Latest Update form ESPN: Attorneys and prosecutors continue to work on a plea bargain in the case of New York Mets reliever Francisco Rodriguez, who is charged with third-degree assault, second-degree harassment and criminal contempt. Rodriguez would not comment Wednesday morning after appearing briefly in Queens Criminal Court. After the hearing, Judge Elisa Koenderman adjourned the case until Dec. 3, mentioning Rodriguez’s next court appearance as “a possible disposition or trial date.” But Christopher Booth, […]
It’s an interesting question and one posed by Randy Youngman, a columnist for the Ocean County Register. The New York Mets are open to trading closer Francisco Rodriguez, who is entering the final year of a three-year, $37 million contract that will pay him $11.5 million in 2011. Would the Angels be interested in re-acquiring K-Rod? Possibly, if his legal problems related to an altercation with his father-in-law are resolved this winter. The Angels don’t have […]
Years ago, Julio Lugo hit his wife in his own home, and was promptly released by the Houston Astros. At the time, he was a major prospect with MLB playing time and a promising future. Fast forward to the 2010 Mets and you have an established closer publicly (essentially) assaulting a man nearly twice his age, stirring up rumors and hidden claims of domestic violence to his girlfriend, and to boot tearing muscles in his […]
Lawyers from Major League Baseball and the players’ association will meet today to discuss the grievance filed after the New York Mets withheld the remainder of this season’s salary from Francisco Rodriguez. Under baseball’s collective bargaining agreement, the meeting is required before the grievance can be scheduled for argument in front of arbitrator Shyam Das. New York’s decision, and an earlier move to put him on the restricted list for two days, cost Rodriguez $3,142,076 […]
All year long we’ve been told that the Mets are financially in good health. It’s been the mantra ever since the name Bernard Madoff made headline news with his Ponzi scheme and swept the Wilpon family and Sterling Enterprises on board his swarmy carpet ride; not to mention all the livelihoods he destroyed along the way. The man surely has a place in hell perfectly decorated waiting for his arrival one day. Needless to say […]
Johan Santana was good today, but a late home run by new Met-Killer Hunter Pence and the Mets lost the game, 4-3. Game Notes Johan Santana was great tonight, going the full eight innings, giving up four runs on nine hits with one walk and seven k’s. That stat line doesn’t tell the whole story for Johan, as four of those hits were given up in the first inning. After the first inning, Johan settled […]
R.A. Dickey was masterful, allowing ONE HIT all game and giving the Mets their second straight shutout in a row. Game Notes As Joe D mentioned in his post, Dickey was OUTSTANDING. Dickey allowed one hit over nine innings, walking one and striking out seven. Dickey was never in trouble, and minus one walk got through most innings with limited pitches, including three innings of exactly nine pitches. Its ironic that the only hit Dickey […]
Mike Pelfrey looked the sharpest he has in weeks, giving up zero runs and throwing 122 pitches, and the Mets managed to scratch across one run and hold the lead for the 1-0 win. Game Notes Mike Pelfrey had his best outing since early June, throwing seven innings of shutout ball, giving up four hits and a walk with four strikeouts. Big Pelf was getting key outs today, and only allowed ONE runner to reach […]
After a great pitching outing from R.A. Dickey, Jeff Francoeur hit a tie-breaking home-run in the ninth inning and the Mets broke a two game losing streak to win the game 3-2. Game Notes R.A. Dickey went out today, and was wildly effective. Dickey gave up two runs on five hits with four walks, two strikeouts and he hit a batter. Dickey probably would’ve pitched more if he wasn’t lifted for a pinch hitter in […]
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