Tag: Frank Cashen

Tim Leary and the Subtle Danger of Talent

An article by posted on April 20, 2013 0 Comments
Tim Leary and the Subtle Danger of Talent

On January 18, 1985 Tim Leary was quietly traded by the New York Mets to the Kansas City Royals. Leary was selected out of UCLA in the first-round (second overall) by the Mets in the June 1979 Draft. Less than two years later, at age 22, Leary made his major league debut. It lasted seven […]

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Harvey Is The Best Pitcher The Mets Have Drafted In Over 30 Years

An article by posted on April 9, 2013 0 Comments
Harvey Is The Best Pitcher The Mets Have Drafted In Over 30 Years

Last night, at least six times, I heard fans, beat writers and announcers drawing comparisons to Tom Seaver when talking about Matt Harvey. He’s quickly becoming not just a Mets story limited only to the five surrounding boroughs, but a national baseball story as well. A cover on the front of Sports Illustrated or ESPN […]

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The Great Divide: Where We Are Going and Where We Are

An article by posted on March 26, 2013 0 Comments
The Great Divide: Where We Are Going and Where We Are

If there’s one thing I can say about Mets fans if I were to use Twitter as the barometer, you could slice the entire fan base down the middle and the divisions are quite clear. In the past 12 months, when anyone asked me to describe the state of the Mets fan base, my reply […]

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Crash and Burn

An article by posted on March 22, 2011 0 Comments

So now that the Mets have parted ways with both Luis Castillo and Oliver Perez, there are a variety of opinions on how this soap opera has panned out.  Should they have stayed on because they were owed a king’s ransom, the Mets would essentially be paying them either way, right?  Or does this truly […]

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In Alderson We Trust?

An article by posted on December 6, 2010 0 Comments

Remember 1986? Wasn’t it great? We had Gary and Keith, Doc and Darryl, Lenny and Wally, Mookie and Frank. Frank???? Frank who? Remember the miracle of 1969? What an amazin’ year? Tom and Jerry, Cleon and Agee, Swoboda and Shamsky, Buddy and Johnny. Johnny??? Who the hell was Johnny? The Frank I’m referring to was […]

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Nice Guys Finish Last…And That’s Where We’re Heading

An article by posted on July 26, 2010 0 Comments

It was June 15, 1977 when the Mets were sent into a tailspin that would last almost a decade. ‘The Franchise’ was traded to Cincinnati for 5 players who were basically scrubs. After what became known as The Midnight Massacre the Mets proceeded to average 96 losses for the next 7 years. It was 6 […]

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If Charges Stick, Should Gooden Be Honored In August?

An article by posted on March 25, 2010 0 Comments

As most Mets fans know by now, former Mets pitcher Dwight Gooden was arrested yesterday after fleeing the scene of an accident. He was driving with his five year old son at the time and everyone involved was unharmed. The story first broke on Deadspin so you can imagine all the delirious twists and turns […]

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Remember When… Mets Deal Hurler Terrell For 3B Johnson

An article by posted on January 7, 2010 0 Comments

December 7th 1984 -  Poking hot coals from Hot Stove History The guy pitched well, but there were so many arms “on the come” throughout the Mets minor leagues and majors that Frank Cashen dealt away a good young arm in Walt Terrell on December 7th 1984. Walt Terrell had arrived via a trade from […]

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