Tag: Mike Piazza

This Date in Mets History: Mike Piazza Becomes a Met

An article by posted on May 22, 2015 0 Comments
This Date in Mets History: Mike Piazza Becomes a Met

17 years ago today, Mike Piazza became a New York Met after the Florida Marlins swapped him for Preston Wilson, Geoff Goetz, and Ed Yarnell. Little did both General Managers know, this trade would create a New York icon. I am a Mets fan of the millennium, so it was only natural that Mike Piazza […]

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Yankees To Retire Pettitte, Bernie, Posada Numbers, Mets Still Nothing On Piazza

An article by posted on February 17, 2015 0 Comments
Yankees To Retire Pettitte, Bernie, Posada Numbers, Mets Still Nothing On Piazza

With the news that the New York Yankees plan to retire the numbers of Andy Pettitte, Bernie Williams and Jorge Posada later this season, Kevin Kernan of the NY Post says the Mets should retire the number of Mike Piazza to steal their thunder. “The Yankees have legacy players and they are not afraid to […]

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Steve Phillips Recollects Acquiring Mike Piazza

An article by posted on February 11, 2015 0 Comments
Steve Phillips Recollects Acquiring Mike Piazza

Today former Mets General Manager Steve Phillips discussed his decision to acquire Mike Piazza in a blockbuster trade with the Florida Marlins on MLB Network Radio (Metsblog). He explained that the best trade is often the one that you don’t make. “Back in 1997, 1998, we had a good little team with the Mets, but […]

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Mike Piazza Thanks Fans and Supporters

An article by posted on January 13, 2015 0 Comments
Mike Piazza Thanks Fans and Supporters

Former NY Mets catcher, Mike Piazza, took to Facebook to thank his fans for all their support after not being voted into the Baseball Hall of Fame. Mike posted the following on his Facebook: “Hey Everyone! I truly hope all your holidays were awesome and that everyone was safe and sound. It was a little […]

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MMO Flashback: Changing The Dynamic, One Catcher At A Time

An article by posted on September 4, 2014 0 Comments
MMO Flashback: Changing The Dynamic, One Catcher At A Time

Former Mets catcher and future Hall of Famer Mike Piazza turns 46 years old today. We’ve written dozens of great articles about Mike over the years, and after searching our archives I found one I think you will all like. So please enjoy this article by Taryn “The Coop” Cooper, originally published in March of […]

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From Left Field: Mets Have No Luck With Free Agents

An article by posted on April 23, 2014 0 Comments
From Left Field: Mets Have No Luck With Free Agents

We’ve played about a month of the season, and already the Mets’ prized free agent of the offseason – Curtis Granderson – has appeared lost at the plate. As a Met fan, I understand what patience truly is, but Granderson’s struggles are certainly alarming for a player who has not only experienced success but has […]

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Travis d’Arnaud Instructed To Give Runners The Whole Plate

An article by posted on February 22, 2014 0 Comments
Travis d’Arnaud Instructed To Give Runners The Whole Plate

February 21 Travis d’Arnaud told reporters that regardless of what rule goes into effect regarding blocking the plate, Mets personnel have instructed him today that he is to stand in fair territory and give base runners the whole plate. The rule, which is not official yet, is to allow runners a lane to part of the […]

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Around the Diamond – Safe at Home

An article by posted on February 4, 2014 7 Comments
Around the Diamond – Safe at Home

In the 52 seasons the Mets have played, they have had 23 different catchers who would be considered their “primary” catcher in any given season. The following players have caught the most games in a Mets uniform. (seasons as the primary catcher in parenthesis) 10. Vance Wilson (2003) – Vance appeared in 255 games as catcher […]

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MMO Fan Shot: How About A 211 Game Suspension For Bud Selig?

An article by posted on January 18, 2014 0 Comments
MMO Fan Shot: How About A 211 Game Suspension For Bud Selig?

An MMO Fan Shot by Steven Pacchiano Selig is the ninth and current Commissioner of Major League Baseball, he’s been at the helm since 1992. His reign began at in the steroid era, and that was his bad luck. He had the opportunity to protect the game at the time but chose the wrong path. He […]

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MMO Exclusive Interview: 2013 Sterling Award Winner, RHP Rob Whalen

An article by posted on January 15, 2014 0 Comments
MMO Exclusive Interview: 2013 Sterling Award Winner, RHP Rob Whalen

Were talking to Mets pitching prospect Robert Whalen today. Rob was kind enough to take some time to answer a few questions for me. The soon to be 20 year old righty was selected by the New York Mets in the 12th round of the 2012 First-Year Player Draft out of Haines City (Fla.) High […]

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