Yesterday, the Mets had a player unexpectedly fall to them who could be of great help to them in 2018. Because the Mets are who they are, that player was immediately traded to the Kansas City Royals for cash considerations or a player to be named later.
Still, that player counts as a Mets Rule 5 pick much in the same way Johan Santana counts as a Florida Marlins Rule 5 Draft Pick even though he was immediately traded to the Minnesota Twins.
With the Mets having made another Rule 5 pick, can you name the Rule 5 draft picks the team has made in during the Sandy Alderson era? Good luck!
Since the Mets first season in 1962, the franchise has the most 90 loss seasons in baseball. Generally speaking, if you look at the players who have received the most plate appearances in those seasons you can ascertain why those teams have struggled so. Conversely, you can also look at the players with the most plate appearances and see why the Mets were good that season. Can you name the Mets players who have had the most plate appearances each year? Good luck!
Jose Reyes Curtis Granderson Daniel Murphy David Wright Mike Cameron Ty Wigginton Roberto Alomar Todd Zeile Edgardo Alfonzo John Olerud Jose Vizcaino Lance Johnson Bobby Bonilla Eddie Murray Howard Johnson Gregg Jefferies Keith Hernandez Mookie Wilson Dave Kingman Lee Mazzilli Willie Montanez Felix Millan Rusty Staub Bud Harrelson Tommie Agee Ed Kranepool Joe Christopher Frank Thomas Ron Hunt Tommy Davis Cleon Jones
With Carlos Beltran retiring, the clock on his induction into the Baseball Hall of Fame is a matter not of if but when. When that day comes, Beltran will become just the third Hall of Famer who has played for both the Mets and the Yankees. Can you name the other two? Good Luck!
With the Mets only having so many holes this offseason, it appears the team is going to have to make a few strikes in free agency. Presumably, the sooner the team locks up a Todd Frazier or an Addison Reed, they can quickly shift their focus to the next need. There’s just one problem. In his tenure as the Mets GM, Sandy’s first free agent acqusition has typically been lacklaster.
Can you name the first MLB free agent Sandy has signed with the Mets each offseason? Good luck!
When your team isn’t in the World Series, you look for different reasons to root for one team or another. One of the reasons is rooting for some of your favorite Mets. This year is a little more difficult with players on both sides even with Curtis Granderson being left off the World Series roster.
Can you name the former Mets from the Sandy Alderson regime who have played in the World Series since 2011? Good luck!
As the Mets embark on their managerial search, it’s interesting to note that of the Mets 20 managers only eight have been hired for another job. For some, there were extenuating circumstances. Casey Stengel broke a hip. Gil Hodges passed away. Terry Collins is retiring or being forced into retirement depending upon your point of view.
With that said, for the most part, managing the Mets is typically a final step in a manager’s career. As noted there were eight exceptions. Can you name them? Good luck!
There have been many reasons why the Mets has struggled this season. One of the biggest reasons have been their poor team defense. That is something that we can all hope will be better with the team calling up Amed Rosario and Dominic Smith. Certainly, with Rosario we have seen just how enjoyable great defense can be. It is reminiscent of some of the top defenders we have seen in year’s past. Can you name the Mets top defenders per DRS? Good luck!
With the Mets being also ran, it is time to look towards the future. That includes looking at the prospects who can soon help the Mets. Can you name the Mets top 40 propects? Good luck!
Amed Rosario Dominic Smith Andres Gimenez Chris Flexen David Peterson Thomas Szapucki Justin Dunn Gavin Cecchini Peter Alonso Mark Vientos Desmond Lindsay Tomas Nido Luis Guillorme Corey Oswalt Nabil Crismatt Stephen Nogosek Marcos Molina Drew Smith Luis Carpio Jordan Humphreys Gregory Guerrero P.J. Conlon Jamie Callahan Michael Paez Patrick Mazeika Wuilmer Becerra Gerson Bautista David Thompson Jhoan Urena Harol Gonzalez Jose Medina Quinn Brodey Adrian Hernandez Ali Sanchez Blake Taylor Wagner Lagrange Tyler Bashlor Austin McGeorge Adonis Uceta
So far this season, there have been 50 players that have played for the Mets. That doesn’t include David Wright who will not play one game this year. Believe it or not, so far this season nearly half of the players who have played for the Mets have not landed on the DL. Can you name these 24 lucky players? Good luck!
Curtis Granderson Rene Rivera Amed Rosario Dominic Smith Matt Reynolds Kevin Plawecki Nori Aoki Gavin Cecchini Travis Taijeron Ty Kelly Jacob deGrom Rafael Montero Chris Flexen Paul Sewald Fernando Salas Neil Ramirez Hansel Robles Chasen Bradford Addison Reed Jacob Rhame AJ Ramos Kevin McGowan Jerry Blevins Erik Goeddel Jamie Callahan
For the second time this season, Mets catcher Kevin Plawecki toed the rubber for the New York Mets. His appearance was the second time in Mets history a position player made two relief appearances in a season. It also marked the 10th time the Mets had a position player pitch in a game.
Can you name the eight Mets position players who have pitched in a game? Good luck!