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Ultimate Mets Database popularity ranking: 412 of 981 players
Kinkade
Michael A. Kinkade
Born: May 6, 1973 at Livonia, Mich.
Throws: Right Bats: Right
Height: 6.01 Weight: 210

Mike Kinkade was the most popular Ultimate Mets Database daily lookup on February 1, 2004, February 2, 2004, February 4, 2004, February 15, 2004, and February 23, 2014.

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First Mets game: September 8, 1998
Last Mets game: July 27, 2000





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Happy Recap
May 7, 2001
I recently read that the Baltimore Orioles are going to have Cal Ripken sit on the bench more so that Mike Kinkade can get more playing time. I remember when he was with the Mets Kinkade seemed like a guy who might have a little bit of potential, but I never thought he'd be able to unseat a legend like Ripken. Baltimore fans never forgave Doug DeCinces for replacing Brooks Robinson at third base. Now Kinkade, in the same city and at the same position, has to replace a player who is even more beloved than Robinson was. It's a tall order, to say the least.

murphy
June 8, 2001
The Mets got Kinkade after making procedural errors trying to send Bill Pulsipher to the minors. They were forced to make a deal with the Brewers for Kinkaid. The proverbial "they" always said Kinkaid would be a solid major league hitter, even though there wasn't a position for him to play. Even took up catching in the minors hoping to get to the majors. I never saw this great hitting ability, even while watching him now with the Orioles.

Herman "Denny" Farrell
August 31, 2001
Every time I saw the guy I couldn't stop tinking about Ruben Kincaid from the Partridge Family

Pete Caldera as DB
June 9, 2002
They should have hung on to this guy. He is a great hitter. His only downfall was was that he had no position. This later came into play in his career as he is considered to be one of the most versatile players in the majors.

Bill Shears
September 10, 2002
Mike was never given the chance he deserved. I'd like to cut off my balls I'm so pissed we let this one get away. This is why we're a nothing franchise and never will be. Never.

Ken
October 15, 2002
He finished 2002 with the Dodgers and seemed to find a friend in manager Jim Tracy, so maybe we'll be seeing more of Kinkade as a bench player for LA next season.

Gregory Gewirtz
April 1, 2003
Some time after we got Kinkade, Valentine watched him take batting practice, and said that Kinkade would develop Juan Gonzalez power. He barely developed Raul Gonzalez power.

The Mets had the right idea moving the converted catcher back to catcher some time after we got him, because he would have more value as a catcher than as a third baseman or corner player.

Kinkade only had two homers as a Met, but he was known for literally running around the bases after his homers - no trot, a full-out run, almost like he thought he was going for an inside-the-park homer.

John
May 19, 2003
Mike Kinkade is another example of us throwing players away. We package him and Melvin Mora and ship him to the Orioles for Mike Bordick. Other than homering in his first AB, Bordick did close to nothing for the Mets and was a non-factor in the playoffs and the World Series. Oh, and Kinkade is hitting about .340 with power for LA, while playing several positions, including first. I bet we could use that now.









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