Originally posted on Mets Merized Online  |  Last updated 1/10/13
Mike Piazza may have been shutout by the Baseball Writers which you can read below, but according to Adam Rubin, he could very well be inducted into the Mets Hall of Fame during the 2013 season. The Mets’ Hall of Fame committee — which has included team employees Dave Howard and Jay Horwitz, former player Al Jackson and media members Gary Cohen, Howie Rose and Marty Noble — is expected to meet before spring training to discuss any inductees to the upcoming class. An announcement is expected in the next several weeks. The committee technically decides whether to recommend any number retirements as well. Jeff Wilpon makes the final call in both cases. The Mets only have one former player’s number retired — Tom Seaver’s No. 41. Still, there appears to be strong consideration to have Piazza leapfrog other worthy candidates such as Dwight Gooden, Darryl Strawberry, Keith Hernandez and Gary Carter and retire No. 31 at least once Piazza achieves Cooperstown. Lets hope Mikey gets his well deserved
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