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...
If you have been following this series everyday, and if you have my hat is off to you, you probably have seen a large amount of Lastings Milledge cards. The period of time in my life when I tried collecting cards is the same time that Milledge was popular:
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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”...
Because I’m a bitter Mets fan, the first entry in the Mets Baseball Card of the Day will be a Lastings Milledge Rookie Card:
Milledge in my mind will always be the perfect example of the Mets prospect hype machine.
Anyway the card design comes from one of my favorite sets, Topps Turkey Red. The cards have a painted feel to them, with a rough surface, which is why the light is...
The Tokyo Yakult Swallows have formally announced the signing of outfielder Lastings Milledge according to a Sanso report (passed on from Patrick Newman of NPB Tracker.) The deal is worth $750k with unknown performance bonuses included as well as a club option for 2013.
Milledge last appeared in the Majors this past season (2 games) as a member of the Chicago White Sox. He spent...
Quick! How old is Lastings Milledge?
I had no idea that he is only 26. I thought he was 28 or 29 because it seems like he has been around for a while. Before we get to the news, let's catch you up on the Lasting Milledge saga so far:
- He made his debut at the age of 21 with the New York Mets in 2006
- In November of 2007, he was traded to the Nationals for Church and...
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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...