Updated Post 11/27 Mike Pelfrey told Adam Rubin of ESPN New York that he expects to be ready to pitch by Opening Day. “If the season started January 15, I would be able to go out and throw 100 pitches,” Pelfrey told Rubin. Pelfrey underwent Tommy John Surgery on May 1st to repair ligaments in his right elbow. The recovery is typically one year long, but there have been cases where pitchers came back sooner than expected like […]
Whatever you hear about what David Wright might be asking or the Mets might be offering, just understand the bar has been set by his contemporaries Evan Longoria and Ryan Zimmerman, Both are close to Wright in terms of age and production. Just not salary. The Tampa Bay Rays, long known as a team with low payroll agreed to a contract extension over the weekend with Longoria for $100 million over ten years. The deal […]
I have been hearing how Sandy Alderson will be held accountable for the Mets’ performance this summer and I don’t believe that to be the case, regardless of what happens with David Wright and R.A. Dickey. Alderson is getting A’s across the board, because those handing out the grades aren’t the fans or the press, or even his colleagues. Grading Alderson are the Wilpons, who are passing him with gold stars because he is doing […]
When I look at the current Mets’ 40-man roster there are few players where it would take a lot to pry away from the team. Matt Harvey is one of them, in fact, there’s a thought of re-doing his contract as to buy out his arbitration years. I keep Harvey, of course. And, prospect Zack Wheeler. Also on the list is Jonathan Niese, who signed a long-term deal that will carry him through 2016, with […]
At least they are talking. Mets CEO Jeff Wilpon said there’s dialogue between the team and David Wright and R.A. Dickey, then added he’s optimistic about keeping them. What else is he going to say? “No, I think they’ll both leave.’’ Yeah, that will sell a lot of tickets. You have to be skeptical whenever any side in a negotiation says something on the record, as much of the time it is posturing and sending […]
I like David Wright and want the Mets to sign him to an extension. However, the question is: For how long? The other day I wrote the Mets should get going and sign him and R.A. Dickey. What I should have said is they should put their best offer on the table, and if nothing else, be creative. My thoughts were the longer this drags on – especially after saying they wanted to get something done quickly […]
The press release came via email as it always does and my first reaction was: How insignificant is Brian Bixler? He means something to his family, but hit .193 with two homers and seven RBI last season for Colorado and Washington. Yup, that will have them breaking down the doors at Citi Field. Another meaningless signing by the Mets, who continue to insult their dwindling fan base. Those are Jason Bay numbers and you know […]
The biggest problem I’ve had with Commissioner Bud Selig is he was an owner, but even after divesting himself of the Milwaukee Brewers, he remained an owner at heart. He’s a former owner paid by the owners, so, where do his loyalties lie? It will never happen without government intervention, but the best way for baseball to be run is have the commissioner paid equally by the owners and players association, with another percentage from […]
Getting ready to watch football with the NFL Red Zone, so thankfully I am not tied down to the Jets-Rams. TV football in New York is absolutely terrible without Red Zone because you’re tied into two teams each week, but I digress. I was thinking which is the most dysfunctional New York franchise, the Mets or Jets? The Jets are in the news because the Mets have faded into the woodwork until February. The biggest […]
- kevin (kw_all): on The Beat Goes On: Signs That The Mets Are Back In Business: off topic nice article on Tom Terrific http://www.sportsonearth.com/article/64585192/
- mr belvedere: on Rule 5 Draft: Mets Select RHP Seth Rosin, Trade Him To Dodgers For PTBNL: I hope you're right DJ
- Connor O'Brien: on Bartolo Colon Agrees To Two-Year, $20 Million Deal With Mets: My point is he isn't durable.
- Fusti10: on The Beat Goes On: Signs That The Mets Are Back In Business: I guess we will never be happy,...
- CyYout: on The Beat Goes On: Signs That The Mets Are Back In Business: They are spending money and I'm happy...
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