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'86 Mets ahead after 5 games in Bracket finals

@AnthonyDiComo
June 4, 2020

NEW YORK -- Perhaps it should surprise no one that two of the winningest teams in Major League history, the 2001 Mariners and 1986 Mets, managed to advance all the way through Out of the Park’s Dream Bracket 2 to meet in the finals. The ’01 Mariners won an MLB-record

Mets reopen Spring Training complex in Fla.

@AnthonyDiComo
June 3, 2020

NEW YORK -- For the first time in more than two months, the Mets have opened the doors to their Spring Training complex in Port St. Lucie, Fla. The team's Clover Park facilities had been shuttered since late March before reopening Monday for players who live locally. A team official

Most hyped LHP prospects of the past 20 years

@GoldenSombrero and @JimCallisMLB and @JonathanMayo
June 4, 2020

Left-handed pitching is always something in high demand and often in short supply. Some of that is simply probability. Only about 10 percent of the world’s population is left-handed. The difficulty in developing pitching in general and keeping pitchers healthy whittles the numbers down even more. There’s a reason why

The best No. 1 Draft pick in every team's history

June 3, 2020

As the June 10-11 MLB Draft approaches, it's a great time to look back at the best first-round selections in each club's history. With the help of each of the 30 MLB.com beat writers, here's a look at a list that includes All-Stars, MVP Award winners, Cy Young Award winners

These are the best homegrown NL East players

@zachsilver
June 3, 2020

You watched your favorite team read that youngster’s name aloud for the first time, entrusting him into the organization with a pick in the Draft. You listened to his first baby-faced interview, maybe saw him as a prospect in Spring Training. You now unabashedly cheer him on and look back

Mets' Top 5 left-handed starters: DiComo's take

@AnthonyDiComo
June 2, 2020

No one loves a good debate quite like baseball fans, and with that in mind, we asked each of our beat reporters to rank the top five players by position in the history of their franchise, based on their career while playing for that club. These rankings are for fun

MLB announces 2020 Draft schedule

First round begins June 10 at 7 ET; televised live on MLB Network, ESPN
@JonathanMayo
May 29, 2020

On Friday, Major League Baseball announced that this year’s Draft will be held on June 10-11. Here’s everything you need to know: Broadcast and logistics details The five-round Draft will begin on Wednesday, June 10 at 7 p.m. ET, with both MLB Network and ESPN producing live coverage -- the

The best hometown Draft pick for all 30 teams

@JonathanMayo
June 1, 2020

Rickey Henderson to the A's. Cal Ripken Jr. to the Orioles. Barry Larkin to the Reds. It's not uncommon to see a team go with a hometown kid in the Draft. In 2004, Neil Walker was playing at Pine-Richland High School just outside of Pittsburgh, intending to head to Clemson

These are the best throwing arms in the NL East

@cdenicola13
May 29, 2020

Pitchers aren't the only ones with a cannon for an arm. Across the National League East, infielders and outfielders alike neutralize the opposition on the basepaths with strong and accurate throws. Whether backed by Statcast data, assist totals or anecdotal evidence, clubs know not to try for an extra base

This is how each club's highest Draft pick fared

@williamfleitch
May 31, 2020

We are just about a week and a half away from the 2020 MLB Draft, one that will be done virtually and will be unlike any other Draft before it. But it’s still the Draft. There’s still a first round, still excited youngsters ready to make their way to the

Cohen, Rose, Randazzo share best Mets calls

@AnthonyDiComo
May 27, 2020

NEW YORK -- For decades, the Mets have been blessed with some of the game’s finest broadcasters -- a group that includes current play-by-play men Gary Cohen and Howie Rose, who boast more than five decades of combined experience calling Mets games. MLB.com caught up with those two and relative

33 years on, Tom Terrific still Mets' biggest icon

Hall of Famer Seaver mattered more than any player in the team's history
@MikeLupica
May 27, 2020

It was right around this time, late May 1987, that Tom Seaver announced he was trying one last comeback with the Mets. He had left them twice before, once in June in 1977 when ownership traded him to the Reds seemingly because of spite and money, and then again after

Most hyped RHP prospects of the past 20 years

@GoldenSombrero and @JimCallisMLB and @JonathanMayo
May 27, 2020

Pitching prospects are an inherently volatile group, one with more cautionary tales than success stories, but the type of impact that a highly touted young hurler can have on an organization’s long-term outlook cannot be overstated. The below list of the most-hyped right-handed pitching prospects of the past 20 years

Mets' Top 5 right-handed starters: DiComo's take

@AnthonyDiComo
May 26, 2020

No one loves a good debate quite like baseball fans, and with that in mind, we asked each of our beat reporters to rank the top five players by position in the history of their franchise, based on their career while playing for that club. These rankings are for fun

Each MLB team's best Draft of all time

@GoldenSombrero and @JimCallisMLB and @JonathanMayo
May 23, 2020

The Dodgers had mixed success in the first three years of the Draft, sandwiching lackluster efforts in 1965 and 1967 around finding three All-Stars (Charlie Hough, Bill Russell, Billy Grabarkewitz) and a Rookie of the Year (Ted Sizemore) in 1966. Los Angeles slid from a World Series championship to an

For 1 season, these 30 guys played like HOFers

@williamfleitch
May 25, 2020

It’s easy to break down truly great seasons from the superstars. If anything, the hardest part is deciding which Mike Trout season is the best, or which Barry Bonds, or which Albert Pujols. The real fun is the random superstar season that comes out of nowhere, a player who isn’t

Koo's epic '05 day was unlikeliest sequence ever

@_dadler
May 21, 2020

Mets fans have to believe in miracles. Miraculous season? They have the 1969 Miracle Mets. Miraculous game? Game 6 in 1986. Miraculous moment? Bartolo's home run. But how about a miraculous series of events -- one so impossible, you'll never see anything like it again. The Mets have that, too

The best games by 1 batter for every club

May 21, 2020

Do you know your favorite team's best individual single-game hitting performance? From Hall of Famers to players who otherwise had obscure careers, there's a diverse list in that category. With the help of all 30 MLB.com beat writers, here's the best game any one batter has had for each club.

Watch 44 more epic half-innings right here

May 21, 2020

As the baseball world waits for live games to return, MLB.com once again offered a dizzying sprint through history to satisfy your craving. For the second time, MLB.com streamed the most memorable half-innings in modern history back to back, a string of 44 half-innings. All of the half-innings also are

Mets' Top 5 bench players: DiComo's take

@AnthonyDiComo
May 19, 2020

No one loves a good debate quite like baseball fans, and with that in mind, we asked each of our beat reporters to rank the top five players by position in the history of their franchise, based on their career while playing for that club. These rankings are for fun

Revisit Glavine's 300th career win

@AnthonyDiComo
May 19, 2020

NEW YORK -- For as rich as their pitching history may be, the Mets waited decades to watch a player win his 300th game in their uniform. Tom Seaver won his 300th with the White Sox, of all teams. Jerry Koosman and Dwight Gooden fell well short of the hallowed

Catching up with Mets' Horwitz about new book

@AnthonyDiComo
May 18, 2020

NEW YORK -- Among the most famous Mets employees never to throw a pitch or take a swing is Jay Horwitz, who spent 39 years as the team’s head of media relations before shifting to a role in alumni relations in 2018. Horwitz is set to release his autobiography, “Mr.