Some long time fans wonder who the biggest disappointment was between Bobby Bonilla and Mo Vaughn. Bobby Bonilla was part of a 1-2 punch, along with Barry Bonds, when both were key players for the Pittsburgh Pirates. In 1991, Bonilla batted .302, hit 18 home runs and had 100 RBI. Testing the free agent waters, the Mets signed Bonilla to a five year, $29 million contract. Instead of leading the Mets to the promised land, his .249 average led them to a 72 win season. The next season, 1993, Bonilla’s production improved slightly, but the Mets only won 59 games. By mid 1995, he was gone, only to come back briefly in 1999, hitting .160, then working out a deal where the Mets would pay him approximately $1.2 million annually through 2035. Mo Vaughn was a MVP with the Boston Red Sox. Vaughn’s best season were in a Red Sox uniform. After two very potent seasons in Anaheim as a member of the Angels, he spent 2001 on the disabled list. When the Mets traded Kevin Appier for Vaughn, they should have known that they were getting damaged merchandise. A disappointing 2002 and a career ending injury in 2003 is all the Mets got out of Mo Vaughn. My thought about it is that between the two, http://bestchoicetv.com/, Mets fans have 1.2 million reasons until 2035 to say the biggest disappointment would be Bobby Bonilla.
When it comes to expansion franchises, the New York Mets are arguably the best expansion franchise in history. From the team’s first game in 1962, it took a mere seven years to stun the baseball world by winning its first World Series, defeating Brooks Robinson and the mighty Baltimore Orioles. The “Miracle Mets” of ’69 are still regarded as one of the biggest surprises in modern sports history, with all other expansion franchises in any sport looking to them for Read the rest of this entry »
The New York Mets moved from Shea Stadium to Citi Field in 2009, but the team has struggled ever since the move. These struggles have led many Mets fans to wonder if they were better off staying in Shea Stadium. While no one will argue that Citi Field is not a much nicer stadium, it just may be too big to help a team win games.
When the Mets first moved to Citi Field, their team was Read the rest of this entry »
You’re a Mets super fan (you’d have to be if you’re on this site). You go to all of their home games and, if you get your sports channels through http://www.satellitetv-hq.com, you’ve followed them while they are away.
And, of course, as every Mets fan knows – even the mighty can make mistakes and listed below are a couple doozies:
Most Mets fans out there remember the on-field celebration thrown for Johan Santana during his history-making no-hitter. …And then the subsequent tragedy when a fan was crushed during it.
Bill Buckner Mets Jerseys
Not so much a mistake made by the Mets as a Mets fan’s earnest jab at a baseball legend. Obviously, Bill Buckner never played for the Mets but he certainly, unwittingly, gave them a hand when he made a costly mistake during the 1986 World Series that gave the Mets the edge. Long story short: Mets fans created Bill Buckner Jerseys with Mets colors immortalizing his catastrophic mistake.
Valdespin’s Egregious Learning Curve
We’ve all heard of rookie mistakes, but if “dropping the ball” was a job you could get paid for, Valdespin would be a millionaire. While coaches are still optimistic for the future of this player, one must ask just how many games he needs to lose for the Mets before he gets his act together.
Nineteen-sixty nine was a HUGE year for sports in New York; the Amazin’ New York Mets won the World Series and Joe Namath and the Jets won the Super Bowl. For years, the question has been asked who had the biggest upset the Jets or Mets?
Well, let’s examine both their seasons. The Mets fell behind early in the in the season to the Chicago Cubs before the Cubs collapse and the Mets would not Read the rest of this entry »
With the possible exception of Tom Seaver, Dwight Gooden and Daryl Strawberry were the two greatest stars that ever donned a Mets uniform. Not counting Willie Mays, one of the top 10 players of all-time, who finished his illustrious career with the Mets, Gooden and Strawberry will always be remembered for their achievements on the field.
When asked to decide which of the two players was the biggest disappointment, one has to consider their performance both on and off the field of play. On the field, both players were named Rookie of the Year. Strawberry won the honor in 1983 at the Read the rest of this entry »
As any avid baseball fan will be aware, the New York Mets have a recent record that is, well, somewhat unfortunate. Though their mid-20th century lineup was nothing short of astounding, giving rise to the nickname “Miracle Mets”, their trend since then has been predominantly downhill. This can be attributed to a variety of things. Here, we’ll be looking at some trades that can be charitably described as “dumb”: Tom Seaver and Nolan Ryan.
Both of these players were part Read the rest of this entry »
This is a great question and by far very easy to answer. I am going to start with my all time favorite New York Mets pitcher, Mr. Dwight “Doc” Gooden. I remember watching him playing when I was a wee child living in New Jersey. That man through a wicked ball. He was amazing! He was a key player in The Mets winning their 1986 World Series Championship. He was also only nineteen years old when he won The Cy Young Award.
Mr. Tom Seaver is a historic figure when it comes to the New York Mets.He was signed as an amateur pitcher in 1966. He received three Cy Young awards in his lifetime. He is famous for leading his team to its first World Series Championship title ever!
In 1966, left handed pitcher, Jon Matlock was drafted to the Mets. This amazing pitcher was known for his shutouts and goes down in Mets history as one of the best.
Jerry Koosman was a fantastic pitcher for the Mets, he is tied for second with Jon Matlock for the most shut outs in team history.
Lastly, we cannot forget David Cone. He still holds the record for strike-outs per nine innings to this day.
Some long time fans wonder who the biggest disappointment was between Bobby Bonilla and Mo Vaughn.
Bobby Bonilla was part of a 1-2 punch, along with Barry Bonds, when both were key players for the Pittsburgh Pirates. In 1991, Bonilla batted .302, hit 18 home runs and had 100 RBI. Testing the free agent waters, the Mets signed Bonilla to a five year, 29 million contract. Instead of leading the Mets to the promised land, his .249 average led them to a 72 win season. The next season, 1993, Bonilla’s production improved Read the rest of this entry »