Tag: Howard Johnson

Mets’ Trades Of The Past – Mazzilli Goes To Texas

An article by posted on December 15, 2013 0 Comments
Mets’ Trades Of The Past – Mazzilli Goes To Texas

While Mets’ fans wait to see if Ike Davis or Daniel Murphy will be traded and what they might bring back, here’s a look at a trade that was unpopular with many fans at the time, but turned out to be a great move for the Mets in every way possible. During the dismal years […]

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HoJo Says Ike Is Still A 30 Homer Guy

An article by posted on December 4, 2013 0 Comments
HoJo Says Ike Is Still A 30 Homer Guy

Howard Johnson doesn’t buy into the cautious, passive hitting approached espoused by the Met organization. Johnson, the new hitting coach of Seattle’s Mariners and the former third baseman on the last World Series champions of the Mets, talked with the New York Daily New’s John Harper for a piece published in Wednesday’s edition. Ike Davis […]

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The Top 10 Worst Scoring Mets Teams Since 1980

An article by posted on November 29, 2013 0 Comments
The Top 10 Worst Scoring Mets Teams Since 1980

To follow up the 10 best offensive clubs since the 80s, it’s only fitting to list the 10 lease offensive (or depending on the context – the most offensive) teams since 1980.  While we are not too far removed from the Times-O-Plenty, we’ve recently been mired in Several Seasons of Drought. The 10 Worst Scoring […]

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The Top 10 Mets Offensive Seasons Since 1980

An article by posted on November 28, 2013 0 Comments
The Top 10 Mets Offensive Seasons Since 1980

It’s hard to believe that we’re only a few seasons removed from some of the best offensive seasons in Mets history (hard to argue they haven’t been offensive lately, just in a different sense). So what are the 10 best Mets seasons in terms of offensive production over the last 34 seasons? (I’m using 1980 […]

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Speed Kills: The Stolen Base Gets No Respect

An article by posted on November 24, 2013 0 Comments
Speed Kills: The Stolen Base Gets No Respect

I grew up playing Strat-O-Matic in the 1980s and made two observations about the game of baseball before I was ten years old. One observation I made was embraced in baseball. The other was scorned. The first was the importance of on-base percentage. The other was the stolen base. I came to the same Moneyball […]

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How Has Dave Hudgens Impacted The Mets’ Hitting Results?

An article by posted on October 14, 2013 0 Comments
How Has Dave Hudgens Impacted The Mets’ Hitting Results?

Hodges14 asks… Exactly what does a hitting coach get judged by? How do you measure whether or not he’s doing an effective job? I would think it’s things like improving the team’s overall batting average and reducing strikeouts, so why is Dave Hudgens coming back? There’s a better case to be made for firing Hudgens […]

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2013 Season Review: Daniel Murphy, 2B

An article by posted on October 11, 2013 0 Comments
2013 Season Review: Daniel Murphy, 2B

DANIEL MURPHY, 2B PRESEASON EXPECTATIONS As often has been the case with Daniel Murphy, expectations were moderate at best. If given the chance, the Mets would have replaced him, but with more pressing needs they spent their limited resources elsewhere so Murphy remained in the lineup. After several years of searching for a position, Murphy […]

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Mets vs Reds: Harang On Hill As Amazins Try To Extend Win Streak To Four

An article by posted on September 23, 2013 0 Comments
Mets vs Reds: Harang On Hill As Amazins Try To Extend Win Streak To Four

Mets (71-84) at Reds (89-67) • 7:10 p.m. RHP Aaron Harang (5-12, 5.69) vs. RHP Johnny Cueto (5-2, 3.02) Starting Lineup Eric Young Jr., LF Daniel Murphy, 2B David Wright, 3B Lucas Duda, 1B Andrew Brown RF Juan Lagares CF Travis d’Arnaud C Omar Quintanilla SS Aaron Harang, P Wilfredo Tovar became the ninth Met to make his major league […]

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A Day At The Cages With Murphy And Hudgens

An article by posted on July 24, 2013 0 Comments
A Day At The Cages With Murphy And Hudgens

  To celebrate the thirtieth anniversary of their batting glove, the executives at Franklin Sports held a celebratory private batting clinic with Mets second baseman, Daniel Murphy, and team batting coach, Dave Hudgens, for a few contest winners and a number of media representatives. This one hour batting session gave viewers a first-hand chance to […]

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Memorable Mets Moments: Jesse and Roger in the Outfield

An article by posted on April 10, 2013 0 Comments
Memorable Mets Moments: Jesse and Roger in the Outfield

Championship seasons are invariably marked by certain games and plays that are later tabbed as “turning points” for posterity.  For the 1986 edition of the Mets, their turning point may well have occurred in only the 6th game of the season when, after winning their first two contests but dropping the next three, the team sat […]

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