Mets Through the Years: The All-Star(s), 2009
July 12th, 2012 by slangon

The Mets were in full blown melt down mode come 2009. After the exciting-yet-ultimately-diappointing 2006 post-season, they suffered back to back collapses in ’07 and ’08 that saw them 1 win away from the playoffs. A series of injuries coupled with poor performance all around led to a 70-92 record and a 4th place finish. […]

“O” Yeah! It’s a Trade.
September 4th, 2011 by slangon

A while back, Ryan from “O” No! Another Orioles Blog had contacted me about having some cards from my Mets wantlist. Obviously, I’m always down to chip away at the holes in my Mets collection, so a deal was struck, cards were mailed out and delivered, despite not one, but two natural disasters taking place.┬áThe […]

Good Luck, Frankie
July 13th, 2011 by slangon

Well, it’s official. Frankie Rodriguez and the specter of his $17 Million vesting option have moved on to the sunny environs of Wisconsin. Honestly, I’m at a little bit of a loss as to how to feel about this. On one hand, I was never a K-Rod hater as some Mets fans and local media […]

A Trade Post That I Was Putting Off Because I Was Mad
April 26th, 2011 by slangon

Not mad about the trade mind you. Mad at the Mets. A while ago, I had bought a few random packs of 2011 Heritage and slapped together a post yammering away about my thoughts on the set. In that post I had mentioned that, although I liked this years heritage set a bit more than […]

This Just In
April 17th, 2011 by slangon

The Mets organization has announced that as part of the celebration of the teams 50th season, they will be trying to match to win-loss record of the teams inaugural 1962 season.* Unfortunately, they have a little catching up to do. This years team stands at 4-11 whereas the record setting 1962 team was 3-12 after […]

I May Be Way Off Base, but This Trade Was Pretty Right On
February 18th, 2011 by slangon

A while back Randy of Way Off Base had gotten in touch with me about having some 2010 Topps Series 2 cards that I needed. Turned out I had some random 2010 Topps Series 2 that he needed so We decided to swap. Turns out he’s a Cardinals fan so in the spirit of thinning […]

My Thoughts on the Mets Going Forward: The Bullpen
December 10th, 2010 by slangon

The Mets bullpen of 2010 were not as bad as some of their predecessors. They blew 16 saves last season as compared to 21 in 2009, 29 in 2008 and 18 in 2007. Maybe that’s not the best number to be looking at, but I thought that was a pretty good way to judge the […]

2010 Topps Series 2 Hobby Box, Part 4
May 30th, 2010 by slangon

Pack 9 (Cobb): 436 New York Mets TC 360 Justin Morneau 502 Jhoulys Chacin 350 Prince Fielder / Ryan Braun CL CMT82 George Brett CMT112 Andre Ethier Original Back TR55 Aaron Hill 351 Koji Uehara 440 Willie Harris Chase Utley Attax A strong opening for Cobb. Another Mets card (which is a team card, which […]

Christmas Cards (The Kind Without Glitter) Part II
December 31st, 2009 by slangon

Moving along with the card haul I managed to receive for Christmas, here is the highlights from the T206 blaster that I was given by my lovely sister-in-law. First up, is a batch of rookies that I’m pretty excited to get, and not in a prospector way. More in a these-guys-were-pretty-exciting-to watch-last-season-and-I’m-interested-to-see-how-they-develop kind of way. […]