JOHN MAINE NEWS

A friendly letter to a Mets fan

Dear Mets Fan, It was October 19, 2006. My 22nd birthday. I was in Boston, back in town to celebrate. While stopping at my old college newspaper office, I watched Adam Wainwright hurl a curveball, outside corner, and Carlos Beltran saw it … saw it … saw it … and buckled. Called strike three. Game over. Mets lose. What a terrible moment. What a heartbreaker. Especially after...
Via Phillies Nation
August 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Pelfrey, Maine and Heilman – the forgotten Met arms

It seems like ages ago that they wore a Mets uniform, yet in some cases it was just two or three seasons past when they played a key role on the team. We’re not talking about Scott Kazmir – we all keep tabs on him. We’re talking about former top prospects like Mike Pelfrey, John Maine and Aaron Heilman, who were all once thought to be the future of the franchise, much...
Via Mets360.com
May 01, 2015  |  Discuss

Where Are They Now: Catching Up With John Maine

Baseball players tend to disappear after retirement. Without the spotlight of national media, or admiration of thousands of fans, they fade back into mainstream society. They leave only memories, and their absence from the game makes it easy to forget that these guys we watched on TV are still real people. My mission is to make fans remember these forgotten players by having them...
Via Mets Merized Online
April 05, 2015  |  Discuss

New York Mets Set to Engage in the Battle for Third Place

The New York Mets (72-78) and Miami Marlins (72-76) will open a three-game series in Flushing Monday night with third place in sight. Although neither team is mathematically eliminated from Wild Card contention, both would need nothing short of winning out their remaining schedules in addition Milwaukee and Pittsburgh collapses (and that is not about to happen). The Mets are Marlins...
Via Around Citi
September 15, 2014  |  Discuss

What’s up, docs?

NY Mets Pitcher Bartolo Colon. Not exactly the picture of health. Photo: NY Mets One of my good friends recently asked her husband how it was possible that young, fit pitchers like Matt Harvey and Bobby Parnell get injured, whereas walking Macy’s Thanksgiving Day parade balloons like Bartolo Colon and David Wells usually remained unscathed. Her husband quoted the late great Ralph...
Via NYMetsLife
April 27, 2014  |  Discuss

The Mets Top Ten Worse Pitching Rotations Since 1980

Since we’ve already covered the 10 best and worst offenses since 1980, and the 10 best pitching staffs since 1980, it’s only fitting that we take a look at the 10 worst pitching staffs since 1980.  While the mid-to-late 80s and into the early 90s were the renaissance of Mets pitching, all of the bottom 10 performances have been after 1992. Ten Most Runs Allowed Since 1980 1...
Via MetsMinor.net
December 06, 2013  |  Discuss

The 10 Worst Mets Pitching Staffs Since 1980

Since we’ve already covered the 10 best and worst offenses since 1980, and the 10 best pitching staffs since 1980, it’s only fitting that we take a look at the 10 worst pitching staffs since 1980.  While the mid-to-late 80s and into the early 90s were the renaissance of Mets pitching, all of the bottom 10 performances have been after 1992. Ten Most Runs Allowed Since 1980 1...
Via Mets Merized Online
December 05, 2013  |  Discuss
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