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100 Random Cool Mets Things #50: Mets pitcher Mike Scott

You guys probably don’t remember Mike Scott.  Mike pitched for the Mets from 1979-1982 and went 14-27 with a 4.64 ERA which in the early 80’s was like having an ERA in the nine-hundreds.

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I don’t know what happened to Mike after he left the Mets and there’s no chance he went on to win a Cy Young or become the scariest opponent in the history of the Mets ever or anything like that because that would be absurd.  Probably landed as an office manager in Scranton or something.

Mets really excited to tell you they signed Rene Rivera for a year!

The Mets crack me up.  Sometimes I get press releases, sometimes I don’t.  It’s fine either way (I mean, I do truly appreciate getting them but I don’t get mad when I don’t.)

I don’t think the Mets ever bothered to inform MetsPolice.com they signed Cespedes, but the research team did figure it out.  However, they definitely let me know about this one.   Kinda wish they had included a picture.

If you hadn’t already bought four season ticket plans, this is the time to jump on.

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Photo of Rene Rivera not available

METS SIGN RENÉ RIVERA TO ONE-YEAR CONTRACT

FLUSHING, N.Y., December 2, 2016 – The New York Mets today announced that the club has avoided arbitration and signed catcher René Rivera to a one-year contract.

Rivera, 33, threw out 18-of-61 (29.5 percent) potential basestealers in 59 games (54 starts) behind the plate for the Mets in 2016. Mets pitchers had a 2.77 ERA (148 earned runs/481.2 innings) in the 59 games Rivera was behind the plate. In his 54 starts, the Mets went 34-20.

At the plate, Rivera hit .222 (41-185) with four doubles, six home runs and 26 RBI in 65 total games in 2016. His six home runs were the second-most he’s hit in a single-season in his career.

In eight major league seasons, Rivera has caught 104-of-286 (36.36 percent) of potential basestealers, third-best among active catchers (min. 300 career games) behind Yadier Molina (41.69 percent) and Ryan Hannigan (36.81 percent). At the plate, Rivera has batted .213 (234-1098) with 49 doubles, 26 home runs and 118 RBI in 399 career games.

Mookiee Podcast 48: Cespedes, Mets Santa Jinx and your Star Wars Holiday Gift Guide

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Really fun episode this week with Jason Fry from Faith & Fear.  This week we started with Star Wars so you can skip ahead to the Mets part, but even if you don’t like Star Wars the gift guide conversation is good and silly.  Wait until you hear Jason’s shower curtain idea.

Really fun episode – we covered Cespedes, the Mets Santa Jinx, deep dived on Rebels and totally tricked out or bachelor pad with stuff nobody needs in the Star Wars Holiday Gift Guide. Like/Share/Subscribe – thanks!!

STAR WARS
00:00    Rebels has gotten really good!
09:00    We love Ahsoka
17:00    Star Wars Holiday Gift Ideas

METS
35:00     Noah Syndergaard and the Mets Santa Jinx
40:00     Asdrubal Cabrera will play in the World Baseball Classic
41:00      10 Day DL and World Series home field
47:00      Cespedes 4 years $110 Million
50:00      Cespy, Thor and the Face of The Franchise past-Wright era

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Reports: Cabrera to spend spring not playing for the Mets (Stupid WBC)

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Long time readers know I hate the World Baseball Classic and wish no Mets players ever would ever take part in it (like Noah Syndergaard who was wise in passing, but then washed away all his wisdom taking on the Santa Curse).

Anyways, according to reports like this slow to laod one, and this faster one, instead of spending time in camp getting to know his teammates and be part of the Mets, Asdrubal Cabrera will spend some time playing for Venezuela for some reason.  Not good Bob.

Now if Good Ol’ Jose Reyes wants to leave town for three weeks…I’m in.

 

Noah Syndergaard expected to lose 30 games or miss 9 months or something because of METS SANTA JINX

Oh no oh no oh no.  Why oh why did Noah Syndergaard agree to take on the METS SANTA JINX????

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As we head backward in time…

2015:  Matz.  HURT!

2014:  Mejia.  BANNED FROM BASEBALL!!!

2013:  Murphy.  RAN OUT OF TOWN TWO YEARS LATER BY GENERAL MANAGER

2012:  John Franco.  PITCHED IN ZERO GAMES IN 2013!!!

2011:  Murphy.  RAN OUT OF TOWN FIVE YEARS LATER BY GENERAL MANAGER

2010:  David Wright.  MISSED MOST OF SEASONS 5 AND 6 YEARS LATER

2009:  Jeff Francoeur.  HE’S JEFF FRANCOUER!

 

 

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