Before I begin, let me preface this by saying that if you’re not a Daniel Murphy supporter, then in all likelihood you will not be a fan of this post. (And for the record, the title of this piece was suggested by my Gal For All Seasons, so I’m not alone in my appreciation for the Mets’ second baseman.) Now that we have that out of the way, let’s look back at the great second […]
Carlos Beltran told Mike Puma of the NY Post that he wouldn’t be against a return to the Mets when he becomes a free agent this offseason. “Maybe I’ll see you, maybe I won’t,” Beltran said laughing when asked about a return to the Mets. “I’m going to listen to everybody and we’ll see what happens.” According to sources, Beltran spoke with Mets COO Jeff Wilpon at the All-Star Game in July, and the two […]
According to Neil Best of Newsday, only 1.54 percent of homes were tuned in to Mets games on SNY this season on average. That figure is down from 2.25 in 2012 and represents a drop of a whopping 31.6 percent. The 1.54 percent is the lowest viewership percentage in the history of SNY. Best also adds that viewership did experience a modest bump whenever Matt Harvey started a game. That’s almost unbelievable and almost a third lower than […]
On January 3, 1920, Red Sox owner Harry Frazee sold Babe Ruth along with mortgage rights on Fenway Park to the New York Yankees. On January 4, 1920, there were no newspaper articles talking about ‘The Curse of the Bambino.’ For a curse to gain traction two things must happen. First, there must be the passage of time. Secondly, a reversal of fortune based around strange and unexplainable events from that point forward must occur. […]
Mets General Manager Sandy Alderson joined the SNY telecast during tonight’s Mets vs. Brewers game and touched on a wide variety of topics with Gary, Keith and Ron including this season, the upcoming winter, Travis d’Arnaud among others. 2013 Season Alderson stated that he was “generally disappointed” with the season and is “not happy” but that this year is “something to build on”. Alderson says he wants the ”home record to improve substantially” next year, […]
Below are several memorable moments during Mike Piazza’s Mets tenure. May 22, 1998 – Acquired by the Mets from the Florida Marlins in exchange for minor leaguers Preston Wilson, Ed Yarnall and Geoff Goetz. May 23, 1998 – Makes his Mets debut at Shea Stadium, going 1-4 with an RBI double in a 3-0 win over Milwaukee. June 1, 1998 – Belts his first home run in a Mets uniform at Pittsburgh off Jason Schmidt. September 14, 1998 – […]
On Sunday, September 29 at Citi Field, Mike Piazza, the greatest home run-hitting catcher of all-time, will be inducted into the Mets Hall of Fame. Piazza will become the 27th member of the Mets Hall of Fame during the Mets Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony prior to the 1:10 PM game against the Milwaukee Brewers – the final game of the 2013 season. It’s about time… But why stop there? Here’s something I photoshopped about […]
Prior to his start on May 30 against the Yankees, Dillon Gee was on the verge of losing his place in the starting rotation. The Texas native was 2-6 with a 6.34 ERA and was hearing Zack Wheeler‘s footsteps as the über-prospect was just weeks away from being called up for his first taste of big league action. But everything changed for Gee with that late-May start at Yankee Stadium. Gee pitched into the eighth […]
Adam Rubin points out that Mets GM Sandy Alderson is on track to become the first general manager in the 52 year history of the franchise to post increasing loss totals in each of his first three seasons. Sandy Alderson soon will become 1st GM in #Mets history to post increasing losses totals in each of his 1st 3 seasons from team inherited. — Adam Rubin (@AdamRubinESPN) September 14, 2013 After losing the first game in […]
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