As a kid, many of us dreamed of getting to the big leagues. Chances are, if you’re reading this – you didn’t make it, either. Most of the players who ever were drafted never make it through the ranks of the minors. Of the fortunate few who make to the Majors, even fewer go onto long, successful careers. Many only have cups of coffee with a few brief moments in the sun of a Big […]
Robinson Cano is not the answer to the New York Mets problems. A 31-year old free agent, Cano’s sticker price is somewhere around 10 years/$300 million. In fan speak that’s somewhere in the nosebleed section. Which Major League Baseball organization is ready to invest in a player who will earn $30 million per season (assuming he earns $30 million per year) at age 38, 39, 40 and 41. The New York Yankees won’t. The Los […]
If you are a Mets fan, you know that David Wright is still with team, or that Jose Reyes and Carlos Beltran are in Toronto and St. Louis, respectively. But what happened to guys like Nick Evans or Rod Barajas? We have the answers. 11 Players who made it into a game in 2010 with the Mets, are still employed by the team. That would be the aforementioned David Wright, Ike Davis, Ruben Tejada (Although […]
I want to thank Liz Peterson from Nautilus, who was kind enough to allow us to share an interview one of her writers, Kevin Berger, conducted with the Mets Vice President of Player Development Paul DePodesta. In the interview, DePodesta discusses his early years with the Cleveland Indians and Oakland A’s as well as the book Moneyball. He dispels some of the myths regarding those Moneyball years and talks in depth about statistical analysis, how […]
At 1:47 PM I left my house to begin the journey to NYSEG Stadium in Binghamton, NY, home of the Binghamton Mets. I arrived nearly two hours later with over two hours to spare until the gates opened. I used this time to tour the campus of SUNY Binghamton University, my mother’s alma mater, and to sit down for a late lunch/early dinner meal at the Lost Dog Cafe. If you’re in the area, check […]
Here is the official statement by Bud Selig on this afternoon’s announcement from MLB regarding the conclusion of their Biogenesis investigation. “Major League Baseball has worked diligently with the Players Association for more than a decade to make our Joint Drug Program the best in all of professional sports. I am proud of the comprehensive nature of our efforts – not only with regard to random testing, groundbreaking blood testing for human Growth Hormone and […]
According to Andy Martino of the Daily News, Frank Francisco advised Jenrry Mejia to remain in Port St. Lucie to collect his Major League disabled list money during the rehab process, rather than work his way back by playing in minor league games. The team source told Martino that Mejia opted to tune out Francisco and instead work his way back to the majors – a decision that resulted in a brilliant seven inning effort in his 2013 […]
I got this MLB video clip and embedded it here for you that missed it last night…. It’s the complete Mariano Rivera tribute from last night… Watch it and enjoy… Joe D. * * * * * * * * As Neil Diamond completed his performance of “Sweet Caroline” in remembrance of the Boston Marathon bombing victims, the real show of the eight inning was brewing below the Shea Bridge. For the final time, he […]
The always enjoyable to read Ted Berg, now with USA Today, sets us straight on how fans view their top prospects and writes: Great players in the minors almost always graduate to the next level, but great players in the Majors have no place else to go. On the rare occasion a minor leaguer is in fact good enough to dominate in the bigs, he doesn’t hang around on the farm for long. Class AA […]
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