To diehard fans, leaving a baseball game is seen as a faux pas. “True fans” generally will not leave a game early. However, whether or not some people want to admit it, most have done… Read more »
Posts by Seth Rubin
On November 21st, I set out on a mission across New York City to see if it was possible within 30 days to find strangers, whether tourists or residents of the city, in all 30… Read more »
In 2015 the New York Mets were a team that led their fans on an emotional roller coaster. The Mets made fans feel like they themselves were members of the team. It was impossible for… Read more »
This past week has been very busy for the New York Mets, who made multiple trades to bolster both the offense and bullpen, before the announcement of losing reliever Jenrry Mejia for the next 162… Read more »
The 2015 New York Mets season has been one to remember. The season started off strong with an eleven-game winning streak that launched them into first place in all of Major League Baseball. Since then… Read more »
Over at JABO (Just a Bit Outside), Rob Neyer shared the stores of his bobblehead collection. Unfortunately (or fortunately), I am slightly more obsessed with figurines that sit on my shelves than Mr. Neyer. I… Read more »
One year ago, the Mets opened against the Washington Nationals at Citi Field in Queens, NY on a freezing cold day. Both Mets starter Dillon Gee and National starter Stephen Strasburg got rocked for four… Read more »
The recent drop in offense in Major League Baseball has been well observed by the industry as shown from the average runs/game dropping from 4.6 to 4.2 from 2002 to 2014. The most notable change… Read more »
With the Mets having acquired only Sean Gilmartin for their bullpen this offseason, they tripled the relief pitchers they have acquired bringing in two left-handed relievers, Jeremy Blevins from the Washington Nationals and Alex Torres… Read more »
The Mets started this offseason with a bang, making the first signing of a free agent, Michael Cuddyer from the Colorado Rockies for 2 years and $21 million. As a player who received a qualifying offer, the Mets forfeited their 2015 1st round draft pick (#15 overall). However, after signing Cuddyer, the Mets only added two other players, outfielder John Mayberry Jr. and rule 5 pick LHP Sean Gilmartin. They lost a few players of which most notable were Eric Young Jr., who stole 46 bases in 2013 and 30 in 2014, and Gonzalez Germen (yes, he began the offseason as a Met). Besides these small moves it has been a very quiet offseason. The team added only two pitchers (including Gilmartin), an anomaly in the league as most teams stock up on pitchers (the average team added 15 according to the WSJ).
After reading the preview by Ted Berg to begin the chapter on the Mets in the 2015 Baseball Prospectus Annual, it took me back almost 6 years ago to August 15th, 2009, a day that… Read more »
As Spring Training draws near, Mets fans have begun to accept the fact that the duo up the middle for the 2015 season will start out as Daniel Murphy at second base and Wilmer Flores… Read more »
On Sunday, January 18th the New York Daily News reported that there were multiple changes made to various ownership committee changes at these past winter meetings. One of which included naming Fred Wilpon, whose family… Read more »
This past Tuesday and Wednesday brought frustration and anger to Mets fans. On Tuesday, fans thought it would be the day that Mike Piazza got in; instead it was just Pedro Martinez who spent his… Read more »
I found something peculiar while researching the career performance of those likely first-ballot Hall of Famers – Randy Johnson, Pedro Martinez and John Smoltz. One player who will certainly not be a Hall of Famer, who was very familiar to me as Mets fan with my formative years in the late 1990’s to early 2000’s, kept appearing. It was none other than Pat Mahomes.
“In honor of Channukah starting tonight, I decided to do some research into a few of the greatest Jewish baseball players of all time. To stick with the holiday spirit, I found eight greats in honor of the eight nights and eight candles of the menorah for the holiday.”
What the Mets have done, and where they could be headed.