If you claim to be a die-hard Mets fan, then you probably already have this magazine.
I’ve actually been trying to do this review for some time.
You all have the media guide. That is crucial for any Mets fan. However, there is an even better magazine that is a perfect compliment to the media guide.
This is the Maple Street Press Mets Annual 2009.
This magazine is completely detailed. It has thing that stats geeks would go crazy for.
Want to know what a hitters spray zones are (percent of balls hit to each area of the ballpark)?
Want to know a hitters hit zones? How about the pitch zones (percent of pitches thrown to locations)?
You can get the scouting report of every single player.
The articles are amazing.
Greg Spira wrote an article comparing Johan Santana to the Mets greats Tom Seaver and Doc Gooden. He describes Santana’s 2008 season as being “Seaver-good and Gooden-esque“. You’ll have to buy the magazine to read more.
To commemorate the 40th anniversary of the 1969 Mets championship, Greg W. Prince wrote an article called “There Are Some Words: The ’69 Team Turns 40, But It Never Gets Old“. He talks about the entire season from the first game to when they pop the bubbly. He even talks about a name synonymous with the New York Mets, Gil Hodges.
You can even read coverage on the farm system.
If you’re like me, you’re wondering what is happening with Fernando Martinez. Will he ever make the team? Is he still a star in the making? Evan Drellich answers these questions in his article Still the One.
All in all, it is the perfect compliment to your media guide. I highly suggest you pick this up. You can get at your local bookstore. If they don’t have it, demand it.