A few weeks ago I did something all Mets fans do nowadays: I sat down to watch other teams play in the post-season. I had my Mets cap on, a can of Coke, some pretzels. And within 5 minutes I heard news that surprised me. The Indians were returning to the playoffs for the first time since 2007 (as if that was a long time). The Indians? Really??? Cleveland, ‘The Mistake by the Lake,’ was […]
Carlos Beltran left Game 1 of the World Series with bruised ribs on Wednesday night after robbing David Ortiz of a grand slam in the second inning. Beltran went full throttle and slammed into the short right field wall to make the spectacular grab. Beltran stayed in the game, but could be seen holding his side and pressing his chest in the outfield before the inning ended. He never made it out for the third inning […]
In their latest MLB Franchise Value Rankings, Bloomberg ranked the New York Mets 4th out of 30 major league teams with a value of just over 2.0 Billion dollars. In calculating team value, Bloomberg News examined revenue from ticket sales, concessions, sponsorships and broadcast rights, as well as interests in TV channels, radio stations and real estate. The average value of a Major League Baseball team is $1 billion, more than 35 percent higher than […]
One of the legendary New York sportscasting icons, Bill Mazer, died today in Danbury, CT. at the age of 92. The New York Times reported the news, calling Mazer the voice and face of sports coverage in New York for decades, pioneering sports-talk radio and becoming a television fixture while earning the nickname the Amazin’ for his encyclopedic recall of sports facts and figures. His son, the actor Arnie Mazer, confirmed the death, at Danbury […]
I was recently speaking to a good friend who told me that if I want a real shot at a career in baseball, the job fair held at the Winter Meetings is something that I would have to attend. It made sense, because applying for jobs via team and league websites seemed no different than walking into your local convenient store and buying a “Win for Life” scratch off. I decided to do some research […]
Baseball has always been pioneered by forward-thinkers. These visionary minds have paired their knowledge of the game with foresight to developed ways of staying one step ahead of their competition. However, now with every aspect of the game dissected by experts, media and fans it has become harder to be original. In 1919 Branch Rickey took the reins in St. Louis and began transforming the struggling, financially-plagued Cardinals. He established the first farm system as […]
As the Cardinals, Dodgers, Red Sox, and Tigers dig deep into their respective match-ups to see who will represent each league in the 2013 World Series, the Mets are continuing to figure out their 2014 strategy. You’ll be able to see from some of our original content below that a couple of our writers feel the best ways for New York to get back to playing competitive baseball is by creating even more depth in […]
Not that this should come as a surprise to any of you, but despite this afternoon’s probable packed house to pay tribute to Mike Piazza, Mets’ attendance will drop for the fifth straight season. Not counting Saturday and Sunday, Adam Rubin of ESPN New York crunched the numbers and calculates that with an average attendance of 26,467, the Mets rank 21st in the majors. Here’s a year-by-year look that illustrates the steady decline since 2008 when over four […]
Updating this Fan Shot by by Long Suffering Met Fan with this breaking news… Jesse Sanchez of MLB.com is reporting that Cuban first baseman Jose Dariel Abreu has officially been declared a free agent and is now eligible to sign with any Major League club. MLB Trade Rumors adds that Abreu “promises to become one of the most sought-after right-handed bats” on the free agent market. The San Francisco Giants are considered to be the heavy […]
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