Some people blame the poor season last year by Jason Bay on his move to Citi Field. Others blame it on the season-ending concussion that knocked him out of action before he could turn things around. Me, I have a different theory. Bay’s poor first season is a direct result of his uniform number. While [...]
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 [...]
Here's what happened on this day in New York Mets history: 1963: New York Mets traded Jacke Davis to the St. Louis Cardinals for Duke Carmel. 1987: Howard Johnson hit a long two-run tenth inning home run to lead the Mets to a 6-4 win over the St. Louis Cardinals. It was one of four [...]
So the Mets are back home in their friendly familiar settings. Citi Field will no doubt feel like home sweet home. After a disastrous west coast road trip in which the Mets went 2-9 against the San Francisco Giants, Arizona Diamondbacks and the Los Angeles Dodgers, the Mets are tail-spinning out of control. Maybe being [...]
As the Mets continue to sputter on the road, the media asked team hitting coach Howard Johnson about the Mets hitting woes ...
Here's what happened on this day in New York Mets history: 1978: New York Mets sold Butch Metzger to the Philadelphia Phillies. 1985: In a marathon game that borders on the surreal, the Mets endure two rain delays and six hours and ten minutes of playing time to beat the Braves 16-13 in 19 innings. [...]