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1993: The year the Mets broke

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

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

This Date In Mets History: April 11

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

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

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 from "Fast Times at Ridgemont High" really do exist.

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...

Saberhagen

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

  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

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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