The locker room incident involving Jordany Valdespin’s t-shirt before Wednesday’s game has broken out and become a “thing.” In what probably doesn’t count as his rookie hazing, Valdepin’s plain white t-shirt he wore to the ballpark before Wednesday’s win in San Francisco was jokingly altered by some veterans to remind Valdespin of the club’s self-imposed dress code of collared shirts. The sleeves were shredded, and the back sported “El Hombre” and his uniform number 1. ”NY […]
In a shocking development, San Francisco Giants’ Pablo Sandoval has beaten out David Wright to start at third base for the National League at this year’s All-Star Game in Kansas City. Sandoval has hit .307 with a .366 on-base percentage, .482 slugging percentage, and .848 OPS with six home runs and 25 RBI in 166 at-bats over 44 games for the Giants this season. Wright is second in the Major Leagues with a .355 batting average, […]
In the last two months, the Mets, Rangers, Indians, Reds, Giants and Nationals locked up Jon Niese, Ian Kinsler, Carlos Santana, Brandon Phillips, Madison Bumgarner and Ryan Zimmerman, respectively. Niese was given a five-year deal with two club options that is guaranteed for $25.5 million, and could be worth as much as $46 million. Kinsler just inked a five-year, $75 million contract extension. Nationals franchise player Ryan Zimmerman will earn $100 million for the next […]
Urgent Update @ 9:25pm 3/26 – Unfortunately, a player had to leave the league, and we can’t draft with an odd number of players. First come, first served for the final spot. Here’s the league info:League ID: 80356 - Custom League URL: http://baseball.fantasysports.yahoo.com/league/mmo_fantasy_baseball - Password: metsmerized Update @ 3/14 11:00am – 19 teams. Come on guys and gals…….one more! Update @ 3/14 10:00am – Draft time changed to 3/27 at 8pm. Thanks to last year’s champion, Satish, for noticing […]
What, you were thinking maybe Dillon Gee? Johan Santana is the best pitcher on the Mets, even in a close to healthy season, but his health concerns are the stuff of legend around the Mets universe. The Mets have three days off in the first fifteen days of the season and, by my calculations, won’t need a 5th starter until April 24th, the opening game of a series against the Marlins at Citi Field. […]
Crawford is getting hammered by Red Sox nation. Bay had his best season there. What about a deal straight up (with cash coming back to the Mets).Crawford is 30 and has 6 years left on his deal. Bay is 33 with 3 years left (including vesting option). Fresh start for both players and huge off season buzz for both teams. – K. Muller I think over the course of Bay’s contract, yes, it’s a good […]
I’m looking forward to these playoffs more than any other playoffs since, well, 2006. All four series are evenly matched and real tough to predict, but I’m going to try, anyway. ALDS The New York Yankees and the Detroit Tigers. The key to this series will be Game 2. CC Sabathia and Justin Verlander are about as evenly matched as you can get and should be co-Cy Young Award winners in fairness to both of […]
At first glance, Pedro Beato’s numbers have been nothing if not mediocre. And that’s true. But even at that very same first glance, its obvious Beato has had a decent season and has easily been more good than bad. And that alone puts him in rare company. The company he keeps as a Rule V draftee is not very impressive as a whole, which admittedly lowers the bar, but the very nature of what a […]
Dillon Gee took New York by storm, coming up in April as an injury replacement. He started twice, had three relief appearances, the joined the rotation for good on May 7th. Over his first 10 starts (13 games), Gee was 7-0 with a 2.86 ERA, and talks of a Rookie of the Year run began. Gee was pitching some great baseball, with only a 3 BB/9 ratio and 6.7 strikeouts per nine innings (a 2.23 […]
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