Originally posted on Mets360.com  |  Last updated 10/30/13
On September 29, 2013, the Mets entered catcher Mike Piazza into the Mets Hall of Fame Museum. Piazza is currently a Cooperstown Hall of Fame candidate and will be trying to be a second ballot Hall of Fame inductee this upcoming vote. He is also regarded as the greatest hitting catcher of all time, and one of the greatest New York Mets of all time. But was the timing of putting Piazza in the Mets Hall of Fame a mistake? Yes it was a Mistake. What Were They Thinking?!? Sure, Mike Piazza is one of the all time greats at the catching position, but the Mets missed out on a major marketing opportunity by putting him in the Hall of Fame on the last day of the season. The Mets are struggling financially. This came into play in 2009 when the Bernie Madoff Ponzi Scheme was discovered. Since then, the Mets have been unable to land many big name free agents, and are losing many of their best players (i.e. Jose Reyes). By entering Piazza into the Mets Hall of Fame on the last day of the season,...
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