Tag: history

MMO Mailbag: Where Are Alderson’s Draft Picks?

An article by posted on October 24, 2014 0 Comments
MMO Mailbag: Where Are Alderson’s Draft Picks?

Gregg asks… I read that the Mets have drafted a greater percentage of high school players during the last three drafts, and have also passed over many supreme college talents in doing so.With many players who were drafted in the years 2011-2013 playing big roles this postseason, aren’t you the least bit worried that Sandy […]

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Pitching and Defense Is In Our DNA

An article by posted on October 24, 2014 0 Comments
Pitching and Defense Is In Our DNA

Baseball is loaded with tradition, perhaps more than any other sport, and for good reason. The Mets have their own traditions, their own uniforms and stories passed down to them, their own sacred relics. Mets tradition is rooted in the Miracle of 1969, and to a lesser degree the 1986 Championship season. Mets tradition is entrenched […]

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Miracle Mets Still A Sore Spot For Frank Robinson

An article by posted on October 19, 2014 0 Comments
Miracle Mets Still A Sore Spot For Frank Robinson

“It’s always good planning to have a baseball in the dugout with shoe polish on it, just in case.” That is the expression coined following the infamous Shoe Polish incident, when in Game 5 of the 1969 World Series, Cleon Jones hit the deck to evade a Dave McNally pitch that skidded into the Mets […]

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What Kind Of Free Agent Should Mets Sign?

An article by posted on October 18, 2014 0 Comments
What Kind Of Free Agent Should Mets Sign?

Could The Mets Pursue Asdrubal Cabrera To Play Shortstop? What was the best free agent deal the Mets ever pulled off? Unquestionably, it was Carlos Beltran. The uber-talented thoroughbred outfielder that the Mets used to have patrolling center field during much of the last decade….when he was healthy enough to play. Those Mets clubs of […]

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Bing Devine Brought the Mets A Championship and “The Franchise”

An article by posted on October 13, 2014 0 Comments
Bing Devine Brought the Mets A Championship and “The Franchise”

As we continue to wait out the Sandy Alderson era for a return to former Mets glory, here’s a little something about another Mets GM who helped engineer the first championship in franchise history in 1969. I’m talking, of course, about the great Bing Devine. Devine’s tenure as General Manager of the Mets spanned the years […]

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Alfonzo and Abreu Among Candidates To Replace Lamar Johnson

An article by posted on September 29, 2014 0 Comments
Alfonzo and Abreu Among Candidates To Replace Lamar Johnson

Edgardo Alfonzo and Bobby Abreu have emerged as the leading candidates to replace Lamar Johnson as Mets hitting coach according to Mike Puma of the New York Post. Abreu expressed interest in the job after his retirement on Sunday and according to Puma’s sources, Alfonzo was not very interested in the job before the season […]

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Mejia Becomes Youngest Mets Pitcher To Save 25 Games

An article by posted on September 11, 2014 0 Comments
Mejia Becomes Youngest Mets Pitcher To Save 25 Games

One day after he loaded the bases and was pulled from a save opportunity with one out, Jenrry Mejia rebounded on Wednesday night with a perfect ninth inning to preserve the Mets’ 2-0 victory over the Colorado Rockies. Mejia fielded a comebacker and flipped it to Lucas Duda at first base for the final out and […]

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Mets Keeping Wild Card In Sight With Sweep Over Rockies

An article by posted on September 11, 2014 0 Comments
Mets Keeping Wild Card In Sight With Sweep Over Rockies

If you would have told me one month ago that the Mets would play meaningful games in September, I would have laughed it off and then said: “sure, next September.” Now, with 16 games to go, the Mets find themselves just 5 1/2 games out of the second wildcard spot. They trail the Pirates who […]

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Is Lucas Duda The Future At First Base?

An article by posted on August 28, 2014 0 Comments
Is Lucas Duda The Future At First Base?

A simple search of my Twitter feed, or my comment history on this site will reveal a strong dislike for Lucas Duda (as a baseball player, I don’t know the man). This spring when the Mets were auditioning both Duda and the since traded Ike Davis for the everyday first base spot, I strongly backed […]

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This Day In Mets History: Johan Tosses First Mets No-Hitter

An article by posted on June 1, 2014 0 Comments
This Day In Mets History: Johan Tosses First Mets No-Hitter

After 8,019 regular season games spanning over 50 years, Johan Santana tossed the Mets’ first no-hitter. An 8-0 win over the St. Louis Cardinals on this date in 2012 in front of a scant crowd of 27,069 in Flushing. World Series MVP David Freese came to the plate with two outs and the count ran to 3-2 before Santana […]

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