In case you fell asleep early last night and haven’t been reading any of the other countless posts on the topic here at MMO, I have some sad news to report. A little over two hours before midnight, it was revealed that Jose Reyes decided to accept the Marlins’ latest contract offer of six years and $106 million to leave the only team he’d ever known. I’ll let that sink in before I continue… …I [...]
The New York Mets’ core has officially broken up with the news that Jose Reyes has gone to the Miami Marlins. Both Ken Rosenthal and Buster Olney have confirmed that the deal is done. It is a six-year deal worth $106 million. Seeing the final terms of the deal makes it much worse that the Mets let Reyes go, especially considering that he went to a team within their own division. There is a lot [...]
David Wright was one of three Mets players selected to represent the team at the announcement of the 50th anniversary season Nov. 16 at Citi Field. I was on hand to cover the event for Metsmerized. Wright discussed a multitude of topics, while noting that he likes the team’s new uniforms and that his back is feeling very good after missing time last season due to injury. He said it’s been an honor to be [...]
Rickey Henderson said it the only way Rickey would on the day he stole his 939th base, passing Lou Brock for first on the All-time list: “Today, I’m the greatest of all time.” Mind you, Lou Brock was standing right next to Henderson when he proclaimed that over the PA system, but that’s besides the point. That statement showed the amount of confidence that Rickey had in his baseball abilities. He was the only player [...]
We tend to see the world and everything that encompasses it through our own shaded lenses. Our biases and preconceptions while defining us can often prevent us from understanding the whole truth. If the truth you’re seeking is to know if a candidate for President is a serial sexual harasser or whether perhaps a venerable college football coach for years turned a blind eye to his assistant’s deviant behavior or even if a certain baseball [...]
Here’s another great article originally written and posted back on February 15, 2011 by the always entertaining Rob Silverman AKA Tie Dyed. It’s a little bit prophetic and some of the comments are a blast to read nine months later. Enjoy… Nakatomi Plaza, Century City, CA: John McClane is acting alone, trying to save hostages from a group of terrorists. But he is not just fighting against the terrorists. The LAPD, the FBI, the media [...]
With the news that Jose Reyes and the Marlins are getting closer and closer to reaching a deal, it may become time to seriously consider what life for the New York Mets will be like without Jose Reyes. It is highly unlikely that Reyes or any other big name free agent will sign until the new CBA is in place, but the two sides could easily put together a deal that is just waiting to [...]
When this offseason began, I expected teams like the San Francisco Giants, Milwaukee Brewers, Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim and even the Philadelphia Phillies to throw their hat into the ring, in addition to the Mets of course. But just this week an interesting suitor emerged for Reyes…the Miami Marlins. As the team prepares to move into their new stadium, the Marlins have made it a point to seek high profile free agents in attempt [...]
The New York Mets have struggled in recent years, only making two postseason appearances since 2000. Several large-ticket free agent signings led to the promise of better things to come, but several of those signings didn’t pan out according to plan (Pedro Martinez, Carlos Beltran and Jason Bay, to name a few). However, the Mets have had stars who have shined in the spotlight of the big city since the beginning of the 21st century, [...]
Come closer to the screen. I want to let you in on a little secret. Are you with me? Okay, here goes. Jose Reyes won the National League batting title this year. What was that? You knew that already? You want me to tell you something you don’t know? Fine, but don’t say I didn’t warn you. In fact, I have a number of things to tell you that you probably didn’t know. And once [...]
I’m sure we’ve all been following along with what every baseball analyst and player thinks of Jose Reyes’ decision to remove himself from the game in the first inning of yesterday’s Mets season finale. While I personally wasn’t too thrilled about this, I am super excited that Reyes became the first New York Met in their 50-year history to win an NL batting title. Now we just need a no-hitter, but that’s a different story. [...]
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