The New York Mets Don’t Need Stephen Drew

The New York Mets Don’t Need Stephen Drew

The New York Mets have been connected with free agent shortstop Stephen Drew as early as November when MLB Trade Rumors’ Tim Dierkes predicted he would end up signing with the club. The lack of demand for the free agent shortstop combined with his desire for a multi-year commitment have slowed the 30-year-old’s market. Drew […]

The 2014 New York Mets’ Ideal Walk-Up Music

The 2014 New York Mets’ Ideal Walk-Up Music

It’s a warm summer night in Flushing, Queens, as O.A.R’s “This Town” echoes throughout Citi Field. “Now batting, the second baseman, number 28, Daniel Murphy!” Professional baseball players have used walk-up or warm-up music since the 1970s in one of the true aesthetic modernizations the game has made. Mercury News last June examined the difficulty […]

Around Citi Live: February 9th, 2014 with Metstradamus

Around Citi Live: February 9th, 2014 with Metstradamus

Around Citi Live returns for our one-year anniversary show with recurring special guest Metstradamus. The phophetical Mets blogger’s views are unique, zany, and sure to leave you with plenty to think about heading into spring training this year. Analyzing and discussing PECOTA’s 74-win projection for the New York Mets. Is there hope for more? Which spring […]

New York City Baseball The Golden Age 1947-1957 Review

New York City Baseball The Golden Age 1947-1957 Review

New York City was a fertile ground for baseball following World War II. Jackie Robinson’s debut in Brooklyn, Bobby Thompson’s “Shot Heard ‘Round the World”, Mickey Mantle’s emergence, and the twilight of Joltin’ Joe’s career in the Bronx highlighted an unprecedented era of success for baseball teams in the city. The United States was thriving […]

Curtis Granderson Picks His Walk-Up Music

Curtis Granderson Picks His Walk-Up Music

New York Mets outfielder Curtis Granderson is a very talented baseball player. He’s the head of Curtis Granderson’s Grand Kids Foundation to benefit inner-city and underprivileged children. Some may question his taste in music, but none will question his sense of humor. Granderson recorded the following video before the 2011 season. He explores his computer […]