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Mets Unveil New Spring Training Jersey, Cap, Hoodie

With the reporting date for pitchers and catchers only 16 days away, here’s a preview of the new jerseys, caps and pullover hoodies Mets players will be sporting when they arrive to camp at Port St. Lucie. Jacob deGrom (above) is looking good in his official Mets Spring Training sweatshirt that features the slogan “Train To Reign” on the front. The new Spring Training jerseys...
Via Mets Merized Online
9 days ago  |  Discuss

The Horsemen: Gooden Says Mets Young Starters Are “Crazy Good”

Here is the latest Mets graphic by MMO reader and graphic designer David Dolinsky who you can follow on Twitter at @david_dolinsky. This stunning image is entitled “The Horsemen” and features young Mets starters Jacob deGrom, Matt Harvey, Noah Syndergaard and Steven Matz. You may recall David shared some other great Mets graphics like this one entitled “THOR” last October...
Via Mets Merized Online
11 days ago  |  Discuss

A-Rod praises Mets' pitching staff and acquisition of Cespedes

Alex Rodriguez knows a good thing when he sees it.The 40-year-old New York Yankees slugger has been in the big leagues since 1994 and a fan of the game since birth -- which makes his compliments of the New York Mets that much more impressive. In speaking with the New York Post, the Yankees slugger (and FOX Sports analyst during the 2015 World Series) gushed about the Mets pitching...
Via Fox Sports
13 days ago  |  Discuss

MMO Fan Shot: Chasing The Clincher

An MMO Fan Shot by Mets Fan In Paradise 1986 was a great year to be a Mets fan.  Especially for me.  A couple of years out of college, I was living on my own, had a reliable car,  and a good enough job to afford the short trip from NJ to Flushing to see the Mets a couple of times a month. After almost a decade of disappointment the Mets had returned to relevance in 1984, and...
Via Mets Merized Online
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Welch’s Wizardry

Pitchers can become overwhelming forces during a season. Denny McLain went 31-6 in 1968. Nolan Ryan struck out more than 300 batters in a season six times. Ron Guidry’s 25 wins in 1978 comprised exactly 25 percent of the Yankees’ 100 victories. In 1985, Dwight Gooden compiled a 24-4 record in addition to leading the major leagues in ERA, strikeouts, complete games, and innings...
Via The Sports Post
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Stroll Down Memory Lane: Mets Top Prospects From 1983

  The Baseball America archives go all the way back to 1983 for their annual Top 10 prospect lists and I thought it would be fun to take a look at what those players became. We will first look at the Mets Top 10 from 1983, seeing where BA missed and the ones they were right about. Here is the Mets Top 1-5 Prospects from 1983 according to BA: 1.) Darryl Strawberry - The Mets...
Via Mets Merized Online
25 days ago  |  Discuss

Today in Tribe History: December 8, 1997

The Indians’ front office is hard at work today, signing a pair of veterans and making two trades. Cleveland signs free agent center fielder Kenny Lofton to a three-year deal and Dwight Gooden to a two-year tender. It marks a reunion for the Indians with Lofton, who inks a $24 million pact. Gooden signs for $5.675 million. Now expendable, they also trade center fielder Marquis...
Via Did The Tribe Win Last Night?
December 08, 2015  |  Discuss

Through No Fault of His Own, Score Never Lived Up to Rookie of the Year Potential

Almost from the day he was unearthed by Indians scout Cy Slapnicka, big things were expected from Herb Score. A policeman in Lake Worth, Florida, alerted Slapnicka – the man who discovered Bob Feller – about the fireballing southpaw. He was signed to a contract at the age of 19 – with a $60,000 bonus. While the Indians won 111 games and the American League pennant in 1954,...
Via Did The Tribe Win Last Night?
November 18, 2015  |  Discuss

Syndergaard-Ventura one of best young matchups ever

One year ago, at just 23 years old, Yordano Ventura became one of the youngest pitchers to start a World Series game in the last 30 years. The presence of a young starter in the World Series is not a completely rare phenomenon, naturally. Ventura, for his part, was the 64th pitcher in Series history to make a start before turning 24 years old, per Baseball Reference Play Index. Noah...
Via Fangraphs
October 30, 2015  |  Discuss

Thor Looks To Bring The Thunder In Pivotal Game 3

The Mets turn to their flame-throwing, God of Thunder for Game 3 of the World Series tonight at Citi Field. Noah Syndergaard, 23, becomes the third youngest pitcher to start a World Series game for the Mets behind Dwight Gooden and Gary Gentry. You would think that with all the weight of an antsy fan base and the pressure of overcoming a two-game hole in the Series, that Syndergaard...
Via Mets Merized Online
October 30, 2015  |  Discuss

QUIZ: Name the 1986 New York Mets World Series roster

Can you name all 25 members of the Mets World Series winning roster from 1986?
October 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Reactions To A Mets-Tastic NLDS Finish In LA

Our enemy has been vanquished…….Odin is pleased #LGM — Noah Syndergaard (@Noahsyndergaard) October 16, 2015 Thought it was an amazing game and series. Was on the edge of my seat all night, Congrats @Mets, enjoy tonight, keep going!#LetsGoMets — Mike Piazza (@mikepiazza31) October 16, 2015 Congratulations to the @Mets who showed unreal guts through thick and thin...
Via Mets Merized Online
October 16, 2015  |  Discuss

Today in Tribe History: October 5, 1997

The Cleveland Indians are four outs from elimination against the New York Yankees in the American League Division Series when single runs in the bottom of the eighth and ninth innings give the Tribe a 3-2 win to force Game 5. New York jumped on Orel Hershiser in the first inning, getting four hits and pushing two runs across to take the early lead. Paul O’Neill and Cecil Fielder...
Via Did The Tribe Win Last Night?
October 05, 2015  |  Discuss

Mets Card of the Week: 1985 Keith Hernandez

1985 TOPPS KEITH HERNANDEZ La Bonne Vie, they called it. The good life. That was the name of the apartment complex in East Patchogue where I spent my 1985. I discovered panic attacks, the Pogues, and the poems of Gerard Manley Hopkins that summer. I also had a brief existential crisis regarding my love of baseball. The previous year had been a reawakening for the Mets, as they logged...
Via Mets360.com
September 09, 2015  |  Discuss

Dwight Gooden blasts Matt Harvey

Saturday afternoon, Matt Harvey upset and confused baseball fans when it was revealed that he would be adhering to a strict, (supposed) doctor-imposed 180 innings limit heading into the New York Mets stretch run. A day later, the pitcher hit the interwebs and recanted. Sorta. “You’ve heard about the 180-185 innings cap,” Harvey communicated via The Players Tribune. “That...
Via Hall of Very Good
September 06, 2015  |  Discuss

Dwight Gooden has some harsh words for Matt Harvey

One of the best pitchers in New York Mets’ franchise history had some harsh words for one of the team’s current cornerstone pitchers. Doc Gooden, who won Rookie of the Year in 1984 as a 19-year-old with the Mets and captured the Cy Young as a 20-year-old a year later, shared his opinion via Twitter about the Matt Harvey innings limit controversy. Doc essentially said he expects...
Via Larry Brown Sports
September 06, 2015  |  Discuss

A Met fan’s realization: it isn’t 2007 anymore

It’s a chronic condition, pessimism is. It’s been a component of Mets fans’ DNA almost since the beginning, a lurking recessive trait that didn’t rear its head until June, 1977 or so. That’s when we all found out that as fans, we can take nothing for granted: we found out that Tom Seaver was not going to grow old as a Met. In the long string of losing that followed...
Via Mets360.com
September 03, 2015  |  Discuss

‘Baseball as It Was’ Episode #34: Heather Quinlan

The 1986 Mets didn’t just dominate the major league competition. They ruled New York City in a way that hasn’t been matched since. Filmmaker Heather Quinlan is in the late stages of developing a documentary on this team that won 108 games with brash and bravado and would go on to capture the World Series over the Boston Red Sox with a remarkable comeback spirit. For more on the...
Via Baseball Essential
August 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Mets fans are starting to party like it’s 1984

What a difference a week makes. Exactly seven days ago, the 2015 New York Mets baseball season appeared to be at its lowest ebb. The team had just lost a soul-crushing, gut-punching, spirit-killing — and whatever other adjectives have been driven into the ground by this beleaguered fan base – loss to the egregious San Diego Padres. Fans were still reeling from the debacle the...
Via Mets360.com
August 06, 2015  |  Discuss

Mets Starting Rotation Could Be MLB’s Best Ever

SNY TV analyst Ron Darling, who was part of a 1986 Mets rotation that featured the likes of the great Dwight Gooden, Bobby Ojeda and Sid Fernandez, had some very impressive things to say about the current Mets starting rotation. Darling believes that Matt Harvey, Jacob deGrom, Noah Syndergaard, Steven Matz and next year, Zack Wheeler, […]
Via Mets Merized Online
August 06, 2015  |  Discuss

DeGrom Shined Bright Among The Stars

Jacob deGrom didn’t pitch long, but long enough to show why rival scouts and opposing general managers salivate when they catch a glimpse of him, and why his popularity is soaring. The 2014 NL Rookie of the Year struck out the side in the fifth inning, and needed only ten pitches to do it. Overpowering is too tame a word. He was nasty. He was filthy. He was special. He was so...
Via Mets Merized Online
July 15, 2015  |  Discuss

Even Pluto Knows How Filthy deGrom Is

Jacob deGrom making his first career All-Star Game appearance was lights out. He through a perfect sixth inning, striking out the side in order. It was rediculous how overpowering deGrom was. Maybe he had the closers mentality because he came out of the bullpen, but he made the American League hitter look foolish. deGrom threw three straight fastballs past A’s catcher Stephen Vogt...
Via Metstradamus
July 15, 2015  |  Discuss

DeGrom Provides Mets All-Star Memory

Jacob deGrom didn’t pitch long, but long enough to show why teams would salivate for the chance to get him if the Mets were to put him on the market. DEGROM: Gives us a memory. (AP) The 2014 NL Rookie of the Year struck out the side in the fifth inning, and needed only ten pitches to do it. Overpowering is too tame a word. He was nasty. He was filthy. He was special. He was so...
Via New York Mets Report
July 15, 2015  |  Discuss

July 4th, 1985: The Show Must Go On

Thousands of baseball books have been published. Millions of baseball stories have been told, every one of them starts with the same basic understanding: two teams, nine innings, balls, strikes, runs, hits and errors. Along the way there are various twists and turns ending in perfect games, no-hitters, walk off home runs and everything in between. No two games are the same, but many...
Via Mets Merized Online
July 04, 2015  |  Discuss

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...
Via Mets360.com
July 01, 2015  |  Discuss
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