You have to score runs in order to win games, but you also need to pitch. Which Mets teams since 1980 have been the best at run prevention? Let’s take a look-see, shall we? Runs Allowed Per Game 1988 532 runs 3.32 1985 568 runs 3.51 1986 578 runs 3.57 1989 585 runs 3.61 1990 613 runs 3.78 1998 645 runs 3.98 1991 […]
I watched the season premiere of Mets Hot Stove on SNY which was kind of a bore-fest of full of week old rumors that have been beaten to death already here on MMO or on Mets Twitter. There was one item of note and that was the announcement that Ron Darling had agreed to a multiyear deal to remain part of the SNY broadcast team. It was the best 23 seconds of the night… With Darling’s star […]
On Thursday, the MLB Network announced that they’ve hired Ron Darling as an analyst for the 2013-2014 Hot Stove Season. Darling, fresh off his stint as a postseason analyst for TBS, has become a very hot commodity in the broadcast world. His savvy insights and keen intellect serve him well as an analyst and he always comes off looking like the smartest guy in the booth. The two-time Emmy Award winning analyst, has been entertaining Met […]
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 […]
Gary Cohen: Why would Francisco throw at Jayson Werth? Ron Darling: Because he’s a fool, that’s why. The New York Mets brought back Frank Francisco from oblivion this season because their bullpen was depleted, but also in the off chance somebody might be desperate enough to trade for him. After his despicable display Thursday afternoon at Citi Field, any team wanting him would not only be desperate, but stupid as well. With the game in the balance […]
Justin asks… Why are the Mets always babying their pitchers? It’s not like any of these inning caps and pitch counts have resulted in fewer injuries. Look at Matz and Fulmer and Mejia just this year alone. I just don’t get this obsession. Nobody worried about these things with Tom Seaver, Jerry Koosman, Nolan Ryan and Jon Matlack and all four had great careers. Ron Darling complains about it all the time and he’s supposed […]
With the revelations of the Biogenesis investigation by MLB coming to the forefront this week, just about every sportswriter has put in his or her two cents regarding this story and how performance enhancing drugs plays into professional sports in general. Even broadcasters are getting into the mix now. The other night during the Mets/Rockies game, Gary Cohen and Keith Hernandez touched on the issue in a way that really hasn’t been by most sportswriters. […]
Now that we’ve had a few days to reflect on the injury to David Wright that could have him missing as long as five weeks according to Terry Collins, I’d love to know what some of you think about the way things went down. Going all the way back to the series in Washington on July 27, we first learned there was problem and that David Wright was feeling some tightness in his leg. Nothing […]
Another week, another heartbreaker. After taking two of three from the Phillies, all looked bright as the Mets looked to use their (then) strong offense against the Braves and a struggling Nationals team; it was an incredible opportunity to gain some ground and, with the way the Nats and Phillies have been playing, move up one or two spots in the standings. But, as we have all learned by now, the Mets love to tease. […]
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