The countdown of the Mets’ top prospects continues. Click here to see the first installment.
#45: Wuilmer Becerra
Weight: 190 Lbs.
Born: 10/1/1994, VE
Scouting – The terms “Five-Tool-Outfielder” is a good thing. As a Met fan all I can hear is, “Alex Escobar”, “Lastings Milledge” or “Fernando Martinez” and it’s a...
I will remember it as if I saw it yesterday for the first time.
A sheet of notebook paper, with the words, “Know your place, Rook … signed, your teammates,” was taped over Lastings Milledge’s locker in the Mets’ clubhouse in old RFK Stadium. This, in the late summer in 2006.
The Mets were en route to the playoffs and a veteran laden team was rubbed the wrong way by Milledge’s...
A few days ago, my fav’rit Gal For All Seasons continued her new weekly series on a topic near and dear to her – what she likes to call post-traumatic Mets disorder – by discussing her survival of Lastings Milledge. For those of you who have tried to block out the Omar Minaya era or were never a card-carrying member of the Milledge People, allow me to refresh your memory...
It is perhaps a sad commentary on the current state of the Mets and their almost non-existent production from the outfield, but I want to assure you that this post is NOT written tongue-in-cheek.
I’m sure most Mets fans remember when Milledge was the highly-touted first-round Mets’ draft pick who made a big splash in the major leagues after an impressive climb through the minors...
2012 BANDAI OWNERS LEAGUE LASTINGS MILLEDGE
Mets COTW is back in town after 5 weeks in Japan, jet lagged as hell and raring to go.
While in Tokyo, I dropped 5,000 yen on Japanese baseball cards at an Akihabara hobby shop. All in the name of research, I assured my wife, as she cocked her head and arched an eyebrow or two.
The primary card set in Japan is called “Owners League”...
Pirates’ players and friends in Friday’s winter league action:
Gigantes del Cibao 6, Leones del Escogido 3
RF Starling Marte continued his happy return to the playing field after missing some time with muscle strain. Today he went 2-for-4 with a double and a single. That’s 5-for-15 in the past three games after going hitless in his first game back...