Mets Links: Hall of Fame, Mini Camp, Starting Pitcher

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The biggest news this week is that the Mets finally announced the election of Doc Gooden, Darryl Strawberry, Frank Cashen, and Davey Johnson into the team Hall of Fame. They’ll go in on August 1 and that’s a date to mark on your calendar to be at Citi Field. It still burns me up that the team seemed to forget about the Hall of Fame, not electing anyone since 2002. You can see the entire list here. How is Johnny Franco not in the Hall?

On the same note, Remembering Shea has a good list of the nine greatest Mets, the next nine to go into the Hall, and the next nine to have their numbers retired. It’s a great post. Take a few minutes to read it. The lists are great but I’m not as high on Jerry Koosman. I’d move him down a few spots, but other than that the lists are spot on.

The Mets are holding a voluntary mini-camp in Port St. Lucie starting on Monday. It’ll be really interesting to see who shows up to that. There should be an announcement within the next day or so about which players will be there. If Oliver Perez doesn’t show up, I’ll be livid. Nobody needs the extra work more than he does.

 

Last but not least is a video from Kerel Cooper at On The Black about signing Chien-Ming Wang. I wouldn’t have a problem with that signing at all, and Kerel makes a pretty good case in the video.

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4 thoughts on “Mets Links: Hall of Fame, Mini Camp, Starting Pitcher

  1. DyHrdMET

    Dave, I put my lists out there for the purpose of debate. I know that no 2 Mets fans will come up with the same lists. Head over to RememberingShea and give me your lists. The tail end of some of thoses lists are certainly open for discussion.

      1. DyHrdMET

        I don't know if Franco should go in this year. Re-opening the Mets HOF with the quartet from 1986 is a good start, but I wouldn't waste even 4 names on the list in any year other than this one. It's also fitting that Cashen goes in with the re-opening since Frank Cashen created the Mets HOF in the first place almost 30 years ago (see my latest post on the subject).

  2. DyHrdMET

    I don't know if Franco should go in this year. Re-opening the Mets HOF with the quartet from 1986 is a good start, but I wouldn't waste even 4 names on the list in any year other than this one. It's also fitting that Cashen goes in with the re-opening since Frank Cashen created the Mets HOF in the first place almost 30 years ago (see my latest post on the subject).

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