I believe there’s a reason above all others that Ed Kranepool resonates like no one else in the Met mythology: He was here from the first year through the eighteenth year of the franchise uninterrupted. Ed Kranepool’s entire Mets career (his entire major league career, for that matter) can be expressed via a simple en-dash.
Like my blog partner, I registered the wholly unexpected presence of Jason Isringhausen in Mets camp — and, however briefly, allowed myself to dream.
Stories like Izzy’s are an object lesson in why it’s good that fans don’t run baseball teams. The reaction of the Sandy Alderson braintrust to Izzy’s availability, I’m sure, was a businesslike [...]
Omar Minaya heard it was Fred Wilpon’s thirtieth anniversary as a Met owner. For a gift, he thought about what the chairman and CEO had; didn’t have; and once had but had no longer. Omar was intrigued by the last category. Surely, he thought, there was something Fred once held in his collection, regretted not [...]
The thing that’s holding up the Ishii deal, according to Fran Healy, is “a contractual matter”. He said it like he had a scoop.
And you miss MSG.
Mets By The Numbers lists a handful of other recidivist Mets:
Mike Birkbeck is an asterisk unto himself. His [...]
I couldn’t help noticing that both Hubie Brooks and Todd Zeile belong the category of Reacquired Mets, which is always an interesting one.
By my count (which is almost certainly wrong) there are 23 members of
this club, and a look at their mostly-not-august ranks shows how rarely
this works. What you’re hoping for is a Nice Comeback: [...]