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Harvey vs. Seaver vs. Gooden

Sunday, April 14th, 2013

It’s probably dangerous to overhype Matt Harvey after three good starts to the season, but he already has drawn comparisons to Dwight Gooden and Tom Seaver. So how did those guys fair versus Harvey? Here is where Harvey is at for his career (13 starts) W/L = 6-5 IP = 81.1 H = 48 BB/K […]

Don’t Expect Reyes’ Return to Be Very Memorable

Tuesday, April 24th, 2012

Jose Reyes returns to New York tonight as a member of the Miami Marlins. It will be weird to see the former Mets shortstop decked out in the silly art deco Miami uniform. This is not the first time in team history a star is returning to his former place of employment. The Mets have done […]

Tom Seaver, Born to be a Dodger?

Monday, January 23rd, 2012

I had an opportunity to chat with Steven Travers last night, author of a new book called “The Last Icon: Tom Seaver and His Times,” on my radio program. Never before has someone delved into the career of the man known as “The Franchise.” You all know about his accomplishments on the field, but Travers […]

Listen: Tom Seaver: The Last Icon

Sunday, January 22nd, 2012

We do a Mets-centric show tonight, as Steven Travers, author of a new book called “The Last Icon: Tom Seaver and His Times.”  We will discuss Seaver’s career, learn about him personally, and see how he rates versus the greatest pitchers of all-time. Later in the show I will discuss why the Mets should retire Gary […]

Seaver Carries Mets to Game 4 Victory- Series Tied

Monday, October 24th, 2011

Just 24 hours ago it appeared the ’09 Yankees were well on their well to finishing the ’73 Mets off quickly. The Mets have battled back and thanks to their ace now have tied the Sim Series at two-apiece. Tom Seaver pitched a complete game, allowing 1 earned run and striking out 12 in the […]

The “Melk Man” Delivers in Game 1

Thursday, October 20th, 2011

It was a classic start to this year’s NYBD Sim Series between the 1973 Mets and 2009 Yankees. Tom Seaver took on CC Sabathia at the new Yankee Stadium and both delivered outstanding performances. In the end, it was the most unlikely member of the Yankees roster that did the most damage to give them a 1-0 lead. Melky […]

Chris Capuano’s Unique Place in Mets History

Monday, August 29th, 2011

With everyone preparing for Hurricane Irene you might have missed a dominant pitching performance by Chris Capuano on Friday. Capuano’s complete game 13 strikeout shutout of Atlanta might appear to be another win in a season that will end short of the playoffs, but as Mark Simon noted at ESPN NY this is one of the best […]

Original Scouting Reports on Santana, Seaver, and Koufax

Wednesday, August 24th, 2011

During my visit to the Hall of Fame I came across quite a few interesting pieces. Throughout the next week I will share some of my favorites, but you will also be able to access photos of the trip on Shutterfly. To start off, I took pictures of original scouting reports for Johan Santana, Tom […]

Seaver On Pitch Counts: “I Had My Own Pitch Count”

Monday, August 8th, 2011

Marc Malusis did a great in studio interview on WFAN with “The Franchise” Tom Seaver. It was inevitable that pitch counts would come up during the conversation. When asked his thoughts on pitch counts he told Malusis “I had a pitch count. Whose pitch count was it? It was mine.  I know where I felt my effectiveness […]

Mets As Sellers, Tex vs. Giambi, Matsui and New HOF, BBWAA Dilemma

Friday, July 22nd, 2011

Carlos Beltran likely played his final home game as a member of the Mets yesterday. Today is just another day where we read rumors and wait for the eventual announcement that Beltran has been dealt. I know that the blogosphere and Twitter will “light up” with a polarizing reaction. This won’t be like the K-Rod […]