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Powerless Mets Playing Old-Fashioned Baseball

Published by on June 1, 2009
Article Source: Bleacher Report - MLB

The Mets are playing like the Baltimore Orioles. Not the slugging Boog Powell/Frank Robinson Baltimore Orioles, but the 1890s Baltimore Orioles—the one with Wee Willie Keeler in right, John McGraw at third, Hughie Jennings at short, and Kid Gleason at second. In 1895, that team finished in first place in the National League (beating out the Cleveland Spiders by three games), hitting 89 triples with only 25 home runs, stealing 310 bases, and had a .324 team batting average.

The Mets aren’t going to hit .324 or steal 310 bases, but they’re not going to blast their way to the top of the standings either.

The Mets are 14th in the National League with 33 home runs. And while Citi Field is no ho...

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