Originally posted on Mets Merized Online  |  Last updated 9/20/13
Almost 52 years since he made his debut with the 1962 Mets, Ed Kranepool still loves the team and follows them daily. Tim Rohan of the New York Times, spoke to Krane yesterday and the two of them discussed the current climate of the team and expectations. Out on Long Island, Ed Kranepool, a Met for 18 seasons (1962-79), including the championship year of 1969, said he would not consider a late dash to third place this season as any sign of progress. It was more complicated than that, said Kranepool, who is usually invited back by the Mets a dozen or more times a seasons to entertain fans and tell stories about the old days. To Kranepool, the issue is how well the younger players, like Travis d’Arnaud, Wilmer Flores, Zack Wheeler and Juan Lagares, are developing. It was a point of view echoed by one of Kranepool’s old Mets teammates — Ron Swoboda — who continues to follow the Mets from his home in New Orleans. Every day, he watches highlights and scans the box scores, checking the sa...
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