Has David Wright passed Strawberry for best position player?

Who is the best position player in Mets history? The immediate answer is Darryl Strawberry although a quick look at the record book shows that Jose Reyes and David Wright also deserve consideration for that honor. Let’s look at their overall lines and then break the players down by categories. Rk Player R Age G [...]

Recounting the departure of Darryl Strawberry

It’s been about two weeks since Jose Reyes left for greener pastures by bolting the Mets franchise for the beaches of Miami and of course a lucrative $106 million dollar contract. Some Mets fans are not over his departure. Some may never get over it. The pain of losing a crowd-pleasing home-grown player can’t be [...]

Citi Night: A Met Game Odyssey – Part The Second

When I left you last time , faithful reader, I had just sworn off buying Met tickets. You may recall, I was in high dudgeon, brimming with moral outrage and righteous wrath. I vowed that my own personal boycott would force the House of Wilpon to revamp the front office, which would turn out a [...]

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 [...]

Should fans lobby for Carlos Beltran, too?

Mets fans everywhere are lowering their expectations, resigning themselves to a payroll that will no longer be in the top five in baseball, despite having a new stadium in the biggest market in the country. While we root for Irving Picard to come away with a settlement expensive enough to force the Wilpons to sell, [...]

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 [...]

Mets RF: The curse of Bobby Bonilla

In the 1970s, Mets announcers talked about how the club had never had a long-term solution at third base. But since that point the Mets have put Howard Johnson, Robin Ventura and David Wright at the hot corner and you do not hear that anymore. Now the problem has shifted to right field. Joe Barbieri [...]

Mets Rewind: August 1

Here's what happened on this day in New York Mets history: 1989: The New York Mets blast the St. Louis Cardinals 11-0. Kevin McReynolds hit for the cycle (the first Met to accomplish the feat since Keith Hernandez did in 1985) and Sid Fernandez pitched a four-hit complete game shutout. 2000: After vetoing a trade [...]

Mets Rewind: July 19

Here's what happened on this day in New York Mets history: 1964: New York Mets purchased Bobby Klaus from the Cincinnati Reds. 1988: It was the low point of the regular season for the New York Mets. Ron Darling next got out of the first inning against the Cincinnati Reds, who sent 15 batters to [...]

Mets Rewind: July 5, 2010

Here's what happened on this day in New York Mets history: 1988: After a 3-1 loss to Tom Browning and the Cincinnati Reds, New York Mets rightfielder Darryl Strawberry said the team was "dead" on the field. ''I describe it as getting too content,'' he said. "You go out there and - dead. Nobody's saying [...]

Mets Rewind: June 28

Here's what happened on this day in New York Mets history: 1969: The New York Mets drop their fourth consecutive game, a 7-4 loss to the Pittsburgh Pirates at Shea Stadium. With the scored tied at two heading to the eighth inning, the Pirates hammered Mets reliever Tug McGraw. Matty Alou led off with a single. [...]