Tag: Mike Piazza

Mike Piazza: Out of The Cage and Into the Metsmerized Hall of Fame

An article by posted on January 7, 2014 0 Comments
Mike Piazza: Out of The Cage and Into the Metsmerized Hall of Fame

The Giants win the pennant! The Giants win the pennant! Russ Hodges’ broadcast of Bobby Thomson’s home run is the most famous call in Major League Baseball’s long history. On August 11, 1951, the Dodgers held an insurmountable 13 game lead over their arch enemies. Down the stretch Brooklyn played well, 26-22. The Giants, however, were […]

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Mike Piazza and Faith in Hall of Fame Voting

An article by posted on January 4, 2014 0 Comments
Mike Piazza and Faith in Hall of Fame Voting

Another year, another batch of worthy players kept from the Hall of Fame. As of January 3, according to Baseball Think Factory, only four players, Greg Maddux, Tom Glavine, Frank Thomas, and Craig Biggio, have appeared on 75 percent of publicly-released Hall of Fame ballots in one of the strongest classes in history. Approximately one-fifth […]

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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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