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What if Jordany Valdespin was Gregg Jefferies?

Jordany Valdespin gained a minor cult like following after he had some success during the 2012 season. I got to see Valdespin for a couple spring trainings before he made his MLB debut. I also watched him play a couple seasons in AA Binghamton. A line drive hitter with some speed, he never seemed like he could play SS at the MLB level. But he could hit. If you have followed...
December 23, 2013  |  Discuss

Gregg Jefferies: Best late season call up ever

Almost 25 years ago to the day, on August 28th, the New York Mets, in the midst of another pennant winning season, called up prized prospect Gregg Jefferies.   The 21 year old, drafted number 20 overall by the Mets in 1985, was placed in starting lineup by Davey Johnson playing third base.  Batting second in the order, Jefferies went 2-for 5 to begin the most significant run...
August 30, 2013  |  Discuss

Wilmer Flores: The Anti-Gregg Jefferies

Say the name Gregg Jefferies to any long-time Mets fan and you’ll get various reactions.  Some people loved his spunk and appreciated his contributions to the team as it pushed toward the 1988 NL East title.  Other cringe upon hearing his name because of the negative effects he had on the clubhouse and the team’s chemistry. Gregg Jefferies had a remarkable final five weeks...
Via Mets Merized Online
August 12, 2013  |  Discuss

The 1989 Mets: The team that didn’t deserve to win

I purchased a copy of the 1989 Mets yearbook last week. While reading it, I began to wonder what happened to this team. The 1989 Mets were stacked. They were a team which had achieved World Series glory three years earlier and were returning from a dramatic and heart-breaking loss to the Dodgers the previous year. They were a power-house.  But they lost.  They didn’t even win...
March 16, 2013  |  Discuss

A Smile Which Belies The Pain

This is an actual picture of an actual Gregg Jefferies "rated rookie" Donruss card from 1989. This picture was taken earlier today, mere blocks from my house, lying on the sidewalk in tatters. I felt compelled to take a picture in much the same way Ricky videotaped a plastic bag in American Beauty. It's one of those reminders of how much time has gone by ... and how...
Via Metstradamus
February 09, 2012  |  Discuss
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