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Buzzfeed Lists 84 Thoughts Mets Fans Will Have This Year

Buzzfeed has quickly become of the best and most read places on the internet when it comes to getting news, non-news and quizzes that tell you which character of a popular TV show you are. While taking a look to see what interesting posts they had posted, we here at the Stache came across this post from Matt Kiebus which lists “84 Thoughts Every Mets Fan Will Have Over The Course...
Via The Daily Stache
April 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Lessons Learned From 10 Nats Spring Trainings

It’s hard to believe the Washington Nationals are finishing up spring training this week en route to their tenth, yes, tenth Opening Day. We’ve now had a decade of baseball in Washington, and as the time has passed, there has undoubtedly been maturation both for the club itself, and for its fans. From this viewpoint, it seems to be a quick journey to where we are today. When...
Via The Nats Blog
March 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Mets Pitchers and Catchers Report in Two WeeksThe best three words in the lexicon of baseball fans, Pitchers and Catchers, are now on the short horizon.  Once the NFL season ends, we can turn our collective attention to Port St. Lucie, Florida, where Spring Training begins at Tradition Field on February 15. Optimism abounds at the outset of a baseball season.  Every player'...
Via Effing Mets
February 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Mets top prospects: Numbers 45-41

The countdown of the Mets’ top prospects continues. Click here to see the first installment. #45: Wuilmer Becerra Bats: Right Throws: Right Height: 6’4” Weight: 190 Lbs. Born: 10/1/1994, VE Scouting – The terms “Five-Tool-Outfielder” is a good thing.  As a Met fan all I can hear is, “Alex Escobar”, “Lastings Milledge” or “Fernando Martinez” and it’s a...
Via Mets360.com
September 14, 2013  |  Discuss

Last Night’s Met Game Was Epic In More Ways Than One

Last night was some of the best fun I’ve had all season watching a Mets game. The best part of it for me, in addition to the  drama of the marathon itself, was connecting with the many Met fans who take to twitter for every game. It’s a great little world within a world of amazin’ Mets fans. Hundreds, if not thousands of us, stuck it out and while the game went on and on until...
Via Mets Merized Online
July 09, 2013  |  Discuss

The Mets’ Hardscrabble History Of Drafting Outfielders

The Mets have drafted 72 outfielders in the first 5 rounds (top 100 picks) during the 48 year history of the MLB draft. Of those 72, 18 made it to the majors. Of those 18, six of them enjoyed what can only be described as cups of coffee with a variety of teams. They were, John Gibbons (24th overall 1980), John Christensen (38th overall 1981), Terry Blocker (4th overall 1981), Stan...
Via Mets Merized Online
June 06, 2013  |  Discuss

Prima Donnas and Clubhouse Chemistry: A Met Perspective

If Shakespeare were to write a play about the state of the Mets these days, it would probably be titled “Much Ado About Valdespin” as that’s about all anyone has to talk about outside of the largely dismal performance of the team between the lines. Inasmuch as the role young number 1 plays on the team is largely limited to that of utility player/pinch hitter, I wonder if the...
Via Mets Merized Online
May 18, 2013  |  Discuss

Source: Former Pirate Chris Leroux signs with Japan's Yakult Swallows

  A source has confirmed to CLNSRadio.com that former Pirates pitcher Chris Leroux has signed with the Yakult Swallows of Japan’s Central League. Leroux, 29, appeared in two games for the Pirates this season before being designated for assignment on April 12th, posting a 6.75 ERA in four innings of work. After clearing waivers, Leroux elected to become a free agent, and decided...
Via CLNS Radio
April 22, 2013  |  Discuss

Dear #MetsTwitter, JV1 is NOT Jose Reyes

*Photo Courtesy of  The 7 Line* The Dominican Republic has become the hotbed of  international talent for Major League Baseball.  Some of today’s brightest stars are from there, and that was on full display at this year’s World Baseball Classic as the Dominicans used “Plantain Power” to take home the championship. Much of the discussion during and following the tournament...
Via The Daily Stache
April 11, 2013  |  Discuss

How It All Went Wrong For Lastings Milledge

I will remember it as if I saw it yesterday for the first time. A sheet of notebook paper, with the words, “Know your place, Rook … signed, your teammates,” was taped over Lastings Milledge’s locker in the Mets’ clubhouse in old RFK Stadium. This, in the late summer in 2006. The Mets were en route to the playoffs and a veteran laden team was rubbed the wrong way by Milledge’s...
Via Mets Merized Online
April 07, 2013  |  Discuss

Why It Went Wrong For Lastings Milledge

I will remember it as if I saw it yesterday for the first time. A sheet of notebook paper, with the words, “Know your place, rook … signed, your teammates,’’ was taped over Lastings Milledge’s locker in the Mets’ clubhouse in old RFK Stadium. This, in the late summer in 2006. The Mets were en route to the playoffs and a veteran laden team was rubbed the wrong way by Milledge’s...
Via New York Mets Report
April 05, 2013  |  Discuss

Where Have You Gone, Lastings Milledge?

A few days ago, my fav’rit Gal For All Seasons continued her new weekly series on a topic near and dear to her – what she likes to call post-traumatic Mets disorder – by discussing her survival of Lastings Milledge.   For those of you who have tried to block out the Omar Minaya era or were never a card-carrying member of the Milledge People, allow me to refresh your memory...
Via Mets Merized Online
February 03, 2013  |  Discuss

The Gradual Improvement Of A Farm System

Years ago, the best options internally the Mets has to fill any vacancies in either the pitching or offensive side of the ball delivered a large handful of quad-A guys and retreads. The system had very few pieces to ever even dream about trading, and the prospects with enough value to be traded were labeled as untouchable. That style of retaining prospects who had yet to perform...
Via Mets Merized Online
December 15, 2012  |  Discuss

Bring Back Lastings Milledge?

It is perhaps a sad commentary on the current state of the Mets and their almost non-existent production from the outfield, but I want to assure you that this post is NOT written tongue-in-cheek. I’m sure most Mets fans remember when Milledge was the highly-touted first-round Mets’ draft pick who made a big splash in the major leagues after an impressive climb through the minors...
Via Mets Merized Online
September 21, 2012  |  Discuss

Mets Baseball Card of the Day: Lastings Milledge (Topps 2007)

If you have been following this series everyday, and if you have my hat is off to you, you probably have seen a large amount of Lastings Milledge cards. The period of time in my life when I tried collecting cards is the same time that Milledge was popular: Want to see your card featured? Click here. Written 7/19 Tweet
Via 213 Miles From Shea
September 18, 2012  |  Discuss

Mets Card of the Week: 2012 Lastings Milledge

2012 BANDAI OWNERS LEAGUE LASTINGS MILLEDGE Mets COTW is back in town after 5 weeks in Japan, jet lagged as hell and raring to go. While in Tokyo, I dropped 5,000 yen on Japanese baseball cards at an Akihabara hobby shop. All in the name of research, I assured my wife, as she cocked her head and arched an eyebrow or two. The primary card set in Japan is called “Owners League”...
Via Mets360.com
September 05, 2012  |  Discuss

Mets Baseball Card of the Day: Lastings Milledge (Upper Deck)

Found more Lastings Milledge cards. Here’s one for today: Want to see your card featured? Click here. Written 7/19 Tweet
Via 213 Miles From Shea
August 29, 2012  |  Discuss

Mets Baseball Card of the Day: Lastings Milledge

You know what you could use today? A reminder into the Lastings Milledge chapter of Mets history. Here’s an Upper Deck rookie card of Milledge from their normal yearly set: Woooow. Check out that old BP Jersey. Want to see your card featured? Click here. Written 7/16. Tweet
Via 213 Miles From Shea
August 05, 2012  |  Discuss

Mets Baseball Card of the Day: Anderson Hernandez

Recall this guy? For some reason, I have a small collection of Anderson Hernandez rookie cards. You may recall earlier this week I posted a Lastings Milledge card from this identical set that makes players look like paintings on a rough card. Learn more about this series here. (Written 7/15) Tweet
Via 213 Miles From Shea
July 21, 2012  |  Discuss

Mets Baseball Card of the Day: Lastings Milledge

Because I’m a bitter Mets fan, the first entry in the Mets Baseball Card of the Day will be a Lastings Milledge Rookie Card: Milledge in my mind will always be the perfect example of the Mets prospect hype machine. Anyway the card design comes from one of my favorite sets, Topps Turkey Red. The cards have a painted feel to them, with a rough surface, which is why the light is...
Via 213 Miles From Shea
July 16, 2012  |  Discuss

Fernandomania Curtailed

It’s scary that as fans, any team’s fans, we get hooked on new players and young players and changes of direction and we’re sure we’re going to benefit — if it’s March — this year or — if it’s September — next year. Yet we just don’t know. It’s the ultimate blind trust. Theoretically, the future has never been more foreseeably agreeable for the Mets. If the...
Via Faith and Fear
January 12, 2012  |  Discuss

Herrera Clears Waivers, Astros Claim F-Mart

Adam Rubin further reports that LHP Daniel Herrera has cleared waivers and will remain with the organization as a non-roster invitee to Spring Training. (Hat tip to SRT) * * * * * * * According to Adam Rubin of ESPN New York, the Astros have claimed OF Fernando Martinez off waivers. Houston, which has first choice in waiver claims because of their MLB-worst record in 2011,...
Via Mets Merized Online
January 11, 2012  |  Discuss

FMart claimed by Astros- end of the big three...

Photo by Michael BaronAround 2006 it was once dreamed that the Mets would have this stud group of outfielders, who were all home grown. Lastings Milledge in left field, Fernando Martinez in right field and Carlos Gomez in center field. Now there all gone and the only one who turned out productive for the Mets was Carlos Gomez who was the center piece in the Johan Santana trade. After...
Via Mets Fever
January 11, 2012  |  Discuss

Astros Claim F-Mart Off Waivers

According to Adam Rubin of ESPN New York, the Astros have claimed OF Fernando Martinez off waivers. Houston, which has first choice in waiver claims because of their MLB-worst record in 2011, selected the 23-year-old outfielder. The Mets needed to clear 40-man roster spots for the additions of Scott Hairston and Ronny Cedeno, and chose to put Martinez as well as left-hander Daniel...
Via Mets Merized Online
January 11, 2012  |  Discuss

What The Hell Do I Know…

So last night I’m having an email exchange with one of our writers, Clayton Collier. We talked about the Mets and Dickey mostly when he suddenly tells me he just asked free agent Omar Vizquel if he would ever consider signing with the Mets if they made him an offer. Surprisingly, Vizquel replied and said, “Not, really”. Clayton wondered if he should make a post about it on...
Via Mets Merized Online
December 28, 2011  |  Discuss
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