Tag: history

Sandy Alderson Weighs In On Blocking Home Plate and Travis D’Arnaud

An article by posted on February 28, 2013 0 Comments
Sandy Alderson Weighs In On Blocking Home Plate and Travis D’Arnaud

Updated by Joe D. on 2/28 Interestingly enough, the topic of Travis D’Arnaud blocking the plate came up last night during our conference call with Sandy Alderson. Matthew Artus broached the subject with Sandy and asked him to elaborate on his feelings about catchers blocking the plate and if D’Arnaud’s injury history played a factor […]

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I’m A Mets Fan, And I Will Always Believe

An article by posted on February 21, 2013 0 Comments
I’m A Mets Fan, And I Will Always Believe

My grandfather raised me to be a Mets fan. Actually, “raised” is too tame of a word. My grandfather brainwashed me to become a Mets fan from the time I was a baby. If you go through old pictures of me, you are bound to find a few of toddler-Adam wearing a cute little Mets […]

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DiComo: Mets Keep Their Cursed 11th Overall Pick

An article by posted on February 11, 2013 0 Comments

This comment from Anthony DiComo of MLB.com, kind of put things into perspective for me, or at the very least it gives one pause to consider what just happened tonight. So what exactly did the Mets fight to keep? The 11th overall Draft pick has a bizarre history of busts relative to the picks around […]

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MMO Book Review: Swinging ’73: Baseball’s Wildest Season

An article by posted on February 1, 2013 0 Comments
MMO Book Review: Swinging ’73: Baseball’s Wildest Season

A couple of weeks ago, the great Mets historian and author Matt Silverman, was nice enough to give me a sneak preview into his newest publication, Swinging ’73: Baseball’s Wildest Season. The verdict is in, and Matt has done it again – delivering another Amazin’ Book that should be a part of every Met fan’s […]

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Piazza Can Still Make The Mets Hall of Fame In 2013

An article by posted on January 10, 2013 0 Comments
Piazza Can Still Make The Mets Hall of Fame In 2013

Mike Piazza may have been shutout by the Baseball Writers which you can read below, but according to Adam Rubin, he could very well be inducted into the Mets Hall of Fame during the 2013 season. The Mets’ Hall of Fame committee — which has included team employees Dave Howard and Jay Horwitz, former player […]

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Mets Magic Moments: Mano A Mano Edition

An article by posted on December 16, 2012 0 Comments
Mets Magic Moments: Mano A Mano Edition

Earlier this morning, during a twitter exchange with my friend Michael Baron of MetsBlog, the name of Matt Franco came up, and of course you can’t mention Matty without recalling one of the most memorable at-bats in franchise history. With two outs in the bottom of the ninth, Mariano Rivera on the mound, and two strikes […]

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Metsmerized Hall of Fame: Tom Seaver, RHP

An article by posted on November 12, 2012 0 Comments
Metsmerized Hall of Fame: Tom Seaver, RHP

The Franchise: The Name Says It All One of the many great things about the history of Baseball is the abundance of nicknames. Some are based around physical appearance of a player: The Splendid Splinter, Pee Wee, Three Finger, The Beard. For others, the way they played the game is summed up in a nickname: […]

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Decision 2012: Who Votes For An 8 Year, $147 Million Dollar Deal For Wright?

An article by posted on October 27, 2012 0 Comments
Decision 2012: Who Votes For An 8 Year, $147 Million Dollar Deal For Wright?

Joel Sherman of the New York Post lays it all out on the line today. He speculates that to keep Wright the Mets will have to give him an eight-year, $143 million dollar deal which includes the option year. Basically, it’s a seven year, $127 million extension on top of his $16 million option year […]

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Remember When We Were MetsMerized In 2006?

An article by posted on October 1, 2012 0 Comments
Remember When We Were MetsMerized In 2006?

Man, 2006 feels like so long ago now. That season was the most exciting one I have witnessed since the World Series run in 2000. The Mets were a juggernaut. We had swagger, power, pitching, speed. We had a attitude and everyone hated us, especially when Reyes, Delgado, and others would dance on the field. […]

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Buffalo and Blue Jays Nearing a PDC Agreement

An article by posted on September 16, 2012 0 Comments
Buffalo and Blue Jays Nearing a PDC Agreement

Updated Post 9/16 Mike Harrington of the Buffalo News writes this morning: It’s been hush-hush until now because of the rules of the minor and major leagues, but the window for MLB clubs to talk to potential new minor-league affiliates officially opened today — and the Bisons and Toronto Blue Jays are now working on […]

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