Where Are They Now

Scott Kazmir Released

The moment we’ve all been waiting for since July 30, 2004 has finally arrived: Scott Kazmir is available, free and clear, after being released by the Angels. Kazmir was going to be the lefthanded Tom Seaver until Rick Peterson thought ten minutes could fix Victor Zambrano and the Wilpons believed the Mets were still in […]

Where Are They Now

Milledge Demoted

Where They Are Now: Lastings Milledge After starting the season 4-for-24 (.167) with 10 strikeouts as the Nationals’ leadoff batter, former Met Lastings Milledge was optioned to AAA. “He is still a work-in-progress as a leadoff man,” assistant general manager Mike Rizzo said during a conference call. “This is certainly a message that we need […]

Where Are They Now

The Forrest Gump of Baseball

Imagine this: you are a punk 16-year-old kid spray-painting a wall on the outside of Yankee Stadium. George Steinbrenner catches you in the act, grabs you and throws you in his tinted-window limo. A few minutes later he has you in a holding cell inside the Stadium (who even knew they HAD holding cells?). Before […]

Shea What?, Where Are They Now

Where Is Ricardo Rincon?

During spring training, non-roster invitee Ricardo Rincon looked like he might make Scott Schoeneweis expendable, seeming to have recaptured the form that made him one of baseball’s elite lefthanded middle relievers and a favorite of Billy Beane in the early part of this decade. Injuries had affected his performance in recent years, but this spring […]

Pitching Staff, Where Are They Now

Not Stoked

We don’t know for certain whether Steven Register was put on waivers, though there have been enough “inside sources” reporting it for us to believe it’s true (or not). We do know that Brian Stokes was stretched out for 65-pitches and four innings in a minor-league contest — presumably to test his mettle as a […]

Series Previews, Where Are They Now

Where Are They Now: Ron Hunt

OK, I’m stealing the headline from Newsday … but we were doing it here first (weren’t we?). Anyway … For those who weren’t there, Ron Hunt broke into the bigs with the Mets in 1963, and was the first player to get a hit, score a run, and hit a homer at Shea Stadium. His […]

Where Are They Now

Where Are They Now: Art Shamsky

Thanks to MetsToday reader Walnutz, we now know that OF/1B/pingponger/Ironman Jeff Conine is down for the count and is in no shape to un-retire. We also have news today about another ex-Met — Art Shamsky. Shamsky, who inspired many of us to grow muttonchop sideburns but is better known as one of the fan favorites […]

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Where Is Jeff Conine?

Photo by Larry Hodges With Moises Alou out, Carlos Delgado ailing, Ryan Church struggling against lefties, and Olmedo Saenz resembling Horatio Sanz, the Mets are in obvious need of a veteran righthanded hitter with some pop who can a) play first base and the outfield; b) be effective as a pinch-hitter; c) perform decently as […]

Spring Training 08, Where Are They Now