Armando Benitez

2014 Hall of Fame voting: Greg Maddux leads class  (Photo by Mike Zarrilli/Getty Images), Jack Morris falls short in final time on ballot  (Photo by Rick Stewart/Getty Images), and Armando Benitez actually gets a vote (Photo by Matt Campbell/AFP/Getty Images)

Sweeny: Good, Bad And Ugly In This Year’s Hall Of Fame Voting

Let’s remember to focus some of our attention on the ones who actually did make it into the Hall. The vote is still meant to celebrate the greats, not destroy the process.

01/09/2014

Shea Stadium is shown during the Opening Day game between the New York Mets and Washington Nationals at Shea Stadium on April 3, 2006 in Flushing. The Mets won 3-2. (Photo by Chris Trotman/Getty Images)

Kallet: Amid Another Lost Mets Season, A Look Back To Happier Times — Opening Day 2006

In light of Monday’s brutal loss, I couldn’t help but think back to the good old days — when the organization had a plethora of talent and the sky seemed to be the limit. It wasn’t 25 years ago, although it feels like it might as well have been.

09/04/2012

Armando Benitez (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

Former Met, Yankee Armando Benitez Resurfaces With Independent Long Island Ducks

One of the most ridiculed and criticized — yet successful — closers in Mets history is making a comeback. Good ol’ Armando Benitez has resurfaced with none other than the Long Island Ducks of the independent Atlantic League.

05/25/2012

K-Rod, John Franco (credit: Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

Schwei: Where Does K-Rod Rank Among Mets’ Save Leaders?

Francisco Rodriguez was dealt to the Brewers last week for two minor leaguers to be named later. So where does he rank on the Mets’ all-time leaderboard?

WFAN–07/18/2011

Jose Reyes at Yankee Stadium (credit: Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)

Jose Reyes To The Bronx? Yankees GM Brian Cashman Says No Way

Yankees fans can keep on dreaming. If the Mets move Jose Reyes at the trading deadline — or if he decides to test free agency after this season — one thing’s for sure: Reyes won’t wind up in pinstripes.

WFAN–06/23/2011