May 17, 2002 Was a great High School athlete and #1 pick by the Angels in 1994, but never seemed to regain his abilities after going on his Mormon mission.
May 24, 2002 Christensen's hit for the Mets was an infield single during the fantastic 9-run 9th inning off John Smoltz at The Ted. That is my favorite Mets inning since the 10-run explosion in the 8th at Shea in 2000.
November 23, 2002 Actually, McKay has proven his abilities post mission time and time again. He just needs to find a team that doesn't have a verteran in CF. Now that he is a free agent perhaps he can find the "right" team to match his ability. Just look at his stats. He is consistently strong....when he is able to show his stuff!
April 1, 2003 "Hans" was only acquired to be depth in the minors, and only stayed on the Mets roster for a few days in April 2002 just so Steve Phillips could find the right window in which to designate him for assignment and then outright him to the minors.
He probably would have been an adequate OF backup, but he was hardly a unique specimen.
July 17, 2007 I remember when this guy first came up. Man, they were covering him as if he was going to be the next Ted Williams. Even as late as '01 when the Dodgers had him, they were still saying how he was a sleeper and still had enormous potential. When he was with the ChiSox, people said he just needed the right hitting coach to come back, and one paper (I can't remember which Chicago paper said it...Sun-Sentinel?) went so far as to say "McKay will be right up there with McGwire." He was really like Dan Norman in the sense that he was continually listed as a "sleeper prospect" for a good 8 or 9 years, only he was traded a lot more than Norman.