2003 New York Mets season

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2003 New York Mets
Major League affiliations
Location
Other information
Owner(s) Fred Wilpon
Manager(s) Art Howe
Local television WPIX
(Tom Seaver, Ted Robinson, Ralph Kiner, Dave O'Brien)
Fox Sports New York/MSG
(Ralph Kiner, Fran Healy, Howie Rose, Ted Robinson, Keith Hernandez)
Local radio WFAN
(Bob Murphy, Gary Cohen, Ted Robinson)
WADO (Spanish)
(Juan Alicea, Billy Berroa)
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The New York Mets' 2003 season was the 42nd regular season for the Mets. They went 66-95 and finished 5th in the NL East. They were managed by Art Howe. They played home games at Shea Stadium.

Offseason[edit]

  • November 25, 2002: Jorge Velandia was signed as a Free Agent with the New York Mets.[1]
  • December 5, 2002: Tom Glavine was signed as a Free Agent with the New York Mets.[2]
  • December 19, 2002: Mike Stanton was Signed as a Free Agent with the New York Mets.[3]
  • January 11, 2003: Tsuyoshi Shinjo was signed as a Free Agent with the New York Mets.[4]
  • February 11, 2003: Jay Bell signed as a Free Agent with the New York Mets.[5]
  • February 13, 2003: David Cone signed as a Free Agent with the New York Mets.[6]

Regular season[edit]

After their disappointing 2002 season the Mets entered 2003 hoping to contend for a playoff spot. But the season ended up being a massive disappointment as they were defeated by the Cubs at home 15-2 on opening day and finished just 66-95.

Opening Day starters[edit]

  • Roberto Alomar
  • Jeromy Burnitz
  • Roger Cedeño
  • Cliff Floyd
  • Tom Glavine
  • Mike Piazza
  • Rey Sanchez
  • Mo Vaughn
  • Ty Wigginton[7]

Season standings[edit]

NL East W L Pct. GB
Atlanta Braves 101 59 .623 --
Florida Marlins 91 71 .562 10
Philadelphia Phillies 86 76 .531 15
Montreal Expos 83 79 .512 18
New York Mets 66 95 .410 34½

Notable transactions[edit]

  • July 1, 2003: Roberto Alomar was traded by the New York Mets with cash to the Chicago White Sox for Edwin Almonte, Royce Ring, and Andrew Salvo.
  • July 16, 2003: Armando Benítez was traded by the New York Mets to the New York Yankees for Ryan Bicondoa, Jason Anderson and Anderson Garcia.
  • July 29, 2003: Kenny Kelly was traded by the Seattle Mariners to the New York Mets for Rey Sanchez and cash.[8]

Roster[edit]

2003 New York Mets
Roster
Pitchers Catchers

Infielders

Outfielders

Other batters

Manager

Coaches

Player stats[edit]

Batting[edit]

Starters by position[edit]

Note: Pos = Position; G = Games played; AB = At Bats; H = Hits; Avg. = Batting Average; HR = Home Runs; RBI = Runs Batted In

Pos Player G AB H Avg. HR RBI

Other batters[edit]

Note: G = Games played; AB = At Bats; H = Hits; Avg. = Batting Average; HR = Home Runs; RBI = Runs Batted In

Player G AB H Avg. HR RBI

Pitching[edit]

Starting pitchers[edit]

Player G IP W L ERA SO

Other pitchers[edit]

Player G IP W L ERA SO

Relief pitchers[edit]

Player G W L SV ERA SO

Farm system[edit]

Level Team League Manager
AAA Norfolk Tides International League Bobby Floyd
AA Binghamton Mets Eastern League John Stearns
A St. Lucie Mets Florida State League Ken Oberkfell
A Capital City Bombers South Atlantic League Tony Tijerina
Short-Season A Brooklyn Cyclones New York–Penn League Tim Teufel
Rookie Kingsport Mets Appalachian League Mookie Wilson

LEAGUE CHAMPIONS: St. Lucie[9]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.baseball-reference.com/v/velanjo01.shtml
  2. ^ http://www.baseball-reference.com/g/glavito02.shtml
  3. ^ Mike Stanton Statistics Baseball-Reference.com
  4. ^ http://www.baseball-reference.com/s/shinjts01.shtml
  5. ^ Jay Bell Statistics Baseball-Reference.com
  6. ^ David Cone Statistics Baseball-Reference.com
  7. ^ http://baseball-almanac.com/teamstats/roster.php?y=2003&t=NYN
  8. ^ Kenny Kelly Statistics - Baseball-Reference.com
  9. ^ Johnson, Lloyd, and Wolff, Miles, ed., The Encyclopedia of Minor League Baseball, 3rd edition. Durham, N.C.: Baseball America, 2007

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