ESPN’s Jim Bowden presented five potential trades for David Wright if the Mets are unable to work out an extension, stating that the negotiations so far have been “slow and grinding.” Hold up for a minute. Let’s all be a little bit more patient with all this. The World Series ended less than four days ago. Of course, there’s also a sense of urgency when negotiating with a star player. But before we fly off [...]
During last night’s ESPN telecast of the Mets victory over the Braves, the announcers mentioned that the Mets have several “building blocks” but also several “question marks.” At this point, the question marks far outweigh the building blocks, which is why the team has had moments of mediocrity this season. There is still a month and half to play, but barring a miracle, the Mets would be wise to start turning their focus to next [...]
Yesterday, several sources around the New York Mets confirmed that injured first basemen Ike Davis has taken the next step in testing his injured ankle. Here’s what Adam Rubin of EspnNewYork reported on Davis: [blackbirdpie id="89474175135260672"] According to SNY’s Kevin Burkhardt this is what he had to say on Davis: [blackbirdpie id="89171076910813184"] And finally, Jon Heyman of Sports Illustrated who pointed it that this work will help the Mets and Davis determine whether season ending [...]
Please check out Mark Simon’s latest post on ESPN New York where he reviews the Mets for the month of August. Believe me when I tell you some of it is not pretty, but definitely worth a look. Simon has done a great job of providing some great insights and analysis on the Mets this season from a statistical point of view. Here’s just a small part of today’s review… August marked only the third [...]
Last night while appearing on WFAN, New York Mets Beat Writer Adam Rubin announced that he will be departing the New York Daily News [Hat Tip: Tom Pich of MetsGuide]. He did not specify where he would be going other than that he would still be covering the Mets in some form. Today, Pich communicated with Rubin via email and was told that he will be joining ESPNNewYork.com, which will go online in about two [...]
Keith Law, of ESPN.com, has released his annual Top 100 Prospects. The following are his scouting reports for the four Mets prospects who cracked his list. Jenrry Mejia #23 – Mejia entered 2009 with no experience above short-season leagues, but finished it in Double-A despite missing time in the middle of the year with a strained finger on his pitching hand. He has top-of-the-rotation stuff, but is just 20 with the command you’d expect to see [...]
Last week, I presented a piece by ESPN’s Jayson Stark, who offered a dismal outlook for the Mets in 2010 and beyond. You can read that blog, entitled Fixing the Mets: Just Blow It All Up. You may remember this memorable quote from Stark, Their season hasn’t just been a disappointment. It’s been a Freddy Krueger movie. But at least there’s one good thing those fast-sinking New York Mets can say about their 2009 horror show: It’s [...]
Lenny Dykstra is a shell of his former self, at least to those of us Mets fans who grew up in the ‘70’s and ‘80’s. We knew the Dykstra who led off for the ’86 team and played center field with reckless abandon, the one who won Game 3 of the ’86 NLCS with a line drive over the right field wall off Astros’ closer Dave Smith and then was swallowed up at home plate [...]
Jayson Stark of ESPN had a feature yesterday and may have some of you feeling a little uncomfortable as he attempts to dissect the Mets season and offer a sneak peak into the future, which he believes is quite bleak. Their season hasn’t just been a disappointment. It’s been a Freddy Krueger movie. But at least there’s one good thing those fast-sinking New York Mets can say about their 2009 horror show: It’s almost over. [...]
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