This year’s farm system will try to match what the Mets had in 2013

Because of last year’s deadline deals to restock the farm system, there’s been a lot more talk about prospects now than there’s been in many years. It’s really nice to see all of the attention being given to prospects. It’s even better to hear David Stearns talk about youngsters from the farm system needing to [...]

Going down memory lane with Darryl Strawberry and Doc Gooden

One of my earliest Mets’ memories is Game 5 of the 1969 World Series.  My second grade home room teacher, Mrs. Goudey, let us watch the game on a clunky old black and white television she wheeled into the classroom on a tall metal cart.  When she turned on the game, Jerry Koosman had already [...]

The nine Mets players who were also Brooklyn Dodgers

National League baseball deserted New York when the Brooklyn Dodgers and New York Giants departed after the 1957 season. When the Mets started in 1962, they tried to claim the history of both of those teams. But most people felt the team was closer to the old Dodgers than the old Giants. With that thought [...]

Remembering pitching coaches Rube Walker and Mel Stottlemyre

A point of commonality for the two Mets championship seasons of 1969 and 1986 was that both teams possessed an excellent pitching coach, Rube Walker for the ‘69 squad and Mel Stottlemyre in ‘86. Walker was a baseball lifer, his playing career was mostly as a backup catcher, first for the Cubs, then for the [...]

A history of the revolving door at third base from Felix Mantilla to Wayne Garrett

Fans who grew up with David Wright holding down third base for a decade had a different experience than Mets fans who came before them. It was a running joke how the Mets simply couldn’t find someone to play third. And it wasn’t for a lack of trying. We wish they didn’t try so hard, [...]

Lack of offense doomed the Mets in the 2015 World Series

The New York Mets reached the World Series in 2015 behind their dominant pitching staff, but ultimately fell short to the Kansas City Royals in five games. While the Mets' pitching was certainly a strength throughout the postseason, their lack of offense was the primary reason they were unable to bring home the championship. During [...]

On how Yogi Berra missed being a career Yankee back in 1965

One baseball player trait fans admire is “played their whole career with the same team”. It is standard trivia to know Brooks Robinson and Carl Yastrzemski both spent their entire 23-year careers with the same team – that’s the record. There are 11 players, all in the Hall of Fame, that played in 20 or [...]

The worst trade in Mets history – That almost wasn’t

Inarguably, the worst trade in New York Mets history grew out of the Amazin’s need for more offense out of their third baseman and their ability to trade from the strength of surplus young starting pitching.  It was the winter of 1971.  Then General Manager Bob Scheffing surveyed the trade market and set his sights [...]