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This Date in Mets History: Mike Piazza Becomes a Met

17 years ago today, Mike Piazza became a New York Met after the Florida Marlins swapped him for Preston Wilson, Geoff Goetz, and Ed Yarnell. Little did both General Managers know, this trade would create a New York icon. I am a Mets fan of the millennium, so it was only natural that Mike Piazza became my first favorite player. Piazza was the reason I became a catcher in little league...
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May 22, 2015  |  Discuss

May 22, 1998 – The Mike Piazza Trade

It was 16 years ago today that the Mets acquired Mike Piazza from the Florida Marlins. Oh, if we could only make the same kind of trade today ! A legitimate cleanup hitter, certainly one of the best in the game for one major-league ready prospect in Preston Wilson and two maybes in Geoff Goetz and Ed Yarnall, neither of whom ever contributed on the major league level. Of course,...
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May 22, 2014  |  Discuss

L.J. Mazzilli Hoping To Become Part Of Next Mets Father/Son Combo

Matt Yallof, who is the co-host of The Rundown on MLB Network, wrote a post today today that compared L.J. Mazzilli and his potential rise to Queens, as fitting as it was for the previous Father/Son combos to play with the Mets like, Sandy and Roberto Alomar and Mookie and Preston Wilson did before him. Yallof shared what the younger Mazzilli’s thoughts are about the possibility...
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January 06, 2014  |  Discuss

The Mazzilli’s Could Be The Next Father And Son Combo To Play In Queens

Matt Yallof, who is the co-host of The Rundown on MLB Networt, wrote a post today that compared L.J. Mazzilli‘s potential rise to Queens, as fitting as it was for the previous Father/Son combos to play with the Mets like, Sandy and Roberto Alomar and Mookie and Preston Wilson did before him. Yallof shared what the younger Mazzilli’s thoughts are about the possibility of one day suiting...
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January 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Mike Piazza’s Most Memorable Mets Moments

Below are several memorable moments during Mike Piazza’s Mets tenure. May 22, 1998 – Acquired by the Mets from the Florida Marlins in exchange for minor leaguers Preston Wilson, Ed Yarnall and Geoff Goetz. May 23, 1998 – Makes his Mets debut at Shea Stadium, going 1-4 with an RBI double in a 3-0 win over Milwaukee. June 1, 1998 – Belts his first home run in a Mets uniform at Pittsburgh...
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September 29, 2013  |  Discuss

MMN Prospect Time Machine: Preston Wilson

While Preston Wilson only appeared in eight big league games for the New York Mets, he’s a huge part of franchise history. The former first round pick (9th overall in the 1992 draft) was used as part of the package of prospects that would net the Amazins catcher Mike Piazza in 1998. A native of Bamberg, South Carolina and the stepson of former Met great, Mookie Wilson, Preston was...
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September 21, 2013  |  Discuss

Mets Rewind: June 1

Here’s what happened on this day in New York Mets history: 1988: New York Mets selected Kevin Baez in seventh round of free agent draft. 1992: The New York Mets selected Preston Wilson in first round (ninth pick overall) of free agent draft. 1995: The New York Mets selected Dan Murray in 10th round Grant Roberts (11th round) [...]
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May 31, 2010  |  Discuss

Mets Rewind: May 22

Here’s what happened on this day in New York Mets history: 1963: New York Mets released Gil Hodges. 1998: New York Mets traded Preston Wilson, Geoff Goetz and Ed Yarnall to the Florida Marlins for Mike Piazza. 2005: New York Mets released Scott Strickland. 2008: New York Mets released Jorge Sosa. April 28, 2010 — Mets Rewind: April 28 May 15, [...]
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May 21, 2010  |  Discuss
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