Tag: Keith Hernandez

3 Up, 3 Down: Hollywood Hulk

An article by posted on August 25, 2014 0 Comments
3 Up, 3 Down: Hollywood Hulk

The Mets continued their West Coast road trip and stopped by Los Angeles for a 3 game set against the N.L. West leading Dodgers. NY dropped 2 of 3, but unlike previous series, there were great individual takeaways for players looking to lock up their positions for 2015 and beyond. Conversely, the veterans were showed […]

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The Other Side To Travis d’Arnaud’s Game

An article by posted on July 20, 2014 0 Comments
The Other Side To Travis d’Arnaud’s Game

Travis d’Arnaud has been one of the keys to the Mets’ suddenly revamped offense in the last three weeks and for his hard work, the young catcher seems to have found a home in the fifth spot of the batting order. “He’s swinging the bat very, very well. He’s been driving in runs. He’s been hitting […]

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July 4, 1985: No End in Sight

An article by posted on July 3, 2014 0 Comments
July 4, 1985: No End in Sight

Thousands of baseball books have been published. Millions of baseball stories have been told, every one of them starts with the same basic understanding: two teams, nine innings, balls, strikes, runs, hits and errors. Along the way there are various twists and turns ending in perfect games, no hitters, walk off home runs and everything […]

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Gary, Keith and Ron: Mets Broadcast Team Ranks No. 4

An article by posted on April 29, 2014 0 Comments
Gary, Keith and Ron: Mets Broadcast Team Ranks No. 4

Awful Announcing ranked all 30 major league baseball broadcasting teams and the San Francisco Giants took the top spot.   1) San Francisco Giants – 3.46 -Duane Kuiper (play by play) -Jon Miller (play by play) -Dave Flemming (play by play) -Mike Krukow (analyst) Most popular grade: A (74% of voters) Vin Scully and the Los […]

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Are the Mets Playing to Win or Playing Not to Lose

An article by posted on April 17, 2014 0 Comments
Are the Mets Playing to Win or Playing Not to Lose

After Gary Carter got a hit with two outs in the bottom of the 10th in Game Six, he turned to 1B coach Bill Robinson and said, “There’s no way I was making the last ******* out.” Moments later, pinch hitter Kevin Mitchell, void of his cup, got a base hit. He turned to 1B coach […]

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What Would The 1986 Mets Be Making In Today’s Dollars?

An article by posted on January 19, 2014 0 Comments
What Would The 1986 Mets Be Making In Today’s Dollars?

Baseball-Reference.com has a pretty cool feature where you can translate a player’s salary for any particular year into current year dollars. I was curious, so I wanted to see how much the 1986 Mets would be paid in 2013 dollars. This just goes to show how much money has flowed into the game since then… […]

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Those Amazin’ Mets: Dave Kingman, OF/1B

An article by posted on January 12, 2014 0 Comments
Those Amazin’ Mets: Dave Kingman, OF/1B

Dave Kingman was one of the most fascinating players in Mets’ history. Because he played in one of the Mets’ major down periods – the mid ‘70’s to early ‘80’s, you  don’t hear his name mentioned much in Mets’ retrospectives, but for a while, he was clearly the Mets’ biggest star and one of their […]

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The Long And The Short On Carlos Beltran

An article by posted on January 1, 2014 0 Comments
The Long And The Short On Carlos Beltran

The Baseball Gods smiled down on Flushing all season. It seemed more than just a coincidence that as the Mets paid homage to the ‘86 Championship, 20 years later we were destined to again make the dream come true. The ’06 Mets played with confidence and swagger. David Wright was a clean-cut leader, an athlete […]

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A Winter’s Tale: The Keith Hernandez Trade and Me

An article by posted on December 25, 2013 0 Comments
A Winter’s Tale: The Keith Hernandez Trade and Me

Here’s a wonderful post from December 25, 2009, when Stephen Hanks warmed us with a fascinating story from his good old days. Back then, Stephen was the force behind New York Sports Magazine and helped set the stage for one of the greatest trades in Mets history. Enjoy! Merry Christmas to all of you Met […]

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The Curtis Granderson Story: Have We Seen This Movie Before?

An article by posted on December 7, 2013 0 Comments
The Curtis Granderson Story: Have We Seen This Movie Before?

We’ve been waiting all winter for our team to do something. Yesterday, our inactive front office became active by signing Curtis Granderson for 4 years/$60 million. But is the waiting over? Will this be our only major move or will it be the first of several? Is this the first baby step in bringing a winner […]

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