Not much going on today as far as Mets news goes. If you want to relive the horror of the 2009 season, you can always tune into MLB Network’s Hot Stove Tonight for a retrospective of the Mets season. There’s also some rumblings from Fox Sports that figures Jermaine Dye could be a good fit for the Mets at first base, a position he has played once in the last decade. Thanks, but no thanks.
The big MLB news today is that Minnesota catcher Joe Mauer has won the American League MVP award. (Yeay!) He beats out both Mark Teixeira and Derek Jeter of the Yankees who finished second and third. Mauer’s election was nearly unanimous except for one voter, Keizo Konishi of Kyodo News, who gave his first place vote to Miguel Cabrera. Hopeful he will have his voting rights revoked before he really screws something up in the future.
Mauer gets a $100 K bonus for his feat, but Cabrera who finished in fourth place thanks to Konishi, will get a $200 K bonus, twice as much as Joe Mauer. I wonder how much Miguel gave him for the solid?
The worst part of the news for me was reading the comments on the MLB Boards. One of them remarked, “this is perfect, once the Yankees sign him in 2011, we will have three MVP’s in our lineup.”
I was going to respond, but the more I thought about it the more I figured he was probably right. I know the Twins are desperately trying to sign him long term, but isn’t that what all the teams say just before talks break down, free agency finally comes, and the Yankees sign them before that Christmas?
Just ask the Brewers who lost Sabathia, the Blue Jays who lost Burnett, and the Angels who lost Teixeira last off season. And we may just be seeing it again this season if the Yankees do get Roy Halladay or John Lackey as rumored.
I recently read that the Florida Marlins may be forced to move their ace starting pitcher Josh Johnson acording to two sources. Guess who both sources thought had the best chance of trading for him?
Sometimes, there is no justice in the world.