Former Mets second baseman Jeff Kent will announce his retirement from baseball today. Kent was acquired fromt the Toronto Blue Jays with Ryan Thompson in exchange for David Cone in 1992. He went on to become the career leader in home runs by a second baseman.
Jerry Crasnick at ESPN.com has written about several young pitchers on the verge of something big. Coming in at fourth on the list (out of 9) is Brian Bannister. About the former Met Crasnick says “Outside of Greg Maddux, there might not be a pitcher in the game right now so consistently described as “cerebral.” [...]
1969 World Champion New York Met Art Shamsky was a guest on Mickey Mantles Live on BlogTalkRadio last Friday evening. Use the widget below to hear the whole netcast.
Former Met Scott Kazmir left the field yesterday during warmups for an intrasquad game with the Tampa Bay Rays. He took an MRI and will sit for two weeks.
On Wednesday the Phillies signed Kris Benson to a minor league contract and invited him to spring training. This will certainly add something to the Mets Phillies rivalry. I’m actually a little upset about this. Benson would have been a good fit to sign a minor league contract with the Mets and challenge for the [...]
Many Mets fans, myself among them, shook their heads when the Mets opted to not re-sign catcher Paul Lo Duca. Then Lo Duca’s named turned up prominently in the Mitchell report and it appeared obvious that the Mets knew this would happen and decided to let him go rather than have to answer more questions [...]
Former Mets pitcher Don Cardwell died yesterday at the age of 72. Cardwell went 4-0 in during the stretch drive of the 1969 season to help the Mets overcome the Cubs on their way to the teams first world championship.
The Baltimore Sun reported in this morning’s edition that former Met David Segui admitted to using steroids he purchased from former Mets clubhouse attendant Kirk Radomski. But Segui refused to talk with former Sen. George Mitchell because he didn’t want to rat out other players or get caught in speculation about other players. Radomski did [...]
Paul Lo Duca signed with the Washington Nationals yesterday. Good luck, Paul. Except for when you play against the Mets, of course.
An interesting development came out of Baltimore today when the Orioles declined the option on Kris Benson‘s contract after the righthander spent the whole 2007 season on the disabled list. The move makes Benson a free agent. With the Mets needing pitching help you’d have to think they’d take a look at Benson and discuss [...]