2003 New York Mets season

2003 New York Mets season

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

  • 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

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

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

Season standings

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

  • 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

2003 New York Mets
Roster
Pitchers Catchers

Infielders

Outfielders

Other batters

Manager

Coaches

Player stats

Batting

Starters by position

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

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

Starting pitchers

Player G IP W L ERA SO

Other pitchers

Player G IP W L ERA SO

Relief pitchers

Player G W L SV ERA SO

Farm system

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

External links

  • 2003 New York Mets
  • 2003 New York Mets team page at www.baseball-almanac.com