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Shoebox Memories: 1978 Topps ERA Leader Craig Swan

An article by posted on November 13, 2016 0 Comments
Shoebox Memories: 1978 Topps ERA Leader Craig Swan

1978 was a tough time to be a young Mets fan. The first full season without Tom Seaver, the Mets went 66 – 96, finishing last in the National League East, 24 games behind the Philadelphia Phillies. The manager was future Hall of Famer Joe Torre, who had retired as player-manager the prior season to […]

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2016 Mets Report Cards: Jay Bruce, OF

An article by posted on November 13, 2016 0 Comments
2016 Mets Report Cards: Jay Bruce, OF

JAY BRUCE, OF Player Data: Age: 29, B/T: Left/Left, Free Agency: 2018 2016 Primary Stats: (As a Met) .219/.294/.391, 8 home runs, 19 RBI, 43 strikeouts, 17 walks, 14 runs scored, 50 games 2016 Review:  The Mets were hoping that Jay Bruce was the answer to their lineup as protection for Yoenis Cespedes, and also act as […]

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2016 Mets Report Cards: Lucas Duda, 1B

An article by posted on November 12, 2016 0 Comments
2016 Mets Report Cards: Lucas Duda, 1B

LUCAS DUDA, 1B Player Data: Age: 31, Bats: Left, Throws: Right, Free Agency: 2018 2016 Primary Stats: .229/.302/.412, 7 HR, 23 RBI, 20 R, 172 PA 2016 Review: For Lucas Duda, there isn’t much to review of his 2016 season, having only played 47 games due to a lower back injury that plagued him. During the sparse amount […]

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Jerry Koosman: The Story Of One Mets Veteran

An article by posted on November 11, 2016 0 Comments
Jerry Koosman: The Story Of One Mets Veteran

Back in 1962, the New York Mets were having their inaugural season while a 20-year old from Appleton, Minnesota was drafted into military service. Being drafted into the military would forever change the future for Jerry Koosman and the New York Mets. While Koosman was stationed at Pere Marquette State National Park, he had taken […]

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MMO Free Agent Profile: Matt Wieters, C

An article by posted on November 8, 2016 0 Comments
MMO Free Agent Profile: Matt Wieters, C

Matt Wieters, C Position: Catcher/First base Bats: Switch – Throws: Right Born: May 21, 1986 (Age 30) Qualified Offer: No When Matt Wieters was drafted fifth overall in the 2007 MLB First-Year Player Draft, there were high expectations and hopes riding on the shoulders of the sizable junior out of Georgia Tech. Listed at six-foot-four […]

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2016 Mets Report Cards: Neil Walker, 2B

An article by posted on November 8, 2016 0 Comments
2016 Mets Report Cards: Neil Walker, 2B

NEIL WALKER, 2B Player Data:  Age: 31, B/T: S/R, Free Agent: 2017 2016 Primary Stats: .282/.347/.476, 23 HR, 55 RBI, 458 PA 2016 Review:   Like most of the Mets, it was an up and down season for Neil Walker.  Also like most of the Mets (at least it seemed like most of the Mets), he […]

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How Mets Have Fared Under Democratic and Republican Presidents

An article by posted on November 8, 2016 0 Comments
How Mets Have Fared Under Democratic and Republican Presidents

There are many factors to consider when voting for a candidate for President of the United States today. At this point, every pitch and angle has been discussed ad nauseam on the web, in print, and on talk radio and cable television. Hopefully, you have all made your decisions by now. However, if you are […]

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2016 Mets Report Cards: Curtis Granderson, OF

An article by posted on November 7, 2016 0 Comments
2016 Mets Report Cards: Curtis Granderson, OF

CURTIS GRANDERSON, OF Player Data: Age: 35, B/T: Left/Right, Free Agency: 2018 2016 Primary Stats: .237/.335/.464, 30 HR, 59 RBI, 74 BB, 130 K, 88 R, 150 G 2016 Review:  Curtis Granderson was coming off one of his finest seasons in years in 2015, recording his highest OPS (.821), OBP (.364), hits (15), and stolen bases (11), […]

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Please Don’t Smear Cespedes On The Way Out

An article by posted on November 6, 2016 0 Comments
Please Don’t Smear Cespedes On The Way Out

With Yoenis Cespedes officially opting out of his contract on Friday, the danger of losing him in free agency will begin to be fully realized. The Mets have had over a month to negotiate a deal with Cespedes.  Over this time period, the Mets were the only team that could negotiate with Cespedes, and yet the […]

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2016 Mets Report Cards: Robert Gsellman, RHP

An article by posted on November 6, 2016 0 Comments
2016 Mets Report Cards: Robert Gsellman, RHP

ROBERT GSELLMAN, RHP Player Data: Age: 23, B/T: Right/Right, Free Agency: 2022 2016 Primary Stats: 4-2, 2.42 ERA, 7 GS, 44.2 IP, 42 K, 15 BB, 1.28 WHIP 2016 Review:  Robert Gsellman burst onto the scene in 2016 after injuries kept on mounting for this Mets squad throughout the year. Initially promoted from Triple A Las Vegas when […]

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