How Many Mets Blogs?

My wife found this interesting tidbit while perusing MetSilverman.com:

… as of February 2008, the number of Mets blogs, according to baseballblogs.org, stood at more than 9,900

Wow. Almost 10,000 blogs on the Mets. Not baseball blogs, not team fan blogs, but 9900 blogs specifically focused on the Mets.

I wonder where MetsToday ranks among the other 9899?

Mets By the Numbers BookBTW, Matt Silverman — who runs “MetSilverman.com” — is a longtime writer and editor with several excellent baseball books to his credit, including a few about the Mets.

One of his most recent efforts is “Mets By the Numbers“, co-written with Jon Springer (the guy who runs the blog of the same name). You may have noticed the “All Time Mets Numbers” link on the sidebar; it is a site I visit religiously and I’ve been eagerly anticipating the book for months.

Well now it’s out, and there’s a fine review over at Faith and Fear in Flushing. In due course I’ll be reviewing it as well.

Joe Janish began MetsToday in 2005 to provide the unique perspective of a high-level player and coach -- he earned NCAA D-1 All-American honors as a catcher and coached several players who went on to play pro ball. As a result his posts often include mechanical evaluations, scout-like analysis, and opinions that go beyond the numbers. Follow Joe's baseball tips on Twitter at @onbaseball and at the On Baseball Google Plus page.
  1. sincekindergarten March 4, 2008 at 5:04 pm
    Well, Joe, my count stands at three. You, Matt’s excellent MetsBlog, and Mets Geek. All of you have different content, so I naturally have to hit at least all three.
  2. Walnutz15 March 5, 2008 at 11:03 am
    This is a real “baseball” blog.

    Cerrone has all the inside ties over there — but really, you can sense that the guy hasn’t played much ball in his lifetime, not only with his “kid in a candy shop” observations (granted, we’d all be the same way for a period of time before coming to our senses and realizing that not every story is positive, guys/managers deserve criticism, etc.)

    I come here because I know Joe’s got a true grasp for the game, is typically of the same train of thought as I am — and the other posters here (who I don’t know…at least I’ve seen Joe before in playing against his teams in college) have displayed a great deal of knowledge themselves — not only about the Mets, but as baseball fans in general.

    You can’t put a price on that……there are other boards/blogs — but I like this one.

    Alot.

  3. isuzudude March 5, 2008 at 11:07 am
    ditto
  4. joe March 5, 2008 at 1:41 pm
    Thanks for the props, guys … it’s much appreciated.

    Besides me and Bob Klapisch at the NJ Record — who I played against in the old “Met League” — I don’t know of any ex-jocks writing semi-intelligently about baseball … I suppose we’re a rare breed.

    Thanks again, friends. Make sure you whip my butt if I ever fall out of line (oh wait, you usually do!)

    🙂