John From Albany – Mets Breakfast Links 5/27/2020


Good Morning.  Happy Birthday to Todd Hundley and Terry Collins, Mets.com looks at the top 5 Mets RHPs, and we get the details on MLB's economic proposal to the players.

CBS Sports.com: MLB wants players to take another 2020 pay cut; here's how salaries would look under league's proposal. The game's highest-paid players reportedly would get less than 25 percent of their original salaries.

Mets Links:  

Mets.com: Mets' Top 5 right-handed starters: DiComo's take. 1. Tom Seaver (1967-77, 1983); 2. Dwight Gooden (1984-94); 3. Jacob deGrom (2014-present); 4. Ron Darling (1983-91); 5. David Cone (1987-92, 2003).

MLB.com: Fun games to watch right now for each team. For the Mets: Sept. 29, 2018, David Wright’s final game.  MLB.com earlier listed 10 fun Mets games to watch right now. David Wright’s last game, Dominic Smith’s end of 2019 Walk off are included. 

MLB Trade Rumors: Did The Mets Rob The Astros? Infielder/outfielder J.D. Davis and INF Cody Bohanek came to the Mets for the trio of second baseman Luis Santana, outfielder Ross Adolph and catcher Scott Manea.

Centerfield Maz: Remembering Mets History: (1997) Todd Hundley's Has Three Multi HR Games Where He Drives in Five Runs.

Rising Apple: Mets Players the Kids Should Know: Ron Taylor, the forgotten closer. “Ron Taylor gave the Mets 14 saves, 44 games finished and a 2.72 ERA in 1969. Best of all, he won 9 games out of the bullpen. He also happened to pick up a victory in one of his two appearances in the NLCS against the Atlanta Braves.”

Elite Sports NY: New York Mets SP Marcus Stroman set to have a strong free-agent market.

Metsmerized.com: Mets One Year Wonders: Chad Bradford Has Effective 2006 in Relief for Amazins’.


Ken Davidoff NY Post: MLB’s divide-and-conquer pitch to union a non-starter.

ESPN.com: Key takeaways from MLB's initial economic proposal to restart 2020 season. “One player said it's already "much better" than any revenue-sharing split, but that doesn't make it likely they'll accept. Players already believe they agreed to a prorated salary structure, so selling them on taking even less won't be easy. Just easier than a revenue-sharing proposal. The good news is that the owners have shown some willingness to negotiate but, in fact, this is their first real proposal. Revenue sharing was a trial balloon which popped upon leaking to the media.”

Minor League Links:

Asian Baseball:

MLB Trade Rumors: Former MLB Players In NPB: Japan Pacific League.  Japan’s Nippon Professional Baseball is targeting a June 19 Opening Day. Here are some recognizable names: Saitama Seibu Lions (80-62-1): Daisuke Matsuzaka, RHP; Fukuoka SoftBank Hawks (76-62-5): Matt Moore, LHP; Orix Buffaloes (61-75-7): Adam Jones, OF.

Yesterday it was NC Dinos 7 Kiwoom 2.  Aaron Altherr 2 for 3 with HR, walk, 4 RBIs and 2 runs scored. (Box Score). Aaron is hitting .241 in 18 games, 58 Abs, 14 hits, 4 HR, 11 RBI, 3 SB, 22K’s, 4BB.

Doosan Bears 6 SK 4, Chris Flexen, 6 innings, 4 hits, 3 runs, 4 Walks, 4 Ks. (Box score). After 4 games, Chris is 2-0, 3.12 ERA, 26 innings, 21 hits, 9 runs (all earned), 8 BB, 12 Ks, 1.250 WHIP. Chris Flexen, 2 games, 2-0, 3.11 ERA, 12 innings, 13 hits, 5 runs (all earned), 2 BB, 26 Ks.

Kia Tigers 4 KT Wiz 1, Drew Gagnon 7 shut out innings, 3 hits, 8 Ks. (Box Score). In 4 games this year, Drew Gagnon, 2-2, 3.11 ERA, 23.1 innings, 17 hits, 8 runs, 7 earned, 5 BB, 31 Ks.

Mack’s Blast From The Past: May 27, 2014:  Binghamton 5 - New Britain 0.  Darin Gorski threw his first career complete-game shutout to lead the Binghamton Mets past the New Britain Rock Cats, 5-0, on Monday afternoon at NYSEG Stadium. Gorski surrendered two hits and faced three over the minimum to secure a four-game series sweep, Binghamton’s first since April 2012.”

Born on this date:

New York Mets sold 
Kirk Nieuwenhuis to the Los Angeles Angels on May 27, 2015.

Davey Johnson surpasses Gil Hodges as the winningest manager in Mets history with his 340th win, a 4-3 triumph over the Giants at Candlestick Park. The New York skipper, who has averaged 98 victories during his first three seasons, will compile a 595-417 record (.588) during his six-plus years with the team.
A sign bearing the likeness of Mike Piazza connecting for his decisive eighth-inning home run in the Mets' 3-2 victory against Atlanta in the first professional sports event in New York City following the terrorist attacks of 9/11 proves to be the winning entry in the Mets' revival of Banner Day, a team tradition started in 1963 that lasted until 1996. The artwork, created by cousins Olivia Nuzzo and Stephanie Giangrande, included a section of the NYC's former skyline, with the WTC towers silhouetted above Piazza's heroic homer in mid-swing above the words, "The home run that helped heal N.Y. God Bless America. Let's Go Mets."

2010:Mike Pelfrey pitches the Mets' third consecutive shutout over the Phillies, 3 - 0 at Citi Field. The Phillies' hitting woes started even before coming to New York, when they were shut out for eight innings by veteran knuckleballer Tim Wakefield two days before facing the Mets. The Mets' own knuckleballer, R.A. Dickey, baffled the Phils in the first game of the series, followed by Japanese rookie Hisanori Takahashi in the second game. The Mets have only swept a series with three shutouts one other time in their history, during their Amazin' year of 1969, also against Philadelphia.

2019 - Cody Bellinger of the Dodgers continues to have a superlative season. Today, in a 9 - 5 win over the Mets, he hits his 19th homer of the year and also throws out two baserunners. He nabs Michael Conforto at home in the 1st, and then gets Carlos Gomez at third base in the 8th, completing a double play on a throw from just in front of the warning track in right field.

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Tom Brennan said...

Altherr still strikes out too much against inferior competition.

Higher paid players should get squeezed, but not that much.

Pay, or release, the minor leaguers. Do they get unemployment if released?

Mack Ade said...

You forgot a Happy Birthday to... Colby Smith. :)

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