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    2006 Mets: Do They Resemble the BRM?

    http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/15206222/

    Interesting article that compares today's Mets with our beloved 75-76 Reds.
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    Re: 2007 Mets: Do They Resemble the BRM?

    Blasphemy!
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    Re: 2007 Mets: Do They Resemble the BRM?

    Don't you mean the 2006 Mets? (see title)

    And no, I don't think they do. The BRM was better.
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    Re: 2006 Mets: Do They Resemble the BRM?

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    Re: 2006 Mets: Do They Resemble the BRM?

    Sorry, my crystal ball is foggy.
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    Re: 2006 Mets: Do They Resemble the BRM?

    Many of you remember this, but following the 1976 World Series, Sparky Anderson was asked to compare Yankees catcher Thurman Munson to Johnny Bench. Sparky said "Don't ever embarrass anybody by comparing him to Johnny Bench".

    I'm going to borrow Sparky's sentiment when I say, "Don't ever embarrass a baseball team by comparing them to the Big Red Machine."


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    Re: 2006 Mets: Do They Resemble the BRM?

    Quote Originally Posted by macro View Post
    Many of you remember this, but following the 1976 World Series, Sparky Anderson was asked to compare Yankees catcher Thurman Munson to Johnny Bench. Sparky said "Don't ever embarrass anybody by comparing him to Johnny Bench".

    I'm going to borrow Sparky's sentiment when I say, "Don't ever embarrass a baseball team by comparing them to the Big Red Machine."

    Excellent thought. If I could give "rep", you'd get it for that quote. I remember when Sparky said that, and the entire city of NY went nuts. But it was the absolute truth.
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    Re: 2006 Mets: Do They Resemble the BRM?

    Magic 8 ball says "Hell No."

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    Re: 2006 Mets: Do They Resemble the BRM?

    They're blue

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    Re: 2006 Mets: Do They Resemble the BRM?

    Maybe if they can mix in ONE championship the conversation could begin.
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    Re: 2006 Mets: Do They Resemble the BRM?

    Quote Originally Posted by macro View Post
    Many of you remember this, but following the 1976 World Series, Sparky Anderson was asked to compare Yankees catcher Thurman Munson to Johnny Bench. Sparky said "Don't ever embarrass anybody by comparing him to Johnny Bench".

    I'm going to borrow Sparky's sentiment when I say, "Don't ever embarrass a baseball team by comparing them to the Big Red Machine."


    Good comeback on that comparison. I gave you rep for that! Pure blasphemy to compare the two teams. Like someone else said, when this Mets team wins a couple of championships we will talk about this.
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    Re: 2006 Mets: Do They Resemble the BRM?

    The 2006 Mets had a record of 97-65. They scored 834 runs and allowed 731 runs, ranking third in the NL in each category.
    The 1975 Reds had a record of 108-54. They scored 840 runs (1st in the NL) and allowed 586 runs (3rd in the NL).
    The 1976 Reds had a record of 102-60. They scored 857 runs (1st in the NL) and allowed 633 runs (5th in the NL).
    I can see nothing similar in the numbers of the 2006 Mets as compared to the 1975 and 1976 Reds.
    An adjustment should be made for playing conditions. Although the 1975 and 1976 Reds gave up fewer runs than the 2006 Mets, since scoring levels were lower in the mid-1970s, I expect the 2006 Mets pitching staff actually is closer to the 1975-76 Reds than the runs allowed indicates. However, because scoring levels were lower thirty years ago, the Reds offense in 1975-76 was actually much more superior than the raw runs scored indicates. The 1976 Reds lead the NL in runs, hits, doubles, triples, home runs, runs batted in, stolen bases, on base percentage, slugging percentage, total bases, demoralized opposing pitchers, etc.
    Finally, as several posters have already noted, the 1975-76 Reds won the World Series.
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    Re: 2006 Mets: Do They Resemble the BRM?

    Shouldn't this Mets team at least win a world series once before being compared to any other world series team?

    The premise of his article is that they are simular teams because they both had average starting pitching, great hitting and a solid bullpen. Using that "logic" doesn't that mean that any other team in baseball history with that team construction resembles the BRM.

    Again, win some rings and then get back to me.
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    Re: 2006 Mets: Do They Resemble the BRM?

    Dynasty. That was the BRM.

    The Mets smell like a flash in the pan, especially considering how they performed last season with most of the same players they have now.
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    Re: 2006 Mets: Do They Resemble the BRM?

    That Pat Lo Duca sure is a good catcher....

    Goodness. That might be the least thought out and worst written article I've seen in a long time. First the media want to compare a Yankee team that loses in the first round to the BRM, and now a Mets team that just won it's first division title in almost 2 decades?

    Goodness I hate NY.
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