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RotoDerby May Double-Up HR Derby

Rotoderby is offering a HR Derby Double-Up for the month of May!  Catch is, it's a 25 team pool and first come first serve!If you miss out on that action, there is a $99 entry with a $750 top prize winner.  This one pays out 7 prizes. Gameplay All teams compete on just 3 stats: HR (5pts) RBI (1pt) K (-1pt) Choose 10 players from the player pool, 6 infielders and 4 outfielders...
Via We Talk Fantasy Sports
3 days ago  |  Discuss

3 Up 3 Down: Back-to-Back Sweeps for Mets

3 Up 1. Unreal Neil If there was any doubt whatsoever of whether or not Neil Walker could step up in replacing Daniel Murphy, that has quickly been erased. Walker is on a tear right now, and after hitting a game winning two-run HR in the opener on Monday night, he went on to hit his ninth HR last night in the finale. Walker is now tied for the league lead in home runs, and is...
Via Mets Merized Online
5 days ago

WATCH: Neil Walker makes Mets history with record 9th home run

He's tied for the MLB lead right now, too   This freaking guy did...it...again. Make it 9 HR in April for #NeilWalker, #Mets record. pic.twitter.com/5raFBwOB3Q -- Elite Sports NY (@EliteSportsNY) April 28, 2016 NEW YORK -- With his third inning home run Wednesday night against the Cincinnati Reds (above), second baseman Neil Walker tied...
Via NJ.com
6 days ago

Walker ties Mets record with 9th April homer

Neil Walker's improbable power surge continued with a record-tying home run Wednesday evening against the Reds. His homer in the third inning made Walker the fourth Mets player to go deep nine times in April, matching Dave Kingman (1976), Carlos Delgado (2006) and John Buck (2013).
Via Mets.com
6 days ago

Neil Walker’s Power Surge Continues With 100th Homer

Neil Walker continues to rake. During Saturday’s game he hit yet another homer, his seventh of the season. This dinger was a bit different from the others we have seen as it was the 100th of his career. Walker, 30, is no stranger to having a power surge out of the gate in April. This is now the third time in his career he had started his season with seven homers in April, the...
Via Mets Merized Online
9 days ago

QUIZ: Name the players with the most grand slams in MLB history

Can you name the players who have hit the most grand slams in MLB history?
March 10, 2016  |  Discuss

Amazin’ Moments: Terry Leach Hurls A Ten Inning One-Hit Shutout

A baseball roster is an endlessly fascinating construct. Some evince an enviable degree of stability, featuring a core of players whose consistency and above-average level of play provide little reason to team management to seek alternatives. Others go through larger and more frequent levels of turnover as the search is made for the right combination of elements that can push a...
Via Mets Merized Online
November 30, 2015  |  Discuss

Mets Card of the Week: Early John Milner

In a tiny corner of my tiny brain, there’s a conspiracy section that looks for connections where there are none. And that section is convinced that the Mets and Topps photographers were in cahoots to try to convince us that John Milner was a hitter. No, not a hitter in the way that Felix Millan was but an honest to goodness power hitter, the type the club never had, much less developed...
Via Mets360.com
August 26, 2015  |  Discuss

Today In Mets History: Seaver Wins Behind Kingman, Torre

On this date in 1975, backed by Dave Kingman’s first homer as a Met and Joe Torre’s RBI single, Tom Seaver out-dueled Steve Carlton to defeat Philadelphia, 2-1, on Opening Day at Shea Stadium. SEAVER: Beats Carlton in classic. Felix Milan lead off the ninth with a single to right, moved to second on a walk to John Milner and scored on Torre’s single to left. You know about...
Via New York Mets Report
April 08, 2015  |  Discuss

Amazin’ Memories: Steve Henderson Delivered Some Thrills for the Mets

Steve Henderson came to the Mets with the burden of being one of the key players coming over from the Reds in the 1977 Tom Seaver trade. In addition, since the Mets had just traded Dave Kingman to San Diego, Henderson was expected to eventually replace him in the middle of the Mets’ lineup. This was an awful lot of pressure for a kid who had never spent a day in the major leagues...
Via Mets Merized Online
April 08, 2015  |  Discuss

Mets Flashback: Dave Kingman Comes To Queens

On this day in Mets’ history in 1975, the contract of outfielder and first baseman Dave Kingman was purchased from the San Francisco Giants. The 6-foot-6 Kingman, nicknamed Kong for his prodigious strength and power, was to give the Mets the fearsome home run hitter they had never had this early in their existence. “He was going to make us a winner,’’ said Joe, a life...
Via Mets Merized Online
February 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Today In Mets History: Dave Kingman Signed

On this day in Mets’ history in 1975, the contract of outfielder and first baseman Dave Kingman was purchased from the San Francisco Giants. The 6-foot-6 Kingman, nicknamed Kong for his prodigious strength and power, was to give the Mets the fearsome hitter they had never had this early in their existence. “He was going to make us a winner,’’ said Joe, a life-long Mets...
Via New York Mets Report
February 28, 2015  |  Discuss

2014 Fantasy Baseball: How Important is the Strikeout?

Source: J. Meric/Getty Images North America One the great debates that has occurred over the last several years is the importance of the strikeout. Traditionalists and analytical thinkers have gone back and forth on whether the strikeout is bad for hitters or simply another out. A quick perusal through the game’s history shows ebs and flows on the particular strength of the strikeout...
Via The Fantasy Fix
May 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Red Sox Offense Propels Team To Win Over Braves; Ending 10-Game Losing Streak

The Boston Red Sox were desperate for a win Monday afternoon against the Atlanta Braves, and as he has done so many times over the last decade, David Ortiz led his team to victory with a couple of clutch at-bats. Ortiz collected a game-high four RBI, scored a run and drew a walk in one of his better performance of the season. With the Sox trailing 6-3 in the fifth inning, Ortiz launched...
Via NESN.com
May 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Big Papi on Homer Rampage

(MLB.TV)Eric D. Schabell Contributing Writer Last night he stepped into the box against the same Minnesota Twins that he took yard twice the night before.David Ortiz bared down on the pitcher and promptly bashed his 383th homer in a Boston uniform, moving past Hall of Famer Jim Rice for sole possession of third place on the all-time club list.Next up is Carl Yastrzemski at 452.Then...
Via RedSoxLife
May 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Remembering Shea: An Amazin’ Icon Passes

For the next three days, we’re going back and picking out some of our favorite posts that celebrate the great memories of Shea Stadium. We begin with this post, originally written by me on February 10, 2008. From the very first day that Shea Stadium opened its gates and embraced their new team, the New York Mets, Karl Ehrhardt became a fixture at almost every game from 1964 through...
Via Mets Merized Online
April 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Tommie Agee is still the greatest

I met Tommie Agee one time at the bar in the Charcoal Room at Shea Stadium. Most of the people had left to go to their seats but there was a rain delay at the start of the game and I had stayed back. It was probably 1987. He grabbed a paper “Met” napkin off the bar top and signed it, “Best Wishes, Tommie Agee”. It only took a minute or two and then he left. Now you...
Via Mets360.com
April 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Why 1975 Was Such A Disappointing Season For The Mets

There was the Miracle of 1969. There was its even more unlikely cousin, the “Ya Gotta Believe” pennant of 1973, which saw a second championship fall short – just when the Mets were poised to take it — due to un-robust hitting and some managerial malpractice. What was lost on the management of the time — in the person of the execrable M. Donald Grant – was just how unlikely...
Via Mets360.com
March 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Those Amazin’ Mets: Dave Kingman, OF/1B

Dave Kingman was one of the most fascinating players in Mets’ history. Because he played in one of the Mets’ major down periods – the mid ‘70’s to early ‘80’s, you  don’t hear his name mentioned much in Mets’ retrospectives, but for a while, he was clearly the Mets’ biggest star and one of their very few drawing cards, at least at home. If remembered at all,...
Via Mets Merized Online
January 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Worst 10 moments in Metrodome history

MINNEAPOLIS It served its purpose. That was the most emotional sentiment former Vikings offensive lineman Tim Irwin expressed toward the Metrodome in a conversation with reporters before the team's second-to-last home game in the building last Sunday. "Let's kill this one and move on to something bigger and better," Irwin said. Demolition crews will do just that this upcoming...
Via Fox Sports North
December 21, 2013  |  Discuss

Who do YOU think are the best Mets First Basemen?

Over the Mets 52 seasons, there have been 23 different players who could be classified as “primary” starting First Baseman. With first base being a big question mark going into the upcoming season, it’s hard to believe that Ike Davis has already played more games (426) at first than all but four other men in the history of the franchise. Some of these starters didn’t play...
Via Mets Merized Online
December 21, 2013  |  Discuss

Closing of the Metrodome: A lot of great Twins memories

Note: This is the first in a 10-part series on theclosing of the Metrodome.MINNEAPOLIS -- It wasn't a baseball stadium, but theyplayed baseball there anyway.No, nothing about the Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome screamedbaseball. The artificial turf didn't fool anyone for real grass. The plexiglasswall in left field and the baggie in right were certainly unorthodox. And thenthere was...
Via Fox Sports North
December 18, 2013  |  Discuss

Closing of the Metrodome: A lot of great Twins memories

Note: This is the first in a 10-part series on theclosing of the Metrodome.MINNEAPOLIS -- It wasn't a baseball stadium, but theyplayed baseball there anyway.No, nothing about the Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome screamedbaseball. The artificial turf didn't fool anyone for real grass. The plexiglasswall in left field and the baggie in right were certainly unorthodox. And thenthere was...
Via Fox Sports North
December 18, 2013  |  Discuss

A Summer Breeze Coming to Citi?

With the speculation that Curtis Granderson is coming to Queens and the signing of Chris Young, I started to consider what the lineup may look like if this were to come to fruition… Batting 3 through 6 in the order: David Wright – Righty Curtis Granderson – Lefty Chris Young – Righty Ike Davis – Lefty I decided to look up the top 10 strikeout seasons in the history of...
Via Mets Merized Online
December 06, 2013  |  Discuss
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