October 27, 1986: The Dream Has Come True

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October 27, 1986: The Dream Has Come True

Miraculous as Game 6 of the 1986 World Series was, all it did was force a seventh and deciding game.  Do you remember seeing the replay of Red Sox catcher Carlton Fisk waving for the ball to stay fair in the 1975 World Series?  That home run gave the Red Sox a thrilling 12-inning victory […]

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If You Want Alex Gordon, Be Prepared To Give Up Harvey Or Niese

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If You Want Alex Gordon, Be Prepared To Give Up Harvey Or Niese

In an ESPN Insider post, Buster Olney speculates that the Kansas City Royals are in the market for starting pitching and could make outfielder Alex Gordon available to fill that need. This season, Gordon batted .294/.368/.455 last season with a league-leading 51 doubles, a 5 triples, 14 home runs, 93 runs scored and 72 RBI In 161 […]

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Decision 2012: Who Votes For An 8 Year, $147 Million Dollar Deal For Wright?

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Decision 2012: Who Votes For An 8 Year, $147 Million Dollar Deal For Wright?

Joel Sherman of the New York Post lays it all out on the line today. He speculates that to keep Wright the Mets will have to give him an eight-year, $143 million dollar deal which includes the option year. Basically, it’s a seven year, $127 million extension on top of his $16 million option year […]

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Wishing Ralph Kiner A Happy Father’s Day Today

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Wishing Ralph Kiner A Happy Father’s Day Today

Earlier today, on my own Mets site (Studious Metsimus), I published a recap of Game 7 of the 1986 World Series, which took place 26 years ago today.  In the recap, I included Bob Murphy’s famous “the dream has come true” call from Jesse Orosco’s final pitch of the game.  Well, Bob Murphy’s long-time partner […]

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2012 Mets Player Review: The Backend Starters

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2012 Mets Player Review: The Backend Starters

JENRRY MEJIA, RHP PRESEASON EXPECTATIONS: The Mets knew they had pitching issues entering spring training, so by definition they expected a need for emergency starters. They opened the season with Mike Pelfrey, Johan Santana, R.A. Dickey, Jon Niese and Dillon Gee as their rotation. Santana and Niese were coming off injuries, and nobody knew what […]

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Mets Considering Exhibition Game In Las Vegas

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Mets Considering Exhibition Game In Las Vegas

According to the Star-Ledger, Mets officials are considering playing an exhibition game next spring in Las Vegas before the 2013 season begins. Yesterday, the Mets announced that Wally Backman will return as manager, this time for the Las Vegas 51′s, the new Triple-A affiliate for the organization. Backman led the Buffalo Bisons to a 67-76 record in […]

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Baseball Is Ninety Percent Mental

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Baseball Is Ninety Percent Mental

“Baseball is ninety percent mental and the other half is physical.” – Yogi Berra Everyone loves a good “Yogism.” The funny thing about that one in particular, is that it makes absolutely no sense, and yet it makes perfect sense at the same time. Yogi’s math didn’t add up, but he was definitely on to […]

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Mets Have Not Discussed Years or Dollars with Wright or Dickey

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Mets Have Not Discussed Years or Dollars with Wright or Dickey

The Mets have not moved past any of the preliminary dialog with both David Wright and R.A. Dickey about potential contract extensions for both, according to Andy Martino of the Daily News. They have yet to even broach the subject of  years and dollars with either player, and any discussions have been casual and preliminary and they […]

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Wilpon Calls Alderson and Collins the Faces of the Franchise

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Wilpon Calls Alderson and Collins the Faces of the Franchise

Not really the type of news I typically post, but here’s something somewhat curious I read on Newsday, that I felt was worth sharing. While attending a news conference Thursday for Selig’s “Welcome Back Veterans” program, Fred Wilpon said he is confident in the front office’s offseason efforts, though he refused to share details about the club’s […]

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Mets Minor League Positional Depth Chart: Catcher

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Mets Minor League Positional Depth Chart: Catcher

Welcome back for part two in the MMO series where we bring you the depth charts for each position in the Mets minor league system. We started off last week with the First-basemen, and continue the series this week with the five best Catchers in the Mets organization. It has been well documented that the […]

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