The Yankees Gets Better, While The Mets Get Metsier
It looks like the Yankees are set to make the loudest noise in Indianapolis since the 93rd running of the Indy 500 last May 24th.
A rumored three team deal between the Tigers, Yankees and D’backs is now official according to several sources.
Here is what it looks like:
The Yankees get Curtis Granderson, the D’Backs get Edwin Jackson and Ian Kennedy, and the Tigers get Max Scherzer, Daniel Schlereth, Austin Jackson, and Phil Coke.
Jon Heyman tweeted the follwing,
Teams in agreement on trade. Assuming medicals check out, it’s a go.
And John Morosi adds more finalization,
They have a deal: Granderson to NYY, E. Jackson and Kennedy to ARI, A. Jackson, Coke, Scherzer, Schlereth to DET.
Congratulations to the World Champs and the kings of New York. Well done. That is exactly how a team is supposed to inspire and excite their fanbase. Once again the Yankees steal the show at the Winter Meetings and send their fans into a celebratory hysteria. Your unending willingness to improve your team is unmatched by your crosstown rivals who are content to wallow in mediocrity.
Last off season the Yankees signed the two biggest available stars in C.C. Sabathia and Mark Teixeira, and their decision paid off handsomely in the form of their 27th World Series title.
Instead of resting on their laurels like many teams would have, the defending World Champs go out and make a huge 3-team blockbuster trade that most fans can only dream about for their teams, but to be fair don’t forget that the Mets also had a 3-team trade in the works
However, it was hardly a blockbuster and more like a toy cap gun with a silencer attachment. In fact, it was more about dumping a player than it was about improving the team on a massive scale like the Yankees did.
Is Curtis Granderson a superstar in the mold of a Teixeira or Crawford? Of course not, but it’s a significant move for the Yankees who add a solid player with tremendous upside, and upgrade an already championship caliber team. The mets can only watch with their mouths agape st the left fielder they could have had will patrol Yankee Stadium instead of Citi Field.
However, fret not Mets fans… Options like Pat Burrell, Juan Pierre, Jose Guillen and Cory Hart are still there for the taking.
In a year when the Mets probably don’t have to engage the Yankees in a bidding war for John Lackey or Matt Holliday, the Mets may actually sit this one out under the pretense that next years free agent crop will be better. That will buy them another year, and of course by then the Yankees will be “all-in” on Carl Crawford and Joe Mauer.
In a year when the Mets were the team that absolutely needed to make the biggest splash, they were once again outdone by their big league brother.
Sometimes it’s tough being a Mets fan in this city.
About the Author: Joe DeCaro
I'm a lifelong Mets fan who loves writing and talking about the Amazins' 24/7. From the Miracle in 1969 to the magic of 1986, and even the near misses in '73 and '00, I've experienced it all - the highs and the lows. I started Mets Merized Online in 2005 to feed my addiction. Follow me on Twitter @metsmerized.
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