With the injuries to Wilmer Flores and Jose Reyes, the Mets had to play a catcher out of position for the full game. Believe it or not, this is the third time this season a Mets catcher has played another position. In the Mets 55 year history, they have had a number of catchers who have played a position other than catcher. Can you name them? Good luck!
Chris Cannizzaro Choo-Choo Coleman Hawk Taylor John Stephenson Jerry Grote J.C. Martin Duffy Dyer John Stearns Alex Trevino Bruce Bochy Gary Carter Clint Hurdle Barry Lyons Mackey Sasser Jeff McKnight Steve Bieser Todd Pratt Jim Tatum Eli Marrero Todd Hundley Mike Piazza Vance Wilson Todd Zeile Jason Phillips Rob Johnson Anthony Recker Rene Rivera Kevin Plawecki Travis d’Arnaud
With Jay Bruce now being a member of the Cleveland Indians, there are many things that will be analyzed, especially the return the Mets received for him. One thing that hasn’t gotten much attention was how the Mets may never have been able to obtain Bruce or even trade him away without their 1987 eighth round draft pick.
Can you figure out how the Mets got to that point? Good luck!
Ryder Ryan Dilson Herrera Max Wotell Marlon Byrd John Buck R.A. Dickey Josh Thole Mike Nickeas Victor Diaz Jeromy Burnitz Benny Agbayani Todd Zeile Lenny Harris Glendon Rusch Bill Pulsipher Luis Lopez Tim Bogar
One thing that has hovered over the Mets season has been the absence of Captain David Wright. In every meaning of the word, Wright is a leader not just on the field, but also in most of the Mets all-time categories. However, Wright does not lead each and every category. Can you name the ones where he doesn’t hold the Mets all-time record? Good luck!
With the Mets having traded Lucas Duda, there is now only one Mets player remaining who played for the Mets in the 2014 season.
Can you name everyone who played for the Mets in that game? Good luck!
In a little more than a week, the Mets are in a position where they should be trading players like Curtis Granderson, Lucas Duda, and Asdrubal Cabrera to help the team build towards the future. This is a tricky task for any GM, and it is a task that Sandy Alderson has not had to embark upon since 2014.
Overall, Sandy’s exploits as a seller at the deadline have been well noted. In fact, through all of his trades, there are currently nine Mets on the 2017 roster who have been obtained via trade. Can you name them? Good luck!
One of the most overlooked parts of the All Star festivities is the Future’s Game. For many, it is the first time you get to see your team’s top prospects. Even better, you get to see them against the other team’s top prospects giving you a chance to judge how your team’s future compares to the other teams in the major leagues.
There have been Mets prospects who have been selected to multiple Future’s Games, and there are others who have used it to showcase the skills that eventually led to them being quickly promoted to the majors. Can you name all of the Mets who have been named to the Future’s Game? Good luck!
Jorge Toca Grant Roberts Alex Escobar Jae Seo Justin Huber Jose Reyes Royce Ring David Wright Yusmeiro Petit Lastings Milledge Matt Lindstrom Deolis Guerra Kevin Mulvey Fernando Martinez Wilmer Flores Jenrry Mejia Matt Harvey Jefry Marte Zack Wheeler Noah Syndergaard Rafael Montero Brandon Nimmo Kevin Plawecki Michael Conforto Dominic Smith Amed Rosario Dilson Herrera Tomas Nido
Recent reports indicate the Mets are not willing to trade Addison Reed or the Mets other trade chips to the Nationals. This is a truly odd decision because the Mets lone goal should be to acquire the best possible assets they can in a deal, especially for those players who are pending free agents.
The decision is also odd because Sandy Alderson has previously made trades with other National League East teams. In each of those trades, the Mets have fared well, which would make you believe Alderson would be willing to deal in the division again. Can you name the players the Mets have traded away in those deals? Good luck!
Over the past week or so, one of the themes that has emerged was how well Sandy Alderson has drafted since becoming the Mets GM. That was certainly precipitated with Corey Seager and Cody Bellinger beating up on the team in Los Angeles.
However, fact is the Mets have drafted fairly well under Alderson with many of his players already having made it to the majors. Can you name the 19 players who have made it to the majors? Good luck!
Brandon Nimmo Michael Fulmer Cory Mazzoni Logan Verrett Tyler Pill Jack Leathersich Danny Muno Robert Gsellman John Gant Seth Lugo Chase Bradford Gavin Cecchini Kevin Plawecki Matt Reynolds Matt Koch Paul Sewald Robert Whalen Matthew Bowman Michael Conforto
The Mets have added a whole other draft class and with them comes hope they will become great players that will lead the team to another World Series. They were close with Michael Conforto in 2015, and hopefully, they will be close again.
Overall, many will tell you the draft is a crap shoot. Sometimes the best player you draft is towards the end of the draft. The Dodgers can tell you about that with Mike Piazza. Other times, you draft the incredible talent, but you are unable to sign him to a deal. He re-enters the draft, and you see him go and succeed elsewhere. Worse yet, you do sign him, and you trade him before he figures it out.
In any event, the New York Mets have been drafting since 1965. Can you name the 10 best players the Mets have ever drafted? Good luck!
On Monday, MLB draft will begin, and the Mets will look to add their next superstar. The hope is the player drafted becomes the next David Wright and not another Steven Chilcott. There’s certainly hope as with the exception of last year’s draft, every single one of Alderson’s first round draft picks have reached the majors.
Can you name Sandy Alderson’s first round draft picks with the Mets? Good luck!