Tag: Dwight Gooden

Mets Minors: Top 30 Prospects, #5-1

An article by posted on September 21, 2016 0 Comments
Mets Minors: Top 30 Prospects, #5-1

#5 Wuilmer Becerra RF Ht: 6’4″  Wt: 200   Level: High-A St. Lucie Mets B/T: R/R  Age: 10/1/1994 (Age 21)  Age Dif: -1.7 Acquired: With Travis d’Arnaud, John Buck, and Noah Syndergaard in a trade for R.A. Dickey on 12/17/12 Preseason Rank: #6 2016 Statistics: 65 G, 263 PA, 243 AB, 77 H, 17 2B, HR, 34 RBI, 7 SB, 1 CS, 9 BB, 52 K .312/.341/.393 Profile: Hate it or love it, Becerra […]

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Familia Falters, But Mets Stand Their Ground In Wild Card Hunt

An article by posted on September 14, 2016 0 Comments
Familia Falters, But Mets Stand Their Ground In Wild Card Hunt

Daniel Murphy started a ninth inning rally for the Nationals, but destiny was on the barrel of rookie T.J. Rivera’s bat, as he launched a tie breaking solo shot in the top of the 10th to keep the Mets in sole possession of the second wild card spot. The native New Yorker accounted for three of […]

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Syndergaard Must Work At Holding Runners On

An article by posted on September 4, 2016 0 Comments
Syndergaard Must Work At Holding Runners On

Noah Syndergaard has endeared himself to the legions of Met fans who tune in to every start he makes, hoping he turns in a brilliant performance and dazzles with double-digit strikeouts with his near triple-digit average fastball. And while the man dubbed “Thor” has certainly hit the ground running since his major league debut back […]

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Syndergaard Ties Seaver, Has Third-Most Homers by Pitcher in Mets History

An article by posted on August 17, 2016 0 Comments
Syndergaard Ties Seaver, Has Third-Most Homers by Pitcher in Mets History

GET THIS EXCLUSIVE CARD HERE! Noah Syndergaard is the embodiment of the #PitchersWhoRake hashtag that anti-DHers love to use. And it’s rapidly moving “Thor” up the ranks in the Mets’ history books. Syndergaard’s two-run shot against the Diamondbacks last night made him the first pitcher in the majors this season to hit three home runs. […]

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Remembering Frank Cashen: The Evolution Of The 1986 Mets

An article by posted on May 27, 2016 0 Comments
Remembering Frank Cashen: The Evolution Of The 1986 Mets

As the Mets get set to celebrate the 30th Anniversary of their 1986 World Championship team, here’s a chronological timeline of how it all came together. Unfortunately, the architect of that championship team, Mets GM Frank Cashen, is no longer with us. But his legacy and the impact he had on our franchise lives on forever. […]

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Noah Syndergaard Named NL Player of the Week

An article by posted on May 23, 2016 0 Comments
Noah Syndergaard Named NL Player of the Week

Noah Syndergaard was named the National League Player of the Week for the week of May 16-22. He went 2-0 and didn’t allow an earned run over 14.0 innings, didn’t issue a walk and struck out 21. Syndergaard is just the fourth major leaguer to have consecutive starts without allowing an earned run or a walk […]

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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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Doc Gooden’s Greatness On The Mound Extended Past The 1986 Season

An article by posted on November 16, 2014 0 Comments
Doc Gooden’s Greatness On The Mound Extended Past The 1986 Season

Dwight Gooden, the Mets’ hurler who helped exhume the team from Grant’s Tomb and brought Shea Stadium back to life in the mid-’80s, is celebrating his 50th birthday today.  When Gooden was at his peak three decades ago, the baseball cognoscenti agreed that his first three seasons in the major leagues were among the best […]

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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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This Day In Mets Infamy: My Brush With Ralph Kiner

An article by posted on February 7, 2014 0 Comments
This Day In Mets Infamy: My Brush With Ralph Kiner

Yesterday another piece of my childhood faded away. While I was at work I received a email from the Mets announcing the passing of Hall Of Fame ballplayer and original Mets announcer, Ralph Kiner. At first it didn’t sink in. I don’t know if this was because I was so caught up with my work […]

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