Mets Card of the Week: All-Star Rookies

TOPPS ALL-STAR ROOKIES Since 1959, Topps has been naming an annual All-Star Rookie roster, composed generally of eight position players, a left-handed pitcher, and a right-handed pitcher. Along with a 40′ yacht and a roomful of supermodels, each player named to the squad receives the All-Star rookie designation on their following year’s card. Up through 1972, this took the form...
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6 hours ago  |  Discuss

Beisbol Not Big Sport In Spain

BARCELONA – Baseball is not a big past-time over here as I found out earlier this month. Of course, we knew that before we arrived here. Beisbol is virtually played on weekends in this picturesque, touristy city nestled on the Mediterranean Sea. As my wife and I walked around the city recently, we never saw anyone playing baseball. Tour guide Hector Martinez shook his head...
Via Baseball Hot Corner
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Doc Gooden On Mets Rotation: “With That Staff, Anything Can Happen”

Although this year’s MLB Draft was relatively quiet for the New York Mets without their first-round pick, Flushing was well-represented at the draft with Doc Gooden in attendance. Speaking at the draft in Secaucus, N.J. Monday night, Gooden said he was honored to have been asked to attend by the Mets. “It’s a great feeling to be here to represent the (Mets), because I did...
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22 days ago  |  Discuss

McCullers' first complete game since high school places him in lofty company

Houston Astros rookie Lance McCullers didn't pitch like a rookie on Wednesday night, baffling the Baltimore Orioles consistently en route to a sterling complete game win over the club at Minute Maid Park. His manager, A.J. Hinch, gave McCullers the opportunity to finish what he started with slugger Chris Davis as the tying run with two outs in the ninth, and the kid delivered. ...
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27 days ago  |  Discuss

Dwight Gooden says 'time is now' for Mets, suggests trading for a bat

Former New York Mets great Dwight Gooden was a part of some pretty darn good pitching staffs with the Mets, but he thinks the Mets' current rotation is even better, and thinks the front office should round out the team in hopes of making a serious postseason run. "Our staff was great, but I really think these guys have the potential to be even better," Gooden told the New York Daily...
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May 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Meet Doc Gooden

Just a reminder, New York Mets Report.com is happy to remind you of Dwight Gooden‘s appearance tomorrow evening at Resorts World Casino, 110-00 Rockaway Blvd., Jamaica, beginning at 8 p.m. General admission is $40 for the event, which includes a Q & A session. A VIP ticket for $100 will entitle you to a meet-and-greet with Gooden where you can obtain autographs. Regardless...
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May 27, 2015  |  Discuss

May 27, Mets’ Lineup Against Phillies

Here’s the Mets’ lineup for this afternoon’s game at Citi Field against the Phillies: Curtis Granderson – RF Juan Lagares – CF Lucas Duda – 1B Daniel Murphy – 2B Michael Cuddyer – LF Wilmer Flores – SS Danny Muno – 3B Kevin Plawecki – C Noah Syndergaard – RHP ON DECK: Information on Dwight Gooden appearance.
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May 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Here’s Your Chance To Meet Dwight Gooden

Every time Matt Harvey goes to the mound for the Mets, he does so with Dwight Gooden-sized expectations. However, he has a long way to go to match the buzz Doc Gooden brought to the Mets, and New York City, during the 1980s. GOODEN: Meet Doc next week. With an electric, sizzling fastball and biting breaking ball, posting a “K’’ after each Gooden strikeout became a ritual...
Via New York Mets Report
May 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Santana to Harvey: New York’s Past and Present

From Tom Seaver, to Jerry Koosman, to Dwight Gooden, the New York Mets have had their fair share of talented pitchers. But up until a few years ago, none of them had ever managed to go an entire game without allowing a hit. This came to an end on June 1, 2012, when Johan Santana threw a no-hitter for the Mets against the St. Louis Cardinals. He accomplished something Doc, Kooz...
Via The Sports Post
May 18, 2015  |  Discuss

We Used to Hate the Mets

As a 13 year old my dad took me to a late season Cubs game to watch the Chicago Cubs play the hated New York Mets. Walking into Wrigley that day a sign stuck out, and it has stuck with me till this day… “What’s A Met Anyways?” I sat and wondered about that until the first pitch, even asked my dad and a couple of fans around me. Regardless, the Cubs were facing off against...
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May 11, 2015  |  Discuss

MMO Game Thread: Mets vs Phillies, 7:05 PM

The Mets are in Philadelphia on Friday night to begin a three-game series with the Phillies. It’ll be a battle of the aces as Matt Harvey (5-0, 2.41 ERA, 2.79 FIP) takes on Cole Hamels (1-3, 4.14 ERA, 5.41 FIP). Harvey is attempting to become the fourth Mets pitcher to win his first six starts of a season, joining Frank Viola (seven in 1990), Dwight Gooden (six in 1988) and Dick...
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May 08, 2015  |  Discuss

Mets-Phillies Preview

Matt Harvey's bid to become the first pitcher in the majors to six victories is coming not only against a team he's historically dominated, but also one that's been among the worst in baseball offensively. Extending his season-opening winning streak Friday night in Philadelphia would give him a 6-0 record against the Phillies, as well as make him the first New York Mets pitcher to...
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May 07, 2015  |  Discuss

Why I Like Matt Harvey

There seems to be the feeling in cyberspace I have it in for Matt Harvey, that I don’t care for the Mets’ most exciting pitching prospect since Dwight Gooden. This couldn’t be further from the truth. I have nothing against Harvey and he’s done nothing to me to warrant any anger. He’s been gracious whenever I ask a question and is reasonably accessible despite the many demands...
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May 01, 2015  |  Discuss

Third time's a charm: Tom Seaver, Dwight Gooden - and Matt Harvey?

The Mets' 11-game winning streak has brought up memories of two other seasons in which they had such a streak - 1969 and 1986.  But it's still hard to compare the 2015 Mets with the legends of the past.  The Mets' 13-3 record ties the '86 Mets for the best Mets start ever.  But when the '86 Mets beat Atlanta on April 30, 1986 to reach 13-3, here was their lineup, along with their...
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April 24, 2015  |  Discuss

The Story of My First Mets Opening Day

I love my wife.  And I met her at a Mets game.  True story.  She was a blogger, as was I, and we were both going to “Build-A-Bear Night” at Citi Field on August 1, 2009.  So we decided to meet up on the Promenade Level before the game.  Of course, we had our new bears in tow, and I had a few other bears with me.  We talked about bears and the Mets, then saw the game separately...
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April 13, 2015  |  Discuss

Today In Mets’ History: Gooden Makes Debut

On this date in 1984, 19-year-old Dwight Gooden made his major league debut and earned a 3-2 victory over Houston. Gooden gave up a run on three hits and two walks with five strikeouts. It was his first of 17 victories that year in giving Mets’ fans a glimpse of things to come. In 31 starts that year, he went 17-9 with a 2.60 ERA and threw 218 innings with a league-leading 276...
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April 07, 2015  |  Discuss

Special Feature: A Mets Phenom Turns 30

“There’s no single sport that has the hold on our dreams and fantasies the way baseball does. Sidd has become a symbol, like the cornfield in Iowa.” ~ Myra Gelband, Sports Illustrated It’s now been thirty years since Sports Illustrated pulled off one of the most elaborate and memorable pranks in sports. It was 30 years ago on this day, April Fools Day, that the esteemed...
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April 01, 2015  |  Discuss

Separated at birth, Mets edition

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March 26, 2015  |  Discuss

Mets’ Numbers To Be Retired; Don’t Forget Kranepool

Well Adam, since you asked, yes I have several Mets in mind, including an iconic figure who often gets lost in the franchise’s lore, who should have their numbers retired. In his daily “Morning Briefing’’ column ESPN’s Adam Rubin proposed the question what Mets should have their uniform number retired. His piece came on the heels of an article written by The New York Post’s...
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February 17, 2015  |  Discuss

Zack Wheeler will win 20 games in 2015

Six different pitchers have won 20 games or more for the New York Mets.  Tom Seaver did it four times, and Dwight Gooden, Jerry Koosman, David Cone, Frank Viola and R.A. Dickey each did it once.  Zack Wheeler, in his third big league season, will join them in 2015. While that might seem far-fetched to many students of the game and fans of the Mets, there is a hint of possibility...
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January 03, 2015  |  Discuss

Which Mets season was the best? Part VII – John Olerud vs. Dwight Gooden

Six weeks ago, the “Which Mets Season Was the Best” bracket began, and John Olerud’s 1998 season came out victorious over Jose Reyes’ 2011 season. The very next week, Dwight Gooden’s 1985 season beat out Jesse Orosco’s 1983 season. Last week, Gooden beat out Tom Seaver’s 1969 season by 21 votes. That being said, it is time for these two to go head to head in...
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December 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Mets 360 Monday Leadoff: Dr. K, Top Prospects, Cuban Players

Here’s some news and notes you may have missed this weekend. Dwight Gooden wrote an introspective letter to himself for Derek Jeter’s website, The Player’s Tribune.  It’s a nice short read and the advice he gives to his younger self is something that is probably good for all of us to be reminded of from time to time.  On a side note, it’s great to see that Doc has gotten...
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December 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Which Mets season was the best? Part VI – Tom Seaver vs Dwight Gooden

Last week, John Olerud went up against David Wright in the semifinals of the “Which Mets season was the best” competition, and Olerud was victorious by fewer than 10 votes. Needless to say, it was a close competition, and this week may be even closer. In the first round of the bracket, Tom Seaver’s 1969 season beat R.A. Dickey’s 2012 season, so he will face Dwight ...
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December 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Today in Tribe History: December 8, 1997

The Indians are wheeling and dealing all over the place, signing free agent center fielder Kenny Lofton to a three-year deal and Dwight Gooden to a two-year tender. They also trade expendable center fielder Marquis Grissom, originally acquired for Lofton prior to the 1997 season, and pitcher Jeff Juden to Milwaukee for pitchers Ben McDonald, Ron Villone, and Mike Fetters. Not finished...
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December 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Dwight Gooden Sees Mets In Postseason In 2015

Dwight Gooden told Anthony Sulla-Heffinger of Yahoo Sports, that he believes the Mets are on the right track and should go to the postseason in 2015 and possibly win the World Series in 2016. “I think next year you will see some big strides from the Mets, possibly making the postseason, and then the following year, on the 30th anniversary of the 1986 team, that’s the year the...
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December 02, 2014  |  Discuss
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