Yesterday, the New York Mets announced that Mike Piazza, the greatest home run-hitting catcher of all-time, will be inducted into the Mets Hall of Fame on Fan Appreciation Day Sunday, September 29 at Citi Field. Piazza will become the 27th member of the Mets Hall of Fame during the Mets Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony prior to the 1:10 p.m. game vs. the Milwaukee Brewers. It’s about time… But why stop there? Here’s something photoshopped […]
So it only took a matter of hours before what really happened in the clubhouse after Jordany Valdespin learned he was demoted, began to leak out. Jorge Castillo of the Star-Ledger has the scoop… When manager Terry Collins informed Jordany Valdespin that the Mets had decided to option him to Triple-A Las Vegas Saturday night, the exuberant utilityman snapped in anger in the visitors’ clubhouse at PNC Park, yelling furiously while his startled teammates looked […]
I wanted to update this post with a chart by Mr. North Jersey who plotted David Wright’s first 87 games for each season of his career. It helps to illustrate further why I don’t see 2013 as Wright’s career year, at least not so far… Hat tip to MNJ… Original Post: Though I enjoy employing and often using many of the new advanced metrics in my own posts now, I still see some of these […]
Ed Coleman first reported on WFAN that starting pitcher Shaun Marcum is done for the year. ”It hasn’t been announced here today, but it’s coming shortly. He’s pitched his last game with the Mets” True enough, Marc Carig of Newsday has confirmed the news and is reporting that Marcum has been diagnosed with Thoracic Outlet Syndrome, and will have surgery on Monday to repair a blocked artery. He will be out 2-3 months and possibly miss the rest of […]
In the summer of 1990 the Yankees were playing the White Sox in a relatively unimportant game. “Neon” Deion Sanders walked to the plate and with the end of his bat he drew an “S” in the dirt with a line through it. A dollar sign. The Sox catcher immediately wiped it away. Undeterred, the 22-year-old Sanders again marked the area in front of home plate with a dollar sign. “That’s why I’m here,” he stated […]
THAT’S WRIGHT!!! Give yourselves a pat on the back Met fans, David Wright and Matt Harvey have been elected to start the 2013 MLB All-Star Game at Citi Field on July 16th! In a late surge of votes for Wright, the Mets captain managed to beat out the “Kung Who? Panda” by a whopping two million votes according to MLB PR via Twitter. Pablo Sandoval was not chosen by NL and Giants’ manager Bruce Bochy […]
Straight from the New York Mets… The Mets have named Lou DePaoli executive vice president and chief revenue officer, a newly created position within the organization. DePaoli, who has been executive vice president and chief marketing officer for the Pirates since 2008, will be responsible for leading the strategic development and management of all revenue generation for the Mets beginning July 22. “This is an exciting time to join the Mets,” DePaoli said in a statement. […]
Interesting choices on my news feed this morning… Kato Kailin Finally Admits O.J. Murdered Simpson Texas Preparing To Execute 500th Inmate Since 1982 Patriots Tight End Aaron Hernandez Taken From Home By Police Yankees GM Drops F-Bomb On A-Rod Wait, what’s that last one? Oh boy… This one made me laugh… It looks like the Yankees GM wasn’t to fond of Alex Rodriguez taking to Twitter to give the media a medical update. Visit from […]
Updated by Joe D. on 6/21 Adam Rubin for ESPN New York, hit on something we have been discussing here for some time now, and actually posted about yesterday… That is that Shaun Marcum can earn up to an additional $4 million in bonuses based on innings pitched and time on the roster. I took to Twitter yesterday and had a discussion about it with Stephen Keane and Michael Baron. Unfortunately our tweets are broken up […]
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