Mets Card of the Week: 2012 NL Batting Leaders (Jose Reyes)

2012 TOPPS NL BATTING AVERAGE LEADERS (JOSE REYES) From my perch on the kitchen floor gazing up at a large-knobbed black-and-white Sylvania, I saw Armstrong walk on the moon. In the spring of 1986 I spied Halley’s comet, carrying with it the dim portent of a Mets' World Series victory that October. I watched the [...]

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 [...]

Mets Card of the Week: 2003 Jose Reyes

2003 FLEER MYSTIQUE JOSE REYES Fleer took its initial steps into the baseball card market in the late '50s/early '60s, producing a set dedicated to the career of Ted Williams, and a couple of “all-time greats” issues that focused on retired players. Come 1963, they were suitably emboldened to attempt a run at the Topps [...]

Reyes, Pagan and the importance of SB for the Mets

The Mets have never been known as a team that steals a lot of bases. Yet if you look at their year-by-year stolen base totals, you notice that eight of the top 10 Mets teams in stolen bases also finished above .500 for the season. On the surface that may not seem so meaningful, but [...]

Where do Mets spend money if Jose Reyes leaves?

All Mets fans are hoping the club brings back Jose Reyes for 2012 and the rest of his career. At the same time no one should feel confident about the Mets re-signing their star shortstop. While the Mets have some money to spend this offseason, even with the well-publicized reports of a payroll significantly lower [...]

Mets Notes: DH results, Bay’s resurgence and Byrdak’s splits

The Mets lost both games of a doubleheader to the Braves on Thursday. It was the second time this year New York fell in both games of a DH to Atlanta and the third time in four tries this season it has been swept in a twin bill. The Mets are 70-73 (.490) overall this [...]

Jose Reyes lays an egg in stretch run for big bucks

When I was younger, “sublime” was a word which I had a hard time accepting the definition. It sounded like a word that should describe something that was mediocre, if not worse. If I could travel back in time, I would tell the younger me that the first half of the 2011 season of Jose [...]

Just what is Jose Reyes’ and David Wright’s future with the Mets?

A lot has been made this week about David Wright being placed on waivers. The thing is many players-and even stars- go through waivers to see how they are “valued” throughout the league. It didn’t stop many in the mainstream media from declaring that Wright was persona non grata with the Mets, and that the [...]