Tag: history

Neil Walker Placed On Paternity Leave, T.J. Rivera Recalled

An article by posted on August 23, 2016 0 Comments
Neil Walker Placed On Paternity Leave, T.J. Rivera Recalled

The New York Mets have placed second baseman Neil Walker on paternity leave and recalled infielder T.J. Rivera to take his place on the 25-man roster. Walker and his wife, Niki, are welcoming their first child today after doctors induce labor. Walker, 30, has been raging hot this month, batting .403 with a .448 on-base and .677 […]

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Talkin’ Mets: Most Disappointing Season Ever? Can Cespedes Bring it Home?

An article by posted on August 21, 2016 0 Comments
Talkin’ Mets: Most Disappointing Season Ever? Can Cespedes Bring it Home?

Today I have an early edition of the podcast. James Flippin of WOR Radio joins me. James is the producer for the Mets pre and postgame show as well as the Sports Zone. The Mets’ 2016 season has turned into a mini-disaster. Is this the most disappointing season in team history? Let’s take a closer […]

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Familia Notches 50th Consecutive Regular Season Save

An article by posted on July 23, 2016 0 Comments
Familia Notches 50th Consecutive Regular Season Save

It may not have been the prettiest save you ever saw, but closer Jeurys Familia extended his incredible streak by recording his 50th consecutive regular-season save on Friday night in the Mets’ 5-3 win over the Miami Marlins. The Mets All Star closer got into trouble and allowed a run in the ninth, but in […]

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Prominent Writer Asks Piazza About Steroid Use During HOF Conference Call

An article by posted on July 16, 2016 0 Comments
Prominent Writer Asks Piazza About Steroid Use During HOF Conference Call

A week from Sunday, Mike Piazza will be inducted into baseball’s Hall of Fame, officially cementing his place among the game’s greatest players. Surely, the days and weeks leading up to the ceremony would be a time for the former All Star to celebrate, to relive and remember his greatest accomplishments and contributions to New […]

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Talkin’ Mets: Let’s Take a Break!

An article by posted on July 10, 2016 0 Comments
Talkin’ Mets: Let’s Take a Break!

The first-half of the 2016 season is in the books and we take a look at the state of the Mets at the break. After losing 3 of 4 to the Nationals, I talk about some of the revisionist history going on with the Mets not signing Daniel Murphy. Mets reporter and fan Rich Coutinho of […]

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Know Your Stats: Weighted On Base Average (wOBA)

An article by posted on June 23, 2016 0 Comments
Know Your Stats: Weighted On Base Average (wOBA)

For the next few days, I will be bringing back my “Know Your Stats” series that I began a few years back to highlight some important sabermetric stats and concepts. Earlier today, we went through OPS and OPS+. Now we continue with wOBA… Perhaps the best way of describing weighted-On Base Average (wOBA) is to describe […]

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Measuring the Disappointment of the 2016 Mets

An article by posted on June 21, 2016 0 Comments
Measuring the Disappointment of the 2016 Mets

There have certainly been many disappointing seasons in the Mets’ 54 year history.  Some that fell below already low expectations, others in which the fresh promise of winter never materialized, and yet others in which they failed to build upon the success of previous seasons. Of course, it’s that last category that marks the 2016 […]

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June 1, 2012: Remembering Johan Santana’s No-Hitter

An article by posted on June 1, 2016 0 Comments
June 1, 2012: Remembering Johan Santana’s No-Hitter

Johan Santana took the mound against the St. Louis Cardinals four years ago today on June 1, 2012 and tossed one of the most memorable games in New York Mets history. It was a beautiful Friday night, and as a Mets fan, before every game you always think to yourself: “Maybe tonight will be the […]

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Book Review: Game 7, 1986 by Ron Darling

An article by posted on May 28, 2016 0 Comments
Book Review: Game 7, 1986 by Ron Darling

Ron Darling takes a detailed stroll down memory lane for a night most Met Fans see as one of the greatest evenings in the history of the organization.  Darling, however, looks back on it differently.  Recall the events with the former Major League pitcher and current SNY analyst as he remembers not only this evening, […]

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Mets To Stream ’86 World Series Pre-Game Ceremony On Saturday

An article by posted on May 26, 2016 0 Comments
Mets To Stream ’86 World Series Pre-Game Ceremony On Saturday

The New York Mets today announced that mets.com will exclusively stream the pregame ceremony this Saturday night celebrating the 30th anniversary of the 1986 World Championship Team beginning at 6:15 p.m. The ceremony will commemorate the achievements of one of the most legendary and beloved teams in New York sports history. The Mets have invited all […]

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David Wright Turns The Jeers Into Cheers

An article by posted on May 21, 2016 0 Comments
David Wright Turns The Jeers Into Cheers

Well that was fun… My first chance to watch an entire Mets game in over a week and the fates treated me to an exciting walk-off victory off the bat of none other than the captain David Wright. What a sight for sore eyes, seeing Wright deliver the game-winning hit and being swarmed by his […]

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