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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 brashness...
Via Mets Merized Online
April 07, 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 on who...
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February 03, 2013  |  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...
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September 21, 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” and...
September 05, 2012  |  Discuss

Milledgeville Sputters To The South Side

In naming Lastings Milledge the ninth-best prospect in the game prior the 2006 season, Baseball America said that the precocious outfielder figured to be part of a Queens offensive core including Carlos Beltran, Jose Reyes and David Wright. BA also threw out this quirky nugget of information about the would-be stud: Milledge’s family “has followed [his] career throughout the minors...
Via Fangraphs
February 04, 2011  |  Discuss

Could Milledge Have a Lastings Impression?

As the Phillies move closer and closer to Spring Training there is still some uncertainty about which direction the outfield will go.  Some are thinking Dom Brown can step right in and take over while others are thinking a platoon of Brown and Ben Francisco could work, too. Then again, there is the possibility that Brown struggles to start the year.  He did leave the Dominican League...
Via Phillies Nation
January 13, 2011  |  Discuss

Build A Bench Workshop: It Takes A Milledge?

Remember our first teenage hitting machine? No, not F-Mart, the one before him, Lastings Milledge. According to MLB Trade Rumors, Milledge is currently  the youngest free agent on the market. Of course that alone would not be a good enough reason for putting Milledge back in a Mets uniform, but there are some compelling reasons to consider such a possibility. As Mike Axisa points...
Via Mets Merized Online
January 03, 2011  |  Discuss

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