This past week, we saw the Mets win games with Wilmer Flores and Jeurys Familia hitting walk-off homers. For Wilmer, it tied him for the most walk-off homers in Mets history. Still not one of those homers was a grand slam.
In fact, in Mets history, there are only eight players to hit a walk-off grand slam. Can you name them? Good luck!
Because of the way the season has fallen completely apart, Mets fans are angry, and like fans are apt to do, they blame the manager for the team’s problems. Not too surprising, this has led to calls for Mickey Callaway to be fired. If that were to happen, this would make Callaway one of the shortest tenured managers in Mets history.
Can you name the 10 managers who have had the shortest tenures in Mets history? Good luck!
Now that Sandy Alderson is no longer the General Manager of the Mets, it is time to wish him luck in his fight against cancer and to take stock of his tenure with the Mets. To that end, can you name the best player he acquired at each position during his tenure? Good luck!
For the second straight season, the Mets are launching a write-in campaign for one of their outfielders left off the ballot. Last year, it was Michael Conforto. This year, it is Brandon Nimmo. While the write-in campaign will likely be unsuccessful, it is likely Nimmo will join Jacob deGrom on this year’s All Star roster.
While deGrom has previously been an All Star, he has not been one in consecutive seasons, which is partially due to his stepping aside for Bartolo Colon in 2007. In any event, the Mets have had 20 players be named All Stars in consecutive years. Can you name them? Good luck!
Tom Seaver Jerry Koosman Bud Harrelson Willie Mays Jon Matlack John Stearns Jesse Orosco Keith Hernandez Dwight Gooden Darryl Strawberry Gary Carter Sid Fernandez Frank Viola Todd Hundley Mike Piazza Pedro Martinez Carlos Beltran Jose Reyes David Wright Billy Wagner
Well, if you have been following this Mets season, there has been just one good storyline/player. That player is now etching his name in the Mets record books by making or rising in all-time Mets categories. That includes career strikeouts and strikeouts per nine. Can you name the Mets all-time leaders in strikeouts. Good luck!
This past week, the Mets had their highest first round pick in the Sandy Alderson era, and the organization used it to select OF Jarred Kelenic. If he is like the Mets other first round draft picks, he has a good shot at making the majors. In fact, since Alderson has taken over as General Manager, the Mets have seen 28 of their draft picks make the Major Leagues.
Can you name them? Good luck!
Brandon Nimmo Cory Mazzoni Michael Fulmer Logan Verrett Tyler Pill Jack Leathersich Daniel Muno Robert Gsellman Phillip Evans Travis Taijeron John Gant Seth Lugo Chase Bradford Gavin Cecchini Kevin Plawecki Matt Reynolds Matt Koch Corey Oswalt Tomas Nido Paul Sewald Robert Whalen Matthew Bowman Chris Flexen Tim Peterson Dominic Smith Luis Guillorme Kevin McGowan Michael Conforto
While we are currently hand-wringing to determine whether or not Mickey Callaway is or will be a good manager, we should be taking a step back for a moment and realizing just how poor the Mets managerial history is. Starting with Casey Stengel, the Mets have had 21 managers in their history, and yet, not counting Callaway, there have been only five managers with a winning record.
Can you name those five managers? Good luck!
So far this season, Jacob deGrom has been the best pitcher in the National League going e’s 4-0 with a 1.54 ERA, 0.994 WHIP, and an 11.9 K/9. He leads the league in ERA, WAR (for pitchers), ERA+, and adjusted pitching runs. He’s second in FIP. Should this all continues, and given deGrom’s greatness, he can, we may very well find deGrom winning a Cy Young Award.
That may prove difficult with the absurdly low run support he is receiving. Despite his being 4-0, the Mets are just 5-5 in games he has started with the bullpen blowing multiple great starts of his. At the moment, he is on pace for around 12-13 wins, which would be a low total for a Cy Young winner.
However, it wouldn’t be the lowest. Not by any means. Can you name the pitchers with the fewest wins who have won the Cy Young Award? Good luck!
Eric Gagne Mark Davis Steve Bedrosian Bruce Sutter Rollie Fingers Dennis Eckersley Willie Hernandez Felix Hernandez Sparky Lyle Fernando Valenzuela Mike Marshall Tim Lincecum David Cone Greg Maddux Brandon Webb Zack Greinke Clayton Kershaw Max Scherzer
With us all celebrating and eagerly anticipating to read our favorite first baseman, actor, and commentator’s new book, let’s see if you can guess who has the most Gold Gloves at each position. Good luck!
In Wednesday’s embarrassing loss to the Cincinnati Reds, the Mets had the ultimate indignity of getting caught batting out of order. Apparently, the lineup card Mickey Callaway handed to the umpire had Asdrubal Cabrera batting second and Wilmer Flores batting third.
That’s not what Callaway wanted, but it didn’t matter. The end result was Cabrera’s double was wiped off the board, and Jay Bruce was effectively skipped in the lineup leading to Adrian Gonzalez leading off the next inning.
While embarrassing, you were left with a sense that if a Major League team plays long enough, they will eventually find a way to bat out of order. This statement is mostly true as there are currently five Major League franchises who have still not batted out of order in an MLB game. Can you name them? Good luck!