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Ultimate Mets Database popularity ranking: 421 of 975 players
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Douglas Andrew Mientkiewicz
Born: June 19, 1974 at Toledo, O.
Throws: Right Bats: Left
Height: 6.02 Weight: 206

Doug Mientkiewicz was the most popular Ultimate Mets Database daily lookup on December 17, 2005, and December 9, 2010.

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First Mets game: April 4, 2005
Last Mets game: September 27, 2005





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Won Doney
April 4, 2005
I'm excited about Doug Mientkiewicz...we haven't had a real first baseman yet this century!

KMT
April 4, 2005
I think Doug is going to turn into one of the great steals the Mets have made. His glovework around first is going to give the infield confidence, so the defense will have to improve! He's the best first baseman the Mets have had since Hernandez.

Professor G
April 6, 2005
Won and KMT, I'm down with what both of you are saying. I dig Doug. Great attitude, great glove and a much better stick than people give him credit for. He seems like the leader the infield crew needs. Yes, Delgado can rake, but he's a one-dimensional diva with a jackass for an agent. We're better off with Doug.

Shari
April 12, 2005
So far I like "Plan B" a whole lot better than "Plan A" and I always have: Delgado was a one-dimensional player; Doug has an amazing glove and I knew he could hit if he was in a situation he felt good in. I know it's early but he has proven that he was the right way to go at first base.

Karim
April 19, 2005
As excited as I am about the Mets' signing Martinez and Beltran, I think that this might be the best acquisition that the Mets have made in a while. Mientkiewicz plays good defense (and has the Gold Glove to prove it) and has a great blue-collar ethic about him. I think that the Mets have one the best infields in the majors and if they win the NL East, part of the credit will have to go to Mientkiewicz.

Melissa
April 21, 2005
I am a Twins fan and Dougie was my favorite player. I got the chance to meet him and is one of the nicest people you could ever meet. The Mets are lucky to have him! He's a great guy both on and off the field....

Good luck in NY Dougie. We miss you in Minnesota!

Deborah
April 22, 2005
We really loved Doug in Minnesota and I was so mad when he was traded to Boston that I didn't go back to a Twins game for a whole month. The Twins really blew that deal. I went to see Doug in a Mets uniform during Spring Training and as always he was so nice and personal with the fans. I hope NY knows what a gem they have. How 'bout that grand slam?

Joe Figliola
May 2, 2005
He is one of those guys that several years go I quietly wished became a Met. But because he was doing so well with Minnesota at the time, coupled with the fact that Mo Vaughn was at first base, I felt it wouldn't happen.

Well, guess what? Circumstances change. Vaughn flopped, Delgado listened to Al Leiter and lo and behold, Doug is a Met. By this time, however, I didn't want him. The combination of his attitude about the Red Sox championship ball and what I thought was a decline in his offensive skills made me roll my eyes.

After watching him play early this year, I'm now glad once again that he's wearing Mets pinstripes. He became one of handful of guys that I scored a home run in his first Mets at bat (vs. Cincinnati, game two) and turned in a great play in the game against Florida (16 April) where he threw home to get the runner trying to score in the ninth.

Of particular note is one of his bobblehead dolls as a Twin. Rather than a bat or glove, he's depicted blowing bubble gum. I understand that the doll goes for as much as $100! Perhaps next year we fans can receive the Mets version of this act as well. (Are you listening, Shea promotions department?)

MetsHead
May 25, 2005
Mientkiewicz translates from Polish to English as "Automatic Out". Thank goodness he is a great fielder and a hustler otherwise I'd be stabbing out my eyeballs.

Matt
May 26, 2005
Doug has been doing what he does best-defense. Though he is batting .200 he is contributing greatly to the team. I am sorry he has come down so hard on himself lately. Someone of his talent should be confident and focused on the field. I believe he will rebound strongly. He will continue to play outstanding defense and hit at least .250 this year. There is no way Randolph should bench him, he is the best defensive firstbaseman in the league.

Mr. Sparkle
May 26, 2005
This guy hits into more double plays than Joe Torre. Rey Ordonez was a great glove too but had no bat. Men-K-vitch has been a joke at the plate. George Theodore could out hit him. Great glove and all but Carlos Delgado would be looking pretty good right now. He seems like a good guy and a team player but I usually say "inning over" whenever he strolls to the plate. I can't take it any more!

Kev
June 3, 2005
Mientkiewicz may only be hitting in the low .200's, but he is still a great 1st baseman with an incredible glove. The Mets needed defense over the one-dimensional Carlos Delgado. I know he'll snap out of his hitting slump soon. He knows how to hit. He's what this team needed and I am very greatful for having him on the team. Besides, he has the best last name in baseball!

Shari
June 3, 2005
I think his bat will come around; he is a career .270 hitter. He seems to have caught the disease that every Met catches: "Bat Anemia." Cliff Floyd has now lost 100 points off his average since his hot start, Piazza is hitting under .250 so Doug shouldn't feel so bad. Besides if Delgado came here he'd probably be hitting around the Mendoza line too. His defense is well worth his anemic bat, he has saved Reyes, Wright and especially Matsui tons of errors.

Mr. Sparkle
November 6, 2005
Recently Doug was quoted as saying; "I always thought Minnesota was a great place to play. After a year with the Mets, an organization that doesn't have a clue, I know that for sure." What a tool. He officially joins the ranks of Richie Hebner as an all time complaining jerk. Let's face it Doug, you got stuck on the bench because you SUCK. Then again they probably were clueless for signing you. Don't blame the Mets for being clueless because they would rather see Mike Jacobs than you. Jacobs did more in one month than you did in 5. I admit you had some funny comments throughout the year but that doesn't make you a good player. I'm not suprised from a guy who tried to steal the game ball from the Red Sox World Series from the Red Sox organization.

Mark Corrao
December 22, 2005
Had a good glove, could not hit. He was a bit of a wise ass with his wit and mouth. The Mets benched him after if was discovered he was an automatic out in the lineup. Then mouths off that they don't have a clue. He better look in a mirror.

Jamey Bumbalo
October 12, 2006
This guy was a total bust. You could tell he was a loser after his dispute with the Red Sox about the last World Series ball in 2004. He was so petty.









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