Mets Prospects Acquired at Trade Deadline…And Later Flopped

As the Mets prepare to sell (again) during this year’s trade deadline, it seems appropriate to look back at “highly touted” prospects acquired by the team midseason that later flopped while playing in Flushing. Given the parameters, the good news is that neither Jarred Kelenic or Justin Dunn will ever make this list!   Alex … Continue reading Mets Prospects Acquired at Trade Deadline…And Later Flopped

Mets All-Star Game Memories

Pete Alonso's victory in last night's Home Run derby ranks up there for best personal Mets All-Star Game memory. It also made me think about some of the more memorable moments I have involving Mets players in an All-Star Game. Jacob deGrom Dominates Before retiring the side on seven pitches in this year's game, there … Continue reading Mets All-Star Game Memories

Remembering Mets Brawls

Since it's the 4th of July, it's only fitting to look back at past Mets brawls, where on-field fireworks and timeless memories were created. This list does not include notable Mets vs. the Media altercations, which have their own set of fireworks! The 1986 Mets It's well-documented the '86 Mets were rock stars on and … Continue reading Remembering Mets Brawls

The Night Doc Gooden Went All The Way and Loss

Since July 1 marks Bobby Bonilla Day, it’s only appropriate to look back at the first time I ever saw the Amazin’s away from Shea Stadium. A game where Bobby Bonilla went hitless, Doc Gooden went the distance and the Mets loss. Again. On July 1, 1993, I saw the Mets take on the expansion … Continue reading The Night Doc Gooden Went All The Way and Loss

The Night Coco Crisp Robbed David Wright at Fenway

The New York Mets 2006 season was memorable for a million and one reasons. The loss vs. the Boston Red Sox on June 29 doesn't typically register when thinking about that season, but it does for me because I had a front row seat for one of the greatest catches I ever saw in person. … Continue reading The Night Coco Crisp Robbed David Wright at Fenway

Notable Mets Media Incidents

Today's post-game incident involving Mickey Callaway, Jason Vargas and Newsday reporter Tim Healy had me thinking about other media incidents involving Mets of the past. 'We Just Chillin' Let's recognize Bobby Bonilla for the second time in a week! During his first tenure with the team, he was notorious for getting into it with the … Continue reading Notable Mets Media Incidents

No ‘Relief’: Top Mets Bullpen Busts

Let’s face the facts. Outside of Seth Lugo, the 2019 Mets bullpen is atrocious. After another disappointing performance, I recently tweeted how this Mets bullpen reminds me of 2008. That year, down the stretch, the team couldn't close a game to save their lives. Ultimately, folks like Luis Ayala and Scott Schoeneweis ensured the team … Continue reading No ‘Relief’: Top Mets Bullpen Busts

Seeing ‘Double’: The Night Leiter Owned the Twins

There’s no question that Al Leiter was a bulldog on the mound, especially during his Mets tenure. The same can’t be said of his at-bats. With a lifetime .085 batting average, at least his ‘butcher boy’ hacks were entertaining. And that’s one of two reasons why being at Shea Stadium on June 19, 2002, is … Continue reading Seeing ‘Double’: The Night Leiter Owned the Twins

Where Are They Now? Jason Phillips

Note: I had the opportunity to interview former Mets player Jason Phillips last week as his Trenton Thunder concluded batting practice before taking on the Hartford Yard Goats. Even though I just started this blog – and am a far cry from being the Mets beat reporter for the NY Daily News - JP was … Continue reading Where Are They Now? Jason Phillips

The night Tim Tebow overshadowed Pete Alonso and Jeff McNeil

Yes, you read the headline correctly. And yes, hindsight is always 20/20. Let this be a lesson that you never know who you're going to see at a minor league game. In this case, it was Pete Alonso and Jeff McNeil. Jen and I went to see the Hartford Yard Goats (Double-A affiliate of the … Continue reading The night Tim Tebow overshadowed Pete Alonso and Jeff McNeil