Tag Archives: Darryl Strawberry

Revisionist history: Darryl and Dawson on the Mets

MLB.com’s Bryan Hoch was at the Baseball Assistance Team‘s annual dinner last night and filed a story comprised of several conversations with some of the Hall of Famers and other baseball illuminati. This one particular anecdote from former Mets manager Davey Johnson, speaking about Andre Dawson, really stood out: “I pleaded with [GM] Frank Cashen

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On draft picks and jerseys

Updated… Some quick hits, because I suck at consistency and I’ll be away for a few days: This is what you get when Darryl Strawberry* is making your picks at the draft: You end up with Guillaume Leduc, a pitcher out of Montreal, who should be rushed to the Majors this season so that he

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Sticking it to the NL East for four more years

Jose Reyes, Shea Stadium, June 19, 2006 Outstanding move by the Mets to lock up Jose Reyes through 2010, or possibly through 2011. He’s one of three players for whom you could make the case is the Mets’ MVP. With Reyes, Carlos Beltran and David Wright all worthy of consideration, Albert Pujols is almost assured

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Then and Now: The Springfield Nuclear Nine

Homer at the Bat Today I watched “Homer at the Bat,” the episode of The Simpsons in which Mr. Burns hires nine major league players to token jobs at the power plant so that they can play on the company softball team. When Smithers goes out to hired the first of the ringers, his first

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