I am on board with Curtis Granderson becoming an outfielder for the Mets over the next four seasons. But not everyone is. So I decided to generate a chart that lists all the players in baseball history who have produced 200 doubles, 200 homers, 80 triples and 100 stolen bases in their respective careers. For the record, Curtis Granderson’s first double for the Mets will be the 200th in his career. When he gets it, […]
I have been a Mets fan since my birth 41 years ago, and in that time I have seen more than a handful of highs – and more than my share of lows. I have lived through Frank Taveras and Alex Trevino, Bob Bailor and Bruce Bosclair, Rich Rodriguez and Tony Tarasco, and now Lucas Duda and Ruben Tejada. This is why whenever somebody looks at me cross-eyed when they find out that I am […]
He is the best man who, when making his plans, fears and reflects on everything that can happen to him, but in the moment of action is bold. ~ Herodotus The moment of action for New York Met General Manager Sandy Alderson is now. It is time for Sandy to fly against his better nature, to throw caution to the wind, and take his own bold approach to fixing the Mets. Rules are guidelines to give us structure, […]
Before I begin, let me preface this by saying that if you’re not a Daniel Murphy supporter, then in all likelihood you will not be a fan of this post. (And for the record, the title of this piece was suggested by my Gal For All Seasons, so I’m not alone in my appreciation for the Mets’ second baseman.) Now that we have that out of the way, let’s look back at the great second […]
Congratulations to Eric Young Jr. National League Stolen Base Leader for 2013! Eric Young Jr. might have been a man on a mission when he took the field for the Mets in yesterday’s season finale. He led off the game with a base hit and took off — successfully — for second base on the very next pitch, cementing himself as the NL’s stolen base leader for 2013. A couple pitches later, he stole third […]
Mets (71-84) at Reds (89-67) • 7:10 p.m. RHP Aaron Harang (5-12, 5.69) vs. RHP Johnny Cueto (5-2, 3.02) Starting Lineup Eric Young Jr., LF Daniel Murphy, 2B David Wright, 3B Lucas Duda, 1B Andrew Brown RF Juan Lagares CF Travis d’Arnaud C Omar Quintanilla SS Aaron Harang, P Wilfredo Tovar became the ninth Met to make his major league debut this year for the club on Sunday against the Phillies. He had two hits, the game-tying RBI in the seventh […]
19-year-old shortstop Gavin Cecchini‘s 16 game hit streak came to an end on Monday night after he went 0-3 in game one of a doubleheader against the Staten Island Yankees. Cecchini was one game shy of tying the Cyclone team record set by Lucas Duda in 2007. The Mets top pick in the 2012 First Year Player Draft, Cecchini is hitting .302 this season with ten RBI’s and two stolen bases in 151 plate appearances. Out of all […]
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 […]
Remember when the Mets were trying to land Michael Bourn during the offseason? Bourn decided to take the money and run to Cleveland instead. So how’s that going for him? Well, his new team is doing well in the American League Central, just three games behind the division-leading Detroit Tigers. But they’re not succeeding because of Bourn. In fact, other than a decent batting average (.291), Bourn’s other numbers are far less than what Cleveland […]
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