Will HOF voters induct Mike Piazza on the first ballot?

This year Barry Larkin was the lone inductee to the baseball Hall of Fame receiving 86.4% of the votes, in this his third year on the ballot. He played all 19 years of his MLB career for the Cincinnati Reds, where he was a 12-time All-Star and a three-time Gold Glove winner. Larkin played the [...]

Mets Card of the Week: Tom Glavine/Mike Piazza

2004 LEAF CORNERSTONES TOM GLAVINE/MIKE PIAZZA This card is a tale of one city, and two players. It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, you see… Mike Piazza’s appearance in a Mets’ uniform seemed initially like a strange apparition. Offensive players of his caliber did not just show up at [...]

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 [...]