Scrappy utilityman Joe McEwing's run with the New York Mets came to an end Thursday, as he was released by the club. <P> With several capable utility infielders in camp, McEwing was facing low odds of making the club, solidified on Sunday when Chris Woodward tripled twice in a victory over the Detroit Tigers.
March 17, 2005
The Mets have made it a focus to aspire to good team defense. After fielding a team lauded in the popular press for it's defensive prowess in 1999, the Mets have deteriorated to the point of being one of the league's worst defenses in 2002. The moves the team made before the 2003 season did not put a premium on good defensive play. The Mets defense in 2003 was improved over it's condition the prior year in the end, though that's hardly glowing praise. (Free Preview of Premium Content)
March 16, 2004
Of all people to snap the Mariners' nine-game winning streak, it ended up being New York Mets' rookie right-hander, Jae Weong Seo. The 26-year-old escaped trouble in the early innings and pitched seven strong, giving up only two runs along the way.
June 7, 2003