Maple Street Press has come out with its 2010 Mets Annual magazine. I have to say I am impressed. I usually do not go the whole magazine route. Yet, like last year, they did another bang up job.
So here is my review on it.
This magazine covers everything from prospects to stats to team history and analysis. Just for the team history alone it is worth picking up.
Do you remember that wonderful 2000 season? It was the last time the New York Mets made it to the World Series. And it was against the cross town rivals, the New York Yankees. Well, this mag will take you on a time warp right back to it with “Almost Famous”.
For all of you who miss Shea Stadium, there is a great article on the 1975 year when four teams used the stadium for their games. It was the only destination to get your fix for two sports. Not sure what they were? Get the mag.
What would a Mets mag be without a member of the 1986 New York Mets? You have to check out the article on Mets phenom Doc Gooden, “Oh, My Doc!”. I was shocked to read that trading away Tom Seaver actually had an impact as to when Gooden got to the big leagues. Here is a snippet from the article:
Dwight Gooden once thought his path to the majors would be as a hitter. It wasn’t, but he was as accomplished with the bat as any contemporary at his position.
Oh yeah they do cover the 2010 Mets and the 2009 Mets. There are topics on what the team needs to do in order to get back on track to reach the playoffs. Was last year just a fluke year for Wright? Was it really just about health?
My favorite article? World Wide Mets
It is easy to see why. It talks about the best Mets blogs on the web. At the end of the article, my little humble site along with numerous others, gets an honorable mention as to which blogs you should make it a point to visit.
Are you really into the Mets farm system? Well Toby Hyde discusses the potential call-ups the Mets could definitely use in 2010 if it came down to it. Toby mentions the changes that have happened in the minors as a whole to help ensure the Mets will get what they need out of their humble farm system.
So make sure you pick up your Maple Street Press 2010 Mets Annual. It is on newstands and in bookstores now. Get it while it is available. It will only be on display until May 31, 2010. It is a must read before Opening Day.
Heck, you can read it on the train on your way to Citi Field.