This date in Mets history & off-season items of interest
Forty-three years ago today, the New York Mets became World Series champions.
I have no idea how long it will be until they win again, but no one really expected much out of them in 1969, either.
With the playoffs still going for four teams, off-season happenings haven’t really been allowed to get underway yet… at least not publicly.
The biggest substantive news regarding the Mets in the last few days is that left-handed reliever Justin Hampson elected free agency after being removed from the 40-man roster.
Rumors are more exciting, and over at Mets Police, Shanon has details and speculation about the teams’ rumored six different game jerseys for 2013. (Unless we’re including special limited-use jerseys, like the “Los Mets” and black throwback jerseys the team wore in 2012, that’s at least twice as many designs as I think they really need… but I’m not in the business of trying to sell sportswear.)
And if you want to keep up with minor league Mets in the Arizona Fall League and winter baseball, check out The Mets Minor League Blog.