 0 3.00 1.19 No (14/8) Syndergaard (8-2) […]

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Week 13 Mets Pitching Review

An article by posted on 18/06/2016 0 Comments
Week 13 Mets Pitching Review

A review of the latest turn through the Mets starting rotation: Best Start: I think signing of Bartolo Colon in 2014 (2 years, $20 million) will quietly go down as one of the most influential and productive acquisitions of the Sandy Alderson era. He finished 202 innings in 2014, 194 last year, and he’s second on […]

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Week 12 Mets Pitching Review: Big Sexy Bests Them All

An article by posted on 12/06/2016 0 Comments
Week 12 Mets Pitching Review: Big Sexy Bests Them All

A review of the latest turn through the Mets starting rotation: Name InningsThe Hits Runs (Earned Runs) Strikeouts Walks ERA (Season) WHIP (Season) Quality Start? Steven Matz (7-2) 6.0 8 2(2) 8 2 2.69 1.11 Yes(10/7) Jacob deGrom (3-2) 6.0 6 3(3) 9 0 2.80 1.15 Yes (10/7) Noah Syndergaard (6-2) 6.0 7 3(2) 5 […]

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Week 11 Mets Pitching Review: DeGrom and Henderson Get High Marks

An article by posted on 06/06/2016 0 Comments
Week 11 Mets Pitching Review: DeGrom and Henderson Get High Marks

A review of the latest turn through the Mets starting rotation: Name InningsThe Hits Runs (Earned Runs) Strikeouts Walks ERA (Season) WHIP (Season) Quality Start? Matt Harvey (4-8) (5/30) 7.0 (6/5) 7.0 2 4 0(0) 1(1) 6 3 1 50 4.95 1.44 Yes Yes (11/4) Steven Matz (7-1) 5.2 7 3(3) 3 2 2.60 1.05 No (9/7) […]

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