Mets Card of the Week: 1985 Dwight Gooden

1985 TOPPS DWIGHT GOODEN I caught some of the Yankees' Old-Timers Day ceremony over the weekend. It was not a moment of apostasy-- I just like baseball history. And unfortunately, my team has not given me a regular, institutionalized Old-Timers Day since back in the early '90s. They say it died of unpopularity, and out [...]

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Mets Minors: First Half Champions

Vaughn, Peavey, Den Dekker on move in Mets farm system Both the St. Lucie Mets and Savannah Sand Gnats won first-half crowns but will have to play the second half without several key contributors. As expected, 2010 first-rounder Matt Harvey was promoted from Class A St. Lucie to Class AA Binghamton and was joined by [...]

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The 2011 Mets: Keep ‘Em Guessing

I was vacationing in the Catskills last week, and I’m not sure if I missed anything. I know that the “meaty” portion of the Inter-League schedule began with a dreadful, boring three-gamer with the Angels at Citi – and what the hell is a Tyler Chatwood, anyway? Dropping two-of-three to an Anaheim squad which is [...]

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Why Mets fans should be against Interleague play

Does anyone like Interleague play anymore? I was against it from the beginning but I understood that there was a novelty factor that people enjoyed. And while it’s fun to see the Mets and Yankees square off during the regular season, it’s not fun that the Mets end up playing a tougher schedule than any [...]

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The Mets should employ a Duda-Turner platoon

Ike Davis has been out so long that we almost forget how good he was the first six weeks of the season. Since then, the Mets have been in survival mode, trying to keep alive in the Wild Card race until Davis and David Wright return. But much like in 2009, we face the real [...]

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How the 2011 Mets rate in franchise history in HR

The Mets scored 14 runs Saturday without hitting a single home run. While that’s nowhere near close to the major league record of 27 runs scored by a team without the aid of a HR, it is still quite unusual and points out the team’s problem with the long ball with Ike Davis and David [...]

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Fate of Mets’ season may lie in the left ankle of Ike Davis

The Mets received more bad news this week when it was revealed that Ike Davis will have to rest for at least an additional three weeks before any decision is made on his bothersome left ankle. The ankle is simply not getting any better. There is talk of Davis undergoing microfracture surgery, which would of [...]

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Mets Notes: Reyes, Turner and old pal Jeff Francoeur

So much has been made about the fantastic season Jose Reyes is in the midst of right now that it’s easy to forget that this is what we missed the past two seasons. In Reyes’ last full year before the assorted leg injuries that torpedoed his 2009 season, he set career highs in hits (204), [...]

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When will the Mets take advantage of Citi Field?

Well color me surprised. The Mets finally won a tight game at home on Wednesday night when they beat the Oakland A’s on a Justin Turner hit-by-pitch walk-off. It wasn’t a glorious way to win, but it’s a win in the books nonetheless and as usual, it wasn’t easy. The Mets fought tooth and nail [...]

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Breaking news: Jason Bay is not an automatic out

Tuesday night Jason Bay had a triple and a home run in the same game. It was the first time all year he had two extra-base hits in a game. Of course, you have to have at least two hits in a game to have a shot at that and Bay has had multiple hit [...]

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Mets Card of the Week: 1989 Tim Teufel

1989 TOPPS DOUBLE HEADERS TIM TEUFEL Topps spent the better part of the '80s in a panic. By 1989, they were facing competition from Donruss, Fleer, Score, Upper Deck, Sportsflics, and, I don't know, you and your baby sister. No doubt this was a shock to the system for a company that had enjoyed an [...]

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