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Former New York Mets’ General Manager Frank Cashen Passes Away at 88
June 30th, 2014 at 5:29 PM
The New York Mets lost a member of their baseball family today when former General Manager Frank Cashen passed away at the age of 88. The team announced the news in a statement. No cause of death was specified but Cashen did pass away while at Memorial Hospital in Easton,...

Paul Lo Duca Suggests New York Mets Should Start Over, Trade David Wright
June 9th, 2014 at 12:37 PM
It seems like everyone has an opinion on what's wrong with the New York Mets these days. A lot of suggestions have been flying around social media about how to improve the struggling franchise, including everything from acquiring more hitters to building a better bullpen and even moving Citi Field's...

Mike Piazza: Don’t Blame Citi Field for New York Mets’ Offensive Struggles
June 7th, 2014 at 3:41 PM
***PHOTO1*** One of the most popular excuses for the New York Mets' lack of offense at home is the ballpark, Citi Field. The cavernous dimensions of Citi Field have significantly diminished offense since it opened in 2009. The Mets, in particular, have struggled in their massive new home, finishing with a...

Original New York Met Don Zimmer Passes Away at 83
June 5th, 2014 at 12:26 PM
***PHOTO1***Baseball lost an icon Wednesday night as longtime player, manager, and coach Don Zimmer passed away at the age of 83. Zimmer passed away peacefully according to his son Thomas. Zimmer had been in a rehab center after undergoing heart surgery in mid-April. Zimmer was most recently employed as a...

Mookie Wilson Critical of New York Mets’ Front Office in New Book
April 26th, 2014 at 2:53 PM
One of the more iconic members of the 1986 New York Mets is Mookie Wilson. Wilson, an outfielder on the championship team, has gone down in baseball lore for hitting the ground ball that went between Bill Buckner's legs to drive in the winning run in Game 6 of the...

Frank Viola Released from Hospital After Heart Surgery
April 9th, 2014 at 11:31 AM
The Las Vegas 51's have been missing a key contributor for the beginning of the 2014 season. While they have a relatively healthy roster, the team has been without pitching coach Frank Viola. Viola underwent open heart surgery six days ago after a routine exam in spring training detected a...

Mike Piazza Visits New York Mets’ Camp as Special Instructor
March 3rd, 2014 at 10:36 AM
Travis d'Arnaud has a lot of pressure on him this spring. The young catcher, who was the center piece of the R.A. Dickey trade, was expected to become the next great Mets' backstop from the moment he arrived last spring. When d'Arnaud's brief cameo didn't go as expected, many Mets...

Ralph Kiner Dies at Age 91
February 6th, 2014 at 9:23 PM
New York Mets legend Ralph Kiner died of natural causes Thursday, surrounded by family at his home in California. He was 91 years old. Following an illustrious 10-year MLB career, Kiner took up broadcasting and was part of the first television crew for the expansion Mets in 1962. With colleagues...

Mets 101 Seven in Seven Series: Best Bargains #4-Darren Oliver
January 26th, 2014 at 1:18 PM
Mets 101's Seven in Seven series returns in 2014 as our gift to you. Each week, the Mets 101 staff will begin a countdown of something related to the New York Mets ( i.e. best third baseman, worst defeat, etc.). We will begin our countdown on Tuesdays with the number seven and work all the...

Mike Piazza Misses Out on Hall of Fame for Second Consecutive Year
January 8th, 2014 at 2:49 PM
***PHOTO1*** The National Baseball Hall of Fame announced their newest members today. For the second year in a row, former New York Mets' catcher Mike Piazza will not be invited to the party. Piazza was not elected to the Hall of Fame again, receiving 62.2% of the vote. The Hall of...

Does Mike Piazza Have a Shot at the Hall of Fame This Season?
January 4th, 2014 at 5:34 PM
A year after there were no living Hall of Fame inductees for the first time since 1965, baseball's most hallowed halls are preparing to see if there will be new members admitted this season. While the addition of Tom Glavine and Greg Maddux to the ballot pretty much ensures living...

Mets 101 Seven in Seven Series: Famous Faces to Play in Both Boroughs #1-Dwight Gooden
December 29th, 2013 at 11:29 AM
Just in time for the holiday season, Mets 101's Seven in Seven series returns as our gift to you. Each week, the Mets 101 staff will begin a countdown of something related to the New York Mets ( i.e. best third baseman, worst defeat, etc.). We will begin our countdown on Sundays with the number seven and work all...

Mets 101 Seven in Seven Series-Famous Faces to Play in Both Boroughs #2-Darryl Strawberry
December 28th, 2013 at 5:10 PM
Just in time for the holiday season, Mets 101's Seven in Seven series returns as our gift to you. Each week, the Mets 101 staff will begin a countdown of something related to the New York Mets ( i.e. best third baseman, worst defeat, etc.). We will begin our countdown on Sundays with the number seven and work all...

Mets 101 Seven in Seven Series: Famous Faces to Play in Both Boroughs #4-Willie Randolph
December 26th, 2013 at 4:12 PM
Just in time for the holiday season, Mets 101's Seven in Seven series returns as our gift to you. Each week, the Mets 101 staff will begin a countdown of something related to the New York Mets ( i.e. best third baseman, worst defeat, etc.). We will begin our countdown on Sundays with the...

Mets 101 Seven in Seven Series: Famous Faces to Play in Both Boroughs #5 – Yogi Berra
December 25th, 2013 at 11:15 AM
Just in time for the holiday season, Mets 101's Seven in Seven series returns as our gift to you. Each week, the Mets 101 staff will begin a countdown of something related to the New York Mets ( i.e. best third baseman, worst defeat, etc.). We will begin our countdown...

Mets 101 Seven in Seven Series: Famous Faces to Play in Both Boroughs #6-Rickey Henderson
December 23rd, 2013 at 11:33 AM
Just in time for the holiday season, Mets 101's Seven in Seven series returns as our gift to you. Each week, the Mets 101 staff will begin a countdown of something related to the New York Mets ( i.e. best third baseman, worst defeat, etc.). We will begin our countdown on Sundays with the...

Mets 101 Seven in Seven Series: Famous Faces to Play in Both Boroughs #7-Robin Ventura
December 22nd, 2013 at 12:27 PM
Just in time for the holiday season, Mets 101's Seven in Seven series returns as our gift to you. Each week, the Mets 101 staff will begin a countdown of something related to the New York Mets ( i.e. best third baseman, worst defeat, etc.). We will begin our countdown on Sundays with the...

Mets 101 All Star Memories: Billy Wagner (2006-2007)
November 28th, 2013 at 8:39 PM
The mid 2000's was a high point for the New York Mets in terms of talent. The Mets became a destination for free agents under General Manager Omar Minaya, and one of the highest profile guys to sign on the dotted line was closer Billy Wagner. The Mets gave Wagner...

Mets 101 All Star Memories: Pedro Martinez (2005-2006)
November 8th, 2013 at 8:02 PM
After a down period for the New York Mets in the early 2000's, the team was in need of a face lift. General Manager Omar Minaya, who was put in charge of turning the team around, looked to make a splash in the free agent market to excite the fan...

Mets 101 All Star Memories: Tom Glavine (2004, 2006)
November 1st, 2013 at 6:48 AM
One of the more controversial figures in New York Mets' history is left handed pitcher Tom Glavine. Glavine tormented the Mets for years as a member of the Atlanta Braves' starting rotation. Teaming with future Hall of Famer Greg Maddux and John Smoltz, the three formed a dominant starting unit...