Both of the Mets starting middle infielders will be making embarking on their first tour of duty with the Amazin's, but can they handle the bright lights of New York City?
Mo Vaughn's 505 foot blast on June 26, 2002 was one of the longest home runs ever hit at Shea Stadium.
When the Mets signed Tom Glavine to a 3-year, $35 million deal in November, the Mets braintrust saw him as the ace needed to help complete a team that could compete for the National league pennant. Other, more astute people, such as many fans, saw his signing as a signal of the quixotic dreams of owner Fred Wilpon and the delay of the inevitable of the rebuilding process the Mets truly needed.
Luke adds a bit of his own touch to this week's power rankings, going with a movie theme in honor of the upcoming blockbusters this summer like...uh...nevermind. <I>CAUTION; LAUGHABLE.</I>
New York finds itself in last place in the NL East with the best team in baseball coming to town. Not a good mix if you are a Mets fan. The Mariners (40-18) will send Ryan Franklin, Freddy Garcia and Jamie Moyer to the mound in the three-game set.
Where will each team stack up when all is said and done? It's still early, but InsideThePark's Luke Lapinski chimes in with his projections.
Bob Klapisch, baseball writer from the Bergen Record and ESPN.com, sits down for "Twenty Questions" with the NYF staff about the Mets and the upcoming 2003 season. We would like to thank Bob for his time and sharing his expertise as a beat writer covering the Mets.