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November 29, 2008

A History of the Mets at Second Base Part 5 - Jeff Kent

Editor's Note: This is the fifth in a series of new articles Barry will be writing on Mets second basemen for this site. - M.S. On August 29, 1992, the Mets traded David Cone, one of the mainstays of their rotation for 5 years, to the Toronto Blue Jays. The...

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November 28, 2008

Appearance on Seven Train To Shea Show

Just a quick note that I will be talking some hot stove with Matt Pignataro on his Seven Train To Shea Mets Radio Show this Sunday night, November 30, at 7 PM. You can call into the show by dialing (347) 215-8253. Also, our friend Gary Sparber -- game photographer...

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November 27, 2008

Naming Rights Madness

Sorry. I know I promised to get back to regular posting now that the election is over, and I still intend to keep that promise. It's just that I have been really busy with a work project this month. Things are starting to loosen up a little, so I should...

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November 22, 2008

A History of the Mets at Second Base Part 4 - Gregg Jefferies

Editor's Note: This is the fourth in a series of new articles Barry will be writing on Mets second basemen for this site. - M.S. Gregg Jefferies was not the first great Mets prospect. A couple of them, Tom Seaver and Doc Gooden, reached the majors and attained stardom after...

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November 19, 2008

Time for Some Stovin'

I've sat down at my computer a couple of times in an attempt to get back into more frequent updates to the site. The hot stove season has always interested me in the past, but I have to admit that I'm just not as into it this season. I suspect...

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November 15, 2008

A History of the Mets at Second Base Part 3 - The Seventies and Eighties

Editor's Note: This is the third in a series of new articles Barry will be writing on Mets second basemen for this site. - M.S. Ken Boswell started the '70's as more or less the regular at second base. The Mets probably had hopes that farm system product Teddy Martinez...

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November 10, 2008

On Blowhards and Blowing Up the Team

I had an email this morning asking me if, after my extended layoff from blogging, I was going to weigh in on all of the blathering that WFAN's Mike Francesa has been doing about the Mets this off-season. I have to admit that I haven't listened to Francesa -- with...

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November 9, 2008

A History of the Mets at Second Base Part 2 - The Sixties

Editor's Note: This is the second in a series of new articles Barry will be writing on Mets second basemen for this site. - M.S. Going back to 1961, the expansion draft left the Mets without a solid candidate to pencil in at second base. Of course, you could pretty...

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November 8, 2008

Baseball and Politics

I mentioned in my previous post that I had supported Obama in the election -- without actually mentioning him by name -- and was somewhat surprised to receive several emails from people who read my blog that obviously do not share my political beliefs. While it didn't really shock or...

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November 6, 2008

Posting to Begin Again

Looking back to my last post date, I've taken over three weeks off from this blog. This was never part of any plan, but simply reflected the fact that my attention was elsewhere. I turned 50 on October 20 (the same birthday as Keith Hernandez and Mickey Mantle, by the...

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November 3, 2008

Generic Hot Stove Blog Entry

Provided as a public service for Mets bloggers everywhere (select the options below to fill any blog entry): If the Mets want to be in the postseason next year, it's clear they must address their problems [in the bullpen/at second base/at left field/at catcher/on the bench/other position]. And in order...

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November 2, 2008

A History of Mistakes at Second Base

Editor's Note: This is the first in a series of new articles Barry will be writing on Mets second basemen for this site. - M.S. It's hard to believe how in the past 15 years the Mets have had so many disappointments at second base, especially when they've made several...

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