Found July 01, 2012 on
This year has been a lot of fun for the Mets and their fans. Expectations were low coming into the season and the Mets have instead played like a team that has designs playing in the postseason. After what the team has been through the past three years, 2012 feels like a cool breeze on a 98 degree day.
But I think it’s important to remember that 2010 and 2011 were not uninterrupted seasons of stink. In 2010, the Mets were 11 games over .500 and had a stretch where they were 21-7. Last year after a dismal start, the team played at a .568 pace – 92 wins over 162 games – for more than half the season, before Francisco Rodriguez and Carlos Beltran were traded and Daniel Murphy went down with a season-ending injury.
It feels like some type of revisionist history has taken place, where after 2006 the Mets became chokers, got old and were terrible. And the team could no longer overcome the lack of talent accumulated by previous general manager Omar Minaya
I think the real story is ...
BEST OF MAXIM
AROUND THE WEB
Today the 2012 All Stars were announced, and Mets 3rd baseman David Wright was absolutely screwed. Wright who is second in the NL in batting with a .354 average (as of this posting), second in doubles, third in hits, and seventh in fielding.
Wright has had a story book first half, easily a first half MVP candidate, but to be snubbed by the fans as an All Star starter is obscene.
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Ike Davis surged above the mendoza line on Saturday afternoon in Los Angeles, collecting two hits in four at-bats during the New York Mets 5-0 victory over the Dodgers:
Davis collected his first hit of the contest, a lead-off double, in the top of the second inning before advancing to third on a Lucas Duda fly out to right. One batter later, he scored the games first run on Daniel...
As the calendar turns to July we shift our attention from the pitchers that we covered last weekend to the hitters this weekend. Remember when so many critics said the Mets have no prospects in the minor leagues? Well they may not have the best but they definitely have some solid pieces on the way.
Buffalo Bisons (41-42, 6 GB)
-The Bisons are still within striking distance...
Dee Gordon turned out to be a thorn in the Mets’ side after giving the Mets the lead with two errors in the third inning.
The New York Mets were unable to complete a four game sweep agains the Los Angeles Dodgers on Sunday Night as they fell by the score of 8-3. The Mets committed three errors in the game as the Los Angeles bats awoke from their week-long slumber just in time...
When a pitcher throws two consecutive one-hitters, people take notice. When a pitcher with R.A. Dickey's unique back story does it, the result is a mass media overflow. Leading up to his uncharacteristically spotty start Sunday, the New York Mets' sensation fielded countless media requests on a daily basis, cutting into his preparation. Mets manager Terry Collins believes...
BONUS BABY: Germán Ahmed Rosario gets record $1.75 million to sign with the Mets as day one of International Free Agency period begins.
The Mets announced that they have signed Dominican SS Germán Ahmed Rosario during the first day of the International Free Agent signing period.
Rosario will get a $1.75 million signing bonus, the highest bonus the Mets have ever paid an International...
I have been trying to figure out which of the $100 million contracts is the worst in baseball. I believe that I have figured it out. I know there will be disagreement and I know some may argue. However, I believe I have my answer. Although I hear he is one of the nicest guys in the game of baseball, I believe that the New York Mets contract signing of Jason Bay is the worst...
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The Mets are right in it all, and we’re almost at the halfway point. The Mets are playing great baseball and can hopefully keep it up. They just have to stay healthy, and keep playing how they been playing all season long. Let’s go Mets!
LOS ANGELES -- R.A. Dickey needed little run support on Friday night but the New York Mets provided it anyway, drubbing the Los Angeles Dodgers 9-0 at Dodger Stadium for their third straight win. Dickey (12-1) pitched eight scoreless innings and allowed just three hits to become the first pitcher in the major leagues with 12 wins. Dickey walked one and struck out 10, the fifth...
R.A. Dickey allowed three hits over eight innings to become the
major leagues' first 12-game winner, Daniel Murphy drove in five
runs and the New York Mets sent the Los Angeles Dodgers to their
season-worst sixth straight loss with an 9-0 victory Saturday