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I’m not typically a big memorabilia guy. However, my step dad gave this authentic, in-great-condition 1962 Mets Yearbook, which I was really excited about.
Flushing Meadows Stadium? Really?
Who’s better than Ralph Kiner? Anyone?
They tell me this is worth less because the original owner made handwritten updates to the team’s roster throughout the season. I don’t care. I think that’s pretty cool, and it’s probably exactly what I would have done had I been alive, and so – to me – this is the best part of the book, because it speaks directly to what it means to be a fan.
BEST OF MAXIM
Photo by Michael Baron The Mets once had Generation K, three widely vaunted pitching prospects who fans hoped would anchor the rotation for years to come. Many people forget that Bobby Jones was a 1st round pick who also came up with Jason Isringhausen, Paul Wilson and Bill Pulsipher. Aside from Jones who isn't even mentioned in the group the other three never became staples...
According to Adam Rubin of ESPNNewYork.com, here, the Mets have signed 30 year old utility infielder Omar Quintanilla to a minor league deal. Quintanilla finished serving a suspension for 50 games at the beginning of this season for violating the “minor league drug prevention and treatment program.” That doesn’t sound good.
Here’s what the Mets got in this move:
Baseball Prospect Nation posted their Mets Top 15 on Tuesday and here are their top five:
1. Zack Wheeler (RHP)
Acquired for outfielder Carlos Beltran, Wheeler immediately jumped to the top of the Mets prospect list. He is a physical right-hander with a big fastball and knee buckling curveball. His fastball will routinely sit at 93-94 mph and touch 97 on a regular basis. His...
We are seven weeks from the start of spring training, and that time will fly. The NFL playoffs start this weekend, and when they conclude pitchers and catchers aren’t far behind.
The Mets will face a myriad of questions and issues this spring, with the following dozen the most prevalent:
1. To what degree will the Wilpon’s financial problems impact the Mets?
To think fallout...
In a post for MLB.com, team beat reporter Anthony DiComo raises and answers 10 questions facing the Mets as we begin 2012:
1. Are the Mets truly in rebuilding mode?
2. How will the Bernard Madoff situation affect the Mets?
3. Will Johan Santana be an effective pitcher again?
4. Could the Mets really trade away Wright?
5. Will the Mets remain intact as currently constructed?
In an very early look at next year’s draft, Minor League Ball projects that the Mets will select University of Miami SS Carlos Correa, writing:
“With the loss of Jose Reyes, the Mets don’t really have many players in the majors nor in the minors to fill the void. But Correa could fill that gap with solid defensive tools and outstanding power.”
In November last year, Perfect...
For a college baseball player with aspirations of one day playing in the Major Leagues, the junior year is the most important one to his stock in the June amateur draft. The worst thing that could happen would be to get hurt at this critical time. That is exactly what happened to Charley Thurber of the University of Tennessee Volunteers. Battling untimely injuries, he fell in the...
Last pic from the contiguous 48 before Kilimanjaro. Appreciate everyone’s prayers and thoughts. twitter.com/RADickey43/sta…
— R.A. Dickey (@RADickey43) January 3, 2012
To learn more about why RA Dickey is biking up Mt. Kilimanjaro in support of the Bombay Teen Challenge, check out this previous post from MetsBlog.com.
Baseball Instinct is rolling out their Top 360 Prospect list and so far through the first 60 player profiles, the Mets have four prospects.
345°. Juan Urbina, LHP Mets 5/31/1993 - The son of Ugeth Urbina, Juan has the bloodlines of an MLBer. He’s still growing into his 6’3″ frame and should work in the low 90s from the left side in time. It’s his CU, already an above...
Now that we have the holidays out of the way, we can now look forward to spring training for what should be quite the interesting Mets season.
Eric Simon of Amazin’ Avenue had an interesting post today on how bad will the Mets be in 2012? Of course the number one item on his list of things that will impact the season is the Skill Sets financial situation, something that will most...
I got a chance to talk with Mets right-hander Scott Moviel just after Christmas and he was nice enough to bring us up-to-date as far as his progress in 2011. Before last season Scott was battling knee troubles which can be problematic for a pitcher who stands 6’11″. Now healthy once again, he provides us with some very interesting insights on the challenges he is taking on heading...
The soon to be Brooklyn Nets have made a great move towards there relocation to Brooklyn and the Barclays Center by reaching out to the Walt Disney Co. to work with the team on training game day personnel on treating the fan/customer the correct way.
I have been screaming for the NY Mets to do this for years. If you have ever been to Disneyland or Disney World you know that...