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Mets vs. Cubs Series Preview

Mets vs Cubs: Snakebitten Edition I don’t want to be cliche and use the “this is a trap series” but this is a trap series. When playing well, the Mets have a bad habit of playing down to their competition. This is a young team and I expect lapses such as this, but I am […]

Series Previews

Mets vs Orioles Preview: The Wire Edition

“Game’s the same, just got more fierce” – Slim Charles Once again, the Mets will take on a team from the American League (B)East. Trips to the Bronx and Toronto did not fare so well, but amazingly the offense teed off in Tampa. This is a tough stretch for the Mets pitching staff (the Rays […]

Series Previews

First Quarter Report Card: Position Players

Since we are over 1/4 into the season, it’s a good time to check in on the performances from our heroes in Flushing. While we are still at the part of the season that can be deemed “early”, we can get a feel for what is working and what is not. Disclaimer: I am not […]

Opinion and Analysis

Mets Outfield: What’s Next?

The Mets have many, many questions pertaining to next season and the forthcoming ones. For me, the outfield situation is very intriguing. Ever since

11-12 Offseason

Who’s On Second?

As I write this, the Rays and Rangers are locked in a game in the bottom of the 9th, and the hated Yanks have gotten the jump on Justin Verlander in the first inning. More pressing concerns are afoot however (Ok, not really) in the form of the Mets’ second base competition. No matter who […]

Opinion and Analysis

Mets Birthdays: The Francos

Happy Birthday John Franco! Today is the 51st birthday of one of the most beloved Mets, Brooklyn-born John Franco. He wore the Mets uniform for a staggering 14 years. 14 years! During his tenure in Queens, he tallied 48 wins, 56 losses, a nice 3.10 ERA to go along with an impressive 276 saves and […]

Mets Birthdays

What To Do With Angel Pagan?

It’s Angel Pagan Day at MetsToday; this is a post by Dave Gogel, so please direct your feedback to him. — Joe 2010 was a banner year for Angel Pagan. He was finally healthy and getting an opportunity to play, and Pagan took full advantage. He produced a sexy slash line of .290/.340/.425 to go […]

Opinion and Analysis

Happy Birthday Guillermo Mota and Billy Wagner

The Baseball Gods have given us Met fans a fun treat today. Two relievers whom evoke completely differently emotional responses share the same birthday. Since he used to set up for Wagner, it is only appropriate that we start with Guillermo Mota. Omar Minaya decided to trade for his services in 2006 after being designated […]

Mets Birthdays
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Happy Birthday Mike Bordick!

Today is the 46th birthday of 2000 trade deadline acquisition Mike Bordick. Believe it or not, it took four players to rent the services of the gritty leader from Baltimore: Mike Kinkade, Leslie Brea, Pat Gorman and Melvin Mora were sacrificed in the deal. In 56 games with the Mets, Bordick batted a serviceable .260, […]

Mets Birthdays, Mets History