Today is the day that most Mets fans take a sigh of relief that the organization was able to show the fans that they are more financially stable than most have thought. David Wright is a Met, probably until his last days on a baseball field. This is something Mets fans have never seen before. Wright now becomes our version of Ripken, Gwynn, Helton, Chipper or Jeter. He may not become a Hall of Famer, [...]
Maybe I’m in the minority here but the last few years have taught me one thing about social media – it allows teams, agents, and players to get whatever message they want sent to the masses to benefit themselves first. How many times have we heard “player X” could be traded? Or “team offered X to player”, or a player is looking for “X” in a contract? I have learned that things like “Rumor Central” [...]
For all of our troubles lately as Mets fans, yesterday proved one thing to be true: It could be worse. Some of you reading this are desperately hoping that one day, the Mets have new owners at the helm. I’m not here to tell you that you are right or wrong. I’m here to tell you that yesterday gave me a little more appreciation for the Wilpon family. The Miami Marlins offered up a proposition [...]
According to ESPN.com, Jose Reyes and Josh Johnson could be packing their bags to go north of the border. Also going to Toronto would be pitcher Mark Buehrle, catcher John Buck and infielder-outfielder Emilio Bonifacio. “Just about any (Marlins) player making money is going to Toronto,” a source told ESPN. The Marlins are expected to acquire Yunel Escobar, Henderson Alvarez, shortstop Adeiny Hechavarria, and left-handed pitching prospect Justin Nicolino, and possibly more. There are rumors [...]
The hiring of Mike Redmond by the Miami Marlins was a shocking yet respectable pick by the Marlins. Names like Valentine, Tony Pena, Lloyd McClendon were thrown out as potential candidates quickly as news broke that Guillen was fired. Along with the names above, former players like Brad Ausmus, Mike Lowell, Jeff Conine and the eventual hire Mike Redmond. This is a very interesting trend going on in Major League Baseball right now. When Ozzie [...]
Updated Post 11:28 PM Ken Rosenthal has confirmed that the deal is off. The Cubs pulled the deal off of the table, a source told him. The Angels are still talking with other clubs about Haren as they close in on the 11pm CST deadline to exercise his $15.5MM option. Original Post 9:30 PM According to the Chicago Sun-Times, the Chicago Cubs and Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim have agreed on a trade. The Cubs are [...]
Ozzie Guillen has been fired after one year as manager of the last-place Miami Marlins, it was first reported by the Chicago Tribune. Guillen is still owed roughly $7million on a 3 year contract. It’s also being reported that bench coach Joey Cora has been fired as well. Most expected this news after Guillen made remarks in April that appeared to be sensitive to Fidel Castro, and insensitive toward the families that escaped Cuba and [...]
After reading Joe D’s post on SandyBall, I remembered an interview I did with an author from Gaslamp Ball, a San Diego Padres fan site. Joe D points to the fans view of Alderson from his time with the San Diego Padres, and I couldn’t help but think about this quote from the Gaslamp author: “In most cases I felt that he was trying to do the right thing by building from within and creating [...]
The Detroit Tigers have put the Yankees in off-season mode, and it took only 4 games to do it. You know in the long run, the Yankees may have had less drama to deal with had the Orioles taken them out in 5 games. I have no doubt that this will be the start of a lot of changes in the Bronx. They already are speaking of the need to lower payroll, but with the [...]
We received this email from one of our readers, doekie. Let’s assume nothing will be done and the arbitration players will be back. Shoppach will be back and some kind of right handed OF. I liked your thoughts on the Rockies and Mets trade. How about Toronto? Their lineup could use some lefthanded hitters. And they also need starters. So what would you guys think of a trade involving Murphy (as a lefthanded 2B and 3B back [...]
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