Mets Rumors & News
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metsannual.jpgMeet the Mets 2008 is an annual publication released by Maple Street Press. It’s intention is to give Mets fans all of the information they need for the Mets 2008 campaign. They have succeeded in doing so.

The first thing that caught my eye when I picked up this publication was a picture of Johan Santana who graced the cover in a Mets hat. It was refreshing to finally read a 2008 season preview that factored in the Santana trade; which was completed after most publications had met their deadlines.

Once I opened it up and began to thumb through it was hard to put down! I found the annuals articles to be informative and well thought out. Meet the Mets 2008 contained a vast amount of topics, ranging from the upcoming season to prospects on the farm. I was also thrilled to read some Mets history as they leave Shea stadium and enter Citi Field in 2009.

Although this annual is “for Mets fans by Mets fans,” this isn’t a “rah-rah” publication. The editors, Greg Spira and Matthew Silverman, did an excellent job of finding writers who contributed articles without bias. Many other publications primarily consist of the writers’ opinions and perspectives. In contrast, the articles within Meet the Mets 2008 presented the facts which allow readers to make their own determinations.

Some important highlights:

Starting Again – Matthew Silverman reviews the Mets historic collapse from 2007 and how, with the addition of Johan Santana, they look toward the future in the final season at Shea.

Rogues GalleryGreg W. Prince gives a breakdown on key players and the plays that led the Mets to their untimely collapse.

Pocket MoneyVince Gennaro dissects the Mets’ finances and discusses how the regional market along with a new stadium plays into the finances of the Amazins’.

Last Call – Matthew Silverman reviews monumental events that have happened (both baseball and non) at Shea Stadium over the past 44 years.

These are only a few of the highlights in an annual that feeds the desires of all Mets fans.  Meet the Mets 2008 is a must have for both the casual and the more die hard fans who bleed orange and blue.

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