Multiple choice question: What’s the worst, lowest, most humiliating thing you can call a professional athlete in a modern-day locker room? 1. Gay. 2. Girl. 3. N****r. 4. All of the above. If you answered “4″ we have a lovely Jordany Valdespin T-shirt for you, a real beauty with the logos of both the Mets and Pirates on it, a veritable collector’s item commemorating one of the slimiest moments in recent Mets history, when the […]
You remember the parting words. After the Mets infamously failed to make even a token hometown discount offer to the greatest shortstop in the team’s half century on the diamond, California import Sandy Alderson took the low road as GM. “If you are asking whether I should have sent him a box of chocolates, perhaps I should have done that,” Alderson said. “On the other hand, the box of chocolates would have cost $106 million.” […]
Yep, Matt Harvey was the biggest positive story of 2013 in Metsland – until he became the worst headline of the season. Sure, David Wright had a nice partial season and played a slick third base besides at age 31 in year one of his mega deal. But your Mets MVP is Daniel Murphy. Yes, #imwith28. The 28-year-old hit .286 with a .311 .319 on base percentage – not much to put on the Cooperstown […]
Phew, the protected pick is safe! That’s some great managing by Terry Collins – now the Mets won’t lose a draft choice when they make the big run on free agents and true major league talent that has always been promised for the historic winter of 2013-14. Scott Atchison, who I still maintain looks great for 57, helped assuage the fears of those fans who still have faith in what this front actually says. They […]
Six weeks ago, an unidentified Mets executive – and really, how many are there – told Mike Puma of the Post that the front office was pleased with the work of Terry Collins and his staff. Then he said this: “I think they’re doing a good job of sprinting to the finish line.” Sure, if the runner in question is Ramon Castro. The Mets are sprinting nowhere, once again. They’re tumbling, scuffling, tripping to the […]
Sandy Alderson looked a little green sitting next to Matt Harvey during Tuesday evening’s press conference to announce that no, the young ace won’t go under the knife and miss the next year, thank you very much. Harvey took a look at the long term, at the constant punting of the Mets seasons, of the endless nagging talk of future seasons and evaluating talent and incremental nibbling. Harvey calmly threw the chin music at Alderson […]
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