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1999: Bobby Jones blasts, Franco gets 400

In part two of our 1999 retrospective, Bobby Jones goes deep on opening day, Shea renovations are undone by faulty plumbing, and John Franco earns save number 400.

1999: Steve spends, Rickey runs, Piazza plummets

Join us on our first weekly look back on the 1999 Mets, wherein Steve Philips spends madly, Rickey Henderson runs wild, and everyone gets hurt.

To the Finish: The worst Mets Septembers

2013 might give us one of the most depressing Septembers in Mets history. But is it the worst?

Follow the Money

Should a NY team have a certain level payroll? Or is that kind of thinking what got the Mets into this mess?

Bay For Bell/Buck vs. Worst Mets Deadline Deals: Who Ya Got?

Where does the hypothetical Jason Bay for Heath Bell and John Buck trade rank among terrible Mets deadline deals? Middle of the pack, sadly.

The Joy of Doom

On the joy of doom, or why Bernie Madoff might be the best thing that ever happened to the Mets.

Who Let Bobby Bonilla Return to the Mets in 1998?

Former Mets GM Jim Duquette hinted via Twitter that Frank Cashen played a key role in Bobby Bonilla's ongoing haunting of the Mets' payroll. Does Bonilla's presence lie at Cashen's feet?

The Case for Bobby V

A humble wish for Red Sox Nation to embrace Bobby Valentine, if they get the chance.

Let's Go to the Archives: Izzy's Last Win

Jason Isringhausen's latest win as a Met provides some interesting symmetry with his previous one.

Amazin' Avenue Book Club: Moneyball, Chapter Nine

AA Book Club continues, with Moneyball, Chapter Nine: The Trading Desk. Billy Beane's adventures at the 2002 trade deadline are discussed.

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