It’s easy to be a Yankee fan. Every year they’re fighting for a World Series crown. If they don’t make it, they go out and spend millions of dollars to bring in players who will help the franchise achieve its goal of a championship. And if it doesn’t work that year, they’ll repeat the process until they get it right. On this Thanksgiving, I’m thankful for a variety of things including a great family, friends [...]
Now that it’s official that R.A. Dickey has won the NL Cy Young, hopefully the trade talks surrounding him begin to subside. It’s sad that the Mets are in such a financial bind that they can’t find the money to lock up a Cy Young award winner to a contract extension. Sure, the arguments for trading him make sense. His value is at an all time high, and the Mets could maybe get back [...]
So the inevitable has occurred, albeit much later than originally expected: Jason Bay is no longer a New York Met. I’m sure there is much joy about this decision in Mets nation and rightfully so. The Bay signing will go down as the worst free agent contract in Mets history. That said, I’m wishing Bay the best of luck in resurrecting his career with another team, preferably in the American League. I’ll be the first [...]
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 [...]
Contract extensions will be all the buzz this offseason for the Mets. The team’s only superstars, David Wright and R.A. Dickey, both are coming up on option years, so all the talk has been centered on them agreeing to contract extensions before making any other moves. But there’s another potential extension that may be discussed this offseason: an extension for manager Terry Collins. Collins signed a two-year contract in November, 2010 with a third-year option [...]
The New York Post’s Joel Sherman wrote that the Mets should look to sign catcher Russell Martin if the Yankees decide to let him walk at the end of the season. Sherman said that Martin is already used to playing in New York and that the Mets are “desperate to add power, and Martin’s 21 homers were eighth among catchers in the majors this season.” You can look at Martin’s gritty attitude and intangibles and the [...]
It was great to see Scott Hairston hit a home run yesterday to reach the 20-home run plateau in a Mets victory on the final day of the season. Hairston was a consistent performer this season as he set a new career-high in games played with 134. He hit extremely well against left-handed pitching so he earned time as a platoon player, but based on the Mets lackluster offense, Hairston found himself in the lineup [...]
David Wright has been called “unclutch” during his Mets career. That may be the case overall, but that certainly wasn’t the case today, as ne belted an opposite-field, three-run homer that proved the difference in securing R.A. Dickey his 20th win of the season. It’s fitting that the Mets unofficial captain came through in a huge spot. The blast gave the Mets a three-run lead, and they wound up needing all three of those runs, [...]
Has anyone been listening to Mike Francesa absolutely kill the Mets on WFAN lately? Most likely many of you have, since Francesa garners a large audience, and rightfully so. He is a knowledgeable sports personality that commands respect based on his reputation. But seriously, talk about something other than degrading the Mets. This whole past week, Francesa has been tearing the Mets apart for their pathetic play. Yes, the Mets are pathetic right now, but [...]
Regardless of how the team has played this year, it’s always great to see the players give back to local charities. They’re on such a big stage in New York City that every little thing counts in helping to spread awareness about various causes. Ike Davis lost his childhood friend to Ewing’s Sarcoma a few years ago, so he has joined with the charitable organization Solving Kids’ Cancer in his friend’s memory. On Sept. 9 [...]
The Minnesota Twins places All-Star catcher Joe Mauer on revocable trade waivers earlier this week, and, not too surprisingly, no team put a claim in for him. The 29-year-old is due $23 million per season through 2018, so team’s likely balked at that salary. I heard some reports that the Mets should have gone after Mauer if the Twins were willing to work out a deal. I know it’s slightly after the fact (at least [...]
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Last updated: 05/18/2013
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