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Dwight Gooden blasts Matt Harvey

Saturday afternoon, Matt Harvey upset and confused baseball fans when it was revealed that he would be adhering to a strict, (supposed) doctor-imposed 180 innings limit heading into the New York Mets stretch run. A day later, the pitcher hit the interwebs and recanted. Sorta. “You’ve heard about the 180-185 innings cap,” Harvey communicated via The Players Tribune. “That...
Via Hall of Very Good
September 06, 2015  |  Discuss

Dwight Gooden has some harsh words for Matt Harvey

    One of the best pitchers in New York Mets’ franchise history had some harsh words for one of the team’s current cornerstone pitchers. Doc Gooden, who won Rookie of the Year in 1984 as a 19-year-old with the Mets and captured the Cy Young as a 20-year-old a year later, shared his opinion via Twitter about the Matt Harvey innings limit controversy. Doc essentially said...
Via Larry Brown Sports
September 06, 2015  |  Discuss

Doc Gooden On Mets Rotation: “With That Staff, Anything Can Happen”

Although this year’s MLB Draft was relatively quiet for the New York Mets without their first-round pick, Flushing was well-represented at the draft with Doc Gooden in attendance. Speaking at the draft in Secaucus, N.J. Monday night, Gooden said he was honored to have been asked to attend by the Mets. “It’s a great feeling to be here to represent the (Mets), because I did...
Via Mets Merized Online
June 09, 2015  |  Discuss

Dwight Gooden Sees Mets In Postseason In 2015

Dwight Gooden told Anthony Sulla-Heffinger of Yahoo Sports, that he believes the Mets are on the right track and should go to the postseason in 2015 and possibly win the World Series in 2016. “I think next year you will see some big strides from the Mets, possibly making the postseason, and then the following year, on the 30th anniversary of the 1986 team, that’s the year the...
Via Mets Merized Online
December 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Which Mets season was the best? Part II – Dwight Gooden vs Jesse Orosco

Last Wednesday, a competition began in which you the fans vote on which Met had the best single season. The competition is arranged in a bracket style format In our first matchup, Jose Reyes’ 2011 season faced John Olerud’s 1998 season. The competition was completed last night, and Olerud beat out Reyes by a whopping 34 votes. Now, Olerud will face the winner of the battle...
November 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Doc Gooden’s Greatness On The Mound Extended Past The 1986 Season

Dwight Gooden, the Mets’ hurler who helped exhume the team from Grant’s Tomb and brought Shea Stadium back to life in the mid-’80s, is celebrating his 50th birthday today.  When Gooden was at his peak three decades ago, the baseball cognoscenti agreed that his first three seasons in the major leagues were among the best by a young pitcher in the game’s history.  Gooden...
Via Mets Merized Online
November 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Documentary on '86 Mets, Lenny Dykstra biopic in the works

Just when you think Hollywood has run out of original ideas…comes this. According to Variety, John Lee Hancock, director and co-screenwriter of the award-winning “The Blind Side” and 2002’s baseball feature “The Rookie”, is all set to bring former big leaguer Lenny Dykstra’s life to the silver screen. I applaud the idea (and would probably go see it… I’ve actually...
Via Hall of Very Good
August 10, 2014  |  Discuss

The 5 Best Starting Pitchers In Mets History

Dwight Gooden Mets Hall of Fame Speech – Photo Credit: slgckgc (Flickr Creative Commons) The New York Mets are a franchise that is known for pitching, and there’s no disputing that Tom Seaver is the best pitcher in the team’s history. He’s the only player in the baseball Hall of Fame who wears a Mets cap on his plaque. Seaver is at the top of the franchise leaderboard in...
Via Hot Stove MLB
June 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Mets Card of the Week: 2013 Dwight Gooden

2013 TOPPS ARCHIVES DWIGHT GOODEN No one likes to be around someone out of control yet at a distance there’s almost something poetic about someone or something obliterating the boundaries of what’s possible. In the Jefferson Airplane song Wild Times, there’s a lyric that goes: “I’m doing things that haven’t got a name yet.” How very psychedelic. Without a doubt, the...
February 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Card of the Week: 1991 Doc Gooden

1991 SCORE DOC GOODEN Pictured is a 1991 Score Doc Gooden “The Franchise” card. It is card number 866 and part of the regular set. The back of the card features a couple of quotes about Gooden by then Cubs General Manager Jim Frey including, “…he can change the mood of the team all by himself” and “everything he does has special qualities.” The card also provides...
January 25, 2014  |  Discuss

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