An interesting tweet from Mike Puma of the New York Post who said the Mets believed they could get Peralta on a two-year deal: “Mets dealing with “sticker shock” on free agents. Thought they could get Peralta on a two-year deal, but he wants at least three years.” On November 11 I actually used the same term to describe recent statements and actions by the Mets front office: “My guess is that Sandy is suffering […]
If you thought when the Oakland A’s signed veteran infielder Nick Punto to a one-year deal that it would open the door for them to trade shortstop Jed Lowrie, think again. According to Joel Sherman of the New York Post, Lowrie, who was atop the Mets’ wish list of potentially available shortstops, is staying put and not going anywhere. A’s assistant GM David Forst said in an email Wednesday: “Punto’s signing has nothing to do with Jed […]
A good friend of mine recently sent her only child, a son, off to college. I remember those times as heart wrenching moments when each of my three children left the nest. To occupy my mind, I would usually wrap myself around some kind of project. That may have been my friend’s strategy, too. Knowing I host a weekly radio show, she appeared with a stack of sports books that she and her son had read over the years. […]
Some people live for the big game. Joe Montana saved his best efforts for the many NFC Championship Games and Super Bowls he won. Michael Jordan was excellent at sinking clutch shots and the spirits of opposing teams in his six NBA Finals victories. (I’m a Utah Jazz fan. I should know.) And then there’s one Carlos Ivan Beltran. Carlos Beltran has never been a player who has sought the spotlight. But come October, the […]
I know what you’re thinking. This is a Mets website. Why do I have to read about a %$#@*^# Yankee? Yes, we are all Mets fans. And yes, we all despise the Yankees and everything they represent. But ask yourself this: Next time you drive north to Cooperstown, will you look at Tom Seaver’s plaque and then go home? Probably not. The Baseball Hall of Fame is a place where the most talented ballplayers are […]
Matt Harvey must be feeling pretty good about himself right now. The pitcher’s elbow injury is healing well, or so he says, and he wraps up a winning season in his first full season in Major League Baseball. Yesterday, MLB reported that Harvey ranked #2 in the jerseys sold this half of the season. Surprising, as he hasn’t pitched for a month and with no national holidays worthy of gift buying, it’s hard for many […]
Matt Harvey (# 2) and David Wright (# 13) are among the top 20 selling jerseys in a list released by Major League Baseball. The list which follows, is based on MLB jersey sales since the All-Star break. Top 20 Selling Jerseys 1. Mariano Rivera, Yankees 2. Matt Harvey, Mets 3. Yasiel Puig, Dodgers 4. Manny Machado, Orioles 5. Buster Posey, Giants 6. Clayton Kershaw, Dodgers 7. Yadier Molina, Cardinals 8. Andrew McCutchen, Pirates 9. […]
It was the most important game of the year. If the Mets wanted to make the post-season they needed to win. There was no tomorrow. I prepared myself: A Coke, a handful of pretzels, a fresh pack of cigarettes, my Mets cap, my lucky Mets shirt. And before I even got comfortable, it was over. A lead-off walk, a single, another single, a double, yet another single, another walk, still another base hit, a hit batsmen just […]
With the St. Lucie Mets coming back in town this past weekend, to face the Fort Myers Miracle, I set out a few weeks ago to try and land an interview with one of their players. My first thought was since I picked second baseman T.J. Rivera as my first MMN Player of the Week honoree, it would be really cool to chat with him about the great season he has been having in High-A. I reached out to […]
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