The Magic is Back! That was the Mets promotional slogan in the spring of 1980 after Nelson Doubleday Jr. and Fred Wilpon had purchased New York’s National League franchise. From a business standpoint, the new Met owners bought in at a perfect time. The Mets were in shambles, last place finishers in three consecutive seasons prior to the purchase. Acting on the advice of several baseball people from outside the organization, the first decision the new owners made was to hire […]
Young gets in ahead of tag for his second steal of the game After two more swipes on Thursday night against the Brewers, Eric Young Jr. has caught Milwaukee’s Jean Segura for the National League lead with 44 stolen bases. With Segura currently sidelined with a hamstring strain, it looks like Young is just one stolen base away from securing the stolen base crown in the National League. Last night, Young affirmed that he’s got his eyes set on […]
BREWERS (72-87) at METS (73-86) RHP Yovani Gallardo (11-10, 4.23) vs. RHP Carlos Torres (4-5, 3.36) Starting Lineup Eric Young, Jr. – LF Lucas Duda – 1B Daniel Murphy – 2B Justin Turner – 3B Andrew Brown – RF Juan Lagares – CF Travis d’Arnaud – C Wilfredo Tovar – SS Carlos Torres – RHP David Wright appears to have escaped serious injury when he was beaned by Johnny Hellweg with an 86 mph changeup in the third […]
It was the most important game of the year. If the Mets wanted to make the post-season they needed to win. There was no tomorrow. I prepared myself: A Coke, a handful of pretzels, a fresh pack of cigarettes, my Mets cap, my lucky Mets shirt. And before I even got comfortable, it was over. A lead-off walk, a single, another single, a double, yet another single, another walk, still another base hit, a hit batsmen just […]
I swear, I learn more about the Mets from reading our comment threads than I do anywhere else. Everyday I learn something new – sometimes good, sometimes bad. This morning it is certainly bad. We all know that the Mets have spent money like a drunken sailor for a long time now. There’s no real surprise there, but I had no idea it was this bad… Check out this exchange between DrDooby and Mr North Jersey: […]
Daniel Murphy made his major league debut on August 2, 2008, which makes him the second-longest tenured position player on the Mets behind David Wright. Whereas David Wright is beloved by just about the entire Mets fan base, those same fans aren’t as kind to Daniel Murphy. Many fans (myself included) love the guy, and would have no problem with him becoming part of the team’s main core for years to come. Others, however, would […]
In a major blow to an already battered roster, the Mets lost their closer, Bobby Parnell, and relief pitcher Josh Edgin to injury within one week of each other. With the later addition of all-star third baseman David Wright to the disabled list, the Mets appeared to be on the brink of destruction. What else would you expect? A team that fails to play .500 ball when completely healthy was playing without one of their top […]
From 2003-2011, speed at the top of the lineup was rarely an issue for the New York Mets. Whether the offense was surging or slumping, Jose Reyes was always a spark plug for the team both on and off the field. Now ever since Reyes took his talents to South Beach and was soon after shipped North of the border, the Mets have another thrilling speedster at the top of the order in Eric Young […]
Ike Davis seems to be coming around in recent weeks. Last night, Davis went 3-for-3 with a walk and since returning from his demotion to Triple-A Las Vrgas on July 5, he is hitting .269 (18-67) with 17 walks in 23 games with a .417 on-base percentage ranking him fifth in the National League. Since the All Star break, the Mets first baseman has caught fire and is batting .317/.462/.512 in 41 at-bats over 15 games. During […]
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