Tag: 1986

Amazin’ Trades of the Past: Bobby Ojeda

An article by posted on 08/03/2014 1 Comment
Amazin’ Trades of the Past: Bobby Ojeda

Continuing this series of posts on the best trades the Mets ever made, if Bernard Gilkey was the only hitter to have a career year after being traded to the Mets, then Bob Ojeda was clearly the first, last, and only pitcher to similarly have a career year after coming to Flushing. Ojeda had been […]

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MMO Contest: Win A Vintage 1986 Mets Autographed Photo!

An article by posted on 19/02/2014 0 Comments
MMO Contest: Win A Vintage 1986 Mets Autographed Photo!

We love our readers and we love making our readers happy. While we can’t give out a championship, we can give out some autographed photos of players from our 1986 World Champion New York Mets! Starting Friday, February 15th – for four consecutive Fridays, our friends at 5 Towns Mini Golf and Batting Range in […]

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Around the Diamond: Center Field

An article by posted on 27/01/2014 16 Comments
Around the Diamond: Center Field

In the Mets’ 52 seasons, there have been 26 different Center Fielders who could be classified as the “primary” player in any given season. As we continue this series, who were the ten Mets who have played the most games at each position, we now look at center field. (seasons as the primary in parenthesis) […]

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What Would The 1986 Mets Be Making In Today’s Dollars?

An article by posted on 19/01/2014 0 Comments
What Would The 1986 Mets Be Making In Today’s Dollars?

Baseball-Reference.com has a pretty cool feature where you can translate a player’s salary for any particular year into current year dollars. I was curious, so I wanted to see how much the 1986 Mets would be paid in 2013 dollars. This just goes to show how much money has flowed into the game since then… […]

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You Know You Miss Baseball When…

An article by posted on 28/12/2013 95 Comments
You Know You Miss Baseball When…

This is a funny time of year. The previous baseball season is now well in the books and fading fast in the rear-view mirror while next season is still too far of for even the earliest of prognostics to hit the scene. It’s a kind of baseball limbo where there is little but a frosty […]

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The Sky is Not Falling in Queens

An article by posted on 30/11/2013 0 Comments
The Sky is Not Falling in Queens

Color me optimistic, but I do not believe the sky is falling in Queens. I heard rumors of such an event. I heard adamant insistence that such rumor was fact. So I decided to be brave, open up my door, look out into the big, bad city and take a look for myself. I looked […]

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The Top 10 Mets Offensive Seasons Since 1980

An article by posted on 28/11/2013 0 Comments
The Top 10 Mets Offensive Seasons Since 1980

It’s hard to believe that we’re only a few seasons removed from some of the best offensive seasons in Mets history (hard to argue they haven’t been offensive lately, just in a different sense). So what are the 10 best Mets seasons in terms of offensive production over the last 34 seasons? (I’m using 1980 […]

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Doc Gooden Was Great After He Stopped Being Great

An article by posted on 16/11/2013 0 Comments
Doc Gooden Was Great After He Stopped Being Great

Baseball historians will say that Dwight Gooden‘s first three seasons in the major leagues were some of the best by a young pitcher in the game’s history.  Gooden took the mound 99 times from 1984 to 1986, going 58-19 with a 2.28 ERA, 1.04 WHIP, 35 complete games, 13 shutouts and 744 strikeouts – reaching […]

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Sprinting to the Finish: The Culture of Losing

An article by posted on 20/09/2013 0 Comments
Sprinting to the Finish: The Culture of Losing

Six weeks ago, an unidentified Mets executive – and really, how many are there – told Mike Puma of the Post that the front office was pleased with the work of Terry Collins and his staff. Then he said this: “I think they’re doing a good job of sprinting to the finish line.” Sure, if […]

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Why Do You Still Watch?

An article by posted on 11/09/2013 0 Comments
Why Do You Still Watch?

You  might be frustrated and disgusted by watching the Mets lose to the Nationals, but it is far better than not having any Mets to watch at all. October has to be the worst month because there’s baseball, but baseball without the Mets. At least in November there’s the start of the free-agent season, highlighted […]

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