Below is scans from The Sporting News 1993 Baseball Yearbook previewing the 1993 season. It’s not real positive. There are even a lot of parallels you can draw to this year. The Mets are hoping Dwight Gooden and Bret Saberhagen can fully recover from surgery and return to Cy Young form. The Mets needed to cut payroll after having the highest one in MLB history in 1992 yet finishing 5th. GM Al Harazin is hoping most of the 1992 failure was due to injury.
Other interesting tidbits:
It’s due or die time for Todd Hundley. (Perhaps the same for 2012 Josh Thole?) The 1992 Mets trust Hundley’s defense, but are unsure if he’ll ever be a good hitter after hitting just .209 in his rookie year.
The Mets bullpen, besides John Franco, will also feature Mike Draper, a Rule V pick they took from the Yankees. Imagine how that’d go over these days?
The Mets open the season at Shea Stadium to play the newly minted Colorado Rockies.
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