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2 Months In, Mets Still Looking Good

2 Months In, Mets Still Looking Good

A month into the 2012 season I wrote: One month ago if you told Mets fans that on May 1 the Mets would be three games over .500 and a game and a half out of first place, I think most of them would be pleased. Well, that’s where we find ourselves today. (Check out […]

Video: Post Game 1969 World Series Celebration

We’ve all seen clips of the aftermath of the 1969 Mets World Series victory, the fans on the field and Tom Seaver saying, “This is the greatest feeling in the world.” But here is an extended version of the clubhouse celebration. Hopefully we’ll see another one sometime soon: (Check out my newest blog, Sighting Celebrities)

1 More Day to Sign up for FREE Fantasy Baseball Contest

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Mets Bullpen Blows Lead, Game to Phillies

Mets Bullpen Blows Lead, Game to Phillies

For the second time this month it was the Gee and Lee show — Dillon Gee facing off against Cliff Lee. The starters pitched well, but the Mets bullpen blew the lead and then the game. David Wright got things going in the first, hitting a double off the wall in center to score Daniel […]

Ronny Cedeno to DL, Jordany Valdespin to Mets

Ronny Cedeno to DL, Jordany Valdespin to Mets

The Mets disabled list has another occupant — the team announced on its Twitter feed Wednesday afternoon that Ronny Cedeno has been placed on the 15-day DL with a strained calf. When Cedeno hurt himself, the Mets didn’t think it was anything serious, but apparently it is (sound familiar?). Keith Hernandez often talks about how […]

Sandy Alderson to "Talk" to David Wright's Agents

Sandy Alderson to “Talk” to David Wright’s Agents

Sandy Alderson was scrambling Tuesday night to clarify his statements following a report that some interpreted as saying he was going to offer David Wright a contract extension. Alderson told Jon Heyman of CBSSports.com that he was planning on having a conversation with the agents sometime during the season. Some took it to mean an […]

Jeremy Hefner, Mets Beat Phillies

Jeremy Hefner, Mets Beat Phillies

The Mets are now just a game and a half out of first place in the NL East after beating the Phillies Tuesday night. The Phillies jumped out to the early lead in the first when Jimmy Rollins, who led off the game with a double, scored from third on a wild pitch by Jeremy […]

It's Official: Manny Acosta is Gone

It’s Official: Manny Acosta is Gone

I was waiting until it became official — Manny Acosta is gone. The Mets announced on their Twitter feed Tuesday afternoon that the reliever has been designated for assignment. Chris Schwinden will take his place. (Check out my newest blog, Sighting Celebrities) This is a move that should have happened weeks ago when it was […]

Win $150 in Free Fantasy Baseball Contest!

Win $150 in Free Fantasy Baseball Contest!

Blogging Mets has teamed up with DraftStreet.com to offer our readers a chance to win $150 in cash prizes in a FREE one-day fantasy baseball contest. Here are the details: If you haven’t heard yet, there’s a new way to play fantasy baseball that turns the season long grind into quick one night leagues.  And […]

Shea Stadium in Movies: "The Rutles"

Shea Stadium in Movies: “The Rutles”

When people talk about great rock-n-roll mockumentaries, they always bring up “This is Spinal Tap.” No one ever talks about “The Rutles.” Well, they should, and not just because Shea Stadium has a cameo. The 1978 TV movie “The Rutles: All You Need is Cash” tells the story of four young British boys who form […]

The "Slumping" David Wright

The “Slumping” David Wright

David Wright is in something that can be called a slump. After seemingly getting multiple hits in every game in which he has played, Wright has not gotten a hit in his last four games. He is 0-13 and has seen his batting average drop from a lofty .405 to a despicable .373. Now, Wright […]

Phillies Drop Mets 8-4

Phillies Drop Mets 8-4

The Mets began perhaps the most difficult stretch of their schedule on a down note, losing to the Phillies on Memorial Day. The Phillies drew first blood in the third — Jonathon Niese walked two batters and then Ty Wigginton doubled to score them both, making it a 2-0 game. Daniel Murphy saved a third run […]

Video: 1973 World Series Introductions

I don’t know why exactly, but I love player introductions before big games. It’s my favorite part of All-Star games — when the Mets players are announced to cheers, boos or worse, apathy. Here is a particularly good introduction ceremony before Game 1 of the 1973 World Series between the Mets and A’s in Oakland. […]

Mets Shut Out Padres Again

Mets Shut Out Padres Again

For the second straight day the Mets have shut out the Padres, taking three out of four from lowly Dan Siego. The Mets could thank the combination of pitcher Edinson Volquez and catcher Nick Hundley for their only two runs. In the first David Wright walked and stole second. He advanced to third on a […]

Johan Santana Shuts Out Padres

Johan Santana Shuts Out Padres

If there were any lingering question over whether Johan Santana is fully recovered from his shoulder surgery, they were answered on Saturday as he pitched a complete game shutout against the Padres. The Mets teed-off on Clayton Richard early — with two on in the first Scott Hairston launched a three-run homer to left, and […]

Dillon Gee, Mets Top Padres

Dillon Gee, Mets Top Padres

The Mets bounced back from that awful loss to the Padres with a solid win at Citi Field Friday night. San Diego picked up where they left off Thursday, a game in which they scored 11 runs. With runners on first and third with one out in the first, Jesus Guzman hit a long fly […]

Mets Demote Robert Carson, Bring Up Jack Egbert

Mets Demote Robert Carson, Bring Up Jack Egbert

The Mets announced on their Twitter feed Friday that they have demoted Robert Carson and have brought up Jack Egbert to replace him in the bullpen. Carson pitched in Thursday night’s loss to the Padres, allowing two runs in two innings. In his only other appearance he threw a shutout inning last week in Toronto. […]

Should Jenrry Mejia Start or Relieve?

Should Jenrry Mejia Start or Relieve?

During his rain delay visit to the broadcast booth Thursday night, Sandy Alderson said rehabbing pitcher Jenrry Mejia is being moved to Buffalo and could wind up in the Mets bullpen later this season. This begs the question: ultimately, should Mejia be a starter or a reliever? Mejia was pretty much always a starter until […]

Padres Hammer Mets

Padres Hammer Mets

The Padres are one of the worst teams in baseball, yet they easily took care of the Mets Thursday night at a soggy Citi Field. The Mets took the early lead in the second — with Vinny Rottino on second and Andres Torres on first, the Mets attempted a double steal. Padres catcher Nick Hundley […]

Sandy Alderson Talks About Mets During Rain Delay

Sandy Alderson Talks About Mets During Rain Delay

Sandy Alderson paid a visit to the booth during the rain delay of Thursday night’s game against the Padres. Here are some highlights: – He refused to say what will happen when Jason Bay comes back from the disabled list. Without naming names, he suggested that part of the solution could involve Lucas Duda getting […]

Ike Davis Won't be Sent to Minors

Ike Davis Won’t be Sent to Minors

The question of whether or not the struggling Ike Davis will be sent to the minors to work out his problems has been answered — he will not. Mets Blog reports that according to SNY, Terry Collins told Davis that he is not going anywhere. Collins said that while Davis will not be platooned, he […]

Video: Roger McDowell, Starting Pitcher?!

Check out this unnecessarily long open to NBC’s Game of the Week from May 4, 1985, featuring the Mets vs. the Reds from lovely Riverfront Stadium in Cincinnati. The interesting this about this is that Bob Costas tells us that “youngster Roger McDowell” will get the start for the Mets. Huh? It turns out McDowell […]

Terry Collins Wants More Home Runs

Terry Collins Wants More Home Runs

With 25 home runs, the Mets have the second least round-trippers in all of baseball. It is something that Terry Collins would like to see changed. “In certain hitters’ counts, take a shot at it,” Collins told the New York Post. The Mets have not hit a homer in five straight games, although it should […]

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THE List: 10 Best Mets Pitchers

Tom Seaver (1967-1976, 1983) Well, obviously. Tops in wins (198), strikeouts (2541) and ERA (2.57) for the Mets. Three Cy Young awards. Hall of Fame. Need I go on? Jerry Koosman (1968-1978) Koosman was underrated. Third in wins and strikeouts. In fact, when he retired, he was in the top 10 all-time in strikeouts. He […]