Mets Thoughts

Ignore The Noise, The Mets Are Going To Be Just Fine

An article by posted on January 29, 2017 0 Comments
Ignore The Noise, The Mets Are Going To Be Just Fine

Good Morning to all of you. As I sit here enjoying a fresh brewed cup of coffee I can’t believe that in 14 days and most likely less than that, pitchers and catchers will start reporting to Mets camp at Tradition Field in Port St. Lucie and a new season will suddenly be upon us. […]

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Opinion: Stay Bruce? Fine By Me

An article by posted on January 27, 2017 0 Comments
Opinion: Stay Bruce? Fine By Me

According to the New York Post the Mets have informed Jay Bruce they plan to start the season with him as their everyday right fielder. And thus concludes BruceGate 2017 (Maybe? Is it really over?). The prospect of Bruce being with the Mets on Opening Day doesn’t really bother me. Why? Generally, I refuse to […]

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Best and Worst Trades By Every Mets GM

An article by posted on January 24, 2017 0 Comments
Best and Worst Trades By Every Mets GM

The Mets are a team with a penchant for bad trades. Anyone who’s been a Mets fan for more than a couple of years would probably finish that sentence with a handful of notorious trade fans consider to be the worst. You know which ones I’m talking about. But while the players involved in these trades […]

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So You Think You Know The Mets: Double Trouble

An article by posted on January 24, 2017 0 Comments
So You Think You Know The Mets: Double Trouble

This week we are raising the stakes. Can you name the Top 15 Mets who are among the All Time Doubles Leaders? You have only 3 minutes to try and name as many as you can – and by name we mean first and last name. Think you have what it takes to earn a […]

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MMO Mailbag: How Many Games Will Mets Win In 2017?

An article by posted on January 23, 2017 0 Comments
MMO Mailbag: How Many Games Will Mets Win In 2017?

Adam asks…. How many games will the Mets win next season? We haven’t made any improvements to last year’s roster and the bullpen might even be worse off. Are we just going to fight five teams for a wild card spot again?  Joe D. replies… Almost every projection system and even most of the Las […]

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Shoebox Memories: 1962 Topps Hobie Landrith

An article by posted on January 22, 2017 0 Comments
Shoebox Memories: 1962 Topps Hobie Landrith

Before Travis d’Arnaud, before Mike Piazza, before Gary Carter, John Stearns or Jerry Grote, there was Hobie Landrith, pictured above on card number 279 of the 1962 Topps set. The expansion draft for baseball’s two newest franchises, the New York Mets and the Houston Colt .45s, was held the day after the 1961 World Series […]

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Johan Santana Will Be Eligible for the Hall Next Year

An article by posted on January 19, 2017 0 Comments
Johan Santana Will Be Eligible for the Hall Next Year

The 2017 Hall of Fame class was one for the ages. Tim Raines, Jeff Bagwell, and Ivan Rodriguez will all be getting well-deserved plaques in Cooperstown after a star-studded MLB career. As stacked as this year’s class was, the 2018 class may have even more stars than the last ballot– or any, for that matter. First-time nominees […]

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So You Think You Know The Mets: 100 Run Seasons

An article by posted on January 17, 2017 0 Comments
So You Think You Know The Mets: 100 Run Seasons

Last week, 498 of you tried your luck at trying to name all the pitchers who won 15 or more games for the Mets in a season. You guys mostly did an outstanding job. This week, I want you to name every player who delivered a 100 run season for the Mets. In 54 years, […]

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This Year’s Nationals Look A Lot Like The 2008 Mets

An article by posted on January 17, 2017 0 Comments
This Year’s Nationals Look A Lot Like The 2008 Mets

The Mets were perhaps the most star-studded team in baseball in 2008. They had the game’s best pitcher, Johan Santana, along with solid secondary rotation options in former 15-game winner John Maine and an inconsistent, yet dazzling Oliver Perez. They had a lineup that featured All-Stars Jose Reyes, Carlos Beltran, Carlos Delgado and David Wright. […]

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The Mets’ First African-American All-Star: Cleon Jones

An article by posted on January 16, 2017 0 Comments
The Mets’ First African-American All-Star: Cleon Jones

Today, when America stops to remember its greatest civil rights leader, we thought it is appropriate to remember Cleon Jones, the team’s first African American All-Star. Cleon Jones signed with the New York Mets at the age of 20 in 1963, before baseball had initiated the annual amateur draft.  After batting over .300 for both […]

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