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1999: Fonzie goes off the 'dome
After a tidy 4-2 homestand against the Cardinals and Astros , the Mets headed to Phoenix on August 27 to begin the second of three westward trips that would close out their 1999 season.
1999: Big Mac held back
In 1998, the Cardinals visited the Mets in mid-August as excitement about Mark McGwire's record home run pace hit a fever pitch.
Rasmus Trade Revisited
"The adjustments he made a year ago seem to have stuck with him over the winter and Rasmus looks to be in a good position to build on a break-out season that saw him slash .276/.338/.501 with 22 home runs and 66 RBI."
Viva El Birdos
The Other 15: Keith Butler
Editor's Note: The Other 15 is a multi-part series analyzing 15 players on the Cardinals 40 man roster who are long shots to head north with the team for opening day.
Sizing Up The Rest Of David Wright's Career
Former Mets GM Steve Phillips knew upon trading popular youngsters Octavio Dotel and Roger Cedeno to Houston, in return for 20-game winner Mike Hampton and outfielder Derek Bell , that retaining Hampton posed a gamble, but one worth taking.