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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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Mets Historic First Round Picks

An article by posted on December 30, 2013 23 Comments
Mets Historic First Round Picks

The Mets have selected 62 players in the first round of the June Amateur Draft since 1965. 41 players have made it to the Majors, which is a 66% rate. Who are some of the first rounders who have seen the most success at the Major League level? Jon Matlack – Jon was the 4th […]

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Thanks to Sandy Alderson I Now Have Respect For the Yankee Way

An article by posted on December 21, 2013 0 Comments
Thanks to Sandy Alderson I Now Have Respect For the Yankee Way

When my dad taught me about something called Baseball in 1973 and introduced me to a team called the Mets, it was life-altering for this 7-year old. I’d learn to write cursive, get out of second grade, and eventually, when I grew a little taller, I’d replace Rusty Staub in RF. My whole life was planned […]

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A Summer Breeze Coming to Citi?

An article by posted on December 6, 2013 18 Comments
A Summer Breeze Coming to Citi?

With the speculation that Curtis Granderson is coming to Queens and the signing of Chris Young, I started to consider what the lineup may look like if this were to come to fruition… Batting 3 through 6 in the order: David Wright – Righty Curtis Granderson – Lefty Chris Young – Righty Ike Davis – Lefty […]

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The Top 10 Mets Offensive Seasons Since 1980

An article by posted on November 28, 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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Speed Kills: The Stolen Base Gets No Respect

An article by posted on November 24, 2013 0 Comments
Speed Kills: The Stolen Base Gets No Respect

I grew up playing Strat-O-Matic in the 1980s and made two observations about the game of baseball before I was ten years old. One observation I made was embraced in baseball. The other was scorned. The first was the importance of on-base percentage. The other was the stolen base. I came to the same Moneyball […]

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Jose Reyes and Sandy Alderson’s Defining Mets Moment

An article by posted on October 15, 2013 0 Comments
Jose Reyes and Sandy Alderson’s Defining Mets Moment

You remember the parting words. After the Mets infamously failed to make even a token hometown discount offer to the greatest shortstop in the team’s half century on the diamond, California import Sandy Alderson took the low road as GM. “If you are asking whether I should have sent him a box of chocolates, perhaps […]

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The Magic Is Back… Again…

An article by posted on September 30, 2013 29 Comments
The Magic Is Back… Again…

The Magic is Back! That was the Mets promotional slogan in the spring of 1980 after Nelson Doubleday Jr. and Fred Wilpon had purchased New York’s National League franchise. From a business standpoint, the new Met owners bought in at a perfect time. The Mets were in shambles, last place finishers in three consecutive seasons prior to the purchase. Acting […]

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Wright Returns With A Bang, Passes Piazza On Mets All-Time Homer List

An article by posted on September 21, 2013 0 Comments
Wright Returns With A Bang, Passes Piazza On Mets All-Time Homer List

Rust? What rust? David Wright had sort of a triumphant return last night as the Mets beat the Phillies 6-4 in the opening game of their weekend series. Wright had terrific night at the plate and showed no rust from his seven week layoff going 2-for-5 with a home run, two RBI, and a run scored. […]

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Wright Goes Deep, Bats Come Alive In Mets 6-4 Victory

An article by posted on September 20, 2013 0 Comments
Wright Goes Deep, Bats Come Alive In Mets 6-4 Victory

The Mets wasted no time getting things going in the top of the first. Eric Young doubled to lead off the game. Young stole third and was driven in by Daniel Murphy, and before Cole Hamels had recorded an out it was 1-0. David Wright then clubbed a homer to the opposite field and it […]

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