Tag: Lenny Dykstra

Around the Diamond: Center Field

An article by posted on January 27, 2014 0 Comments
Around the Diamond: Center Field

In the Mets’ 52 seasons, there have been 26 different Center Fielders who could be classified as the “primary” player in any given season. As we continue this series, who were the ten Mets who have played the most games at each position, we now look at center field. (seasons as the primary in parenthesis) […]

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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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This Week In Baseball History – Metsmerized Edition!

An article by posted on October 13, 2013 0 Comments
This Week In Baseball History – Metsmerized Edition!

October 13 1903 – The first ever World Series ever played is completed as the Boston Pilgrims defeat the Pittsburgh Pirates 3-0 and take the series, 5 games to 3. 1914 – The Boston Braves, who were in last place in mid-July, rebound to win the World Series. “The Miracle Braves” defeat the Philadelphia A’s in […]

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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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This Day In Mets Infamy With Rusty: The “All Time Mets Scrub Team” Edition

An article by posted on September 15, 2013 0 Comments
This Day In Mets Infamy With Rusty: The “All Time Mets Scrub Team” Edition

With the loss in game one of yesterday’s doubleheader with the Miami Marlins, the Mets clinched their 5th straight losing season. This shouldn’t come as a shock since it has happened many times in the past - from the newly minted team of the ’60′s to the “Franchiseless” Mets of the late ’70′s and early ’80′s. Hell […]

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The Mets’ Hardscrabble History Of Drafting Outfielders

An article by posted on June 6, 2013 0 Comments
The Mets’ Hardscrabble History Of Drafting Outfielders

The Mets have drafted 72 outfielders in the first 5 rounds (top 100 picks) during the 48 year history of the MLB draft. Of those 72, 18 made it to the majors. Of those 18, six of them enjoyed what can only be described as cups of coffee with a variety of teams. They were, […]

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Valdespin Would Have Fit Right In With The 1986 Mets

An article by posted on May 17, 2013 0 Comments
Valdespin Would Have Fit Right In With The 1986 Mets

There are many adjectives that are used in conjunction with the 86 Mets. Confidence. Arrogance. Swagger. Obnoxious. But they were good, damn good. And they knew it. That’s a far cry from the 2013 Mets. However, it’s not just wins that count. It’s playing as a cohesive unit. It’s playing as, no pun intended, a TEAM. […]

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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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Tempering Early Season Mets Expectations (NOT!)

An article by posted on April 9, 2013 0 Comments
Tempering Early Season Mets Expectations (NOT!)

I want to kick that football, I can see Lucy holding it. She’s promised not to pull it away, I know she’s promised before and still pulled it away, but she seemed really honest this time. I’m Charlie Brown, and I really really want to kick that football. I can visualize it in my mind, […]

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The Youth Movement has Fully Begun at Citi Field

An article by posted on April 8, 2013 0 Comments
The Youth Movement has Fully Begun at Citi Field

The last time the Mets had a youth movement, it was the in early 80’s and they were coming off a terrible run of losing seasons. The likes of Dwight Gooden, Mookie Wilson, Lenny Dykstra, Wally Backman, and Darryl Strawberry roamed the grounds at Shea Stadium and they quickly made a name for themselves especially […]

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