Tag: Tom Glavine

Mets Free Agents Who Were Better Than Their Reputation

An article by posted on October 29, 2016 0 Comments
Mets Free Agents Who Were Better Than Their Reputation

The suffering-rich tradition of the New York Mets is rivaled by few other organizations in pro sports, so it’s only natural that fans are going to lash out at some of their players. This is especially true of the many free agent acquisitions that went sour during their tenures with the Mets. But sometimes, fans […]

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Colon Having Best Season of Any Mets Pitcher Older Than 40

An article by posted on August 31, 2016 0 Comments
Colon Having Best Season of Any Mets Pitcher Older Than 40

The Mets weren’t expecting their most reliable and consistent pitcher of the season to be 43-year-old Bartolo Colon. But he is. And he has been. “Big Sexy” leads the team in innings pitched, starts and wins. He is having one of the better seasons in Mets history, and without question the best season of any […]

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All-Time “He Was Good Until He Went to the Mets” Team

An article by posted on July 15, 2016 0 Comments
All-Time “He Was Good Until He Went to the Mets” Team

“He was good. Until he went to the Mets.” If you’re a Mets fan, there’s a solid chance you say or hear that sentence at least ten times per year. The Mets have had several notable occurrences of “He Was Good Until He Went To The Mets” syndrome over their five decades of play, and […]

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Carlos Beltran Signed With Mets 10 Years Ago Today

An article by posted on January 13, 2015 0 Comments
Carlos Beltran Signed With Mets 10 Years Ago Today

On January 13, 2005, ten years ago today, the Mets signed free agent  Carlos Beltran to a seven year, $119 million dollar contract. I can’t recall a greater Mets player who was as under-appreciated as Beltran was when he was with the Mets, despite always giving it everything he had and delivering countless big hits and big […]

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Who Is LHP Sean Gilmartin?

An article by posted on December 22, 2014 0 Comments
Who Is LHP Sean Gilmartin?

Anticipating the Rule 5 Draft can be like looking ahead to a trip to the dentist for an enthusiast of minor league baseball.  Inevitably, players you have watched perform their trade, and, perhaps, even gotten to know a little when attending games at venues like Binghamton’s NYSEG Stadium are on the block, possibly lost to […]

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Remembering the “Disappointed But Not Devastated” Tom Glavine

An article by posted on July 27, 2014 0 Comments
Remembering the “Disappointed But Not Devastated” Tom Glavine

The Baseball Hall of Fame will induct its 2014 class today in Cooperstown, NY and standing among them will be two former Mets. Joe Torre, who was elected by the Veterans Committee, played for the Mets from 1975-1977, where he hit .267 with 12 home runs and 75 RBI in 254 games. Torre began his managerial career with the […]

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Featured Post: What Tom Glavine’s Induction Means for Doc Halladay

An article by posted on January 10, 2014 0 Comments
Featured Post: What Tom Glavine’s Induction Means for Doc Halladay

The election of Tom Glavine into the Hall of Fame makes me wonder how voters will reflect on Roy Halladay’s career. The two careers are by no means similar, but that’s what makes it a fascinating comparison. Glavine is well deserving of his induction. Over his twenty-year career from 198-2007 (excluding his very first and […]

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Why Mets Fans Should Hope Colon Is As Good As Glavine

An article by posted on January 10, 2014 0 Comments
Why Mets Fans Should Hope Colon Is As Good As Glavine

Let’s start off by saying this: if Bartolo Colon is pitching a meaningful game for the Mets next September, we will all sign on the dotted line for that. To get to that point, however, it will require a lot of things to go the Mets’ way. Including a performance by Colon that matches what […]

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BBWAA Fail: With 17% Of Vote Tallied, Piazza Still On Outside Looking In

An article by posted on January 1, 2014 0 Comments
BBWAA Fail: With 17% Of Vote Tallied, Piazza Still On Outside Looking In

A week from today, on Wednesday, January 8, the 2014 inductees to the National Baseball Hall of Fame will be announced. As of this morning, Mike Piazza is losing ground and now has 71.9% which is outside the the 75% threshold for induction. Here is the full tally of the 96 ballots counted by Baseball Think Factory. Updated: Jan.1 […]

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Big Mets Fan’s Hall of Fame Ballot

An article by posted on December 19, 2013 0 Comments
Big Mets Fan’s Hall of Fame Ballot

This year features a very crowded Hall of Fame ballot. It features a strong set of first year eligibles as well as a lot of holdovers that haven’t yet made it, but very well can get in. A writer can only cast votes for 10 players with their ballot. If this Big Mets Fan had […]

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