Tag: Mike Piazza

My Hall Of Fame Ballot: Mike Piazza and the Other Nine

An article by posted on December 31, 2013 0 Comments
My Hall Of Fame Ballot: Mike Piazza and the Other Nine

I just returned from the post office where I dropped off my Hall of Fame ballot. It’s a ritual for me that on Dec. 31 every year I’ll fill out my ballot. I like holding on to it, read all I can about the players on the ballot, talk to those in the game and […]

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Prospect Spotlight: Kevin Plawecki Has Everyone’s Attention Now

An article by posted on December 30, 2013 0 Comments
Prospect Spotlight: Kevin Plawecki Has Everyone’s Attention Now

Last week, FanGraphs had a small blurb about Mets catching prospect Kevin Plawecki in a post about underrated minor leaguers. “Mets’ 2012 supplemental first rounder Kevin Plawecki has shown that his tremendous hand-eye coordination carried from Purdue to the pro ranks. He only hit eight balls over the fence this year, but eventually some of his doubles—he […]

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Murray Chass and Brian Kenny: Two Peas In A Pod

An article by posted on December 21, 2013 0 Comments
Murray Chass and Brian Kenny: Two Peas In A Pod

Oh man, did MLB Network’s Brian Kenny tick me off last night, when he revealed his 2014 Hall of Fame Ballot. Here is what he posted: My HOF ballot: Maddux, Thomas, Raines, Biggio, Schilling, Martinez, McGriff, Glavine, Mussina, Trammell. @CHConfidential — Brian Kenny (@MrBrianKenny) December 20, 2013 You may have noticed that Mike Piazza is […]

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Remembering David Wright’s Debut As He Turns 31 Today

An article by posted on December 20, 2013 0 Comments
Remembering David Wright’s Debut As He Turns 31 Today

In this photo by Julie Jacobson, a starstruck David Wright takes in the grandeur of an empty Shea Stadium before taking his first batting practice, after the New York Mets called up their top prospect on July 21, 2004. Two hours later, the 21-year old Wright would see his lifelong dream fulfilled when he would make his Major League […]

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The Most Obscure Mets Opening Day Starters Since 1980

An article by posted on December 19, 2013 0 Comments
The Most Obscure Mets Opening Day Starters Since 1980

This Bud’s For You… Barring injury, 2014 will be the 10th consecutive Opening Day start for David Wright, tying Tom Seaver with 10 consecutive Opening Days (1968-1977 + 1 additional start in 1983) and one short of Bud Harrelson‘s 11 consecutive openers (1967-1977). While we know the names and histories of the players who played […]

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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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Stay Patient and Continue To Trust Sandy

An article by posted on December 4, 2013 0 Comments
Stay Patient and Continue To Trust Sandy

To my dearest fellow Mets fans. I have been a Mets fan my entire life. I have bled blue and orange for that team in Queens since the day I was born. I am not what one would call a “fair weather fan”, I have stayed to the very last out of 14-2 butt whoopings […]

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The Twelve Percent Solution? The 2005 Edition

An article by posted on November 30, 2013 0 Comments
The Twelve Percent Solution?  The 2005 Edition

I previously posed the question if a player can develop plate discipline at the minor league level to lay off bad pitches, does that translate into major league success?  Let’s do a little rewind to see how a 12% walk rate translated over time, shall we? Over the course of 502 plate appearances, a 12% […]

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Hey Met Fans, I’m Still Thankful For…

An article by posted on November 28, 2013 0 Comments
Hey Met Fans, I’m Still Thankful For…

Happy Thanksgiving, Mets Fans. Do we have anything to be thankful for in 2013? Is that even possible? On this day of thanks, let’s look at the positives this year and give thanks for these few special moments out of the multitude of bad ones. David Wright is currently in his prime. He put up […]

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MMO Mailbag Tackles Brandon Phillips, Brian McCann and Jacoby Ellsbury

An article by posted on October 21, 2013 0 Comments
MMO Mailbag Tackles Brandon Phillips, Brian McCann and Jacoby Ellsbury

Brandon Phillips A Met? Don’t Bet On It… Why is it that every quality player who becomes available or is on the block is suddenly looked at as the perfect fit for the Mets? Is it because it’s in our nature as Met fans to be dreamers like John Lennon? Let me put a few […]

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