November 19th, 2013 by slangon

Anybody there? Probably not, considering it’s been 7 months since my last post. What can I say? Sometimes life gets in the way of baseball card blogging, right? Well, I guess that’s only half true. Things have been pretty hectic what with jobs and houses and kiddies and whatnot. Honestly, I probably could’ve found time […]

A Collective Groan of Disgust from Every Third Base Prospect in the Mets Farm System
November 30th, 2012 by slangon

Shhh. Do you hear that? It’s the sound of a minor league third baseman weeping gently into his pillow. He’s not going anywhere. Looks like this card could be a reality.

A New King in Town (For Reals)
September 27th, 2012 by slangon

It has been done. Yesterday, in the bottom of the 3rd inning, David Wright hit a slow roller just past the pitcher’s reach that the third baseman for the Pirates fielded but was unable to throw out Wright. As a matter of fact, he ended up airmailing it past the first baseman and Wright ended […]

A New King in Town (Almost)
September 26th, 2012 by slangon

Just on the odd chance that anyone out there missed the Mets game last night (because after all, who in there right mind would not be glued to the television every single time the Mets are on?), after showing a couple of small signs of resiliency and life, the team ultimately fell to the Pirates […]

Mets Through the Years: Third Base
September 4th, 2012 by slangon

Man, I’ve been slacking on this series. I still have 5 positions left to go and only about a month left in the season. We’ve already looked at the managers, catchers, Opening Day starting pitchers, first basemen and second basemen. We’ve also gone through the players the Mets have sent to the All-Star Game every […]

Mets Through the Years: The All-Star(s), 2011
July 12th, 2012 by slangon

By the time the 2011 season came around, things had been pretty dismal in Mets land for a while. There were a few bright spots on the horizon though. Sandy Aldreson and crew had brought in a new philosophy and Terry Collins seemed to be able to translate that philosophy into the clubhouse pretty well. […]

Mets Through the Years: The All-Star(s), 2010
July 12th, 2012 by slangon

As bad as 2009 was for Mets fans, it seems like 2010 was even worse. I don’t know why I say that. The numbers are pretty comparable but I just seem to remember being way more miserable in 2010. They did manage to send 2 franchise favorites to the Mid-Summer Classic that year. Hmmm… Did […]

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. […]

Mets Through the Years: The All-Star(s), 2008
July 12th, 2012 by slangon

2008 was really the beginning of the end for the Mets. There was still high expectations coming into the season and the team didn’t perform terribly, but this was really when all the circus aspects surrounding the them began to creep in. They still sent 2 players to the ASG. Wright was making his third […]

Mets Through the Years: The All-Star(s), 2007
July 12th, 2012 by slangon

There was still high expectations for the Metsies in 2007, as is evidenced by the 4 players they sent to the Mid-Summer Classic that year, 3 of which were voted in as starters. Carlos was once again in the starting outfield for the N.L.er’s. He went 1 for 3 with a triple and a run […]