Reports today are that R.A. Dickey has agreed to a contract extension which would allow his trade to the Toronto Blue Jays to be completed. Josh Thole and a “non-elite minor leaguer” will join Dickey in Toronto. In exchange the Mets will get catching prospect Travis d’Arnaud, catcher John Buck, pitching prospect Noah Syndergaard and [...]
All day yesterday I was thinking of new beginnings. Despite the doldrums the Mets are currently in I found myself looking forward to next week when pitchers and catchers report to Port St. Lucie to begin preparing for the 2012 season in earnest. Then the news came. I first saw it on Twitter as I [...]
With Gary Carter’s recent health issues (bronchitis, walking pneumonia in addition to brain cancer) I’ve been more nostalgic for the powerhouse Mets of the mid 1980s. The recent hiring of Davey Johnson as Washington Nationals manager accentuates this nostalgia. I remember Carter’s Mets debut in 1985 like it was yesterday. This is the hit that [...]
Last night I was called to task when, on Twitter, I said that Carlos Beltran was not as good as his hype and endorsed the opinion that David Wright is not a superstar. The challenge came in the following form: Let’s take these issues one at a time. When the Mets signed Beltran he was [...]
With the start of the second half of the season resulting in a 2-9 record the talk of manager Jerry Manuel’s job being in jeopardy have been resurrected. There’s also been talk of hitting coach Howard Johnson being on the hot seat. If winning and losing is the criteria with which you hire and fire [...]
It seems like Gary Carter is taking a lot of heat for campaigning for the Mets managerial job. People are saying that it wasn’t right of him considering that the job is still occupied by Willie Randolph. I say the opposite. If someone is interested in the job then now is the right time to [...]
Over on ESPN.com they have posted their 50 greatest moments in LCS history. The Mets are represented nicely. Number 50 is Gary Carter’s home run in game 5 in 1986. Number 34 is Endy Chavez‘s stealing a home run from Scott Rolen in game 7 in 2006. Number 32 is the infamous Bud Harrelson vs. [...]
I was looking at some of my logs and noticed that I registered a few hits from web searches for information on the starting lineup of the 1986 Mets. So as a public service I now bring you some information on lineups the Mets used in ’86.
Gary Carter has left the Mets organization. After missing out on the fist base coaching job at the major league level and not accepting the managers job at double A Birmingham (he proffered the single A St. Lucie job he held last year but that was given to someone else) Carter has opted to seek [...]
Former Mets catcher and current St. Lucie Mets manager Gary Carter has been named to manage the United States team in this years All-Star Futures Game on July 9th as part of this years All-Star Game festivities in Pittsburgh’s PNC Park. Managing the World team will be Ferguson Jenkins.