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The Mets have always done a good job at giving us a heads-up of when good times are around the corner.
The Mets’ history spans over a half-century, and has had its fair share of turmoil and disappointment. In between the painful stretches, however, the team and its fans have enjoyed bursts of success. And as we all know, the Mets are due for one of those bursts.
Dating back to the team’s first taste of victory in the late 1960s, the Mets have always given us steady notice of when good times are on the way. In the mid-60s, it was Tom Seaver and Jerry Koosman warming in the wings. The righty-lefty duo eventually formed the top two-fifths of the Mets rotation by 1969, when New York won it all in its seventh season as a franchise. Seaver won 198 ballgames in blue and orange, and Koosman 140.
From 1968-1970, the two combined for a 107-59 record. Seaver pitched to a 2.42 ERA in that stretch, and Koosman 2.46. The pitching twosome was nothing short of amazin’ during the team’s first streak...
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Updated on 1/22 by Joe D.
Matt Harvey was at Citi Field on Monday where he worked out and spent some time throwing long-toss. Afterward he spoke to a group of beat writers about the upcoming season. The Mets’ young righthander does not want to be placed on any innings limit this season and wasn’t happy about having his season cut short last year. Harvey also made his intentions...
Evaluating prospects is far from a perfect science, but there’s nothing wrong with taking a little satisfaction in seeing the ‘experts’ sing the praises of the Mets young pitchers. Matt Harvey has graduated to the big league rotation and now fans await the arrival of the team’s top pitching prospect, Zack Wheeler.
Today Jonathan Mayo of MLB.com, who will break down the...
Well after a short delay due to a couple of cases of Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever and the Mongolian Flu, we’re back at it and roll out the final ten players in the the MMO Top 25. We’ve got prospects ranked 10-6 today and 5-1 will be unveiled on Friday. Please try to contain your excitement.
So without further ado, lets move on to the best of the best..
10. Luis Mateo, RHP
Why isn’t anyone taking a serious look at Jeremy Hefner? He put up far better numbers than Mejia last season.
Count me among those who don’t believe Hefner received an entirely fair shake last year — such is life for an unproven pitcher without the “prospect” pedigree. Many of the rookie’s starts came on short notice or odd amounts of rest, hindering his ability to prepare...
David Wright is the unquestioned star of the Mets.Photo by Keith Allison.
New York Mets — Predicted Finish: Fourth Place, NL East
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The New York Mets aren’t much to look at this year,. Their roster is full of mediocre players with one legit star trapped in the middle of this lackluster lineup (some alliteration...
Welcome to the second edition of the Mets360 projection series. After discussing Ike Davis last time out, this time we turn our attention to Jonathon Niese. Last time, I mentioned how none of us have a detailed projection system and that instead this is just how we feel the player is going to turn out. For the most part that’s still true but there is one slight modification...
It has been well documented by Tom Verducci of SI.com (Year After Effect, which I highly recommend reading if you have not already) that a starter the age of 25 and younger will risk injury (the following season) if his workload is increased by 30 or more innings. As Verducci explains:
January 21, 2006- After a tumultuous relationship with the New York media and the Mets. Anna Benson, and husband Kris are traded to the Baltimore Orioles for Jorge Julio and John Maine. While Kris Benson posted a meager 4.13 ERA with a 10-8 record, his wife, Anna repeatedly captured the headlines of the back page of newspapers with her quotes and suggestive photo opts. Whether...
Michael Bourn has gone from barely a consideration by the Mets to a “realistic” possibility for the team’s beleaguered outfield.
Now that the Braves have are in agreement to a trade for outfielder Justin Upton with the Diamondbacks, it gives the Mets the first crack to signing the speedy outfielder.. The Mets and Braves were considered the top suitors for Bourn.
After collecting $8 million over two years from the Yankees without ever throwing a pitch, lefty-reliever Pedro Feliciano is heading back to the crosstown rival Mets.
Feliciano, 36, inked a minor league deal to return to Queens and the only team he’s ever played for. After becoming a free agent at season’s end, the Yankees never offered him a contract.
Feliciano came over to...
According to a report from Ken Rosenthal, the Cubs are in agreement with Scott Hairston on a two-year contract. Rosenthal indicated the deal is pending a physical and did not report the terms.
Scott Hairston was reportedly looking for a two-year, $8 million contract to which the Mets balked and countered with a one year deal for $2 million. That’s where it apparently ended....
Updated by Craig Lerner on 1/22
So if you haven’t heard the latest, here it is. Jon Heyman was on MLB Network this evening and reported that the the Mets have been discussing Michael Bourn quite often lately.
I’m trying to process the possibility that my Mets are seriously considering signing the former Brave and forfeiting their first round pick to do so.
I have only one opinion...
WIN THIS 1986 METS OFFICIAL PROGRAM!
I can assure you this is a beauty and one of over a dozen I own from that magical season. This one still has the scorecard in it and is in mint condition. I’ll be giving away a few of my other score books in the next few days, but I wanted to kick things off with this prized possession, one of my favorites. It’s my way of saying thanks for...
One the Mets’ most pressing needs are that of a legitimate leadoff hitter and centerfielder. So then it would make perfect sense for the Mets to make a run at signing Braves free-agent Michael Bourn.
Obviously, the Mets have to upgrade the outfield if they want to piece together a somewhat competitive team in 2013. Lately there are reports that the Mets-despite what we have been...
According to what a source told Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports, the Mets have sincere interest in signing free-agent outfileder Michael Bourn to a long-term deal, but that any deal will likely be backloaded.
I thought that was something we were getting away from because it was hazardous to our health?
Backloaded deals, future annuity payments, deferred salaries, lot’s of the same...