Tag: Darryl Strawberry

Talkin’ Mets: Wally Talks Prospects, Doc & Darryl, DeGromination!

An article by posted on July 17, 2016 0 Comments
Talkin’ Mets: Wally Talks Prospects, Doc & Darryl, DeGromination!

Great show tonight as Bob Klapisch and Wally Backman join the podcast. Bob and I review the ESPN 30-for-30 Documentary about Darryl Strawberry and Doc Gooden. Hear Bob talk about his experience covering those late-eighties Mets teams, where things went wrong for the duo and whether the Mets could have prevented their demise. Jim “Mojo” […]

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WIN FREE VIP TICKETS TO KINGS OF QUEENS 1986 METS REUNION!

An article by posted on May 13, 2016 0 Comments
WIN FREE VIP TICKETS TO KINGS OF QUEENS 1986 METS REUNION!

Hey Mets Fans! How would you like to go to the hottest Mets event of the year celebrating the 1986 World Champion New York Mets! Here’s your opportunity to Win A Free VIP Ticket to the Kings of Queens Reunion with Darryl Strawberry, Dwight Gooden, and the 1986 Mets. Here are the details followed by […]

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Stroll Down Memory Lane: Mets Top Prospects From 1983

An article by posted on January 16, 2016 0 Comments
Stroll Down Memory Lane: Mets Top Prospects From 1983

  The Baseball America archives go all the way back to 1983 for their annual Top 10 prospect lists and I thought it would be fun to take a look at what those players became. We will first look at the Mets Top 10 from 1983, seeing where BA missed and the ones they were right about. […]

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How Alderson Stacks Up With Previous GM’s

An article by posted on October 20, 2014 0 Comments
How Alderson Stacks Up With Previous GM’s

Within the next two weeks we’ll witness the same scene that gets played out every October. Amidst the spray of champagne and exuberant shouts, the commissioner will be standing on a stage presenting a trophy to the owner, manager and General Manager of the World Champions. Now, if the commissioner would instead be presenting a […]

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A Bag of Balls, A Lot of Questions

An article by posted on October 13, 2014 0 Comments
A Bag of Balls, A Lot of Questions

Former New York Mets catcher Ed Hearn says he has a bag of baseballs in his cellar. They are all from 1986; all from the National League Championship Series; all evidence that Michael Warren Scott cheated. The rumors started long before the NLCS. In May 1985, during one of Scott’s starts at Wrigley Field, Chicago Cubs first baseman Leon Durham found a piece […]

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July 4, 1985: No End in Sight

An article by posted on July 3, 2014 0 Comments
July 4, 1985: No End in Sight

Thousands of baseball books have been published. Millions of baseball stories have been told, every one of them starts with the same basic understanding: two teams, nine innings, balls, strikes, runs, hits and errors. Along the way there are various twists and turns ending in perfect games, no hitters, walk off home runs and everything […]

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Could Matt Harvey Become A High Maintenance Super Nova?

An article by posted on February 24, 2014 0 Comments
Could Matt Harvey Become A High Maintenance Super Nova?

Could the New York Mets have a potential problem with Matt Harvey? There are already signs of him being high maintenance … signs he enjoys the trappings of New York too much … signs he doesn’t handle injuries well … signs of being too sensitive … signs he knows he’s good and isn’t afraid to […]

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Featured Post: Some Kiner Wonderful

An article by posted on February 7, 2014 0 Comments
Featured Post: Some Kiner Wonderful

It was a part of the game. Tom Seaver would allow no runs and just 3 hits through 8 innings. Tug McGraw would strikeout the side in the 9th on just nine pitches for the save. Rusty Staub and Cleon Jones each got 3 hits, John Milner went deep, Buddy Harrelson made several diving stops […]

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Around the Diamond: The Straw That Stirred Right Field

An article by posted on January 28, 2014 0 Comments
Around the Diamond: The Straw That Stirred Right Field

No other position has seen more turnover at the starting spot for the Mets than Right Field. In 52 seasons, they have seen 33 different players who would be classified as the “primary” player at the position. Darryl Strawberry was the man for eight of those seasons. The other 44 seasons saw 32 different players. […]

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

An article by posted on January 19, 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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Mike Piazza: Out of The Cage and Into the Metsmerized Hall of Fame

An article by posted on January 7, 2014 0 Comments
Mike Piazza: Out of The Cage and Into the Metsmerized Hall of Fame

The Giants win the pennant! The Giants win the pennant! Russ Hodges’ broadcast of Bobby Thomson’s home run is the most famous call in Major League Baseball’s long history. On August 11, 1951, the Dodgers held an insurmountable 13 game lead over their arch enemies. Down the stretch Brooklyn played well, 26-22. The Giants, however, were […]

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