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First Mets GM George Weiss And First Mets Manager Casey Stengel
On October 16th, 1969 at Shea Stadium, in front of 57,367 hysterical fans the New York Mets wrote the final chapter of what is still today one of the most compelling “rags-to-riches” stories in Major League Baseball history. A team that for the first seven seasons of their existence had been a laughingstock and the brunt of countless jokes, was suddenly and inexplicably sitting on top of the baseball world. And no one except the Mets and their fans were laughing anymore.
Was it a fluke though? A happy accident? The fact that the Mets made it back to the World Series four years later in 1973, with the same basic core of players proved that ’69 was no accident. No, the 1969 Mets were the beginning of a new kind of Mets team. A playoff challenger. A team that barring extensive injuries could compete for a playoff spot every year. A team that was built with experience and know-how, and great pitching.
Eventually, a power st...
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When the Mets lost one of the faces of their franchise last winter, a fear coursed through the fan base that the departure of Jose Reyes was the beginning of a mass exodus. Could David Wright, the franchise’s other face, once thought to be a pillar the team would build a championship team around, be next?
The issue of Wright’s long-term future remained a cloud hanging over the...
R.A. Dickey’s quest for a Cy Young hit a speed bump tonight in a bizarre 6-1 loss to the Cincinnati Reds.
But Dickey will have to wait at least five more days to bolster his credentials. The knuckleballer served up a season-high three home runs to the Reds on Wednesday, dropping the Mets to a 6-1 loss.
Dickey may have been thrown off his game when the umpires forced him to cut...
One of Jeurys Familia’s best starts of the season and a grand slam by Matt Den Dekker in the 7th helped the Bisons cruise to a 6-0 victory on Tuesday night.
In the 7th inning, following singles by Lucas Duda and Zach Lutz, an RBI double by Adam Loewen, and an intentional walk to Josh Satin, Matt Den Dekker hit a grand slam to put the game out of reach for Lehigh Valley.
Welcome to the second edition of Who’s Hot, Who’s Not – Upper Minors. Today we take a look once again at the hottest and coldest players from St. Lucie, Binghamton, and Buffalo.
Alonzo Harris LF, St. Lucie – Harris is making a name for himself with an incredible stretch for St. Lucie. Harris is hitting .419 over his last ten games with two home runs...
Need For A Lefty In The Big Boy Pen? Why Not Tab The Guy You Already Have?
C.J. Nitkowski is a man among boys these days. The 39-year-old left-hander is throwing the ball extremely well at Buffalo with his version 2.0 side-arm pitching motion. As he becomes more and more comfortable with his new delivery, he feels more and more confident that he will get back to the show, despite...
R.A. Dickey goes for his 16th win of the season as the Mets take on the Reds at 7:10 PM.
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Fred Wilpon is approached at Citi Field, asked about next year’s payroll and says “Ask Sandy.”
Sandy Alderson is approached a couple of days later with the same question and says “I haven’t discussed it with ownership yet.”
Which way does the wind blow? Will the player personnel budget increase or decrease further in 2013? Will moves be made to improve the disappointing...
Tonight’s Pre-Game is being presented by The Daily Stache’s new sponsor…Men’s Warehouse. Well, not really. But our fearless leader sure thinks it should be.
RT @ttlsportsblog: The Daily Stache Presented by Men’s Warehouse RT #InsaneStachePredictions The Mets will win tonight. I guarantee it.
— Daily Stache (@dailystache) August 16, 2012
I don’t think i’ll go out...
New York Mets at Cincinnati Reds
RHP Matt Harvey vs. RHP Homer Bailey
Game Time at 7:10 PM
Ruben Tejada – SS
Mike Baxter – RF
David Wright – 3B
Ike Davis – 1B
Scott Hairston – CF
Justin Turner – 2B
Jason Bay – LF
Kelly Shoppach – C
Matt Harvey – RHP
The Mets and Reds play the final game of the series tonight as the Mets will try to avoid being...
Rookie Matt Harvey drove in one more run than he allowed in the longest outing of his short major league career, and the New York Mets snapped the Cincinnati Reds' five-game winning streak with an 8-4 victory on Thursday night.
Harvey (2-3), who had lost three straight starts after winning in his major league debut, allowed one run and four hits in 7 2-3 innings. He struck out...
It's rare for two interdivision teams to hook up for more than two series' in a regular season, but that's what the Reds (69-46) and New York Mets (55-60) will be doing beginning on Tuesday at Great American Ball Park. Cincy returns home riding a 3-game winning streak that helped salvage a 3-4 road trip through Milwaukee and Chicago. Meanwhile, the third-place Metropolitans...
The Mets have acquired righty-hitting catcherKelly Shoppach from the Red Sox for a player to be named later after placing a waiver claim on him.
Shoppach, 32, hit .250 (35-for-140) with five homers and 17 RBIs in 48 games with Boston this season. He is due to be a free agent after the season.
Rob Johnson currently is serving as Josh Thole’s righty-hitting complement, but would...
The Mets put in a waiver claim and now have C Kelly Shoppach from the Red Sox.
He is pretty good against lefties with a career line of .270/.364/.530 .
The 32 year old will split time now with Thole I am sure for the remainder of the season.
Shoppach will be a free agent at season's end.
The Mets have been in the market for a catcher that has some pop.
Pitcher perfect(Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images)
I’ve never seen a perfect game in-person. I’ve never seen a no-hitter for that matter. I am the guy who is a lifelong Mets fan who was invited on a Friday night in June to watch Johan Santana and the Mets. I am the guy who declined. Allllrighty then!
Anyway, the point is that the drama around a no-hitter, and even moreso a perfect...