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MMO Fan Shot: First Base Competition is a Good Thing

An MMO Fan Shot by John C.Let the competition begin.While “open competition” has become little more than a cliché for most major league clubs, the Mets being no exception (does anyone other than Chris Young honestly believe center field will be an open competition in 2014?), I believe the first-base battle slated for St. Lucie this spring will be a very real one. I am also naïve...
Via Mets Merized Online
January 24, 2014  |  Discuss

The 2015 Baseball Hall of Fame Ballot

Not to get ahead of myself, but I will anyway. 2015 is almost upon us, so I am going to take this opportunity to conduct an early analysis of the 2015 Baseball Hall of Fame ballot, which should be one for the ages.The key names on next years ballot include everyone from this year who did not get elected and got above 5% of the vote (Goodbye Rafi ::points finger::), most notably Mike...
Via Effing Mets
January 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Field of Dreams: Mets edition – First basemen

Now that it is January, it is time to add the all-time greatest first basemen to the Mets’ Field of Dreams Roster.  So far, there are five starting pitchers, six relief pitchers, and two catchers on the roster, leaving just 12 vacant spots on the Mets’ roster.  Today, two more will be added to the list.  These two first basemen hit a combined 184 home runs while playing on...
Via Mets360.com
January 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Countdown to Cooperstown: Class of 2015

What's interesting about the Hall of Fame Class of 2015 is the same thing that got us excited about the Class of 2014...there are some definite no-brainers, shoe-ins if you will. Truth is, I don't know if the Hall of Fame has had back-to-back-to-back years (yup, already looking your way, 2016!) with so many quality, legitimate first ballot candidates.  But, as was...
Via Hall of Very Good
January 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Looking Back: The Carlos Delgado Trade

On November 24th, 2005, the Mets began the process of creating their best team since the 2000 Mets (none of the teams since then have been good at all or collapsed). The Mets had been starting Doug Mientkiewicz for the 2005 season at 1st base with minimal production. GM Omar Minaya (brings back some great memories right?) looked to add pieces to a promising lineup that included a...
Via The Farm Club
November 28, 2013  |  Discuss

Is It Time for Mets Fans to Panic Already?

Coming into the 2013-2014 off-season for the New York Mets, expectations were and still are high. The team’s offense has been a nightmare to watch over the past few seasons and it is expected to be the team’s primary focus this offseason. It seems like just yesterday that the team’s core was David Wright, Jose Reyes, Carlos Delgado, and Carlos Beltran. This past season we saw...
Via The Farm Club
November 22, 2013  |  Discuss

Is It Time for Mets Fans to Panic Already?

Coming into the 2013-2014 off-season for the New York Mets, expectations were and still are high. The team’s offense has been a nightmare to watch over the past few seasons and it is expected to be the team’s primary focus this offseason. It seems like just yesterday that the team’s core was David Wright, Jose Reyes, Carlos Delgado, and Carlos Beltran. This past season we saw...
Via The Farm Club
November 22, 2013  |  Discuss

Is It Time for Mets Fans to Panic Already?

Coming into the 2013-2014 off-season for the New York Mets, expectations were and still are high. The team’s offense has been a nightmare to watch over the past few seasons and it is expected to be the team’s primary focus this offseason. It seems like just yesterday that the team’s core was David Wright, Jose Reyes, Carlos Delgado, and Carlos Beltran. This past season we saw...
Via The Farm Club
November 22, 2013  |  Discuss

Is It Time for Mets Fans to Panic Already?

Coming into the 2013-2014 off-season for the New York Mets, expectations were and still are high. The team’s offense has been a nightmare to watch over the past few seasons and it is expected to be the team’s primary focus this offseason. It seems like just yesterday that the team’s core was David Wright, Jose Reyes, Carlos Delgado, and Carlos Beltran. This past season we saw...
Via The Farm Club
November 22, 2013  |  Discuss

Mets Attendance Declines For 5th Straight Year

Not that this should come as a surprise to any of you, but despite this afternoon’s probable packed house to pay tribute to Mike Piazza, Mets’ attendance will drop for the fifth straight season. Not counting Saturday and Sunday, Adam Rubin of ESPN New York crunched the numbers and calculates that with an average attendance of 26,467, the Mets rank 21st in the majors. Here’s...
Via Mets Merized Online
September 29, 2013  |  Discuss

Game Chatter: Zack Wheeler vs. Yusmeiro Petit (9/17/13)

Is there anything more surprising than the return of Yusmeiro Petit? In 32 IP this year he has 6 BB and 37 Ks, which has led to a 2.53 ERA and a 3-0 record. If he was still on the Marlins we could say there was still time for them to win the Carlos Delgado deal. Anyway, tonight’s game is at 7:10 pm. To get started just enter your email address and desired username: Name E-mail...
Via Mets360.com
September 17, 2013  |  Discuss

Game Preview: Giants vs Mets

The Mets open up a series with San Francisco in New York tonight. The Mets had a good month back in July, and a lot of that was due to a fantastic trip to San Francisco, so hopefully the Mets can recreate that in Queens. Outside of Jerry Seinfeld broadcasting tonight, the Mets will have an odd homecoming of sorts as Yusmeiro Petit comes back to New York, the team that traded him...
Via 213 Miles From Shea
September 17, 2013  |  Discuss

Carlos Delgado at the Top of His Game

Carlos Delgado‘s official retirement in 2011 sort of slipped under the radar. It was understandable, since it came in April right after the beginning of the season. It was a bit unfortunate, though, because Delgado had an wonderful career. Yesterday at the Rogers Centre, the former Met and Marlin slugger was recognized by the team he was most closely associated with, the Blue Jays...
Via Fangraphs
July 22, 2013  |  Discuss

Delgado 'flattered' by Blue Jays honor

Carlos Delgado said he's ''completely honored and flattered'' that the Toronto Blue Jays are adding him to their Level of Excellence. The Puerto Rican slugger, who hit 473 home runs in his 17 year career, will become the 10th person to have his name added to the facade inside Rogers Centre, in a ceremony before Sunday's game against the Tampa Bay Rays. Past...
Via Fox Sports
July 20, 2013  |  Discuss

Tony! Toni! Toné!

No this post isn’t about the musical group who brought the slow jams to the masses in the 80′s & 90′s, this is about Tony Gwynn. As you know I come up with stupid blog post titles. I’ve only posted a few Gwynn items so far. The street banner, poster, Russian Nesting Dolls & Carlos Delgado‘s his McFarlane figures. Since I was a kid Tony has always been my favorite...
Via Padres Public
July 10, 2013  |  Discuss

#brownlover

My overwhelming Padres collection has grown rapidly since I’ve gained some room moving into my new house. But one thing will never change, the brown items will always take priority over all others. So let’s look at some of my favorites. This clip on tie is from the late 80′s (85-90) based on the colors and style. It’s 100% Polyester and was made by Corporate Textiles Inc...
Via Padres Public
July 03, 2013  |  Discuss

Baseball’s All-Time Underachievers: 2006-2008 Mets?

Ken Davidoff of the NY Post ranked his Top 5 All-Time MLB Underachievers and listed the 2006-2008 Mets second behind the 1980s Expos. About why he chose the Mets, he writes: 2000s Mets. Carlos Beltran would be a Hall of Famer if he retired today. David Wright is on a Cooperstown track. Carlos Delgado probably will miss out, but he has 473 homers on his resume. Jose Reyes will go...
Via Mets Merized Online
June 28, 2013  |  Discuss

Subway Series Sweep is Symbolic

The New York Mets completed a four-game Subway Series sweep of the New York Yankees on Thursday night before 44,207 fans and one clear message: 2009 is very clearly four years ago. Sports Illustrated crowned the 2009 Mets to be the World Series Champions when the publication released their pre-season predictions. A club that boasted All-Stars Jose Reyes, David Wright, Luis Castillo...
Via Around Citi
May 31, 2013  |  Discuss

Mets Financial Issues, Big Spending Are Reasons For Terrible Season

As any fan knows, there is nothing worse than seeing your team play poorly. From seeing disgustingly bad box score numbers to being disrespected on the radio, TV and internet, teams that perform poorly are treated like they are some sort of human subspecies. Lets just say as a New York Mets and Jets fan, I know a little too much about this side of sports. In the case of the Mets...
Via Total Sports Blog
May 29, 2013  |  Discuss

Scout Epy Guerrero dies at 71

The Toronto Blue Jays held a moment of silence before Thursday night's game against Baltimore to mark the death of prolific scout Epy Guerrero. The Blue Jays said he died Thursday at 71 in his native Dominican Republic. The team didn't provide additional details. Guerrero signed All-Star outfielder Cesar Cedeno for Houston and brought several top players to the Blue Jays...
Via Fox Sports
May 23, 2013  |  Discuss

Prolific baseball scout Epy Guerrero dies at 71

The Toronto Blue Jays held a moment of silence before Thursday night's game against Baltimore to mark the death of prolific scout Epy Guerrero. The Blue Jays said he died Thursday at 71 in his native Dominican Republic. The team didn't provide additional details. Guerrero signed All-Star outfielder Cesar Cedeno for Houston and brought several top players to the Blue Jays...
Via AP on Fox
May 23, 2013  |  Discuss

The Problem With Prospects

How much would it take to trade for Jurickson Profar? Apparently, a lot. (Credit) Besides the run in 2000 which I was far too young to either understand or enjoy, I’ve had exactly one fun season as a New York Mets fan: 2006. That was the year where they traded for Carlos Delgado and Paul Lo Duca and signed Billy Wagner. They won 97 games, and only one NL team came within 10 wins...
Via The Sports Post
May 10, 2013  |  Discuss

Angels Classic Rewind | Dateline: May 5th, 2002

By Joe Haakenson, AngelsWin.com Contributor -  MAY 5, 2002 GAME 30 - ANGELS AT BLUE JAYS TORONTO -- Ramon Ortiz spent much of spring training as the butt of his teammates' jokes. When the season ended last year, he was 26. But when he applied for his visa in January, a discrepancy between his birth certificate and passport was discovered, revealing he's actually 29...
Via Angelswin
May 05, 2013  |  Discuss

Angels Classic Rewind | Dateline: May 3rd, 2002

By Joe Haakenson, AngelsWin.com Contributor -  MAY 3, 2002 GAME 28 - ANGELS AT BLUE JAYS TORONTO -- A bloop hit, an error, a walk and suddenly Troy Percival was in the eye of the storm again. The Angels closer, called upon to save a two-run lead in the ninth inning Friday night against the Toronto Blue Jays, didn't blink. With the bases loaded and one out, Percival...
Via Angelswin
May 03, 2013  |  Discuss

The impact of Yadi

  MIAMI – For all that is now quantifiable in baseball, there are still some things that cannot be measured. The effect of St. Louis Cardinals catcher Yadier Molina on a pitching staff is one of them. ‘Now that I get to watch him a little bit, he’s the best,” said former major-league first baseman Carlos Delgado, Team Puerto Rico’s hitting coach in the World Baseball Classic...
Via MLB Buzz
March 13, 2013  |  Discuss

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