Where are they now?

The Mets have been around for 52 years, and will be playing their 53rd season this summer.  Throughout their history, the Mets have had some big name players, from Tom Seaver in their early years, to David Wright who is currently the face of the franchise.  Many of these big names have remained a part of the game, such as Mike Piazza, Wally Backman, etc.  But some of them have...
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25 days ago  |  Discuss

Generation K all over again… hopefully with better results

The mid 90s saw a phenomenon in the making: 3 young pitchers in the same system, all with huge up sides. They were dubbed Generation K with the popular Generation X connotation of the youth at that time. The answers to Mets fans prayers and an answer to the Dwight Gooden days of the 80s: they were Bill Pulsipher, Jason Isringhausen, and Paul Wilson. Unfortunately, things didn’t...
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March 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Mets Card of the Week: 2013 Dwight Gooden

2013 TOPPS ARCHIVES DWIGHT GOODEN No one likes to be around someone out of control yet at a distance there’s almost something poetic about someone or something obliterating the boundaries of what’s possible. In the Jefferson Airplane song Wild Times, there’s a lyric that goes: “I’m doing things that haven’t got a name yet.” How very psychedelic. Without a doubt, the...
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February 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Card of the Week: 1991 Doc Gooden

1991 SCORE DOC GOODEN Pictured is a 1991 Score Doc Gooden “The Franchise” card. It is card number 866 and part of the regular set. The back of the card features a couple of quotes about Gooden by then Cubs General Manager Jim Frey including, “…he can change the mood of the team all by himself” and “everything he does has special qualities.” The card also provides...
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January 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Comparing the career of Roy Halladay to that of another “Doc”

Yesterday it was announced that longtime Toronto Blue Jays and Philadelphia Phillies pitcher Roy Halladay would sign a 1 day contract to announce his retirement as member of the Blue Jays. He pitched 12 of his 16 big league seasons with Toronto, and without a doubt, was one of the best pitchers of his generation. I honestly think it is too early to state whether Halladay is a Hall...
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December 10, 2013  |  Discuss

Twitter Q&A on @Metsmerized at 1:00 PM – Answering Your Winter Meetings Questions

Greetings from the Winter Meetings in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. In conjunction with Metsmerized Online, I will be hosting a Twitter Q&A starting at 1:00 p.m. Send your questions to @Metsmerized and I will answer as many as I can for 45 minutes. Please use hash tag #MMOHotStoveChat Joe is giving away a signed Dwight Gooden book to one of you. If I don’t get to them, please write...
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December 09, 2013  |  Discuss

Field of Dreams: Mets edition – Pitchers

On the second Wednesday of every month, I will be constructing the Mets’ Field of Dreams.  Each month I will take a different spot on the roster and choose the best Met, or Mets, to ever play the positions.  On the final month, I will give the full roster, the starting line up, and the manager for the Mets’ Field of Dreams.  Today, I will focus on the pitchers we will have...
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November 20, 2013  |  Discuss

Doc Gooden Was Great After He Stopped Being Great

Photo by Ray Stubblebine/AP Baseball historians will say that Dwight Gooden’s first three seasons in the major leagues were some of the best by a young pitcher in the game’s history.  Gooden took the mound 99 times from 1984 to 1986, going 58-19 with a 2.28 ERA, 1.04 WHIP, 35 complete games, 13 shutouts and 744 strikeouts – reaching 200 or more strikeouts in each season. But...
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November 16, 2013  |  Discuss

Support Craig Carton's 1st Annual Strike Out Tourettes Bowling Event

Craig Carton's 1st Annual 'Strike Out Tourettes' Bowling Event is going to take place 7PM Thursday, October 17th 2013 at Bowlmor Lanes Chelsea Piers (62 Chelsea Piers New York, NY 10011 (212) 336-6800). John Starks, Anthony Mason, Bernard King, Dwight Gooden and more... will be on hand to help raise money for the Tic Top Stop Foundation, a non-profit set up to help fund...
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September 26, 2013  |  Discuss

Mets Card of the Week: 1985 Dwight Gooden

1985 TOPPS RUB-DOWNS DWIGHT GOODEN OK, so while a Topps Rub-Down might sound like the backroom special at the Bada Bing, the truth is somewhat less salacious. Topps issued these thin, waxy transfer sheets two to a pack, with a stick of gum, in both 1984 and 1985. The example under consideration this week is one of the 32 offerings that make up the 1985 edition. These were not particularly...
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September 25, 2013  |  Discuss

Mets 101 All Star Memories: Frank Viola (1990-1991)

 As our All Star Memories series hits the late 1980′s, we move forward into a different era of New York Mets’ history. The glory days of the mid-80′s Mets ended with the team’s NLCS loss to the Los Angeles Dodgers, but it was not due to a lack of effort from the team’s pitching staff. The Mets received strong pitching performances from Dwight Gooden, Ron Darling, and David...
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September 05, 2013  |  Discuss

Dwight Gooden’s Own Lawyers Are Suing Him

Doc Gooden had so much potential. He could have been a Hall of Fame pitcher, but drugs and alcohol derailed his promising career. Since, retirement he has suffered many ups and downs. One of the downs was his nasty divorce with his then wife Monique. According to TMZ, Doc’s lawyers who handled the case say they haven’t been paid and they want their money. They are suing him for $15,254.
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August 24, 2013  |  Discuss

Report: Doc Gooden's family evicted from their New Jersey home after he fails to pay rent

A report by TMZ says that Dwight Gooden's estranged wife and two kids have been evicted from their New Jersey mansion last month after Gooden refused to pay rent. The family moved into the home back in September 2011, but  when the marriage hit the skids, Dwight moved out in March. The former New York Mets star stopped paying the $4,500 per month rent in February. The owners...
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August 12, 2013  |  Discuss

Report: Gooden's family faces eviction

Dwight Gooden's primary legacy from his playing career is one of unfulfilled potential, as his addictions ultimately derailed what might have been a truly brilliant body of work. Long since his playing days ended, it seems Gooden still can't get his life quite on track. Gooden was evicted in July from the New Jersey mansion he was renting, according to TMZ. The report states...
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August 12, 2013  |  Discuss

Here’s Kate Upton’s Mom, Keegan Bradley’s Girlfriend & Dwight Gooden Evicted

Are you a struggling blogger who could use some free pageviews? Have a post you’ve been busting your ass on that deserves some…
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August 12, 2013  |  Discuss

Report: Dwight Gooden Evicted From New Jersey Mansion, Owes Landlord $19,000

Dwight Gooden‘s primary legacy from his playing career is one of unfulfilled potential, as his addictions ultimately derailed what might have been a truly brilliant body of work. Long since his playing days ended, it seems Gooden still can’t get his life quite on track. Gooden was evicted in July from the New Jersey mansion he was renting, according to TMZ. The report states...
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August 11, 2013  |  Discuss

Dwight Gooden Evicted from his Mansion

The problems seem to be never ending for Dwight Gooden. TMZ is reporting that Gooden has now being evicted from his NJ rental property. The bigger issue is that Dwight’s ex-wife and children were actually residing in the home, but now they are all homeless because of this. It seems that ever since the Goodens had their domestic incident back in March, no rent on the property has...
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August 11, 2013  |  Discuss

Daily Fantasy Baseball Analysis August 8: Completely Harvey

Completely Harvey What else does this kid have to do to show us that he’s the best young pitching star in baseball? Wednesday evening Matt “The Real Deal” Harvey, as Dwight Gooden refers to him, dominated the Rockies. Harvey allowed just four hits, struck out six and posted a goose egg in the walk column [...]
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August 08, 2013  |  Discuss

MMN Prospect Time Machine: Darryl Strawberry

Since we took a look at Dwight Gooden last week, I figured it’d be fun to highlight the minor league career of another former Met that was a huge part of the 1986 championship team, Darryl Strawberry. In 1980, the New York Mets had the first overall pick in the MLB draft, and decided to use it on Strawberry. At the time he was selected by the Amazins, he was a slim, 18-year-old...
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August 04, 2013  |  Discuss

MMN Prospect Time Machine: Dwight Gooden

What would the prospect time machine would be if we didn’t go back and look at one of the best pitchers the Mets have ever produced? This week’s article will shed the spotlight on former Mets ace and 1986 Wold Series champion, Dwight Gooden. A native of Tampa, Florida, the Mets selected Gooden with the fifth overall pick of the 1982 draft out of Hillsborough High School. The...
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July 28, 2013  |  Discuss

National League (43-38-2) at American League (38-43-2), 8 p.m. (ET)

(Sports Network) - New York Mets right-hander Matt Harvey's electric first half has brought back memories of Dwight Gooden bursting on the scene for...
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July 16, 2013  |  Discuss

Cheering For Dwight Gooden… Again

I was 12 years old in the summer of 1978 when I heard the coolest news ever… My friend Lee called and told me he’d heard from a friend of a friend who knew where Mets second baseman Doug Flynn lived. And it was just down the street from me! True, this wasn’t Jerry Koosman or Steve Henderson or Craig Swan. But it still was a real live Mets player. Lee and I both lived in Bayside...
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July 16, 2013  |  Discuss

PNTV Interview: Mickey Morandini at the Celebrity Hitting Challenge

Recently, Phillies Nation TV headed out to the Class A South Atlantic League All-Star events in Lakewood, NJ to attend the Celebrity Hitting Challenge that was hosted at FirstEnergy Park by the BlueClaws. The “Clawstar Spectacular”, as it was called, featured the likes of former players Matt Stairs and Dwight Gooden along with comedian Artie Lange, who were all featured in interviews...
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July 16, 2013  |  Discuss

Doc Gooden talks All-Star Game, Matt Harvey, pitching in New York

Before Matt Harvey. Before Stephen Strasburg. Before Clayton Kershaw. Before Kerry Wood. Before all the pitching phenoms in the past 25 years, there was Dwight “Doc” Gooden. The flamethrower who burst onto the New York baseball scene with the Mets in 1984 at the preposterously young age of 19 was more than a phenom -- he was a transcendent talent, blessed with a 98 MPH fastball...
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July 15, 2013  |  Discuss

Q&A: Dwight Gooden

Twenty-nine years after 19-year-old Dwight Gooden became the youngest player to appear in an All-Star Game, the 1985 Cy Young Award winner is taking part in the festivities surrounding the 2013 All-Star Game at Citi Field. We caught up with Doc for a question-and-answer session this week. FOX Sports: What do you remember from your first All-Star Game appearance? Gooden: Making...
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July 15, 2013  |  Discuss

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