Remembering former Mets manager Bamberger

Much has been made about Terry Collins and his “fiery” demeanor.  It’s a marked change from his predecessor, Jerry Manuel, and a departure from what the Mets usually have for a skipper.  In fact, who is the last Mets manager who would be described this way?  Perhaps Dallas Green.  Let’s run down the recent Mets [...]

Mets’ all-time 25 and under traded team

Since giving away Scott Kazmir in an ill-advised push to make the playoffs in 2004, the Mets have been very careful about trading away young talent. Still, you can make up a pretty good team of players the Mets have dealt away before they hit their prime. This article considers those players traded up to [...]

Which Rusty Staub trade was worse?

Rusty Staub played for the Mets from 1972-1975 and again from 1981-1985 and was a very popular player in both stints with the club. While many fans remember him as the team’s plump pinch-hitter in his second go-round, he was the driving offensive force behind the 1973 team that reached the World Series and the [...]

Wishing Doubleday was still the Mets owner

NJ.com’s Matthew Artus wrote an article about the history of Mets general managers since Frank Cashen came aboard. He closed his piece hoping that owner Fred Wilpon would have similar luck as with Cashen when hiring the team’s next GM. Upon reading it, my first reaction was – I wish it was Nelson Doubleday who [...]

Top seasons by Mets hitters

Throughout their history the Mets have been known as a pitching-first organization.  But the Mets have had some pretty good years by hitters, too.  Here are the top single-season performances by position in team history, ranked by the WAR calculation available on Baseball-Reference. Position Player WAR Year 1B John Olerud 8.1 1998 LF Bernard Gilkey [...]

Jose Bautista and the ’04 Deadline Deals

Say the date June 15, 1977 to any Mets fan over the age of 40 and you will undoubtedly see a pained expression crawl over his face.  For the uninitiated, that is the day the Mets traded both Tom Seaver and Dave Kingman.  For younger fans, the closest they can come is July 30, 2004.  [...]

Ex-Mets pitchers: gone and forgettable

While the Mets front office has made some terrible and unsightly moves over the years, with the contracts given to Luis Castillo and Oliver Perez at the top of the list, they usually know when to cut bait with mediocre pitchers. Below will be a list of examples of how the Mets made the right [...]