'Ya Gotta Believe' was a slogan that New York Mets fans clung onto 50 years ago this summer. Famous Mets' reliever Tug McGraw, father of country music star Tim McGraw, coined the phrase during the Amazin's improbable run to the World Series in 1973.
The New York Mets bullpen ranks 27th out of 30 teams in Major League Baseball. With right-handed reliever Drew Smith serving a 10-game suspension for a foreign substance on his pitching hand, manager Buck Showalter needed some relief. So, the team called-up right-hander pitcher Grant Hartwig from triple-A Syracuse, who thought he would be medical school these days instead of the big leagues.
Owner of the New York Mets, Steve Cohen is worth about $13.2 billion, depending on what day it is. Say what you want about the accumulation of that wealth, but there is no doubt Cohen is a shrewd businessman and Mets fans should expect nothing less when it comes to running his team.
Darryl Strawberry was one of the most talented baseball players to have played the game in the last 50 years. His smooth powerful swing launched home runs into the atmosphere with ease and even grace. However, his well-documented battles off the field took away any shot at being recognized as a Hall of Famer.
The New York Mets have been struggling for offensive power, why wouldn't they add a proven Major League hitter with over 150 homer runs in the last 8 years, especially a catcher? Well, Mets' general manager Billy Eppler may want to consult his crosstown friend, Yankees' general manager Brian Cashman on this one.
Former New York Mets and Yankees star, Darryl Strawberry will make his way to the Capital Region to speak about the dangers of drug abuse and addiction. Strawberry has written several books on addiction recovery.
It is no secret that the New York Mets are struggling. After a little more than into the season, owner Steve Cohen is watching his $358 million team sit 6 games behind the Atlanta Braves in the National League East.