The real reason Jason Bay struggled in 2010

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 [...]

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 Rewind: July 4

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. [...]