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1993: The year the Mets broke

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This year marks the 20th anniversary of the 1993 Mets, a monstrous team that defined the franchise's course and reputation for the next two decades.

This Date in Mets History: August 4

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August 4, 1982 was just a typical two-hit, two city, two team day for Joel Youngblood.

This Date In Mets History: April 11

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The Mets played their first official National League game on April 11, 1962. The sloppy 11-4 loss to the Cardinals in St. Louis set the tone for a historically bad inaugural season.

For Starters: Mets' worst opening day lineups

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If you think the Mets' 2013 Opening Day lineup will be the worst ever, know that it has some stiff competition

The Top 50 Mets Of All Time: #38 Bret Saberhagen

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When an 18-year-old Bret Saberhagen reported to Royals camp, deeply tanned in flip-flops, a flowered shirt, and white-rimmed sunglasses, pitcher Mark Gubicza thought, ‘Who is this guy?’ Those kids...

This Date In Mets History: August 12 — Baseball Loses the 1994 Season, Benny Loses Track of Outs

August 12 is known as the Glorious Twelfth in the United Kingdom. For stateside fans of the Mets, it's a decidedly less-than glorious date.

Embiggen I felt a salute was in order for Chris Capuano -- on his way out the door to LA -- as he...

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Embiggen I felt a salute was in order for Chris Capuano -- on his way out the door to LA -- as he cemented his name in the Mets history books with that historic start last August. Source: Baseball-Reference.com 12/3/2011

I remember as a kid always hearing that Bret Saberhagen was notorious for alternating between...

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I remember as a kid always hearing that Bret Saberhagen was notorious for alternating between awesome years and "meh" years. I wondered if this happened with his WAR, too (using rWAR here). Turns out, his WAR pretty much behaved the same way—although it was never bad.

Zack Facts

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  1. At present, holds Royals season record for K/9 (9.7ish)
  2. Now fifth in club history for K in a season
  3. Needs 11 more Ks to move into second behind Leonard (244, 1977)
  4. K/BB now over 5.00, blowing away Sabes' 4.49 in '89
  5. Now has 705 career Ks, 5 away from catching Monty for 7th in club history

Graph of the Day: Cone, Saberhagen and Finley

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How do the careers of three third-tier pitching greats from the mid-80s and 90s stack up against a Hall of Fame shortstop?

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