Synopses & Reviews
In 2004, the New York Mets finished 20 games under .500. Two years later, they were the N.L. East champs and finished just one game away from the World Series. In this fun and insightful book, beat reporter Adam Rubin chronicles the rebirth of this beloved franchise. General manager Omar Minaya worked around the clock to sign free agents Pedro Martinez and Carlos Beltran and then, in 2006, traded for Carlos Delgado and Paul Lo Duca. These players, along with future Hall of Famer Tom Glavine and young phenoms Jose Reyes and David Wright, helped turn a struggling team into a pennant contender. The author takes us up to the thrilling postseason series with the Dodgers and Cardinals, culminating in one of the most exciting Game Sevens in recent memory. Fans are sure to enjoy reliving the team's turnaround as they look ahead to what promises to be an exciting future for the Amazin' Mets!
It would be hard to find a more comprehensive review of what was
a fascinating season.” Baseball America
The most recent fun baseball read I've had.” Palm Beach Post
The book offers welcome respite from the steroid controversy by focusing on the players, the personalities and the game.” Miami Herald
Pedro, Carlos (and Carlos), and Omar, Revised
takes an inside look at the Mets' resurgence in the MLB thanks to the influx of Latino stars. With a priceless insider’s view, New York Daily News Mets beat writer Adam Rubin examines the behind-the-scenes acquisition of the team’s two poster boys for baseball's Latino explosion, as well as the team's dynamic new GM, Omar Minaya, and the team’s rebirth as a major National League power behind All-Star third baseman David Wright and the team’s new cleanup hitter, Carlos Delgado.
An inside look at the Mets' resurgence thanks to the influx of Latino stars, with an update to report on the team's return to first place in 2006, when they got off to their best start in twenty-one years.
About the Author
is the New York Mets beat writer for the New York Daily News. He lives in Long Beach, New York.