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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...

Mets 101 All Star Memories: Edgardo Alfonzo (2000)
October 29th, 2013 at 12:38 PM
One of the most popular players on the New York Mets in the late 90's was second baseman Edgardo Alfonzo. Alfonzo, known as "Fonzie" by Mets fans, played with the Mets from 1995 until 2002. Alfonzo played both second and third for the Mets, and he was a key catalyst...

Mets 101 All Star Memories: Al Leiter (2000)
October 17th, 2013 at 10:03 AM
As we hit the 2000's in our All Star Memories series, the New York Mets have sent a lot of different players to the All Star Game in their history. A lot of their representatives have been starting pitching, due to the Mets' history of strong starting pitching. Another starting...

Mets 101 All Star Memories: Mike Piazza (1998-2002, 2004-2005)
October 3rd, 2013 at 9:50 AM
***PHOTO1*** One of the most decorated players in the history of the New York Mets is catcher Mike Piazza. Piazza, who was just inducted into the franchise's Hall of Fame this past Sunday, could end up in the National Baseball Hall of Fame as soon as next July. Piazza was one...

Mike Piazza Gets His Due, is Inducted into Mets Hall of Fame
September 30th, 2013 at 10:33 PM
On a chilly Sunday afternoon, the New York Mets took time to honor the most prolific hitting catcher of all-time, Mike Piazza, by inducting the former slugger into the Mets Hall of Fame. The twenty-seventh member of the club, Piazza was flanked by former teammates John Franco and Edgardo Alfonzo,...

Mets 101 All Star Memories: Todd Hundley
September 26th, 2013 at 12:01 PM
The New York Mets have had a history of strong catchers. The Mets have had six different catchers make the All Star team in their 50+ year history, and the lineage of great Mets catchers seemed to be passed from one generation to another. After Jerry Grote and John Stearns, Gary...