Originally posted on New York Mets Report  |  Last updated 5/3/13
In honor of the Kentucky Derby, I decided to give the Mets – past and present – horse names. Some are humorous, some are descriptive, and some are critical. I know I missed some. If you have suggestions, let’s hear them. The Man With Words PRESENT METS Matt Harvey: “Nasty Stuff’’ Jon Niese: “Lefty Heat’’ Zack Wheeler: “Promises, Promises’’ Ike Davis: “Hole In Bat” Daniel Murphy: “Taking To Second’’ David Wright: “In The Clutch’’ Lucas Duda: “Strong As Onions’’ Jordany Valdespin: “Has A Knack’’ Terry Collins: “Dealing With Few Pieces’’ Sandy Alderson: “GM Seeking Bullpen’’ Ruben Tejada: “Big Shoes To Fill’’ John Buck: “More Than A Throw-in’’ Bobby Parnell: “Getting His Chance’’ Scott Rice: “Perseverance Rewarded’’ Johan Santana: “Sad Ending’’ Frank Francisco: “Is He Still Around?’’ The Wilpons: “Write That Check’’ IN THE BOOTH Gary Cohen: “Outta Here’’ Ralph Kiner: “A Treasure’’ Lindsey Nelson: “Where Did He Get That Coat?’’ Bob Murphy: “They Won The Damn Thing’’ Kevin Burkhardt: “Where’s Waldo? Where’s Kevin?’’ Howie Rose: “Close The Books’’ Josh Lewin: “The New Kid’’ Ed Coleman: “How Often Can You Ask About The Bullpen?’’ PAST METS Tom Seaver: “Best Met Ever’’ Jerry Koosman: “Underrated Greatness’’ Jon Matlack: “Linked To Roberto” Darryl Strawberry: “What Could Have Been’’ Keith Hernandez: “Retire His Number’’ Gary Carter: “A Missing Piece’’ Dwight Gooden: “Left Us Wanting’’ Lenny Dykstra: “Out of Control” Wally Backman: “Future Boss” Nolan Ryan: “Didn’t Do It Here” Jim Fregosi: “Trivia Question Answer” Gil Hodges: “Commanded Respect’’ Davey Johnson:  “Riverboat Gambler’’ Casey Stengel: “A Way With Words’’ Bobby Valentine: “Always On Stage’’ Willie Randolph: “Midnight Massacre’’ Frank Cashen: “The Architect” Joan Payson: “Mom Met” Jane Jarvis: “Shea Soundtrack” Karl Ehrhardt: “A Fixture” Omar Minaya: “Could Write A Check” Ed Kranepool: “Early Era Good Guy’’ Jerry Grote: “Last Defense’’ Bud Harrelson: “Picked A Rose’’ Jose Reyes: “My Aching Hammy’’ Carlos Beltran: “Not Appreciated’’ Oliver Perez: “Omar’s Folly’’ Bobby Bonilla: “Bronx Tour Guide” Mo Vaughn: “What Were They Thinking?” Ron Darling: “Sharp Stuff, Sharp Analysis’’ John Franco: “Shut The Door’’ Tug McGraw: “Turned A Phrase’’ Ron Swoboda: “Headlong Dive’’ Tommie Agee: “Gap Runner’’ Cleon Jones: “Catches The Last Out’’ Rusty Staub: “The Gourmet’’ Mike Piazza: “Historic Blast’’ Donn Clendenon: “Had October Magic” Rey Ordonez: “Magic Leather’’ Robin Ventura: “The Grand Single’’ Al Leiter: “Politician In The Making’’ Edgardo Alfonzo: “Second To None’’ Armando Benitez: “Please, Not Him’’ Jose Lima: “It Was Never Time” Pedro Martinez: “The Diva” Mike Pelfrey: “Licking Fingers” Carlos Delgado: “Clubhouse Lawyer” Tom Glavine: “Not Devastated” R.A. Dickey: “One Good Year” Willie Mays: “Ended It At Home”
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